Missing Links: Wreck-it Ralph, TMNT, Lazer Tag, 8-Bitty

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Missing Links

The Top Hat Sasquatch team reads a lot of blog posts every day, and some slip through the crack or just don’t warrant their own post. That’s where Missing Links comes in. Every few days we collect the best links we’ve come across and pass them on to you.

iCade 8-Bitty | Uncrate
I don't have much use for an iPad sized arcade cabinet, but this 8-bitty controller from iCade sounds about right. I think I'll end up with one of these.

The Best WWII Movies You Probably Haven’t Seen
A nice bit of original writing on an otherwise news-related site. I look forward to checking out some of these movies.

Hasbro’s new Lazer Tag guns use iOS devices for HUD and augmented reality | The Verge
I've been looking for an excuse to buy some new Lazer Tag guns and try to convince some friends to play, and guns that use iPhones as a HUD just might be the ticket.

Coming Out Of My Shell
The Surfing Pizza finds a sealed cassette of the TMNT Coming Out of Their Shells album. Hilarity ensues.

First Look: Disney’s Video Game-Inspired ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ | /Film
Just a few pieces of concept art, but every time I remember that this movie is coming this year I get excited. I can't wait for a trailer.

Missing Links: A Bit of Everything

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Missing Links

The Top Hat Sasquatch team reads a lot of blog posts every day, and some slip through the crack or just don’t warrant their own post. That’s where Missing Links comes in. Every few days we collect the best links we’ve come across and pass them on to you.

LEGO Lord of the Rings News: LEGO Gollum Poster, LOTR Minifigs Revealed
Yet another awesome minifig reveal by LEGO for their Lord of the Rings line. Also a first look at the Orcs and Ringwraiths. So far, I like everything I've seen and can't wait to build these sets.

Threadless on the Xbox Live Avatar Marketplace
Your Xbox avatar can now wear Funkalicious, among other classic Threadless t-shirts. The circle is now complete.

Vortex, a USB keytar
As a musician and a geek, I approve of this keytar midi controller, even though half of the fun of keytars is standing up and looking like a dork in front of a lot of people, not just your computer.

Hyrulecraft, a complete Minecraft replica of Ocarina of Time, is now live
The lengths that geeks are willing to go these days to create awesome things astounds me.

Nickelodeon Universe Announces New TMNT Thrill Ride
Looks like I'll be going to the Mall of America sometime this year. This ride sounds great! Also, note the appearance of Shredder in this mockup. He looks kind of cool!

RetroBit RetroDuo Portable takes your SNES games on the go, $20 adapters bring NES and Genesis as well | The Verge
Looks like the portable SNES that Tim linked to around the holidays has some (much cheaper) competition.

Missing Links: LEGO and Hobbits Edition

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Missing Links

The Top Hat Sasquatch team reads a lot of blog posts every day, and some slip through the crack or just don’t warrant their own post. That’s where Missing Links comes in. Every few days we collect the best links we’ve come across and pass them on to you.

How To Build the Best Lego X-Wing Ever
Gizmodo may not be good for much anymore, but I'm glad they posted Mike Psiaki's awesome LEGO X-Wing in November, because now he sent them a parts list and instructions for how he made his model. Most people agree his version looks better than the new 2012 LEGO X-Wing that comes out soon. What do you think?

LEGO Heroica: fun adventure gaming for kids
Over at BoingBoing they profiled one of the new LEGO games that I so often overlook at the store on purpose, and it actually sounds kind of awesome. It looks like Heroica is almost a gateway RPG for kids, and comes in sets that can all hook together to create one big board. Gweek reviewed the $15 Draida Bay set to high regard.

LEGO Lord of the Rings News: LEGO Aragorn Poster Revealed
Looks like LEGO will be unveiling all their LOTR characters via these cool posters. Can't wait to see the rest.

Rediscovered: Long-Lost Version of “The Hobbit” by Gene Deitch
Interesting find by the guys at Cartoon Brew; an animatic of a planned animated version of 'The Hobbit' by Gene Deitch, a veteran of Tom and Jerry shorts and other classic cartoons.

Missing Links: Muppet-Mania Edition

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“The Muppets” has a 97% score on Rotten Tomatoes
Users on the site have rated it slightly lower at 82%. It’s the best reviewed wide release of the year so far.

Which Muppet is most like you?
CBC News gets all analytical by breaking down the personality types of the popular Muppet characters. I long to be an Animal but resign myself to a Scooter.

Disney’s ‘Muppets’: The Raciest Marketing Campaign Ever for a PG Film
The Muppets are everywhere—even the late night shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live, Saturday Night Live, and Chelsea Lately. Should it surprise people if the talk gets a little racy?

Before the Muppets: 10 Surreal and Experimental Works by Jim Henson
The Atlantic chronicles some of Henson’s earliest professional puppet work including TV commercials from 1957. Wacky stuff.

The Muppets Are Back! So What Happens Next?
Cinema Blend has some suggestions for the Muppets’ next media move. Please oh please don’t take their final advice!

Missing Links: Halloween, LEGO, Arrested Development

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Missing Links

The Top Hat Sasquatch team reads a lot of blog posts every day, and some slip through the crack or just don’t warrant their own post. That’s where Missing Links comes in. Every few days we collect the best links we’ve come across and pass them on to you.