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Horsepower

Horsepower

In this short, beautifully shot action film from Mind Spark Cinema, slopestyle mountain biker Brett Rheeder performs brilliant flips and tricks on a course set amongst the idyllic setting of Cherry Creek in British Columbia, Canada.

Flying Tent

Flying Tent

The Flying Tent is a foldable nylon bivy tent that can also be set up as a hammock, a floating tent and even worn as a poncho. It’s waterproof and also has a mosquito net, and easily folds back into its slim carrying bag. An optional underquilt provides added warmth for chilly locations.

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Acoustic Rap Covers

Acoustic Rap Covers

(PG-13: Language) Musician Cove AKA Covergeist is a master at creating acoustic versions of rap music. His interpretation of Eminem… er The Real Slim Shady’s Without Me is our favorite, but his versions of Lose Yourself and Snoop Dogg and Pharrell’s Drop It Like It’s Hot are also worth a listen.

Mountain Song: Brass Edition

Mountain Song: Brass Edition

The consistently awesome collective known as Brass Against cranks out another rollicking cover, this time taking on Jane’s Addiction’s 1988 track Mountain Song, this time lead by the ferociously soulful vocal talents of Maya Azucena.

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.

Stress Tardigrade

Stress Tardigrade

Rid yourself of the tensions and pressures of life with this extra squishy foam stress relief toy from Archie McPhee. Based on the nearly indestructible microscopic organism, it’s designed to absorb all of your anxiety, then scatter it into the ether as it slowly recovers to its original form.

The Story of “Mr. Blue Sky”

The Story of “Mr. Blue Sky”

From its wild popularity in the 1970s to its appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Electric Light Orchestra’s joyfully symphonic classic Mr. Blue Sky is an indelible part of our cultural history. Polyphonic dives into Jeff Lynne’s inspiration for the track, and how it fits into the bigger picture of Out of the Blue.

Die Hard: The Nakatomi Heist

Die Hard: The Nakatomi Heist

Yipee-Ki-Yay! It’s a board game inspired by the 1988 Bruce Willis action classic Die Hard. Players assume the roles of thieves or John McClane as they face off on three floors of Nakatomi Plaza. The bad guys work together to hack the vault and take down their vigilante stalker, while a solo McClane tries to get to Hans Gruber.

TurboGrafx-16 Mini

TurboGrafx-16 Mini

Konami jumps on the retro console bandwagon with a miniature version of NEC’s classic TurboGrafx-16 (aka PC Engine). The 1987 console was definitely ahead of the pack with its arcade-quality graphics. Now it’s coming back, loaded up with 50 licensed games, from R-Type to Blazing Lazers to Bonk’s Revenge. Drops 3/19/20.

5 Minutes of Fame

5 Minutes of Fame

Mashup master Bill McClintock managed to combine the funky bassline and guitar riffs of David Bowie’s Fame with the rough-edged metal vocals of Pantera’s 5 Minutes Alone. The resulting track is like watching a spectacular accident that you can’t look away from.

Badminton Smash Skills

Badminton Smash Skills

Think badminton is a game for wussies? You’ll rethink your position after watching this this doubles match footage as player Goh Wei Shem shows off his insanely powerful jumping smash shot. Our arms and ankles are sore just from watching this video. Basically, this guy is the Michael Jordan of the shuttlecock.

Africa: 1% Skill, 99% Editing

Africa: 1% Skill, 99% Editing

While Kaboom Percussion seems perfectly capable of playing songs without such trickery, they decided to skip a traditional performance for this clip, instead recording each note of Toto’s Africa individually, then chopping it all together in video editing software.

Rick and Morty Playing Cards

Rick and Morty Playing Cards

Celebrate the many wonders of the multiverse with USAopoly’s fun Rick and Morty deck. The cards feature a funky, alien-themed typeface and suits, along with face cards of Rick, Morty, Mr. Meeseeks, Squanchy, Birdperson, Mr. Poopybutthole, and more.

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X-PLUS Gigantic Godzilla

X-PLUS Gigantic Godzilla

Godzilla finally gets a collectible toy that suits his name. This monstrous PVC figure measures in at 38.19″ long, and 18.5″ tall, and features incredible amounts of detail, from its scaly skin, to spiny back and tail, to its mouth full of deadly teeth. Keep an eye on the X-Plus website and Facebook page for pre-order details.

World’s Largest Golf Putter

World’s Largest Golf Putter

Do you have trouble connecting with the ball? Well thanks to Ping Golf and John Deere, that won’t be a problem on the putting green, thanks to this 61.5″ long, 325 lb. aluminum putter head they fabricated. It’ll be on display at the 2019 John Deere Classic in Silvis, Ill, where fans can even give it a try. Action video here.

Ultracore

Ultracore

Back in 1994, Battlefield developer DICE started work on this side-scrolling shooter back for the Sega Genesis and Commodore Amiga. The 16-bit game known as “Hardcore” was shelved for more than two decades, and has been given new life on the PS4 and Nintendo Switch thanks to Strictly Limited Games.

Two-wheeled F-Type Hillclimb

Two-wheeled F-Type Hillclimb

One of the most iconic attractions of the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed is its hillclimb event. It’s typically jampacked with powerful sports cars gunning for their best speed. But for 2019, stunt driver Terry Grant did something a little different, deftly balancing a Jaguar F-Type R Coupe on two wheels for the entire 1.16 mile course.

Monofigs

Monofigs

Did you know that it’s possible to create monochromatic LEGO minifigs by collecting parts from numerous sets? The guys at Monofigs have done the hard work for us, collecting all the needed arms, legs, torsos, heads, and hands to create these wonderfully minimalist figures. Incredibly, every piece comes from an official LEGO kit.

Handy Gym

Handy Gym

This compact fitness machine uses rotating gears to create inertial resistance for a workout anywhere you go. Weighing in at just 2 pounds. Despite the Handy Gym’s size, it supports a wide variety of exercises and offers up to 220 lb. via interchangeable resistance discs.

ION Party Float Speaker

ION Party Float Speaker

ION’s waterproof Bluetooth sound system is designed to float atop your swimming pool, pumping out 40 watts of sound. Plus it has a pair of cupholders, and transforms into a floating beer pong set with the included accessory tray.

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Korean Clearwater Revival

Korean Clearwater Revival

Musician Luna Lee is back to play us another wonderful interpretation of a rock and roll tune, this time taking on the 1970 Creedence Clearwater Revival track Have You Ever Seen the Rain. There’s just something so soothing about the sound of the gayageum.

Geode Jigsaw Puzzles

Geode Jigsaw Puzzles

21st century design shop Nervous System uses computer simulations to generate laser-cut plywood puzzles inspired by the crystalline structure of sliced geodes. Each puzzle has unique variations in its image, shape, and pieces. In 180-piece and 370-piece variants.

Brooklyn Duo: Yellow

Brooklyn Duo: Yellow

Look at the stars. Look how they shine for you. Musicians Marnie and Patrick Laird aka the Brooklyn Duo are back with another heartfelt performance, this time bringing their piano and cello talents to the Coldplay track Yellow. Even if the original didn’t give you the feels, this version surely will.

Split Shooters

Split Shooters

Combine two shot flavors in one, or enjoy a shot and a chaser back to back with these fun split shot glasses. Each one has a 1 oz and half-ounce chamber, and is made of reusable plastic. Sold as a set of 20, so all your party guests are covered.

Hip-Hop Piano Medley

Hip-Hop Piano Medley

From Dr. Dre to Eminem to Biz Markie, here are 40 popular rap and hip hop songs as you’ve never heard them before. Listen as musician Florian Mohr tickles the ivories in this toned-down, one-take piano medley of these classics.

Dark Empire (Trailer)

Dark Empire (Trailer)

Animator Ian Wilkins is working on a new Star Wars-inspired series, a fan film project based on Tom Veitch and Cam Kennedy’s beloved Dark Empire comics, in which Palpatine returns from the dead and Luke struggles with his dark side. The awesome music in the trailer comes from composer Daniel Ciurlizza.

Comedians in Cars 2019 (Trailer)

Comedians in Cars 2019 (Trailer)

For the latest season of Jerry Seinfeld’s automotive interview show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, he’s joined by Eddie Murphy, Seth Rogen, Melissa Villaseñor, Ricky Gervais, Jamie Foxx, Martin Short, Matthew Broderick, and more big stars and amazing cars. Drops 7/19/19 on Netflix.

LEGO Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

LEGO Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

This detailed LEGO replica of the classic American motorcycle measures 12″ long, and features a tiny Milwaukee-Eight engine with moving pistons. The 1023-piece Creator Expert set 10269 goes on sale 8/1/19 (7/17/19 for LEGO VIPs), and is only outdone by the full-size replica of the hog made from 69,569 pieces.

Marble Run Amusement Park

Marble Run Amusement Park

Marble fanatic Jelle’s latest build is an impressively complicated marble run that was inspired by theme parks. It features 30 “attractions,” with lots of twists, turns, loops, tunnels, and more. Any given marble can take up to 3 minutes to work its way through all of the rides.

Won’t Get Schooled Again

Won’t Get Schooled Again

During a recent guest spot on The Tonight Show, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend joined Jimmy Fallon and The Roots in the green room for perform their 1971 classic Won’t Get Fooled Again on a bunch of kid-sized classroom instruments. Naturally, Pete ends up smashing his ukulele to bits.

Giant NERF Gatling Gun

Giant NERF Gatling Gun

Maker Ivan Miranda played around with a couple of NERF Rival Kronos blasters and decided that he could do it better. So he set about building a gigantic, vacuum-powered version that can fire of 10 rounds of ammo per second, at speeds over 62mph. We wish he made it fire actual NERF ammo though.

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