Super Terrific Japanese Thing: Lifesize Lego Hatsune Miku Builder Takes Panty Shots

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 4:26 pm

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You can't call this NSFW when it's a Lego model of a person who has never been real, right? Anyway, a Lego fan on Twitter named ChaosBrick built this model of the virtual pop idol, and it seems that more than merely a love of construction was on the mind (this isn't even the most extreme closeup posted). So ironic that building a fake girlfriend this way takes you so much further in the direction of never, ever getting a real one.

Taking a page out of '90s McFarlane Toys Angela action figures in reverse...how long do you think it'll be before another fan imitates the build, but replaces the "underwear" colored bricks with "flesh" colored ones?

Hell, the Japanese aren't Republic Serial villains (any more)...I reckon somebody did it thirty-five minutes ago.

h/t Kotaku

Extreme Jenga, With Excavators and 600-Pound Blocks

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 12:30 pm

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Proof positive, if you needed it, that theoretically dorky games of balance can always be made bigger and manlier.

Also proof positive that "In the Hall of the Mountain King" needs to be retired as theme music. I know it's supposed to be shorthand for escalating tension, but whenever it comes on, all I hear is "Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb; Mary had a little lamb, its fleece was white as snow."

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NECA's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Figures in Action

Monday, April 14, 2014 at 3:07 pm

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These are final production figures, posed in one of those display dioramas toy companies make to essentially mock you for the fact that the market does not support dioramas. It would appear that apes learn to read and write in this one, judging by the accessories.

Anybody hoping for any humans to call out these damn dirty apes for what they are, though, may be waiting forever, as there are no plans to make, say, Gary Oldman or Jason Clarke. There aren't even plans as yet for Heston in their classic line, though NECA has mentioned they'd like to do Troy McClure as Taylor in their Simpsons guest-star series.

Weekend Hangover: Superhero Furries, Spider-Politician, Sharknado 2 and More

Monday, April 14, 2014 at 10:00 am

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While I am certain - not - that most of you were either partying at Coachella or gettin' down to the MTV Movie Awards, many of your fellow readers were scaring up the usual mess o' stories that we didn't have room for last week. Compiled from the weekend thread with the help of Kyle LeClair, here are your weekend highlights of hilariousness.

Tipsters include: donnaryoko, Anyone00, SlyDante777, Dr.Gonzo82, Gallen_Dugall, Citrus_King, troi, andre_morello

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First Sights and Sounds of Splinter in New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Plus Spider-Man, Hercules

Monday, April 14, 2014 at 8:00 am

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In a new TV spot that aired during the MTV Movie Awards, we got our first look (from behind) of Splinter, in a trailer narrated by Tony Shalhoub, who was just cast as the master's voice.

It's not terrible, as giant rodent voices go. Check it out and a couple more, including a bullet-time bit from Amazing Spider-Man 2 that's actually decent, and slightly newer trailers for Hercules and Transformers: Age of Extinction.

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Overnight/Weekend Open Thread - The Toys of Summer

Friday, April 11, 2014 at 7:00 pm

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"Out in the stores today, I saw a Spawn head sticker on a Nicktoon pack..."

In other last-minute stuff...

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Fun Vintage Footage of Legoland Denmark Opening in 1968

Friday, April 11, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Back when "midget" wasn't considered a slur, and Native American characters could literally be built with red skin. Notably, though, even all those years before minifigs, the mini-humans in the displays are yellow.

The only ride is a train, and the idea that toy boats can be remotely moved through water is presented as a miracle. You gotta love the English-accented narration - in the generations of yesteryear, newscasters could afford to be only vaguely clued in to the intricacies of children's toys, and discuss Legoland like some strange wildlife habitat on a nature program.

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Thai Toy Fair Exclusive: Naked Women Dressed as Star Wars Bears in Crucifixion Scene

Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 11:30 am

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Ummmmm....

There are no words.

Though I guess as an alleged writer, it is incumbent upon me to find some, so...BJJKLHLLLFHHGH! What in the hell is wrong with Thailand? Too much of that extra sweet coffee made somebody hallucinate? Were they trying to create the toy that would most disturb Stephen Colbert's on-air persona? This is not some one-off art piece - it is a THAILAND TOY EXPO EXCLUSIVE, with a production run of 100. "The "Confession" Exclusive Set from FOOLS PARADISE x JP TOYS, feats 1 damaged Keiko Vader and 1 damaged Keiko Trooper, in a new colorway."

More pics below...

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It's Shatner vs. Shakespeare in Stop-Motion Lego "Action Bill"

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 1:45 pm

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Painstakingly animated at 15 frames per second, this short from AMAA productions sees William Shatner take a time-traveling mech to destroy the bard and thereby ending the kind of theater that brings about good acting.

But there's another starship captain who feels a bit differently about such things, and vows to stop him...

(don't worry - the impersonations are decent)

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DC Collectibles Gives Early Look at Batman Animated Style Freeze and Two-Face Figures

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 12:00 pm

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When DC Collectibles revealed the Batman from their new Dini-Timm animated action figure line, I know some of you were suspicious that it wouldn't be very articulated. The computer model for the next figure, above, should put those worries to rest. Mr. Freeze comes with spider legs, so even though they haven't said for sure that his head is removable, it seems likely. He'll be available in November, just in time for appropriately chilly weather - and it appears that his condition has left him cold to your wallet's plea for mercy.

If you're bi-curious about Harvey Dent's toy appearance, go check out Two-Face.