Once upon a time a caveman picked up a rock and proceeded to chuck it at someone or something. A History of Weapons ($14) began at that moment. John O'Bryan is a respected comedy writer and self described weapons nerd who relays to us through A History Of Weapons the often freaky highlights of the obsession man has had with weaponry for centuries. In this laugh out loud book he explains the weapons, the history of them, their main uses and also their bad ass potential. Those who used these weapons are also here from Genghis Khan to Attila the Hun to those peaceful souls the Shaolin monks.
For many, the line between Sylvester Stallone and his iconic creation Rocky Balboa is distinctly blurred. This is the original movie that Stallone tried to make for years and it only hit the screen in 1976 when he finally persuaded a studio to allow him to play the role himself. Rocky ($11) is the story of a Philadelphia boxer who gets a shot at the world heavyweight title is one that is now etched in movie folklore. With one of the most memorable soundtracks ever and an amazing cast including Talia Shire, Bert Young and Carl Weathers, many of us rate Rocky as one our favorite movies of all time.
If you love home brewing craft beer, but don't like all the hassle, then this might be just what you're looking for. The Pico ($500) home brewing system is fully automatic and allows you to create 5L mini-keg batches at a time. The system uses PicoPaks, which come in a wide variety of flavors. You just add water, brew for about 2 hours, ferment in a keg, and transfer to your dispenser and carbonate overnight. If you're interested in the Pico, hurry because their Kickstarter campaign will be ending soon, and so will the savings.
The Lost Beatles Photographs ($20) from Larry Marion is a milestone book for all those who collect rock and roll stuff. The largest ever trove of never seen before photographs gives us a glimpse at the fab four's earliest tours of America in the 1960's. Selected from an outstanding cache of behind the scenes, intimate images captured by Bob Bonis, their US tour manger, we see for the first time the youthful, human side of John, Paul, George and Ringo. This is a one offer that gives us a priceless window into the greatest band in the history of music's off stage personalities. A must have for any fan.
The Bantam Wallet ($39+) is the worlds thinnest RFID blocking wallet. With the advent of RFID readers, bad guys can now get access to the information in your wallet without have to touch a thing. By simply being in close proximity they can scan the contents of your wallet and ruin your identity or credit rating. The Bantam Wallet created by James Watson comes with 2x RFID blocking cards that keep the contents of Wallet safe. Not only does the Bantam offer security, but it is extremely stylish. The Bantam is made with premium Kangaroo leather, which is thinner and tougher than standard cow leather and is only 4mm thick. The Bantam Wallet is security and style in a single package.
Man this is upsetting. The end of an era is upon us. The Land Rover Defender 2000000 ($TBA), will be one of the last trucks in one of the greatest runs in automotive history. The 2 millionth Defender built, will be completely bespoke and built with the help of some all-stars including Bear Grylls. The special model will contain many upgraded features and will only be available for purchase from the Bonhams charity auction on December 16th. This is right around the time the last Defender will be produced.