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Batman is a ‘Demon in the Dark’ in this fun DC fan film

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Although you may be able to find a Batman fan film with better acting or better effects, you’ll be hard-pressed to discover one that’s more downright fun than “The Demon in the Dark.”

Wait, that’s not quite accurate: Directed by Letia Clouston from a script by Matt Clouston, it’s not so much a Batman fan film as it is a DC Universe fan film — one that fully embraces a world filled with superheroes and supervillains, where the Dark Knight is still thought to be an urban legend, Green Lantern battles Black Adam in the streets, and Zatara has his own stage show.

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Cowabunga! These Ninja Turtles figures look pretty amazing

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It seems like new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles collectibles are vying for our attention every other week, but these figures from Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts line will undoubtedly earn a special place in the hearts — and on the shelves — of fans of the original cartoon.

Looking as if they stepped out of the television screen, circa 1987, the Leonardo and Donatello figures stand 6 inches tall, and feature interchangeable hands and faces, plus custom accessories (Leonardo comes with swords, holsters and a manhole cover, while Leonardo has his staff and a pizza slice).

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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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Sideshow’s new Gamora figure is out of this world

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Sideshow Collectibles is releasing a fierce new Gamora Premium Format Figure, based on the character’s comic book design, after she received a cosmic upgrade from the Black Vortex.

Sporting a hooded cloak, belt and gold skull decor, the upcoming Gamora figure is being sold with its own Godslayer blade, while an exclusive edition also comes with swap-out knives for a dual-wielding display.

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‘Dragon Ball’ fan mods hoverboard to look like flying cloud

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A “Dragon Ball” fan knew how to make the best of a hoverboard — by transforming it into a functional “Flying” Nimbus cloud, as seen on the hit anime.

The fan, known as Yes Ranger, tested out his homemade creation in the streets of Taipei, dressed as Goku. Watch his super fly demonstration below:

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Judge shuts down lawsuit over ‘Iron Man’ armor design

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A judge has ruled that a lawsuit over the design for the “Iron Man” armor — which prosecutors Ben Lai and Ray Lai say is based on designs from their independent comic, “Radix” — has no place in the Massachusetts courts.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney and Marvel are protected from the lawsuit because state-level judge Denise Casper has decided the matter doesn’t belong in the Massachusetts courts. Casper said, “…the claims lack relatedness to his state with no specific allegations tying transactions, creations or marketing to Massachusetts.”

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McFarlane Toys scares up ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ construction sets

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McFarlane Toys has joined forces with video game creator Scott Cawthon to bring fans collectible construction sets based on the popular “Five Nights at Freddy’s” horror franchise.

A Walmart exclusive, the first “Five Nights at Freddy’s” set — the iconic “Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza” restaurant — “features 3 figures (Freddy, Bonnie & Chica), party balloons, arcade cabinet, star streamers, happy birthday banner, party stage, decorative clouds and stereo speaker.” When placed together with the additional “Five Nights at Freddy’s” construction sets, it will build the camera map from the game.

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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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Comics A.M. | Near-mint ‘Amazing Fantasy’ #15 could sell for $400K

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Auctions | A near-mint copy of Marvel Amazing Fantasy #15, featuring the 1962 first appearance of Spider-Man, is expected to sell for more than $400,000 at auction later this month. “We think this comic has the potential to realize the highest price ever paid at public auction for a Spider-Man comic book,” said Lon Allen, managing director of the comics department at Heritage Auctions. “It could soar well past our estimate.” [Fine Books & Collections]

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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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