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Walter White Would Be Proud Of This Breaking Bad Fries-enberg Mr. Potato Head

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Recently shown off at the NYC Toy Fair, the Mr. Potato Head Fries-enberg is the perfect toy to get… well, not your kids, that’s for sure. Well… maybe your young kids were allowed to Watch Breaking Bad so it might not be that inappropriate for them, but we like to think this particular toy offers more appeal to the grown-ups who have an appreciation for the famed TV franchise, and who still carry a bit of youthfulness in their hearts. You can of course argue about the ethics of having a potato head also be a meth dealer, but we imagine you’re not supposed to overthink this $25 purchase, which will be shipping in April and is available for pre-order now.

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Hasbro To Launch A Make-Your-Own Line Of Lightsabers

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It’s pretty clear there’s a new Star Wars movie in the works because the merchandising machine is starting to run full steam. Hasbro has announced a cool line of lightsaber toys that can be customized in many ways, allowing children young and old alike to create lightsabers that are as weird as they’d be potentially lethal to the person who wields them.

The main Jedi Master Lightsaber set (for ages 4 and up, $49.99 includes a lightsaber with lights and electronic sounds, a pair of lightdaggers, an expansion hilt and a variety of connectors.

From there, kids can mIx and match from three other assortments with connectors and lightsaber blades tied to various characters. The electronic lightsaber ($19.99) comes in Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker flavors, the foam lightsaber ($14.99) has Yoda, Vader and Luke variants, and the extend lightsaber ($9.99) offers something for Luke, Vader and Anakin Skywalker fans.

The line was on display at New York’s Toy Fair last week and will be launching this fall, in time for the release of the new movie in December.

[ USAToday ] VIA [ Geekologie ]

Marrying A Dr. Who Fan? Propose With This Ring!

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This sounds like a solid idea, right fellas? You’re dating this wonderful girl for some time, and all she ever does is talk about that show. You’ve actually been thinking of putting a ring on it, so… what better way than with The Spin Doctor, as this particular piece is called? It’s available in sterling silver, 14 karat white and yellow gold as well as platinum, and the spinning Tardis has infinitely many diamonds on the inside. It’s much bigger, you see?

Prices start at $1,050 and will take 6 weeks to ship.

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Floating Iron Man Suit Is The Coolest Useless Toy Money Can Buy

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We’re not sure it’s ever smart to spend a large chunk of change on a toy, but if you have $170 burning a hole in your pocket, the Iron Man Mark II Special Floating Edition sure looks cool. It’s part of the Egg Attack series, and floats in mid-air thanks to a combination of attracting and repulsing magnets.

True to the key features of the Egg Attack series, Iron Man’s every detail is meticulously crafted, including the armor, joints, and flying mode air deflector. The Iron Man 3 Mark II Magnetic floating version’s main body is painted with high-quality metal coating, showcasing Mark II’s steel-like armor. High-luminance LED light is hidden within the eye, chest reactor, and feet, which stays true to the night flying mode in the Iron Man movie.

The Egg Attack Iron Man 3 Mark II Magnetic Floating Version is shipped with a glowing magnetic levitation base, a customized battery case (fits 8 AA batteries, sold separately), and a protective sheet.

So that’s it, $170 for an awesome levitating Iron Man toy. Watch the video; it’s hard not to want it.

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For The Die Hard Fans: A Pokemon Engagement Ring

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So I’ll be the first to admit, I’m a little out of touch on the whole Pokemon thing. Do people still play this stuff? Is it, like, a thing now? Because we’re thinking it would have to be for some jeweller somewhere to think it worth his while to develop a Pokemon Engagement ring. And to be so passionate about its description.

Somewhere in our bedrooms was a small pile of dead AA batteries from the sleepless nights with our faces glowing in the screen of capturing all of the existing 150 little evolving creatures we pit in a fight to the faint. Nowadays the batteries are built into all electronic devices and the 150 has been upped to a zillion billion. Nothing says “I Choose You” like our Trainer’s Band.

The engagement ring has a twisted shank with a row of created green gems showing our good health at the beginning of a battle, the other row of created topaz stones shows our experience. All variations of this ring has a Created Ruby and Cubic Zirconium cut in half to create the symmetrical design in the center. Our Genuine Gems options have Authentic Peridot and Authentic Aquamarine “AA” quality.

Prices start at $197 for the cubic zirconium versions and going up to $849 for real gems.

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High-top Sneakers With Poop Emoji Pattern

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We are no experts on fashion, so we don’t know if we should be getting excited at the sight of shoes with a poop emoji pattern. But we are, and we’re unapologetic. These Poo Emoji Light Wing Franklin Shoes from Betabrand look like regular shoes from far, but look closely and you can’t miss everyone’s favourite ‘wtf emoji’.

– Lightweight Tyvek may look and feel like paper, but it’s also insanely strong.
– Poliyou rubber insoles provide superior support and comfort while fighting foot-odor-causing bacteria.
– Water-resistant, yet eminently breathable.

“TYVEK® is a flash-spun synthetic developed by DUPONT. It looks and feels like paper, but is insanely strong, super lightweight, water resistant, and not to mention breathable.

The coolest part about the material is the ability to print any graphic you want on it and send it through the printer. The only limit is your imagination on the graphics you want put on any of the LIGHT WING series shoes. This is the first release of the LIGHT WING FRANKLIN HIGH-TOP.” You can get a pair for $88, with worldwide shipping.

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DIY Heisenberg Paper Snowflake? DIY Heisenberg Paper Snowflake!

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We’re going to download the below PDF, print it, then set out to cut all the pieces. What we should end up with is one badass Heisenberg Paper Snowflake, of Breaking Bad fame. What we’ll actually end up with will be a mix between a saltshaker and a triangle; arts and crafts were never our forté. That said, maybe you kids can do one better with a pair of scissors. Or an Exacto knife. Whatever the means taken, we’d really love for some of our readers to pull this off.

[ Heisenberg Paper Snowflake ] VIA [ Geekologie ]

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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