Santa was pretty good to me this year.... among the usual goodies (booze, blu-rays, and tasty treats), I received not one but TWO Twilight Zone-themed items. And, as fate would have it, both of them use the graphic elements from the show's fourth season, which turns 50 next week. It's like Santa (okay, my wife Teresa) can read my mind!
First up is a customized Twilight Zone iPhone cover from Accessory Geeks. Teresa uploaded the graphics (which she presumably found on Google Images or something) and placed the order and viola! A brand new protective case for my iPhone. Looks really snazzy. The design matches my Twilight Zone cigarette case (detailed here), speaking of which... well, read on...
Next up is something that is undeniably and unequivocally awesome. I casually remarked to Teresa a while back that, while I smoked pretty regularly back in college, I've never owned an actual Zippo lighter. This woman clearly listens and remembers...
Oh my God, it's a Twilight Zone Zippo lighter! This is actually a real item (as opposed to specially-customized), available right now on Amazon.com (get yours here). It's an authentic Zippo, complete with a lifetime warranty, and the CBS copyright on the front implies that it's a licensed item. Check it out...
The matte finish is quite nice. Most of the graphic elements from the season 4 opening sequence are accounted for (the actual TZ logo, however, is the more recognizable one from seasons 1-3), and they're sharp as a tack (presumably silk-screened, but I dunno). This thing is just plain beautiful. My Twilight Zone cigarette case (again, spotlighted here) finally has a worthy companion (all I need is a pack of Chesterfields and I'm set). I, um, don't usually smoke (we're talking one or two per month, tops), but when I do... well, ladies and gentlemen, I'm in The Zone.
Hope your Christmas was merry, y'all!