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Motorbike that transforms into flying jet bike, S.H.I.E.L.D.-style.

March 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Motorbike that transforms into flying jet bike, S.H.I.E.L.D.-style.

Nick Fury has just pimped himself a new ride for S.H.I.E.L.D, courtesy of French engineer Lazareth and his ingenious La Moto Volante LMV-496, which transforms from an admittedly rather futuristic-seeming piece of road-steel into an even more futuristic-looking flying jet bike. Only two questions leap to mind. 1). How much is it? 2). Where the […]

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Kindle: new entry-level 2019 model out in April.

March 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
Kindle: new entry-level 2019 model out in April.

If you, like us at SFcrowsnest Towers, have reached the level of endurance on your book-shelves’ load-bearing capacity, then the Kindle e-book reader is one of the more elegant ways to indulge your book-buying habits. It appears there’s now a 2019 entry-level Kindle hitting the big Zon on April 10th this year, replacing their slightly […]

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Steampunk music synthesizer (SynTesla: rock me sideways).

March 7, 2019 | By | Reply More
Steampunk music synthesizer (SynTesla: rock me sideways).

Fans of Stephen Hunt‘s fun little sub-genre will be pleased to listen in to the SynTesla – a fabulous-looking steampunk music synthesizer built around a network of Tesla vacuum tubes by reader Pj Tardiveau. The core sound generator is constructed around a Waldorf Streichfett Expander-model piece of kit, though. Just the thing for the budding […]

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Royal Mail says “Hulk: STAMP!” with new Marvel postage stamps.

February 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
Royal Mail says “Hulk: STAMP!” with new Marvel postage stamps.

Royal Mail are pleasing fans of the Marvel comic-books with a new 15-stamp set illustrating various capes from the comic books. The ten main stamps show Spider-Man; Hulk; Thor; Iron Man; Doctor Strange; Captain Marvel; Peggy Carter; Black Panther; Captain Britain and Union Jack. A further five stamps are part of an exclusive short comic […]

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Build your own Terminator (for £1068.79).

February 19, 2019 | By | 4 Replies More
Build your own Terminator (for £1068.79).

From tomorrow (20th February 2019), Hachette Partworks is releasing a new weekly part-work collecting magazine into newsagents to build a model T-800 Endoskeleton (scale 1:2, 93cm height) as part of this year’s 35th Anniversary of the original film. The finished T-800 model will feature articulated limbs and LED eyes that light up and move from […]

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Prop it up! Museum of Science Fiction needs your replicas in cash prize competition.

October 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Prop it up! Museum of Science Fiction needs your replicas in cash prize competition.

The Museum of Science Fiction is running a prop replica design competition. The competition is open to all students, designers, engineers, builders and artists. People from the United States and abroad may participate. “Props are an essential part of any production,” said Dan Curry, competition judge and a veteran of 100 feature films and television […]

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Barbie Who? It’s a thing.

October 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Barbie Who? It’s a thing.

BBC Studios and Mattel have partnered to release the first ever Doctor Who Barbie doll. It has been created, of course, for the new series of Doctor Who starring Jodie Whittaker, which hit BBC One last Sunday 7th October. David Wilson Nunn, Creative Director, BBC Studios noted, “This year, we’re introducing an all-new look for […]

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Live like an eco-Hobbit.

September 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Live like an eco-Hobbit.

An energy-efficient eco-Hobbit home has been built by Lord of the Rings fan Jim Castigan deep in the woods of New York. It’s now for sale, too, if you’re interesting in riding out the encroach of the dark forces of Mordor. 

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Mean machine.

July 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Mean machine.

Designer and racer Taso Marques has built the rather science fictional-looking TMC Dumont using an old aircraft engine – what do you think? Resembles something that wouldn’t look out of place driving down the overways of MegaCity One, right? 

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Transformers-style robots: now as rideable amusement park rides!

April 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
Transformers-style robots: now as rideable amusement park rides!

You have to love SoftBank’s Asratec robotics arm, along with Japan’s Brave Robotics Company, they’ve teamed up with amusement park tech specialist J-deite Ride to develop a prototype of something I’d pay a Dollar to ride – a real Transformers-style robot you can actually sit inside and have some fun with. J-deite RIDE is a new 4-meter tall robot […]

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