Feast your eyes on Friday's links, after the jump.
Action figure fans headed to New York Comic Con 2013 this October 10-13 may want to start planning how much room they'll need to save in their luggage. Bluefin Tamashii Nations has revealed its lineup of exclusives and debuts for the show and by all accounts there'll much Gundam, Power Ranger armoring and Dragon Ball Z scouting to be had at booth #1612.
Beginning with the Mobile Suit Gundam anime and feature film in 1979, the mech media and merchandise empire and its spinoffs have traditionally sorta centered around one or more youths hopping inside awesome humanoid mechs to stop civil wars between people living on Earth and those who've colonized space. This fall the newest iteration of the franchise, Gundam Build Fighters, is about a middle-school student who is really good at building Bandai's plastic Gundam model kits... and then battling them like Pokemon with friends and rivals.
Movies: The Robot Chicken DC Comics Special is set for release on Blu-ray and DVD on July 9.
Lego: New images of the Lego DC Universe Super Heroes "Superman: Battle of Smallville" set have arrived online, wit
Movies: Comic book fans should be able to recognize some prominent eye, web and chest emblem changes to Spidey's suit in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 so far.
Movies: New Iron Man 3 character images see Pepper Potts and Tony Stark clutching some worse-for-the-wear helmets.
Art: Uchida Seiji, a 67-year-old retiree in Fukui, Japan,
Gaming: The Xbox 360 demo trailer for Avengers: Battle For Earth seems to incorporate plenty of The Avengers movie flavor.
Tech: Ten One Design's pressure-sensitive Pogo Connect Bluetooth Pen for the iPad is now available for pre-order for about $80, with a scheduled shipping date of October 31.
Movies: WB will release the full The Dark Knight Trilogy on Blu-r
More Hair: This stylin' kid has what I believe might be Chris Sims' ideal haircut. Something tells me hair artist Radames Perez knows his Batman.
Gaming: The Amazing Spider-Man game will come with PlayStation Move support. No word on Wii or Xbox 360 Kinect controls.
Street Art: San Francisco street artists Keb, Wand, and Buter make The Super Hero Squad Show-style versions of Marvel and DC characters have a ball on a wall.
Movies: A Voltron live action movie is moving forward from Relativity Media and Atlas Entertainment.
Toys: Bandai's announced the "Gunpla Builders World Cup 201
Well, you can chalk up another example of geek culture either being full-on embraced by the mainstream or possibly already on the downturn, depending on your stance on nü-metal rap-rock.
If you're a fan of "Gundam" and Linkin Park, you're gonna want to sit down for this one, because as reported by the Anime News Network yesterday, not only will the band
Remember the beginnings of that awesome fan-made "Mobile Suit Gundam" statue constructed entirely from model kit runners (the plastic frames that builders pop pieces from) that was shaping up in Japan a few months back? Well, it's finally fully-formed and the results may be more impressive than any single regularly-assembled Namco Bandai kit.As reported by Tomopop, the affectionately named "Recycle Grade Gundam" took more than 250 hours to build ov