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Count your rupees because if you’ve been waiting for a perfect Zelda statue to come along, it’s your lucky day. First 4 Figures, creators of this epic Link and Epona piece, have just made the Twilight Princess version of Zelda available for pre-order. She’s part of their “Master Arts” line and stands at 17-inches tall (including the base). The sculpt is elegant and oh so very detailed.

Every piece of her armor and jewelry appears to be carefully reproduced. You can see the pale embroidery pattern on the bottom of her dress, and the fabric looks realistic. I’m amazed by the paint job, and I can only imagine how good it must look in person. The series of collectible statues is limited to just 2,500 pieces.

See more pics, including some close-ups, after the break.

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This video takes the Final Fantasy franchise and turns its epic battles into carefully choreographed dance-offs. It was a labor of love for Mike Song who wanted to make it as a tribute of sorts. The moves aren’t random either, but designed to evoke what happens during various spells. You can keep track of the spells starting at the 1:09 minute mark and you’ll see:

1) Item: Linoleum – Magic: Castle / Shell / Protect
2) Scan
3) Shadow
4) Kick (Class: Monk)
5) Counter Attack (Weapon: Mop)
6) Ryanimay’s Ultimate Self-Sacrifice Attack
7) Summon : Mr. RAYMOND
8) Blitzball Attack
9) Magic : Rear-Ended Hypnosis
10) Summon : Bahamut
11) Magic : Haste
12) Red XIII Limit Break
13) Fire 1000

Song says that, if he could, he’d make an entire dance movie. If this video is any indication, with the right budget, it would be incredible.

See the video after the break…

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What if Skyrim had a grand opening modeled after the memorable intro from Game of Thrones? Vimeo user Brady Wold has made it happen, and it couldn’t be a better fit. The game and fantasy television series go together like peanut butter and chocolate.

Wold started the project about two years ago and spent thousands of hours working and rendering the images. Wow. He used programs such as After Effects, Maya, Photoshop, and more to create the beautiful opening.

Watch it after the break.

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Before we gaze upon full body photos of the Guardians of the Galaxy team, can we just take a moment to appreciate how awesome it is that a movie starring a weapon-wielding raccoon and a talking tree is getting made? Even though we’ve seen a trailer, it still feels like Marvel is playing a trick.

If so, they’re investing a whole lot of money into it. They’ve just released a series of high quality images showing off the team on white backgrounds. They’re begging to be Photoshopped, and I shall eagerly keep an eye on the internet for the inevitable Rocket Raccoon memes.

Check out the rest of the team after the break.

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Thanks to YouTuber Cara Rose DeFabio, we now have the perfect emoji recap of Game Of Thrones.

It really is a thing of beauty and you need to take the 1:40 out of your day to watch it. Trust me on this.

Hit the break. Emoji are coming (and spoilers…sort of).

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The Internet has been nervously chewing its fingernails for years waiting to see what the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles would look like in their upcoming movie. Turns out, the worry was unwarranted as the reception to the first trailer was pretty good overall—except for their noses. They were clearly going for some sort of human-ish vibe, but it looks a little odd.

Of course, the internet has fixed the problem. One fan transformed both Michaelangelo and Leonardo into a blend of their classic noses with the new look they’re sporting in the films. The results look really good, but, this is just the work of a fan. The noses we’re getting are the noses in the trailer.

See the transformed pictures after the break…

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Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart just finished up a successful Broadway run of No Man’s Land and Waiting for Godot, and to celebrate, Stewart tweeted a whole bunch of pictures of the pair being tourists. They’ve been up to all sorts of craziness that Stewart has been chronicling on Twitter throughout their Broadway run, but this marks the end of what seemed to be a very enjoyable time in their lives.

They’re also giving New York City a parting gift by auctioning off signed t-shirts with their Coney Island picture emblazoned on the front. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the charity City Harvest which helps provide food to New York’s hungry.

See more pictures of the bromance after the break…

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adventure time by nicole gustafsson

Adventure Time has reached into the hearts of kids and adults alike and become insanely popular. Something about the quirky stories and huggable characters is enchanting, and it even inspires art. To honor the series, Gallery1988 West is opening a special exhibit featuring over 65 artists. The art ranges from illustrations to sculptures and showcases all kinds of interpretations of the characters. I want to hang all of it on my walls.

The show opens on Thursday, April 3 and will only run through April 6. Visit Gallery1988 to learn how to RSVP and attend.

Above art by Nicole Gustafsson.

Check out more pieces from the collection after the break.

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BioShock Infinite has a much different aesthetic than the first BioShock. The palette’s brighter, there are lots of steampunk touches, and Infinite is much less terrifying. That means it can be turned into an adorable illustration, and artist Nuri Amanatullah nails it in this piece. The art starring Booker, Elizabeth, and Songbird makes me think of a vintage kid’s book – it’s simply delightful.

See close-ups of the characters after the break.

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