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June 5, 2014 4:48 PM   Subscribe

Fabricator, garage inventor, and enthusiam personified, Colin Furze decided to make some of the neater aspects of the X-Men universe a little more real. [previously]

Links include

Wolverine's Claws
Walking in Magneto's Shoes
Pyro's Flames
posted by quin (16 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

This guy is one of the greatest people in the world. This and this... and hell, this are some of the greatest things to ever be created or posted online.

Well, at least as far as "i have to pause it because i'm laughing so hard i can't breathe" goes.
posted by emptythought at 5:01 PM on June 5

That may be the single most annoying human being I have ever seen. Here's someone a little more human doing a truly portable wrist-mounted flamethrower back in 2009.
posted by Ryvar at 5:03 PM on June 5

I don't think I'd be confident enough to build my own compressed air storage cylinder.

The skill shown for creating something out of blocks of metal is really amazing, though.
posted by odinsdream at 7:06 PM on June 5 [1 favorite]

The music is a bit of an off put

Everybody look at me...
You couldn't do this if you tried...

But yes, entertaining. I came across his Ramjet video some time ago. Very good.
posted by mattoxic at 7:11 PM on June 5

in fairness, if any (well, most) of us had these toys (let alone build them ourselves) we'd be cackling like maniacs as well.
posted by el io at 7:19 PM on June 5

That tie has seen some shit.
posted by orme at 7:22 PM on June 5

Less painful than having adamantium grafted to your skeleton.
posted by arcticseal at 8:13 PM on June 5

That tie has seen some shit.

that tie is a horrible accident waiting to happen around rotating machinery
posted by Dr. Twist at 8:43 PM on June 5 [7 favorites]

that tie is a horrible accident waiting to happen around rotating machinery.

Now that's the video I want to see!
posted by Paul Slade at 12:57 AM on June 6

Also, ear defenders.

And don't do Joey Deacon, fellow Britons!
posted by alasdair at 1:08 AM on June 6

The build a jet engine out of toilet accessories video would be even better if he actually intercut the horrific burns video in the correct timeline (i.e. in between building the jet engine and getting it to work).
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 3:41 AM on June 6

that tie is a horrible accident waiting to happen around rotating machinery
As are his eyes. Shit, man, wear some safety glasses.
posted by plinth at 6:47 AM on June 6 [1 favorite]

posted by Dr. Twist at 11:43 PM

posted by pajamazon at 7:32 AM on June 6

It's probably a clip-on Safe-Tee-TieTM.
posted by under_petticoat_rule at 8:36 AM on June 6

Say what you want about the obnoxious music and the end of his videos, he's exactly my sort of madman! My dream one day is to build a rocket powered baby pram and smoke Colin's world record. You heard me Colin, I'm coming for your world record... as soon as I build a rocket.
posted by flyingfox at 10:42 AM on June 6

so, this guy's shit is cool has hellllll, but there is some antisemitism that pops up in his videos occasionally. I chalked it up to cultural differences.

I was a huge fan of his jet bicycle, and it has caused me to redouble my efforts to get a mig welder for the office. Because boss, we really really need it!
posted by jonbro at 12:06 PM on June 6

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