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Review: ‘Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes’ almost reaches its potential – San Jose Mercury News

Posted: Thursday, September 25, 2014

When “Disney Infinity” was announced, what excited fans most wasn’t necessarily the game or the concept. The trio of playsets and the Toy Box mode of play, which emphasizes creativity and imagination, were good but not spectacular, and the process of bringing toys to life mimicked Activision’s “Skylanders” series. The notion that set everyone’s heart palpitating was the possibility of where the franchise could go. The Mouse owns some high-profile…

Video: John Crawford didn’t seem to aim toy gun at anyone before police shot … – Vox

Posted: Thursday, September 25, 2014

Correction: An earlier headline originally indicated John Crawford was shot after he dropped the toy gun, based on a video released with no sound. Full video footage and other media reports suggest he was shot prior to dropping the toy gun. This post was updated with a new headline, more details, and the full video footage to explain the correct chain of events. Earlier today, an Ohio grand jury decided…

Hasbro Gets Rights to Disney’s ‘Frozen’, as Mattel Left Out in the Cold – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Thursday, September 25, 2014

Disney ‘Frozen’ Feature Fashion Dolls are displayed at the Mattel booth on Feb. 14 at the American International Toy Fair in New York. Rights to the animated film will move to Hasbro from Mattel in 2016. Associated Press Hasbro Inc. HAS +3.80% Hasbro Inc. U.S.: Nasdaq $54.95 +2.01 +3.80% Sept. 24, 2014 4:00 pm Volume (Delayed 15m) : 2.84M AFTER HOURS $54.95 0.00 % Sept. 24, 2014 6:41 pm Volume…

Art Show With Barbie And Ken As The Virgin Mary And Jesus Outrages Bishops – Huffington Post

Posted: Thursday, September 25, 2014

ROME (RNS) Barbie has had a number of careers in her 55 years — flight attendant, veterinarian, astronaut, even president. Her latest role, however, is raising eyebrows. Italy’s Catholic bishops are furious about controversial artistic depictions of the popular Barbie and Ken dolls as the Virgin Mary and a crucified Jesus Christ and other saints. Two Argentinian artists, Marianela Perelli and Pool Paolini, produced 33 dolls of various religious figures…

Harley Quinn Gets Scratch ‘n Sniff Comic Book – Ve3d.com

Posted: Thursday, September 25, 2014

By Joshua Yehl The Harley Quinn Annual #1 comic book, on sale October 29, will be a “scratch ‘n sniff” comic with scents of leather, suntan lotion, and pizza, plus one unnamed scent of a “mysterious compound.” Those smells will be in the U.S. edition; a second variant edition that will be available in all territories features the same smells with the exception of the mysterious compound, which will be…

Hasbro Gets Rights to Disney’s ‘Frozen’, as Mattel Left Out in the Cold – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Hasbro Inc. said Wednesday that it will partner with Walt Disney Co.’s consumer products division to make Disney Princess and “Frozen” dolls in 2016—a potential blow to rival toy maker Mattel Inc., which currently sells dolls based on characters from the popular animated movie and Disney Princess stories. Strong sales of the “Frozen” dolls have helped offset weak performance of Barbie dolls for Mattel in recent…

Video: John Crawford didn’t seem to aim toy gun at anyone before police shot … – Vox

Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Correction: An earlier headline originally indicated John Crawford was shot after he dropped the toy gun, based on a video released with no sound. Full video footage and other media reports suggest he was shot prior to dropping the toy gun. This post was updated with a new headline, more details, and the full video footage to explain the correct chain of events. Earlier today, an Ohio grand jury decided…

Argentine artists style Ken, Barbie dolls as Jesus, Virgin Mary – Washington Times

Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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Incredible Lego incredible art – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

But it was at the age of 10 that he decided to create his first proper sculpture. It was a dog made entirely of Lego because his parents said the family could not get a real one. “I had sculpted out of different things in my career and one day I just thought, ‘Could I make large-scale sculpture using just Lego bricks?” he said. “So I experimented and eventually found…

No one liked Marvel’s porny Spider-Woman. And the company listened. – Vox

Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Last month, Marvel presented the variant cover for Spider-Woman #1 which featured the superhero in an overtly-sexualized, anatomically silly pose that had her presenting her lady bits to the city below. On Tuesday, the company announced that it had canceled two covers that Milo Manara, the artist responsible for the sexualized Spider-Woman, was slated to draw. Avengers & X-Men: Axis #1 and Thor #2 were both supposed to have Manara…

No one liked Marvel’s porny Spider-Woman. And the company listened. – Vox

Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Last month, Marvel presented the variant cover for Spider-Woman #1 which featured the superhero in an overtly-sexualized, anatomically silly pose that had her presenting her lady bits to the city below. On Tuesday, the company announced that it had canceled two covers that Milo Manara, the artist responsible for the sexualized Spider-Woman, was slated to draw. Avengers & X-Men: Axis #1 and Thor #2 were both supposed to have Manara…

Hasbro Gets Rights to Disney’s ‘Frozen’, as Mattel Left Out in the Cold – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Hasbro Inc. said Wednesday that it will partner with Walt Disney Co.’s consumer products division to make Disney Princess and “Frozen” dolls in 2016—a potential blow to rival toy maker Mattel Inc., which currently sells dolls based on characters from the popular animated movie and Disney Princess stories. Strong sales of the “Frozen” dolls have helped offset weak performance of Barbie dolls for Mattel in recent…

Dierbergs to host Job Fair Wednesday – fox2now.com

Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI)-  Are you looking to earn some extra cash? If you have a fun and friendly personality and a desire to make money, Dierbergs is looking for you! The supermarket chain needs to fill more than 175 part-time positions across their 24 local stores. They will host a  job fair on Wednesday, September 24th from 10a.m. until 6p.m., at the DoubleTree Hotel in Chesterfield. Dierbergs is “committed to…

@Large: Ai Weiwei takes over Alcatraz with Lego carpets and a hippie dragon – The Guardian

Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Welcome to prison, and a celebration of liberty. Ai Weiwei, the big man of Beijing, has spent years discovering pockets of freedom in the most straitened circumstances, resisting every effort by the Chinese government to shut him down. This week he opens a major new exhibition in a place that makes that resistance literal: on Alcatraz, the island penitentiary in the San Francisco bay. The United States has the highest…

A strange doctorate: university to offer course in Marvel movie studies – The Guardian

Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A university is to begin offering a course in Marvel movies studies, offering students the chance to swot up on the superhero universe which has taken the global box office by storm. Titled Media Genres: Media Marvels, the course, at the University of Baltimore, aims to offer a deeper understanding of characters such as Iron Man, Thor and Captain America, and the manner in which Disney-owned Marvel Studios has woven…

Look who’s coming to the Alamo City Comic Con – mySanAntonio.com

Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

SAN ANTONIO — The man who helped bring Spider-Man and his many amazing friends into the world. Cast members from “The Walking Dead” and the original “Star Trek” TV series. Mini-Me. Welcome to the second annual Alamo City Comic Con, the big comic book and pop culture convention for the geek in all of us. The San Antonio-based event returns to the Convention Center Friday through…

Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Rules Holiday Toy List – Bloomberg

Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

“Frozen” is still hot. Two toys based off Walt Disney Co. (DIS)’s hit animated film made Adventure Publishing Group’s Toy Insider Hot 20 list released today, making it the only entertainment property with multiple items on the roster. Disney and its licensees had seven items on the list, a selection of toys Adventure’s experts expect to top kids’ wish lists during the holiday season. Disney’s movie about a princess with…

Look who’s coming to the Alamo City Comic Con – mySanAntonio.com

Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

SAN ANTONIO — The man who helped bring Spider-Man and his many amazing friends into the world. Cast members from “The Walking Dead” and the original “Star Trek” TV series. Mini-Me. Welcome to the second annual Alamo City Comic Con, the big comic book and pop culture convention for the geek in all of us. The San Antonio-based event returns to the Convention Center Friday through…

Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Rules Holiday Toy List – Bloomberg

Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

“Frozen” is still hot. Two toys based off Walt Disney Co. (DIS)’s hit animated film made Adventure Publishing Group’s Toy Insider Hot 20 list released today, making it the only entertainment property with multiple items on the roster. Disney and its licensees had seven items on the list, a selection of toys Adventure’s experts expect to top kids’ wish lists during the holiday season. Disney’s movie about a princess with…

Argentinian Artists Give Barbie, Ken Doll Makeovers to Resemble Virgin Mary … – Christian Post

Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

1 2 3   Two Argentine artists have given the famous Barbie and Ken Doll toy figures a controversial makeover resembling the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ crucified on the cross. Marianela Perelli and Pool Paolini created a set of boxed dolls designed to represent various religious figures that will be on display in an exhibition named “Barbie, The Plastic Religion” in Buenos Aires on October 11. “If there’s a…