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Hot Toys released images of gorgeous Chewbacca and Han Solo figures as the first in its Star Wars line and now it’s going to the Imperial side with this Stormtrooper. The figure will be 30 cm tall and have 7 different hands to hold either a Blastech E-11 rifle or SE-14r Blast Pistol.

There’s also a two-pack with one Stormtrooper that’s shorter. Yes, he’s a little short for a Stormtrooper at 28 cm tall. The two-pack comes with a Mouse Droid and a DLT-19 Heavy Blaster Rifle.

The figure is available for pre-order now with an expected ship date of August 2015.

See more pictures after the break.

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And by “better tomorrow”, I mean one that involves being subjugated by an evil, megalomaniac robot. Hooray?

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When Sci-Fi changed its name to SyFy, the channel also made the decision to move away from the genre content that helped it make it so popular in the first place. Now they’re admitting that they’ve fallen behind the curve. In a recent interview in Entertainment Weekly, SyFy president David Howe said:

“We saw an explosion of sci-fi/fantasy content across every cable and broadcast network out there. Perceptions of the genre have shifted dramatically. What that speaks to is an opportunity to re-own the genre and be at the forefront of high-end buzzy, provocative storytelling — and the epiphany of that was Battlestar.”

Their attempt to re-own the genre includes 5 new shows and miniseries that go back to the channel’s original roots. We’ll be getting Twelve Monkeys, Ascension, Childhood’s End, The Expanse, and Hunters all of which SyFy hopes will bring back viewers.

Read more on the shows after the break.

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NicoNico user “A” has an incredible amount of patience. The builder took the word “miniature” to the extreme by making small dioramas of Pokémon Red’s Pallet Town, Super Mario 64’s Bob-omb Battefield, and Legend of Zelda’s Hyrule. How small you ask? They fit on a coin the size of a quarter. Seriously. I can’t imagine the precision required to make these dioramas look so great.

See more photos and a video of the Hyrule diorama after the break.

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I’d love to tell you that I saw Entertainment Weekly‘s special Terminator: Genisys coverage and did a happy little fangirl dance. It’s not out of the realm of possibility. I mean, I like the Terminator franchise. I liked the Sarah Connor Chronicles. Heck, I even like Rise of the Machines and Terminator: Salvation. That’s how forgiving I am.

But, I may have just hit the “Are you kidding ME?!?!” wall with the news of what producers David Ellison and Dana Goldberg and director Alan Taylor have planned storywise for Genisys. It’s…well, to call it a reboot is like saying remodeling a house from top to bottom but keeping the paint the same color is a “touch up”.

Since it containers spoilers, I’ll put it in after the break. Head there if you want to know more.

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Yesterday was National Cat Day (yeah, apparently it’s a thing), and Marvel showed their love for felines everywhere by sharing some delightful superheroes-as-cats art. The style of the illustrations by Jenny Parks is similar to the Doctor Mew portraits she did earlier this year. They feature Thor, Spider-Man, Wolverine, and Iron Man.

More meowtastic cat superhero art after the break.

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If you’ve been watching Agents Of SHIELD, then you are definitely worthy. That’s where this extended Avengers: Age Of Ultron clip made it’s debut last night. Seriously, if you haven’t watched SHIELD yet (or if you stopped watching), now would be a great time to get on board.

If you missed it, don’t worry. The full Ultron “Pinocchio” scene that was touched on in the original trailer can be viewed after the break…

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Funko is having all the fun with the Firefly franchise. They’ve released ReAction versions of the characters, and now the Pop! vinyl figures they teased at Toy Fair are available for pre-order. They’ve got a great line-up for the first series including Mal, Jayne, Wash, Zoe, and Kaylee. Everyone’s dressed in the costumes we know and love, and each character comes with an accessory. You can’t take the toys from me!

The figures will ship in November.

See the rest of the series after the break.

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If you’ve seen our BatDad coverage, you know he’s a lot of fun. Heck, BatDad is one of my favorite things on the internet and, I’ll admit, I was starting to worry since he’s been kinda quiet lately. Was BatDad gone for good?

Never fear! BatDad is back with new adventure and multiple sidekicks. It’s fun for the whole family.

Check it out after the break.

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Star Wars fans will dig this: Charlie Rose had the opportunity to interview George Lucas last week, and George took a bit of time to chat about the “meaning” behind the Star Wars universe.

Sure, some of us (including myself) may have a few issues with how George handled the prequels, but when you hear him talking about the ideas that drove his overall inspiration for the original Star Wars movies–themes related to mythic storytelling, religion and mortality–you get a better understanding of why those first movies were so magnificent and influential.

Watch the video after the break…

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