the tick

Once upon a time, there was a live-action series of Ben Edlund’s The Tick. Patrick Warburton starred as the big blue hero and while that was as wonderful as it sounds, the series didn’t last. Only nine episodes were aired. However, Amazon and Fox could be breathing life back into the franchise.

A revival of the The Tick with Warburton back in the starring role is a rumor for now, but People says their sources are telling them the “superhero parody is now being revived on Amazon” and that Warburton’s already on board:

“Warburton – who has also appeared on Seinfeld and Rules of Engagement – recently inked a deal with Amazon and Sony to reprise his role, with Edlund producing and writing, according to the source.”

I’d be completely in favor of this. Would you like to see another stab at the live-action series?

(via /Film)

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(Reddit via Geek Universe)

nolan directs the incredible

He already blew our minds with his recut of Frozen as a horror movie, and now YouTuber Bobby Burns has imagined what The Incredibles would look like if it had been created by Christopher Nolan.

It really is amazing what clever editing and music can do. Now I really want to see this movie.

Head after the break to watch it.

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lego mobility

Normally, economic explanations about income equality or mobility come in the form of graphs or charts. Instead, Brookings Institution economist Richard Reeves has used LEGO to show how your upward mobility can vary due to several factors including race, education, and marriage status.

There’s something about the use of the LEGO that bought this into a different perspective for me. It’s a simple trick, but it’s effective.

Check out the video after the break.

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Wonder

Artist Joey Chou has taken all that is right in the world and combined it in one amazing picture. What you see before you is Wonder Woman wielding a dual-bladed lightsaber while riding a two-headed unicorn-pegasus. That wasn’t enough, so he also had that unicorn-pegasus shoot lighting from its horns while striding across a rainbow. Words are simply not enough to describe this wonder.

(The Art of Animation via io9)

big hero 6 funko pop 1

Big Hero 6, the first animated film from Marvel and Disney, will be in theaters on November 7th. The movie features a group of kid heroes and a lovable robot named Baymax, and Funko’s just announced a line-up of Pop! vinyl figures of the characters. The series includes: Hiro Hamada, Baymax, Go Go Tomago, Wasabi, Honey Lemon, and Fred.

You can pre-order the Big Hero 6 toys for an October ship date.

See the rest of the figures after the break.

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na29

Today’s roundup of deals includes Futurama Vol 8 on Blu-ray, the Etekcity Scroll Optical Gaming Mouse, Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition and more.

Check out the entire list after the break…

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fawlty towers lego 1

I always love seeing what LEGO builders decide to focus their talents on, and I must say Nathan’s choice of a Fawlty Towers diorama impressed me. He built the hotel from the late ’70s BBC sitcom starring John Cleese and Connie Booth for BrickFair. He included the moose head with the broken antler, the umbrella stands, a bell on the desk, and even a perfect floor pattern. Bravo, sir, bravo.

Check out more pics of the LEGO hotel after the break.

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post it art 1

While I’m always impressed by papercrafting and those who are patient enough to do it, artist Akira Nagaya takes the skill to a whole other level. He uses Post-its as his canvas and cuts detailed scenes and characters from anime series into the tiny papers. He’s tackled familiar faces such as Totoro and Pikachu, and all of his creations are enchanting.

See more of Nagaya’s impressive art after the break.

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Amazon norse chat

Redditor UranusExplorer reached out to Amazon because a book he ordered showed as delivered, but it didn’t actually get to him. The Amazon customer service rep’s name was Thor, so the customer asked if he could be Odin. It only got more amusing from there as the customer service rep played along and ran with the Norse mythology references. The rep took care of the issue and did so in an awesomely nerdy fashion. Win.

Be sure to click the above image to enlarge it.

(via Laughing Squid)