Among The Mandalorian’s many influences are Westerns and samurai movies. This collectible from Bandai celebrates the series’ Eastern influences, envisioning Din Djarin as a rōnin, a wandering warrior with no lord or master. The 6.7″ tall figure includes a real cloth cape, rifle, blaster, and a katana.
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Get ready to shed a tear or three with this cover version of the R.E.M. track Everybody Hurts, performed with heaps of emotion by the sad clown with the golden voice, Puddles Pity Party. It’s a somber song but offers sage advice for anyone struggling with difficult times.
Do or do not. There is no try. Learn the ways of the Jedi and how they might be used to better your life. Author Amy Ratcliffe and illustrator Christina Chung take quotations and lessons from Star Wars and pair them with exercises for mindfulness like breathing, posture, and meditation to help bring peace and serenity to your life.
From the hosts of the Really Awful Movies podcast comes a book about the most insane and ridiculous action movies of all time. Despite their low budgets, D-list stars, and often bad special effects, each of the 100 movies in this book deserves a watch if you’re looking for a big bang for your entertainment buck.
Back in 2018, Darren Dyk from Beyond Slow Motion met up with world Yo-Yo champ Evan Nagao in Hawaii to record his attempt to pull off a never-before-seen trick. It took Evan numerous tries, but he eventually manages to make the string fly backwards for five rotations around his Yo-Yo’s body before hooking it on its axle.
This Korean sci-fi comedy follows the misfit crew of a spaceship who escape Earth’s impending destruction and attempt to make a living by salvaging space debris. After discovering a young stowaway, they realize she’s a valuable and dangerous target, and decide to demand a ransom for her return. Coming to Netflix 2.5.21.
After taking nearly two years off from posting and almost quitting, musician Bill Wurtz is back with a new track that’s all about coming out of the funk of darkness and finding the light. It’s an appropriate track after a year of quarantine and endless bad news. Here’s to the sunshine.
Based on a fan-submitted concept, this LEGO blacksmith shop is packed with lots of tools, and armor, and its interior features a glowing forge with a light-up LEGO brick. The 2164-piece set has a removable roof for peering inside and comes with a blacksmith, archer, two Black Falcon Knights, horse, dog, and frog figures.
The Coop’s Handmade by Robots series of collectible toys is designed to look like it was handknit, but they’re actually sculpted and then molded from vinyl. We love these two figures based on Captain Kirk and Spock from Star Trek: The Original Series. They also make nifty Ghostbusters toys.
While it doesn’t have nearly as many pieces as the Ultimate Collector Series version of the Millennium Falcon, intronDave’s LEGO model is about 50% larger. He used the now rare mid-scale version as a guide for 3D printing 356 jumbo (500% scale) LEGO bricks to snap together his 70-pound model.
To celebrate the launch of the Sony PS5, XDubai athletes Matt Munting and Nicholas Scalabrino performed a spectacular nighttime jump off of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, currently the world’s tallest building. Their jump started an insane 1,921 feet off the ground, and took them between the Address Sky View’s towers.
Written by ex-con Gustavo “Goose” Alvarez and actor Clifton Collins Jr., this unique cookbook offers up more than 65 recipes made by inmates using instant ramen and other items they could get from the commissary while incarcerated. Among the contributors: Slash, Shia LaBeouf, and Danny Trejo.
Several musicians on TikTok collaborated to create this layered performance of the New Zealand folk song The Wellerman (aka “Sea Shanty”). NathanEvanns provided lead vocals, and The Kiffness stitched together this video, adding the subtitling and lyrics (and cats). The remix version is by Arguiles.
Weta Workshop is one of the world’s best special effects and prop companies. Now, visitors to Auckland, New Zealand can enjoy a 90-minute interactive tour that allows them to experience the creative processes behind three imaginary movies in the horror, sci-fi and fantasy genres. Book tickets here.
I’ve got the power to hypnotize… Make a play, mesmerize. AC/DC reminds us that old guys can rock too with this single from their 17th studio album Power Up. Vocalist Brian Johnson can still scream with the best of them, and guitarist Angus Young’s schoolboy moves as solid as ever. Turn the volume up to 11 and bang your head!
Pop Chart’s print makes a perfect gift for cinephiles, mapping out hundreds of classic movies by genre. Each film includes the year it was released, along with a circle to mark whether they loved it, liked it, or merely watched it. It measures 36″ x 24″ and available unframed, framed, or mounted on a birch plywood panel.
While we all know that plastic drinking straws are bad for the environment, it’s also true they’re good for making art. YouTuber Imaginative Guy shows off his crafting skills by turning a bendy green straw into a very convincing grasshopper fishing lure. He also made a shrimp using the same technique.
Tyler Bower loves to make things from K’NEX construction toys. His masterpiece: a fully-functional, life-size pinball machine. It features ramps, automatic scoring, a digital scoreboard, and mechanical features like trap doors, chain lifts, and multiball. The whole thing shakes a bit, so it’s a good thing there’s no tilt sensor.
Tom Holland stars in this drama about a young Army medic who struggles with PTSD and turns to robbing banks after his drug addiction puts him into debt. Directed by The Russo Brothers (Avengers:Endgame + Infinity War, Community). In theaters 2.26.21 and on Apple TV + on 3.12.21.
Tamashii Nations envisions Pac-Man as a Chogokin mech. Made from a mix of ABS plastic and die-cast metal, the 4″ tall dot-gobbling machine has a metallic skin and can launch flying punches to help ward off ghosts. His flip-top head opens to reveal the real Pac-Man at the controls inside the mech. Drops Fall 2021.