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Archive for January 2015

Darth Vader Helmet Made of Gummy Bears

Darth Vader Helmet Made of Gummy Bears
Luke, I am your candy! Nooooooooo! I don’t want cavities! (Luke jumps.) This cool and tasty Darth Vader helmet made out of Gummy Bears was made by Crummy Gummy. It’s a 1:1 scale replica of Vader’s helmet and it took over 1,000 of the squishy candies, and an unspeakable amount of patience to complete.

Bud Light Posts Its Pac-Man Super Bowl Commercial Early

Bud Light Posts Its Pac-Man Super Bowl Commercial Early
A little while back, we spied some images of a life-size Pac-Man game set up for a Bud Light Super Bowl commercial. Now the full commercial has turned up on YouTube in advance of the big game.

Nothing to See Here but Sigourney Weaver Using a Flamethrower

Nothing to See Here but Sigourney Weaver Using a Flamethrower
The Alien series is one of those sci-fi/horror franchises that everyone knows is very creepy. The films introduced Sigourney Weaver as a badass and she got to fight those evil Xenomorphs with all sorts of weapons.

Darth Vader Toaster Force Brands your Bread

Darth Vader Toaster Force Brands your Bread
Last year we talked a bit about a Darth Vader toaster that had turned up and burned the Vader helmet and Star Wars logo onto your bread. Another Darth Vader toaster has turned up and this one looks a little different.

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes’ A.I. is a Smooth Criminal

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes’ A.I. is a Smooth Criminal
The term emergent gameplay or emergent narrative refers to occurrences in games that arise out of the interactions of their mechanics. Some are intentionally induced by game designers, as with the open-ended gameplay of sandbox games or the multiple solutions offered by Scribblenauts.

James Patterson Offers $294,038 Self-destructing Book

James Patterson Offers $294,038 Self-destructing Book
I like to read, and while I certainly like sci-fi books as much as the next geek, I really like action novels like the Mitch Rapp series. If you like to read James Patterson, the author’s latest book called Private Vegas is available with a couple of strange twists.

Rainbow Batman Action Figure Set: The ROYGBIV Knight

Rainbow Batman Action Figure Set: The ROYGBIV Knight
Published in March 1957, Detective Comics Vol. 1 #241 is also known as the Rainbow Batman issue. In the comic book, Bruce Wayne wore different colored Batsuits including a rainbow-striped suit. DC Comics made a prototype set of action figures based on Bruce’s garish suits but held off on mass producing the toys.

Loch Ness Monster Ladle Won’t Make a Loch Mess in the Kitchen

Loch Ness Monster Ladle Won’t Make a Loch Mess in the Kitchen
Now you can have your own Nessie sighting right on your stovetop thanks to this Loch Ness Monster soup server from Animi Causa.

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition Has a Remote Controlled Claptrap and a Long Ass Name

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition Has a Remote Controlled Claptrap and a Long Ass Name
2K Games is giving Xbox One and PS4 owners one heck of a deal with its Borderlands: The Handsome Collection. It consists of remastered versions of Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel plus all of their currently released DLC, all for the price of one game.

Zboard 2 Electric Skateboard Cruises up to 24 miles Per Charge

Zboard 2 Electric Skateboard Cruises up to 24 miles Per Charge
The original Zboard electric skateboard showed up in 2012. Fast forward a few years and we now have the new Zboard 2. The Zboard 2 is better all around than the original and comes in two versions, the Zboard 2 Blue and the Zboard 2 Pearl.

Dreamcast Controller with Built-in Display: Vii U

Dreamcast Controller with Built-in Display: Vii U
One of the Dreamcast’s most unique features was its Visual Memory Unit (VMU). The VMU plugged into the Dreamcast controller to serve as a memory card, but it also had a tiny monochrome display that was used as a second screen in some games.

Insanely Hydrophobic Metal Makes Water Drops Bounce Right Off

Insanely Hydrophobic Metal Makes Water Drops Bounce Right Off
We all want gadgets that are able to survive the occasional splash or spill without shorting out and turning into useless bricks. A group of researchers at the University of Rochester have created a new metal that they have dubbed “superhydrophobic.”

Exploding Kittens: An Explosive New Card Game

Exploding Kittens: An Explosive New Card Game
Exploding Kittens is a new strategic card game by Matthew Inman, creator of The Oatmeal, along with his buddies Elan Lee and Shane Small. It is up for funding on Kickstarter right now. In fact, it reached it’s funding goal in just 20 minutes after being launched.

Idiots Are Still Making “123456” and “Password” the Most Popular Passwords

Idiots Are Still Making “123456” and “Password” the Most Popular Passwords
What’s the first thing any article about web safety or well-meaning but overbearing authority figure tells you? It’s usually that you shouldn’t use “123456” or “password” as your password. That said, the most popular passwords are still “123456” and “password.”

These Miniature Pinball Machines Are Adorable

These Miniature Pinball Machines Are Adorable
Even though I would love to, I am not rich enough to have a fleet of pinball machines in my home. However, thanks to Etsy artist PinballArcade, I can have some cool miniatures on my desk.

Firefly Funko Pop! Vinyl Figures Lack River

Firefly Funko Pop! Vinyl Figures Lack River
If you are a fan of Firefly, you might recall a while back we mentioned that Funko was working on a line of its Pop! action figures featuring the crew of the Serenity. It’s been a couple of years now since we talked about those action figures and you can now buy them on ThinkGeek for $9.99 each.

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