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Woman puts her cheating ex’s custom Batman SUV up for sale

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The end of a relationship can be both an emotional and a financial strain, as couples often must untangle who owns what: y’know, the new television, that old sofa, the Batmobile … Oh, yes, for one Batman fan, the break-up is about to cut especially deep.

A woman in suburban Detroit is selling her ex’s Dark Knight-themed 2007 Dodge Nitro on Craigslist, saying, “Cheating boyfriend thought he was Batman.”

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Flintstone House up for sale for a lot more than two Bronto-Burgers

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Man, inflation sure has increased to absurd amounts since the Stone Age.

The Flintstone House — a uniquely designed single-family home in Hillsborough, Calif. so named for its Stone Age-style design and interiors based off the renowned “Flintstones” animated series by Hanna-Barbera — is up for sale and can absolutely be yours, but you might need to put in some extra time at the quarry. The reported price for the admittedly incredibly constructed home is $4.2 million dollars. Again, dollars, not clams.

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Raphael, Slimer and other ’80s icons reimagined as classical sculptures

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Inspired by the Hellenistic period, ceramic artist Brett Kern has focus is ample talents on a series of sculptures of pop-culture characters in a parody of the classics. But these aren’t just any characters, they’re beloved ’80s icons: Raphael from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Slimer from Ghostbusters, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and Alf from, well, Alf (also, Melmac).

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USPS celebrates ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ with limited edition stamps

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The United States Postal Service gets into the holiday spirit with the Oct. 1 release of A Charlie Brown Christmas-themed Forever stamps. Though it may seem like they’re arriving a bit early, especially given the anti-commercialism themes of Charles Schulz’s animated special, the timing is a deliberate celebration of the strip’s Oct. 2 1950 newspaper debut.

Featuring ten images taken directly from the special, the limited edition release will be available as 20-stamp booklets.

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Red Robin joins Kotobukiya’s ARTFX+ Batman Family

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Kotobukiya is rapidly assembling an entire Batman Family, today adding Red Robin to its series of DC Comics ARTFX+ statues.

Standing more than 7 inches tall, Tim Drake is depicted in his New 52 costume, complete with utility belt, chest harness, segmented cape and jetpack (note even the Teen Titans logo on the shoulder pad).

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‘Star Wars’ characters enjoy a vacation in these fun portraits

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Beyond a couple of forays into dangerous bars, and Anakin and Padme unwatchable getaway to Naboo’s Lake Country, the Star Wars films haven’t offered much of a window into the characters’ leisure time. Granted, conquering galaxies and toppling evil empires doesn’t leave much of an opportunity for play.

And that’s a shame, really, because seeing how a Sith Lord or a Jedi Grand Master unwinds — does Darth Vader prefer chamomile to help him relax? — might provide insight into the characters. That’s where artist Kyle Hagey comes in, with this terrific series of images depicting Star Wars characters enjoying their down time.

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Getting that Joker Halloween makeup just right is no laughing matter

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With Jared Leto’s Joker likely poised to be the Halloween look for guys this year — seriously, there are going to be at least three Jokers, and (still) two Spartans, at every party — Wholesale Halloween Costumes has released a helpful tutorial to show you how to get the hair and makeup just right.

Of course, the undeniable tricky part is the body art, which isn’t covered in the video. For that, all of those trick-or-treat Jokers may be to count on the steady hands of their own Harley Quinns.

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Groom makes big wedding entrance with Batman at his side

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Disappointed that he couldn’t rent the actual Batmobile for his wedding, Amit Patel turned on the Bat-Signal and ended up with something better: an escort by the Dark Knight himself. Well, a Dark Knight, in any case.

The Huffington Post Canada notes that in many Gujarati-Hindu weddings, the arrival of the groom with his friends and family is often an event in itself. Some make their grand entrance atop a rented elephant, while others opt for a horse (as suggested by Patel’s wife), but this Toronto groom wanted no part of that.

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LEGO rockets into space, along with first Danish astronaut

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Denmark sent its first astronaut into space today, accompanied by 20 specially designed LEGO toys.

Andreas Mogensen, a 38-year-old aerospace engineer from Copenhagen, is en route with Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov and Kazakh cosmonaut Aidyn Aimbetov to the International Space Station, where he’ll control an Earth-based robot and take photos of lightning and thunderstorms.

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‘Batmetal Returns,’ with lots of head-banging (and -smashing)

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Editor’s Note: This video contains mature (and violent) content.

It’s not always easy when you follow a band that’s, say, less than prolific; the wait between release, and tours, can seem unbearable. So pity fans of Batman and the Children of Batman, who haven’t performed since July 2014’s “Batmetal.”

But now Gotham’s finest head-bangers are back with — what else? — “Batmetal Returns,” a no-holds-barred cover of Dethklok’s “Murmaider” that sees horrible things done to beloved childhood favorites Ariel, SpongeBob SquarePants, Squidward and Nemo. Oh, and Aquaman, who’s their undersea captive.

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Office workers awaken the Force with ‘Star Wars’ Post-It murals

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Inspired by Ben Brucker’s amazing superhero office murals, a team of employees from the U.K. office supply company Viking Direct set out with several thousand Post-It notes and a mission: to create a series of Star Wars-themed murals.

The result is as fun and colorful as you might expect, with R2-D2, Yoda, Darth Vader and a Stormtrooper rendered using 3,597 Post-Its in an enviable assortment of colors. “If we laid all the notes end-on-end it would stretch 899 feet!” the company adds. The murals took four people about five hours to complete.

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120,000-brick LEGO Erebor will tower over any Hobbit (or Dwarf)

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It took LEGO enthusiast Michał Kaźmierczak seven months and 55,000 bricks to create a replica of the iconic gates to the Dwarven kingdom of Erebor from The Hobbit. It was a massive undertaking that would’ve satisfied most any hobbyist. But not Kaźmierczak.

No, the super-builder decided to take on the interior, too. Now, months (again) later, it’s complete — standing 7 feet tall, stretching 6 feet wide and consuming more than 120,000 bricks total. And it weighs a whopping 286 pounds.

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Boba Fett sets sights on a New Republic in ‘Star Wars’ fan short

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Even after George Lucas nearly ruined him revealed his backstory in the Star Wars prequels, Boba Fett retains a mystique that proves irresistible to fans — and fan-filmmakers. It was only a couple of months ago that the most feared bounty hunter in the galaxy was viewed through the lens of a spaghetti Western in “The Twelve Parsec Stare,” and now he’s back as the star of another, more traditional short.

And director Eric Demeusy‘s “Star Wars: The New Republic Anthology” is short: At just one minute and 25 seconds, it’s more like a trailer for a fan film — please let it be a trailer for a fan film! — but it’s pretty great, nonetheless.

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Suspects in alleged Pokemon plot will remain in jail

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Two Iowa men suspected of planning a mass shooting last month at the Pokemon World Championships in Boston will be held without bail for the next four months.

Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney Joseph Janezic argued today in a dangerousness hearing that Kevin Norton, 18, and James Stumbo, 27, weren’t mere ” keyboard commandos,” but instead possessed the capabilities to carry out their alleged online threats.

According to The Boston Globe, the prosecutor was able to sway Judge Thomas C. Horgan, who determined the defendants are too dangerous to be free while they await trial.

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Comics A.M. | Neighbors throw young fan his own comic con

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Fandom | Twelve-year-old Cameron Bippen was  looking forward to attending Tampa Bay Comic Con, but had to miss the event due to unexplained seizures. Following his release from the hospital, Cameron’s neighbors in Riverview, Florida, threw him his own comic convention, complete with costumed guests and a visit from members of the Tampa Bay 501st Star Wars Legion. [Fox 4 News]

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