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‘Star Wars’-Style Police Hoverbikes Will Soon Be on Patrol – NBCNews.com

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

First Sergeant Ali Ahmad Mohammad told Gulf News the Scorpion can take an officer over heavy traffic in emergencies. “The bike can also fly without a passenger and can go up to six kilometers,” he said. “It can fly for 25 minutes and can carry up to 300kg (661 lbs) of weight at a speed of 70kph.” Alexander Atamanov, CEO of Hoversurf, took to Facebook to confirm that the company…

Toys ‘R’ Us Is Exploring Options for Its $2 Billion Asia Business – Bloomberg

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Toys “R” Us Inc., the retailer that filed for bankruptcy in North America, has been exploring options for its growing Asian business, including a potential initial public offering, people with knowledge of the matter said. The U.S. chain and its local joint venture partner, the billionaire Fung brothers, have been speaking with investment banks to study the feasibility of listing the Asian business on the Hong Kong bourse, according to…

Toys ‘R’ Us Is Exploring Options for Its $2 Billion Asia Business – Bloomberg

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Toys “R” Us Inc., the retailer that filed for bankruptcy in North America, has been exploring options for its growing Asian business including a potential initial public offering, people with knowledge of the matter said. The U.S. chain and its local joint venture partner, the billionaire Fung brothers, have been speaking with investment banks to study the feasibility of listing the Asian business on the Hong Kong bourse, according to…

Transgender ‘Barbie’ blows $1M on plastic surgery – New York Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A million dollar makeover turned an outcast into a showstopping Barbie doll. Nikki Exotika, a 35-year-old transgender woman from Hoboken, New Jersey, has wanted to look like her buxom icon since she was 4. Exotika, whose given name is Jason Torres, was obsessed with playing with dolls as a child and felt like a girl trapped in a boy’s body for as long as she can remember. “I would always…

Transgender ‘Barbie’ blows $1M on plastic surgery – New York Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A million dollar makeover turned an outcast into a showstopping Barbie doll. Nikki Exotika, a 35-year-old transgender woman from Hoboken, New Jersey, has wanted to look like her buxom icon since she was 4. Exotika, whose given name is Jason Torres, was obsessed with playing with dolls as a child and felt like a girl trapped in a boy’s body for as long as she can remember. “I would always…

Toys ‘R’ Us Is Exploring Options for Its $2 Billion Asia Business – Bloomberg

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Toys “R” Us Inc., the retailer that filed for bankruptcy in North America, has been exploring options for its growing Asian business including a potential initial public offering, people with knowledge of the matter said. The U.S. chain and its local joint venture partner, the billionaire Fung brothers, have been speaking with investment banks to study the feasibility of listing the Asian business on the Hong Kong bourse, according to…

Turning to the dark side: is Luke Skywalker really the villain of Star Wars: The Last Jedi? – The Guardian (blog)

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

When giant Snoke told us last time out that there had been an “awakening”, most Star Wars fans assumed the alien overlord must be referring to Daisy Ridley’s proto-Jedi Rey and her madcap Force visions. But it’s becoming increasingly obvious in the run-up to Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi that disturbances in the Force are more insidious and potentially wide-ranging. First came last week’s final trailer for the middle part…

New Black Panther Trailer Promises Marvel’s Most Breathtaking Movie Yet – WIRED

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A few months ago, director Ryan Coogler and the cast of Black Panther came to Comic-Con International and showed a trailer for their new movie. Set to Kendrick Lamar’s “DNA,” it caused a reaction stronger than anything else to hit Hall H for that entire con, and probably a few cons prior. There was a standing ovation, with swaths of the crowd in tears—as well as the cast, which hadn’t…

Man builds 2-story ‘Star Wars’ vehicle replica for Halloween – SFGate

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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New Black Panther Trailer Promises Marvel’s Most Breathtaking Movie Yet – WIRED

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A few months ago, director Ryan Coogler and the cast of Black Panther came to Comic-Con International and showed a trailer for their new movie. Set to Kendrick Lamar’s “DNA,” it caused a reaction stronger than anything else to hit Hall H for that entire con, and probably a few cons prior. There was a standing ovation, with swaths of the crowd in tears—as well as the cast, which hadn’t…

Transgender ‘Barbie’ blows $1M on plastic surgery – New York Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A million dollar makeover turned an outcast into a showstopping Barbie doll. Nikki Exotika, a 35-year-old transgender woman from Hoboken, New Jersey, has wanted to look like her buxom icon since she was 4. Exotika, whose given name is Jason Torres, was obsessed with playing with dolls as a child and felt like a girl trapped in a boy’s body for as long as she can remember. “I would always…

Garfield creator Jim Davis drew a Galactus story for new Marvel comic – EW.com

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Over the last few years, the movies and TV shows of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have established a consistent, mainstream tone for Marvel stories — witty and sarcastic, but also bright and earnest. The heroes are lovable goofballs, the villains are try-hard failures. But comics, of course, allow for a much wider range of tones and moods of storytelling. The recent run on Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (from writer Ryan North, artist…

Man builds 2-story ‘Star Wars’ vehicle replica for Halloween – SFGate

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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Weinstein Gets Blacklisted—and Bailed Out – Vanity Fair

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

It’s Monday, and I’m coming off a worse weekend than Al Michaels. Hello from Los Angeles, where we’re kicking Harvey Weinstein out of our clubs, reading the latest Woody Allen reviews, and taking respite in the Black Panther trailer. ANY CLUB THAT WOULD HAVE HIM AS A MEMBER In an unusually swift move that opens the door to considering other members’ bad behavior, the film Academy expelled Harvey Weinstein on…

Transgender ‘Barbie’ blows $1M on plastic surgery – New York Post

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

A million dollar makeover turned an outcast into a showstopping Barbie doll. Nikki Exotika, a 35-year-old transgender woman from Hoboken, New Jersey, has wanted to look like her buxom icon since she was 4. Exotika, whose given name is Jason Torres, was obsessed with playing with dolls as a child and felt like a girl trapped in a boy’s body for as long as she can remember. “I would always…

New Black Panther Trailer Promises Marvel’s Most Breathtaking Movie Yet – WIRED

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

A few months ago, director Ryan Coogler and the cast of Black Panther came to Comic-Con International and showed a trailer for their new movie. Set to Kendrick Lamar’s “DNA,” it caused a reaction stronger than anything else to hit Hall H for that entire con, and probably a few cons prior. There was a standing ovation, with swaths of the crowd in tears—as well as the cast, which hadn’t…

Watch the first full trailer for Marvel’s Black Panther – The Verge

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

The first full trailer for Marvel’s Black Panther is here, and it gives us a better look at the world of Wakanda, where T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) is the newly crowned king. In the trailer, we see Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan), as he attempts to dethrone the Black Panther, plus lots of slow-motion, aerial views, and tight spandex. Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) reminds the Black Panther, “You get to decide what…

Why a Turnaround at Toys R Us Will Tank – Entrepreneur

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Big box toy retailer, Toys R Us, recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. As to the reason for the filing in advance of the all-important holiday season, the company pointed to a looming deadline to pay back $400 million of the $5 billion in long-term debt on its balance sheet. The timing couldn’t be worse. The toy business is incredibly seasonal, with more than 40 percent of the company’s sales…

Alleged deserter Bowe Bergdahl doubts he could get a fair trial after Trump comments – ABC News

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Former Taliban prisoner Bowe Bergdahl is expected to plead guilty to charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy in a military hearing that begins at Fort Bragg today as he doubts that he could get a fair trial following campaign statements by Donald Trump. Despite surviving five years in a Taliban cage, Trump had called Sgt. Bergdahl a “traitor” who should be executed in several campaign speeches as a…

First two episodes of ‘Star Wars Rebels’ showcase fun action, memorable characters despite low stakes – Daily Californian

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Grade: 3.5/5.0 The biggest complaint among fans about the Disney-era of “Star Wars” is the franchise’s reticence to venture beyond the confines of the Original Trilogy’s lore, going so far as to retcon more than 30 years’ worth of supplementary novels, comics and video games. The most salient counterexample to this complaint, though, is Disney XD’s animated TV show “Star Wars Rebels,” whose fourth season’s first two episodes air Monday…