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Cola Can Gatling Gun

Cola Can Gatling Gun

We’ve seen toy weapons made from Coca-Cola cans, but this build from The S (not to be confused with The Q) is designed to launch the aluminum soda cans. The spinning cardboard and PVC gatling gun rapidly fires off eight Coke cans in just a couple of seconds.

Ghostbusters x Transformers

Ghostbusters x Transformers
$50  Buy Comment

Among the many fun things on display at the 2019 NY Toy Fair was this amusing mashup, courtesy of Hasbro. Yes, what you’re looking at is a 7″ long version of the Ghostbuster’s Ecto-1 that converts into a Transformer. Known as Ectotron, this awesome toy will ship 7/31/19.

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Protecting His Puck

Protecting His Puck

In this clip from the 2016 GoPro series NHL After Dark, Philadelphia Flyers player Claude Giroux demonstrates just what it means to protect a puck, as he negotiates a stream of dozens of other hockey pucks, and other distractions without flinching. Skip to 1:50.

Billie Jean Accordion Orchestra

Billie Jean Accordion Orchestra

Students from Bosnia and Herzegovina music school JU muzička škola Prijedor turn in an energetic performance of Michael Jackson’s 1983 classic, played on more than a dozen accordions. Just one question: are these kids all agents for the Men in Black?

Link’s Awakening for Switch (Trailer)

Link’s Awakening for Switch (Trailer)

The beloved adventure game for the Game Boy is getting a very cute and quirky 3D remake. Gather eight magical instruments, awaken the Wind Fish and escape in The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening for the Nintendo Switch. Coming 2019.

MP40.

MP40.

Ahoy resumes his engaging series on firearms with the MP40. Created in Nazi Germany, this submachine gun became both a symbol of evil and rebellion in pop culture. Despite its brief real world usage, it has become one of the most recognizable guns in shooters.

Paranoid Android Multitrack Cover

Paranoid Android Multitrack Cover

PAB_Music pulls off a impressively accurate cover version of Radiohead’s 1997 classic, performing each of its instrumental and vocal parts, then layering them together. He previously worked his magic on Under Pressure and Where the Streets Have No Name.

World’s Smallest Lite-Brite

World’s Smallest Lite-Brite
$8  Buy Comment

SuperImpulse makes tiny versions of classic toys, from Stretch Armstrong to the Etch-a-Sketch. But one of our childhood favorites was the precursor to pixel art – the Lite-Brite. This mini version measures just 3″ wide x 2.75″ high, and includes 150 tiny pegs to lose.

NERF Rival Prometheus

NERF Rival Prometheus
$150  Buy Link Comment

NERF expert Coop772 checks out their latest mega-weapon, the Rival Prometheus MXVIII-20K blaster. This fully-automatic monster can fire 8 rounds per second. It’s carried low like a portable gatling gun, and its magazine holds up to 200 high-impact foam rounds.

Bumpboxx Freestyle V3S Boombox

Bumpboxx Freestyle V3S Boombox
$595  Buy Link Comment

An oversize tribute to the classic boombox. It cranks out 440 watts of power, and supports Bluetooth, 3.5mm, guitar, microphone, MicroSD and USB audio sources. Measures a whopping 35.5″ across and weighs 26 lb, including its built-in rechargeable battery.

Jack Burton Collectible Figure

Jack Burton Collectible Figure
$240  Buy Comment

Big Trouble in Little China’s hero gets an detailed sixth-scale (12″) figure from Sideshow Collectibles. It features a great head sculpt of a young Kurt Russell, his denim jacket, sleeveless tee, leather boots, miniature weapons, and even Lo Pan’s Guardian. Limited to 1500 pieces.

Overlay

Overlay

Based on a short story by Elizabeth Bonesteel, and directed by Device, this animated short film follows two operatives who must work together to infiltrate a prison, but all is not what it seems in this science fiction story about a son’s love for his father.

LEGO Catch and Spin Robots

LEGO Catch and Spin Robots

Mechanical LEGO master Akiyuky shows off a fun Great Ball Contraption module. This one features two tiny robots who clap their hands awaiting a ball delivery, then spin around and drop them into the next stage when they detect one in their grabby mitts.

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RevArm2 Rubber Band Machine Gun

RevArm2 Rubber Band Machine Gun

It might look a bit like the Starship Enterprise, but what you’re actually looking at here is a rubber band machine gun that uses a pan-type magazine. While builder parabellum1262 hasn’t provided plans for building one, he does have tutorials for many other cool rubber band guns.

Love, Death + Robots (Trailer)

Love, Death + Robots (Trailer)

(PG-13) Tim Miller and David Fincher are the minds behind this twisted series of decidedly adult animated stories. Expect a wild ride with robots run amok, monsters made from garbage, hellish demons, and werewolf soldiers, among other oddities. Hits Netflix on 3/15/19.

K’Nex Amusement Park

K’Nex Amusement Park

Dr. Richard L. Behrendt loves to build things using K’Nex construction toys. Check out his collection of eight amusement park rides, including roller coasters, a ferris wheel, swing ride, carousel, and other thrilling miniature attractions. The park also lights up at night.

Hot Toys Captain Marvel Action Figure

Hot Toys Captain Marvel Action Figure
$266  Buy Comment

Hot Toys has revealed its sixth-scale action figure of Brie Larson as Captain Marvel from the hero’s upcoming movie. The action figure is about 11.4″ tall and comes with an unmasked head, a light up masked head, two mohawks, seven hands and a cat figure.

Tolkien (Trailer)

Tolkien (Trailer)

Fox Searchlight’s upcoming biographical drama shares the formative years of J.R.R. Tolkien. The movie will explore the events and the people – his wife and his “fellowship” – that he would go on to use as inspiration for his novels. Premieres 5/10/19.

Mondo Stay Puft Tiki Mug

Mondo Stay Puft Tiki Mug
$50-$55  Buy Comment

Mondo chooses a cute form for the Destructor. The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man tiki mugs can carry up to 36oz of liquid. These handmade likenesses of the Ghosbusters villain come in blue or black glaze. A brown glaze will be available at Alamo Drafthouse theaters.

How Punk Became Punk

How Punk Became Punk

(PG-13: Language) Punk rock shook up the music scene back in 1976, but “proto-punk” bands dating all the way back to the late 1950s defined the genre without even knowing it. Trash Theory looks back at the history of punk rock, and the roots of its anti-establishment sounds.

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Igloo ReCool Cooler

Igloo ReCool Cooler

Single-use coolers are often made of Styrofoam, which takes 500 years to decompose. That’s why Igloo made ReCool, a disposable cooler made of 100% biodegradable materials, like the ones used in drink holders. It holds up to 75lb. Drops 4/2019 for $10.

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.

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.

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