Attend A Rave At Bangkok's Outrageous Ghost-Themed Shopping Mall

Mansion 7 is a ghost-themed mall in Bangkok. It contains a haunted house called the Dark Mansion, which is supposedly haunted by the owner's daughter and all the black-magic beasties he unleashed trying to raise her from the dead. And it hosts insane-looking parties. We wanna go! » 2/11/15 3:20pm 2/11/15 3:20pm

Holy Droids, We Need This Adorable R2-D2 Handbag

Etsy, the site chock-filled with wonderful and useful and cool things you never knew you needed (but now know you really do need), has done it again. Witness this incredible bag, crafted of felt in the very image of R2-D2. Well-done, artisans of Moscow-based Krukrustudio. » 2/06/15 9:45am 2/06/15 9:45am

SkyMall Bankrupt, Fate Of World's Weird Garden Statue Supply Uncertain

Sorry to bum you out on a Friday, but the SkyMall Catalog has filed for bankruptcy. This news suggests that despite the catalog's airline seat-pocket ubiquity, there simply wasn't a robust market for its odd array of gadgets, replica suits of armor, and truly bizarre garden statuary. » 1/23/15 9:40am 1/23/15 9:40am

What's on your shopping list this holiday season?

For the past week, we've been working on crafting a master list of the perfect gifts for all the science fiction fans, movie completists, art lovers and comic aficionados in your life. Now, come with us on a choose your own gift guide adventure, and tell us just what's on the top of your holiday gift list this season? » 11/27/13 7:00am 11/27/13 7:00am

When there's no more room in hell, the dead will shop the Black Friday…

I've long considered George Romero's original Dawn of the Dead to be the greatest Christmas movie ever made, thanks to its searing, zombie-based look into the dark reality of American consumerism. Now the folks at Official Comedy have taken the movie to its ultimate, most logical conclusion and turned its footage… » 11/23/12 11:30am 11/23/12 11:30am

A robot mannequin that tries on clothes for you

Almost no one actually looks like models or mannequins, which makes it hard to tell, just by looking at pictures, how something will fit. Estonian startup Fits.Me has a solution. » 6/15/11 7:30am 6/15/11 7:30am

People at the end of the alphabet are more impulsive buyers than those…

People waiting in line for days for the latest must-have product are probably a bunch of Zimmermans, Youngs, and, yes, Wilkinses, according to a truly bizarre new study. It's apparently all the fault of elementary school teachers overusing alphabetical order. » 1/19/11 12:30pm 1/19/11 12:30pm

Movies On DVD: The Best New Box Sets And Gift Sets

Ultimate Sci-Fi Collection. This includes The Abyss, Escape From New York, Mad Max, Rollerball, Independence Day, Fantastic Voyage, The Day The Earth Stood Still, Planet Of The Apes (1968), Alien and Aliens. If you have a friend who's just starting out his/her DVD collection and doesn't own all of the classics of the… » 12/03/09 1:57pm 12/03/09 1:57pm

Give Your Friends Enough Television To Ruin Them For Real Life

Plastic Man: The Complete Collection. According to some of the reviews online, this isn't actually the complete collection — but it is 120 minutes of superhero slapstick and zaniness, featuring the silliest DC Comics hero. I haven't ever seen this show, but apparently at its absolute best, it approaches The Tick… » 12/03/09 1:49pm 12/03/09 1:49pm

Cheap-Ass DVD Box Sets That Make Good Ironic Stocking Stuffers

SciFi Classics: 50 Movie Pack Collection. Only $10.49 on Amazon. It came out in 2004, but it's still available, and you're hard-pressed to get a better deal in these tough economic times. These movies are guaranteed to have a beginning, a middle and an end, after a fashion, but they're not guaranteed to be good. But… » 12/03/09 1:41pm 12/03/09 1:41pm

Where To Buy A Freeze Ray And A Spiffy New Cape

This is a rare photograph of the mystery-shrouded exterior of Brooklyn's only superhero supply store. Want to see what they have inside? » 12/03/09 12:40pm 12/03/09 12:40pm

Los Angeles is Open for Your Time Travel Business

If you're a temporal traveler stuck between decades and you find yourself in need of Mammoth Chunks, Anti-Robot Fluid, or Barbarian Repellent, you can now head to Time Travel Mart in Echo Park, Los Angeles. They'll probably have it in stock. Unfortunately, you'll have to come back yesterday if you want something from… » 2/28/08 10:20am 2/28/08 10:20am