Geek Girl Diva


Continuing a trend that started with the female scientist set, LEGO is adding more female STEM figures to their sets and branching out into other fields.

Check out some examples after the break…

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I’m not sure if I should be thankful that Etsy store Kutuleras makes these adorable Cthulhu amigurumi or be wary that it’s just an adorable way to put all of us in service to The Old Ones.

Either way, what a way to go.

See more examples after the break.

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It’s a Poro plush-a-palooza!

Etsy seller linkitty seems to have a love for League Of Legends Poros plushies and she’s made everything from Poros Snax to Jinx Poros to winged and mustachioed Poros. Poros everywhere!

Do yourself a favor and head after the break to see more pictures.

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GOT playset

Pretty soon, you’ll be able to drop your favorite action figures into Westeros thanks to Todd McFarlane, who has created new figures and playsets for Game Of Thrones.

The first release is the Iron Throne Room which includes Joffrey and Tyrion along with Lannister guards and members of the Kingsguard. Future playsets will include a Mother of Dragons set and an Attack on The Wall set with figures that include Daenerys, John Snow, Ghost, Grey Worm, Rhaegal, and more (Rhaegal intrigues me as an addition). The sets will retail for $14.99 to $49.99 and figures for $3.99 each.

If someone doesn’t put Princess Leia on that throne, I’ll be mightily disappointed.

See more pictures after the break.

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ash vs evil dead

This is our first look at Bruce Campbell as Ash in Ash Vs. Evil Dead and it’s everything we could have hoped for. Campbell and Sam Raimi recently talked to Entertainment Weekly and it looks like Ash is still…Ash.

So what has Ash been up to for the past two decades? “Not much!” says Campbell. “He was perfectly happy doing basically nothing: telling lies about how he lost his hand in bars late at night. That was basically his MO. So, he’s not really the guy who should be dealing with this right now. But…he is. He’s our guy!”

Yes. Yes he is.

Check out our interview with With Bruce Campbell and the team behind Ash Vs. Evil Dead for more info about the show.

play arts kai venom 2

Square Enix does it again with the new Marvel Universe Venom Variant Play Arts Kai figure. Standing 10 inches tall, this thing is so good it literally freaks me out.

It’s not quite as crazy as some other Play Arts figures, but between the sculpt and the paint, it’s amazing looking and it has a range of motion that allows for some awesome poses.

Accessories include interchangeable hands, effect parts that show symbiote appendages reaching out like massive hands, an alternate head, and a display stand.

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dino pet

Meet the Dino-Pet. “Part art, part pet, and part science project”, the Dino-Pet is a plastic aquarium shaped like an Apatosaurus and filled with bioluminescent plankton called Dinoflagellates.

See Also: 11 Dinosaur-Themed Products You Can’t Live Without

During the day, you get a cute little sculpture that allows for photosynthesis in indirect sunlight. At night, shake the Dino-Pet and the plankton light up.

The kit comes with the aquarium and an instruction book, plus a voucher to have the Dinoflagellates and Dino food sent to you.

See more after the break.

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When Jason Allemann of JK Brickworks set out to build a LEGO mosaic printer, he didn’t just plan to build the mosaics out of LEGO, but the printer as well.

The Bricasso uses the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 to scan an image and then recreates that image in LEGO mosaic using 1×1 LEGO plates. That’s already pretty cool, but the fact that the printer is also built out of LEGO is what really got me.

See it in action after the break.

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There’s a brand new Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote debuting at San Diego Comic-Con on July 8, 2015 at the BBC AMERICA shop (booth #4129), and it’s been updated to reflect the changes made to the 12th Doctor’s Sonic. It even includes the long-awaited “flick to extend” feature.

“The keen-eyed Whovian will notice subtle differences between the Sonic Screwdriver favored by the Eleventh Doctor and the one currently used by the Twelfth Doctor. We listened to fans’ requests and have evolved the design to match what’s onscreen, including the fun flick-to-extend feature,” said Chris Barnardo, co-founder of The Wand Company.

Features include:

The 1:1 scale Sonic Screwdriver can store up to 39 remote control commands, is equipped with 12 authentic Sonic Screwdriver sound effects and a customizable personal lock code, and has 12 secret Morse code phrases from the Twelfth Doctor to decipher. Die cast in hand-polished, copper-plated metal, with a new stand that allows the Sonic Screwdriver to be displayed vertically, this device is not only a serious prop that will delight collectors, but with its host of authentic sonic sounds, it is also a cosplayer’s dream come true.

See Also: Hands On With The Eleventh Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote

To top it off, the Sonic Screwdrivers sold at Comic-Con will each come with a signed certificate of authenticity, and will be a limited edition only available at the BBC AMERICA booth while supplies last. If you wont be attending SDCC, remote will be sold by select retailers later this summer.

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unreal mario

I’m super intrigued by the reactions to this video of Mario in Unreal Engine 4 by YouTuber Aryoksini. Some people think it’s amazing, others think it’s all levels of wrong to put Mario in a realistic setting.

All of the environments are from the Unreal Engine marketplace and Aryoksini rebuilt Mario’s animations from scratch, so it ends up looking like Mario’s trapped in everything from Coruscant to Rapture.

Personally, I liked it, but I can see how it might throw some people. Check it out after the break and let us know what you think.

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