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These Ikea-style instructions for building monsters are the work of artist Ed Harrington. Everyone from Edward Scissorhands to Jason Voorhees to the Human Centipede gets a pictorial breakdown, including warnings of what not to do with your newly assembled monster.

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There be dragons in France! This incredible steampunk puppet is the creation of La Machine and it really does breathe fire and snort smoke as it walks through the street. They call it Long Ma Jing Shen or “The Spirit of the Horse Dragon” and it looks darn impressive.

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Nintendo’s making their foray into toys that are part of the video game with their ambiibo line. The small figures will tie into games a la Skylanders or Disney Infinity, but even if you won’t be playing the games that go with the characters, you may just want to collect the toys. Kotaku’s got some pictures of the figures and they’re more detailed I expected. They’d look great on any toy shelf.

The amiibo figure line-up includes: Peach, Donkey Kong, Fox, Kirby, Link, Mario, Marth, Pikachu, Samus, Villager, Wii Fit Trainer, and Yoshi.

You can pre-order the toys now for a ship date of December 31, 2014. Yes, New Year’s presents can be a thing.

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It seems that some people use more emoji in their text messages than actual words, and it can make deciphering things difficult. Those lovers of all things emoji will likely jump at the challenge to decipher these first lines of classic novels done solely in emoji. I’m not afraid to admit that if this was part of a college entrance exam, I’d be failing. But for everyone else, give it a go and then check out Slate to see if you passed the test.

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You might think you know roller coasters and that there isn’t one you wouldn’t ride, but when you watch the video for this new ride set to open in 2015 you might change your mind. It’s slated for the Six Flags in San Antonio, Texas and will be Batman-themed, but that’s not what makes it different. What makes it the most nausea-inducing thing ever is that it will be a 4D ride that rotates your seat 360 degrees as you careen along the track. Just watching the video can make a person a little queasy.

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In the latest edition of Comic Book Resources’ The Line It Is Drawn series, they asked their artists to think of some dream teams for superhero titles. Artist Axel Medellin came up with the perfect pairing: Leonardo da Vinci on an Iron Man book. He could have designed Tony Stark’s suit of armor and probably even have made it better. Yeah, I said it.

Medellin created a series of illustrations imagining what the designs would look like, and I’m completely sold on this concept.

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Most of us will never get to experience the wonder of space, but these sheets will make you feel like you’re an astronaut. There are seven different designs each of which is digitally printed on silk. Sets are available in sizes for every bed and include sheets, pillow covers, and a duvet cover.

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Steven J. Cannell’s series The Greatest American Hero ran from 1981 to 1983 and is one of those shows that seems to have a cult following. Fox is gambling on that by rebooting the franchise with Phil Lord and Chris Miller. According to Deadline, the duo that directed the recent 21 Jump Street movie and The LEGO Movie is working on the series as executive producers with Cannell’s daughter Tawnia McKiernan. Deadline reports an interesting enough premise:

“…the new Greatest American Hero will chronicle inner-city teacher Isaac’s adventures after his discovery of a superhero suit that gives him superhuman abilities. Unfortunately for Isaac, he hates wearing the suit and has to learn how to use its powers by trial and error because he quickly misplaces the suit’s instructions. He also has to deal with a government handler who has very different objectives than him and struggles as to whether he should use his newfound gifts to help others or just himself.”

I’d give it a chance. Especially if they did a new cover of “Believe It Or Not” for the opening credits.

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La-Z-Boy chairs are nice enough, but what if you could sit inside a life-sized jet fighter cockpit while you watched television? I’d do it, and now it could be a reality because of Dogfight Boss. The company is Kickstarting a cardboard personal cockpit that’s easy to assemble and dissemble but also looks amazing with incredible details. You won’t even need glue to assemble the cockpit, just a sharp knife.

The cardboard jet fighter cockpit is meant for anyone who loves flight simulators or just wants a rad cockpit in the living room. They’re asking for $24,900 in order to finalize the design and to make cockpits for other types of vehicles. Reward levels include simpler and smaller cockpits for children, PDF versions of the cockpit, and physical versions of the cockpit.

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