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The Field Guide to Dumb Birds

The Field Guide to Dumb Birds
$11  Buy Comment

The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America is the perfect reference book for identifying our flying friends (and enemies). It features 50 snarky descriptions of annoying, dumb, and stupid looking avians you might find in your backyard.

VSSL Camp Supply Kit

VSSL Camp Supply Kit
~$104+  Pledge Comment

VSSL’s new kit packs over 70 camping essentials inside 1 lb waterproof and durable cylinder that doubles as an LED flashlight. The items are grouped into eight canisters. The items include a first aid kit, a fishing kit, and waterproof matches and firestarters.

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Mondo Captain Marvel Posters & Pins

Mondo Captain Marvel Posters & Pins
$10-$80  Buy Comment

Mondo and illustrator Matt Taylor celebrate the release of Captain Marvel with posters and pins. The colored poster is on sale only until 3/10/19, while the glow-in-the-dark poster is limited to 325 copies. The pins feature Carol Danvers, Capt. Marvel and 90’s Nick Fury.

Trine 4 (Trailer)

Trine 4 (Trailer)

After switching to 3D in Trine 3, Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince returns to the tried and tested 2.5D action platforming design. The game has a new combat system, new skills and local and online multiplayer. Coming to Windows, Xbox, PS4 and Switch for $30.

Visit Earth

Visit Earth

Created by Wieden Kennedy Amsterdam for Russia’s S7 Airlines, Mackenzie Sheppard’s series is “the first travel show for aliens,” encouraging strangers from distant worlds to come visit our home planet for their next vacation. Watch all six episodes here.

Building a Drone-proof Drone

Building a Drone-proof Drone

Maker Peter Sripol plans on participating in DroneClash – a sort of BattleBots for drones. In this clip, he shows off the design and work that went into his ultra-sturdy machine that looks more like flying pizza box than a drone, but should do a great job fending off enemies.

Good Omens (Trailer)

Good Omens (Trailer)

The TV series adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s book looks like a real hoot, as an angel and a demon must team up to find the missing Antichrist, end the war between good and evil, and keep the world from collapsing. Drops 5/31/19 on Amazon Prime.

Brightburn (Trailer 2)

Brightburn (Trailer 2)

In the latest trailer for Brightburn, the allusion to Superman is so on the nose that we’re wondering if it actually has a connection to the Man of Steel. Also, how the heck will the good guys win here? Does this kid have a kryptonite too?

Moving Out (Trailer)

Moving Out (Trailer)

The party game Moving Out puts you in the role of a mover and a thief. You have to move furniture and other objects through an array of hilarious and challenging obstacles, alone or with a friend. Coming to Windows, Mac OS and consoles in 2019.

Ultraman (Trailer 2)

Ultraman (Trailer 2)

The latest trailer for Netflix’s CGI adaptation of the 2011 Ultraman manga. As is often the case, our hero Shinjiro Hayata is a high school student, suddenly tasked with becoming the next Ultraman. Fortunately, amidst a flood of foes, he has a couple of allies as well.

99 Brass Balloons

99 Brass Balloons

Everyone’s a super hero… everyone’s a Captain Kirk. ’80s kids will get a kick out of musician Seb Skelly’s all-brass rendition of Nena’s bi-lingual hit track 99 Luftballoons aka 99 Red Balloons here in the states.

Making Gourmet Reese’s

Making Gourmet Reese’s

After making everything from gourmet Skittles to handmade Twizzlers, Bon Appétit chef Claire Saffitz turns her attention to one of the most addictive candies ever – Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Can she get the balance of chocolate and peanut butter just right?

Katamari Damacy Prince and Ball Plush

Katamari Damacy Prince and Ball Plush
$36  Buy Comment

Fangamer’s officially licensed Katamari Damacy Prince and Katamari Ball Plush. The ball measures 8″ in diameter and has magnets inside its raised dots, so you can actually stick objects to it and make it grow. Fangamer also has new Katamari sweater and hat for fans.

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Midsommar (Teaser)

Midsommar (Teaser)

What’s worse than a festival that doesn’t exist? A festival that turns out to be run by a mysterious and creepy cult. That’s exactly what happens in Midsommar, the upcoming film from Hereditary director Ari Aster. Premieres Summer 2019.

G-Story Portable 4K Monitor

G-Story Portable 4K Monitor
$329  Buy Comment

G-Story’s portable 15.6″ 16:9 4K monitor is designed especially for gamers. It has a 60Hz refresh rate but it also supports AMD FreeSync to combat screen tearing. It has a 12ms response time and supports HDR. It has an HDMI port, a USB port and a USB-C port.

Building an All-wood Bike

Building an All-wood Bike

For their latest project, William Osman and his friends decided to see if they could build a bicycle entirely from wood, including the gears and the wheels. Then, they tried to take the impractical bike for a ride to see how long it would survive.

Game of Thrones Season 8 (Trailer)

Game of Thrones Season 8 (Trailer)

We finally have our first real look at the final season of HBO’s hit drama. We’re sure fans will be picking apart every frame of the trailer, looking for clues as to how the war between the living and the dead might turn out, and who will ultimately sit on the Iron Throne.

Clemens Habicht’s Color Puzzles

Clemens Habicht’s Color Puzzles
$36  Buy Link Comment

Clemens Habicht’s 1000 Colours is a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle in which each piece is a unique color. When assembled, it forms a CMYK color chart. Also available in halftone and vibrating color patterns. Save an extra 15% with code SEMIANNUAL in The Awesomer Shop.

Office Supply Garage Band

Office Supply Garage Band

To celebrate their plans to quit their “terrible office job,” ThePustulioFoolio decided to create a track in Garage Band using sounds sampled from various things found around their office, from the printer, to rubberbands, to the stapler, and even the toilet.

10 Brilliant Documentaries

10 Brilliant Documentaries

Documentaries can be as strange, beautiful and horrifying as any work of fiction. CineFix presents its top 10 docs, from legends like Baraka and Hoop Dreams to lesser known classics such as Shoah, Close-Up and The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On.

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Predator Tiki Mugs

Predator Tiki Mugs
$50-$55  Buy Comment

Mondo’s new limited edition Predator tiki mugs are two designs in one. Each 40oz mug features the face of the fearsome alien warrior on one side, and Major “Dutch” Schaefer on the other. It’s available in four glazes.

This Too Shall March

This Too Shall March

OK Go performs a fun arrangement of their 2010 hit This Too Shall Pass, on drums, accordion, xylophone, and accompanied by a full marching band. While the video lacks the complexity if the original Rube Goldberg edition, it’s every bit as entertaining.

Rage 2 (Gameplay)

Rage 2 (Gameplay)
$60  Buy Link Comment

A 9+ min gameplay video for the first-person shooter Rage 2. The video showcases some of the game’s quirky and powerful weapons, as well as tools, movement and platforming abilities. You also get a look at the game’s seamless open world. The game drops 5/14/19.

BeachBox

BeachBox
$160+  Pledge Comment

The BeachBox is a modular container that acts as a portable shower, a storage box, or both. You can fit up to four of its insulated and hand-pumped 2gal water containers in the box. It also has dry and wet storage dividers and a non-slip changing lid.

Linky Foldable Electric Skateboard

Linky Foldable Electric Skateboard
$999+  Buy Link Comment

We’ve seen a foldable longboard. Here’s its electric counterpart. The Linky skateboard can be folded in half and locked in place within seconds. It has a range of over 9 mi and a top speed of almost 19 mph. It fully charges in just 30 min. Also on Amazon.

Piano Ga-Ga

Piano Ga-Ga

Musician Francesco Parrino performs a stripped-down, but energetic piano cover version of Queen’s synth-heavy stadium anthem Radio Ga-Ga that will make you want to sing along and clap your hands by the end.

Plinko Bottle Opener

Plinko Bottle Opener
$65+  Buy Comment

This fun wall-mounted bottle opener from Leroy Woodworks doesn’t just catch your bottle caps, it sends them down a Pachinko/Plinko-style pegboard so you can bet on where they’ll land. Set up shot glasses, and turn it into a drinking game. Available with custom artwork.

Hellboy (Trailer 2)

Hellboy (Trailer 2)

(PG_13: Language, Gore) The red band trailer for the Hellboy reboot wows with glimpses of its fantastic monsters and other visual effects, while still leaning on the movie’s comedic side. We hope the rest of it has better jokes. The film premieres 4/12/19.

Take on Me Classroom Cover

Take on Me Classroom Cover

Weezer dropped by The Tonight Show and performed their remake of the A-Ha classic Take on Me along with Jimmy Fallon and the Roots. The low-fi instrumentation included multiple kazoos, tambourines, spoons, a melodica, and a toy piano.

Trials Rising

Trials Rising
$40  Buy Link Comment

The hilarious and challenging motorcycle platforming series returns to its old glory in Trials Rising. The game features a new Tandem Bike mode where two players control one bike. It’s available on PC and consoles, with the latter launching with two expansion packs.

Squeezers Playing Cards

Squeezers Playing Cards
$15  Buy Comment

These juicy looking cards come packed in a box that looks like a container of orange juice, with a fresh-squeezed design for their backs, jokers, Aces, and subtly customized court cards. Perfect for magic tricks, cardistry, or a game of poker on the kitchen table.

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