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Heavenly Hercules Airplane Metal Model Kit

We can think of no better gift for an aviation fanatic than this metal model inspired by the iconic Hughes H-4 Hercules. Like the real Spruce Goose, this miniature has eight propellers, though these turn using a wind-up mechanism rather than 28-cylinder Pratt & Whitney engines. The 219-piece kit is best for ages 14+.

O Superman That

O Superman That

Music remixer William Maranci combined Soulja Boy’s 2007 hit Crank That with Laurie Anderson’s enigmatic 1982 track O Superman for a double dose of The Man of Steel. If we’ve got to have that endless honking stuck in our heads, so do you.

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200-Foot Motorcycle Jump

200-Foot Motorcycle Jump

Freerider and eight-time X Games medalist Colby Raha can fly like Superman on his dirt bike. In this clip, he makes it look easy as he sends his bike over 200 feet off of a improvised dirt ramp with his bike in 5th gear.

The Simpsons Theme on Flute

The Simpsons Theme on Flute

Ariana Flute has some pretty great covers up on her YouTube channel, including this version of Danny Elfman’s theme song to The Simpsons. It sounds pretty awesome played on the flute, and the piano accompaniment by Ella Piknjac ain’t too shabby either. The only thing missing is Lisa on the saxophone.

Audi Nines Drone Footage

Audi Nines Drone Footage

Back in 2018, the talented drone pilots of Team BlackSheep headed to Germany’s Bikepark Idarkopf for the Audi Nines mountain bike competition. While there, they followed along with riders and captured some truly outstanding footage of their spins and flips. Their ski and snowboard footage is equally amazing.

Racekart Riot

Racekart Riot

Do you love games like Mario Kart? Gatwick Games, creators of Dungeon Royale, attempt to capture the thrill of these multiplayer racers with their board game Racekart Riot. Players compete to complete laps while collecting items like bananas, eggs, and bombs to take down opponents. Coming soon to Kickstarter.

Free Guy (Trailer 2)

Free Guy (Trailer 2)

Ryan Reynolds stars in this comedy-action flick about a guy who lives inside of a video game, but isn’t yet self-aware of his lot in life as an NPC. But when he finds out the truth, he turns his virtual world upside-down. Originally slated as a summer release, Free Guy now drops 12.11.2020.

Neil Cicierega: Mouth Dreams

Neil Cicierega: Mouth Dreams

Remixer and Internet sensation Neil Cicierega fills our minds and ears with a fantastically immersive track that deftly combines all kinds of sounds from pop culture from the familiar Yahoo! yodel to the theme from Spongebob Squarepants to Psycho Killer. Hit Play, crank up the volume, and get ready for a wild ride.

High West Barrel-Finished Cocktails

High West Barrel-Finished Cocktails

Park City, Utah’s High West Distillery makes some of our favorite bourbon and rye. Now they’ve turned their attention to pre-mixed Manhattans and Old Fashioneds, which spent time in rye whiskey barrels for added depth and flavor. Each 750ml bottle pours 12 cocktails, lasts for 3 years on the shelf, and 30 days once opened.

Relax in Canadian Wine Country

Relax in Canadian Wine Country

Ready for a peaceful getaway? Take a road trip to this historic home on Canada’s Niagara wine route. Rosemount-on-the-Bench combines rustic charm and modern amenities with impeccably landscaped grounds, and is walking or biking distance from seven wineries. Check Canada’s travel restrictions before booking.

4FRNT Renegade Skis

4FRNT Renegade Skis

Hit the backcountry in style with 4FRNT’s rebellious high-performance powder skis. Designed for skilled skiers, they’re ready for carving the deepest fluff and most technical terrain you can find. Their shape and materials help you go fast, make quick turns, and shave speed when you need to.

LEGO Manhattan

LEGO Manhattan

14-year-old LEGO builder Alex Bailey created this 6-foot-long model of New York City’s skyline. The freestyle brick builder was inspired to build the miniature Manhattan after a surprise helicopter tour he took of the city for Christmas 2019. His proud mom posted video and photos of this amazing LEGO creation. Great job, Alex!

Gorillaz f/Elton John + 6LACK

Gorillaz f/Elton John + 6LACK

The Gorillaz’s Song Machine continues to entertain us with great collaborations, like The Pink Phantom, a emotional and eclectic ballad about a failed relationship that leads to tragedy. This time, the cartoon musicians are accompanied by rapper 6LACK and none other than Sir Elton John on vocals and piano.

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Iron Mask (Trailer)

Iron Mask (Trailer)

Jackie Chan and Arnold Schwarzenegger square off in this over-the-top fantasy adventure about a kung fu master who must escape his homeland to bring his daughter a special talisman that lets her control a dragon. It looks completely ridiculous, and we kind of just want to see it for the hairdos. Drops 11.20.2020.

The Hood Internet: 1990

The Hood Internet: 1990

After wowing us with their awesome 1980s music compilations, the guys from The Hood Internet have kicked off a new decade, this time cramming 60 hits from 1990 into a 3-minute, 30-second medley. From Deee-Lite to Depeche Mode and Pixies to Public Enemy, it’s a fantastic flashback to a fondly-remembered time.

Rubberbanditz Fitness Bands + Dice

This set of three resistance bands comes with a set of three dice, with each of their sides corresponding to a crossfit exercise. Simply roll the dice, then perform reps of the randomly-selected exercises to keep your routine fresh every day. Each exercise targets multiple muscle groups, optimized for building strength and caloric burn.

Tame Impala Empty Stadium Concert

Tame Impala Empty Stadium Concert

Before the scourge that is COVID-19, Tame Impala used to play to packed venues. But here they jam out to an audience of exactly none (except the camera crew). They staged this surreal and intimate mini-concert in an empty football stadium to promote the launch of FIFA ’21.

Devil Swing

Devil Swing

It’s been a long time since we checked in with dancer Michael Startsev aka TakeSomeCrime, but we’re happy to see that he’s still got his groove more than a decade later. If you ever wondered what to do with your hands while dancing, he’s got a trick or two to show you.

Accidentally Wes Anderson

Accidentally Wes Anderson

Wally Koval and the followers of the Accidentally Wes Anderson Instagram page are on a mission to find real locations that capture the fastidious and whimsical style of filmmaker Wes Anderson. This 368-page book chronicles some of these wondrous destinations through images and stories, along with a foreword by Anderson himself.

Feather (Launch Trailer)

Feather (Launch Trailer)

Australian indie developer Samurai Punk created this relaxing game in which you assume the role of a bird, and fly around a vast island. As you explore and take in the colorful scenery, the weather and time of day gradually change, accompanied by a soothing ambient soundtrack. Available now on PS4, Switch, PC, and Xbox One.

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Feast by Firelight

Feast by Firelight

Just because you’re away from your kitchen doesn’t mean you can’t serve up an amazing meal for your friends and family. Emma Frisch’s cookbook for the outdoors not only includes recipes and menus, but shopping and equipment lists to help make dining under the stars a truly memorable experience.

His House (Trailer)

His House (Trailer)

As if living in South Sudan wasn’t hard enough, things go completely off the rails for a couple who manage to escape their war-torn country only to move into a house in England that’s haunted by evil spirits. But they’re not going down without a fight. Hits Netflix 10.30.2020.

Klymit Hammock V Air Pad

Klymit Hammock V Air Pad

The world’s first air mattress designed to fit inside hammocks. The Hammock V protects you from cold and wind coming in from the bottom and the sides of the hammock. It also has non-slip zones to make sure it stays in place. An insulated version is also available.

The Warriors Action Figures

The Warriors Action Figures

MezcoToyz present a boxed set of action figures inspired by Walter Hill’s classic film The Warriors. The retro-style 5 Points set includes Swan, Ajax, Cleon, the Baseball Fury Leader, and Baseball Fury Lieutenant, along with tiny baseball bats, spray paint, a Molotov cocktail, a pipe, switchblade, chain, and spiked wooden plank.

Goddess and Warriors Jigsaw Puzzle

Goddess and Warriors Jigsaw Puzzle

These stay-at-home months have made jigsaw puzzles a hot commodity, so it’s no surprise that eeBoo’s designs keep selling out. Their Goddess and Warriors puzzle comes to the rescue with an epic illustration of global goddesses, deities, warriors, and heroines. Made with 90% recycled board and vegetable-based inks.

Action USA (Trailer)

Action USA (Trailer)

(PG-13) Created by stuntman John Stewart back in 1989, this rarely-seen, over-the-top B-movie has been restored for new audiences to enjoy. Packed with action, profanity, blood, and practical FX, it’s a welcome break from the CGI and shakycam fight sequences of today. Available to rent from Alamo on Demand through 10.12.2020.

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