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Prince George ‘lookalike’ doll sells for £1650 on eBa – Daily Mail

Posted: Monday, May 26, 2014

Doll was snapped up complete with a ‘King in Training’ set of clothes Hundreds of similar babies have sold, made of soft silicone to be more lifelike One artist calls Merseyside shop a ‘nursery’ and invites ‘mums’ for ‘cuddles’ By Tammy Hughes Published: 18:19 EST, 25 May 2014 | Updated: 05:59 EST, 26 May 2014 15 View comments Believe it or not, this rather angry-looking doll is supposed to be…

Security boosted this year at St. Mary’s Polish Country Fair – WDIV Detroit

Posted: Monday, May 26, 2014

ORCHARD LAKE, Mich. – Security is being boosted this year at the St. Mary’s Polish Country Fair in Orchard Lake after fights broke out at last year’s fair, along with threats on social media that resulted in someone being arrested for domestic terrorism. The signs couldn’t be clearer at all the entry points: If it’s after 6 p.m. and you are under 18 and not with an adult, you’re not…

Security boosted this year at St. Mary’s Polish Country Fair – WDIV Detroit

Posted: Sunday, May 25, 2014

ORCHARD LAKE, Mich. – Security is being boosted this year at the St. Mary’s Polish Country Fair in Orchard Lake after fights broke out at last year’s fair, along with threats on social media that resulted in someone being arrested for domestic terrorism. The signs couldn’t be clearer at all the entry points: If it’s after 6 p.m. and you are under 18 and not with an adult, you’re not…

Donald Levine, Hasbro exec who helped create GI Joe, dies at 86 – Fox News

Posted: Saturday, May 24, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. –  Donald Levine, the Hasbro executive credited as the father of G.I. Joe for developing the world’s first action figure, has died. He was 86. He died of cancer early Thursday at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island, said his wife, Nan. They were just about to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Levine shepherded the toy through design and development as Hasbro’s head of research…

Please, Lego, build this detailed X-Men mansion – CNET

Posted: Friday, May 23, 2014

Professor Xavier’s X-Mansion is where the mutant magic happens, or at least the pop quizzes. Lego Ideas Welcome to the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning…in brick form. Fans over at Lego Ideas (formerly known as Lego Cuusoo) have created the ultimate tribute to the school where even mutants can feel like they belong. This Lego four-story X-Men X-Mansion set includes detailed settings like the Danger Room, a medical bay with…

‘Abortion Barbie’ posters in Hollywood target Davis – mySanAntonio.com

Posted: Friday, May 23, 2014

SAN ANTONIO — A poster depicting Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis as “Abortion Barbie” was unveiled in Los Angeles on Thursday in advance of her Hollywood fundraiser and bankrolled by a conservative Midland woman. Kathryn Stuard told the San Antonio Express-News she donated an undisclosed amount to conservative street artist “Sabo” to create the posters, which portray Davis’ face over a semi-naked Barbie doll with an exposed fetus in the…

‘Abortion Barbie’ posters in Hollywood target Davis – mySanAntonio.com

Posted: Friday, May 23, 2014

SAN ANTONIO — A poster depicting Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis as “Abortion Barbie” was unveiled in Los Angeles on Thursday in advance of her Hollywood fundraiser and bankrolled by a conservative Midland woman. Kathryn Stuard told the San Antonio Express-News she donated an undisclosed amount to conservative street artist “Sabo” to create the posters, which portray Davis’ face over a semi-naked Barbie doll with an exposed fetus in the…

Hasbro throws down the (Infinity) Gauntlet at Comic-Con – USA TODAY

Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014

For comic-book fans who’ve ever wanted their own Infinity Gauntlet, Hasbro answers their prayers with a special Marvel toy set available at Comic-Con this July.(Photo: Hasbro/Marvel) Hasbro is going galactic with its Comic-Con exclusive action figures this year. The toy company always has something special for Marvel Universe fans at the San Diego pop-culture convention, and at the summer event — held July 23-27 — Hasbro has a pair of…

“Abortion Barbie” posters depicting Wendy Davis as a pregnant Barbie doll … – Dallas Morning News (blog)

Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014

Wendy Davis got a rude welcome by supporters of Republican opponent Greg Abbott in advance of a Los Angeles fundraiser – life-sized posters depicting her as “Abortion Barbie.” The posters showed Davis’ face on a scantily clad barbie doll with a plastic baby in her belly. The Davis campaign called on Abbott to denounce the posters. Abbott and Davis face each other in the race for Texas governor. Aborrtion Barbie posters…

Comic Book Reviews for 05/21/14 – IGN

Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014

It was a big week as far as comic book events go. At DC, Forever Evil finally wrapped up with largely satisfying results. And it seems the fallout of Lex Luthor’s victory in the pages of Justice League will be even more interesting. At Marvel, Original Sin shipped its second issue of the month as the mystery of the Watcher’s murder intensified. DC also had plenty of Batman-themed books this…

Marvel’s Next Event Comic is AXIS — An Avengers/X-Men Team-up – IGN

Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014

By Jesse Schedeen Convention season may be in full swing now, but Marvel saved some pretty big announcements for the Diamond Retailer Summit this past weekend. At the show, retailers were shown early glimpses of some major new projects in the works, including Marvel’s next major event comic, a big development for Jonathan Hickman‘s Avengers run, and a tease about the future of the Star Wars franchise as it shifts…

Marvel’s Next Event Comic is AXIS — An Avengers/X-Men Team-up – IGN

Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014

By Jesse Schedeen Convention season may be in full swing now, but Marvel saved some pretty big announcements for the Diamond Retailer Summit this past weekend. At the show, retailers were shown early glimpses of some major new projects in the works, including Marvel’s next major event comic, a big development for Jonathan Hickman‘s Avengers run, and a tease about the future of the Star Wars franchise as it shifts…

Disney Throws Out the Marvel Rulebook for ‘Big Hero 6′ – Yahoo News

Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014

Five years after buying Marvel for $4 billion, Walt Disney Pictures will bring the comic book title Big Hero 6 to the screen on Nov. 7 in a full-length animated feature. We’ve got a first look at the poster here. The difference between this super team and its live-action brethren? While the live-action Marvel films have always stayed true to the comic-book universe, Big Hero 6 was free to color outside the lines. “I…

My Lego Dilemma – WBUR

Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014

Legoland Discovery Center Boston opens on Friday at Somerville’s Assembly Square. As the only Legoland in New England , the Boston location will doubtless be a hit, having an impact on the local economy as well as local traffic patterns. The first week of tickets, which cost from $18 to $22.50, are already sold out. Our local, 44,000 square foot mecca to all things Lego includes such attractions as a Lego Factory Tour, 4D Cinema,…

State fair at a crossroads as legislators ponder its future – Salt Lake Tribune

Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Utah State Fair is reaching a crossroads of sort, with legislators faced with the prospect of continued subsidies of the annual event, plus millions in renovations to aging buildings, or potentially overhauling how the event has been run for generations. The fair found…

Pow! Hollywood’s six favorite comic-book heroes – USA TODAY

Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

“Dark Knight Rises,” starring Christian Bale, made $448.1 million.(Photo: Ron Phillips, Warner Bros. Pictures) The Avengers get all the glory, but the X-Men make up Hollywood’s true pioneering superhero team. With Friday’s release of X-Men: Days of Future Past, our misunderstood mutants surpass Superman to become Hollywood’s second-most adapted comic book title. Only Batman has hit the big screen more often (and that eighth film is questionable). USA TODAY’s Scott…

Edward Snowden gets own comic book – USA TODAY

Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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Next installment of ‘Star Wars’ being filmed in United Arab Emirates – Fox News

Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

May 3, 2014. People dressed up as characters from the Star Wars movies participate in a tourism event in Tozeur, Tunisia.Reuters The rumors began swirling a long time ago. Now the United Arab Emirates is finally acknowledging it is standing in for George Lucas’ galaxy far, far away. A media company backed by the Gulf federation’s capital of Abu Dhabi announced Wednesday that the next installment of “Star Wars” is…

The Lego Movie’s Ninja-Themed Spinoff Set for 2016 – TIME

Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Warner Bros. Tron: Uprising‘s Charlie Bean will direct Ninjago, which centers on the toy franchise’s ninja characters; a direct The Lego Movie sequel is also in the works It appears “everything is awesome” for Warner Bros.’ blockbuster movie series about blocks. On Tuesday the studio announced a release date for its The Lego Movie spinoff: September 23, 2016. Ninjago, which focuses on the toy franchise’s ninja-themed figurines, will be the…

Support UNICEF for chance to appear in next ‘Star Wars’ – CNET

Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Microsoft announced a successor to the Surface Pro 2 Curious how the latest tablet stacks up to the older model? CNET compares Microsoft’s Surface Pro 2 to the new Surface Pro 3.