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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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Nerf Zombie Strike Brainsaw Blaster

The Nerf Zombie Strike Brainsaw Blaster can not only fire darts, but it also has a foam saw blade, and it's being offered for only $19.88, today only, originally $29.99. Pull the blaster's string to make the chainsaw blade start spinning around. The sight of a whirling sawblade says it all: back off! The foam blade is integrated into the dart-firing Zombie Strike Brainsaw blaster to give two modes of defense. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review, with firing test, and more information.

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K'NEX Turbo Jet

The K'NEX Turbo Jet 2-in-1 Building Set has 402-pieces, motor included, and it's being offered for only $15.99, today only, originally $29.99. Each building set includes a battery-powered motor to operate the turbo jet plane and heli-plane. This set contains K'NEX rods and connectors, plus special motorized moving parts like wheels, helicopter rotors, and more to complete the turbo appearance of each plane. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on TV demonstration and more information.

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Electronic Chewbacca Mask

The Star Wars Chewbacca Electronic Mask lets out a roar when your mouth opens, and it's being offered for only $17.99 (Prime Members - free 30-day trial), today only, originally $31.99. High-quality sound and clear output re-creates the symphonic balance between the temper of a mighty Wookiee warrior and a loyal, trusted friend with a heart as big as the Millenium Falcon he co-pilots with best friend, Han Solo. Just a breath unleashes the mighty roar of faithful first mate Chewbacca during high adventures through the twisting fortunes of a galaxy in turmoil. Product page. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Nerf Modulus Tri-Strike

The Nerf Modulus Tri-Strike Blaster has three different modules that can be configured for each battle, and it's being offered for only $29.74, today only, originally $49.99. Customize a Modulus blaster with the interchangeable accessories to create different combinations. Whether it's a stealth operation, close quarters battle, or long-range targeting, the Nerf Modulus system has the gear to configure a blaster suited to the mission. Over 1000 different combinations are possible with the full system. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.

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ARRMA 6S BLX

The ARRMA Fazon 6S BLX is no ordinary remote-controlled car, as this small monster truck is powered by a brushless motor system that enables it to hit a top speed of 60mph, on nearly any terrain. Four different driving modes for both on-road and off-road expeditions, thanks to ARRMA's Advanced Diff Technology, allow you to drive across otherwise dangerous terrain. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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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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K'NEX 70

The K'NEX 70 Model Building Set comes with 705-pieces, and is perfect for kids or adults, all for $16.88, today only, originally $39.99. Unlike other building toys, K'NEX allows kids to create unique models that actually move. You can make interactive toys using K'NEX parts whether it's wheels, rotors, wings, and tracks. Making rolling cars, working amusement park rides, or a transforming animal isn't just a dream when you have this building set. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information.

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Small Model Photography

Photo credit: Felix Hernandex via Peta Pixel

Photographer and artist Felix Hernandex transforms small models, as well as toys, into surreal dream scenes, like the Star Wars showdown you see above. "Ever since I was a kid I used to spend hours alone in my room playing with my toys. Now that I'm a 'grownup,' I've realized that I never stopped playing and that the only difference is that now I have a camera on my hands. Photography and digital art just gave me the ability to bring alive those scenes that I've had inside my mind ever since I was a kid," said Hernandez. Continue reading for more pictures.

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LEGO Lamborghini

Italian photographer Domenico Franco has captured larger than life LEGO vehicles parked around the streets of Ancient Rome for his latest series, titled "LEGO outside LEGOLAND". Whether it be a LEGO Lamborghini, or just simple helicopters, tractor trailers, or camper vans, they've been seamlessly integrated into famous landmarks of the capital. Continue reading to see more.

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