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Our armed forces may finally be getting equipped for the next threat to humankind. Longtime military supplier Ka-Bar just announced a new collection of weapons made specifically for fighting off the zombie hordes. The line is made up of the Ka-Bar ZK-War Sword ($70), Ka-Bar ZK-Death Dagger ($70), Ka-Bar ZK-Pestilence Chopper ($48), Ka-Bar ZK-Acheron Skeleton ($13), and Ka-Bar ZK-Famine Tanto ($48). The tactical knives sport toxic green handles (so you can spot them quickly in the event of a sudden outbreak), but also come with black replacement handles for those who like to sneak up on their undead prey.
If Nerf's previous guns simply weren't cutting it for your backyard battles, upgrade your arsenal with the Nerf Vortex Nitron Blaster ($45). The newest addition to Nerf's toy gun line, the Vortex Nitron uses a battery-powered motor to shoot discs at frighteningly long ranges, and also features a 20-disc clip, onboard storage for additional magazines, an electronic scope with targeting lights, and compatibility with Tactical Rail System accessories. A perfect office warfare weapon. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
We might not have an NBA season this year, but that's not going to stop players from playing — or releasing new signature kicks. The Nike LeBron 9 ($TBA) is, as the name suggests, the ninth edition of King James' sneaker, and boasts integrated Flywire technology for a secure fit and Hyperfuse construction — a first for a Nike basketball shoe — to create a one-piece upper that's as lightweight as possible while offering maximum protection. Nike Pro Combat-inspired padding in the inner collar, and a combination of Max Air 180 and Nike Zoom cushioning for comfort and responsiveness. It drops next month in a limited edition "Cannon" colorway and on NikeiD.com, so you can create your own "Three Quarters and a Bag of Tears" version. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
We've seen the standard edition , and we've seen it in titanium . Now it's time to see it go undercover. The Leica M9P ($TBA) brings the 18 megapixel, full-frame 24 x 36mm sensor, 80-2500 ISO range, 1/4000 of a second shutter speed, full metal housing, and 2.5-inch monitor of the original to bear in a generally unmarked model, replacing the signature front red dot with a logogram on the top deck, and adding a sapphire crystal covering for the LCD. Available in unobtrusive silver or even more stealthy black. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Sure, Apple might have said something today about using volume buttons to take a picture -- we'll take the Red Pop ($75) any day. Inspired by the classic camera equipment of designer Brendan Dawes' father, Red Pop is an oversized grip and dedicated shutter button for the iPhone 4, with a slick retro futuristic design, grippy texture, and delightfully oversized red button. Is it totally necessary? No, but it sure as hell isn't the craziest iAccessory we've seen.
Whether you're just getting into vinyl or simply looking for a stylish replacement for your aging gear, the Pro-Ject RPM 1.3 Genie Turntable ($500) is a terrific choice. Featuring a strikingly stripped-down design, the Genie will turn heads with its looks, while the quiet running synchronous motor, two-step pulley, resonance-optimized platter, aluminum tonearm, and external power supply combine to deliver ear-pleasing sound. As for taste, smell, and touch, that's up to you. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
August 30th, 2011 by: Conner Flynn The Fallout games are awesome and I have wasted many hours just exploring the wasteland and meeting it’s inhabitants. If you are also a Fallout fan, you are going to love this.
October 30th, 2011 by: Paul Strauss While video games are a blast, sometimes it’s still fun to sit around the coffee table with friends and play a board game. But the fact that you’re playing a board game doesn’t mean you still can’t be playing a video game at the same time – like with the Monopoly: Rapture Edition.
Hardcore off-road credibility meets well-appointed luxury in the Vilner Land Rover Defender ($TBA). This aftermarket mod replaces the Defender's spartan interior with sport bucket seats in the front, leather everywhere, a 600-watt entertainment system with dedicated subwoofer and two LCD screens, ambient lighting, and additional sound and heat proofing — all without sacrificing the four-wheel-drive's ruggedness. [Scouted by Mike] <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Apparently out of ideas on how to make one of the world's most exclusive convertibles even more so, the trident badge has teamed with a well known fashion house on the Maserati GranCabrio Fendi ($TBA). Apart from the usual 4.7-litre V8, automatic transmission, and unmistakable exhaust note, this limited edition boasts a three-layer dark grey body color with an iridescent gold surface finish, wood trim on the dash, doors, and gear lever, Fendi yellow on the brake calipers and trident headrest logos, and precious Cuoio Romano leather on the instrument cluster cover and included luggage and accessories. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
We're all aware of the spectacular failures of the car which bore his name, but as it turns out, he actually had great taste in cars himself. For example, take Edsel Ford's 1934 Model 40 Special Speedster ($TBA). Inspired by European rides of the late '20s and early '30s and drawn by Ford's chief designer E.T. Gregorie, the Speedster was based on a 1934 Ford frame but underwent major surgery to appear longer and lower, and has recently been restored to its original specifications, making it as authentic as any 1940 model could reasonably be. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
In the relatively short history of ultra-luxury supercars, the Maybach Exelero ($8 million) is quite an interesting footnote. Based on the Maybach 57, this one-off coupe was created by the tiremaker Fulda to show off its latest and greatest rubber, and features a turbocharged V12 good for 700 horses and a top speed of 218. It was supposed to be purchased by the rapper Birdman, but apparently Birdman is a little bird-brained with his cash, so if you want it, it's likely yours for the taking. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>