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Loot Crate’s SPEED box for September didn’t feature any items involving Keanu Reeves or a bus. Deep down, I think that’s what I was really looking for. Find out what it did include in the unboxing below. [click to continue…]

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Last year belonged to Back To The Future. However, the celebrations are continuing with The first annual Back to the Future Fan Celebration that’s happening at the actual Twin Pines Mall (Puente Hills Mall in City of Industry, California) on October 25th. It runs from 4pm to 1:16am—31 years to the minute that Marty arrived at the mall to meet Doc.

But the really awesome news is that the event is free to attend and, according to HitFix, promises “celebrity autographs, live ’80s music, food trucks, contests, DeLoreans on display, and an outdoor screening of Back to the Future“.

Even if you can’t make it this year, the fact that it’s billed as an annual event means you’ll have plenty of opportunities down the line. You can get more information when it becomes available on the event website.

(via /Film)

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For a limited time you can get the Apple MFi-Certified Lightning Cable 3-Pack for only $21.99 (61% off) with free shipping in our Nerd Approved Deals Store!

It’s pretty simple: you need to charge or sync your iPhone. This 3-pack of USB 2.0 cables, courtesy of Apple itself, gives you three ways to do just that. Just connect your Apple device to any USB port, and go to town. As icing on the cake, these babies are MFi-certified, meaning they have Apple’s stamp of approval and are guaranteed to safely charge or sync your device each time.

  • Charge or sync your iPhone, iPad, or iPod via any USB port
  • Connect your device to your computer or the Apple USB Power Adapter
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Apple MFi-Certified Lightning Cable: 3-Pack ($21.99 – 61% off)

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Let it be known that I love Funko Pops and Star Wars Rebels, so you can guess what I did when these Star Wars Rebels Funko Pops were announced.

Yeah, that but, like, 10x as much.

Kanan, Hera, Ezra, Sabine, Zeb, and Chopper will be available at retail. Ashoka is a Hot Topic exclusive and the masked Sabine is a Walgreens exclusive. They’re slated for a November/December release but the standard retail versions can be pre-ordered now. I’ve already talked to Santa. Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]

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You’ve seen Poké Balls, but never like this. Jasper Hams of MasenkoProps has crafted this “Monster Ball” display from polyurethane and aluminium. The ball has a visible interior which looks sufficiently high-tech, and comes in a neat display case emblazoned with the logo of Silph Co., one of the technology giants of the Pokémon world.

This piece is, of course, non-functional – you’re not going to be able to catch parrots and the like using this thing. The hinge doesn’t move, and the Poké Ball is designed to stay mounted to the base and inside its container, so it’s for ornamental display only. But gosh, what a display.

You can purchase it directly from Jasper’s Etsy store for $133.55 USD, though as they’re made to order we expect there’ll be a bit of a wait thanks to the press attention. Check out more photos of this magnificent piece below. [click to continue…]

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After the merest of glimpses at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year, Hot Toys have finally revealed their Daredevil figure as he appears in the fantastic Netflix original series (as opposed to, y’know, that other Daredevil we don’t talk about anymore).

Based on the character as he appears in the show’s second season, complete with revised costume, this figure comes with the customary swappable faceplates to allow your figure to emote, along with a set of billy clubs which can be attached as a staff or as nunchaku.

The figure is available for pre-order now for $229.99. We reckon he’ll look great next to your other Marvel Hot Toys (that’ll probably be the only way Matt Murdock and Tony Stark see each other, unless certain rumors about Infinity Wars turn out to be true). Check out more photos below. [click to continue…]

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For a limited time you can empower your workflow with Macworld Editor’s choice productivity software Keyboard Maestro for only $19.99 (44% off) in our our Nerd Approved Deals Store!

You are master of your Mac, so why not push it to its greatest efficiency? Keyboard Maestro lets you create or record custom macro shortcuts that you can activate at any time to help you reach unparalleled levels of productivity. Open documents instantly, type full sentences with the press of a single key, control web applications, and much more. Keyboard Maestro puts your whole Mac only a key away.

  • Trigger your macros w/ hot keys that are down, pressed, released, or tapped multiple times
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Keyboard Maestro ($19.99)

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Last week the Voyager Golden Record project launched on Kickstarter to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the mission. Given that the record is currently 13 billion miles away from Earth, this is probably the closest any of us will ever get to experiencing this message as it was originally intended. However, this wonderful short film by Loïc Magar and Roman Veiga imagines the Voyager probe returning to a decaying Earth in the far off future, where the message is received not by extraterrestrials, but a little girl that finds its message just as alien.

The short, while a little somber, is well worth a watch. Check it out below. [click to continue…]

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It appears that Jawas have grown tired of the desert, deciding instead to hang out on your lush green lawn. Curiously, all of the other lawn ornaments in the neighborhood have gone missing. Rumor has it that a Monster Gnome is in the works, and everyone is a little on edge about it. The fact that your 16-inch Jawa has glowing (solar powered) eyes isn’t helping.

Star Wars Jawa Lawn Ornament ($79.99)

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As far as I’m concerned, Disney and Lucasfilm have knocked it out of the park with their Go Rogue video series. The fourth and final installment is out now and it’s probably my favorite. Especially the end.

The filmmakers did a stellar job showing off the new Star Wars Rogue One toys and I can’t wait to see the submissions people enter into the contest. You can check out more info on that, along with all four videos in the series below. [click to continue…]