Video Of The Evolution Of Hot Wheels Cars To Celebrate Brand’s 50th Annivesary

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the brand, this is a video of the evolution of Hot Wheels cars, complete with pop-up landmark years for the toys. I learned a lot by watching it — mostly, that I’d forgotten about those heat-activated color-changing cars that were released in 1988. Those were pretty sweet. Man, I can still remember the first time I was finally able to rip the wheels off a Hot Wheels car and jam them up my nose and have to go to the ER to get them removed. “Um, what?” *reminiscing fondly* Those were simpler times.

Keep going for a trip down memory lane. Continue reading

Hello, What Have We Made Here? A DIY Lando Calrissian Tote

He’s a card player, gambler, scoundrel, and you definitely like him: Of course we’re talking about Lando Calrissian. From his unforgettable first appearance in The Empire Strikes Back to a look at his early days in Solo: A Star Wars Story, there’s something about Lando that is utterly charming and stylish.

Turn a plain white canvas bag into a one-of-kind tote bag inspired by Lando’s bright Solo style with this how-to.

What You’ll Need

  • White canvas tote with black straps
  • Yellow fabric dye
  • Black felt
  • Red satin ribbon
  • White fabric paint
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Chalk
  • Hot glue gun

Get Started!

Step 1: Begin by dyeing the white canvas tote yellow by following the directions on the package, and let dry completely.

If you can’t find a tote with black straps and a black bottom, you can use black fabric paint after the bag dries to make the same design. Continue reading

Prop Maker Creates Realistic Sloth Costume

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This is the adult-sized sloth costume crafted by Berlin-based prop maker Karoline Hinz. It looks like a sloth and is perfect for wearing to work so you have an excuse when your boss asks what the hell is taking so long on that report. Just look at me! You’re lucky I even made it to work before it was time to leave.

I am a sculptor/propmaker/costume designer and had the chance to make this lifelike sloth costume last year. How could I resist, sloths being my favorite animals on this planet.

It’s a two-layered padded bodysuit, separate movable extended claw-gloves, claw-slippers and of course the head. The face is silicone with punched hair and glass eyes. Give him a hug! Continue reading

We’re Giving Away 5 Alamo Drafthouse Exclusive Solo: A Star Wars Story Glasses

To celebrate the arrival of Solo: A Star Wars Story in theaters May 25the Alamo Drafthouse has once again partnered with Mondo to create a stunning commemorative drinking glass featuring Han, Lando, Chewbacca, and the rest of the new crew, which you can add to your ticket purchase. But as a special thanks to fans, Alamo Drafthouse has smuggled StarWars.com five (5) pint glasses to give away.

To enter for a chance to win, simply tell us the name of the Star Wars character you’re most looking forward to seeing in Solo: A Star Wars Story in the comments below with the hashtag #HanSoloPintSweepstakes and we’ll pick five winners at random. Your comment must include solely the character name and the hashtag to be eligible. Continue reading

All The No Thank You: A Bathroom Designed To House Whip Spiders

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This is a recent post from Dubairoaches.com on Facebook featuring, and I quote, “Such a cool bathroom idea!” The bathroom has been outfitted with cork bark tubes to comfortably house a bunch of whip spiders. Whip spiders, also known as tailless whip scorpions, are arachnids of the order Amblypygi , which lack venomous fangs but can grab things with their mouth-feet when provoked, resulting in “thorn-like puncture injuries.” Perfect for a bathroom! I can’t believe I didn’t think of this sooner. Granted I prefer a roach bathroom, but they’re already there and I like to pretend I’m cool with it. Continue reading