-- Darth Vader gets a pretty, pretty princess paint job for a good cause. As a San Diego Comic Con exclusive by Gentle Giant, a pink version of the classic Darth helmet will be on sale to benefit the Susan G Komen foundation, aiming to find a cure for breast cancer. (Action-Figure.com)

-- Japan is always chock full of wonderful, kitschy delights, so it's no surprise that standard soda machines are now stocking retro cans of Ultraman Soda, based on the 1960s "Ultraman" TV Series. (3Yen)

-- Comics writer Geoff Johns will be the co-owner of a new Earth-2 Comics location in Northridge, CA, where the grand opening celebration will take place on June 13. (CBR)