USB Back to the Future Wall Charger

thinkgeekfluxwallcharger00The first Back to the Future film was beloved by many fans and over the years there have been many officially licensed products from the film and here’s another cool geeky item – the Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Wall Charger.

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The Marvel Vault – A Visual History

marvelvaultupdatedI remember as a kid in the 1980s, you were either a Marvel Comics or DC Comics fan, there was no in-between.  I didn’t get serious into collecting comics until the late 1980s and early 1990s, when Marvel had an amazing staple of talents like Jim Lee, Todd McFarlane, Rob Liefield, Marc Silverstri, Whilce Portacio and Jae Lee, just to name a few.  Every week I had a stack of Marvel comic books and a issue was like .75 cents!  If you know you have a Marvel fan this Holiday season, then The Marvel Vault – A Visual History will make a great gift item.

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Frankie’s Garage: A Chevy Corvette Turned into a Mach 5

sppedracermach5The 1960s anime Speed Racer left an impression with this car fanatic and customizer Jerry Patrick.  His dream was to build the Mach 5 car from the cartoon.  What was once a 1994 Chevy Corvette has been chopped, sliced and converted into Speed Racer’s Mach 5.  The car uses fiber class for the shape and look.  The process takes about 3-5 months to build one.

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Custom LEGO Star Wars Battlefront Diorama

legobattleofrhenvar00A popular Star Wars campaign took place on the icy planet of Rhen Var.  Known as the Battle of Rhen Var, LEGO custom builder Markus builds an awesome recreation of the Rebel base with fighters in action and Imperial troopers on the attack.  The detailed diorama features LED lights, a command center & hangar bays with X-Wings, Y-Wings and Landspeeders.  It was a 10-month build with over 250,000 LEGO bricks and 250 minifigs.

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Hasbro Rogue One: AT-ACT Walker

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One of the most popular Star Wars toys was the AT-AT Walker and in the upcoming Rogue One film, a variant version of the AT-AT is introduced, the Imperial AT-ACT.  While the AT-AT is a heavy offensive weapon and troop carrier, the AT-ACT carries heavy materials and weapons.

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Humongous Miniature Train Landscapes

wunderland001Besides the Autobahn and Oktoberfest, Germany also has a neat miniature train museum in Hamburg City.  If you fancy Tyco train sets as a kid, then this miniature model train land is for you.  The Miniatur Wunderland is always expanding every year.  They now have on display 9 city/landscape sections.  This model comes alive with sights and sounds that are run by Miniatur Wunderland employees using specific built computers and software.

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Food: Fried Chicken Pizza

chizzaAre you tired of the endless turkey recipes this time of the year?  Well how about trying this Chizza recipe from the girls of 876TV.  The girls got their idea from KFC Japan.  Chizza is basically fried chicken with pizza toppings.

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Play Magic at Galaxy Games

galaxygamesWhere to buy & play Magic card games in the East Bay?  You might want to head out to Galaxy Games in Dublin, CA.  Eddie Ballar takes a look at the shop.  Galaxy Games focus is on Magic and card playing events.

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Frankie’s Garage: The SF International Auto Show

sfas1601Besides the throngs of Holiday shoppers in downtown San Francisco, the SF International Auto Show is happening also.  We check out the rides and other tuner cars on display at the show.

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Stormtrooper Piece of Art

stormtrooperporcelain001HK toy maker known for making detailed collectible action figures makes a collectible work of art – the Star Wars – Stormtrooper – Porcelain Pattern Version.  Hot Toys redefines the classic Stormtrooper look with a Chinese porcelain floral pattern on this 1/6th scale figure.

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Timberland Shoes in Chinese Takeout Boxes

chinesetakeouttimberlandLifestyle retailer Jimmy Jazz and Timberland collab on a limited 6-inch “Sesame Chicken” shoe release.  It’s that iconic Timberland brown field boot with the logos.  What’s diggty cool about this “Sesame Chicken” item is the Chinese food take-out packaging with the Jimmy Jazz labeled chopsticks and a fortune cookie included.  The boots drop this Saturday, November 19, 2016 and the special packaging will only be available at the Jimmy Jazz Harlem store in NY.

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Feeding Hannibal: A Connoisseur’s Cookbook by Janice Poon

hanniballcoverI’ve stated many times before when I watch K-Dramas, I get Korean cuisine cravings.  Watching a cute petite actress eat Jjangmyun (black bean sauce noodles), Mandu (meat dumplings), Bulgogi (BBQ beef) or Dukbokki (spicy rice cakes) just makes me hungry to munch on something.  Now back to the topic at hand, the NBC psycho-drama Hannibal.  Question, have you seen the past 3 seasons of Hannibal?  If not, go stream it somewhere!  Besides the incredible acting and visual images, it was also about the deadly appetizing food on the show.

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The Art and Making of The Flash

flashtvshowWith season 3 of The Flash under way on the CW Network, fans will enjoy the companion guide, The Art and Making of The Flash by Abbie Bernstein.  Critics and fans alike may nick pick here and there, but for me it’s an enjoyable escapism.  I’m a huge fan of the CW DC superhero universe and make it an appointment television to watch.  One of my favorite shows is of course The Flash and The Art and Making of The Flash takes fans behind-the-scenes.

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Bandai Star Wars Plastic Model Kits

bandaistarwarsplasticmodelJapanese toy company Bandai is known for their awesome Gundam snap-it plastic model kits.  Now they introduce Star Wars Plastic Model kits.  Bandai is using new technologies and toy manufacturing process to produce highly detailed snap-on Star Wars plastic model kits.

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Frankie’s Garage: Hardcore Hot Wheels Collector

hotwheelscollectorbruceI have around 300-400 diecast cars in my collection. Its a mix of Hot Wheels, Matchbox and Tomica diecasts, but this guy takes the cake.  Toy car collector Bruce Pascal’s Hot Wheels collection is valued at over a $1 million dollars.  This guy is hardcore with a Hot Wheels inspired room to put his over 3,500 plus Hot Wheels toys.  Bruce also has 175 special Hot Wheels prototypes.

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Illest x Hot Wheels Collection

hotwheelsillestHot Wheels fans get some urban streetwear treatment by Illest.  This Illest x Hot Wheels features Hot Wheels inspired patterns with the Illest style.  The capsule collection includes hoodies, graphic tees, shirts, stickers and accessories.

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The Art of Titanfall 2

artoftitanfall201Video game enthusiasts and critics enjoyed playing Titanfall 1, now comes Titanfall 2.  Strap-in and get ready to pilot another Titan.  Titanfall 2 features new locales for battles, new weapons and new robotic mechs.  The Art of Titanfall 2 goes behind-the-scenes of the making and creation of the Titans.

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DC Comics Harley Quinn Comic Book Team: Jimmy & Amanda

dsc_0068One of the most popular DC Comics’ characters currently is anti-hero Harley Quinn.  Ramen host Eddie Ballar interviews the DC Comics Harley Quinn team of Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner on Harley Quinn character.

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Black Ranger Actor Walter Jones

dsc_0068Actor Walter Jones played Zack Taylor aka Black Ranger during the 1990s run of Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers on TV.  Ramen host Eddie Ballar interviews Walter on being part of the Power Rangers history and advice for the new Power Rangers.

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Fans Owning A Superhero Production Company

dsc_0068With social media bringing fans and Hollywood closer together.  Super fans have diehard ideas and stories.  Legion M gives fans ownership and involvement with TV/movie production.  Ramen host Eddie Ballar interviews Legion M’s Terri Lubaroff about the company and crowdfunding process.

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Custom Skateboard Straps by Da Strap

dsc_0068Need a strap for your skateboard?  Or just need a custom strap done?  Well, go to Da Strap for cool straps.  Ramen host Eddie Ballar interviews Jahi Harris about straps!

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Flash Gordon Actor Sam Jones

dsc_0068Actor Sam Jones is known for playing the iconic fictional character Flash Gordon.  Ramen host Eddie Ballar interviews Sam Jones about his career and Seth MacFarlane’s TED film appearances.

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Pokemon Theme Song Singer Jason Paige

dsc_0068“Got to catch them all!”  You probably heard this song in your lifetime.  The voice behind the song is actor/singer Jason Paige.  Ramen host Eddie Ballar interviews the Pokemon Theme song singer Jason about the song, his other commercial jingles and upcoming projects from Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con.

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JackRabbit Clothing “Open Season” F/W 2016

openseason1601The hunting season is on for JackRabbit Clothing this F/W 2016.  The “Open Season” collection is inspired by the hunt with unique camo patterns and tie-dye designs on their hoodies, shirts and graphic tees.  The “Open Season” F/W 2016 Collection just dropped this past weekend and you can find these items at: JackRabbit Clothing.

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Kenan & Kel – Actor Kel Mitchell

dsc_0068Ramen host Eddie Ballar interviews Nickelodeon actor Kel Mitchell at Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con.  Kel talks about his past television work and upcoming projects.

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