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Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Oh, boy! Q and the gadgets are back!

Camouflage Tumbler 1/6 Scale Model

Monday, July 30th, 2012

As with all movies, good or bad, there has to be some related memorabilia for sale, and ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is no exception. Luckily, Hot Toys doesn’t disappoint with their series of highly-detailed scaled models of Batman, Bane, and the camouflage Tumbler/Batmobile. Aside from being completely badass looking, the camouflage tumbler features a roof panel that slides open and functioning headlights, requiring 3 AAA batteries. The good news? It’s available for pre-order! The bad news? It’s not being released until September 2013! By that point, The Dark Knight trilogy will already be available as a 3+ disk special edition Blu-ray/DVD combo pack in a collector’s box most likely shaped like the Tumbler. Then again, you can’t rush perfection.

Available for pre-order from Sideshow Collectables

RPG-7 PET (Plastic Bottle) Launcher

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Marudai has introduced this model RPG-7 that fires liquid-filled bottle rockets from what looks like pressure induced by a common bicycle pump. It retails for approximately $360 US, but as far as I know it’s only available in Japan; better find an importer if you want one of these.

Marudai-Corp.com – RPG-7 PET Launcher

Hat Tip: nerdapproved.com

Action Figure Therapy – Ask Jungle (NSFW)

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

3D Printed AR-15 Lower

Friday, July 27th, 2012

HaveBlue of AR15.com has managed to create a working polymer AR-15 lower made from a 3D printer, specifically a mid 90’s Stratasys 3D printer. So far, the lower has been combined with a .22 LR upper, with over 200 rounds fired and no issues. A .556 upper was also used, with some feeding and extraction issues, however according to the creator this upper has also had problems with a standard aluminum lower.

A few other articles I’ve seen on this project have instantly jumped at the chance to (incorrectly) claim people now have the ability to create fully-functional firearms using just a 3D printer, so in the name of truth and fairness, I feel it’s important to mention that only the lower was created with the printer, not the trigger assembly and other required components.

AR-15.com thread detailing the project


Aegis Parka

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

The Aegis Parka is a garment designed by Nieuwe Heren to protect against urban pollution. The Aegis is made from Schoeller Ceraspace, a scally fabric far more abrasion and heat resistant then leather due to being made from ceramic particles. The inner liner consists of Schoeller PCM, a textile that contains millions of microcapsules filled with Phase Change Materials that balance out temperature extremes to achieve the wearer’s personal comfort climate. LEDs on the garment light up as a sensor measures hazardous molecules in the environment. An onboard respirator with an active carbon filter helps the wearer to breath in fresh air. The Aegis also filters the surrounding air as the suit is treated with a TiO2 (titaniumdioxide) solution which cleanses the air due to its photocatalystic properties.

Nieuwe Heren – Aegis Parka

The Cost Of Being Batman

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

This only confirms that Batman is the only superhero that could exist in real life, provided one had the millions upon millions of dollars necessary to create and maintain the various required assets. I’m also curious as to how they came up with some of these numbers. $500,000 for “special firearms training”, which he wouldn’t need since Batman doesn’t use guns anyway? Whatever.


Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

This knife by Tom Anderson Cutlery can best be described as brass knuckles times insanity. Machined from stainless steel with a handle made from Spanish micarta, it’s pretty damn intimating, by virtue of its 4 sharp edges. Also, it kind of looks like the Batman logo, but only when put on its mantle… while you squint… in a dark room… maybe.

Available from knife-depot.com – $55.49

Hat Tip: Gizmodo

The Dark Knight Rises Motorcycle Suit

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

How could UD Replicas possibly top the awesomeness that was the Stormtrooper motorcycle suit? By making a motorcycle Batsuit, that’s how! This Batsuit replica features a motorcycle-grade mesh Cordura base and is made from Grade A cowhide leather with highly-detailed leather molding and form molded hard and soft shell Kevlar details. The jacket sleeves feature fully adjustable leather gauntlets while the gloves feature anti-skid Kevlar. CE Approved Body Armor in forearms/elbow, shoulder and back spine protector is completely removable, as is the lightweight interior lining.

The run on this fantastic motorcycle suit is even more limited then previous Stormtrooper offering, with only 350 sets available for sale and a price to match: $1564.00 CDN. Note that this is for the entire set; individual components can be purchased as the jacket, pants, gloves, and boots. Sales close August 31st, so those interested better hurry. Even at the price, it wouldn’t be surprising to see these sell out quick.

UD Replicas – The Dark Knight Rises Motorcycle Suit


Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

Another kickstarter Indiegogo project. This time for a toy shotgun that shoots ordinary table salt for the removal of unwanted house flies and other annoying critters.

Indiegogo – BugASalt

Project Honor Camo Stencil Kit from LBX Tactical Available for Pre-order

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

Shipping August 20th is the Project Honor Camouflage Stencil Kit. The pattern was developed for the upcoming Electronic Arts title Medal of Honor Warfighter.


The kit includes –

4 4.5oz Aerosol Cans
1 LBX logo stencil
1 LBX digital logo stencil
6 Digital stencils


Russian Military Clown Car

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Somebody should make a 10 hour version of this video, just for kicks.

Hat Tip: Stuff I Stole From The Internet

Infidel Caps Liquidation Sale

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Infidel Caps is having a liquidation sale on some overstock items. The items are:

Makin’ Bacon T-shirt

Bin Laden T-shirt

Infidel Operator Cap – Black/Charcoal Grey

Infidel Operator Gen II – MultiCam/Khaki/OD

All the overstock items are selling for $15.00 each, while supplies last. Additionally, Infidel Caps is closing out the Infidel Operator Cap in Navy Blue. They’re going for $10.00 while supplies last.



Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

*Spoiler alert*

It’s a Punisher fan-film. In fact, it’s a brilliant Punisher fan-film that shows just how perfect Thomas Jane is for the role of Frank Castle. Add in Ron Perlman in a cameo role and plenty of that classic Punisher-style ultra-violence justice, and you’ve got a winner of a video.

Oh, and a fair bit of warning: between the language and the bone breaking, head smashing, gunshots, and leg biting, this video definitely earns its place in the NSFW category.

America’s Army Motion Comics

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

There’s now an app available on iTunes and Google Play built to view the America’s Army digital comic series. The comics feature sounds, including a musical score, and some limited animation, detailing conflict in the country of Czervenia (FYI, not a real country). The app itself also has some dvd menu-esque features, such as scene select, character bios, and information on Army ranks, equipment, vehicles, and techniques. The first issue is already out, and although there’s an impressive amount of detail and realism in the uniforms, the weapons, and the like (it is military funded, after all), the story could be, well, more entertaining. This also applies to the dialogue which can be comically awful at times; you just have to read it to see what we mean.


Camo Bolt Action Pen

Monday, July 16th, 2012

It’s the ultimate firearm-inspired writing implement! The pen releases and retracts via bolt action, a rifle pocket clip holds the pen, and the piece itself is modeled after a .30 caliber cartridge with a rose gold bullet tip. Add in the camouflage body, and you’ve got a pretty cool looking (if pricy) pen.

Cool Material – Camo Bolt Action Pen – $45

The Desktop Ballista

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

Another Kickstarter project with a cool product, this time from a group named Legion-10 for the creation of Desktop Ballistae. The kits consist of laser cut hardwood and take roughly 30 minutes to construct. A deluxe version that uses a horse hair rope along with brass and steel parts (for added realism) and a ballista target is available at higher donation levels. Additionally, custom laser engraving is also an option.

The project’s already over 10 times its minimum required pledge level, but a sufficiently high donation will guarantee a Ballista for those interested.

Kickstarter – Desktop Ballista

Season 3 Comic-Con Trailer: The Walking Dead

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Sneak Peek – Honor Camo

Friday, July 13th, 2012

This is the Honor Camo from the upcoming Electronic Arts first person shooter title Medal of Honor Warfighter.


As you can see the MAKO and LBX Tactical (Task Force Lion) insignia are embedded in this transitional pattern.




Look for a full line of Medal of Honor Warfighter tie in products featuring the Honor Camo pattern from www.LBXtactical.com

This article was originally posted on Solder Systems Daily.

Expendables 2 Video Game

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

As far as a mindless action video game based on a mindless action movie this one actually looks pretty decent, and it’s a downloadable title which means it’ll be pretty cheap to boot.

The Expendables 2 Video Game drops July 31st (PSN), August 17 (Xbox Live and PC).

Silencerco Announces SuperiorSilence.com

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Silencerco has just announced the launch of SuperiorSilence.com, where customers can currently shop for Silencerco, ‘Silencers Are Legal’, and SWR products. The site’s purpose is to allow dealers and customers to research Silencerco and SWR accessories to ensure the correct fit of pistons, thread adapters, and flash hiders. The site menu is organized by brand, so customers can easily determine what they need while a dealer locator helps customers to connect with a local dealer that carries Silencerco and SWR products.

In honor of Independence Day, ten percent of proceeds from sales made on SuperiorSilence.com through the month of July will benefit the veteran support network Gallant Few.

Check out the site at http://www.superiorsilence.com

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 – Villain Trailer

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

So, David S. Goyer wrote the story and Trent Reznor did the music for Black Ops 2, huh? That’s pretty exciting news! Oh, there’s also some cinematic shots and explosions and future technology and whatnot.

Call of Duty 2 drops November 13th, 2012.

Seal Team 6 With Zodiac CZ7 Custom LEGO Set

Monday, July 9th, 2012

From Minifig World comes this awesome Seal Team 6 with Zodiac CZ7 custom LEGO set. Each minifig comes equipped with a SI-Dan Toys G1 Tactical Belt, G17 Glock Pistol, PT202 Helmet with ANVIS 9 Goggles and M08 Tactical Vest with the driver also having a LEGO beanie. The Zodiac CZ7 itself comes with 3 sets of flippers, 3 airtanks, 2 MP5SD6, 1 MP5K, 1 Mini Uzi, 1 Minigun, and 1 Mountable Combat LMG kit. Full-color instructions are included for the Zodiac CZ7. If only it weren’t already sold out.

Minifig World – Seal Team 6 with Zodiac CZ7

BBC Multi Camo Molle Jacket

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

What you’re looking at right now is the Billionaire Boys Club Multi Camo Molle Jacket. It’s decked out in khaki-ish PALS webbing with a green “Multi Camo” pattern, with two front square pockets and adjustable button closures at the end of each cuff. BBC Astronaut embroidered patchwork is present on the front chest and the left arm has a “BBC Astronaut BB” patch. It also costs 330 USD; need I say more?

Hat Tip: Upscale Hype, where you can also see pictures of Jay-Z wearing it at the fairly recent BBC Radio 1′s Hackney Weekend (if you’re into that sort of thing).

The Blackwater Chronicles

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

‘The Blackwater Chronicles’ is an upcoming graphic novel series by artist and writer Billy Tucci that deals in non-fiction accounts of the former private security company, Blackwater. The first book in the series is based on ‘Licensed to Kill, Hired Guns in the War on Terror’ by Robert Young Pelton, hence the additional writing credit. A limited sneak preview of 1000 copies the book will be passed out at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con along with 1000 posters based on the property.

hat tip: firstcomicsnews.com