Baby Groot Wants You Back (in Your Wallet, to Purchase Him)

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 11:30 am

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Funko may have been the first to realize the merchandising possibilities of baby Groot in a pot, but if you prefer more screen-accurate and don't want to pay the exorbitant fee for Hot Toys' Rocket and Groot set, Dragon Models has you covered. This pre-painted kit snaps together easily, and while it won't dance when you're looking at it, who's to say what might happen when you turn your back?

$80 may not be cheap...but compared to the price of other "pot" plants that make you smile this much, it doesn't seem unreasonable. Whatever state you live in, this happy plant can legally be your bud.

16 Stories You Might Have Missed This Weekend, From Chris Pratt's He-Man Fanfic to Banana Garfield

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 6:00 am

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via Timley-Tardis-Lego

Can you beat a sentient Garfield banana? We'll give it a try, with these amusing tidbits culled form your weekend submissions and collected with the help of Kyle LeClair. Tipsters this week include kegs, donnaryoko, rkwsuperstar, Dr.Gonzo82, Anyone00, Gallen_Dugall, clashctyrkr, Rx79immigrant84, SlyDante777

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Floatie Landspeeder Friday: Newsbits and Weekend Open Thread

Friday, September 26, 2014 at 6:37 pm

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It's just mean to taunt the people of Tatooine with all that water, when they have so much sand that's rough, and coarse, and gets everywhere. But hey, some things are soft.

More fun li'l tidbits below to get this weekend started...

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Super Terrific Japanese Thing: Figurines of Cats Wrapped in Sushi

Friday, September 26, 2014 at 10:00 am

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You know, I see these Japanese vending machine toys of cats as sushi, and all comedy suddenly escapes me.

What possible humor could I find in the notion of eating pussycats?

Where's the hilarity in pussycats smelling like raw fish? Pawing raw tuna?

Is it ironic that cats like to eat fish, and are now being prepared like fish? That seems like a silly reason to make such a juxtaposition! Wouldn't they get hair in your mouth?

There must be a joke there, but I just can't find it.

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Nimble, New Thimble-Like Game Device, Wants to Give Controllers the Finger

Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 2:30 pm

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Now Harrison Ford will be the champion of all games. Nimble is a device you can put on your fingertip and use as a wireless game controller, remote or mouse. The press release I got emphasized that the developers are college drop-outs, so they probably got the idea from their parents wagging fingers at them and going, "Dammit, you'll never amount to anything! All that money of mine down the drain! What are YOU gonna do about that, Mister? Huh?"

Welp, guess they're going to Indiegogo.

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Hot Toys Just Made a Chewbacca With Hair, and It's Wookiee of the Year

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 11:30 am

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Just when you think they can't top themselves, this happens.

It's almost TOO real, no? As in, it literally looks like Peter Mayhew in a fur costume, perhaps more believably so than an actual alien from Kashyyk. Either that, or something I dug out of my shower drain the other day.

Regardless, making hair that hangs like that at that scale is some kind of sorcery. Check out the entire gallery, and how surprisingly off their Han Solo is by comparison.

This 18" Master Chief Is the Last Halo Toy You'll Ever Need

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 11:30 am

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That's not to say it's the last one you'll WANT - NECA will probably milk this mold with umpteen Predator-like repaints and partial resculpts like McFarlane did with the smaller figures. Still, their 18-incher in its final production form pretty much owns all who came before.

And nowadays, you can even ask your own Cortana where to buy it. No nekkid holograms yet though.

Tags: Halo, NECA

"Silent Night of the Living Dead" Nativity Set Casts Jesus, Parents as Zombie-Fighters

Monday, September 22, 2014 at 10:00 am

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The brain of the Son of God would probably be a pretty valuable morsel for zombie magi and shepherds consuming their own flocks...but fortunately, Joseph's packing a mean katana, and the virgin Mary's aim with a crossbow is as flawless as her immaculately conceived soul.

So if you like zombies, need an excuse to display them during the holiday season, but want to do so without actually defaming the baby Jesus, who looks here as he normally does in such displays, this might be the Kickstarter for you. If anybody's still offended, you can always paint a beard on Mary and say the baby's Brian of Nazareth instead.

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17 Things You May Have Missed This Weekend, From KFC Keyboards to Hamster Hot-Dogging

Monday, September 22, 2014 at 6:00 am

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A 16-disc set of Matt Smith's Doctor Who tenure is coming - and that's but one thing that came up in conversation over the course of the weekend thread. Compiled with the help of Kyle LeClair, here are some of the other stories you might have missed.

Tipsters this week included Gallen_Dugall, SlyDante777, Anyone00, troi, Rx79Immigrant84, Citrus_King

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Revoltech Darth Vader Welcomes the Weekend Open Thread

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 7:29 pm

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We probably didn't need yet another company to make Darth Vader, but it happened anyway. A few more things before everyone chips in...

-James Deen is presumably Dick Reckard in this NSFW Blade Runner porn pictorial.

-Bill Nye endorses this time-travel documentary Kickstarter.

-GWAR replaced Oderus Urungus with a woman named Vulvatron.

-David Ayer may do a Suicide Squad movie.

-Laser cannons on planes are already a thing.

-A Top Cat origin movie isn't the movie you need, but the prequel Mexico deserves.

-An L. Frank Baum biopic? Word to the wise - he's a little harder to whitewash than Disney in Saving Mr. Banks.

-Game of Thrones theme, '80s synth-style version, is the best thing today.