These Tim Burton "magical movie machines" are flipping delightful

A flipbook company has created some neat art-merch for Tim Burton's Lost Vegas show at Vegas' Neon Museum. The show was, unfortunately, prematurely COVID-cancelled but some neat souvenirs by artists Wendy Marvel and Mark Arnon Rosen of Mechanical Flipbook can still be had. They call them "magical movie machines" and there's a real range in price (!):

Procession ($7,500), the most limited piece on offer (only 10 pieces made), stars Burton’s hand-drawn Lost Vegas card characters. Carousel ($899), a handcrafted Motorized Flipbook featuring UV reactive ink and showcasing Burton’s luminescent carousel creatures, is limited to only 100 machines. Burton’s card characters are also available as animated FlipBooKits, a popular hand-cranked machine created by the artists. These special edition FlipBooKits are sold both individually ($49.95) and as a Collector’s Edition 5-pack (on sale for $199.95).

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There are snowballs for sale in this vending machine

It's freezing cold in Minneapolis but that didn't stop digital ad agency space150 from making a snowball vending machine. Yup, you can buy real balls of hard-packed Minnesota snow from a vending machine. $1 buys you one snowball.

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Fully stocked and ready for the weekend!

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Don't forget to bundle up if you're headed outside today. This wind chill is no joke!

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Making a great snowball involves a lot of drying time.

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Vintage Air India route map on a souvenir hand fan

Everything about this 1960s combination map and fan is fantastic: the Asia-centric map, the gold foil edges, the delicate wooden handle, and the beautiful illustrations. Lovely and doubly practical! Read the rest