I’m going to be honest with you: when I first saw the Star-Lord Sixth Scale Figure by Hot Toys on the Sideshow Collectibles site, I wasn’t bowled over. Maybe it was the fact that he was helmeted in most of them, or the lighting in the pictures, but I sort of went “hunh, cool” and went upon my merry way.

Then I saw some pictures of the figure without the helmet and rocking the Walkman. Bam, I was in love. They even took pictures of him dancing and it was like looking at a mini Chris Pratt! So, when Sideshow sent me one of the figures for review, I knew I was going to have fun with the unboxing.

This figure is gorgeous. The detail in the sculpt, the insane perfection of the outfit—the jacket alone is a frickin’ masterpiece. I’m seriously blown away by the workmanship. This figure is definitely my personal favorite of any of the figures I own and he’s already got a very special spot in my collection.

I had a blast taking the pictures and went completely overboard, as you’ll see after the break.

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The Dartsplosion looks like it is poised to be the ultimate weapon in your dart gun arsenal. This beast from BoomCo is powered by six C batteries and has a pair of barrels so that it can fire 72 rounds total.

There’s a switch to toggle between automatic fire which empties the barrel when you hold the trigger or single fire where each pull of the trigger is a single shot.

See more pictures after the break.

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Ryan Reynolds’ social media brilliance continued yesterday with a delightfully tasteless Mother’s Day picture featuring Deadpool.

See the image after the break…

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This is not a model. This is a full-size Volkswagen Bus that has been given a custom R2-D2 wrap by instructables user mimaki cg60. Using CorelDraw and Photoshop he worked out the design then had the images printed on a vinyl wrap. The layout just works.

It’s the droid every struggling touring band and hippie is looking for.

See more pictures after the break.

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Inspired by the classic “Legoland Space” line of the ’70s and ’80s, artist Love Hultèn recreated the accessory bricks into actual working devices in a collection he calls “Brixsystem”.

“Like most people, I was raised by Lego. For this project, I chose to work with a set of decorated bricks from the iconic 79-87 “Legoland Space” line, mainly because of nostalgic reasons. These were bricks that would trigger my imagination as a kid. 25 years have passed, and they still trigger”

He built each device from wood at a scale of 6:1 and made them functional in some way. For example the block phone has a working receiver, outlet and working push buttons. And since some of the other bricks’ functionality wasn’t clear, Hultèn created fun uses for them, like making this computer into a retro gaming console.

Check out more photos and the neato video of the devices in action after the break.

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Of all the movies and all the characters of the amazing universe of Star Wars, I have to say Jar Jar Binks is my absolute favorite.

Just kidding. He’s the worst. And knowing he’s the worst, special FX artist Michael Murdock thought he should star in every single scene from the recent Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer.

If I had to watch it so do you. After the break. No really, it’s actually kinda funny.

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We knew that a new Muppets series was in the works, but now it’s official with details and everything. The Muppets are coming to ABC in a “more adult” mockumentary style show kind of like The Office. The photo above is your first look at what’s to come.

ABC’s official synopsis explains:

“The Muppets” return to prime time with a contemporary, documentary-style show that, for the first time ever, will explore the Muppets’ personal lives and relationships, both at home and at work, as well as romances, break-ups, achievements, disappointments, wants and desires; a more adult Muppet show, for kids of all ages.

I can’t wait to see what Piggy has to say “behind the scenes”.

Photo by Eric McCandless/ABC.

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On the plus side, he did discover that your breakfast of donuts and coffee isn’t as bad as you thought. Apparently, you’re on the ninja diet.

Check out the video after the break…

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Just a quick reminder that we’ve teamed up with TeePublic to give away five Star Wars-inspired shirts from their collection to lucky readers!

Head on over to our contest page for all the details on how to enter. Don’t wait—today is the last day!


If you want to give the photos you take with your smartphone a boost, check out the iBlazr Smartphone LED Flash. It’s only $39.99 (38% off) in our Nerd Approved Deals Store!

Hold your camera to higher standards with this premium flash designed for taking amazing photos in low light situations. The iBlazr lets you adjust its brightness to your liking, delivers constant light for video, and is conveniently sized for maximum portability. Attach the iBlazr to your smartphone, tablet or DSLR to capture your memories in the quality they deserve.

This Kickstarter project has the potential to vastly improve the lighting in your Android and iOS photos. And it’s already funded, CNET

-Flash mode
-Constant light mode
-Strobe mode
-Adjustable brightness
-No red-eye effects
-5600K light temperature
-70-degree beam angle
-Free companion app (iOS, Android, WinPhone)
-Built-in rechargeable battery
-Flexible charger allows you to use iBlazr as a portable table, keyboard lamp or light for -Skype calls

iBlazr Smartphone LED Flash & Flexible Charger Combo ($65 $39.99)

Check out the demo video after the break…

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