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LEGO Aston Martin DB5

Priced at $149.99, the 10262 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 set consists of 1,295 LEGO pieces, complete with a detailed straight-six engine, rotating license plates, wheel-mounted tire slashers, a rear bullet shield and even hidden machine guns that can be deployed by pulling back on the gear knob. However, the coolest feature is the working ejector seat, which works when you pull back on the rear bumper. Continue reading for a full video review, more pictures and information.

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Grow Babies Toy

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Grow-in-water toys, with this example being a 23-year-old "Grow Babies", are basically novelty items made from a superabsorbent polymer. They expand up to 500% of their original mass or volume after putting them into water for several days. One thing you may not know is that they shrinks with saltwater, though some shrink simply from air after being removed from water. Continue reading to see what happened after this person placed this over two-decade old toy in water.

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Batman Ninja

Batman isn't synonymous with ninjas, but Good Smile Company has changed all of that with their latest limited edition figurine. Priced at $900 and limited to 1,000-units worldwide, fans can proudly showcase this work of art on its tall base, with the Dark Knight posed in midair, Kunai knife in-hand. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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LEGO Minifigure Factory

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LEGO fanatics who just happen to be in Copenhagen, Denmark today or tomorrow can now customize their very own minifigure, and for just $5 USD. Simply put, this touchscreen machine prints your selected designs directly onto an official minifigure torso, with the ability to add text, different colored pants, etc. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Last Toys R Us

As all Toys R Us stores in the United States officially closed for business this past Friday, things were a bit different at the Triangle Town store in North Carolina. Why? Well, an anonymous shopper decided to spend $1 million to purchase every last toy to donate to needy children. The massive toy store chain that enchanged children for seven decades began liquidation in March after filing for bankruptcy last year. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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LEGO Voltron

Voltron fans who love LEGO sets rejoice! The 21311 set contains 2,321 pieces, and for those lucky enough to attend San Diego Comic-Con next month you'll be able to snag one if you're quick enough, otherwise LEGO VIP members can get their hands on it beginning July 23, while the wide release is set for August 1, priced at $179.99. It features black, blue, yellow, red and green lions that can easily be posed, complete with specially designed, extra-strong joints. When combined, you create the Voltron super robot wielding a huge sword and shield that attach firmly to the robot's hands. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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LEGO Star Dreadnought

Star Wars fan "OneCase" has just revealed their latest project, and it's an incredible LEGO replica of the Executor-class Star Dreadnought ship. Measuring 4.16-feet (52-in / 132-cm), this ship consists of more than 7,300 pieces, making it even larger than the official LEGO Star Wars 75192 UCS Millennium Falcon set. Continue reading for two more pictures and additional information.

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LEGO Batman Wayne Manor

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Batman fanatic and LEGO brick master Brent Waller might have built the ultimate LEGO Batman creation, Wayne Manor, complete with Batcave, that stands over 6-feet tall. It took him more than 1-year to piece together, sitting on nine 32x32 baseplates using as many as 100,000 pieces. Continue reading for a detailed video walkthrough, more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Hasselblad LEGO Camera

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Photographer and designer Helen Sham wanted to take LEGO to the next level by combining all of her passions into one. So, she decided to build a Hasselblad 503CX medium format film camera using the bricks, and one day, it could even become an official LEGO kit sold in stores. "I Lego-designed this camera because I am also a photographer and this camera has been one of my favorites. I love the manual mechanisms of this particular camera very much," said Sham. Continue reading to see the camera taken apart and for more information.

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Adam Savage Nerf Blaster

The Nerf Rival Nemesis is already a formidable office warfare blaster, but Adam Savage decided to kick things up a notch by replacing the stock magazine with a new feeder can now hold 1000 rounds. Other upgrades include: a modified sight, bi-pod, and a slick paint job. Continue reading for a video of Adam's custom Nerf rifle.

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