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Couple years ago (has it been that long since this blog started?), I featured an R2-D2 that has been modified into a complete game station including gaming consoles such as Nintendo, SEGA Genesis, and Playstation. Well, why not top that? Mark Bongo, the owner of Major League Mods designed this amazing R2-D2 game station featuring a X-Box 360 and also a projector with AUX ports. All the parts are built into the Artoo case internally with the projector lens in Artoo’s head and the X-Box 360 disc tray built into Artoo’s panels. Just as a cherry on top of the sundae, the Artoo console mod also features some snazzy blue LED lights around it. From the looks of it, it looks like the R2-D2 case is made from an R2-D2 waste basket from couple years back. Whatever it was made from, all I can say is I am insanely jealous of Mark Bongo’s creation and I wish I owned an X-Box 360 so I can build one of these.

Hit the jump to check out Bongo’s amazing creation!

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Geez. This is pretty insane. At “Eden” in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan you can spend some “alone time” with your lady friend (or guy friend) in style. Within the 46 room motel, there is a room decorated in Batman decor! Everything from a bed sporting a cushy Batman logo to Batman logo etched mirrors, and even a couch decked out to look like the “Tumbler” from ‘Batman Begins’ and ‘The Dark Knight’. To stay in the tacky, but luxurious room, it will cost you around $50 for three hours. Now, you might ask why its rented out in hourly segment. Well, if you weren’t aware, like many motels in Asia, this room is more made for “erotic activities” than sleeping. For those that pick up a stranger at a bar and need a place to “get down and dirty”, Eden’s Batman room is the place to go. With the room, Eden also supplies you with lubrication, sexy lingerie and other perks for an extra fee of course. Yikes!

This is one of the reasons I was laughing so hard when people on Twitter were saying that they would love to stay there. I wouldn’t sit anywhere in this room without paper towels to put down for protection. Thats just how I roll.

Hit the jump to check out more pix of Eden’s “Batman Love Motel”

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‘Game of Thrones’ is one of the biggest things to hit television for many (including myself). Game of Thrones is an epic fantasy series based on the books of ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ by American author George R.R. Martin. HBO has adapted the books into a ten episode (for the rookie season) series that will start airing on April 17th, 2011. The series stars the amazing Sean Bean as Eddard “Ned” Stark who is also known as the “Lord of Winterfell”. The poster titled “Winter is Coming” (also the title for the pilot episode), Ned is featured gazing into his sword “Ice” while sitting on the “Iron Throne of Westero”. Just from the look of the posters, you can find that it is going to be an amazing treat for the senses. I will be tuning in on April 3rd at 9:00 EST when the first fifteen minutes of “Winter is Coming” airs for our enjoyment on HBO. Cheers!

Hit the jump to check out all four of these bad ass ‘Game of Thrones’ posters

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chewbaccabball

This is so awesome. Apparel designer/illustrator, Atomic Child (based in Denver, Colorado) newest creation “Teen Wook” is getting the spotlight over at TeeFury. A cool mash-up of ‘Teen Wolf’ and Chewbacca from ‘Star Wars’.

Tired of being relegated to the role of sidekicks, Wookie-kind took their talents to the NBA where their height and team spirit allowed them to earn million-dollar contracts and throngs of adoring fans.

It is pretty obvious that a Wookiee like Chewie would be extraordinary in the NBA. He is big enough to play center and would be amazing on defense. Especially if stacked up against guys like Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic. The problem I see would be the fact that Chewie would probably get ejected from every game for ripping off a ref’s arms and beating him with it for a ball call. Also, no matter what you say, Chewbacca would be a Los Angeles Laker. Trust me on that.

As usual, the ‘Teen Wook’ tee will only be on sale for 24 hours today (March 17, 2011)

Where to buy: TeeFury

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russianxmen

Originally, I thought the US released trailer for Matthew Vaughn’s ‘X-Men: First Class’ was amazing. I was dead wrong. The international trailer for Russia is far superior to that of what we got over here. Chock full of new clips, the Russian version features a closer look into Magneto and various other mutants of the X-Men. We get a glimpse into Erik’s time as a child in a concentration camp during World War II (which was only shown briefly during the opening of Bryan Singer’s ‘X-Men’) and we see the struggle within Magneto due to his nighmare-ish past. We also get to see a small glimpse into Alex Summer AKA Havok’s power of generating plasma blasts and flight and the transformation of Hank McCoy into what we know as “The Beast”. I would have to say that the score featured on the Russian trailer is much better than the US version as it makes it feel a bit more epic in nature. Whats even cooler is the development of the SR-71 Lockheed “Blackbird” which becomes the advanced “X-Men Blackbird” of the future. What I can take from this trailer is three things. 1. Movie trailers sounds so much more amazing in Russian. 2. Magneto is not going to be the “good guy” we all think he going to be in First Class. 3. Damn, I am really excited about ‘X-Men: First Class. I wish someone would sub this trailer so I know what the heck is going on!

‘X-Men: First Class’ opens on June 3rd, 2011. Hit the jump to check out the trailer for ‘Люди Икс: Первый класс’

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sptrenches

Warner Bros. recently released an animated short titled ‘Sucker Punch: The Trenches’ follows the story of who the men behind the masks of the mechanized soldiers are that the lovely gun-toting dames of ‘Sucker Punch’ are fighting.

In Sucker Punch, the girls face off against an army of mechanized WWI soldiers. Through the use of clockwork and steam technology, human soldiers who die in battle are reanimated and sent back to the front lines. Although seemingly indistinguishable and soulless, the zombie army is not just made of gears and steam, but also of human flesh, bone, and memory. In “The Trenches” there is a tragic tale behind each lifeless mask.

Ben Hibon (the man behind the animation) does an amazing job showing the life of a common soldier with a family cut-down by a sniper in war, only to be revived into a steampunk-type machine of war. As he continues to battle, his life passes before his eyes has the vicious circle of death by war victimizes him again. Even though, it is only inspired by Zack Snyder and Sucker Punch, Hibon does an amazing job recreating the world of Sucker Punch. It is definitely worth watching and it makes me even more excited to check out Sucker Punch on March, 25th, 2011.

Hit the jump to check out Ben Hibon’s ‘Sucker Punch: The Trenches’

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I love it when people take LEGO fandom to the next level. Poster designers, OldRedJalopy created a pretty impressive collection of posters featuring the 2011 Oscar “Best Picture” nominated films with a LEGO twist. Each nominated film’s respective posters such as ‘Black Swan’, ‘Inception’, and ‘The King’s Speech’ are recreated integrating “LEGO people” in place of the human actors. I especially love the work done on Danny Boyle’s  ‘127′ hours as it features an 8-bit style background featuring a LEGO cliff side. Unfortunately, unlike Aron Ralston (played brilliantly by James Franco) who cut his hand off to escape, LEGO Aron would only have to unplug his hand.

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