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Tesla’s Hot Wheels Model S will cost you $1

Tesla’s Hot Wheels Model S will cost you $1

Mattel's miniature toy car brand Hot Wheels has revealed the Tesla Model S. This is just one of several models shown off this week as brands like Chevrolet take to the showroom floor with a new set of vehicles just a couple of weeks before SDCC. While one doesn't necessarily have to do with the other, it's a perfect time to get in before the crushing blow of the nerd news comes down - and these models will be sold at the convention, too, so there's that.

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LEGO Dimensions Portal gameplay trailer goes GLaDOS

LEGO Dimensions Portal gameplay trailer goes GLaDOS

Today a new Portal game is revealed - not in the traditional sense, but in the odd universe of LEGO Dimensions. WB Games revealed that the Portal test chambers would be available for your perusal, jumping in with every character from Gandalf to Scooby Doo. The trailer you're about to see has a glimpse at the first Valve-licensed LEGO toys, including a LEGO Chell minifigure and builds of both GLaDOS and Wheatley. And Batman and Wyldstyle. They're all in the same universe here.

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LEGO WALL-E set surfaces ahead of launch

LEGO WALL-E set surfaces ahead of launch

We've known for a while that LEGO would be bringing to fruition a WALL-E set, and now images that are (probably) of it have surfaced via a toy retailer's website. The set won't be available to purchase until this holiday season, and LEGO hasn't made an official unveiling on its Ideas blog yet. The retailer's website presents three images, however, two of them showing the set's box and one showing the blocky plastic WALL-E robot himself. It looks similar to the original Ideas project's WALL-E.

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Star Wars The Force Awakens toys revealed

Star Wars The Force Awakens toys revealed

The first three toys from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens collection are revealed. They're all stormtroopers. You're going to see one LEGO set, one Hotwheels car, and one Black Series action figure from Hasbro. These are amongst some of the most widespread, popular brands that'll be carrying Star Wars toys now and when the time comes for The Force Awakens to be released. Expect to see these toys in every department store across the planet by the end of the year.

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Angry Birds LEGO sets to see release alongside movie

Angry Birds LEGO sets to see release alongside movie

If the news that an Angry Birds movie was being made was enough to make you groan, get ready to feel that way all over again. The company behind the bird-flinging property, Rovio Entertainment, has just announced it's partnering with LEGO to release a set of toys next year. The movie, to be distributed by Sony Pictures Entertainment, is scheduled to hit theaters in spring 2016, with the Angry Birds LEGO sets hitting shelves around the same time (fan creations are pictured above, not the official sets).

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Nanoblock teams with McDonald’s, makes food-themed sets

Nanoblock teams with McDonald’s, makes food-themed sets

Nanoblock has teamed up with McDonald's in Hong Kong specifically to introduce some miniature food-themed Nanoblock sets. The sets are available for purchase at the McDonald's stores, and it's not clear if there's any plans to introduce the sets in other regions. There are several of them, and they -- as you'd expect, given the partnership -- are designed after some of the fast food chain's own food offerings. Only, they actually look tasty. They've turned out to be a hit among consumers.

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LEGO shows off official ‘The Big Bang Theory’ set

LEGO shows off official ‘The Big Bang Theory’ set

Among the many LEGO Ideas is a set based on “The Big Bang Theory”, the television show that has earned itself a large audience. The idea took off on LEGO Ideas, where it hit the 10,000 supporters minimum needed, and was then later approved. Work had been done on it since then, and now LEGO has taken the wraps off the finalized set, including the several minifig renditions of the show’s characters. We've a gallery after the jump!

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You can play LEGO Minecraft right this minute

You can play LEGO Minecraft right this minute

LEGO releases its own Minecraft competitor video game at long last, available on Windows PC through Steam. The game is being released with Steam Early Access first, making certain it makes an impact with the community before it makes a full-powered global launch. This sort of release is similar to what Mojang originally did with Minecraft, allowing the community to have their say before they eventually, gradually, slowly pushed it to platform after platform. This version of the LEGO Worlds game will eventually make its way to living room consoles as well.

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Musio intelligent robot aims to grow with you

Musio intelligent robot aims to grow with you

A new robot has bee unveiled that is designed to learn, adapt, and grow with its owner. The robot is called Musio and according to the creators, the robot can be a great learning tool for kids. Musio can’t move around on its own and the more you use the robot the smarter it becomes. Some versions are web connected to give them access to information you are looking for.

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I was an Avengers’ Black Widow apologist before today

I was an Avengers’ Black Widow apologist before today

Last month I was an Avengers: Age of Ultron apologist for the likes of Black Widow (and to a lesser extent Hawkeye). I saw the press materials without the two of these folks, and I was with the camp that said the Main Men were More Marketable. They are, aren't they? Captian America, Thor, Iron Man, and The Hulk - they're all really recognizable. But to steal a toy from Our Lady Of The Kill - isn't that going too far? Captain America, can't you just let her have this one?

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