The ElevenForty Company of Edinburgh make some Surprisingly outlandish products, including custom cufflinks featuring left and right three-dimensional profiles of you and/or your loved ones (even your dogs!). These days, the buzz is all about the Opus, the world's most expensive table football game ("Foosball" for us here in North America), handcrafted in etched glass, stainless steel and your choice of precious woods.
What's MORE, given the company's Doppelganger technology, ElevenForty can customize your team to include family, friends, celebs, you name it, as long as you provide a half-decent photo to use as a reference.
But what's MOST, is the special edition "Good vs. Evil" Opus being sold exclusively by the site 20Ltd. (an old fave here at Surprise Central). For THAT edition, the company has drafted a line-up of do-gooders and the dastardly to engage in the eternal struggle between what's right and what's wrong.
Kicking for the baddies are SOBs like Lucifer, Vlad the Impaler, Pol Pot, Adolf Hitler, Caligula, Jack the Ripper and Lady MacBeth, while Mother Theresa, Ghandi, Mary Poppins, Flash Gordon, God and Santa Claus are part of theline up for the hallowed and haloed.
At 17,000 British Pounds, this game ain't for everyone, but if one could "fix" the matches so that the good guys always win, it may be worth it, if only for the benefit of our collective psyches.