Cracked has put together a great article on these terrible action figures from iconic lines, like the one featured above-April O'Neil's Boss from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line.
These are the kind of toys that had kids yelling "Awwww man! Not this one!" at their birthday party, and they were always given (in my experience, anyway) by a relative who thought they were being cool by giving you a toy from one of the hottest lines. Thanks anyways Grandma! *forced smile*
Artist and Taxidermist Enrique Gomez de Molina creates hybrid animals by combining parts from different species into one new, and quite spectacular looking, creature that unfortunately may contain endangered species. Here's the story:
According to the report, he is charged with possessing the skins of a Java kingfisher, collared kingfisher, bird of paradise, and juvenile hawk-eagle as well as the carcasses of a slow loris and a mouse deer, all from Indonesia.
The artist had not obtained the required permits to import the animal parts, and police claim De Molina knew what he was doing was illegal as he asked the people he bought them from to wrap them in carbon paper, according to the MN Times.
The artist claims that he aimed to raise awareness with his work to the danger faced by a range of species...
His creations are interesting, but knowingly using endangered species is just plain wrong, and a terrible way to supposedly "raise awareness ...to the danger faced by" these animals.
There is something very wrong with Santa's reindeer, like rabies or some sort of nerve related affliction, because they're twitching out all over the place in these creepy cute animated GIFs by Mel Roach.
They're perfect for watching, looking at, or just plain ignoring as they flail around on your screen. Happy holidays!
This psychedelic habitat looks like a great place to *ahem* sit around with friends and laugh at stuff. Part of the Nautilus House in Mexico City, a conceptual abode that's shaped like a giant shell, it looks perfect for entertaining and terrible for getting any kind of serious work done.
Take a mini tour of this tripped out pad, including the original concept art that inspired the architecture, at the link below.
These mosaic portraits of geek gods, such as Bill Gates and the creator of Space Invaders Tomohiro Nishikado, are cleverly constructed by Charis Tsevis using thousands of tiny images that directly relate to each subject's claim to fame.
In other words, Nishikado's portrait is made up of little Space Invaders, Gates' portrait is made up of Windows related iconography, and so on. They're really cool looking, and I think they would make awesome desktop backgrounds!
Alan Sailer is no stranger to shooting things, both with a pellet gun and a camera, but this time around he's making a pretty little mess in his series called The War On Christmas, which features Christmas ornaments frozen in time as they explode in a million shiny little pieces.
These ornaments look so cool being blasted that i'm tempted to take a few off my own tree and blow them to smithereens!
This custom made Enterprise mailbox was built with solar powered lights, so that high school kids can see what they're smashing no matter how dark it is outside. Really, the guy who built it must live in a nice neighborhood, because where I live people would steal this thing in a heartbeat.
This sweded version of Taxi Driver by director Michel Gondry, of Green Hornet and Eternal Sunshine... fame, shows us what the classic film would look like in a French art house style. It's schlocky, surreal and a whole lot cooler than the average sweded film, but I wouldn't expect any less from such a visionary director.
This infographic features all the core information you need to know about nearly 50 years of Doctor Who. It's easy to read, reduces the series to three major elements (Doctor, Companion and Foes), and won't hurt your eyes like watching decades worth of episodes in order to get caught up.
Check out the full length version at the link below, it's all you really need to know about everyone's favorite Time Lord. I wonder why the 8th Doctor never battled any Daleks?
Continuing our series of what kids wanted back in the day, we explore the 1980s-a time of excess, badass toys and fashion regrets. While kids in previous decades may have had simpler tastes, by the 80s it was all about the latest toys based on cartoons and TV shows, electronics and video game systems, sometimes all rolled into one.
I couldn't find one site with a comprehensive list of what we all wanted for Christmas in the 80s, so I chose 3 different sites that detail most of the amazing toys from that decade:
This dangerous, yet beautifully mesmerizing, little device is called the Pyro Board-a table top full of flammable gas that makes flame patterns in a reaction to soundwaves that are directed at the board via loudspeaker.
The video is excruciating to listen to, but the concept is deadly cool. What a delightful way to burn down your house!
Not everyone is happy about the holidays, and the cats in this hilarious gallery want you to know that they hate Christmas! With priceless facial expressions, and stylish clothing that they'd clearly rather not be wearing, these kittehs are guna getz rebenge on teh holidaze!
These racy little public service announcement shorts from MTV aim to show the young folks that sex is no accident, in a style inspired by 80s cartoons.
Watch as young men and women unwittingly end up in sexual situations due to vehicle related accidents, complete with nearly NSFW moments that may make some viewers blush, and a sweet soundtrack reminiscent of those used during Miami Vice chase scenes.
Bite into this stylish cake and it just might bite you back. Featuring Solid Snake from the Metal Gear video game series riding on a Velociraptor, I guess during his visit to Jurassic Park. It's a beautiful cake, and the 16 year old recipient is one lucky kid!
This digital photo manipulation series, a collaboration between illustrators/designers Ayaka Ito and Randy Church, turns the subject of each piece into a sketchy, shredded mess.
The paper strip style is created by using 3d modeling software to re-design the models, then the photo details are added to the stripped model, resulting in these uniquely deconstructed portraits. You can see more of these intriguing artworks at the Flavorwire link below.
It appears J.K. Rowling was more than a little inspired by Tolkien's classic fantasy series the Lord Of The Rings when writing her Harry Potter series, and this cute chart aims to prove it by illustrating the similarities between the characters and plot points in both series.
Check out all 4 sections of the chart at the link below, and see for yourself how Harry Potter literally owes his life to J.R.R. Tolkien.
Hasbro has created these awesome stop motion shorts to advertise their new line of Kre-O Transformers Sets, their version of LEGOs that come in sweet box sets featuring your favorite Autobots and Decepticons. I guess Megatron was on Santa's naughty list this year!
Totally gross, totally goofy, and it totally looks like the Garbage Pail Kids I totally loved collecting as a kid. Now I want need to get my hands on the whole set! Barf Vader, Yodelin' Yoda, Hung Solo-this would be the ultimate crossover series! Who's got some good ones?
This video is sweeter than frosted sugar cookies, and it won't rot your teeth! Watch as adorable little puppers stumble around, chomping on bows and wrapped presents, all the while keeping spirits bright and fuzzy. Guaranteed to warm even the coldest heart!
This handy chart shows you where your favorite professional wrestlers would fit in, if they had to adhere to the alignments set forth by Dungeons & Dragons decades ago. Hulk Hogan is so epic that he can be good and evil simply by changing the color of his attire, and I thinks Vince McMahon has been hitting the muscle juice a little too hard.
This disturbing little assault on your senses comes courtesy of British animator Cyriak, who wants to put the cry back in Christmas. This is how he sees the holiday season- yams giving birth, and skulls sporting Santa hats that explode with new life. *shivers*
Boy, The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man sure is cute when he's not stomping around terrorizing a city with his sugary goodness! For those of you with snow, you're lucky because you can make your own geeky snowman, unlike we Southern Californians whose only knowledge of snow comes from the movies and tv shows. We'll just have to settle for sculpting our mashed potatoes into something cool...
Remember when we all thought Beanie Babies would be worth a fortune someday, or when Pogs ruled the schoolyard? Then check out this gallery of Christmas list toppers from the 90s, some of which are still around while others have fallen by the wayside, and see if you still have some of these treasures lying around in a box somewhere. Ebay here we come!
These delightfully awful Christmas card photos put the hohoho! back in the holidays. If you don't like the way you look in your photo this year, take a gander at this wacky gallery and feel better about yourself.
The main problem with moving a giant Gundam robot statue across Japan is having to put it back together again, but maybe this life-size behemoth should have been left in pieces, because he looks like he could do some serious damage to the surrounding city. Head to the link to see some time lapse videos of this bad boy being re-built.
These sculptures are so beautifully crafted, and so finely detailed, that rendering them on aluminum roasting pans and trays is almost a shame, since these flimsy, throwaway objects can so easily be destroyed.
Created by Idan Friedman, these are classical styled portraits with a modern twist, recyclable works of art that hopefully won't end up in a recycling bin.