Multitool Mania

Call me what you will, Batman wannabe, geek extraordinaire, boy scout, super-stud, I have a thing for Multitools. Right now I have two or three of them lying around the house, but I’ve never been truly happy with any of them. The one I had been using broke recently, so I’m back to an old standby that’s just too bulky. I’ve been eyeing a particular Leatherman model online, and this weekend in Lawrence, I actually got my hands on it. The Charge TTi

Leatherman Charge TTi

It’s lightweight and yet more versatile than any multitool I’ve owned. It has a bit driver, which you can change out with one of many different bits, flathead, phillips, hex, etc. It’s not cheap, on Amazon, it’s around a hundred bucks, plus more for the extra bits. I had better start saving up my spare change!

Next up on the handy-dandy tool front, the Snow Toolbelt. Intended for skiers/snowboarders, I could see using this frequently.


It’s so incredibly handy, the tools are built right into the belt! It includes a #2 Phillips screwdirver, a #2 flathead screwdriver, and 1/2, 9/16, and 3/8-inch wrenches.

Cloverfield Monster

Cloverfield Monster

It’s officially available for preorder! I’ve been hearing rumors of Hasbro releasing one for a few weeks, and now they have. I have to say, it looks a little anemic, but wow – it’s so cool looking!

Here’s some specs:

  • 70 points of articulation and incredible life-like detail
  • Authentic sound
  • 14” tall
  • 10 parasites(!)
  • Two interchangeable heads
  • Statue of Liberty head accessory(!)
  • Special Cloverfield collector’s edition packaging

Ten parasites and a Statue of Liberty head! Awesome! I’m adding it to my wishlist. Hmmm… my birthday is just over a month away, hint, hint…