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These Superheroes Have Got Your Books Covered

These Superheroes Have Got Your Books Covered
When Superman’s not busy saving the world from impending doom, he’s out and about making sure that people’s books don’t fall or topple over. At least, that’s what it seems like with Israeli design studio Artori Design’s brand-spankin’ new Book and Hero bookend.

Huge LEGO Optimus Prime Really Transforms

Huge LEGO Optimus Prime Really Transforms
This awesome LEGO creation comes from Mad Physicist. It is a fully transforming Optimus Prime at 1/22 scale. Fans will know right away that the design was based on the movie version of the leader of the Autobots.
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Star Wars Aroma Ornaments: Eau bi Wan

Star Wars Aroma Ornaments: Eau bi Wan
Use the oils, Luke. Made with the help of Kotobukiya Japan, Library Design’s Bibliotheque Blanc Star Wars Aroma Ornaments traveled from far, far away to freshen up your room. These are passive aroma diffusers made of ceramic.

LEGO-compatible Artificial Arm: LEGOpunk

LEGO-compatible Artificial Arm: LEGOpunk
We’ve seen how superhero-themed children’s prosthetics can benefit their wearers beyond just giving them a functioning limb. Industrial Design student Carlos Arturo Torres also recognized that artificial limbs can turn a disability into an opportunity for children to play, learn and gain confidence, so he partnered with CIREC and LEGO to create Iko.

Recycled Plastic Roads are Green and Promise Fewer Potholes

Recycled Plastic Roads are Green and Promise Fewer Potholes
We all have that one road that we have to drive on that is in terrible condition. The potholes make you think your car is falling apart or ripples in the pavement feel like a rollercoaster.

Restaurant M Makes Fancy Meals from McDonald’s Foods

Restaurant M Makes Fancy Meals from McDonald’s Foods
Growing up, my mom was a terrible cook, it was all microwave or deep fried. Thanks to that, I learned to cook at a very young age and I still like to be in the kitchen to this day.

TIE Fighter Music Box: The Empire Strikes Chords

TIE Fighter Music Box: The Empire Strikes Chords
Watchmakers MB&F created this TIE fighter-themed music box with an an amazing eye toward craftsmanship – and debt. You see, it will cost you almost $20,000. On each side of this mechanical marvel, there is a roller dotted with over 1,400 tiny pins that have each been assembled by hand into 1,400 tiny drill holes.

3D Printed Kripparrian Hearthstone Card: How Good is 3D Printing?

3D Printed Kripparrian Hearthstone Card: How Good is 3D Printing?
Hey guys how’s it going 3D printed Kripparrian here. Ricardo Salomao and Simone Fontana, known together as 3DNA, made this cool figurine for video game streamer, tutor and commentator Kripparrian, who of course is currently focused on Hearthstone.

Banana-shaped, Closed Source Arduino: WTFDuino

Banana-shaped, Closed Source Arduino: WTFDuino
Programmer and electronic engineer Calum Knott fancies himself to be a reverse Steve Jobs. While Jobs championed simplicity and ease of use, Calum thinks microcontrollers are too sensible. So he undesigned the Arduino into the WTFDuino.

LEGO Soapbox Racer Batmobile

LEGO Soapbox Racer Batmobile
One thing that you can say about the UK’s Red Bull Soapbox Race is that it always inspires a lot of creative hand-made racing machines. This LEGO Batmobile outdoes the rest. This is the racer of the awesomely named Team You Gotham Be Kidding Me.

Creepy Japanese Samurai Statue is Made of Dead Bugs

Creepy Japanese Samurai Statue is Made of Dead Bugs
I’ve seen plenty of things over the years out of Japan that made me say “WTF?” After all, this is the country where USB-powered things for magnifying your pimples are sold. I don’t think I have ever seen anything that makes me go “WTF?” and “NOPE.” with as much verve as this statue.

Ghostbusters Set Pic Shows off New Cast and Ecto-1

Ghostbusters Set Pic Shows off New Cast and Ecto-1
The film that most reminds me of the ’80s is one that I don’t get much call to talk about. We see plenty of Back to the Future or Star Wars stuff around here, but out of all those ’80s flicks the one that reminds me most of childhood is Ghostbusters.

Giveaway: Win This Awesome Solar System Bracelet or Planetary Cufflinks

Giveaway: Win This Awesome Solar System Bracelet or Planetary Cufflinks
We recently featured some awesome solar system jewelry by Lost in Space Jewelry. Now, we’ve teamed up with Melissa Adams, the artist behind the collection to give away a couple of her very special pieces. Two lucky readers will end up winning a prize from her collection.

R2-D2 Bluetooth Speakerphone Doesn’t Just Pair with Droid Phones

R2-D2 Bluetooth Speakerphone Doesn’t Just Pair with Droid Phones
R2-D2, it is you! It is you! I’m not sure why it took this long, but if you need a droid to use as a speakerphone, here is the Star Wars R2-D2 Bluetooth Speakerphone. Put it on your X-Wing themed desk and take calls.

Solar Paper Thin & Light Charger: Diet Solar

Solar Paper Thin & Light Charger: Diet Solar
Portable solar cells are notoriously slow to charge compared to external batteries, but you might not mind if you get the Solar Paper. Yolk says its device is the world’s thinnest and lightest solar charger, and you can connect multiple units together to increase their output and reduce charging time.

An Action Figure Based on an Alien Based on a Dog from a Video Game Based on a Movie

An Action Figure Based on an Alien Based on a Dog from a Video Game Based on a Movie
A few weeks back I talked a bit about a new action figure that had turned up that was a Predator based on the creature from a video game that popped up in the ’90s. If you like collecting action figures of monsters based on video games that are based on films, you will want this to go with that Predator figure.
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