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Watch ‘Man at Arms’ create Link’s Hylian shield

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We’ve previously featured the craftspeople of Man at Arms when they created real-life versions of Batarangs and Thor’s hammer. This week, however, they set their sights on Hyrule — specifically, Link’s shield from The Legend of Zelda.

As you might expect, Man at Arms spares no detail, even using real amber for the Triforce symbol. But they don’t stop at the Hylian shield, choosing to also forge the original Master Sword from The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past.

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Baymax may not be fast, but he makes a decent flight attendant

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Baymax has become almost immediately popular in China, where Disney’s Big Hero 6 has raked in more than $78.6 million since its opening Feb. 28. So perhaps it’s no surprise to see the cuddly healthcare robot pop up here and there, such as in flight-attendant training courses.

Hey, he did say that flying makes him a better care provider. These photos are from the Sichuan Southwest Vocational College of Civil Aviation in Chengdu, which Kotaku notes is no stranger to publicity stunts like this. (What Baymax is doing with the flowers in the restroom is anybody’s guess.)

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Looking for the Batcave? Just follow the boardwalk

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It’s about to get a lot easier to find the entrance to the Batcave.

Wales Online reports efforts are under way to make the picturesque Henrhyd Falls more accessible. Located on the southern edge of Brecon Beacons National Park, the 90-foot waterfall doubled as the entrance the Batcave in The Dark Knight Rises. Already a tourist favorite, the falls were made even more popular by Christopher Nolan’s 2012 film.

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Tintin takes flight, on the side of a Brussels Airlines jet

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Brussels Airlines has repainted an Airbus A320 to resemble the famous shark-shaped submarine from Herge’s 1944 album Red Rackham’s Treasure to serve as an ambassador of Belgium.

Rechristened Rackham, the jet depicts boy reporter Tintin and his faithful dog Snowy looking from the “submarine’s” cockpit; the image is accompanied by the slogan “Brussels Airlines — We fly you to the home of Tintin.”

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Cincinnati hockey team channels Iron Man for a night

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The Cincinnati Cyclones took to the ice Saturday wearing if not the best Stark Industries has to offer, then something that looks a heck of a lot like it.

Yahoo! Sports reports the East Coast Hockey League team donned Iron Man-like jerseys — the Cyclones logo is the perfect stand-in for the arc reactor — as part of its “superhero night” promotion, which featured appearances by Marvel characters.

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Japanese city honors Ultraman with four statues

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Photos courtesy Sukagawa city government

The city of Sukagawa, Japan, is honoring hometown hero Ultraman with not one but four statues.

The star of a 1960s television series as well as multiple manga and anime series, Ultraman is the brainchild of Sukagawa native Eiji Tsuburaya, and the city has erected four statues — of Ultraman, Ultra Seven, Gomora and Eleking — on the street where he once lived.

The installation marks the second anniversary of Sukagawa’s sister-city relationship with the Land of Light, Ultraman’s homeland in the series, and city officials are hoping that the statues will put the city on the map for tourists, especially Ultraman fans.

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Marvel cooks up Ultron cherry pie recipe for Pi Day

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Today (Saturday) is literally a once-in-a-century kind of day. It’s the day recognized by nerds everywhere as Pi Day, as the date 3/14 mirrors the first two digits in pi. Seeing as it’s the year 2015, however, the date 3/14/15 actually lines up with even more digits in the mathematical constant, an event that only happens once every 100 years. And if you stretch that out to 9:26:53 and farther into microseconds, there will be a precise moment when the time and date match up to pi out into infinity.

To celebrate the nerdiest of holidays, Marvel has released a recipe inspired by one of their characters who would probably find the most joy in the numerically unique day: Ultron! Yes, they’ve presented fans with a complete recipe for Ultron Cherry Pie, which you can find ahead along with more pictures of the delicious, devilish treat.

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‘Iron Man’s’ Robert Downey Jr. presents boy with real bionic arm

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When it came time for 7-year-old Alex, who was born with a partially developed right arm, to be presented with a 3D-printed bionic limb developed by Albert Manero, Robert Downey Jr. wanted in on the action.

Dressed as bionics expert Tony Stark, the star greeted the young superhero fan in a hotel room, where Downey compared his Iron Man gauntlet to Alex’s new arm. “You know who that is?” a Alex is asked in the video below. When Alex responds “Iron Man,” the actor can barely contain his joy.

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Wayne Manor played host to the British Quidditch Cup

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Like something out of a particularly geeky dream, Wayne Manor played host over the weekend to a quidditch tournament.

It wasn’t just any quidditch tournament, however: It was the second British Quidditch Cup, played at Wollaton Hall and Park in Nottingham, the centuries-old country house that doubled as Bruce Wayne’s home in The Dark Knight Rises. (Perhaps not so coincidentally, Wollaton Hall is located just five miles north of Gotham.)

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There was an ‘Adventure Time’ bounce mob, and we missed it

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As cute as Dr. Martens’ new Adventure Time boots are — and make no mistake, they are cute — they pale in comparison to how the venerable British footwear company celebrated the new collaboration: with a bounce mob.

One hundred Dr. Martens and Adventure Time fans dressed as Finn the Human rolled onto London’s Carnaby Street atop Jake the Dog space-hoppers, and, well, hopped, all the way to the Carnaby Street store, which featured a DJ … and the Dr. Martens x Adventure Time collection, naturally.

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Tremble before Tokyo’s new Godzilla statue

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Last week we saw only concept art for the Godzilla statue intended to erupt from the roof of the Toho Cinema in Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward, but today the full-size head of the King of the Monsters was officially revealed in all its glory.

That statue is what will provide the new 30-story Hotel Gracery, which sits atop the theater, with its Godzilla View Rooms (priced at a reasonable $125 a night).

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Take your relationship to next level with ‘Zelda’ chest, ring box

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Hey! Listen! If you have ideas about proposing to taht gamer in your life, you’d probably score serious points by doing it with this Legend of Zelda-inspired treasure chest, complete with Red Rupee engagement-ring box.

Created by IndyFurniture, the handmade 12-inch by 9-inch by 10-inch chest includes interior lights, and makes an “iconic sound” when opened. It costs $200, so you have to make really sure this person is the Link or Zelda for you.

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No-brainer: When zombie apocalypse strikes, head for the hills

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As readers and viewers of The Walking Dead well know, secluded farms, penitentiaries and gated communities will only protect you for so long from the undead hordes shambling across the post-apocalyptic landscape. But short of plunking down $113,000 for a zombie-proof log cabin, what’s a person to do?

According to researchers from Cornell University, you should start packing for the Rockies.

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Here are your favorite NFL players as your favorite superheroes

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For many, stars of professional sports are the closest things to real life superheroes. They’re bigger, stronger, and faster than seems humanly possible. They’re able to perform feats beyond the capabilities of your average individual, jumping and twisting and barreling through opponents.

But just imagine: If the stars of the NFL really were superheroes of comic book lore, who would be whom? The folks at NFL Memes went and matched up the biggest names in football with the biggest characters in comics to answer that question with these incredible mashup renditions. Some are obvious, like Calvin Johnson as Megatron and Cam Newton as Superman, but others are pretty spot on. There’s Odell Beckham Jr. as Spider-Man, Peyton Manning as Iron Man, Rob Gronkowski as Thor, and – perhaps best of all – Andrew Luck as the Beast.

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Makeup artist transforms people into living comic book heroes

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A self-trained makeup artist, Lianne Moseley of Calgary makes her living working with brides and models. However, she recently expanded her repertoire to include transforming people into superheroes who look as if they’ve stepped right off the comic book page.

“When I first did Archer, I posted it on my Facebook page and my friends liked it but I didn’t have a big following but my brother really liked it and he posted it on Reddit,” Moseley, a comics fan herself, tells CTV News. “Just last night Ashton Kutcher shared an article on my work on his Facebook page.”

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