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Funko Pop! Convention style Mandalorian sold out

Funko Pop! Convention style Mandalorian sold out

After the first announcement of the Mandalorian line of Funko Pop! figures on October 1, one action pose is already sold out. Normally we'd not be covering something so extremely specific as this, but there's a trend happening here - The Mandalorian is hot!* The single Funko Pop! that's sold out in less than a week is ITEM NO: 43111 Pop! Star Wars: The Mandalorian number 330 - in a fancy action pose with blaster pistol!

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Boba Fett Funko Futura 2000 gear released before Mandalorian

Boba Fett Funko Futura 2000 gear released before Mandalorian

It's right about time when the most mysterious - or once-most-mysterious Star Wars character gets licensed to all ends of the earth. Now that The Mandalorian is coming to the Disney+ streaming service as the first official live action Star Wars television show, that is. It's largely because of the never-ceasing popularity of Boba Fett that The Mandalorian exists in the first place, really.

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Osmo brings AI to learning with Frozen 2 Super Studio, Little Genius Kit

Osmo brings AI to learning with Frozen 2 Super Studio, Little Genius Kit

Most of the technologies, be it hardware or software, that gets mainstream media attention are often targeted at adults, sometimes teens, that are, admittedly, the biggest market for such products. But just as technology should be accessible to everyone, including those with physical handicaps, it should also be usable for people of all ages, especially the children that will become the adults of the future. There is no shortage of educational apps for smartphones and tablets but their actual beneficial effects are still hotly debated. That's why Osmo is taking a different approach that brings AI, augmented reality, mobile and physical activity to promise a more holistic approach to learning for kids.

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Pasaana Speeder LEGO Review

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Pasaana Speeder LEGO Review

The LEGO set we're looking at today is from the first collection of Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker. This set goes by the name of "Pasaana Speeder Chase" with set number 75250. This set features a radical bit of action from the 9th film in the Skywalker Saga, and includes minifigures of Rey, a First Order Jet Trooper, a First Order Treadspeeder Driver (or you could just call them both stormtroopers if you did so wish), and a BB-8!

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Star Wars Triple Force Friday: Caution for collectors

Star Wars Triple Force Friday: Caution for collectors

For the past several years, Lucasfilm and Disney have made it their mission to make "Force Friday" a shopping holiday. To make the absolute most of the first Friday in which certain Star Wars toys were made available, they initiated a sort of tradition. Since just before the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we've been experiencing this day they call Force Friday.

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Star Wars Mandalorian, Skywalker LEGO sets revealed

Star Wars Mandalorian, Skywalker LEGO sets revealed

This afternoon the folks at LEGO revealed a handful of new Star Wars LEGO sets from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and The Mandalorian. The former is the new Star Wars movie coming out this December, and the latter is the new live action television show set to debut on the streaming platform Disney+ (Plus). A total of 8 new sets were revealed, containing plenty of details on which to ponder before the release of these new pieces of media.

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Fallout 76 power armor helmet recalled due to mold risks

Fallout 76 power armor helmet recalled due to mold risks

Fallout 76 has had a pretty rough go so far, and now things are getting just a little bit worse. A power armor helmet replica made for Fallout 76 has been recalled due to a risk of mold growing on the inside of it. If you're one of the folks who purchased the Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition, it should be noted that you're in the clear, as this recall doesn't cover the helmet that was included in that edition of the game.

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LEGO Creator Expert Gingerbread House has another toilet

LEGO Creator Expert Gingerbread House has another toilet

Today the folks at LEGO introduced a thick-with-pieces new brick set for their Winter Village product range. This is the LEGO Creator Expert Gingerbread House, the 10th individual set in the modern Winter Village LEGO universe. This set looks both modern and retro at the same time - it seems to roll with classic North Pole furnishings, but stays general enough to be a holiday release any individual get on board with later this year.

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This new LEGO Land Rover Defender is a glorious detail-fest

This new LEGO Land Rover Defender is a glorious detail-fest

You may not be able to buy a 2020 Land Rover Defender quite yet, but you could build your own - in LEGO form, at least. There's a new LEGO Technic model on the scene, and if you thought that the boxy styling of the 2020 Defender would lend itself nicely to a brick-built version, you're not wrong.

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Hidden Side Paranormal Intercept Bus 3000 LEGO Review, with Graveyard Mystery

Hidden Side Paranormal Intercept Bus 3000 LEGO Review, with Graveyard Mystery

Today we're taking a peek at a couple of new LEGO sets in the company's newest line: Hidden Side. This new LEGO line Hidden Side stars with some spooky setups and enhances play with a smartphone app. The sets themselves are akin to past releases with monsters, haunted houses, and Halloween in mind. Given their release of this series here so far in advance of Autumn, we must assume that the ghoulish attraction of the month of October is spread beyond its Roman Calendar confines at last!

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LEGO instructions now have audio and braille for the visually impaired

LEGO instructions now have audio and braille for the visually impaired

It is a sad fact that much of the world's products take for granted the people who deserve the same experience but could not due to one physical disability or another. That's true from some visual-centric products like smartphones and tablets but is also equally true for toys. LEGO, a brand that's known for inspiring creativity and learning, has unfortunately been out of reach of children who couldn't even see the instructions for building a set. That is, fortunately, changing with the company now creating formats that can be used by the blind and the visually impaired.

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Netflix He-Man show produced by Kevin Smith

Netflix He-Man show produced by Kevin Smith

Unfortunate for fans of the Netflix reboot of She-Ra, He-Man will not be made by the same crew of creatives. Instead, Netflix opted to push their optioning of He-Man in a very, very different direction. The show will be called "Masters of the Universe: Revelation" and showrunner/producer Kevin Smith had some rather excited words to say about its release this week during Power-Con.

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