SOTA’s Black Variant Cthulhu

I just happened to be in the local comic book store the other day (which happens … oh … pretty much every day) and a couple of the Black Variant’s of SOTA’s Cthulhu figure had just arrived.

Weird to see the variant when the main figure (which is green) still hasn’t been released, but it looks nice in my living room,

Mr. McGroovy’s Box Rivets

Mr. McGroovy’s Box Rivets are plastic rivets designed to make it easier to build with cardboard boxes. They’re stronger and easier to use than traditional cardboard box building methods (i.e., duct tape). McGroovy’s site also features plenty of plans for cardboard box creations like this castle plan.

Check out the gallery of cardboard box projects.

Ugobe’s Pleo

Caleb Chung, the guy who created the Furby, has spent the last five years working on a sequel, which will be available in time for the 2006 holiday season — the Pleo,

It’ll retail for about $200, but it is equipped with 40 sensors and 14 servo joints controlled by algorithms designed to make it react in a lifelike manner to its environment.

How well do they succeed? Check out the video of Pleo’s debut at DEMO 2006.

I’ll take two.