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io9 Weekend RoundupThis 1986 He-Man toy display would've blown your young mind to smithereens

We've seen the psychotic amount of detail that went into He-Man advertising art, but that's nothing compared to the dog-and-pony show Mattel brought to America's malls in the mid-1980s. This toy tent would've made your 6-year-old head explode. More »


io9 Weekend RoundupMuppets and Fraggles climb aboard Serenity

The new Muppets movie might be spaceship-free, but artist James Hance, imagines an all-Muppet rendition of Firefly, aptly titled FireFrog. What do you think of his casting choices More »


io9 Weekend RoundupProof that the X-Men have the crappiest lives of any fictional characters

The X-Men have been around for 48 years, but in the comic books, they've been saving the world for approximately 16 years. In that time, there's been so much crushing tragedy in their lives that it's downright comical. More »


io9 Weekend RoundupThe science of sleep twitches

The feeling of jerking awake just as sleep begins to overtake us is familiar to most readers. So too is seeing someone in a deep sleep eerily (or adorably) twitching their hands or feet. What is it that makes people do this while they are supposed to be resting? More »


io9 Weekend RoundupAnime Wesley Snipes! Watch the teaser trailer for the Japanese Blade cartoon

The preview for the Blade anime, the final Marvel anime adaptation from Madhouse Studios, has hit the web. We previously reviewed the Iron Man and X-Men series. How do you think Blade will fare? More »


io9 Weekend RoundupMeet Arizona's dilapidated roadside dinosaurs

In Holbrook, Arizona sits one of the American Southwest's stranger tourist destinations, Stewart's Petrified Wood, a petrified wood emporium/ostrich farm that boasts several creepy animatronic dinosaurs guarding its property. It's like the Prehistoric Forest mixed with The Hills Have Eyes. More »


io9 Weekend RoundupDoctor Who lectures us for two episodes, then throws it all away

Okay, it's time to talk about something really serious. Pull up a chair and put on your listening faces. It's time to talk about discrimination. Because discrimination is wrong. Mmmkay? Especially when you're discriminating against your own vat-grown goo duplicate. More »


io9 Weekend RoundupSomeone's selling the laser rifle from Akira on Craigslist

Oh, the wonders of Craigslist. For a cool $1000, you can buy a steel replica of Kaneda's laser rifle from Akira. It's powered by voice, particularly the number of times you yell "TETSUOOO!" More »


io9 Weekend RoundupThe ancient Earth should have frozen to death billions of years ago

The geological evidence suggests that there have been liquid oceans on Earth dating back at least 3.5 billion years, a fact that was crucial to the emergence of the very first lifeforms. The only problem is that that's utterly impossible. More »


io9 Weekend RoundupWhat does the first review of A Dance With Dragons say?

Publisher's Weekly has published the first (and slightly spoilerific) review of A Dance with Dragons. More »


io9 Weekend RoundupMeet the periodic table's newest official elements

Elements 114 and 116 are now the heaviest elements that we know for a fact exist. They can only exist for less than a second, but they get us ever closer to the fabled island of stability. More »


io9 Weekend RoundupAlien Vanilla Ice stars in a mind-boggling 27-minute Insane Clown Posse infomercial

Every year, clown rappers/noted magnet enthusiasts the Insane Clown Posse hold The Gathering of the Juggalos, a concert/bacchanalia/unruly mob slathered in grease paint and Faygo soda. For 2011, ICP recruited an extraterrestrial Vanilla Ice to pimp the Gathering's roster. More »


io9 Weekend RoundupThe man who designed the Incredible Hulk brings us robots with memory problems

He designed the beasts for I Am Legend, War of the Worlds, The Incredible Hulk, and more! Now creature creator Aaron Sims is directing his own flick about a giant robot who somehow remembers being a human. Watch the amazing teaser trailer now for Archetype. More »


io9 Weekend RoundupTour an amazing 10,000-piece Lego Sandcrawler

This astounding Jawa Sandcrawler by Marshal Banana took 9 months, weighs approximately 20 kilograms, and comes equipped with numerous mechanical doodads. You can check out more photos of this brickwork contraption here. More »


io9 Weekend RoundupDolphin hooligans are going around killing innocent porpoises

It's like the ocean has turned into something out a bad 50s biker movie - gangs of young bottlenose dolphins are roaming the seas, taking out their sexual frustrations by randomly killing any porpoises that get in their way. More »