DC Collectibles Batman & Superman Wood Figures

DC Collectibles presents Superman and Batman in a unique wood format. These limited edition figures allow you to mix, match, and swap arms, legs and heads with other figures. Each figure comes with three interchangable heads like Battle-worn Batman and Heat Vision Superman. Both are carved from eco-friendly wood and measure approximately 4 inches tall.

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You can purchase these whimsical heroic wooden figs HERE for $15.95.

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Dark Hall Mansion To Release A Boy Named Charlie Brown Print By Tom Whalen On March 12, 2015

Dark Hall Mansion is honored to finally share their first ever officially licensed print release for the 1969 full-length theatrical Peanuts film, “A Boy Named Charlie Brown.” And how exciting is it to have invited artist, Tom Whalen, helming this Charles M. Schulz masterpiece!

Dark Hall Mansion, under license from Peanuts Worldwide, will release Tom Whalen’s beautiful take on the original Peanuts theatrical film that incorporated so much of Charles M. Schulz’s legendary strip work, and which, for the first time ever, brought his beloved Peanuts gang to movie theaters everywhere for all to enjoy on the big screen.

DHM’s officially licensed Tom Whalen “A Boy Named Charlie Brown” editions will be available in Standard, Variant, and extremely select Wood editions of just 10 pieces, based on Standard and Variant colorways. All “A Boy Named Charlie Brown” editions measure 18″ x 24,” are strictly numbered and screen printed, and go on sale on March 12, 2015 on Dark Hall Mansion’s dedicated store page HERE.

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A Boy Named Charlie Brown Standard, screen print edition of 280 $65

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A Boy Named Charlie Brown Variant, screen print edition of 50 $100

Plus there will also be A Boy Named Charlie Brown” Wood screen print edition of 10 $250 (based on Standard edition colorway) and A Boy Named Charlie Brown Wood, screen print edition of 10 $250 (based on Variant edition colorway)

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Cut It Out The Silhouette Art of Jordan Monsell To Open At Hero Complex Gallery On March 20, 2014

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Please join Hero Complex Gallery in welcoming artist, Jordan Monsell, in his silhouette solo debut, where we will be displaying several hundred of his renditions of today’s favorite pop culture characters!

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There will be a little bit of everything in this show, from singles to sets, and characters from comics, sci-fi, animation, video games, horror, cult films and much much more.

The opening reception is on March 20, 2015 from 7-10pm, and the show runs just two weekends.

There will be an astonishing 300+ silhouettes available! Even better, you can take the art home that night!

To kick things off HCG is offering a great contest!

Tell Hero Complex Gallery the silhouette you most want to see at the show. You can comment on facebook, tweet Hero Complex, or tag Hero Complex on Instagram, but you must include a picture of your idea as well as the hashtag #HCGJordanMonsellContest in order to be considered. There is no limit to how many times you can enter. The more ideas you have, the more chances you have to win! Jordan will choose his three favorite ideas and the winners will be revealed on opening night with their name prominently displayed along with the silhouette they get to take home for free! The only way to claim your prize is to be there in person or send someone on your behalf!

The contest runs until midnight PST on Wednesday March 18, 2015. If Jordan chooses an idea submitted by more than one person, HCG will randomly select a winner from a list of the people who suggested it.

Also every person who buys a silhouette on opening night, Friday March 20th, or online Saturday March 21st will be automatically entered into a drawing for a free silhouette of their choosing! 4 winners will be randomly selected by HCG and contacted before close of the show with details on how to claim their prize.

Finally, here is an exclusive reveal of one of the pieces from the show…your favorite bounty hunter Boba Fett!

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Theaters Are Planning The Ultimate Marvel Marathon In April

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AMC Theaters, Regal Entertainment Group, Cinemark, Megaplex, Harkins and National Amusements theaters are planning “The Ultimate Marvel Marathon” featuring every single Marvel Studios film. Spanning over 27 hours, the event will begin on April 29 with Iron Man and conclude April 30 with Avengers: Age of Ultron. The schedule for AMC theaters will go as follows:

6:00 pm Iron Man
8:25 pm The Incredible Hulk
10:35 pm Iron Man 2
1:00 am Thor
3:10 am Captain America: The First Avenger
5:30 am The Avengers
8:48 am Iron Man 3
11:15 am Thor: The Dark World
1:45 pm Captain America: The Winter Soldier
4:20 pm Guardians of The Galaxy
7:00 pm Avengers: Age of Ultron (RealD 3D)

So if you are ready to watch 11 movies, sit for 29 hours and are willing to pay $65 then this butt numbing Marvel Movie event is for you!

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Meet The Churro Dog

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Weighing in at 1,117 calories (but who’s counting) meet The Churro Dog, the newest taste treat to be served at Chase Field home of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Churro Dog starts out with a Long John chocolate-glazed donut sliced lengthwise. Nestled inside is a warm cinnamon sugar churro which is topped with frozen yogurt and then drizzled with both caramel and chocolate sauces.

This decadent desert only costs $8, a bargain compared to the Diamondback’s last foray into extreme concession stand food, the D-Bat Dog: an 18-inch corndog stuffed with jalapenos and cheese, wrapped in bacon, and served with a side of fries that clocked in at $25.

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Unassuming Doors That Hide Exciting Mysteries

Club 33

Club 33 is a private club located in the heart of the New Orleans Square section of Disneyland. Officially maintained as a secret feature of the theme park, the entrance of the club is located next to the Blue Bayou Restaurant at “33 Royal Street” with the entrance recognizable by an ornate address plate with the number 33 engraved on it.

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Club 33 members and their guests have exclusive access to the club, which is not open to the public. In addition to beer and wine, Club 33 has a full bar, although patrons must order directly from their server rather than the service bar. Club 33 is the only location within Disneyland to offer alcoholic beverages. Members are entitled to complimentary valet parking at the Grand Californian Hotel and access to the Lilly Belle, the presidential car on the Disneyland Railroad. Club 33 members receive up to six Immediate Fastpasses when they insert their Club 33 membership card into any of the Fastpass kiosks and bypass the stand-by queue. Members are permitted to join the skipper in the wheelhouse of the Mark Twain and the engineers in the engine compartment of the steam trains.

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An individual membership costs $25,000 for an initiation fee and $10,000 a year in dues. For corporations, it’s $40,000 at the start and then $10,000 dues.

Safe House

In the intelligence trade, a safe house is a secret refuge for spies engaging in covert operations.

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Safe House in Milwaukee is a popular spy-themed restaurant that since 1966 has provided crafty concoctions and incredible edibles to hungry agents on R & R.

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Located at 779 N. Front Street in Milwaukee, Wisconsin behind International Exports Ltd.

To get in Go to the website, http://www.safe-house.com and click on the Top Secret Clearance Agreement to promise you won’t disclose the location, then contact Control to make a reservation).

National Typewriter Company

Located at 1221 Olympic Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404 this building houses JJ Abrams’s production company, Bad Robot, is a literal, physical reflection of his sensibility. The big sign on the outside doesn’t say Bad Robot but instead National Typewriter Co., and that’s not because the building used to house such a business. It’s because Abrams likes typewriters and misdirection. Near the doorbell, which is a glowing green light, a smaller sign asks, “Are you ready?”

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Abrams’s personal suite of offices is on the second floor and to get to his bathroom, you have to walk up to a wall of bookshelves beside his desk and tug on a copy of “Louis Tannen’s Catalog of Magic” (named for the same Manhattan magic shop, still around today, where he got his childhood mystery box). Abracadabra: the wall opens. The toilet is revealed.

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The entire building belongs to Bad Robot, which spreads out over three stories of glass walls, floating staircases, common areas and movie-related mementos: posters, masks, dolls, board games. There are editing bays, a state-of-the-art recording studio, a workshop where props are made and a screening room that doubles as a makeshift set on which certain limited effects and scenes can be shot.

Prohibition Bar in Atlanta

Prohibition was designed to look like an old fashioned underground speakeasy. The Atlanta bar is located in Andrews Square Buckhead at 56 East Andrews Drive (inside the basement of Stout.)

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Prohibition was designed to look like an old fashioned underground speakeasy. The Atlanta bar is located in Andrews Square Buckhead at 56 East Andrews Drive (inside the basement of Stout.)

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Now how do you get in? In the back of the lower courtyard is a door to what appears to be a defunct antique shop. Beside the door is a large red phone booth. You simply enter the booth, dial the number on the old fashioned rotary dial phone and a secret door in the back wall of the phone booth opens up allowing you entrance.

How do you get the number? To get the secret access code of the day your best bet is to wine and/or dine at Cellar 56 upstairs (a great tapas restaurant and wine bar that’s operated by Prohibition’s owners), be very kind to your bartender and/or server, and if you’re well-dressed, well-behaved and lucky, someone will give it to you.

The International Museum and Library of the Conjuring Arts 

The secrets contained within the International Museum and Library of the Conjuring Arts merit that the 40,000-square-foot warehouse just off the Las Vegas Strip is closed to the general public.

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On the museum’s first floor is the Hall of Masters, a space lined with costumes, props, posters, and photographs arranged by magician. Beginning downstairs with Cardini (linking rings, card tricks, monocle), the hall continues on the second floor with Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin (mystery clocks and automatons), Harry Houdini (metamorphosis trunk, iron maiden, water-torture cell, straitjacket), and others.

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David Copperfield, who owns the museum, uses the warehouse to practice new magic tricks and archive his own history as an illusionist. Charred crash-test dummies from early “Tornado of Fire” rehearsals and racks of costumes are on hand, as are props from his favorite movies, including a 10-foot-tall statue of Zeus from Citizen Kane.

The intention of the 80,000-item museum is to educate future generations of magicians and illusionists. Magic scholars and people researching for books and motion pictures can visit Copperfield’s museum by request. (Hugh Jackman did his research for The Prestige at the facility.) He invites all other interested parties to send a note backstage during one of his regularly scheduled performances at MGM Grand’s Hollywood Theatre.

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LEGO Speed Champions

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Beginning from March 2015, builders of all ages, with fuel in their veins, can now create the speeding-bullet cars at home. The LEGO Group has now announced its partnership with the three automobile manufacturers Ferrari, McLaren and Porsche resulting in a new, high-speed product line for building the most favorite cars from LEGO bricks: the LEGO Speed Champions.

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An adrenaline kick and the thrill of speed are included.

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Seven different LEGO sets will be available from spring 2015, ensuring lots of racing action and squealing tyres in the children’s room. A large red Ferrari truck drives up – together with the Ferrari F14 T Racing car. What’s more, a McLaren Mercedes pit stop set will also be available, featuring the McLaren Mercedes MP4-29 as well as the home stretch with lights function and two Porsche cars – the 911 RSR and 911 GT3 R Hybrid. Also four sets of stand-alone vehicles wait to hit the track. Whether it is a racing car or road car – the new brick built car models will get the hearts of five- to eleven-year old as well as grown up engine fans beating faster.

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In addition to typical LEGO building fun, the LEGO Speed Champions series of vehicles is particularly amazing thanks to its many authentic details: the LEGO minifigures are wearing racing car overalls, there is a winner’s cup, flags and detailed tools.

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Get Your First Look At The 2015 Comic Con Souvenir Book With Cover Art By Michael Cho

Comic-Con International revealed the art for this year’s Souvenir Book at a special event co-sponsored with the CBLDF. The event, part of Will Eisner Week, was held at the Society of Illustrators in New York City on Wednesday, March 4. The CCI/CBLDF event was part of an ongoing series of education programs offered by the two organizations.

This year’s book features an incredible cover by illustrator Michael Cho (whose book, Shoplifter, was one of the best reviewed graphic novels of 2014), celebrating the legacy of Will Eisner’s The Spirit. Eisner’s character debuted in 1940 as a Sunday newspaper supplement and in its heyday reached over 5 million readers each week. Eisner ended the strip in 1952, but it went on to have an amazing afterlife in both reprints and new stories, starting in the 1960s and continuing through today. It’s a testament to Eisner’s work that The Spirit has stood the test of time and continues to entertain and inspire fans, readers, comic creators, and filmmakers. Eisner’s vivid and cinematic storytelling, rich with characterization, wit, and just plain great drawing, is as enjoyable today as when it was first published.

In addition to cover artist Michael Cho, the event featured artists John Cassaday (Star Wars), Paul Pope (Battling Boy), and editor Charles Kochman (Abrams ComicArts, editor of the upcoming book, Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel by Paul Levitz), in conversation with CBLDF executive director Charles Brownstein (whose book Eisner/Miller featured a long interview between Will and Frank Miller). The panelists discussed Eisner’s ongoing influence and inspiration for creators and why he is considered one of the masters of comic art. Eisner would have been 98 years old on March 6. He died in 2005, creating new graphic novels up until the very end. Will Eisner Week is an annual celebration in March promoting graphic novel literacy, sequential art, free speech awareness, and the legacy of Will Eisner.

The Comic-Con International Souvenir Book is a full-color, keepsake trade paperback that is published each year and given free to all attendees at the event (while supplies last). Comic-Con International 2015 will be held July 9-12 at the San Diego Convention Center.

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The Peanuts Movie Debuts Four New Character Posters

20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios have debuted four new character posters for the upcoming The Peanuts Movie! Check out new designs featuring Linus, Lucy, Charlie Brown and Snoopy!

In the film, Snoopy, the world’s most lovable beagle – and flying ace – embarks upon his greatest mission as he takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis The Red Baron, while his best pal, Charlie Brown, begins his own epic quest. The Peanuts Movie comes from the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the Ice Age films.

The most popular and influential comic strip of all time, “Peanuts” was read every day by 355 million people in 75 countries. In addition to the famous strip, “Peanuts” holiday television specials such as “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” have won Emmy’s and continue to be among the highest rated prime time TV specials.

Featuring the voices of Noah Schnapp, Hadley Belle Miller, AJ Tecce, Noah Johnston, Venus Schultheis, Alexander Garfin, Francesca Capaldi, Mar Mar, Mariel Sheets, Rebecca Bloom, William Alexander Wunsch, Anastasia Bredikhina and Madisyn Shipman, The Peanuts Movie is directed by Steve Martino from a script by Craig Schulz, Bryan Schulz, and Cornelius Uliano. Look for it to hit the big screen on November 6, 2015.

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Bruce Willis to Make Broadway Debut In Adaptation of Stephen King’s Misery

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Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures is bringing an adaptation of Stephen King’s novel Misery to Broadway and has enlisted Bruce Willis to star.

Willis will make his Broadway debut opposite stage veteran Elizabeth Marvel (Other Desert Cities, House of Cards) in the play written by two-time Academy Award winner William Goldman (The Princess Bride, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid), who also wrote the screenplay for the 1990 Rob Reiner film that starred Kathy Bates in her Oscar-winning turn as Annie Wilkes.

Willis will play the housebound romance novelist Paul Sheldon, who becomes a prisoner of his unhinged “Number One Fan” Wilkes (Marvel) after she rescues him from a car accident and learns that he plans to kill off her favorite fictional character.

Will Frears (Omnium Gatherum) has signed on to direct the play, which is scheduled for a limited run in the fall at a theater to be announced.

Misery will be produced by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures’ Mark Kaufman and Castle Rock Entertainment’s Martin Shafer and Liz Glotzer. Raymond Wu also is producing.

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures has become an increasingly active producer in recent years. The division is currently behind the musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in London’s West End, with Sam Mendes directing, scheduled to bow on Broadway during the 2016-17 season. The division also is co-producing the 2013 Olivier Award best play winner The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time on Broadway. Warners’ other recent Broadway credits include the Tony-winning original musical The Bridges of Madison County and the holiday hit Elf.

Willis was last on a New York stage when he understudied Ed Harris in the lead role of the 1983 off-Broadway production of Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love. Marvel’s last Broadway appearance was in the 2013 revival of Picnic.

Misery had its world premiere at Bucks County Playhouse in fall 2012.

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