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Grenade Bottle Opener On Kickstarter

Monday, December 31st, 2012

A user on Kickstarter, known only as Brad, created this grenade-shaped multi-tool called, appropriately enough, the Bottle Grenade. Its primary function is as a combination twist off/pry off (pop top) bottle opener, however it also includes a wrench and hex slot along with four holes for use with a keyring or paracord. It’s machined from 6061-T6 aluminum, and based on donation level can include custom engraving and/or the realistic grenade pattern.


SOG Voodoo Hawk – MultiCam Sheath

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

The MultiCam sheaths made by LBT for the SOG Voodoo Hawk LE have finally started shipping out. They’re made from nylon with a button snap closure and a belt loop. The LE sheath also better conforms to the blade when compared to the standard SOG sheath and seems of overall better quality. You can see additional photos below.

Walking Dead Multi-Gun 2012 Promo

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

HyTAQ Robot

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Yet another innovative UAV design, the HyTAQ robot was developed by the robotics lab at the Illinois Institute of Technology. It combines a quadrotor design with a rolling cage that allows for both terrestrial and aerial locomotion. This combination allows the HyTAQ to use the same actuator set and control system for both methods of locomotion. Additionally, due to its ability to switch between ground and air travel, the HyTAQ is capable of traveling four times greater and almost 6 times longer than an aerial-only system, and can simply fly over any obstacles it encounters on the ground.

LS3 Follow Tight

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Check out this video on Boston Dynamics’, MCWL, and DARPA’s LS3 (Legged Squad Support System) program. As you can see, the LS3 is voice activated and can navigate a multitude to terrains with ease.

The Walking Dead Christmas Special

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

What’s better for a post-Christmas post than a post about zombies and Christmas? Funny though, I don’t think this was actually on AMC last night…

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

Merry Christmas and/or non-denominational holiday to you all!

Ferro Concepts Triple Kydex Shingle

Monday, December 24th, 2012

This is the Triple Kydex Shingle by Ferro Concepts. It’s designed to curve to body armor or the user’s shape and fits most kangaroo pouches, giving the user fast access to three magazines. The Kydex inserts have holes punched in them for weight savings and are removable. At the moment, it’s lacking an official name, however it will be released in February.


Battlemug (P) Is Here

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

Battlemug is awesome but not everyone feels that they can afford a tankard machined from a solid billet of aluminum. So Battlemug’s creators developed a polymer version.


This model also integrates an M4-style carrying handle since you have to provide your own with the aluminum Battlemug. Although, the polymer version includes three M1913 rails for other accessories.


This article was originally published on Soldier Systems Daily.

Robot Dragonfly Drone On Indiegogo

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

The TechJect Robot Dragonfly is a micro UAV designed to mimic an insect; the project started due to a grant from the U.S. Air Force for research into biologically-inspired spy drones. Four models will be available, with the highest model featuring a re-configurable processor, hovering and gilding capabilities, accelerometers, gyroscopes, remote control, GPS, an advanced sensor pack with 18 individual environmental sensors, two cameras, and wi-fi compatibility.



TaskOne iPhone Toolkit On Indiegogo

Friday, December 21st, 2012

The TaskOne is a project on Indiegogo for a case that turns your iPhone into a multitool. The TaskOne weighs only 89 grams and utilizes hardened tool steels, aircraft aluminum, and polycarbonate in its construction. The entirety of the included tools can be seen in the image above. If funding is completed, it’ll be released in the following colors: Slate Grey, Cherry Red, Jet Black, and (Indiegogo-$150 contributor exclusive) Orange Flame.


Happy Doomsday Everybody!

Friday, December 21st, 2012

As we all know, the world did not today, December 21st, 2012, end as was supposedly predicted by the Mayan calendar. Alas, the secret Fanboy bunker hidden in parts unknown goes unused through yet another false doomsday event; maybe next time it’ll find purpose.

Games Workshop Gets Serial Pulled From Amazon For Using The Term ‘Space Marine’

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

The term ‘Space Marine’ was around long before Games Workshop’s ‘Warhammer 40K’ property came into existence, having first appeared in 1932’s ‘Captain Brink of the Space Marines’ by Bob Olsen. Despite this, the web serial ‘Spots the Space Marine’ by M.C.A. Hogarth was taken off Amazon after Games Workshop made a claim that the term ‘Space Marine’ is their exclusive trademark. Hogarth states that according to the Trademarks Database, Games Workshop’s trademark on ‘Space Marine’ only extends to “board games, parlor games, war games, hobby games, toy models and miniatures of buildings, scenery, figures, automobiles, vehicles, planes, trains and card games and paint, sold therewith.”, so it looks like fiction isn’t covered. To further make Games Workshop look like bastards, part of the reader contributions towards ‘Spots the Space Marine’ is donated to Wounded Warrior Project and Soldiers’ Angels.


Hat tip: i09

Silencerco 5.56 Saker

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

The Silencerco 5.56 Saker, which was introduced at last year’s SHOT Show, is in full production and will soon be available for purchase in stores. The Saker features key innovations that separate it from current suppressors offered by other companies. This includes the Multiple Accessory Attachment Device (MAAD), which is an interchangeable centerfire rifle mounting platform that allows for the user to attach the Saker, or other muzzle accessories, to their choice of many flash hiders and other mounts. Also of note is the Hoplon blast baffle, which deflects and cuts down on baffel erosion up to 90% using “”new to silencer design” materials, strategic reinforcements and improved geometry to achieve incomparable strength, longevity and repeatable accuracy.”

Silencerco – Saker

Star Trek: Into Darkness Teaser

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Alright! A bit more footage from the upcoming J.J. Abrams ‘Star Trek’ sequel; bring on the lens flare!

‘Star Trek: Into Darkness’ drops May 17th, 2013.

LBX Tactical Delivering Kit in Project Honor Camo

Monday, December 17th, 2012


Featuring the Honor Camo pattern developed for Project Honor and EA’s Medal of Honor Warfighter video game, LBX Tactical’s new line of gear based on proven LBT Inc designs is shipping. There is a wide variety of items including two styles of chest rigs, two plate carriers, a holster and other accessory items as well Transporter and Light Strike packs.


This article was originally posted on Soldier Systems Daily.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation Trailer #3

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

I think I’m going to let this trailer speak for itself.

‘The Walking Dead’ In Black And White

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Starting February, AMC is going to re-air seasons one and two of ‘The Walking Dead’ in monochrome. If anything else, it’s a nice treat for the fans of the comic, which is done in black and white.

Hat tip: io9.com

Burrito Bomber

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Darwin Aerospace has found a more unique use for drone aircraft: the speedy delivery of delicious burritos. Sadly, the earliest we’re likely to see this as a commercial product is 2015, as the FAA is required to introduce regulations on commercial drones by September of that year. Further details can be found at this page: http://www.darwinaerospace.com/burritobomber

The Winnifred Beach (Sport Utility) Bathrobe

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Winnifred Beach has created possibly the only bathrobe that’s suitable for safari, or at least looks the part. It features a brushed cotton-twill exterior with a cotton-terry lining, two large side cargo pockets (able to fit an iPad), two chest pockets with Velcro flaps, one waist-high utility pocket (able to fit an iPhone), and one utility pocket on the left arm with Velcro flap. Additional features include: reenforced “shooting jacket” shoulder/chest patches, button epaulettes, cotton-twill belt, and nylon hanging loop. It’s unisex and “singularly sized for everyone” (read: one-size-fits-all), just roll the sleeves to the desired length.


Morale Art On A-2 Bomber Jackets

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

A recent article on ‘Collectors Weekly’ details the history and practice of personalized morale art painted on the backs and fronts of many A-2 bomber jackets along with early day morale patches during WWII. You can read it at Collectorsweekly.com – ‘WWII War Paint: How Bomber Jacket Art Emboldened Our Boys’ by Lisa Hix.


Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Crosstac is a company that offers a wide range of high-quality firearms accessories and related products including armorer’s tools, shooting bags, shooting mats, slings, belts, and binoculars accessories. One of their many impressive products is an underslung picatinny rail attachment for AR-15s that makes use of the oft-ignored bayonet lug. They also offer a line of company-themed apparel. Their entire product line is made or printed in the USA.


Daniel Defense Partners With National Firearm Finance

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Daniel Defense has partnered with National Firearm Finance to provide financing for Daniel Defense LE Packages for active-duty law enforcement agents. The terms and conditions of the loan would depend on the law enforcement agent’s personal credit history, although rates start as low as 6.78%. Under this financing plan, the three Daniel Defense LE packages offered are the Special Services package, Lightweight package, and Patrol Rifle package, each of which include an Aimpoint PRO, Blue Force Gear VCAS Sling, and three (3) Magpul PMAGs. Further details on the packages and financing can be found at www.danieldefense.com and www.firearmfinance.com.

The Stopped Dead – A ‘The Walking Dead’ Infographic

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

Richard Johnson and Andrew Barr of ‘The National Post’ created this infographic that details all the on-screen carnage against zombies in the AMC series ‘The Walking Dead’, split up between seasons, characters, and tools of use. Click to enlarge.

The National Post – Stopping The Dead

Live Resin

Saturday, December 8th, 2012


Live Resin is a company that specializes in highly detailed resin figures and accessories in 1/35 and other scales. This is achieved through advanced 3D modelling and rapid prototyping last generation technology. They current have over 350 individual models available, including modern military personnel, weaponry, and equipment.