Random Tuesday: Funko Exclusives, Game of Thrones Meets Soccer, History fo Sci Fi & More

It's less than a month until San Diego Comic Con, and I'm having a difficult time thinking of much else. Conversations in my house are either about soccer or SDCC, and I don't expect it to change until the end of July. So due to my SDCC craziness, the first random thing for this Random Tuesday is a picture of some random things that I want more than any rational person should:

Look at that adorable Stay Puft Man! Do you collect Funko pops? I've collected a few over the years, but it seems since I got my hands on shiny Ninja Turtles at last year's SDCC, I've been obsessed. Funko is a hard booth to get into at the Con, but I'm crossing my fingers that I'll be able to get some of the 86 exclusives they have this year. These are just the first ones they've announced so far.

I haven't been able to look at too many random things this week, so I'm going to do this on the fly. How this for random?

In your latest bit of robot news, the Japenese have create more robots and these want to report the news. They're kind of creepy looking and considering I'm reading Robogenesis, I don't know if this is a good idea. (from The Mary Sue)

Entertainment Weekly had a book designer redo the covers of some classic literary so they look like the YA stories that they truely are. I don't think the fall-out from that Slate article will ever end.

Some people have a little too much free time on their hands, so they decided to make Game of Thrones costumes for their pugs and then film scenic portraits to show the world. It's pretty ridiculous. (from The Frisky)

Speaking of GOT, here is one for soccer-obsessed Fernando. Personally I think The Mary Sue's headline says it all: Game of Thrones Soccer Outfits So You Can Pretend You Care About the World Cup

If you didn't see the Orphan Black season finale on Saturday, what are you doing?! Stop reading this Random Tuesday post and go watch it! There is no link or story for this one. Just the adamant advice that you go watch Orphan Black now.

io9 dug up the history behind 31 science fiction terms and where they originated.

For all you authors out there, Charlie Jane Anders has a strange trick to cut down your manscript. (Also from the great io9)

Amazon put together their top 20 books of 2014 so far. I was pleasantly surprised to see a couple of YA (and science fiction at that!) titles included.

 

And that's all the random I have in me today. I've been hanging out on Twitter a lot more lately, so if you want to chat, join me at @WorkforMandroid. You can get random things all week!