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Vans 2010 Preview

Vans 2010 Preview

Textures, tones, and teamwork are the name of the game with Vans’ 2010 line, on preview at Sneaker Freaker; it includes collabs with Crooks & Castles plus a new Hemp pack.

Funny: God of Tetris

Funny: God of Tetris

Filled with tests of L-block temptations and delayed line pieces, any hopes you had that the 8-bit heavens are fair and just will disappear like a row of blocks in this God of Tetris video.

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Anti System Extreme Clocks

Anti System Extreme Clocks

Anti System’s Extreme Clocks are time trials of a different sort: the clocks come in three completely one-of-a-kind designs that are made from 20″ BMX tires and recycled skateboards.

X260.5 Power Amp

X260.5 Power Amp

Pass Labs’ new X260.5 is a 260-watt mono-block amplifier in a manageable size; the high power A/B amplifier features Super-Symmetry topology, which reduces distortion and noise 100x.

Engineer: Mass Effect 2

Engineer: Mass Effect 2

It lacks biotic abilities, but Mass Effect 2’s Combat Engineer class has a few notable tricks: it can deploy drones and hack mechs as well as incinerate, overload, and freeze targets.

Concept: Nissan V2G

Concept: Nissan V2G

Winner of the 2009 Design Challenge, Nissan’s V2G concept is short for vehicle to grid and not only envisions a moddable vehicle, but a high-speed solar-powered highway system.

Tweet in Klingon

Tweet in Klingon

It is a good day to Twitter: Tweet in Klingon is a Star Trek Online viral tool that translates your weakling Federation-speak into 140 characters of guttural, bat’leth-wielding doom.

Accidental Astronaut T-shirt

Accidental Astronaut T-shirt

Simultaneously realizing every little boy’s dream and low earth orbit is no small task for a 3rd grader; this Accidental Astronaut t-shirt is a coin-op ride’s version of the Konami code.

Funny: Tarantino Commercial

Funny: Tarantino Commercial

Quentin Tarantino stars as a gaijin samurai in Japanese cellphone provider SoftBank’s TV commercial about a dog-shaped mobile speaker: even with the translation, we’re still lost.

Concept: Touchtable

Concept: Touchtable

Minimalist but by no means musically impaired, Thomas Mascall’s Touchtable concept is 1/8 the size of a DJ setup; the turntable can create sample loops, cue points, and wireless battles.

0.01mm Snowman

0.01mm Snowman

Frosty’s (really) little brother: this snowman measures 0.01 mm wide (1/5 the width of a strand of hair) and consists of two tiny tin beads, a platinum nose, and an ion beam-carved face.

Mech Test Tony Stark

Mech Test Tony Stark

We’re fans of the fully-suited Iron Man collectibles, but we like how this Mech Test Tony Stark figure bares it all; Robert Downey, Jr. floats 12″ tall alongside a platform and robotic arm.

Blu-ray: Rome

Blu-ray: Rome

It wasn’t built in a day, but you can watch it in only 22 hours: Rome: The Complete Series includes 10 discs and 22 episodes of the Julius Caesar Sopranos-in-52 B.C. docudrama.

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New Era Danchi Cap

New Era Danchi Cap

APPLEBUM’s Danchi fitted cap pays literal homage to their origins with a stunning all-over printed Tokyo nightscape; it’s a modified New Era 59FIFTY with thermal lining and embroidery.

Super Chibi Star Wars

Super Chibi Star Wars

They’re a little short for a stormtrooper, but we’ve got a really good feeling about Joe Wight’s Super Chibi Star Wars drawings; it’s a full alphabet set including Ackbar, Yoda and Chewie.

3D Engine: Silent Hunter 5

3D Engine: Silent Hunter 5

With a typical patrol running 10 hours, it’s best that periscope up equals upgraded graphics; this 3D Engine trailer shows off submarine sim Silent Hunter 5’s new graphic engine.

Full Scale Apollo Lander

Full Scale Apollo Lander

Send a space travel buff over the moon with this Full Scale Apollo Lander; it won’t be touching down in Copernicus Crater anytime soon, but it’s a high-fidelity, 1:1 replica of the LEM.

Short Film: Elio

Short Film: Elio

Disco dancing sounds and looks good on paper with Rob Diaz’s Elio, which shows the perils of going Travolta at your 9-5; the stop-motion short film was shot using a Nokia XpressMusic 5800.

Nike Varsity Jacket

Nike Varsity Jacket

A super clean leather and wool outer belies a technical interior with Nike’s Varsity Jacket; it features waterproof zippers, breathable stress zones, and light but warm Thermore filling.

Promo Trailer: Slingers

Promo Trailer: Slingers

It’s just a promo trailer, but Slingers has more style in its pinky than most shows do in a season; it’s an Oceans 11-style sci-fi heist show with a pilot due out 2010. Thanks, Andrew!

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The Complete Far Side

The Complete Far Side

Gary Larson retired his hilarious Far Side comic in 1995, but The Complete Far Side amasses his works into an epic two-volume, 18 lb. tome; it packs in 4,300 comics into 1,272 pages.

War/Hordes: Darksiders

War/Hordes: Darksiders

Darksiders continues its Hellbook trailers with War’s Arsenal and Hordes of Hell; the first is a runnin’, gunnin’, and swordin’ lowdown, while the latter gets up close with the unholy masses.

Oakley Alpha Charlie

Oakley Alpha Charlie

Part of Oakley’s custom line, pick your own colors for five sections on the Alpha Charlie messenger bag; it’s also a pocket-palooza, with areas for laptop, phone, media player, and water bottle.

Video: A Parallel Image

Video: A Parallel Image

HDTV it isn’t, but Gebhard Sengmüller’s A Parallel Image is as live as TV gets: 2,500 photoconductors on one side transmit your image through cables to 2,500 bulbs on the other side.

eBoy Amnesty Poster

eBoy Amnesty Poster

eBoy’s Amnesty Poster is part of the Poverty is Modern campaign, with 4 Euros of each poster donated to Amnesty International; it’s a disturbing, pixelated look at human rights issues.

Container City/Airport: Brink

Container City/Airport: Brink

Bethesda takes gaming to the cutting edge with Brink; the innovative FPS’ Container City and Airport trailers show off gameplay, with the latter focusing on the “smart button”.

FF XIII Shiva Bike

FF XIII Shiva Bike

Final Fantasy XIII’s ridiculously detailed Shiva Bike looks even hotter in real life with this 21″ transforming modelM by Kotobukiya; it includes two figures that combine into a single bike.

Funny: Google Blackmail

Funny: Google Blackmail

CollegeHumor’s Google Android Blackmail would be pretty ham-fisted if it weren’t so perfectly-timed; it was released the same day Google decided to extend personalized search to all.

Shuttle Ascent Video: Atlantis

Shuttle Ascent Video: Atlantis

Life is just awesomer with a soundtrack: NASA’s JSC remixes Space Shuttle Atlantis’ ascent video to eclectic music that is part BSG, part Lord of the Rings and part Lord of the Dance.

G-Shock GWF1000-1

G-Shock GWF1000-1

Part of Casio’s Master of G series, the G-Shock GWF1000-1 is a solar powered dive watch with 200 m water resistance, shock resistance, tide/moon graphs, and atomic timekeeping.

AA Gun: The Saboteur

AA Gun: The Saboteur

Nothing beats repurposing a giant gun, especially when it’s used to take out Nazis: this explosive AA Gun trailer for The Saboteur wraps up with a pair of big, blimpy bada-booms.

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