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YouTuber “5 Mad Movie Makers” recently sent a Hot Wheels diecast car on a gravity assisted journey around suburbia. The result is a strangely thrilling and thoroughly awesome video that sees the car traverse eight different track sections connected by “teleporting” tunnels.

In total there are 11 cuts in the video, 7 between locations and 4 for slow motion footage. The jump section and the loop section were filmed twice, once in 30 fps and again in 120 fps, and the final video cuts from the normal speed footage to the slow motion footage for the duration of both the jump and the loop.

In total about 200 feet of track was used, nearly all of which is present in the 4th section. Filmed with a GoPro Hero4 Session mounted on a modified 2014 Pharadox car. Filmed in California and Colorado.

As you’ll see in the video below, the car performs tricks and travels through locations you wouldn’t expect, all to arrive at what appears to be a sandbox birthday party. [click to continue…]

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How do you turn a $17 Jakks Pacific Batman Vs Superman Big Figs Wonder Woman into an expensive collector’s item? You give it a makeover.

Artist Noel Cruz has done that and then some.

Gone are the plastic hair, dull colors and the face of some woman that I don’t recognize. In their place, Cruz has added a styled wig, metallic shine, and a repaint that captures Gadot perfectly. He’s even added her lasso.

There are a few pictures of this figure that I was only able to identify as a figure because of the seams in the plastic. That’s how good this is. Check out those pics below. [click to continue…]

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You’re probably familiar with the design work of kibooki, even if you don’t yet realize it. He’s the artist responsible for Funko’s Vinyl Idolz range. He’s also responsible for these designs based on Netflix’s astoundingly popular ’80s-flavored series Stranger Things. These toys look great, though kibooki designed these for fun, and an official release through Funko (or any other company) isn’t planned. However, I wouldn’t be surprised if that changes. After all, a Funko line of Stranger Things vinyl toys isn’t an “if”, it’s a “when”.

Check out the rest of the Stranger Things series below, which includes a model which would look right at home in the Vinyl Idolz range. [click to continue…]

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Gundam and/or Overwatch enthusiast runeblade265 has taken a Sazabi mech from the former and given it a paint job reminiscent of D.va from the latter. It looks great too, especially with those corporate sponsor logos splattered all over in an unobtrusive, tongue-in-cheek kinda way. Check out a gallery of photos of the very pink Gundam below. [click to continue…]

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It’s, uh… it’s about midday-ish, isn’t it? Yeah, I think so.

YouTubesman ZaziNombies has once again brought an Overwatch weapon to life via the medium of LEGO. Last time we featured him on the site, he’d made a LEGO recreation of Reinhardt’s Rocket Hammer. This time he’s turned his attention to McCree’s Peacekeeper. Built using approximately 420 bricks and incorporating a LEGO Technic gear as the spur, we think this thing looks pretty golly gosh darned good. Check out a video showing off the build below. [click to continue…]

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If you happen to live in Texas, keep an eye out at your local Pokestops for the adorable crochet Pokemon toys pictured above. Nichole’s Nerdy Knots is leaving them around for players to find. The good news is that you can still get them for free regardless of where you live—if you’re handy with yarn and a hook. All of the patterns are available as free downloads from Ravelry. Plus, she’s planning on adding more patterns soon.

(via Reddit)

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LEGO builder LegoJalex is hoping that his LEGO Star Wars bobblehead concept will become a reality. We are too—I mean, just look at those LEGO heads wobble! The question is, how did he do it?

I was thinking about how a bobblehead could be made by LEGO bricks, and how the wobbling effect could be built. There is no real LEGO spring that can be used for this purpose, so I had to think of something else to use. After some trial and error I found a simple technic using an LEGO antenna piece which creates a wobbling effect that works really well.

I’ve seen LEGO and I’ve seen bobbleheads, but I’m pretty sure this is the first time I’ve seen them combined. Plus, the heads are swappable. Put Leia’s head on Vader’s body. How hilarious would that be? Check out more pictures and video below. [click to continue…]

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New Funko Pops have been spotted for DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow and I need them, like, yesterday.

It looks like we’ll be getting The Atom, White Canary, and Firestorm. I don’t see hints of others right now, but that will undoubtedly change. The product pages listed below show them as out of stock as of this writing, but my guess is that they’re being set up to go on sale soon, so keep an eye out! Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]

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If you thought that the original Toy Story Voltron from Tamashii Nations was delightfully insane, well…there’s a lot more crazy where that came from.

When the first version was announced we wondered where Buzz Lightyear was, but we knew it was only a matter of time before he got his own mech. It’s been two months and here we are. The interesting thing, however, is that both the original Toy Story mech and the Buzz Lightyear mech can be combined into one massive, utterly ridiculous robot named “Super Combination Gangreat King”. Experience its full glory below. [click to continue…]

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Did you know that the “This is fine” meme that’s been doing the rounds on the ol’ Tronterwebs (and which was recently immortalized in a short for Adult Swim) was actually drawn by a human being? An artist, no less? You couldn’t make it up!

That artist, KC Green, is now Kickstarting a plushie of the “This is fine” dog. It’ll measure 13″ tall, and come with a “Play Pak” including a display box recreating the scene of the comic, three uniquely-designed “This is fine” stickers, and a magnet! All for your pledge of just $35 (or $25 if you only want the dog plushie).

At time of writing, the Kickstarter is 777% funded, which is bananas. Still, the Kickstarter has 27 days left, so that’s still plenty of time to snag your plush dog.

Oh, and if that wasn’t enough, KC Green recently published an updated sequel to the original comic, entitled “This Is Not Fine”, on The Nib. Go check it out!

(via Laughing Squid)