The Avengers is Out on DVD and Blu-Ray

The Avnegers DVDIt's hard to believe it, but Marvel's "The Avengers" is out on DVD and Blu-Ray.   It seems like this movie was just in theaters.  Oh wait, it was, like, just a few weeks ago. I have a special interest in this movie.  A very good friend of mine worked on the film, and is credited for his work on the Visual Effects team.  To me, that is very, very cool.  I wish I had credit on a blockbuster movie, but that would require me to actually be talented in some aspect of movie making. Anyway, for those of you who don't know what this movie is about:
Nick Fury is director of S.H.I.E.L.D, an international peace keeping agency. The agency is a who's who of Marvel Super Heroes, with Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When global security is threatened by Loki and his cohorts, Nick Fury and his team will need all their powers to save the world from disaster. Written by WellardRockard You can read more about it at IMDB - or just go watch the damned movie already! PS - makes a great stocking stuffer - Christmas is less than 3 months away!

Video Tour of iRobot’s Coolest Stuff

Okay - this video is bit long, but totally worth checking out.  I never knew that iRobot had such a diverse history of innovation.  The first site that had the video, called it a look at iRobot's failed robots, but really most of these were/are viable and show more of iRobot's evolution in robot design.
[via IEEE]

Playskool Heroes – Star Wars Millennium Falcon

Star Wars Heroes Millennium Falcon

Star Wars Heroes Millennium Falcon

I was in Target a few weeks ago, and I came across the Playskool Heroes - Star Wars Millennium Falcon. There's is something that really draws me to this particular set. I really like the proportions of the figures and the toys. That's not to say I wouldn't want the full collection of original figures MIB, but that's not going to happen. Plus I can justify these by buying them for my boys for Christmas. Dad always likes to play with the new toys! Shop around to find the best price, Target had this set for $29.79. My affiliate account has the same one listed for $45.99 - which is why I am not including a link for that.

Ghostbusters Theme on Floppy Drives

I love this use of old technology. Better than letting it gather dust in the attic. Kudos to Anand Jain for this ingenious musical treat. [via GeekSugar]

Star Wars Christmas List – Family Guy – Darth Stewie key

Star Wars Family Guy Darth Stewie Character Key

Star Wars Family Guy Darth Stewie Character Key

Darth Stewie emerges as the Dark Lord of the Sith in the Family Guy episode "Blue Harvest." This splendid Acme Character Key comes double matted with a title tag and certificate of authenticity. The exquisite piece is composed of a cel layer floated over a lithographic background and features a striking color rendition of the character, along with a backdrop of sketches and a color reference. Matted measurements are 6-inches tall x 8-inches wide. Limited edition of 1,000 pieces. Order yours now!

Designed exactly as the character appears in the 2007 Family Guy episode, Darth Stewie is a menacing Dark Lord of the Sith despite being only 1-year old. He's a little short for a Sith Lord, but he's strong enough with the Force to control great power within the Empire. However, that doesn't mean he's capable of selling his Los Angeles condo!

Giclée (pronounced "zhee-clay") is an invented name for the process of making fine-art prints from a digital source using ink-jet printing. The word was coined to distinguish commonly known industrial "Iris proofs" from the fine-art prints artists were producing on the same printers. The name has since come to mean any high-quality, ink-jet print, and is often used in galleries and print shops to denote such. In the past few years, the word (as a fine-art term) has come to be associated with prints using fade-resistant "archival" inks and the inkjet printers that use them. A wide variety of substrates are available, including various textures and finishes such as matte photo paper, watercolor paper, cotton canvas, or artist textured vinyl.

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