Someone has remade Star Wars using only Hasbro Star Wars toys. When I say remade, I do mean remade only about three minutes of the 2-hour movie, but I still think it’s awesome. When I was collecting Star Wars toys with an unhealthy obsession, that was kind of my goal — to get every figure and ship that appeared in the original trilogy. That meant every costume variation of every character as well, and, of course, numerous Stormtroopers. I had a vague idea of showcasing them in some future house of mine, scene by scene, but this movie was a much better idea. The impossibility of ever buying a house when I get spending all my money on Star Wars toys only occurred to me much, much later. (Via Geeks Are Sexy)
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.