Pathfinders Leonardo da Vinci Premium Aerial Screw (Helicopter Flying Machine) Wood Model Kit

One of Leonardo’s most iconic images, the Aerial Screw (also known as the Helicopter) illustrates the ingenuity of da Vinci, and indicates his obsession with flying. While this idea may never have got off the ground, it gave us an insight into the different ways in which Leonardo considered the challenge of human powered flying, and defines him as an inventor and visionary well ahead of his time.

While it is often referred to as a helicopter, the premise of the lift to make it rise is more like Archimedes Screw than the rotors of a helicopter. This model uses one of the bevel gears he drew in his codices and creates a nice 2 to 1 increase in speed of the crankshaft, so the mast spins quickly, illustrating the manner in which this machine would have worked.

The kit features pieces that are drilled and pegged for strength, the canopy and support structure are removable for experimenting, and lots of interesting information about how it works. Kit stands about 15″ tall and 9″ across.

Product Features

  • We believe in nurturing a child’s natural curiosity and that learning can be fun. Designed by a science educator, our Aerial Screw model kit allows you to explore science and history by building one of Leonardo da Vinci’s most iconic images.
  • A great build from beginner to advanced (ages 9+), this kit will keep you and your loved ones entertained for 1-3 hours and can be displayed once completed.
  • Quality is important to us, so our models are made from laser-cut wood and not plastic. They have a great finished look, are sturdy and the pieces fit together perfectly
  • We stand behind our product and our reviews speak for themselves. If you have a part that has been mangled (by us, you or your pet), give us a call and a replacement piece will be shipped to you ASAP
  • All of our kits are tested and pass all ASTM standards for safety. We are an environmentally friendly company and use natural, untreated wood, from sustainable forests (forest stewardship wood). We donate 1% of sales to protect and enhance the natural environment.

I_spy Mini Wilreless Spy Tank Rc Car with 0.3mp Hd Camera (White)wifi Controlled By Iphone Android

I-SPY Mini the App-controlled Wireless Spy Tank Feature: Mini size and generates its own wireless connection for your device. A key 360 degree roll,Up, Down, Left, Right, Forward, Backward, Leftward flight, Rightward flight. Operated by your iPod touch(2nd,3rd and 4th generation), iPhone device or iPad tablet. Manually adjustable 0.3MP camera, can stream live video and take photo. Use your device’s accelerometer to make it like a steering wheel in your hand. Tank track non-slip design, can prevent remote control car move forward the process of slipping phenomenon. Solid grip, cushioning effect Streamline shape, contour visible Remote control distance of 15 meters. Color: White Material: ABS Battery: Li-ion 3.7V/450mAh Charging time: 120 min approx. Working time: 20 min approx. Work Distance: 15m approx. Camera: 0.3MP Size: 12*9.7*5.8cm package Size: 16.7*7.3*22.2 cm Prudoct Weight:165g Suitable ages: Above 8 Years old Package Include: 1* tank 1* cable 1* user manual

Product Features

  • I_spy Wifi Controlled Mini Wilreless Spy Tank Rc Car with 0.3mp Hd Camera (White)
  • Controllable from far away via your iPad, iPhone, this tank will follow your navigational instructions and stream video back to your handset via WIFI
  • 4-direction remote controlled by iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad via a Wi-Fi network
  • 0.3MP camera, stream live video and take photo, WIFI connection
  • Mini size and wireless control,Lots Fun playing with it around the house

Spy Gear – Ninja Gear – Spy Wallet

Every ninja agent needs a wallet with a few hidden gadgets. Get yours with the Spy Gear Ninja Gear Spy Wallet! At first, all you’ll see is a wallet with a money clip and cards, but take a closer look; there’s more spy tech than meets the eye. Press the activation button to trigger the purple Detection Light. Shine it on any surface to reveal secret ninja messages. Or flip open the magnifying glass and search for clues in the surrounding area. This incognito detective kit has the perfect civilian disguise! All secrets will be revealed when you gear up with the Spy Gear Ninja Gear Spy Wallet!

Product Features

  • Gear up with the Spy Gear Ninja Gear Spy Wallet! It’s unassuming in looks, but is loaded with ninja technology!
  • Press the activation button to trigger the Purple Detection Light, which can reveal secret messages left by fellow ninjas.
  • Flip open the retractable magnifying glass to take a closer look at valuable clues!
  • The Spy Gear Ninja Gear Spy Wallet is for ages 6+ and requires 3 LR44 batteries included.

Colossal Review

Colossal is not what you expect. If you saw the trailer and went into this thinking it’s a low fantasy, summertime romp as Anne Hathaway controls a monster and saves the world, then you’d be stupendously wrong. But if you can look past the 30-story romcom monster, then you’ll find a surprising, funny, and pointed message about gender relations (and several meandering ones about a bunch of other things).

The setup is fairly benign, Garden State-level stuff. Gloria (Hathaway) is kicked out of her New York apartment by her boyfriend Tim (Dan Stevens) not specifically for being perennially unemployed but more for getting hammered every night and being hungover every day and shirking every responsibility and obligation. Her only course of action is to move back to her Middle America hometown, where she immediately runs into her childhood friend Oscar (Jason Sudeikis) and begins her pattern of drinking and passing out anew.

Bonus for moving back, though: a monster is now terrorizing Seoul, South Korea. Unfortunately for you and me, we already know that it’s Gloria. The movie takes a bit longer to get there, and while writer/director Nacho Vigalondo is effective at making it suspenseful, the first act of the movie is lethargic. It feels like a rehash of a lot of different movies all put into one, and none of it is working particularly well.

To be fair, everyone involved does a bang-up job of selling it all. Hathaway is charming while being believably shiftless, though her general discombobulation can come across as saccharine every so often, especially as she tries to schmooze the various people in her life. And Sudeikis continues to be maximum Sudeikis, which says a lot when he has to sell the idea that being the owner of a barely profitable bar is the Daddy Warbucks dream compared to failing to inflate an air mattress.

Once the film does it’s critical turn, however, it reaaaally starts to get up and go. And it super not in the direction you would expect. Even as it first shows it’s colors of being a deep and fairly dark relationship drama, it’s hard to believe that’s the turn it takes. Between Tim, Oscar, and Oscar’s friend Joel (Austin Stowell), there are a lot of relationships to pick from to make it complicated.

This compounds in a beautiful if grotesque contrast of Gloria finally finding some semblance of meaningful control in being this ephemeral Godzilla-like amongst a blackout lifestyle where she loses her stability in New York and somehow is beset on all sides by home furnishing from an overly generous man. It pushes and pulls her in interesting ways as her emotional culpability finally catches up to her desire to live devoid of consequences with monstrous enormity.

Colossal

It all centers around the idea that whether purposefully or incidentally, the men of Gloria’s life try to puppet her around. Get her to stop drinking, push her into the “right” career, tell her what to remember and what to forget. It’s a sobering simulacrum of many women’s lives. Well, up until the kaiju get involved, but even then, what could be more a manifestation of the emotional and societal response than to become a force of nature the world must reckon with.

One of the men then turns maliciously and intentionally abusive, forcing her intimacy in ways that recalls the disturbing and unflinching story of the first season of Jessica Jones. I won’t say who because it’s rather incredible and honestly a villainous turn that won’t be forgotten, but as Gloria ends up pulled between two manipulative relationships, you know you want to root for her but you don’t know what it is you want her to do, and it’s an impeccable and imprecise sensation that lends great emotional heft to the conclusion.

And that’s a damn good thing because the ending doesn’t make a lot of logical sense. If the emotional payoff wasn’t there, it would be 30 minutes of rock solid eye-rolling. And that’s as it sheds off several other ancillary and perfunctory threads like Joel and Garth (Tim Blake Nelson) and some vague theme about how humans in general are monsters and something else about perseverance, I guess? But the hour of investment you put into it gets you some damn fine returns by the end.

Colossal

Characterizations are sometimes a mess where no one is all that likable or learns all that much, and there’s an irresponsible disregard for human life by the film itself that crops up too often when it eventually becomes a large plot point. But Vigalondo nails the relationship drama, and the actors—including the support from Nelson, Stowell, and Stevens—deliver everything their characters need and more to make it all work. If you can deal with some kaiju-level disorientation, then you will find something of a treat in Colossal.

Final Score: 8 out of 10

Traxxas 1/18 LaTrax Teton 4X4 Electric Monster Truck with TQ 2.4GHz Radio, Blue

The Teton packs adventure into a powerful 4×4 off-roader that’s quick and versatile for R/C fun anywhere. This tough rig checks in at 1/18 scale, yet it easily tackles rugged back-road terrain. The steep approach angle lets the grippy tires attack rocks and curbs. Smooth, long-travel oil-filled shocks keep the suspension motion in check over rocky terrain. Strength on the trail is assured with proven shaft drive, metal ring and pinions in the differentials, and smooth, long wearing ball bearings. The fully proportional electronic speed control and powerful motor deliver punchy acceleration and exciting speed.

Teton’s all-weather electronics rule over the elements for driving through streams, mud, and snow. The long range 2.4GHz radio system is always in command. The LaTrax Teton is Powered by Traxxas; protected by world-class Traxxas support, 100% parts availability, and the LaTrax Lifetime Electronics Warranty.

Teton’s versatile 4-wheel drive off-road performance takes you places you might not expect. The simple and efficient shaft drive powers tall tires for increased ground clearance and aggressive traction. True 4-wheel independent suspension keeps the tires planted over all different types of terrain. Teton fits easily in a backpack. Whether hiking or driving, how far can Teton take you on your outdoor adventure?

The 1/18 LaTrax Teton is fully assembled with a 2.4GHz radio system, painted and decaled body, and easy instructions. A 7.2V rechargeable NiMH battery pack, AC wall-outlet charger, and 4 AA alkaline batteries are also included. Everything you need for fun is in the box.

Product Features

  • Four-wheel drive for superior all-terrain grip and fully independent suspension with oil-filled shocks for exceptional all-terrain handling
  • Waterproof power system for all-weather driving excitement with powerful motor for aggressive acceleration and exciting speed
  • Ready-To-Explore with included 7.2V NiMH battery pack, AC wall-outlet charger, and glitch-free 2.4GHz Radio System
  • All metal differential gears for the ultimate in strength and durability
  • Powered by Traxxas for award-winning performance and support

Nice Assortment of Funny #BATMAN Humor Memes



This post is basically an “image dump” where I share some funny “Batman” memes I have come across lately. Well, a couple of them are not actually funny but “interesting”. Hey, you get the idea! Enjoy.


Also, Please remember to share them with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, etc… While you’re at it, please tell people about the BAT-BLOG website as I am trying to build it back-up again, thanks!


Oh yeah, the baby doing “Armored Batman” Cosplay from the new BATMAN V SUPERMAN movie is totally cracking me UP!




Magnetic Blocks Building Set for Kids, Magnetic Tiles Educational Building Construction Toys by idoot for Boys and Girls with Storage Bag – 56pcs

MAGICAL MAGNETIC BLOCK
Intellectual Capital Is The Best Investment! Play and Learn with this Building Set!

What the building blocks benefit your kids?
*Manipulative Ability : Magnetic blocks, newfangled structure.
*Imagination & Creativity: Opening up thinking, motivate creativity.
*Thinking & Problem Solving: Ever-changing shapes, never tired of playing the blocks.
*Cognitive Ability: Rich colors, shaping recognition, both educational and entertainment.
*And more…….

Why should you choose our magnetic tiles?
* Only the best materials and high-quality are chosen for long-term use.
* You never need to worry about safety issue while your children are playing with them.
* They are easy to use.
With our instruction booklet, your child can easily start building the basic forms from 2D shapes to 3D models.
It’s up to your imagination to build! They are both educational and entertaining.
* Magnets make playtime more fun and storage easier.
The magnetic tiles connect to each other to guarantee firm construction;
when cleaned up, every piece connects to another and neatly stack benefitting cleaning and compact storage!

What is in the box?
Triangle x 24
Quadrangle x 32
Booklet x 1
NOTE: There are 2 different colors on each side of magnetic tile, and the colors are random.

After-sales Service:
The magnetic blocks could be scratched or damaged during fulfillment.
But they are all new!
We guarantee 100% exchange if the block set is damaged or less than expected.
Your satisfaction is our pursuit!
Please feel free to contact us directly when you encounter any problems.

Product Features

  • 【Play and Learn】: This building toys set can be combined into many patterns, such as dogs, planes and other construction. Kids learn colors and shapes while playing, develop their creativity and mind in new ways.
  • 【Fits for Children above 3 Year-Old】:This building set builds Fine Motor Skills in toddlers and inspires imagination and an interest in science, engineering and design in Older Children. Best Educational stacking kits for your boys and girls.
  • 【Safe & More Fun】: Only non-toxic ABS plastic food grade material is used; Smooth edge of each tile will never hurt children’s little hands.
  • 【High quality & Affordable】: Totally 56pcs: including 24*triangle, 32*quadrangle, 1*booklet, 1*Storage Bag, 2 different random colors on each side of each magnetic tile. More pieces in box with lower price. Compatible with other similar-size tiles.
  • 【Easy Clean Up】: Super easy to clean them up since magnet sticks together. Comes with a bonus storage bag to store all those pieces.

LEGO City ATV Race Team 60148 Best Toy

Get ready to race with the LEGO city ATV race team. This great vehicle-themed toy features two ATVs, a pickup truck, trailer hitch, pickup bed with adjustable ramp and a detachable trailer with adjustable ramp, plus helmets, fuel barrel and a spare tire. Includes two minifigures.

Product Features

  • Pickup truck features a pickup bed with room for an ATV, trailer hitch and a ramp, trailer features space up front for an extra wheel and ramp
  • Accessory elements include a wrench, fuel barrel and a Spare tire
  • Includes two ATV rider minifigures
  • Pickup truck measures over 2” (7cm) high, 5” (15cm) long and 2” (6cm) wide, trailer measures over 1” (3cm) high, 5” (14cm) long and 2” (6cm) wide
  • Two at vs each measure over 1” (3cm) high, 1” (5cm) long and 1” (4cm) wide
  • This great vehicle-themed toy offers an age-appropriate build and play experience for ages 5-12

Wooden Stacking Board Games Tumbling Tower Blocks for Kids – 60 pieces

Oojami 60 Piece Large Colorful Wooden Tower Deluxe Stacking Game with Storage Bag is AWESOME! Balance the wooden blocks, stack up the stories & don’t let the tower fall! New twist on an old classic game that includes 60 pieces of colored wood blocks with which to build a tower and then take turns playing throwing the dice that will indicate the color of the block must be removed from the tower, but carefully, because if you tear down the tower will lose the game. Perfect for schools, party games, special needs, birthday gifts, daycare, office fun, drinking games, travel and so much more! For Ages 3 and up – Tower measures 11.75″ tall.

Product Features

  • Colorful Wooden Tower Deluxe Stacking Game Coms with 60 Color Wood Blocks, 1 Dice & Storage Bag!
  • New twist on an old classic game that includes 60 pieces of colored wood blocks with which to build a tower and then take turns playing throwing the dice that will indicate the color of the block must be removed from the tower, but carefully, because if you tear down the tower will lose the game.
  • Perfect Family Game! Adults and children both will enjoy playing this game together. Suitable for 2 or more players
  • For Ages 3 and up – Tower measures 11.75″ tall. Single piece: 2.95 x 0.59 x 0.98 inches
  • Approved ASTM test.Great size, perfect for a young child’s hands! Will help to learn color recognition, and recommended for ages 3 years old and up!

Star Wars Imperial Death Trooper Voice Changing Mask – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

This Imperial Death Trooper Voice Changing Mask lets your Rogue One: A Star Wars Story fan speak with true authority! It’s the right fit when issuing commands as they bypass protocol with their own missions.

Product Features

  • Genuine, Original, Authentic Disney Store
  • Molded plastic helmet front
  • Adjustable straps for secure fit
  • Put on mask and speak to sound like an Imperial Death Trooper
  • Switch on to see mask light up!