We know they walk down stairs, alone or in pairs, and make a slinkity sound, but we had no idea that a Slinky could be used as the centerpiece for a crowd-pleasing stage show, as this participant on a Chinese TV talent show demonstrates. Original video here.
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The Floppotron plays a song which feels like it was tailor-made to be performed on old floppy and hard disk drives – Eurythmics’ 1981 classic Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This). The synth sounds just work perfectly on the computer hardware, and who are we to disagree?
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross recorded a fantastic tribute to John Carpenter’s theme from Halloween, adding their own haunting style, while preserving the synth sound that made it a classic. From the upcoming John Carpenter’s ‘Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998.
David Windestal has been entertaining us for a while with his rocket knife-powered destructive antics for a while. This time he and his pals pulled out all the stops, with a nighttime run with LEDs, sparklers, spray paints, and an enormous fireball… all to create modern art.
AtmosFX makes computer animated videos you can project onto fabric over windows and doorways, display on monitors, or even project on lawns. They have clips for different occasions, including of course Halloween. You can buy them on DVDs or as digital downloads.
The Mako Slingshot is a compact motorized wakeboard. It has a carbon fiber deck, a 100cc 2-stroke engine, and an alloy impeller. It comes with a wired throttle that lets you go at a leisurely pace or zip at up to 34mph. A full tank gets you about 40 minutes of running time.
Five teenage mutants – Magik, Wolfsbane, Cannonball, Sunspot and Mirage – try to escape from a secret facility. Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams and Stranger Things’ Charlie Heaton star in this horror take on Marvel’s New Mutants. Premieres 4/13/18. More on IGN.
Barnaby Dixon gave his amazing bug puppet a somewhat creepy, yet awesome upgrade – a tiny screen that lets him display his own face on the bug’s head. He wears a GoPro camera while operating the puppet to bring even more life to his already dynamic puppet creation.
Spike Lee’s latest joint goes back to his roots, with a Netflix series based on his 1986 classic She’s Gotta Have It. The 10-episode series drops Nola Darling and her trio of lovers into modern day Brooklyn. Please baby, please baby, please baby, baby baby, please let this be good.
Japanese toymaker Union Creative presents a sweet 6″ articulated action figure based on the character “Beat” from the brilliantly illustrated, cel-shaded Dreamcast game series Jet Set Radio. While we wait for these to ship, here’s a little music to pass the time.
Kidrobot’s Madballs revival continues with a set of sweet blind-boxed enamel pins. The set consists of 20 characters, including originals such as Screamin Meemie, Oculus Orbus, and Horn Head. The set also includes Bot Head, a Madballs version of Kidrobot’s mascot.
Maker The Q’s latest (and possibly greatest) build is a larger than life, fully-articulated LEGO minifig costume you can build yourself using cardboard and hot glue. With more than two weeks left until Halloween, you should have plenty of time to make yours.
Pocket83’s marble sorting machine uses two bars that get slightly wider apart, such that rolling marbles over them will cause smaller ones to fall earlier than the larger ones. Not only does it make a soothing sound, it also does a great job of visualizing the bell curve.
(PG-13: Language, Gore) CineFix summon the Halloween spirit by listing some of the most popular horror movie tropes as well as some stellar examples. There’s the classic location, the person whom you just know is going to make it until the end, and… behind you!
PCS Collectibles’ latest Street Fighter statue. The Sagat statue is 36.5″ tall and has three variants. The standard has no extra parts; the Emperor of Muay Thai has an extra head and torso. The Victory EX looks more like a traditional kickboxer and also has extra parts.
(PG-13) Videogamedunkey talks about the video game industry’s never ending quest for beautiful, detailed, or realistic graphics. While it is mainly a visual medium, the quality of a game’s graphics – and all other aspects – should be second to the quality of its gameplay.