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Gidget Retro Camper

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The Gidget Retro Camper was created by an Australian developer and contains a Queen size bed, a television entertainment set and sink with refrigerators. Some models even include showers with hot water. It’s powered by solar panels.

The rear camper shell can double as an overhang that will provide some shade in the sun, or some shelter in the rain, for whoever ends up cooking out back.  If you’re camping somewhere windy, there’s even an accessory windshield that isn’t featured in the video, but is available to protect whatever you end up cooking up on the stove top.

Best of all, it won’t break the bank. While the average brand new RV costs over $100,000, the Gidget is only $15,000.

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Features include:

– custom slide-out, patent pending, unique world-wide
– designed to be towed behind a 4 cyl car
– fuel efficient design, easy to tow and manoeuver
– fully set up in 30 seconds
– fully insulated
– Queen-size bed
– 1200mm wide skylight to view the stars at night
– 21” TV, DVD player, stereo
– 330 litres of storage space inside cabin
– handcrafted Tasmanian timber kitchen and throughout cabin
– pressurized water system, Dometic sink
– 80 L to 120 L water storage
– 30 L waste tank
– 41 L Waeco ice box or fridge
– large 2 burner gas stove
– fire extinguisher, blanket, smoke detector
– pantry and utensil drawers
– single or dual deep cycle battery
– 240V inverter
– 12V, 240V and USB outlets
– LED lighting inside cabin and kitchen
– custom Smoothie hotrod wheels

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LEGO Announces Ferrari F40 Due In August 2015

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LEGO has officially announced the latest addition to the LEGO Creator line, the Ferrari F40 (10248). This set has 1,158 pieces and will retail for $89.99.

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Experience the iconic Ferrari F40 firsthand, with sleek aerodynamic lines, vented, hinged rear hatch, opening doors and detailed interior.

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Get up close to one of the world’s greatest supercars—the Ferrari F40! This awesome LEGO Creator Expert replica of the iconic sports car with its sleek aerodynamic lines, distinctive rear spoiler and racing-red bodywork is packed with authentic brick-built details, including pop-up headlights, side air intakes and a vented rear hatch that opens to reveal a twin-turbocharged, 90-degree V8 engine! Open the doors and you’ll discover complete authenticity, right down to the crafted cabled door handles, steering wheel with Ferrari logo and 2 red racing seats, while under the hood you’ll find a luggage compartment and tools. A special windscreen element with printed A-pillars and custom-made, molded rim inserts with sturdy, road-gripping tires add the final touches to this intricately designed model, a must-have for all Ferrari fans!

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Features an array of brick-built details, including a hinged, vented rear hatch, detailed twin-turbocharged, 90 degree V8 engine with quick release function, opening doors and hood with luggage compartment and tools, pop-up headlights, cabled door handles, windscreen element with printed A-pillars, steering wheel with Ferrari logo, 2 red racing seats and custom-made, molded rim inserts.

– Includes 1158 assorted LEGO elements
– Racing-red color scheme!
– Lift the vented rear hatch to reveal the detailed V8 engine
– Open the doors to access the detailed, authentic interior
– Ferrari F40 measures over 3” (8cm) high, 10” (27cm) long and 5” (14cm) wide

Available for sale directly through LEGO beginning August 2015 via shop.LEGO.com, LEGO Stores or via phone.

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Batman 1966 Batmobile Bank From Diamond Select Toys

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This vinyl version of the Batmobile from the Batman Classic TV Series measures 9 inches long and has a coin slot between the seats and an access door in the base, meaning this high-quality vinyl replica is also a bank, for storing your non-giant pennies and scarred silver dollars. Park it in your home Batcave! Packaged in a clear polybag.

The Batman Classic TV Series: Batmobile Vinyl Bank will be available in July at your local comic shop for $22.99.

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Stan Lee Cameo School Featuring Kevin Smith, Tara Reid, Michael Rooker, Jason Mewes & Lou Ferrigno

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Released by Audi of America today, discover the hidden talents of comic book legend Stan Lee as he teaches a very unique acting class to Kevin Smith, Michael Rooker and Tara Reid: the art of cameo. Stan’s notable cameos in Marvel films, from being a beauty pageant judge in Iron Man 3 to a mental ward patient in Thor: The Dark World, are part of comic legend.

The video directed by Kevin Smith, also features cameos by Lou Ferrigno, Jason Mewes and the Audi S8.

Audi and Marvel Studios are joining forces once again for the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, which will be released this Friday, May 1. The highly-anticipated film will feature the 2016 Audi R8, 2015 TTS and 2015 A3 Cabriolet vehicles alongside the next generation of Avengers characters.

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Volvo Cars Lounge Console

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Labelled the Lounge Console, this new concept by Volvo Cars takes executive in-car luxury to a whole new level. By combining Scandinavian form and function, the Lounge Console transforms the XC90’s interior, providing a wealth of functions and amenities.

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Perfect for the people with a hectic life that need a moment of respite between meetings.

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LEGO Speed Champions

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Beginning from March 2015, builders of all ages, with fuel in their veins, can now create the speeding-bullet cars at home. The LEGO Group has now announced its partnership with the three automobile manufacturers Ferrari, McLaren and Porsche resulting in a new, high-speed product line for building the most favorite cars from LEGO bricks: the LEGO Speed Champions.

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An adrenaline kick and the thrill of speed are included.

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Seven different LEGO sets will be available from spring 2015, ensuring lots of racing action and squealing tyres in the children’s room. A large red Ferrari truck drives up – together with the Ferrari F14 T Racing car. What’s more, a McLaren Mercedes pit stop set will also be available, featuring the McLaren Mercedes MP4-29 as well as the home stretch with lights function and two Porsche cars – the 911 RSR and 911 GT3 R Hybrid. Also four sets of stand-alone vehicles wait to hit the track. Whether it is a racing car or road car – the new brick built car models will get the hearts of five- to eleven-year old as well as grown up engine fans beating faster.

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In addition to typical LEGO building fun, the LEGO Speed Champions series of vehicles is particularly amazing thanks to its many authentic details: the LEGO minifigures are wearing racing car overalls, there is a winner’s cup, flags and detailed tools.

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THE FIRE WIRE Must-Have: Coming In October 2015, The Batmobile From Batman The Animated Series

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DC Collectibles just announced at the 112th North American International Toy Fair in New York City this amazing Batmobile from the Batman: The Animated Series.

The 6” scale toy is 24″ long, can seat two 6″ companion action figures, has light up headlights, slide-able door access and independent moving wheels!

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“Of the new figures from our ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ line, we really expect fans to go crazy over the one-of-a-kind Batmobile. There has never been a Batmobile based off the series in this scale before, and we are very excited to be the first,” said Kevin Kiniry, Vice President, Creative Services at DC Entertainment.

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The toy will retail for $100 and be released in October 2015! I can’t wait to get my hands on this and showcase it in my Man Bat-Cave!

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Hot Wheels Elite Arkham Knight: Cult Classic Batmobile

Hot Wheels Elite has announced this (1:18 Version) Arkham Knight: Cult Classic Batmobile ($160) due in March 2015. The vehicle is based on the video game developed by Rocksteady Studios.

The playable Batman Arkham Knight Batmobile is almost as vital to the video game as The Dark Knight himself. Its specs include a 1200 horsepower Wayne tech hybrid jet engine with afterburner, immobilizer missiles and a remote guidance system. This Hot Wheels Elite recreation has a cockpit hatch that opens and closes to reveal the exquisitely detailed interior.

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Hot Wheels & Walmart Salute 75 Years of Batman

In 75 years, he’s appeared in comics, cartoons, television shows, films and video games. He’s been called the Dark Knight and the Caped Crusader, but we all know him best as Batman. Hot Wheels salutes this iconic hero with the Batman™ 75th Anniversary series.

Featuring your favorite Batman-themed Hot Wheels castings on eye-stealing blister cards, this series is now available now at your local Walmart so grab them while you can!

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Automatic

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The check engine light — that enigmatic indicator that can signal anything from a loose gas cap or old spark plugs, to a worn out catalytic converter or an empty windshield fluid reservoir — is hardly an effective way of remaining in-tune with your car. But with Automatic ($100) you can finally decode that uninformative light, letting you know what kind of help your car needs and potentially saving a trip to the mechanic. And that’s not all it does: helping improve your car’s fuel economy, alerting emergency response in case of a crash, and automatically remembering where you parked are just a few incredibly-useful features.

Automatic plugs into the same port your mechanic uses when you take your car in for service. It’s easily accessible near the steering wheel.

Add in that its beautifully-designed iOS and Android apps are constantly updated with new functionality, and you get the partner your car always needed.

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