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Lightyear (Teaser)

Lightyear (Teaser)

It’s time to learn the origin story of Buzz Lightyear, the real Space Ranger whose adventures would inspire the self-confident toy we all know and love. Chris Evans stars in Disney/Pixar’s sure-fire hit, headed to theaters in the Summer of 2022. Is it just us or did Buzz and his robot companion land on Dagobah at 0:56?

Squid Game x Funko Pop Figures

Squid Game x Funko Pop Figures
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It’s time to crack open your piggy banks so you can add these official Squid Game Funko Pop figures to your collection. The series includes five of the show’s main characters, including players 456, 001, 199, 067, and 218, as well as a circle-masked worker. Pre-orders start shipping March 2022. Also available in a 6-pack.

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The Muppets Sing Mr. Blue Sky

The Muppets Sing Mr. Blue Sky

The ELO track Mr. Blue Sky has turned up in a variety of movies and cover versions over the years. Now, The Muppets join that list with a joyful rendition of the tune by Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. The performance is part of the Dear Earth special, celebrating our planet and helping to raise awareness about climate change.

Halloween III Stacking Tiki Mugs

Halloween III Stacking Tiki Mugs
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These limited-edition tiki mugs feature fantastically creepy sculpts inspired by Halloween III: Season of the Witch. With a snake winding through their ceramic heads, the jack-o’-lantern, skull, and witch look even more awesome stacked for display. Pre-orders start at 12pm CT 10.26.2021 at Mondo, shipping 5.2022.

NERF LMTD Halo Needler

NERF LMTD Halo Needler
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The Needler is one of our favorite weapons in the Halo universe. With its funky alien looks and vibrant seeker shards, it’s unlike any game weapon before it. Now NERF is making an official blaster based on the in-game weapon. The motorized blaster fires 10 NERF Elite darts in rapid succession, and it lights up brilliantly in display mode.

Space Tourist Passport Holder

Space Tourist Passport Holder
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At the moment, you have to be uber-rich, a trained astronaut, or a celebrity to visit the edge of space. But we hope that someday, trips to space could be as routine as intercontinental air travel. Until then you can pretend to be a Space Tourist with this faux leather passport holder from Fred.

Tanoshibe Arcade Cabinet

Tanoshibe Arcade Cabinet

Unlike most arcade cabinets, Tanoshibe works with your existing gaming systems. Available in 10″ or 24″ sizes, these tabletop cabinets feature arcade joysticks and buttons and work with Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, PC, and even smartphones. An optional emulator board and base upgrade it to a standalone arcade machine.

Deep Purple Symphony

Deep Purple Symphony

The members of Epic Symphonic Rock provide their orchestral take on three rock classics by Deep Purple: Smoke on the Water, Burn, and Highway Star, a song that brings back memories of getting our asses handed to us playing Rock Band on Expert difficulty.

3D Printed Medieval City

3D Printed Medieval City

3D printing technology has been a boon for model makers. Knarb Makes shows off a diorama he built of a medieval city with the help of the tech – though there’s still plenty of artistic talent on display. The impressive Venice-inspired scale city has more than 50 buildings, bridges, canals, and lighting.

Raven’s Manor Cocktail Lounge

Raven’s Manor Cocktail Lounge

Portland has a reputation for keeping things weird, and Raven’s Manor is up to the challenge. The downtown lounge has a haunted mansion theme, loaded with creepy secrets to discover. Its cocktail menu includes bubbling, smoking, and flaming concoctions in fruity and “spirit-forward” varieties to please all palates.

Firstleaf Wine Club

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Firstleaf is a wine club that caters its shipments based on your individual flavor preferences. This special offer gets your first six bottles for under $5 a bottle and includes quality wines from Napa and Sonoma County, California. Continue with a six-bottle subscription for $15 per bottle, shipped every 1, 2, or 3 months.

Instinction (Trailer)

Instinction (Trailer)

We haven’t played an FPS with dinosaurs since Turok. This open-world horror game drops players into a world filled with prehistoric creatures. You can play alone or in co-op mode to explore and complete objectives while defending yourself from the angry beasts. Coming to all major gaming platforms in September 2022.

Hoonigan: Jump Cuts

Hoonigan: Jump Cuts

To give their old workshop a proper send-off, Hoonigan sent off-road champ RJ Anderson into the streets and sand of Long Beach, California in their modded Polaris RZR Pro R and let him run wild. Along the way, he showed off the UTV’s ample suspension by jumping over a highway and two-wheeling it through a garage.

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The Story of Marvel Studios

The Story of Marvel Studios
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This collectible book set offers an in-depth look behind the creation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Authors Tara Bennett and Paul Terry were given unprecedented access at Marvel Studios, filling two volumes with over 500 production photos, and 200 interviews with the staff, cast, and crew for all 23 movies in The Infinity Saga.

Red Notice (Trailer)

Red Notice (Trailer)

Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot, and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson star in this buddy caper comedy about a professional art thief who finds himself teamed up with an FBI profiler to hunt down an elusive rival. Coming to Netflix 11.12.2021.

Peanuts Sing Roundabout

Peanuts Sing Roundabout

One of the more popular things to do with footage from the classic Peanuts cartoons is to edit them dancing and singing to make them look like they’re performing a different song. Garren Lazar’s latest edit has the gang tackling the 1971 Yes track Roundabout, and it’s quite perfectly synced up with the prog-rock masterpiece.

NECA Raphael x Frankenstein Action Figure

NECA Raphael x Frankenstein Action Figure

The Universal Monsters and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles combine their mutant powers for an epic mashup. The first figure in NECA’s line-up melds Raphael with Frankenstein’s Monster. The 7″ figure gives Raph a stitched-on head, neck bolts, an ill-fitting suit, and comes with three pairs of hands and two lightning bolt sai.

Uncharted (Trailer)

Uncharted (Trailer)

Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg take on the characters Nathan Drake and Sully Sullivan in this big-screen adaptation of Naughty Dog’s beloved PlayStation game series. Expect globetrotting action, adventure, and wise-cracking as they pursue “the greatest treasure never found.” In theaters 2.18.2021.

The 2021 Ultimate Mixology Bundle

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Conquer your home bar and impress your friends with this series of six online courses about bartending and mixology. Along the way, you’ll learn all about gin, rum, vodka, whiskey, and tequila, along with the best ways to make cocktails from each spirit. Another great deal from The Awesomer Shop.

Senior Fitness in China

Senior Fitness in China

If we can get in a workout once or twice a week, we feel pretty good about ourselves. But these senior fitness show-offs in Beijing, China clearly have been building their strength and balance on the regular for decades. That guy with the sideways pull-ups, whoa.

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Replicade Missile Command Cabinets

Replicade Missile Command Cabinets

One of our favorite arcade games is getting the 1/6th-scale treatment by New Wave Toys. These mini machines play the original Atari ROM and have a working Trak-Ball, lighted volcano buttons, and arcade artwork. The limited-run Field-Test Edition gets a light-up marquee, prototype control panel, and a triple-slot coin door.

I Can’t Go for That Instrumental Cover

I Can’t Go for That Instrumental Cover

The Daryl Hall & John Oates track I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do) is a true classic. KOSMusic teamed up with saxophone player Kevin Bene to perform this instrumental cover that nailed the 1980s synth sounds of the original so well that we kept expecting the vocals to kick in.

ShiZap! Block Stacking Game

ShiZap! Block Stacking Game
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What happens when you combine Jenga with a stun gun? You get ShiZap! In this block stacking game, players must move and place blocks using a pair of tweezers which deliver an annoying shock if you don’t complete your move fast enough. The bricks also glow brightly under black light for nighttime party fun.

Adam Barrett: Acoustic Covers

Adam Barrett: Acoustic Covers

We couldn’t pick just one song from musician Adam Barrett’s YouTube channel, so we’re recommending that you listen to all of them. The talented guitarist and vocalist will fill your ears with warm and soulful sounds through his acoustic covers of tunes by The Beach Boys, The Cure, The Smiths, The Jam, The Beatles, and more.

Being the Ricardos (Trailer)

Being the Ricardos (Trailer)

Nicole Kidman stars as Lucille Ball and Javier Bardem as Desi Arnaz in Aaron Sorkin’s drama about the often tumultuous life of the Hollywood power couple. It plays out during one week of the production of their hit series I Love Lucy. In theaters 12.10.21 and on Prime Video 12.21.21.

Bottle Cap Plinko Machine (w/Candy)

Bottle Cap Plinko Machine (w/Candy)

Over on Etsy, you can find a variety of bottle openers that have a Plinko-style drop mechanism. But Thompson Woodworks built the best version we’ve seen, combining the bottle opener with a Skittles dispenser that triggers only if you land your bottle cap in the proper tray at the bottom.

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