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Star Wars IncrediBuilds

Star Wars IncrediBuilds

These books are the perfect gift for any Star Wars fan. Each one comes with a laser-cut and engraved 3D wood model of an iconic vehicle, spaceship, or droid. Display them as-is, or paint them to your liking. The accompanying books provide background details.

Hot Pocket Portable Heater

Hot Pocket Portable Heater

Sierra Madre Research’s Hot Pocket is a soft, portable, battery-powered heater for the outdoors. You can use it to preheat your sleeping bag or put it on yourself wherever you are to stay warm. It works for up to 6h per charge, and also has a USB charging port.

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Avengers Theme: Mariachi Cover

Avengers Theme: Mariachi Cover

Back in 2018, the awesomely-named Mariachi Entertainment System paid tribute to the late Stan Lee with this wonderful cover version of the theme music from The Avengers. Be sure to check out their other covers, including The Throne Room from Star Wars. (Thanks Philip!)

Where Hollywood Shoots Plane Scenes

Where Hollywood Shoots Plane Scenes

Insider gives us a tour of Air Hollywood, a movie studio in Los Angeles where movies, TV shows and music videos shoot airplane scenes. They have configurable airplane sets made from actual planes. They even have a terminal set and a warehouse full of props.

One:12 Collective IT Pennywise Figure

One:12 Collective IT Pennywise Figure

Mezco Toyz did a fantastic job nailing the look of Pennywise the Clown from the 2017 remake of IT. The 12th-scale action figure comes with four horrifying heads, eight hands, a balloon, a paper boat, a severed arm and a framed painting.

DIY Cardboard Slot Machine

DIY Cardboard Slot Machine

The Q takes a gamble with this build – a fully-functional slot machine built from cardboard, popsicle sticks, and hot glue. We love the detail he included on the reels to make it look like the real deal. Stick around for a few other fun DIY builds in this compilation video.

FlexFire Camping Stove

FlexFire Camping Stove

Wika Technology’s FlexFire are ultra light flat pack camping stoves. They can be assembled in just a minute and can be used with wood, gas and Trangia. They’re made of temperature- and corrosion-resistant material and comes with an ashplate to prevent ground contact.

DRR Stealth Electric ATV

DRR Stealth Electric ATV

DRR USA’s Stealth Electric ATV uses an electric motor that produces power equivalent to a 400cc engine, allowing it to silently travel up to 35 mph. It has a 65 mi range and charges from any outlet. It has disc brakes, dual a-arm suspension, and front and rear racks.

Vambrace: Cold Soul

Vambrace: Cold Soul

Devespresso Games’ Vambrace: Cold Soul is a fantasy RPG that combines the side-scrolling combat of Darkest Dungeon with the choice-driven system of FTL: Faster Than Light. It’s coming to PCs, Xbox One, PS4 and Switch April 2019.

SEGA Genesis Mini Retro Console

SEGA Genesis Mini Retro Console

SEGA joins the mini classic console bandwagon with the Genesis Mini. The miniature retro console looks just like the SEGA Genesis, and will come with two wired controllers. It will have 40 video games, including Altered Beast and Shining Force. Drops 9/19/19.

PCS Soundwave Classic Statue

PCS Soundwave Classic Statue

Soundwave statue, superior. Other collectibles, inferior. Pop Culture Toys Collectibles follows up its cel-shaded classic Optimus Prime with one of the Decepticons’ resident cassette player. The G1 Soundwave statue has a base that includes Rumble.

In Bloom: Jazz-funk Cover

In Bloom: Jazz-funk Cover

(PG-13: Language) Metaphump presents a cover version of Nirvana’s In Bloom unlike any we’ve ever heard before. With an big band, jazz-fusion arrangement by Léonard Piacentino, and a freestyle rap vibe, it’s basically a completely different song.

Musician Minifigs

Musician Minifigs

Minifigs.me presents a wonderful series of unofficial LEGO figures inspired by popular musicians from Queen to David Bowie to ABBA. Some are sold only as bands, while others can be purchased individually, like Dave Grohl, Bruce Springsteen, and Freddie Mercury.

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Riptide R1 Black Electric Skateboard

Riptide R1 Black Electric Skateboard

Riptide worked with Waterborne Skateboards to create the Riptide R1 Black, an electric skateboard made for aggressive carving. It has a rear adapter that ensures stability even when torquing at 18mph. It also has a kick tail, soft urethane wheels, and built-in handles.

Hot Toys Iron Man Endgame Figure

Hot Toys Iron Man Endgame Figure

Hot Toys has released its sixth-scale action figure of Tony Stark’s sleek Mk. 85 armored suit in Avengers: Endgame. It has 30 points of articulation, its color scheme calls back to his original crimson and gold armor, and will come with movie-accurate accessories.

Domino (Trailer)

Domino (Trailer)

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Guy Pearce star in this Brian De Palma-directed action film about a police officer hell-bent on vengeance after his partner is murdered by an ISIS member, and gets caught up in a CIA scheme to use the culprit as bait for other terrorists.

The Stan Lee Story XXL

The Stan Lee Story XXL

Previously available only in a now sold out limited run, Taschen is re-releasing Roy Thomas’ biographical art book about the late Stan Lee. The Stan Lee Story XXL contains lots of photographs, comic book art and facsimiles and features a foreword by the man himself.

Chernobyl (Trailer)

Chernobyl (Trailer)

“Chernobyl holds over 3 trillion of these bullets. Some of them will not stop firing for 50,000 years.” HBO’s Chernobyl is a miniseries that retells the events of the catastrophic Chernobyl disaster, and the efforts of unsung heroes who mitigated it. Premieres 5/6/19.

Hot Toys Thanos Endgame Figure

Hot Toys Thanos Endgame Figure

Hot Toys shows us the Mad Titan’s badass look in Avengers: Endgame with this sixth-scale action figure. The fully-armored Thanos comes with two heads, a removable helmet, four pairs of hands, a light-up Infinity Gauntlet, and a double-bladed sword.

The Sounds of Star Wars

The Sounds of Star Wars

Star Wars fans will geek out over this extensive video from Indepth Sound Design, using commentary by sound designer Ben Burtt as he explains how he came up with some of the most recognizable sounds ever recorded, from lightsabers, to R2-D2, to Chewbacca, and more.

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Joker (Trailer)

Joker (Trailer)

“I used to think my life was a tragedy… but now I realize it’s a comedy.” Can Todd Phillips, the guy who brought us The Hangover deliver on this Joker origin story? Well with Joaquin Phoenix turning up the crazy jets, it sure looks like they’re on the right track.

RhinoWolf Tent

RhinoWolf Tent

The RhinoWolf is a single-pole tent with a mattress and a sleeping bag, all in a packable bundle that weighs just 5lb. Its weatherproof and has a bug net and a zippered closure. You can also combine multiple units. It’s available in 2, 3 or 4 season variants.

DIY Iron-on Transfers

DIY Iron-on Transfers

There are ready made kits for iron-on or heat transfer printing. Shmoxd tried out two of them, then at 5:24 shows us how you can make ones just as good using screen printing and heat transfer powder. This method is cheap and good for low volume production.

The VFX of Game of Thrones

The VFX of Game of Thrones

After showcasing the prosthetics, stunts, and camerawork of Game of Thrones, HBO goes behind the scenes with the VFX artists who put the icing on the cake -transforming all of those building blocks into the most spectacular sequences ever seen on television.

William Tell Melodica Overture

William Tell Melodica Overture

A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty “Hi Yo Silver!” – the Melodica Men are here to save the day from bandits and other Wild West baddies with their frenetic rendition of Rossini’s 1829 overture, most frequently associated with The Lone Ranger.

Insecta Playing Cards

Insecta Playing Cards

Illustrated by artist Immy Smith, these beautifully hand-drawn poker deck imagining a symbiotic relationship between insects and card players. There are bugs on each and every card. Available in two back and box variants, along with uncut sheets for framing.

Wallace Loves Cheese

Wallace Loves Cheese

Stop-motion animator Lawrence Becker of SamplerTimes Studios got his hands on a 40-pound block of sharp cheddar cheese. But rather than getting out the crackers right away, he decided to sculpt a model of one half of the duo of Wallace and Gromit before snacking.

LEGO Demolition Machine

LEGO Demolition Machine

Tearing down LEGO buildings usually requires plucking bricks off by hand. But Shadow Elenter’s approach is way cooler. He built a crane to do his demolition, using LEGO Technic parts and 18 motors. It can lift items, knock them down, and claw or break them apart.

Rocket-Powered Golf Club

Rocket-Powered Golf Club

Mark Rober and his friends worked with Destin of Smarter Every Day to add rockets to a golf club. The resulting contraption can consistently propel a golf ball to 150mph. It’s so powerful, they couldn’t find the balls it hit. They also made a weaker handheld version.

The Dead Don’t Die (Trailer)

The Dead Don’t Die (Trailer)

Bill Murray and Adam Driver lead an all-star cast in Jim Jarmusch’s zombie comedy film The Dead Don’t Die. Also starring Tilda Swinton, Chlöe Sevigny, Selena Gomez, Danny Glover, the RZA, Tom Waits, Iggy Pop, Rosie Perez and Steve Buscemi. Drops 6/14/19.

Firmament

Firmament

We saw the teaser for Cyan’s new VR puzzle game a while back, and now they’ve turned to Kickstarter to finish funding its production. For those who love the complex and mysterious puzzles of games like Myst and Riven, you’ll definitely want to check this one out.

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