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Custom Hot Wheels Bentley 6×6

Custom Hot Wheels Bentley 6×6

What’s better than a Bentley Continental GT? How about a 6-wheel-drive Bentley lifted for off-road rallying and outfitted with fat tires and skid plates? While we’d love to see a real-world version of this, for now, we’ll have to settle for this sweet custom Hot Wheels car from the Jakarta Diecast Project.

Polaris Ranger XP Kinetic

Polaris Ranger XP Kinetic

Road America may be famous for its 4-mile road course, but tucked away at the eastern edge of the complex is a gnarly off-road park that’s been used to test the mettle of everything from Wranglers and Broncos to Raptors. Last week, we ran those trails in something very different, the 2023 Polaris Ranger XP Kinetic.

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Spider-Man Comic Book Postcards

Spider-Man Comic Book Postcards
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This postcard set features cover images from 100 issues of Marvel’s Spider-Man comics. You’ll find issues from the 1960s to the 2020s, starting with Spidey’s first appearance in Amazing Fantasy #15. The postcards include amazing illustrations by Steve Ditko, John Romita Sr., John Romita Jr., Alex Ross, Todd McFarlane, and more.

Wednesday (Teaser)

Wednesday (Teaser)

Tim Burton finally gets to work on the franchise that’s been calling his name for decades – The Addams Family. This Netflix series follows the story of Wednesday Addams and her time as a student at Nevermore Academy. The show stars Jenna Ortega, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzman, Gwendoline Christie, and Christina Ricci.

50 Great Nirvana Riffs

50 Great Nirvana Riffs

With songs like In Bloom, Polly, and About a Girl to their credit, Nirvana created some of the most memorable and influential music of the 1990s. Vermilion performed dozens of the band’s guitar riffs written by the late Kurt Cobain. They’re not the most complicated musical sequences, but damn they’re still brilliant.

Mr. Steak 1-Burner Portable Grill

Mr. Steak 1-Burner Portable Grill
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Mr. Steak’s portable grill uses a 14,000 BTU infrared burner that heats up in a couple of minutes and maxes out at 1000ºF. It offers 165sq.in. of cooking space, electronic ignition and has foldable non-skid legs for easy transport and storage.

Cobra Kai Season 5 (Trailer)

Cobra Kai Season 5 (Trailer)

After Cobra Kai Season 4’s surprising conclusion, the good guys are on the ropes. Sensei Terry is making his evil dojo bigger and badder; Johnny Lawrence has turned his back on karate, and Miyagi-Do is about to shutter. Can Daniel LaRusso and his frenemy Chozen help rally the troops to defeat Cobra Kai once and for all?

Bike Beer Stabilizer 2.0

Bike Beer Stabilizer 2.0

The Colorist was tired of the bumpy grounds around Burning Man shaking up and ruining their beer when bicycling. In preparation for the 2022 edition of the desert festival, they came up with a solution. This custom-built rig uses hinges and springs to absorb shocks. It’s basically a Steadicam for beer.

Giant RC Airplane Battle Royale

Giant RC Airplane Battle Royale

Peter Sripol teamed up with FliteTest to build a massive R/C airplane out of foam. After launching the 34-foot-wide plane to the skies, the plane participated in the annual FliteFest battle royale, where hundreds of model airplanes compete until only one remains. Not enough time to watch the build? Skip right to the battle.

DJ Paraglides Over the Alps

DJ Paraglides Over the Alps

(PG-13: Language) SUAT is known for performing his sets on a chest-mounted portable DJ rig, which lets him take and make music wherever he goes. Recently, he took to the skies for some tandem paragliding over the Austrian Alps. After a shaky start, he cranked out some party jams on his digital turntables.

Tools: The Ultimate Guide

Tools: The Ultimate Guide
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This expansive reference guide from Chronicle Books provides detailed information on hundreds of tools. The 288-page book catalogs their uses and the differences between similar tools, arranged by function: measuring, cutting, fastening, and shaping.

Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm (First Look)

Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm (First Look)

(PG-13: Gore) Master Shake, Fry Lock, and Meatwad are back for an insane new adventure. In this clip from Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm, the gang heads into space and comes face-to-face with a horrifying creature straight out of John Carpenter’s The Thing. The gang returs on 11.8.22 on Digital, 4K Ultra HD, and Blu-ray.

The Cardboard Sessions

The Cardboard Sessions

The guys from Signal Snowboards teamed up with Ernest Packaging to create a custom electric guitar and drum kit made from cardboard. The Cardboard Sessions hands those instruments over to talented musicians to perform in impromptu jam sessions. Though they didn’t manage to make a cardboard brass section.

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Glendalough 7-Year Single Malt Mizunara Cask Whiskey

Glendalough 7-Year Single Malt Mizunara Cask Whiskey
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Two whisky cultures unite in each bottle of Glendalough 7-Year Single Malt Mizunara Cask. The rare whiskey expression was first triple-distilled from Irish malted barley in the Wicklow mountains. It then matures for seven years in bourbon casks before being transferred into Japanese Mizunara oak casks for another 8-12 months.

Pairi Daiza Zoo Resort

Pairi Daiza Zoo Resort

Located in Brugelette, Belgium, the Pairi Daiza Resort gives you a chance to sleep among wolves, bears, walruses, penguins, and other wild animals. The resort’s accommodations have windows that overlook the award-winning zoo’s habitats. Each room features a warm and inviting environment to help soothe your soul.

Canon x Transformers Camera Robots

Canon x Transformers Camera Robots

Toymaker Takara Tomy teamed up with Canon to create two Transformers based on their cameras. The 80% scale EOS R5 comes in Optimus Prime and Reflector versions. They look awesome, but sadly they don’t shoot photos. The Autobot is available for pre-order from BBTS, while the Decepticon is a Takara Tomy Mall exclusive.

Cobalt Q6 Slope Rangefinder

Cobalt Q6 Slope Rangefinder

If you’re even a halfway decent golfer, a rangefinder is an essential tool to boost performance. The Cobalt Q6 Slope Rangefinder calculates distance and slope like a tech-whiz caddy. It has premium optics, an integrated display, an adjustable diopter, and a waterproof aluminum housing to prevent water hazard disasters.

Outhorse Your E-Mail

Outhorse Your E-Mail

Hate it when work emails interrupt vacation? Thanks to Visit Iceland, you can go to their website to “out-horse” your out-of-office email replies to a real Icelandic horse. The clever tourism team “taught” three of the country’s unique native horses to type on a giant keyboard, resulting in messages like “wFwhxsqjnzgmsrqaaaa.”

Psycho for 8 Cellos

Psycho for 8 Cellos

After entertaining us with her covers of the DuckTales and Knight Rider themes, cellist Samara Ginsberg is back with something a bit more ominous. Her 8-part take on Bernard Herrmann’s Prelude from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho will definitely have you looking over your shoulder the next time you take a shower.

Rick and Morty Season 6 (Trailer)

Rick and Morty Season 6 (Trailer)

The Sanchez and Smith families are back for another round of insane adventures in the multiverse. Along the way, they’ll take on alien terrorists, Summer becomes Wolverine, Rick becomes Doc Ock, and the gang has car troubles. Oh, and in case you need a refresher before it premieres on September 4, watch this.

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A Drinkable Salute to the Choco Taco (RIP)

A Drinkable Salute to the Choco Taco (RIP)

For those of us mourning the loss of the Choco Taco, the Choco Tacotini cocktail will aid the healing process. Cody Goldstein of Brooklyn-based hospitality group Muddling Memories has created a dreamy, sweet ‘n’ salty dessert cocktail featuring Tequila Cazadores, amaro, cold brew, cream, peanuts, and fudge-shell chocolate.

Extreme Bubble Blowing Gun

Extreme Bubble Blowing Gun
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The Extreme Bubble Gun will blow away your friends with soap bubbles as your ammunition. This toy blasts out hundreds of bubbles per minute from its 60 holes. Its battery-powered fan runs for about 30 minutes per charge, which should be plenty of time to get your victims soaked with slippery soap.

Negative Harmony Covers

Negative Harmony Covers

Musician Steve Cruickshank likes to take classic songs and change them up a bit by replacing the original harmonies with their mirror image. The resulting music is at once familiar and pleasant to the ear but also completely different from what we’re used to. Let’s kick the playlist off with his version of The Sound of Silence.

Full-Scale R/C Airplane

Full-Scale R/C Airplane

We recently saw a tiny remote-controlled airplane that could fit in the palm of your hand. The guys from Tail Happy Productions attempted to do the opposite and built an R/C plane that’s the same size as the real thing. They built the low-budget plane primarily from PVC pipe and styrofoam sheets. But will it even get off the ground?

Everybody Wants to Rule the Tuba

Everybody Wants to Rule the Tuba

Some songs lend themselves particularly well to being played on brass instruments. Musician Seb Skelly shows us just that with his wonderful arrangement and performance of the Tears for Fears track Everybody Wants to Rule the World, another track which reminds us just how great a decade the 1980s were for music.

Samsara Folding Hammock + Tarp Set

Samsara Folding Hammock + Tarp Set
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This campsite set from Republic of Durable Goods combines their Mock One self-standing hammock with a detachable bug net and lightweight roof structure, providing shelter from the elements while you relax and unwind. The hammock can also be used standalone and includes a sun shade canopy and a cozy sleep quilt.

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