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Watch the world’s largest Nerf gun shoot darts at 40 mph

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Nerf dart wars will never be the same after the creation of the world’s biggest Nerf gun. This giant toy is a massive version of the traditional Maverick Nerf gun — and it can shoot darts at around 40 miles per hour.

The gun was created by former NASA engineer Mark Rober, who was looking to dominate his office’s next Nerf gun battle. With the help of a couple of friends, he used a 3,000 PSI air tank, normally used in paintball guns, and some modified Nerf darts made out of pool noodles and toilet plungers to create a gun that can crush all of its Nerf rivals.

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Become a DC ‘Bombshell’ with these comic-accurate cosplay patterns

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With the biggest comic conventions of the season still ahead, cosplayers across the globe are working on the looks they’ll debut for thousands of fellow fans. And if any cosplayers are stuck when it comes to a exactly which hero they should become, the folks at Simplicity might just have you covered. The noted pattern makers have made it a little easier for cosplay creators to construct their own impressive, superhero-inspired ensemble.

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This LEGO Thanos Bust and Infinity Gauntlet would rule your toy collection

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In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor has described the Infinity Stones as having unparalleled power. Luckily for him (and just about everyone else in the MCU), no one currently has possession of all six — yet.

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Fan-made Deadpool knife block puts the Merc’s healing factor to work

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Deadpool’s healing factor is so strong, he’s gotten completely decapitated and lived to tell about it. So if there’s any Marvel character well-suited to take a bunch of kitchen knives to the skull, it’s him — a thought Instructables contributor BrittLiv must have had when she created her very own Deadpool knife block.

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Naoki Urasawa imagines The Beatles 50th-anniversary Japan tour

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Naoki Urasawa, creator of acclaimed manga “2oth Century Boys,” “Monster” and “Master Keaton,” has created a three-page story imagining a Beatles reunion concert 50 years after the Fab Four’s Japan tour.

The Beatles famously played the Budokan for five shows between June 30 and July 2, 1966.

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Comics A.M. | ComiXology adds new titles to Unlimited service

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Digital Comics | ComiXology Unlimited, the “all you can eat” service offered by the digital platform comiXology, has announced some new additions that will debut on June 27. The new selections include Afterlife with Archie #1-3, Bee and Puppycat #1-4, vol. 1 of Katie Cook’s all-ages comic Gronk, Legends of Red Sonja #1-5, The Sixth Gun: Sons of the Gun #1-5, and vol. 1 of The Steve Ditko Archives. And a new publisher is joining the mix: Magnetic Press will debut on the service on June 27 with an array of comics that includes The Adventures of Basil & Moebius #1-4, Daomu: Complete Edition, Naja #1-2, and Poet Anderson #1. [ComiXology Unlimited]

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Drew Ford on ‘Red Range,’ and preserving comics history with It’s Alive!

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Two years ago, editor Drew Ford launched a line of graphic novel reprints for Dover Publications, starting with “A Sailor’s Story,” Sam Glanzman’s account of his service on a ship in World War II, which received aglowing review in The New York Times. Since then, Ford has demonstrated a knack for finding interesting titles and bringing them back in enhanced editions: David Michelinie and Bret Blevins’ “The Bozz Chronicles,” Chuck Dixon and Gary Kwapisz’s “Civil War Adventure,” and Steven Murphy and Michael Zulli’s “The Puma Blues,” which has been nominated for an Eisner Award.

Now Ford has left Dover and set up his own publishing house, It’s Alive!, to continue producing high-quality reprints of classic comics. His launch title is “Red Range,” by Joe R. Lansdale and Sam Glanzman, which was originally published in 1999 in black and white. The new edition has been colored and includes a new afterword by Stephen Bissette. A Kickstarter to fund the project has just reached its initial goal, but Ford has some stretch goals as well. His next project will be Trina Robbins’ “Dope.”

We talked with Ford about his plans to preserve the history of comics by bringing classic comics back into print as graphic novels.

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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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The Night King from ‘Game of Thrones’ is even terrifying as a watermelon

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Italian artist Valeriano Fatica knows his way around produce. The food artist has done some pretty insane things with fruits and vegetables, like this Joker made out of a pumpkin or these Dragon Ball Z characters carved out of potatoes. But Fatica has shown a particular affinity for watermelons, and his latest creation may be his best use yet of the giant, round melons.

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Couple chooses each other in Pokémon-themed wedding

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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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‘Labyrinth’ board game will transport you to Goblin City

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“Labyrinth,” Jim Henson’s 1986 fantasy film starring Jennifer Connelly and late rock icon David Bowie, turns 30 this year. To celebrate, The Jim Henson Company is teaming with River Horse to release “Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: The Board Game.”

According to ToyNews, the game will feature five crafted miniatures based on the film’s main characters: Connelly’s teen protagonist Sarah, Bowie’s villainous Jareth the Goblin King, Hoggle the dwarf, Ludo, and Sir Didymus, an anthropomorphic fox who rides a sheep dog named Ambrosius.

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