While we don’t recommend hoarding anything with an expiration date, you can rest assured that scalpers will be lining up outside of supermarkets nationwide to get their hands on these limited edition cookies. They are officially called “Cookie Rarity Scheme,” and these Pokémon x Oreo cookies pay tribute to some of the most beloved characters from the franchise, complete with 16 unique cookie embossed designs. You’ll find Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, and more. Read more for a short video and additional information.
Former NASA engineer is back at it again, and this time, he wanted to beat one of his previous records. That’s right, last year he built the world’s tallest elephant toothpaste volcano that managed to hit 60-feet in height, and now approximately 12-months later, a new one is ready to take that crown. Unlike its predecessor, this one has a concrete base holding down five-tons of “bomb proof” steel. Read more for the video and additional information.
Engineer Shane Wighton has built a real-life aimbot in the form of an auto-aiming bow. One of the challenges was overcoming the fact that the arrow travels in a curved path through the air, which means that human archers must first visualize where a moving target will be before they fire. Another issue was the timing, since that also needs to be as accurate as possible for the arrow to actually strike the target. Read more for a video to see how everything came together.
The Playmobil Back to the Future DeLorean is a must have for fans of the series, and you can get one for $29.71 shipped (in stock soon – order now to lock in price), today only, originally $49.99. Not only does it have the iconic gull-wing doors that can open and the wheels that turn, but it also features a flux capacitor as well as a dashboard time-travel display. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
In the comic books, vibranium absorbs the energy transferred to Captain America’s shield, yet still allows the shield to transfer its energy out, redirecting it with little loss. However, this material does not exist in real-life, so one comic book fanatic had to get creative to build a real-life version that actually bounces. To start, the shield itself is made of carbon fiber with a fiberglass ring to provide bounce while keeping maximum strength. Read more for a video and a few bonuses.
LEGO fan Steve Guinness from Chester, UK designed the new LEGO Ideas (21327) Typewriter set, and it’s based on a contemporary typewriter model used by the LEGO Group founder Ole Kirk Christiansen. Not only does this 2,079-piece set replicate the function and tactility of a classic typewriter, but it boasts a center typebar that rises each time a letter key is pressed, linked to the carriage which moves across as you type, as well as a platen roller that real paper can be fed into. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Avengers Campus is set to open this Friday (June 4th) at Disney California Adventure and the grand opening ceremony just took place tonight. This new themed area takes the place previously occupied by A Bug’s Land and will include the following attractions: Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission Breakout!, Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Dance Off!, Heroic Encounters, Web Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure, Ancient Sanctum, and Avengers Headquarters attractions. Read more for three videos and additional information.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Lucasfilm, the LEGO Group today unveiled a new R2-D2 construction set that consists of 2,314-pieces. Not just any set, this one includes the droid’s unique retractable mid-leg, rotating head, periscope and several hidden tools including a lightsaber hilt concealed within a secret compartment in its head. When fully built, it’s perfect when displayed with right next to the set’s exclusive minifigure version of the iconic droid as well as a special Lucasfilm 50th anniversary LEGO brick. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on review, and additional information.
An engineer who goes by “JT” online has been fascinated by the grappling hooks used by Batman and other superheroes in movies. So, he went on to build his very own, and it wasn’t easy, since the entire process took over a year. What he ended up with was a aluminum chassis that packs a powerful 10,000W skateboard motor, attached to a custom-built grappling hook. The hook itself is propelled using 12g CO2 cartridges, operated by an an analogue throttle wheel controlled with your thumb. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Star Wars fans already know that the Razor Crest was a gunship used by the Mandalorian bounty hunter Din Djarin, but prior to the rise of the Galactic Empire, it served as a military patrol craft. This famous gunship was used in the search for the child named Grogu, and continued to use it on the quest to find Grogu’s species in 9 ABY. Well, a fan of the series, Ayaal, and some friends, decided to create a life-sized replica of the ship. Read more for two videos and additional information.