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The latest episode of Man at Arms has the crew recreating Loki’s Chitauri Scepter from The Avengers. The end features the weapon slashing the usual objects, but with the addition of a Spider-Man pinata, Iron Man mask, and Captain America’s shield. We’d expect nothing less from Loki’s weapon of choice.

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A trailer for the animated film version of The Little Prince was released last December and it looked gorgeous. Unfortunately, it was only available in French so a little of the film was lost to those of us who don’t speak the language. Now they’ve released an English version with new footage and it’ll make you even more excited to see the movie.

Seriously, it looks better than anything Pixar has produced in quite a while.

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This fantastic TMNT fan art is the work of Alex Redfish who has added a little gif animation to make them really pop. They might still be called the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but they’re looking tough and very grown-up in this images. Michelangelo can’t even eat a pizza without being angry.

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Artist Klaus Enrigue has recreated Darth Vader’s helmet with a unique medium. The mask is covered with 150 artfully arranged insects including tarantulas, scorpions, and butterflies sourced from around the world. It took nearly 300 hours to put it all together and he sees as a metaphor for Vader. He says the butterflies represent metamorphosis and how Vader changes throughout the films.

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Adam Savage has started a series called “One Day Builds” and it features the Mythbuster building models while hanging out with different guests. This time it’s Battlestar Galactica‘s Chief Tyrol (Aaron Douglas).

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The shiniest ship in the ‘Verse is returning to the skies for Firefly Online. We’ve already seen a clip of Sean Maher reprising his role as Dr. Simon Tam as well as Alan Tudyk as Wash, but the latest clip features Captain Tightpants himself (Nathan Fillion) waxing poetic about his days on the show and how happy he is to be stepping back into the role. A second clip has voice director Andrea Romano sharing her excitement about being able to work with the cast.

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Kermit is possibly the world’s most well-known frog, and now there’s a real-world frog species that he can claim as relatives. Hyalinobatrachium dianae was found in Costa Rica and, in addition to having creepy translucent skin, it looks just like Kermit.

Scientists say they didn’t notice the frog before because its call sounds more like an insect. Pictures of the little guy were snapped by Dr. Brian Kubicki who released a study on the species along with zoologist Stanley Salazar and Robert Puschendorf.

Images: Brian Kubicki / Cramphibian

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Ant-Man is set to arrive in theaters on July 17th and Marvel has come up with a cute idea for the film’s posters. Rather than giant things slapped up on billboards, they’ve made tiny billboards that would be more suited to, well, ants. So far, the billboards have been spotted only in Australia and even have battery-powered LED lights. We’ll have to see if they bring the same idea over to the US.

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The little rolling ball that is the BB-8 droid has been a big hit with fans based solely on glimpses from the trailers, and this might be your first look at the official Sphero remote control toy. Fat Brain Toys had a listing up for the toy with a retail price of $150 and availability of September 1st, but the listing has since been yanked.

We’ll have to wait and see if it reappears in the coming months, but you don’t have to wait to get your hands on something similar. Christian Poulsen hacked a Sphero toy to build a BB-8 and you can too.

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There was so much happening at Star Wars Celebration this weekend that it was hard to take everything in. Some of the most amazing moments that happened weren’t in a room packed with people or shown on a huge video screen. Moments like this one, with a little boy in a wheelchair gleefully playing with R2-D2, are really what make these events so incredible. The little boy’s giggles will melt your heart.

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