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Two Board Freestyle Skateboarding

Two Board Freestyle Skateboarding

Pro skateboarder Isamu Yamamoto shows off her sharp and creative freestyle moves, which include everything from handstands on the edge of a board, to some crazy double-board maneuvers. She performed the routine as part of the World Freestyle Round-Up 2020 Online Showdown.

Screaming NERF Gun

Screaming NERF Gun

While The Hacksmith’s latest build isn’t as awe-inspiring as a working lightsaber or real doomfist, it’s still entertaining. Watch as they take an off-the-shelf NERF gun, and modify it to produce bloodcurdling screams (and other sounds) as its moved or fired, inspired by the screaming gun in Borderlands 2.

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The Fuzzies

The Fuzzies

This party game from the makers of Wavelength and Monikers is sort of a soft and round version of Jenga. Players draw a card to pick a color, then pluck and stack one of its fuzzy balls higher on its tower. Knock some off, and you’ll have to draw that many cards next turn. Topple the tower, and it’s game over, man.

Sheryl Crow + Sugar Ray + OMC

Sheryl Crow + Sugar Ray + OMC

Pomplamoose mashes up three very different tracks into one, combining Sheryl Crow’s “Soak Up The Sun,” Sugar Ray’s “Every Morning,” and OMC’s “How Bizarre.” The marriage of these three strange musical bedfellows was the brainchild of guitarist Brian Green and backing vocalist Erin Bentlage, and it worked out brilliantly.

LEGO Ideas Bowling Alley

LEGO Ideas Bowling Alley

Designed by LEGOParadise, this miniature bowling alley not only looks great, but it functions. Its mechanism separates bowling balls from pins, and has a crank-driven pinsetting machine, along with a working ball return. Show your support for the project on LEGO Ideas, and it could become an official set.

Open In Case of Emergency

Open In Case of Emergency

Stuck at home with the kids? Author Mike Rampton comes to the rescue with a compilation of more than 500 family friendly games and diversions to keep the boredom to a minimum. Each activity is ranked by energy level and can be played with stuff lying around the house.

Archenemy (Teaser)

Archenemy (Teaser)

While the trailer basically tells us nothing, the plot synopsis for this gritty action film definitely piques our interest. Joe Manganiello stars as Max Fist, a man who insists he’s a hero who fell through time and space and landed on Earth, where his superpowers don’t work. From fan-owned movie company Legion M.

TheoryBoard Thy333

TheoryBoard Thy333

This unique MIDI controller makes it easier to play by teaching music theory. Simply select one of its 840 pre-loaded scales, and it maps only the applicable notes to its right pads, and chords on its left pads, so you can’t play a bad note. It has 96 velocity sensitive pads with polyphonic aftertouch and RGB backlighting, plus 24 hotkeys.

Gamera: The Complete Collection

Gamera: The Complete Collection

Godzilla’s titanic turtle counterpart, Gamera, gets some long overdue respect with an aptly ginormous box set of his film library. Gamera: The Complete Collection includes 12 movies in high-def with Japanese audio and English dub tracks, an 80-page retrospective book, a 130-page comic, poster, and art cards. Drops 8.18.20.

RP Minis Desktop Games

RP Minis Desktop Games

Bored at your desk? Give your fingers something fun to do with this series of miniature games from Running Press. There are tiny versions of Skee-Ball, tetherball, shuffleboard, cornhole, ping pong, basketball, and even mini boxing and weightlifting sets to give your digits a workout when they’re not typing.

The Supercut

The Supercut

Béla Films’ montage starts out with a seemingly random array of classic movie and TV moments, but transitions around the 1-minute mark into a thrilling action sequence, painstakingly edited together in time with the music. We love how seamlessly the edit moves from car chase to foot chase to fist fight.

Vikings: Final Season (Teaser)

Vikings: Final Season (Teaser)

(Spoilers) This pre-battle scene from a Vikings episode in the final half of season six gives away the big secret from the mid-season finale’s cliffhanger. It involves Ivan the Boneless, his brother Hvitserk, Oleg of Novgorod, and his nephew… and the identity of a mysterious horseman. Vikings’ final season ends this fall on The History Channel.

Star Trek: The Cruise V

Star Trek: The Cruise V

Lido deck… The Final Frontier. Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas ship will transform into Star Trek: The Cruise V. Cast from TOS, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise, and Discovery will be aboard, including George Takei, Walter Koenig, Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis. Departs from Port Canaveral 2.26.22.

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Titan Deep Freeze Rolling Cooler

Titan Deep Freeze Rolling Cooler

Arctic Zone’s soft-sided cooler is ready for all your outdoor activities. Its main section holds up to 50 cans, and its front compartment is great for sandwiches (or up to 10 more cans). Both sections are wrapped in high performance insulation. It rolls on rugged all-terrain wheels, and is collapsible for storage.

Can’t Stop: Piano Cover

Can’t Stop: Piano Cover

In the words of the Red Hot Chili Peppers: “Choose not a life of imitation.” Musician Gamazda offers up a great piano cover version of RHCP’s 2002 hit “Can’t Stop” that’s so good that it even managed to score two thumbs up from the band that created it.

Drop x Koss GMR-54X-ISO

Drop x Koss GMR-54X-ISO

Drop took the Koss GMR-540-ISO gaming headset and made it lighter and more affordable. The GMR-54X-ISO features the same audiophile-grade 3D sound as the 540. It also has a detachable cable with inline mic, while the detachable boom mic has a new mute and volume switch.

Lovecraft Country (Trailer)

Lovecraft Country (Trailer)

Based on Matt Ruff’s 2016 novel, this creepy TV series follows a man, his friend, and his uncle, who head off on trip into a the worst parts of 1950s America in search of his missing father. But are the monsters or the racists they encounter in Lovecraft Country more horrific? Premieres 8.16.2020 on HBO.

GWAR AVC House Show

GWAR AVC House Show

(PG-13: Language) Like the rest of us, the members of GWAR have been trapped here on earth since the pandemic took hold. The A.V. Club managed to score an intimate acoustic concert session with the legendary intergalactic metal band while quarantined. Incredibly, zero fake blood or guts were spilled during the performance.

Truth Seekers (Trailer)

Truth Seekers (Trailer)

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are back together in this Amazon Prime comedy series about a team of part-time paranormal investigators who post their sightings to the internet. But as their supernatural experiences become more frequent, they stumble onto a conspiracy that could mean the end of humanity.

Core Memory

Core Memory

Photographer Mark Richards and author John Alderman offer a visual guide to some of the earliest examples of computing devices. The 176-page hardcover book features artistically-composed images of machines like the Eniac, Cray 1, and the original Apple 1, which call Silicon Valley’s Computer History Museum home.

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Everwild: Eternals Trailer

Everwild: Eternals Trailer

We still don’t know too much about Rare’s new adventure game, but Everwild certainly looks beautiful. The upcoming title is described simply as “unique and unforgettable experiences await in a natural and magical world.” Coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Windows 10.

UGears Cash Register

UGears Cash Register

Mechanical model company UGears presents one of its most complicated designs, a vintage-inspired cash register. Once complete, the 405-piece wooden machine can ingest paper currency or coins, locking them away until you enter the secret code and turn its key.

Wheelchair Rope Swing

Wheelchair Rope Swing

Dunking Devils stuntman and athlete Gašper “Gap” Novak recently broke both of his ankles. Ouch. To help keep his spirits up, his teammates rigged up a special rope swing to give Gap a little thrill while seated in his wheelchair.

LEGO Ideas Grand Piano

LEGO Ideas Grand Piano

An amazing new addition to the LEGO Ideas line-up, this fan-submitted piano design has 3662 pieces, and is actually playable. Its 25 keys move, its dampers work, and its bench height is adjustable. Plus, it works with a companion mobile app to play different songs as its keys move up and down. Available 8.1.2020.

The Bushcraft Boxed Set

The Bushcraft Boxed Set

This collection of four books from wilderness expert and author Dave Canterbury includes everything you ever wanted to know about thriving in the wild. The combined reference guides include over 1000 pages of techniques for building shelters, trapping, gathering, and cooking, along with first aid and survival.

General Admission Playing Cards

General Admission Playing Cards

Inspired by the look of vintage ticket stubs, designer Jackson Robinson’s playing cards for Kings Wild Project definitely stand out from the crowd. Each card is splashed with a patchwork of colors and halftone patterns, while the court cards feature full-body images of the royal crew. Also available in a special limited edition.

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