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Artist reimagines David Bowie as everyone from Batman to Lion-O

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Brazilian artist Butcher Billy, whose pop-culture mashups have been showcased here numerous times, pays tribute to David Bowie in a new series of illustrations that reimagines the late rock icon as figures ranging from Captain America and The Joker to Hellboy and Batman.

However, Billy takes it a step further, matching  the art with the appropriate song title: Bowie as Dr. Manhattan is “Life on Mars,” while Bowie as Mystique is “Changes,” Bowie as Lion-O is “Cat People,” and so on.

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Funko reveals ‘Daredevil’ and ‘Adventure Time’ Dorbz figures

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Hell’s Kitchen is about to get a heck of lot cuter with the addition Daredevil Dorbz figures to Funko’s series of collectibles based on the hit Netflix series.

And, as if that weren’t enough, the company has also debuted its Adventure Time Dorbz line, featuring Finn, Jake, Marceline the Vampire Queen, Flame Princess of the Fire Kingdom and Princess Bubblegum.

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Watch: ‘Star Kart’ is the ‘Star Wars’-‘Mario Kart’ crossover we need

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The newly announced LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens looks amazing, don’t get me wrong, but a Star Wars/Mario Kart mashup may be the video game fans are truly waiting for.

Of course, they’ll likely be waiting for a long time, as a Nintendo/Disney collaboration probably isn’t happening anytime soon. In the meantime, however, we can enjoy “Star Kart,” a fan video by Dark Pixels that perfectly combines the high-flying space action of Star Wars with the high-speed racing of Mario Kart.

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Spider-Man faces Darth Maul (again) in ‘Super Power Beat Down’

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If you didn’t quite buy the result of their original battle, “Super Power Beat Down” is back with an alternate ending to the showdown between Spider-Man and Darth Maul.

This time, it’s not only the wall-crawler who has the benefit of the alien symbiote: Here, Darth Sidious’ apprentice dips his hand into that inky pool, resulting in a whole lotta horns, and a whole lotta … tongue.

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Garbage Pail Kids cast their vote with new presidential candidate cards

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Managing to straddle the divide between timely and nostalgic, Topps has unveiled nine new Garbage Pail Kids cards featuring the presidential candidates, just in time for the New Hampshire primary. There’s a catch, however: They’re only available for 24 hours.

That’s probably just as well, though, considering that by this time Wednesday, a couple of those candidates will probably have dropped out of the race.

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Hasbro rolls out a ‘Transformers’-inspired album

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Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Megatron and the other robots in disguise are finally getting a soundtrack to their lives with Transformers Roll Out, the first-ever album inspired by the long-running franchise.

Announced this morning by Hasbro Studios, the collection features 10 tracks from a blend of established and up-and-coming alternative, rock and indie pop acts, ranging from Bush and Born Cages to Elle Rae and MEW.

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‘The Simpsons’ meets ‘Making a Murderer’ in this perfect parody

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As our national obsession continues with Making a Murderer, Vulture mashes together the Netflix documentary series and another cultural phenomenon to come up with … Making a Simpsons Murderer.

It’s a note-perfect remix that details Homer Simpson’s wrongful imprisonment for the shooting of C. Montgomery Burns, and his exoneration 18 years later. His freedom is brief, however, as he’s arrested again, this time for the murder of Myrna Bellamy.

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Spider-Gwen swings in with her own Kotobukiya Bishoujo Statue

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After a bit of teasing, Kotobukiya has officially unveiled its Spider-Gwen Bishoujo Statue.

Standing about 8.8 inches tall, the 1/7th-scale PVC statue features interchangeable masked and unmasked portraits. Although there’s not much information available beyond that, we do know that Spider-Gwen will be released in August.

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These Jedi Disney princesses are a Force to be reckoned with

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Kylo Ren may have caused a stir with his distinctive, if perhaps impractical, crossguard lightsaber, but that’s nothing compared to Belle’s three-pronged candelabra blades. Or is that called a Lumière-saber?

Cosplayer Elizabeth Rage wields her elegant weapon for a more civilized age alongside Amber Arden as Sith Snow and Reagan Kathryn as Reypunzel in these photos of their terrific Disney/Star Wars mashup cosplay.

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With a cat-eared motorcycle helmet, you can let the fur fly

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Forget all of those other custom motorcycle helmets — Batman, Attack on Titan, Iron Man, assorted superheroes — these cat-eared helmets are probably the ones you want, at least if you’re Selina Kyle, a sci-fi superhero, the pilot of a large mecha or a famous DJ.

The Neko-Helmets were introduced in 2011 by Russian company Nitrinos motostudio, which has since developed four styles that come in a range of colors and patterns. You can choose from the sleek single-color model (let’s call that the “Daft Punk”), the two-color, the three-color or, if you’re feeling particularly wild, the complex “aerography” design (with eyes, fur patterns, mouth, the works).

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‘Batman v Superman’ trailer goes retro with Adam West, Lynda Carter

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While we’ve certainly seen our fair share of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice parodies, none will likely warm nostalgic hearts quite like “Batman v Superman 1966,” a shot-for-shot remake of the trailer that uses footage from the classic Batman, Adventures of Superman and Wonder Woman TV series.

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Brilliant ‘Simpsons’ search engine matches quotes with screencaps

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While many might argue that The Simpsons has slipped in quality in recent — or, hey, maybe not-so-recent — years, there’s little denying it remains one of the most quotable series on television. Whether it’s an all-purpose “D’oh!” or the more specific “I’m a brick!,” there’s a Simpsons quote for virtually any situation.

And now you can match the those quotes to the correlating images from the animated series with Frinkiac.

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‘Dragon Ball’ heats up festival with enormous snow sculpture

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The anime series Dragon Ball Super takes center stage Friday with this gigantic snow sculpture at the 67th Sapporo Snow Festival in Sapporo, Japan.

Drawing more than 2 million visitors each year, the event sees the city transformed into a winter wonderland with hundreds of snow statues and ice sculptures created at three sites.

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IDW’s ‘Ninja Turtles’ board game raises shell on Kickstarter

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IDW Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past, a miniatures-based board game in which players fight to save — or conquer — New York City.

The crowdfunding effort has already generated more than $167,000 of its initial $250,000 goal.

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Amazing 3D cake reveals Homer Simpson as a Stormtrooper (Mmm … cake)

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After delighting and disturbing us in 2014 with a Ralph Wiggum anatomical cross-section cake, Kylie Mangles of Letterpress Bakery kept one foot in Springfield and the other in a galaxy far, far away for a recent project: an incredible 3D cake depicting Homer Simpson as a Stormtrooper.

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