Nicole Wakelin

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These Star Wars die cast race cars are wonderfully quirky little cars. The set of five includes R2-D2, C-3PO, Yoda, Darth Vader and a stormtrooper in unique designs. The fronts look like each character’s face, kinda like the cars in the Pixar movies. They will be available for preorder (in Asia anyway) beginning in July.

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This looks like a sketch done with pencil and paper, but what you’re looking at is a figure that will be available at this year’s SDCC for $40. It’s part of the Designer Series of figures which bases action figures on the style of a particular artist.

This one is based on Batman: Hush artist Jim Lee. It will measure 7″ tall and comes in a box with a sketch done by Lee. There will also be a pricier $300 limited edition of only 150 pieces that will have original Lee artwork.

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Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has already proven herself to be a glorious nerd by dressing like Captain Janeway aboard the ISS and taking what is possibly the best selfie ever.

She’s at it again, this time in celebration of Towel Day. She read a passage from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and then waved her towel in greeting to all of us down on Earth. There were also some wonderful tweets on the usefulness of towels.

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This desk and chair combo are ready to boldly go to work. Super-Fan Builds created a USS Enterprise desk from the saucer section with a matching chair that sits between the warp nacelles. Super-fan Jack Geiger is one lucky Trekkie.

See it come together in the video after the break.

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The Paleontological Research Institution has come up with a unique way to raise funds for its outreach program. They’ve launched a Kickstarter where a pledge of $15 or more can get you this adorable 8″ plush Devonian trilobite. It’s a unique and very fun way to raise money in the name of science.

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The vehicles from Mad Max: Fury Road are crazy, Frankenstein mashups that you probably need a tetanus shot just to sit in. Lego builder Will took on the enormous challenge of recreating these vehicles in Lego form. There’s everything from Furiousa’s War Rig to the Doof Wagon.

Of course, Will isn’t the only one who thought of this idea. The last image in the set comes from Calin who built the Elvis Hotrod.

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This fan tribute imagines a spin-off of Star Trek: The Next Generation revolving solely around William T. Riker. It’s the strange and very funny work of Jan van den Hemel and editor Andrew Hussie who have made lots of fun TNG edits. This clip has the crew witnessing the birth of Riker’s child from a very unexpected mate. Deanna Troi does not look happy.

See Also: Riker Doesn’t Know How To Sit In A Chair

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Mario Kart gets a whole lot grittier with this Mad Max: Fury Road mashup. It’s so well done that you’ll have to watch it a couple of times to catch all the Mario modifications. Notice Max’s clothes are color corrected to make him more red and blue like Mario, and there’s a wrinkled hat in the foreground when Max rises out of the sand. There are even Donkey Kong logos on the drums!

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Ryan Reynolds spent some time recently putting smiles on the faces of some very special kids while filming for Deadpool. He met with Tony Acevedo, a little boy fighting Hodgkin’s Disease, and 15-year-old Calista King who is a huge Deadpool fan. He sent King home with Deadpool’s sword and let little Tony don Deadpool’s mask and gloves.

Tony’s visit was through Make A Wish Foundation. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he wanted to meet with Deadpool because, “Deadpool never dies and everything he touches has magical powers.”

See Reynold’s Instagram posts after the break.

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The Avengers are superheroes out to save the universe from aliens and such, until they get the bad lip reading treatment. Now they’re just a bunch of rednecks talking about beef jerky and donuts.

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