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Tier1 Accessories – TitanFall 2 Precision Armory Blind Pick Series 1

November 6th, 2016

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I was at a certain video game-centric retailer picking up a copy of Infinite Warfare today, and while I was checking out I noticed the above blind pick collectable boxes for sale. This one, which comes from a company called Tier1 Accessories, consists of a line of Zinc Alloy miniatures of some of the weapons from TitanFall 2; to be exact, 5 pilot weapons, or a titan weapon, which in this case would be the Ronin titan’s sword.

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I got the above sniper rifle, which is cool. I really, really wanted that sword, but they aren’t called “blind pick” for nothing.

If you can’t find these in your area, they’re also available for purchase from the link below.

tier1accessories.com/products/titanfall-2-precision-armory-blind-pick-series-1

Friendly Reminder: Daylight Savings Time Ends Tomorrow

November 5th, 2016

At 0200 Eastern Standard Time, to be specific, so chances are good most of you will sleep through it. All the same, if you have any time pieces that aren’t staged to automatically roll over, or aren’t connected to the internet, be sure to adjust them appropriately.

That is all.

McFarlane Toys – Lucile Prop Replica

November 4th, 2016

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McFarlane Toys is releasing a replica of Negan’s barbed wire-upped bat Lucille from the Walking Dead television series. It’s made of soft plastic, and although it’s intended for ages 17+, it’s not so great for bludgeoning the undead, or pesky human survivors.

You can probably DIY your own version for less money, but on the other hand it wouldn’t be officially licensed.

www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=MF14517

Wonder Woman – Trailer 2

November 3rd, 2016

DC’s Cinematic Universe, or whatever they’re calling it instead to differentiate themselves from Marvel, has been kinda… not great. So, the question is if Wonder Woman will be the first truly good DC movie, or another critical flop.

I’ve stopped trusting trailers a while ago; they’ve got the technical devilry that made Suicide Squad look appealing, after all.

Wonder Woman drops June 2, 2017.

“World of Tanks: Roll Out!” Comic Book Issue #2 Now Available

November 2nd, 2016

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November 2, 2016 — Wargaming and Dark Horse deliver the highly anticipated second issue of the World of Tanks: Roll Out comic book, available digitally at Dark Horse Digital and in comic book stores in North America, Australia, Western and Eastern Europe today. Exclusively in printed copies of issue #2, is a code for the special Open Fire bundle loaded with in-game items for World of Tanks on console.

The next in the series of storyline inspired hero tanks arrives with the Sherman Firefly Boilermaker. Exploding from the pages of the comic book, Boilermaker is now available to purchase for World of Tanks on PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Xbox 360.

The action escalates in the next installment of Wargaming’s intense tank combat saga. Garth Ennis (Preacher, War Stories) and illustrator Carlos Ezquerra (Judge Dredd, War Stories Vol. 2) once again take readers back to the battlefield as the British tank crew makes an alarming discovery that could turn the tables on the German Panthers that hunt them. Meanwhile, the German Panther division suffers heavy losses and must reunite with their battalion, only to face a new challenge.

Available in the Premium Shop are a series of bundles featuring the comic book’s iconic Sherman Firefly, Boilermaker. Packing a mighty 17 PDR gun, Boilermaker comes with an authentic WWII camo and unique decals that act as spaced armor. Rounding out this impressive package is the inclusion of tank Commander James White who possesses the Last Stand skill. As an added bonus and available only to those who purchase the comic physically, is a code for the Open Fire bundle bringing a platform specific T1 tank and a full load of in-game content like garage slots, fully trained crews and more!

World of Tanks (PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC and Mobile) is the first free-to-play massively multiplayer online action game dedicated to armored warfare. With hundreds of vehicles from a variety of countries at your disposal, the path to victory is achieved through team work, strategy and expert combat skill.

www.wargaming.com

Lifeclock One – Escape From New York Inspired Smartwatch On Kickstarter

November 1st, 2016

It’s no secret that Escape from New York is one of my absolute favorite movies of all time. So much so that I’m still constantly on the lookout for related memorabilia, collectables, art, and the like. That’s why the Ridgewood Watch Company’s Lifeclock One has caught my interest, as it is an officially licensed reproduction of Snake Plissken’s countdown watch from the aforementioned movie, modernized into a multi-function smartwatch.

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The Lifeclock One consists of a main enclosure CNC machined from a solid piece of brass with a stainless steel backplate. The LEDs utilized within the Lifeclock are 11 segment custom displays made specifically for the watch. The strap is made of leather, and is being offered with either Velcro (like in the movie), or a more traditional buckle attachment. The Lifeclock will also be Bluetooth enabled, and capable of of integrating with a smartphone, as well as function as a standard watch, stopwatch, compass, and more.

Perhaps the only real grey spot about the Lifeclock One is this: it can be considered pretty darn pricey. The “Early Backer Edition”, already priced at $249, is sold out at the time of writing, with the next least-expensive tier starting at $399, and the final tier as high as $799.

On the other hand, the Lifeclock One does feature high-quality components, and although it doesn’t fully meet the FTC’s guidelines to be considered a fully ‘Made in USA’ product, the main enclosure and core printed circuit board are US-manufactured, and the completed watches will be assembled, tested, and distributed from the state of Georgia.

So, if the price point isn’t too daunting, and you like what the Lifeclock One has to offer, then feel free to support Ridgewood Watch Company’s efforts on their Kickstarter campaign.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/jonathanzufi/lifeclock-one-the-escape-from-new-york-inspired-sm

Action Figure Therapy – Sexy Naked Halloween Costume Contest

October 31st, 2016

Do I even have to say this is NSFW?

DUSK Reveal Trailer

October 30th, 2016

DUSK is a love letter to 90s First Person Shooters like DOOM, BLOOD, Hexen, and Quake, mixing in a heavy, metal-inspired soundtrack with ultra violence, tons of murderous enemies, a healthy mix of deadly weaponry, and retro, 90s-inspired graphics.

It comes out next year.

NERF N-Strike – Mastodon Mega Blaster

October 29th, 2016

For when your current dakka is just not enough (and you can never have too much dakka), it never hurts to introduce a bigger gun with a large capacity. Such much the philosophy behind the development of NERF’s new N-Strike Mastodon Mega Blaster, because this thing is big, and it holds a health amount of mega-sized darts. The first ever motorized mega blaster developed by NERF, the Mastodon shoots MEGA Whistler darts out of a 24-round drum, distances of up to 100 ft.

nerf.hasbro.com/en-us/product/nerf-n-strike-mega-mastodon-blaster

HERA Arms CQR AR Stock And Forward Grip

October 28th, 2016

Coming to a Deux Ex sequel near you

This unique stock and foregrip combination has been making the rounds across the internet, and to be honest it’s a bit mall ninja-ish, but at the same time it also manages to be really damn cool. Like, I need to make a ‘for fun’ build out of these parts cool. Ghost In The Shell, Shadowrun, cyberpunk cool, if I may be so bold.

The two components are called the CQR Stock and CQR Front Grip, and are the creation of Germany-based HERA Arms, a company which specializes in manufacturing weapons and weapons accessories. Utah-based LAN World is the current importer of HERA Arms components into the USA, and supposedly they’ll be offering the CQR parts in the coming months. I, assuredly like many others, eagerly await their availability.

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They’re also making a Commiefornia compliant version, so if you have to neuter your rifle, at least it can be done in relative style.

www.lanworldinc.com

www.hera-arms.com

Adam Savage’s ZF-1 Prop Is Complete

October 27th, 2016

The Fifth Element is one of my favorite movies of all time, because it’s a love letter to the kind of SciFi stories you’d see in an issue of Metal Hurlant / Heavy Metal magazine, and because it has a great cast, including Gary Oldman’s Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg, and his wonderful multi-purpose armament, the ZF-1 Pod Weapons System.

A weapon so iconic, in fact, that noted prop artist/mythbuster/all around cool guy Adam Savage took a crack at making his own replica, a project years in the making, and I have to say the finished product looks pretty darn great. The original ZF-1 was built around a blank-firing AKS-74U; long story short Adam’s isn’t, but it’s still really cool.

DIY Prop Shop – Evil Dead Chainsaw Hand

October 26th, 2016

Groovy.

Star Wars Camo

October 25th, 2016

Wish the upcoming release of ‘Rogue One’ we thought it was a good time to share this Star Wars inspired Camo pattern.

If you’re curious where it comes from, it’s actually part of a bed sheet set; that’s right, you can sleep on this pattern!

starwarsbedroom.com/queen-battle-endor-camo-star-wars-bedding

An Introduction To Kirk Fu

October 24th, 2016

You can’t help but admire United Federation of Planets Captain James T Kirk’s unique fighting style.  

I’ve always like the double fisted back blow, but in the end, nothing Kirk does, is quite as effective as Commander Spock’s Vulcan Nerve Pinch.

TAC-SAC – Get Your Balls Back America

October 23rd, 2016

There’s not a lot that needs to be said about the TAC-AC. Rather, it’s something that you get, once youve seen. Unfortunately, in this day and age, the TAC-SAC may be offensive to some, so I’ll suggest you not go to the jump unless you’re sure your career won’t be in jeopardy. Read the rest of this entry »

Kitanica All Season Pants To Be Featured In Jumanji

October 22nd, 2016

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In some set photos up the upcoming blockbuster remake of Jumanji starring the Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Mr. The Rock was seen rocking a pair of Kitanica’s All Season Pants.

www.kitanica.net/all-season-pants-p/018

Innovation Factory – Trucker’s Friend Survival Tool

October 21st, 2016

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First off, I want to start off with this: ‘Trucker’s Friend’ is a great name for a survival tool. Since that’s now out of the way, here’s the details: the Trucker’s Friend is a multi-purpose survial tool which combines an axe with a good number of additional tools, including but not limited to a hammer; pry bar; wire twist; and grapple hook in a 19.25″ long package, complete with “shock-absorbing PowerGrip” and fiberglass handle. Plus, it’s made in the USA (the city of Industry, CA, to be exact), which I always like to see.

www.innovationfactory.com/products/truckers-friend

Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer

October 20th, 2016

Is it a prequel? Same characters?

Trailer doesn’t reveal any of that, just that the game is going to be damn pretty.

RDR2 dropps Fall 2017

“I heard you were dead.”

October 19th, 2016

From Neca comes this Mego-style 8″ Snake Plissken action figure. Unfortunately, it’s a discontinued item but I was fortunate enough to find one at Trilogy Comics in Va Beach.

The clothing is quite loyal to the ‘Escape from New York’ costume and includes suppressed and scoped MAC-10 along with scoped revolver. There’s even a throwing star and tracker bracelet to keep tabs on the President.

In addition to interchangeable hands, Snake also has his famous tattoo.

If I Were Batman, This Is How I Would Roll

October 18th, 2016

Anovos Retro Star Fleet Uniform Shirt

October 17th, 2016

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Anovos makes quality reproduction costumes and props from of the best in science fiction. This year, Star Trek celebrates its 50th anniversary, and in recognition of this fact, Anovos has released Retro Starfleet Uniform Shirts inspired by the line of Star Trek clothing created for the 70’s Trek Animated Series.

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The line of shirts is available in Command Green (seen above), Command Gold, Sciences Blue, and Operations Red, complete with pointed black ribbed collar and the Starfleet insignia arrowhead.

www.anovos.com

World War NERF

October 16th, 2016

Announcing CN Live Featuring Colion Noir

October 15th, 2016

ARMY OF ONE Trailer

October 14th, 2016

It’s a movie about this guy, starring a Nicolas Cage who looks to be in great form.

Sign me up.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer 2

October 13th, 2016

The story of how the Death Star plans were obtained has been told numerous different ways in the old expanded universe content, but now it’s Disney’s turn to tell the tale, and this time it’s official.

Rogue One drops December 16th.