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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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Great Scott! This Flux Capacitor USB Car Charger Will Juice Up Two Devices At Once

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There’s something about movie-themed merchandise that makes it almost irresistible to make movie-related puns and references. They’re usually really tacky, unless the writers are top notch. I’m bottom notch… so I’m not finding an elegant way to tie 88mph, Great Scott, and “Roads … where we’re going, we don’t need roads” all in one article. So I’ll just tell you that this USB car charger plugs into your cigarette lighter socket, charges two devices at once, and looks like the flux capacitor from BTTF. It’s $25.

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LEGO Set To Launch Massive 1,869 Piece Batman Tumbler Kit

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Chris Nolan’s Tumbler was but one of the many highlights from the latest Batman trilogy, but boy was it memorable. So much so that it makes perfect sense for LEGO to create a replica kit. This, however, is no ordinary LEGO kit. You’re looking at a massive 1,869 pieces that assemble into a 5 inch tall, and 15 inches long version of the car. It comes with two limited edition minifigs of the Joker and Batman, so this might add yet more appeal to a kit that, despite everything, will still have to justify its astronomical price tag: $199. It’ll be available in September.

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Batman Bow Ties

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You can go to a black tie event and wear a good old fashioned bow tie. Or you can go and wear a Batman bow tie. Why not be the life of that stuffy old party, and let some of your personality show through? At $5 a pop, these leather clip-on ties are meant to be hair accessories but can also be worn around your neck. They’re 3 inches in length, and are secured with a 4.5 cm alligator clip in the back.

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Cannot Unsee: World Cup Brazil Logo Is A Facepalming Captain Picard

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Oh, the LOLs that were had after being told that the FIFA World Cup Brazil logo looks a whole lot like that face palming Captain Picard. And now that we’ve seen it, that’s literally all we’re seeing.

Anyway, on to more relevant news.

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Want: Star Wars X-Wing Knife Block

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We’re going to go ahead and speculate that the Star Wars franchise will print money until the end of time. Not only is there yet another movie instalment in the works, but the onslaught of merchandise is seemingly never ending. Just look at the above Star Wars X-Wing Knife Block. It’s awesome, and we want it, even though we feel guilty wanting to give even more money to people who already have too much. Oh well, the tug on our consumerist heart is strong with this one, and we’ll have to give up about $120 to get it. It comes with 5 knives: a Cook’s knife (335mm), a Bread knife (320mm), a Carving Knife (325mm), a Utility knife (235mm), and a Paring knife (195mm). This ships in August and is only available for pre-order now.

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Pull Up To The Green Like What? That’s A Tumbler Golf Cart, Son

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We gotta give Hammacher Schlemmer credit for stocking the most outlandish vehicles on their website, alongside other mundane items like sandals and iPhone cases. This time you’re looking at a golf cart that’ll turn a head or three next time you tee off. Inspired by Batman’s car from the 2005-2012 films, this Tumbler Golf Cart is just awesome and not short on features:

The cart rolls on six course-friendly tires—the rear four are smaller 28″ versions of the originals from the movie vehicle. Powered by a 6-horsepower, battery-powered electric go-cart motor, the cart can reach 38 mph for quick follow-up shots or to retrieve an errant Bat-slice. Its sleek, all-black alloy body replicates the movie vehicle’s rear afterburner while its twin aerodynamic wings fold around the passenger compartment to protect occupants from incoming golf balls. Its 4-link rear suspension provides a smooth ride over fairways, rough, and paths, while rear disc brakes provide confident stops. With adjustable leather seats, cup holders, iPad stand, and lights

You do realize, of course, that if you’re interested in being that guy, you’re going to have to pony up a pretty penny. $35,000 worth, to be exact.

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