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Hasbro revealed a ton of new Marvel toys at Toy Fair this year—covering everything from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, to comic book favorites. The thing I might be most excited by however is this A-Force six pack, but with both Monica Rambeau and Elsa Bloodstone, it might as well be the Nextwave figure set of my…Read more...

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I had to wait my turn while a silver-haired man in an expensive suit took High Roller’s adult-sized big wheel for a spin, but it was worth it. This was one of the happiest moments in my adult life. Read more...

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The very first Star Wars movie turns 40 in 2017—as are, practically, the toys that have long been intertwined with the franchise. To celebrate 40 years in the galaxy far, far away, Hasbro are breaking out the weaponized nostalgia with an homage to the classic Kenner era of Star Wars toys.Read more...

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Superheroes really like working for the same newspapers that cover their (mis)deeds, which is basically the worst conflict of interest since, well, insert latest NYT headline here. Luckily, we can always count on J. Jonah Jameson to maintain the fourth estate’s integrity... even against the most powerful alien in the…Read more...

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In March of 2014, Sony announced it would stop supporting its impressive line of AIBO robot dogs, leaving many owners heartbroken. Countless toy companies have tried to create similarly capable robot pets since AIBO’s demise, but they’ve all been a disappointment—until now. Despite being a Star Wars toy, Spin…Read more...

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Today’s Kindle Gold Box is ostensibly centered around previous Kindle Daily Deal titles that you might have missed, but all you really need to know is that it’s loaded with really popular books for $5 or less.Read more...

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Star Wars Rebels has never shied away from emotion—and the latest episode, Legacy of Mandalore, offers up an extra-large serving. It puts us smack in the middle of a rare Star Wars conflict, a mother versus daughter, then hits us with a very big shake-up.Read more...

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Earlier this month a Transformer near and dear to my heart faced off against Ultra Magnus, Star Saber and Deathsaurus in a fan vote for who would be the next ‘bot to wield the Matrix of Leadership. Move over, Optimus Prime. It’s Optimus Primal’s time.Read more...

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Grumpy Cat and Garfield are teaming up in their first comic book series. This seems like something that would grate my skin until it bleeds... but it might actually be one of the most logical crossovers in years.Read more...

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Death of Stalin, the French graphic novel detailing two days of chaos between Joseph Stalin’s stroke and the announcement of his death, will get a new reprint ahead of the upcoming film adaptation. Perfect timing too, because (for some weird reason) we should remind ourselves what actual totalitarian governments are…Read more...

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We’ve known since San Diego Comic-Con that Kurt Russell is playing Ego the Living Planet, but we haven’t actually seen a snippet of him in any of the big trailers we’ve had for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. So yes, for now, your best look at him will have to be as part of this new action figure two-pack revealed at…Read more...

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Mobile developer Kabam and Hasbro roll out a new trailer for their upcoming fighting game at Toy Fair 2017 today, demonstrating just how deep and obscure the roster for Transformers: Forged to Fight is going to get. How many do you recognize?Read more...

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Pirates of the Caribbean 5's Super Bowl trailer gave us a look at an amazing ghost ship in the film, captained by Jack’s new rival, the undead Captain Salazar. Now, Lego has revealed it’s turning the Salazar’s ghost ship into a humongous new model—one that can open itself up just like the one in the movie, which is…Read more...

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Looks like WGN America is moving quickly to turn DC/Vertigo comic Scalped into its next TV hit. The network has announced that actor Alex Meraz has been cast as the lead actor in the pilot.Read more...

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The first collaboration between Bad Robot’s J.J. Abrams, author Stephen King, and Hulu yielded 11.22.63, an eight-episode time-travel drama about the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Next up, apparently: a project called Castle Rock that looks squarely aimed at fans of King’s classic best-sellers.Read more...

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The Oscars are a little over a week away, which means we’re finally getting a bunch of peeks at the visual effects behind 2016’s biggest blockbusters, including Doctor Strange. Here’s how Industrial Light & Magic twisted New York City into a giant mind-melting knot that would have impressed M.C. Escher.Read more...

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It’s good to be Donald Glover. Coming off multiple awards for his show Atlanta, he’s about to play Lando in the Han Solo movie and now he’s joining another major Disney production. Jon Favreau just cast him as Simba in the live-action version of The Lion King.Read more...

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M. Night Shyamalan’s Split has been out for a little over a month in the U.S., so odds are if you haven’t seen it yet, you at least know how it ends. And if you do, you probably understand why Samuel L. Jackson’s comments on it are so noteworthy.Read more...

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The drama behind the scenes of the latest Batman movie is worthy of a whole movie all its own. The latest news is that negotiations with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves, which were reportedly going well last week, have broken down, leaving the production without a leader once again.Read more...

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Stoopid Buddy Studios, creators of Robot Chicken and the upcoming Netflix show Buddy Thunderstruck, has announced it will be adapting the villainous toy line The Worst into an animated TV show. Although, I don’t know if they’re “the worst,” those baddies actually look kind of badass.Read more...

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Industrial Light and Magic isn’t done showing us how the delicious sausage gets made. Its latest Rogue One visual effects breakdown goes into how the company created the final space battle above Scarif, and it’s a feast for the eyes.Read more...

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Anyone who’s seen the trailers could easily guess that Logan is the best solo Wolverine movie, but it’s more than that. It’s a legitimately special movie that just happens to star superheroes—a film that wouldn’t be out of place at the Academy Awards. And it’s still just as badass as any Wolverine fan could want.Read more...

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Ben Whishaw is in the running for the next Doctor! No wait, Tilda Swinton is in the running for the next Doctor! Actors X, Y, and Z are in the running for the next—no. Stop. Stop with this nonsense. No one is in the running to replace Peter Capaldi on Doctor Who... yet. And no one will be for a long, long time.Read more...

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It’s the end of the week, and we all feel like we’re emerging from an endless torrent of tribbles bouncing off our heads. So let loose with the gif party. Read more...

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It looks like Power Rangers live in a world where Marvel comics exist. The latest promo gives us a better look at the Rangers’ Dinozords, their final battle against Rita Repulsa, and addresses the all-important question of which Marvel hero they’re most like... even though the answer’s totally obvious.Read more...

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