The people at Marshmallow Fun Co spend ridiculous amounts of time thinking up projectile weapons for marshmallows. If you think that’s a cool job to have, check out this Bow and Mallow. It might not be the ideal weapon to survive the post-apocalyptic wastes, but if you like loosing marshmallows at unsuspecting neighbors, this is a sure bet.
Wow, what nice close ups of Terran units from Star Craft 2—you might be thinking this. Stop cos you’re thinking wrong. These aren’t close ups but very detailed hand made (yes) renditions of vehicles and aircraft from the popular strategy game, which is a religion in some countries (hint, hint).
Call it one of the worst submersibles ever made. Probably next to the “salt water enterprise” built in the late 19th century by an Irishman to sink a British warship. As shown in the picture, the Aqua Star USA AS2 is an underwater scooter that can seat two. Sure, the idea is novel. The vehicle, on the other hand, looks like an accident waiting to happen.
Looks real nice, huh? While it appears fit to wear, the craftsmanship and detail involved should discourage real use. Just admire it for the eye catching aesthetics, which include what looks like an 88 anti-tank gun plus some armor plate. Created by artist Phil Noto, this “battleship shoe” can float or shoot projectiles, but it does make for a cool geeky toy on your action figure closet.
We’re talking special edition pens, a legion of action figures, die cast models, baseballs, t-shirts, and lots of other stuff to clutter closets once Disney’s Star Tours ride kicks off soon. To hype the upcoming debut, Disney’s own Merchandise Manager made it all official in a blog post last week.
Unfortunately, the All Spark isn’t with us anymore, so no household appliances can be turned into robots, much less fellow humans. This didn’t stop the people behind the Hand Trux from introducing their latest gizmo—a hand powered pay loader arm. Woah!
Thanks to the geeks at RCsuperhero.com every Tom, Dick, and Homer can build a superhero mock up that flies like an RC plane. It’s heaps of pure joy and could very well inspire a few kids to become superheroes themselves. It’s relatively cheap too, costing a bit more if you purchase an entire kit.
With so much garbage floating in the ocean these days and forming small ‘islands,’ it’s a relief to learn about small time inventions like this new golf ball. A chemical engineering student from University of Maine created these lobster balls to address the problem of golf balls ending up in bodies of water (and choking alligators). The lobster shell ball is made of pulverized lobster shell and a couple of really cheap by products.
If you know a little Lego fan, they might like this concept Lego audio book reader, designed by Jonathan Robson. The design of the book reader is based on a LEGO helmet with a gold space visor, but acts as a headset designed for children to allow them to listen to audio and read along to books and comics.
Like Dr. Who? Like Chess? Then maybe an investment is waiting to happen—a £30 investment that is. Pictured below is an odd Dr. Who themed chess set populated by characters from series five. It’s currently available for pre-order and features all cast members from the telly program, including more than a couple of Tardis boxes.
Including elves. We meant that literally. What did the creatures/people who inhabit the fantasylands of our imaginings smell like? Some devout RPGers have come up with a whole line of scents to answer that question. If you’re wondering about orcs, forget it cos they reek worse than a pile of rotting onions. Yes, rotting onions. You wouldn’t.
If you are a big Minecraft fan you might like this board game display at San Jose State University that allows visitors to play Minecraft in real-life without the need for a computer at all.
The Minecraft board game is constructed of little paper cubes and even has tiny paper tools to help you with your constructions. Like the digital version, rare ore can be found underneath the surface with a little digging. It was also observed that already experienced Minecraft players that played the paper version, interestingly would go for the rare ores first, whilst new players would construct things from dirt, paper cubes.