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Real Lightsaber Duel

Real Lightsaber Duel

Not long ago, The Hacksmith showed off his insane high-temperature protosaber build. But one cannot duel with a single weapon, so one of his cohorts went about building a second one. With their power supplies placed into backpacks, they performed a dangerous ballet with their 2700ºF cutting tools while donning fire suits.

Moving Out (Gameplay)

Moving Out (Gameplay)

This physics-based moving sim game asks players to move furniture around the town of Packmore, as you live your life as a newly-certified Furniture Arrangement & Relocation Technician. It’s packed with hilarious and tricky levels, and looks even more fun in co-op mode. Drops 4/28/2020 on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch.

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Perception Is an Illusion

Perception Is an Illusion

Red Bull Skateboarding presents a short clip which combines athleticism with visual trickery to play with our perceptions. All of the illusions we created in camera by using custom-built set pieces, and no post-production effects. Stick around for a behind-the-scenes explanation with director Gaston Francisco.

Mock One Freestanding Hammock

Mock One Freestanding Hammock

If you’ve ever set up a hammock, you know it can be a pain. But Republic of Durable Goods‘ freestanding hammock sets up as easily as a folding camp chair. It’s got built in pads for your head and feet, a folding sunshade, and a basket with drink pockets. It weighs just 14.5 lb., and can hold a person up to 250 lb. and 6’4″ tall.

Crazy Acoustic Cover

Crazy Acoustic Cover

Musician Kent Nishimura shows off his fingerstyle acoustic guitar chops yet again with a bright, crisp, and richly-layered cover version of Gnarls Barkley’s 2009 hit track Crazy, a song which seems like the perfect anthem for 2020.

inbento

inbento

Nintendo celebrates the launch of its relaxing new puzzle game for the Switch, in which you must carefully follow a series of recipes to create a perfectly presented bento box meal for a family of cats. It’s just the sort of game we need to take our minds off the craziness around us in the world these days.

Timber! Mountain Bike Bell

Timber! Mountain Bike Bell

At rest, Timber’s uniquely designed bike bell sits completely silent. But release its trigger lock, and it produces a pleasant, but plenty-loud jingle to let people know you’re passing, without being obnoxious. Available in both bolt-on and quick-release models. Sound demo here.

Traqpod Carving Skateboard

Traqpod Carving Skateboard

Traqpod’s unique skateboard features a flexible, concave deck, and front and rear trucks that pivot, enabling tight turns and a stable, controlled ride. It has a high grip rubber surface, its trucks fold up for storage, and includes a matching wall hanger.

Ice Beard Surfers

Ice Beard Surfers

VICE introduces us to Daniel Schetter, also known as “Surfer Dan,” a local legend in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, who, along with his friends, have made a name for themselves by surfing the frigid winter waves of Lake Superior, and for the amazing ice formations that gather on their exaggerated facial hair.

Awesome LEGO Roller Coaster

Awesome LEGO Roller Coaster

Beyond the Brick came across this epic and wonderfully-detailed LEGO thrill ride at Portland, Oregon’s Bricks Cascade 2020. It was built by Matthew Chiles, who says he used 100% authentic LEGO parts with no modifications, and that it’s been around in various configurations since all the way back in 2002.

Big Wormhole Dice Tower

Big Wormhole Dice Tower

Board game players looking for a fun way to randomize their dice rolls should check out this very cool and unique dice tower from RUBrand. The tower features undulating layers of laser-cut, high-density wood fiberboard with cutouts that tumble dice as they cascade from the top to the coliseum below. Assembly required.

Giant Magnetic Balls

Giant Magnetic Balls

Magnet fanatic Magnetic Games got their hands on 64 oversize 26mm (~1.02″) neodymium spheres. These giant-sized balls are much harder to work with (and more dangerous) than their smaller brethren, but they do look like fun. They’re not cheap, but you can buy some here.

ROCCBOX Portable Pizza Oven

ROCCBOX Portable Pizza Oven

This compact fire and stone pizza oven sets up quickly on your deck or patio, and cooks up perfectly crisp pizzas in as little as 60 seconds. It can reach temperatures over 932ºF, and works with either gas or wood as a fuel source. Its insulation and silicone skin make its exterior safer than other ovens too. Available in green or grey.

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The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee

The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee

Actor Paul Hogan portrays himself in this meta-movie about Hollywood’s insistence on relaunching the Crocodile Dundee franchise with a younger version of himself. We’re so happy that they decided to take this route rather than another sequel or reboot.

Brabus 800 Adventure XLT

Brabus 800 Adventure XLT

Tuning house Brabus amps up the rugged Mercedes G 63 AMG, bestowing its engine with 789 hp and 737 lb-ft. of torque, upping its ground clearance to 19″, stretching its wheelbase by 20″, upgrading its axles, adding a winch, and much more. It even comes with a drone that stows in its bed to capture aerial footage of your adventures.

Leonid & Friends: Vehicle

Leonid & Friends: Vehicle

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the The Ides of March track Vehicle, Russian band Leonid & Friends proves once again that they can rock out the big sounds of 1970s funk rock with a fantastic performance, packed with thick horns, a crisp rhythm section, and Leonid passionately belting out the lead vocals.

TRON Select Wave 1 Figures

TRON Select Wave 1 Figures

Diamond Select Toys presents a series of screen-accurate action figures based on the original characters in the 1982 film TRON. The 7-inch figures feature the iconic circuit board designs from the movie, and each has 16 points of articulation. Wave 1 includes Tron, Sark, and Infiltrator Flynn.

Take Five: Harmonica Cover

Take Five: Harmonica Cover

Cy Leo, Ivan Chong, Jerry Wong, and Ramiel Leung of the quartet Perfect Fourth turn in a perfectly executed cover version of the Dave Brubeck Quartet’s cool jazz classic Take Five, replacing the piano, drums, flute, and alto sax of the original with harmonicas. They also do a mean version of the William Tell Overture.

C2E2 2020 Cosplay Video

C2E2 2020 Cosplay Video

From a giant Baby Yoda to a sparkly, disco-sequined Stormtrooper, the 2020 Chicago Comic Con and Entertainment Expo (aka C2E2) brought out a whole bunch of fun, fanciful, and creative costumes as usual. Insider was there this year, and captured some great video of the more entertaining designs from enthusiastic cosplayers.

Mario Kart Stunts

Mario Kart Stunts

5MadMovieMakers has a little fun with Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Yoshi as they zoom along Hot Wheels tracks, performing jumps, spinning through loops, and racing each other in a real-life version of Mario Kart. Using a loop of track as a monowheel was a fun trick we’ve not seen before.

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On the Rocks Whiskey Koozie

On the Rocks Whiskey Koozie

Asobu’s double-walled stainless steel sleeve keeps your whiskey and other cocktails chilled, while protecting your hand from the cold. The sleeve’s rubber insert slides securely over a standard rocks glass, which is included in the package. Available in black, silver, white, or woodgrain finishes.

Epic LEGO Crane

Epic LEGO Crane

RC model fan Bordin Luca shows off a massive LEGO Technic build based on Jeroen Ottens‘ design for a Liebherr LTM 11200 construction crane. The nearly 8000-piece model features motorized support legs, and a huge, extendable tower. It’s featured alongside several other large RC vehicles in the eBook Bigscale RC Model.

Lightmatter

“Think ‘the floor is lava,’ just with shadows that absorb organic material.” The first-person puzzle game Lightmatter certainly owes a debt to games like Portal, but it’s also unique in its gameplay. The main idea? You must always remain in the light, as the shadows will instantly destroy you. Save 20% in The Awesomer Shop.

DIY Syringe Rifle

DIY Syringe Rifle

Weapon replica maker Blackfish shows us how he used a wide variety of plastic medical syringes and a whole lot of glue to create a working replica of an M4A1 rifle. After pumping it up with air, it fires Airsoft BBs with quite some power. If you want to build your own, he’s provided templates for the design here.

Sweet Recorder of Mine

Sweet Recorder of Mine

He’s got a flute it seems to me, reminds me of childhood memories… Musician Danilo D’Ambrosio performs an unexpected cover version of the Guns N’ Roses classic Sweet Child O’ Mine using a variety of wind instruments, including a couple of recorders and whistles.

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