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Mr Beast celebrates 4th of July with mind-blowing $600k fireworks show

Published: 4/Jul/2020 1:01

by Brent Koepp

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Popular YouTuber Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson celebrated the 4th of July with a fireworks show worth over $600k. The 22-year old philanthropist acquired a world record-breaking explosive that lit up the entire sky.

While many know Mr Beast for his jaw-dropping money giveaways, the YouTuber is associated with going big in his videos. And to celebrate America’s July holiday, the star spared no expense to put on the ultimate fireworks display.

Heading out to a remote location, the content creator and his friends blew up hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of pyrotechnics. However, the final explosive was worth over $160k and was literally the size of multiple mortars.

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The popular YouTuber and his friends set off some epic explosives.

Mr Beast puts on insane fireworks show

During his July 3 upload, the YouTuber revealed he had bought fireworks ranging from $1 all the way to an eye-popping $160k. In total, he spent over $600,000 and promised viewers “every single firework will be launched!”

While the group started off small, things really kicked off when they launched a $10k mortar. “This next firework is the most epic thing you have ever seen! This mortar weighs 160 pounds. We even had to get FAA clearance to light this. There can’t be planes in the sky,” he revealed.

“This looks like a nuke!” they screamed, as the massive explosion lit up the sky. Mr Beast also got creative, strapping 100 rockets to a dummy, and setting a car on fire. Sitting behind a bulletproof glass window, they even set off a firework by nuking it with a microwave.

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Mr Beast had to stand behind bulletproof glass while setting off explosives.

The 22-year old then prepared to launch a $40k firework display, explaining, “I could have bought a car, I could have put a down payment on a house. Or I could have bought 10 thousand copies of Shrek.” He then revealed the pyrotechnics contained over 9,000 shells.

Using a turn key safety console, the YouTube star launched the explosion, painting the entire night sky white with a flash. The massive display stunned everyone. “I’m terrified! I thought I was gonna die!” Mr Beast exclaimed. One of his friends yelled “How are we not in jail?”

For the grand finale, the popular personality brought out the $160k firework. “We are about the launch the largest firework that man’s history has ever seen. Literally a world record. Four thousand pounds, 15 feet deep holes, we literally needed a forklift!” he said before setting it off. The explosion was so loud, it rocked the entire area.

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While Mr Beast originally launched his channel in 2012, the YouTuber exploded in popularity in 2018 and 2019. Last year, he was the platform’s biggest rising star, gaining over 16 million subscribers.

Whether he’s running outrageous contests with his friends, or hosting incredible charity work, the creator is always looking for how to take it to the next level. And viewers can’t get enough of it.

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Travis Scott and PlayStation tease new PS5 “Cactus Jack” Nike Dunks

Published: 23/Oct/2020 20:53

by Theo Salaun

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Travis Scott has revealed a new “TS5” teaser with PlayStation, which features a brief glimpse showcasing what appears to be a PS5 and Cactus Jack collaboration on a pair of Nike Dunk lows.

The 2020 king of collaborations, Scott, continues to up the ante. This time, he and Sony partnered to put together a teaser video, which is an obvious ode to the infamous Maxell “Blown Away Guy” advertisements from 1980.

In the social media commercial, Sony’s PlayStation headquarters are shown, followed by a few different employees who represent different aspects of the new console’s development (platform, design, and engineering). Afterward, Scott sits down, powers on a PS5, and is literally blown away.

Each employee is rocking some of Scott’s Cactus Jack merchandise, including one wearing a pair of his iconic Jordan 1 lows and one wearing a similar design, but on a pair of Nike Dunk lows. In the corner, a PS logo can be noticed by the sneaker’s heel.

It’s a short and sweet video, starting with some foreshadowing and teasing of the collaboration before finishing with a direct promotion for the PS5. An employee is seen wearing the PS5 Cactus Jack Dunks and then later, Scott himself appears to be wearing them as he kicks back and turns on the console.

In what might be obvious to those who have a keen eye for historic marketing content, the ending Scott portion of the clip is nearly a direct recreation of Maxell’s original ads from a couple decades ago. Those ads featured someone turning on one of the brand’s cassette tapes and experiencing the media quite physically. 

Similarly, Scott’s clothing, hair, and surrounding furniture are simultaneously hit with an unrelenting gust as soon as he powers on the PS5.

With the announcement from Sony that Scott has been enlisted as a “strategic creative partner,” it’s unclear exactly what the extent of this collaboration could mean. At the very least, fans can expect the two to work together on more projects.

One such project could be a pair of Cactus Jack sneakers, which would mean a three-way collab between Nike, Sony, and Scott’s own personal brand.

TRAVIS SCOTT CACTUS JACK PLAYSTATION NIKE DUNKS
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The outside of the Cactus Jack x PlayStation Nike Dunks.

Scott’s sneaker collaborations typically sell out very quickly and then dominate the resale market, where resellers net huge profits just by lucking out and being among the first to invest in his reworked designs.

This sneaker follows the original Jordan 1 design, with an inverted swoosh logo on the outside, but in a contrasting colorway. Similarly, it seems to feature a PS5 logo at the heel (as other Nike and PlayStation collaborations have). It’s unknown whether these will be made available to the public or if they will be a “friends and family” symbolic release.