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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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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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Japanese ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ poster calls in Gundam

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Earth’s landmarks are featured prominently in the posters for “Independence Day: Resurgence,” the sequel to the 1996 blockbuster, with an enormous alien ship destroying Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower and more. But in Japan, the Statue of Liberty has been replaced by the Unicorn Gundam, which clearly has had enough of this extraterrestrial menace.

Alas, there’s no Gundam in “Independence Day.” Instead, it’s merely a co-promotion in the build-up to the film’s July 9 premiere in Japan.

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In ‘Monopoly: Attack on Titan,’ do not pass Go (and do not get eaten)

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The fate of humanity, so say nothing of the property formerly known as Boardwalk, rests in your hands in the upcoming “Attack on Titan”-themed edition of “Monopoly.”

Produced by USAopoly, the company behind “Clue: Game of Thrones” and “Risk: Marvel Cinematic Universe,” this version of the 113-year-old board game isn’t about accumulating wealth and property, and bankrupting your annoyed siblings. Oh, no, here the stakes are survival. And, OK, maybe accumulating wealth.

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Couple chooses each other in Pokémon-themed wedding

(via Fox 25 Boston)

(via Fox 25 Boston)

Less than three years after they met at an anime convention, Doug Engler and Leeann Wetherby tied the knot Saturday in a Pokémon-themed ceremony at NorthEast Comic Con.

Doug said he was initially impressed by Leeann’s handmade Pokémon suits. “We became friends,” he told Boston’s Fox 25. “And about a year later, we fell in love playing ‘Minecraft.'”

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This real-life Voltron Blazing Sword is even better than you imagined

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There probably isn’t a fan of the classic anime series “Voltron” who hasn’t at one time or another yelled “Form Blazing Sword!” and pretended to slice through robeasts. It could’ve been when you were a kid, or it could’ve been last week in the break room — we’re not here to judge.

Of course, when you’re the skilled craftspeople of Baltimore Knife and Sword, you don’t have to pretend; you can simply make a Blazing Sword. And so that’s what happens in the latest episode of “Man at Arms: Reforged,” where the team creates not only its first ’80s cartoon build, but also it’s first flaming weapon.

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This ‘Indiana Jones’ candle will melt your heart — er, face

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One of the great villains of modern cinema, Gestapo agent Arnold Toht doggedly pursued the Ark of the Covenant throughout 1981’s “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” only to get what was coming to him when the supernatural fury of the relic was unleashed, melting his face off his skull.

Now you can relive that scene with this wonderfully twisted Melting Toht Candle from Firebox. Because, why not?

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Cuddly Pikachu PC cushion will keep you company at the keyboard

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Pikachu may no longer be the most popular Pokémon, but when fans need a pocket monster to cuddle with a the keyboard, which one are they going to turn to? Certainly not Greninja.

Bandai, which earlier this year released a Digimon PC cushion, now has introduced this Pikachu version, which will offer wrist — and emotional — support as you spend hours at the computer, undoubtedly arguing about the results of that Pokémon poll.

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Cowabunga! Dr. Martens kicks off a TMNT boot collection

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Following on the heels (quite literally) of last year’s “Adventure Time” collection, venerable British footwear company Dr. Martens has launched a line of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” boots.

Don’t worry, these aren’t inspired by the live-action films. Instead, they’re based on the classic animated series, with Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael each receiving his own pair (Donatello and Raphael even get their own eye-mask lace accessories).

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You’ll want to beam up these incredible ‘Star Trek’ figures

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With the 50th anniversary of “Star Trek” comes a treasure trove of collectibles for fans of the original series, not the least of which are these Kirk and Spock action figures from Quantum Mechanix.

Based on the likenesses of William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, naturally, these 1/6th-scale figures boast 30 points of articulation, and finely detailed Starfleet uniforms. Each figure comes with multiple interchangeable hands as well as character-appropriate accessories: Both have phasers and communicators, with Kirk also getting a clipboard, while Spock sports a tricorder.

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‘Attack on Titan’ ratchets up the mayhem in new game trailer

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Koei Tecmo has unleashed a new trailer for its Attack on Titan video game that not only introduces the characters and showcases some of the action, but also teases some giant-size showdowns.

IGN notes that the game, which debuts Aug. 30 in North America, features scenes from the manga rather than drawing exclusively from the first season of the hit anime, as originally announced.

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This Iron Man figure comes with the ultimate accessory: a couch

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Dozens of Iron Man armors have been introduced since the debut of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2008 — with “Captain America: Civil War,” we’re up to Mark XLVI — and a good number of those have been immortalized as action figures, from multiple toymakers. While those seemingly countless collectibles tend to blur together, Comicave Studios has found a way to make its latest Iron Man release stand out … by adding a couch.

Yes, just like the one in “Iron Man 3.”

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Koei Tecmo announces ‘Berserk’ game with NSFW teaser

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After dropping a clue last week, Koei Tecmo has released a teaser trailer announcing a new “Berserk” video game, based on Kentaro Miura’s long-running dark fantasy manga.

Be warned: The brief teaser isn’t safe for work.

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Who’s the best superhero? Science has the answer (and you won’t like it)

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Batman is frequently characterized as the second-smartest person in the DC Universe, with contingencies in place to take down the entire Justice League, should the need ever arise. However, a new study finds the Dark Knight isn’t all he’s cracked up to be.

Using scientific principles, students at the University of Leicester spent seven years examining the feasibility of the powers of superheroes, and discovered — to the surprise of absolutely no one — that Superman may be the “best-equipped” of them all. The Man of Steel has his “Super Flare” attack and higher-density to thank for his position as “the number one candidate for ‘most powerful superhero.'”

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‘Toy Story’ characters combine to form Woody Robo Sheriff Star

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Voltron may be enjoying a revival on Netflix, but in the battle of super robots, Pixar fans will undoubtedly side with Woody Robo Sheriff Star.

Debuting at this weekend’s Tokyo Toy Show, this collaboration between Disney and Bandai’s Tamashii Nations combines Woody, Rex, Bullseye, Slinky Dog and Hamm from “Toy Story” to form a 9-inch robot. Why is there no Buzz Lighyear? It’s a mystery for the ages.

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