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Planet of the Apes Evolution

Planet of the Apes Evolution
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It was Earth, all along: Planet of the Apes will be coming to Blu-Ray 11/4 in a 40 Year Evolution five disc set. Includes all five films in 1080p with 5.1 DTS MA, along with a 200 page art book.

Space Siege

Space Siege
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Gas Powered Games’ action/RPG Space Siege is now available. You defend a colony ship after a massive attack on Earth. The graphics aren’t top notch, but you do get to blow up lots of alien baddies.

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David Blaine Split Spades

David Blaine Split Spades
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Magicians swear by the quality of their deck, and it doesn’t get better than David Blaine. His Split Spades Lion Deck is durable, fanning and handling like new despite heavy use.

David Lanham’s Zog

David Lanham’s Zog
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David Lanham is one of our favorite artists (you may know his work at Iconfactory), so we’re thrilled to see his vinyl Zog at StrangeKiss. Also available: Murder Zog, a Lanham/Kozik collab.

Legendary Preorder Bonus

Legendary Preorder Bonus
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If werewolves, griffins, and weird frog-looking demons are your thing, Gamecock Media’s upcoming Legendary (9/30) is including a graphic novel and DVD for any preorders.

Opus Foosball Table

Opus Foosball Table
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Best. Foosball. Ever. ELEVEN FORTY’s Opus Foosball table is the ultimate in bespoke party games: everything, from the type of wood to the microcast heads and bodies is custom-made.

Flight, Volume Five

Flight, Volume Five
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Fresh for this summer, the fifth volume of Kazu Kibuishi’s Flight series of books is now available. Inside are 368 enjoyable, full-color pages from 23 accomplished comic book artists.

Steampunk Robots

Steampunk Robots
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We’re personally getting tired of the Steampunk genre, but we still love these robot models by The Builder’s Studio. They look metallic, but these retro tech creations are made out of wood.

Geometry Wars 2

Geometry Wars 2
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Geometry Wars is one of those games that hurts you real good with visuals. Geometry Wars 2 is now out at XBLA, and remixes the original game + five new modes + 4-player multiplayer. PS3?

Urbanspoon: Shake It

Urbanspoon: Shake It
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Urbanspoon’s iPhone app works like a virtual magic eight ball, except it brings up restaurant suggestions and reviews. Awesome: a map showing people shaking their phones.

Droplet Vinyl Toys

Droplet Vinyl Toys
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Just like the name says, Droplets are drop-shaped collectibles. Sold blindboxed, they’re hand-signed and hand-numbered, each with their own personality. Black is the hardest to find.

Wolfenstein Trailer

Wolfenstein Trailer

Joystiq has an awesome trailer of Wolfenstein up (just click the pic above). It’s being developed by Raven, the same crew that brought us Jedi Knight II and Quake 4. Warning: gore.

Bart Simpson Qee Auction

Bart Simpson Qee Auction
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The Toy2R Forums are running a 10″ Bart Simpson Qee customs auction until August 25th. There are 49 dolls in all, and they cost from $100-$1000; the proceeds go to the Red Cross.

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Fraction Adding Machine

Fraction Adding Machine

Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories has a DIY for making your own Fraction Adding Machine out of a Rice Krispies Box, glue and tape. It’s based on an actual 1952 calculator.

Postdesigner Monster Plushes

Postdesigner Monster Plushes
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We actually own several of postdesigner’s digitally printed monster plushes, and boy do they spiff up our office. Be warned: once you start buying these beasties, it’s hard to stop.

Rare & Prestige Whiskies

Rare & Prestige Whiskies
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The aptly named Rare & Prestige Collection is to whisky connoisseurs what Bentley is to car collectors. In all, there are four aged scotches (1965-1977) scattered across the globe.

Dalek Voice Changer Helmet

Dalek Voice Changer Helmet
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Exterminate a whole new generation of SIL-LY HU-MONS with the Dalek Voice Changer Helmet, available at ThinkGeek. Includes authentic Dr. Who sounds and lights; runs on 3 AA batteries.

Darth Maul Vinyl Collectible

Darth Maul Vinyl Collectible
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Let’s be clear: Darth Maul was gypped, but we’re happy that he’s getting some primo exposure with this vinyl collectible by Medicom (avail. Q2 2008). Preordering is a good idea: he’s limited edition.

40% Off Blu-ray Movies

40% Off Blu-ray Movies
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Deal: Amazon has a 40% off sale for select Blu-ray movies. Titles include Cars, Apocalypto, Pirates of the Caribbean (all three films) and The Prestige. Psst: free shipping on orders over 25 bucks.

SimCity Creator Screenshots

SimCity Creator Screenshots
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If thoughts of rampaging robots, fiery meteors and ginormous hands of death don’t get you excited, we can’t save you. EA has fresh screens for their upcoming (9/08) Wii-only SimCity Creator.

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Sea-Doo Seascooter Explorer

Sea-Doo Seascooter Explorer
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The possibilities are endless: a fake shark fin, beginner’s swim class at the local YMCA … all jokes aside, Sea-Doo’s Seascooters are ideal for divers with a max depth of 50m and speed of 3.3 mph.

Troy Paiva’s Night Vision

Troy Paiva’s Night Vision
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Photographer Troy Paiva’s book, Night Vision: The Art of Urban Exploration, is a must read. Using a technique called light painting, he mixes flashlight with moonlight to produce otherworldly photos.

Star Wars Auction

Star Wars Auction
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To be auctioned Aug. 1 for a cool $170k, this is the TIE Fighter that bumped off Darth Vader in Star Wars IV: A New Hope. Cheaper: C3PO’s shoes, Cantina alien head and Imperial officer costume.

Dead Space Trailer

Dead Space Trailer
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EA’s third-person space zombie shooter is getting a gory animated movie prequel. Titled Dead Space: Downfall, it’s slated for a DVD/Blu-ray release alongside the game in October ’08.

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