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Hey, why isn’t Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin on Twitter?  Because he’s already killed all 140 characters, that’s why!  Ah-ha, that’s my favorite internet joke.  But seriously, Martin has never been shy about letting his opinions be known, and he recently took to his blog to wax poetic about his displeasure with the current crop of bad guys being portrayed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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The Iron Man property has been the bread and butter for Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles. A long line of Iron Man armors and characters have made their way to astonishingly detailed, high-end collectibles figures. With each entry in the on-going line being highly sought after, selling out, and often going for twice as much on auction and collector sites. Because there are enough people who are Tony Stark rich, Hot Toys has 2 new 1/6th scale figures coming to the Iron Man collectible family; with Iron Man 3′s Pepper Potts and Age of Ultron‘s Iron Man XLV Armor.   (more…)

‘Ant-Man’ Credits Scenes Explained

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Maybe you’ve seen Ant-Man by now and have lingering questions about exactly what goes down in the mid-credits and post-credits scenes.  Maybe you haven’t seen the film yet and would like some more knowledge to arm yourself with going in.  Maybe you’re like me and have seen the movie twice already and just think it’s really, really good (in my review of Ant-Man, I mentioned that these two scenes exist, but kept it spoiler-free).  Whatever the case, here’s some deeper info you might not know about the “secret” Ant-Man scenes – and it should go without saying here, but you’re entering MAJOR SPOILER TERRITORY, so consider yourself warned.

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Granted, there have been a lot of concerns about Ant-Man, from the sudden departure of Edgar Wright from the production mere weeks before it was supposed to begin, to the somewhat underwhelming response to the initial trailers. All signs pointed to Ant-Man fumbling Marvel Studios‘ string of recent successes, but there was hope and faith that Marvel could pull out a win, and the response so from those that have seen Ant-Man has been, for the most part, fairly positive. Amongst the fans of the new Marvel superhero is James Gunn, he who directed the studio’s last outside the box hit, Guardians of the Galaxy. So obviously he would know, right? More than that, Gunn was very enthusiastic about where Ant-Man will end up in the annals of Marvel movie lore. (more…)

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The color black is arguably the most famous color in cinematic history. Early on, the color was used to denote power, evil, and menace. Dracula, bandits, other baddies wore black. Then, rebels and outsiders like Johnny Cash and James Dean made the color black edgy and cool. The Terminator wore a black trench-coat, then a black leather jacket. Pretty soon, even good guys started wearing black. Batman, Zoro, even Chuck Norris rock the color black. Men In Black, Ninjas, Blade, The Punisher, the list goes on and on. So, what, if anything, could make Iron Man, a slick billionaire, in slick billion-dollar mecha-suit, even cooler? How about a super high-quality, limited edition, all black, stealth version of Tony Stark’s Mark VII, Iron Man suit, made by our friends over at Hot Toys? How about, sorry, son, I know that all the kids are getting new sneakers for the first day of school this year, but, daddy needs a new collectible, and you’re just going to outgrow them, anyway? Daddy’s Iron Man figure will last a lifetime, or, until mommy flips out and makes him sell it on eBay, so that we can afford your insulin this month. How about, let’s get to the review before mommy takes half of Stealth Mode Iron Man and half of my laptop?
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Just when you thought there was no more room in Captain America: Civil War for another instance of huge casting news, think again! Maybe. Yes, as if the entirety of the New Avengers isn’t enough, along with two villains, Ant-Man, a slew of supporting characters, and Robert Downey Jr., isn’t enough Civil War is also adding a touch of Hulk to the mix. At least that’s the word according to the Hulk himself, Mark Ruffalo. You may think that’s official, but here’s the thing: no one from Marvel has told him he’s in Civil War. So who’s Ruffalo’s source? None other than Iron Man himself, Robert Downey Jr. Confused? So is Ruffalo. Not that he isn’t down for joining the fray, or course. (more…)

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Disney has long been at the forefront of pushing boundaries when it comes to kids and their interaction with imaginative toys and experiences.  The Disney Infinity toy/game hybrid series has been doing extremely well these last few years, and of course, Disney’s theme parks themselves are essentially one big immersive experience.  Now, the company is ready to make another leap: Playmation, wearable smart technology that they hope will blur the lines of gaming and imaginative play all the more.

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Greetings, Nerd Bastards readers, Jake here from The Hall of Comics – where heroes shop. I’m a bag and boarded professional. My passion (and business) is to read, write about and sell comics. In an alliance forged in the stars, The Hall of Comics will be dropping by Nerd Bastards weekly, to bring you the latest word and the weeks best pulls in comics. So sit back, grab a snack, and check out what latest comic titles you should be reading. (more…)

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Secret Wars is coming! If you’ve been following the developments in Marvel Comics over the last couple of months, then you know that this latest big event miniseries is being billed as Marvel’s biggest and eventiest miniseries ever put to the printed page, and easily bigger than last summer’s event, whatever that was. (Seriously, what was it again?) Anyway, Marvel’s been teasing us the last couple of days about who’s going to make the cut when the Avengers are re-formed and re-united post-Secret Wars, and if the rumors are true, then the creative team had all the Marvel Universes to choose from. So who ended up making the cut? (more…)