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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.

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Today, Sega will release a free Zelda-themed DLC for Sonic: Lost World on the Wii U eShop with one very interesting twist: Sonic now has the chance to explore a small slice of Link’s beloved Hyrule. IGN has an exclusive preview that you can check out here.

(via Kotaku)

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Speedrunner Cosmo Wright set a world speed record of just 19 mins 15 seconds for playing through Ocarina of Time. That record was later broken by skater82297 with a time of 19 minutes flat. Not to be outdone, Cosmo went ahead and set a new world record of just 18 minutes and 56 seconds.

In this “Any Percentage” run the percentage of completion doesn’t matter although there are some speedruns that require 100%. Cosmo says his goal is to do it in 18 minutes 45 seconds, so we’ll have to wait and see if he can beat his own time yet again.

See a video of the run after the break…

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If The Legend of Zelda had Cops shows what would happen if the game took place in the real world, or at least one with cops. They have issues with Link running around pantsless with a sword, and forget beating the boss. The cops will save they day because they’ve got guns they’re not afraid to use.

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You can now play what many feel is the best of the Legend of Zelda games on the Oculus Rift. That would be Ocarina of Time of course. Currently it’s only got the Kokiri Forest and all the functions of the game aren’t available, but as a proof of concept it’s off to a great start.

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Violinist Taylor Davis has made a fun video to accompany her beautiful version of Gerudo Valley. She’s dressed up as Link and spends half her time playing the violin, and the other half running through the countryside with the Navi in tow.

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You may never have really thought of The Legend of Zelda as a scary game, but these pictures by deviantArtist Nate Hallinan may change your mind. He’s turned some of the game’s villains into very realistic monsters that are likely to give you nightmares tonight.

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Art by Joshua Tufts. Compare the original Norman Rockwell version titled “Artist Facing Blank Canvas” after the break…

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock or you have a thing against electricity (if the latter one’s the case, what are you doing online? Don’t you know that the Internet is contagious?), then you’re probably aware that the latest Call of Duty game, Call of Duty: Ghosts, debuted this week.

Interestingly enough, some enterprising gamer found two very intriguing Easter Eggs in Ghosts that pay homage to both The Legend of Zelda and Doctor Who.

I’m pretty sure the one in the front is a rupee from Zelda (it says “Awarded For: Most Bushes Cut and Pots Smashed”) and the one to the left looks somewhat like a TARDIS. Apparently it says “Award For: Largest Interior with Smallest Exterior.”

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(via Geeks of Doom, Kotaku and Reddit)

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This gorgeous replica Master Sword is, beneath all the symbols and writing, a very real sword. It was crafted by Australian Brendan Olszowy who says,

“The swords I make are REAL swords. Fully functional. Built for durability, and to perform as a live sword for performance cutting. They are not toys, wallhangers, or stage props. They are built to perform to their purpose, with excellent heat treatment qualities and excellent blade geometries.”

Needless to say, this one is much more ornate than the one made by Man at Arms. It measures almost 42″ long and weighs about 3 pounds 4.5 ounces. It also has a leather wrapped grip and comes with a stunning leather scabbard.

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