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You may have heard that today is Election Day. So while you’re standing in line to vote or anxiously waiting for the results—and maybe even contemplating a move to Canada—shop our Election Collection. Whether you’re looking for Election Day fun you can take home or a good holiday gift for your favorite politico, there’s something [...]

Gumball Wars

(Watch on Vimeo) What happens when you try a gumball machine’s patience? WAR. That’s what happens. This animation, made by Scoot Theirauf “while between projects” is cute and funny, a Pixaresque look at the secret lives of inanimate objects. I love how the red guy gives the blue machine a “Seriously??” look at 0:25. Link

Secret Lives of Stormtroopers

Secret Lives of Stormtroopers Ever wonder what your toys do when you’re not around watching over them? Star Wars fan and photographer Stefan brings to life his stormtrooper action figures in a series of photos he’s taking every day for a year. His stormtroopers are capture on film undergoing dangerous adventures, playing games, hanging out with [...]