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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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Is owning a replica of Batman’s Tumbler on your wishlist? You can at least get started on a miniature version thanks to LEGO. They’ve released a set featuring the vehicle along with Batman and Joker (the Heath Ledger version from The Dark Knight) minifigs, and it has a whopping 1,869 pieces. The bricky Tumbler is over 15 inches long and 9 inches wide and according to the LEGO website, it “features an armored exterior, adjustable top wings, detailed interior and huge rubber-tread racing tires.”

Pre-order the set now to receive it in September.

See a few more pics after the break.

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Jim Martin’s a cool guy. According to an article in Computer Gaming World, the NASA scientist loves the MechWarrior series. He channeled those feelings into creating a huge Mad Cat (a.k.a. Timber Wolf) mech treehouse for his children. It even has a control panel. It apparently took only a couple of weeks to build and just a few hundred dollars worth of supplies including cement, metal, and wood. I’m surprised it came together that quickly and cheaply. You rock, sir.

See another pic of the treehouse after the break.

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If you think it’s odd that we’ll soon see a woman carrying the hammer Mjolnir and calling herself Thor, keep in mind that Thor was once a frog. And long after that, we met Throg, a Frog of Thunder who is so beloved, so darn cute, that you can now own a 6 inch statue of him from Sideshow Collectibles. The “Thor Frog Diorama” is available for pre-order and expected to be released in October. This is a limited edition of 1500, so get hopping! (shut up, that was funny).

Wait, you don’t know why there’s a Frog of Thunder? Ok, there’s a quick explanation (and more photos) after the break.

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Many Capt Americas

Marvel Comics recently announced that Sam Wilson AKA the Falcon, the first African-American superhero, will be taking over the role of Captain America from his old friend and partner Steve Rogers. People are still discussing their feelings on this, how long they think it will last, and what it means for the larger picture of the superhero industry. But did you know there have been many other people over the years who have stood in for Steve as the Star-Spangled Avenger? We’re not just talking about those times that Hawkeye put on the suit for an issue.

Let’s delve into the many Captain Americas after the break . . .

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The AWP sniper’s Asiimov skin in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is pretty cool, but it’s a little expensive. Typically, it costs at least $30 if you’re not lucky. However, Gaboer did something better with his time and money—he went ahead and made a fairly elaborate paintball version.

Check out some pics of the conversion process after the break…

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Well, I have some good news and bad news for all of the Rocket Raccoon fans out there. It looks like this year’s exclusive San Diego Comic-Con LEGO Marvel set is a take on Rocket Raccoon’s Warbird, and yes, it comes with a mini-fig Rocket. It’s going to be a limited SDCC 2014 release, and the Rocket minifig comes with an extra special maroon outfit (instead of the orange outfit he wears in the movie).

Here’s the bad news: the set is a limited exclusive, and it’s going to cost $39.99 for a set that only contains 145 pieces. But the worst part is that if you can’t attend SDCC, folks online are already charging up to $180 for this set on eBay. So, you’re going to have to spend some dough to get this LEGO space raccoon.

Check out a close up of Rocket Raccoon after the break…

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The Millennium Falcon is coming to Walmart and Walmart.com this November as one giant-sized toy. It’s set to retail for about $59.99, measures over 2-feet long, and has a rotating radar dish and movable cannon. Maybe if you’re good you’ll find this under the tree this Christmas.

See more pictures after the break.

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