1. Weird

    Eight Adorable Superhero Costumes for Your Small, Comic Book Loving Pet

    When it comes to Halloween costumes for small critters like ferrets, guinea pigs, and hamsters, your options are somewhat limited. As an owner of an adorable bunny (who was featured in Quirk's craftbook Microcrafts) and a chinchilla (who has yet to make his published book debut!) I feel the pain that small animal owners experience around Halloween.

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  2. Weird

    Etsy Finally Changed Their Policies to Ban Products Using Endangered Species

    While you can still purchase some fairly odd things on Etsy, the Internet's premier site for strange, handcrafted items of all ilk, there are some things you can't get even there. As of this week, shoppers will no longer be able to buy or sell the lynx-and-chinchilla fur jackets of their dreams. That's because Etsy executives have made the very responsible, right-thinking call to ban the sale of items that use or contain parts of endangered animals.

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  3. Entertainment

    You Can Buy “The Internet” For Your Next Shareholders Presentation

    Sometimes you come across something online you never even knew you wanted -- like The Internet itself. This replica of "The Internet" as seen in The IT Crowd is now available on Etsy. Sure, it may just be a plastic box with a light on it, but for fans of the show it could make a great addition to your desk.

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  4. Entertainment

    These Minimalist Prints of Sci-Fi Weapons Can Turn Any Room Into an Armory

    Etsy user Harshness has a pretty great set of prints up at his online store, treating a wide array of nerdy subjects -- X-Men, Game of Thrones, and Star Wars are all represented heavily -- with minimalist aesthetics and inspiration from vintage travel, film and propaganda posters. His latest project is a series of ten prints paying homage to weaponry from across the worlds of fantasy, science fiction, comic books and cartoons, and we think they're pretty enough to share with you. Especially this original phaser, and the amazing Mjolnir print that you'll have to check out the rest of the gallery to see.

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  5. Tech

    People Really Want to Draw in 3D: 3Doodler Crushes Kickstarter Goal in Mere Hours

    I messed up. Yesterday, I saw the Kickstarter campaign for the 3Doodler, a pen that lets you draw in three dimensions, and didn't think it was something most people would be interested in, so I ignored it. It turns out I was wrong in a big way. The project met its goal in only a few hours, and already has more than 7,000 backers and pledges of $639,955 as I write this. I underestimated how much people want to draw squiggly 3D plastic things.

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  6. Entertainment

    This Adventure Time Statue is Made of Over 4,000 Wooden Cubes, Obviously Mathematical

    It's pretty clear that we here at Geekosystem have a thing for Adventure Time. It's not an observation; it's fact. There's something about Pendleton Ward's creation that's oddly endearing while being strangely hilarious. We even interviewed the man. So when a 4.5 foot statue of Finn, made out of over 4,000 wooden cubes, goes on sale, it's something that interests us. Etsy user Evan Henry has crafted what is certainly the heftiest Adventure Time work to date, and it'll only run you $950.

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  7. Entertainment

    This Handmade Doctor Who Chess Set Features Many Ponds

    Emmi Visser is back again with another glorious Doctor Who Chess set. This time, Matt Smith's Doctor takes what was previously David Tennant's Doctor's place on the board. Weeping Angels return, this time as pawns, as do the TARDIS rooks.River Song reprises her role as the queen, but the majority of the other pieces have new, specific forms that correspond more with the Eleventh Doctor. Hit the jump for more images of the impressive set.

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  8. Gaming

    A 10-Year-Old Vendor’s Adorable Lord of the Rings Etsy Shop

    Etsy is always a fairly amusing place in which to get lost. One can find tasteful works of art, turn themselves into Nicolas Cage, or buy serial killer jewelry if they're so inclined. Every now and then, you come across something endearing and adorable (assuming, that is, you don't find Jeffrey Dahmer earrings endearing). Case in point, Etsy's The Shire General Store, a shop run by a 10-year-old that sells custom-made clay Lord of the Rings figurines.

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  9. Gaming

    Add Flavor to Any Game Room with These Stained Glass Dice

    It's Saturday night, you and your noble band of adventurers are sitting around a table, and the Game Master is plotting your demise. But something's missing. You need something to really get the group into the game. Well, Claudia Malmberg has just the thing you're looking for. She makes and sells stained glass role-playing dice to brighten up your gaming headquarters. These dice, which can be found on Etsy, come as lamps, dice bowls, and more from her online shop, Dicey Decor. Make the jump to see a gallery of a few of theses amazing dice-shaped knick knacks and to learn how you can get your hands on one.

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  10. Entertainment

    These Star Wars Villains as Kids Will Force Choke You With Cute

    The Octopus Tree House took the villains of Star Wars and made them more adorable than you could possibly imagine. Take a peek into the childhoods of Vader, Jabba, Palpatine, Boba, the Wampa, and a sand person with these amazing illustrations.  The set of six 12x12 prints are available over at Etsy for $110 (or $20 each). We have a gallery after the jump with all six of the painfully cute illustrations. Never before has the dark side been quite so cute.

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  11. Weird

    Who’s More of a Man? You or Your Bearded Beer?

    Some of us just aren't blessed with beautiful, flowing facial hair; this is just a simple fact. Many of us are getting tired of being mocked and ridiculed by lumberjacks and dwarves for our lack of beards, but, Etsy user armsandink has devised a brilliant solution to fortify our manhood: The Can Beard Cozy!

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  12. Tech

    Mini ED-209 Robocop Made From Recycled Metal is Cute Welded to Fearsome

    I am nothing if not a fan of mechs, and I am stoked to say that it is a very, very good year for mechs. As if it wasn't good enough already (it is), this mini ED-209 Robocop junkbot is just gravy. A miniscule version of its sophisticated namesake, the mini ED-209 was constructed by TGNsmith out of recycled materials like  an old computer case and some spent propane tanks welded together with some love and ingenuity. The mini ED-209 junkbot actually has a big brother junkbot that weighs over 300 pounds, but this little guy has his own distinct characteristic: He's for sale.

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  13. Weird

    Zombie Bedspread Makes for the Perfect Place to Rest Your Brains

    I like fantasizing about the zombie apocalypse about as much as the next guy, but something about this bedspread is just a little creepy. Maybe it's the hands that seem to be coming from underneath, or maybe it's the bloodstains on the pillows. At least that'd hide my drool stains, assuming I could ever actually get to sleep.

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  14. Gaming

    Wash Yourself With Soda Pop Scented Video Game Soaps, Because Why Not

    You have to hand it to Etsy seller Chrystal Doucette, she really knows her audience. She understands that the right mix of nostalgia, quirkiness, and fine craftsmanship is the key to the heart (and wallet) of any (credit) card carrying geek. That's probably why her store specializes in soap cast into the shape of video game paraphernalia. Consoles, controllers, cartridges, companion cubes, Rubik's Cubes; they've all been cast in soap. That's not all: Many of the soaps come in such appetizing flavors as Mountain Dew and grape soda. She even has a collection of caffeinated, pop-scented shower gels. If her work has one flaw, it's that much of it relies on stickers -- making them prettier to look at than to use. That said, it's a pretty amazing collection. See more pictures, after the break.

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  15. Gaming

    Question Mark Block Lamp Doesn’t Generate Coins or Mushrooms, Still Cool

    You ever have the urge to just punch your bedside lamp? Well, if that's a problem for you, you might not want to get this Mario Question Mark Block lamp, which makes that urge all the stronger. Unlike in the game, you won't get any money or mutant, oversized, and possibly toxic mushrooms out of it, but you may get a few splinters. If you can manage to not jump and upper-cut it from underneath, however, your room can get +10 swagger.

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