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Amped-up Power Wheels Jeep

Amped-up Power Wheels Jeep

All that remains from the Disney Princess Power Wheels Jeep is its pink plastic shell, but The Grind Hard Plumbing Co.’s latest build is simply awesome. The tricked out one-seater now has a 50hp CRF 450 dirt bike engine, and an off-road suspension, making for tons of fun in the dirt.

Vader vs. Kenobi Reimagined

Vader vs. Kenobi Reimagined

FXItInPost took a famous sequence from A New Hope, and reworked with new footage, clever editing, and VFX to make the battle between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader far more thrilling. It’s impressive, but we couldn’t help but think about George Lucas endlessly reworking his classics.

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Rim of the World (Trailer)

Rim of the World (Trailer)

In Netflix’s Rim of the World, four kids are wandering off their summer camp’s site when aliens invade Earth. Soon, not only are they on their own, they find themselves tasked with protecting our planet. But that doesn’t stop them from having fun. Premieres 5/24/19.

Watchmen (Teaser)

Watchmen (Teaser)

With Game of Thrones ending its run very soon, HBO is looking for the next big thing for weekly viewing. One of their big bets: a reboot of Watchmen as a TV series. With Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers) at the helm, it could go either way, but we’re intrigued at this point.

Wingback 100ml Hip Flask

Wingback 100ml Hip Flask

Wingback’s compact cylindrical flask is precisely machined from stainless steel. Its base can be customized with an inscription, and removed for easy cleaning, even in the dishwasher. It also doubles as a bottle opener.

UNO Drum Machine

UNO Drum Machine

IK Multimedia’s compact beat maker was developed in collaboration with Italy’s Soundmachines, and cranks out a mix of analog sounds and PCM sound samples. It can play up to 12 sounds at once, has on-board effects, and can be controlled via USB or MIDI. Demo performance here.

Making a Mini Mutt Cutts Van

Making a Mini Mutt Cutts Van

One of the most iconic vehicles in the history of cinema has to be the hairy “Mutt Cutts” van from Dumb and Dumber. Hot Wheels enthusiast baremetalHW decided to replicate the hirsute Ford Econoline van in miniature by modding an off-the-shelf toy.

Slab Dream Lab LEGO Baseplates

Slab Dream Lab LEGO Baseplates

You can build amazing things with LEGO, but their baseplates are pretty ordinary. Beyond the Brick got their hands on some of the sweet baseplates from Slab Dream Lab, which come in a variety of designs, or can be custom printed with your own. They’re also more rigid and versatile than official LEGO baseplates.

Ninja Sex Party: In Your Eyes

Ninja Sex Party: In Your Eyes

The cleverly-monikered Ninja Sex Party turns in an epically good cover version of Peter Gabriel’s heartfelt ballad In Your Eyes, capturing the emotional intensity of the original, while giving it a fresh sound of their own. From the consistently entertaining Under the Covers, Vol. II.

The Lodge (Trailer)

The Lodge (Trailer)

It could just be the prickly feeling the music in the trailer gives us, or it could be that The Lodge will be one of the creepiest movies of the year, as a woman and her kids wake up to find their cabin snowed-in, without power, clothing or food, and haunted by a mysterious force.

Traxxas TRX-4 Sport RC Crawler

Traxxas TRX-4 Sport RC Crawler

While it’s not quite as awesome looking as the TRX-4 based Ford Bronco, the Sport version of Traxxas’ rugged off-roader still has amazing ground clearance, portal axles, and is ready to take on any terrain. Measures 21.9″ (l) x 9.8″ (w) x 9.5″ (h). It’s also available in kit form for $50 less.

Godzilla Xbox One X Consoles

Godzilla Xbox One X Consoles

Microsoft, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures are giving away four Xbox One X consoles with custom cases based on the kaiju in Godzilla: King of the Monsters – Godzilla, Ghidora, Rodan and Mothra. The giveaway ends on 6/7/19.

Bruder EXP-4 Off-Road Trailer

Bruder EXP-4 Off-Road Trailer

The little brother to Bruder’s versatile and capable EXP-6, this smaller model is still rugged as hell, ready to take on the most intense off-road conditions. Its suspension offers insane amounts of wheel travel, and its chassis is airtight and sealed to keep debris and water from getting into it.

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Apocalypse Now: Final Cut (Trailer)

Apocalypse Now: Final Cut (Trailer)

Apocalypse Now: Final Cut features 4K visuals based from the film’s negatives. It also has retooled audio with 5.1 Dolby surround sound. It’s also a new edit by Francis Ford Coppola, and is 20 minutes shorter than the Redux version. Coming to theaters 8/15/19 and Blu-ray 8/27/19.

New BittBoy Handheld Retro Console

New BittBoy Handheld Retro Console

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. It’s $10 off the original price in The Awesomer Shop.

Infinity Gauntlet Meat Tenderizer

Infinity Gauntlet Meat Tenderizer

The comically large Infinity Gauntlet meat tenderizer will put a smile on a cook’s face. It’s designed to be made from gold-tinted stainless steel with a silicone handle inside. Sadly, this is just a concept at this point, and not yet up for purchase.

Outer Wilds (Gameplay)

Outer Wilds (Gameplay)

Not to be confused with The Outer Worlds, Outer Wilds is a first-person adventure-mystery game set in an alien solar system. You will figure out why you and your fellow space crew are stuck not only in the remote location, but on a time loop. Coming to Windows and Xbox One in 2019.

Splitgate (Trailer)

Splitgate (Trailer)

Splitgate is an upcoming free-to-play first-person multiplayer arena shooter in the vein of Halo. Except it has portals, which work exactly like the ones in Portal, adding a world of strategy and frantic fun to the genre. Launches 5/22/19 on Steam.

Extreme Cameramen

Extreme Cameramen

“All of the danger, and none of the glory.” HBO shares this segment from Real Sports with Bryan Gumbel about cameramen who cover extreme athletes. Whether its wingsuiting, surfing, skiing, or mountain climbing, these cameramen flirt with both death and seeing someone else die.

Spider-Man: Far from Home (Trailer)

Spider-Man: Far from Home (Trailer)

(SPOILERS) Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Peter tries to move on with his life, both as a superhero and as a high schooler. Fortunately, he’s going on a vacation with his schoolmates. Unfortunately, a problem of mind blowing proportions has followed him.

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DIY Magnetic Web Shooters

DIY Magnetic Web Shooters

HeroTech’s DIY take on Spider-Man’s web shooters. Instead of being sticky, the thread from each shooter has a magnet attached at the end. They’re great for taking down evil sheet music holders. Seriously though we love how clean they look. Build video here.

DIY Rock’em Sock’em Robots

DIY Rock’em Sock’em Robots

Rock’em Sock’em Robots have been entertaining kids since 1964. If you enjoy knocking your friend’s block off, along with the sense of achievement that comes with DIY, The Q is here to show you how to build your own using cardboard, popsicle sticks, rubber bands, bottle caps, and paper clips.

The Quant Edge

The Quant Edge

Love to play fantasy football? Get an extra edge this year with this AI-powered platform that can help optimize your lineup, track injuries, and visualize massive amounts of player data. They also offer tools for improving your chances when it comes to sports betting.

Wee Man’s Van

Wee Man’s Van

(PG-13: Language) Best known for his role on Jackass, skateboarder Jason “Wee Man” Acuña is living the dream. But his version doesn’t involve mansions and fast cars. Instead, he’s decided to strip away all that superficial stuff, and now lives happily in his custom Mercedes Sprinter van.

MTL Pinball

MTL Pinball

Jordan Coelho and Josselin Bey assembled a team of 14 Montréal artists to contribute to this collaborative animation, in which each person was asked to imagine a pinball machine using their aesthetic. The result is visual and auditory magic. Also, we really want a PaRappa the Rapper machine now.

We Rate Dogs: The Card Game

We Rate Dogs: The Card Game

Inspired by the popular Twitter feed We Rate Dogs, this amusing family friendly card game asks players to compete in a dog show, where adorable pups are rated by Floof, Sass, Boopability, Zoom, Ears, and Wag. For 3 to 6 players, age 8 and up.

Giangrande: Free to Roam

Giangrande: Free to Roam

Giangrande’s inspiring folk track Free to Roam is complemented beautifully by Gianluca Maruotti’s stop-motion music video. The claymation imagery was created using with the scenes playing out against a flattened backdrop. Be sure to watch the behind the scenes video too.

Nite Ize SlapLit LED Drink Wrap

Nite Ize SlapLit LED Drink Wrap

Light up your evening parties with Nite Ize’s fun and festive SlapLit drink wraps. Their neoprene insulator wrap keeps drinks cool and palms dry, and a their slap-bracelet inspired center band glows in one of three colors thanks to LED tech.

Down Under (Pop-Punk Cover)

Down Under (Pop-Punk Cover)

You better run, you better take cover. Punk Rock Factory presents a fun and energetic pop-punk cover of Men at Work’s 1980 Aussie anthem Down Under. While we miss Greg Ham’s flute solos, we were too busy banging our heads to care.

Sweet Piano O’ Mine

Sweet Piano O’ Mine

Musician Ron Minis really loves him some Guns N’ Roses. But when he was growing up, his parents only got him piano lessons. But Ron didn’t let his lack of guitar expertise stand in his way from playing Slash’s Sweet Child O’ Mine solo anyhow.

Coca-Cola Signature Mixers

Coca-Cola Signature Mixers

Coke is a pretty good drink mixer already, but we really like the idea of these bartender-crafted mixers, which add hints of flavors like smoke, wood, spices, and herbs. For the moment, they’re only coming the UK, but we’re hoping to see them stateside at some point.

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