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3D castlevania board

When we last heard from Redditor XsimonbelmontX, he had spent months constructing a custom Fallout Monopoly game for his wife. He received so much positive feedback that he was inspired to create a board game take on Castlevania, and it’s just as amazing as his last custom build.

He included 11 unique characters, and each character has an upgrade deck of 10-15 abilities. Those abilities are randomly unlocked each time the character levels up. The story of the game follows Simon’s Quest, and it’s obvious he put a lot of work into figuring out the design and gameplay.

Read more about the game and see a gallery of photos after the break.

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firefly ornament

Make your holidays a little more shiny with this Firefly Serenity Ship Christmas Ornament.

Measuring 6-inches long x 3 1/2-inches tall, you can hang Serenity from your tree or buy several and make your own Firefly class fleet.

She’s available for pre-order now and is expected to ship in December.

Product Page ($17.99)

capaldi video

Ross Goodall recently shared an amazing video that Peter Capaldi recorded for Goodall’s nine-year-old autistic son Thomas. The boy had just lost his nanny, and Capaldi sent the video as the Twelfth Doctor to let Thomas know he wasn’t alone and that the Doctor and Clara appreciate him being on their side. Goodhall says it really helped Thomas deal with his grief. Pardon me, I think I’ve got some dust in my eyes.

See the heartwarming message in the video after the break.

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All manner of evil lurks in the average garden which is why you need something more than an ordinary garden gnome to keep watch. Bat Gnome, Super Gnome, and Captain Gnomerica are on the job to keep your yard safe!

Each 9″ tall gnome is made of polyresin and hand-painted to look like either Batman, Superman, or Captain America. You can use them in your garden, or bring them inside where they’d look great standing guard on your mantle.

Product Page ($74.99 via GeekAlerts)

Marvel and Attack on Titan

If I had to choose two worlds least likely for a team up it would be Attack on Titan and Spider-Man. But, it’s all happening. Marvel talent scout C.B. Cebulski tweeted a teaser image of an upcoming crossover between the anime series and the Marvel Universe in Japan. He explains that he loved the idea of crossovers and alternate reality stories as a kid and thought it would be cool for Marvel characters to enter the pages of manga.

See Cebulski’s tweets about the crossover after the break.

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This is the carry-on bag every Star Wars fan has been looking for. It’s designed to look like good old R2-D2 but without all the attitude. Features include:

Aluminum, telescoping handle
Two zippers for ease of access during flights
Interior fully-lined with divider (with integrated pocket – 16″ x 7″)
Elastic straps to keep everything in place
Four, 360° wheels for upright rolling in multiple directions
Materials: ABS + PC (good impact and heat resistance), polyester lining
Officially-licensed Star Wars luggage
Total linear inches: 45″
Shell: 14″ x 20″ x 8.5″
Including wheels and top handle: 14″ x 22.5″ x 8.5″
Inside: 19.5″ x 13.5″
Weight: 5.5 lbs.

Who needs boring luggage when you can tuck this guy into the overhead bin?

See more pictures after the break.

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These transforming game consoles from Takara Tomy are a tribute to old-school gaming and the Transformers. There’s an Optimus Prime Sony Playstation (that was teased earlier this year) and a Megatron Sega Genesis that both turn from the standard console into a full-fledged figure. You can preorder both now with Megatron originally set to be available in October so he’ll likely arrive anytime, and Optimus due to be available next February.

See more pictures after the break.

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This playable Lego version of clue was created by Ian Spacek for the MocOlympics which challenges builders to come up with their own, one-of-a-kind creations. In this round, competitors had to make a game that you’d play on a rainy day when the power is out and you don’t have any of the usual gadgets like phones and tablets as entertainment.

Spacek used a real board as reference to get the scale and patterns just right. He also selected a few items to recreate in Lego for each room like a table and turkey for the kitchen. There’s also one unique component that’s even better than the original. To keep track of who did what, there’s a Lego scorecard to track the weapons, rooms, and suspects.

See more pictures after the break.

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ufo soap 1

Your bathroom is about to become a place worthy of an episode of The X-Files thanks to this design by Duncan Shotton. The UFO soap pump/dispenser displays an alien abduction in progress. The aliens are stealing either a human or a cow, but your hands are probably safe from extraterrestrial experiments. We’re not so sure about other parts of your body though. You’ll have to scrub pretty hard to forget about all the probing.

More photos after the break.

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trex replica

Don’t be the only billionaire on the block that DIDN’T get his kid a full-size T-Rex skeleton for Christmas this year. Yes, this is actually being sold by Hammacher Schlemmer (naturally) and the details are as follows:

Spanning 40′ from tail to snout, this is the life-size replica fossil skeleton of Stan, a Tyrannosaur first unearthed in South Dakota’s Black Hills in 1992. Found in a disarticulated state (each bone was separated from the others), Stan’s skeleton fossilized over millions of years with little-to-no distortion or crushing, making him the most complete (190 bones) male Tyrannosaurus rex ever found. This museum-quality replica is expertly crafted using GI-1000-grade silicone molds that impart stunning, authentic detail to the polyurethane resin casts that faithfully preserve the healed injuries Stan suffered during life, including a broken neck and ribs as well as puncture wounds in his skull and lower jaw. Supported by a cleverly concealed steel structure, Stan can be customized into any anatomically possible pose desired by a complimentary assembly crew, whether vertically at 15′ tall as if surveying the landscape or horizontally at 12′ tall as if lunging for prey.

It costs $100,000, but that figure includes and assembly crew that will pose it however you like. Personally, I would want to buy a giant Optimus Prime sculpture and recreate this tattoo.

Product Page ($100K via Gizmodo)