FAIRFAX, Va., May 17, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ThinkGeek, a Geeknet (Nasdaq:LNUX) company and the premier retailer for the global geek community, joined forces with ABC's Emmy Award-winning program, "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" to outfit the room of Jacob Williams with ThinkGeek toys, gadgets, clothing and other products.
The Williams' home was re-built during the May 16 season finale episode of "Extreme Makeover" which aired on ABC at 8p.m. (ET).
"When Extreme Makeover needed high-tech accessories, we knew just where to go," said Diane Korman, senior producer for the show. "ThinkGeek stepped-up to help us make a dream come true for the Williams Family and we think the room is totally extreme."Understanding Jacob's fascination with all things technology-related, ThinkGeek equipped him with an assortment of the company's unique and innovative products. Room necessities such as the Matrix Cube Alarm Clock, Star Wars R2-D2 Trashcan, Space Age Ant Habitat, K9 MeteorLight LED Ball and more than 40 other items from ThinkGeek were provided. "ThinkGeek is proud to be involved with the rebuilding of the Williams' home," said Caroline Offutt, President and General Manager of ThinkGeek. "We pride ourselves on being actively involved in the global geek community, but this is really special. We hope Jacob and his family enjoy these products and their home for years to come." Each episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is self-contained and features a race against time on a project that would ordinarily take at least four months to achieve, involving a team of designers, contractors and several hundred workers who all have just seven days to totally rebuild an entire house - every single room, plus the exterior and landscaping. The result should be a decorator's delight…if it can be done in time. ABOUT THINKGEEK ThinkGeek is the premier retailer for the global geek community. A wholly owned subsidiary of Geeknet, Inc. (Nasdaq:LNUX), ThinkGeek was founded in 1999 to serve the distinct needs and interests of technology professionals and enthusiasts. Today, ThinkGeek has grown to become the first choice for innovative and imaginative gifts that appeal to the geek in everyone. For more information, please visit thinkgeek.com or call 1-888-GEEKSTUFF. ABOUT GEEKNET Geeknet is the online network for the global geek community. Our sites include SourceForge, Slashdot, ThinkGeek, Geek.com, Ohloh and freshmeat. We serve an audience of over 45 million users* each month and provide the tech-obsessed with content, culture, connections, commerce, and all the things that geeks crave. Want to learn more? Check out geek.net. The Geeknet, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=7330 (*April 2010 Unique Visitors 45.7M. Source: Google Analytics and Omniture) Geeknet, SourceForge, Slashdot, ThinkGeek, Ohloh and freshmeat are trademarks of Geeknet, Inc. All other trademarks or product names are the property of their respective owners.