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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TweetWe’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.

Sam's Club banned Lego Bible for being too racy

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We don’t know HOW we missed this story when it originally broke as we’re such huge fans of The Brick Testament at Stately Beat Manor. Lest you forget, this is one man’s crazy 10-year quest to retell the Bible using Legos a gargantuan task of posing and photographing, not to mention compression. When the book came out in November, we were all over that shit, and so, originally, was massive ass market retailer Sam’s Club and religious bookstores, who thought that a version of the Bible told in colorful brick would appeal to children.

31 Days of Halloween: Ben Cooper costumes

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Everyone has been linking to the various Halloween goodies at Wonderful Wonderblog and the pictures of old Ben Cooper kids Halloween costumes from the 70s and 80s.

It’s a pretty remarkable sign of the progress in human evolution that we have gone from a holiday based around molded plastic masks of various characters accessorized with garish nylon jumpsuits to a holiday based around Sexy Nurse.

Lego versions of Road House and the Bible make life worth living

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If you have been around the nerdier sectors of the net in the last decade you have surely seen The Brick Testament, by Brendan Powell Smith a loving recreation of the BIble’s most gruesome, perverted and vengeful moment rendered in Lego brick men and women.

What you may NOT have known is that the whole glorious thing is coming out this month in a paperback from Skyhorse.

Attention Angelenos: you still have Powercon/ThunderCon

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Anyone in the LA area who is bummed over the postponed Wizard World LA show scheduled for September 24-25 should be aware that Power-Con is still on for those dates. This small two-day fan show is focused on Thundercats, He-Man and She-Ra. It’s a small show but sounds like a swell afternoon if you’re into 80 animation. More info: