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P Is for Pterodactyl

P Is for Pterodactyl

Is your kid good at spelling? Throw ’em a curve ball with P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever, an A to Z guide to a few of the many quirks of the English language, with its silent consonants and other rule-breaking pronunciations. (Thanks Nathan!)

Stuber (Red Band Trailer)

Stuber (Red Band Trailer)

(PG-13: Language) Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista star in this edgy buddy cop film about a nerdy Uber driver who ends up with a cop on a dangerous mission as his passenger. The setup seems thin, but the cast and jokes could elevate the idea.

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One Piece Luffy Manga Statue

One Piece Luffy Manga Statue

Banpresto’s new figure pops the hero of the long-running manga and anime series One Piece straight from its comic book pages. The One Piece Monkey D. Luffy Grandista Manga Dimensions statue stands 10.5″ tall and has an unreal manga shaded paint job.

Kelty Low-Love Seat

Kelty Low-Love Seat

The best way to enjoy the great outdoors with your sweetie or bestie, Kelty’s folding love seat has a sturdy steel frame, a pair of insulated drink holders in its adjustable armrests, and ventilated mesh seating and padding to keep your butts and backs comfy. Holds up to 500 lb.

Taxa Woolly Bear Trailer

Taxa Woolly Bear Trailer

Instead of having room for a bed, Taxa’s Woolly Bear Trailer utilizes most of its space for storage. This also help cuts its weight down to just 990lb. It has room for a rooftop tent, 15″ steel wheels shod in all-terrain tires, and rugged torsion axle suspension.

Destroy All Humans! Remake (Teaser)

Destroy All Humans! Remake (Teaser)

The 2005 cult classic alien invasion game Destroy All Humans! is coming back. The cinematic teaser trailer shows nothing resembling gameplay, but is entertaining all on its own thanks to its heaping helping of Rammstein. Coming to Xbox One, PS4, and PC in 2020.

Ohana Biodegradable Cooler

Ohana Biodegradable Cooler

Vericool’s Ohana is a food and drink cooler made from recycled waste paper. It’s biodegradable and fully recyclable. It can be used for up to 30 days and can hold up to 100lb. It comes in 17L and 40L capacities.

The Art of PaperBuild

The Art of PaperBuild

Thestory takes us inside the workshop of artist Jang Jun-ho (aka “PaperBuild“), who has made incredibly detailed and vibrant origami and cut paper sculptures of everything from mechs to helmets to swords an articulating Infinity Gauntlet. Turn captions on.

uKeg Nitro Cold Brew Coffee Maker

uKeg Nitro Cold Brew Coffee Maker

Known for its pressurized beer growlers, GrowlerWerks’ latest offering is for making and storing cold brew coffee. The uKeg Nitro uses nitro cartridges to keep cold brew coffee fresh and creamy for weeks. It can also keep the coffee cold all day.

For All Mankind (Trailer)

For All Mankind (Trailer)

With Ronald D. Moore at the helm, it looks like Apple scored a big win for its Apple TV+ streaming service. For All Mankind is a sci-fi drama series set in an alternate reality where the Soviets beat the United States to the first manned moon mission, continuing the two countries’ space race.

Pokémon Sword & Shield (Gameplay)

Pokémon Sword & Shield (Gameplay)

Our latest look at Nintendo Switch’s mega RPG Pokémon Sword and Shield is a doozy. The game will feature open-world areas where wild pokémon are visible, raids for up to four players, and a three-turn move called Dynamax that turns your critters into giants. The game drops 11/15/19.

The Making of Star Wars

The Making of Star Wars

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope came out in May, 1977. A few months later, ABC aired this gem, a one-hour behind-the-scenes special which went inside the production, with hosts C-3PO and R2-D2. It’s a wonderful watch for any fan of the franchise, and serves as a great time capsule of pre-CGI visual effects.

Giant Magnetic Balls

Giant Magnetic Balls

Magnet fanatic Magnetic Games got their hands on 64 oversize 26mm (~1.02″) neodymium spheres. These giant-sized balls are much harder to work with (and more dangerous) than their smaller brethren, but they do look like fun. They’re not cheap, but you can buy some here.

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Beetlejuice Bobbleheads

Beetlejuice Bobbleheads

Two of the cooler bobbleheads we’ve come across are these Foco 8″ figures based on the ridiculous faces that Adam and Barbara Maitland put on to scare off the new residents of their home after they realize that they are no longer among the living in Tim Burton’s 1988 classic Beetlejuice.

Waiting on a Friend: Acoustic Cover

Waiting on a Friend: Acoustic Cover

Musician Dave Rucci (the man behind that awesome SVU cover) turns in a great performance of The Rolling Stones’ 1980 track Waiting on a Friend, with some excellent acoustic guitar work, and a well-executed multi-track vocalization.

Drawing a 3D Bicycle Model

Drawing a 3D Bicycle Model

Every time we’ve picked up one of those 3D printing pens, we’ve ended up with a glob of hot mess. But 3D Sanago has proven time and again that you can really make some incredible art with the things. His latest creation? An intricate model of a bicycle with working pedals and wheels that spin. Turn captions on.

Nirvana Bass Covers

Nirvana Bass Covers

Tommy Lee Depp creates bass-only arrangements of popular songs which sound phenomenal, despite only including a single 4-string instrument. Listen as he performs Heart-shaped Box, Come As You Are, Lithium, and Smells Like Teen Spirit.

Flying Dog Playing Cards

Flying Dog Playing Cards

Flying Dog Brewery teamed up with famed artist Ralph Steadman to produce this sweet limited-edition deck featuring 18 classic works in a style sure to be familiar to any fan of his good friend Hunter S. Thompson, who helped bring his surreal, splattered imagery to the forefront.

Google Stadia Founder’s Edition

Google Stadia Founder’s Edition

Google’s bundle for gamers who’d like to be the first to join its Stadia video game streaming service. The Founder’s Edition comes with a limited edition controller, 3 months of service, a friend pass, and first access to Destiny 2, including the game’s upcoming expansion, Shadowkeep.

Soul of Chogokin Vehicle Voltron Figure

Soul of Chogokin Vehicle Voltron Figure

Bandai has released an impressive Soul of Chogokin action figure of the super robot from Armored Fleet Dairugger XV, aka the Vehicle Voltron. All 15 vehicles are here, and snap together to form an 11″ tall mech. It comes with a ton of weapons and four pairs of hands.

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Blasphemous (Trailer)

Blasphemous (Trailer)

Blasphemous is an upcoming side-scrolling action platformer that promises epic boss battles, grisly yet gorgeous pixel art, non-linear levels, and a highly customizable character. It will be released for Windows, Xbox One, PS4 and Switch.

2019 5BORO VHS Skateboard Decks

2019 5BORO VHS Skateboard Decks

Reminisce about the days of OG skate videos with these sweet skateboard decks. New York-based skateboard maker 5BORO adds to its limited-edition VHS collection with four sick new designs. Each board comes in two sizes.

bd594: Ice Ice Baby (f/DECtalk)

bd594: Ice Ice Baby (f/DECtalk)

Check out the hook while my robotic DJ revolves it. It’s been a while since we heard from bd594 and his band of misfit computer parts. This time, they’re joined by a DECtalk speech synthesizer to provide a Stephen Hawking-esque take on Vanilla Ice’s vocals.

Bon Iver U (Man Like)

Bon Iver U (Man Like)

(PG-13: Language) “It’ll be a long day of fixing, make something else your mission, boy why this sh*t so hard to do?” Bon Iver collaborated with Jenn Wasner, Moses Sumney, Elsa Jensen, The National’s Bryce Dessner and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus for this gospel-inspired ballad.

Ad Astra (Trailer)

Ad Astra (Trailer)

Brad Pitt stars as an astronaut who pursued his career because he idolized his father, who left on a mission to Neptune to discover extraterrestrial life and has not come back. Now the son is tasked to search for his father, but not for a peaceful reunion. Premieres 9/20/19.

Covers by Clemens Wenners

Covers by Clemens Wenners

Musician Clemens WennersYouTube channel is loaded up with impressive cover versions of tracks from the 1970s and 1980s, accompanied by perfectly selected analog synthesizers and other period-accurate instruments. Tracks include The Bee Gees Nights on Broadway, The Cars’ Drive, and Phil Collins’ In the Air Tonight.

How to Camp in the Woods

How to Camp in the Woods

Author Devon Fredericksen presents a comprehensive guide to spending time in the great outdoors. This 304-page hardcover book is packed with useful tips, techniques, and illustrated advice for camping safely and successfully – from choosing your gear, to packing, to setting up and enjoying your campsite.

Scary Stories (Trailer)

Scary Stories (Trailer)

Horror visionary Guillermo del Toro presents a summer flick based on the eponymous books of Alvin Schwartz. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is set in 1968, where a group of teenagers find a book filled with horror stories written by an abused girl.

LEGO Godzilla

LEGO Godzilla

This fan-built LEGO Godzilla is truly impressive. It took Frenchy Bricks Junky about 4 months to put together this 4,000-piece monster, with its awesome scaly texture. You can purchase the building plans from Rebrickable for about $20 – bricks not included, naturally.

Gravel Layover Travel Blanket

Gravel Layover Travel Blanket

Gravel’s Layover travel blanket is packed with features to help travelers get some rest. It’s made of insulated and waterproof nylon to keep you warm. It has leg pouches and insulated foot pouches, a kangaroo pocket, and an envelope pocket. It packs down to a mere 5″x 7″.

Killer Ratings (Trailer)

Killer Ratings (Trailer)

Netflix’s documentary is about a wildly popular Brazilian TV show host. Wallace Souza claimed he started an anti-crime show to help people. He would go on to parlay his show’s popularity to become a politician. But investigations allege that he was more criminal than savior.

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