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Yamcha’s death at the hands of a Saibaman in Dragon Ball Z, has long been a meme. Now it’s a new figure from Bandai.

This figure recreates Yamcha in his death pose in pretty much perfect detail. As you can see from the image above, a lot of fun can be had with a figure like this.

Check out more pics after the break…

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Just a quick reminder that we’re giving away copies of the newly released Doctor Who: Time Trips to three lucky Nerd Approved readers!

Head on over to our contest page for a synopsis of the book, a look at some of the fun details they added with the hardcover design and all of the information you need to enter.

Don’t wait! The contest ends on March 30th 2015 at 12:00 am EST.

ex machina

My level of anticipation for Ex Machina wasn’t to The Force Awakens levels–nothing is–but it was still pretty high. It stars Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, and Alicia Vikander, all three of whom I really like. The marketing materials (Svedka vodka-esque robot butt pose poster aside), made it look like innovative, intelligent sci-fi. And, most impressively, it’s the directorial debut of Alex Garland, who wrote the excellent 28 Days Later, Never Let Me Go, and Dredd in addition to one of my favorite sci-fi films ever, 2007’s Sunshine.

That’s a hell of a lot to live up to. But did it deliver? Yes. And no. But mostly yes. Spoilers follow.

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play arts star wars

Remember when we talked about that awesome Star Wars Play Arts Kai Variant Darth Vader? Well, now you can add Boba Fett and a Stormtrooper to that list.

And man, they’re gorgeous.

Between the detail, the style and the accessories, these two figures look like something out of an awesome Star Wars anime.

Head after the break to see the pictures.

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star wars mural

This crazy cool mural is the work of artist Robert Burden who created it as a tribute to the classic Kenner toys. The images represent both action figures and vehicles from the vintage toy collection (click to enlarge).

It took him 2,000 hours and 18 months to create the 15′ x 8′ mural as an oil painting. There are a few symbolic images that are a nod to the influences that helped create Star Wars (like Yul Brynner in The Magnificent Seven) as well as some newer toys, but it’s mostly old-school.

You’ll be able to see it live at Star Wars Celebration next month and even pick up a 36″ x 24″ print from Burden’s online store. If you’ve got deep pockets and a lot of wall space, then buy the original for $200,000.

See another picture after the break.

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This unique Bobine iPhone dock does a lot more than charge your phone. It can also be used as an adjustable tripod for photos or hands-free calls. But the best part is that it’s only $24.99 (28% off) in our Nerd Approved Deals Store with free shipping!

Bobine is your all-in-one solution for charging and docking your iPhone (5 and up) at any height or angle you could possibly want. Its 24-inch cable is both ultra-strong and ultra-flexible, so you can stay hands-free or use it as a tripod to snap that perfect selfie.

The Gadgets and Gear We Loves Most in May 2014, Wired

  • Make hands-free calls at eye level with infinite adjustments
  • Charge your phone w/ MFI-certified Lightning cord
  • Use as a tripod for stable photos
  • Dock your phone on your desk, kitchen top, or anywhere else
  • Trust in the quality: virtually indestructible military-grade nickel-plated steel design

‘Bobine’ Flexible iPhone Charging Dock ($35 $24.99)


If you’ve ever left your spaceship in a sunbaked parking lot, you know that the cockpit can get unbearably hot. Not to worry! Back on Earth, we use these high-tech “sunshades” to protect the dashboards of our cars from being roasted by the sun.

Think Geek has a few different Star Wars-themed sunshades to choose from, including a Boba Fett sunshade (check out Solo’s reflection in Fett’s helmet!) and a Battle of Hoth sunshade, which you can check out after the break.

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I don’t care how many bathrooms this place has, this is one of the best Star Wars themed bedrooms ever. Set in Hoth, this deluxe room comes complete with a snow speeder bed and a probe droid to watch over you while you sleep. Don’t even think about trying to record a message on your R2 unit… you rebel scum.

If you absolutely need to have this room in your life, the mansion is currently listed at $14.9 million. What a bargain right?

But that’s not all. See what other goodies the house has after the break…

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Sideshow Collectibles did an interesting take on Beauty And The Beast by releasing a Black Cat statue and The Monster Book of Monsters prop on the same day.

The Black Cat Polystone statue is part of the J. Scott Campbell Spider-Man Collection and it definitely captures Campbell’s sensual style.

The Monster Book Of Monsters replica is, well, let’s just say I wouldn’t want it in a dark room with me — but it’s pretty cool looking. It also comes packaged with a limited edition of Harry Potter: The Creature Vault which has detailed profiles of each creature, and some interesting hidden goodies.

Head after the break to see more pictures of both collectibles.

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Monopoly gets a makeover in this Doctor Who Villains edition of the iconic game. It features six tokens including K-9, a gas mask, the pandorica, River Song’s diary, the 12th Doctor’s ring, and the TARDIS. Preorder now and take on the Doctor’s greatest foes when the game ships this July.

Product Page ($39.99)