Amy Ratcliffe

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It can’t be easy to live in a world where no one understands you. People interpret Guardians of the Galaxy’s “I am Groot” however they want, Hodor from Game of Thrones gets treated like a pack animal, and Chewbacca from Star Wars is only understood by Han. Aww.

In Brotherhood Workshop’s latest LEGO short, the not-so-well-spoken trio end up together at the Mos Eisley Cantina and swap horror stories about being misunderstood. It’s a little sad but mostly amusing.

Watch the video after the break.

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The most memorable movies take you on an emotional journey. Artist Anthony Petrie has grabbed onto that idea and made it literal with his pop culture maps. He takes films like Jaws, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and Indiana Jones and translates some of the iconic imagery into detailed and artistic cartography. Amity Island from Jaws turns into a shark-shaped mass of land, Isla Nublar from Jurassic Park becomes a dinosaur, etc. I want to visit everywhere. Okay, maybe not Amity Island.

See more of Petrie’s work after the break.

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Billy Joel is looking a bit like a Sith Lord in this photo shared by Redditor buryonedeep. With the light shining brightly on Joel’s bald head and the placement of the harmonica head gear, he resembles Sebastian Shaw as dying Darth Vader. I can’t unsee it.

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Does your shelf of collectibles need figures of Internet sensations? Then you can breathe a sigh of relief because Eric Ho has you covered. He has 3D printed collectibles of Thorgi and BaneCat in his shop, and they are about as precious as you’d expect. The tiny figurines are available in full color sandstone (the best option in my opinion) and various metals. Adopting Internet famous pets has never been easier.

See Bane Cat and more Thorgi after the break.

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The Doctor sometimes reminds me of Dr. Seuss’ The Cat In The Hat. The character is mysterious and nonsensical, and many of the Time Lords we know on Doctor Who have those qualities. Artist DrFaustusAU has come to the same conclusion and drawn all 13 of the Doctors as though they were characters in Dr. Seuss books. I think the Fourth Doctor in particular would fit right in.

Get a closer look at the Doctors after the break.

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When you have a lot of nerdy toys and art, it can be hard to know what to display and how to display it. A couple of Redditors had the same idea recently and matched their figures with posters on the wall. The above picture features Spider-Man, Hulk, and Iron Man. Apparently Redditor HotDog804 doesn’t own any Iron Man toys so he improvised. It works.

See a similar concept but with Nintendo ladies after the break.

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It’s never too early to let your child pilot a spaceship. That’s especially true if said spaceship only rocks back and forth and can’t actually launch into a dogfight. This Star Wars X-wing rocker by Steve’s Wooden Toys fits the safety bill, and it’s quite the sight. It’s handcrafted from pine, rimu, and macrocarpa woods and features a removable R2-D2 so your kid can take him everywhere.

It was available for sale as of October to New Zealand residents. If you could get the X-wing rocker and make this AT-AT one, you’d have the coolest toys this side of Tatooine.

Check out more photos of the beautiful rocker after the break.

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Gibson made quite the splash at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) this week. How does a guitar manufacturer make waves at what a technology convention? They built an Iron Throne from Gibson axes. Yes, it’s the prickly throne from Game of Thrones made from guitars. The Verge spotted the piece of art at CES and snapped a couple of pictures, and in case you’re wondering, yes, Gibson is letting people sit on their musical throne.

Check out another picture of the guitar throne after the break.

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Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD will return from its midseason break in March, and they’ve added a new cast member: Edward James Olmos. In other news, SHIELD just got 100% more awesome. Olmos will play Robert Gonzales. didn’t reveal anything more specific about the character, just that his debut “will have massive repercussions for Director Coulson and his team.”

I don’t care much what his role is because Olmos can make anything good. I just hope he sticks around for more than one or two episodes.

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Sometimes all it takes to make a crappy day better is looking at silliness. Archie McPhee’s unicorn hand puppet definitely falls into that category. The five part Handicorn kit comes with four hooves and a vinyl head so you can turn your hand into a prancing unicorn. Think of the fun you’ll have galloping across your desk and/or annoying your co-workers. You get bonus points if you buy some glitter and sprinkle it around whenever you put on the Handicorn.

More pictures of the kitschy product after the break.

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