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LEGO TIE Striker 75154

LEGO's Star Wars TIE Striker Walker 75154 set is great to pick up ahead of The Last Jedi movie release, and it's being offered for just $34.29 shipped for Prime members (free 30-day trial), today only, originally $69.99. The TIE Striker features large, adjustable wings, a minifigure cockpit with top and front access, an opening rear storage hold, and dual spring-loaded shooters at the front. Product page. Continue reading for a speed build video and more information.

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Steve Jobs Figurine

DAM Toys, known for their celebrity figurines, unveils their latest item, a photo-realistic Steve Jobs figure, complete with his famous turtle neck sweater, blue jeans and New Balance sneakers. You also get a host of hands, socks, glasses, different Apple tech products, and even a bitten apple to swap out at your liking. The included lounge chair is a perfect place to set up a photo shoot. Continue reading for another picture and more information.

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McLaren P1 Foot-to-Floor Edition

Want to give your kids a head start in the automotive world, and in style? If so then look no further than the McLaren P1 Electric Ride-On Edition, which is fully electric, and limited to approximately 3 mph, perfect to keep the little ones out of trouble. How much will it cost? Approximately $287.35 when it's released this winter. For those under the age of 3, the automaker will also be releasing a Foot-to-Floor Edition, priced at $47. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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LEGO Taj Mahal

There's the NYC skyline and then this massive 5,923-piece LEGO Taj Mahal Kit. This followup to the sold-out 2008 kit, it looks just as magnificent, plus an extra brick, while mirroring its real-life counterpart, including arched facades, corner minarets and of course, the iconic dome. When built, it stands 16" high, 20" wide and 20" deep. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Monopoly Gamer

Monopoly Gamer features characters from Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. series, and it's being offered for just $19.79, this weekend only. originally $24.99. Instead of standard Monopoly tokens, the Monopoly Gamer edition features Super Mario characters, each with their own unique powers. Buy property, pay rent and battle for points! The game ends when Bowser has been defeated. Player with the highest score win. In Party Mode, each player can create a team of up to 3 Character tokens, swapping them in and out as they play. Product page. Continue reading for a video showing how to play and more information.

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K'Nex 25th Anniversary

The K'Nex Imagine 25th Anniversary Ultimate Builder's Case is the perfect kit to get started, and it's being offered for just $35.56 shipped, today only, originally $74.99. Containing 750 classic pieces in bright colors and with sturdy plastic construction, it includes many different rods and connectors to let builders create extravagant designs. The enclosed step-by-step color-coded instructions showcases 50 unique models of varying size and difficulty. Product page. Continue reading for another insane K'Nex roller coaster and more information.

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DROCON Scouter 901H Drone

The DROCON Scouter 901H Micro Drone can fly for days on a single charge, and it's being offered for just $39.99 shipped, this weekend only. Not only can it be folded and stored away directly inside the controller, but this tiny drone has one key takeoff as well as landing, along with a bright search light for night flights. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on test video, more pictures and information.

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LEGO Arc De Triomphe

The LEGO Architecture Arc De Triomphe 21036 Building Kit offers 386-pieces of brick building fun, and it's being offered for just $31.99 shipped, today only, originally $39.99. Each of the 386 bricks accurately capture detail and scale. When built, the Arc de Triomphe measures over 5" (14 cm). The accompanying glossy booklet chronicles the Arc de Triomphe's inception, and is full of facts, stats, and beautiful photography. Product page. Continue reading for a speed build video and more information.

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Tiny World Everyday Objects

Photo credit: Peter Csakvari via Bored Panda

There's forced perspective and tilt-shift photography techniques, and then food photographer Peter Csakvari's "Tiny Wasteland" series. Simply put, he takes everyday objects, such as miniature toys, and uses them to create tiny worlds, like "Backspace", above. "As a food photographer, I shoot a lot with my macro lenses but I never really used the macro function. When I find these little folks on the internet I started to see little worlds in every single common object around me," said the photographer. Continue reading to see more.

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Custom LEGO Minifig

Photo credit: Andy Morris via Bored Panda

LEGO Minifigs are nothing new or special, but one designer decided to think outside the box, and use one for his resume. Andy Morris, a recent design graduate from the University of South Wales, used his design philosophy and experience with toys to create this custom figurine that resembles his own likeness. He's holding a laptop in one hand and a miniature custom printed CV in the other. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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