Open Your Front Door With a Key Shaped Like He-Man's Sword

The Key Armory
The Key Armory

Let’s face it: Unlocking doors can be really boring. The repetition, the lack of surprises on the other side, using the wrong key. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could restore a sense of excitement to gaining entry into your home?

Thanks to the folks at The Key Armory, now you can. The company recently concluded a Kickstarter campaign that promises backers uncut keys shaped like sword designs pulled from pop culture, and is now accepting pre-orders. In addition to He-Man’s preferred Skeletor cutter, you can also choose from weaponry inspired by Final Fantasy 7, Voltron, and Xenoblade Chronicles.

The new crop of keys joins the original 10 designs that The Key Armory successfully launched in an earlier Kickstarter campaign—including one from Thundercats—that are available for purchase on their site. Backers and customers will be able to take the $12 uncut keys to a locksmith and have them fitted for their individual locks. Depending on votes from backers, the company may eventually add keys inspired by Conan, Game of Thrones, and others.

[h/t Gizmodo]

Wayfair’s Fourth of July Clearance Sale Takes Up to 60 Percent Off Grills and Outdoor Furniture

Wayfair/Weber
Wayfair/Weber

This Fourth of July, Wayfair is making sure you can turn your backyard into an oasis while keeping your bank account intact with a clearance sale that features savings of up to 60 percent on essentials like chairs, hammocks, games, and grills. Take a look at some of the highlights below.

Outdoor Furniture

Brisbane bench from Wayfair
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- Jericho 9-Foot Market Umbrella $92 (Save 15 percent)
- Woodstock Patio Chairs (Set of Two) $310 (Save 54 percent)
- Brisbane Wooden Storage Bench $243 (Save 62 percent)
- Kordell Nine-Piece Rattan Sectional Seating Group with Cushions $1800 (Save 27 percent)
- Nelsonville 12-Piece Multiple Chairs Seating Group $1860 (Save 56 percent)
- Collingswood Three-Piece Seating Group with Cushions $410 (Save 33 percent)

Grills and Accessories

Dyna-Glo electric smoker.
Dyna-Glo/Wayfair

- Spirit® II E-310 Gas Grill $479 (Save 17 percent)
- Portable Three-Burner Propane Gas Grill $104 (Save 20 percent)
- Digital Bluetooth Electric Smoker $224 (Save 25 percent)
- Cuisinart Grilling Tool Set $38 (Save 5 percent)

Outdoor games

American flag cornhole game.
GoSports

- American Flag Cornhole Board $57 (Save 19 percent)
- Giant Four in a Row Game $30 (Save 6 percent)
- Giant Jenga Game $119 (Save 30 percent)

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These Golden Girls Tiki Mugs Are Perfect for Al Fresco Cocktails on the Lanai

The Golden Girls, now in tiki mug form.
The Golden Girls, now in tiki mug form.
Toynk Toys

Few sitcoms have displayed the endurance of The Golden Girls, the popular NBC series that ran for 180 episodes from 1985 to 1992 and bucked traditional wisdom about keeping television characters young by featuring a quartet of older women discussing everything from politics to sex.

If you’re a fan of Rose, Dorothy, Sophia, and Blanche, you can now enjoy a refreshing summer cocktail with a set of four tiki mugs bearing their likenesses.

A set of 'The Golden Girls' tiki mugs is pictured
The Golden Girls tiki mugs.
Toynk Toys

The mugs are made by Beeline Creative and feature multicolored ceramic material. Two are the same size, while Dorothy is slightly taller and the more diminutive Sophia stands just a little shorter than the rest.

You can pre-order the set of four for $99 from Toynk.com. It’s expected to be available on August 1.

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