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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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From “Justice League Unlimited”

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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Batman is a ‘Demon in the Dark’ in this fun DC fan film

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Although you may be able to find a Batman fan film with better acting or better effects, you’ll be hard-pressed to discover one that’s more downright fun than “The Demon in the Dark.”

Wait, that’s not quite accurate: Directed by Letia Clouston from a script by Matt Clouston, it’s not so much a Batman fan film as it is a DC Universe fan film — one that fully embraces a world filled with superheroes and supervillains, where the Dark Knight is still thought to be an urban legend, Green Lantern battles Black Adam in the streets, and Zatara has his own stage show.

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Cowabunga! These Ninja Turtles figures look pretty amazing

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It seems like new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles collectibles are vying for our attention every other week, but these figures from Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts line will undoubtedly earn a special place in the hearts — and on the shelves — of fans of the original cartoon.

Looking as if they stepped out of the television screen, circa 1987, the Leonardo and Donatello figures stand 6 inches tall, and feature interchangeable hands and faces, plus custom accessories (Leonardo comes with swords, holsters and a manhole cover, while Leonardo has his staff and a pizza slice).

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Artist reimagines David Bowie as everyone from Batman to Lion-O

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Brazilian artist Butcher Billy, whose pop-culture mashups have been showcased here numerous times, pays tribute to David Bowie in a new series of illustrations that reimagines the late rock icon as figures ranging from Captain America and The Joker to Hellboy and Batman.

However, Billy takes it a step further, matching  the art with the appropriate song title: Bowie as Dr. Manhattan is “Life on Mars,” while Bowie as Mystique is “Changes,” Bowie as Lion-O is “Cat People,” and so on.

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Funko reveals ‘Daredevil’ and ‘Adventure Time’ Dorbz figures

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Hell’s Kitchen is about to get a heck of lot cuter with the addition Daredevil Dorbz figures to Funko’s series of collectibles based on the hit Netflix series.

And, as if that weren’t enough, the company has also debuted its Adventure Time Dorbz line, featuring Finn, Jake, Marceline the Vampire Queen, Flame Princess of the Fire Kingdom and Princess Bubblegum.

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Watch: ‘Star Kart’ is the ‘Star Wars’-‘Mario Kart’ crossover we need

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The newly announced LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens looks amazing, don’t get me wrong, but a Star Wars/Mario Kart mashup may be the video game fans are truly waiting for.

Of course, they’ll likely be waiting for a long time, as a Nintendo/Disney collaboration probably isn’t happening anytime soon. In the meantime, however, we can enjoy “Star Kart,” a fan video by Dark Pixels that perfectly combines the high-flying space action of Star Wars with the high-speed racing of Mario Kart.

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Sideshow’s new Gamora figure is out of this world

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Sideshow Collectibles is releasing a fierce new Gamora Premium Format Figure, based on the character’s comic book design, after she received a cosmic upgrade from the Black Vortex.

Sporting a hooded cloak, belt and gold skull decor, the upcoming Gamora figure is being sold with its own Godslayer blade, while an exclusive edition also comes with swap-out knives for a dual-wielding display.

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‘Dragon Ball’ fan mods hoverboard to look like flying cloud

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A “Dragon Ball” fan knew how to make the best of a hoverboard — by transforming it into a functional “Flying” Nimbus cloud, as seen on the hit anime.

The fan, known as Yes Ranger, tested out his homemade creation in the streets of Taipei, dressed as Goku. Watch his super fly demonstration below:

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