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The New York Times is reporting that Leonard Nimoy passed away this morning at his Bel-Air home from end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83.

Nimoy announced that he had the disease last year (which he attributed to years of smoking in his youth). He was hospitalized earlier this week.

To be honest, I don’t even know what to write. To say that he will be missed is an understatement. We are absolutely devastated.

As Mister Nimoy would say “live long and prosper”.

(via NY Times)

bttf yahtzee

If you like Yahtzee, you’ve probably been enjoying the new themed versions that USAopoly has been releasing (My personal favorite is the Firefly version). The latest reveal comes in the form of this Back To The Future Yahtzee game with a Flux Capacitor.

I don’t need it, but I want it anyway.

Unfortunately, I can’t buy it yet. But it’s out there…in the future.

(USAopoly via Gizmodo)

black series

The newest wave of Star Wars Black Series action figures is out and they look great. This set includes Commander Cody, IG-88, and Leia in her Boushh disguise (she looks like a totaly BAMF). The detail on all of them is pretty awesome.

If you missed it, Wave 8 looks pretty great as well. Stormtrooper Han and Luke, Emperor Palpatine, and a Clone Captain make up that case.

Wave 8 is estimated to arrive in April, Wave 9 is expected in June.

Entertainment Earth has both waves, plus past Black Series figures in cases and broken into single figures available to order or pre-order now.

power rangers movie

There’s been an interesting development regarding the Power/Rangers fan film we posted the other day. Joseph Kahn, the director behind the video, revealed on Twitter that Power Rangers franchise owner Haim Saban and Saban Brands issued a copyright claim to Vimeo and that’s why the video was taken down. (It’s still on YouTube, for now).

Kahn feels as if Saban is being unfair and that he feels “harassed”, stating that he used his own money, he is not using any pre-existing footage, and his giving it away freely. However, he is using the characters and that’s where things get sticky.

Read more after the break…

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Godzilla Spitfire 1

This new Godzilla Spitfire Edition SH MonsterArts Figure is pretty badass.

It comes with an insane stream of blue fire that has its own stand for one thing. The figure is also fully articulated and even comes with Muto’s head in case you want to have Godzilla carry it around.

The pictures are pretty amazeballs. You can see them after the break.

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jinx gun league of legends

Laser enthusiast and mad scientist Patrick Priebe loves to make unique and dangerous gadgets. This time around, he’s taking on Jinx’s shock pistol from League Of Legends.

It may not be a 100% accurate, but it does fire an actual laser that’s strong enough to do some damage.

Check out the video after the break.

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superhero toys 4

If you mix action figures, Photoshop, great photography and a playfully twisted imagination, you come up with the magic of Edy Hardjo’s work. We recently posted one of his pictures, but now we’ve hit the motherload.

The results are a pretty dang amusing and, occasionally, a little NSFW. I think the one with the mouse is my personal favorite.

Head after the break to check out more of our favorites.

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zim edit

Great news for Invader Zim fans. Zim will be returning on July 1st in a new comic book series from Oni Press in partnership with Zim creator Jhonen Vasquez and Nickelodeon. Vasquez notes:

“I’m always confused when people say how much they miss Invader Zim because the show never stopped running in my head, and then I remember everyone else isn’t in my head. I try to imagine the world for all those people who don’t know what Zim’s been up to since the show went off the air and it makes me shudder. How can people live that way? Hopefully this comic helps make the world a better place.”

You can check out the full press release after the break.

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fight club 1 edit

We’ve known about the Fight Club 2 comic for some time, but your long wait will finally be ending on May 27th when Dark Horse will release the first issue in the 10-issue series written by Chuck Palahniuk and illustrated by Cameron Stewart.

However, you don’t have to wait that long to get your first look at it. Not only has Playboy revealed a six page preview, but another preview will be released in a free Comic Book Day issue on May 2.

Dark Horse included this snippet with the release:

Some imaginary friends never go away… Ten years after starting Project Mayhem, he lives a mundane life. A kid, a wife, pills to keep his destiny at bay. But it won’t last long; the wife has seen to that. The time has come…Rize or Die.

But even better than the preview pages, in my opinion, are the marketing materials that have been released. This includes a Fight Club themed “Emergency Landing” infographic and a Fight Club board game.

The board games rules are simple:

1) Roll a 6-sided die and advance accordingly.
2) Follow homework assignments where you land.
3) No matter who finishes first Tyler wins.
4) Tyler always wins.

This whole thing is gloriously insane and, based on the preview, I’m thinking there’s a lot more insanity to come.

Head after the break to see the (likely NSFW) preview, and other promo materials.

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got monopoly

We knew Game Of Thrones Monopoly was coming, but now we have a price and an approximate release date.

With locations like Castle Black, Winterfell, and King’s Landing,you can gather up all of the Seven Kingdoms and sit the Iron Throne.

The game comes with 6 collectible tokens, including a dragon egg, the three-eyed raven, a White Walker, a Direwolf, a crown, and The Iron Throne and they’ve replaced the traditional houses and hotels with Villages and Keeps.

It’s estimated to arrive in June of 2015, but you can pre-order now.

Product Page ($59.99)