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Many Capt Americas

Marvel Comics recently announced that Sam Wilson AKA the Falcon, the first African-American superhero, will be taking over the role of Captain America from his old friend and partner Steve Rogers. People are still discussing their feelings on this, how long they think it will last, and what it means for the larger picture of the superhero industry. But did you know there have been many other people over the years who have stood in for Steve as the Star-Spangled Avenger? We’re not just talking about those times that Hawkeye put on the suit for an issue.

Let’s delve into the many Captain Americas after the break . . .

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The AWP sniper’s Asiimov skin in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is pretty cool, but it’s a little expensive. Typically, it costs at least $30 if you’re not lucky. However, Gaboer did something better with his time and money—he went ahead and made a fairly elaborate paintball version.

Check out some pics of the conversion process after the break…

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Well, I have some good news and bad news for all of the Rocket Raccoon fans out there. It looks like this year’s exclusive San Diego Comic-Con LEGO Marvel set is a take on Rocket Raccoon’s Warbird, and yes, it comes with a mini-fig Rocket. It’s going to be a limited SDCC 2014 release, and the Rocket minifig comes with an extra special maroon outfit (instead of the orange outfit he wears in the movie).

Here’s the bad news: the set is a limited exclusive, and it’s going to cost $39.99 for a set that only contains 145 pieces. But the worst part is that if you can’t attend SDCC, folks online are already charging up to $180 for this set on eBay. So, you’re going to have to spend some dough to get this LEGO space raccoon.

Check out a close up of Rocket Raccoon after the break…

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The Millennium Falcon is coming to Walmart and this November as one giant-sized toy. It’s set to retail for about $59.99, measures over 2-feet long, and has a rotating radar dish and movable cannon. Maybe if you’re good you’ll find this under the tree this Christmas.

See more pictures after the break.

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You can walk all over the Imperials with this Death Star rug. This officially licensed product mesures 52″ in diameter and will make it look like the Death Star is hanging out on your living room floor. Just think how cool this’ll be as a backdrop next time your break out all those Star Wars ships you’ve got stored away.

See more pictures after the break.

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marvel women

Yesterday, we unveiled a list of some DC Comics women who we believe have potential that should really be explored. Now we’re looking at ladies of the Marvel Comics universe. Obviously, there are already some powerful female superheroes such as Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel and several members of the Avengers and X-teams. But there are still other women, good and evil, who seem to be stuck on the sidelines and really shouldn’t be.

Check out the list after the break…

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These incredible 3D images show a less cartoon-like Futurama and it’s nothing short of breathtaking. It’s the work of artist Alexey Zakharov who created a 3D version of the skyline from the opening sequence as well as a 3D version of the Planet Express ship using 3Dsmax, Nuke, Photoshop and After Effects. These are so good, you’ll wish they were sneak peeks of a Futurama movie.

See more pictures and the videos after the break.

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dc women

In 2011, DC Comics rebooted its superhero universe, replacing it with the “New 52″ reality. The reboot was meant to start things fresh, expand familiar characters in exciting new ways, and bring in more readers. That’s a good goal! But the reboot hasn’t taken advantage of some really interesting women who’ve inhabited the DC Universe in the past, heroic females who could truly expand the universe and reader appeal. So here is a not-nearly-complete list of just some of the cool lady heroes we’d like to see back in DC Comics in major ways (and tomorrow, we’ll look at a similar list for Marvel Comics).

Check out the list after the break…

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We’ve seen some great Epic Rap Battles of History with the likes of Sir Isaac Newton vs Bill Nye and Rick Grimes vs Walter White but this time, there are ninjas.

Indeed, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles take on their artist namesakes as they go up against Leonardo da Vinci, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael. This might be the best one yet.

See the video after the break.

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Phaser 1

TV remotes just leveled up into a whole new universe of cool thanks to ThinkGeek and their new Star Trek: The Original Series Phaser Universal Remote Control. From the press release:

This exceptionally accurate and highly detailed working replica will be revealed at San Diego Comic Con on July 23 and can be experienced first-hand at ThinkGeek’s booth (#3849).

Created from meticulous 3D scans of the last known hero prop from the original Star Trek series, the Phaser Universal Remote Control is a fully functional gesture-based universal remote control suitable for controlling many home entertainment systems and other IR controlled devices.

Seamlessly blending functionality and perfect form, the 1:1 scale Phaser is equipped with 10 authentic phaser firing sounds, tactile force-feedback, a customizable personal lock code, and can store up to 36 remote commands.

Yep. you can finally use a phaser to turn the TV on and off and make pew pew noises with an actual phaser instead of your boring remote. (Well, I don’t know if you do that, but I know I do.)

The Star Trek: The Original Series Phaser Universal Remote Control will be available at beginning early November 2014.

We’ve got a great rundown on the features and info on this beauty, so head after the jump to see more.

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