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Movie Merchandise: WALL-E Mask – Birds Halloween Costume – Grinch Plush Draft Dodger

Functional Bat Signal Replica

batman signal projector

This is a must-have on the wall or ceiling for the ultimate Batman fan! With the flick of a switch, this metal-encased device projects a light-up Bat-Signal an impressive 16 feet! Powered by a plug-in, UL adapter and two ultra-bright bulbs, the piece also includes a fan to keep it cool. With a swivel feature enabling the Bat-Signal to pan across the room, the Dark Knight is sure to come to the rescue no matter where he is when he’s beckoned. This prop replica measures approximately 12-inches tall x 2 1/4-inches wide x 9-inches long. It’s Bat-tastic!

More info: Room Bat Signal Replica

Grinch Plush Draft Dodger

angry grinch

It’s been over 40 years since Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas first aired on TV! Relive those classic moments with The Grinch preventing dastardly drafts from entering under your door! He’s fun displayed throughout your home, too!

More info: Grinch Plush Draft Dodger

Star Wars Bobble Heads


The three most iconic heroes that inspired a generation to dress up for the cinema queues are coming to a desktop near you from a galaxy far, far away. Hold the dark side in the palm of your hand with the menacing Darth Vader and Clone Trooper Bobble Heads, ready to guard your PC the way only megalomaniac space-men can.

More info: Star Wars Bobble Heads

When Birds Attack Adult Costume

hitchcock birds costume

Run for cover… When Birds Attack! Try all you like, but there’s no stopping an attack from the skies! Our When Birds Attack costume includes: green dress with a coordinating belt, matching jacket with black birds attached, two wristbands with black birds attached, and attacking bird headpiece.

More info: When Birds Attack Adult Costume

WALL-E Masks

wall e mask

This mask is perfect for people who hate to dress up on Halloween. Each package includes 8 WALL-E masks. Masks have attached elastic band for a secure fit and measure 6 7/16"w x 3 15/16"h.

More info: WALL-E Masks

Most amazing artist: Face-Paint in Motion

Cute Micro Home Theater

tiny micro sony home movie

I would pet it all day long.

Micro Size Does Not Mean Micro Sound This system is for the home theater enthusiast who wants the sound to be heard and not seen. Sony has amazingly reduced the size of high-quality sound with these golf-ball size speakers, which handle only the highest frequencies. The mid-range and bass frequencies are provided by the 2-way subwoofer unit with its dual 100-watt amplifiers. This combination provides extremely good imaging, making viewers believe they are surrounded by full-range speakers.

Link: Sony BRAVIA Micro Home Theatre

Bargain Link: Best Deals on Plasma and LCD TVs

Motion Home Movie Seat

motion cinema seat

With the help of Motion Code seats you won’t sit still while watching a movie. But be warned, you might get so addicted that you won’t be able to watch a film without it anymore.

D-BOXâ„¢ Motion controllers are the control center of the D-BOXâ„¢ Integrated Motion System (IMS). Through a simple-to-use connection to your DVD or Blu-ray player, and your choice of motion platform, you can enjoy the complete D-BOXâ„¢ experience in your home. As the motion controller identifies the movie in your DVD or Blu-ray player, it plays the corresponding D-BOXâ„¢ MOTION CODEâ„¢ to synchronize the action on your screen to the D-BOXâ„¢ seating actuators.

As the movie plays, the actuators respond to the commands providing 2- or 3-axis motion to your seat or platform. Each D-BOXâ„¢ motion controller can be used with up to four separate seating areas. Multiple motion controllers can be configured to a myriad of motion-activated seating options. The D-BOXâ„¢ MOTION CODEâ„¢ updates can be automatically downloaded from the web or installed from a CD or a DVD. Motion controllers are available in two configurations: the 340C Standalone controller and the PC3 motion controller interface.

Link: D-Box Seats

Criticker’s Google Gadget

We’ve just finished work on our newest creation — a Google Gadget!

You can add it to your iGoogle page, or to whatever website you wish. It will show, depending on what you want, your recently ranked films or a random recommendation from the users of Criticker.

To associate your Criticker account with it, make sure to edit the gadget’s settings and input your user name at Criticker. We don’t ask for your password, because you can’t do any data manipulation with the widget — it’s just for display.

Here are the links you’ll need to get started!
Add to iGoogle
Add to your webpage

What Comes Before a TV Dinner?

A “TV Snack”, of course!



Enjoy a little snack without hauling out the big TV-Dinner Tray.

Nibbles is an accessory perfect for any dinner party environment, allowing you to hold your food and drink in one hand leaving the other spare to eat or drink. Holds a large variation of wine glasses and different types of foods such as nuts, fruit, cheese and sushi. If cutlery is necessary, knife, fork or chopsticks there is a slot specifically designed to hold them. Nibbles tray is hygienic and dishwasher safe, produced from recycled stainless steel.

Link: Nibbles Tray

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Flying Star Wars X-Wing Model

flying x wing

Just found this awesome story on Gizmodo:

We decided to make the project to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first Star Wars movie. Our club members are making several Star Wars based projects to fly at Plaster Blaster VI, or Plaster Wars. We decided to make the project challenging in several ways. The first is just the massive size of the rocket. It is over 21’ long, with a wingspan of over 19’.

We opted to use a cluster of four motors to emulate the “real” X-wing, and positioned the motors in the wing pods. The real challenge was to make the wings move in flight, from the “attack” position, or extended to the “landing” position, or folded. This proved to be quite a mechanical feat. We started be laying out the rear fuselage section and wing root sections in CAD, then had RMS Laser and Routing Services CNC route all the fuselage and wing root components.

The fuselage ends and wing root sections are cut from 3/4″ Baltic Birch, while the internal stricture is cut from 3/8″ Baltic Birch. The “wing box” assembly, or center of the fuselage, contains the electrical motor and gear / chain drive system that moves the wings, along with the center supports for the wing panels.

Link: Full Story / More Images

DIY Matrix Goggles

matrix goggles

After watching the first Matrix I could not stop thinking about the co-existence of a virtual reality. Russian artists made these goggles, to help put you in the mood to consider life inside the Matrix. The video has more information:

Link: english/russia

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