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Mattel Hot Wheels DC Superman Action Comics #1 San Diego Comic Con Exclusive

The most valuable comic, Action Comics No. 1, is now a Hot Wheel collectible as the green sedan and Superman form a diorama that replicates a copy of the iconic 1938 comic. The set will sell exclusively at the Mattel booth at San Diego Comic Con for $20.

Comic-Con runs from July 19 to July 22 and fans will line up by the thousands for this exclusive offering!

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Leatherman Limited Edition Pocket Survival Tool

Leatherman celebrates its 35th anniversary by releasing a limited edition replica of the original Pocket Survival Tool, which was designed by none other than founder Tim Leatherman.

This Limited-Edition version of the PST is identical to the original design and contains 14 distinct tools in one, including needle nose pliers, regular pliers, wire cutters, hard-wire cutters, 420HC knife, wood/metal file, Phillips screwdriver, large screwdriver, medium screwdriver, small screwdriver, awl, ruler (8 in/20 cm), can opener, and bottle opener. The PST comes in an American-made leather sheath that is adorned with a diagonal word mark in gold foil.

 

The Collector’s Edition PST comes with its own wooden case with a commemorative coin and a certificate of authenticity. Each of these will also come with a serial number. The Collector’s Edition PST is available now! Only 500 are being produced and they will be available only at leatherman.com.

This is the perfect opportunity to own the first-of-its-kind multi-purpose tool that completely changed the face of pocket tools worldwide. Whether you’re a collector or are simply seeking a reliable multi-tool to use at home or on the road, no other tool available provides the durability, versatility, and classic design of the Limited Edition Pocket Survival Tool.

Order HERE for $274.95.

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Marvel Thor Hammer Tool Set

You must be worthy in order to wield Thor’s hammer, but Marvel never mentioned any restrictions on Thor’s screwdriver or his pliers. Wield them all with our Marvel Thor Hammer Tool Set!

This 44-piece tool set, a ThinkGeek creation and exclusive, comes in a molded case that looks like Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir. Inside it has all your basic tool needs, including a hammer, a tape measure, a level, a screwdriver, a wrench, a ratcheting wrench, and a utility knife.

We predict it’s a gift your recipient will return to repeatedly and get a chuckle out of every time.

Order HERE form ThinkGeek for $99.99.

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Star Wars Millennium Falcon Multi-Tool Kit

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The Millennium Falcon is a pretty versatile ship. It comes equipped with all manner of things to get you through a myriad of situations, but sometimes those things need fixing.

The Star Wars Millennium Falcon Multi-Tool Kit comes equipped with four hex keys, two screwdrivers (one flat-head, one philipps), and an adjustable wrench built into the ship’s helm. The hex keys store away nicely in the back underside of the ship which is sealed shut with the power of magnets. Screwdrivers tuck away in the sides, and the wrench is adjusted by a wheel located in the center of the Falcon.

Product Specifications

– Comes equipped with two screwdrivers, four hex keys, and an adjustable wrench
– Screwdrivers and hex keys held snug inside the Falcon with rubber ring grips so they aren’t accidentally ejected into space.
– Hex keys tucked in the back underside of the ship.
– 5/64″, 3/32″, 1/8″, 5/32″
– Screwdrivers insert into the sides of the ship
– Phillips head: 1pt x 28mm length. Slot-head: 5mm / 3/6th x 28mm length
– Adjustment wheel for the wrench in the center underside which controls the wrench built in to the helm

Purchase HERE for $29.99.

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Leatherman Tread

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Anytime, anywhere. The functionality of a Leatherman tool, with you everywhere. Engineers designed multiple tools in each 17-4 stainless steel bracelet link, making usable tools like Allen wrenches, screwdrivers and box wrenches available at a moment’s notice.

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Adjustable to accommodate any wrist size and fully customizable with the links you need most, the Leatherman Tread ($220) is as stylish as it is functional.

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Buck TravelMate Kit

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It’s a kitchen on the go! The perfect portable tool for preparing food while camping, picnicking, road tripping, RVing, tailgating, hunting or relaxing anywhere in the outdoors. It slices, dices, spreads and serves.

The spreader’s flexible blade allows you to easily spread peanut butter, cream cheese, jelly or any other condiment, but is also sturdy enough for slicing bread, cheese, veggies or snack meats.

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The TravelMate Kit comes with an antimicrobial injection molded sheath that safely and securely stores the Spreader between uses. The Spreader and sheath are dishwasher safe and the sheath’s antimicrobial additive helps prevent bacteria growth. The sheath also features a multi-functional stainless steel fork with an integrated bottle opener, can opener, screwdriver and grill scraper for all your food prep needs.

Order HERE for $77.

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THE FIRE WIRE 2015 Holiday Must Have List: Rockwell Power Tools

Rockwell power tools have been designing, engineering and manufacturing power tools since 1994. The Rockwell brand offers the performance-minded do-it-yourselfer and the price-conscious professional tradesman with excellent innovative high quality options compared to higher priced professional power tool brands.

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JawHorse Portable Workstation ($149.96) Over 1 ton of maximum clamping force with solid steel constuction providing rigitidy and strength for the toughest job demands. The foot pedal lever creates hands free clamping force. The portable folding design allows for space saving storage. Integrated roller for easy transportation.

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Versacut 4.0 Amp Mini-Circular Saw ($119.97): The Rockwell VersaCut is a powerful, multi-functional, ultra-compact circular saw which can cut different materials such as wood, flooring, plastic, ceramic tiles, slate, aluminum and even sheet metal. The VersaCut features a lightweight, compact and balanced design that is perfect for everyday cuts. With the VersaCut, you can tackle the job with ease, comfort, control and with just one hand. The slim grip handle improves comfort and enhances grip and control, allowing you to guide the saw with just one hand.

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Coolbox Reinvents The Toolbox

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Coolbox, the world’s smartest toolbox, today announced that it is reinventing the toolbox by combining cutting-edge technology with the classic toolbox we all remember. To fund final development of the product, Coolbox has launched an Indiegogo campaign which has raised almost $250,000 in just three weeks, demonstrating the tremendous demand for the product.  The Coolbox campaign can be seen HERE.

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Coolbox will be funding on Indiegogo until March 28, 2015. Project backers can receive a Coolbox for a discounted price of $169, which is $130 less than retail price. For an extra $39, backers will receive signature-edition Coolbox tools. Manufacturing is set to begin in May with volume production beginning in June.

Coolbox features all of the classic storage and compartments you would want in a toolbox but with a modern twist to keep up with the times.  Key features of Coolbox include:

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A 20v rechargeable lithium polymer battery with 5000 mAh to charge devices and operate small power tools while working, including drills, saws and sanders

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Two USB ports for charging devices including phones and tablets

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Built-in, marine-grade 40w Bluetooth speakers that are also compatible with auxiliary cords

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A retractable 12 foot power cord and three build-in 110v/220v electrical outlets

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LED lights mounted internally and externally to help users find and use the correct tool and provide lighting to their project

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A removable, 20”x 12” double-sided dry erase board that is perfect for drawing out construction plans

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Dual cradles to dock a tablet, which enables people to view the directions for their DIY project as they work

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LCD clock that displays the time and the amount of battery level remaining in the Coolbox

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With Coolbox, you can store your tools just like any other toolbox. Fit every tool inside with the 1797.12 Cubic Inch capacity

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With heavy duty construction, Coolbox is built to take a beating. Constructed of high impact resin, heavy duty machined aluminum latches and handles, and an air/water tight lid seal, the Coolbox is engineered to last

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The creators of the Coolbox found inspiration in the frustration they experienced when having to carry lights, phone chargers and speakers with them to job sites. They knew there had to be a way to integrate all of the technology that people use, need and enjoy every day into a classic toolbox design.

“It is kind of shocking that it’s taken this long for toolboxes to catch up with technology,” said Coolbox co-Founder Chris Engelo. “People who work with toolboxes likely use technology in every other area of their life, so there’s no reason for tools to be stuck in the past.”

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THE FIRE WIRE: Favorite Gadgets, Tools & Gizmos

I have always loved gadgets, gizmos and tools. For the last 6 years, I have had the pleasure of reviewing and writing about all kinds of helpful and time saving devices. One of the perks of writing this blog is when UPS shows up with packages and I have no idea what is inside, only to discover the next cool gizmo. It’s like Christmas for me every week and I am always thankful! With that said, here are 10 favorites of mine from the past few years that I still use and enjoy today!

Zibra Open It

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This was the first device sent to me for review and I still use it every week!The Zibra Open It Universal Package Opener ($12) is designed to open all types of retail packaging. This universal tool offers you a sturdy safe way to open clam shell packaging with ease and snip those pesky wire twist ties and plastic zip ties. This handy tool also offers you a box cutting blade that is neatly hidden in the handle with a safety locking feature and a small screwdriver, perfect for getting into those battery compartments on toys.

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Belkin Mini Surge Protector with USB Charger

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Hotel rooms and airport terminals never seem to have enough power outlets to charge all the devices today’s traveler brings along. Now you can add outlets and peace of mind on business trips and vacations with the Belkin Mini Surge Protector ($24.99).This new design features three AC outlets and two powered USB outlets – perfect for MP3 players and mobile phones.

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Kelvin.23 Urban Multi Tool

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The Kelvin.23 Urban Multi Tool ($30) is super functional, compact, rugged, ergonomically correct and styled for urban living. This device is perfect for small apartments where space is limited; it’s like having a toolbox in your kitchen drawer!

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With the Kelvin, you can hang pictures, you can tighten up a loose ceiling fan, you can measure small spaces before buying furniture too large for them. No more running around the house, trying to remember where you last used the Phillips head. Everything you need is in the Kelvin, just waiting to help out with your next project.

Gerber Fit Light Multi-Tool

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The Gerber Fit Light Multi-tool ($41) is a toolbox that fits in your pocket. Available in orange or slate blue, this sleek clever device contains 10 handy tools that you will use every day. Under the compact, colorful housing you will find tweezers, bottle opener, micro cross driver, micro flat head driver, scissors, fine edge & serrated Blade, interchangeable large cross and flat head driver. The large components lock for safety. Also included is a powerful 25 lumen LED light, strong enough to be used as a stand alone flashlight to light your way on the darkest nights.

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UE Boom Speaker

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The UE BOOM wireless speaker ($200) offers 360-degree immersive room filling sound in a compact stylish battery-powered device.

At a weight of just above one pound, and just over a half-foot long, these cylindrical speakers are also made to go anywhere, easily slipping into most bags. The handsome device is coated in an acoustic skin (available in a range of colors) that makes it resistant to water and stains. Other features include wireless connectivity with a 50 foot range, 15 hours of battery life and the ability to chain multiple speakers together through the free UE BOOM app (available for iOS and Android) to play them in either stereo-to-stereo mode or traditional left/right stereo mode. Oh, and for such a small speaker, the UE Boom sounds awesome with room filling clear sound! One of my favorites from this year!

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FiftyThree Pencil

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Fifty Three, the company that brought us the Paper app for the iPad has introduced their take on the artist’s stylus, the Pencil ($50-$60). Available in either graphite or walnut, and inspired by the shape of a carpenter’s pencil, this stylus sports a range of features that let you create digital art more easily. Palm rejection makes sure that Paper doesn’t pick up the presence of your hand while you work, while the built-in eraser lets you simply remove mistakes. Bluetooth connectivity, a month of battery power, and a highly sensitive tip make it wonderful to work with every time. The Walnut version contains magnets that let you stick the Pencil to your iPad Smart Cover for convenient carrying.

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WORX SD SemiAutomtic Driver

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The WORX SD SemiAutomatic Driver ($40) is the most convenient cordless screwdriver ever. There’s always a pesky loose screw somewhere around the house, and your screwdriver never seems to fit – until now. The WORX SD stores all the bits you need directly in the tool, so the bits never get lost and there’s no more wasted time fumbling around for the right bit. Plus, the 4V MaxLithium battery stays charged for up to 1 year, so your WORX SD is always ready!

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Apple TV

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We use our Apple TV ($99) everyday to watch movies, Netflix, listen to music and check out family photos! The small device features 1080p programming including iTunes movies and TV shows, Netflix, Vimeo, photos and more in HD. With iTunes in the Cloud, customers can purchase and play their favorite movies and TV shows from the iTunes Store and watch them instantly on their HD TV. The new simpler, refined user interface makes it easier than ever to access your purchased movies, TV shows and music with iTunes Match right from iCloud. With AirPlay users can stream or mirror their favorite content from their iPad or iPhone 4S to Apple TV.

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Energizer LED 3 in 1 Tripod Flashlight 

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Powerful & Portable, the Energizer LED Tripod light ($30) is a handy multi purpose tool that’s ideal for the home, garage and workshop. The pivoting head is designed to spotlight specific areas. The light contains foldout legs for hands free applications. To light up larger spaces, switch on the side panel for bright and powerful area lighting. Up to 150 lumens of area light for up to 100 hours or 100 lumens of focused beam for 10 hours.

Little Giant Select Step Ladder

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The Little Giant Select Step Ladder ($199) is the only multi-position stepladder with independently adjustable sections that create a 5, 6, 7 or 8-foot stepladder and can be safely used on stairs or sloping ground. Easy to use rock locks and a select grip handle allow you to telescope the legs of the ladder to increase or decrease your desired height. If your job requires you to stand on a ladder for a long time you will appreciate the extra deep rungs and comfortable built-in standing platform!

This lightweight ladder weighs only 23 pounds but can hold up to 300 pounds yet it is small enough to store in a pantry or closet for easy access.

The Select Step comes with a unique top cap known as the AirDeck Safety System. This combination magnetized utility tray and safety handrail stores in the base of the ladder when not in use. The AirDeck contains slots and holes to store your tools, a tray for screws and nails and a fitted tray for paint containers plus a handy rail for added stability.

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THE FIRE WIRE 2013 Holiday Must-Have List: The Kelvin.23 Urban Multi Tool

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The Kelvin.23 Urban Multi Tool ($30) is super functional, compact, rugged, ergonomically correct and styled for urban living. 

With the Kelvin, you can hang pictures, you can tighten up a loose ceiling fan, you can measure small spaces before buying furniture too large for them. No more running around the house, trying to remember where you last used the Phillips head. Everything you need is in the Kelvin, just waiting to help out with your next project.

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Features include:

– Screwdriver can lock at 90 degrees for extra torque
– LED shines light where you work
– Liquid level keeps things straight
– 5 ft tape measure helps you cut right the first time
– Powerful alloy magnets hold loose screws
– 16 essential screwdriver bits: Hex, Flat, Phillips, Square
– Small hammer

The Kelvin Urban Multi Tool comes in power pink, ninja black and limited edition Terminator chrome.

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