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After a recent cold spell across the Middle Atlantic states, today's high of 59 feels like summer "“ too nice to stay indoors.

You know what would be fun today? Tennis. No, not actual tennis. I don't have the kind of patience required to chase a little green ball around my local public court.

Or a racquet.

No, my sport of choice is Wii Tennis. And thanks to the guys at Tom's Hardware, we now live in a world where a solar- powered Wii is possible. This video shows the construction process, plus testing at the Venice Boardwalk. Fully charged, the Solar Wii runs for eight hours. Time to give my Mii a headband and take this outside.

From Trendhunter, via TreeHugger, with a tip from office-mate David Castillo, whose blog is not yet live. Patience, people.

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Mister Rogers Is Now a Funko Pop! and It’s Such a Good Feeling, a Very Good Feeling
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It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood for fans of Mister Rogers, as Funko has announced that, just in time for the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the kindest soul to ever grace a television screen will be honored with a series of Funko toys, some of them limited-edition versions.

The news broke at the New York Toy Fair, where the pop culture-loving toy company revealed a new Pop Funko! in Fred Rogers’s likeness—he’ll be holding onto the Neighborhood Trolley—plus a Mister Rogers Pop! keychain and a SuperCute Plush.

In addition to the standard Pop! figurine, there will also be a Funko Shop exclusive version, in which everyone’s favorite neighbor will be wearing a special blue sweater. Barnes & Noble will also carry its own special edition, which will see Fred wearing a red cardigan and holding a King Friday puppet instead of the Neighborhood Trolley.

 

Barnes & Noble's special edition Mister Rogers Funko Pop!
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Mister Rogers’s seemingly endless supply of colored cardigans was an integral part of the show, and a sweet tribute to his mom (who knitted all of them). But don’t go running out to snatch up the whole collection just yet; Funko won’t release these sure-to-sell-out items until June 1, but you can pre-order your Pop! on Amazon right now.

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