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Funko offers a peek at ‘Suicide Squad’ and Spider-Gwen Pop! figures

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On the even of Toy Fair in New York City, Funko has offered a sneak peek at its booth that includes a first look at the Suicide Squad and Spider-Gwen Pop! vinyl figures.

You’ll also find photos of the company’s Suicide Squad Dorbz line, Pop! figures of Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, Supergirl and the Ghostbusters reboot (which includes a peek at two of the film’s ghosts and Chris Hemsworth’s nerdy secretary).

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Bushido Batman is the spiky hero feudal Japan deserves

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After dazzling us with Wild West Batman, confounding us with Steampunk Batman and impressing once again with Spartan Batman, Square Enix’s Play Arts Variant Kai line takes the Dark Knight to feudal Japan.

Covered from head to toe in spiky armor, Bushido Batman is equipped to take on most any foe, even Ronin Riddler (that’s not really a thing, yet). The 11-inch action figure is the latest entry in the Batman Timeless series, which reimagines the Caped Crusader in various eras.

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Make a shocking discovery in your own ‘Plutona’ sweatshirt

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You’ll soon be able to journey into the woods wearing a cozy sweatshirt much like the one Mie sports in Plutona, the acclaimed miniseries by Jeff Lemire, Emi Lenox and Jordie Bellaire. Or, y’know, whatever, as Mie might say.

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Hasbro debuts 12-inch Marvel Legends figures

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Never mind those 3.75-inch and 6-inch action figures, Hasbro is upsizing its Marvel Legends line with a series of 12-inch collectibles, debuting this fall with Captain America and Iron Man from Captain America: Civil War.

As Toybox notes, this would seem to be a bid by Hasbro to tap into the high-end market serviced by Hot Toys and other companies. However, these fully articulated figures won’t come with the high-end price tag: They’re expected to sell for about $50 each.

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Kitty cosplay: Meet Deadpool … er, Catpool, the Merc With a Meow

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It was inevitable that the Internet’s raison d’être (funny cat photos) would cross paths with our current obsession (Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool), but we’re just glad we were around to witness it. Ladies and gentlemen, allow us to introduce … Catpool.

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Thor and Black Widow top movie fans’ Valentine’s Day choices

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Thor and Black Widow aren’t merely among Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, they’re also among its Most Dateable.

That’s according to a new Fandango survey, which asked more than 1,000 movie fans which classic and contemporary film characters they’d want as their date for Valentine’s Day. To Tony Stark’s chagrin, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow and Chris Hemsworth’s Thor from Avengers: Age of Ultron were the top contemporary picks.

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‘Civil War’ breaks out with Hot Toys’ Captain America & Winter Soldier figures

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With the premiere of Captain America: Civil War now less than two months away, Hot Toys has unveiled its new Captain America and Winter Soldier 1/6th-scale collectible figures from the Marvel sequel.

Standing a little more than 12 inches tall, each movie-accurate figure features 30 points of articulation, with Captain America boasting a newly developed body, and Winter Soldier sporting a newly sculpted head, and a new chrome-colored left arm.

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DC Comics dress-up napkins will save you from a super-sized mess

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Whenever you’re wearing a crisp, white shirt it’s virtually guaranteed you’ll drip part of your lunch — marinara sauce, mustard, salad dressing, what have you. But that’s why it’s good to have friends. Super friends.

Paladone has produced officially licensed DC Comics Dress Up Napkins that will allow you to bring a bit of cosplay to the table, while saving that defenseless white shirt.

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Batgirl of Burnside rides in with DC Icons figure, motorcycle

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Adding to what’s already a big day for fans of DC Comics toys, DC Collectibles has debuted six more action figures in its Icons line, including Batgirl of Burnside, complete with motorcycle.

And, as if the figures aren’t enough, there are also two new DC Icons Accessory Packs, featuring such items as Chi’P and Bat-Mite minifigures, Harley Quinn’s baseball bat and pie bomb, Jay Garrick’s helmet and a pair of Joker fish.

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Comics A.M. | It’s Flash Appreciation Day!

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Fandom | Feb. 11 is Flash Appreciation Day, a holiday drawn from the 2006 Justice League Unlimited animated series “Flash and Substance.” Last year, fans petitioned the White House (unsuccessfully), asking President Obama to pay tribute to the Scarlet Speedster. This year, however, they’re marking the occasion with special content spread across nine blogs, and a call for donations to The Hero Initiative. Jim McLauchlin, the organization’s president, participated in an interview and also rounded up creators Mark Waid, George Pérez, Walt Simonson, Dennis O’Niel and Jim Valentino to discuss their favorite versions of The Flash. [Nothing But Comics]

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Tell me, do you ‘Squee’? You will, with Funko’s cute ‘BvS’ promo

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In an effort to break down any remaining resistance we may have, Funko has debuted a dark yet darling animated promo for its DC Comics subscription box service, starring Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Pop! vinyl figures.

Announced last month, Legion of Collectors will debut in March with a — you guessed it! — Batman v Superman-themed box, featuring the exclusive Armored Batman figure showcased in the teaser.

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Harley Quinn is getting her own action figure line, puddins!

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The just-announced Batman animated figures aren’t the extent of DC Collectibles’ plans for Harley Quinn, not by a long shot. One of DC’s most successful characters of the past couple of decades, Harley is receiving her own line of action figures, designed by fan-favorite artist Amanda Conner.

Vulture has the news ahead of this weekend’s Toy Fair in New York City, where attendees will undoubtedly get a look at the first wave: “Retro Rocket Harley,” “Super Hero Harley,” “Classic Harley” and “Holiday Harley.”

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DC’s Batman animated toy line expands with ‘Batman Beyond,’ more

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DC Collectibles is expanding its popular line of Batman animated toys with action figures inspired by Batman Beyond, Batman: The Animated Series and The New Batman Adventures.

Unveiled by USA Today ahead of this weekend’s Toy Fair in New York City, there’s a lot here that will undoubtedly please collectors, from the Batman Beyond three-pack ($50), featuring Batman, Ace and Bruce Wayne, to the “Tales of the Dark Knight” set ($70), with Batman, Carrie Kelley and the Mutant Leader.

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Appeals court upholds Warner Bros.’ Superman rights

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A federal appeals court has again sided with DC Comics and Warner Bros. in the long-running feud over the rights to the Man of Steel.

As first reported by THR, Esq., the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a 2013 ruling that the heirs of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel relinquished their claim to the character in a 2001 settlement with DC, and therefore are not able to terminate the copyright.

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’80s X-Men characters come to life in rocking music video

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Comics may be a silent medium, but that hasn’t stopped the X-Men franchise from adding a number of musical mutants into their canon. Fortunately the filmmakers from Superhero Pop are determined to give rocking characters like Dazzler and Lila Cheney a voice — literally. After giving Dazzler her own music video last year, intergalactic thief and bad influence Lila Cheney has been given a turn behind the microphone. And yes, it both rocks and squeezes in a ton of appearances from lesser-known X-characters.

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