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Link Ink: Figure of the Day Launches, Keanu in Talks for ‘Akira?’ and ‘Generator Rex’ Headed for Videogamery


Figure of the Day has launched, offering Groupon-like daily deals on action figures and toys. I may have to restrain myself… [Topless Robot]

Political Cartoons: The University of New Mexico’s The Daily Lobo apologized for running a satirical image of President Obama holding the severed head of Osama bin Laden in the fashion of The Lion King’s Rafiki holding newborn Simba after protests by offended students. [The Daily Cartoonist]

Movies: Is Keanu Reeves playing Kaneda in the live action English version of Akira? I’m not sure Warner Bros. would want that many fan headsplosions on their hands, but supposedly he’s talked to the studio about the movie in one context or another. [THR]

Video: Green Lantern is still about a month in the offing, but Thor’s set the bar at a reasonable height for this summer’s superhero films. ItsJustSomeRandomGuy explores the mild Marvel/DC rivalry between the two films in his latest short. [YouTube]

Gaming: Man of Action’s Generator Rex is coming to Nintendo DS, 3DS, Wii and the PS3 and Xbox 360 in October in Generator Rex: Agent of Providence from Activision. [Joystiq]

Gaming: New videos have surfaced teasing Namco Bandai’s upcoming Gundam Memories PSP fighter. Looks mecha-riffic so far. [Japanator]

Art: Created by the Dorothy arts collective, “Casualties of War,” is a commentary on the often silent suffering of US soldiers returned from war using iconic plastic green army men. [Boing Boing]

Animation: The special effects in Thor were pretty impressive, but there’s something to be said for his old-school animation. Mostly I just like seeing Loki turn people into candy. [Everything Is Terrible]

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