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It is the year 2016, and we now know that raptors had feathers. This means that all of your old Jurassic Park toys are, of course, horribly inaccurate and unacceptable. Time for an upgrade!

Fortunately toy sculptor David Silva is attempting to crowdfund a line of scientifically accurate raptor toys via Kickstarter, in a project he’s calling Beasts of the Mesozoic. The range will include three species of raptor – Velociraptor, Atrociraptor, and Tsaagan – and will be 1/6th scale with 26 points of articulation.

Silva’s also a seasoned sculptor, having produced toys for Hasbro and McFarlane, among others.

Silva is asking for $125,000, and at time of writing they’ve already received over $90,000 in pledges with 23 days left to go. So there’s a good chance this project will move forward.

Check out the project video below for more info.

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The newest Batman: Arkham Knight Play Arts Kai figure has just debuted.

It’s Nightwing’s turn.

Armed with his acrobatic abilities, Nightwing fights against formidable villains. The Batman Arkham Knight Nightwing Play Arts Kai Action Figure features a meticulous attention to the fine details of his armored suit to render his nimble yet strong physique. The paintwork places heavy emphasis on the texture of each material, from the complexities of the various fabrics to the life-like skin tone. Nightwing comes equipped with his gadgets, including his Escrima Sticks, which can be stowed away on his back using an adapter piece. This figure also has a very wide range of mobility in order to recreate Nightwing’s flashier action poses. The metallic, almost iridescent accent colors in his chest and shoulders shimmer brightly, as if to show off his distinctive identity. The Batman Arkham Knight Nightwing Play Arts Kai Action Figure measures approximately 10 1/2-inches tall x 4 1/8-inches wide x 2 1/3-inches long, includes display stand and is packaged in a window box.

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See the sights—like man-eating cats that are as big as buildings!

YouTuber TrainGuy 659 has built a seriously elaborate LEGO train network that runs in and around his house. And now you can go along for the ride thanks to a GoPro.

It’s a pretty wild ride, especially if you keep the music on.

Watch the video below.

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Johnny Five, the hero of the two delightful if ideologically disparate Short Circuit movies, might just be making his way to the LEGO department of a toy store near you.

As you probably know, LEGO allows builders to submit their concepts to the LEGO Ideas site for review. This process that has resulted in official LEGO sets based on franchises like Back to the FutureGhostbusters, and Doctor Who. It looks like LEGO Ideas user PepaQuin was riding that same wave of ’80s nostalgia when he submitted his design for a Johnny Five set back last year.

The set recently crossed the required 10,000-vote threshold for LEGO to consider making it as an actual, factual set—which is what they’re now doing. A proper decision will be made in May, and if things work out, Short Circuit enthusiasts could be bringing a Johnny Five of their own to life before the end of the year. Neat!

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Stormtroopers, with their tendency to be terrible shots, aren’t all that intimidating. But this Maschinen Krieger-themed Stormtrooper, courtesy of model-maker Kunho Noh, looks tough enough to take down the entire Rebellion.

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Maschinen Krieger is an alternative science-fiction universe dreamt up by Kow Yokoyama in the ’80s. It’s popular with model makers, and the universe is populated with badass kitbashed designs like this.

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Custom action figure artist Sillof is back at it with a unique set of “He-Wars” figures that combine characters from Star Wars and He-Man.

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It seems like an odd combination at first, but there are a lot of similarities when you think about it. Sillof notes:

Most kids, myself included, did not realize at that time that the Masters of the Universe was essentially a mash up of Conan the Barbarian and Star Wars with some of the style of Frank Frazetta and elements of Flash Gordon (of course Star Wars already owed much to that universe as seen here.) This line is intended as a commentary on the similarities of both toy universes. This in not a mash up or intended be “Look at this character dressed as that character”. Rather, it imagines a world in which the similarities are extended to place the Star Wars archetypes inside the Masters of the Universe world.

I especially like the “He-Wars” version of Darth Vader, which you can check out below.

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The folks at Samkwok Workshop are at it again. This time, an Iron Man Mark 9 Hot Toys 1/6th-scale action figure was customized with some incredible Tron-inspired design touches.

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It appears that Medicom is prepping a MAFEX line of Suicide Squad 6-inch action figures, and Jared Leto’s Joker is the first reveal.

The Joker figure will feature 20 individual points of articulation and interchangeable heads. No price or release date information has been announced thus far.

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You may have seen glimpses previously, but now we’ve got a good look at the Marvel Manga Realization samurai Spider-Man Figure from Tamashii Nations. The 7″ figure features a Japanese sword set, a very cool chain and grappling hook weapon as his webbing, and interchangeable hands.

Pre-orders start April 28th with an estimated arrival in August for 9,504 Yen (about $86 USD). Check out more pics below.

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Seriously. This 16-inch tall Voltron set is one of the coolest Lego Ideas submissions we’ve seen to date.

Not only does it look fantastic, it’s actually comprised of five separate lions that each have their own unique articulation.

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