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Wonder Woman Cosmetics Line Headed to Walgreens

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Walgreens is launching a cosmetics line of Wonder Woman beauty products, featuring such products as: Warrior Woman lip gloss, Paradise Eye-land Eyeshadow, An Eye For Justice liquid eyeliner and a Grace and Power nail polish kit, among other items.

Additionally, a Comic Beauty Book set, an Amazonian Bronze Beauty set, a four-piece hair accessory set, a five-piece makeup brush set and a makeup tote will be available as part of the Wonder Woman Beauty Collection.

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Bearded Ollie returns with Mezco’s new One:12 Collective Green Arrow figure

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For those of you longing for the good old days when Green Arrow had a goatee, rejoice — the fan-favorite look has returned, thanks to the latest addition to Mezco Toyz’s One:12 Collective line of figures, which sees Oliver Queen back with facial hair.

Currently available for pre-order, the figure is being sold for $75 USD and releases this fall. 1:12 scaled and highly realistic, the latest Mezco Green Lantern figure comes with 32 points of articulation, fabric clothing and an adjustable hood. Take a look at some pics below:

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New Six Flags video lets you experience the dizzying ‘Joker’ coaster

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The Clown Prince of Crime is about to become the Clown Coaster of Six Flags. Following the opening of the Joker Chaos Coaster in Six Flags’ Atlanta theme park, another Joker-themed ride is set to open in Jackson, New Jersey’s Six Flags Great Adventure. Simply titled “The Joker,” the 120-foot-tall coaster is described as a 4-D, free-fly coaster that flips riders upwards of six times and features two “beyond 90-degree” drops.

To get comics readers and coaster riders alike pumped for the new attraction, Six Flags has posted a new construction update video that includes “The Joker’s” inaugural test ride. And yeah, it’s as much of a doozy as the above description implies.

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‘LEGO Dimensions’ Supergirl minifigure surfaces online

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Supergirl is flying into LEGO Dimensions.

According to BrickSet, the instructions for a Supergirl minifigure appeared Thursday on LEGO.com before they were quickly removed. They reveal a gold base, instead of the typical blue for Dimensions figures, leading to speculation that Supergirl might be an exclusive promo.

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This ‘Suicide Squad’ Joker action figure is a real scream

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David Ayer’s Suicide Squad movie is still more than three months away, but we’ve already plenty of related merchandise, from DC Collectibles statues to Pop! vinyl figures to Harley Quinn’s “Daddy’s Lil Monster” shirt. Now add to the list a Joker action figure that not captures that tattoos of the film’s Clown Prince of Crime, but also his, let’s say, unhinged nature.

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This ‘Batman Beyond’ robe is ideal for bed, Batcave and beyond

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Protecting Neo-Gotham is exhausting work, especially when you have a curmudgeonly Bruce Wayne breathing down your neck, and a rogues gallery nipping at your heels. So why not unwind in this Batman Beyond costume robe?

Equipped with a hood, to protect your secret identity and cover your damp hair, the 100-percent polyester robe is emblazoned with the red Bat-symbol. It also has “spikes” on the sleeves, presumably for decorative purposes only — although you may find otherwise if The Joker attacks in the bathroom.

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Watch: Alfred Pennyworth is the hero we really need

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No matter who’s wearing the cape and cowl, whether it be Adam West, Michael Keaton or Christian Bale, it’s the person wearing the impeccable suit and tie of butler and confidante Alfred Pennyworth who’s consistently the most valuable player of the Batman franchise.

Whether its Alan Napier, Michael Gough, Michael Caine or Sean Pertwee looking out for Bruce Wayne’s best interests, Alfred always comes equipped with a sharp tongue and more common sense than his employer. And for that, Slate pays tribute to the true hero of Gotham with this montage that races eight decades of Alfred on screen.

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Mezco’s Flash figure will (speed) force you to open your wallet

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After impressing earlier this year with its Shazam figure, Mezco’s One:12 Collective races back in with another DC Comics superhero. And from the looks of it, fans won’t be disappointed.

Well, you might be a little disappointed if you prefer Wally West, because this 6-inch action figure is based on Barry Allen. But one look at the highly detailed fabric costume and fun accessories may win you over.

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Say “Good Night, Puddin'” with Harley Quinn’s plush bat and mallet

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First there was the licensed “Daddy’s Lil Monster” shirt, and soon cosplayers will be able to get their hands on a bat and comically oversized mallet, just like the ones Harley Quinn wields in the Suicide Squad movie.

Well, not just like. They’re part of Factory Entertainment’s SWAT (“Soft Weapons and Tactics”) line, which also includes plush replicas of Batman’s Batarang and Wonder Woman’s sword and shield from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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DC heroes get dissected in XXRay collectible figure line

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You may think you know everything about Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, but you don’t truly know DC Comics’ Trinity until you’ve looked inside them to see what makes them tick. Like, really looked inside them, at their skeletons and organs.

Mighty Jaxx has released a trio of collectible figures that does just that, with dissections courtesy of artist Jason Freeny, known for his anatomical prints and toys. Think of it as looking at the heroes with the Man of Steel’s X-ray vision.

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Batman even has a Bat-emblem on his Bat-underwear

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Art by Mikel Janin

Bruce Wayne is serious about a lot of things, not the least of which is branding. There’s the Batmobile, the Batcave, the Batarang, the Batcopter, the Batcycle and, yes, even Bat Sprays. Now add to that list Bat-underwear.

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The Joker gets the last laugh with these adult-size Underoos

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The age-old question of whether The Joker prefers boxers or briefs is answered with the new wave of adult-size Underoos. (Ever the trickster, the Clown Prince of Crime is apparently a boxer briefs kind of guy.)

The Joker men’s set is joined by Supergirl, Deadpool, Robin, Dawn of Justice Wonder Woman, and BB-8 for women. There are also Civil War Captain America and Iron Man boxer brief sets for boys.

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Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman inspire DC Bombshells fashion line

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Beginning as a series of retro-style statuettes, DC Comics’ Bombshells has inspired variant covers, a comic book, cosplay and, now, a fashion collection.

Hot Topic has unveiled a limited-edition DC Comics Bombshells line that includes a Batwoman hat and baseball dress, Wonder Woman shorts and top, a Poison Ivy dress, and a Harley Quinn aviator jacket.

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Comics A.M. | Tracing Batman and Robin’s history of gay subtext

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Comics | In an excerpt adapted from his new book The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture, Glen Weldon delves into the long history of the gay subtext in the relationship between Batman and Robin, noting that it’s been there from the Boy Wonder’s 1940 debut: “Remember: Queer readers didn’t see any vestige of themselves represented in the mass media of this era, let alone its comic books. And when queer audiences don’t see ourselves in a given work, we look deeper, parsing every exchange for the faintest hint of something we recognize. This is why, as a visual medium filled with silent cues like body language and background detail, superhero comics have proven a particularly fertile vector for gay readings over the years. Images can assert layers of unspoken meanings that mere words can never conjure.” [Slate.com]

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DC’s fashionable villains take over in ‘Forever Evil’ apparel line

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The Suicide Squad movie doesn’t arrive for another four months yet, but already DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Consumer Products are filling stores with licensed apparel. In addition to that Hot Topics-exclusive “Daddy’s Lil Monster” T-shirt, there’s now a “Forever Evil” collection from shopping-mall mainstay Spencer’s.

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