1. Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection, $83.99
Quentin Tarantino is one of the greatest directors and foot fetishists of the past two decades, so it's about time he got the full treatment of a nice Blu-Ray collection. The 10-disc set will include eight of his films, including classics like “Pulp Fiction,” “Reservoir Dogs,” and the “Kill Bill” series, and five hours of never-before-seen footage. One special feature is called the “Killin’ Nazis Trivia Challenge.” We have no further information on that, other than to say we're very excited to see what the hell it is.
The collection was announced this week with a release date of November 20th, just in time for the director's new flick, “Django Unchained.”
2. NFL Themed Shirts, $35
It's football season, and anyone who shows up to a bar on Sunday not rocking his team's gear should be forced to ride seatbelt-less in a car with Michael Turner. Don't just be the guy who wears a jersey ever week, though: Buy one of these Nike shirts, which feature team slogans or an interesting look at your squad's logo. Cool Material has collected a few examples here.
3. Fridge Locker, $20
If you live with a bunch of guys, there's the ever-present menace of someone stealing your precious Gatorades, beer, and bacon. This locker, which actually contains a sturdy combination lock, can be used in a freezer or the pantry, and should keep drunken prying hands away.
4. Ping-Pong Conference Table, $2,400
If you're out of school, this is an item to casually mention to your boss. A lot of start-ups lately have started installing ping-pong tables in their offices. But if you work in an office without a lot of space, it's tough to justify making space for a toy.
Enter this baby. It's a nice, sleek conference table that easily transforms into a Ping-Pong table for after-hours games. I love it so much I just bought one with the company credit card.
5. Barbuzzo Beer Hammer, $6.97
A must for any frat house. Need to hang a stolen “Yield” sign? And you need to open a beer? The beer hammer is here to help. It's dirt cheap, it's multi-functional (the product description says it can also crush ice), and it's safe– the supplier does warn to “never drink any alcoholic beverages while doing any construction work.”
6. Nike Air Trainer 1 “Chlorophyll,” 12,600 Yen (?)
The original Air Trainers are some of the sickest shoes in the history of Nike. This revival of the brand looks amazing. They don't come out 'till October 20, but you can pre-order a pair from this Japanese website for the equivalent of around $160. (High Snob linked to it, so we're pretty sure it's legit.)
7. Caffeinated Maple Syrup, $13
The best idea for a day-starter since the invention of the Bloody Mary.
8. Assassin's Creed III, $58.99
WATCH THAT VIDEO ABOVE. This game looks more and more incredible with each reveal of gameplay. You mean I get to be a stealthy assassin AND kill Redcoats with an axe in the name of George Washington? Preordered.
9. iPhone 5, Price Varies
The thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, with that really nice 4-inch Retina display. We're also excited about the reportedly completely overhauled earbuds– anything has to be better than those old headphones.
To go with the iPhone? How 'bout this nice wallet made to hold it in the back pocket? Handy.
10. Aston Martin V8 Vantage Coupe, $118,370
Every week, we're going to end with an aspirational (read: “unaffordable”) entry. This week, it's the Aston Martin Vantage, a beaut that goes 0-62 in 4.7 seconds. It has a 420 horsepower V8, a leather-clad interior, and the classic James Bond look. Want.
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