Disney To Retire All Slave Leia Merchandise In The Future

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acb21_disney-discontinues-slave-leiaAccording to sources inside Disney, the company (along with Lucasfilm) plans to discontinue the manufacture and sale of any Slave Leia merchandise in the future. Will that make what already exists more collectible? One blogger with a self-storage unit full of Slave Leia merchandise hopes so! There is also a push to rename Slave Leia to Slayer Leia since she uses the very same chains Jabba used to hold her captive to choke that sludgy f***er out until his eyes roll back in his head.

The “Slayer Leia” concept appears to be riding a wave of unease in the Star Wars fan community — unease not with the costume itself, but with the way it has traditionally been portrayed in various forms of merchandise.

“Not only does Leia win, but she slays her oppressor Jabba with the chains that bind her,” Star Wars blogger Tricia Barr wrote this summer on her site Fangirl…”

“Female cosplayers have taken the powerful message embedded in the character and worn the costume with pride…”

The fact that the slave attire serves valid storytelling and characterization purposes within the movie, however, does not somehow automatically give a free pass to all the ways Lucasfilm or its licensees have exploited the costume and its image since then.

I never even thought of that, that really is a powerful message. Of course, if George Lucas had his way he would probably remove Slave Leia from the movie entirely and replace her with a CG space bear or something. I also heard in the Mos Eisley scene between Han and Greedo he wanted to replace Han’s blaster pistol with a baby so there’s no way he could have shot first.

Thanks to everyone who sent this, several of whom are on eBay right now buying all the Slave Leia toys they can find.

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Seems Appropriate: First Look Of Michael Fassbender As Upcoming Assassin’s Creed Movie Protagonist


This is the first shot of Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch, the protagonist of the upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie. The movie is scheduled for release December 21st, 2016 and hopefully, will not suck. It might though. No word if Fassbender’s penis will make an appearance, but my girlfriend just wrote director Justin Kurzel demanding it. I am trying not to be jealous.

Thanks to Aisha K, who agrees they better not find a way to screw this up.

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Cowabungmeh: Official Ninja Turtle Movie LEGO Sets

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This is a sneak peek at the upcoming Ninja Turtle LEGO sets based on the movie. Personally, I think they all leave something to be desired. Particularly the Ninja Turtle sewer base set. So, just for the record, I will only be buying these sets for the unique minifigs.

Keep going for shots of the other two sets.

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Thanks to dEad [S]d:G, who’s name I would not be able to pronounce if they were in my kindergarten class.

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500,000-Piece LEGO Car Powered By 256 LEGO Pistons

Lego CarThis is the 500,000+ piece LEGO car that was built by 20-year-old Romanian Raul Oaida. Obviously, it’s not 100% LEGO (chassis, axles, wheels), but it is fueled by compressed air powering 256 LEGO pistons and can allegedly reach speeds up to 20MPH. For reference, that’s faster than you can run. So, if there was a LEGO car that was determined to catch and kill you, it could. “Not if I jumped the curb and ran in the grass.” I love how I just made you develop a contingency plan for a killer LEGO car. I am filling your mind with so much useful information.

Keep going for a worthwhile video of the car doing its thing.

Thanks to Straightline, barth and Master Splinter, who agree we should all make LEGO go-carts then get out there and demolition derby the shit out of each other.

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Conceived With Evil: Emperor Palpatine Ultrasound

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Palpatine Ultrasound

This is a shot of DeviantARTist Hearte42′s ultrasound, which looks suspiciously like Emperor Palpatine. Will the boy grow up to a megalomaniac, crazed for ultimate power? No, because it’s a girl. I’m kidding, I don’t know what it is but it’s definitely not a turtle. Right? That isn’t a turtle, right?

Thanks to my buddy Terry, who the prophecies have foretold will birth a mighty dragon. Congrats!

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Kiddy Cosplay: Two Lil Hobbits Captured By Orcs

That’s something you wouldn’t see in the US (except in P.E. because I do remember taking archery in high school).

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This is a shot of two kids who are (perhaps unknowingly) cosplaying as two Hobbits that are about to wind up on the dinner table of the orcs behind them. The shot is from a school in Spain where Carnival is in full effect right now (among other places) and where I should be out in the streets drunkenly shaking my thonged ass instead of stuck in this office building with its depressing fluorescent lighting and a half dozen coworkers who want to see me dead. Terrifying fact: when I was eavesdropping by the water cooler earlier there was talk of dropping a piano on my head when I leave the building. “Jesus.” Right? They don’t even have the decency to not kill me like a cartoon character.

Thanks to ChaosLex, who loves chaos so much he dressed like a realistic looking lion costume and ran through the streets during Carnival pretending to attack people.

I’d Wear It: Winter Jacket With Integrated Goggles In Hood

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This is the $424 Matt Nylon Hooded Down Jacket. It has a vented hood with integrated goggles (plus a sweet ass pom-pom on top!). Not only will you look cool, but you won’t lose any precious body heat out of your uncovered face and neck. Just don’t burp in there after eating or you might vomit. I suppose you could also use it for a bank robbery but if you already spent $424 on a jacket you should probably save the bank robbing for someone poorer. Don’t be greedy.

Hit the jump for a closeup of the hood and goggles.

Thanks to Keith M, who wraps his head in scarfs and looks out of two toilet paper tubes and kind of looks like a Tusken Raider.

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“Growing” Furniture Out Of Plastic And Magnets


Dutch designer Jólan van der Wiel made these stools with magic by mixing iron filings with molten plastic and creating the legs by “pulling” them up using magnets. When the plastic hardens, BAM — you’ve got yourself a stool. “What the — I’m not milking cows, who the hell sits on a stool anymore?” Who sits on a stool anymore?!?! What the hell do you think I’m blogging from? “The toilet.” Haha, you have no idea how many articles I’ve written from here. “All of them?” Every single one.

Hit the jump for a pictorial of the process.

Gallery: funky furniture ‘grown’ with magnets defy gravity [device]

Thanks to Vicky, who allegedly has a levitating chair but it looks suspiciously like a regular one with a tablecloth draped over it so you can’t see the legs.

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Iron Man Cosplay On A Budget. Like A $0 Budget


Halt citizen — you do not want pictures of her. That is a man in a pink wig.

Because conventions are expensive enough to attend, sometimes you don’t have any money left over for a costume. Aaaaaaaaand this is what happens — you wind up wearing your PJ’s and some yellow ribbon. Listen — when packing tape is the most expensive part of your costume it is time to reevaluate your life as a cosplayer. Kidding, this guy probably wound up going home with Catwoman. “The girl wearing a trash bag with two spoons taped to her head?” Yep — they’re gonna have babies together! “You mean kittens?” Iron kitties.

The Best Piece of Crap Iron Man Cosplay Suit Ever Created [obviouswinner]

Thanks to bb and Terry, who’ve both been cosplaying as my friends. Wait — you guys aren’t for real?!

Teensy Weensy! The World’s New Smallest Vertebrate


Plus they can stop on a dime.

According to a research article published by the University of Louisiana, this is the recently discovered New Guinea Paedophryne amanuensis, the world’s new smallest vertebrate. Which — come on — show a little backbone, will ya? Haha, that was an Indiana Jones quote. You know, from the scene where he’s in the airplane and the pilot’s pet snake is between his legs. Indy hates snakes! Me? I hate everything.

Averaging less than one-third of an inch (7.7 millimeters) in length, the frogs are able to fit in the center of a U.S. dime.

Paedophryne amauensis steals its tiny crown from Paedocypris progenetica, an Indonesian fish that averages over eight millimeters in length.

Wow, could you imagine being that small? The world would seem so giant. But to us humans, it’s tiny. I mean, we can travel around the entire planet in like, what, 80 days now? Technology!

World’s Tiniest Vertebrate, Paedophryne Amauensis Frog, Discovered In New Guinea[huffingtonpost] and Ecological Guild Evolution and the Discovery of the World’s Smallest Vertebrate [plosone] (official scientific mumbo-jumbo paper). Thanks to Rev Dr. Dom, who found an even smaller frog in his soup one time but didn’t tell anybody because he really likes the restaurant’s dessert and didn’t want them to get closed down.

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