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As you know, the Make-A-Wish Foundation makes dreams come true for sick kids all over the world. We’ve covered many Make-A-Wish stories over the years and the smiles always make me reach for the Kleenex.

What also makes these wishes so great is the joy it brings the people fulfilling them. Hugh Jackman has granted numerous wishes and he recently blew young the mind of a young fan named Dominic when he surprised him as Wolverine in the studio during an interview on Australian radio.

Between Dominic’s face and Hugh’s smile, there’s so much to enjoy.

Watch it after the break…

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If you’re a Star Wars Rebels fan, you’ve likely been chomping at the bit for season 2. I’m glad we had Star Wars Rebels: The Siege Of Lothal back in June, but I’ve been dying to see the crew of the Ghost back in action again.

Thankfully, Lucasfilm and Disney have announced new episodes starting Wednesday, October 14th (9:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD and it sounds like things are going to get even more complicated and dangerous. New Inquisitors, the return of Captain Rex and other fan favorites (yay Hondo!), and our first real look into the back stories of our Rebels.

There’s also a new clip that fans of The Clone Wars are really going to love. For myself, I’m always amused by Kanan’s stubborn streak, which is definitely on display here.

Not to mention, Disney XD shared a new poster for season 2 and I love it.

If you’re not caught up on season one or you just want to watch it as a refresher, Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season One will be out on Blu-Ray and DVD this coming Tuesday, September 1st so you’ll have time before the premiere.

I can’t wait.

Watch the clip and check out the official synopsis and new poster after the break.

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I don’t know if Jeremy Renner has gone rogue or if Marvel okayed it, but he’s been having a delightful time showing off new concept art for Captain America: Civil War that finally reveal where loyalties lie.

If you’re avoiding spoilers, you don’t want to take a look at the tweets after the break.

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There are two things you can count on in life: fans will always have questions after a beloved series ends, and Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage will always be happy answer those questions by blowing things up.

Indeed, the Mythbusters tested whether or not Walter White could have, a) built the automotive booby trap in the “Breaking Bad” finale and b) if it would have actually worked.

Having watched the episode, I can tell you that they do a lot of testing and there’s a lot of trial and error. Plus, Vince Gilligan is there to help them determine if the myth is confirmed or busted.

Oh, and a lot of things go boom.

If you’re not worried about spoilers and you want to see how it turned out, you can watch a short recap of the episode after the break.

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A new video for the upcoming film The Martian entitled “Our Greatest Adventure” has been released.

We’ve seen several videos for The Martian at this point, but now they’re bringing out the big guns—namely Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Watch him examine the upcoming Ares 3 mission on a special episode of StarTalk after the break…

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There’s a new official Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser and OMG, y’all. I’m DYING.

For you spoiler-phobes, there’s definitely one in here, so I’m tucking it after the break.

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Check out these super adorable Pikachu sleeping bag plushies! It’s a Pikachu plush in it’s very own Charizard, Eevee, or Ekans sleeping bag –– basically, it’s cuteness wrapped in cuteness.

The new plushies are part of a contest starting September 19 in Japan where shoppers can buy a lottery ticket for 620 yen ($5.17 USD) at participating stores for a chance to win Pokémon prizes.

The prizes include the adorable Pikachu with Sleeping Bag Plushie, bath towels, socks, palm-sized plush sets, hand towels and more. Of course, you need to be in Japan to buy the tickets to enter, so most of us will just have to look at the cute, be happy and hope that these become available to purchase one day.

See more pictures after the break.

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Here’s your chance to train with the most skilled Jedi Master in the universe. We got our first look at the Star Wars Legendary Jedi Master Yoda back in February, but here he is in all his glory.

This interactive Yoda stands 16-inches tall, has premium latex skin and a real fabric robe, and speaks 115 phrases to help you master your Jedi skills and training. Featuring a motorized body and dynamic 360-degree movement, Yoda is ready to train you and show off his incredible lightsaber skills.

The figure has three distinct modes of play: Warrior Mode, Force Mode, and Wisdom Mode. Check out the details along with a demo video from Comic Con after the break…

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September 4, aka Force Friday is almost here. It will be your first chance to buy Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise. To celebrate (and whet your appetite) Disney, Lucasfilm, and Hasbro are doing a worldwide, live, toy unboxing event. 18 hours, 15 cities, 12 countries.

See Also: Hasbro’s Official ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Toy Guide For Force Friday

The 18 hour event will include live unboxings, trailers, footage from recent Star Wars events, commentary from special guests, as well as product videos and demos –– all of which will lead up to the Force Friday midnight store events around the world.

The livestream will run on the The Star Wars YouTube channel starting in Sydney, Australia at 7:45 a.m. local time on September 3rd (5:45 p.m. EDT September 2nd) and end at Lucasfilm at 8 a.m. PDT (11 a.m. EDT) on Thursday, Sept. 3.

Get a sneak peek of what’s to come after the break.

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The Star Wars Movie Realization figure line gets two new additions with the official unveiling of the Akazonae Royal Guard and Teppou Ashigaru Sandtrooper. Both figures have the gorgeous details that’s become synonymous with this line and both figures come with interchangeable hands and dedicated weapons sets. The sandtrooper has a gorgeous set of steampunk style blasters and the Royal Guard comes with with interchangeable chest pieces so you can display them in their robes or armor.

Posed with the previously released Vader figure, they definitely look like an intimidating group!

See more pictures after the break.

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