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nexo knights 2a

LEGO unveiled their Nexo Knights line at NYCC, which is described as “a medieval kingdom set in a futuristic world where five young, brave knights “download” special powers to their shields in order to battle the royal court’s evil Jestro and a cast of monsters to restore peace.”

But it’s not just a great group of building sets. The release will also include a new 20-episode tv series and an accompanying app called Merlok 2.0.

The idea is to create an immersive and expanding experience where kids can bring elements from the app and episodes into their building to create a greater sense of story-driven gameplay.

You can see more pictures and read the full press release after the break.

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kracken bedding

The next time you need to replace your bedding set, you really need to check out Etsy shop Ink and Rags. These tentacular pillow case and duvet sets are unique, beautifully made and come in both featherweight and fleece for single covers or as sets in sizes twin to king.

A weird choice for bedding? You bet. But the colors are just gorgeous and so are the designs.

See more pictures after the break.

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RHPS anniversary

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is celebrating it’s 40th anniversary and, for a film that flopped when it first came out, there’s a lot to celebrate. If there’s one constant in the world, it’s that RHPS is being shown every Saturday night at midnight somewhere in the world. The people attending may change, and the callback lines aren’t always the same, but my experience as a 13-year old running around in a Columbia costume is just the same as some fabulous Frank-N-Furter standing in front of the screen acting out the movie—joy.

In celebration of both the 40th anniversary and the release of the special edition Blu-ray, Entertainment Weekly sat down with Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Patricia Quinn, and Meat Loaf to talk about the making of the film and the impact it’s had over the decades.

Barry Bostwick explains the RHPS phenomenon pretty well. In regard to the cosplayers, he says, “…I think that’s what people respond to. That they can be any character in it if they have the balls to stand up and put those costumes on”.

I’d change it up for those attending just a bit –– everyone was a virgin once, but you can be your most free and joyous self if you have the balls to walk into the theater.

Photo by Art Streiber.

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Hasbro likes to kick off cons with a party and NYCC is no exception, but this year even fans that can’t attend have been treated to a pre-party with a first look at their new Star Wars products.

Last night, they revealed new Star Wars: The Force Awakens figures and Titanium vehicles. This morning, they revealed a new 6-inch Black Series Han Solo, as well as 12-inch versions of both Rey and BB-8.

Check out more releases after the break.

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In Covalence, players work as a team to build secret organic molecules using carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and hydrogen molecule cards. One player is the “Knower” and they choose a secret molecule card. They give clue cards to the other players who are known as “Builders”. It’s the job of the Builders to identify the structure of the Secret Molecules.

Yes, it’s nerdy as hell. We love it.

Learn more about how the game is played in the project video after the break.

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When 14-year old Auli’i Cravalho of Oahu, Hawaii auditioned for the role of Moana in the upcoming Disney animated film of the same name, she thought there was no way she’d ever get the role. She was thrilled just for the opportunity.

When she got a callback, she was even more excited –– but she wasn’t quite as excited as the producer and directors wanted, so they asked her to imagine how she’d feel if she found out she’d been offered the role.

What followed was Disney magic at it’s best. I’ve never see someone become a Disney Princess right before my eyes. I may have shed a tear or two over it.

Watch the video after the break.

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Hi2-D2 010

What happens when you cross R2-D2 with a Hi-Mock Gundam kit? This enhanced astromech droid Hi2-D2 built and customized by Italian modelmaker Lemcat.

With his new build (that includes versions of his utility arms), R2’s all grown up and ready to stomp some Empire ass. Threepio better watch out the next time he calls R2 a scrap heap.

Check out the pictures after the break.

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rebels press day

With season 2 of Star Wars Rebels coming up on October 14th, I had a chance to sit down and talk with Dave Filoni and Freddie Prinze, Jr. about what’s coming up for Season 2 and to ask a few other questions that have been percolating in my mind.

Not only were both of them were amazing to talk to and incredibly nice, but they shared some really cool tidbits about things like Sabine’s backstory (we’re going to get a deeper look at Mandalore) to Kanan’s strength and weaknesses as a Jedi, to the specific look of Star Wars Rebels and just how it’s connected to the Original Trilogy.

Between Freddie’s ability to connect Kanan Jarrus to Bruce Lee and Dave’s take on just what being a “director” means, there’s a lot here for fans of both Star Wars Rebels and The Clone Wars to enjoy.

Taker a listen after the break.
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play arts spartan batman

This is Gotham!

We have a new Play Arts Variant Kai Batman Timeless figure from Square Enix on the way. Spartan Batman will be joining Wild West Batman and Steampunk Batman in the battle to take over your toy shelf.

Like his counterparts, this Timeless Batman comes with great accessories like a spear, sword, daggers, and shield complete with Bat insignia.

It’s estimated to release in March for approximately $123-$150 USD. UPDATE: Spartan Batman is now available for order.

See more pictures after the break.

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doctor who lego set

We said the official unveiling would be hot on the heels of this teaser for LEGO’s Official TARDIS Set, and that has turned out to be the case.

This LEGO Ideas 21304 Doctor Who set is based on Andrew Clark’s Doctor Who And Companions set. It includes a LEGO TARDIS, two Daleks, and four minifigures; the Eleventh Doctor, the Twelfth Doctor, Clara Oswald, and a Weeping Angel.

It’s estimated to go on sale December 1st for $59.99.

Check out more pictures plus a video of the official announcement from the Gallifreyan Shopping Network after the break.

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