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‘Star Trek’ Build-A-Bear collection sets phasers on cuddly

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Build-A-Bear is celebrating “Star Trek’s” 50th anniversary in the only way it knows how: with adorable furry friends, of course.

The toy company has unveiled limited-edition bears, complete with “Star Trek” chest insignia and anniversary logo.

The two bears available are the regular 50th anniversary black bear for $25 and a slightly more expensive Spock for $28. The latter features the character’s signature ears, haircut and Vulcan salute, and has the phrase “Live Long and Prosper” written on its foot.

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Watch the world’s largest Nerf gun shoot darts at 40 mph

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Nerf dart wars will never be the same after the creation of the world’s biggest Nerf gun. This giant toy is a massive version of the traditional Maverick Nerf gun — and it can shoot darts at around 40 miles per hour.

The gun was created by former NASA engineer Mark Rober, who was looking to dominate his office’s next Nerf gun battle. With the help of a couple of friends, he used a 3,000 PSI air tank, normally used in paintball guns, and some modified Nerf darts made out of pool noodles and toilet plungers to create a gun that can crush all of its Nerf rivals.

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Fan-made Deadpool knife block puts the Merc’s healing factor to work

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Deadpool’s healing factor is so strong, he’s gotten completely decapitated and lived to tell about it. So if there’s any Marvel character well-suited to take a bunch of kitchen knives to the skull, it’s him — a thought Instructables contributor BrittLiv must have had when she created her very own Deadpool knife block.

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You’ll want to beam up these incredible ‘Star Trek’ figures

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With the 50th anniversary of “Star Trek” comes a treasure trove of collectibles for fans of the original series, not the least of which are these Kirk and Spock action figures from Quantum Mechanix.

Based on the likenesses of William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, naturally, these 1/6th-scale figures boast 30 points of articulation, and finely detailed Starfleet uniforms. Each figure comes with multiple interchangeable hands as well as character-appropriate accessories: Both have phasers and communicators, with Kirk also getting a clipboard, while Spock sports a tricorder.

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This Iron Man figure comes with the ultimate accessory: a couch

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Dozens of Iron Man armors have been introduced since the debut of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2008 — with “Captain America: Civil War,” we’re up to Mark XLVI — and a good number of those have been immortalized as action figures, from multiple toymakers. While those seemingly countless collectibles tend to blur together, Comicave Studios has found a way to make its latest Iron Man release stand out … by adding a couch.

Yes, just like the one in “Iron Man 3.”

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New Ghostbusters come home in fan-made LEGO Ideas submission

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If you’re eagerly awaiting the release of LEGO’s sets for the “Ghostbusters” reboot but are wondering where you’re going to park your new Ecto-1, then LEGO builder BaronSat has a proposal for you.

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‘Toy Story’ characters combine to form Woody Robo Sheriff Star

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Voltron may be enjoying a revival on Netflix, but in the battle of super robots, Pixar fans will undoubtedly side with Woody Robo Sheriff Star.

Debuting at this weekend’s Tokyo Toy Show, this collaboration between Disney and Bandai’s Tamashii Nations combines Woody, Rex, Bullseye, Slinky Dog and Hamm from “Toy Story” to form a 9-inch robot. Why is there no Buzz Lighyear? It’s a mystery for the ages.

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Spider-Man ARTFX+ statues will include Spider-Gwen, Miles and more

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When Kotobukiya debuted its upcoming Spider-Man ARTFX+ statue this week, it was only the beginning: The Japanese collectibles manufacturer doesn’t just plan to showcase Spider-Man, but also his amazing friends (as well as an enemy or two).

A teaser for the upcoming ARTFX+ collection features the wall-crawler, of course, but also Miles Morales, Spider-Gwen, Venom, Agent Venom, Spider-Man 2099 and Carnage. The concept art for the series is by Stefano Casali, with sculpts by Junnosuke Abe.

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‘Star Wars’ fan builds epic LEGO Star Destroyer hangar bay

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Hokey religions and ancient weapons might not be a match for a good blaster at your side, but even an uncivilized firearm has nothing on an actual, no-kidding Star Destroyer hangar bay.

Need a pilot? We can’t help you. But if you need a to-scale replica of the hangar bay of the Star Destroyer Finalizer from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” complete with TIE fighters, First Order Stormtroopers, and resistance fighters Poe Dameron and Finn, made entirely out of LEGO, then we may have just the thing for you.

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Kotobukiya thwips up a new Amazing Spider-Man ArtFX+ statue

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For those yearning for the days of a classically-costumed Spidey, look no further than Kotobukiya’s new Amazing Spider-Man ArtFX+ statue to satisfy the nostalgia. Based on the original red and blue (with black webbing) costume, the statue presents Spider-Man in a crouching pose, ready for web-slinging.

Standing 3.35 inches tall, the statue is currently available for pre-order over at Kotobukiya’s website — where you can check out previous installments in the line, including Batman, Spider-Gwen and Magik statues, among others — for $59.99 USD. The Amazing Spider-Man ArtFX+ statue goes on sale in December 2016.

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Hot Wheels’ groovy Beatles cars celebrate ‘Yellow Submarine’s’ 50th

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Mattel will commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles classic “Yellow Submarine” will a new collection of Hot Wheels cars.

Announced by Entertainment Weekly, the series is buoyed (sorry) by a replica of the colorful nautical vessel, complete with track-compatible wheels, along with six other cars inspired by the trippy 1968 movie of the same name. Other models include designs featuring John, Paul, George and Ringo, and even one “Kool Koombi” van dedicated to the pesky Blue Meanies.

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LEGO unveils new Spider-Man: Web Warriors, Batman & Suicide Squad sets

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The LEGO Group has announced new installments for its popular Marvel Super Heroes and DC Super Heroes toy lines. The latest additions see characters like Ben Reilly, Ghost Rider, Doctor Octopus, Blue Beetle, Killer Croc, Scarecrow, and many, many more LEGO-ified for dynamic action play sets.

Recommended for ages 7-14 (and some 8-14), the Marvel & DC Super Heroes play sets are currently on sale at Amazon and at the LEGO website.

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Barbie marks ‘Star Trek’s’ 50th with Kirk, Spock and Uhura dolls

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To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, Mattel has unveiled its new Barbie line featuring Kirk, Spock and Uhura from the original series.

Entertainment Weekly has the official reveal, but dolls can already be found on retail sites like Target.com, where you can get a closer look.

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‘New Teen Titans’ go retro with this Mego-style line of figures

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More than a year after announcing its series of Mego-style action figures based on the classic New Teen Titans, Figures Toy Company has at last debuted Nightwing, Starfire, Cyborg and Raven.

For fans of a certain age, these will press a couple of nostalgia buttons — the toymaker’s specialty — in combining memories of Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line with those of Marv Wolfman and George Perez’s Titans of the early to mid-1980s. As one collector notes, Mego surely would’ve gotten around to the New Teen Titans … had the company not filed for bankruptcy in 1982.

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This 18-inch ‘Batman Returns’ Catwoman figure is the cat’s meow

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In case you needed a reminder of the march of time, next year will mark the 25th anniversary of Batman Returns, which could explain why we’re seeing so much new merchandise tied to the Tim Burton film. Not that I’m complaining, mind you, because it means we get products like that realistic Michelle Pfeiffer Catwoman statue, and now this 18-inch action figure from NECA.

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