If you absolutely, positively must wear a gas mask, you might as well do it with extreme style and panache.
Artist Tom Banwell works with leather and resin to make rayguns, helmets, and absolutely incredible masks like this one.
Back in 2007 Optoma released the HD80 1080p projector. It’s initial price was a whopping $3,000 (USD), but actually it was one of the cheapest in its class. Think about that for a moment. Now think of the quality and size of a $1,000 HDTV nowadays.
Visual novels aren’t quite the same deal in the west as they are in Japan, which is why we don’t get incredible titles like 428. Occasionally, however, some developer throws us a bone, and this time, it’s in the shape of Bionic Heart.
I found this great time capsule image over on Flickr earlier today…
I’m not sure where Flickr contributor Rotin managed to dig up this postcard image, but I can’t believe there was actually a Pac-Man Land attraction at the Six Flags Over Texas theme park back in the 1980s, and I never got to go.
As a child, 20-year old Wu Zhongyuan dreamed of owning a flying machine. It seems that in his hometown Luoyang, in central China’s Henan province, some people, including him, had to “climb mountains” to get to their school.
Elevators have become a common fixture in urban environments. People don’t really acknowledge them anymore; we just pass through them to get somewhere else. Kind of like the Midwest. I’m kidding. But anyone who goes to advertising company Dubois meets Frogger‘s Antwerp office will definitely take note of the building’s warehouse elevator.
The Tanooki suit was just one of the many charms of Super Mario Bros. 3, but the real thing ain’t got nothing on this amigurumi version. Mario’s never looked so adorable.
Just look at that. Totally better than the original.
Western Digital recently introduced the Essential SE edition of their popular My Passport USB-powered external hard drives. The My Passport Essential SE comes in two sizes, 750GB and 1TB, with the same slim and simple case as the other My Passport drives.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, lightsabers were used to eat Asian delicacies. No, not really. But now you can. As long as you live in Japan, that is.
These new ChopSaver chopsticks from Kotobukiya are modeled after miniature lightsabers, and are perfect for picking up dumplings, noodles or barbecued Ewok.
Looking for a nice little time-waster this weekend? PixelPop is a quirky little Flash game that should burn at least 5 minutes of your spare time.
The objective of PixelPop is simple. You just stand there in your hot pink Japanese super hero leotard, gyrating your hips to the music.
Next time you’re standing in line at the checkout getting ready to pay for your Pop Tarts and Red Bull, why not pony up your pennies in retro-geek style.
These handmade 3.5-inch floppy coin purses by BraveMoonman (she also makes some awesome felt calculator watches) are perfect for keeping your spare change from rattling around your bag.
Lisa over at Boing Boing Gadgets just spotted these ridiculous furry cat ear headphones from Japanese gadget maker Thanko.
There’s not a whole lot to say about them, other than the fact nobody I know would never be caught dead wearing them.
Mario and all his friends are ready to take on King Bowser and his Queen Koopa in this Super Mario collector’s edition chess set from USAopoly.
The chess set includes 32 hand-painted figurines from the classic Nintendo video game series including Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Toad, 1-up mushroom, Bowser, Bowser Jr.,
Would you survive a zombie attack? If the tech catches up to the idea, ARhrrrr might help you find out just how well-equipped you’d be. ARhrrrr is an Augmented Reality Game, currently in concept form, that aims to tirn smart phones into a window on the zombie apocalypse.
I’m undecided on the custom My Little Pony phenomenon. Every time I want to like it, I see something completely outrageous like these Silent Hill ponies. Pyramid Head does not inspire love in me. Well, maybe a little, in a twisted way.