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Official Android Figurines Series 4 unveiled: Dead Zebra strikes again

Official Android Figurines Series 4 unveiled: Dead Zebra strikes again

There's no doubt now that the folks at Dead Zebra have a solid combination of style and pop-culture connection on their hands with their officially licensed Android Figurine series. They've been released waves of these guys for several years now, finding their way in to Google device releases (the official first showing of Honeycomb) and international conferences (CES 2012, MWC 2011) alike. They're on their 4th series now, coming in smooth with a caveman, gold, and burger for good measure.

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Thor Mjolnir hammer USB battery pack for geeks on the go

Thor Mjolnir hammer USB battery pack for geeks on the go

There have been some interesting movie tie-ins with tech products over the years. One of the most interesting tie-ins that I have seen has just turned up for the new Thor movie that is in theaters right now. This tech product is a battery charger that looks like Thor's trusty hammer Mjolnir. The hammer battery pack comes from a company called Infothink.

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Original Minecraft LEGO set Review

Original Minecraft LEGO set Review

It’s finally time for us to take a hands-on look Lego / Mojang / Cuusoo toy you’ve all been waiting for: Minecraft, based on one of the most notorious cult-classic games of all time! This little set was voted in as part of Lego’s Cuusoo system where ideas are pushed by fans and organizations that want their own custom Lego set to be made. Here the folks at Mojang tried their luck with Minecraft with rezounding success. Have a peek at this limited edition set in our hands-on experience below.

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Minecraft Lego release approaches

Minecraft Lego release approaches

This summer we're about to see the release of the one and only Minecraft Lego set courtesy of their new program by the name of CUUSOO. With this program, fans and organizations alike are asked to create their own lego sets - or prospective lego sets as it stands - and submit them to the CUUSOO system. If they're accepted at first, they're then voted upon by the public, and if they are voted up enough, like this Minecraft set has, they're set for release!

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Portal Gun replicas sale details revealed

Portal Gun replicas sale details revealed

There's a limited edition Portal Gun coming to your doorstep via ThinkGeek, all you fans of the fantastic cult classic game, and its the 1:1 replica you may never have known you've always needed. This gun is the same you've seen in the Portal Series in both the first and second editions, you being able here to toss some C batteries in, start it up, and blast some GLaDOS friendly sound effects and lights into the atmosphere at will. This Portal Gun replica is limited to 5000 pieces worldwide and has been announced for sale on the 18th of May by ThinkGeek today!

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Quad the green tech Tamagotchi toy for kids

Quad the green tech Tamagotchi toy for kids

Here's a new toy concept that can help instill green values in your kids when it comes to using renewable energy. A toy designed by Endrit Hanjo, called the Quad, works like the Tamagotchi toys of yesteryears but it comes with a catch. For the toy to be kept alive, your kids will need to keep it well fed on renewable energy sources such as solar and wind energy.

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Mattel Hover Board prepped for 2012 holiday release

Mattel Hover Board prepped for 2012 holiday release

Before you have a heart attack over the undeniable excellence that would be a real live hovering Hover Board from Back to the Future: Part II, note that this one doesn't QUITE float yet. Instead we get an assurance that this Hover Board does not work on water and that the price for this 1:1 replica will indeed be produced by Mattel and will be released in a "minimum orders required" fashion. This means that because the creation of this item is so costly to Mattel, they're requiring that a minimum number of pre-orders be placed before they go into production.

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Minecraft LEGO set confirmed, cult gamers rejoice

Minecraft LEGO set confirmed, cult gamers rejoice

The cult classic video game still undergoing development and exploding in popularity on both the web browser and mobile platforms has been approved in LEGO form. There's a brand new set coming through officially through the LEGO project known as CUUSOO - this program being a socially judged creation platform for LEGO fans who want to see their projects made into real LEGO-carried sets for stores. With the Minecraft set having reached 10,000 votes, LEGO will officially be making a set!

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Canada reaches space with Lego

Canada reaches space with Lego

Two students from Toronto have made a bit leap into the final frontier for Lego-kind, sending a Canadian-flag wielding Lego man into space with just a helium balloon and four cameras to record the whole event. Seventeen-year-olds Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad simply attached a helium balloon to four cameras and a Lego strip connected to a Lego man and his cool tiny Canada flag and let them fly. Once the whole rig descended back to Earth, the collection was made and the videos were viewed. When the videos were loaded and the photos they took were reviewed, the teens started screaming.

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DIY Paper Monster Truck constructed, destroyed for They Might Be Giants tour

DIY Paper Monster Truck constructed, destroyed for They Might Be Giants tour

There's nothing better than a gigantic pink monster truck / hearse hybrid made out of cardboard and paper to get your rock and roll concert tour underway, and They Might Be Giants have done us one better: they've taught us how to make our own! We love gadgets, and they've got a gigantic person-sized cardboard and paper boombox to fix us up there as well! This is basically the greatest combination of oddities to happen here in the tech, music, and fun world all day long!

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