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Well, it looks like Texas-based Tinnus Enterprises has just created the ultimate weapon for summer water warfare. Bunch O Balloons is a hose adapter that comes with 37 water balloons that are all pre-attached. The user snaps the adapter onto a hose, and after turning the water on, the balloons all fill up at once. When the user shakes the adapter, the whole thing seals up and the user has enough balloons to wage a very damp war.

The company is currently seeking funds via a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign (they obliterated their initial funding goal), and they claim that the device allows a single person to fill 100 balloons in under a minute. Now that sounds like a fun afternoon.

Check out his Kickstarter video and a sample video of the balloons in action after the break…

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Our hopes for more Firefly have been dashed time and time again, but check this out: the entire cast will reunite for the Firefly Online video game.

Check out the trailer after the break for gameplay footage and a very special cameo.

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If you’d like to recreate the battle of Hoth in your front yard, then you’ll need to buy this Star Wars AT-AT lawn ornament. It’s cast from resin, looks great and… no, I’m not actually sure if Dak is under there. Let’s just think about Ewoks now, shall we? Happy furry thoughts.

This lawn ornament will be available for purchase in November.

Check out another pic after the break…

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Hot Toys recently announced a new line of Back to the Future collectibles, in honor of the 30th anniversary of the classic time-travel flick. The first toy will be the above 1/6th scale Marty McFly figure, and as you can see the toy actually features an uncanny Michael J. Fox’s likeness, along with other crucial details like clothes, sunglasses and that bulky ’80s camera! Here’s what the company had to say about the figure:

The movie-accurate Marty McFly Collectible Figure is specially crafted based on the image of Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly in the movie, featuring the newly developed head sculpt, highly detailed costume and a number of accessories. Pre-ordering at Ani-Com will include a 1/6th scale guitar as bonus accessory.

Pretty cool, right? By the way, the DeLorean looks amazingly detailed too, and I’m pretty stoked to see that Marty also comes with a retro skateboard.

Check out some more pics after the break…

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Preview night at SDCC was insane. Busy busy busy and a sea of humanity. But I did find a very shiny girl within that insanity over at the QMx booth.

Meet the newest QMx Serenity.

She’s 1:124 scale and based on the filming miniature with a length of 26.5 inches, width of 17 inches, and height 7.5 inches.

She also has an aluminum and steel internal armature with over 100 led lights and she’s handcrafted by the artisans at QMx.

Oh and, her engines turn in case of a need for a Crazy Ivan.

No word yet on release date or price, but she’s lovely to look at.

Head after the break to see more.

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Hot Wheels meets the Empire with the new Darth Vader car. We teased it yesterday but I got the chance to see this thing of beauty up close at SDCC and it was all I could do to not to try and steal it.

I took pictures, which are after the break. There’s also a video you’ll enjoy.

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The Flux Capacitor Car Charger was another one of Think Geek’s April Fool’s products, but it became pretty obvious that it would sell like hotcakes if they actually made it.

So they have.

Indeed, we have just received word that the Back To The Future-inspired charger will be available starting in September 2014. From the product page:

Each Flux Capacitor Car Charger has two USB ports, each capable of charging almost any USB powered device (it pumps out 2.1 Amps). But it also has that beautiful Flux Capacitor light sequence we all know and love. Even traffic jams (either terrestrial or aerial (if your car is powered by Mr. Fusion)) won’t bother you because your device will be charging and the Flux Capacitor Car Charger’s pulse will make you feel more important than anyone else. It’s time to write your name in your underwear, Calvin, and get yourself a Flux Capacitor Car Charger in the present (so you can enjoy it in the future).

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Remember Nick Fury’s flying fortress the Helicarrier, HQ for S.H.I.E.L.D.? Well, Hot Toys is making their own version, and you know it will be huge and beyond spectacular. This is just one of three new products Hot Toys is teasing that relate to Marvel Studios properties.

Look past the break to see the other products teasing Iron Man and the Guardians of the Galaxy!

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Everyone, shut up! Hot Wheels has turned a C5 Corvette into a giant love letter to Darth Vader. This life-size Hot Wheels car with red lightsaber trim is basically what Vader would be if after his death in Return of the Jedi (sorry, spoilers), he suddenly reincarnated as the living vehicle villain of Transformers 5: Sith Happens. Fans can get their own toy-sized version that comes in a red lightsaber display case.

Check out more images of the car and its cute toy counterpart after the break.

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In 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope (named after astronomer Edwin Hubble) was carried into orbit around Earth, where it continues making amazing discoveries to this day. Now, GRusso has submitted his design for a Lego version of the telescope to Lego Ideas, saying “A LEGO model of this amazing piece of space engineering would come as a perfect homage to its [the Hubble's] 25th anniversary in 2015 (little more than a year from now).”

The design is getting a lot of support, but still needs more if it’s going to have a real shot at being accepted.

More pictures of this well-designed (and strangely round) model telescope after the break.

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