Category Archives: Outer Space

Gratitude to borg.com

We thank borg.com for their feature on Vince Skull, the Ray Gun, and the Astro Rocket! Here’s a peek!

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Please visit the blog to see so much more.

Two of borg’s  staff writers are credentialed press for San Diego Comic-Con International.  Their  staff includes an award winning fantasy author, professional writers, an actor, and communications professionals with backgrounds in journalism and entertainment writing.

Why borg.com? To summarize the statement of editor C.J. Bunce, “. . . borg is the short form of cyborg, itself a shortened combination of the term “cybernetic organism.” At its core a cybernetic organism is the juxtaposition between the present and the future—the evolved organic meets future technology, usually technology meant to enhance, improve or replace a biological function. . . The seemingly unlimited boundaries and implications of these technologies have been pursued throughout popular fiction for years. . . I hope here, too, to pull together all science fiction, fantasy, entertainment–all pop culture–in one place.”

Make sure to check out the borg Hall of Fame!

It’s an awesome blog for reviews and information on all things Comic, Fantasy, Sci Fi, and Superhero. We’re proud that a few of our products made the cut! Thanks borg.com!

Safari Scraps: Make a Planet Mobile

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Not only do you end up with an amazing and unique piece of home decor when you assemble a Cardboard Safari product, you also end up with cardboard scraps for further crafting. For example, the disks that you punch out when assembling the Astro Rocket can be turned into a planet mobile.

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Punch out the disks and color with your favorite medium. Crayons, pencils, markers, and paints all work great.

If you dare, pull out the glitter and add some bling!

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We decided to use dress pins to secure the thread. We tied the thread on, pushed the pin in, and that was that. We needed to clip just one of the pins with wire cutters as it came out the opposite end of the tiniest disk.

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Remember, cardboard AND pins are sharp, so small children should work on this with adults. Or in our case, big sisters.

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We attached our planets to an embroidery hoop. But you can use a number of  materials: Wire, sticks, bamboo skewers. . . We tied yarn to four sides and knotted a loop at the top for hanging. Ribbon would also work well. And then we attached the planets.

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It was a fun family project and a fanciful addition to our home.

Galactic accuracy is not necessary!

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Have rocket, will travel!

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Look for the Rhino!