Nicole Wakelin


This beautiful Triforce nightlight was built by redditor BigBadBobBitchin as a Valentine’s present for his girlfriend. It’s made to look like an armory with some of Link’s shields and weapons on display in front of a faux stained glass Triforce crest.

Although he didn’t document his build, he is considering selling them on Etsy at some point.

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We recently featured a Batmobile stroller from Super-Fan Builds that is sure to make the other kids jealous, and now they’ve made something for pets. It’s an UP doghouse for the world’s luckiest pup.

The house looks like the Up house and appears to be lifting off the ground with the help of a giant bunch of balloons. All the other dogs are going to be so jealous.

See the video after the break.

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R2-D2 Drinks

The hot new droid in town may be BB-8, but no droid is as sarcastic and lovable as good old R2-D2.

The folks at Sideshow Collectibles have turned him into a sixth scale figure that comes withe tons of bits and pieces so you can play with him at your desk instead of working. I know this because they sent one to me to check out and he’s been distracting me from work since the day he arrived.

It’s not just R2, but a whole bunch of accessories including Luke’s lightsaber, Ben Kenobi’s table with a light-up holographic Leia, and a beverage tray with glasses just like he sported on Jabba’s sail barge. It even lights up!

More information, photos and a demo video after the break…

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The Devastator was originally a toy that allowed multiple robots to form into a single vehicle, and although it was cool, it wasn’t really all that big. Now Hasbro is fixing the problem with the release of the Generations Combiner Wars Devastator figure.

It is over 2-feet tall with lots of articulation and a bright green and purple color scheme. The component pieces look great and are wonderfully detailed. He’s expected to retail for $150 when he comes out this fall.

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You might think this is just something out of a cheesy sci-fi flick, but no, it’s real. The city of Salem, Oregon has an owl problem and these signs are an official part of the solution.

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow was the first to suggest the signs as a way to prevent possible injuries. According to Associated Press,

One jogger, a surgeon, said the owl hit him twice in Bush’s Pasture Park in Salem, and so hard he thought he was having a stroke or an aneurysm. Another said the bird swiped his longtime running cap and nicked his scalp.

Maddow suggested on air last week that the city should post a vivid yellow warning sign using the iconic pedestrian stick figure bent forward at a run. Above, claws extended, is a raptor.

Salem officials liked the idea.

Mark Becktel, parks and transportation services manager, said the city secured rights to reproduce the sign and is posting 20 of them.

“It’s just making people aware that there’s an owl there that for whatever reason swoops down and goes after people’s hats,” he said.

I don’t know how many of the signs the town purchased, but they better have extras because these things are going to be stolen to decorate dorm room across the country faster than an owl can swipe your hat.

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These blurry images are your first look at the upcoming Funko action figures for Firefly and The Rocketeer. These 6″ figures have appeared in the catalog for Toy Fair and they look great. There’s the whole crew from Firefly and The Rocketeer as a sole figure. It’s hard to see the details, but if they are anything like other recent Legacy collection figures, they’ll be fantastic.

At the very least they’ll be a lot better than Funko’s ReAction Firefly figures.

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Yes, you read that right. The new Nerf Rival line will debut at Toy Fair 2015 in New York this weekend and it will feature blasters that can shoot foam balls at 70 MPH. The line includes two different blasters and, naturally, face masks.

There’s the Nerf Rival Zeus MXV-1200 ($50) which fires 12 rounds or the Nerf Rival Apollo XV-700 ($25) which fires just 7 rounds but is smaller, so you’ll be more nimble as you stalk your opponent. The face masks will sell for $15 and there will also be extra clips available so you’ll never run out of ammo.

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Bookstores have all sorts of labels to help you better understand what type of books are on any given shelf. Redditor obviousplant decided to make them a little more descriptive and the results are hilarious.

See more great labels after the break.

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The trisaber had everyone flipping out, and then it had everyone coming up with their own crazy variants. Now a new line of toys from Hasbro launching at Toy Fair will let you take it to the next level.

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Each pack runs $49.99 and has a variety of blades and hilts so you can completely customize your lightsaber. Two, three, even four blades are possible so feel free to let your imagination run wild. Expect to see these in stores some time this September.

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Your first thought on seeing this Chewbacca Furby might be that someone did a really good custom job. Turns out, Chewby / Furbacca will be sold by Hasbro for $79.99 come Fall. As with other Furbies, you’ll be responsible for feeding, bathing and playing with him through an app available for iOS or Android.

Mashable also notes that he’s responsive to touch, speaks like Chewbacca and hums the Star Wars theme, and his eyes can “populate with pictures of X-Wing Fighters and Imperial Star Destroyers” depending on his mood.

See more pictures and a demo video after the break.

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