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Disney Princes in Real-Life

For those who've always wondered what the Disney princes might look like in real life, then look no further than these illustrations by Finnish artist Jirka Vaatainen who is based out of Melbourne, Australia. "Cinderella's Prince Charming, along with Princes Phillip, Eric and Adam from Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast respectively are brought to life through digital painting. John Smith from Pocahontas, Aladdin, Hercules and Tarzan also feature in the series. Just like their cartoon versions, there are brooding eyes, chiseled jawlines, effortlessly coiffed hair, and muscular physiques aplenty amongst the princely portraits," says The Daily Mail. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Batman Arkham Knight Motorcycle Suit

UD Replicas is back at it again, and this time, it's a followup to their original Dark Knight motorcycle suit. Called the "Batman Arkham Knight Motorcycle Suit", this custom piece features black carbon fiber armor sections, a removable front armored chest piece and form molded leather detailing in all areas - jacket, pants, boots and utility pouch. That's not all, the jacket sleeves feature adjustable and removable leather gauntlets. Continue reading for two videos, including a riding test, and more information.

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Chipmunk Star Wars

Brick artist Chris McVeigh decided to make use of a fun group of chipmunks he found wandering his parent's backyard, and started "Chipmunk Adventures". This photo series depicts plastic Star Wars action figures interacting with the small creatures, with everything from Darth Vader taking a joyride to Chewbacca offering a rodent an almond. He became so familiar with these little critters that certain chipmunks would return to the lawn when he whistled. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Star Wars Woodblocks

If Star Wars franchise existed during medieval / early-modern Japan, this is what some of the characters might have looked like. Called "The Rhythm Project", this installation combines centuries-old craft with pop culture icons, fusing Darth Vader, R2-D2, etc. with the art of Japanese woodblock printing. It re-imagines the films' scenes in the style of ukioy-e, a popular Edo-era genre depicting the likes of kabuki actors, sumo wrestlers, shogun and landscapes. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Retractable Wolverine Claws

This project started with pieces of metal, but after Colin Furze finished working on them, a set of retractable Wolverine claws ensued. You read that right, Furze built his own version of the famed claws using compressed air from a backpack to 'pop' the 12-inch stainless steel spikes. Not just for show, they're able to slice a melon in half. Continue reading for two videos, including a making of.

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Food Life Hack Ice Cream

We're almost to the dog days of summer, and there's no better time than now to whip up some ice cream sandwiches at home. Foodies who've been looking for an easier way to make them should pick up a few pints of their favorite flavor and some hand-sized cookies. Simply soften the pint enough, slice it with the packaging still on, place the slice between cookies, remove the paper, and you're ready to eat. Continue reading for more food hacks geeks would love.

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Medieval Batman

Most Batman costumes are dull and boring, but Prince Armory in Dallas, Texas have created something that looks to be straight out of an Elseworlds tale. This medieval armor transforms Bruce Wayne into a real dark knight, complete with removable faceplate should he need to call Ivanhoe the Green Lantern or Superman. Speaking of the caped flying crusader, a matching medieval armor suit would be perfect for a movie set 300-years in the past. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an insane fire jump.

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Real-Life Ecto 1

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Paul Harborne, from Sedgley, West Midlands, England, bought a rare 1960 Cadillac miller-meteor in 2010 and spent the past 3-years, along with $156,000, transforming it into the iconic Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters. He said: "I do get some weird looks when I'm out and about in it - people look at me like 'what on earth are you doing'. You get all sorts of weird and wonderful comments, it has a good effect on people. Someone even asked us once if we were from the air ambulance service!" Continue reading for a video of it in-action and more information.

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Sauron Fire Pit

This awesome Lord of the Rings-inspired Sauron creation is the one grill to rule them all, and it's functional to boot. For those who don't follow the LOTR-series, Sauron is basically the Necromancer mentioned in Tolkien's earlier novel The Hobbit. In Tolkien's The Silmarillion, he is also described as the chief lieutenant of the first Dark Lord, Morgoth. Throughout the story, "the Eye" is the image most often associated with Sauron. Sauron's Orcs bore the symbol of the Eye on their helmets and shields, and referred to him as the "Eye" because he did not allow his name to be written or spoken, according to Aragorn. Continue reading for more.

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Tier 13 Warrior Armor Cosplay

Photo credit: Josh Napoli / Reddit

We know that a Warcraft movie is set for release on June 10, 2016, but there are fans creating costumes worthy of the film long before its release, like this Tier 13 Warrior Armor by Yuki General. No detail was spared on the Colossal Dragonplate Armor, including the weapon (T17 blackhand). According to Hakkenkrak on Reddit, "The armour is made out of EVA foam (floor mat foam), and painted with acrylics. She does all of her own costumes, and crossplays a lot of anime characters. She has phenomenal talent and no, doesn't get paid to stand there and look pretty." Continue reading for one more picture.

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