A beautiful screen-printed perpetual wall calendar. It uses three rotating disks that indicate the day, month and date. It comes in black, white, red and purple; 25% of the proceeds from the latter go to Pro-Literacy Detroit. Also available from Schoolhouse.
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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.
“Ryūjin no ken wo kurae!” After debuting with Tracer, Japan’s Max Factory continues its series of 6″ Overwatch action figures with the game’s resident cyborg ninja. The Genji action figure comes with a katana, a wakizashi, translucent shuriken and various interchangeable hands.
Bloodborne’s nameless protagonist finds his way into the waking world as an action figure. Max Factory’s Figma Hunter is about 6″ tall and comes with a Hunter Blundberbuss and a transformable Saw Cleaver. Order it from Good Smile to get a bonus Messengers figure.
“The class is Pain 101. Your instructor is Casey Jones.” NECA is releasing a life-size replica of the mask used by actor Elias Koteas when he played Casey Jones in the 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. It’s made of ABS plastic and has adjustable straps.
Jaybird is known for having great-sounding and well-priced workout earphones. Its first fully wireless product is no different. The Run offers easy but powerful sound customization. It’s water-resistant, lasts 4h per charge and comes with a charging case that adds 8h of runtime.
In early 2017, protest artist Banksy opened The Walled Off Hotel, an actual hotel right in front of the infamous West Bank barrier. Now it has a gift shop where you can get miniatures of graffiti on the wall, t-shirts, and a mug with the hotel’s slogan: “The Worst View in the World.”
Creepy Candles‘ signature product is a realistic and life-sized hand-shaped candle. As it burns, the blood red wax inside melts and reveals a metal skeleton hand. Thankfully, you don’t have to worry about smelling burnt flesh, because the candle has a pleasant scent.
Sphero follows up its neat BB-8 droid with R2-D2 and BB-9E (a new character that will appear in Star Wars: The Last Jedi). The R2-D2 toy has a built-in speaker for its trademark bleeps and bloops, while the BB-9E toy has the same fascinating spherical body as BB-8.
Fill up your favorite protein lover’s belly with the delicious jerkies and nuts in Man Crates’ Caveman Crate. It comes with buffalo, beef, turkey, and venison jerky, along with tasty butter toffee almonds and chili citrus cashews, all packed in a sturdy wood crate.
Specdrums are electronic rings that let you map notes or sounds to any color around you. You can wear them, put them on sticks, and more. Their app lets you map colors to a variety of instruments as well as your own sounds. You can also use Specdrums with other MIDI apps.