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LEGO is Coming: Game-of-Thrones Inspired Minifigs

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Citizen Brick is calling this the “Dragon Sword Fighter Force” minifig set, but we all know what it really is: a Game of Thrones-inspired set of minifigs that features most of the characters you know (or at least, used to know) from the hit HBO series. LEGO isn’t keen on creating an adult line for their sets and minifigs so Citizen Brick has stepped in for the time being to satisfy adult toy collectors and builders for the meantime.

The minifigs are being sold in sets of three, so there are a total of four packs to collect. As a special treat, you’ll get a figure that looks like Mr. Martin if you buy all 12 figures at once.

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Time to Bust Some Ghosts: Ghostbusters Neutrino Wand

Ghostbusters Neutrino

 

When there’s something strange in the neighborhood, the only people you should call are the Ghostbusters! They were a huge hit in the eighties and the original team are still very much revered by kids and the young-at-heart who grew up following the franchise over the years. The third movie is still in limbo, although we’re definitely keeping our fingers crossed that they work something out.

But why not nab ghouls and catch ghosts Ghostbuster-style with this Neutrino Wand while you wait? It’s inspired by the one Ray, Winston, Egon, and Dr. Peter Venkman used to capture Slimer, Gozer, and a host of other ghosts in the movies. It’s made with great attention to detail, from the blasting button and proton stream switch to the adjuster knob and the sound effects that emanate from the wand upon firing.

The Neutrino Wand prop replica is available for $280.

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Want This: Transforming Hulk Toy is Smashing!

Hulk Smash Transformation Toy

Now this is one toy that stays in keeping with the personality of the character that it features. It’s the Transforming Hulk toy which, as its name suggests, has the hulk transforming into his ginormous green form and smashing through the walls of the city. All you need to do is add water (because it’s water that makes him hulk out, not adrenaline–at least, for this particular toy) and wait for five days for his “transformation” to be complete.

This type of “add-water-and-watch-it-grow” toy isn’t new, but it’s awesome nonetheless. When you’re hulk is all hulked up, just remove him from the tank so he’ll return to his original form. When you want him to hulk up again, well, you know what to do.

Transforming Hulk is available from ThinkGeek for $13.99.

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Mini Flying TARDIS: Not Bigger On the Inside, But Still Awesome

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Owning this mini flying TARDIS won’t transform you into Doctor Who, but it will make you the coolest Whovian on the block. This flying R/C TARDIS is unlike your regular toy helicopter or quadcopter in terms of appearance, but you’ll be able to fly it with no problem at all if you’ve flown other R/C toys before.

The miniature TARDIS measures 3 inches in height and takes off and lands vertically. Aside from flying it, you’ll also be able to control its spin.

The Doctor Who R/C Flying TARDIS is available online for $49.99.

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Finally: The Simpsons LEGO Set Looks Awesome

Simpsons LEGO

D’oh! It’s about time the Simpsons LEGO set became a reality. Fans have been waiting for LEGO to release a set featuring one of the most well-known families on television. It’s been twenty years coming, and the set does not disappoint.

LEGO will be releasing the Simpsons set on February 1st, and it will feature the entire Simpsons family and their freaky diddly-doodly neighbor, Flanders. Bart will have his skateboard and comics, Homer will have his car, Lisa will have her sax, Marge will have her mile-high hair, and Flanders will come with his own barbecue set.

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McDonald’s Happy Meals in Japan are All About Super Mario

McDonalds Mario Happy Meal

Happy Meals are truly happy in Japan.

While McDonald’s stores in the US are all about NFL-themed toys, the ones in Japan right now are particularly super as they feature none other than Super Mario. They’re doing it as a way to celebrate one of Nintendo’s most well-known franchise. In a way, it’s also celebrating Nintendo as a video game company, as they’ve been making games (and making the lives of the people who play them a lot more fun) since 1889.

The toys feature Mario in various costumes and positions, and include figures of the Princess and Yoshi, too. But what about Luigi?

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Electric Paint Pen With Conductive Ink Could Teach You Basics About Circuits

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This is a pen with a special ink that when dry, will conduct electricity. Meaning you can literally draw some basic circuits on a piece of cardboard and they’ll work. Connect them to some resistors, or LEDs or whatever else elements go into a circuit and teach yourself or a young one the fundamentals. The surface resistivity is 55 Ω/Sq @ 50 microns, if that has any meaning to you, and you should probably not use it with voltages above 12V. It’ll work on just about any surface except skin, and maybe metal and will set you back all of $12 or $19 for two.

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Portal Companion Cube Dice

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With its nearly instant popularity among geeks, we’re fairly certain you know at least one Portal fan. So if they have a birthday, or some kind of special even coming up, why not buy them a pair of Companion Cube dice?

This unique die (singular dice) is made layer by layer in a 3D printer and then fired to fuse the metal particles into solid steel.

It is available in a numbered version, a version with just hearts.

The dice are available on an Etsy store, meaning they’re handmade in low volumes, meaning that they’re relatively expensive. One die is $29, so if you’re going to buy a pair, you’re out $60. That’s a lot for dice.

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Brain Cube: It’s the Ultimate Rubik’s Cube

Brain Cube

There’s a pattern you have to take note of when you’re solving a Rubik’s cube–something about the colors and what they should look like relative to the ones around them. If you’ve mastered solving 3×3 cubes and no longer find 4×4 and even 5×5 Rubik’s cubes challenging, then maybe it’s time you gave the Brain Cube a shot.

It resembles the Rubik’s cube in form, but that’s where the similarities end. Instead of six colorful faces, the Brain Cube is only rendered in one color. It’s also got grooves and markings on the surface (like the ones on the human brain), which are meant to be used as a guide in putting the brain right again. And perhaps to distract the player, it’s made from a soft, squishy material to resemble an actual brain somehow.

It’s available for $35.

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