Japanese toymaker Union Creative presents a sweet 6″ articulated action figure based on the character “Beat” from the brilliantly illustrated, cel-shaded Dreamcast game series Jet Set Radio. While we wait for these to ship, here’s a little music to pass the time.
Effie is an upcoming robotic ironing machine. It uses contact heat, steam or both to remove wrinkles on clothing. It can iron one garment in 3 minutes and can be loaded with up to 12 items at once. So why are we still ironing? Because the robot will sell for about $920.
While most of the videos on the Internet that involve thermite end up destroying stuff, The Backyard Scientist decided to use the extremely hot concoction to fire a crucible for casting a sword. The result isn’t the most attractive looking thing, but still an effective weapon.
Kidrobot’s Madballs revival continues with a set of sweet blind-boxed enamel pins. The set consists of 20 characters, including originals such as Screamin Meemie, Oculus Orbus, and Horn Head. The set also includes Bot Head, a Madballs version of Kidrobot’s mascot.
If Doc Ock had a pet, it would be this. This fantastical desk clock was inspired by a mix of octopi, marine timepieces, and The Abyss. It features eight articulated legs and a rotating glass sphere for its body which houses the clock’s movement. Limited to 150 pieces total.
Maker The Q’s latest (and possibly greatest) build is a larger than life, fully-articulated LEGO minifig costume you can build yourself using cardboard and hot glue. With more than two weeks left until Halloween, you should have plenty of time to make yours.
Pocket83’s marble sorting machine uses two bars that get slightly wider apart, such that rolling marbles over them will cause smaller ones to fall earlier than the larger ones. Not only does it make a soothing sound, it also does a great job of visualizing the bell curve.
(PG-13: Language, Gore) CineFix summon the Halloween spirit by listing some of the most popular horror movie tropes as well as some stellar examples. There’s the classic location, the person whom you just know is going to make it until the end, and… behind you!
PCS Collectibles’ latest Street Fighter statue. The Sagat statue is 36.5″ tall and has three variants. The standard has no extra parts; the Emperor of Muay Thai has an extra head and torso. The Victory EX looks more like a traditional kickboxer and also has extra parts.
(PG-13) Videogamedunkey talks about the video game industry’s never ending quest for beautiful, detailed, or realistic graphics. While it is mainly a visual medium, the quality of a game’s graphics – and all other aspects – should be second to the quality of its gameplay.
An affordable home security solution. The Ring Protect Kit comes with a base station, a keypad, a contact sensor and a motion detector. Additional contact sensors cost $20 each, and extra motion detectors cost $30 each. It also works with other Ring security cameras.
Caloosa Tactical makes this wallet from sturdy Kydex – the same stuff used to make knife and gun holsters. It holds 8 to 10 credit cards and has a built in clip which can be used to hold bills or attach it to your belt. Available in orange, black, blue, red, and Punisher.
Auto Fabrica’s Gaz and Bujar Muharremi are masters of elegant silhouettes – even at small scale. Made for Gaz’s son, the Type 0.1 has an old Franco Morini engine, a frame and wheels from 1970’s minibikes, and custom rear shocks, seat and exhaust. More on BikeEXIF.