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How Disney’s “real” lightsaber works: Like 2x tape measures

How Disney’s “real” lightsaber works: Like 2x tape measures

Today Disney released a video of a mechanical real-world lightsaber that'll appear in their Galactic Starcruiser experience. That's the two-night vacation event at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida that'll be opening in the year 2022. The lightsaber is real - real as far as your eyes are concerned, and real as you'll see it in person at said resort experience. Let's talk about how it works.

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Book of Boba Fett leak says novelty Star Wars song divined future

Book of Boba Fett leak says novelty Star Wars song divined future

The song was written and performed by MC Chris, and it's called Fett's Vette. The leak is related to The Book of Boba Fett, and it connects in a shockingly silly and entertaining way to the lyrics of the song. The song was originally released on an album in the year 2001 - so it's not as if MC Chris knew he'd be predicting the future - but such is the way of things.

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Hot Wheels Legends Tour seeks custom cars hoping to be turned into toys [UPDATE]

Hot Wheels Legends Tour seeks custom cars hoping to be turned into toys [UPDATE]

The 2021 Hot Wheels Legends Tour is ready to roll for the year with a variety of fantastic vehicles hoping to be made immortal. This "tour" of sorts aims to bring the most extravagant or otherwise visually spectacular vehicles out of their garages and barns in order to find the best of the best. That most excellent vehicle will be used as a model for the next Hot Wheels Garage of Legends toy - a 1:64 die-cast car for the masses.

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Tamagotchi Pix is the first virtual pet to have a built-in camera

Tamagotchi Pix is the first virtual pet to have a built-in camera

The Bandai America lineup of Tamagotchi virtual pets has been around for many years. The company has announced a new version called Tamagotchi Pix, the first virtual pet to feature an integrated camera. Bandai America says the camera will allow users to take pictures with their virtual pet and interact with the character in a new way.

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New 2021 LEGO R2-D2 ready for May the 4th

New 2021 LEGO R2-D2 ready for May the 4th

There's a new LEGO R2-D2 model in the Star Wars universe, new for 2021, a new take on an evolving build. This isn't the first time LEGO's delivered an R2-D2 at this scale - it IS the first time a LEGO R2-D2 at this scale has had this particular set of features and details. This R2-D2 was created specifically with older LEGO/Star Wars fans in mind as part of a "premium-quality collection of LEGO Star Wars building kits for adults."

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LEGO Luigi is a real thing, and he has his own starter course

LEGO Luigi is a real thing, and he has his own starter course

Just as the leaks and rumors foretold, LEGO Mario will soon be joined by his brother, LEGO Luigi. Following last year's rollout of various LEGO Super Mario sets, LEGO Luigi is now getting a starter set of his own. The set launches later this summer and comes with some iconic characters and enemies from the Super Mario series.

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Matchbox is going green just like real automakers

Matchbox is going green just like real automakers

Kids and adults worldwide collect small cars made by companies like Hot Wheels and Matchbox. Matchbox cars are taking a page from the green manuals of real automakers and is going green. Matchbox says it is moving to use either recycled or recyclable materials in its toys and packaging by 2030.

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Here’s your first look at Hasbro’s next Fortnite figurines and Loot Shark

Here’s your first look at Hasbro’s next Fortnite figurines and Loot Shark

Soon after launching its 'The Foundation' figurine for pre-order, Hasbro has taken the wraps off its next half-dozen Fortnite figurines -- as well as a Shark toy that includes water skis for playing like you're in the game. The toys were revealed as part of the Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest event, but you can't order the items yet.

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This auto-transforming Optimus Prime robot is very cool and very expensive

This auto-transforming Optimus Prime robot is very cool and very expensive

Today Hasbro and Robosen Robotics announced that they've teamed up to create a new consumer robot based on one of the chief characters from the Transformers franchise: Optimus Prime. This new robot can not only transform between its truck and robot mode on its own, but it can also respond to voice commands and remote touchscreen controls. However, that feature set prices it well into the enthusiast range, so you can definitely expect to pay a pretty penny if you want to own one of these robots.

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New Adidas Ultraboost DNA shoes add LEGO flair to your run

New Adidas Ultraboost DNA shoes add LEGO flair to your run

LEGO and Adidas today announced that they're teaming to release a new pair of running shoes. While that sentence might make some immediately think of running shoes made out of LEGO, the product the two companies have actually settled on seems a lot more comfortable, as they've taken the Adidas Ultraboost shoes and given them something of a LEGO flair.

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Funko reveals NFT plans but not everyone is happy

Funko reveals NFT plans but not everyone is happy

Funko, makers of ridiculously popular pop culture toys, is wading into the NFT market, with plans to launch its first non-fungible tokens in June. Though NFTs have been controversial, not least for their focus on digital ownership rather than physical collecting, Funko argues that its strategy will combine both more affordable tokens with the vinyl toys it's known for.

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Epic and Hasbro team to launch Fortnite ‘The Foundation’ figurine

Epic and Hasbro team to launch Fortnite ‘The Foundation’ figurine

Epic Games has partnered with Hasbro to launch a new Fortnite figurine based on an iconic character from the Zero Point Crisis storyline: The Foundation. The figurine measures 6-inches in height and can be posed using any of its 20 points of articulation. As you'd expect, the company is also limiting the number of units that can be ordered by a single customer.

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