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Design Job: All Fun and Games! Fisher Price is Seeking a Staff Designer (Packaging/UI/UX) in El Segundo, CA

Staff Designer (Advanced Concepts) Mattel, Inc. is seeking an experienced and self-motivated Staff Designer to join its Advanced Concepts / Games Branding and Packaging design team. The Advanced Concepts team focuses on launching exciting innovative Branding, UI/UX and Packaging for a wide range of consumer tech related

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Mother And Daughter: Debbie Reynolds And Carrie Fisher Together In Pictures

The day after Carrie Fisher’s death daughter’s death, Debbie Reynolds suffered a suspected stroke and emergency services were called to her son Todd’s home. He told the press: “She said, ‘I want to be with Carrie’. And then she was gone.”

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Actress Debbie Reynolds (born Mary Frances “Debbie” Reynolds; April 1, 1932 – December 28, 2016) married singer Eddie Fisher (August 10, 1928 – September 22, 2010) in 1955. The couple shared two children: Carrie Fisher (October 21, 1956 – December 27, 2016) and Todd Fisher (born February 24, 1958). They divorced in 1959.













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Mother And Daughter: Debbie Reynolds And Carrie Fisher Together In Pictures

The day after Carrie Fisher’s death daughter’s death, Debbie Reynolds suffered a suspected stroke and emergency services were called to her son Todd’s home. He told the press: “She said, ‘I want to be with Carrie’. And then she was gone.”

h/t: flashbak

Actress Debbie Reynolds (born Mary Frances “Debbie” Reynolds; April 1, 1932 – December 28, 2016) married singer Eddie Fisher (August 10, 1928 – September 22, 2010) in 1955. The couple shared two children: Carrie Fisher (October 21, 1956 – December 27, 2016) and Todd Fisher (born February 24, 1958). They divorced in 1959.













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Puzzle Maker Tony Fisher Creates Gigantic, Workable Rubik’s Cube

Here’s a job description you don’t hear every day: Tony Fisher is a full-time professional puzzle maker. Britain-based Fisher has been at it since 1980, when he became fascinated—some might say obsessed—with the Rubik’s Cube and began DIY’ing his own variants.

Those variants eventually drew customers, and today Fisher runs Tony Fisher Puzzles, where he sells an insane variety of what he calls “Rubik’s-Cube-type twisty puzzles.” Here’s literally just a fraction of what he offers:

The thing about Fisher is, he’s spent decades dreaming up puzzle variants in his head and building them with his hands. But in recent years, folks jumping into the DIY puzzle pool have taken the CAD and digital fabrication route–an approach Fisher eschews. “When 3D printing started to improve around 2010, many amateur puzzle makers switched from hand made creations to CAD and paying companies like Shapeways to 3D print their puzzle parts,” he writes. “I had little interest in doing this and much prefer the satisfaction of creating something by myself.”

Perhaps that’s why he built this gigantic Rubik’s cube that’s 1.56 meters (a little over five feet) cubed. And amazingly, the thing is functional:

It’s quite the UI problem, no? Having to constantly tip it onto one face to turn the opposite face looks like one heck of a workout. But I can’t think of any other way he could manipulate a puzzle this size, short of putting a giant magnet in the center and having it levitate. 

Actually…that would be very cool! Fisher, are you reading this?

Via Gizmodo


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10 Photos Of Carrie Fisher Promoting “Return Of The Jedi” At A Rolling Stone Magazine Beach Shoot, 1983

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Everyone over a certain age in 1983, and many millions born later, cannot help but remember that bikini — the metal one worn by Carrie Fisher as a captive of Jabba the Hutt in Return of the Jedi, the one unfortunately named the “Slave Leia” costume.

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Now it looks like Disney and Lucasfilm may be doing their best to retire the skimpy outfit, if a report on the well-sourced rumor website Making Star Wars is to be believed.

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“Slave Leia costume is being retired from the Star Wars IP for merchandise and marketing,” the site’s editor in chief Jason Ward says he has been told by several sources inside the Mouse House.

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That doesn’t mean that the costume won’t continue to exist at Star Wars fan conventions, and other nerd gatherings such as Comic-Con, where it remains among the most reliably popular costumes (and is often seen worn by men as well as women).

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Return of the Jedi costume designer Aggie Guerard Rodgers told me the bikini was a deliberate throwback to Dejah Thoris, the eponymous heroine of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Princess of Mars, as envisioned by artist Frank Frazetta in the 1960s; it has roots in science fiction history and Art Deco design.

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But even in the world of fandom, there are changes afoot when it comes to the name of the outfit and the figurine. After all, the primary function of Fisher’s character in that part of the narrative is to kill Jabba the Hutt, so focusing on the captivity part gives short shrift to her achievements — as Fisher herself has pointed out.

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