So, Gillette is doing a collaboration with Marvel for the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron film. Honestly, I’d rather have the Avenger-themed razors they mocked up (even without the super powers) then whatever Fusion ProGlide they’re trying to sell.
Inspired by Prometheus Design Werx’s line of Kraken patches, and designed for Christine the Fett of Force Girls, the Boba Octopus patch is embroidered, with Velcro hook backing. I recently picked one of these up when I was down at the Double Tap Surplus Grand Reopening. It’s a great patch, and is a good choice for fans of galactic bounty hunters and celephapods alike.
I recently wrote about UK-based Dillinger Corp. and their limited edition ‘Bye Bye Blackbird’ t-shirt. Well, thanks to the generosity of the fine folks at Dillinger Corp., one lucky TFB reader will be receiving one of these shirts for themselves.
- In the comments section of THIS article on TFB (and nowhere else) leave a comment on what phrase you’d engrave on the barrel of a .41 Double Derringer pistol. It can be funny, clever, somber, etc.
- Contest ends at 1600 Zulu on
Monday, April 13Tuesday, April 14. The comments will be closed at the deadline.
- Use any nom de guerre you desire but use your real email address as we will use it to contact the winner to request your shipping address; one entry per email, please.
- USA and International readers alike may enter.
- Void where prohibited.
Additionally, if you like the ‘Bye Bye Blackbird’ shirt so much you want to get one now, you can use coupon code DILLINGER (not case sensitive) to take 20% off your order. This offer expires on April 18th, so take advantage while you can.
I suppose Black Ops III was an inevitability. My prediction? Old Man Mason is back, but this time he’s a head-in-a-jar hooked up to a cybernetic battle suit ala Mecha Hitler in Wolfenstein.
The full reveal is April 26th, 2015.
Rogue Trooper is one of my absolute favorite 2000 AD series, and thanks to IDW Publishing some of the earliest Rogue Trooper stories are now collected in trade paperback format, in glorious full-color.
A trailer for the latest Deus Ex game nobody expected but everybody welcomes. The symbolism in the trailer is strong.
Limited to just 1000 pieces, the Das Toyz Stan Lee 1/6 scale action figure features a Phicen articulated body, and comes with the following accessories:
- sports Jacket
- black long sleeve sweater
- white dress shirt
- Gray Pants
- White Shirt
- Belt w/ Buckle
- Pair of Socks
- Pair of Shoes
- 2 x interchangeable heads
- 4 x Posing Hands
- 2 x eye glasses
- 1 x wrist watch
- 2 X rings
- Specialty Packaging
- Figure Stand
The Stan Lee figure is expected to start shipping 2nd quarter 2015. No word on whether he comes with Excelsior action.
Probably the closest you’ll ever see Boba Fett in carbonite, Sideshow Collectables has released a limited edition bronze statue of everyone’s favorite Mandalorian bounty hunter. It comes in at 21″ tall, atop an environmental display base reminiscent of Jabba’s Palace. The cost? $5000, because if anybody’s worth five grand, it’s the Fett, right?
The buzz on the soon-to-be-released ‘Daredevil’ Netflix series has been pretty positive. Plus, it’ll on Netflix, so you’ll be able to watch the entire run in one sitting (if you’d like). It comes out April 10th.
Yes, this is an April Fool’s Day post, however the cases are completely real, albeit made in limited quantities, so if you want one they’re still available to order!
The Nintendo 2DS is an excellent man-portable, field use time wasting device. The single piece construction minimizes moving parts making it particularly durable and well suited for use in a tactical environment. However, the dual screens are left exposed and susceptible to impact and scratching. The Zulu Nylon Gear 2DS Tactical Case was developed as a dedicated, protective sleeve to cover the dual screens when loose in your ruck or when mounted to MOLLE web gear. The 2DS Tactical Case also features 3 slots for additional game cartridges and a large Velcro loop field on the flap for displaying morale patches. The Case can be mounted to any MOLLE compatible platform with 2 Short MALICE Clips (not included). It is currently available in Black, Coyote Brown, Ranger Green, Multicam, and ATACS AU. As with all other Zulu Nylon Gear products, the 2DS Tactical Case is made in the USA with high quality, milspec materials.
Sorry to spoil everything at the title, but April Fool’s was yesterday. Anyway, Ryan Reynolds tweeted that the upcoming ‘Deadpool’ movie was going to be PG-13, but then made an appearance on ‘Extra’ to more or less clarify that it’s actually going to receive an ‘R’ rating.
‘Deadpool’ is slated for a February 12, 2016 release.
Chris and Sarah Schnelle, entrepreneurs from West Chester, Ohio, have developed a series of Micro Slingshot frames which are designed to attach to a keychain. The frames are strong enough to handle up to a 25 lbs draw weight, and will be available in two materials: 17-4PH stainless steel and Grade 5 titanium-6AI-4V.
Titled ‘All Hail’ and ‘The Cost’, the two initial trailers for the upcoming Halo 5 Guardians shows there are two sides to every story.
A reboot of ‘Thunderbirds’ with special effects by WETA? Sign me up! Too bad the characters aren’t more reminiscent of the original ‘supermarionation’ style, but the live-action sets are on point. Plus, it still beats the pants off of that crappy ‘Thunderbirds’ movie released back in ’04.
‘Thunderbirds Are Go!’ debuts on April 5th in the UK, and April 12th in Australia, with no word on a US release (yet).
Dillinger Corp is a recently established UK-based company which produces “independent lifestyle clothing and goods.” Their first product is the limited edition ‘Bye Bye Blackbird’ t-shirt, inspired by the notorious bank robber John H Dillinger. Printed on the front of shirt is an illustration of John’s Remington .41 Double Derringer pistol, with his last words, “Bye Bye Blackbird”, engraved on the barrel. The shirt itself is 100% ringspun cotton, colored black. Available in sizes SM-XXL.
Dillinger Corp’s full product launch is later this year, Spring/Summer.
Loot Crate is a subscription service that provides customers with “a monthly box of geek & gamer gear”. Several plans are offered, from a single month to a year of continuous crates. The crate for March was Covert themed, and included several ‘spy-themed’ items.
Easily the best item in this month’s crate is the “This is stirred…” James Bond shirt. Aside from that, the crate also features an Orphan Black Loot Crate-exclusive comic, a “stealth wrist watch”, several booklets and manuals, a free comic voucher, and a spy-themed Mad Libs. All in all, it has some pretty cool stuff.
Have you ever wondered how many men Sylvester Stallone has killed on-screen through the various roles he’s had over the years? Well, this video has you covered.
ThinkGeek’s Tactical Laser-Guided Pizza Cutter is a pizza cutter with a laser pointer and flashlight, for all your operational pizza cutting needs.
The Pinch is a 1.5″ x .05″ titanium multitool with 11 tool functions:
- 6mm hex wrench
- Bottle opener
- Mini pry bar
- 1″ mini ruler
- Key chain hole
- 1/4″ hex bit holder
- 1″ mini scraper
- 4mm flat screwdriver
- 6mm flat screwdriver
- Nail puller
- Wire stripper notch
Its small size and general function make for a good EDC tool.
The latest patch from Primer Projects, the ’1 In The Chamber’ is a PVC patch, sized 2.12″ x 3″. It features a United States flag inspired design, and is Velcro backed.
Made in the USA.
The Indiegogo page for the XM42 Handheld Flamethrower is now live.
The XM42 is the world’s first commercially available handheld flamethrower. The XM42 is designed for all manner of household chores:
- Clearing snow and ice
- Eliminating weeds
- Insect control
- Bonfire starting
- Pyrotechnic event displays
- And more…
It feeds from an onboard fuel tank, and is intended to work with 87 octane gasoline. The effective range is roughly 20-25 feet from the nozzle.
At the time of writing, the project has already made $14,000, or 35% of the $40,000 goal, on the first day; this one’s gonna reach its goal fast.
Back in February, I wrote about a stylized AR-15 lower receiver shaped like a skull, produced by custom lower receiver shop Sharps Bros. The original article featured a 3D printed model developed for check fit purposes, however by this point they’ve graduated to full-on aluminum models. Currently, Sharps Bros. is awaiting an ATF variance to clear before they can start mass production. According to the Sharps Bros. Facebook page, we should expect more information on pricing and availability starting April 1st.
The Knight’s Armament SR-25 Magazine Flasks are back in stock. Modeled directly after the dimensions of an issue SR-25 magazine, the flasks come complete with a KAC single 7.62 magazine pouch, the open top design with an adjustable bungee retention strap. Also included is a small flask funnel. Available with a Coyote, Gray, or MultiCam mag pouch.