‘THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: THE WINDWAKER’ LINK NENDOROID COMING IN AUGUST
It looks like Good Smile Company and Max Factory‘s Luigi won’t be the lone Nintendo Nendoroid from the line for much longer. The Legend of Zelda: The Windwaker Link Nendoroid we saw at Toy Fair 2013 will be sailing to retail in late August.
Like most all Nendoroids, Link will stand a little less than 4″ tall and come with enough swappable parts to fill an inventory screen. Link’s Hero sword (and a sword-swinging effect piece), Hero’s shield, a heart container, and the game’s Wind Waker baton will all be present and accounted for in the figure’s box, plus a clear base to pose everything on. Of course, the figure will come packed with plenty of facial expression parts as well, including a smiling expression, a more fierce combat expression and a funny nervous expression. There’s no massive King of Red Lions ship accessory, however, so fans will have to simply build their own.
3-D Interactive Display Uses Fog As Screens
Engineers have built an interactive display using a tabletop system and mounted personal screens made of fog. Projectors light the fog for each user and a camera system monitors movements, allowing each person at the table to manipulate and share three-dimensional data.
A team at the University of Bristol in the UK say their device, called MisTable, is see-through and reach-through. Both fog screens and the table display can be manipulated by users.
"The personal screen provides direct line of sight and access to the different interaction spaces," said Sriram Subramanian, a professor of human-computer interaction. "Users can be aware of each other’s actions and can easily switch between interacting with the personal screen to the tabletop surface or the interaction section. This allows users to break in or out of shared tasks and switch between individual and group work."
Compare this to the Displair, by Russian inventor Maxim Kamanin. See the MisTable video below.
"She may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts, kid."
Star Wars fan Bill Deacon transformed his 1974 Chevy Malibu into a street-legal replica of the Millennium Falcon. The road vehicle-turned-spacecraft features all sorts of great details, including HANCHWY vanity plates and a field of streaking stars around the ship’s bow on the hood and front bumper. But our favorite feature is the cockpit mounted in place of the
rightstarboard side-view mirror that contains Han Solo and Chewbacca action figures.
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