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The rebels got their RC Millennium Falcon, and now the Empire has a version based on the TIE Interceptor.

Both were created by hobbyist Oliver C who notes that the TIE version took about 15 hours to design and “at least as many” to get it flying properly. There was also a mishap or two along the way, with shattered propellers embedding splinters of carbon in the walls of his garage.

Check out a video of the RC TIE Interceptor in action after the break…

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The new wave of Avengers Marvel Legends action figures includes six figures with additional pieces to complete a Thanos build-a-figure. Hulk, Captain America, Fierce Fighters Spider-Woman, Fierce Fighters Hellcat, Batroc, and Iron Man Mark 43 round out the lineup.

The figures are estimated to arrive sometime this month, but the case is available for pre-order now.

Product Page ($159.99)

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How cool does that look?

The mesmerizing ‘Blue Pine Studio’ 3D-Illusion Lighting Sculpture is currently on sale for $79.99 (33% off) in our Nerd Approved Deals Store! From the description:

Transform your space with an ultra-modern, dazzling 3D light sculpture crafted by the genius designers at Blue Pine Studio. One part practical, one part decorative—this piece lights up a room, and takes any onlooker on a visual journey.

  • Set to 16 different colors
  • Adjust design with 4 light-changing modes
  • Dim lights to set the mood
  • Comes with a convenient remote control
  • Use day after day w/ long-life LED light (over 30,000 hours)

To see the light sculpture in action, click here.

‘Blue Pine Studio’ 3D-Illusion Lighting Sculpture ($120 $79.99)

And don’t forget that we also have awesome giveaways going on right now including a MacBook Pro, PS4 and more. So get in on those while you still can!

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Disney has brilliantly retold their most magical winter story ever with emojis. It’s so darn cute I just want to start belting out “Let it Go” while watching this.

The entire story takes place on a cell phone. It’s literally every scene from the movie Frozen staring Elsa, Anna and the gang as adorable little bouncing emojis.

The emotions, the songs, the triumphs, and sisterhood; this short will melt your heart all over again.

Watch the video after the break.

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One thing all Jaws fans can agree on it that we have a special place in our hears for Bruce the shark. This new 1/6 Scale Battle Bruce Bust from Shark City Ozark is hand sculpted and painted by practical special FX artist, Mike V. Schultz.

They measure approximately 16 inches long, 11 inches high, and 9 inches. Since each of the busts are made one at a time by Mike and his family, each one will be unique and will have varying levels of scars and blood. I wonder if you can request extra of either. Super Bloody Battle version!

My favorite part of this was that they included a 1/6 scale Boba Fett for reference. What is it with Boba Fett and things with big teeth?

Head after the break to see more pictures.

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Robert Downey Jr. really seems to have taken on the best parts of his alter-ego Tony Stark these days. Monday, he released a video to announce that you could have the “very best night of your life…EVER”. With him.

All you have to do is go to Omaze.com/RDJ and donate $10 or more to Julia’s House and you’ll be entered into a contest to win the RDJ Experience.

Not only will the winner walk the red carpet and attend the premiere of Avengers: Age of Ultron with RDJ, they’ll be flown out to LA, put up at a 4-star hotel, and lots of other cool stuff that I’ll let the man himself tell you all about.

Check out the video after the break.

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Sometimes, you just have to stop and appreciate really amazing art, so take a minute and soak in these pieces by Orlando Arocena.

Arocena’s Vector Art Alien tribute poster was part of a recent collection celebrating the 35th anniversary of the film. It’s nice to see his take on some of our other favorite movies.

Head after the break to see some of his incredible work.

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Legends of Cthulhu Action Figures are something I didn’t know I needed until I saw it. I’m betting more than a few of you will feel the same way.

These 80’s Kenner style action figures based on the writing of H.P. Lovecraft have five points of articulation and come with character specific accessories. Each of the four figures is sold separately. They are:

  • The Professor (includes revolver and Cthulhu idol)
  • The Deep One (includes spear)
  • The Cultist (includes staff, dagger, and removable ceremonial mask and robe)
  • The Spawn of Cthulhu (includes Necronomicon and rubbery, removable wings)

Best accessories ever.

Head after the break to see more pictures.

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Here’s a cool new collectible for you Arrow fans. The Arrow bookend stands approximately 9-inches tall and is made of high quality polystone, which makes him as much of a statue as a book end and, let’s be honest, is probably the closest most of us will ever come to having Amell in our homes.

See more pictures after the break.

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Our favorite Adventure Time robot companion has come to life thanks to 3D print designer Mike Barretta. This quasi Game Boy/Mac box is actually a working SNES emulator that plays games like Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda and Doom. Just don’t ask m’lady for help with your home work.

BMO was built using 3D printed pieces, a Raspberry Pi Model A+, 3.5″ TFT, a pair of 0.5W speakers, 2200mAh battery, and SNES buttons. Although the limbs have been left out of this project, the fact that you can actually turn on and play games with your Beemo totally makes up for it.

Check out more images and the video after the break.

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