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16 Geeky Coasters to Keep Your Coffee Table Safe

Avoid unsightly ring stains on your coffee table with this delightful selection of coasters:

1. FLOPPY DISKS

Floppy disks are not obsolete—at least in your living room area.

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2. MARIO

Unfortunately, no coins will be coming out of these coasters, but they will keep your table dry.

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3. GAME OF THRONES

Avoid a royal mess with wax seals of houses Targaryen, Stark, Baratheon, Tyrell, Lannister, and Greyjoy that are the perfect fit for your glass.

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4. PACMAN

Use these on a black table to recreate the retro video game.

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5. AGATE

Rock on: These fancy agate coasters will look solid resting under your glass. 

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6. ELEMENTS

These glowing coasters are perfect for chemists, Breaking Bad fans, and anyone who forgot to pay their electric bill.

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7. BUILDING BLOCKS

Build your own coaster with this LEGO-esque design.

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8. STAR TREK

This glass set celebrates all the best ships from Star Trek.

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9. DR. WHO

Just make sure you don’t accidentally send your glass into a different time period when you set it down.

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10. RILAKKUMA AND FRIENDS

Cover your counter space with the cute faces of Rilakkuma, Chi, Doraemon, and more.

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11. HARRY POTTER

All the houses are present in this set of wood coasters.

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12. FALLOUT

Just because it’s the end of the world doesn’t mean all manners go out the door: Never forget to use a coaster!

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13. BRAIN

This set comes with 10 coasters, each with a slice of brain specimen. When you’re not using them, you can stack them together to create a full brain.

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14. THE LAST AIRBENDER

Aang and his entourage face off on these wooden coasters.

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15. BUFFY AND CO

Getting totally wigged by the idea of a stained table? All your favorite characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer can give you an assist.

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16. STUDIO GHIBLI

These coasters feature scenes from the classics My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and Howl's Moving Castle.

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This Decal Set Transforms a Roomba Into R2-D2

With a simple decal set, you can transform a Roomba from a robot vacuum cleaner into a droid from a galaxy far, far away. According to Gizmodo, Bel & Bel, a design studio/workshop in Barcelona, Spain, created these blue-and-white vinyl stickers. Affix them to your Roomba, and the device will instantly look like R2-D2. An added bonus? It's way better at cleaning up Wookiee fur.

Sadly, the stickers aren't available for order yet, nor is there a price tag. However, Star Wars fans can keep their eyes peeled for an eventual sale date by checking out Bel & Bel's website.

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Tiny Star Wars Fans Can Now Cruise Around in Their Very Own Landspeeders
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Radio Flyer

Some kids collect Hot Wheels, while others own model lightsabers and dream of driving Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder through a galaxy far, far away. Soon, Mashable reports, these pint-sized Jedis-in-training can pilot their very own replicas of the fictional anti-gravity craft: an officially licensed, kid-sized Star Wars Landspeeder, coming in September from American toy company Radio Flyer.

The Landspeeder has an interactive dashboard with light-up buttons, and it plays sounds from the original Star Wars film. The two-seater doesn’t hover, exactly, but it can zoom across desert sands (or suburban sidewalks) at forward speeds of up to 5 mph, and go in reverse at 2 mph.

The vehicle's rechargeable battery allows for around five hours of drive time—just enough for tiny Star Wars fans to reenact their way through both the original 1977 movie and 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back. (Sorry, grown-up sci-fi nerds: The toy ride supports only up to 130 pounds, so you’ll have to settle for pretending your car is the Death Star.)

Radio Flyer’s Landspeeder will be sold at Toys “R” Us stores. It costs $500, and is available for pre-order online now.

Watch it in action below:

[h/t Mashable]

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