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Rebel Alliance and Galactic Empire Bags Keep The Merch Fever Alive

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Perhaps even more impressive than the visual and auditory marvels that await us in the upcoming Star Wars sequel is the unstoppable train of merchandising opportunities that’s currently rolling through the marketplace. Take the above travel bags as an example. They’re actually kind of cool, featuring a hook that lets you hang them up on a hotel door somewhere and easily access your things. There’s one for the Galactic Empire, and another for the Rebel Alliance. They’re both neat, and cost next to nothing at $35, but you’ll have to wait until January 2015 to get your hands on them.

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The Anatomy Of Shows

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It’s no secret that TV shows follow a formula. Ever wonder what it is, for various shows? This is John Atkinson’s take on that. We think it’s particularly accurate, regardless of how cynical you think we might be. And that right there, is the reason we download or stream anything we decide to watch.

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Alien Facehugger Leash Needs To Be Ours

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Although we’ll have to buy a dog first. And we better make that an all black dog, because as cool as this leash is, the FaceHugger itself is attached to a black harness that will ruin the illusion if tied to anything but a black canine. That aside, this is one awesome leash. The alien is made of airbrushed foam, and the harness ties up with velcro. It fits smallish dogs, ranging between 15-35 pounds in size. It’s also pretty darn expensive at $150, but we bet you’ll be the only one in the neighbourhood with something like this and are likely to be quite the hit at the dog park…

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2015 Is Upon Us, Might As Well Get A Flux Capacitor Wristwatch

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Who wears wristwatches anymore? No one, but don’t tell Apple that. Still, if you fancy yourself old school and don’t plan on getting a smartwatch, you might want to take a look at this cool Flux Capacitor watch instead. With 2015 (the year that Back to the Future II mostly takes place in) right around the corner, it seems fitting to consider its purchase. It has an LED flux capacitor in the middle, looks ok, and tells the time in an obtuse manner that may add to its charm in the eyes of some.

Reading the time on the Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Wristwatch is pretty fun. Press the bottom button and then get ready to count lights. Time is divided into hours, minutes first digit, minutes second digit – so it looks confusing, but is very easy to read. (Example: 10 lights, 5 lights, 3 lights = 10:53 – and it repeats). At the same time, the time circuit LCD display will show you the date.

We actually have a soft spot for these types of watches, having been big fans of Tokyoflash for a while. And at $50, this Flux Capacitor timepiece is about half the price of pretty much any Japanese equivalent.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Geekologie ]

Fake Ad Campaign Mashes Up Pop Culture Characters Into Fake LEGO Minifigs

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Remember being a kid and cherry-picking superpowers from different characters in order to create your very own super superhero? That was fun. Clearly, mashing things together is something we’ve been doing since childhood, and Argentinian art director Alexandre Tissier hasn’t lost his touch. Pictured are his renditions of what some pop culture characters would look like if they were mashed together and turned into a LEGO Minifig. Homer and The Wolverine as a mining? Behold ‘Homerine’. James Bond with Spiderman? ‘Spider Bond’, of course.

It’s for a fake ad campaign, and it’s not a product, or anything. Just Alexandre having some fun. We thought you might enjoy.

Hit the jump for two more pics, and links.

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52 Common Myths Debunked

Einstein sucked at math? Apparently not, he just failed an entrance exam to some school but was still great at math. Chewing gum stays 7 years in your system? Nope, you just poop it out like anything else that’s indigestible. As a matter of fact, the below infographic has 52 very common myths, which are debunked succinctly. The source is indicated at the bottom for those of you stubbornly stuck on the idea that sugar makes you hyperactive, or that shaving thickens hair.

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Infographic: 40 Brand Logos With Hidden Messages

We often take logos for granted, forgetting the endless hours that went into their creation. You may think of them as just some image a marketing company created, but in fact many of the most successful logos have “hidden imagery” meant to reinforce their brand’s product or main message. This works on an almost subconscious, subliminal level, and once you see them you’ll understand the genius that went into their creation. Below is a cool infographic outlining 40 of the top brands that use hidden imagery in their logos.

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The One Ring Firering

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Lord of the Rings fans, check this out. It’s a firepit, made to look like The Ring. It’s “26 inches in diameter and uses 16 gauge steel with a 12 gauge steel bottom. It’s then finished with a high temp black paint” When the fire blazes within, you can just imagine how awesome it looks on the outside.

It’ll look great in your backyard, but will sadly set you back a hefty $515.

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Deal Of The Day: Get $150 Worth Of Life-Sized Decals For $79

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In your quest to personalize your living space, you might have considered getting a life-sized decal. But you know what, those things can get expensive. Well, with today’s deal, $79 will get you a $150 credit with ltlprints.com, which means you can go to town and get just about any print you want. You’ll have access to a library of over 8 million images, and the decals are made with a “re-positionable self-adhesive fabric which can be safely applied to walls, doors, windows and virtually any flat surface, so your options are essentially endless.” Yes, this library includes Star Trek images, as well as cityscapes, animals and well, a bunch of stuff. Decal sizes can range from laptop sized (for $15) to 7+ feet (for $149).

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