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Wonder Woman Cosmetics Line Headed to Walgreens

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Walgreens is launching a cosmetics line of Wonder Woman beauty products, featuring such products as: Warrior Woman lip gloss, Paradise Eye-land Eyeshadow, An Eye For Justice liquid eyeliner and a Grace and Power nail polish kit, among other items.

Additionally, a Comic Beauty Book set, an Amazonian Bronze Beauty set, a four-piece hair accessory set, a five-piece makeup brush set and a makeup tote will be available as part of the Wonder Woman Beauty Collection.

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“Captain America: Civil War” Hasbro Legends set includes Spider-Man’s new suit

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Ever since Spider-Man’s introduction to the Marvel Cinematic Universe via his shield-stealing scene in that “Captain America: Civil War” teaser, everyone has been talking about Spidey’s new suit.

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Civil War breaks out as The Avengers argue over pizza toppings

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Civil War breaks out as The Avengers argue over which toppings to put on their pizza in this Pizza Hut ad spot.

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Enormous ‘Star Wars’ LEGO diorama transports us to Mos Eisley

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Mos Eisley may be, as Obi-Wan Kenobi once warned, a wretched hive of scum and villainy, but it looks downright adorable in LEGO form.

Australian brick fanatic Joshua Morris offers a snapshot of the Tatooine spaceport with this 4-foot by 6-foot Star Wars diorama. We’re permitted a peek inside Challum’s Cantina mere moments after Obi-Wan separated a customer from his arm, while outside C-3PO and R2-D2 await Luke Skywalker (“We don’t serve their kind!”) even as Imperial Stormtroopers patrol the streets.

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Real-life ‘Arkham Knight’ Batmobile races across Europe

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After their Batman Tumbler was forced by mechanical problems out of the 2014 Gumball 3000, Saudi Arabia’s Team Galag has returned to the famed motor rally with the appropriately named Batmobile 2.0.

While the previous vehicle was based on the Christopher Nolan films, the new one draws inspiration from Batman: Arkham Knight. Beneath the carbon-fiber body lurks a Lamborghini Gallardo, with a 5.2L V10 engine, which is unquestionably enough for the mean streets of Gotham. However, will it propel the Batmobile 2.0 to victory Friday in Bucharest?

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This gorgeous Death Star is the ultimate wooden weapon

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Perhaps the problem with the Death Stars wasn’t the ridiculous design flaw, but rather that they were constructed from the wrong materials. Maybe if that first moon-sized space station were made from, say, bamboo, the Battle of Yavin would’ve ended differently. Or at least with more splinters.

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Legoland Malaysia unveils world’s largest LEGO Millennium Falcon

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In celebration of Star Wars Day, Legoland Malaysia has unveiled  a 200,000-brick replica of the Millennium Falcon that the theme park claims is the world’s largest.

Announced early last month, the nearly 16-foot by 12-foot model was constructed Legoland visitors, led by father-and-son master model builders Dan and Christopher Steininger over a period of 30 hours.

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Vans partners with Nintendo for line of 8-bit-era-inspired shoes

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If you need some shoes that are equally equipped to handle Goomba-stomping and duck-hunting, then you’re in luck. Vans is partnering with Nintendo for a line of shoes inspired by the video game company’s classic 8-bit era. Mario, Link, Princess Peach and more are all represented in this new line of kicks, which consist of Vans’ classic Sk8-Hi and Old Skool styles. Heck, even the patronizing dog from “Duck Hunt” is represented!

Vans’ line of Nintendo shoes is expected to launch in June

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Comics A.M. | Iranian cartoonist released from prison

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Legal | Atena Farghadani was released from Evin Prison in Tehran, Iran, yesterday, after serving a reduced 18-month sentence on charges stemming from a cartoon that depicted members of the Iranian parliament with animal heads. Farghadani had originally been sentenced to 12 years in prison, but on appeal she was acquitted of charges of counter-revolutionary activity and undermining national security, and several other sentences were reduced, waived, or converted to fines. Farghadani was tortured, put in solitary confinement, sexually harassed, and forced to undergo virginity and pregnancy tests while in prison. Nonetheless, she says she wants to continue to live and work as an artist in Iran. Yesterday was World Press Freedom Day, and in a speech at the Tehran International Book Fair, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called for more freedom of expression and an end to the jailing of critics of the government. [Cartoonist Rights Network International]

Awards | Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan presented the Malaysian cartoonist Zunar with the 2016 Cartooning for Peace Award in Geneva yesterday. “Talent is not a gift, but a responsibility,” the cartoonist said in a prepared statement. “It is a duty for me as a cartoonist to use the art as a weapon to fight unjust rulers. Fear and intimidation are the potent tools being used by the regime to scare the people. I believe, strokes of art can lead the people to cross the line of fear.” Zunar faces nine charges of sedition, carrying a penalty of up to 43 years in prison, in his home country. [Malay Mail Online]

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Man builds mini-Jurassic Park for the luckiest pet tortoise in the world

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This might be the one incarnation of Jurassic Park that doesn’t result in utter disaster — a man has built a miniature version of the film franchise’s titular attraction for his pet tortoise, Louie, in his backyard.

The owner, Oliver Turpin, wrote in the YouTube description: “I made a minature Jurassic Park for my Leopard Tortoise Louie. It has grazing areas with seeds planted to grow as the weather gets better, a pool for him to drink/swim about in, visitors center and the Jurassic Park Gates.”

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Hit the Grid in Chevy’s ‘Tron: Legacy’-themed Cruze

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Nearly six years after Tron: Legacy raced into theaters, Chevrolet is ready to return to the Grid with car inspired by the Disney sequel.

Unveiled at Auto China 2016 in Beijing, the Tron: Legacy Cruze show car was developed in conjunction with Disney, perhaps answering the question of what Sam Flynn and Quorra are driving around. Y’know, in case you were wondering.

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‘Legend of Zelda’ manga creators debut art, tease overseas release

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Akira Himekawa, the two-woman team behind the Legend of Zelda manga, have debuted new art from chapters 5 and 6 of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.

The new series has been running on the digital manga app Manga One, and is only available in Japan at the moment. Writing in English, the creators were coy about any possible overseas licenses for the collected editions:

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Marvel and WeLoveFine.com team for series of modern comic book cover shirts

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At this point, nearly every comic fan owns at least one piece of clothing featuring the work of legendary artists like Jack Kirby or José Luis García-López. But finding apparel that matches the aesthetic of modern comics has been harder to come by.

This week, Marvel and short-run t-shirt site WeLoveFine.com took a step towards rectifying that by starting off a new weekly series of shirts based on modern Marvel cover art. Each Wednesday (natch), the site will post a new series of cover print shirts for purchase at $15 each. The current crop includes Andre Aruajo’s cover to Spidey #5, David Lopez’s Ms. Marvel #6 and a bevy of others.

Check them out on the WeLoveFine.com shop while they last.

Herocross’ Ninja Turtles figures take us back to the ’90s

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Herocross harnesses Turtle Power, and a healthy dose of nostalgia, for its new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Hybrid Metal Figuration series.

Standing about 6 inches tall, the fully posable figures boast hybrid metal bodies with more than 20 points of articulation. Michelangelo, Leonardo, Donatello and Raphael each comes with alternate heads, multiple interchangeable hands, and character-specific weapons and accessories.

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J.T. Yost on ‘Bottoms Up’ anthology and indie publishing

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J.T. Yost of Birdcage Bottom Books is issuing an open call for his latest anthology, Bottoms Up — and if you submit a story, he promises he won’t tell anyone who you are.

Why the anonymity? The theme of Bottoms Up is hitting rock bottom, that moment when you realize things are out of control, right before you get clean and sober and take control of your life again. Because he’s looking for gut-wrenching honesty about something most folks aren’t proud of, Yost has put out a call for entries that allows writers to submit stories anonymously. The stories will be passed along to a pool of artists, who can choose which ones they want to illustrate; the artists will be credited.

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