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Latest Figures Capture Pokémon At The Height Of Their Powers

GIF The second wave of Pokémon Gallery figures have hit The Pokemon Company’s online store, giving Psyduck, Cubone, Jigglypuff and Vulpix a chance to show off their signature moves in style. Advertisement The Pokémon Gallery figure line launched back in February as part of the celebration of the game’s 25th anniversary. The idea is to portray Pokémon as they appear in the middle of the moves most often associated with the character. Pikachu gets Thundershock, Magikarp does Splash, that sort of thing. Each figure in the series runs $16.99 and is sold exclusively through the Pokémon Center online store. They come in lovely boxes, but to truly appreciate them you’ve got to shed that cardboard and plastic shell. Be sure to right click on the images and expand them for a better look. First up is Vulpix, captured here in mid Fire Spin. The designers opted to give this figure a clear base, which, along with the translucent orange plastic, grants the illusion of a whirling flame tornado, destroying any grass-type it touches. Next we have one of the most depressing READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Colossal Iron Man “Figure” Costs $8000

I’ve got an Iron Man figure from Hot Toys on my shelf. It’s 1:6 scale, and is worth a couple hundred bucks. This one is 1:1 scale, and costs almost $8000. Advertisement Called the Iron Man Mark III Life-Size Figure and built by Sideshow, it’s not really a figure, in that you can’t pose it. It’s not a suit either, because you can’t put it on. So let’s maybe call it a statue, one with “expertly reproduced layered armored panels, subtle weathering, and many fine details”. Standing 6’10” its eyes, palms and arc reactor all light up, meaning if you’ve ever wanted to roleplay Tony Stark to the point where you’ve got full-size Iron Man armour lying around the back of your workshop, here’s your shot. Advertisement The actual price is not $8000. It’s $7950. You’d hope shipping will be included in that. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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150 Third Party NERF Darts For $7 Will Turn You Into the Office Arms Dealer

After everyone else in your office has stopped the impromptu NERF gun fighting and gone back to filing expense reports and making sales calls, you alone will be able to continue running around shooting everyone, because you bough 150 extra darts for $7. I recommend wrapping your necktie around your forehead and scribbing some sharpie under your eyes; it projects toughness. $7 From amazonUse code DNE35H8I Gizmodo Media Group may get a commission READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Here's A Cool Metroid Figure

This is not the first Figma representation of Metroid’s Samus. It is merely the latest, this time based on her appearance in Metroid Prime 3. Advertisement It’ll be out later this year, and includes interchangeable hands/cannons along with a small morph ball version of Samus (it doesn’t transform or anything, it just sits there). More Figma x Video Games: Look At This Fire Emblem Action Figure Sega Action Figures Are Hilariously Polygonal Meet the Next Generation of Nintendo…Action Figures READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Toy Time Takes The Fate Of The Furious Into Its Own Hands

GIF In honor of today’s release of the eighth installment of The Fast and the Furious, Toy Time launches Ludacris, Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson from the hoods of Mattel’s Stunt Stars vehicles. Advertisement I’ve not seen many of the Fast and the Furious films, but I am a huge fan of Vin Diesel and people riding on the hoods of cars, so I’m probably overdue for a marathon viewing of the films leading up to this week’s release. In the meantime, Mattel’s Stunt Stars vehicles are good for a quick fix of hood riding. The Stunt Stars put metal pins into the feet of tiny versions of Luda, Vin and The Rock. Not only is that fun, it also helps them stand on the magnets embedded in the hood and trunks of three FF rides. Tej comes with the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon from Furious 7, Hobbs rides the Navistar MXT from Fast & Furious 6 and Vin gets his Ice Charger from F8. The Stunt Stars cars run $9.99, with a cool-ass two-pack with a grappling line launcher (not appearing in this video) available for $19.99. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Playing Tetris on a Business Card Is Everything I Hoped It Would Be

Images: Andrew Liszewski/Gizmodo Three years ago, Kevin Bates created a Tetris-playing business card to showcase his engineering skills to potential employers. But his creation quickly went viral on the internet, and everyone reminiscing about their beloved childhood Game Boy clamored for their own. After testing the waters with the equally tiny Arduboy, Bates has finally delivered an officially-licensed Tetris MicroCard. If you’ve got $60 to spare on a tiny machine that plays a single game, you’re going to want this in your wallet. Quite possibly the smallest version of Tetris you’ll ever play As thin as a credit card? Not quite, try ten of them instead. Measuring a little over three inches by two inches in size, the MicroCard is only slightly bigger than a standard business card, and can easily be smuggled inside a card case. But don’t expect to squeeze too many other cards in there alongside it. Kevin Bates’ original Tetris-playing business card might have only been 1.6-millimeters thick, but this consumer-friendly version measures in at five-millimeters, thanks to a set of physical buttons, and a clear plastic housing that protects all of its exposed electronics. Advertisement READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Look At These Star Wars: Forces Of Destiny Dolls

Disney and Lucasfilm just announced Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, a series of animated shorts showcasing heroic women from a galaxy far, far away. Hasbro compliments the shorts with a lovely line of 11-inch “Adventure Figures.” It’s okay to say dolls. They’re very nice dolls. Advertisement The official announcement from Hasbro says the Forces of Destiny toys, which arrive in stores on August 1, “bridge the gap between traditional action figures and dolls, opening up a new play experience for Star Wars fans of all ages and genders.” That’s good, because I’m going to be the first person in line for one of these babies:   Sabine Wren, the Mandalorian artist from Star Wars: Rebels, is one of my favorite Star Wars characters, and she’s looking pretty spectacular in 11-inch doll form. The holsters, the helmet . . . the hair: What an awesome face. In fact, the entire line features some pretty amazing stylized plastic heads. Check out Rey’s freckles. And this is the face of a character willing to risk it all to recover the Death Star plans. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

Look At This Little Mei Action Figure

Good Smile Company’s Tracer Nendoroid now has some company: this Mei figure, who is cute as a forzen lil’ button. She’s $50, and will be out in November. Advertisement Just like the Tracer one, this figure’s official name is “Nendoroid Mei: Classic Skin Edition”, so we’re surely not far off from a skin-variant bonanza on some of these things. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Lose Friends and Alienate People With This $20 Nerf Blaster

Your coworkers and family members will cower in fear during your next Nerf gun fight when you pick up the Rival Atlas XVI-1200 Blaster for $20, an all-time low by about $8. Rather than darts, this blaster shoots two “high impact” yellow balls at once at up to 80 feet per second. Good luck dodging that. $20 From amazon Gizmodo Media Group may get a commission $20 From amazon 539 purchased by readersGizmodo Media Group may get a commission READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

Look At This $699 Witcher 3 Statue

How much do you like Yennefer of Vengerberg? Advertisement Because as you’ve probably sorted out by now, $699 is how much this 22-inch statue of the sorceress by Japanese company Prime 1 costs. I mean, it’s a good statue. But boy, even if it does feature a “slayed Forktail at her feet” (which looks cool) and “High-Quality translucent resin for a lifelike skin effect” (which looks fine), that’s…still $699. Maybe you’re helping pay off the bad photoshop in the official product images… Advertisement There are two versions, one regular, one fancy which includes an extra magic swell which can be swapped out of her hands.   READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Build-A-Bear Have Some Great Keyboards

Because you may not have been inside one of these stores in a long time/ever, let me show you that Build-a-Bear have some of the most amazing keyboards on planet Earth. Advertisement I was in a store on the weekend with my kid, bracing myself for the pricing for a birthday party, when I saw another child hammering away on a keyboard at the computer station where custom bears are designed. A keyboard that looked amazing. Because you may not believe me, look at this shit: I know, it takes a while for your eyes to focus, because there are so many things in competition for their attention. Advertisement There’s the Ren & Stimpy-ass font. The colour-coded function keys. The fact it looks very much like the mother of all keyboards, an IBM Model M (which sadly it’s not…the case may be, but they are definitely not mechanical keys). For me, though, the best part is the bear button. Because there is a bear button. Enhance Just sitting there, smilin’. On most READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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This U.S.S. Enterprise Building Kit Will Set Your Phasers to Stunned

Through some quirk in licensing deals, Mega Bloks beat out LEGO for the rights to create Star Trek toys, and the crown jewel of them all has never been cheaper. The U.S.S. Enterprise construction set is currently marked down to an all-time low $100, and a $20 clippable coupon brings that down to $80. I’d set your course for Amazon and engage warp factor 7, because this is unlikely to last. $80 From amazon 211 purchased by readersGizmodo Media Group may get a commission READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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There’s finally a plushie version of Max, the adorable, deadly, foul-mouthed rabbit half of indie co

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The Lego Movies’ Secret Gaming Roots

Around this time three years ago The Lego Movie arrived in theaters and everything was awesome. No one would ever imagine that a feature-length toy commercial could actually be one of the funniest, smartest, and most imaginative movies of the year, even if it totally got robbed of an Oscar nomination. Since then, the Lego cinematic universe has only expanded. By the time I stop laughing at jokes from February’s Lego Batman Movie, it’ll be time to laugh at jokes from The Lego Ninjago Movie hitting theaters this September. But as fans of Lego in all kinds of media, we couldn’t help but notice how these films’ wild sense of humor reminded us of the long-running series of Lego video games and its wacky cutscenes. And after playing three of the most recent Lego games (Lego Worlds, Lego City Undercover, and Lego Dimensions), the movie-game connections seemed even stronger. Was it just a coincidence that these two branches of the Lego tree resembled each other? Maybe, or maybe not. So to get to the bottom of this, we went to the source and talked to employees at TT Games, the developer behind the Lego games, and Animal Logic, the animation…