Enthusiastic tinkerer and professional lunatic Colin Furze is at it again. As part of a promotion for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Colin made an actual arm gauntlet device that boasts a knife, taser, and, a working retractable rocket launcher. As with most of his creations, it’s dangerous as hell. See it in action in the videos below. [click to continue…]
Disney and cosplay get a vintage twist thanks to this awesomely curated collection by Unique Vintage.
There are so many different items that being able to mix and match to create your own perfect vintage Disney look is a snap. They also have regular and plus sizes, so there’s something for everyone. One thing’s for sure. You’ll always have an outfit for Dapper Day. Check out more designs below. [click to continue…]
We discovered some pretty cute fashions for Studio Ghibli’s Howl’s Moving Castle over at Hot Topic, and there’s plenty of love for Calcifer to be had.
Men’s and women’s tees, bags, mugs, throws, a hat…even a Calficer coin purse. I want so much of this stuff! Check out more pieces from the collection below. [click to continue…]
Takayas Custom Jewelry recently created a pair of wedding rings for two diehard Legend of Zelda fans named Megan and Jonathan. Majora’s Mask was a childhood favorite, so they decided that their rings should mimic the Clock Tower. Both rings feature an incredible amount of detail—look closely and you’ll spot Anju’s Moon Mask and Kafei’s Sun Mask on Megan’s ring. Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]
If you’re the kind of person that will only go to a certain grocery store because it accepts payments from your smartphone/watch (like me), we have some good news for you. The Visa-powered NFC payment ring is now available for anyone to order (apparently, this is the same ring that was given to Olympic athletes in Rio. It was also the subject of a successful Kickstarter campaign earlier this year).
It’s another chance to be ahead of the curve. And, if I’m honest, a ring seems like a more convenient way to make payments when compared to a phone or a watch.
Beyond payments, the ring can also be used to unlock your phone, unlock NFC-enabled door locks and share digital info. The ring is available for pre-order now and is expected to ship sometime this December.
NFC Ring: ($53.00)
If you’re a Super Mario Bros. fan that is both punctual and prosperous, then this watch by Swiss watchmaker Romain Jerome might be for you.
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Jerome will only make 85 of these Mario-themed watches, and they’ll be available this month during the “World Watch Fair” at the main Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi store in Tokyo. As for the price, expect to drop ¥2,700,000—which is roughly $27,000. [click to continue…]
Etsy seller KaztielKrafts makes an adorable line of trinket boxes that draw inspiration from Ghostbusters, Firefly, The Neverending Story, Zelda, Sherlock and more.
Needless to say, these would be a fun place to store your jewelry—and most of them won’t break the bank. The ghost trap version above is only $16.50. Check out more examples below. [click to continue…]
We’ve seen the exploding TARDIS design from the Doctor Who episode The Pandorica Opens incorporated into everything from dresses to shoes, but this kimono variation may be my favorite. It’s also available in plus sizes!
Doctor Who Exploding TARDIS Kimono ($29-$39)
With the rather appropriately named Whoa Board, you can transform any electro-luminescient (EL) material into a touch sensor! This open source and Arduino IDE compatible platform can easily be stitched into an item of clothing to make integrated EL paint, panels, tape, or wire touch/movement sensitive.
In other words, you can create a jacket that lights up as you move your arms, or pants that light up as you walk. There are even potential VR applications. Check out the project video below for more details. [click to continue…]
If you got swept up in the happy Chewbacca phenomenon, but have since recovered, you might be getting a little bored with that electronic mask you probably paid waaaay too much for. What to do, what to do…
The answer, of course, is to hack the crap out of it so that it will emit the sound of your choice. It’s actually pretty easy. All you need to do is swap out the original sound board for an Audio FX Sound Board loaded up with your favorite sounds. See how it’s done in the video below. [click to continue…]