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Comic-Con Roundup: Syfy’s ‘Sharknado 2′, ‘Dominion’; CBS’ ‘Scorpion’ On The … – Deadline.com

Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2014

Sharknado 2: The Second One will be chomping its way through the San Diego Convention Center as part of Syfy‘s presence at Comic-Con.  While the panel on Thursday, July 24 will occur days before its July 30 premiere, there isn’t any announcement about a screening for the cult TV movie, a treat that TCA reporters are getting prior to Comic-Con.  Also missing from the Syfy Comic-Con sked, but not from…

Lego told ‘everything is not awesome’ in viral Greenpeace video – The Guardian (blog)

Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2014

A film depicting an oil-stricken Arctic built from around 120kg of Lego bricks is close to breaking 1m views a day after it was launched. The “everything is NOT awesome” YouTube short, by London-based creative agency Don’t Panic for Greenpeace, is the latest salvo in a campaign by the green group to pressure the world’s largest toymaker in to dropping a partnership that distributes its toys at Shell petrol stations….

Comic-Con Roundup: Syfy’s ‘Sharknado 2′, ‘Dominion’; CBS’ ‘Scorpion’ On The … – Deadline.com

Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2014

Sharknado 2: The Second One will be chomping its way through the San Diego Convention Center as part of Syfy‘s presence at Comic-Con.  While the panel on Thursday, July 24 will occur days before its July 30 premiere, there isn’t any announcement about a screening for the cult TV movie, a treat that TCA reporters are getting prior to Comic-Con.  Also missing from the Syfy Comic-Con sked, but not from…

Lego told ‘everything is not awesome’ in viral Greenpeace video – The Guardian (blog)

Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2014

A film depicting an oil-stricken Arctic built from around 120kg of Lego bricks is close to breaking 1m views a day after it was launched. The “everything is NOT awesome” YouTube short, by London-based creative agency Don’t Panic for Greenpeace, is the latest salvo in a campaign by the green group to pressure the world’s largest toymaker in to dropping a partnership that distributes its toys at Shell petrol stations….

Is Barbie’s LinkedIn Profile Good For ‘Girl Power?’ – Forbes

Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2014

In late June, Mattel, Inc. and its signature toy, Barbie, made headlines with the creation of a LinkedIn page for the world-famous doll, complete with a lengthy resume spanning more than 150 careers. It was another interesting marketing move by the toy company, which has recently been promoting its popular 11.9 inch tall doll in novel ways (most notably via February’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover), to combat declining sales. While Barbie…

Review: Marvel Universe Live makes comic characters more family-friendly – Tampabay.com

Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2014

On the way home from a Tuesday preview of “Marvel Universe Live” at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, I turned the radio off and drove in complete silence. I needed some quiet time after 90 minutes of sensory overload. Related News/Archive Ambitious Marvel stunt show makes world premiere in Tampa 1 Week Ago 10 hot concerts, events for summer 1 Month Ago Where’s the party? Everywhere 6 Months Ago The…

Lego told ‘everything is not awesome’ in viral Greenpeace video – The Guardian (blog)

Posted: Wednesday, July 09, 2014

A film depicting an oil-stricken Arctic built from around 120kg of Lego bricks is close to breaking 1m views a day after it was launched. The “everything is NOT awesome” YouTube short, by London-based creative agency Don’t Panic for Greenpeace, is the latest salvo in a campaign by the green group to pressure the world’s largest toymaker in to dropping a partnership that distributes its toys at Shell petrol stations….

Wisconsin State Fair adds 72 new foods for 2014 (yes, there’ll be more bacon) – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Posted: Wednesday, July 09, 2014

At the Wisconsin State Fair, everything is better with bacon. The fair introduces 72 new foods this year — eight of them made with bacon. Welcome, bacon caramel corn; bacon-wrapped cheddar melt; bacon-wrapped cherrywood smoked pork belly (so, pork wrapped in pork); deep-fried maple bacon cookie dough; mac and cheese bacon burger quesadilla; maple bacon funnel cake; peanut butter bacon bison burger; and Tijuana bacon dog. The fair…

‘Lego Minifigures Online’ Combines ‘Skylanders’ And ‘Skyrim’ – Forbes

Posted: Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Hoping to right the wrongs of Lego Universe, its spiritual successor Lego Minifigures Online has just gone into Beta. The game offers adventures in Lego themed worlds and combines the toy-game crossover fun of Skylanders with the role-play adventuring of games like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Lego Minifigures Online is developed by Funcom and will be “free-to-play” for the PC and tablet devices. It is of the massively multiplayer…

San Diego Comic-Con TV Schedule: Will Your Favorite Shows Be There? – Variety

Posted: Wednesday, July 09, 2014

San Diego Comic-Con celebrates its 45th year July 23-27 and once again, dozens of networks and TV studios will descend on the city with hundreds of stars and producers to promote their new and returning shows — but will your favorites make the trip? View our constantly updated schedule of Comic-Con’s TV panels and events below, and bookmark this page to check back for updates as SDCC draws closer. Variety will be on hand…

Get fried at the fair: Your 2014 OC Fair food guide – OCRegister

Posted: Wednesday, July 09, 2014

OC Fair highlights When: Friday through Aug. 10, closed Mondays-Tuesdays Admission: $12 general, $7 senior and youth Opening day: Free admission and parking noon-1 p.m. $2 samples: Every Friday noon-4 p.m., participating vendors will offer sample versions of one or two of their signature foods. Address: OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. More info: ocfair.com Flavor trend alert Doritos-flavored anything is…

Everything Is Not Awesome With LEGO and Shell, Says Greenpeace – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Over the last half-century, children have been building and playing with toy tanker trucks and gas stations branded with the logo of Shell. Profits high or revenues low; investing in renewables or cleaning up oil spills — no matter where the oil giant stands, toymaker LEGO has been there to keep Shell in our minds. The friendship should end now, says Greenpeace. Last month marked the two-year anniversary of Greenpeace’s “Save…

Why Is American Girl Rebranding Their Historical Line Without An Asian Doll? – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Is American Girl telling Asian American girls their stories don’t matter? Last month, American Girl announced on its Facebook page it would be discontinuing the four ‘friend’ dolls in their popular line of historical dolls and story books as part of the rebranding of the collection. Although American Girl has “archived” eleven historical dolls since 2008, the latest group being retired in the fall includes Chinese-American Ivy Ling, the only…

Marvel reveals the future of Captain America’s Steve Rogers (Updated) – Entertainment Weekly

Posted: Tuesday, July 08, 2014

(Spoiler alert: This post contains details from Captain America #21.) On Monday, Marvel plans to announce who the new Captain America will be following the tragic events in Captain America #21. Over the weekend, Marvel posted the above photo to its official Tumblr with the caption,”Who will be Marvel comics’ NEW #CaptainAmerica? Learn more this Monday on Marvel.com! #4thOfJuly.” The question on every non-comic reader’s mind is probably: What happened to Steve Rogers, the current…

A Lot of TV Shows Are Going to Comic-Con 2014: Here’s Your Guide – Mashable

Posted: Tuesday, July 08, 2014

With advancements in human cloning moving much slower than Orphan Black may be leading you to think, we regret to inform you that there’s absolutely no way TV fans heading to Comic-Con will be able to sit in on every panel they hope to attend. The good news? You can make an informed decision using Mashable’s handy guide to all the action. SEE ALSO: Start Those Schedules! Warner Bros. TV…

Pley works like Netflix for Lego lovers – CNET

Posted: Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Kids can play with hundreds of Lego sets for a fraction of the price thanks to Pley. Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET Any parent who has felt overwhelmed by constant Lego bricks underfoot (and everywhere else in the house) might find relief from both toy clutter and costs with a service called Pley. Pley was co-founded in 2013 by Ranan Lachman and Elina Furman, a mother of two, who realized…

A Lot of TV Shows Are Going to Comic-Con 2014: Here’s Your Guide – Mashable

Posted: Tuesday, July 08, 2014

With advancements in human cloning moving much slower than Orphan Black may be leading you to think, we regret to inform you that there’s absolutely no way TV fans heading to Comic-Con will be able to sit in on every panel they hope to attend. The good news? You can make an informed decision using Mashable’s handy guide to all the action. SEE ALSO: Start Those Schedules! Warner Bros. TV…

‘Star Wars’ cast gets two unknowns, takes break while Harrison Ford heals – CNN

Posted: Tuesday, July 08, 2014

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> The cast of “Star Wars: Episode VII” unites well-known “Star Wars” names with some up-and-coming actors. At least one cast member, Daisy Ridley, is so new she has just a few acting credits to her name. You can see her in the back right of this cast photo, wearing a necklace and talking…

Comic-Con Update: ‘Penny Dreadful’, … – Deadline.com

Posted: Tuesday, July 08, 2014

The cast of American Horror Story is finally coming to Comic-Con after three seasons on the air.  The FX show has skipped the fanboy confab in previous summers partly due to its production schedule, however, the Coven and Freak Show cast will be heading to San Diego including Emma Roberts, Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, new addition Michael Chiklis and exec producer Tim Minear.  The panel, which is scheduled…

Marvel reveals the future of Captain America’s Steve Rogers (Updated) – Entertainment Weekly

Posted: Tuesday, July 08, 2014

(Spoiler alert: This post contains details from Captain America #21.) On Monday, Marvel plans to announce who the new Captain America will be following the tragic events in Captain America #21. Over the weekend, Marvel posted the above photo to its official Tumblr with the caption,”Who will be Marvel comics’ NEW #CaptainAmerica? Learn more this Monday on Marvel.com! #4thOfJuly.” The question on every non-comic reader’s mind is probably: What happened to Steve Rogers, the current…