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Watch Barbie’s Face Evolve Through 56 Years


Nothing related to tech here, but this image is going viral and it’s just interesting, so we’re posting. It’s a compilation of Barbie’s face since 1959, created by Tumbler user Tenaflyviper. As you can see, her mug changed quite a bit. It should come as no surprise anyway, since our tastes and standards for beauty have also changed quite a bit in the last 56 years. We’re not going to enter any sort of sociological discussion here, just showing you guys a neat image. The right response is “huh, look at that”, and then moving on to the next item.

[ Tenaflyviper’s Page ] VIA [ Neatorama ]

This DeLorean Actually Floats


Back To The Future day is now forever behind us, but the movie’s spirit and magic lives on. So we wouldn’t be surprised to see this 1/20 scale floating DeLorean sell out rather quickly. It’s an officially licensed collectible that uses an array of magnets to float above its base.

– Officially Licensed by Universal Studios
– Delorean Time Machine Back to the Future Part II.
– Scale: 1/20
– Length: about 22cm
– Levitating Time Machine with Magnetic Floating Base
– Openable doors and movable wheels
– Changeable wheels (two sets) for normal scene and flying scene.
– Flame effect parts included
– 2 Bases: Magnetic Floating Base and Display Base
– More than 10 LED light-up features
– Magnetic Floating Base comes with light up function

Of course, whenever you see the word ‘collectible’, you know you have to prepare for a hefty price tag. This toy is no exception, since you’ll have to pony up $195 as a pre-order to get yours. And then wait until Q2 2016 to actually get it.


[ Product Page ] VIA [ MikeShouts ]

Pepsi Is Releasing A Limited Edition ‘Pepsi Perfect’, The Soda from BTTF II


In a few short days, October 21st 2015 will arrive. That happens to be the day Marty McFly arrived in the “future”, where he was welcomed with a laundry list of then-futuristic innovations that mostly failed to come to market. Except of course for those that didn’t, because of a marketing tie-in from some clever company. This time it’s Pepsi, and they’re releasing a very limited edition of Pepsi Perfect, the soda you see in one of the scenes in the movie.

Fans located in the U.S. can get their hands on 1 of 6,500 Pepsi Perfect bottles, each outfitted in a special collectible case. The 16.9 oz. bottles will contain Pepsi Made with Real Sugar and will sell for $20.15.

Well, that’s a lot of dollars to pay for something you probably won’t even drink because you realize it’s a collectible and might be wroth a couple extra dollars on eBay in 15 years from now or something. Then again, it’s a collectible, so if you’re a BTTF fan just suck it up and pony up.


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Modern Art: Explained


File this one under “pop culture”, or even just “culture”, but we’ve come across a handy image that we’d like to share with you all, even if it has absolutely nothing to do with tech or gadgets. It’s a drawing by John Atkinson, and it does a decent job of explaining the fundamental differences between the different types of art styles. From cubism to surrealism, this little guide will help you sound a little more cultured next time your girlfriend drags you to the museum.

[ John’s Page ] VIA [ NoPuedoCreer ]

A Frankenstein Light Switch


Wanna add a bit of flair to your living space? How about the Frankenstein Light Switch? It’s a plastic cover for your light switch that ends up making it look like a giant Frankenstein style circuit breaker. It comes in single or double switch versions, for $10 or $15. Comes unpainted, so it’ll fit any decor. Unfortunately, high demand means you may have to wait up to 10 weeks to get yours, but if you have access to a 3D printer, the file is also available for you to print at home.


[ Product Page ] VIA [ Technabob ]

This Is The Purse You’ve Been Looking For


Yes, the endless stream of cliche headlines continues. I mean, what else would you have put there? Because hey, you are looking at a purse that’s fashioned after everyone’s favourite droid, R2-D2. And not only does it look amazing and loudly proclaim your love for all this Star Wars, this purse has got some features too!

– Star Wars R2-D2 Blue/White/Silver Patent Dome Bag
– Officially-licensed Star Wars merchandise
– Double-zipper closure
– 2 interior pouches (1 with a zipper closure)
– Metal feet on bottom to prevent wear and tear
– Materials: Simulated leather
– Care Instructions: Spot clean with a damp cloth and mild detergent
– Imported
– Exterior Dimensions: 9 1/2″ wide x 8″ tall x 5″ deep
– Interior Dimensions: 9″ wide x 7 1/2″ tall x 1-4 1/2″ deep (gets smaller toward the top of the bag)
– It won’t fit your laptop, but it might fit your netbook, tablet, or eReader
– Double handles have 4″ drop

And the best part about ThinkGeek merchandise is that it’s rarely overpriced. This applies to this bag too, as you’re being asked $60, which seems more than reasonable to us.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Geekologie ]

Some Guy Makes A Batsuit Out Of Tree Bark


Artists make pretty things; we get to look at them, say “gee whiz, look at that”, and then once we’re done, we just move on. That’s what we’re expecting will happen when you read about French artist Christophe Guinet’s work here. It’s a Batman suit made from tree bark, and well, it looks pretty neat-o.

Together with Warner Bros. France and the Splendens Factory, the artist has designed the iconic batman suit primarily out of tree bark, vegetal moss, lichen and fungus. A foam mold of the batman suit and helmet has been carefully wrapped and covered in layers of tree bark, forming the suit’s distinctive pointed ears, opening for the mouth and nose, and defensive shoulder covering.

Why? Apparently it’s Christophe’s thing, to appropriate plant life and create familiar objects. We suppose that in art, that’s as good a reason as any.


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Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver BBQ Tongs


Ok, so I’m going to admit something: I’ve never watched a single episode of Doctor Who. Not one. I know, I know, I’m an incult, a barbarian, a good for nothing, I know. But, this means I have no idea what these Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver BBQ Tongs are, or why they’re cool. I’m guessing some character in the show has them, or something like them, and now you can flip your burgers with the same type of props. Awesome.

Featuring metal tongs, a heatproof plastic handle, and storage case moulded to look just like the 11th and 12th Doctors tool of choice, theres even the iconic sonic screwdriver sound effect from the show to add some extra cool to proceedings. A must-have not just for the millions Whovians out there, but also for anyone who just wants to liven up their BBQ! Tongs measure approximately 22 1/2 long. Requires 2 x AA batteries (included).

So there you have it. For $35 you can pre-order these things, and they’ll ship in September. Just in time for some Fall grillin’.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Technabob ]

Geeky Keyboard Keys


You can type on your keyboard all day, heck, even all year without realizing you were missing an essential element of fun all along: Geeky Keys. It turns out there’s this website, Geekkeys, that sells awesome aluminum or zinc replacement keys for your keyboard, which come in a number of cool designs. There’s Walter White, Darth Vader, and Captain America ‘Esc’ buttons. There’s also a Nintendo controller backspace, and a 3D Iron Man Mask ‘Esc’ key that allows the backlighting to shine through its eyes. Prices are a little steep, ranging between $25 and $45, but for that little customization flair your keyboard will have, it’s not all that much.


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