Toys

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The little rolling ball that is the BB-8 droid has been a big hit with fans based solely on glimpses from the trailers, and this might be your first look at the official Sphero remote control toy. Fat Brain Toys had a listing up for the toy with a retail price of $150 and availability of September 1st, but the listing has since been yanked.

We’ll have to wait and see if it reappears in the coming months, but you don’t have to wait to get your hands on something similar. Christian Poulsen hacked a Sphero toy to build a BB-8 and you can too.

See a picture of the listing and the homemade version in action after the break…

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In case you were wondering, April Fools’ Day was weeks ago—the Talking Elcor Plush actually exists.

If you are unfamiliar with the Mass Effect universe, the Elcor are a massive, generally friendly species found on the Citadel. They are described as being “deliberate” and “conservative” with a monotone voice that appears to lack emotion. Because of this, they tend to describe what would otherwise be expressed with tone and body language.

As the product page states:

“My Talking Elcor voices a love greater than the gravity of Dekuuna and is scientifically engineered for maximum huggability and affection.”

Find out what Elcor says and see the plush in action after the break…

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This unbelievable Hulkbuster figure is coming soon from Comicave Studios. It’s one-quarter scale which makes it 4-feet-tall and it even has lights and articulation. The best part is the armor which automatically opens to reveal an Iron Man Mark 43 hiding inside. This is a prototype so the final version may differ slightly, but it’s still destined to be quite a collectible.

See it in action in the video after the break.

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When I had the chance to take a look at play around with three brand new figures from DC Collectibles’ Batman: The Animated Series line, you’d best believe I jumped on it. I mean, look at these suckers. Robin, The Joker, and Man-Bat, out this month. They’re rad as hell. But there was one thing I wasn’t quite sure on…

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Lego builder Michal Kazmierczak has recreated the dwarf fortress Erebor from 55,000 Lego bricks. It took him seven months to build the 5-foot-tall model. It’s not just the outside, but the inside that he’s also faithfully recreated with Lego bricks, even adding in some minifigs.

He notes on Eurobricks that each dwarf statue weighs over 13 pounds and that it’s bigger than the official Death Star set. When you see the picture of him standing next to his project, that’s very easy to believe.

See more pictures after the break.

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We are definitely into these posable Lego action figures.

This 8-inch stormtrooper version is the work of Umamen. It even includes a swappable Han Solo head!

See more pictures after the break.

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While most Doctor Who fans would love to own a full sized TARDIS replica, this 1:6 scale version of the Tenth Doctor’s TARDIS is probably the next best thing.

The model is roughly 20″ tall and is made to go with the Big Chief 1:6 scale Doctor Who figures. Other 1:6 scale figures would work of course, and I suppose you could always dress up as the Doctor yourself and reenact tiny TARDIS scenes from the episode Flatline.

The model includes LEDs, swappable interiors, and recreates the TARDIS in incredible detail. In addition, if you order from Big Chief directly, you get a bonus – a pair of pjs and slippers for the 1:6 scale Tenth Doctor figure (if you own it) or you could put them on another figure. I bet it would look cool on Stan Lee.

Either way, cool replica, fun extras and Doctor Who awesomeness. Sounds good to me.

Head after the break to take a closer look.

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This looks a lot like what that one really mean and crazy kid did in Toy Story. Yamaguchi Katuhisa took an R2-D2 figure and mashed him up with other characters. Now, R2-D2’s rage has been unleashed.

See more pictures after the break.

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This crazy cool mural is the work of artist Robert Burden who created it as a tribute to the classic Kenner toys. The images represent both action figures and vehicles from the vintage toy collection (click to enlarge).

It took him 2,000 hours and 18 months to create the 15′ x 8′ mural as an oil painting. There are a few symbolic images that are a nod to the influences that helped create Star Wars (like Yul Brynner in The Magnificent Seven) as well as some newer toys, but it’s mostly old-school.

You’ll be able to see it live at Star Wars Celebration next month and even pick up a 36″ x 24″ print from Burden’s online store. If you’ve got deep pockets and a lot of wall space, then buy the original for $200,000.

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Korean Lego enthusiast Hayarobi built this working Lego turntable for the 2014 Seoul Brick Pop Art Exhibition. It is called “The Planet” and was made of 2,405 bricks. The whole thing is powered by a Lego Power Functions Battery Box and uses an M-Motor. The only non-Lego part is the Audio Technica phono cartridge and there is even a matching tube amp and cases for the speakers.

See more pictures and a video after the break.

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