When 14-year old Auli’i Cravalho of Oahu, Hawaii auditioned for the role of Moana in the upcoming Disney animated film of the same name, she thought there was no way she’d ever get the role. She was thrilled just for the opportunity.

When she got a callback, she was even more excited –– but she wasn’t quite as excited as the producer and directors wanted, so they asked her to imagine how she’d feel if she found out she’d been offered the role.

What followed was Disney magic at it’s best. I’ve never see someone become a Disney Princess right before my eyes. I may have shed a tear or two over it.

Watch the video after the break.

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What happens when you cross R2-D2 with a Hi-Mock Gundam kit? This enhanced astromech droid Hi2-D2 built and customized by Italian modelmaker Lemcat.

With his new build (that includes versions of his utility arms), R2’s all grown up and ready to stomp some Empire ass. Threepio better watch out the next time he calls R2 a scrap heap.

Check out the pictures after the break.

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With a background in the gaming industry, artist Peter Mohrbacher’s ‘Angelarium’ collection features surrealistic images that evoke memories of dreams. His imagination appears to be limitless.

Click below to see more wonderful angelic images…

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When it comes to solving a dispute between roommates, there’s only one honorable option: a “Draghand Ball Z” battle! These guys dressed up their hands to look like Goku and Frieza, and the resulting Dragon Ball Z-style finger puppet battle became the most hardcore thumb war in history.

Check out the video after the break…

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Ultra-fast, ultra-safe battery replenishment when you’re on the road. The ChargeIt! Dual-Output Car Charger is on sale for a limited time in our Nerd Approved Deals Store for just $22.95 (36% off with free shipping)!

This speedy charging gadget plugs straight into your car so you’ll never forget it at home, and never run out of battery on the road again.

-Safeguards your devices w/ overload protection
-Replenishes two devices simultaneously
-Charges phones or tablets in top speeds
-Provides a reliable charge w/ MFi-certified (Apple-approved) Lightning connector
-Allows convenient phone placement w/ attached 10.5”L cable
-To purchase your ChargeIt! with a micro USB cable, see drop-down

ChargeIt! Dual-Output Car Charger ($36 $22.95)

rebels press day

With season 2 of Star Wars Rebels coming up on October 14th, I had a chance to sit down and talk with Dave Filoni and Freddie Prinze, Jr. about what’s coming up for Season 2 and to ask a few other questions that have been percolating in my mind.

Not only were both of them were amazing to talk to and incredibly nice, but they shared some really cool tidbits about things like Sabine’s backstory (we’re going to get a deeper look at Mandalore) to Kanan’s strength and weaknesses as a Jedi, to the specific look of Star Wars Rebels and just how it’s connected to the Original Trilogy.

Between Freddie’s ability to connect Kanan Jarrus to Bruce Lee and Dave’s take on just what being a “director” means, there’s a lot here for fans of both Star Wars Rebels and The Clone Wars to enjoy.

Taker a listen after the break.
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This is Gotham!

We have a new Play Arts Variant Kai Batman Timeless figure from Square Enix on the way. Spartan Batman will be joining Wild West Batman and Steampunk Batman in the battle to take over your toy shelf.

Like his counterparts, this Timeless Batman comes with great accessories like a spear, sword, daggers, and shield complete with Bat insignia.

It’s estimated to release in March for approximately $123-$150 USD. UPDATE: Spartan Batman is now available for order.

See more pictures after the break.

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Earlier this year, a group co-workers who were tired of their drab office decided to cover the walls with a superhero mural made from over 8,000 Post-It notes. Four months later they decided it was time to reclaim the wall and get back to work, so they used a leaf blower to quickly destroy what to oodles of hours to create.

Watch the sad end of an era after the jump.

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We said the official unveiling would be hot on the heels of this teaser for LEGO’s Official TARDIS Set, and that has turned out to be the case.

This LEGO Ideas 21304 Doctor Who set is based on Andrew Clark’s Doctor Who And Companions set. It includes a LEGO TARDIS, two Daleks, and four minifigures; the Eleventh Doctor, the Twelfth Doctor, Clara Oswald, and a Weeping Angel.

It’s estimated to go on sale December 1st for $59.99.

Check out more pictures plus a video of the official announcement from the Gallifreyan Shopping Network after the break.

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We’ve seen Halloween props like this before, but the Zombie Containment Unit from Hi-Rez Designs is undeniably badass.

Check out the most watermarked demo video in history after the break…

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