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Tag Archives: pop culture

LEGO Hoping To Cash In On New Ghostbusters’ Action

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So you might have heard: there’s a new Ghostbusters movie on the way. Those of you who grew up in the 80’s will probably smile at this retro reboot, and LEGO thinks they can cash in by selling you a brand new set. They’ll be releasing the ECTO-1 car and ECTO-2 motorbike sets, complete with characters and gear on July 1st, two weeks before the movie hits theatres. There aren’t any real spoilers in their contents, except maybe the presence of a new Red Deamon character; it’s not like anyone expected the exact same cast to be present this time around. It’ll be $60 for the set.

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These Keys From Key Armoury Look Like Little Swords

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Adding a little bit of whimsy to your life shouldn’t cost a fortune. If you get a set of keys from Key Armoury, it won’t. The company makes key blanks based on famous sword designs. At the moment, there are 4: “Link’s Master Sword from Zelda, the Keyblade from Kingdom Hearts, King Ellesar’s Anduril from Lord of the Rings, Kylo Ren’s lightsaber from The Force Awakens, and Sting from The Hobbit.” The keys are sent to you uncut, so you will have to take them to a shop to get them to work with your locks. Considering it’s only a $10 pledge to get your own, we say it’s totally worth it.

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Star Wars, Star Wars, Windshield Wiper Covers, Star Wars, Star Wars…

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When Disney bought Lucasfilm and the rights to the Star Wars franchise, we figured they’d recoup their investment quite fast. Considering the apparent fact that pretty much everything and anything is now a Star Wars product, we’re more than certain we were right. Consider these rear windshield wiper covers in the shape of a Lightsaber. They don’t actually do anything useful, like most other Star Wars merch, but if you’re somehow running out of ways to showcase your undying love for George’s little creation, you now have yet another item to add to your collection. They cost $15 and come in a variety of colors. The company, WiperTags, also makes a bunch of different non-Star-Wars rear windshield wiper covers, like daggers, swords, and chainsaws.

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Watch Barbie’s Face Evolve Through 56 Years

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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

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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A Frankenstein Light Switch

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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.

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This Is The Purse You’ve Been Looking For

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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 ]