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SteamWorld Quest

SteamWorld Quest

The latest game in the fantasy and steampunk SteamWorld series. SteamWorld Quest is a turn-based action RPG where the robot heroes’ abilities come from customizable decks of cards. It will first be released to the Nintendo Switch in 2019.

KillKat Evil Wafers

KillKat Evil Wafers
$40  Buy Comment

Artist and toy designer Andrew Bell of Dead Zebra gives us a true case of “death by chocolate,” with an awesomely deranged vinyl collectible inspired by a certain popular candy bar. In addition to the regulare 6″ size, there’s a humongous 14.5″ King Size variant.

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Making an Aluminum Foil Sphere

Making an Aluminum Foil Sphere

Woodworker Andy Phillip completed a project that anyone can do with enough time, patience, and access to a lathe. By crumpling up, hammering, sanding, and polishing an entire roll of aluminum foil, he shows us how to make a beautifully shiny metal sphere.

Venus as a Boy: String Cover

Venus as a Boy: String Cover

The Vitamin String Quartet’s new album pays tribute to Iceland’s one and only Bjork. The first single is an enchanting cover version of Venus as a Boy, accompanied by a beautiful papercut stop-motion music video.

The Camera Work of Game of Thrones

The Camera Work of Game of Thrones

The latest of HBO’s behind the scenes clips shines a spotlight on the talented camera operators who have stood right in the heart of the series’ most impressive cinematic sequences, from the Red Wedding to the Battle of Blackwater to the tragedy at Hardhome.

Nintendo Labo VR Kit

Nintendo Labo VR Kit
$80  Buy Link Comment

The newest set of Nintendo’s cardboard toy kits brings affordable virtual reality to the Switch. The VR kit gives you goggles and five accessories. Use these to play dozens of mini-games and even to make your own interactive experiences.

Bontrager WaveCel Helmets

Bontrager WaveCel Helmets
$150-$300  Buy Link Comment

Trek and Bontrager’s WaveCel bicycle helmets use a proprietary sheet of cells instead of the commonly used EPS foam. The cells act like crumple zones in vehicles, flexing, crumpling and gliding upon impact to redirect energy away from your head.

Crayon Creatures

Crayon Creatures
$199  Buy Comment

Crayon Creatures turns kids’ drawings into accurate full color figurines thanks to the wonders of 3D modeling and 3D printing. The figurines measure up to 4″ tall and are printed in sandstone. Additional figures of the same drawing can be ordered at a discount.

John Wick: Chapter 3 (Trailer 2)

John Wick: Chapter 3 (Trailer 2)

John Wick seemingly cashes in all of his goodwill while being given more heads and torsos to destroy at point-blank range in the second trailer for John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. Premieres 5/17/19.

Tactical Breach Wizards

Tactical Breach Wizards

From Gunpoint creator Tom Francis comes a turn-based tactical RPG set in a world where cops have magical powers. Tactical Breach Wizards will feature six distinct classes, a rewind mechanic and cosmetic rewards for skilled players.

Black Summer (Trailer)

Black Summer (Trailer)

Netflix takes on the zombie genre with this prequel to the Syfy series Z Nation. The series takes place starting just 3 months into the outbreak, and looks to be quite the thrill ride. Its producer says this show is darker and “more realistic” than its predecessor.

Google Stadia

Google Stadia

Stadia is Google’s upcoming video game streaming platform. It works with any Internet-connected device using existing video game controllers or Google’s own controller. You’ll be able to play from a game’s YouTube video and make your own playable clips as well.

Tamiya Centipede Robot

Tamiya Centipede Robot
$39  Buy Link Comment

This robot kit from Japanese toymaker Tamiya lets you build a creepy crawly insect inspired by real-life giant centipedes. This 15″ long critter isn’t quite as indimidating as the real deal thanks to its blue body, but anything with this many legs creeps us out.

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Ultraman Anime Action Figure

Ultraman Anime Action Figure
$129  Buy Comment

Threezero’s sixth scale action figure based on the upcoming CGI Netflix anime series. The figure has 40 points of articulation and has die-cast zinc alloy parts. It has LEDs on its eyes and chest. It comes with four pairs of hands and a pair of Specium Blades.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (Gameplay 2)

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (Gameplay 2)
$60  Buy Link Comment

The latest gameplay video for From Software’s Sekiro Shadows Die Twice sheds light on the game’s story and setting. It also teaches the basics of the game’s fast-paced, skill-based combat system. The game drops 3/22/19 on PS4, Xbox One, and Windows.

Stranger Things Season 3 (Trailer)

Stranger Things Season 3 (Trailer)

As the kids of Hawkins grow into their teenage years, we’re reminded of 1980s coming-of-age films like Stand By Me, but don’t you worry, there’s still lots of crazy and creepy stuff going on by the time we get to the back half of the season 3 trailer.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Teaser)

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Teaser)

(PG-13: Language) Our first look at Quentin Tarantino’s 9th film – a story about the late 1960s in the world of Hollywood, as a TV actor and his stunt double struggle to keep up with the changing times. Stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie.

The Shining REDЯUM Roll Cake

The Shining REDЯUM Roll Cake

Kaci Hansen aka the Homicidal Homemaker shows us how to make a delightful cake that pays tribute to Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. The yule log style roll cake features a pattern inspired by the pattern on the rug at the Overlook Hotel, along with a decorative axe.

Implicit Playing Cards V2

Implicit Playing Cards V2
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Nathan Darma’s cards offer up – as he calls it – “big deck energy,” and we agree. From the shimmery foiled backs to Gart’s colorful and abstract court card illustrations, they’re just as good for cardistry as they are for distracting your opponents from your poker tells.

Toy Story 4 (Trailer)

Toy Story 4 (Trailer)

Woody and his pals are spending time with little Bonnie these days, and the kid has decided to add a new toy to her collection – “Forky” (or is that “Sporky?”). But the plastic utensil is reluctant about his new role, and leads the toys on a wild new adventure.

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Lucy in the Sky (Teaser)

Lucy in the Sky (Teaser)

The feature film debut of Noah Hawley (creator of FX’s Fargo and Legion) features Natalie Portman in a story about an astronaut who loses her grip on reality after returning from a mission. The story is reportedly inspired by that of Lisa Nowak, and her unusual behavior.

DIY Felt Robots

DIY Felt Robots

Artist Hah Jeong-hee started making felt toys for her kids. She’s made dozens of small toys, but recently she became interested in making robots. Her creations are so detailed that people sometimes mistake them for model kits. Turn captions on.

Baba is You

Baba is You
$18  Buy Link Comment

In Baba is You, each stage is a puzzle depicted as a crude drawing. But also inside the drawing are the puzzle’s rules, which exist as blocks of words that you can push, and thus change. So Baba doesn’t have to be You. Available for PCs and the Nintendo Switch.

Pedro Pascal on His Characters

Pedro Pascal on His Characters

(PG-13: Language) Actor Pedro Pascal is best known for his roles on Narcos, The Good Wife, and his all-too-short run as Oberyn Martell on Game of Thrones. In this GQ interview he speaks about what made each character tick, and proves to be as likeable as we hoped.

The Professor and The Madman (Trailer)

The Professor and The Madman (Trailer)

Mel Gibson and Sean Penn star in this adaptation of Simon Winchester’s novel. When the Oxford English Dictionary was being created, the committee behind it received 10,000 entries from one man. Then they found out that he was a criminal and deemed insane.

Brick Formation x Homeworld Kits

Brick Formation x Homeworld Kits
$250-$575  Buy Link Comment

Brick Formation is a new company focused on creating beautifully-designed, limited-edition kits using genuine LEGO parts. Their first kits include Interceptor (500pc), Ion Cannon Frigate (705pc), and Destroyer (1365pc) models from Gearbox Software’s classic Homeworld 2.

Keep Your Eye on the Marble

Keep Your Eye on the Marble

5MadMovieMakers used some fun video tricks to keep the steel marble in this clip perfectly centered as it makes its way through a twisty, turny Quercetti Skyrail roller coaster track. Try playing the video a second time with your finger on the ball.

A Flock of Metal

A Flock of Metal

Musician and producer Andy Rehfeldt transformed the 1980s classic I Ran (So Far Away), leaving the original vocals intact, and then re-recording the instrumentals with his own original hard rock arrangement. He should do a whole new wave album like this.

The Golf Ball That’s Too Good

The Golf Ball That’s Too Good

Technology is stretching the boundaries of sports. Innovation is normally good, but at what point does it become cheating? It’s a question that’s been asked for decades when it comes to golf balls, and the Titleist V1 Pro brought the debate back.

LEGO Steamboat Willie

LEGO Steamboat Willie
$90  Buy Comment

Building on szabomat90’s LEGO Ideas design, this fantastic kit is based on the boat from Mickey Mouse’s debut cartoon, Walt Disney’s 1928 classic Steamboat Willie. The 721-piece model measures over 10″ long when complete, and includes new Mickey and Minnie figures.

Enter Sandman: Bowie Style

Enter Sandman: Bowie Style

Anthony Vincent focuses on a single style for another cover of Metallica’s Enter Sandman, done in the sonorous style of David Bowie, with instrumentals reminiscent of Let’s Dance. That’s Talor Steinberg on guitar, Mat Graham on trumpet, and Rocky Yera on sax.

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