This giant Game Boy XXL was built by Ilhan Ünal. It runs off of a Raspberry Pi with an old 19″ monitor for a screen. The body of the unit was made with laser-cut MDF. It’s so big, it needs to sit on a desk to be played!

See another picture and a video of the Game Boy XXL in action after the break.

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vin diesel dm

Vin Diesel is a real life D&D fan that breaks the nerd stereotype. He also seems like a pretty sweet guy. Imagine how nurturing and supportive he would be as your DM?

Imagine no longer. This wacky Twine game by Merrit Kopas is called (ASMR) Vin Diesel DMing a Game of D&D Just For You. The game is free (though donations are accepted), it only takes a few minutes to play, and it’s genuinely relaxing. So grab a cup of tea and let Vin Diesel take you on a journey. Vin Diesel cares about you and your role-playing adventures.

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Carrying around a wallet and a phone in your pockets sucks, but the HUSKK Quickdraw Phone Wallet Case can definitely help lighten your load. It’s also on sale for $24.99 (49% off with free shipping) in our Nerd Approved Deals Store!

Italian leather meets classic British craftsmanship in this minimalist wallet that helps you get rid of the bulk and conveniently carry your essentials cards.

“HUSKK is taking efficient everyday carry to the next level with the new Quickdraw iPhone wallet case,” GQ

-Comfortably fits up to 7 cards & cash in its slim design
-Easily slips into your pocket
-Includes a hidden magnetic closure for ease of use
-Contains a convenient “quick-access” slot for cash & card
-Provides ultimate screen protection w/ Face Down screen guard
-Feel secure that your wallet is always anywhere your phone is (you can even call it!)

Guaranteed delivery by Father’s Day!

HUSKK Quickdraw Phone Wallet Case ($49 $24.99)

custom iron man

These are Iron Man mash-ups like you’ve never seen them before. Artist Sam Kwok uses amazing Hot Toys Iron Man action figures and makes them even more amazing with sculpted pieces and a new paint job. His vision takes Iron Man everywhere from Spawn to Hello Kitty.

Check out more of his amazing work after the break.

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Loot Crate has unveiled their new “Cyber” theme for June 2015 along with the contents of the Mega Crate (which every Borderlands fan will undoubtedly lust after). The official description for “Cyber” reads:

This month, Loot Crate invites you to join the CYBER revolution with an assortment of cool, tech-themed collectibles from a wide array of awesome franchises! It’s a self-aware, singularity-fueled celebration of all the robots, androids, cyborgs and programs-gone-mad bent on our annihilation and the few who keep fighting the good fight to save us. We’re featuring EXCLUSIVE items from Terminator Genisys, Borderlands, Battlestar Galactica and more, including an EXCLUSIVE t-shirt you won’t find anywhere else! So back up your hard drive, learn a little binary and get ready to download your disembodied consciousness into Loot Crate Systems!

We’re definitely looking forward to it.

If you’re interested in jumping in to a Loot Crate subscription with “Cyber”, you can get 10% off your subscription when you use the code “NERDAPPROVED” at checkout.

Check out our review of the Loot Crate boxes for May (Unite), April (Fantasy) and March (Covert) to get a better idea of what a subscription is all about.

And don’t forget that one lucky Looter will get the Mega Crate for June on their doorstep! See what amazing (and expensive) surprises await inside that prize box after the break…

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lego fps

There are plenty of Lego-themed games out there, but none of them embrace the idea of a first person shooter. Visual effects artist Andrew McMurray decided to change that by adding Lego minifigs to games like Portal, Bioshock, and Counter Strike. Even Skyrim is in there as a bonus. Too bad there isn’t a playable mod.

See the video after the break.

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puppet wedding

Tammy Caplan and Joe Gold planned to surprise their guest with a very unusual wedding. After much debate, they settled on getting a puppet to officiate. Eureka!

Six puppets took part in the ceremony which also included a sing-along. Plus, the puppeteers interacted with guests during cocktail hour and the breakfast reception included a make-your-own puppet station.

Not surprisingly, the bride and groom are actors, writers, and independent filmmakers so they came up with the script and then worked on getting puppets and puppeteers. That’s where the LA Puppet School stepped in.

And yes, it’s all perfectly legal since puppeteer Sam Kirkpatrick got ordained online for the event.

Check out a video of the ceremony after the break.

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In all my years of playing World Of Warcraft, nothing became more familiar in guild chat than the “Ding!” of someone leveling up. Sometimes, when you’re in the higher levels, it looks more like “OMG DING FINALLY!”, but it’s a “Ding” all the same.

Now you can buy your very own Blizzard World of Warcraft Leveling Up Ding Button and ding away to your heart’s content. Celebrate everything with a “Ding”.

Birthday? Ding.

Job promotion? Ding.

BM? Ding.

Product Page ($14.99)


These Star Wars die cast race cars are wonderfully quirky little cars. The set of five includes R2-D2, C-3PO, Yoda, Darth Vader and a stormtrooper in unique designs. The fronts look like each character’s face, kinda like the cars in the Pixar movies. They will be available for preorder (in Asia anyway) beginning in July.

See more pictures after the break.

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batman sketch figure top

This looks like a sketch done with pencil and paper, but what you’re looking at is a figure that will be available at this year’s SDCC for $40. It’s part of the Designer Series of figures which bases action figures on the style of a particular artist.

This one is based on Batman: Hush artist Jim Lee. It will measure 7″ tall and comes in a box with a sketch done by Lee. There will also be a pricier $300 limited edition of only 150 pieces that will have original Lee artwork.

See another picture after the break.

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