These officially licensed My Little Pony Rainbow Dash earbuds will let everyone know you believe that friendship is magic. They include 3 different sizes of ear tips for a perfect fit and are sure to be the envy of everyone else with their boring Apple earbuds.

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The Doctor Who anniversary news just keeps coming with the announcement of The Light at the End, an all new 100-minute story featuring Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann. They’ll be reprising their roles as the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Doctors who team up to fight the Master (Geoffrey Beevers). The Doctors will also be joined by some of their companions and additional not yet announced characters from the television series.

“We wanted to do a proper, fully-fledged multi-Doctor story for this very special occasion,” says writer, director and executive producer Nicholas Briggs, “and it’s wonderful that all the surviving Doctors threw themselves behind the project so enthusiastically. That’s not to say the first three Doctors don’t appear – we wanted to pay homage to the whole history of the classic series.”

The production will be available as a 5-disc limited edition that includes two hour-long documentaries and a Companion Chronicles tale called The Revenants or as a standard 2-disc edition. You can preorder now with a release date sometime in November.

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Blast audio of of the back of Batman’s head with this fully rechargeable POP! audio figure that packs 32mm speaker drivers in a regular POP!-sized package.

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You can never do all the things you want to do at conventions; it’s impossible. You have to pick and choose, and the cool stuff always happens at the same time. Smuggler’s Gambit, an original Star Wars radio drama, was performed live at Celebration VI, and I couldn’t attend. I was bummed. Luckily for all of us though, the 35 minute tale has been made available for everyone to enjoy.

The story penned by Kyle Newman and F.J. DeSanto revisits the period right after the Battle of Yavin; Han Solo questions whether he really belongs with the Rebel Alliance and he and Chewbacca wander off on their own and stumble into adventure. It’s action-packed, fun, and brought to life by crazy talented voice actors like Dave Collins, Ashley Eckstein, Sam Witwer, Matt Lanter, Dee Bradley Baker, Daniel Logan, and more!

Newman directed, and Jimmy “Mac” McInerney of the popular Forcecast podcast added over 100 sound effects and music cues. The tale definitely captures the spirit of Star Wars, and Collins’ performance as Han Solo will blow you away. He nails the voice and tone.

Though I wish I would have been able to see it performed live – which by the way, the recording is of the live event that they did without multiple takes or a full cast rehearsal – getting to listen to it is good enough. I would love to see more audio plays like this produced.

Listen and download Smuggler’s Gambit at the Official Blog!

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No one wants to listen to a baby cry, and most parents will try anything, and I mean anything, to get them to quiet down. These lucky parents don’t have to sing off key lullabies or resort to rocking their baby in their arms for hours like most of us. Instead, all they have to do is blast the Star Wars theme and he goes from freak-out to zen in about three seconds. Talk about growing your geek.

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As a linguist, Tolkien intended for the Elvish language of Quenya to be both written and spoken. He also had a very specific idea of how it would sound and now we can hear that firsthand in this 1952 recording of Tolkien reading the poem Namárië or Galadriel’s Lament.

The poem is so melodic that it has even been set to music. Composer Donald Swann created his own interpretation of the piece after listening to Tolkien sing it to him first. There is also a recording by Trio Medieval, a Norwegian Girls’ Choir, giving us three very different but very beautiful versions of the poem.

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Want to spend the next 24-hours aboard the Enterprise inside your own home? YouTuber CrysKnife007 created a 24-hour long loop of the engine idling noise from the Enterprise as featured in the background of TNG. I think I just found the ideal soothing sound to fall asleep to.

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If you are looking to get a serious home theater or stereo setup without spending a fortune, check out the review after the break. These Orb speakers might be exactly what you are looking for.

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