If there’s one guy on the internet that we love around here, it’s master of all things slingshot, Joerg Sprave. The man has built all kinds of crazy rubber band powered weapons, and his latest is pretty great.
You might recall that last week I ran across a cool LEGO creation that was perfect for my little girl. It was pink and used the girl-focused LEGO Friends sets to make a cool mech. Here’s another LEGO creation using one of those Friends figures – this time to recreate Major Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell, along with a Think Tank – made from regular LEGO bits.
Masashi Kishimoto, creator of one of the most, if not the most popular manga and animé series in recent years, has teamed up with collectible toy maker Medicom to create the Naruto Shippuden Be@rbrick 400% and 100% limited edition toys.
A few Japanese dudes decided to spend three years working on this project in their spare time. The end result is a great-looking replica of the famed Robotech Cyclone motorcycle. I have to say that it looks stellar and reminds me a lot of the series.
We’ve featured a couple of geeky takes on the periodic table of elements, and I’m sure there are more lurking around on the Internet. But this version is a bit more special than the other ones I’ve seen, and not just because it features my favorite Sci-Fi staple – robots!
Neon Genesis Evangelion is still quite watchable after all these years. Heck, I watched them as recently as two years ago and they were pretty fun. Now it seems that all of you anime geeks will be able to fulfill your dream of staying in an Evangelion-themed hotel room.
If you love Miyazaki’s animes, then you’ll love the fact that the gigantic robot from Laputa: Castle in the Sky can be seen in Tokyo, at the Ghibli Museum (FR).
Apparently, this robot is life-sized, meaning that it’s quite huge.
I was pretty sad when they announced plans to take down the 60-foot Gundam statue that was erected last year in Tokyo. Luckily, Bandai recently announced that they were going to put it up again in Shizuoka, 125 miles west of Tokyo.
deviantART member ricepuppet does Wii and Xbox 360 paint jobs. As proof of his skills, he painted his own Xbox 360 along with the controllers, using the manga and anime character Keroro Gunso (Sgt. Frog) as his theme.
Anime fans are no doubt familiar with fansubs – short for ‘fan-subtitled’ – unauthorized translations of anime. The Japanese language isn’t the easiest language to master (is there a rank of that somewhere?), and so the quality of fansubs vary depending on the, well, fans.
Remember that fabulous Gundam statue from Tokyo? It was originally erected to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the animated series. Well, it’s coming back better than ever! With a lightsaber, need I say more?
I finally got a chance to see Coraline a few weeks back, and was completely blown away by the incredible things that could be done with miniature models and stop-motion animation. While you probably won’t be able to live up to Henry Selick’s amazing work with this little desktop toy, you can at least dip your feet in the shallow end of the stop-motion pool.
We’ve featured some fun bento box creations on the site over the years, but they’re clearly the works of master food artisans with tons of time on their hands. Now thanks to this new gizmo from Japan, you can make your own funny lunches without any such skills.
Leiji Matsumoto is known in many circles as one of the founding fathers of anime and manga, creating science fiction classics like Space Battleship Yamoto and Galaxy Express 999. Now his unique futuristic style has found a home in an unlikely host – this dramatic watch.