Star Wars Space Slug Desk Organizer: The Pencil Strikes Back

Did you know the giant space slug that lived inside that asteroid in The Empire Strikes Back was called an Exogorth? Me either. You learn something new every day. Well, now you can have your very own Exogorth to keep on your desktop.

The guys at prop company Regal Robot created this awesome sculpture of the massive monster as it pokes its head out of its rocky home attempting to eat whatever might land in its gaping mouth. The resin desk organizer is based on detailed scan of the original movie prop Exogorth, and each one is meticulously handpainted. Of course what really makes it all come together is the Millennium Falcon pencil topper which makes it look like Han and Chewie’s ship is beating a hasty retreat from almost certain doom.

The Space Slug desk organizer is a really special collectible for an Star Wars fan, and is available for $99 from Regal Robot. And remember, the next time you see a cave in a science fiction movie, there’s a pretty good chance there’s a nasty creature living inside of it, so it’s probably not the best place to hide.

Divoom Ditoo Bluetooth Speaker Displays Pixel Art on a Tiny Retro Computer

If you love the retro look of pixel art, check out this little desktop accessory that not only can display custom pixel art, but can play music and work as an alarm clock, among other things. The Divoom Ditoo looks like a tiny all-in-one computer, and displays colorful animations on its tiny screen.

The Ditoo works in concert with a companion mobile app to load up over 1000 different pixel art images and animations from an online pixel art community. Its 16 x 16 dot matrix display can display 16 million different colors at each of its pixels, and can also be used to do things like show social media alerts, or display the time or weather forecast, each triggered via the mobile app. It can even play primitive games like Snake, Tetris, and Breakout on its tiny LED screen. Its built-in Bluetooth speaker isn’t exactly huge, but it does offer 10 watts of amplification, and the reviews on Amazon say that it actually sounds pretty good for its size. It can also play MP3 files loaded from a TF card (up to 64GB.)

It really does look like a miniature computer, though it only has six keys on its mechanical keyboard, and its joystick only moves on one axis. Measuring in at 3.54″ x 4.48″ x 4.77″, it’s actually small enough to put in the palm of your hand.

The video below from :3ildcat shows the Divoom Ditoo in action, along with some demonstrations of its audio quality and volume compared to some other small speakers.

You can grab a Divoom Ditoo pixel art speaker over on Amazon for $79.90. It’s available in five different colors: black, white, green, blue, and pink.

Baby Yoda Gets a Chia Pet Space Stroller

Who doesn’t love Baby Yoda? He’s adorable, inquisitive, and a little badass. We also don’t know anything about where he came from or why he has his abilities, which makes him a bit mysterious. Eventually, I’m sure these things will be revealed, and hopefully he’ll continue to be as cute as the day we first laid eyes on him. But even if he does eventually grow up to look like Original Yoda, you can keep his youthful spirit alive right on your desktop with The Child Chia Pet.

It looks just like the Baby Yoda we all know and love, except this little guy is terracotta orange instead of green. Once your plants have sprouted, The Child will be nestled snug as a bug in a rug beneath a living green blanket.

The set includes the Baby Yoda planter, along with enough Chia seeds for three plantings, which will reach their potential in a week or two. Entertainment Earth is taking pre-orders for The Child Chia Pet for $19.99, with orders starting to ship this July. Here, this is the way.

[via Geekologie]

Baby Yoda Gets a Chia Pet Space Stroller

Who doesn’t love Baby Yoda? He’s adorable, inquisitive, and a little badass. We also don’t know anything about where he came from or why he has his abilities, which makes him a bit mysterious. Eventually, I’m sure these things will be revealed, and hopefully he’ll continue to be as cute as the day we first laid eyes on him. But even if he does eventually grow up to look like Original Yoda, you can keep his youthful spirit alive right on your desktop with The Child Chia Pet.

It looks just like the Baby Yoda we all know and love, except this little guy is terracotta orange instead of green. Once your plants have sprouted, The Child will be nestled snug as a bug in a rug beneath a living green blanket.

The set includes the Baby Yoda planter, along with enough Chia seeds for three plantings, which will reach their potential in a week or two. Entertainment Earth is taking pre-orders for The Child Chia Pet for $19.99, with orders starting to ship this July. Here, this is the way.

[via Geekologie]

First There Was TriceraTACO… Then There Was NACHOsaurus

A while back, we checked out a silly triceratops that doubled as a taco holder. The same company would go on to create TACOsaurus Rex, and now we have the NACHOsaurus. Inspired by the spiny-backed herbivore known as the stegosaurus.

Instead of bony plates along its back, the NACHOsaurus has a spot there for you to fill with snacks. Ideally, you’d use tortilla chips for the proper effect, though this guy is happy to hold crackers, pretzels, nuts, or even french fries on his back. The food-safe plastic snack set also comes with a two-compartment dip bowl which looks like something Dino would have eaten out of The Flintstones.

The NACHOsaurs snack and dip set is just $14.99 over on Amazon, where you can also find TACOsaurus Rex and TriceraTACO for the same price.

Super Mario Coin Bank Deposits Into the Mushroom Kingdom

The currency of choice in the Mushroom Kingdom is the Gold Coin. But here in the real world, it’s pretty rare that you’ll come across coins made out of anything besides nickel, zinc, copper, or if you’re really lucky, silver. Sure, gold coins used to be common currency, but now, our coins don’t have much in the way of actual value unless you save up a whole lot of them. For Nintendo fans, this Super Mario coin bank could be a good start for your coin collection.

This small-ish piggy bank has a 3D layered effect that makes it look like your coins are dropping in-between some of the pipes, bricks, and question mark blocks from a Super Mario Bros. game level. Measuring in at just 7″ square, it’s not going to hold enough coins to purchase a new Nintendo Switch, but it might be good for collecting laundry money.

You can pre-order the Super Mario Coin Bank over at Big Bad Toy Store for $19.99, where it’s expected in stock sometime this month. I wonder if Mario or Luigi ever tried to use Koopa shells to pay for things. I know that puka shells were used as currency many years ago, so why not Koopa shells?

Knock-off Baby Yoda Minifigure Even Has His Space Bassinet

Baby Yoda (aka “The Child”) is arguably the most adorable character in the history of Star Wars. We love his expressions, his curiosity, and the fact that he also has badass Jedi powers. LEGO has their own official Baby Yoda minifig in the works, but the only way to get one initially will be with the $129 Razor Crest model, and even then you’ll have to wait until September to get one.

For now, we have to settle for some cheap Chinese knock-offs.

I spotted this little green guy over on AliExpress, and he actually looks quite good. He’s got those adorable eyes, furrowed brows, and wide ears, and hangs out in his bassinet, just like on The Mandalorian. The miniature figure appears to have LEGO-compatible studs, and can be removed from his floating bed.

If you don’t mind the wrath of both Disney and LEGO’s lawyers coming to knock on your door, you can order one of these little guys over on AliExpress for under $2.

Three-headed Shiba Inu Figures: Kerberos Doge

Who doesn’t love shiba inu dogs? We have a couple living next door to us, and they’re the cutest. And then there’s the classic Doge internet meme, with his adorable thoughts like “wow” and “so scare.” So you’d think that three Doge would be better than one, right?

Well, after seeing these three-headed Shiba Inu toys from Japan, I’m not so sure.

Borrowing its name from the mythical three-headed creature known as Cerberus (aka Kerberos), the Shibaberos collectible figures come in five different styles – one where the three heads are horizontal, one where they’re vertically-stacked, a wacky pyramid configuration, one that’s standing, and another that looks like the afterimage of a shiba shaking its head from side to side. They’re all equally weird and silly. They only measure about 2″ tall on average, so they might be cute on your desktop.

 

The Shibaberos figures are due out this July, and you can find a few spots to pre-order them online if you search around on Google a bit.

[via Toy-People]

Super Mario Stress Balls: It’s a Squeeze, Mario!

Between the coronavirus outbreak and the impact it’s having on lives and livelihoods, there’s a lot of stress in our world these days. While they’re not going to solve any big problems, stress balls can help you work out some of your tension. And if you’re a gamer, you’ll want to grab some of these squeezy Super Mario stress balls.

Actually, the only one that’s really a ball is the Boo ghost, though the Koopa shell is round enough to sorta pass as a ball too. But the Super Mushroom isn’t a ball, nor is the Question Mark block, which is definitively a cube. Regardless of their shapes, these things look like a fun way to work out some stress and anxiety.

They’re available for $5.99 each over at Via Fever, with each design sold separately. Buy some today, and squeeze your way through the Mushroom Kingdom!

Slave Leia Slays Jabba in This Epic LEGO Sculpture

The original Star Wars trilogy is packed with memorable moments. Among them was the scene in Return of the Jedi where Princess Leia, wearing not much more than a metal bikini, uses the very chains that bind her to strangle her captor, Jabba the Hutt. This scene has been immortalized in LEGO form, and would make an amazing centerpiece for any Star Wars fan’s collection.

LEGO artist Iain Heath aka Ochre Jelly created this incredible one-of-a-kind sculpture that brilliantly captures that classic scene. I love how he managed to create the curves of Jabba’s blubbery body by stacking bricks, and how he captured the expression on Jabba’s face as he sticks his tongue out for one last gasp of air.

The sculpture is made entirely from LEGO bricks, and held together entirely with regular LEGO connection points, though Iain says he’ll hit it with some glue at critical points to make sure that it stays together forever. If you want this LEGO Star Wars masterpiece, it’s available from the Bricks of Character Etsy shop for $299.99. Also, bonus points for Leia’s croissant bikini.