I have to say, Loot Crate’s “Heroes 2″ subscription box for July 2015 was my favorite crate thus far. See what’s inside after the break…
George Lucas has made several, shall we say—controversial changes to the original Star Wars trilogy over the years. And by “several” we mean “a lot”.
While many of these changes are well known, an entire generation of fans has been unable to watch these movies in their pure, original form.
Fortunately, YouTuber Marcelo Zuniga has preserved the film’s history by extensively cataloging those changes in the following videos. They show the original and the various versions that have been released since along with explanatory notes.
See the videos after the break.
It isn’t cheap at $400, but I suppose that’s to be expected from a handmade product like this. Each shade is made to order, so if you were coveting one it’s probably best to jump on it before the wait times get really long.
Product Page ($400)
This Star Wars rice paddy can be found in the Aomori prefecture in northern Japan where Inakadate Village residents have been creating elaborate rice paddy art for over 20 years to promote tourism. If attention was their goal – mission accomplished.
Unfortunately, the image will begin to fade in mid-August and will be harvested in October, so it won’t make it to the The Force Awakens premiere.
See the video after the break.
Hot Toys unveiled an incredible Millennium Falcon cockpit at SDCC, but that only scratched the surface of their ambitions. They have announced an upcoming 1/6th scale Millennium Falcon that will be a ridiculous 18 feet long and 12 feet wide. According to their Facebook page:
Recently Hot Toys has showcased an impressive 1/6th scale Millennium Falcon cockpit at San Diego Comic-Con which has already fascinated many Star Wars fans! But we are not stopping there yet, as a complete and highly detail 1/6th scale Millennium Falcon measuring close to 18 feet (5.5 meters) long by 12 feet (3.7 meters) wide will actually be making an appearance at ACGHK! Its sheer astonishing presence will surely captured any fans’ attention!
It’s not clear if this is just an exhibit for the Ani-Com and Games convention in Hong Kong or if they actually plan to sell this thing, but you can bet plenty of people would love to have this in their living rooms. Granted, it might be the ONLY thing in their living room, and that living room might be in the street because they’re broke, but still.
YouTuber The ZombieKiller has created the most meta way to play Doom. He’s created a download that will allow you to play Doom inside of Doom.
Now all we need is to play Doom inside of Doom inside of Doom. Or maybe play Doom on an inkjet printer or TI calculator inside of Doom.
See the video after the break.
The day your acceptance letter arrives from Hogwarts is monumental. You’re on your way to an amazing, wondrous place that will give you a top notch wizarding education. But what about the tuition fee? Do wizards spend decades under crippling debt like us muggles?
According to an estimate by Mic, it would cost $43,031 plus another $1,031 for supplies.
However, J.K. Rowling chimed in on the matter saying that a Hogwarts education is free thanks to the Ministry of Magic (save for wands, robes and books of course).
So it’s free AND you learn a skill that you can actually use. Maybe I can still attend and learn enough magic to erase my student loans and/or the four years I wasted.
See the tweet after the break.
We’ve already seen what a Mario game would look like in Unreal Engine 4, an it was a bit unsettling. It was just odd to see a cartoony Mario running around in such realistic environments. Now it’s Sonic’s turn, and the results are actually pretty awesome. Still strange, but definitely awesome.
Check it out after the break…