Sony Electronics unveiled their newest premium direct view LED, the modular Crystal LED C-series (ZRD-C12A/C15A) with high contrast and B-series (ZRD-B12A/B15A) with high brightness. Both of them are available in two pixel pitch sizes (P1.26mm and P1.58mm) to suit different installation needs, whether it be corporate showrooms, lobbies or productions. These display systems have “X1 for Crystal LED”, a high-performance image quality processor that fully incorporates the LED control technology developed for the company’s pioneering Crystal LED. Read more for two videos, one of which is a bonus, and additional information.
Photo credit: Brad Builds via HiConsumption
Automotive designer Brad Builds unveils one of his latest projects, an off-road version of the DeLorean DMC-12 seen in Back to the Future. Upgrades include a lifted, long-travel suspension, reinforced undercarriage, and larger wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires. This wouldn’t be a time machine without Doc Brown’s reactor and rear cooling fins, complete with external wiring as well as random hoses. Ever since the deepfake of Tom Holland playing Marty Mcfly came about, there have been rumors of a reboot. Read more for additional pictures and a bonus video.
What happens when you combine a 3.5″ floppy disk with a VCR? You get this custom floppy disk VCR, called LimaTek Diskmaster. This isn’t just a simple machine that runs basic programs, but rather entire moves in a custom x265 video codec that compresses video to a resolution of 120 x 96 pixels. So far, the entire Shrek movie has been squeezed onto a 1.44 MB floppy, using 1.37 MB of that. Powering this machine is a Raspberry Pi mini computer, which has more than enough processing power for this task. Read more for a video demonstration and additonal information.
It may not look like an exact replica, but this 1973 A-Team Van was one of six (6) officially licensed by Universal Studios to Hollywood Productions, Inc. for exhibition and promotional tours throughout the U.S. and Canada back in 1983. It was essentially used to promote the television series from 1983 to 1987 and was one of the most popular attractions while touring the auto shows. This vehicle is based on the 1979 Chevrolet G-Series and comes equipped with a brush bar as well as red wheels wrapped in BFGoodrich tires. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Christopher Nolan first teased TENET with a six-minute prologue way back in 2019 ahead of select IMAX screenings of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and the actual film opened on September 3, 2020 in the US. Unfortunately, some movie theaters never reopened since the pandemic began, but today, Warner Bros. released this short teaser for everyone to see before it hits 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and digital on December 15th. Read more to jump right into the time inversion madness.
You’ve probably seen at least one replica vehicle from the Fast & Furious movie franchise, but what about twenty four of them in the same collection? Edmonton-based Jorge owns an auto shop somewhere in Alberta that contains movie accurate Fast & Furious replicas of the Toyota Supra, Nissan Skyline, Dodge Charger, Porsche 911 GT3 RS, and more. Even though some may look to be the actual vehicles they used in the films, they are all replicas, some modified from the ground up, while others already built. Read more for a video tour of the collection and additional information.
Photo credit: Ángel Guerra via Car Scoops
Automotive designer Ángel Guerra from Seville, Spain has been intrigued by the DeLorean DMC-12 ever since laying eyes on it in Back to the Future rolling down the ramp of Doc’s truck. Ever since then he’s been obsessed with cars and most recently, he helped design the Rimac Concept 2 all-electric supercar. This modern DeLorean DMC-12 keeps the gull-wing doors, stainless steel body panels and multi-spoke wheels. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Got Graham
Auto enthusiasts Jim Belosic and Jacob Graham purchased an old DeLorean DMC-12 with the sole goal of restoring it, but after a few months of work, the two realized it was too far gone to easily get back into showroom shape. So, it sat in Jim’s garage, that is until…Jacob got his hands on a Nissan Leaf motor as well as an inverter, and thus the electric conversion began. We all know that Nissan Leaf isn’t the most powerful EV out there, but Jacob still managed to squeeze 200-horsepower out of the powertrain. Read more for a video and additional information.
This fiberglass-bodied 1:1 scale model might look like a real 1964 Aston Martin DB5 created by John Stears for the James Bond film franchise, but unfortunately, it does not run. The immaculate bodywork is supported by a tube steel structure and mounted on a ladder frame with modified trailer axles, complete with a gray and black interior. On the bright side, it does include some functional replica Bond gadgets, like rotating license plates, a rear bullet shield, rear axle tire slashers, a taillight-mounted oil sprayer, a smoke screen machine, faux machine guns with strobe lights and sound effects. Read more for a video tour, additional pictures and information.
The Ghostbusters: Afterlife film may have been pushed back to March 5, 2021, but the LEGO Group might have something to hold you over until then. A 2,352-piece Ghostbusters ECTO-1 set that is packed full of authentic details from the iconic converted 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor ambulance. Plus, it includes various tools required by any Ghostbuster to track and catch ghoulish enemies, including a moving, wheel-activated ghost sniffer, an extendable rear gunner seat, working steering wheel and a host of other paranormal detection equipment. Read more for a hands-on review, speed build, additional pictures and information.