Amy Ratcliffe

cardboard fighter cubicle

La-Z-Boy chairs are nice enough, but what if you could sit inside a life-sized jet fighter cockpit while you watched television? I’d do it, and now it could be a reality because of Dogfight Boss. The company is Kickstarting a cardboard personal cockpit that’s easy to assemble and dissemble but also looks amazing with incredible details. You won’t even need glue to assemble the cockpit, just a sharp knife.

The cardboard jet fighter cockpit is meant for anyone who loves flight simulators or just wants a rad cockpit in the living room. They’re asking for $24,900 in order to finalize the design and to make cockpits for other types of vehicles. Reward levels include simpler and smaller cockpits for children, PDF versions of the cockpit, and physical versions of the cockpit.

See the Kickstarter video for the project after the break.

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the tick

Once upon a time, there was a live-action series of Ben Edlund’s The Tick. Patrick Warburton starred as the big blue hero and while that was as wonderful as it sounds, the series didn’t last. Only nine episodes were aired. However, Amazon and Fox could be breathing life back into the franchise.

A revival of the The Tick with Warburton back in the starring role is a rumor for now, but People says their sources are telling them the “superhero parody is now being revived on Amazon” and that Warburton’s already on board:

“Warburton – who has also appeared on Seinfeld and Rules of Engagement – recently inked a deal with Amazon and Sony to reprise his role, with Edlund producing and writing, according to the source.”

I’d be completely in favor of this. Would you like to see another stab at the live-action series?

(via /Film)

big hero 6 funko pop 1

Big Hero 6, the first animated film from Marvel and Disney, will be in theaters on November 7th. The movie features a group of kid heroes and a lovable robot named Baymax, and Funko’s just announced a line-up of Pop! vinyl figures of the characters. The series includes: Hiro Hamada, Baymax, Go Go Tomago, Wasabi, Honey Lemon, and Fred.

You can pre-order the Big Hero 6 toys for an October ship date.

See the rest of the figures after the break.

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I always love seeing what LEGO builders decide to focus their talents on, and I must say Nathan’s choice of a Fawlty Towers diorama impressed me. He built the hotel from the late ’70s BBC sitcom starring John Cleese and Connie Booth for BrickFair. He included the moose head with the broken antler, the umbrella stands, a bell on the desk, and even a perfect floor pattern. Bravo, sir, bravo.

Check out more pics of the LEGO hotel after the break.

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post it art 1

While I’m always impressed by papercrafting and those who are patient enough to do it, artist Akira Nagaya takes the skill to a whole other level. He uses Post-its as his canvas and cuts detailed scenes and characters from anime series into the tiny papers. He’s tackled familiar faces such as Totoro and Pikachu, and all of his creations are enchanting.

See more of Nagaya’s impressive art after the break.

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Amazon norse chat

Redditor UranusExplorer reached out to Amazon because a book he ordered showed as delivered, but it didn’t actually get to him. The Amazon customer service rep’s name was Thor, so the customer asked if he could be Odin. It only got more amusing from there as the customer service rep played along and ran with the Norse mythology references. The rep took care of the issue and did so in an awesomely nerdy fashion. Win.

Be sure to click the above image to enlarge it.

(via Laughing Squid)

GoT VFX

The world of Westeros in Game of Thrones is a stunning place. Even though they film the television series in plenty of stunning locations, visual effects are necessary to populate the army and to add the sweeping backgrounds. Rodeo FX won an Emmy for Outstanding Special and Visual Effects work done on season four of the series, and they put together a reel showing off their skills. It’s absolutely amazing to see how much of the show is digital.

Watch the reel after the break.

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If you’re in love with a game as a kid, it’s got to be pretty exciting to hear that your parents are going to use that game as the theme for your bedroom renovation. Kai-Lynn and Daniel play Minecraft with their son and daughter, and since the kids have been getting good grades, they decided to reward them with Minecraft themed bedrooms. The son’s room is all done, and it’s themed right down to the lighting. We call this a parenting win.

See more photos of the blocky theme after the break.

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Minecraft players and builders have added some fan-made Doctor Who touches, but the franchise is officially coming to the game in September. You have to play the Xbox 360 edition of Minecraft to gain access to the Whovian additions, but it sounds like switching would be worth it. There will be several characters available according to Xbox:

Players will have access to a wide selection of the best characters from the entire 50 years of Doctor Who, with six Doctors in each skin pack – starting off with the 11th Doctor and five other Doctors, their companions, their biggest adversaries and the Doctors’ arch-enemy, the Daleks. Doctor Who puts you at the heart of an extraordinary adventure and Minecraft fans are in for the ride!

(via Topless Robot)

cap shield ninja stars

The latest episode of Man at Arms: Reforged features a rather rad hybrid: Throwing Shields. It’s a mix of Captain America’s invulnerable shield and throwing stars. The mash-up weapons might not be made of vibranium, but they’re sharp enough to break glass and cut watermelons. More importantly? They look freaking awesome.

Watch what happens when Cap’s shield gets mixed with throwing stars after the break.

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