There’s a whole new batch of Furuta Choco Egg figure collections out and that means a lot of super cute mini-figures are yours for the taking.

Each set has 11 individually packaged mini-figures that measure between 1 1/2-inches and 2-inches tall. There are sets for Pixar, Super Mario, Zelda and more.

Head after the break to see more examples.

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I’d like to thank Kyle for sending us this brand new earworm. I already play “Uptown Funk” when I’m driving (like, over and over) and now I’ll be switching out “Dark Lord Funk” thanks to this Harry Potter-themed take on Marc Ronson’s song.

It is, as you’d imagine, awesome. Plus, Voldemort can move.

Check it out after the break.

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These sculptures are both beautiful and eerie at the same time. They’re the work of artist Ellen Jewett who blends plants and animals into sculptures. She calls her work “natural history surrealist sculpture” and it not only involves a blending of different aspects of nature, but a blending of materials. She strives to use locally-sourced materials combined with negative space to create her works of art.

See more examples after the break.

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Paul Johnson’s TIE Fighter is a short animated film that looks at the events of a Star Wars space battle through the eyes of the Empire. The style and music are heavily reminiscent of anime from the ’80s, and all of the dog-fighting action is truly top-notch. It’s really a must-watch.

Check out the video and another pic after the break…

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It’s official. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are re-teaming with Chris Carter to film six new episodes of The X-Files starting this summer. There’s no word yet on who else will be returning or when it will air, but both Carter and the execs at Fox are eager to dive back in.

James Hibberd over at EW has the scoop:

“I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” Carter said. “The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.”

“We had the privilege of working with Chris on all nine seasons of The X-Files – one of the most rewarding creative experiences of our careers – and we couldn’t be more excited to explore that incredible world with him again,” said Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group. “The X-Files was not only a seminal show for both the studio and the network, it was a worldwide phenomenon that shaped pop culture – yet remained a true gem for the legions of fans who embraced it from the beginning. Few shows on television have drawn such dedicated fans as The X-Files, and we’re ecstatic to give them the next thrilling chapter of Mulder and Scully they’ve been waiting for.”

Sure, it’s only six episodes, but six is better than none, right?

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If you aren’t familiar with Project Triforce, they make some of the best 1:1 scale gaming replicas out there. We’re talking stuff for fanatical collectors with deep pockets. Their Gears Of War 3 Locust Hammerburst II replica is a perfect example.

We got our hands on one. We needed both because it’s 36-inches long and weighs 35 pounds. It retails for $850 (on sale for $722.49 until midnight March 25th) and there’s even a gold version (on sale for $764.99).

It’s utterly (and delightfully) insane.

Check out more pics and info after the break…

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Man at Arms: Reforged follows the exploits of the Baltimore Knife and Sword as they go about recreating famous weapons from popular films and video games. For their latest YouTube video, they created a near perfect replica of Link’s Hylian Shield.

Check out the video after the break to see how it was done…

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If Harry Potter had a Bluetooth speaker at Hogwarts, it would probably be the OM/ONE. In addition to being an awesome functional speaker, it’s loaded with style. The speaker itself actually floats in the air!

It’s also $195 (2% off) with free shipping in our Nerd Approved Deals Store for a limited time. From the description:

The OM/ONE is the world’s first levitating Bluetooth speaker, and it absolutely doesn’t disappoint. The unique levitating design of the OM/ONE allows it to direct all of its amplification energy into the driver to create full, crisp, and clear sound (a full 105 decibels of output with a 3 watt RMS amplifier to be exact).

  • Works with any device equipped with Bluetooth 4.0
  • Crystal clear sound matched with beautiful and innovative design
  • Use the OM/ONE as an awesome, floating speakerphone
  • Super portable, pick up the OM/ONE speaker orb and take it anywhere
  • Up to 15 hours of continuous play w/ its long-lasting battery

OM/ONE Levitating Bluetooth Speaker / Pre-Order for mid-April delivery ($199 $195)

Check out a demo video after the break…

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This fantastic video recreates the lobby scene from The Matrix using Lego minifig versions of Neo and Trinity. There’s also a fascinating behind-the-scenes video that shows how a six-second segment of the video took an hour and a half to create.

See the videos after the break.

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Transformers is huge in China, and Farmer Yu Zhilin of Hengyang and his son saw a big business opportunity there. In their spare time, they started using spare parts to build giant robots from the movie. With a background in fine arts and some help from the Internet, the duo has created tons of giant bots that bring in over $160,000 every year.

Their first build took nearly three years to complete, but father and son have fined-tuned their craft and have started cranking out impressive large scale replicas. Since their part time hobby went viral, they’ve been selling regularly to collectors. Pretty soon, I’m sure their hobby will replace farming.

Check out more amazing photos of their robot creations below.

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