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So… cosplayers, right? There are thousands of them out there out there all dressed up in their fanciest, and often elaborate, costumes showing off their love and support of pop cultures biggest (and oftentimes most obscure) icons. Sadly, playing dress up is beyond the capability of most fan boys and girls who’s sewing and craft skills are limited to folded paper pirate hats and projects that only require some well placed duct tape. For the lazy, the cheap, and the not so clothing craft inclined, there is a company that is offering stylistic jackets to help you feel/look like a hero without all the hassle. (more…)

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It’s time once again for our favorite Mystery Box. We’ve been a fan of the Geek Fuel box for some time now and for April they certainly haven’t disappointed. Geek Fuel generally has a theme of some sort to each box and for April they combined a couple. This means that fans of a few different nerd nations will be pretty pleased with this box. Whether you are a hardcore Marvel fan, a Star Wars geek, or a Timelord in training April’s mystery box is jam packed with items to enjoy.

Geek Fuel, like the rest of us, is of course anticipating the upcoming release of Captain America: Civil War. In honor of that release they have included a pretty darn spiffy T-shirt. There is always a shirt included with each mystery box, but this one is a pretty cool throwback. The shirt has Cap and Iron Man duking it out Rock em Sock em Robot style. If anyone out there doesn’t remember the great joy of Rock em Sock em, please dig through your parents attic and find the robot set – it’s there! We received the tan shirt in a very comfy XL, but there is also a light purple shirt that some subscribers received. (more…)

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On select nights from September 18th through November 1st, 2015 something spooky happens at Universal Studios theme parks. No, we’re not talking about long lines at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Universal turns into a scream park, known for the last 20 years as Halloween Horror Nights – with haunted houses, horrifying mutants, monsters and maniacs abound.

Now a new and familiar terror has been added to the horror nights lineup, in The Exorcist. (more…)

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The Ghostbusters movie isn’t the only thing getting a reboot this summer. Starting May 30th, Hi-C Ecto Cooler, the fan favorite drink inspired by 1987’s Real Ghostbusters cartoon will be back on supermarket shelves! Ecto Cooler was discontinued in 2001, but back in November the Coca-Cola company refiled the trademark. And to certify Ecto’s re-entrance into our world, an official tweet was produced. (more…)

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Back in August 2015 at the D23 Expo, it was revealed that two Disney parks would be given a massive expansion that will take visitors to a galaxy far, far away. Yes, “Star Wars Land” as it was called at the time, was announced and people lost their minds. The idea behind it was to immerse Star Wars fans, young and old in the universe with Luke, Leia and Han. This is where it was given the name “The Star Wars Experience.” Original images revealed beautiful and detailed concept art of space stations and dingy cantinas, populated with the likes of Admiral Akbar and C-3PO & R2-D2. Now there have been new renderings of the park’s layout and it is worth getting excited over! (more…)

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In 2015, Zach Neil and Brian Link opened a bar in New York based on the filmography of Will Ferrell. From day one, ‘Stay Classy New York‘ was a quirky place that, many may assume, would come to depend on its Tuesday free pizza parties and Sunday boozy brunches to keep a continuous crowd coming in after the novetly wore off. But the Friday night Anchorman parties and the Smelly Pirate Hooker cocktail have proved quite consistently popular. (more…)

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It is always incredible when the people in this world that have money and power use their influence for the power of good (insert obligatory lightside joke here!) At this moment in time there is no-one who has as much influence as the cast of Star Wars, a film that made $1 billion in 12 days (whether you enjoyed the film or not) definitely has some kind of swing over people! The cast and crew have been using the power of Star Wars to encourage people to transform the world around them with the Force for Change charity. Two very familiar faces (well, one face and one interface) got back together to talk about how people can make a change.  (more…)

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Jareth: You remind me of the babe.
Goblin: What babe?
Jareth: The babe with the power.
Goblin: What power?
Jareth: The power of voodoo.
Goblin: Who do?
Jareth: You do.
Goblin: Do what?
Jareth: Remind me of the babe…

This summer, prepare your life for hours of entertainment with your friends around the kitchen table. River Horse Studios announced this summer it will release Labyrinth The Board Game in partnership with The Jim Henson Company. Lavish details and solid rules from experienced game designers goes into this unique board game. Within the confines of each packaged game players will find: (more…)

 

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Over the last 5  years there’s been a resurgence in popular 80’s and 90’s cartoons or TV shows,  some of which have been revived and brought back for our viewing pleasure. Of course we’ve got a Full House revival, a miniseries continuation of The X-Files, new Twin Peaks next year, new Powerpuff Girls, and that’s just a tip of the nostalgia iceberg. This month the Animaniacs was made available for streaming on Netflix, but for all lovers of our Zanny trio: Yakko, Wakko & Dot; the fun doesn’t stop at just watching the show. Warner Bros. is rewarding the love with some live-action song stylings. Check out more after the jump.

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