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I like to pretend I live in a world where my action figures come to life at night and have adventures and battles. Photographer Zahir Batin makes such a world real in his photograph series of Star Wars action figures posed out in nature.

He puts clone troopers and other figures in funny situations and occasionally works in a bit of editing magic like you see above with the Force choke. He even goes the extra mile to explain the behind-the-scenes aspects on his Facebook page. I admire both his photography skills and his patience for setting the shots up just right.

Check out more examples of his work after the break.

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The Internet can break your brain sometimes. There are days it causes me to facepalm so much I give myself a headache.

But then we have days where the Internet gives us gifts like Han Solo riding Swift Wind and, suddenly, it’s all worth it.

Check out more pictures after the break (including one with a special passenger). Trust me. It’ll help brighten your day.

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Um. I. Wow. What do I even say.

The word “mutant” doesn’t feature in the title of Michael Bay’s reboot, but these turtles sure look like they’ve been smoking the radioactive pot from Class of Nuke ‘Em High.

I mean, this is Troma style levels of mutation. What is going on with Raph’s neck?

Seriously, I got nothin’. Maybe I’m crazy. You tell me.

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These action figures from Twin Peaks feature all your favorites with perfect matching accessories. You’ve got Special Agent Dale Cooper with his donuts and coffee mug, Lucy Moran with a watering can and plant, and even Windom Earle with assorted disguises. They’re the work of artist Max Dalton who created them for a David Lynch-inspired art exhibition so, sadly, they won’t become real products anytime soon.

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DC Collectibles has announced a gorgeous new line of action figures from Batman: The Animated Series and The New Batman Adventures. Each figure will be 6″ tall and based on Bruce Timm’s designs. So far, they’ve only unveiled Batman and Catwoman with Mr. Freeze and Two-Face finishing off wave one. Expect to see these in November retailing for $25 each.

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Hasbro is unveiling all sorts of fantastic toys at Toy Fair, including a line of figures and vehicles for the upcoming Star Wars Rebels animated series. Luke, Obi-Wan, Darth Maul and a wicked looking Inquisitor are among the figures in the series as well as new character Ezra. There are also some gorgeous full size weapons like a lightsaber and blaster and vehicles including an X-Wing and a TIE Advanced fighter.

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These Firefly action figures might not be quite what you were hoping for, but when you realize they’re part of Funko’s ReAction line that’s a throwback to classic Kenner action figures, they make perfect sense. There’s Mal, Zoe, Jayne, Wash and Kaylee, each with matching accessories. Kaylee has a wrench, Jayne has two big guns, and Wash has a little blue dinosaur.

If these figures aren’t your thing, don’t despair. Funko is also releasing a realistic 6-inch Firefly figure line in the near future.

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Despite being one of the most recognizable video game characters of all time, Mario has apparently never had an action figure.

S.H. Figuarts is planning on releasing the first full-sized action Mario figure this May–yes, I know, when I heard this I called B.S. But the kicker here is that Nintendo has released a variety of miniature Mario statues or small collectibles (think: Happy Meal toys, etc.) before in the past, but never any with shiftable limbs or a compatible diorama set. Bluefin Tamashii Nations USA released the image above to give you an idea of what the final figurine will look like.

The price for a figurine will be $25.99, and the diorama will cost $19.99. Personally, that seems a bit steep–I think I’m just going to stick with my Happy Meal Mario Kart toy instead.

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You’ve probably posed your Star Wars action figures on your desk or even in your living room, but Flickr user Boutros77 has made the most amazing dioramas for his action figures complete with the tiniest of details. There’s scattered snow and frost on everything on Hoth and he’s even got the floorboards on the Mos Eisley Cantina.

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