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Mattel Turned This Graphic Designer’s Minimalist UNO Deck Into a Game You Can Actually Buy

Occasionally, sharing a piece of work you’re proud of on the internet can lead to good things (not just other people stealing your creation) as Brazilian graphic designer Warleson Oliveira discovered when Mattel reached out to turn his gorgeous, minimalist UNO deck design into an actual product. Read More >>

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Baby Yoda Is the Most Preordered Funko Pop of All Time

Ah, Funko Pops, the best collectibles money can buy if you’re really into beady eyes. As a style that better suits some characters than others, Funko’s house vibes are perfect for The Mandalorian’s Baby Yoda, who already has big beady eyes and a pretty big head. Which might help explain why he’s gotten more preorders than any Funko. Ever. Read More >>

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The Smallest Gift I Got From Galaxy’s Edge Might Be My Favourite Thing There

If Darth Vader is more machine than man, then Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is perhaps more gift shop than it is theme park. The planet Batuu, alien as it is, understands the very human impulse of buying shiny things – but for all the very flashy things you can get there, my favourite memory of it might just be one of the smallest little trinkets. Read More >>

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Get Your First Look at The Rise of Skywalker’s Sith Trooper

Another Star Wars movie, another Stormtrooper redesign. If The Last Jedi had the Executioner, and The Force Awakens had the First Order trooper design itself, now The Rise of Skywalker is bringing the full might of the dark side. Read More >>

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These Game of Thrones Christmas Sweaters Are Terrible and I Love Them So Much

Christmas sweaters are the pinnacle of seasonal kitsch. They’re terrible, brightly coloured, and make everyone look ridiculous. I adore them. These Game of Thrones Christmas sweaters, courtesy of Target? Chef’s kiss. Read More >>

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It’s OK To Be Jealous of This Toddler’s Magnificent Star Wars Sandcrawler Toy Box

I always assumed I wasn’t the kind of person who’d be willing to take candy from a baby. A lollipop is easy to resist, but this epic toy box built to look like a miniature Star Wars Sandcrawler? Someone distract Matthew Regonini’s son so I can sneak this wonderful creation into my trunk. Read More >>

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Lego’s Latest Creator Expert Set is a Giant Rollercoaster

There seems to have been an influx of new Lego sets announced in the last few weeks. The most exciting, though, has got to be the latest Creator Expert set: a 4,124 piece roller coaster that's half a metre tall and nearly a metre wide. It's epic. Look: Read More >>

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I Hope This Kid Appreciates How Awesome His Custom-Made Star Wars AT-ST High Chair Is

What’s the age cutoff for using a high chair without looking super awkward? I’m hoping it falls somewhere just north of 40 so that I can retrace Matthew Regonini’s steps and build a larger version of this wonderful AT-ST high chair for use in my office. Read More >>

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This Tiny Replica Video Shop Offers Tiny ’90s Nostalgia

Ah, yes, the good old days. Where forgetting a movie on your coffee table could cost you, and a Blockbuster card was essential cultural currency. The days of the local video store may be long gone (well, mostly), but one prop creator has built the perfect memorial. Read More >>

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This Is The Desktop PC The Borg Would Use, Probably

The visual style of the Borg in Star Trek—with its protruding cables, dark metals, and monolithic sameness—is unmistakable, and has become, since the collective’s introduction in Star Trek: The Next Generation, iconic science fiction. They’re cool villains, and now you can merge your own technological uniqueness with theirs. Read More >>

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These are Keys, For a Keyboard

These matching Shishi and Orochi keys are direct replacements for the boringregular keycaps of any board that uses Cherry MX switches — if you're a mechanical keyboard enthusiast, or even a frequent typist, you'll definitely know what I'm talking about here. If you're theming your keyboard in the first place, you want to put in some effort, right? That's why they're hand-painted, too. Read More >>

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Should You Buy a Clicky or Silent Mechanical Keyboard?

It's the question that every PC nerd has asked themselves as they've been poring over online store listings: should I buy a mechanical keyboard with clicky tactile switches, or one with silent and linear keys? I compared two otherwise identical keyboards over a couple of weeks of gaming and typing to find my own personal favourite — and try to figure out why that was. Read More >>

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You Will Never Get Any Work Done on This Amazingly Distracting Ninja Turtles Origins Desk

Tom Spina Designs’ studio has made a name for itself crafting custom pieces of furniture that will satisfy almost any nerdy obsession. Remember that Star Wars Dewback sofa? It will go perfectly in your office alongside this custom Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles desk. Read More >>

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Star Wars’ Vintage Collection Returns, and More Toy News From Celebration

Hasbro’s Star Wars Celebration panel debuted some of the new figures for 2017 and 2018, including a brand-new Thrawn and a surprising fan poll winner from the Expanded Universe. However, the biggest and coolest news has to be the return of the beloved Vintage Collection. Read More >>

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10 Must-Have Stocking Fillers For The Geek in Your Life

So your boyfriend/girlfriend/child/uncle/aunt/parent/friend/next door neighbour/second cousin twice removed is a big ol' geek and therefore really hard to buy for, right? Perhaps they've already got everything they possibly could want and you have no idea what on earth you could buy them to fill that geeky void on Christmas Day. Or maybe you just want to treat yourself to something a bit quirky (hey, you deserve it). Never fear; I've done the hard work for you and scouted out 10 sure-fire winning stocking fillers for anybody with even a smidgen of love for geek culture. Even better? They're all under a tenner. Read More >>