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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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Light Saber Keys

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We suppose you could paint your own keys and pretend they’re “light saber keys” too. But what’s the fun in that? These blanks have already been painted for you, and they come in KW1/KW10, SC1 or WR5 types. Order a pair and go to your local hardware store to have them cut for you. It’s $10 for a pair, which is really not expensive considering you want them pretty badly.

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BTTF 2 Light-Up Shoes Available For Purchase

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We’re just a few months away from 2015, the year Marty McFly travels to in Back to the Future 2. Our hoverboards are nowhere to be seen, and our flying cars just don’t look right. But at least you can get your hands on the same light-up shoes our protagonist wore in the movie. Yes, we said light-up, but not lace-up; you’ll have to do that part yourself, although it looks like a simple velcro affair. The shoes are fully licensed and being sold by a Halloween costume company, with shipping expected in time for October 31st. Is McFly going to be a thing this Halloween? We doubt it, but that still shouldn’t stop you from spending the $100 asking price.

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LEGO To Release A 1,996 Piece, Ultimate Collector’s Edition Of Boba Fett’s Ship

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The Star Wars franchise is an enduring money-printing machine, all the more so now that they’re working on yet another episode. Hoping to cash in on the craze, LEGO will be releasing the UCS Star Wars Slave I 75060 set, which features 1,996 pieces and will cost $200. In case you don’t know, the Slave I is Boba Fett’s ship, and you’ll be able to recreate all your favourite scenes with it, as well as with the bevy of minifies that come packaged with it. These include regular Han Solo, Han Solo in Carbonite, Boba Fett, Bespin Guard and a Stormtrooper.

Expect a late 2014 release date.

Hit the jump for more pics, including that of the minifigs.

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This Borg Cube Fridge Is All The Refrigeration A Trekkie Needs

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“The first officially publicized Federation contact with a Borg cube took place in 2365, when the USS Enterprise-D encountered a single cube in System J-25.” This much we know thanks to Google and the first wiki we came across, but we’ll confess to not being familiar with Borg cubes. Seeing as it does look rather cool though, we decided to tell the Trekkies in our audience that they can get a tiny one that doubles as not only a fridge, but also a food warmer. Measuring only 11.5″ on each side, this cube won’t hold a ton of food, and we don’t even really know how it keeps food warm… but we suppose a cramped dorm room might be appropriate for something like this. It does glow green behind the Borg coating, as well as inside. The door does lock to prevent spillage, while the rubber feet prevent it from sliding around. It’s… as good as things are going to get for a mini Borg cube fridge we suppose, and we’re glad Thinkgeek is only asking $150 for it.

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