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Nemo Switchback Sleeping Pad

Nemo Switchback Sleeping Pad
$40-$50  Buy Link Comment

Nemo’s new Switchback sleeping pad offers the perfect combination of comfort and convenience. It features a dual-layer foam construction with both firm and soft layers. It also has a metal lining to keep you warm. Its accordion fold makes it easy to use and pack.

NERF Hanging Storage

NERF Hanging Storage
$15  Buy Comment

Are you or someone in your house NERF-aholic? This handy over-the-door storage caddy holds dozens of rounds of foam ammo, blasters, spare magazines, and other accessories, and provides target practice areas on both sides. Drops 3/1/19.

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Mission Impossible: Harmonica Edition

Mission Impossible: Harmonica Edition

Cy Ho is a master of the harmonica. Among the tracks you’ll find on his YouTube channel is this live cover version of Lalo Shifrin’s classic theme song from Mission Impossible. Be sure to check out his performances of Billie Jean and Flight of the Bumblebee too.

MEUTE: Gula

MEUTE: Gula

A fantastic take on the Deadmau5 track Gula, as performed on brass, drums, glockenspiel, and other traditional marching band instruments by Hamburg, Germany-based techno band MEUTE, while on the streets of Lisbon, Portugal.

Dead Signal

Dead Signal

A quiet room. A phone rings. What murderous creep could be on the other end of the line? Film Qualia’s excellent video essay looks at how telephones have played an important role in cinematic horror over the years, from Rosemary’s Baby to Black Christmas to Scream.

Weezer: The Teal Album

Weezer: The Teal Album

Following up on the success of their hit cover version of Toto’s Africa, Weezer dropped a surprise release featuring that track, and nine other solid cover versions, including songs from Eurythmics, A-ha, ELO, and Michael Jackson.

Fender Acoustasonic Telecaster

Fender Acoustasonic Telecaster

Developed with the help of Fishman, Fender’s American Acoustasonic Telecaster is a modern take on the acoustic-electric guitar. It has a thin and hollow body, a curated selection of acoustic and electric voices, and a tuned sound hole. The downside? It will go for $2,000.

Marc Martel: Love of My Life

Marc Martel: Love of My Life

Musician Marc Martel has wowed us before with his incredible vocal impression of the late Freddie Mercury. His latest performance is a powerful and heartfelt rendition of the song Mercury wrote for Mary Austin. We’ve seriously got chills. (Thanks Jason!)

Skate Kitchen (Trailer)

Skate Kitchen (Trailer)
$5+  Buy Link Comment

(PG-13: Language) From the director of Wolfpack comes a coming of age story told through the lens of a female skateboarder and her newfound friends. Skate Kitchen features the eponymous Manhattan-based all-girl skate crew, along with Jaden Smith.

It’s a Gas!

It’s a Gas!
$35  Buy Comment

Gestalten’s It’s a Gas!: The Allure of the Gas Station is a coffee table book dedicated to the “temples of mobility.” It charts the history of the gas station and features some of the most unique and interesting examples all over the world.

Brings Arts Nier 2B Action Figure

Brings Arts Nier 2B Action Figure
$72  Buy Comment

Square Enix presents one of the heroes of Nier: Automata in action figure form. The Bring Arts 2B comes with seven hands, four weapons, three heads, a pod, a black box, and a post self-destruct torso. There’s also a white variant based on 2B’s appearance in Soul Calibur VI.

I’ve No More F**ks to Give

I’ve No More F**ks to Give

(PG-13: Language) With his dapper outfit and handlebar moustache, musician Thomas Benjamin Wild Esq. seems like quite the gentleman. But don’t let his looks fool you. He’s got the mouth of a truck driver, and he’s not taking any guff from anyone.

MIB: Men In Blues

MIB: Men In Blues

(PG-13: Language) Filmmaker and editor Fabrice Mathieu has outdone himself with his latest movie mashup, combining The Blues Brothers and Men In Black into an epic new adventure about two ex-cons on a mission from god to take down the alien scum of the universe.

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Corkcicle Ivanhoe Cooler Duffle

Corkcicle Ivanhoe Cooler Duffle
$200  Buy Comment

Corkcicle’s new Ivanhoe duffle is a stylish way to keep your food and beverages cold all day. It has a closed-cell foam insulation, an easy to clean food-safe liner, magnetic side pockets and a vegan leather base. It holds up to 48 cans or 24 cans and four wine bottles.

Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid

Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid

Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid is an upcoming fighting game for the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4 and PC, with cross-platform play for all systems except PS4. The game will feature classic and current Rangers and villains. Drops 04/2019 for $20.

Why Twin Films Happen

Why Twin Films Happen

Hollywood studios have a long history of releasing movies with very similar plots and/or characters right around the same time. Cheddar looks into this phenomenon, and attempts to explain why we get things like A Bugs Life and Antz, and Top Gun and Iron Eagle.

The Punisher War Machine Action Figure

The Punisher War Machine Action Figure
$392  Buy Comment

Hot Toys presents this super-powered variant of The Punisher based on his appearance in the mobile game Marvel Future Fight. The Punisher War Machine armor action figure comes with an extra head, eight hands, a detachable chest armor, thrust fire effects and tons of weapons.

Ain’t Too Shy to Beg

Ain’t Too Shy to Beg

My, my, my, we ain’t too proud to beg. Bill McClintock’s latest musical mashup combines the motown sounds of The Temptations with the wailing vocals of ’80s hair band Great White. However wrong the idea may seems, it comes together brilliantly.

NERF Rival Minigun Mod

NERF Rival Minigun Mod

Captain Xavier shows off one of the coolest NERF builds we’ve ever seen – a Rival minigun that can fire up to 20 rounds per sec, and up to 2000 rounds from a backpack ammo supply. Even if it didn’t work, we’d be intimidated by its looks. Firing demo starts at 18 minutes.

The Hong Kong Massacre

The Hong Kong Massacre

(Gore) Inspired by Asian cop movies, The Hongkong Massacre is a fast-paced top-down shooter that is as stylish as it is challenging. One shot and you’re dead, but you can slow down time, slide and somersault. Drops 1/23/19 for Windows and PS4.

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The Hummingbird Project (Trailer)

The Hummingbird Project (Trailer)

In The Hummingbird Project, Jesse Eisenberg and Alexander Skarsgård play venture capitalists. They want to build a fiber-optic line from Kansas straight to New York to give their clients an edge in the stock market. But their former boss catches on and copies their idea.

Gantz:O Hard Suit Statue

Gantz:O Hard Suit Statue
$1099  Buy Comment

Gecco is offering this sixth-scale statue of the modern warrior Hachiro Oka in his elite Hard Suit from the animated movie spinoff of the brutal manga series Gantz. The statue’s cords have metal wire for poseability, and Oka’s face hides underneath the detachable mask.

Tales From the Edge: Jeb Corliss

Tales From the Edge: Jeb Corliss

Daredevil flyer Jeb Corliss pays tribute to base jumper Uli Emanuele by attempting to fly some of the incredibly magnificent and dangerous flight paths his late friend was famous for. A truly immersive 360º experience you’ll want to watch in fullscreen or on a VR headset.

Tesla Coil Rhapsody

Tesla Coil Rhapsody

There’s quite literally something electric in the air with this high voltage performance of Queen’s rock opera. Electronics wiz Fabrício H. Franzoli programmed a duo of solid state Tesla coils to “sing” a portion of the track. His take on Daft Punk is pretty awesome too.

O.G. (Trailer)

O.G. (Trailer)

Jeffrey Wright (Westworld, Boardwalk Empire) portrays a hardened criminal on the verge of release, but who finds himself pulled back into prison drama when a new inmate arrives on the scene. After winning awards on the festival circuit, the drama hits HBO on 2/23/19.

Incredible LEGO Micro City

Incredible LEGO Micro City

LEGO builder Luke Taylor shows off his labor of love for the last decade – a sprawling, futuristic city made from countless bricks. Like the real deal, it’s an ever-changing, ever-growing urban landscape. Another great video from Beyond the Brick’s Joshua Hanlon.

OMNIA TA502 Travel Adapter

OMNIA TA502 Travel Adapter
$37  Buy Comment

Get a charge in 150 countries with this compact travel adapter. This pocket-friendly adapter supports charging for any iOS or Android device with an interface that supports US/UK/EU/AU and USB-A standards. Save 24% in The Awesomer Shop.

Full-size LEGO Silverado

Full-size LEGO Silverado

While it’s not as fast as the life-size LEGO Bugatti, this LEGO replica of a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss is still quite the feat. It took 18 builders over 2,000 hours to construct from over 334,000 bricks. It’s on display at the 2019 NAIAS in Detroit.

Mortal Kombat 11 (Gameplay)

Mortal Kombat 11 (Gameplay)
$60  Buy Link Comment

(Gore) Blood and body parts fly in our first look at the gameplay of Mortal Kombat 11. The game features much improved and more natural animation compared to its predecessors. The fatalities are as hilarious and creative as it gets.

The Man Who Killed Hitler… (Trailer)

The Man Who Killed Hitler… (Trailer)

With a title like The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot, you’d think this movie is a comedy or an over-the-top action flick. Then you see it stars Sam Elliott. Early reviews say it’s more about a weary man who doesn’t find joy in his achievements. Premieres 2/8/19.

Classical Music “A” to “Z”

Classical Music “A” to “Z”

His piercing glance burning a hole through the lens, pianist Vinheteiro performs a brief snippet from 26 different classical pieces of music, each starting with a different letter of the alphabet. We never knew what Gymnopedie No. 1 was called, but we recognized it immediately.

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