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Star Ducks: The Next Generation

Star Ducks: The Next Generation
Do you know what would have Star Trek: The Next Generation even better? If the entire crew was made up of ducks. Well, thanks to the guys at Numskull Designs, that can now be a reality.

Galactic Snackin’ Grogu Is Sure to Be 2021’s Must-Have Toy

Galactic Snackin’ Grogu Is Sure to Be 2021’s Must-Have Toy
Because Star Wars merchandise makes money hand over Mandalorian fist, Hasbro is releasing an $80 Galactic Snackin’ Grogu (affiliate link) this year in time for Christmas. The 9-inch interactive toy has over 40 sound and movement combinations and responds differently to the four interactive accessories included (bowl with tentacles, cookie, shifter knob, and spoon).

Screw Together Your Own NASA Space Shuttle

Screw Together Your Own NASA Space Shuttle
You ever catch yourself staring at the sun and daydreaming about building your own rocket ship? Well, how about this NASA Space Rocket Deluxe Construction Kit? The 134-piece kit includes a bunch of plastic and metal bits that, when assembled correctly, resemble the Space Shuttle atop its external fuel tank and solid rocket boosters.

Look Inside a LEGO Factory to See How Bricks Are Made

Look Inside a LEGO Factory to See How Bricks Are Made
LEGO bricks: apparently they don’t grow on trees. I know, I’m as shocked as you are. Especially considering I just told my wife I was going to quit my marketing job to be a LEGO farmer.

All-White Rubik’s Cube: Just as Hard as the Original

All-White Rubik’s Cube: Just as Hard as the Original
When I read “All-White Rubik’s Cube” I thought, finally, a Rubik’s Cube I’ll actually be able to solve. Unfortunately, that’s not the case with the All-White Rubik’s Cube, because each side has a different tactile surface to differentiate it from the others.

Voltron Castle of Lions PC Case Mod: Activate Interlock!

Voltron Castle of Lions PC Case Mod: Activate Interlock!
There are good ideas, and then there are great ideas. And modder Robdp82 building a gaming PC (mostly emulation with some light e-gaming) into a 1984 Voltron Castle of Lions playset transcends even a great idea, and we can only hope when aliens finally visit earth this is the first thing they see so they don’t just immediately death-ray us all.

Watch a 1978 X-Wing Toy Restored to New Condition (without Using The Force)

Watch a 1978 X-Wing Toy Restored to New Condition (without Using The Force)
Proving there are few things more satisfying to watch than a job well done, YouTuber Rescue & Restore documents the process by which he carefully returns an original 1978 Star Wars X-Wing toy to its former glory.

Formula 1 and NASCAR Look Out, It’s Time for Racing Tardigrades

Formula 1 and NASCAR Look Out, It’s Time for Racing Tardigrades
I’ve watched lots of car races over the years. I’ve driven on race tracks and dragstrips, and have even been in a stock car at about 170 mph. But you know what I haven’t experienced yet?

The Weirdest and Worst Star Trek Toys Ever

The Weirdest and Worst Star Trek Toys Ever
Despite getting its start back in 1966, Star Trek continues to entertain, with new series like Star Trek: Discovery, Picard, and Lower Decks, all actively in production. Over the years, the franchise has certainly evolved, though in general, sticking to a formula that blends social commentary, science fiction, adventure, and humor.

Pikachu + Chewbacca = Pikachewie

Pikachu + Chewbacca = Pikachewie
Given all of the things that Disney has purchased over the years, we’re surprised they have yet to buy Nintendo or at least the Pokémon franchise. If they did, they’d probably create some crazy Star Wars / Pokémon mashup merch.

LEGO Earth, Sun and Moon Orrery : LEGOrrery

LEGO Earth, Sun and Moon Orrery : LEGOrrery
An orrery is one of those mechanical representations of the Solar System that rotates scale objects so you can see how they orbit each other. This LEGO orrery has none of that scale BS to deal with, and skips all planets but Earth, the flat center of the galaxy.

LEGO Beer Tap Gives You Blocky, Foamy Goodness

LEGO Beer Tap Gives You Blocky, Foamy Goodness
In a lot of video games, as you get hammered on by the bad guys, your heart counter goes down. Lose all your hearts, and you die. In some of those games you can refill your heart counter by drinking some sort of special health elixir.

When Your Pikachu Goes Bad It Becomes Infectachu

When Your Pikachu Goes Bad It Becomes Infectachu
These creepy collectible figures answer the question: “What happens when your Pokémon gets really sick?” Apparently, its skin color changes, and becomes semi-transparent, allowing you to see its skeletal structure inside. Delightful! Custom toymaker Scott Wilkowski is the mad mind behind these awesomely weird figures, inspired by Pikachu and Meowth.

These Plush Porgs Need a Home

These Plush Porgs Need a Home
Say what you will about Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but it did give us some of the cutest characters in the history of science fiction with the Porgs. Who could possibly hate these cuddly bird-like creatures?

Funko A Christmas Story PEZ Dispensers: You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out, Kid!

Funko A Christmas Story PEZ Dispensers: You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out, Kid!
Christmas might be 6 months away, but it’s never too early to start thinking about what gifts to buy. Funko is showing off what could be the best stocking stuffer of 2019, a pair of PEZ dispensers based on the holiday classic A Christmas Story.

ThinkGeek Is Closing Its Website?!?

ThinkGeek Is Closing Its Website?!?
Over the years around here, we have perused ThinkGeek on the daily looking for cool stuff that geeks would want. We’ve also purchased more than a few of those geeky items for ourselves. I still have that air guitar shirt that plays music around here somewhere.

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