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Painter and sculptor Louise Terrier enjoys creating watercolor paintings of classic Studio Ghibli characters and scenes. While the subject matter may be homages to Miyazaki’s films, the paintings still feel extremely original.

Check out more examples of her work below. [click to continue…]

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Evangelion fans who also enjoy weightlifting will be happy to hear that Evangelion dumbbells are now a real thing.

It seems weird until you see this.

Army Dumbbell offers two types of Evangelion weights: one in EVA Unit-01 colors and the other in red EVA Unit-02. Both feature NERV logos on the ends. [click to continue…]

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Hoo boy. Funko’s assault on our wallets shows no signs of slowing down. Clearly, they won’t be satisfied until everything in our homes is a cute representation of our favorite characters with enormous heads.

To that end, they’ve just introduced Pop! Party String Lights to their arsenal and Captain America is the first character available in the line. Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]

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James Gunn has been known to give Play-Doh to cast and crew members as a reward for their hard work. He notes that “smelling it reminds me of childhood and pure creativity. So I like giving out that experience on set.”

This is what happens when you give Play-Doh to a bunch of props guys working on a big budget film like Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2.

(James Gunn via Tor)

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This 3D Foam Pen puts a twist on conventional 3D printing pens by utilizing foaming liquid hand soap rather than melted plastic, allowing users to create rub-a-dub-soap-sud sculptures.

The pen automatically froths the soap into foam, eliminating the need for manual pumping, and the creative process can be started by the push of a button. It also comes equipped with accessories such as two plastic foam bases, a bubble-shaping spatula and three different heads for creating shapes like smiley faces or stars. Sets of eyes, ears and noses are also included. Sadly, it is not waterproof and cannot be used in the tub, which means the developers really missed the boat on the bath market.

The pen is currently available for pre-order with an expected release on July 15. See it in action in the video below. [click to continue…]

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Hot Toys never fails to make great looking figures, so it’s no surprise that they nailed the details on their new Han Solo and Chewbacca figures for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. You can buy each figure separately, or in a collectible set and they’re really gorgeous.

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The Han Solo figure has new head and hand sculpts, his TFA outfit including his winter gear, an all-new blaster pistol, and a specially designed figure stand.

The Chewbacca figure features a new face sculpt with an articulated jaw, multi-layered fabric hair with various shades of brown throughout his whole body, a new bowcaster and bandolier bag, and a specially designed figure stand.

The collectible set includes three additional thermal detonators and a remote detonator along with two Starkiller Base-themed bases. Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]

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If you’re an avid tabletop gamer, you probably like to set a particular mood for the game. Enter Coins of the Forge from LA-based Boonzy Arts

These candles come themed around a number of genres – Pirate, Dwarf, Sci-Fi, Steampunk and Zombie:

These candles, like the Wheel of Flame set, are meant to augment your game by providing an atmospheric fragrance corresponding to various themes. Each candle compliments a different genre of tabletop game and has a scent that is reminiscent of the worlds you may be visiting in the game.

Candle scents are still in development, but we have a rough idea. Scents are subject to change before the end of the campaign.

Take a closer look at the coins below. [click to continue…]

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The mysteries of the Doctor Strange Lego set have been revealed—but it’s resulted in even more mysteries.

Thanks to Amazon Japan, we have our first look at the upcoming Lego set for Doctor Strange. It appears that the set is a recreation of Strange’s “Sanctum Sanctorum” in New York. The details—like the Vishanti seal on the window—are fantastic, but the set also raises plenty of questions. Like, for instance, what gives with the giant tentacle demon monster? Is that something we’ll see in the film?

The set will be available later this August. [click to continue…]