Has playing on your old foosball table gotten boring? These guys figured out how to breathe fresh life into the game by attaching a bunch of Ryobi cordless power drills to its spinners. It makes it a lot harder to follow the action, though, and there’s a much better chance of the ball flying off the table and into the neighbor’s yard.
The trend of brand biopics continues with this movie about the meteoric rise and fall of Beanie Babies. It follows the story of toy salesman Ty Warner, who worked with three women to create this pop culture juggernaut of the 1990s. Stars Zach Galifianakis, Elizabeth Banks, Sarah Snook, and Geraldine Viswanathan and premieres 7.28.23 on Apple TV+.
The world’s first carbon-neutral and fair trade certified rums by Flor de Caña are as exceptional as the distiller’s 130-year history as a family-run enterprise. Flor de Caña 12-Year Rum is naturally aged without sugar in white oak bourbon barrels sealed with plantain leaves, creating a premium rum with tropical notes.
Double-matured in Pedro Ximenez-seasoned wine casks, Lagavulin Distillers Edition delivers sweet, salty, smoky, and oaky flavors. It plays well with smoked meats, making it an ideal gift for drinkers who love firing up the grill. The Lagavulin Distillers Edition box from TheBar.com pairs a 750 ml bottle with premium leather and suede grilling gloves.
There’s much more that goes into brewing craft beer than grain, hops, yeast, and water. Some of the best and most creative beers incorporate other plants to create complex flavors and intoxicating aromas. Author Giuseppe Caruso’s 640-page book The Botany of Beer provides an illustrated guide to more than 500 plants used in brewing around the globe.
This science fiction series comes from Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. It’s based on Liu Cixin’s Hugo-award-winning trilogy about the first contact between Earth and an alien civilization and its far-reaching implications on humanity’s future. Coming to Netflix 1.2024.
We’ve featured some really interesting mechanisms created with LEGO Technic parts. But the ones we’ve seen before are usually shown as separate, disconnected systems. Brick Machines built more than 40 different kinds of mechanisms and combined them into a single, compact machine.
In celebration of 100 years of Disney animation, this keepsake box of collectibles holds postcards of 100 Disney and Pixar characters, from Mickey Mouse to the adventurers from Strange World. All the most memorable heroes, sidekicks, and villains are here, in full color, in still images from the original cartoons and film classics.
Summer is the season of the Spritz, which puts Amarena Fabbri Wild Cherries on the top of our shopping list. Made since 1915 with the same recipe, authentic Amarena cherries have a perfect balance of sweet and tart with oodles more flavor than maraschinos, earning the devotion of bartenders and pastry chefs alike.
There’s something magical about nature guidebooks filled with illustrations and insights about the flora and fauna around us. From mountains to ocean shores, wetlands to deserts, How to Read the Wilderness: An Illustrated Guide to the Natural Wonders of North America blends art and science to reveal intimate details of wild places.
Amy Turk is an incredibly talented harpist and performs everything from classical to pop to video game music. She knocked it out of the park with the solo from Dire Straits’ Sultans of Swing, played on the Harp-E, an electroacoustic harp great at producing bends and microtones. Dave Stanton accompanies on guitar and bass.
John Boyega, Teyonah Parris, and Jamie Foxx star in this offbeat sci-fi caper film about a trio who stumble onto a crazy conspiracy in which they think the government is cloning and replacing everyday citizens. The rest of the plot is unclear, but wacky hijinks ensue. Coming soon to Netflix.
Produced in a state-of-the-art palenque in Axocopan, Puebla, Mexico, Del Maguey Vida Puebla adheres to Del Maguey’s tradition of “Single Village” expressions made by skilled mezcal craftsmen. Del Maguey knows their stuff, having introduced the category of traditional Mezcal in the USA 25 years ago.
The game QWOP challenged players to make a 2-dimensional figure walk using their keyboard to control its limbs. The 3D platformer Baby Steps takes this idea to the next level, asking gamers to move a character through a variety of challenging environments by controlling only his feet. Coming to PC and PS5 in 2024.
This large 18 oz. ceramic mug is a great gift for LEGO fans. Sip your coffee, tea, or hot cocoa from the oversize yellow head of a classic LEGO Minifigure while imagining how big the rest of its body must have been. It comes in four designs: Happy Boy, Winking Girl, Silly Face, and Slightly Less Happy Boy. Collect them all!
MicroCoaster’s miniature roller coaster kit lets you create custom tracks from over 900 parts, with 19 feet of track and a battery-powered lift hill. The S-scale coaster that rolls on its rails was inspired by Cedar Point’s Maverick coaster and rolls on 30 steel wheels. The initial batch is sold out but subscribe to their newsletter for updates on more releases.
There are many great games on the Xbox Series X|S, but there’s not been a killer app for Microsoft’s console. That could change with Starfield, an action RPG developed by Bethesda Game Studios exclusively for the console and PC. This in-depth video explores the game’s vast universe, missions, character and ship customizations, and endless possibilities.
Sam Pilgrim loves to ride unusual bikes. This time, he was joined by his little brother Lewi on a crazy two-wheeler called the Buddy Bike. This modified bicycle seats two in a side-by-side configuration, and each rider has their own pedals and set of handlebars to hang onto. Only the right-hand rider gets to steer and control the brakes, though.
Author Jon Morris wrote this series of comic book history books, including silly superheroes like Doctor Hormone, freakish villains like Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man, and stupid sidekicks like Frosting the Bear. The books are packed with vintage art, backstories on the characters, and amusing commentary.
It’s hard to top the original Sonic the Hedgehog games for their sheer sense of speed, excitement, and iconic level design. Sonic Superstars aims to freshen up the 2D platform action with modern graphics, all-new zones, new Chaos Emerald powers, and the ability to play side-by-side with friends as Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy Rose. Drops fall 2023.
Those Kenner Star Wars AT-AT toys were awesome to play with, but we had to use our imaginations to get them to walk as they did in The Empire Strikes Back. For engineer James Bruton, that wasn’t good enough, so he got to work rebuilding a version of the imperial walker with a servo-powered drivetrain that lets it really walk.
Musician João Fuss arranged and performed this fantastic classical guitar version of the Marilyn Manson track The Beautiful People. It’s still got the great staccato sound of the original but with a stripped-down fingerstyle approach. His acoustic covers of Black Hole Sun and Otherside are similarly wonderful.
Ubisoft’s Star Wars Outlaws is an open-world game that puts you in the role of Kay Vess, a mischievous young woman attempting to start a new life against the backdrop of Imperial rule. Taking place between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, she and her companion Nix must elude the Empire and contend with galactic crime syndicates.