Don your favorite bath robe, cream that coffee and get comfortable with this weekend’s SolidSmack Weekend Reader.

This week we saw everything from an entirely new way of thinking about action figures to an update on a rebuild of the iconic “Beast of Turin” and more…

So lay back, relax and take a load off while reading the top ten stories on SolidSmack this past week.

Oh and uh…don’t forget to shed some much-needed sunlight on your face, too.

From Page to Product: New DC Comics Action Figure Series Highlights the Design Process


“In the case that the onslaught of superhero-themed movies coming out over the next few years isn’t enough to keep comic book fans busy, publishers including Marvel and DC Comics are in the process of announcing literally truckloads of toys and action figures ranging from your run-of-the-mill $10 posable figures to more complex trophy case-worthy vehicle replicas that can cost thousands of dollars…”

Weekly App Smack 22.15: Simple Machines, AllTrails, Weather Timeline and More…


“Time for another round of apps that cover the spectrum of your beloved mobile device, be it iPhone, Android or Windows!”

Cool Tools of Doom n’ Stuff: Week 22.15


“With so many cool things coming out each week, it can be hard to wade through all the rock-awesomeness. With ‘Cool Tools’, we’ve done the hard work for you…”

Risen from the Ashes | The Fiat S76 “Beast of Turin” Returns to the Streets


“Ladies and gentlemen – start your engines or as Nigel Tufnel from Spinal Tap would say “These go to eleven!”. This is Fiat S76, more famously known as The Beast of Turin from 1911 and it easily goes to eleven and beyond.”

The Binding Studio is Bringing Back the Lost Art of Making Books by Hand


“Although we might have come to take physical books for granted over the years, their presence in an ever-increasing digital world of smartphones and e-readers has led many to reconsider the value of a well-constructed book. Of course – just like any other manufactured product – there are great examples of the craft that have been made by hand made by hand as well as poor examples that were made using mass manufacturing methods…”

Adidas Goes Behind the Design of Their Most Revolutionary Football Boots to Date


“When it comes to athletic footwear design, it can be difficult to wade through various marketing campaigns that tout various foot support or material innovations and the actual innovations themselves…”