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Are you a fan of keepsake boxes and treasure chests? I am. There’s something about a well-crafted chest/keepsake box (especially when it’s themed or has a surprise inside) that makes me happy. That’s why I love this musical Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time chest from AFKforCosplay.

This handmade chest is made from stained cedar, which is lightweight and rot/bug resistant. It measures 12″ x 10″ x 9″ and the music is light activated. There’s even a version that’s perfect for proposals.

See it in action in the video below.

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If you play World of Warcraft, you’ve spent some time in Duskwood.

Especially if you’re trying to level up skinning because…yeah.

One thing that makes Duskwood so fun is the creepiness factor. It’s dark, it’s spooky, it’s full of things that crawl—plus the music and sounds go a long way to set the mood.

It also just got an upgrade of sorts. YouTuber and gamer Daniel L is slowly recreating the classic Eastern Kingdom zones in Unreal Engine and he’s done a fantastic job of making Duskwood creeptastically gorgeous. He had me on the lookout for Stitches and Mor’Ladim.

Check out the video below.

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I know it costs $1000 dollars, but I have to figure out how to buy the life-size Deadpool foam statue that NECA is cooking up. Plus, shipping is free—so that’s something.

Apparently, the statue will be foam rubber and latex that’s been hand painted to ensure realistic detailing from the mask to the boots.

Sure, I might need a dolly to take it places (because it’s 210 lbs), but think of all the fun we could have!

Personally, I’d put him in the shower to freak people out. But I’m evil like that.

Deadpool Marvel Classics Life-Size Statue Foam Replica $999.99

(via ToyArk)

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When French-Belgian mathematician Eugéne Catalan came up with the concept of the disdyakis triacontahedron or 120-sided die over 150 years ago, it was, in theory, the most mathematically fair die possible.

Catalan’s theory has become a reality thanks to the talents and efforts of Robert Fathauer, Robert Bosch, and Henry Segerman who have created the first actual D120. Luckily for dice fans, they’ve started The Dice Lab to make it available.

They also made a video about the D120 and the mathematical magic behind it, which you can watch below.

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Let me introduce you to the awesomeness that is Hero Lights.

Each Hero Light is made to order with laser cut and engraved acrylic, RGB LEDs, and a hand-cut pine base. The LEDs give you the option to not only vary your color combinations, but control flashing, strobe, and dimming or fading.

In other words, you could get a few and have one heck of a nerd party.

Check out more examples below.

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knightmage-afro-samurai-topCosplayer Michael Wilson aka Knightmage has put together an Afro Samurai cosplay that makes me think we need a lot more Afro Samurai cosplay in our lives.

I love the hair and I’m kind of fascinated with the headband. I wish I could walk around looking like the wind was constantly blowing around me.

Photos by Gwendolyn Graham and Black Apple Studios.

Check out more pics on Fashionably Geek

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Being the awesome folks that they are, Geek & Sundry have been doing a series of D&D character sheets for some of your favorite fandoms.

This time around, they’ve dipped into the ‘Verse and made character sheets for Firefly characters Malcolm Reynolds, Inara, Kaylee, and Jayne. Mal’s a rogue, natch. Kaylee is a sorcerer which I find fitting. You can see what Jayne and Inara are below.

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download-e1461629065585From That’s Nerdalicious: One of the best things in the recent Lootcrate Firefly Crate was a little 4-pack of paper drink umbrellas based on Kaylee’s parasol. I didn’t want to use them because I only had four, but QMx has solved that problem.

They’ve released the new Kaylee Parasol drink umbrellas in packs of 30, so you can have a Firefly shindig and make sure everyone gets one.

How shiny is that?

Firefly Kaylee’s Shindig Paradise Parasols 30-Pack ($9.99)

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Reality and video games collide in this film by Banks called Donkey Kong Classic.

Great visuals, great music—it has it all. Check it out below.

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You may have seen glimpses previously, but now we’ve got a good look at the Marvel Manga Realization samurai Spider-Man Figure from Tamashii Nations. The 7″ figure features a Japanese sword set, a very cool chain and grappling hook weapon as his webbing, and interchangeable hands.

Pre-orders start April 28th with an estimated arrival in August for 9,504 Yen (about $86 USD). Check out more pics below.

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