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Weezer: Take on Me

Weezer: Take on Me

The music video for Weezer’s remake of A-ha’s Take on Me time travels back to 1985, with a young Rivers Cuomo portrayed by Finn Wolfhard, also known as Mike Wheeler on Stranger Things, along with the members of his band Calpurnia. From The Teal Album.

The Shining Living Dead Dolls

The Shining Living Dead Dolls
$80/set of 2  Buy Comment

All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. MezcoToyz’s ups the creepy factor with new figures based on Stephen King and Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. First up are the talking Grady Twins, ready to egg you on at every turn, and soon, we’re getting Jack Torrance.

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Micro Scale RC Equipment

Micro Scale RC Equipment

We’ve seen some amazing remote-controlled vehicles before, but never ones this teensy. Monsterchannel24 shared footage of these 1/87th-scale trucks, excavators, cranes, and other micro machines in action at Germany’s Faszination Modellbau.

The Ultimate Boardgame Backpack

The Ultimate Boardgame Backpack
$200+  Buy Comment

This oversized pack is just the thing for carrying board games to parties. It has an extendable main compartment for games, pockets for accessories, a notepad slot, two drink holders, and can be expanded with elastic box bands, a dice case, and other add-ons.

Figma Mercy Action Figure

Figma Mercy Action Figure
~$80  Buy Comment

“Heroes never die!” Overwatch‘s popular support character Mercy is here to protect your toys. The Figma Mercy action figure is 6.1″ tall and comes with two faces, a Caduceus Staff, a Caduceus Blaster, eight hands and attachable wing effect parts.

The Karate Kid Miyagi-do Kit

The Karate Kid Miyagi-do Kit
$25  Buy Comment

“I’m being your goddamn slave is what I’m being man!” The Karate Kid Miyagi-do Karate Kit packs replicas of props from the original film – the headband, a pin, a “Paint the House” note, a pair of chopsticks, and a registration form for the All Valley championship.

LEGO: The Great Escape

LEGO: The Great Escape

Nukazooka presents a fantastic LEGO fan film that’s as good as anything we’ve seen on the big screen. It’s a story of two minifigs attempting to escape their playroom at any cost – even if it means facing down a terrifying furry monster.

Transformers x Led Zeppelin

Transformers x Led Zeppelin

Cybertronic Spree is a Transformers-themed tribute band, who plays a variety of cartoon, videogame, and anime theme songs dressed in awesome costumes. During a recent show, they also performed a truly entertaining cover of Led Zeppelin’s wailing Immigrant Song.

I Am Richard Pryor (Trailer)

I Am Richard Pryor (Trailer)

(PG-13) The late comedian Richard Pryor is equally famous and infamous. Paramount Network’s upcoming documentary I Am Richard Pryor shares the standup legend’s brutal childhood, struggles with addiction and powerful legacy. Airs 3/15/19.

Obvious Plant’s Museum of Toys

Obvious Plant’s Museum of Toys

Jeff Wysaski of Pleated Jeans and Obvious Plant fame will showcase more than 100 wonderfully flawed, weird, and downright stupid toys in a pop-up exhibit of his own Museum of Toys. The show runs 3/1-3/17/19 at 2270 Venice Boulevard in Los Angeles.

Furie (Trailer)

Furie (Trailer)

“…you took the wrong kid.” Furie is an upcoming Vietnamese action film. It’s about a former gang leader who goes after an international child trafficking ring after they kidnap her daughter. It looks like a hell of a long night.

Minor to Major Metal

Minor to Major Metal

What happens when you transpose a bunch of fierce heavy metal songs from a minor key to a major key? The Paranormal Guitar Channel changed up a bunch of hard rock tracks, making them far more lighthearted than their original counterparts.

Firebox Ultra Camp Cook Kit

Firebox Ultra Camp Cook Kit
$49+  Pledge Comment

Firebox Stove’s Ultra Camp Cook Kit lets you fry, roast or bake outdoors without the need for carrying heavy cookware. It consists of a frypan, a 1.5″ deep cowboy plate and a detachable handle. The stackable cookware come in 8″ or 10″ diameters.

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The Mighty DX7 Medley

The Mighty DX7 Medley

Do you love classic ’80s music? Many of the songs of the era relied heavily on Yamaha’s vaunted DX7 synthesizer, which was the first mainstream synth to use FM synthesis, creating a variety of uniquely textured sounds, like the ones in Power DX7’s medley.

iKamper X-Cover Roof Top Tent

iKamper X-Cover Roof Top Tent
$2000  Buy Link Comment

Unlike most roof top tents, iKamper’s X-Cover doesn’t have a bulky PVC cover, reducing weight and reducing setup time to just 3 minutes. It comes with a 2.5″ thick king-size memory foam mattress and has five large windows.

Ash is Purest White (Trailer)

Ash is Purest White (Trailer)

A woman goes to prison for 5 years for protecting her small-time gangster boyfriend. Upon her release, she seeks him out to continue their relationship. Jia Zhangke’s criticallyacclaimed drama is about two people being shaped by larger forces. Premieres 3/15/19.

Shaft (Trailer)

Shaft (Trailer)

(PG-13: Language) “I’m an equal opportunity ass whooper.” Samuel L. Jackson reprises his role as detective John Shaft, nephew of the OG Shaft. This time, he has to make up for lost time with his nerdy and not-quite-badass son. Premieres 6/14/19.

New BittBoy Handheld Retro Console

New BittBoy Handheld Retro Console
$50  Buy Link Comment

The New BittBoy is a retro handheld video game system that lets you play NES, Game Boy and Game Boy Color games (and isn’t loaded up with sketchy pirated ROMs). It loads games from a microSD card, supports save states and has a 2.4″ IPS screen with adjustable brightness.

Crazy: Acoustic Cover

Crazy: Acoustic Cover

Musicians Grayson Erhard and Morning Bear present a powerful acoustic arrangement of Gnarls Barkley’s 2006 hit Crazy. Their arrangement changes things up a bit, but the perfect counterpoint to the lyrics about the protagonist’s mental instability.

City on a Hill (Trailer)

City on a Hill (Trailer)

(PG-13) Boston, early ’90s. The city is riddled with violent crime, fostered by corrupt cops. The new D.A. is determined to change all that, but he needs the help of a dirty FBI agent. Co-created by Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Tom Fontana (Oz). Premieres 6/16/19 on Showtime.

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Apex Legends

Apex Legends
Free  Play Link Comment

Apex Legends is a free-to-play first-person shooter for Windows, Xbox One and PS4 that combines Overwatch and battle royale games. Its characters have different abilities and personalities, while its revive and one-button communication mechanics foster team play.

Deep Learning Music Video

Deep Learning Music Video

Experimental band Hardcore Anal Hydrogen created a trippy and vibrant music video for their thrash metal track Jean-Pierre, created with the help of artificial intelligence tools like Deep Dream, Neutral Style Transfer, and DeepFlow. Read more about the project here.

Replicade Street Fighter II Arcade

Replicade Street Fighter II Arcade
$100  Buy Link Comment

New Wave Toys’ latest Replicade sixth-scale arcade machine is a miniature replica of the original Street Fighter II: Champion Edition cabinet. It also comes with Super Street Fighter II Turbo. You also get a matching miniature USB fight stick if you pre-order.

The Dragon Prince Season 2 (Trailer)

The Dragon Prince Season 2 (Trailer)

One of Netflix’s underappreciated series returns for its second season. In the funny and thrilling The Dragon Prince, Rayla, Callum and Ezran continue their journey with their new friend in tow. But war is brewing with each passing day. Premieres 2/15/19.

Life-Size Terminator T-800 Endoskeleton

Life-Size Terminator T-800 Endoskeleton
$10K  Buy Comment

Chronicle Collectibles and Cinemaquette teamed up to create a 78″ tall T-800 Endoskeleton statue. Based on the robot’s appearance in Terminator: Genisys, the statue is chrome plated, has LED eyes and articulated forearms and fingers. Limited to 100 units.

Alien News Desk (Trailer)

Alien News Desk (Trailer)

Clearly inspired by SNL’s Weekend Update, SYFY’s new series features up-to-the-minute commentary on news of the world, as interpreted by a couple of aliens who don’t understand what the deal is with the human race. Premieres 2/27/19.

The 747 Hotel

The 747 Hotel

If you ever find yourself passing through Stockholm, Sweden, consider spending a night at Jumbostay. Parked adjacent to Arlanda Airport, the retired Boeing 747 jumbo jet has been converted into a hotel, with rooms in its passenger cabin, cockpit, and engine nacelles.

Sunless Skies

Sunless Skies
$23  Buy Link Comment

The sequel to Sunless Sea, Sunless Skies is a narrative-driven Gothic horror adventure game for PCs. You play the captain of a locomotive sailing through space in a world where the stars are dying. Explore the universe, take care of your crew and try to survive.

Alita: Battle Angel Action Figure

Alita: Battle Angel Action Figure
$251  Buy Comment

Hot Toys has unveiled a sixth scale action figure based on the heroine of the sci-fi action movie Alita: Battle Angel. The figure comes with a nicely tailored outfit, which can be removed to show a highly detailed body. The figure also has separate rolling eyeballs.

Enter Sandman in 20 Styles

Enter Sandman in 20 Styles

We’re off to Never-never Land with singer Anthony Vincent as he turns Metallica’s Enter Sandman into a totally different song by performing it in the a variety of unlikely styles ranging from The Doors to Haddaway to Owl City. The David Bowie version is our favorite.

What We Do in the Shadows (FX)

What We Do in the Shadows (FX)

If you’ve never seen Taika Waititi’s vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows, you must watch it. Waititi and Jemaine Clement have teamed up with FX for a TV spin-off. It doesn’t retain the original cast, but still looks hilarious. Premieres 3/27/19.

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