wow treasure chest

Let’s face it. One of the best parts of WoW is the loot. Not just the loot off mobs, but the fun stuff you find laying around when you’re exploring. Treasure chests have always been a personal favorite and maybe that’s why I think these World of Warcraft Treasure Chests are so cool. There are three different versions to choose from:

Alliance – Golden brown with light grey trim, blue crushed panne velvet lining, & the Alliance symbol on both sides of the lid.

Azeroth – Neutral Brown with dark grey trim & black crushed panne velvet lining.

Horde – Reddish brown with black trim, dark red crushed panne velvet lining, & the Horde symbol on both sides of the lid.

Each chest is handmade, engraved and stained to order, which means no two are exactly the same. That should appeal to the collector types among us.

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If you’ve ever wondered how you’d look as a Disney or anime character, artist Robert DeJesus can give you a good idea. He takes photographs and sketches them into cartoons (this includes pets). He is taking commission requests over on his DeviantArt page and also has a YouTube channel where he shows you how he draws different characters.

See more examples of his work after the break.

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This beautiful Darth Vader figure is the first in a new line by Japanese company Revoltech. He measures 6.7″ tall and has 23 different points of articulation. His cape is particularly interesting since it’s not fabric and has its own joints so you can pose it along with Vader’s movement. He comes with a stand, an on and off version of his lightsaber, and 4 different hands. Preorder now for delivery in December.

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Queen Arthur Is Worthy

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TARDIS Stroller 1

If you’re a geeky parent and want your kid to travel in style, a TARDIS stroller is definitely the way to go. Twitter user Vanja Vinter made this galactic set of Doctor Who-themed wheels, and it does look bigger on the inside and quite comfortable. Can I get one made in an adult size?

See a couple more shots of the stroller after the break.

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This duct tape version of Serenity from Firefly is shiny because there’s nothing but silver duct tape as far as the eye can see. It’s the creation of Jacob LaRocca who is a member of Artisan’s Asylum, a Massachusetts-based maker community. The ship was on display at World Maker Faire and if you want your own shiny Serenity, check out LaRocca’s imgur page to see just how it was built.

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Luke’s X-34 landspeeder looked pretty cool, but do you know what it lacked?

Color. That bucket of bolts looked pretty flippin’ dull. So Tyler Sky decided to make a more colorful LEGO version of the X-34. He also decided to really ratchet up the cuteness factor by adding in a few space puppies.

Yes. Space puppies. You won me over, Tyler!

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Norman Rockwell’s Saturday Evening Post illustrations are iconic and instantly recognizable. Many artists have taken the style and put different characters into the idyllic scenes, including Ruiz Burgos. He’s inserted heroes and villains from the pages of DC Comics into the art, and the series of mash-ups features Zatanna, Poison Ivy, Joker and Harley Quinn, and more.

More of the lovely art after the break.

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wolverine statue

Edmonton, Canada resident Jessie Seitz is a big Wolverine fan, and has started a petition to have a statue of the hero erected somewhere in town (no doubt inspired by the success of Detroit’s RoboCop statue campaign). The petition at states:

City Council/Mayor Don Iveson
Please consider the opinions of the citizens who have signed this petition towards the creation of a life sized Wolverine statue to be placed somewhere in this great city of Edmonton to be viewed by all who live here and visit, as Wolverine is a Canadian and Albertan symbol of strength, perseverance in the face of tragedy, and overall heroics.
[Your name]

It’s short, sweet, and to the point and has already collected quite a bit of support. Seitz thinks the local City Hall would be a great location for the statue, but is open to other locations like Churchill Square or the Alberta Legislature Grounds. I’d so plan a trip to Edmonton just to see Wolverine, claws bared, standing outside City Hall.

(via Bleeding Cool / Image via Sideshow Collectibles)

nick frost

The BBC announced that the Cornetto trilogy’s Nick Frost will be one of the guest stars on the Doctor Who Christmas Special and his quote in the press release proves he’s geeking out about it almost as much as we are:

“I’m so thrilled to have been asked to guest in the Doctor Who Christmas special, I’m such a fan of the show. The read-through was very difficult for me; I wanted to keep stuffing my fingers into my ears and scream “No spoilers!” Every day on set I’ve had to silence my internal fan boy squeals!”

The episode will be written by Moffat and directed by Paul Wilmshurt. Other guest stars for the special include Michael Troughton (son of Second Doctor Patrick Troughton), Nathan McMullen (Misfits) Natalie Gumede (Coronation Street), and Faye Marsay (Fresh Meat).

(BBC via Nerdist / Image via vagueonthehow)