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Frog Princess Leia

Photo credit: Tanto Yensen / Bored Panda

Indonesian photographer Tanto Yensen managed to capture and up-close image of a frog with two small snails hanging around each side of its head. While many internet users claim that the frog resembles Princess Leia from the Star Wars universe, others have envisioned it as other characters, such as Ludwig van Beethoven, George Washington and more. Continue reading to see more Photoshop hilarity that ensued.

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LEGO Star Wars Hoth Attack

The LEGO Star Wars Hoth Attack 75138 set just might hold you over until the Rogue One release next month, as it's being offered for only $15.99, today only, originally $24.99. Features a foldout Echo Base with a rotating tower with opening hatch and flick missile, trench, Imperial Probe Droid and an Imperial stud shooter. Weapons include a blaster rifle, blaster and a blaster pistol. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on review and more information.

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Imperial Probe Droid Drone

Sure, you could buy a Millennium Falcon or X-Wing drone, but this Star Wars fanatic decided to create the world's first Imperial Probe Droid drone. "This is a build I've had on the back burner for a while, but wanted to finish in time for Halloween. It's based on the same quad I used for the Falcon 9 build (the Blade Inductrix) and is built entirely from 3mm depron foam. The whole body weighs about 50g, and the drone flies reasonably well indoors. Landing is a bit of a challenge, but I made break away mounts for the legs, in case I miss a hand catch. I'll be linking build photos and drawings in the comments section shortly," said creator and YouTube user "ajw61185". Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of paper exploding under a hydraulic press.

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Geonosis

Photo credit: Sebastien Del Grosso via Bored Panda

Geonosis is basically a rocky desert planet where battle droids are manufactured, and the site of the opening battle of the Clone Wars. All life on the planet is presumed destroyed by the Empire in Star Wars Rebels. Close to Tatooine. Sebastien Del Grosso managed to recreate this planet, along with a few others, using action figures and Photoshop. Continue reading to see more.

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Lightsaber Immersion Blender

This Star Wars Rogue One Lightsaber Immersion Blender is probably what Darth Vader would use if he actually made smoothies, and you can get one for only $39.99. Modeled after the Sith Lord's iconic weapon, wield it to blend your favorite drink or whip up soups, drinks, and sauces. Product page. Continue reading for two more pictures and additional information.

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LEGO AT-ST Walker

The LEGO Star Wars AT-ST Walker 75153 not only has dual spring-loaded shooters, but also an opening cockpit, and it's being offered for just $32.82, today only, originally $39.99. Join the hunt for rebels aboard the AT-ST Walker, featuring posable legs, wheel-activated turning top section, opening cockpit and top hatch revealing a detailed minifigure interior, dual spring-loaded shooters and elevating guns at the front. Includes 3 minifigures. Product page. Continue reading for speed build and review videos.

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LEGO Star Wars Sandcrawler

LEGO's Star Wars 75059 Sandcrawler is 3,296-pieces of brick building fun, and it's being offered for only $262.98 shipped, today only, originally $299.99 (even more if you check other online auction sites). Turn the knob at the rear and steer the Sand crawler into position, lower the front ramp and offload the droids using the 2 working cranes. Luke Skywalker and his Uncle, Owen Lars, are sure to be impressed with the selection on offer: there's R2-D2, an R1-series Droid, an R2 unit, R5-D4, a Treadwell Droid, Gunk Droid and even C-3PO. Prodcut page. Continue reading for a speed build video and more information.

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Fake Star Wars

Photo credit / source: Wholesale Clearance UK

Using the Star Wars logo is bad enough, but one Chinese toy company decided to create fantasy names for all of the characters, starting with Anakin Skywalker as "Little Girl". "We acquired this stock in a bulk lot, and as a big Star Wars fan myself I had high hopes for these figures, especially considering how popular they are with children and collectors alike. The first disappointment came when we realized they were exclusively Episode One characters, as this is arguably the weakest of the six films. The second disappointment came when we realized that these were very unconvincing fakes," said Mr Baxter's company, Poole-based Wholesale Clearance UK Ltd, who received boxes of these bootleg toys. Continue reading for more.

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Speeder Bike Drone

Air Hogs' Star Wars Speeder Bike Drone comes with its own Scout Trooper, and it's being offered for only $149 shipped. Loaded with 4-channel control and gyro stabilization for a smooth, high-performance flight, the Speeder Bike is easy-to-operate. The 2.4GHz long-range communication has up to a 200ft range so you run down Rebel forces anywhere in the galaxy. Product page. Continue reading for a full video unboxing, flight test, and more information.

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Badonkadonk Tank

The JL421 Badonkadonk Land Cruiser personal tank, priced at $19,999.95, has been a popular item online for quite some time now, but people apparently can't get enough of it. Designed with versatility in mind, the Donk can transport cargo or a crew of five internally or on the roof, and can be piloted from within the armored shell or from an exposed standing position through the hatch, thanks to special one-way steel mesh armor windows and a control stick that pivots up and down to allow piloting from the standing or seated positions. The interior is fully carpeted and cozy, with accent lighting and room for up to five people. A 400 watt premium sound system with PA is mounted to project sound both into the cabin and outward from behind the windows. Check it out here now. Continue reading for more funny reviews and information.

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