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On December 5th, Disney is going to transform Epcot’s Spaceship Earth into the Death Star to celebrate Star Wars and the release of Rogue One. It’s going to be done using digital projections, but still!

Unfortunately, the event is invite-only and all of the spaces have been filled. Dammit. Transforming into the Death Star is Spaceship Earth’s destiny! There should be something like this year round at the upcoming Star Wars land expansion.

(via Disney Parks Blog)

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It’s a pretty good time to be a Harry Potter fan right now. Fantastic Beasts is in theaters, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will likely come to Broadway and Barnes & Noble has announced that they will be hosting “Magical Harry Potter Holiday Balls” across the U.S. on December 9th at 7pm local time.

All stores are said to be participating and the festivities will include crafts, games, dancing, giveaways and more. The are also encouraging attendees to cosplay for the event.

All-in-all, it seems like a fun way for Harry Potter fans to spend and evening. Check out more details in the press release below. [click to continue…]

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Square Enix has come up with an icy new addition to their DC Comics Play Arts Variant Batman: Rogue’s Gallery series. This Batman / Mr. Freeze mashup follows hybrid figures that include The Joker and Two-Face. The figure features a cold suit with cryo tubes, a Freeze Gun, multiple hands, a Batarang and a figure stand.

The figure should be available for pre-order soon with an MSRP of 19,800¥ (approx. $174.00 USD) and is estimated for an April 2017 arrival. Take a closer look below. [click to continue…]

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If you missed the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, this might be your last chance to load up on nerdy shirts from awesome independent artists for the holidays.

Through today (12/2) you can get 25% off everything the TeePublic shirt store. All you need to do is click this link to automatically add the discount. Happy shopping!

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Is there anything cooler than a Tesla coil gun? As you’ll see in Smarter Every Day’s video below, the answer to that question is probably “no”.

I don’t think anyone will be busting ghosts with this thing (the sparks can be really wild), but damn…just look at it. [click to continue…]

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This year marks the 25th-anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog, and Build-A-Bear Workshop is all over it with plushes and accessories.

Sonic is available for order online as part of a limited-edition Sonic the Hedgehog set which includes a 17-inch Sonic, gold ring accessory, and an exclusive poster. In addition to the Sonic, they’re also offering a 13-inch Tails, a special Sonic the Hedgehog tee that’ll fit your other bears, and a sound chip with music from Sonic the Hedgehog 3.

The Sonic bear (sans bundle), Tails, tee, and chip will be available in stores starting December 3rd. Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]

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“Welcome to a new world of gods and monsters”.

A teaser trailer and poster for The Mummy starring Tom Cruise has landed ahead of the full trailer release this Sunday. I have to say that it looks awesome, even though the mummy here kinda looks like Enchantress from Suicide Squad. At any rate, we’re definitely intrigued. [click to continue…]

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Back in 2012, an estimate put the cost of building a real Death Star at $852 quadrillion with a build time of 833,315 years. A new estimate has revealed that the cost of running the Death Star for JUST ONE DAY would be even more ridiculous.

Ovo Energy, an energy supply company based in Bristol, England, crunched the numbers with help from Alexander Barnett, a math professor at Dartmouth University, and Stephen Skolnick, editor of Physics Central. They came up with a figure of £6 octillion, which is 30 trillion times more than all of the money on earth.

See how the costs break down in the infographic below. [click to continue…]

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The new 1/6th scale Rogue One Chirrut Îmwe deluxe figure by Hot Toys is absolutely incredible. They’ve perfectly captured the likeness of the blind warrior monk from Jedha played by Hong Kong actor and martial artist Donnie Yen (who is gonna run away with this movie, I can feel it).

See Also: Donnie Yen’s Son Cosplayed His ‘Rogue One’ Character For Halloween

The deluxe version includes Chirrut’s detailed costume, staff and a crossbow (probably the best look we’ve had at them yet), multiple hands, and a diorama figure base with a Stormtrooper helmet and a special package design.

This is a showpiece for any collector. I can’t stop staring at the pictures—which you can see below. [click to continue…]

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Some Harry Potter fans like to decorate their Christmas trees with a couple of Potter-themed ornaments—but not Kathryn Burnett. This superfan created an entire Harry Potter-themed tree, complete with a sorting hat on top. This is the second time that Kathryn’s decorated a tree like this. I wonder how she’s going to top it next year?

Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]