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Super Nerdy ABC Blocks

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It’s never too early to start teaching kids about science, and this set of alphabet blocks is a fantastic start. Designed by Tiffany Ard, the Super Nerdy ABC Blocks feature a letter from the alphabet on one side and illustrated terms from science that go with that letter on the other five sides. For example, “A” is for absolute zero, atom, and more, and “B” is for binary, background radiation, and more. You can view a PDF key that shows all the sides for each letter here.

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Xena the Warrior Princess and Gabrielle managed to kick the butts of anyone who crossed them, and they look tough as nails in this Disney style art by NIA. She told The Escapist that Xena was one of her role models growing up, and she’d like to see more characters like Xena and Gabrielle on television and in films now. I agree entirely, and I’d love to start with an animated series documenting their adventures.

See Gabrielle and a couple other Xena illustrations after the break.

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Get ready to turn your house into the safest version of Gotham City ever with these small Bat-Signals. Made by Geekhex, the 3D printed Bat-Signals are built to be inserted into a candle with prongs; you’ll be able to summon a tiny Batman in a heartbeat. You can order the signal in various types of metal and choose from Bat-Signals over the ages including designs from 1992, 2001, 2003, and 2008.

See the other eras of Bat-Signals available and see them in action after the break.

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We’ve already seen some wonderfully ugly Christmas sweaters from Middle of Beyond, and now we have a little something to decorate your home. These D20 rugs are available in either a large 60″ x 48″ or small 30″ x 24″ version so there’s sure to be one to fit your favorite room.

See more pictures after the break.

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Few things say home to me like Bag End. The home of the Baggins is described as comfortable, cozy, and safe. It’s the perfect theme for a nursery, and Britten thought the Shire would be an ideal baby friendly setting. She worked with artists Nicole Shobe and Minda for three months to finish the murals. The images feature Bag End, the rolling hills of the Shire, and cobbled stone paths. I’d love to step into these paintings and go on an adventure.

More photos of the epic room after the break.

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If you’ve longed to own a DeLorean like the one from Back to the Future but don’t have the funds on hand to purchase one, you’re in luck. Sideshow Collectibles is selling a sixth scale time machine from Hot Toys, and while it’s not exactly cheap, it’s more affordable than a life-sized version. Hot Toys did an incredible job loading the 28 inch long car with details – it looks completely screen accurate. Features include:

Exterior features:
- Six (6) front LED lights
- Eight (8) rear LED lights
- Meticulously crafted exterior with cable wires across the body and detailed structure of the DeLorean time machine engine deck
- Functional gull-wing doors
- Turnable front wheels
Interior features:
- Two (2) seaters
- One (1) flux capacitor with LED light-up function
- One (1) set of time circuits
- Detailed components with LED light-up function

When you put this DeLorean in a display case, you’re going to see some serious… well, you get the idea.

Pre-order now to receive this beauty in March 2016.

More photos of the time machine after the break.

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LEGO Bender Is A Browncoat

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LEGO builder Adrian Drake may have proven that there is no such thing as “too much gray” with this picture.

Drake posted this image over on Reddit of his two LEGO Serenity ships and his six foot Bender just sort of chilling together.

Still, I want to test this “too much gray” theory. Adrian, can you maybe build a Millennium Falcon or a Star Destroyer and then take a picture? Y’know, for research purposes.

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Amid cries for him to write like the wind, George R.R. Martin is releasing a new book this October, but it’s not quite the one that fans are dying to read. The World of Ice and Fire is an illustrated history of all things Westeros that spans from Dawn Age to the fall of the Mad King, Aerys II Targaryen. The book was co-written by Martin with Elio Garcia and Linda Antonsson, the webmasters of who also fact-checked to make sure everything was accurate.

Martin is also holding a special, one-time event to promote the book in New York City with the $125 ticket price including a signed copy of the new book.

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That celebrity social media thing where you want to engage your fans and have fun? This is how you do it. Take a lesson from Stephen Amell because he’s doing it right.

The other day, Amell posted a quick story about being delayed by security coming into LA and how the security guard explained, “I’d prefer to just tell my superiors that you’re the (expletive) Arrow, but there are procedures we need to follow.”

Today he posted this picture on his Facebook page.

I love this man.

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When Robin Williams passed away, World of Warcraft fans petitioned Blizzard to add a character in tribute to the late comedian and we found out later that hints showed up in Blizzard’s source code but we still wondered what Blizzard had planned.

Now we know. Sharp eyed Wowhead user Haldur spotted a genie named Robin off the Talador coast in the new Warlord Of Draenor expansion beta.

According to Wowhead, “You can summon Robin by rubbing the Ever-Burning Lamp. When first summoned, he exclaims ‘INFINITE COSMIC POWER’ and then shrinks and waves goodbye, saying ‘itty bitty living space.’”

There also seem to be some references to other well known Williams characters, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled if you play the new expansion.

Speaking of eyes, I have something in mine. I think I’ll take a trip to Talador when I play tonight and see if I can spot Robin, just to say hi.

(via Kotaku)