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Mini Thor’s Hammer Lock

Mini Thor’s Hammer Lock

Why lock your toolbox with a padlock when you can secure it with Thor’s mighty hammer? Maker B machined and engraved a mini Mjölnir from a block of metal. Hidden inside its head is a latch mechanism that automatically clips around a lock hasp. A twist of the handle unlocks it. We’re impressed with the attention to detail in things like the hidden screws.

Bring a Trailer’s Top 80 of the ‘80s

Bring a Trailer’s Top 80 of the ‘80s
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Gearheads will love this book from the folks at Bring A Trailer. It features original photos, details, and specs from 80 of the best 1980s cars that have been auctioned by the company over the years. The 11″ x 14″ coffee table is hardbound, and all proceeds from sales will go to the American Diabetes Association.

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Olight OClip Flashlight

Olight OClip Flashlight
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Olight’s little clip-on light offers versatile mounting options. Its durable, spring-loaded clip has been tested through 10,000 cycles without breaking. Plus, it’s got a built-in magnet for attaching to steel or iron objects. It has four brightness modes from 1.5 to 180 lumens, a 300-lumen turbo mode, and a red mode for preserving night vision.

Muppets but They’re Celebrities

Muppets but They’re Celebrities

The Muppets all have distinct voices to go with their characters, but what would they sound like if they were played by famous celebrities instead? Vocal impressionist Cameron Logsdon imagines just that, casting Owen Wilson as Kermit, Jennifer Coolidge as Miss Piggy, and Jeff Goldblum as Beaker, among others.

Sand Spheres

Sand Spheres
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Leave your mark on the beach with these sand spheres from Olander Earthworks. Each concrete sphere is textured to make patterns in the sand. Designs include snakeskin, footprints, greeblesspirals, waves, and more. Available in four sizes, from 1 3/4″ to 3 1/16″ diameter. They also sell trays and microfine sand for tabletop zen gardens.

Epic Theme Song Mashup Collection

Epic Theme Song Mashup Collection

CLMC Music presents a fantastic compilation of his movie and TV show theme song mashups performed on a pair of KORG synths. The collection includes Ghostbusters x Knight Rider, Indiana Jones x The A-Team, The Mandalorian x Transformers, and many more. Whether you’re a fan of The Avengers, James Bond, or Harry Potter, you won’t be disappointed.

Ant Mag Grappling Hook

Ant Mag Grappling Hook
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This compact and sturdy stainless steel claw is designed for retrieving and pulling heavy objects, such as tree limbs, or retrieving items in the water. Its four folding claws have sawtooth edges to minimize slipping. It is available with or without a 65-foot nylon rope. While it can hold 880 pounds, its manufacturer does not recommend it for climbing.

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Playing a Guitar with 1000 Picks

Playing a Guitar with 1000 Picks

Previously, Mattias Krantz built a series of unusual compound guitar picks. In this video, the musician and maker ramps things up. After experimenting with a few smaller multi-picks, he built a spinning rig on a fishing reel, then engineered a set of rings that spins 1000 picks in a circle beneath the guitar strings.

Islander Flip-Flops

Islander Flip-Flops
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These flip-flops from Aussie footwear maker Gumbies are perfect for long walks on the beach and hikes from the beach back to the resort. They feature a comfy, contoured footbed covered with soft cotton canvas and a grippy tread made from recycled rubber and reinforced with jute fibers. They are available in men’s and women’s sizes.

Mixtape (Game Trailer)

Mixtape (Game Trailer)

This upcoming game from developers Beethoven and Dinosaur and consistently great publisher Annapurna Interactive is a Gen Xer’s dream. Set to the soundtrack of the era, the artful adventure drops players into a 1980s world where they live out life in an interactive coming-of-age movie. Coming to PS5, Xbox, and PC in 2025. Wishlist it now on Steam.

For the Record Pencil Holder

For the Record Pencil Holder
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This miniature milk crate is inspired by the ones used to store and organize vinyl records. Fred designed this one for your desktop to hold pens, pencils, and note cards. The laser-cut wood crate comes flat-packed for assembly and includes 64 vinyl-inspired note cards. Measures 3.4″ x 3.6″ x 3″ – the perfect size for sticky notes.

Giveaway: TokyoFlash Watch

Giveaway: TokyoFlash Watch

TokyoFlash Japan makes some of the world’s coolest watches – with an emphasis on futuristic digital designs. Now, one lucky Awesomer reader will take home a TokyoFlash watch of their choice. Our faves include the Kaidoku, which tells time with words, the graphic EQ-inspired Equalizer, and the Intoxicated, with its built-in breathalyzer. (Contest Ends 6.28.2024)

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Technicolor Movies Were Really Black and White

Technicolor Movies Were Really Black and White

The earliest movies were filmed in black and white. Then, in the 1930s, the first color movies appeared. Cameron from NationSquid explains how Technicolor created the illusion of color using a prism to split red, green, and blue images onto three black and white film strips and then developed them with cyan, magenta, yellow, and black dyes.

Titanium Upgraded Swiss Army Knife

Titanium Upgraded Swiss Army Knife
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CountyComm upgrades the look of a standard Swiss Army Knife by replacing its plastic handle scales with titanium ones. This limited-edition kit includes a classic 58 mm Victorinox Swiss Army knife, a pair of machined titanium scales with an engraved pattern, a tether cord lanyard, and a titanium bead. Choose from a topography or honeycomb pattern.

Gorillaz: The Insane Story of the Non-Existent Group

Gorillaz: The Insane Story of the Non-Existent Group

With tracks like Clint Eastwood, Feel Good Inc., and DARE in their catalog, Gorillaz has made some great music. Throughout most of its history, only two things remained constant – musician Damon Albarn, and artist Jamie Hewlett, who brought the group’s image and backstory to life. Music Vibe explores the history of the band, its characters, and its collaborators.

Nike Air Jordan 3 Retro x Nina Chanel Abney Sneakers

Nike Air Jordan 3 Retro x Nina Chanel Abney Sneakers
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Artist Nina Chanel Abney teamed up with Nike to create a cool and colorful spin on the classic Air Jordan 3 sneaker. Done up in Bicoastal and Malachite hues with a splash of orange, the waxed canvas and fuzzy suede shoes conjure images of a picnic in the park. After a limited debut in NYC, you can grab them from SNKRS starting at 9am ET on 6.20.24.

The Wallace Leaping Tank

The Wallace Leaping Tank

The idea of a tank that hops around on one leg seems like something a little kid might come up with. But as Found and Explained shows us, the hopping tank was a concept designed by an actual engineer. This unusual military vehicle was shaped like a giant pill, could pogo in any direction, and had six turrets. While it was never produced, the design was patented.

Tooletries Catcher Bottle Opener

Tooletries Catcher Bottle Opener
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This modern bottle opener from Tooletries lets you pop caps with one hand. Simply slap it up on a smooth surface, wait for it to adhere, and it holds firmly in place thanks to silicone-grip tech. A built-in magnet catches caps so they don’t fall on the floor. It sticks to glass, mirrors, shiny tiles, smooth metal, and more.

Drift Trike vs. Wall of Death

Drift Trike vs. Wall of Death

The first big build video Colin Furze posted was a stunt in which he rode his scooter on a sketchy wooden “wall of death.” Now, he’s revisited that build with a bigger budget, more construction experience, and a new vehicle. He built the wall indoors this time and worked out some of the kinks to make its walls smooth enough for his electric drift trike to ride on it.

MSR Stake Hammer

MSR Stake Hammer
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Quit driving tent stakes with rocks, and do it the right way with MSR’s modern stake hammer. It has a durable stainless steel head and lightweight aluminum handle and weighs just 11 oz. As a bonus, it has a built-in bottle opener so you can celebrate setting up your campsite. While you’re at it, grab some MSR Groundhog stakes.

The 80s: Official Movie

The 80s: Official Movie

Filmmaker HR Pao created a fantastic documentary of life in the 1980s. The video collage was made from bits of movies, TV, music videos, and other sound bites. Now he’s hoping to make a feature length version of his “Docu-Musical” by raising funds on Kickstarter to secure licensing rights to the music and to pitch it to streaming services.

Tyger Survival Shovel

Tyger Survival Shovel
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This collapsible carbon steel and aluminum shovel fits inside of a compact carrying bag, yet offers 16 functions. In addition to shoveling, it works as a saw, hammer, axe, wire cutter, screwdriver, hacksaw, knife, hook, hoe, ice pick, firestarter, whistle, disgorger, ruler, and even a bottle opener. A must-have in every car trunk.

Driven: 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser First Edition

Driven: 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser First Edition

After a three-year absence in the U.S., the Toyota Land Cruiser is back and marks a return to its adventurous roots in terms of style. We spent a few days getting to know the Land Cruiser First Edition and see if its performance and capabilities live up to its tough new looks.

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