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

Chevrolet Cruze Show Car Inspired by Disney Film TRON: Legacy

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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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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Become a Sssith Lord with this snakeskin Darth Vader helmet

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This seems like the perfect gift for a certain brooding First Order leader with a penchant for creepy nostalgia and violent outbursts (hint: his name rhymes with Milo Penn). Yes, it’s a Darth Vader helmet covered with python skin.

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Original ‘Tintin’ art sells at auction for $1.2 million

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The original artwork for the final two pages of the 1939 Tintin comic King Ottokar’s Sceptre sold at auction Saturday in Paris for €1.05 million, or about $1.2 million.

Another two-page spread from the same book sold at auction last fall for $1.7 million. While that’s a hefty sum, it’s not a record price for Tintin art: That belongs to a 1939 illustration signed by creator Hergé, which fetched $2.9 million in 2014.

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‘Fairy Tail’s’ Hiro Mashima creates ‘Captain America: Civil War’ posters

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An avowed fan of American superheroes, Fairy Tail creator Hiro Mashima jumped at the opportunity to draw a pair of posters for the Friday opening of Captain America: Civil War in Japan.

“I cannot believe Marvel authorized me to draw Iron Man and Cap!,” Mashima said, according to Anime News Network.

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Kick it Xavier School with these limited-edition X-Men sneakers

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If you’re going to fight Apocalypse, you better wear the right shoes for the occasion.

Supra Footwear is about to release a limited-edition sneaker inspired by Fox’s X-Men: Apocalypse. Called the X-Men Vaider, the black high-top features the signature X-emblem, and an embossed leather overlay that gives a nod to the costumes in the film.

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You’re probably thinking, ‘Do I need a life-size Deadpool replica?’ (Yes, you do)

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If you still have space in your home (and money in your bank account) after buying that life-size Batman, life-size Harley Quinn and life-size Slimer, then a.) wow, nice house, and b.) hold onto that job, because NECA is about to release a life-size Deadpool foam replica.

Unfortunately, there are no final-product images available, but we do have concept art and details, courtesy of BigBadToyStore. Based on Marvel’s Merc with a Mouth (alas, not Ryan Reynolds), this 6-foot replica is made of hand-painted foam rubber and latex.

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Celebrate Arbor Day (every day) with this Baby Groot pin

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What better way to celebrate Arbor Day than with a tribute to the greatest of all tree-like aliens (Flora colossus), Groot?

Mondo has debuted this Baby Groot enamel pin, designed by Tom Whalen, destined to be the must-have accessory on Knowhere — to say nothing of Planet X.

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‘LEGO Dimensions’ Supergirl minifigure surfaces online

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Supergirl is flying into LEGO Dimensions.

According to BrickSet, the instructions for a Supergirl minifigure appeared Thursday on LEGO.com before they were quickly removed. They reveal a gold base, instead of the typical blue for Dimensions figures, leading to speculation that Supergirl might be an exclusive promo.

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Giant-Man towers over ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Cosbaby line

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Before anyone grouses about spoilers, remember that LEGO let this very large cat out of the bag months ago with its Captain America: Civil War “Super Hero Airport Battle” set. Hot Toys is merely casting a giant-size spotlight on it.

Yes, it’s a Civil War Cosbaby collectible set that features both a 9-inch Giant Man figure — the largest Cosbaby yet — and a 1.5-inch miniature running Ant-Man. Those are in addition to the regular-size Ant-Man, and its variant. Clearly, Hot Toys likes Ant-Man!

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Kids stage their own ‘Civil War’ in this fun TV ad

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Like virtually everyone else, Target is gearing up for the premiere next month of Captain America: Civil War. But, as Target is a retail chain, its preparation takes the form of a TV commercial — a cute one at that.

Called “United We Play,” the new 30-second spot depicts kids on the world’s greatest playground (at “Target Academy,” no less) using their imaginations, and official Marvel costumes, toys and accessories, to stage their own Civil War. Naturally, that takes the form of a game of tag.

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Take this: ‘Legend of Zelda’ cosplay sword and shield

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Before you set out in your official Legend of Zelda cosplay hoodie to rescue that Princess (or Prince), you may want to make sure you have the right weapons and accessories for the quest. Because, y’know, it’s dangerous to go alone.

Merchoid has added replicas of the Master Sword and Hylian Shield to a growing Legend of Zelda Cosplay Collection that already includes Link’s armor bracer.

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‘Mass Effect’ 4D theme park ride will blast off next month

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Mass Effect: Andromeda won’t be released until next year, but fans can enjoy something new from the hit BioWare series within a matter of weeks.

Mass Effect: New Earth 4D, the theme park attraction announced last fall by the video game developer, is set to open May 18 at California’s Great America in Santa Clara.

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This Iron Man Xbox One will make you forget all about Team Cap

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As much as I may like Captain America, if this special-edition Xbox is what you receive for joining Team Iron Man, choosing sides just got really easy.

Spotted by Eurogamer, the Iron Man-themed Xbox One was produced by Microsoft to celebrate the release of Captain America: Civil War. “Designed by Stark Industries,” the console features an illuminated “arc reactor” centerpiece, with special branding, and a matching controller (which, naturally, has its own tiny arc reactor).

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Denver Comic Con honors Alan Rickman with ‘Snape-ricot’ beer

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Each year Denver Comic Con teams with Breckenridge Brewery for a limited-edition beer, with fans voting to decide the name. Previous winners have included “The Caped Brewsader, “Brews Wayne” and “Hulk’s Mash,” but this year they’ll pay tribute to the late actor Alan Rickman with “Snape-ricot,” a nod to his character in the Harry Potter films.

The name was selected from among 500 entries, which were then narrowed to “Snape-ricot” and four other finalists: “Harley Quench,” “It’s a Trap-Ricot,” “Pale Hydra” and “Sweep the Lager.”

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