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9mm Gun Sconce

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Looking for an addition to that tacticool man cave you’ve been planning? Then you might feel inclined to pick up a few of these 9mm Gun Sconces. Each Sconce is handmade by being slip-cast in ceramic through plaster molds. The base measures roughly 4″x7″ with a total height of 13″ including the shade and fixture. They come with a matte black top hat shade lined with gold and are already wired for easier installation.

The Gun Sconce is the work of ceramicryan/Loaded Objects Ceramics, who’s work I’ve covered in a previous article.

B-Max Armor Testing Video

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

This testing video for Italian company B-Max’s Level III armored plate is pretty standard, until you notice the testing overseer with an open shirt and later without the shirt and with a cigarette in his hand.

Thanks to Nuno M. for the tip!

A-TACS AU Seat Covers

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Northwest Seat Covers now has the option for A-TACS AU seat covers among their product line. They’re available in the two trim options seen above and for most truck and SUV models.

The photo was taken from the official A-TACS camo Facebook page.

Northwest Seatcovers – A-TACS seat cover

Infidel Caps III% Patch

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Infidel Caps has just announced the addition of a III% patch to their product line. The patch is a 3 1/2″ diameter circle in subdued charcoal grey on black. A red lettering, white stars, and blue border version will also be released.

Available for pre-order on infidelcaps.com.

Dutch Schaefer Premium Format Figure

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Another amazingly detailed 1:4 scale (20.5 inches) replica figurine from the folks at Sideshow Collectables. This time, its of Dutch Schaefer, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character in the cinema classic ‘Predator’. The Dutch figurine is clad in a real fabric costume that includes woodland camo pants and shirt, a detailed vest, and jungle boots and comes armed with an M-16 with M203 grenade launcher, .45 caliber pistol, machete, and knife.

You can pre-order from Sideshow Collectables.

Tank Vest

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

The Tank Vest is a modular, PALS webbing based storage system that allows users to attach MOLLE and ALLICE gear to their motorcycle to improve storage capacity. Tank Vests are made from 1000 denier Cordura nylon and uses a system of military grade straps and synthetic buckles to attach to the tank frame. This separates the Tank Vest from other storage options that use magnets or require drilling into the bike’s frame. A feature also unique to the Tank Vest is it fits around the gas cap, negating the need to remove the vest during refueling. Currently, Tank Vests are being made for Kawasaki KLR650, KTM950/990 Adventure motorcycles, some models of Harley Davidson, the XR650R, and the Boulevard 800, with a vest for the Vstrom 1000 coming out mid-September; more models are being made based on customer demand.

The Tank Vest is available in the following colors: Black, Coyote Brown, Woodland MARPAT, ACU, MultiCam, OD Green, and Safety Orange.


Thanks to Mike K. for the tip!

Tandem-Duct Aerial Demonstrator

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

No, your speakers aren’t broken, this video just doesn’t have any sound. More importantly, future super villains of the world rejoice! The perfect henchman aerial transport has already been prototyped by the fine folks at Aerofex Corporation.


RC S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier

Friday, August 24th, 2012

It seems when the Russians stole the plans for S.H.I.E.L.D.’s helicarrier, they drastically misinterpreted the proper dimensions when building their own version.

Drill Gun Power Screwdriver

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

As part of TFB’s ongoing mission of posting info on every product that’s shaped like a firearm that could possibly be found, I present the Drill Gun Power Screwdriver. Billed as “The Ultimate Power Tool For The Ultimate Man”, the Drill Gun is shaped like a 6-shot revolver and features a fully rechargeable battery and six interchangeable bits, which, conveniently, fit into the revolver chambers for safe keeping.

You can order from gadgetsandgear.com.

Crowd Gets Surprised During Tank Show

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

I suppose the most important lesson the crowd learned that day was to avoid standing near large puddles when multi-ton war machines are on the prowl.

Intensafire Camouflage Controllers

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Intensafire is a company that specializes in modified Xbox 360 and PS3 controllers. Among their product line, they have an impressive looking line of camouflage 360 pads, seen above is A-TACS and MultiCam. They also have Realtree, digital woodland, digital desert, digital winter, and red tiger stripe.

Available for purchase from Intensafire.

UNCHARTED 3: Nathan Drake Inspired Gun Holster

Monday, August 20th, 2012


Master leathersmith David Vigil has crafted this impressive gun holster for Vigilante Leather, inspired by the one used by Nathan Drake in the PS3-exclusive ‘Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception’. The design closely matches the in-game model in both metalwork and the dye job used to treat the leather; a model dyed in black with gunmetal-colored metalwork is also available upon request. 8 buckles, 2 to each strap, allow for easy fitting, with an option for custom fitting if required. Additionally, every holster is waterproofed and stress tested, insuring full functionality in any situation. Simply put, it’s a piece that’s usable for way more than just cosplay.

Available in limited quantities from David Vigil on Etsy.


Sunday, August 19th, 2012


From Gear Up Center, makers of The Grovel, comes The NAX. The NAX is an amalgamation of a Kukri knife, machete, and hatchet, designed with input from Special Forces soldiers, expert preppers, and survival gear aficionados. Comprised of 4140 Chromoly steel, which is 35% stronger than 1040 steel, and featuring a 550 wrapped handle which doubles as a capable survival material in a pinch, the NAX is a rugged and durable survival tool.

Available for pre-order from Gear Up Center for 219 USD.

The Last Stand – Trailer

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

Arnold’s back in 2013! Well, he’s in the Expendables 2, but that’s like the supergroup of action movies, and this is more akin to a revival solo act. Anyway, Arnold plays a small town Sherrif brought in to terminate (I couldn’t resist) a notorious cartel that’s overrun the local law enforcement. Looks like there’s also the obligatory hot action woman and a crazy prepared nutjob to help round out the cast; looks promising.

The Last Stand drops 2013.

NERF Shoot To Snooze Alarm Clock

Friday, August 17th, 2012


Looking for a more practical application for all those NERF guns you obviously bought after reading about them on this site (besides nailing every living thing within your immediate area with foam darts on a regular basis)? Then you have the option of picking up a NERF Shoot to Snooze alarm clock. One well placed shot to the target area is the only way to activate the clock’s snooze function, giving any foam dart marksman a few more minutes of rest. Other features include: LCD screen with backlight, nightlight, and 12/24 hour functionality, and date and temperature display.

Batman: Puppet Master

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Batman: Puppet Master is a fan film depicting events that occur between ‘The Dark Knight’ and ‘The Dark Knight Rises’. The short film introduces classic villains Mr. Zazas, The Ventriloquist and Scarface, and Edward Nigma, AKA The Riddler, who’s been reimagined as an FBI agent brought in to capture Batman. It has a few elements of the Knightfall storyline, primarily die to Nigma’s plan to wear out Batman with a crime wave before trying to unmask his identity. Not everyone about the casting and writing is perfect, primarily Batman, but it’s a great idea that’s full of potential. I’d love to see the story progress through additional films.


Internet Movie Firearm Database

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

I’m sure you know about the Internet Movie Database, or imdb.com, another one of those internet time sinks that has information on almost every movie ever along with almost every actor ever, the parts they’ve played, etc. Since this is the internet, where just about any damn thing can be found, and copycats are common, somebody made a similar site in the form of a Wiki, but with firearms as the primary focus instead of movies and actors, even calling it the internet movie firearm database. On the site, you can look up what movies, television shows, and video games a firearm has been in, what firearms a movie, television show, or video game has featured, and even what firearms and in what show/movie/video game an actor has used.

It’s pretty exhaustive, which makes games of 6-degrees-of-a-Beretta-92F all the easier to play.


Inheritance Collection

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

The Inheritance Collection the creation of one Stephen Kenn, who is selling them on his site. Each piece in the collection is constructed using salvaged WWII-era military fabric surplus; seen above is the couch, loveseat, and single chair with ottoman. Some of the pieces are far from cheap, but man are they cool looking!


The Blunderbuss Slingshot

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Joerg Sprave of The Slingshot Channel proves once again that with a bit of ingenuity, wood, and rubber bands, one can make a slingshot for just about any occasion and purpose, including this ‘Jack-of-most-trades’ Blunderbuss Slingshot. Like it’s namesake, the Blunderbuss Slingshot is muzzle loading and designed to launch many kinds of (properly-sized) projectiles: wooden blocks, aerosol cans, stones, etc., thanks to a 150 lb. draw weight chord. Great from everything from marking a path to safety to quietly disposing of the living dead. And the best part? Ammo is virtually limitless! Unless, of course, you somehow manage to run out of rubble or something similar… or a band snaps and you don’t have a replacement… it’s still pretty damn cool.

LEGO Motorized Tumbler And The Bat

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

Peer Kreuger of Vayamenda.com created these amazing motorized LEGO models of the black and camo Tumblers and The Bat (which doesn’t actually fly) from The Dark Knight Trilogy. Additionally, he’s put them up to the CUUSOO process where there’s a chance they could become actual LEGO sets: The Bat and The Tumbler.

Hat Tip: The Brothers Brick

NERF N-Strike Elite Hail-Fire Blaster

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

NERF has upped their dart launcher game with the latest release in the N-Strike line, the Hail-Fire Blaster. Powered by 4 AA batteries, the Hail-Fire’s electronically-assisted semi-auto action can launch the new blue colored Elite darts upwards of 75 feet. Additionally, thanks to the unique rotating loading mechanism up to 144 darts can be loaded into the Hail-Fire because it’s designed to hold up to 8 18-dart “quick reload clips” (dart magazines). Of course, the obligatory top and under-barrel tactical rails allow for the use of accessories, such as sights and grips. The only issue? The Hail-Fire comes standard with only 4 mags and 24 darts, so additional purchases are most definitely necessary to take advantage of its full potential.

It’s also worth mentioning that the official release date of this blaster is September 9th, 2012, although some stores got a soft release and if one’s willing to pay a slight premium, it’s also available on Amazon.

Hasbro.com – NERF Hail-Fire Blaster

Ironskull Fitness 62 Lb Skullbell

Friday, August 10th, 2012

For those not in the know, Ironskull Fitness is a company that sells custom skull-inspired kettlebells, 100% made in the USA. Their latest addition to their product line is the 62 lb Skullbell. Unlike the other kettlebells available from Ironskull, the Skullbell is completely modeled after an actual human skull, giving it an irregular shape which makes it more appropriate for 2-handed swings than for cleans and snatches. The Skullbell also features a “Gunshot entry wound on front and exit wound on the back with handle exploding through skull”, a nice little design addition if I do say so myself.

Ironskull Fitness – 62 Lb Skullbell

SOG Knives Voodoo Hawk – Medal of Honor Limited Edition

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

The Voodoo Hawk from SOG Specialty Knives & Tools is a combination of their tactical Tomahawk and FastHawk, featuring an extended cutting head, smaller compact glass-reinforced nylon handle, and metal butt cap. The new design also features a special edition London Bridge Trading Company sheath in Honor Camo.

In October, SOG Specialty Knives & Tools will be releasing a limited edition 500 piece run of the Voodoo Hawk. They will be numbered and engraved with the Mako unit crest and include a SOG patch.

GET THIS – 100% of the proceeds from all 500 pieces will be donated to Project Honor!

To be notified when the Voodoo Hawk will be available visit sogknives.com/store/F18LTD.

Looks like Fanboy’s got something else to add to his Birthday list this year ;).

This article was blatantly stolen from originally posted on Soldier Systems Daily.

Zero Dark Thirty – Official Trailer

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Black Ops II Multiplayer Reveal Trailer

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Man, this trailer is showing the best multiplayer for CoD yet!

That’s also the same thing I said when I saw the previous multiplayer trailers for every Call of Duty since Modern Warfare 2. Granted, it does look amazing (that’s what trailers are for, after all), and the graphics are looking pretty spiffy, but I already know I’ll like the game for roughly a month, then only jump on it occasionally until the next CoD is announced and released. It’s a vicious cycle, I know. Then again, future weapons and killstreaks and a reworked create-a-class system could prove me wrong.

Black Ops II drops November 13, 2012.