Target is in the midst of giving more than 650 stores across the country a Mario Kart-themed makeover to promote the launch of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on April 28th for the Nintendo Switch. This includes Mario-themed bollards outside the store (much like they did with their Pokemon Go promotion), the anxiety-inducing countdown timer sound when you cross the entrance start line, and Mario Kart-style shopping carts—which I’m sure won’t be abused in any way. See more on Nerd Approved

I hear that every member of the Galactic Empire motorcycle club is issued their choice of a denim crossbody bag or a matching wallet to go with the classic vest. They also get a nice gift basket filled with the Dark Side’s famous cookies. It’s a nice perk—makes you feel welcome. However, non-members can still own the bag and the wallet if they’re willing to buy them. [click to continue…]

The absence of Carrie Fisher was deeply felt at this year’s Star Wars Celebration, so one tiny Jyn Erso (aka Harley) made it her mission to pay tribute in the cutest way possible. Armed with a stack of specially-made data cards, she handed out Death Star plans to every Leia cosplayer she met. [click to continue…]

Reddior ocularis01 and his wife are expecting a sidekick! Batman looks thrilled.

First off, seeing Nathan Fillion on a spaceship warms my heart. Second—why is he dressed like a Space Barbarian on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? Fillion posted this mysterious image on his Instagram noting that it’s “from a scene you won’t see” in the film. This led many to speculate that he had a cameo and it was cut. However, James Gunn chimed in to clear things up…sort of. [click to continue…]

First unveiled at Toy Fair 2017, McFarlane Toys has released an official pic and info for the fantastic 7″ Labyrinth Jareth: The Goblin King Figure they have on deck for October. Read more on Nerd Approved

I can’t tell you how much we love it when older fans jump into cosplay. The older version of Han Solo from The Force Awakens has been a particularly popular subject, but few can do it better than Wolverony. In fact, his Han Solo cosplay was so good that he confused Harrison Ford’s makeup artist and hairstylist at Star Wars Celebration. He noted the following about the “surreal” experience: [click to continue…]

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Pokémon fanatics will recognize Poké Balls as devices used to catch and store Pocket Monsters. However, Bandai is changing things up a bit with a series of 11 Poké Balls designed to dispense breath mints. See more on That’s Nerdalicious

Koala Art & Design has released a limited edition “Desert Planet Dress” featuring a watercolor style print that includes succulents, stormtroopers, lightsabers and more. It represents yet another option in the ever growing range of Star Wars-inspired floral fashions. Take a closer look at the design below. [click to continue…]

Cosplaying as K-2SO from Star Wars: Rogue One is extremely challenging thanks to the droid’s tall, lanky frame. However, Darren Moser is in the midst of building a remarkable, wearable puppet that makes a full-scale “costume” possible. Check out the video below to see it in action. [click to continue…]

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