SDCC 12: Cryptozoic demos DC game

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We got a chance to look at Cryptozoic’s latest project, the DC Comics Deck Building Game on Thursday morning. Cryptozoic has been a strong presence building geek culture games, adopting Penny Arcade, The Walking Dead, and The Big Bang Theory. Now their aim is to adopt DC’s comic universe into the next big game.

SDCC 2012: Cuddly Toys! Big Bang Theory Edition

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Cuddly toys at SDCC! Expect a lot of this over the next few days, you guys

SDCC 12: Lego Brick artist recreates Jim Lee painting in Lego

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Basically if you go to the Darkness and Light gallery on 5th Street on Friday you will see Lego builder recreating a Jim Lee painting in Legos.

You don’t see that every day. No sir.

SDCC12: Exclusives Previews

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Comic-Con International is a bazaar of the bizarre, and many exhibitors offer limited editions and convention exclusives to generate interest and buzz! Here are some that caught my eye, and I’m already making a list for eBay after the Con!

SDCC 12: operate electronic cat ears with only your brain waves

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For the past week or so we’ve been getting emails about Neocomimi, a product which offers electronic cat ears which purport to be activated by our brain waves to show emotions. Like, when you want more Fancy Feast they go down, and when you hear the Fancy Feast can being opened they perk right up. That kind of thing.

SDCC 12: From Larry King to My Little Pony

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We’re not going to post every little piece of PR about Comic-Con that’s flooding our inbox, but…well…a lot is happening! Here’s some of the most unlikely and exceptional events looming. Let’s just say does a My Little Pony trolley ring your bell?

SDCC 2012 : Diamond Select Exclusives

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Our friends at Idle Hands
have posted Diamond Select’s SDCC exclusives.

Yes, we’re on a rolling avalanche that will end in about six weeks. All of these are available from Diamond Comic Distributors (Booth #2401) and Diamond Select Toys (#2607).

Out: DC Direct; In: DC Collectibles

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“Not all of our fans have access to comic book retail locations, so by expanding our website to offer the entire product line, we’re adding an element of convenience and the ability for fans to collect every single product they’re interested in,” stated Hank Kanalz, senior vice president of digital, DC Entertainment. For fans attending C2E2 in Chicago this weekend (April 13-15) Geoff Johns will moderate a DC Collectibles panel that will showcase the new website and brand logo, and offer an exclusive sneak peak of never announced DC Collectibles products coming later in 2012.

Incredibly violent Captain America Lego video

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Of all the Lego videos, this is by far the most violent and nihilistic we’ve seen…and perhaps the greatest, next to this one. It features Captain America. And the Wilhelm scream.

New Dark Knight Rises trailer in Lego

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Yeah.

Lego Tank Girl rides for the first time

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Those “Girl sized” Legos have been pretty controversial but they have sold well, we’re told. And you can make a cool tank out of them. And thus, someone has used one to make a “Tank Girl” video. And here’s how to build it. Apparently there’s a special file style just for building Legos. The march of progress.

Toy Fair: My Little Pony Wedding Spectacular!

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A wedding is in the air for My Little Pony, as Princess Cadence and Shining Armor are tying the knot…and the hearts of bronies everywhere are pounding all the faster.

Brokeback Toy Fair

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We have hundreds of images from Toy Far to sort through, but we’ll just start out with a few highlights. Over at Kotobukiya, even the dolls were representing the Brokeback!

Hotties of Toy Fair: Darth Maul

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It seems that for 2012, Lucasfilms has decided on using “Shirtless Darth Maul” as their brand licensing image.

Great choice!

Toy Fair: Marvel, DC, Star Wars, and Lord of the Rings Legos

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We’ll have more descriptions of these when we have more bandwidth. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek. Lego Gollum and Lego Helm’s Deep!

DC launches Hero Factory app with Lego and kids comics

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DC and Lego have teamed for an app that offers all-new, all-free comics.

This could be significant, for reasons explained below.