The soon to be released LEGO Star Wars Slave Ship ($199) is made from a whopping 2000 lego pieces. Sure to be a challenge for young and old alike. The completed model measures 7"H x 17"L x 14"W in landing mode and comes with 4 minifigures with weapons including: Boba Fett, Bespin Guard, Stormtropper, and Han Solo in carbonite. Additional features include a rotating cockpit and wings for flight and landing mode, dual shooters and hidden blasters, and a display stand to show off your finished work in the characteristic upright flight position. Lego is expected to start shipping these kits after the holidays on January 15th.
A lot of us are getting ready to be hit by one nasty snow storm. But lets take a look ahead to summer for a moment with the Mastermind Japan X Suicoke Shaco ($240). The two powerhouse Japanese brands have combined to create a collection of shoes fit for a king. The first thing notice about the Shaco you notice is the thick Vibram outsole. On top of the sole is an ergonomically moulded, and cushioned footbed. The rest of the silhouette is finished off with an upper made from durable nylon straps lined with neoprene panels. Of course, these sandals wouldn't be complete without the woven Mastermind JAPAN skull and crossbones.RELATED: 23 Of The Best Men's Sandals[gallery type="rectangular" ids="21949,21951,21947,21946,21945,21944,21943"]
BoomCase is a Sacremento, CA. based company whose owner built the first BoomCase back in 1999 because he was sick of replacing 12 "D" batteries in his boom box. He's been building portable battery powered speaker systems ever since. BoomCases are handmade. Each one is one of a kind, so no two are alike. His latest offering is the Signal Corps By BoomCase ($575) that's made from a vintage US Army Signal Corps Frequency Meter box. Features include two 4" full-range speakers, two vintage dome tweeters, and a 50-watt amplifier. Frequency response is 70hz-20,000hz with a play time on a full charge of 18+ hours. Bluetooth is available for an additional $45. Check images of BoomCase's other offerings below.
The Grain Audio PBS Speakers ($800) are built not only to look great with any decor, but the cases are specifically made to create awesome sound. The case of the PBS is made with a layer of solid MDF attached to an outer layer of FSC certified Walnut. Everyone understands that solid speaker cases produce the best sound. With these speakers you get a natural frequency curve the creates music as the artists intended. Additional features include 5.25" mid-bass woofer featuring Neodymium magnets and CCAW voice coils, and a bass reflex enclosure with walnut top and bottom caps.
Bang & Olufsen makes some of the most incredible high end speakers available. They've now thrown their hat into the portable speaker market with the release of their Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A2 ($400). The BeoPlay A2 features B&O's powerful True360 omni directional sound and an incredible 24 hour battery life. True360 tech lets everyone enjoy incredible sound no matter where they are in relation to the speaker. If thats not good enough the Bluetooth also includes social sharing, so up to 8 users can play from 2 devices at a time. I'm thinking DJ battle. Technical specs include an aluminum case that measures 10.1 x 1.8 x 5.6 inches, an 180 watt digital class D amplifier, an effective frequency range of 55Hz to 20kHz, a 2 x 3 inch full range woofer, 2x3 inch passive bass radiators and 2 x 3/4 inch tweeters.
Whether you're camping or out for a night on the town, it' important to stay hydrated. And now you can with the TGX Tactical Flask ($20). The TGX holds six ounces of your favorite beverage and is made from food-grade 304 (18/8) stainless steel with a PVC accent piece. It also comes with a nylon with belt loop and MOLLE webbing so you can hook something on to it. You never know when you're going to need a drink and some times a little nip is all the tactical solution you need.RELATED: 11 Cool Flasks For Men