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‘Pokémon GO’ launch trailer encourages Trainers to ‘get up and go!’

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The long-awaited rollout for “Pokémon GO” has at last reached U.S. shores, and with it comes this launch trailer for the augmented-reality game.

Developed by Niantic for iOS and Android devices, the game allows Pokémon Trainers to track down and capture pocket monsters in a real-world setting. When paired with a Bluetooth-powered, Poké Ball-like device called Pokémon GO Plus, the app will notify players that there’s untamed Pokémon in the vicinity. Once you’ve spotted the pocket monster using the AR app, you can throw a virtual Poké Ball to catch the creature. Players are also able to engage other Trainers in battle.

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Fur flies in this purrr-fect ‘Batcat v Supercat’ video

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The second-smartest feline on the planet, Batcat knows the best way to signal his furry frenemy Supercat and take out his foes in the process is with the world’s most powerful laser pointer. Just point the way, and the Tabby of Steel will do the rest!

This parody of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” — called “Batcat v Supercat,” of course — is the work of Kaipo JOnes, who also produced “Magneto Cat” and “X-Men Origins: Wolverine Cat.” You may detect a theme at play.

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Watch: Deadpool battles ‘Candy Crush’ in real life

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Deadpool is at last confronted by Bandhu, aka “the dude in Dopinder’s trunk,” in this well-made fan short that pits the Merc with a Mouth against the Magneto of Candy.

What’s the Magneto of Candy, you ask? Well, in director A. Todd Smith’s short cousin Bandhu doesn’t merely have enough charm to win the heart of fair Gita. Oh, no. He also has the power to, um, control candy, which leads to a junk-attacking game of “Candy Crush Saga.” Naturally.

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Now Harley Quinn has her own official hair dye

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Margot Robbie’s turn as Harley Quinn in the upcoming “Suicide Squad” film has already inspired clothing, jewelry, toys and prop weapons, so it perhaps was only a matter of time before the antiheroine expanded into the world of hair products. That time is now.

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Hot Topic debuts full ‘Suicide Squad’ fashion collection

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Given that Hot Topic unveiled a Harley Quinn “Daddy’s Lil Monster” shirt in March, it should come as no surprise the shopping mall staple is launching an entire “Suicide Squad” collection, “inspired by the worst heroes ever” (and also the upcoming film).

Debuting July 22, the line is of course heavy on Harley and The Joker, with sweaters, tank tops, dresses, skinny jeans, boxer shorts, a trench coat and more (including a black-and-silver “Puddin” choker). However, Katana is also represented with a jacket.

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This ‘Game of Thrones’ Xbox One is more desired than the Iron Throne

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Even as fans reel from the events of Sunday’s Season 6 finale, Microsoft is commemorating the occasion with a special-edition “Game of Thrones” Xbox One console.

Unveiled this morning by Xbox France, this console is very special indeed, not merely because its design mimics the celebrated opening credits of the hit HBO fantasy drama: Only six have been created, presumably one for each season.

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With this DIY Cyclops visor, you can shoot fire from your eyes

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We’ve spotlighted a number of ill-advised do-it-yourself projects, many of which are virtually guaranteed to cause harm to the user, bystanders or their surroundings (quite possibly all three): working Iron Man gauntlets, with lasers and missiles; a lightsaber flamethrower; Magneto shoes; a “Mad Max”-style flame-throwing guitar … However, those look downright kid-safe when compared to this flame-throwing Cyclops visor.

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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

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(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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