Cool Stuff: ‘Tron’ Papercraft

Didn’t find that TRON: Legacy Light Cycle you so desperately wanted under the tree this holiday season? Sorry to hear that. You can, however, build your own with nothing more than a color printer and some paper. The Disney Family website has some templates and instructions so that you can fold your way into ownership of Kevin Flynn, Sam Flynn and Clu’s Light Cycles, a Recognizer and more. Check out photos of the finished products and find out where to get instructions after the break. Read More »

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VOTD: 8-Bit Tron Legacy


I was hoping that the Scott Pilgrim video game would help usher an era of 8-bit-inspired video games (at least in the promotional tie-in department). Pierre Manry has re-imagined Tron: Legacy as an 8-bit video game, complete with 8-bit converted Daft Punk score. Watch the video embedded after the jump.

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Way back in 1982 I would have loved to see a Tron Holiday Special, but I don’t think the rest of America was quite there. Thank Funny or Die, then, for imagining an ad for the Tron TV spectacular that never was. Peek back at an alternate 1982, after the break. Read More »

Tron Guy Reviews Tron Legacy

WiReD Magazine had the brilliant idea to hire Jay Maynard, a computer programmer/system administrator probably best known on the internet as “Tron Guy”, to review Disney’s Tron Legacy. What did Tron Guy think of the sequel 28 years in the making?

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Cool Stuff: Excite Lightbikes T-Shirt

Two of the coolest and most iconic bikes from the 1980s have to be from the movie TRON and the Nintendo game Excitebike. Who doesn’t love light trails and short, steep ramps? Well someone had the brilliant idea to combine the two into this shirt. It’s a little pricey at $24.99 but still incredibly cool and available in either blue or black. Hit the jump for the applicable links. Read More »

TRON: Legacy is out at midnight Thursday and if there’s one thing the film is lacking, it’s merchandise. Seriously though, while there are a ton of different TRON toys and tech out there right now, the one thing we haven’t seen yet are bad ass, limited edition posters. Mondo is happy to oblige. They’ve just unveiled a pair of glow in the dark posters by one of our favorite artists, Eric Tan, which will go on sale on Mondo’s site Thursday December 16 at a random time. See the full sized images and more after the jump. Read More »

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Cool Stuff: Old-School ‘Tron’ Motorcycle Helmet

If I was 14 and a motorcycle enthusiast, this helmet would be high on my Christmas wishlist. Or if I thought I might grow into the Tron Guy (this could still happen) I’d pick this up as an investment.

Point is: original Tron circuit pattern designs adorning an old-school open-face motorcycle helmet is a pretty nifty thing. Be prepared to fork over a lot of cash if you want one, however. Read More »

Cool Stuff: Tron/Big Lebowski T-Shirt Mash-Up

Today’s Tee of the day on Teefury is a Big Lebowski/Tron mash-up created by spacemonkeydr titled “Bowling. It’s not just a game anymore.” The shirt if on sale for only $9 plus shipping, and as with all of Teefury’s designs — it will only be available today (Wednesday December 8th 2010) and today only. Hit the jump to see the full design in high resolution.

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Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day today is Arrested Development – The Complete Series (Seasons 1, 2, 3) for only $27.99, 69% off the $90 msrp. The price will only be good until midnight tonight (Wednesday, December 8th 2010) so act fast!

The video game gold box deal of the day is Batman: Arkham Asylum for only $14.99 on PS3 or X Box 360. The price will only be good until midnight tonight (Wednesday, December 8th 2010) so act fast! I just got a PS3 so I’m going to pick up one of these myself.

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Amazon has a bunch of blu-ray movies on sale today:

Daft Punk’s score to TRON: Legacy is available for download for only $3.99. iTunes is $9.99 and the actual album on Amazon is $11.88. Go and buy it now! And then, go and watch these really interesting interviews with in which director Joseph Kosinski talks in depth about Daft Punk’s score.

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