Rediscovering a plaything can lead to nostalgia, guilt, and blackmail from scorned, wire-wearing teddy bears. Avoid future PR nightmares while bolstering your collection with today's Groupon: for $35, you get two silver Executive Edition Buckyballs in limited edition packaging from Maxfield & Oberton (a $69.90 value).
Every set of Buckyballs, the much-celebrated desktop diversion, contains 216 magnetic, BB-size spheres that shape, mold, and snap away hours otherwise lost to needless productivity. The core of each shiny Buckyball is rich with rare earth metals with enough magnetic muscle to ably hold multiple sturdy sculptures, patterns, and shapes. This sleek, neo-industrial play-doh makes for inconspicuous cubicle clutter but, like raw meat and prison scrapbooks, should be kept away from children.
Named after famous architect Buckminster Fuller, Buckyballs rekindle geometry crushes by fusing fun, physics, and fashionability. After refining Buckyballs' basics, found inside the box, experienced ballers can join the company's Facebook page to partake in contests and view videos and pictures from international Buckyball black belts. AWOL balls can be recouped in troops of 10.