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Archive for October 2013

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Trailer Debuts

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Trailer Debuts
I have some fond memories from my childhood watching the Captain America series in reruns on television during the summer. I will admit though, Captain America is probably my least favorite of the Avengers and I thought the first Captain America movie was a little too cartoonish compared to the quality of other Marvel superhero films.

Pola Roll: Greatest Toilet Paper Dispenser Ever

Pola Roll: Greatest Toilet Paper Dispenser Ever
While you’re sitting on the pot, the last thing you want to see aimed at your butt is a camera. But in this case, I’ll make an exception. Yes, what you’re looking at here is a toilet paper roll holder made to look like an old Polaroid Land 1000 instant camera.
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A $50 Padded Muscle Shirt Beats Exercise

A $50 Padded Muscle Shirt Beats Exercise
Eating right? Exercising? Forget that. Just get yourself a cool muscle shirt from Funkybod. These fake muscle tops are for wearing under another shirt so that you can look ripped and awesome without any health food or exercise.

FireFly: Compact Camper That Fits in a Pickup Truck Bed

FireFly: Compact Camper That Fits in a Pickup Truck Bed
Garrett Finney used to work for NASA designing living spaces on the International Space Station. So naturally he is a smart guy. You have to be to work for NASA. In 2009, he left to build lightweight campers.

Darth Vader and Stormtrooper Car Seat Covers: May the Force Be with Your Ford

Darth Vader and Stormtrooper Car Seat Covers: May the Force Be with Your Ford
These Star Wars car seat covers will give you another excuse to play the Imperial March on your car stereo. Now you can turn your car into a poster child for the Dark Side of the Force.

Cute Cthulhu Scuplture = Cuteulhu?

Cute Cthulhu Scuplture = Cuteulhu?
If you hang around these parts much you know that there are a few topics we are particularly enamored with. We like our LEGOs, cosplay, video game stuff, and Cthulhu. I’d go so far as to say Cthulhu is probably one of the most covered topics here.

LEGO Brick Ring: If You Like It Then You Shoulda Put a Minifig on It

LEGO Brick Ring: If You Like It Then You Shoulda Put a Minifig on It
So you’ve purchased your Ron Burgundy minifig, and you’re wondering how to show it off, right? Well, all you need is a LEGO-compatible brick ring, and you’ll be all set. Well ask, and ye shall receive. This nifty LEGO-inspired ring comes from designer FORMA Laboratory, and is made using a 3D-printing or a 3D-printed casting, depending on the material you choose.

Guy Building Giant Star Destroyer

Guy Building Giant Star Destroyer
Damn. This dude is building a giant Super Star Dreadnought ‘Assertor’ that is made out of hand-carved styrene and some 3D printing. You know he is serious too. Just look at the state of that room.

Goldee App Unlocks Hidden Potential of Philips Hue Bulbs

Goldee App Unlocks Hidden Potential of Philips Hue Bulbs
I really love having Philips Hue lights in my house. If I could, I’d do the whole house, but for now, I’ve only got my media room/arcade/mancave and my foyer done up with the colorful remote-controlled LED bulbs.

What Do Ron Burgundy, Sheriff Rick and Dexter Have in Common? They’re all Minifigs!

What Do Ron Burgundy, Sheriff Rick and Dexter Have in Common? They’re all Minifigs!
Looking to upgrade your LEGO minifig collection with some new characters? Look no further than miniBIGS for their latest custom minifigs made in the likeness of various pop culture icons. For starters, we have this awesome minifig of the mustachioed Ron Burgundy from Anchorman.

Google Nexus 5 Concept Makes You Wish It Were Already Released

Google Nexus 5 Concept Makes You Wish It Were Already Released
Apple has finally announced the iPad Air (aka iPad 5) and the iPad Mini retina, and as expected, the blogosphere is completely abuzz about it. I think it’s exciting news, but ever since I made the switch from iOS to Android, I find myself anticipating what Google comes up with more than Apple.

JAXA Test Fires Space Cannon It Plans on Firing at Asteroid

JAXA Test Fires Space Cannon It Plans on Firing at Asteroid
The Japanese space agency known as JAXA has announced that it has conducted a test of its space cannon that will be used to remotely fire a 4-pound metal projectile into the surface of an asteroid.

Grumpy Cat is Every Disney Princess

Grumpy Cat is Every Disney Princess
Prepare to have all your favorite memories from childhood invaded by none other than Grumpy Cat. She’s a huge sensation on the interwebs and people young and old recognize her as the cat from “that meme.”

Mass Effect Normandy Baby Stroller: Reaper Babies Watch out!

Mass Effect Normandy Baby Stroller: Reaper Babies Watch out!
It’s never too early to get your child into video games. You could seat them beside you as you play, dress them up like your favorite video game characters, even create flash cards that teach them about games and heroes.

LEGO Monsters vs. Mecha Dioramas: Pacific Bricks

LEGO Monsters vs. Mecha Dioramas: Pacific Bricks
Hobby Inside is a South Korean professional LEGO building crew. They make multi-layered and very detailed LEGO dioramas for display. While most of their work depict cities and landscapes, they also have a handful of dioramas that feature monsters and mechas duking it out on a wrecked city, like this unmistakable nod to Pacific Rim:

Laser Maze Logic Game: Pew-zle

Laser Maze Logic Game: Pew-zle
Thanks to one of my friends’ addiction to board games – we call him the chairman of the board now – I’ve rediscovered how fun they can be. While the best board games often pit you against your buddies – Game of Thrones, Cosmic Encounter, King of Tokyo – there are also a handful of awesome cooperative games, such as the infuriating Pandemic. 
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