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“The funk is strong with this one.”

Star Wars + Daft Punk = “Darth Punk – The Funk Awakens“, an outstanding fusion of our favorite space opera and electronic dance music. This neon masterpiece is the work of Infectious Designer and it’s one of the most awesomely geeky music videos we’ve ever seen. There are super shiny helmets, glowing shoes, irresistible beats, lightsaber battles, and even a droid with a built-in cassette tape deck.

“One day Vader and Fett will recruit for the the dark side, disguised as an electronic music duo… they will be arresting ears and administering intergalactic rhythm and beats. The Rebels won’t stand a chance. This is their music video, featuring ‘Dj Gonk’.”

There’s also a Darth Punk Prequel:

And a behind-the-scenes video:

For more Darth Punk-related photos and videos check out the Infectious Designer Instagram feed and Facebook page.

[via GeekTyrant, Fashionably Geek, and Laughing Squid]

Buy or DIY: Knit  Power Cord Necklace from KnitKnit on Etsy.  

DIY: Nguyen Le finally added a pay pattern for her popular iconic power cord necklace. You can purchase the $5 pattern from KnitKnit on Etsy for $5 here.

BUY: $44 Power Cord Necklace from KnitKnit here.

Creator Nguyen Le has several ideas about how to wear your knit power cord necklace:

It can be worn as a decorative skinny scarf or necklace, or even a decorative belt. Use it to pull back your curtains or replace that boring old tie.

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We may not have personal jetpacks or flying cars yet, but if you’ve got a smartphone, an old CD case, and a few craft supplies you can have awesome holograms whenever you like. YouTube contributor Mrwhosetheboss used an idea from American Hacker to create a simple tutorial for how to turn your phone into a 3D hologram projector:

[via Technabob and mental_floss]

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Look what just came in the mail! TOTE BAGS! These were the test bags to see how good the quality is and they’re better than expected. These are really solid totes. They’re made from a thick, stiff fabric and can stand up all on their own. The straps are really nice too and a good length. I usually find tote straps a little short but these are great!

The Geek Studio one only has the logo on one side. The other side is just the pattern. We’re going to be posting a bunch of these for sale over the next couple of weeks so keep an eye out!

One thing I love about fashion shows is that there’s always that one designer who’s clearly a huge nerd. Like, the model comes out, and the commentators will be blathering on about innovative fusions of modernist and neo-Renaissance styles or whatever, while those of us who live in the real world are like “dude, that’s Princess Zelda”.

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Last summer Bandai released the Samurai Taisho Darth Vader, a gorgeous action figure depicting the iconic Sith Lord as a fearsome samurai dressed in full battle armor. Now they’ve announce a few equally awesome additions to their line of Feudal Japan-style Star Wars Movie Realization figures, including one of the Emperor’s Royal Guard and a Sandtrooper.

For the Movie Realization series they’re known as the Akazonae Royal Guard and Teppou Ashigaru Sandtrooper. Both figures are covered in outstanding details and come with interchangeable hands and sets of weapons. They look incredible posed beside the Samurai Taisho Darth Vader figure:

The Star Wars Movie Realization Akazonae Royal Guard comes out in March 2016 and the Star Wars Teppo Ashigaru Sandtrooper Meisho Movie Realization Action Figure comes out in May 2016. Click here for more photos.

It looks like they’ve got plans to release a Japanese feudal period Boba Fett figure as well:

[via RocketNews24 and Nerd Approved]