Saturday, March 31, 2012

Penny Press #1 - Dallas Zoo

It's about time this blog had a recurring feature and I can think of no machine more deserving than the Penny Press a.k.a. the Penny Smasher a.k.a. the Penny Crusher. This works out well for me since any time I see one (and I have the right amount of change) I tend to use one. So here we go!

Our first Penny Squasher Machine is at the Dallas Zoo:

The choices at this machine are Tiger, Parrot, Elephant and Chimps. There is at least one other machine at the zoo (near their monorail) but I didn't get to look at that one so I don't know if they had different choices.

So I picked the elephant and even afterward I can confidently say that I made the best choice. I mean, come on, it's an elephant!

More penny squashers coming soon (as soon as I see another one)!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Monday, March 26, 2012

Friday, March 23, 2012

Tribble Claw Machine

If you've got the Claw Machine skills then you could be the proud owner of your very own Tribble! This was spotted at Comicpalooza in Houston, TX and is owned by these guys.

Thursday, March 22, 2012


If you need to stay awake on that next long haul, then try a handful of Jitterbeans! Looks like these are chocolate covered coffee beans and are meant as an energy supplement. I found this at a truck stop (of course) in Terrell, TX (birthplace of Jamie Foxx, by the way).

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Spider-Man doesn't really need a Spider-Mobile but it sure is cool nonetheless. Found this in a Toys 'R' US in Dallas, TX:

As you can se by his dashboard view screen, he is in hot pursuit of the Hobgoblin:

Monday, March 19, 2012

56 Foot Tall Vending Machine

To celebrate some new, horrible flavor, Doritos built what may be the world's largest vending machine at SXSW in Austin, TX:

Here's video of it going up:

JACKED Stage Time Lapse Video from MagicBullet Media, Inc. on Vimeo.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Ask Zultan

Got a question? Just Ask Zultan! This little beauty was found in the Museum of the Weird in Austin, TX:

Here's a little video of Zultan in action for your viewing pleasure: