Looking for a fun and nostalgic birthday gift for a parent or grandparent? Woodstock Candy packs gift boxes with candies that were available during the year of their birth – assuming they were born in 1989 or earlier. Depending on the year, they might find Razzles, Wax Lips, Pop Rocks, Zots, or Turkish Taffy among other classic sweets.
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LEGO builder Iyan Ha created this detailed model of an ancient Roman warship. Other than the fabric sails and capes, dyed ropes, and custom stickers, every part is an off-the shelf LEGO brick. We love the colorful shields along the sides of the ship, and the armor on the minifigs. Show your support for the design on LEGO Ideas.
Put the moon in the palm of your hand with Shire Post Mint’s lovely lunar memento. Each coin features engraved detail of the near and far sides of the moon, struck into solid 999 fine silver. Available in 1″ (.25 troy oz.) and 1.5″ (1 troy oz.) sizes. Why can’t real currency look this awesome?
This packable tent can store in the trunk of your SUV or crossover, and gives you an enclosed living space perfect for camping or day trips. The 6.5 foot-tall cube sets up in 3 to 5 minutes, and is waterproof, UV-resistant, and has integrated mosquito netting. Save an extra 20% off with code SUMMERSAVE20 (exp 5.26.20)
Maker Colin Furze is a massive fan of the Back to the Future series. He recently got his hands on a DeLorean DMC 12. Rather than rip apart the pristine car and convert it to a time machine, he decided to work on another movie replica – a copy of of Griff’s extendable metal baseball bat that appeared in Back to the Future II.
Shortly before the release of Beastie Boys Story on Apple TV+, Universal Music Group records assembled 31 remastered music videos into a single playlist. From Sabotage to Intergalactic to Sure Shot, all of our favorites are there. If you’re wondering why they’re not all razor sharp, Tom Scott has the explanation.
This amusing card game for adults asks players to look at a chart with a pre-labeled X-axis, and then attempt to pick the funniest card in their deck to describe its Y-axis. A fun alternative to Cards Against Humanity, with similar laugh potential. Note: Not for the easily offended.
“Let’s just say, we’re very hard to kill.” Charlize Theron stars in this Netflix feature about a group of mercenaries who possess the gift of immortality. Sort of. You see, they live indefinitely, but any given death could be their last. Based on the graphic novel by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez. Drops 7.10.20.
RC car and truck maker Traxxas shows off a set of rugged all-terrain tracks that work like the ones on a tank. The deep treads can rip through thick mud and snow, and look super cool doing it. They work on all TRX-4 models equipped with Traxx. Between the truck, the tracks, and the treads, you’re looking at about $600.
The sequel to Naughty Dog’s excellent zombie shooter may have been delayed, but it’s looking like it’s worth the wait. Watch as the game’s developers walk us through gameplay refinements, new character movements, and level designs that expand the gameplay dynamics. The game arrives on PS4 on 6.19.20.
Meet the REO Brothers. Based out of Tacloban, Philippines, the rock band is exceptionally talented, and does an amazing job covering tracks from The Beatles like While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Penny Lane, Something, and In My Life. They also do quite the Alan Parsons Project cover.
To pay tribute to our brave and dedicated frontline workers, Mattel is creating toys that include figures based on nurses, doctors, EMTs, and delivery drivers, as well as police, fire, rescue, garbage, and delivery vehicles. Proceeds from purchases made through 5.31.2020 will go to #FirstRespondersFirst. (Thanks Pat!)
Drop by The Awesomer Shop and save 10% on these flat-pack wood models from UGears. Choose from a working safe, a steam locomotive, treasure box, vintage grand prix car, butterfly, or monowheel, each offering a challenging glue-free build and working mechanisms.
During the Rainer Hersch Orkestra’s 2019 New Year’s concert, Soprano Laura Ruhí Vidal came on stage to perform a “warm up” after arriving in England from Spain. To stretch her vocal cords, she belted out a goosebump-inducing rendition of Alexander Courage’s original theme from Star Trek.
(PG-13: Language) This Netflix action flick envisions a world in which the government plans to stop all criminal acts with a mind-control signal. But before the broadcast can happen, a crew of robbers plan to commit the heist of the century. Based on the graphic novel by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini. Drops 6.5.20.
New Wave Toys expands their lineup of retro-inspired miniatures with a pair of detailed, working boomboxes. The M90 Mini is about 40% of the size of its muse, with dual 2.5″ speakers and 16w of amplification, while the teensy M90 Micro is a 1/6th scale replica that looks perfect alongside Replicade arcade machines.
The AdapTableTop is a modular tabletop system that lets you build gaming surfaces of varying colors, sizes, and heights. Its platforms attach to interlocking towers which let you place cards, drinks, game pieces, and other accessories under your game board. All kits include .STL models for 3D printing unique thematic legs.
One of our favorite characters to emerge from The Mandalorian is IG-11. The robotic bounty hunter didn’t last long but the Taika Waititi-voiced droid certainly left a lasting impression. Hot Toys‘ sixth-scale figure measures 14″ tall, has 29 points of articulation, and has a light-up mechanical head. His waist can even spin 360º.
This Spike Lee Joint follows the story of four African-American veterans who return to Vietnam decades after the war to search for both the remains of their fallen squad leader, and a mountain of buried treasure. Stars Delroy Lindo, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis, Isiah Whitlock, Jr., and Chadwick Boseman. Drops 6.12.20 on Netflix.
(PG-13: Language) When the feeling’s gone and you can’t go on, it’s tragedy. Resident metalhead Leo Moracchioli presents an angry version of the Bee Gees’ 1979 disco hit Tragedy, a song which seems to be exceptionally relevant during these frustrating days when we can’t always be with our loved ones.
If there’s one thing that’s consistent across the globe these days, it’s that kids are in need of things to do at home. To help with this mission, IKEA Russia has offered up a series of six fun DIY furniture forts which can be built using various IKEA furniture and accessories. We might just have to make that octopus chandelier.
A bitter and reclusive old man wants nothing to do with anybody, but after yelling at a bunch of no-good kids, he stumbles his way into an unexpected new relationship. Filmmaker Magali Barbé’s award winning short offers an atypically sweet and hopeful view of the connection between man and machine.
Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters misses performing live with his bandmates, so he assembled them remotely for a “work from home” performance of the classic track Mother from the 1980 album The Wall. We still hope that he and Dave Gilmour will mend fences and play together someday.
If those fancy Asprey cocktail shakers are too rich for your bank account, here’s a great alternative for rocket lovers on a budget. Viski’s stainless steel cocktail shaker has a great retro look and is perfect for making drinks like a Skylab Fallout, a Cosmonaut, or a Planetary Punch. It holds 24 oz. and has a built-in strainer.
CreatorVC is producing this documentary about the science fiction films of the 1980s. The retrospective will include more than four hours of footage and interviews with the actors, directors, writers, SFX experts, and composers who brought these futuristic visions to life. The project has already blown through its Kickstarter goal.
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