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January 23rd, 2008

Piecing Together the Dark Legacy of East Germany's Secret Police. Forty years of secret files are coming to light, including the shredded ones.
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The Top 10 real life Star Trek inventions. Would we ever have these things if it weren't for science fiction?
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The Ultimate Cubicle Prank. The detail and craftsmanship are amazing -and these guys are obviously underutilized in their jobs.
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7 Powerful Steps to Overcoming Resistance and Actually Getting Stuff Done. I recognize good advice when I see it; I'd get somewhere if I could actually DO it!
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The Battle of Movie Weapons. 20th Century Fox commissioned a survey of moviegoers on their favorite weapon used in films. You can guess #1.
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2008's most desirable eco-gadgets. Ten green ideas that don't cost as much as you'd think.
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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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