Back in 2003 a japanese company named Suntory had a contest to win Terminator 3 stuff and one of the prizes was a dvd player shaped like the terminator's head. They only made 500 copies of it and they were all only sold in Japan.
A recent comment about erecting a Lego statue reminded me of something I saw a while ago, but forgot to pass on to WU.
Nathan Sawaya won a competition for the Lego Master Model Builder title in 2004, and went on to work for Lego itself. Later he decided to open his own art studio, one where all the sculptures and pictures are made out of the ubiquitous little plastic bricks. Many of his creations, such as Blue pictured below with Sawaya himself, can be seen on his studio's web-site, The Art of the Brick.
If you're one of those people that don't like leaving your computer to make some toast then you'll want this. It's a toaster that's been made to fit into your computer. You can buy one here if you want to try it out.
If you're ever in New England and wish to dispose of an unwanted rugrat, consider visiting the Biomes marine education facility here in Rhode Island, and participating in one of their "shark petting" programs.
Fans of Transformers will like this one. It's a computer mouse that can transform into a Trypticon (some kind of robotic dinosaur). It's not wireless though so you would have to try and transform this thing while it's connected to the computer or you will have to unplug the mouse. You can buy one here if you want to try it out.
Paul Di Filippo
Paul has been paid to put weird ideas into fictional form for over thirty years, in his career as a noted science fiction writer. He has recently begun blogging on many curious topics with three fellow writers at The Inferior 4+1.
Chuck is the purveyor of News of the Weird, the syndicated column which for decades has set the gold-standard for reporting on oddities and the bizarre.
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