Kevin Melrose, Author at Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources

Looking for a Batman T-shirt with a logo made of cats? You’ve found it


While we may never know who at Warner Bros. Consumer Products signed off on a Batman T-shirt on which the iconic emblem is comprised entirely of cats, one thing’s for certain: She or he deserves a raise.

The black tee — it’s unimaginatively named the “DC Comics Batman Cat Logo T-Shirt” — is available from Hot Topic in sizes XS to 3X for a price ranging from $20.50 to $24.50. We can only hope this is the first in a series of cat-logo superhero shirts.

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This copper chrome Stormtrooper is shiny, cool and just out of reach


The good news is that this copper chrome-colored Stormtrooper action figure exits, and it looks incredible. The bad news is that Hot Toys is releasing it only in Asia, which means Star Wars fans in the rest of the world will probably never get their hands on one.

But they can still gaze at these photos and dream of a galaxy far, far away, where this rare, shiny collectible rests on a shelf next to that 1/6th-scale Captain Phasma figure.

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WooBots are wooden Transformers for the wee ones


There’s an undeniable charm — and a wonderful dichotomy — to these transforming WooBot toys. Although we may think of chrome and steel when we imagine the Transformers, or their poorer cousins the Gobots, the WooBots are made from wood, as if carved and assembled in, I don’t know, Santa’s Workshop.

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R2-D2 and BB-8 minifridges can cool drinks, store lightsabers


If you’re in the market for something to keep a six-pack (or two) cold, these may be the droids you’re looking for.

Continuing the Star Wars merchandising frenzy, ThinkGeek has unveiled R2-D2 and BB-8 minifridges that should fit perfectly in your X-wing, although it’s doubtful they’ll be able to help out with repairs or navigation.

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Yes, you’ll be able to play as Levi in the ‘Attack on Titan’ game


Koei Tecmo has added Levi Ackerman and Hange Zoë to the growing list of playable characters for its Attack on Titan action game. Considering that the abrasive Levi is probably the most popular character in the hit manga and anime, it would only be surprising if he weren’t playable.

They’ll join such previously announced playable characters as Eren, Mikasa, Sasha, Conny, Armin, Annie Leonhart, Reiner Braun and Bertolt Hoover. The voice actors from the anime series will reprise their roles for the video game.

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Disney World debuts its ‘Star Wars’-themed monorail

From Inside the Magic

From Inside the Magic

It’s not quite the Star Wars-themed Rapi:t train introduced over the weekend in Japan, but it’ll certainly do: Walt Disney World on Monday unveiled the new Force Awakens overlay for one of its monorail trains.

As photos and video from Inside the Magic show, the wrap is fairly subtle, with images of the film’s logo, the desert planet Jakku, the Millennium Falcon, a TIE Fighter, BB-8 and Daisy Ridley’s Rey appearing on the windows of Monorail Black.

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‘Arkham Knight’ update trailer teases ‘Batman v Superman’ Batmobile


Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has released a trailer highlighting the next series of add-ons for the blockbuster Batman: Arkham Knight, which includes the Batsuit and Batmobile from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

The 2016 Batman v Superman Batmobile Pack will be available for download beginning today for Season Pass holders, along with “Catwoman’s Revenge,” which allows players to take control of Catwoman in a story set after the events of Arkham Knight, and “Flip a Coin,” which allows them to play as Robin as he attempts to take down Two-Face’s money-laundering operation.

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How to make ridiculously large lightsabers (because, why not?)


This may be the most important how-to you read all week — more important than instructions on how to prepare a Thanksgiving turkey, or repair a string of broken Christmas lights. It’s how how create a pair of ludicrously large, and surprisingly durable, lightsabers, for holiday lawn ornaments or for equally ludicrous Jedi battles.

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This LEGO-inspired apartment is the home you dream about

Photos by Hey! Cheese

Photos by Hey! Cheese

When a couple in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, mentioned their love of LEGO, interior designers HAO Design took the idea and ran with it, transforming their 1,300-square-foot apartment into a playful, colorful homage to the building bricks.

The design centers around the elevated lounge with a “play pond,” a circular built-in sofa with a ball pit, perfect for the clients and their young daughter. Walking down two enormous yellow brick-like steps takes you into the kitchen and dining area, where one end of the table is held up by large blocks.

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Artist reveals the superhero within every child


Most of us have warm memories from childhood of jumping from chair to chair, or running with a towel tied around our necks, pretending to be a superhero. Artist Jason Ratliff captures that feeling of boundless imagination, and an undeniable sense of nostalgia, in his new series of prints “Super Shadows.”

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New ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ action figures surface


Although many collectors may still have their eye on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Japanese toymaker Medicom is looking ahead to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice with the unveiling of MAFEX’s Dark Knight and Man of Steel figures.

Standing about 6.3 inches tall, the highly detailed Batman comes equipped with a Batarang, a grappling gun and what looks to be a grenade and an automatic weapon. Superman, meanwhile, gets a display stand to simulate flight.

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Japan’s ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ train is calling to you


Not content with its Neon Genesis Evangelion bullet train, Godzilla hotel rooms and real-life Pokémon Gym, Japan continues its quest to make the rest of the world jealous by introducing a Star Wars: The Force Awakens-themed train.

Kotaku reports the special Rapi:t train began service over the weekend between Kansai International Airport and Namba Station in Osaka. As you can see, the train, whose front already vaguely resembled Kylo Ren’s mask, now has a black paint job to match, along with images of the mysterious villain, hero Rey, and droids C-3PO, R2-D2 and BB-8.

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The Force awakens in this ‘Star Wars’/’Guardians of the Galaxy’ mashup


Pop quiz: When the disembodied voice of a space pirate asks “Who are you?,” how do you respond? a.) “I’m no one; b.) “I am Groot!”; or c.) “Star-Lord.” In this stellar Guardians of the Galaxy/Star Wars: The Force Awakens mashup trailer, the correct answer is “C,” Star-Lord, although we’d give partial credit for B.

The work of Alex Luthor, whose mashups should be familiar to regular readers, the video rather seamlessly combines the two space operas, recasting the mysterious Kylo Ren as a devotee of Thanos, placing Peter Quill in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon and an X-wing, and putting a lightsaber in the hands of, well, quite a few people.

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Thieves steal $20,000 worth of LEGO from Ontario toy store


Police are on the hunt for three men who forced their way into a toy store in Hamilton, Ontario, last month and hit the bricks with more than $20,000 worth of LEGO.

It’s thought the robbery may have been motivated by the skyrocketing demand for LEGO, which has triggered a holiday shortage in Europe and effectively created a black market for the toys.

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This Princess Chewbacca cake is a little Chewie, but otherwise perfect


Coming up with a Princess Chewbacca birthday cake if more difficult than you might imagine. Or maybe it’s every bit as difficult as you imagine. In any case, it isn’t easy.

Reddit user jamieinthenorthwest discovered just that when her daughter asked for a Star Wars-themed birthday party. Jamie bought a large Chewbacca doll in hopes that it could be transformed into a Barbie cake, only to be turned down by several bakeries because because it wasn’t a kit.

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