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LEGO Doctor Who set gets official approval

LEGO Doctor Who set gets official approval

If you've been biting your nails for the past few months in hopes that LEGO would give the Doctor Who set its approval, we have some good news for you. LEGO announced yesterday that the project has been reviewed and approved, and will be officially arriving in the relatively near future. The project first surfaced a few months ago, seeking supporters on LEGO Ideas. It hit the required 10,000 supporters, and after a long wait has finally been given the thumbs-up.

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Amiibo Gold and Silver edition Mario starts new wave

Amiibo Gold and Silver edition Mario starts new wave

Two new editions of the first wave of Nintendo Amiibo figurines have appeared: Mario Gold Edition and Mario Silver Edition. While no details have been shared by Nintendo officially, both editions were found on Nintendo's webpage - so they're on their way! Both editions are very likely set to function the same as their predecessors, tapping in to functionality with the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS for cross-platform play. And don't expect the Gold and Silver re-paints to stop here, either.

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Blending Buckyballs make for a nice but dangerous light show

Blending Buckyballs make for a nice but dangerous light show

Small, spherical Neodynium magnets, more popular by their commercial name "Buckyballs", have been declared illegal last year by the Consumer Product Safety Commission because of the danger they pose to children. To commemorate the commercial death, at least officially, of the hot geek product, as well as to dispose of it, Blendtec saw it fit to make the balls rest in pieces by putting it inside one of their blenders. Will it blend? Yes it does, somewhat. But it produces more than rubbish too.

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Jurassic World toys surface ahead of movie

Jurassic World toys surface ahead of movie

After years of hopes, rumors, leaks, and eventual confirmation and subsequent teases, Jurassic World is (finally) upon us, destined to hit theaters early this summer. As with other movies, the film will be ushered in with a litany of toys, the likes of which have surfaced in several screenshots of dino action figures. Standing biggest among the bunch is a massive 18-inch T-Rex, and of lesser note are some smaller dinosaur toys -- one of which appears to be a hybrid.

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Realistic Darth Vader figurine up for pre-order

Realistic Darth Vader figurine up for pre-order

This year is promised to be a hot one for Star Wars fans, and merchandise of various sorts has been cropping up as the next movie grows closer. Word recently surfaced of remastered original Star Wars graphic novels, for example, and we've seen different Star Wars items for around the home and office before. For those more into the collective side of merchandise, Hot Toys has introduced its new realistic Darth Vader figurine, and though it won't be shipping for several months still, the item is up for pre-order now.

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LEGO Simpsons to return for 2015

LEGO Simpsons to return for 2015

Apparently the success of the co-branding alliance between LEGO and The Simpsons was enough to inspire a second wave. Thus reads the rumor mill this week with a list of LEGO minifigures that'll likely be released this May. There's also word of a second LEGO Simpsons full-sized brick set to match with the original Simpsons House. This second Simpsons LEGO set will be the Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart (71016), and it'll also be released this May of 2015. As for another episode of The Simpsons matched with LEGO - that's looking a lot less likely.

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Lego to release Wonder Woman’s invisible jet, sadly it is visible

Lego to release Wonder Woman’s invisible jet, sadly it is visible

Lego has announced that one of its sets to come out next year based on the DC Superheroes line will include Wonder Woman and her famed vehicle of choice, the invisible jet. Except the pieces used to build the aircraft are actually visible, and when you put them all together, they're still not invisible. Which kinda sucks. But there's not much else one can expect when everyone's favorite plastic bricks are still bound by the laws of science, is there?

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Darkside Ollie hits market for the evil robot lover in you

Darkside Ollie hits market for the evil robot lover in you

Earlier this year we had a peek at the Sphero Ollie, a two-wheeled remote-control robot from the same folks that made the original spherical Sphero device. Now the two-wheeled beast has been given a slight reboot in an all-black design called Darkside Ollie. This unit will cost you just a bit more than the original Ollie, and not just because it comes in a limited-edition color scheme. This unit has a whole lot more in the box as well - Prime Hubs and Flux Hubs and Turbo Tires, oh my!

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Hoverkraft Levitating Construction Challenge builds floating castles

Hoverkraft Levitating Construction Challenge builds floating castles

Sometimes you need to unplug and get away from the video games, smartphones, and tablets to do something in the real world like a board game. Board games are fun, but they usually have one thing in common, they are played on a flat fold out game board. ThinkGeek has rolled out a new game called Hoverkraft Levitating Construction Challenge, and it has a game board unlike anything else out there.

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LEGO Ideas 9 and 10: Big Bang Theory and Birds

LEGO Ideas 9 and 10: Big Bang Theory and Birds

This week the folks at LEGO Ideas have made their next couple of sets known. These are sets originally created by fans of the LEGO universe who've submitted ideas for judgement by the public. Once the public votes and a certain number of positive votes are counted, the product goes to LEGO for judgement - these two newest sets have made it through to production. They include a learning "Birds" set and a set based on the television show The Big Bang Theory.

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