Archive for the ‘General Coolness’ Category
I recently visited a local auction house and came across this very odd toy. It was listed as “Circa 1950’s Alvin & The Chipmunks Wind-up Toy with Harmonica”. I had trouble believing this was an actual production toy, but I indeed found it online and on eBay. Although some look a bit better made than this which leads me to believe that someone replaced the covering on this toy. I regret not bidding on him. Oh well.
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I was looking for new toys on Amazon today and I thought I’d check and see what the most expensive toy listed was. Aside from some collectible items and some items (like coins) that aren’t toys, the most expensive item that came up seemed really odd. I thought it must be a typo, and, in fact, there were some other items listed that shouldn’t cost quite that much.
There was no description and I’m not really sure what it does. It looks like a windup toy. It is worth $46,000? Probably not.
Actually, I lied. The most expensive toy item was, in fact, this playset.
It sells for $48,895.00 plus $4,600 shipping. This is probably the first item on the list that can be categorized as an actual toy and seems like the price is accurate.
Followed by the next two items:
I continued looking through my search and there were many outdoor items and such that were quite expensive and many items that were WAY overpriced like the ones above.
This is an awesome world record! Lego has built a full-size Lego X-Wing Starfighter.
It’s made of 5.3 million legos. And it’s a model of a lego model. Got that?
Weighing 46,000 pounds, it took 32 people over 17,000 hours to build and it’s on display for the next few days in Times Square. After that it will be moving to California.
How big is it? It’s 11 feet high, 43 feet long, and has a wingspan of 44 feet.
It was built to promote the miniseries The Yoda Chronicles on The Cartoon Network, premiering May 29.
As I posted earlier, Hasboro has been allowing the world to vote on what Monopoly token will be retired and which new one will take it’s place. I voted to retire the iron and replace it with the robot.
Well, the internet world has spoken, and the iron will, indeed, be retired. And it will be replaced by a cat. Which is, I guess, fair since there’s been a dog for many years.
This is your last chance to buy the iconic board game with the original set of tokens. So if you can’t stand change, buy the classic version before it’s too late.
And if you’d like to see the official results in a cute animation, check out their Facebook page.
This is awesome! Jonason Pauley (21) and Jesse Perrotta (19) have remade the entire Pixar movie Toy Story with live actors and real toys. Wow.
They used toys they found at Goodwill for their cast members. Some are not quite accurate. But they also created some toys from scratch which they couldn’t find (probably because they don’t exist). They have transformed two rooms in one of their homes into sets of Andy’s and Sid’s rooms (they must have amazing parents). It utilizes the original audio from the movie including the voices of Tom Hanks as Woody and Tim Allen as Buzz.
They even managed to get permission from Pixar to go ahead and post their video. One more reason why Pixar is awesome.
Check out the video below and when you’re done check out the outtakes.
Check out this clever talking comic book cover for X-O Manowar.
They way it works is you use your smartphone to scan the QR Code, then place your phone on the dotted line and an animation begins that causes the illusion of the character speaking. Very clever and possibly one of the best uses I’ve seen for QR Codes.
Check out these great videos below. They feature Dicken Schraden and his kids, Mila and Korben covering Depeche Mode songs. Dad is awesome and talented. The kids are adorable and amazing. One comment I read on YouTube sums it up for me, "wait till these kids grow older and finally realize just? how cool their dad was."
Legoman washed up on shore
A giant Legoman washed ashore in Siesta Key Village, Florida Tuesday. He’s about 8 feet tall and on his chest is the message "No real than you are." On his back is the name Ego Leonard and the number 8.
A google search leads to this website for Ego Leonard.
Oddly enough, this isn’t the first Legoman to wash up on shores. Three years ago, one washed up in Zandvoort, Holland, and one also washed up on Brighton Beach, England. This leads to the question "were they all released into the sea at the same time and this guy has been making the transatlantic journey ever since?"
A google search of the text on his torso leads to this website for Ego Leonard, which seems to belong to a group of Dutch artists.
The information on the main page of their website says:
"I would like to introduce myself:
My name is Ego Leonard and according to you I come from the virtual world. A world that for me represents happiness, solidarity, all green and blossoming, with no rules or limitations.
Lately however, my world has been flooded with fortune-hunters and people drunk with power. And many new encounters in the virtual world have triggered my curiosity about your way of life.
I am here to discover and learn about your world and thoughts.
Show me all the beautiful things that are there to admire and experience in your world. Let’s become friends, share your story with me, take me with you on a journey through beautiful meadows, words, sounds and gestures."
Below is some video of the most recent visitor to our shores.