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Aliens M56 Smart Gun

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Want an Aliens M56 Smart Gun? This $1,200 replica by The Hollywood Collectibles Group is probably as close as you'll get. It measures 48-inches in length, weighs in at 15-pounds, and is modeled after the Smart Gun carried by Pt Vasquez and Drake. The gun is constructed from fiberglass, metal, resin / mixed media, and then painstakingly hand painted as well as weathered. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of someone putting 30 marshmallows in a vacuum chamber.

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Pray Lord of the Rings

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A great-grandmother from Brazil, has been praying to a Lord of the Rings Elrond for years, after mistaking it for Saint Anthony, the late Portuguese priest and patron saint of lost things. This discovery was made when Facebook users pointed it out after posting a series of photos on her Facebook page. "My daughter's great-grandmother prays to this figure of Saint Anthony every day, but looking more closely. We tried to explain right away but she didn't understand at first. The next day we explained again and she understood and we got her a new figure of Saint Anthony," said makeup artist Gabriela Brandao. Continue reading for more pictures of the figurine and information. Click here for some bonus behind-the-scenes images from the Lord of the Rings movies.

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Carrie Fisher Tribute

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The world has been saddened by the passing of Carrie Fisher, known for her role in the Star Wars films as Princess Leia, and now, her mother, Debbie Reynolds as well. However, her spirit lives on in many, and aside from the films, interviews, as well as, books, artists continue to create custom pieces, like the ones you see above. Continue reading to see more. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Mach 5 Replica

Auto enthusiast Jerry Patrick, who owns a tuning shop, has been transforming cars into classic cartoon and movie vehicles for over a decade. He's been obsessed with the Mach 5 since the 60s, and decided to do something about it. "Back in 1967-ish when the cartoon came out, I was really enthralled as kid to watch it. And I thought, 'One day I'm going to be driving a Mach 5'. For the Mach 5 logo we had to take a few creative liberties with it, obviously you're going from a cartoon to a real car, so we made it pop as good as we could. It's still as cartoon accurate as it can be, so at the end of the day we got it as close as we could and I think it turned out awesome," said Patrick. To build his own replica, a pristine 94 Chevrolet Corvette was torn apart, before a new fiber glass body was placed over it. Continue reading to see a video of the real deal. Click here for a few bonus images of a Pontiac Fiero turned Lamborghini Reventon replica of sorts.

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Lucas Death Star

Although details, such as the superlaser's location, shifted between different concept models during production of Star Wars, the notion of the Death Star being a large, spherical space station over 100 kilometers in diameter was consistent in all of them. The Death Star model was created by John Stears. In the image above, George Lucas himself inspected the incomplete Death Star model, which was a mirror image of how it appeared in the finished movie. It's one of the few models that never leaves the Archives because it is too fragile. Continue reading for more rare behind-the-scenes images from famous movies. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Rogue One Anime

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Twitter user "nohofrog" reimagines Jyn Erso, K-2SO and Cassian Andor from Star Wars: Rogue One in a Ghibli-style anime. Since Disney owns the rights to Star Wars, this idea may not be too far fetched, and we could see full-length anime features in the near future, either of the current characters or several from the other series, like Force Awakens. Continue reading to see more. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Life-Sized AT-AT Walker


Standing 18-feet tall, this massive AT-AT Walker looks to be straight from a Star Wars movie, minus the weapons. It was created by inventor Colin Furze, and isn't just a static sculpture, but rather a man cave of sorts, that can be entered by climbing a ladder up into the body section. Inside, you're greeted with plenty of Star Wars memorabilia, as well as a pilot's chair that has its own LCD display. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of Ken Block performing insane drifting tricks all throughout London.

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Batman Grappling Hook Gun

The grapple gun, which fired the Batline/Bat-rope (it had to be thrown manually prior to that), was first introduced in Tim Burton's live-action film, Batman. One feature added to the utility belt in the film and its sequel Batman Returns, was a small motor which would move items from the back of the belt around to the front allowing Batman easier access to his weaponry and tools. Now, "The Hacksmith" has created a real-life version, and this grappling hook gun can shoot distances of up to 150-feet, using 3mm kevlar rope rated for 2000-pounds. Next up on the list of upgrades is an 8-horsepower electric superwinch that will enable humans to ascend buildings faster than anything commercially available. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of dry ice being poured into a frozen fish pond.

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Marvel Legends Captain America Shield

The Marvel Legends Captain America Shield is life-sized, measuring in at 24-inches, and can be picked up for just $54.02, today only, originally $99.99. Adjustable straps on this shield's underside allow users to wear this shield like Captain America does when he enters the fight for justice. Imagine wielding the First Avenger's mighty shield and defending against evil-doers with this full-scale, premium finish Captain America shield from the Marvel Legends Series. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.

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Deadpool Without CG

Marvel's Deadpool is basically the eighth installment in the X-Men film series - starring Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, Leslie Uggams, Brianna Hildebrand, and Stefan Kapicic - where antihero Wade Wilson (Deadpool) hunts the man who nearly destroyed his life while also trying to reunite with his lost love. For those who don't already know, this film made extensive use of computer-generated imagery, especially in the freeway traffic scene where Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead show up. Continue reading for more cool behind-the-scenes images from famous films. Click here for a few bonus images.

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