Imagine my surprise when I was driving down the highway at 88mph and my keys disappeared.

The Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Light Up Keychain shrinks down one of your favorite devices for making time travel possible and lets you hook it right on your keychain. No plutonium needed – this sucker is electrical. Light up your keychain with hottest new invention this side of Hill Valley.

Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Light Up Keychain ($9.99)


I know I keep saying this, but I bloody love enthusiastic geeks like Wyo of the Arcade Museum forums, who looked into gaming history, saw a gap where an arcade version of The Legend of Zelda should have been and said, “That just won’t do.”

Fitted with an NES console, a 20″ CRT television and a lot of love, this beauty represents one Hell of a passion project. Wyo explains his work:

Basically, it’s an all wood construction. Primered and block sanded smooth and straight. I painted it with metallic gold automotive urethane, and then added a mid coat of .008 gold flake. After I cleared it, I wetsanded it 1000-3000 and then polished it. It turned out pretty cool. The whole cab shimmers in the light with the light bouncing off the flake.

The artwork was a lot of work. I had ro [sic] recreate all the images in illustrator. In my design, My intent with the art was to make it look DK/80’s nintendo ish. I then hand cut and gold chrome embossed the control panel and bezel. I will do the same with the side art and instruction sticker.

Inside, is a decased 20″ CRT and an NES wired to the arcade joystick and buttons. I was gonna do a playchoice ten….but now I’m happy I went with the NES. I can play all the NES games with an Everdrive N8.

That’s a tremendous effort, and it paid off. This thing is gorgeous. Check out more photos of this stunning piece of work below. [click to continue…]


Author and droid builder Kurt Zimmerman built this R/C “Artoo Deco” robot complete with magnificent retro styling and a built-in sound system that can make all sorts of cool boops and beeps. Surprisingly, Artoo Deco can’t help you keep those rugs and carpets clean.

Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]


The Barbarian and the She-Devil with a Sword are battling it out to see who’ll be the cutest warrior on the shelf—and they’re out for blood.

Funko has new Red Sonja and Conan The Barbarian Pops coming out this November/December along with blood-spattered variants. Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]


The first time I saw that mouse droid in Star Wars, I wanted it. Needed it. I’m sure I’m not alone.

That’s why I was happy to hear that sometime around mid-December, a remote-controlled Mouse Droid will be rolling into select locations at both Disneyland (If I had to guess, Star Trader) and Walt Disney World Resort. Hopefully, it will also be offered on the Shop Disney Parks app at some point.

I don’t know if it makes the high pitched squeal or how much it’ll cost, but I need it. Check out the Mouse Droid scene in A New Hope below. [click to continue…]


That’s right—these Planetary String Lights are practically screaming to be used as part of a space-themed Christmas tree.

Strung along an 11 foot long cord, this set of 10 glowing orbs includes the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and (yes, even) Pluto. The glass bulbs are painted to look like each of the celestial bodies and can be replaced with a C7 candelabra bulb if there’s a galactic mishap. We also carry a set of replacement bulbs because, well, things happen.

Yes, it’s nice to know that if a planet spontaneously explodes, it’s an easy fix. Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]


MB&F and Switzerland-based pen maker Caran d’Ache have created a pen that goes where no pen has gone before.

The Astrograph was four years in the making and includes a cap with retractable landing gear and a tiny ladder for a mini astronaut figure, as well as packaging that doubles as an over-the-top display stand. Yes, all this for a pen—albeit an awesome one.

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It will be available in four different versions made from materials such as rhodium and ruthenium, with each being limited to 99 pieces.

With all of these bells and whistles, you wouldn’t expect the Astrograph to be cheap, but the price tag has reached the comically absurd level of $20,000 per pen – a price that should never be spent on a writing implement unless it is the only way to endorse a check for $20,001 or more. Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]


For a limited time you can get the Xamarin Cross Platform Development Bundle with over 57 hours of training for only $35 (96% off) in our Nerd Approved Deals Store!

You can learn more about the Xamarin platform here. Then head on over to our Deals Store to learn more about all six courses included in the bundle.


LEGO builder Mordatre crafted this terrifyingly realistic life-size facehugger using Bionicle pieces. Quick, somebody make some space marines out of LEGO to deal with this thing. Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]


Just when you thought it was safe to unfreeze your credit card, Funko drops two new Pop lines for Ash vs Evil Dead and Cowboy Bebop.

The Ash vs Evil Dead Pops have Ash complete with chainsaw hand, Pablo, Kelly, and Ruby (Is this the first time Lucy Lawless has been Popped?)

But it’s the Bebop Pops that stole my heart. Spike, Jet, Faye, and Ed all look amazing. I’m hoping we’ll see an Ein somewhere down the road. Check out the entire lineup below. [click to continue…]