movies
Forget the Xenomorph, Jonesy the Cat Is the Real Star of This Alien Statue

Let’s be real. You’ve had dozens and dozens of chances to buy high-end, intricately detailed statues of the titular star of Alien before. Tell me: How many chances have you had to do the same for the true (not-played-by-Sigourney-Weaver) star of Alien, Jonesy the Cat? Read More >>

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Transforming Dino-Cassettes Join a Retro ’80s Bumblebee For This Comic-Con Exclusive

It’s hard to lament Comic-Con’s lack of focus on actual comic books when the convention also brings us some of the best and exclusive collectible toys of the year. In addition to new figures of Star Wars’ latest heroes, Hasbro will be tapping Transformers fans’ wallets with a new Bumblebee set featuring a retro gold Camaro and a pair of rare dinosaur cassette bots. Read More >>

the simpsons
Ever See a Guy Say Goodbye to a Shoe? Not If He Was Wearing These New Simpsons Shoes

In the classic Simpsons episode “You Only Move Twice,” after hurling his moccasins out the front door, Hank Scorpio asks Homer if he’s ever seen a guy say goodbye to a shoe. The throwaway joke has sparked countless discussions online about why it’s actually funny, but there’s no debating that Scorpio would have never tossed his shoes in the first place, were he wearing these new Simpsons-themed kicks from Ubiq. Read More >>

toys
My Love for Funko Pops Is What Made Me Stop Buying Them

The very first Funko Pop I ever bought was a Locutus of Borg figurine with a questionable paint job on its silvery armour that was meant as a birthday gift for my father. With my dad’s 60th birthday quickly approaching, I’m reminded that the tiny replica of Patrick Stewart has been sitting in my closet, undelivered, for years now. Read More >>

gadgets
Buy These World War II Spy Gadgets But Don’t Tell Anyone

Everybody’s wondered what it would be like to be James Bond. Not the womanising or the killing or the endangering national security parts, of course. No, Gizmodo readers, it’s all about the gadgets, and today’s your lucky day. Read More >>

gaming
Put an Entire Arcade on Your Desk With These Immaculately Detailed Miniature Replicas

There was a time when playing video games with your friends meant visiting an arcade and crowding around a Pac-Man or Galaga machine. Those days are long gone, but for around £23 a pop, you can relive some of that nostalgia and build your own tiny arcade with these highly-detailed miniature replicas. Read More >>

star wars
You Don’t Need a Droid When You’ve Got Lightsaber Screwdrivers in Your Toolbox

R2-D2 and BB-8 have saved the day countless times in what will probably end up being a never-ending series of movies. But droids are an expensive companion, and you’ll never have to put up with any sass-talking from this set of lightsaber-handled screwdrivers. Read More >>

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A Tiny Death Star Is the Only Reason You Should Buy a Levitating Speaker

An unknown breakthrough in consumer levitation technology has led to an influx of floating speakers that don’t sound any different, but look kinda cool—were this the mid-’80s. Before you write them off completely, someone has managed to find a way to make these novelties genuinely worthy of your desk space, as a tiny Death Star replica. Read More >>

design
Toy Story Moleskines Are a Convincing Reason to Switch Back to Pen and Paper

Even obsessive Evernote users might want to consider switching back to pen and paper now that Moleskine has a new line of Toy Story-themed notebooks featuring artwork from the character style guides that Pixar had created for the original film over 21 years ago. Read More >>

design
Hell Yes, Reebok Is Releasing Ripley’s High Top Trainers From Aliens

Not to be outdone by Nike’s shameless cashing in on the prop trainers it created for Back to the Future II, Reebok is releasing the high-top alien-stomping trainers that Sigourney Weaver wore in Aliens. They’re available April 26th. Read More >>

wtf
Are You Sitting on a Fortune With These Rare VHS Collectors Items?

The musty, cobweb-covered antique people over at LoveAntiques.com have compiled a list of what they believe are the 25 most valuable VHS titles on the market, and we’ll be impressed if you’ve heard of more than five of them. Read More >>

star wars
Every Star Wars Fan Is Going to Want This Stupid Darth Vader Toothpick Dispenser

There are a lot of dumb Star Wars-branded products on the market, and a Darth Vader toothpick dispenser certainly had the potential to be one of the worst. But by having Vader snatch and wield a toothpick like it was his lightsaber, Bandai has made this absurd collectible a must-have addition to any collection. Read More >>

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You Can Now Look as Dashing as Poe Dameron in This Star Wars Replica Jacket

OK so the innate handsomeness of being Oscar Isaac isn’t included, but just as Poe’s jacket suited Finn, we’re sure anyone wearing this would get a Dameron seal of “Damn, looking good” approval. It’s that nice a jacket. Read More >>

design
Check Out This Most Sensational, Inspirational, Celebrational, Muppetational Cuckoo Clock

The original Muppet Show has long since left the airwaves, but with this Muppets-themed cuckoo clock hanging on your wall you can relive the series with a sound and light show at the top of every hour. Read More >>

star wars
Nerdy Paper Lanterns For Those Who Prefer Star Wars or Treks

Paper lanterns are the cardboard furniture of the lighting world. They’re light, they’re cheap, and they’re incredibly fragile. But there’s even more reason to take good care of these paper lanterns from ThinkGeek: they look like tiny versions of the Borg Cube and the Death Star when switched off. Read More >>