Youmagine designer “excite” found his lack of a Star Wars Foosball table disturbing. Instead of a potentially troublesome task of 3D printing Stormtrooper bodies and dismantling the entire table, he simplified things and created helmets for each Foosball man. Building upon a project by Christopher Zuk on Thingiverse, excite printed black and red helmets and colored in the mask detail with a black sharpie.

And now Lord Vader has another enticing recruitment tagline: “Come to the dark side, we have Foosball.”

Check out the 3D model and more images of this Star Wars-inspired foosball table after the break.

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While Michael Bay’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movies aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, they have helped keep the turtles in the limelight. ThreeZero is looking to tap into the nostalgia with a line of comic-inspired sixth-scale action figures and they’ve brought Kevin Eastman, one of the original TMNT creators, on board to help.

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The reveal of that crashed Star Destroyer on Jakku was one of the big highlights of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. The idea of one of the most fearsome ships in the galaxy being a wreck really got to me.

It got to LEGO builder KevFett2011 as well, only he didn’t just think about it. He decided to recreate his own version of that crashed Star Destroyer in LEGO.

See more pictures after the break.

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Bill Murray seems to have singlehandedly brought down any hope for a Ghostbusters sequel starring members of the original cast. However, he ain’t afraid of no reboot—particularly one with an all female cast.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bill Murray will appear in the film, though there is no word on what is role will be. He follows Dan Ackroyd who also agreed to make an appearance.

My guess is that they will appear as their original Ghostbusters characters for a brief cameo, perhaps to give their blessing to a new franchise. This would make sense if the plan was to create a Ghostbusters universe with different teams (while maintaining a connection with the original). As you’ve probably heard, there has been lots of talk about a movie featuring a new male-led Ghostbusters team, though that project appears to be in limbo at the moment.

grand canyon mars

Man, NASA isn’t putting too much effort into the cover up.

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Kylo Ren’s lightsaber (the one with the crossguard) is definitely an eye-catcher. Etsy seller Saberforge is known for their top notch replica lightsabers, and they’ve added several different crossguard versions with four tiers to each. The most expensive tier (priced at $534) features a soundboard, LEDs and a smart charger in addition to the standard CNC machined 6061 saber handle.

Check out some more pics after the break…

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Spoiler alert: Fantastic 4 is a bad movie. I know, I know. You’re shocked. Perhaps the worst thing about it is that its particular variety of suckitude trends towards the bland and boring; Jupiter Ascending may have been a hot mess, but at least it kept one’s interest with royalty-sniffy bees and whatever the hell Eddie Redmayne was doing.

Everyone in Fantastic 4 reads their lines like they’re about to fall asleep, which was quite a coincidence, because that’s exactly how I felt while watching it. I don’t know what possible reason there can be for making a young adult superhero movie (Reed Richards and Ben Grimm are just out of high school in it, and one assumes Sue and Johnny Storm are roughly the same ages) that’s absolutely devoid of fun. Someone at 20th Century Fox needs to have their Christopher Nolan Batman DVDs confiscated.

If you’ve already wasted your money on a Fantastic 4 ticket, there’s nothing I can do to help you. But if you haven’t yet, here are 10 things I recommend that are more worthy of your time:

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monkey hunt

Ben Millam has a cat named Monkey and this self described “aspiring geek” was looking for a to give his beloved cat a more fulfilled life. Monkey has the instinct to hunt for his food, so he created a machine that trades food for RFID tagged balls Millam hides around the house.

This all started after I read an explanation of why cats go about repeatedly exploring the same areas: it’s partly to establish and survey their territory, but they’re also practicing ‘mobile’ hunting: moving about, being curious, and poking their noses around in the hopes of upsetting potential prey and finding a meal.

See the system in action after the break.

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toon skyrim

This mod of Bethesda’s last Elder Scrolls release by Modder UniqueUses is called “Toon Skyrim”, and we are itching to try it out. Unfortunately, it’s still a work in progress:

“I’m basically making my own potato texture mod, with an enb [a visual mod] and weather that goes with it to help hide that ugly lod [level of detail],” said UniqueUses on reddit. “I like the potato texture style, but I think a lot of fixing up needs to be done for it to be playable. So I’m going to attempt to make things like signs and faces readable but still fit the potato style. For example, certain puzzles need to be seen, so I’m going to edit those.”

Basically, he’s looking to use a mod that gives a new visual feel to the game but doesn’t add all the extra stuff that slows down your FPS. If you’ve ever had to lower your visual quality to keep your framerates from making it impossible to play a game, you know what a lifesaver this can be.

Plus, it looks gorgeous.

Check it out pictures and a demo of the mod in action after the break.

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Thanks to Entertainment Earth, we’re giving away an exclusive Guardians of the Galaxy Comic Edition Marvel Legends Action Figure Set to a lucky Nerd Approved reader!

Entertainment Earth Exclusive! Your favorite heroes from Guardians of the Galaxy are here in 6-inch scale, with fantastic accessories and more firepower than you can shake a stick at! Bring home the exclusive of the year with this Guardians of the Galaxy Comic Edition Marvel Legends Action Figure Box Set from Hasbro that includes 5 awesome figures in costumes you won’t find anywhere else… and a bonus baby Groot. Plus, the fifth-panel display box lets you see all your figures and gear without having to open the box!

– Groot (8-inches tall!)
– Drax the Destroyer
– Gamora
– Star-Lord Peter Quill
– Rocket Raccoon
– Baby Groot in Pot

Head past the break for all the details on how to enter…

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