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Look inside the LEGO ‘Doctor Who’ playset


Following Monday’s “Landing Soon” teaser, LEGO and the BBC have teamed to officially reveal the LEGO Doctor Who playset in a clever segment from the Gallifrey Shopping Network.

We now know set, based on a design by brick enthusiast Andrew Clark and submitted to LEGO Ideas, includes four minifigures — the Eleventh Doctor, the Twelfth Doctor, Clara Oswald and a Weeping Angel — plus two Daleks and assorted accessories, such as a Sonic Screwdriver and the Eleventh Doctor’s fez.

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Disney Princesses reimagined as hot dogs (Because, why not)

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There are a lot of Disney Princess mashups online, reimagining the popular animated heroines as Adventure Time characters, Batman villains, oil paintings, and on and on. But none of them is as weird, or as potentially delicious, as this one.

On the food website Lucky Peach, Anna Hezel and Gabriella Paiella have transformed hot dogs into Rapunzel, Ariel, Belle and Pocahontas, because … hey, it’s the Internet; you don’t really need a reason.

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Bloodshot takes aim with statue based on David Aja’s art


Valiant Entertainment has partnered with Quarantine Studio to release a limited-edition statue based on David Aja’s cover for 2012’s Bloodshot #1.

The publisher’s first licensed statue, the nearly 15-inch-tall Bloodshot is manufactured from cold-cast resin, and features twin side arms, a katana and assault rifle.

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LEGO reveals first official look at its ‘Doctor Who’ playset


It’s a pretty safe bet that this LEGO set is bigger on the inside. The Danish toymaker has unveiled the first official images of its eagerly awaited Doctor Who playset, accompanied by the text “Landing soon.”

Originally designed by brick enthusiast Andrew Clark and submitted to the LEGO Ideas website, the playset was greenlit for production in February. It’s the first Who-themed LEGO release.

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Spartan Batman will make you shout ‘Madness? This is Gotham!’


Giving Wild West Batman a run for its money, Square Enix has officially unveiled the next action figure in Play Arts Variant Kai’s Batman Timeless line: Spartan Batman.

Following in the wake of Steampunk Batman, this figure reimagines the Dark Knight as a soldier in 5th century B.C. Greece, complete with spear, sword, daggers, and appropriately Bat-themed shield. You’ll notice that in addition to the emblem on the armor, Bruce went a little overboard with the helmet: There are ornate Bat-ears and a bat-like design above the eyes.

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Sheriff enlists terminally ill zombie fan to fight walking dead


Spencer Holt’s parents say they “live day by day,” uncertain how long the terminally ill 7-year-old will live. So last week a group of sheriff’s deputies came together to make sure Spencer had a day he’ll never forget.

Living with an incurable form of Mitochondrial disease and struggling with seizures, the smiling Spencer is a fan of zombies and police officers. Inspired by those two loves, and hoping to help lift Spencer’s spirits, Pasco County (Florida) Sheriff Chris Nocco sent an police motorcade to escort Spencer and his family to the Sheriff’s Office. Luckily for everyone, they arrived just as a zombie horde overran the old jail cells.

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NYCC: Kodansha reveals teaser image for ‘Attack on Titan’ panel

Art by Tomer Hanuka

Art by Tomer Hanuka

Just ahead of New York Comic Con, Kodansha Comics it teasing its “Biggest ‘Attack on Titan’ Manga Announcement Ever” panel with the release of art by artist Tomer Hanuka.

No additional details were provided, leaving fans to try to discern clues from the art itself. Hanuka only offered, “This is massive.”

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‘Lord of the Rings’ LARPers wage epic battle for Middle-earth


When the call went out over the weekend, scores of men, women, Elves, Orcs and, um, other things responded, descended upon Fort Radikov, with nothing less than the future of Middle-earth at stake.

Or at least it could’ve been easily mistaken for Middle-earth. It was actually a village in the Czech Republic, where dedicated LARPers gathered for “The Battle of the Fort,” an event set within the sweeping fantasy world created by J.R.R. Tolkien.

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Happy 65th birthday, ‘Peanuts’


Sixty-five years ago today, good ol’ Charlie Brown strolled across the comics page, blissfully unaware that he was the subject of Shermy’s admiration and scorn. “Oh, how I hate him!” exclaimed the little boy, who would be all but forgotten in later years.

However, readers didn’t hate Charlie Brown, and eventually Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts grew from just nine newspapers to, at its peak, more than 2,600. Just two days after the strip’s debut, Schulz added Snoopy, followed over the next few years by Violet, Schroeder, Lucy, Linus and Pig-Pen, characters that, unlike Shermy and the original Patty, that have stood the test of time.

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This incredible Hulkbuster armor towers nearly 10 feet tall

When it comes to epic Hulkbuster armor, China has nothing on Extreme Costumes.

Clocking in at 9 and a half feet and weighing “OMG too much,” the highly detailed costume is the product of more than 1,600 hours of work — and it shows. Note the light-up arc reactor, eyes and, um, kneecaps, and the probably-not-lethal laser beams.

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Watch ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ recreated in LEGO (in 2 minutes)


Still haven’t gotten around to watching Avengers: Age of Ultron? Hey, it’s only been five months; we understand. Lucky for you, and your busy schedule, How It Should Have Ended and Brotherhood Workshop have save you the time by condensing the Marvel Studios sequel into a two-minute animated LEGO video.

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‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ to return this month to PC

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Batman: Arkham Knight is expected to be available again for PC by the end of October, nearly four months after Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment suspended sales.

“As many of you know, we released a major patch for Batman: Arkham Knight PC a few weeks ago,” the publisher said in a statement released last night. “While there were significant performance improvements made to the game, the teams are continuing to work on the additional updates that were outlined in our previous post. We expect these updates to be ready at the end of October, at which time the PC version will be made available for purchase.”

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Look inside Japan’s ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion’ bullet train


When Japan Rail West announced in July that it was getting into the mecha business with a Neon Genesis Evangelion-themed bullet train, we were given a glimpse of what the exterior would look like. Now, mere weeks before the 500 Type EVA begins service between Osaka to Fukuoka, we’re treated to a look inside.

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Wear your love for Studio Ghibli on your sleeve with this clothing line


If merely watching Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro and Princess Mononoke over and over again isn’t enough to satisfy your craving for Hayao Miyazaki’s beloved films, you can now drape yourself in them — or at least in clothing inspired by them.

Wizards of the West has introduced its Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli Collection for men and women, featuring T-shirts, dress shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, leggings and swimsuits depicting characters from seven of the anime legend’s films: Spirited Away, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Castle in the Sky, Princess Mononoke, Ponyo, My Neighbor Totoro and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.

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Watch uplifting trailer for Superman documentary ‘Look to the Sky’


An uplifting trailer has debuted for Look to the Sky, the upcoming documentary that showcases the true stories of young people who demonstrated “the spirit of Superman,” whether in life-threatening experiences, overcoming hurdles or helping their communities.

Beyond that, however, it examines the cultural meanings of Superman and his continuing relevance.

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