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Stranger Things OneStep 2 Camera

Celebrate the return of Stranger Things with this special edition retro One Step 2 instant camera from Polaroid Originals. It features upside-down typography, and comes one pack of special Stranger Things film featuring borders inspired by the hit Netflix series. Additional film available here.

Mambo No. 5: Movie Edition

Mambo No. 5: Movie Edition

Editor The Unusual Suspect diced up bits and pieces from 156 different movies in order to replicate the vocals from one of the greatest one-hit wonders of all time – Mambo No. 5 by Lou Bega, replacing the names of his female conquests with those of various movie characters.

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McLaren 720S for Kids

McLaren 720S for Kids

McLaren previously released a pint-sized version of its P1, and now they’re showing off an even more accurate mini 720S. This sports coupe for kids doesn’t have 700+ hp, but the battery-powered car makes realistic sounds on acceleration, and has working headlights and brake lights. It’ll sell for about $399.

LEGO Zoetrope

LEGO Zoetrope

LEGO expert Sariel shows off one of his neatest creations yet, a motorized mechanical zoetrope, which displays an animation when you look through the slits at the posed minifigs as they whiz by inside. A cool spin on a classic moving picture device.

Haynes Guide Aviation Manuals

Haynes Guide Aviation Manuals

Best known for their iconic, in-depth auto repair manuals, Haynes also offers a series of books which delve into the design, construction, and operation of famous military planes like the F/A-18 Hornet, Grumman F-14 Tomcat, and the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird.

Ninja Rider

Ninja Rider

BMX trials rider Tomomi Nishikubo goes above and beyond the call of duty with his stunt video, which not only showcases his impressive bicycling (and unicycling) skills, but manages to incorporate a story along the way. The track is Green = Go by The Phantoms.

Wang Chung: Orchesography

Wang Chung: Orchesography

Musicians Jack Hues and Nick Feldman, better known as Wang Chung teamed up with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra to record new, symphonic versions of their biggest hit songs, and we think they sound even better than the originals. They even shot new music videos for Everybody Have Fun Tonight and Dance Hall Days.

Pulp Fiction Geeki Tikis

Pulp Fiction Geeki Tikis

Geeki Tikis‘ limited-edition tiki mugs are based on the likenesses of Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega from Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 classic Pulp Fiction. Each one holds up to 18 ounces of booze or your favorite beverage. Best enjoyed alongside a Big Kahuna burger or a Royale with cheese.

Music Sounds Better Remastered

Music Sounds Better Remastered

Formed by Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter, along with Alan Braxe and Benjamin Diamond, the one-off French house band Stardust dusted off and remastered the music video that Michel Gondry shot for them back in 1998. The track is now available on a collector’s edition vinyl too.

Punisher War Machine Helmet

Punisher War Machine Helmet

This impressive Marvel Legends Gamerverse Punisher War Machine helmet is a 1:1 scale replica inspired by the Marvel Future Fight video game that envisions what would happen if Frank Castle got his hands on Stark Industries technology. It’s got LED eyes, sound effects, and a removable magnetic faceplate.

2019 Amazon Kindle Oasis

2019 Amazon Kindle Oasis

The latest iteration of Amazon’s best e-book reader gets an adjustable light which lets you change screen color from white to amber, for a more personalized reading experience. Its razor-sharp 7″ 300ppi display is as close to paper as we’ve seen, and it’s IPX8 waterproof for bathtub or poolside reading.

Self-Destruct USB 3.0 Hub

Self-Destruct USB 3.0 Hub

Cube-Works’ four-port USB 3.0 hub is a nice gift for fans of action or sci-fi flicks. It has two toggle switches, a keyhole and of course a red button. When you toggle the controls in the right order, the hub will play an explosion sound effect.

Soonish

Soonish

Authors Kelly and Zach Weinersmith take a lighthearted, but informative look at “Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll Improve and/or Ruin Everything.” The book looks at everything from fusion power, to brain-computer interfaces, to 3D-printed organs, and how they could dramatically improve lives, or end up being the end of us.

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Video Game Piano Medley

Video Game Piano Medley

Pianist Samuel Fu kicks things off with a rousing rendition of the Green Hill Zone theme from Sonic the Hedgehog, then moves on to Mario, Zelda, Halo, Undertale, and more of our favorite game themes, all sounding stellar as he tickles the ivories.

Super Mario Orchestra

Super Mario Orchestra

The 8-Bit Big Band breathes new life into the soundtrack from the NES classic Super Mario Bros., with an energetic performance of the theme music from the game’s first two worlds by a full orchestra and a chorus providing vocal accompaniment.

OITNB Season 7 (Trailer)

OITNB Season 7 (Trailer)

(Spoilers) After helping Netflix launch its awesome catalog of original programming back in 2013, Orange Is the New Black is coming to an end. The final season spends more time outside of Litchfield Prison than ever before as one of the show’s main characters struggles to return to her “normal” life. Drops 7/26/19.

Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Trailer)

Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Trailer)

Everyone’s other favorite Italian plumber is back to dustbust more ghosts in this game for Nintendo Switch. Luigi gets a few new tricks like the ability to switch from suck to blow, an alter-ego named “Gooigi,” and online and local co-op gameplay with 2 to 8 players. Drops late 2019.

Wakeboarding Bangkok

Wakeboarding Bangkok

Take a trip through the exotic floating markets of Bangkok, Thailand, courtesy of Red Bull and athlete Dominik Gührs. Along the way he splashes his wakeboard past vendors and monks, and pulls off a variety of jumps, spins, rail slides, and other tricks through the narrow waterways.

Queen & Slim (Trailer)

Queen & Slim (Trailer)

Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Bokeem Woodbine and Chloë Sevigny lead off a fantastic cast in this drama about a couple who get pulled over by a cop on their first date, and end up being responsible for the officer’s death – but was it a criminal act or self-defense? Drops 11/27/19, just in time for Oscar season.

Aged & Ore Duo Glasses

Aged & Ore Duo Glasses

Aged & Ore’s handblown, double-walled glasses have a neat trick – the eight lines on their sides aren’t just aesthetic. Each one indicates an ounce of liquid, making them perfect for measuring cocktail ingredients. They’re great for whiskey too, thanks to their bell-shape, and each glass comes with a spherical ice mold.

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Randall Munroe: How To

Randall Munroe: How To

xkcd creator Randall Munroe’s latest book offers solutions to real-world problems. But don’t expect to get advice you can actually use. Instead, you’ll receive overly-complicated and impractical methods, in what he calls “world’s least useful self-help book.” Drops 9/3/19.

Glowing Puppy Puppet

Glowing Puppy Puppet

Puppeteer Barnaby Dixon shows off his latest creation, a glow-in-the-dark, four-legged friend that charges up under black light. It requires both hands for operation, and has a tremendous amount of character, versatility, and expression.

Rango: A Bizarre Masterpiece

Rango: A Bizarre Masterpiece

(Spoilers) If you’ve never seen Rango, drop what you’re doing and stream it now. It’s honestly one of our favorite animated movies ever. Film essayist Josh Keefe looks at Gore Verbinski and Johnny Depp’s underappreciated western, and how its genre-bending and aesthetic imperfections helped make it so damned great.

Brooklyn Duo: Mad World

Brooklyn Duo: Mad World

Marnie and Patrick Laird of Brooklyn Duo turn in a wonderfully emotive and pared-down acoustic arrangement of the 1983 Tears for Fears classic, based off of the Gary Jules and Michael Andrews version which gave the track a second life back in 2001. Also, that carbon fiber cello is sweet.

Prince: Manic Monday

Prince: Manic Monday

While Prince had more than his share of his own hits, he also gave many other artists their big breaks, from Shiela E to The Time, to Sinead O’Connor. He also wrote The Bangles’ hit track Manic Monday, and now we can hear his performance of the track thanks to this rare, just released recording. It’s available on the album Originals.

LEGO Micro Cities

LEGO Micro Cities

Expert LEGO designer and builder Jeff Friesen presents an amazing book for LEGO fanatics, architecture fanatics, and anyone who enjoys building things. It includes plans for building 50 different models as part of 8 fantastic LEGO micro cities.

Making an R/C Steam Boat

Making an R/C Steam Boat

Remote-controlled boats aren’t very unusual, but one that runs on propane-generated steam power sure is. Watch as Make It Extreme starts out with some aluminum tubing, discs, and sheet metal, and proceeds to craft himself a floating locomotive engine of sorts. It’s not exactly quick, but it’s a neat build regardless.

NERF N-Strike Mega Megalodon

NERF N-Strike Mega Megalodon

This badass NERF drum-spinner weapon offers two modes of fire – a shot at a time from its trigger, or all 20 darts in rapid-fire sequence with a pull on the slam-fire handle. It comes with 20 Mega Whistler darts which make a whistling sound as they fly through the air. Drops August 2019.

Seinfeld LEGO Set

Seinfeld LEGO Set

To celebrate 30 years of Seinfeld (man, we’re getting old), Brent Waller submitted this concept to LEGO Ideas in hopes of its production. The 900-piece set features Jerry’s apartment, and awesome minifigs of Jerry, Elaine, Kramer, George, and Newman. Cast your vote and show your support, or there will be no soup for you!

Sesame Street Tiny Desk Concert

Sesame Street Tiny Desk Concert

Public television meets public radio with a celebration of Sesame Street’s 50 years on TV, as Big Bird, Ernie, Bert, Grover, Oscar the Grouch, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Rosita, Abby Cadabby and a few people from the neighborhood regale us with 15 minutes of our childhood favorite earworms.

LEGO Technic Defender

LEGO Technic Defender

We already know that Land Rover is bringing back the Defender for 2020. While not yet officially announced, it looks like LEGO is building excitement for the return of the classic off-roader with a 2,573 piece model of the utility vehicle, measuring in at 16.5″(l) x 8.6″(h) x 7.8″(w). It’s expected to drop somewhere around October 2019.

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