Geek Craft: Handmade plush action figures

This makes my crafty geek heart go pitter patter! Have you ever seen a cuter Indiana Jones? This little yarn Indy was handmade by the folks at Geek Central Station. Check out the hat! And the whip! I don’t know what else to say, except that I want one!
amigurumi Indiana Jones doll

Oh, and GeekCentralStation has a shop! And look what I found there… Gandalf the Grey! He is cute in a dignified, wizardy sort of way, complete with hat, pipe, and staff. The details on these figures are amazing! See the little braided belt on his robe?
Gandalf the Grey handmade doll

If you’re in love with these guys, you should check out the other stuff in the shop. There are Star Wars figures, too!

Photos are ©GeekCentralStation, shown here by permission. Thank you!

Super Geeky Star Wars Droid Soap Dispensers

droid soap dispensersI love these! I know I say that a lot, but I really do love these. I found this set of 5 droid “shampoo” dispensers at strapya. For $89.95 USD, you can get the lot, and put one in each bathroom. How cute would that be? Good-bye, fuzzy toilet lid cover. Farewell, traditional bathroom decor. Hello, droids! From the product description:
Limited Star Wars R2D2 & All-Star Astromech Droids: R4-P17, R2-R9, R2-D2, R2-Q5 & R2-A6

Shapoo Bottle Droids for use of your bath time.
Some heavy Star Wars fanatics wouldn’t use them
as shampoo bottles for collectible purpose.
Each Droid comes in a perfect Star Wars Package.

From what I understand, these are a limited edition, in connection with the 30th anniversary of the Star Wars movie debut in Japan. I think my kids would wash their hands more frequently if the soap came out of a droid.

It’s Wafer-Thin: the New MacBook Air

MacBook AirHave you seen the new ultra-thin laptop from Apple? It looks amazing! Even when it’s all folded up, the MacBook Air (sounds kind of like a shoe by Nike) is just 0.76 inches wide. I was trying to visualize that, and I stacked up a couple of CD jewel cases on my desk and got out the ruler. Although my old-fashioned wooden ruler is not exactly a precision instrument, I would guess that the two cases put together are wider than the MacBook Air. Wow, that’s thin.

Is anyone else having a Monty Python flashback? “It’s wafer-thin.” But I digress.

I won’t list all the features here (read the specs), but I will tell you that this is no 3.0 pound weakling. The MacBook Air comes with a 13.3-inch widescreen LED display, full-size lighted keyboard, built-in iSight camera, and the latest suite of Apple’s user-friendly software.

We’ve been a mostly Mac family for a long time, and I’d love to add this beauty to our collection. I might have to make a trip down to the Apple Store to see it in person. If you’ve already had a chance to try it out, please share your thoughts!

Never Knew I Needed a Laser Until I Saw This One

Wow! This Hercules laser looks amazing. Besides that, I’m sure it has some very useful, scientific, real-world applications.

Among the capabilities listed on the Laserglow site, it is visible in direct sun, can light a fireworks fuse, pop a balloon, cut through electrical tape, and even burn through plastic. Well, what the heck have I been doing popping my balloons and cutting tape the old fashioned way? According to the manufacturer, Hercules is “the world’s most powerful portable laser.” Now I really want one — at least to test drive!

Is anyone else having flashbacks to the movie Real Genius? Remember when Val Kilmer and the other genius geek used that giant laser to fill Professor Hathaway’s house with popcorn? But I digress…

I don’t know whether it can make popcorn, but the Hercules will set you back around $1000 to $3000, depending on which model you choose. Hey, be careful where you point that thing!