Amy Ratcliffe

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Over two hundred artists have joined forces to animate a single episode of Sailor Moon. The project, titled Moon Animate Make-Up, is a crowdsourced group animation project that focused on re-animating an episode of the series shot by shot. The result is a full length parody episode that’s rather incredible to watch. If you don’t have time to view the entire 23 minutes, jump around just to see all the differing art styles.

Watch the video after the break.

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How would you like your home to smell like Hoth or the Shire? You can order those scents and more from Etsy seller Frostbeard. The shop offers 8oz candles in glass jars, tea lights, and tarts. All of the candles are soy-based, and the descriptions sound delicious. Hoth smells like “Aspen Winter, Fresh Driven Snow, Mint” while the Shire has an aroma of “Oakmoss, clover, aloe, with a hint of sweet cherry pipe tobacco!”

Other scents in the shop are inspired by Star Trek, Harry Potter, Breaking Bad, and more. I want to stock up!

See more of Frostbeard’s offerings after the break.

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Is owning a replica of Batman’s Tumbler on your wishlist? You can at least get started on a miniature version thanks to LEGO. They’ve released a set featuring the vehicle along with Batman and Joker (the Heath Ledger version from The Dark Knight) minifigs, and it has a whopping 1,869 pieces. The bricky Tumbler is over 15 inches long and 9 inches wide and according to the LEGO website, it “features an armored exterior, adjustable top wings, detailed interior and huge rubber-tread racing tires.”

Pre-order the set now to receive it in September.

See a few more pics after the break.

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Jim Martin’s a cool guy. According to an article in Computer Gaming World, the NASA scientist loves the MechWarrior series. He channeled those feelings into creating a huge Mad Cat (a.k.a. Timber Wolf) mech treehouse for his children. It even has a control panel. It apparently took only a couple of weeks to build and just a few hundred dollars worth of supplies including cement, metal, and wood. I’m surprised it came together that quickly and cheaply. You rock, sir.

See another pic of the treehouse after the break.

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Do you dare open the Pandorica? The BBC will be offering a special exclusive at San Diego Comic-Con that encourages you to do just that. They’ve come up with a Doctor Who spin on Yahtzee, and the classic game has never looked cooler. The Yahtzee cup is the Pandorica, and the dice are a striking transculent green.

You can grab it and control the universe for $20 at the BBC America booth (4129) as long as supplies last.

Check out another picture of the game after the break.

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Hold on to your giant gun because Sideshow Collectibles has Hot Toys’ Rocket Raccoon and Groot statues available for pre-order. Guardians of the Galaxy doesn’t premiere for another week and a half but the two characters are already stealing the spotlight. The gun-toting raccoon and the giant tree might be thugs, but they help save the day. Also, they’re pals. The sixth scale statues come bundled together in a set, and they’re sold separately. I think they’re better together.

Rocket is 6 inches tall, and Groot is over 15 inches tall. The statues are expected to ship in March 2015.

See more photos after the break.

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YouTuber Omer Barnea stopped by Buckingham Palace to see the changing of the guards last week and heard the Queen’s Guards play something unexpected: the theme song from the Game of Thrones. It takes a few notes to pick up the familiar tune, but it sounds closer and closer to the original as it goes on. Hey, at least it wasn’t “The Rains of Castamere.”

Watch the video after the break.

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LEGO makes Marvel minifigs, but they aren’t good enough for builder autorazr. He wants to make the blocky versions of superheroes and villains as accurate as possible, and to that end he’s designed a ton of minifigs. His gallery features characters like Kraven the Hunter (pictured above), the Runaways, and Hobgoblin with different accessories and in various costumes – he’s already made more than 100 Marvel minifigs. I’m drooling.

See more of his cool work after the break.

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If you’re allergic to any and all Guardians of the Galaxy spoilers, please stop reading now.

The folks over at Stitch Kingdom have received a full credited cast list for the upcoming Marvel film. The information reveals Stan Lee, Rob Zombie, James Gunn, and Nathan Fillion will have appearances:

Stan Lee will have his customary cameo, this time as the ‘Xandarian Ladies’ Man;’ browncoat favorite Nathan Fillion will be dolled up as ‘Monstrous Inmate;’ musician Rob Zombie lends his voice as the ‘Ravager Navigator Voice;’ and writer/director James Gunn himself will appear in the film as one of the ‘Maskless Sakaaran.’

The credits also show that they’ll be more animals than just Rocket Raccoon. Cosmo will be in the film (played by actor Fred the dog), and Howard the Duck could appear. Or not. The end titles have a credit for Howard the Duck co-creators Steve Gerber and Val Mayerik. Stitch Kingdom guesses the character might be referenced as part of Peter Quill’s childhood.

(via CBR)

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YouTuber Paradise Decay is working on a massive project: he’s making Star Wars: A New Hope in Minecraft. He’s got an hour and ten minutes completed so far, and that gave him more than enough footage to create a trailer. He’s making the fan film for fun and will make it freely available to everyone when the project’s done (hopefully sometime in 2015).

Keep in mind that you’ll need to have the film on hand in order to sync the sound—a decision that was made in order to avoid copyright issues.

He says the project has been three years in the making with some sets taking up to six months to build. He clearly has the patience of a Jedi Master.

Watch a trailer for the blocky version of Episode IV after the break.

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