CNC machines have been around for decades, but the past few years have seen the rise of CNC machines for small-scale or personal use. If you’re interested in learning how exactly these machines work, check out MotionKit.
Growing up, my uncle was always buying fancy stuff that hardly anyone had in the early ’80s. He had a gigantic video camera that required you to wear a VCR on your hip. He had the first microwave oven I ever saw.
I’ve never wondered how Darth Vader bathes; I would assume it would be in a dark room with dark towels since he was on the Dark Side of the Force.
With this Light Side/Dark Side towel, you can decide each morning which side you will butter your toast on.
Your current pair of scissors? Throw them out right now. There is a new pair in town – katana-bladed samurai scissors! This pair of Oda Nobunaga Scissors by Nikken Cutlery is designed to look like powerful Japanese warlord Oda Nobunaga’s sword, except they are more practical for everyday use.
An unstoppable force meets an adorable object in Good Smile Company’s Nendoroid of Saitama, from the hilarious manga and anime series One Punch Man.
The ~4″ figure comes with two heads, one with his standard bored expression and the other with the stereotypical intense anime face.
Remember the rusty garage that turned up briefly in Fallout 4’s announcement trailer? LEGO builder Pierre made a LEGO replica and it is fantastically detailed. Pretty large too. It looks like he captured the scene perfectly – just click on the image below to see it in all it’s glory:
This whole diorama is five feet wide and almost two feet high, so this isn’t minifigure-scale.
Acton is showing off some cool new skates that are now available to pre-order. Rocket Skates might be a misleading name – they’re not actually propelled by rockets, and that is probably a good thing. The battery-powered R5 Rocket Skates look a bit like wheelchairs for your feet and are sure to get you noticed.
If the First Order stormtrooper’s duck-faced helmet isn’t your thing, perhaps Anovos can tempt you to part with your cash in exchange for the worn down mask of the mysterious Kylo Ren. Imagine if he turned out to be Adam Sackler.
You probably remember the 1998 movie Big, where Tom Hanks played on a giant electronic piano keyboard at the F.A.O. Schwarz toy store in New York City. Everyone knows it. It’s a classic scene that people love.
You can buy a motorized skateboard if you want, but your choice of decks is limited to whatever the brand is offering. But what if you want to put a motor on your favorite deck? Well Mellow Drive will let you do just that.
It may sound like an anti-fungal cream, but Canadian company Calimacil actually specializes in LARP weapons, armor and accessories. The company has recently developed a lightsaber that can emit lights and sounds but is safe to use, thanks in part to the translucent foam that they use for the blade.
What you see here is the most spectacular Halo Needler replica that you can actually buy. This thing comes from NECA Toys and was made with help from Microsoft and 343 Studios using the actual 3D models from the game.
…though he may be too smart for the job. Celebrity dog Winston the White Corgi attacked Halloween dressed up in a slick stormtrooper costume, complete with a hilarious mask.
If he can look cute in that snouty mask I’m sure he’ll be awesome as Spider-Ham too.