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Captain America brightens your day with new Funko POP! Party Lights

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Chances are if you’re reading this, you own at least one of the hundreds of miniaturized figures that have made the Funko POP! Vinyl line a worldwide success. But what if you could take that “Attack on Titan” Colossal Titan or glow-in-the-dark Ant-Man vinyl off your shelf and hang them, say, from your ceiling?

Revolutionary, right? Well, today you’re one step closer to living that very specific dream.

Funko has announced its first run of POP! Party Lights, with Captain America as their debut character — all in celebration of Cap’s 75th anniversary. The lights themselves look similar in style to the heads of the company’s popular vinyl figures, just smaller and ready to light up.

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Comics A.M. | Del Rey manga titles return – on iTunes

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Manga | Four older manga series are making a comeback in digital format: School Rumble, Alive, Nodame Cantabile, and Princess Resurrection, all originally published in English by Del Rey, will be available in the iTunes Store beginning on July 26. The Del Rey manga imprint became defunct in 2010, when the Japanese publisher Kodansha stopped licensing its manga to them and started publishing the books directly as Kodansha Comics. [Anime News Network]

Passings | Chester “Chet” Krause, who was the owner of the Comics Buyers Guide from 1983 to 1991, has died at the age of 92. Krause, who also owned a number of other papers catering to special interests (Numismatic News, Sports Collectors Digest), hired Don and Maggie Thompson as the editors of CBG, and under their leadership it became an important gathering point and communications channel for comics fans in the days before the internet. [ICv2]

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‘Star Trek’ Build-A-Bear collection sets phasers on cuddly

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Build-A-Bear is celebrating “Star Trek’s” 50th anniversary in the only way it knows how: with adorable furry friends, of course.

The toy company has unveiled limited-edition bears, complete with “Star Trek” chest insignia and anniversary logo.

The two bears available are the regular 50th anniversary black bear for $25 and a slightly more expensive Spock for $28. The latter features the character’s signature ears, haircut and Vulcan salute, and has the phrase “Live Long and Prosper” written on its foot.

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Reducio! You can buy tiny ‘Harry Potter’ books and newspapers

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PetiteUniques makes everyone’s favorite “Harry Potter” stories miniature.

The Etsy shop takes books and newspapers from the wizarding world, and shrinks them down to 1/12th of their original size, perfect for “Harry Potter” collectors with limited space.

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This ‘Game of Thrones’ Xbox One is more desired than the Iron Throne

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Even as fans reel from the events of Sunday’s Season 6 finale, Microsoft is commemorating the occasion with a special-edition “Game of Thrones” Xbox One console.

Unveiled this morning by Xbox France, this console is very special indeed, not merely because its design mimics the celebrated opening credits of the hit HBO fantasy drama: Only six have been created, presumably one for each season.

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Comics A.M. | Unpublished Joe Kubert cover sells at auction

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Auctions | Joe Kubert’s original cover art for “Battle Classics” #3, signed by the artist, sold for $8,360 at auction earlier this month at Philip Weiss Auctions in Lynbrook, New York. The series was canceled after the first issue, so the cover was never published; it came directly from the artist’s estate. A second Kubert original, the cover for “Mystery in Space” #111, went for $6,038. [Artfix Daily]

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With this DIY Cyclops visor, you can shoot fire from your eyes

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We’ve spotlighted a number of ill-advised do-it-yourself projects, many of which are virtually guaranteed to cause harm to the user, bystanders or their surroundings (quite possibly all three): working Iron Man gauntlets, with lasers and missiles; a lightsaber flamethrower; Magneto shoes; a “Mad Max”-style flame-throwing guitar … However, those look downright kid-safe when compared to this flame-throwing Cyclops visor.

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I Ain’t Afraid of No Bun: Japanese Burger Chain Introduces ‘Ghostbusters’-Themed Food

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“Ghostbusters” fans no doubt rejoiced when it was revealed that Ecto Cooler, the tangerine-flavored, green colored Hi-C juice drink, would be returning in time for Paul Feig’s reboot. But leave it to the Japanese to one-up Americans on movie-themed food, as the J.S. Burger Cafe chain has unveiled an entire menu celebrating the July release of “Ghostbusters.” Consider it a feast worthy of the last of your petty cash.

That is, if you can stomach anchovy paste and dyed black food. As GrubStreet reports (via Uproxx), the star of the the spread is the so called G.B. Burger, a black olive and anchovy paste-slathered patty layered with purple cabbage and sandwiched between a black bun. From the image above, it looks like there’s also a tomato slice and what one can only hope is mozzarella cheese.

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Are you worthy enough to make your own Thor’s hammer?

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Does it really matter whether you’re worthy to wield Thor’s hammer when you can simply make one of your own?

Instructables contributor Tom Howbridge offers a step-by-step guide to creating the legendary Mjolnir from steel pipe, a wooden post, metal clothes rail and nylon cord.

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Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy step out in new DC dress collection

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Looking to add a little comic-book flair to your wardrobe? Merchoid has debuted its new line of skirts and dresses based on DC Comics’ well-known characters.

The new collection features eight dresses and two skirts inspired by Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Batman and Superman.

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Comics A.M. | Brabner gathering cartoonists for GOP convention

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Political cartoons | Joyce Brabner, the widow of Harvey Pekar and a comics creator in her own right, is raising funds to bring a group of cartoonists to Cleveland to do a live feed of comics and videos about the Republican National Convention “by people who detest everything Donald Trump stands for.” Tim Fielder, Ted Rall, Tony Puryear, Vishavjit Singh and Seth Tobacman are on board already, with other names to be announced. Brabner works with Gerta Oparaku, a Muslim artist who lives in Albania, and she is particularly interested in bringing more women and Muslim cartoonists into the mix. She will be providing housing, food, and escorts when needed; the GoFundMe is intended to pay travel expenses for artists who would not otherwise be able to participate. [GoFundMe]

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These superhero bookshelves will spruce up any secret lair

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Whether it’s your Sanctum Sanctorum or Fortress of Solitude, no superhero hideaway is complete without a spiffy bookshelf that’s not only practical — y’know, it actually holds reading materials — but also puts your stamp on the lair. That’s where Burak Doğan comes in.

The Turkish industrial designer has created a striking series of superhero-themed shelves, based on the logos of Superman, Wonder Woman, Captain America and S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Comics A.M. | Free WiFi comes to San Diego for Comic-Con

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Conventions | Cox Communications and Comic-Con International will provide free WiFi to the entire downtown area of San Diego from July 8 to July 24, a period that encompasses the 2016 MLB All-Star Game as well as Comic-Con International. However, the WiFi will only be available outside the convention center during Comic-Con. Cox will install 100 hotspots around town, and for the period of Comic-Con will make them available for free to all users. After July 24, the hotspots will be available to Cox customers, and non-subscribers will be allowed one free hour per month. [San Diego Union-Tribune]

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First ‘Berserk’ game trailer is all about Guts’ massive sword

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Following the announcement of the game just last week, Koei Tecmo has unleashed the first trailer for “Berserk,” which casts the spotlight on the oversized sword Dragonslayer. At least we think it’s referring to the sword.

“It was much too big to be called a sword,” the text states. “Massive, thick, heavy and far too rough. Indeed, it was like a heap of raw iron.”

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“Ghostbusters” new & old to feature in “Little Golden Books”

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People of all-ages should know the answer to the all-important question, “Who you gonna call?” Thanks to Penguin Random House, that education will be accessible to children ages 3-7 very soon.

The publisher is adding two “Ghostbusters” books to the decades-old “Little Golden Books” line, featuring the casts of both the Paul Feig-directed reboot and the original movies. Hitting stores in September, the “Ghostbusters” “Little Golden Books,” from New York Times bestselling author John Sazaklis and illustrator by Alan Baston, are currently available for pre-order on Amazon.

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