Online since 2002. Over 3300 puzzles, 2600 worldwide members, and 270,000 messages.

TwistyPuzzles.com Forum

It is currently Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:39 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 13 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Coolest keyrings
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:56 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:23 pm
I just got 2 of the coolest keyrings ever. The scorpion is from my brother who went somewhere hotter than the UK for a holiday. And Boba Fett is from the Lego shop.

Image

Please feel free to post pics of a cooler keyring if you have one. I have my doubts though... :lol:

_________________
For Jasmine Rose... Happy 2nd Birthday in Heaven, 2nd Dec 2013 xxx


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Coolest keyrings
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:42 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:38 pm
Location: Hungary, Budapest
To kill an innocent animal just to make keyring from it.
It is not cool in any way!

_________________
Olivér Nagy

rubikkocka@gmail.com & info@oliverstickers.com
http://oliverstickers.com/

Facebook


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Coolest keyrings
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:03 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:03 pm
Location: Gotham City
Olivér Nagy wrote:
To kill an innocent animal just to make keyring from it.
It is not cool in any way!


I don't think they killed it, it was already dead :( You know how they only make those decorations out of sand dollars by finding dead ones washed up on the shore? They probably do the same actions when making those keychains. Otherwise ASPCA would have stopped them by now.

And I don't have that many 'cool' keychains per se, but in my 'Box of Memories' I have a Golden Domo-Kun keychain that I found underwater when I was vacationing in Indiana Dunes as a lil' kid :wink: *sigh* memories...

--JC--

_________________
ROUX AND PROUD OF IT!

3x3 - 11.21
Bump - 58.48
Avg of 12 - 18.7

[color=#0000FF] RIP Frank - Join the fight against leukemia.

"Don't tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Coolest keyrings
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:08 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:59 pm
I have this (in stainless steel)
Image
with my all keys on it. It keeps things organized, and looks awesome. In case you can't tell from the picture what it is, take a trefoil knot enclosed in a circle, and fill in the minimal surface with those two curves as its boundary.

Check out "Oliver" on shapeways for similar surfaces.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Coolest keyrings
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:18 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:23 pm
Iranon, I think that one must've been a real pig to make. I love it.

_________________
For Jasmine Rose... Happy 2nd Birthday in Heaven, 2nd Dec 2013 xxx


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Coolest keyrings
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:30 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:30 pm
Location: New York
I don't know if these are the "coolest" but they are my favorites...

Image
(lightake)

and

Image
(gift from the lego store)

P.S - I love Star Wars!!

_________________
8/22/2012
Image
My Collection
Youtube Channel


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Coolest keyrings
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:49 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2005 12:31 am
Location: Greece, Australia, Thailand, India, Singapore.
Iranon wrote:
take a trefoil knot enclosed in a circle, and fill in the minimal surface with those two curves as its boundary.


Simply brilliant!!!

:D


Pantazis

_________________

Educational R&D, Gravity, 4D Symmetry, Puzzle Ninja, Matrix Mech, Alien Technology.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Coolest keyrings
PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:10 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:38 pm
I used to collect Keychains (key rings), maybe I will dig some out to take pictures...I had roughly 100 at last count.

_________________
Puzzle Photography Group
Facebook

doctor who wrote:
I don't think I can make her pose without heavy sedation. The rendering doesn't have to be perfect, it just can't look like Oskar in drag.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Coolest keyrings
PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:27 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:38 pm
I found some neat ones.

Attachment:
IMG_9882.JPG
IMG_9882.JPG [ 344.63 KiB | Viewed 1522 times ]


Those ones are "moving" keychains. The word "Newfoundland" slides back and forth, and the Statue of Liberty opens to reveal the inscription that can be found at the base of the real statue in New York.

Attachment:
IMG_9884.JPG
IMG_9884.JPG [ 325.51 KiB | Viewed 1522 times ]


2 Mario keychains (one from a vending machine, the other from the Cows Store on Prince Edward Island). The Cows store always has the best keychains. They are known for their bovine parodies of pop-culture figures (MooTube, Buzz Lightsteer, etc.). The others are a stoplight from a garage sale and a drum from a cultural festival.

Attachment:
IMG_9886.JPG
IMG_9886.JPG [ 370.37 KiB | Viewed 1522 times ]


I will admit that the UK has very good keychains. The London Eye moves in a circle along the Z axis due to a series of ball-bearings in the middle. The Royal Yacht Britannia and the Hard Rock Cafe both rotate along the Y axis and there is one that is shaped like bagpipes.

Attachment:
IMG_9889.JPG
IMG_9889.JPG [ 337.32 KiB | Viewed 1522 times ]


Every year my city holds a festival to celebrate the Voyageurs, or fur-traders, that traveled around Canada to explore and trade furs (Beaver-felt hats, for example, were very popular in Europe in the 1600s). I have collected 4 keychains with fur tails: 3 large and 1 small (they were out of large that year).

Attachment:
IMG_9889.JPG
IMG_9889.JPG [ 337.32 KiB | Viewed 1522 times ]


Here are some more assorted keychains. There is a puzzle (objective: assemble into a square), a Blue Man group keychain (unremarkable except that the Blue Man Group is pretty cool IMHO), a solar-powered keychain from Scouts Canada (it blinks on and off), a bug in clear plastic (like the one that inspired the first post), and a baseball mitt that I made myself from a die-casting machine that sadly no longer exists :cry: :cry: .

Attachment:
IMG_9889.JPG
IMG_9889.JPG [ 337.32 KiB | Viewed 1522 times ]


Lastly is the coolest keychain of all: it comes form the Cows store mentioned above, and when you open it, it buzzes and whirs and the cows "graze" (move their heads up and down) and the hens swivel side-to-side (like they are drunk??). Unfortunately, the spring broke as I was taking the photographs :( (I have had this since I was a child; it was the first keychain that I actually bothered to keep and keep track of).

_________________
Puzzle Photography Group
Facebook

doctor who wrote:
I don't think I can make her pose without heavy sedation. The rendering doesn't have to be perfect, it just can't look like Oskar in drag.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Coolest keyrings
PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:19 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 28, 2007 8:27 am
Location: AZ, United States
I've wanted to get a tritium glowring (can be used as a keyring) for a while now. It contains a sealed vial of tritium (Hydrogen-3 isotope) which is advertised to glow continuously for 10 years. I believe that in reality, they lose half their brightness after 12 years (Hydrogen-3 has a half-life of 12 years). I like odd/unique things, and having a glowing radioactive keyring is definitely awesome.

Ben

_________________
-Ben
I'm with Frank
PB: 2x2- 7.26 | 3x3- 27.69 | Magic- 1.07
In search of Erno Rubik signed cube.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Coolest keyrings
PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:54 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:23 pm
Quicksolver - if you collect enough of those fur keyrings, can you trade them for a whole animal? :lol:

_________________
For Jasmine Rose... Happy 2nd Birthday in Heaven, 2nd Dec 2013 xxx


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Coolest keyrings
PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:10 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:03 pm
Location: Gotham City
I also found a wierd one that has colored water drops inside it that separate themselves by color :? Water and oil chemistry I think...

--JC--

_________________
ROUX AND PROUD OF IT!

3x3 - 11.21
Bump - 58.48
Avg of 12 - 18.7

[color=#0000FF] RIP Frank - Join the fight against leukemia.

"Don't tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Coolest keyrings
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:52 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 24, 2008 4:37 pm
Location: Canada
Laser cut and etched- just got it a week ago! :)
Attachment:
DSCF6261.JPG
DSCF6261.JPG [ 2.62 MiB | Viewed 1348 times ]

_________________


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 13 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

Forum powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group