The summer is coming to an end soon, so that could mean only one thing… candy cane season is just around the corner! Don’t just go with those ordinary peppermint candy canes this year, do something a little different.
Have you ever wondered just how fast the AT-ATs in Star Wars can walk? Well according to Wookiepedia, the answer is a nice round number – 60 km/h, or about 37.3 mph. However, that just seems like an arbitrary figure somebody made up.
Growing up back in the 1970s, I remember going to the furniture store with my parents, and being hypnotized by those dual-layered mirrors that had lights built into them, creating a sort of infinite light effect.
Are you a fan of Nintendo’s Kirby games? Well how would you like a fan of Kirby, then? Your wish is my command. Actually, I had nothing to do with it. This Kirby of the Stars desk fan is the brainchild of SK Japan.
If you’ve ever spent time in Japan, you know there’s a certain love for vending machines in the nation that seems unequalled by any other place. From the moment you touch down at Tokyo Narita airport, there are numerous vending machines by the gates.
Over the years, the camera technology in vehicles has dramatically improved. We started out with rudimentary low-resolution backup cameras, and now we have crystal clear images with multiple views, guidelines, and radar sensors to detect obstacles.
Most of us are too young to remember when TV sets were made in wooden cabinets that basically were a standalone piece of furniture. While this was popular in the 1950s and 1960s, it largely died out by the mid 1970s.
There are few things more recognizable in the world of toys than a classic LEGO minifig. Sure, we’ve seen them dressed up in all kinds of costumes and color schemes, but at the end of the day, a minifig is a minifig.
The robot arms you see in most factories have a limited reach and they weigh several tons. The Giacometti Arm, however, can reach much further and extend over 65-feet. This is likely the longest robot arm ever.
Poké-maniacs, here’s one more unnecessary item for your vast collection of Pokémon merch – an official Pikachu fountain pen. The limited-edition pen features the classic Pikachu yellow and red color scheme, and will look great as ink hits the paper.
The first time I came across the concept of a robot dog was Doctor Who’s pet dog K-9, and then Rags, the talking dog in Woody Allen’s Sleeper. While both of these science fiction dogs were charming in their own ways, they’ve got nothing on the latest version of Sony’s Aibo robot companion, a true wonder of 21st-century engineering.
Over the years, R2-D2 has proven to be a highly versatile and useful droid. He can hack security systems, relay holographic transmissions, electrocute enemies, extinguish fires, and even serve cocktails to guests on Jabba’s sand barge.
Let’s face it, life as an action figure is hard. You just stand around all day, and occasionally somebody picks you up and bends your stiff joints to their whim. Their muscles have got to ache from all of that.
Do you imagine a world where humans and dinosaurs live in peace and harmony? I love that idea, but the Jurassic Park movies have taught me not to get my hopes up too much for friendly raptors and and brontosauri roaming the streets anytime soon.