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embroidered calvin and hobbes

Calvin & Hobbes fans will no doubt be super impressed by this embroidered scene created by Redditor lhartrich. She made the piece for her son’s birthday and says it’s the most detailed work she’s ever tackled. Basically, she made a copy of an illustration on the back of a Calvin & Hobbes book, transferred it to fabric, and filled in the color with DMC floss. The embroidery floss colors didn’t match the original art one hundred percent, but it was close enough.

Though the Calvin & Hobbes piece isn’t for sale, you can check out more Laura’s work (and maybe even make a custom request) in her Etsy shop, Tiny Scissor Times.

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Want to have a pet chocobo that doesn’t need food or water? Etsy seller Mira Crafts has one that’s hand sculpted, sewn, and painted and can be posed because the base of the figure is armature wire. She even placed every feather by hand! It’s a one of a kind creation. The little creature from Final Fantasy is 12 inches tall by 13 inches long, and Mira Crafts says it’s a great size to fit action figures.

Take a look at some close-ups of the doll after the break.

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Got a problem? Don’t worry, the Octopus Avengers are here to save the day! The cute little plushies were made by Darcy, and they are over-the-top cute. Captain America is my favorite with his little wings and “A” symbol, but Thor is a close second. I love the colors and all the little touches she’s added to the toys – for example, Loktopus (Loki) has a cape. Awesome.

See Iron Man, Thor, and Loki after the break.

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If you’re a big fan of Ridley Scott’s Alien (and you have deep pockets), get ready to sit on your hands to avoid temptation. Artist Dave Tootill has created a 1/8 model of a Space Jockey, and it’s available for purchase. He used a mix of materials to create the sculpture including styrofoam, metal rods, tubing, curtain rings, and lots of Das (modeling) clay. What’s more impressive than the materials list, which you can review on Tootill’s site, is the amount of time he spent whipping the Space Jockey into shape. Are you ready for this? It took him about 900 hours over a two year period. Holy Xenomorph eggs!

The finished sculpture measures 55 inches long by 36 inches tall. It looks creepy but beautiful and really does justice to H.R. Giger’s design.

See more pictures of the sculpt after the break.

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Some projects are destined to be epic. Jen over at EPBOT shared a tease of a wonderful Star Wars project she and husband were working on in early February, and though the AT-AT rocker was only in the beginning stages at that point, it already looked awesome. And just look at it now! I’m not sure if this Imperial Walker could take down the Rebels on Hoth, but hopefully there aren’t any battles in its future.

Jen and John added just the right amount of detail to make the AT-AT look cute and huggable. Even though this creation would look great as decoration, they added a seat and T-bar handle so it can actually be used. There are even bumpers for extra safety! They had a 4-year-old test it out, and it seems like it got the stamp of approval.

See more photos, including an action shot, after the break.

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You can stop looking for Cthulhu in the depths of the ocean; he’s currently in the shape of a lamp. Crafstman Karl Dupere-Richer spent several months creating this fantastic and unsettling sea beast design. He used everything from a flower pot to watering hose pieces to PVC piping to bring Cthulhu to life as household decor. The finished product is just beautiful and a wonderful homage to H.P. Lovecraft’s creation. And no, it’s not for sale.

See it from more angles and with the lights on after the break.

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Remember those awesome tauntaun rocking horses? Like you could forget. A commenter on io9 has identifed the creator as Chuck Bowman, a.k.a. The WoodChuck. The master craftsman makes products like the rocking horse, AT-ATs, and wood weapons (he’s even created pistols, rifles, and the like for 501st members) by hand for commissions. He doesn’t even use CAD, a router, or resin casting. I bet if he was the project lead on the Death Star there wouldn’t have been any weaknesses.

You can grab his contact information from his site to see about placing an order (then please invite me over so I can ride your tauntaun rocking horse).

Check out a sampling of Bowman’s work and see the rocking horse tauntauns in action after the break.

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breaking bad chess set

If you’re a Breaking Bad fan and fancy a game of chess, this is the perfect set for you.

Two Kings clash in this one-of-a-kind game of captures, killings, and the struggle for power. The opposing armies are based on the leading roles of Breaking Bad’s season 1 and 2. These 12 hand-drawn illustrations come to life as game pieces that are sturdy and easy to maneuver. The custom board is designed with the periodic table, made famous by the show’s opening sequence. It is lightweight and folds for easy carrying. All of the game parts are crafted with acid-free materials and state-of-the-art lazer-cutting machinery.

We’ve got more pictures for you after the break. Play on.

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Every face needs more hugs. It’s a fact. You can help spread the face-hug love with a handmade xenomorph. This cute little guy is knit by hand and has handy clips on the legs so you can really get up close and personal. The best way to give a facehugger as a present is to thrust it at the recipient and run away screaming.

Keep in mind it’s made to order and shipping will take approximately 6-8 weeks.

Check out another picture after the break for a good look at all the details.

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quilling fett

Quilling is an art form that uses strips of paper that are coiled or rolled in various shapes to make a design. It probably takes an insane amount of patience to get it just right, and artist Alia Syed clearly has it. She’s used her skills to create some fantastically geeky paper quilled sculptures. The Boba Fett art pictured above happens to be my favorite but her paper creations also include Darth Vader, Iron Man, Batman, Master Chief, a Decepticon and more.

Check out more examples of her paper art after the break.

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