Wait, Now You'll Be Able To Own Every Pacific Rim Jaeger As A Toy

Okay, so I was wrong. Turns out that NECA will be making even more Pacific Rim Jaeger figures to complete your collection - a new poster released by the company over the holidays has given us our first look at two more Jaegers that really round out the complete collection of on-screen mechs in figure form. » 12/27/14 11:14am 20 minutes ago

MIT Students Build Handmade Wooden Roller Coaster For Incoming Freshmen

The coaster was designed by three mechanical engineering juniors and built in the span of a week by the incoming freshmen who would ride its wooden rails. In early designs, the coaster even had an internal loop. Unfortunately, MIT's Environment Health and Safety department said "no upside-down people. Period." » 12/27/14 7:48am 47 minutes ago

Futureworld's Sexy Dreamscape, With Bondage, Red Ninjas And Yul Brynner

HBO's TV series of Westworld is expected to push the envelope in all kinds of ways... but it will never be able to match the "WTF, guys" insanity of this dream sequence from the sequel, Futureworld. Yul Brynner makes a cameo as the sexypants gunslinger, shooting bondage ninjas and then lassooing Blythe Danner. » 12/26/14 7:00pm Yesterday 7:00pm

Many Whites Today Would Have Been Classified as Black in the 1940s

The U.S. has a long history of using pseudoscience to classify people by race. So what happens when we try to use a legitimate science? A new study of a large data sample from personal genomics company 23andme reveals that people's genetic backgrounds have little impact on their racial self-identification. » 12/26/14 4:55pm Yesterday 4:55pm

Get Every Single Dark Horse Star Wars Comic For Just $300

There's just a few days left before all of Dark Horse's Star Wars comics vanish from digital sales forever. But luckily, Dark Horse is making it easy to stock up before it's too late. For the rest of 2014, all Dark Horse Star Wars comics are 50 percent off, and you can buy every single comic — 28,353 pages — for $300,… » 12/26/14 4:40pm Yesterday 4:40pm

Why Team America Suceeds As Satire Where The Interview Fails

The "Let's kill Kim Jong-un" move The Interview has drawn inevitable, and not always favorable, comparisons to another movie that skewers North Korea, Team America: World Police. But why do people hold up the South Park creators' often crudely funny film as a bar The Interview fails to reach? » 12/26/14 4:20pm Yesterday 4:20pm

These Toys Make Batman and Superman's New 52 Suits Actually Look Good

When the New 52 revamped the DC comics universe in 2011, one sticking point with fans was some of the new looks for the companies most popular characters, especially the overdesigned suits. But Medicom might have actually made Batman and Superman look pretty great with these new figures! » 12/26/14 5:28pm Yesterday 5:28pm

Can "Facial Coding" Really Predict A Pro Athlete's Performance?

The new owners of the Milwaukee Bucks have deep pockets and big ambitions — a combination that's led them to one-up the Moneyball teambuilding strategy and hire "a facial coding expert who reads the faces of college prospects and NBA players to determine if they have the right emotional attributes to help the Bucks." » 12/26/14 1:55pm Yesterday 1:55pm

Get a Free Month of Crunchyroll Anime: Stream the Full Catalog Ad-Free

Crunchyroll, one of the top destinations for current and classic anime, is offering Kotaku readers a free month-long trial of their Anime Membership. In addition to streaming their entire anime catalog ad-free, you'll get access to the anime simulcasts - getting the latest anime episodes the same day they're released… » 12/13/14 3:09pm 12/13/14 3:09pm

Give Yourself the Gift You Wanted: Headphones, Watches, a Bed & More

Let's be honest, receiving gifts is always a crapshoot. And if you received something a bit lackluster this holiday season, like a calendar or cologne, now's your chance to get yourself something you really want and need. Choose from practical items like sheets and duffle bags that or have some more fun with… » 12/17/14 2:37pm 12/17/14 2:37pm