Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Former MEGADETH drummer NICK MENZA died this past Saturday, collapsing on stage from a massive heart attack. He is survived by his parents and 2 sons. He was 51.
Menza was with Megadeth for some of the greatest albums (IMO): Rust in Peace, Countdown to Extinction, Youthanasia, and Cryptic Warnings.
Spring is here, so I thought it would be fun to make a geeky tent design that would be perfect for all of your away missions: I present a tent design based on the shuttlecraft from Star Trek. It’s not such a far-fetched idea; Star Trek V began with Kirk, Spock, and McCoy camping in the great outdoors.
This is a 2-man tent design that features an entrance at the back (just like the actual shuttlecraft). The tent stores in a carrying case that splits apart to become the thrusters.
This started as a bunk bed design several months back, but I didn’t want to keep posting bed designs at the time, so I shelved it. Glad I could do something different for the shuttlecraft here.
Monday, May 23, 2016
Friday, May 20, 2016
I was super excited yesterday when my LOOT CRATE: ALIENS 30th ANNIVERSARY arrived! Due to scheduling, I would have to wait to open it later that night.
Before I was able to open it, I saw pics of the contents online:
* (below pics via The Hive)
^ A "clever" folder, designed and executed with limited effort
^Inside: A quick photo of the disappointment you'll soon pull out of the crate.
^ Neca Alien Eggs in Carton! Just like the ones you already bought, but with only 4 eggs instead of 6.
Oh wait, these glow-in-the-dark. *twirls finger*
^ small Japanese metal ALIENS sign. Kinda cool in a free promo kind of way.
^ A Hardcover I already own, when I bought the original HC back in 1987.
(If you had purchased this anniversary edition back in April, you now have two)
^ A crappy t-shirt. Seriously? This?
^ the crate refolds out into an APC box.
Nifty and clever, I suppose. But it doesn't make up for the crap inside nor the $55 price tag.
^ A vinyl figure from a different movie.
That's right. In the 30th Anniversary box for the 1986 movie 'ALIENS', they included a figure from the 1979 movie 'Alien'.
"Hey kids! To celebrate the anniversary of 'Star Wars: A New Hope', here's a glow-in-the-dark Gamorrean Guard figure! Star Wars!"
Why am I not surprised?
Their ad to order the crate used an alien from 'Alien: Resurrection/AVP':
I am so thankful I saw pics of the contents before I opened mine. I will be selling this box of disappointment asap, in hopes of recovering my $55 I shelled out for this crap.
The first and last Loot Crate I buy.