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:
- 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 interiors for those of us with fond memories of the Pertwee years.
- 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!"
July 14th, 2012
Olympic Mascots Wenlock Policeman Figurine: Amazon.co.uk: Toys & Games:
- 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…
[Via Charlie Stross, commenting at Making Light]
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]
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