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Last month we featured an incredible set of Labyrinth dolls that one awesome dad made for his equally awesome 7-year-old daughter. They looked good enough to make you think they were something bought off the shelf, but he actually customized them from ordinary dolls.

Now he’s released a video showing exactly how he made it happen. He shows not only how he made the hair and clothes, but how he picked just the right dolls for their specific facial expressions. There’s also a chance for a subscriber to win a pair of dolls if he hits 1000 subscribers overall on his YouTube channel.

See the video after the break.

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star trek pool float

You can be in command of the entire pool when you float along in this captain’s chair pool float. It looks like the one used by Captain Kirk when he commanded the USS Enterprise on Star Trek. Expect to see it in stores soon for around $50, just in time for the world to thaw.

See more pictures after the break.

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shirt sale

That’s right. We have a shirt store full of nerdy designs from the best independent artists and they’re all on sale for just $14 through Friday.

Tank tops, crewnecks and hoodies are also on sale for $18, $30 and $35 respectively.

So head on over to the store and grab your favorites while you still can!


The way the TARDIS appears and disappears hasn’t changed much over the years, so YouTuber John Smith decided to try giving it a bit of an update. It’s still the same TARDIS with that same familiar sound, but the way it fades in and out is entirely different:

Since the TARDIS’ dematerialisation effect has remained largely unchanged for the past fifty years, I thought it might be interesting to try out a new approach. So this is my attempt at capturing what travelling through time and space might look like from the point of view of the TARDIS – from take-off to landing, all in one shot.

The vortex is possibly the best part of all as it’s no longer just a silent thing around the TARDIS but a crackling, popping, tunnel of light and sound.

See the video after the break.

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The Needler is an iconic weapon from Halo, and soon you’ll be able to play with a toy dart gun version from Mattel that appears to be based on the BOOMco Twisted Spinner.

It was spotted at Toy Fair in New York City over the weekend and it’s got darts that glow and will stick to specially treated surfaces.

See more pictures after the break.

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legendary yoda

On the more mysterious but definitely exciting Toy Fair news front, check out this sneak peek of the new Star Wars Legendary Yoda interactive robotic toy from Spin Master.

It’s hard to know exactly what’s going on with this figure, but the few glimpses available in the teaser they released make me think this may be the toy of the holiday.

Spin Master says to keep an eye out for his arrival sometime in Fall 2015.

Check it out after the break.

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This beautiful Triforce nightlight was built by redditor BigBadBobBitchin as a Valentine’s present for his girlfriend. It’s made to look like an armory with some of Link’s shields and weapons on display in front of a faux stained glass Triforce crest.

Although he didn’t document his build, he is considering selling them on Etsy at some point.

See more pictures after the break.

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Is Apple getting into the lightsaber game?

Not quite. However, it appears that J. J. Abrams got a little help from Apple’s Jony Ive with regard to the much discussed trisaber featured in The Force Awakens trailer. According to New Yorker:

Ive once sat next to J.J. Abrams at a boozy dinner party in New York, and made what Abrams recalled as “very specific” suggestions about the design of lightsabres. Abrams told me that “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” would reflect those thoughts, but he wouldn’t say how.

See Also: Star Wars Bladebuilders Let You Build Any Lightsaber You Please

Apparently, Ive later noted that it was “just a conversation” and that the crossguard was not discussed—but he did have some imput that might have had an impact on Abrams:

“I thought it would be interesting if it were less precise, and just a little bit more spitty,” said Ive, adding that the new weapon could be “more analog and more primitive, and I think, in that way, somehow more ominous.”

I’ll admit that “less precise” and “spitty” are not design concepts I thought Ive would ever consider.

(Venture Beat via The Verge)


The Sesame 2 keychain is a super easy security solution for Mac users and it’s currently on sale for just $29 (25% off) in our Nerd Approved Deals Store!

Simply keep Sesame in your pocket, and your Mac will auto-lock every time you walk away. When you return, Sesame will auto-unlock your screen, so you can continue right where you left off. It’s that easy.

“The new Sesame 2 key fob is a dead-simple security solution for your Mac that’s exactly the right kind of boring,” Megan Logan, Wired

  • Increase security by using Sesame as a two-factor authentication solution
  • Customize your lock/unlock parameters
  • Keep it on a lanyard, key-ring or in your pocket
  • Minimize energy consumption w/ its Bluetooth Low Energy functionality
  • Get advanced control over volume, apps, and more w/ AppleScript support

Sesame 2 Auto-Lock Keychain for Mac ($39 $29)

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