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Amazing Arkham Knight costume looks like it stepped out of game

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That impressive 3D-printed Batman: Arkham Origins suit may have met its match in this incredible Arkham Knight cosplay.

Based on the costume of the title villain from the recently released video game, it’s the work of cosplay Crimson Coscrafts, with 3D printing by Graphix Monster. To make the effect complete, he turned to Lucas Ambrosio Photography for photos that look as if they were pulled from the game.

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‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ goes Pop! with new Funko figures

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Funko has unveiled a new series of Pop! Heroes vinyl figures inspired by the video game Batman: Arkham Knight.

Debuting in September, the line will feature Batman, Harley Quinn, Scarecrow and, of course, Arkham Knight. Whether additional figures will be released remains to be seen.

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Batman’s new car is a mystery in new ‘LEGO Dimensions’ video

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If you always wanted to know what a conversation between the Dark Knight and Shaggy — yes, Shaggy of “Scooby-Doo” fame would sound like, a new video promoting the upcoming “LEGO Dimensions” has you covered.

TT Games, Warner Bros. and The LEGO Group have released a new promo that features Batman and and Shaggy talking cars. Always looking out for his image, the Dark Knight questions the always-lovable Shaggy about his new ride, wanting to know if it has shields, bulletproof paneling and, most importantly, if it comes in black. But it might not be the car you’re expecting.

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Batman & the Joker steal first place in Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition

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Batman and the Joker were in it together for Parksville’s annual Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition, winning creators Marielle Hessels of the Netherlands and David Ducharme of Winlaw, B.C. first place at the doubles division (via ComicBook.com).

Titled “My Better Half,” the sculpture depicts Batman and the Joker holding hands and sitting side-by-side on a stone bench. The sculpture cuts Batman and the Joker right down the middle, making both characters represent one full figure only when together, a nod to their almost symbiotic relationship as portrayed throughout all kinds of media. The pedestal reads, “My Better Half.”

Check out more photos of the award-winning sculpture under the cut.

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Shelf Porn | A Batfan from the Netherlands shares his collection

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Happy Saturday and welcome to Shelf Porn! Today’s collection comes from Stephan in the Netherlands, who shares his Bat-themed shelves with us.

If you’d like to see your collection right here on ROBOT 6, you can find instructions at the end of this post.

And now here is Stephan …

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Batman, Superman collide with ‘Thomas & Friends’ for unexpected mash-up

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It really shouldn’t come as a surprise when two very different, yet very popular franchises come together for a special crossover or mash-up. And yet, I don’t think anyone could have seen this one coming: Thomas the Tank Engine meets the DC Universe.

Debuting on YouTube, a new cartoon short features the cast of the pre-school juggernaut franchise as Superman, Batman and Cyborg tackling a pair of iconic DC villains to save the day.

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SDCC: Doctor Who teams with Batman in new ‘LEGO Dimensions’ trailer

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Peter Capaldi provides the voice of the Twelfth Doctor in a new trailer for the upcoming LEGO Dimensions video game. The Doctor Who expansion pack will team the time traveling hero — every incarnation ever! — with Batman, Wyldstyle and Gandalf as the team race to save the universe, LEGO War Doctor, Cybermen and Daleks be damned!

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Roided-out Batmobile is the star in ‘Arkham Knight’s’ honest trailer

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You might’ve expected the Honest Trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight to spotlight the disastrous PC rollout, but Smosh Games avoids such low-hanging fruit. Instead, it takes a shot at the game’s unabashed tankiness – the souped-up Batmobile that starts out as a fun extra feature but soon “becomes a chore.”

Of course, that’s not the only target: At four and a half minutes, the Honest Trailer has plenty of time to take swipes at the post-apocalyptic wasteland that is Gotham City, Origins, Batman’s billion-dollar arsenal, barely used sidekicks and the “mystery” of Arkham Knight.

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Admit it, Batman’s fighting style is pretty ridiculous

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Batman is a a genius, a master tactician, the World’s Greatest Detective and a multi-billionaire, but it’s his skills as a hand-to-hand combatant that are the most impressive. Or is that most ridiculous?

The folks at Corridor Digital showcase the Dark Knight’s reality-defying fighting style in this funny new video, which begins with the “Classic Backhand” knockout before descending into the move ludicrous. If you buy that move, then how about the “Stealth Backhand” or “Foggy Knight”? And just wait until you get a look at “Around the World.”

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Custom-painted Batman sneakers are all the rage in Gotham

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E.V. Kwun (aka Geektrooper) pays tribute to Batman: The Animated Series with these hand-painted high-tops featuring the Dark Knight and Killer Croc.

The attention to detail is pretty amazing, with Batman standing against the Gotham skyline and Killer Croc at home in the city’s sewers. The tongues of the shoes also reference the logo of the beloved cartoon, with each of the characters shown in silhouette against a red circle.

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Alfred is fed up with all of those bats in the Batcave

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Sure, an early encounter with a bat inspired Bruce Wayne’s costumed identity, and they undeniably add much-needed ambience to a subterranean lair. However, as Alfred Pennyworth tries to explain in this animated short from Dorkly, keeping thousands of the winged mammals creates some serious problems, not the least of which is the guano the devoted butler must clean from every surface.

“We are running out of Robins rather quickly,” he informs the Dark Knight. “They keep coming down with Ebola for some reason.”

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Batman interrupts Joker & Harley’s tango in new Alex Ross piece

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Alex Ross has debuted a new original painting featuring Batman, The Joker and Harley Quinn, which will be among his exclusives next week at Comic-Con International. Titled “Mind if I Cut in?,” it’s a sequel to his famed 2003 piece “Tango With Evil,” which debuted as the cover of 1999’s “Batman: Harley Quinn.”

The artist’s booth (#2419) will feature limited-edition signed prints, sketchbooks, comics, variant covers and, of course, original art.

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Mattel brings ‘Batman v Superman’ toys to Comic-Con

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Following in the footsteps of Funko and LEGO, Mattel has unveiled its own Comic-Con International-exclusive toys for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Debuting this morning in USA Today, the lineup includes a two-pack of 6-inch action figures based on the likenesses of Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill ($30); a Hot Wheels Batmobile with limited-edition packaging ($25); and a 12-inch Wonder Woman Barbie based on Gal Gadot’s likeness (Batman and Superman will also be part of a new Barbie line).

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Aquaman reclaims his crown as Internet’s ‘Most Toxic Superhero’

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Sure, he’s the King of the Seven Seas, a founding member of the Justice League and, if all goes as planned, the star of his own 2018 movie. However, for the second time in three years, Aquaman is also the “Most Toxic Superhero.”

That’s according to Intel Security, which today released its third annual list of online superhero searches that are most likely to lead you to bad links, viruses, malware and websites containing malicious software used to steal passwords and personal information. The information is compiled using McAfee Site Advisor, which rates sites by risk level.

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Fan recreates classic comic book covers in LEGO

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Who needs LEGO’s Comic-Con International-exclusive Superman playset when you can create your own brick homages to classic comic book covers? Well, as long as you have the creativity, and the right LEGO pieces.

Luckily imgur user Corsairsteel has both, as demonstrated in this gallery of LEGO dioramas recreating covers ranging from Action Comics #1 and Detective Comics #27 to The Incredible Hulk #125 and Batman: The Killing Joke. Most of them even include the trade dress, word balloons and blurbs.

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