Beasts of Balance

beastsofbalanceGather the family around the table for board game night.  Build, create and stack.  It’s like Jenga, well kind of.  First you will need to spend $100 bucks on the “starter pack” that includes the Plinth, which is the electronic interactive base plate and 24 “Artefacts” which are the animals.  You will also need an iOS or Android device to play the game.

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Star Wars AT-AT Bookcase

starwarsbookcaseThis bookcase is made for kids, but I think any Star Wars fan will want to use it in a display setting.  This looks like something you might find at Pier 1 Imports or IKEA, but no, it’s from Pottery Barn Kids.  This Star Wars AT-AT Bookcase is made from wood and hand painted.  There’s storage for books and other knit knacks.

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Food: The Sushi Burger

sushiburgersFood trends:  The Sushi Burger.  We had the Ramen burgers and Korean burritos, now comes the sushi burger.  The rice is turned into a bread-like bun, substitute meat patty with any Japanese-style fish and top it off with Asian sauces.  Shouldn’t this be called a Sushi Fish Sandwich instead?

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Frankie’s Garage: Hot Wheels X-Wing Carship

hotwheelsxwingcarshipHot Wheels is well known for some of their crazy and wacky car designs.  With the life-size build of the Star Wars X-Wing Carship, Hot Wheels also announced the 1/64 scale diecast model for their toy lineup.

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LEGO Star Wars Battle Carousel

battlecarousellegoThis is not your ordinary LEGO Creator Carousel 10196.  This custom LEGO carousel uses a bunch of Star Wars Microfigure sets.  Looks cool!

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Edible Candy Art by Shinri Tezuka

candyanimals00candyanimals01Move over Willy Wonka.  There is a new sweet man, and this Candy Man can.  “Amezaiku” is a form of candy sculpting art form and this 27-year old Japanese artist Shinri Tezuka displays his amazing candy sculpting skills.  Shinri is also owner of his own candy store Ameshin in Japan.

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Drink: Stormtrooper Decanter & Shot Glass

stormtrooperdecanter01Adult Star Wars fanatics who like to drink alcohol will enjoy these two items from The Fowndry – The Original Stormtrooper Decanter and The Original Stormtrooper Shot Glass.

The Original Stormtrooper Decanter design is based on Andrew Ainsworth’s original 1976 helmet mold.  The decanter holds 750ml alcohol and is made from flint glass.

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Make Coffee with Star Wars Droid R2-D2

r2d2coffemaker2Are you looking for a nerdy fun way to make coffee in the morning.  Check this officially licensed Star Wars product exclusively on sale at ThinkGeek, the Star Wars R2-D2 Coffee Press.

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The R2D2 Roomba Vacuum Cleaner

bel&belr2d2Turn your ordinary plain iRobot Roomba Vacuum Cleaner into one Star Wars most iconic droids R2D2.  Bel & Bel Studio created a R2D2 vinyl decal to be applied onto the iRobot Roomba Vacuum.  No word on pricing and availability just yet.

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Frankie’s Garage: The Petersen Automotive Museum in LA

museumpetersenJust newly remodeled and rebuilt is the iconic car museum in Los Angeles, CA – the Petersen Automotive Museum.  Car fans who love cars and enjoy the history of cars should plan on visiting the Petersen Automotive Museum.  Here’s a time-lapse video of the brand-new building:

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The Star Wars Royal Selangor Collection

starwarsroyalselangorRoyal Selangor is known for making quality pewter jewelry and accessories, and this new Star Wars Collection looks amazing.  If you’re looking for a special high-end gift for that Star Wars fan, then this just might do it.

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The LEGO Dropship with Mecha Hangar Bay

legodropshipcoverTwo words:  Just Wow!  LEGO builder David Collins had a dream to build a cool LEGO spaceship and he’s finally done it with his AZR Anunnaki.  The battleship is around 6 ft long, 28 inches high, 15.5 inches wide and features a hangar bay with 3 mecha-pods.  The build took over 250-plus hours and use of over 30,000 LEGO bricks.

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DC VS Marvel Chess Pieces

dcvsmarvelchesscoverThe age of old comic book fight between DC fanboys and Marvel fanboys can be settle by the classic game of chess.  Eaglemoss Publications has created over 100 DC and Marvel characters to collect.  The 5″ figures are made from metalized resin and painted.  Each figure will cost around $16.00USD or you can buy 2-packs for around $40.00USD.

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Amazing Balloon Creations by Masayoshi Matsumoto

balloonartjapanstyleMaybe at my kid’s birthday you’ll find a clown making some type of cute balloon animal or you find yourself at Pier 39 and find a street artist making balloon objects, but this artist from Japan takes the cake.  Artist Masayoshi Matsumoto takes balloon object making to another level.

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The Art of FILFURY

filfurycover00British artist and known sneaker addict FILFURY has done various high profile collabs with the likes of Nike, Adidas and Reebok.  FILFURY has what you call his very own unique style to his art pieces.  Here’s a look at a few.

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Frankie’s Garage: Honda’s 2015 IndyCar Aero Kit

hondaindycarWhen you talk about F1 racing, Honda comes to mind.  For Indy racing fans, Honda Performance Development reveals their “Aero Kit” product for 2015 IndyCar.

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ULTRA ACT x S.H. FiguArts Ultraman

bandaiultramanOne bada$$ Ultraman coming this summer 2015.

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Super Duper Deals @ DealsPlus

flamethrowerdealplusI love dealsplus.   Read it with a passion because that super deal is just right around the corner.  And today, I want to share with all the Retrenders out there, a deal that cannot be missed.   You can own your own Flamethrower.  Because u all know the zombie apocalypse is coming”     LOL…

flamethrowerx15Get it for $1,599USD!

Link:  DealsPlus.

Starbucks and Doodling

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Two of my favorite things.  Doodling and Coffee..  Her other picture at Instagram are pretty awesome also.

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Frankie’s Garage: MiniVan Time!

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Honda Odyssesy Touring Elite, Image via Car & Driver.

Guess what’s the biggest news at the New York Auto show. No, it’s not the new Ferrari or a new Lamborghini. And no, it’s not about how fast a car is going from 0 to 60mph, but instead, it’s the vacuum cleaner installed inside the new 2014 Honda Odyssey. The HondaVac is going to be included in the Odyssey Touring Elite and can run for eight minutes when the car is off and longer when the engine is running. This is also a dry vac, so as long as your kids don’t spill their favorite soda on the way to Costco, you’ll have a very clean interior.

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Solid Gray “Bass Pack”

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Did you ever get that feeling that when you first discover a great song track and you just want to share it with everybody? Well, strap one of these backpacks on and let the world know what you’re listening to – just be careful with annoying the people around you because you’re playing the music too loud. The design was a collaborative effort with Portland’s wonderfully imaginative portable sound system makers Case of Bass and the progressive backpack company Solid Gray. The backpack is still in the works and should be coming out in the next few months – you can see more pics of the backpack on Case of Bass’ blog here.

For more product info, go to:  Solid Gray.

The Burger Stomper Pro

Burger Stomper

Baseball season is here! Which means summer is almost here! Which means BBQ season is right around the corner! I just love the smell of charcoal on a warm afternoon, and this year, I will be getting one of these Hamburger Stompers so I can stop making all those irregularly-shaped patties. With this, I’ll always have burgers at 6 ounces and slider patties at 2 ounces – making it just the right size for buns plus helping me manage the hamburger meat more efficiently. Now if I can only find a better turkey burger recipe…

MSRP:  $29.99USD

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Would You Like Cream, Sugar, or Creature in Your Coffee?

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I get up pretty early for work and also on my days off. For instance, I’m writing this post at 5:48am in the morning.  Currently, I’m downing coffee while I absentmindedly type away on the keyboard. Instead of depending on the coffee to jolt me awake, it’d be great to stare down into one of these cups to get my brain and eyes that surprise kick in the head I sorely need to get my day going. The regular 11 oz. cup goes for $15 while the larger 15 oz. one goes for $20 plus they’ve got plenty of sea and land creatures to choose from.

For more info, go to:  Creature Cups.

Use LEGO to store your Keys!

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With tons of Lego stored up in containers and since I spend a lot of time looking for my keys, why didn’t I put two and two together and think of something like this? Well German architect Felix Grauer, who dabbles in photography and design in his free time, built something that even my son could build and, better yet, can be very functional for any home. One can hang up their house keys or even snap them together to make a nifty keychain of sorts.

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Cutey Superhero Calendars!

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I’ve never been a big fan of calendars. Sometimes, it just reminds me of how many long days are left before the weekend starts or how wide the disparity is between the number of workdays and days in the weekend are. However, being a fan of comic book superheoes, this calendar will at least bring a big smile on my face every time I look at what day it is. There’s only a few calendars left since they went on sale recently but you can check out some other calendars here – such as a cute Star Wars and an Animal Matryoshka one.

MSRP:  $15.00USD

For more info, go to:  Calendar Sale!

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