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Fans of the manga series One Piece can get excited because Toho Animation is working with sword makers (like you do) to create replica blades from the franchise. They’re made to order so you know they’ll be of the highest quality, but they cost almost $1,000 each. The craftsmen at Tozando are making replicas of the Sandai Kitetsu, Wado Ichimonji, Shusui, and Kikoku. The swords will be available to order at Amazon Japan.

See pictures of the sword replicas after the break.

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1A4 Studio has created a very simple animated version of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade that summarizes the whole thing in just 60 seconds. It’s got all the key scenes and locations from the movie. You wouldn’t think they could cram it all in to such a short video, but they do, and it’s ridiculously cute.

See the video after the break.

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Peter Quill’s rocking Awesome Mix Vol. 1 will be released on cassette tape. I can’t think of any format that is more perfect for the soundtrack of Guardians of the Galaxy. The limited edition cassette will hit select stores on November 28th and is exclusive to independent retailers associated with Record Store Day. You can search for participating stores on their site.

Now all you need to do is check your attic for that old Walkman because authentic Star-Lord versions are pretty pricey right now on eBay.

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Hagrid's Hut

J.K. Rowling has a massive estate in Perthshire, and it has plenty of room for her to install Harry Potter-inspired structures. She submitted plans to the City of Edinburgh two years ago for a playhouse that looks like part of Hogwarts, and her husband has recently filed plans for a cottage that sounds a lot like Hagrid’s. The Daily Record reports the design shows a circular stone building without any glass in the windows and a slate roof. It will be located on the edge of a forest. All of that is similar to Hagrid’s humble abode. I want to go there.

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Benedict Cumberbatch plays Sherlock Holmes. Benedict Cumberbatch also played Khan in the most recent Star Trek film. Now here he is in a tweet posted by Behind the Scenes, playing Sherlock and looking at a poster of himself playing Khan. It’s so meta, your brain might explode.

See the tweet after the break.

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When it comes to geek wedding proposals, this one’s definitely up there in the “doing it right” section. Not only did redditor Muffinman5423 build a TARDIS, but he put the proposal on the TARDIS itself and then gave his fiancé a key to the TARDIS along with the ring.

I’m also going to give him extra points for TARDIS placement.

It’s a very sweet video and you can check it out after the break.

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Ever since Marty McFly rode a hoverboard in Back to the Future the world has been waiting for this future technology to be a reality. We have Jill and Greg Henderson of Hendo Hoverboard to thank for being the first to actually make it happen. The California couple has launched a kickstarter for their invention and if fully funded they will be shipping out what they’re calling a “Whitebox” next summer.

The developer kit will include hover engines with the boards themselves following a few months later. It’s not quite as good as what Marty flew, since it will only work over a non-ferrous metal surface (much like a MagLev train), but it’s the first real progress towards the hoverboard we all dream of.

Watch the video after the break to see it in action…

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Last weekend’s episode of Doctor Who showed us the TARDIS in “Siege Mode”—a last resort means of defense. It basically turned the TARDIS into a little Gallifreyan cube, and now you can own a replica of its latest incarnation. This comes from Rubbertoe Replicas who makes all sort of officially licensed Doctor Who props. The beautiful little cube measures 7.5 cm square and comes packed in a little black box to keep it safe.

See more pictures after the break.

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