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.
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!)
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.