Singer/Songwriter Paul Williams showed up on the set of the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1973, wearing his Virgil makeup from Battle of the Planet of the Apes.
The XM556 Microgun is a weapon currently under development by Texas-based company Empty Shell, LLC. The XM556 Microgun is designed as a defensive suppression weapon chambered for the 5.56mm NATO cartridge, and is based in concept and design on the M134 gatling gun system. Profile pictures on Empty Shell’s website show the XM556 Microgun as being shorter in length than a carbine-length AR-15 and even a PS90, so if anything else, it has a pretty compact profile going for it.
Stay tuned for more info on this weapon as it becomes available.
The Freedom Patch is the latest product from Primer Projects. Sized 3.75″ x 1.75″, the Freedom Patch is made of soft PVC with a black and white colorway, and Velcro hook backing.
Evil Ted of DIY Prop Shop shows how to make a set of body armor from Fallout on the cheap. Pretty cool stuff.
Boston Dynamics has further cemented the eventuality that they’re the Cyberdyne Systems of the real world with the SpotMini. Soon these things will be wearing camouflage overlays that make them virtually-indistinguishable from real dogs, and they’ll serve as the perfect surprise attack wave of the eventual AI takeover.
Some b-roll of the footage from the E3 trailer for Titanfall 2 has surfaced, mixed in with a bit of never-before-seen gameplay. It looks like an improvement over the first one, which was, in all honesty, a pretty fun game. I’m pretty eager about this one.
Tom Cruise may be too short to accurately play Jack Reacher (as described in the novels), but he was badass in the first film, and I bet he’ll be badass in this one.
Yeah, I want one.
A Westworld reimagining/remake? Yes, please!
Comes out this October.
And non-tactical dads, we’re all inclusive here.
That is all.
Robin and The 7 Hoods is playing on the tube, so it seems like a good reason to share one of the best numbers in the film.
Images of US currency altered to make Alexander Hamilton, Ulysses S. Grant, and Benjamin Franklin into bonafide, pipehitting oper8ors have surfaced on the interwebz recently. They are the work of Sergiy Lysenko of Beserker Airsoft, who is clearly a very talented individual when it comes to defacing legal US tender.
Check out the Beserker Airsoft Facebook page for the other two bills, and to see some awesome airsoft stuff to boot: www.facebook.com/berserker.airsoft
YouTuber NightHawkInLight‘s DIY Airsoft gun wouldn’t be practical (or legal) on a field, but 5000+ RPM certainty is impressive.
ARs… IN… SPACE!
Also, some space ship combat.
This might be a little late for Father’s Day but it’s still right on time for the summer. The BeerArmour from CP Gear is a little armor vest in CADPAT for your Molsen.
Padded and featuring PALS webbing, CP Gear can embroider up to nine characters on the BeerArmour. Also availabke in Woodland, Black and Coyote.
So you missed out on your chance to get one of the very limited Pip-Boy editions of Fallout 4 when they came out, but you really wanted one, and by “one”, I mean a wearable Pip-Boy that doubled as an iPhone case. Well, a while ago, ThinkGeek announced that they had the exclusive rights to sell future replicas of the Pip-Boy, and they’re finally delivering on that license, with the upcoming Deluxe Edition Bluetooth Pip-Boy.
It’s worth noting that this Pip-Boy isn’t a glorified phone case like the one that came with the game is, but is actually a self-contained unit with a functioning “Cosplay mode” with status, special, and perks screens; an alarm clock function; and SMS messaging, phone, and audio streaming when connected via Bluetooth to your phone.
The Deluxe Pip-Boy is poised to release November of this year, and has a listed price of $350.
With E3 right around the corner, EA has already started to reveal gameplay of the upcoming Battlefield 1 via a live multiplayer event. YouTuber jackfrags happened to record some of the gameplay and released it on his channel. Looks pretty cool.
The Timahawk is a 27″ long survival tool which consists of a 6″ axe blade, 2″ pry-bar, and 2″ ADZE hammer head. The tool is constructed of 4130 pre-hardened steel, with recycled hard custom plastic handles. It comes complete with a 900D polyester sling back carrying case, with PALS-compatible webbing and additional storage compartments.
As part of the massive line of ‘Civil War’ toys and memorabilia, Hasbro released the Black Panther Warrior Pack, a costume set which consists of a Black Panther mask and gloves. We’ve played with them a bit, and although the set make you look pretty darn cool (as one of the Three Amigos as pictured below will show you), it doesn’t allow you to effortless fight with sweet acrobatic moves, nor do the gloves make large gashes in nigh-indestructible metals.
You can pick it up from several retailers and online stores, including Toys-R-Us.
Superesse Paracord is a Veteran Owned/Operated store on Etsy, which, as you may have guessed from the name, makes and sells a variety of crafted-to-order paracord-based products. The Bug Out Bracelet is Superesse’s most comprehensive offering, consisting of a fully-loaded paracord bracelet, which is essentially a wearable bug-out bag with 30+ items, allowing you to “start a fire, build shelter, purify water, signal for help, waterproof a poncho, replace a shoelace, fish, carve an arrow/fashions bow, set a snare trap, tighten a lose screw, boil/cook, open a can of food, skin an animal, white a note, signal, suture a wound, etc.”
You can check out Superesse’s full offerings at the link below:
Cabot Guns’ Big Bang Pistol Set, also known as the Meteorite Pistols (insert some play on words about ‘Space-Age Materials’) are a unique set of two 1911s. They were made from an iron-nickel alloy obtained from a meteorite that crashed into what is now Gibeon, Namibia, billions of years ago. Reportedly, the pistols are valued at approximately $5 million, although it remains to be seen wether anyone is willing to pay that much for them.
You can find out more about the pistols at cabotgun.com
The folks over at Tiny Inconspicuous Handcuff Key have developed what they call the EvadeClip, intended as an all-in-one solution for escape, evasion, and survival in an urban environment. The EvadeClip features an integrated clip for attachment to one’s person, and consists of a stainless steel mini saw, carbide grit rod saw, and stainless steel 3-piece lock pick set.
Thingiverse user AprilStorm has produced a 3D-printer-friendly version of Boba Fett’s EE-3 Carbine Blaster Rifle from the Star Wars series. It was designed principally to be used for prop use by charitable organizations such as the 501st, however it’s also under Creative Commons non-commercial license, so as long as you give credit where credit is due (and don’t mind assembling the components), you can print out the design yourself.
Artist Frank Frazetta created an iconic image in “Death Dealer” a mounted, axe wielding berserker, set on destruction. So iconic that the US Army’s III Corps adopted the image as its mascot back in the 80s. RMJ Tactical is now poised to release a life size version of Death Dealer’s famous axe.