Own a Replica of Clark Griswold’s Family Truckster

Check out this awesome replica of the Wagon Queen Family Truckster from National Lampoon’s Vacation.  This is a damn fine automobile. It’s not just for the likes of Clark Griswold either. You can own this one for yourself.

This modded 1981 Ford LTD will be up for bidding at the Barrett-Jackson automobile auction in Palm Beach, Florida, April 11-13, 2019. The only vehicle that could be better for a National Lampoon fan would be Cousin Eddie’s RV from Christmas Vacation.

This is the real deal. Make sure you take the requisite family vacations to Wally World and Las Vegas with this thing. And naturally, it can haul a Christmas tree (or Aunt Edna) on that roof rack. Just remember not to leave the dog tied up to the bumper.

Is this thing beautiful or ugly? I can’t decide. Maybe beautifully ugly. Anyway, it looks like it just came off the showroom floor. Better save your money up folks so you can drive this baby home in April.

[via Geekologie]

Tiny Star Trek TOS Captain’s Chair Replica Is Ready for Command

What do Captain Kirk’s butt and tribbles have in common? No not that. Get your head out of the gutter. The answer is that both have spent time on the starship Enterprise’s Captain’s chair. That chair is an iconic piece of sci-fi and now you can own a scaled-down replica that looks just like the real thing.

QMx’s 1:6 scale replica of Captain Kirk’s favorite chair looks sweet. It not only swivels like the real deal, but it also plays sounds and has light-up controls. This replica is extremely well detailed. It’s perfect for your 1:6 scale action figures. Well, Kirk anyway. You wouldn’t put anyone else on it. Except for Scotty when the Captain’s away on a mission.

This is the best replica of this chair I’ve seen. It has four different light and sound settings including standard bridge operations, ship-wide announcement, viewscreen scanning, and red alert. It stands 8″ tall so it’s great for your office desk, and is powered by either three AA batteries or a mini-USB plug (not included).

Grab one today from ThinkGeek for $99.99. It’s a great tribute to the days when Star Trek was truly an action-packed western set in space. They don’t make them like James T. Kirk anymore. And this is his seat.

Aladdin Magic Carpet Rug Flies into Your Wallet and Grabs $70

If you have kids or a fondness for Disney films you probably know that a live-action version of Aladdin is coming later this year. That means kids will be wanting to fly around on magic carpets, and who can blame them. Now they can have a rug that looks just like the magic carpet from the original animated film.

The rug measures 39″ x 70″ and is made from 100% polyester. It has 4-inch yarn tassels on each corner, certain to get slurped up by your vacuum.

The Aladdin Magic Carpet Rug is available to purchase right now at ThinkGeek. It’s not cheap at $69.99, and you should know it doesn’t fly unless your UPS driver goes really fast on his way to deliver it.

Adam Savage Shows off Awesome Blade Runner Blimp Replica

One of the coolest things about Blade Runner was its future environment. And in that universe, we saw those cool floating advertising blimps. Sadly, these futuristic airships still haven’t become a reality, so it’s up to us to create them if we want them. Fortunately, Adam Savage and Kayte Sabicer of Tested have done just that, creating an awesome mini replica of the floating billboards.

While Adam led the project, it’s clear from the video that Kayte did most of the heavy lifting on this build, so kudos, Kayte! It took many months of work and it shows. This thing is full of detail and yes, it even displays on its built-in video screen. Plug it in, and an ad comes up for the Off-World Colonies where you can begin again in a land of golden opportunity. Inside, it has fiber-optics and a color wheel inside so that its lights change just like they did in the movie. It even uses the original video files and sound files from the film. And since it was built to half-scale of the original movie model, it required much more precision to put it all together.

You can check out a few more detail images of this amazing build below, courtesy of Norman Chan.

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I want this thing so badly. Sadly it’s one of a kind. Maybe I can capture Adam and Kayte and lock them in my basement until they make me one? Is that going too far? God, this thing is gorgeous.

 

Fortnite’s Rainbow Smash Pickaxe Replica Will Harvest Your Money

Fortnite fans will want to get out their wallets and fork over the cash for this colorful Rainbow Smash pickaxe replica which looks just like the version from the game that you use for harvesting resources. Cosplayers can whip up a great costume with this prop from McFarlane Toys.

The unicorn pickaxe is 39-inches long and looks like a toy every 4-year-old girl would love. The stick has spinning wheels on its bottom, so you can ride it around if you want to. Those who like to keep their toys sealed safely in the package because they will damn well will be worth big money someday will appreciate the “premium glossy Fortnite-themed package,” which we have yet to see.

The Rainbow Smash pickaxe replica  will set you back $49.99 and will ship starting this December. Pre-orders are underway now over at ThinkGeek.

Overwatch Genji Sword Replica Glows Green and Makes Sounds

Fans of Overwatch love Genji with his slick glowing sword that can shoot dragons. If you love to play as Genji, you’ll want this new replica of his awesome blade. Blizzard is set to peddle a Genji sword that comes compete with scabbard and display rack.

The replica sword measures 48″ long by 5″ wide, with a toy blade that is half an inch thick. It even has green lights inside for glowing effects just as in the game. An internal speaker also spouts sound effects.

The sword will set you back $200 and can be pre-ordered now from Blizzard with shipping starting around December 15th, making it a pretty awesome gift to put under the tree this year.

[via Ubergizmo]

This Life-size LEGO Bugatti Chiron Looks Incredible, and Really Can Drive

Recently LEGO Technic released a scale model of the Bugatti Chiron, and I thought that was pretty darned impressive in its own right. But now, a team of ingenious and talented designers and engineers have gone above the call of duty, creating a full-size replica of the Chiron, made almost entirely from LEGO Technic parts. Oh, and it actually holds a full-size human and can be driven.

It took the team at LEGO Technic’s Kladno factory in the Czech Republic over 13,000 hours to design and build this incredible vehicle. Over 1 million individual LEGO components went into the build, including over 2,300 individual LEGO Power Functions motors, ganged together to produce enough power to move this 3,300 pound replica. Incredibly, no glue was used to hold the parts together either, a rarity even for large-scale static LEGO models, let alone one that can be driven.

It tops out at just 12 mph, and its motors generate a total of 5.3 horsepower, a far cry from the 1,479 horses that an actual Chiron makes, but I don’t care. This thing is simply amazing on every level. Just look at this thing. It lives at the perfect intersection of three of my favorite things – cars, technology, and toys.

Every detail is impeccable, from the clusters of LED headlamps, wrapped in new transparent Technic bricks, to the retractable rear spoiler out back. LEGO, you have truly outdone yourselves with this build.

Now check out the LEGO Chiron in action in the video below, as it takes its inaugural ride with championship race driver Andy Wallace behind the wheel. Then take a gander at the gallery below for some behind-the-scenes photos of the car’s construction.

PUBG 1:1 Foam Frying Pan Won’t Stop Bullets or Cook Bacon

I’d assume if you found yourself on an island packed with a hundred other people all bent on killing you so they can survive that you would take whatever armor you can get. This is why I have no problem with the infamous bulletproof frying pan that people wear in the game PUBG. I’d wrap myself in tin foil and those nearly unopenable packages they put Slim Jims in if that was all I had.

Cosplayers or PUBG fans that wanting their own frying pan, but don’t want the weight of a real one can get this officially-licensed full-scale (~14″) foam frying pan replica.

Since its made from foam, it weighs practically nothing, but you can’t cook in it or deflect bullets with it, mind you. It also costs $29.99 and you can get a real frying pan for less. But a real one isn’t stamped with that big PUBG logo in the middle, right?

ThinkGeek will be peddling this fake frying pan come the holiday season. You can pre-order yours now so you don’t forget to buy gifts for the game on your list.

Fallout 1:1 Scale Fusion Core Reactor Replica: No Cheating Required

I remember the first time I was wandering the wasteland in Fallout 4 and happened on some power armor. I hopped in and waltzed into a train yard filled with ghouls and commenced beating irradiated bitches left and right. It was awesome until my Fusion Core ran out and I had to jump out and was killed by the mob. I reloaded the game, promptly cheated my way into unlimited Fusion Cores, and killed them all in retribution.

Now you can get your own Fallout Fusion Core without cheating… unless you need to sneak money out of your significant other’s wallet to pay for it. This is a perfect full-scale replica of the Fusion Core from the game and has a removable core and base.

It measures 8.5″ tall and 5.5″ in diameter at the base. Unlike the real thing, this one is made from injection-molded plastic, and unfortunately it doesn’t glow – which you might be able to fix with a little modding skill and some LEDs.

Get your power armor sprint on for $49.99 at ThinkGeek. This would go great with that plasma rifle replica from last week.