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Couple chooses each other in Pokémon-themed wedding

(via Fox 25 Boston)

(via Fox 25 Boston)

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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These ‘Star Wars’ vegetable carvings are too amazing to eat

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For the past 10 years, sushi chef Okitsugu Kado has been carving vegetables into life-like slices of a galaxy far, far, away for his patrons. Using the Force to manipulate daikon, sweet potatoes and carrots, he’s created more than 90 “Star Wars” figures and scenic displays for guests at his Osaka, Japan, restaurant Oki’s Sushi Bistro to marvel at and devour.

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Relive ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’ with this epic infographic

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We’ve seen 1977’s Star Wars retold with gorgeous papercraft, adorable Tsum Tsum plushies and, some would argue, with The Force Awakens. However, this may be the first time it’s done with an infographic.

And it’s not just any infographic. It’s a glorious 123-meter “infinite scroll” work of art by illustrator and graphic novelist Martin Panchaud, whose two areas of expertise combine to recount the entire story using impressively detailed recreations of ships and weapons, dialogue, and little colored dots to represent characters.

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Cop replaces kid’s stolen Pokémon cards with his own collection

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A 9-year-old Cleveland boy was devastated last week when the binder containing his treasured collection of Pokémon cards was stolen right out of his hand as he walked down the sidewalk.

Bryce’s mother called the police, who recovered the binder from a kid in a nearby neighborhood. The only problem is that some of Bryce’s beloved cards were missing — so Officer James Grotenrath gave the boy his own childhood Pokémon collection.

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Avengers and X-Men wage war in action-packed fan trailer

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Fans at last saw Spider-Man introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Captain America: Civil War, but it will be a long, long time before they witness the X-Men do the same. Until then, they can watch this epic fan trailer, which pits Marvel’s mutants against Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, over and over and over again.

Seriously, Fox and Marvel aren’t going to reach any kind of deal in the foreseeable future, so settle in with this video on a loop.

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‘Captain America’ theme gets a heavy metal makeover

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It’s not often that you can say “Captain America rocks” — after all, he’s a straight-laced superhero who’s roughly your (great-) grandparents’ age. However, here it’s fitting, and without an ounce of irony.

Eric Calderone (aka Erock), whom you may recognize from his 2014 rendition of the Iron Man theme, pay tribute to the Sentinel of Liberty with a metal version of Alan Silvestri’s “Captain America March” from Captain America: The First Avenger — with a little assistance from “Underoos.”

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Fan creates working Captain America shield, with electromagnets

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Caught up in the excitement for Civil War, the Hacksmith set out to create a replica shield that can actually attach and detach to his arm, much in the way Captain America’s does in the film. That, of course, calls for the construction of an electromagnetic arm brace.

Because, of course.

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This guy is writing a song for each of the 700-plus Pokémon

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Although Jacob Newman can’t catch all of the more than 700 species of Pokémon, he can write a song for each of them. Or so he plans to.

The 24-year-old folk punk artist, aka Jacob Norman Chainsaw-Arm, already has a good start, as he’s released a digital album called 100 Songs for 100 Pokémon, which contains tributes to the likes of Bulbasaur, Pumpkaboo, Charmander and Ivysaur (arranged according to Pokédex numbers, naturally). Just 600 more to go!

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Face front, True Believers! There’s now a Marvel credit card

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It’s not a Merry Marvel Marching Society membership card, but this new Marvel credit card may be as close as you’re going to get.

Partnering with Synchrony Financial, the company has introduced the Marvel MasterCard, available in five designs: Marvel heroes (the Avengers, Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy), Iron Man, Spider-Man, Captain America’s shield, and a more subdued gray version, featuring icons of some of the characters.

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‘I Grew Up Star Wars’ photo site will take you back to childhood

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If you’re old enough to have seen the original Star Wars trilogy in theaters the first time around, and to have owned — and, gasp, even played with — the Kenner toys before they became collector’s items, I Grew Up Star Wars will hit you right in the nostalgia.

It’s a website that collects photos, primarily from the late 1970s and early ’80s, from the early days of Star Wars fandom, documenting that unfettered joy of finding the Millennium Falcon under the tree, and that twinge of envy at your friend’s birthday party.

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Someone built a life-size ‘Star Wars’ AT-ST, and it’s amazing

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You really have to question the thinking of the Galactic Empire’s engineers, who designed enormous AT-AT walkers that can be tripped up by tow cables and a planet-destroying Death Star that can be destroyed by a lucky shot from a single X-wing.

Such is the case with the two-legged All Terrain Scout Transport, which embarrassingly met its match in the Ewoks on Endor. However, as unsteady as it may be, you have to admit it looks really cool. So, obviously, if you saw an AT-ST in your neighborhood, you’d want a closer look, right?

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Fan’s amazing LEGO Batcave has everything Batman could need

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There’s no denying that LEGO’s recently released Batman ’66 Batcave is amazing, but this fan build by Dan Glasure is, well, something else entirely.

Looking not only to different incarnations of Batman’s secret lair but also to other fan interpretations, the brick enthusiast spent two months creating a highly detailed Batcave that fills a vertical space (most models are horizontal), as if wedged into a chasm between massive rocks. There are platforms for the Batmobile and Batwing, an armory, a crime lab, a massive waterfall, and lots and lots of bats. However, that barely scratches the surface.

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Batman merges with ‘Star Wars’ for one amazing helmet

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The Dark Knight and the Galactic Empire come together in this one incredible helmet, created for a good cause.

Sanctioned by Lucasfilm, the Biker Scout Helmet Project invites prop makers, effects artists and cosplayers from across the globe to design custom Star Wars Scout Trooper helmets, to be auctioned for charity. What you see here is Julian Checkley‘s Batman-themed “Wayne Industries (Applied Sciences Division) Advanced Pursuit Helmet,” which organizers say “blew us away.”

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Batman fan transforms his Mitsubishi Lancer into the Batmobile

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After spending more than two and half years and $2,800 on modifications, one Batman fan has unveiled his own Batmobile. Well, it’s actually his family’s Mitsubishi Lancer, but it definitely screams “Batman.”

The black compact car belongs to 48-year-old Scott Russell of Johnstone, Scotland, who definitely has an eye for detail: Bat-symbols grace the wheels, grill, headlights and headrests, with a much larger version stretched across the doors. The Dark Knight himself keeps watch from the hood.

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Comics A.M. | Collection of rare DC comics goes on display

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Exhibits | The media got a first glimpse Wednesday in London of the “Impossible Collection (DC Chapter),” which features more than 1,000 DC classics, including the first appearances of Superman (Action Comics #1) and Batman (Detective Comics #27). It will go on a worldwide tour later this year. The collection is the property of Ayman Hariri, the son of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik al-Hariri, and it didn’t take him very long to amass it: He stared collecting after his father was assassinated in 2005, inspired by a drawing his father had done of Superman. [Reuters, The Upcoming]

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