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Count your rupees because if you’ve been waiting for a perfect Zelda statue to come along, it’s your lucky day. First 4 Figures, creators of this epic Link and Epona piece, have just made the Twilight Princess version of Zelda available for pre-order. She’s part of their “Master Arts” line and stands at 17-inches tall (including the base). The sculpt is elegant and oh so very detailed.

Every piece of her armor and jewelry appears to be carefully reproduced. You can see the pale embroidery pattern on the bottom of her dress, and the fabric looks realistic. I’m amazed by the paint job, and I can only imagine how good it must look in person. The series of collectible statues is limited to just 2,500 pieces.

See more pics, including some close-ups, after the break.

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Let’s be all legal and make it clear that these are not official Game of Thrones Lego minifigs. They’re a set of figures designed by Citizen Brick as a part of their Dragon Sword Fighter Force line which is made from re-used and modified Lego elements. So, entirely unofficial but no less awesome. They’re sold in packs of three for $55 each but if you buy the whole lot, you’ll get a bonus minifig. His name is Sir Typesalot and he looks absolutely nothing like George R.R. Martin.

See more pictures including Sir Typesalot after the break…

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hulk transformation

It’s a great idea to keep a Hulk around except for one minor problem: you can’t control him. Bruce Banner’s anger is a loose and unpredictable cannon. Fortunately this toy from ThinkGeek keeps the monster contained. The water tank holds a city scene and a container with a tiny Hulk. But, as you add water, Hulk grows to full size (over five days) and busts through the container. Hulk. Smash. Just a tiny bit though!

When he’s done with his transformation, you can empty the container and start again. Endless fun!

Product Page ($13.99)

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Leave it to the Japanese to turn very un-cuddly creatures into adorable plush animals.

Giant isopods (daiogusokumushi in Japanese) are passionately loved by some people now in Japan. They found the creatures mysterious and cute. A giant isopod in Toba Aquarium has eaten no food for over 4 years. This giant isopod doll is close to the real ones in shape. The doll has cute round eyes and is very soft and comfortable to the touch.

These isopod plush are available in a range of sizes so you can pick just how much creepy, cuddly isopod is perfect for you.

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ghostbusters wand

When there’s something strange in your neighborhood, you only have one choice: strap on a proton pack and get to work vanquishing spirits. Luckily, Mattel’s released a replica of the Ghostbusters Neutrino Wand to help you with your hunting and capturing. They worked with Sony Entertainment to get all the details right and it has vibrations, kickback, light meter animations, and an extending tip with lights. Plus, sound effects right from the film! In other words: it’s fancy and awesome.

See the wand in action (not the ghost trapping kind) in the video after the break.

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X-Wings are among the coolest ships in the Star Wars galaxy as far as I’m concerned. They’re not the Millennium Falcon, but they can hold their own. This was evidenced during the Death Star Trench Run in A New Hope. Sure, more than a few X-Wings went down because of TIE fighters, but at the end of the day, the Rebels won. You can re-create the epic battle of Yavin with this racetrack set. It has Luke’s X-Wing and Darth Vader’s TIE Advanced fighter. The ships are slightly wider than the track, so the victor will be the one that catches up first. All you need is a Death Star to explode in the background when the X-Wing wins!

See a shot of the full track after the break.

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alien egg

Over the top toys are the best kind of toys, and this egg from Alien is reaching for the moon. It’s 4.5 inches tall and is a carefully detailed replica of the eggs in the movies. It’s not enough that it looks awesome though. The egg lights up while it’s closed and if you just press a button on the back, it will send a rubbery Facehugger into the air—terrifying everyone.

This silly and wonderful item is available to pre-order and should ship in September.

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The line of jumbo size Kenner figures by Gentle Giant is one of my favorite toy series available right now. I love seeing the 3 3/4″ Kenner originals scaled to 12″ through digital scans and modeling. The line is continuing with bounty hunter IG-88. He’s fully articulated and ready to bring in his target. The figure comes on an Empire Strikes Back inspired blister card that is just as cool as the actual collectible.

Pre-order now for shipment in Q3.

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Roulette IQ Cube

If you are one of the few that think Rubik’s cubes are beneath your intelligence, then maybe it’s time you gave these Roulette Wheel IQ cubes a shot. It kind of looks like a Rubik’s cube, but instead of plain flat faces, there are a bunch of numbered wheels. Aside from twisting and rearranging to make sure each face is of a singular color, you also have to make sure the sequence of the numbers is in order.

They’re now available for pre-order and will be shipping out by the end of the month.

Product Page ($79.90 via Geeokologie)

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If any game needs to be represented in the Lego line of merchandise, it’s Legend of Zelda. Maybe we’ll get it officially produced one day, but until then persistent designers will keep putting projects up on Cuusoo for voting. Wes Talbott is putting this Iron Knuckle Encounter set to the test.

He wanted to keep the set simple enough so that high production cost wouldn’t make it unappealing. He did include a custom Iron Knuckle, Link, rupees, pots, a treasure chest and a cool background that has breakable pillars to go with it. I could definitely see something like this on the toy store shelf.

If you dig it, go vote for it on Cuusoo!

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