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Things that are not steampunk

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Last steampunk topic I'll make in a while i promise. This time it's more humorous. I found, amd keep finding, a lot of things tagged as steampunk that aren't. At all.

I decided to share them here too, because the topic got really popular on the steampunk forum i frequent. 

Feel free too add to the collection.

 

 

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Besides making me laugh, this thread has just reminded me why I barely ever shop online xD lol

That Cheese Whizz thing sure is... something else :P

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Just now, Cham said:

 

That Cheese Whizz thing sure is... something else :P

That's for sure! I wonder how this seller thinks they could get 40 dollar for that.

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1 minute ago, Caledonian said:

That's for sure! I wonder how this seller thinks they could get 40 dollar for that.

I'm guessing they thought adding "Steampunk" to the description would add an extra £35 to the value lmao

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I think most of the things in the images so far have the word steampunk in just to try and draw more search results.

I can't believe sticking random circuit boards and a speaker on a bit of cloth would make it worth $10 let alone $185.

$40 for a valve stuck to a jar lid is absurd, assuming it hasn't burnt out you can likely sell it for more than that to people who restore old TVs, radios and audio things.

 

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I dunno, I think you could argue that the pillowcase at least would appeal to the Steampunk subculture.

The rest of it though is just crass commercialism.

I have a similar reaction to when people just spray-paint something bronze and call it Steampunk. Usually Nerf guns or toy sonic screwdrivers, and in one case...

 

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On 9-8-2017 at 2:33 AM, Faust said:

I dunno, I think you could argue that the pillowcase at least would appeal to the Steampunk subculture.

The rest of it though is just crass commercialism.

I have a similar reaction to when people just spray-paint something bronze and call it Steampunk. Usually Nerf guns or toy sonic screwdrivers, and in one case...

 

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Nerf guns can be done quite well, ive seen some very convincing ones. Sonic screwdrivers I've never seen....

And that gameboy is.....special.

 

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With that colour? Cyberpunk at best. The pink plush isn't helping either.

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Those cameras are not very steam age at all?

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It's copper top hat and has a clockface. It isn't very steampunk still....hmmm

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