Kevin Melrose, Author at Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources

Have a Halloween dance-off in this Star-Lord hooded tee with LED mask


If you haven’t already started working on your Halloween costume, let’s face it, you probably weren’t planning anything elaborate. So forget that bright idea you had back in August of dressing as Groot or Rocket Raccoon: With only a couple of weeks left, you’re going to the party as Star-Lord.

ThinkGeek makes it easy with this Star-Lord hooded T-shirt with LED mask. It allows you to maintain your not-so-secret identity as Jason Quill until you reach the party (the shirt mimics the lines of his leather jacket, but otherwise looks like a regular V-neck).

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These ‘Star Wars’ shoes will have you doing the Imperial March

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It seems only fitting that the C-3PO-inspired shoes are the only truly practical ones in Irregular Choice‘s new Star Wars collection.

That said, those flats won’t make nearly the impact that, say, these impressive limited-edition Skywalker and R2-D2 heels will. The former uses a lightsaber (complete with lights and sound effects) to form the heel, while the latter, naturally, utilizes everyone’s favorite astromech droid.

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Daredevil Mr. Potato Head is … the Yam Without Fear


Hell’s Kitchen is boiling over with crime and corruption, leaving the neighborhood in taters tatters. There’s only one spud who can protect the small fries: Daredevil Mr. Potatohead.

Newly introduced alongside Star-Lord, Groot and The Vision, it’s part of PW Toys‘ Marvel Heroes Collection, released under the “PopTaters” banner.

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MODOK Donald Trump could be next year’s Spider-Gwen


Amid the tumult of New York Comic Con, was able to zero in on one of the burning questions of the day: What would Donald Trump look like as various supervillains?

So one of the website’s contributors headed down Artists Alley to ask a handful of creators, including Joe Staton, Jim Mahfood and Nathan Fox, to try their hands at it. And, boy, are we glad they did. The results ranged from Poison Ivy to The Joker to Ursula, but Fox’s MODOK easily emerges the winner.

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Julian Assange inspires new ‘Asterix’ character


Sure to be one of the top-selling comics of the year, Asterix and the Missing Scroll will debut next week, returning the protagonists to Gaul, and introducing a character inspired by WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange.

Confoundtheirpolitix is a journalist working for the Condatum Echo, although writer Jean-Yves Ferri reveals to Agence France-Presse that he was almost named Wikilix, in a nod to the website.

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Company creates Iron Man, ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Frozen’ bionic limbs for kids

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With some help from the Disney Accelerator program, a U.K. company has developed prosthetic limbs for kids inspired by Iron Man, Star Wars and Frozen.

“Now kids can get excited about their prosthetics,” states Bristol-based startup Open Bionics. “They won’t have to do boring physical therapy, they’ll train to become heroes. They’re not just getting medical devices, they’re getting bionic hands inspired by their favorite characters.”

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‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ has already sold 5 million copies

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Despite a troubled rollout that saw the rapid withdrawal of the PC edition, Batman: Arkham Knight has sold more than 5 million copies worldwide since its June 23 launch.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s fighting game Mortal Kombat X, which debuted in April, has also passed that milestone, The Wall Street Journal reports. LEGO Jurassic World, which also premiered in June, has sold about 4 million copies.

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These 1989 Batmobile slippers are perfect for a lounging hero


After a long night of crime-fighting, there’s nothing better than kicking back and relaxing while your butler brings breakfast, the morning newspaper and … your enormous Batmobile house slippers.

Based on the vehicle from Tim Burton’s 1989 film Batman (obviously!), these officially licensed slippers are designed for comfort, if not necessarily speed. It’s difficult to imagine springing into action with those on your feet …

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Hellboy meets Darth Maul in this inspired Sithboy cosplay


Considering the characters’ shared physical traits, it’s surprising that we haven’t seen a Hellboy/Darth Maul cosplay mashup before now. Or maybe we have, but they simply failed to make the impression that Luis Linares‘ does.

In these wonderful portraits by photographer James Rulison, Linares delivers the best of both worlds: a Darth Hellboy — or is that Sithboy? — armed with a double-bladed lightsaber, an oversized revolver and, naturally, a cigar.

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Woman allegedly spoke to Batman doll, used it to assault cop

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In a scenario that even The Joker might find a bit weird, a Missouri woman allegedly attacked a police officer with a 3-foot Batman doll, to which she spoke. For the purposes of this story, let’s call her … The Ventriloquist.

As you might have guessed, meth and alcohol are believed to have been involved.

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Go inside that awesome Hulkbuster costume in this video


That incredible 9-and-a-half-foot-tall Hulkbuster cosplay was the talk of New York Comic Con, generating buzz both on the exhibition floor and on social media. Extreme Costumes even won Best of Show in the NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay.

Now Tech Insider offers a close-up look at the costume in this video, which details the lengths creator Thomas DePetrillo must go to when he suits up: It takes him a whopping 20 minutes — and that’s with assistance. Of course, those stilts can’t make it easy.

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This Punisher action figure is fully locked and loaded


Justice comes at a high price, and so does this impressively detailed and accessorized Punisher 1/6th-scale action figure from Sideshow Collectibles.

Mind you, if you’re a fan of collectible figures and Marvel’s popular antihero, the $240 price tag may be worth it. After all, this fully articulated Frank Castle stands 12 inches tall, and comes equipped with removable dual shoulder holsters, a belt with fully functioning pouches, two knives, two revolvers, two pistols, six pistol magazines, a rifle, three rifle magazines, four hand grenades, five interchangeable pairs of hands, and a removable tactical vest with The Punisher’s signature skull symbol.

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Luke Skywalker meets hilarious end in ‘Star Wars Battlefront’ clip


The Star Wars saga would’ve unfolded a lot differently had Luke Skywalker emerged as the hero of the Battle of Yavin and survived a wampa attack only to meet his end during the Battle of Hoth. With the young Jedi out of the picture, Darth Vader and the Emperor might have crushed the Rebellion.

Speaking of crushed, Luke does come to an unceremonious end in this funny footage from the Star Wars Battlefront beta, although not from a wampa or in a snowspeeder crash. Instead, death comes beneath the massive foot of an Imperial Walker. It’s a bit undignified for a Jedi.

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Watch the new trailer for Stan Lee’s graphic memoir


Stan Lee narrates the trailer for his upcoming graphic memoir Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible, a collaboration with writer Peter David and artist Colleen Doran.

Announced in April, the graphic novel is billed as “the story of how modern comics came to be,” chronicling the life, career and legacy of the co-creator of the Marvel Universe.

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Russia’s Vladimir Putin is his own superhero universe, apparently


The next time Marvel and DC Comics want to reboot their superhero universes, they may want to turn to Vladimir Putin for inspiration.

The Russian president, famed for his public — and frequently shirtless — displays of virility, celebrated his 63rd birthday on Wednesday by playing hockey and accepting an award (for his contributions to hockey). Some of his supporters, meanwhile, marked the occasion with an art exhibition in Moscow titled … wait for it … “Putin Universe.”

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