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A few years ago I scoffed at the idea of embedding LED lights into a T-shirt. Tacky was the word that came to mind. But then Tony Stark made it look cool, so now you can buy T-Shirts that mimic the appearance of an Arc Reactor beneath the surface of the shirt.
I believe that approach can be applied to a few other designs. Seen above are a few examples:
1. The Incredibles. I thought it would be fun to include the “homing beacon” light seen in the film. Ideally it would only go off once per hour, which would be great for battery life. If it were also feasible I’d have it link up with your phone via Bluetooth, so the light would blink when you got a call or text.
2. Razer Electronics. Okay I’m a bit of a Razer fanboy. I dig their use of ambient LEDs throughout their PC peripherals and laptops. Their logo was the first thing that came to mind when I saw the Arc Reactor t-shirt.
3. The Tardis. The single light on top of the Tardis would make this an ideal candidate for an LED tee. Sound effects are a possibility.
That’s it for pictured designs. A few other designs that could apply (on the basis of using a single LED light): The Autobot Matrix of Leadership, NHL ’94 goal light, R2D2, T-800 (single red eye), and Cyclops from the X-Men. Anything else you’d like to see?
Happy May The Fourth!
This is technically a choke chain (oh I slay me) that features a Jabba The Hutt pendant. There are a few Jabba necklaces out there — much to my surprise — but all lacking the dark humor seen in the design above.
Such a necklace is destined to be worn by geeky girls you do not trifle with. Or worn by those who are a slave to fashion (okay okay I’ll stop).
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This is something I that I thought would make for a fun (and geeky) public art sculpture: the severed head of a Sentinel robot from the X-Men comics. It would be neat in a public park, however I feel it would be very much at home on a university or college campus as a nod to the Xavier Institute.
In all honesty I doubt any city or school would permit such a geeky art installation, so I think this would be a neat prop that could be parked at comic conventions. Cosplayers and geeks could get their picture taken with the fallen robot, which would be a pretty cool keepsake.
This art installation/show prop could have lights in the eyes, which adds a bit of flavor. The Sentinel could blink back to life momentarily or stare angrily for prolonged periods of time.
Maybe that fella who built the life-size Skeletor could make this?
If you dig this please check out my take on geeky landmarks.
One last thing: the Sentinels have to be in the new X-Men: Days Of Future Past film, right? That would be awesome.
It is based on the Letterman jackets the guys wore in the film. And yes, I am holding out hope 80′s Tees makes some Letterman jackets. As far as I can tell, these kind of jackets aren’t really prevalent here in Canada, but for Red Dawn heck yeah I’d love a replica.
If you’re Canadian who is 22 and older, you probably want one of these. As you know I am straight-up gangster, and even I would want one.
All you would need is a red “construction worker” lunch box, then decorate it (via paint or stickers) with a bunch of pretty flowers.
Last week I posted a design for this Dr. Claw-inspired ring. I am pleased to announce you can now grab this at Shapeways for purchase (commission-free). Click here or the image to head to the listing. Available in US sizes 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11. Available in numerous materials as well.
Now you can give the gift that says I will get you next time, Gadget! NEXT TIME!
Argh. Nobody makes this. Not even those sketchy people on Etsy! This should be like, the top-selling ring in the whole world (for people 28 and older).
The main reason I am disappointed by this discovery: my henchmen have been really goofing around lately. I feel that if I wielded this ring, I can slam my fist down repeatedly and they’d pay attention and shake in their boots. I’m sure you can relate.
In all seriousness I am surprised this doesn’t exist. Even if Dr. Claw didn’t wear this ring, the ‘MAD’ brand is quite recognizable. Note to self: design a MAD hockey jersey. EDIT: I did.
UPDATE: This might be a reality one day, thanks to an intrepid reader with a 3D printer and a knowledge of making casts for jewelry. Keep your fingers crossed!