Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks

It seems like just yesterday the whole Internet was atwitter about Hot Topic buying ThinkGeek. Finally, we collectively said, we will be able to buy our nerdy pop-culture wares at an actual physical location, across from the vaping shop in the back of the local mall.

“But wait!” exclaimed the other long-forgotten mall chain, next to the store that sells only calendars. “We want to buy ThinkGeek too!


Instead of being purchased for $17.50 per share by the goth outlet that long ago gave up goth, ThinkGeek’s parent company is being bought for $20 per share by the video game company that sells pre-orders. Which is great news if you want to pay for that geeky shirt a year before you get to wear it, or buy a used Tauntaun sleeping bag for $5 less than a new one.

(The joke is that GameStop is kind of terrible.)

EDIT: Looks like Kotaku heard about this already.

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