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The Nendoroid series main aim is to take familiar video game characters like Kirby (see pictures below) and Meta Knight, and create their cuter, more adorable forms. You could say they've definitely accomplished this so far!






And now for Nendoroid Meta Knight's predecessor, Kirby:












This all kind of brings me back to this little gem:

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The following video cuts through Undertale's veil of mystery to reveal what lies inside the Toriel plush...a bit unnerving to say the very least!

FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV
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One Philadelphia father has had enough of over-sexualized toys in his Target!

Fred Hill, "furious" parent to two girls who seem to have been denied the joy of seeing Star Wars, complained to his local Fox News station about a Slave Leia figurine being sold at Target.



Hill feels the toy shouldn't be sold where children can see it, because, as he says, "I got two daughters I don't need seeing that. They're like dad why does this doll have a chain around its neck. I don't have any answers. I was just blown away looking at it."

Presumably this man hasn't been to a movie in the last forty years, and seems unaware that the toy comes from PG rated film Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. One of his daughters says the toy is "creepy," but when Fox contacted Target Headquarters about it, they said "We have not received any other guest complaints about this product. If the guest has a question we recommend they reach out directly to Target's guest relations team."

Welcome to parenting in 2015, y'all.



Update: The actress who played Princess Leia, Carrie Fisher, has responded to the 'controversy' saying,

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Who would have thought the plot to Jurassic World wasn't terribly unique?  Turns out even the Jurassic Park franchise has been working with genetic mutation since at least 1998, when this commercial for the "chaos effect" toy line aired.  

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