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Little 6-year-old Owen Lake accidentally left behind his Hobbes stuffed animal at Tampa International Airport before a flight to Houston. This might sound like the start to a very sad story, but the airport personnel took Hobbes on a grand adventure while waiting for Owen’s return to the airport. He got back his precious Hobbes, and he also received a photo album showing all all the awesome things Hobbes did while they were apart.

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Entertainment Earth was kind enough to send us a solar-powered dancing Baby Groot, and I have to say that we were impressed with his dancing prowess and endurance. All he needed was a little light (as all trees do) to get his groove on.

I woke up and there he was, dancing at the break of dawn.

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Talk about a “take all my money” kind of collectible, Funko just debuted their Supernatural Mystery Minis mini-figures and I want them all, especially the Demon Dean and Abbadon. As Felicia Day noted, there’s even a LARPing Charlie!

Each figure measures approximately 2 1/2-inches tall and they’re blind-boxed mini-figures so the item selection is random, but I’m not sure how having more than one of any of this figures could be a bad thing. They’re so frickin’ cute.

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I know the first rule of Fight Club is that we don’t talk about Fight Club, but when Chuck Palahniuk himself tweets out the new Funko Fight Club ReAction 3 3/4-Inch Retro action figures, I think that rule can be broken.

Your favorite characters are here: a shirtless Tyler Durden, Tyler Durden in his signature jacket, The Narrator, and Marla Singer. I’m sure Tyler would appreciate the irony of becoming merchandise.

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They say you learn through play when you’re a kid, and Cambridge University is taking that message to heart. They have been awarded $6 million in funding from the Lego Foundation to support a Research Centre on Play in Education, Development, and Learning.

The funding will also cover a Lego professorship, which sounds like the most awesome job ever. Details on the position aren’t out yet, but information on the research and the post are expected to be made public sometime after October. Start working on that resume now.

(Telegraph via Gizmodo / Image: David Pickett)

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This enchanted forest is the work of César Soarez and Hugo Santos. It is made from 500,000 pieces and recreates life in a medieval forest. There’s a castle and ruins and even a little village. It’s amazing as is, but the creators wanted to do even more:

Every single Baseplate has some texture and elevations and many are elevated 10 or more bricks to give more sense of depth.

The landscape came out a little poor as I ran out of parts for trees and vegetation. I would have liked to give it a sense of a more thick and full forest, but it was not possible. Also, my intention was to put a lot more minifigs, specially on the village center with more activity situations, but I just didn’t have the time.

As far as we’re concerned, the only thing that could make this better is if it was real and you could move in tomorrow.

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Entertainment Earth has unveiled another SDCC exclusive, and this time it’s a 20-inch tall limited edition Link action figure as he appears in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

This Link has premium metallic silver chainmail as well as metallic accents not found on any other Link in this scale. His Hylian Shield features a golden Triforce and special gold and silver paint on both the shield and his Master Sword. Plus, he’s packaged like the classic golden Zelda cartridges for the NES and Nintendo 64.

As with any of the EE SDCC exclusives, this item will first be sold at San Diego Comic-Con 2015 at the Entertainment Earth Booth #2343. If supplies remain after the show, your order will be filled and shipped to you at the end of July 2015. So, I usually suggest trying to get it at the show, but you can pre-order just in case.

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If you heard a loud pitched fangirl squee from the West Coast, that was me getting a look at the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens reveals for LEGO, Hasbro and Mattel. It’s all about the troopers and I can’t even begin to tell you how much I want them.

Some of them will be available at SDCC, and others will be going out to retail, but all of them are amazing and something tells me the lines are going to be even more insane than ever.

The reveal comes via Entertainment Weekly, and it contains the following:

-LEGO’s Buildable First Order Stormtrooper will be on display at SDCC and will be released around the beginning of 2016.

-Hasbro will have their first figure from The Force Awakens; a 6-inch Black Series First Order Stormtrooper figure in SDCC exclusive packaging for $24.99. A limited number will be available for sale afterward via HasbroToyShop.com.

-Finally, Hot Wheels is bringing a First Order Stormtrooper model to SDCC. It looks amazing.

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We have an exclusive first look at Bif Bang Pow! Penny Dreadful SDCC exclusives for Entertainment Earth!

The collection includes limited edition 6-inch Ethan Chandler and Vanessa Ives figures, plus the Penny Dreadful Frankenstein Sketchbook Deluxe Journal. Each exclusive is sold separately.

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Wanna feel old? No? Then you won’t be happy to hear that The Goonies turns 30 this year. On the plus side, Nathan Isherwood of Gordos Plush has come up with a fine way to commemorate the occasion.

Gordos already has new Goonies Chunk and Sloth plushes coming out in June, and they’re currently doing a Kickstarter to make Data and One-Eyed Willy a reality. Nathan hopes to eventually make all the Goonies characters in plush form.

Hey, if nothing else, this is one way to make sure that Goonies never say die.

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