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Batman v Superman Batmobile To Be On Display At The Warner Bros. Studio Tour In Hollywood, California

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Warner Bros. recently announced that the new Batman v Superman Batmobile will be on display at their Studio Tour in Hollywood, California, and now they’ve revealed a video of the vehicle’s arrival for display. The Batmobile will be on display from September 4 until the end of the year.

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, and Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from Man of Steel, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film. Jason Momoa will also be making an appearance as Aquaman.

Directed by Zack Snyder, written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer, the film is produced by Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Wesley Coller, David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set to open worldwide on March 25, 2016.

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Super Hero Slot Machine Games

Superheroes are one of the most commonly used inspirations by casino software companies and these are the top slot machine games with a superhero theme.

Comics, movies and TV shows are not the only entertainment channels that use superheroes as their main protagonists. Turns out, the casino industry is pretty much obsessed with our favorite characters as well. The popularity of fan favourite superheroes such as Superman, Iron Man and Spiderman was enough for casino game developers to get down to business and come up with fantastic superhero themed slot machines. Here are the top superhero slots that come with cool features, amazing graphic effects and authentic sounds.

Iron Man 3

We all know Iron Man, one of Marvel’s most notable characters who became a superhero thanks to his money. It may confuse you that the name of the slot is followed by the number three, but that just means that there are two other Iron Man games with similar, yet different, features. Iron Man 3 is a product by Playtech, a popular casino game developer that stands behind all other Marvel themed slot machines. This game is graphically perfect; it offers cool animations, breathtaking effects and realistic atmosphere. The reels include Iron Man in his most recognizable variant as well as two other suits of armor. Additionally, get ready to fight the Mandarin, choose from three different bonus games and possibly hit the random Marvel progressive jackpot. More about progressive jackpots can be found at XPlaytechCasinos.com and at this new site.

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Superman! That’s right; this American hero created by DC Comics has a whole slot machine dedicated only to him. The provider that got the rights to develop this game is Cryptologic, a popular game supplier that also launched a Wonder Woman themed slot game. Unlike the first game on the list that mostly resembles the Iron Man movie, Superman is cartoon like. When people start this slot they see three recognizable characters – Superman, his nemesis Lex Luthor and his love Lois Lane. Additionally, the game is ornamented with Clark Kent’s black rimmed glasses, a telephone booth where he changes into his Superman suit, Kryptonite and several other things closely related to the Krypton’s lost son. Among the many interesting features and effects, possibly the most attractive one is the Save the World bonus game where you get to choose from three doors and win a prize in accordance with what’s behind the door you’ve chosen.

Hellboy

Welcome to Hell. You host today will be Hellboy and if you join him you might leave the Underworld with the top payout of 25,000 coins! Hellboy is yet another comic book hero that can boast with a slot machine inspired by him. This game is powered by Microgaming, a leading casino provider that offers both online and mobile gaming solutions. Hellboy is very much comic book like and has two bonus features. Besides the Underworld Bonus that can get you the main prize of the game, you can also trigger free spins and win juicy cash amounts. The reels of this game, besides Hellboy himself, include other popular characters in Hellboy’s world such as Liz Sherman, Professor Trevor Bruttenholm and Johan Krause.

Batman and The Dark Knight Rises

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Not surprisingly, there are more than one Batman themed slot machines. The ones that earned a place on our list are Cryptologic’s Batman and Microgaming’s The Dark Knight Rises. The first game is comic book like and includes Batman, his Batmobile, The Joker, bats and several other symbols commonly found in DC’s Batman comics. The Dark Knight Rises, on the other hand, was inspired by the movie with the same title and features Christian Bale as Batman, Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon and several other characters such as Bane and Catwoman. The first slot gives old-school feeling, whereas the latter will amaze you with its fantastic graphic effects.

X-Men

The last game on our top superhero slot machine games features not one, but five superheroes as well as five villains. Playtech, the provider that developed games like The Incredible Hulk, Thor and Blade, has also dedicated a game to the mutants known as the X-Men. Besides the great graphics and symbols that turn to life whenever they are part of a winning combination, what makes this game so special is the fact that every single symbol is related to the theme. The recognisable faces that land on the screen include Professor X, Wolverine, Cyclops, Storm and Beast.

So, those were the slot machines that seemed the most interesting to us. They were chosen because they all come with thrilling bonus features that give you the hopes of winning massive prizes as well as thanks to their impeccable graphics. Therefore, we strongly recommend you to try them either in real money mode or simply for fun in free play mode.

Finally, we would like to know which your favorite super hero themed slot machine is and is there a game you would add to this list?

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Funko Pop! Movies: Iron Giant

It came from outer space! The Funko Pop! Movies: Iron Giant comes holding a junkyard car with his pal. Hogarth Hughes, in the driver’s seat, just like from the film! Everyone needs their own giant robot and you can pick up yours in October!

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Star Wars Force Friday Event Guide

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This Friday, there will indeed be an awakening…for Star Wars collectors everywhere.

September 4,2015 A.K.A. Force Friday — the highly-anticipated midnight release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys, collectibles, gadgets, and more — is almost here. It will be the world’s first chance to own official product celebrating the next installment of the Star Wars saga, and several retailers have, to quote Admiral Piett, “something special planned.” Check out the special event guide below and may the Force (Friday) be with you!

Amazon

Amazon.com is celebrating Force Friday by offering customers access to a variety of new Star Wars products, as well as deals on select Star Wars items. Customers can visit Amazon’s Star Wars Store to find a wide selection of new toys and games, including Amazon exclusives, deals, and much more.

Amazon will also be hosting a giveaway of the Star Wars Legendary Jedi Master Yoda, Collector Box Edition on Facebook. For more details, visit https://www.facebook.com/AmazonToysandGames!

Disney Store

Disney Store: Disney Store locations in New York City in Times Square, Chicago on Michigan Avenue, and San Francisco on Stockton Street will participate in Force Friday midnight madness! Doors will open at 12:01 a.m. local time on September 4, giving fans the first opportunity to see and purchase toys, collectibles, books, apparel, and more from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In addition, the first 1,000 guests will receive a free Star Wars: The Force Awakens D23 commemorative fan poster.

On Thursday, September 3, the Disney Store on North Michigan Avenue in Chicago will play host to one of 14 live toy unboxing events happening around the world to reveal new toys. Starting at 8:30 a.m. CT, HobbyKidsTV, a family-friendly YouTube channel part of the Maker Studios network, will be broadcasting live from inside the Store, unveiling new products from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, available exclusively at Disney Store and DisneyStore.com.

In all Disney Store locations throughout North America, doors will open for business on Force Friday with Star Wars-themed opening ceremonies, offering a galactic twist on the traditional “Unlocking Imagination” ritual. Other activities taking place at Disney Store locations (excluding Disney Store Outlets) on Force Friday include:

– A free commemorative Star Wars: The Force Awakens pin for the first 100 guests who make a purchase on Force Friday
– Numerous Star Wars events taking place, including: ◦R2-D2 craft activity
– Ways of the Force
– Star Wars Story Time
– Art of Drawing: R2-D2
– Free Topps vintage trading card giveaway upon completion of an in-store event and while supplies last

On DisneyStore.com, fans can enjoy special Limited Edition product, as well as free shipping on all Star Wars items from September 4 – 6.

Additional details about Disney Store’s activities surrounding Force Friday are available at www.DisneyStore.com/ForceFriday!

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Disney Parks: At the World of Disney store in Disneyland Resort’s Downtown Disney District and Once Upon a Toy in Walt Disney World Resort’s Downtown Disney Marketplace, fans can join a event starting at midnight! Attendees will have first access to Star Wars: The Force Awakens products and parks-exclusive merchandise, including a Force Friday logo messenger bag.

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Target: A total of 207 Target stores will open at midnight on September 4, with all the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens items available and more. Visit Target.com/starwars to locate a store near you. But that’s not all.

In honor of Force Friday, Target has also launched Share the Force: an interactive experience that allows you to join fans around the world and share your Star Wars memories. Visit sharetheforce.target.com to add your memories today, and stop by select Target shops for Share the Force Saturday on September 5. There will be photo ops, giveaways, and much more!

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Toys”R”Us: Toys”R”Us stores and ToysRUs.com have launched “Destination: Star Wars“ — a huge celebration and source for all things Star Wars on Force Friday! All Toys”R”Us stores will open at midnight, with special giveaways including a limited edition LEGO Star Wars Commemorative Brick and an exclusive Star Wars poster, while supplies last.

At Toys”R”Us Times Square in New York City, fans can join a Star Wars party that will rival any Ewok bash. Festivities begin on Thursday, September 3, when the store hosts Star Wars activities throughout the day, beginning at 9 a.m., including:

– A book signing and meet and greet with Steve Sansweet, chief executive officer and president of Rancho Obi-Wan, Inc., storied Star Wars author and former head of Fan Relations and director of content management at Lucasfilm Ltd.
– An art class and meet and greet with fan-favorite Star Wars and science fiction artist, Jeff Carlisle
– Star Wars product demonstrations and activations throughout the store, including Star Wars-themed 3D action figure creation with 3D Plus Me, video gaming on Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars kiosks and experiencing intergalactic sound on Star Wars-themed headphones powered by SMS Audio
– A LEGO Star Wars make and take for rebels looking to build their toy empire brick by brick
– A Lightsaber Academy with members of New York Jedi, a community of cosplayers, martial artists, and teachers who share practical stage combat techniques oriented toward lightsabers
– Photo opportunities with costumed characters, including Furbacca, a character versioned after the Hasbro toy that makes Wookiee sounds like Chewbacca
– Ice cream flavors inspired by the Star Wars saga from Scoops“R”Us, the flagship store’s in-house ice cream shop located on the Lower Level
– Star Wars-themed cookie decorating at a “Wookiee” Cookie Party on Level 1
– Special giveaways for the first fans in line, including a Collector’s Edition LEGO Star Wars Commemorative Brick, an exclusive, limited edition Star Wars poster, and a Star Wars Character Flashlight from JAKKS Pacific
– Star Wars trivia, a costume contest, and a galaxy of excitement and prizes, while supplies last
– A panel discussion with Steve Sansweet and Jeff Carlisle for select lucky fans, which will also be livestreamed via Periscope @Toysrus on Twitter
– The ultimate unveiling of the official Toys“R”Us Times Square Star Wars feature shop at 12:01 a.m. on Force Friday, September 4

Walmart

Walmart: Participating Walmart stores will also be opening their doors at midnight on September 4. New products from Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be available, along with some bargains that even Jabba would love:

– Walmart will be the only place to find Topps’ Galactic Connexions, a trading disc game featuring the Star Wars characters
– Customers that visit Walmart stores on September 4 will receive a free two-pack of Galactic Connexions discs, including a rare blue star field disc that will only be available in packs given away on Force Friday
– Available exclusively at Walmart: Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars Kanan Jarrus Figure
– Customers that preorder Star Wars Battlefront in Walmart stores will receive a $5 credit to use on Vudu

To find Force Friday events happening in your neighborhood, visit walmart.com/starwars!

Remember, bounty hunters: The Star Wars YouTube channel is hosting a worldwide Star Wars: The Force Awakens product unboxing live stream, which kicks off in Sydney, Australia, at 7:45 a.m. local time on Thursday, September 3 (2:45 p.m. PT / 5:45 p.m. ET on Wednesday, September 2), with the grand finale at Lucasfilm in San Francisco (8 a.m. PT / 11 a.m. ET) on Thursday, September 3! Tune in and happy hunting.

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The BB-8 App-Enabled Droid By Sphero

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This is the Droid you’re looking for. Meet BB-8 the app-enabled Droid that’s as authentic as it is advanced. BB-8 has something unlike any other robot – an adaptive personality that changes as you play. Based on your interactions, BB-8 will show a range of expressions and even perk up when you give voice commands. Set it to patrol and watch your Droid explore autonomously, make up your own adventure and guide BB-8 yourself, or create and view holographic recordings.

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Sphero’s BB-8 is controllable with a Star Wars-themed smartphone app and the help of a Wi-Fi signal. It responds to simple directional inputs as well as pre-set commands. The company took care to breathe life into the toy, having it emit the chirps and squeaks that make Star Wars‘ droids feel somehow alive. It comes with a recharging dock and gets about an hour of play time on a three hour charge. BB-8’s software is updatable via the app, meaning the company can add new features over time.

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BB-8 is available for $150 via Sphero’s approved retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, and Disney stores.

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MONDO To Release The Graduate Poster By Tomer Hanuka On September 3, 2015

Tomorrow September 3, 2015, MONDO will release The Graduate print by Tomer Hanuka, their first time taking on this 1967 classic. Both versions will go on sale tomorrow at a random time. Be sure to follow MONDO on Twitter for the on sale announcement!

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The Graduate by Tomer Hanuka. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 250. $45

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The Graduate (Variant) by Tomer Hanuka. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 150. $65 

 

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Author & Illustrator Ralph Cosentino Launches A New Monster Picture Book Series Thru Kickstarter

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Author & illustrator Ralph Cosentino has launched a new monster picture book series thru Kickstarter! Ralph is known for his best selling super-hero books introducing the origins of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman as well as his indie produced toys, desktop games, and hilarious Fun-Boy Uranus chocolate bars. Ralph’s new book imprint, “Cruikshank & Wallace” will publish high quality books made in the U.S. starting with, “I am the Frankenstein Monster” and followed by “I am the Werewolf” and “I am Dracula” titles.

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Visit the Kickstarter campaign HERE.

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Grey Matter Art To Release Iron Man Print By Gabz On September 2, 2015

Grey Matter Art, under license from Marvel Studios is proud to present a New Officially Licensed, Limited Edition Screen Print for the Classic Super-Hero Action Film, “Iron Man.” This is the second poster Grey Matter Art has produced for “Iron Man” and has chosen to work with the very talented artist, Grzegorz Domaradzki (Gabz). There are 3 separate editions for this poster, a Regular & Variant Edition, as well as a Gold Foil Edition. The subtle use of gold foil is used very selectively and really lends itself well to this poster. Below are details regarding the poster and release date.

Here is what the artist had to say about the project:

“When growing up I was a huge comic book fan, reading everything comics related I could get my hands on (which, in Eastern Europe wasn’t as easy as one might think). I used to copy my favourite artists and draw my own stories. Back in the day working for comic giant such as Marvel seemed like an impossible dream, so as soon as I heard the GMA guys are getting the license for Marvel films, I had a number of titles I wanted to tackle. I was thrilled and excited to work on Jon Favreau’s: Iron Man, by far my favorite and best Marvel film (next to The Guardians of the Galaxy). I enjoy it greatly every time I see it. I wanted the composition to reflect the conflict between good and evil by dividing the canvas into two parts. Since I was always drawn towards villains in those type of movies I decided to build the composition around Obadiah’s sinister headshot (one cannot really dislike The Dude). It wouldn’t be a complete Iron Man poster without Tony Stark, Pepper Potts and Iron Man’s classic pose. I hope the fans of the movie will appreciate it. I know for sure I had a blast doing it and I’m very happy with cleverly used foil this time around.”

This poster will be released on Wednesday, September 2nd on the Grey Matter Art website shop page at a random time between 1:00-2:00 PM (EST) at www.greymatterart.com

Follow Grey Matter Art on Twitter to get a jump on the drop.

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Regular Edition: 225/$50.00

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Variant Edition: 175/$70.00

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Gold Foil Variant Edition: 125/$100.00

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The Force Awakens Around the World: Star Wars Fans Invited To Join Epic Global Event On YouTube

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens products are set to be unveiled in the world’s first-ever global live toy unboxing event. Unfolding over 18 hours in 15 cities and 12 countries, the event will see highlights from the range of epic merchandise revealed in a rolling New Year’s Eve style celebration featuring top digital stars from the Maker Studios network.

“Star Wars toys have always played an important role in how our fans interact with the Saga,” says Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. “They’ve inspired multiple generations to relive the experience of the movies and to create new adventures all their own. These spectacular Star Wars: The Force Awakens products will continue that tradition.”

Kicking off in Sydney, Australia on the morning of September 3, and continuing through Asia,  Europe, Canada, and North & South America, selections from the new toy line will debut to global fanfare leading up to retailers around the globe opening their doors at midnight.

“Over the course of 18 hours, some of Maker Studios’ biggest stars will each be unboxing a new toy from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens product line in a different city around the world and sharing the experience live on YouTube.” said Leslie Ferraro, President, Disney Consumer Products. “We’ve seen tremendous excitement for these new products and can’t wait to see the global reaction from the Star Wars fan community.”

The Star Wars YouTube channel will host the live stream, which kicks off with the first unboxing in Sydney, Australia at 7:45 a.m. local time on Thursday, Sept. 3 (5:45 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 2), with the grand finale at Lucasfilm in San Francisco at 8 a.m. PDT  (11 a.m. EDT) on Thursday, Sept. 3. Each of the 15 locations will reveal a new product inspired by Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

These “unboxing” videos will feature online personalities sharing the excitement of opening the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys. Unboxing videos overall have captivated millions of Internet viewers and continue to grow in popularity. Eighteen of the top 100 most viewed YouTube Channels worldwide are dedicated to toys and toy unboxings. These 18 channels accounted for 8.1 billion views in Q1 2015.

“We’re excited to be part of this first-of-its-kind initiative,” said Chris M. Williams, Chief Audience Officer, Maker Studios. “The unboxing world continues to expand rapidly as audiences around the world connect with digital creators who share their passions. This shared fandom helps attract billions of monthly views and consistently puts the genre at the top of the YouTube charts.”

The global unboxing event will incorporate traditional toy unboxers such as the popular EvanTubeHD, channels featuring families such as Bratayley, lifehack specialists such as ExpCaseros, gamers such as AlexBy11 and Star Wars fans from around the world, including Chris Pirillo, bringing with them a broad audience and appeal. The global line-up includes:

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The full schedule also is available at www.StarWars.com.

Several countries will join the live stream from YouTube Spaces (Berlin, Tokyo, London), with Star Wars commentators Anthony Carboni and Andi Gutierrez hosting the event from the YouTube Space, Los Angeles.

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Fans can tune in to watch live unboxings at home or on mobile devices, and also enjoy the latest trailers on the upcoming movie, commentary from special guests, fun product videos and demos, and footage from recent Star Wars events.

The global celebration culminates at midnight local time, when many retailers around the world will open their doors to fans to purchase Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys, collectibles, books, apparel and more. Visit starwars.com for more details on participating locations. Additionally, select Disney Store locations around the world will take part.  More details are available at www.DisneyStore.com/ForceFriday.

Fans are encouraged to document their experiences around the event on social media using the hashtag #ForceFriday.

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Target Launches “Share the Force” Campaign

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In anticipation of “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens,” Target has announced the launch of “Share the Force”, the first digital collection of Star Wars memories.  The collection, which will include celebrity fans Minka Kelly, Chris Hardwick and Bobby Moynihan, will go on to be archived at Lucasfilm – becoming an everlasting example of how we’re all connected by the force.  Until now, no one has attempted to collect and capture memories from the 147 million Star Wars fans throughout the world, and Target is introducing a unique program to unite these generations of fans in a way that only Target can do.

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The “Share the Force” website offers an interactive and shareable way for fans to find their place in the Star Wars galaxy by including their personal memories, resulting in a collection that will span generations, cultures and continents.  Starting today, fans can submit their memories (either photo or story) at ShareTheForce.Target.com to transform their memory with a Star Wars hologram treatment and receive their own galactic coordinates pointing to their permanent place in the galaxy.

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Take a tour of the “Share the Force” experience:

Check out Target’s “Share the Force” online campaign spot here:

Stay tuned for additional details regarding “Force Friday” on September 4, 2015,  when new exclusive merchandise for the release of “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” will hit stores nationwide.  Target will join in the product launch excitement with a series of midnight openings across 207 stores to allow fans to experience the new products as they hit shelves.

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