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There is all sorts of stuff on Craigslist and sometimes it’s even free. In those cases, people generally want to clear out clutter—but this is just unreal. Apparently, this huge X-Men arcade cabinet was up for free and redditor Zappletree snagged it. We’re not sure if it works but, either way, it might be even cooler than this $8 Dalek dress one girl found recently at her local Goodwill.

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Funko mines all sorts of sources for their Pop! series, and they’ve recently taken a trip into the past to visit the classic X-Men. A new vinyl figure collection focuses on six iconic X-Men characters including: Cyclops, Professsor X, Magneto, Mystique, Colossus, and Storm. You’ll be able to pick up the superheroes and villains in stores this November/December.

See more mutant toys after the break.

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Wolverine Autopsy

It’s old news now that Marvel Comics intends to kill the mutant hero Logan AKA Wolverine. Wolverine’s been one of Marvel’s most popular superheroes for a while and he’s basically the lead character of every X-Man movie, so his loss should have a tremendous impact. But will it? Comics are known for superheroes and villains seemingly dying only to return later, and the odds of resurrection seem to increase if you’re a mutant or in a book with an “X” in the title. There was this time when we saw Wolverine get stabbed through the stomach and then the autopsy revealed it wasn’t him but a shape-shifting alien who took his place while we weren’t looking. Oh, and that time Logan actually did die alongside his teammates in Dallas.

That having been said, here’s a quick list of some prime examples of false deaths and literal resurrections that have happened in the X-Men family of comics. To keep this from becoming a novel, we won’t include cases when time travel or the Infinity Gauntlet has been used to prevent a death from happening in the first place.

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This is without a doubt the most perfect display possible for the X-Men films. Dave Delisle of Dave’s Geeky Ideas came up with the idea, which is sadly not a real thing that you can buy. The centerpiece of the display is Magneto, who’s standing with his arms spread as though he’s making the discs hover in midair. This isn’t the first time he’s come up with an amazing display case. He’s got lots of geeky creations including one for Doctor Who and The Avengers.

See more pictures after the break.

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Jon Hamm as Cable

At one point, it seemed likely that the next X-Men film would focus on X-Force. Now that they’ve announced X-Men: Apocalypse though, it’s up in the air. There are enough comic book films flying around that I think it could still happen, and if it does, Cable will probably appear. Cable co-creator Rob Liefeld posted a picture of Jon Hamm as the character for fun and says he’d be perfect. Based on this image, I agree one hundred percent.

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Colin Furze may not be a mutant, but the British inventor is quickly creating an arsenal of mutant weapons. He’s already made a set of Wolverine claws and Magneto magnetic boots, so playing with fire was the logical next step. Witness the glory of these Pyro flamethrowers that shoot flames 12-feet from Furze’s wrists.

See the demonstration and how-to videos after the break.

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X-Men: Days of Future Past has done rather well at the box office, but this short clip might be better than the movie. It features the younger X-Men actors impersonating the older X-Men actors. Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy are put on the spot by Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen and it’s hilarious. After the McKellen/Stewart bromance adventure in NYC, it’s nice to see they’re still having fun.

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In case you didn’t know, the X-Men have some serious powers. Some are living torches, some can read minds, and others possess just about every power in between. Whether you’re a human or a mutant, it’s best to take a moment and educate yourself. To that end, Dorkly has come up with some helpful PSAs in the tone of the one above.

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Working with your archenemy can be kind of a pain, and in Pete Holmes’ latest Ex-Men sketch, Professor X tries to can Magneto, and let’s just say that it doesn’t go very smoothly.

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Magic Man, Magic Land by John Larriva

X-Mans was a pretty cool art show that was recently held at the Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, California. It featured original artwork that was based on pages taken from an X-Men coloring book that artist Brandon Bird had found in a dollar store a decade ago. The show’s unfortunately over, but Brandon is offering prints of the artwork on his site.

This is what Brandon had to say about the exhibit:

Each piece in X-Mans is inspired by a page in an X-Men coloring book. The original illustrations, credited to the enigmatic Ronald & Donald Williams, have fascinated me ever since I found the book in a Watsonville dollar store ten years ago. In the spirit of coloring books, I have asked my artist friends and colleagues to present their interpretations of this very unique work.

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