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Sonic Frontiers (Trailer)

Sonic Frontiers (Trailer)

Sonic gets an open-world game exploration game in the vein of Breath of the Wild. Our favorite blue hedgehog will spin and dash his way through the landscapes of Starfall Islands, including massive waterfalls, forests, and deserts. Coming to consoles and PC for the 2022 holiday season.

Christmastime/Beertime Bottle Opener

Christmastime/Beertime Bottle Opener

To celebrate the holidays, JBV Creative cracked open a cold beer with his 3D-printed bottle opener. The mechanical wall art delivers both a Christmas greeting and a beer-drinkers’ greeting with a flick of the wrist. The 3D model is available free to JBV’s Patreon supporters, or you can buy the model from his website for $3.99.

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Popcorn + Cola Playing Cards

Popcorn + Cola Playing Cards
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After serving up some tasty ketchup and french fries playing cards, designer Rich Li is back with another duo of delicacies to deal at your next poker game. Popcorn and cola-inspired graphics cover the card backs and box art, while the royal court is chowing down on these everyday junk foods. Kickstarter ends 12.12.21.

Star Wars Eclipse (Cinematic Trailer)

Star Wars Eclipse (Cinematic Trailer)

Set in an uncharted section of the galaxy during the High Republic era, Star Wars Eclipse is a branching action-adventure game from Quantic Dream and Lucasfilm Games. While this cinematic trailer provides few clues to its plot, it’s a visual spectacle that we can only hope is achievable on today’s consoles and PCs.

How To Build a Robot Suit

How To Build a Robot Suit

What you’re looking at here isn’t a real robot, it’s a really impressive costume, built by artist XiaoQianFeng. She created the wearable mech outfit for her brother using wire mesh, paper mache, cardboard, wood, and if you can believe it, ceramic tile. The finished costume is too heavy to move around in, but it looks amazing.

LEGO Mashing Machine

LEGO Mashing Machine

While it’s not as powerful as a hydraulic press or an industrial shredder, this LEGO Technic mashing machine from GazR’s Extreme Brick Machines is still fun to watch. It uses a pair of rapidly-moving, angled belts to push objects towards a center bar that smashes things apart.

Mid-Century Air Hockey Table

Mid-Century Air Hockey Table
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Most game room tables look cheap and tacky. But West Elm’s stylish air hockey table looks like a real piece of furniture thanks to its simulated woodgrain finish and mid-century modern design. They also sell a matching foosball table. We wish they were made from hardwood though.

World’s Largest Rube Goldberg Machine

World’s Largest Rube Goldberg Machine

We’ve seen plenty of Rube Goldberg machines, but this one holds the Guinness World Record for the largest one to date. Chevrolet Menlo, Wang Xiqi, and Guan Jian built the complicated contraption, which takes 427 steps to turn a light on. We’re not sure if it’s physically the largest, but it’s the most complicated we’ve seen.

Glitch Battlefield Gaming Desk

Glitch Battlefield Gaming Desk
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A slick and futuristic desk for gamers or any computer setup. Its triple-decker design provides room for dual or ultra-wide monitors, a keyboard, mouse, controllers, headphones, and more. It has built-in cable management, a front-facing USB hub, and RGB LED accent lighting. They also sell a matching gaming chair.

3-Story Hot Wheels POV

3-Story Hot Wheels POV

5MadMovieMakers is back with another sweet Hot Wheels track for us to enjoy. This setup took 9 days to put together and includes lots of fun hills, banks, and scenery along its 290-foot indoor-outdoor track. They shot the POV footage with a RunCam 5 Orange, a tiny 4K action cam designed for mounting on RC vehicles.

Stoic Sequoias Club Chair

Stoic Sequoias Club Chair
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Just because you’re sitting outside doesn’t mean you need to be uncomfortable. Stoic’s folding chair is great for camping or tailgating and has a padded and quilted seat, back, and arms to cradle you in comfort. It packs into an included carrying bag and can hold up to 250 lbs.

250,000 Dominoes Falling

250,000 Dominoes Falling

Domino expert Lily Hevesh compiled this 20-minute reel of some of her most satisfying constructions being knocked over. She wisely chose not to add music, instead allowing our minds to drift to the relaxing sound of toppling dominoes.

If Blink-182 Wrote Wonderwall

If Blink-182 Wrote Wonderwall

Musician Alex Melton proves yet again that just about any song can be done in the style of Blink-182. His latest take on the pop-punk maestros imagines what the Oasis track Wonderwall might have sounded like if Tom DeLonge and Mark Hoppus created the song instead of Noel and Liam Gallagher.

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Wooblock Wooden Globe Model

Wooblock Wooden Globe Model

This 707-piece wooden globe model has a motor-drive mechanism that keeps it spinning. In addition to the rotating globe, a tiny, magnetic ship sails around its base to commemorate Magellan’s journey around the Earth. Each of its 81 continental puzzle pieces has pinholes so you can mark cities you’ve visited.

Kurstin + Grohl: Rock and Roll All Nite

Kurstin + Grohl: Rock and Roll All Nite

Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin wrapped up their 2021 Hanukkah Sessions with a gravelly-voiced cover of the KISS classic Rock and Roll All Nite. Dave went with Gene Simmons’ makeup while Greg donned Paul Stanley’s star eye. Then they tried and put gasoline into a Tesla.

Cocktail Codex: Fundamentals, Formulas, Evolutions

Cocktail Codex: Fundamentals, Formulas, Evolutions
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From the authors of Death & Co, the Cocktail Codex is no ordinary drink recipe book. It teaches home bartenders about the fundamental elements that go into a good cocktail and the relationships between drinks that share attributes. The approach encourages experimentation in creating your own concoctions.

The Matrix: Resurrections (Trailer 2)

The Matrix: Resurrections (Trailer 2)

After freeing humanity from the machines, Thomas Anderson finds himself in a familiar scenario – but in a slightly different world. Eventually, Neo finds Trinity and they must work together to tear down this new and improved version of The Matrix. The Matrix: Resurrections hits theaters and HBO Max on 12.22.21.

Finding Fury

Finding Fury

Skiers Sam Cohen and Michelle Parker set out to conquer a hard-to-reach mountain peak in the Cascades. After a long hike and five days of camping, they made it to the Northeast face of the appropriately named Mount Fury. Kudos to director Mike Rogge and the Verb Cabin team for following along on this incredible adventure.

Jumbl Jigsaw Puzzle Boards

Jumbl Jigsaw Puzzle Boards
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While they’re not as cool as Simone Giertz’s puzzle table, we think Jumbl’s jigsaw puzzle boards are great. They provide a smooth work surface with an edgeless design for sliding puzzles off, along with drawers for storing pieces. They also make a portable version that folds up and holds your pieces on a felt surface.

Play Dead V2 Playing Cards

Play Dead V2 Playing Cards
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Designer Steven Harrison updated one of his classic Riffle Shuffle decks with a fresh color scheme and line work. Each court card is illustrated with a royal skeleton in shades of blue, teal, and gold. The number cards have a cool 3D look to their shapes, while the card backs feature a vortex of skulls and colorful swirls.

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Jumbo Planet Puzzles

Jumbo Planet Puzzles
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Celebrate your love for our planet and our neighbors in space with these oversize puzzles from Chronicle Books. Measuring 2.5 feet in diameter, the kid-friendly 100-piece puzzles feature beautiful satellite images captured by NASA of the Earth, Mercury, Mars, and our moon.

DJ Duet

DJ Duet

Most DJs are solo artists or back other band members, but DJ Fong Fong and Mart One like to perform together on the same mixing deck and turntables. Watch and listen as they absolutely slay this live mix of the UZ track Trap Sh*t V18 and the Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock classic It Takes Two.

Working Halo Energy Sword

Working Halo Energy Sword

The energy sword is one of our go-to weapons in the Halo series. We’ve seen lots of cool replicas of the sword over the years, but they’re usually toys made from plastic. Hacksmith Industries went above and beyond with their working version of the iconic sword, which is basically a quad-blade version of their plasma lightsaber.

LEGO Firewood Factory

LEGO Firewood Factory

LEGO Technic machine expert The Brick Wall created an amazing working sawmill that turns long logs into individual pieces of firewood. The wood is delivered on the back of a LEGO truck, then the factory cuts the wood into smaller logs, then splits them into quarters, ready for lighting.

Model Maker’s Paint Station

Model Maker’s Paint Station
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UK-based Sphere Designs makes this useful workstation for assembling and painting models and miniatures. It comes with a removable A4-size cutting mat and ceramic tile insert, brush holders, and with a rack customized to fit your preferred brand of paints. They also make standalone paint racks and brush racks.

NERF Hyper Mach-100 Blaster

NERF Hyper Mach-100 Blaster
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This motorized NERF blaster holds up to 100 rounds of round Hyper ammo. It can fire at up to 110 fps velocity and incorporates top and bottom tactical rails for carrying add-on canisters for quick reloads. Includes 80 NERF Hyper rounds.

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