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Nimuno Loops aka Lego tape might be 2017′s best invention – USA TODAY

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share The Nimuno Loops project on Indiegogo wants to put Lego blocks in all sorts of exciting places with a flexible Lego-compatible adhesive tape. USA TODAY You know what’s cooler than toy blocks? Toy blocks that stick to walls. Nimuno Loops is ‘Lego-compatible tape’ that bends or sticks to any surface. (Photo: Nimuno Loops) In what might be the greatest invention of 2017, a pair of designers…

Looking beyond ‘Transformers,’ Hasbro wants to create its own Marvel-sized movie universe – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

Ten years ago, Hasbro dusted off its ’80s action figure line Transformers and turned it into a blockbuster movie that was so successful it has spawned four sequels and counting. In the franchise, the shape-shifting Autobots and Decepticons are sentient machines who engage in extreme warfare. But they are first and foremost money machines that have so far grossed more than $3.7 billion in cinemas worldwide, turning Hasbro into a…

Exhibit highlights comic author’s military contributions – WBAL Baltimore

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

BALTIMORE — A man who is often viewed as a founding father in the comic book industry is being honored in an exhibit at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum. Download the WBAL app William Eisner did more than just change comic books. He made soldiers safer, and it all started at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Comic books aren’t meant to serve as safety manuals, but that was not the case with much of…

The Lego Ultimate Collectors Series Snowspeeder Returns to Hoth (and Toy Stores) on May 4 – Gizmodo

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

Longtime Lego Star Wars collectors will remember when the original version of the Ultimate Collector Series Rebel Snowspeeder was released in 2004. The set was unfortunately retired a year later, leaving Lego AT-ATs to roam about with impunity, but the toymaker is bringing a totally revamped version back for Star Wars Celebration in April. The original UCS Snowspeeder clocked in at 1,457 pieces, but this new version is built from…

Nimuno Loops aka Lego tape might be 2017′s best invention – USA TODAY

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share The Nimuno Loops project on Indiegogo wants to put Lego blocks in all sorts of exciting places with a flexible Lego-compatible adhesive tape. USA TODAY You know what’s cooler than toy blocks? Toy blocks that stick to walls. Nimuno Loops is ‘Lego-compatible tape’ that bends or sticks to any surface. (Photo: Nimuno Loops) In what might be the greatest invention of 2017, a pair of designers…

Looking beyond ‘Transformers,’ Hasbro wants to create its own Marvel-sized movie universe – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Ten years ago, Hasbro dusted off its ’80s action figure line Transformers and turned it into a blockbuster movie that was so successful it has spawned four sequels and counting. In the franchise, the shape-shifting Autobots and Decepticons are sentient machines who engage in extreme warfare. But they are first and foremost money machines that have so far grossed more than $3.7 billion in cinemas worldwide, turning Hasbro into a…

Looking beyond ‘Transformers,’ Hasbro wants to create its own Marvel-sized movie universe – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Ten years ago, Hasbro dusted off its ’80s action figure line Transformers and turned it into a blockbuster movie that was so successful it has spawned four sequels and counting. In the franchise, the shape-shifting Autobots and Decepticons are sentient machines who engage in extreme warfare. But they are first and foremost money machines that have so far grossed more than $3.7 billion in cinemas worldwide, turning Hasbro into a…

Navigating the Fair: Highlights of Art Basel Hong Kong – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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So Who Is the Mysterious Clawed Mutant Marvel Is Teasing in X-Men: Blue? – Gizmodo

Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Image: Marvel Comics. Art by Arthur Adams. Sadly, it’s probably not Wild Thing. Advertisement Today’s Marvel solicits didn’t just give us a new look at Doctor Octopus’ return to Amazing Spider-Man. We also have one hell of a tease for something to come in one of the new X-Men comics, X-Men: Blue—one that Marvel is very much wanting you to think involves a potential return for Wolverine to the Marvel…

My daughter ditched her comfort toy – 9Honey

Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Something extraordinary happened in my family home today. For years now, my daughter Venus and her teddy bear Lily, have been inseparable. Lily, who was once fluffy with lemon-hued fur, is now an unidentifiable shade of blah with matted fur and a few extra stitches holding in her stuffing.  My daughter requested a trundle bed and Trolls PJ’s for Lily from Santa last year, and she cleans Lily’s ‘teeth’…

Former San Bruno Firefighter Accused Of Stealing From Toy Drive Program – CBS San Francisco Bay Area

Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

SAN BRUNO (CBS SF) — A 53-year-old woman who formerly worked as a San Bruno firefighter has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than $25,000 from a toy drive program run by the department’s firefighters’ union, police said Tuesday. Holly Kaye Nelson, a Cloverdale resident, was arrested Monday on suspicion of two felony counts of grand theft following an investigation that started in December into the theft of money from…

Looking beyond ‘Transformers,’ Hasbro wants to create its own Marvel-sized movie universe – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Ten years ago, Hasbro dusted off its ’80s action figure line Transformers and turned it into a blockbuster movie that was so successful it has spawned four sequels and counting. In the franchise, the shape-shifting Autobots and Decepticons are sentient machines who engage in extreme warfare. But they are first and foremost money machines that have so far grossed more than $3.7 billion in cinemas worldwide, turning Hasbro into a…

Lego makes Japan its next Legoland destination – CNET – CNET

Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Welcome to the Lego block world. Lego, the brick system beloved of the young and young at heart everywhere, is getting set to open its eighth Legoland amusement park in Japan, blending the iconic plastic bricks with the outstanding architecture of the land of the rising sun. When the park opens on April 1 (seriously, it’s for real), Legoland Japan joins two other parks in the US and one each…

Looking beyond ‘Transformers,’ Hasbro wants to create its own Marvel-sized movie universe – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Ten years ago, Hasbro dusted off its ’80s action figure line Transformers and turned it into a blockbuster movie that was so successful it has spawned four sequels and counting. In the franchise, the shape-shifting Autobots and Decepticons are sentient machines who engage in extreme warfare. But they are first and foremost money machines that have so far grossed more than $3.7 billion in cinemas worldwide, turning Hasbro into a…

Rogue One: original ending could have made a happier Star Wars story – The Guardian

Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Spoilers for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story follow The ending for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story might have been decidedly less bleak had the prequel’s film-makers opted to use the film’s original script. In the final version of the film, the Rebel fighters are killed at the conclusion of their ultimately successful mission to steal the blueprints for Darth Vader’s lethal space station, the Death Star. However, in…

Iron Fist comic creator downplays whitewashing controversy – EW.com (blog)

Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The creator of Marvel’s Iron Fist comic series says he has “little patience for some of the feelings that some people have” about the accusations of whitewashing that followed the new Netflix series based on the books before its release. “Yeah, someone made me vaguely aware of that,” Iron Fist co-creator Roy Thomas said to The Inverse in a new interview when asked about the outcry. “I try not to…

Ivanka Trump Is Officially Unofficially in the West Wing – Vanity Fair

Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

On Wednesday evening, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau invited a delegation of U.N. ambassadors to a new Broadway musical about a Canadian town that took in those stranded in North American airspace on 9/11. Seated next to him at the front of the theater was Ivakna Trump, the First Daughter who has become his fast friend. The quasi-political, quasi-official nature of the evening was typical of many recent engagements concerning…

Looking beyond ‘Transformers,’ Hasbro wants to create its own Marvel-sized movie universe – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Ten years ago, Hasbro dusted off its ’80s action figure line Transformers and turned it into a blockbuster movie that was so successful it has spawned four sequels and counting. In the franchise, the shape-shifting Autobots and Decepticons are sentient machines who engage in extreme warfare. But they are first and foremost money machines that have so far grossed more than $3.7 billion in cinemas worldwide, turning Hasbro into a…

Lego makes Japan its next Legoland destination – CNET

Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Welcome to the Lego block world. Lego, the brick system beloved of the young and young at heart everywhere, is getting set to open its eighth Legoland amusement park in Japan, blending the iconic plastic bricks with the outstanding architecture of the land of the rising sun. When the park opens on April 1 (seriously, it’s for real), Legoland Japan joins two other parks in the US and one each…

Marvel Remembers Bernie Wrightson – Marvel (press release) (registration) (blog)

Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Brian Michael Bendis lists his favorite moments from nearly five years with the team! Stuck on Earth and scattered across the planet, if there’s one thing that can bring the Guardians of the Galaxy back together, it’s a common enemy. On April 12, “Grounded” reaches its conclusion with the final issue by writer Brian Michael Bendis in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #19! After close to five years of wandering around…