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Funko raises a little hell with ‘Preacher’ Pop! figures

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On the heels of Preacher‘s fiery — and much-talked-about — television debut, Funko has unveiled its first Pop! vinyl figures. At least we hope they’re only the first, because Tulip O’Hare is nowhere to be seen.

We will, however, get a cigarette-smoking Jesse Custer, a heavy-drinking Cassidy, and an Arseface who’s … just too cute for words. Who’d have guessed we’d ever write that?

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Harley Quinn comes out swinging with new ‘Suicide Squad’ figure

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In a clear, and welcome, sign that merchandising is ramping up for Suicide Squad, no sooner did Tamashii Nations debut itsS.H. Figuarts Joker and Harley Quinn action figures than images and details have surfaced for Medicom’s MAFEX versions.

While we saw the Joker last month, this is our first look at Harley, based on the likeness of actress Margot Robbie. You have to admit, the head sculpts are pretty much spot-on.

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An ‘Attack on Titan’ coloring book? Break out the red crayons!

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Kodansha Comics announced a handful of new licenses Saturday at Anime Central in Chicago, including The Attack on Titan Anime Guidebook and The Attack on Titan Coloring Book. You’ll want to start stocking up on red Crayolas now.

Maroon, Scarlet, Brick Red, English Vermilion, Madder Lake — you’ll likely need them all.

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Cop replaces kid’s stolen Pokémon cards with his own collection

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A 9-year-old Cleveland boy was devastated last week when the binder containing his treasured collection of Pokémon cards was stolen right out of his hand as he walked down the sidewalk.

Bryce’s mother called the police, who recovered the binder from a kid in a nearby neighborhood. The only problem is that some of Bryce’s beloved cards were missing — so Officer James Grotenrath gave the boy his own childhood Pokémon collection.

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For these cute rice ball superheroes, the greatest foe is lunchtime

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If those Marvel Tsum Tsum toys can score their own comic, you’d think these equally adorable — and undoubtedly far more delicious — superhero rice balls could do the same.

They’re the creation of Thai food artist Nawaporn Pax Piewpun, aka Peaceloving Pax, who devotes her Instagram feed and Facebook page to “cute foodies” — whimsical rice balls, delightful dumplings and silly dumplings made to resemble characters ranging from Captain America and Superman to Harry Potter and Pikachu.

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How to make a ‘Mad Max’-style flame-throwing guitar

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George Miller’s acclaimed Mad Max: Fury Road is a visual feast, from the rich colors to the awe-inspiring landscapes to the jaw-dropping stunts. But few were discussed as often as Doof Warrior and his show-stopping, if wholly impractical, flame-throwing guitar.

Now YouTube inventor Colin Fruze shows you how to make your own — y’know, if you happen to have a fully equipped workshop, a couple of spare blowtorches, and I’m guessing a substantial amount of training. Oh, and an electric guitar, of course.

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Spider-Man is ready to swing in with new ‘Civil War’ merchandise

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We’ve seen barely a trickle of Spider-Man merchandise tied to Captain America: Civil War, such as the recently revealed Funko Pop! figure and the Hot Toys Cosbaby, but you can rest assured the floodgates are about to open.

USA Today offers a first look at just some of the products on the horizon featuring the well-received new wall-crawler (played by Tom Holland), ranging from the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes “Tanker Truck Takedown” set (which also includes minifigs of Captain America, Vision and Hawkeye) to Hasbro’s Civil War Miniverse pack, which will feature Spider-Man alongside Black Panther, Cap, Black Widow, Falcon, War Machine, Iron Man and Ant-Man.

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Avengers and X-Men wage war in action-packed fan trailer

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Fans at last saw Spider-Man introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Captain America: Civil War, but it will be a long, long time before they witness the X-Men do the same. Until then, they can watch this epic fan trailer, which pits Marvel’s mutants against Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, over and over and over again.

Seriously, Fox and Marvel aren’t going to reach any kind of deal in the foreseeable future, so settle in with this video on a loop.

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Armored Bat-Baby will rid the nursery of evil-doers

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Armored Bat-Baby’s parents taught him a lesson, that the world only makes sense if you force it to. In retrospect, however, they may have been talking about the Shape O Ball.

Who are Armored Bat-Baby’s parents? It’s difficult to know for sure; rumor has it their last name is Wayne. Whoever they are, they should be honored, and not with graveside oath, or a bouquet left once a year in Crime Alley. Y’know, celebrated, because they’re clearly awesome.

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Disney’s ‘Star Wars’ lands may be even cooler than we imagined

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With construction of the Star Wars theme lands beginning just last month at Disneyland and Disney World, we have years of rumors to look forward to — but this early one is awfully promising.

We already know a fair amount about the 14-acre areas at the two theme parks, which will feature as their centerpiece a Millennium Falcon attraction that will allow visitors to pilot the fastest ship in the galaxy, and another that places guests in the middle of a battle between the Resistance and the First Order.

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Amazing Tank Girl cosplay is a comic drawing come to life

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Emma Rubini takes us back to the 1980s with this impressive Tank Girl cosplay, inspired by Jamie Hewlett’s original black-and-white comics. “They told me I could be anything,” she wrote on Facebook. “So I became a comic book.”

There’s little arguing with that, as Rubini not only mimics the white page but also the black ink lines, best showcased on the shorts, tank top and hair.

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All this Tony Stark action figure is missing is a tiny glass of scotch

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We’ve seen more than our fair share of Iron Man action figures (seriously, let’s dial just a smidge), but Tony Stark? That’s as rare as a unicorn … a bearded, wisecracking unicorn. However, Bandai is about to change that with this upcoming release from the S.H. Figuarts Iron Man 3 line.

Yes, that Marvel Studios sequel came out three years ago, but we’re not complaining, because instead of the umpteenth armored variant, we’re getting the billionaire philanthropist playboy himself!

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Watch: Wolverine fights ‘adamantium dysfunction’ with Xialis

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Wolverine may be the best there is at what he does, but lately he doesn’t have the same spring in his step, or snikt! in his claws. That’s where Xialis comes in, for mutants with adamantium dysfunction.

That can be a question of blood flow, the narrator advises in this hilarious Cialis parody ad from Nerd City, which depicts a sheepish Logan unable to unsheathe his claws, just when the moment’s right for a fight (stupid Scott Summers). However, Xialis can help A.D. sufferers be ready for combat, whenever the need arises.

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Soccer team’s ‘terrifying’ uniform ripped from pages of ‘Attack on Titan’

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In the life-or-death struggle between humanity and the flesh-devouring Titans, it appears humanity has lost — at least on the soccer field.

Spanish soccer team C.D. Palencia last week debuted new uniforms, apparently intended to reference its motto (roughly translated), “”We give our skin,” meaning they give their all. But what probably have seemed like a good idea on paper appears to have veered off course in execution, leading to anatomical kits that media have dubbed “terrifying,” “horrendous,” “an assault on the eyes” and “like something out of a biology textbook.”

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Mezco’s gritty Punisher figure doesn’t take prisoners

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There’s no need to worry that Daredevil action figure will look lonely on your shelf, because the Man Without Fear is about to get a visit from Frank Castle.

The third Marvel entry in Mezco Toyz’s One:12 Collective series, The Punisher comes ready for a fight. Heck, from the looks of him, he’s been through several already.

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