February 11th, 2014

VSE OK. Just go and read it: you won't be disappointed.

[Via Pop Loser]

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December 26th, 2012

Greg Kumparak has built himself a toy TARDIS. A toy TARDIS that's bigger on the inside.

I have just two things to say about this:

  1. A quick note for the benefit of whichever BBC executive is responsible for enforcing the BBC's copyrights: it definitely would not be a worthwhile use of time and money to track Mr Kumparak down and demand that he take down this post.

    If anything, you should be getting someone to dig out whatever specifications you have for other versions of the TARDIS control room, so that enthusiasts with the requisite knowhow can produce downloadable alternative interiors1 for those of us with fond memories of the Pertwee years.

  2. To quote the first comment on the original post: "I don't know who you are, I don't know what you want, but I will find you, and SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!"

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  1. Let's face it, we were all thinking it. And now I mention it, it goes without saying that the alternative interiors should permit us to specify which Doctor and companions are going to be hanging out in 'our' TARDIS.

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A Toy Train in Space

September 22nd, 2012

A Toy Train in Space: 1

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  1. The pedant in me can't resist pointing out that 18 miles up is nowhere near the internationally-accepted definition of "in Space." I'm pretty sure that 4 year old Stanley, his father, at least 4,049 YouTube users, and everyone reading this post would tell me that's really not the point.

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Wenlock is Watching

July 14th, 2012

Olympic Mascots Wenlock Policeman Figurine: Amazon.co.uk: Toys & Games:

Technical Details

  • Hello, I'm Wenlock! Don't I look smart in my police officer's uniform?
  • I have the important job of protecting you on your journey to the London 2012 Games.
  • Take this figurine on a journey to the London 2012 Olympic Games – we can have lots of fun together! […]

The customer reviews are all you'd expect and more…

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[Via Charlie Stross, commenting at Making Light]

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Zero points of articulation

April 2nd, 2010

Who wouldn't want a Monolith Action Figure?

We think the Monolith Action Figures were left by some ancient, extra-galactic, action figure intelligence. We believe, based on our tests (including pH, electromagnetic, and taste) these Monolith Action Figures will eventually cause other action figures to evolve. We're not sure if that means gaining better accessories and articulation, or becoming sentient. Either one is cool in our book.

[Via Daring Fireball]

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P is for Peasants (with Pitchforks)

December 7th, 2008

If only we'd had A Young Mad Scientist's First Alphabet Blocks when I was growing up:

These lovely blocks contain many carefully engraved illustrations of the equipment, training, and activities that a budding mad scientist will require, combined with a clever alphabetic introduction to the concept depicted.


A complete list of the images represented by the letters is as follows:

A is for Appendages
B is for Bioengineering
C is for Caffeine
D is for Dirigible
E is for Experiment
F is for Freeze ray

[Via jwz]

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