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Archie Andrews is going to die. The news was announced on the Archie Comics blog yesterday, saying that he’d sacrifice himself heroically to save a friend this July in their upcoming Life With Archie #36.

Archie Comics says they knew they wanted to do this five years ago and, given the themes Life With Archie has taken on during that period, I think they’re pushing the envelope one last time.

I can honestly say I never thought I’d write about the death of Archie Andrews. It’s a strange feeling, I admit. Thankfully, he will live on in other Archie series.

You can read the entire press release and get a look at the amazing artwork planned for the covers of both #36 and #37 after the break.

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Forget the great houses of Westeros and seats of Westeros. Instead of King’s Landing, try Instagram. Instead of the lands across the Narrow Sea, imagine Twitter. HootSuite put together a parody of the opening credits of Game of Thrones that makes it all about social media. It fits. Houses rise and fall in the series, and social media sites are constantly coming and going. What they don’t show in the video is the barren wasteland that used to be MySpace.

Check out the revamped sequence after the break.

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Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles consistently release lifelike figures. Their sculpts are top notch and often look like sixth scale clones of the characters they were modeled on. One collector and artist has leveraged the high level of details and precision by using the statues to recreate movie posters. Romain Vendrell lights and poses his toys just right and then adds fitting backgrounds. The finished products are amazing.

The Avengers poster he did blows me away. It looks like a photograph from the film – not like toys surrounded by CGI effects. I clearly have a lot to learn about posing my figures.

See more of the impressive posters after the break.

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Crank up the outrage machine to whatever level you feel appropriate on this one. According to Variety, Universal Studios is developing a Battlestar Galactica movie that will be “a complete reimagining of the story” and will be penned by Transcendence screenwriter Jack Paglen.

There’s no director currently. We do know that Bryan Singer was rumored to be attached to a Battlestar Galactica movie back in 2009, but he’s doing X-Men so that likely leaves him out of the mix.

One thing I’ve heard is that Ron Moore’s not attached, so I’m not feeling super hopeful, but I’m one of those fans.

We’ll keep you posted.

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These beautiful area rugs feature actual photos of the nebulas in the small and large Magellanic Clouds as photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope. Each of the designs is made with 1,620,000 dots per square meter, which works out to over a thousand dots per square inch. This makes the resolution of the rugs darn close to the maximum resolution that the Hubble can capture. There are three different designs you can choose from with each rug measuring about 7′ x 5′. Delivery time is six weeks.

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What happens when Mario leaves his cat home alone? It plays – like, actually plays the game. YouTube user Mr.TVCow put together this amusing video that features a cat going through the familiar Super Mario landscape. The cat runs around collecting coins, beating the tar out of Goombas, and smelling the flowers. It will make you smile.

Mr.TVCow achieved the effect by inserting the game graphics around the cat’s adventures, and I can’t get over how great it turned out. See for yourself in the video after the break.

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Time travel adds all sorts of complexity to movies that can make it hard to keep track of what’s happening. So how well have you kept track of what happens in all the time travel movies? This graph by artist and animator Dan Meth is just one of 12 that he has made to test your knowledge. Some of them are fairly easy but others will take you some “time” to figure out.

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Though I like Harry, Ron, and Hermione plenty, seeing Disney characters in Hogwarts school uniforms makes me feel giddy. Disney has its own kind of magic and combining it with the world of Harry Potter means sparks! DeviantArt user Eira1893 came up with this crossover and created illustrations featuring over 20 characters in the school setting.

My favorite part, other than seeing the cute couples, is noting which house the artist sorted the characters into. Anna and Kristoff from Frozen are both in Hufflepuff while Ariel and Prince Eric are in Gryffindor. She goes into detail about her process for choosing the houses on some of the pieces at DeviantArt.

See more of this neat series after the break.

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Now you can channel your inner Jabba the Hutt and have a life-size Han Solo in carbonite to decorate your living room. This 7 1/2 foot tall screen-accurate replica is being produced by Sideshow Collectibles. It has light affects on the sides and base and a rear power canister that makes it look like it came right out of Jabba’s palace.

Hopefully, you’ve tucked away a few credits because this is being made available at an introductory price of $6,999 with flexible payment plans. Pre-orders open on April 10th.

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