18 absurdly expensive desk toys
Aluminum yacht chassis computer case
If you're a PC user who loves yachts, then we have the perfect contraption for you. Available for $399.99, the Lian Li Yacht Themed Aluminum Chassis is a unique boat-themed computer case that also comes fully-loaded with an LED RGB color changing kit.
Get ready to be hypnotized by your new desk toy. The Swinging Sticks desk display -- as seen on Pepper Potts' desk in Iron Man 2 -- is available for almost $300 from Scientifics Direct.
This USB-powered typewriter -- restored from an Underwood Champion -- retails for $1,249. It has the same functionality of a modern keyboard, but this iPad stand also has a slot for an SD card, if you ever feel like writing without a screen.
Star Wars Death Star levitating Bluetooth speakers
Amaze and possibly intimidate your staff with this Star Wars-themed levitating wireless speaker. The Death Star Bluetooth speaker -- available on Amazon for about $200 -- floats, without the use of the Force, 10 millimeters off the ground.
Musical Tesla coil kit
It's your turn to make sparks fly with tinyTesla's musical Tesla coil kit, available on ThinkGeek for around $230. The USB-powered desk toy is capable of shooting four-inch sparks.
Described by Forbes as the "iPhone of desk toys," the Torqbar -- offered between $139 and $199 -- is a high-end "fidget spinner." The bar comes in four different materials: brass, copper, stainless steel and titanium.
Insect/Robot Hybrid Collection
Crafted by sculpture artist Mike Libby, the Insect/Robot Hybrid Collection is a one-of-a-kind collectible that augments various specimens, including beetle, wolf spider and scorpion (pictured) with watch components and machinery. They're sold for as little as $375 and as much as $1,099.
Electric jellyfish aquarium
Tired of decorating your office with boring office plants? Then try the electric jellyfish aquarium from ThinkGeek. The desktop tank -- available for around $100 -- houses two fake jellyfish and 18 LED lights.
Boeing NASA Orbiter B747 model
Created by Mastercraft Collection, this desktop scale model of a Boeing NASA Orbiter B747 retails for around $130 on Amazon. The collectible item shows the Boeing 747, known as the "Jumbo Jet," with the Orbiter connected on top.
Star Trek 3D chess set
First seen in the episode "Court Martial" from the original Star Trek series, this 3D chess set was created in honor of the show's 50th anniversary.
The tabletop game features 32 playable pieces, three main playing boards and four moveable "attack boards."
It's available for nearly $250.
R2-D2 virtual keyboard
Sure, you can find a much cheaper virtual keyboard on the market. But those won't project from the immensely popular Star Wars droid R2-D2.
This pricey desk toy is sold on Amazon for almost $260.
Steam engine model kit
Bring mechanical engineering to your desk with this steam engine model kit, available for about $200. When it's complete, the collectible is a functional, dry-fueled engine with an oscillating cylinder.
MOVA Planets - Jupiter
Powered by solar energy, the MOVA planets display -- on sale for about $145 -- consistently rotates without batteries or a plug-in power supply.
The toy is available in several different planets.
Transparent wireless Bluetooth keyboard
If the clunky keyboard on your smartphone or tablet is causing too many typos, it might be time to upgrade. The transparent wireless Bluetooth glass keyboard -- sold by Brookstone at a regular price of $149.99 -- pairs with any Bluetooth-enabled phone, tablet or computer.
Shark bite stapler
Your desk becomes the shark tank with this shark bite stapler, available for $145. Don't worry: This fun desktop accessory won't leave any teeth marks on your important papers.
Spyscope decorative telescope
This brass-finished mounted telescope -- available for around $100 on Wayfair -- is equipped with a 6x magnification scope.
Dual Crystal Solar Symphony Rainbow Maker
Add some much-needed color to your desk with Serenade's dual-crystal "Solar Symphony Rainbow Maker," available for around $100. The tabletop accessory is equipped with crystals that self-activate in sunlight.
Acoustic phone amp
Whether you're sitting at your desk or out on your patio, the Timbrefone acoustic phone amp, which retails at $100, amplifies sound through its acoustic cone. What makes this speaker even better is it doesn't need a cord or battery power to work.