funko star wars

Funko’s quest to suck all the money from our collective wallets continues apace with the newly announced Star Wars POP! vinyl bobbles. Luke, Leia in Bouush disguise, a TIE pilot, and Both Nalan Cheel are all adorable, but the Bib Fortuna is so cute I’m gonna die.

Head after the break to get a closer look.

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This limited edition 1:1 scale replica of Iron Man’s Mark XLIII Helmet plays all your favorite music via Bluetooth streaming, USB flash drive, or 3.5mm audio cable. Aside from the fact this is the most bassass Marvel speaker on the market, it’s got a decent set-up with two 40mm 3W midrange drivers and an 82mm 15W woofer.

If you are so bold to get this helmet (it isn’t cheap), please take a video while streaming some Black Sabbath.

Check out more images of the Iron Man speaker after the jump.

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Well, this is cool. Entertainment Earth has announced a new exclusive Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Legends 6-inch figure box set.

Not only does this set contain the first-ever comic book version of Groot, it also has Drax the Destroyer, Gamora, Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon and Baby Groot in a Pot. Not surprisingly, Baby Groot is my personal fave.

But the best part is that you can get $20 off plus free shipping (in the US) on the set when you use the code “MARVEL 20″ during checkout. The offer is good on new orders until May 15th 2015.

Product Page ($119.99 $100)

downton wars

Rob James-Collier, who plays Thomas Barrow on Downton Abbey, set out to raise £10,000 to help the Chilterns MS Centre. In order to do that, he released a fairly awesome video called Downton Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Valet in which his “Evil Butler” faces off against the “Phantom Valet” John Cates (Brendan Coyle).

The Downton/Star Wars mashup was so well received that Collier has hit his goal and plans to create Downton Wars: Episode 2 – The Evil Butler Strikes Back!

Maybe if we all donate to the charity on his website, we can get an entire series! I’d be down for that.

Watch Episode One after the break.

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new batmobile

Ah! The new Batmobile! It has guns! And tires! And it’s sleek like a dolphin riding a motorcycle or… a Lamborghini wearing a cape! Okay, I’m not making any sense.

I’m just really excited about this sneak peak video from JoBlo Movie Trailers that gives us a closer look at the new Batmobile from the upcoming Batman v Superman flick.

Check it out after the break…

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For a limited time you can get $990 worth of back-end developer training for a price you decide in our Nerd Approved Deals Store! All you need to do is beat the average price (which is currently $9.95) to unlock all eight courses and 95+ hours of “programming bootcamp”.

In addition 10% of the proceeds will go to support Creative Commons.

The bundle includes:

back end developer courses


Alex Bowers started teaching in 2009 on YouTube under the name TheTutSpace, teaching PHP and MySQL. Since then he has moved on to teach jQuery, Javascript, and HTML/CSS.

Pay What You Want: Back-End Developer Course Bundle ($990)


The original Rivendell built by Ben Pitchford contained 120,000 Lego pieces, far too big for an official set. However Lego reached out and asked if he would be interested in submitting a downsized version to Lego Ideas. He did, and it’s well on its way to becoming a reality.

The updated set clocks in at under 5000 pieces but still includes all 10 buildings, the main bridge to the platform, light-up moon rune with map, and the large tree at the top of staircase. The set doesn’t include the surrounding mountain for obvious reasons, but it does come with all our favorite hobbits and elves, a few horses, and of course Gandalf.

In an interview with The One Ring, Ben explains how he was able to build with such detail:

“I found a visual effects video from Weta Digital which gave me insight of Rivendell never released in the movie. With these behind the scenes images I was able to create every minor detail including the landscape, the location of the buildings, and even the moon runes which all light up.”

Take a closer look at the original LEGO Rivendell build after the break.

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With over a hundred colors to choose from, these handmade 3D papercraft dragons come in a set of five that will really pop on your wall. Simply attach your dragons with the wall-safe adhesive. This is perfect for any fantasy lover, but especially Game of Thrones fans.

Check out some close-up pics and all the fantastic color options after the break.

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A Disney cruise ship called the Disney Dream has a new play area that’s designed to look like the interior of the Millennium Falcon. The play area, which members of Disney’s Oceaneer Club can access (ages 3-12), allows guests to pretend that they’re actually everyone’s favorite scruffy smuggler. From the press release:

Kids will be transported to a far away galaxy at Star Wars: Millennium Falcon, a Force-filled play area inspired by the spacecraft from the legendary saga. Upon entering the spaceship, younglings will join the Rebel Alliance in the epic battle of good versus evil by assisting with the navigation of this powerful space vehicle. Sitting in the cockpit, children can pilot this super-cool spaceship through hyperspace and trigger lightspeed jumps to different locations around the galaxy.

See Also: Disney Cruise Lines Announces Star Wars Day At Sea

But the upgrades don’t stop there. The Disney Dream will also add the Jedi Training Academy experience, which includes Star Wars-themed games, crafts and activities.

The new features are expected to debut after the Disney Dream undergoes dry dock Oct. 4-24, 2015, in Freeport, Bahamas.

(via Cnet)

dino trivia

Noah Ritter, who became famous for his repeated and hilarious use of the word “apparently”, has become a bit of a regular on The Ellen Show. In fact, that’s where he recently destroyed Chris Pratt in a game of dinosaur trivia.

Check it out after the break…

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