Rovio Entertainment launched Angry Birds in 2009 in Finland, as a video-game puzzle designed for iOS. In the game, players use slingshots to launch birds at sheltered green pigs. The goal is to destroy all of the pigs and retrieve their precious stolen eggs -- and win the game. A... Read Mores players advance, they can activate new birds with special powers to better destroy the pigs. Since its inception, Angry Birds has expanded into a franchise and is now available for PCs and various gaming consoles. Angry Birds also has its own line of merchandise that has become wildly successful -- no surprise, given the booming popularity of the game. With everything from fleece throws to plush animals, there's something for pretty much every Angry Bird enthusiast. The Red Bird Face Throw is made from warm and cozy microfiber, ideal for snuggling. The Sculpted Foam Ball (in either Red Bird or Black Bird) is great for tossing around and bringing Angry Birds to life. The brand is not just for computer lovers, though. Skateboarders can speed down the sidewalk on the Angry Birds 22 Mini Board, with it colorful Angry Bird graphics. Its miniature size makes toting this board around no problem. Another favorite, the Angry Birds 2 Wheel Scooter, folds down for easy storage. Simply pop it into place and you're ready to skate around the neighborhood.