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The Customs Of Our People: Inside The World Of Custom Action Figure Design

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On a brisk afternoon in January, a collective of custom action figure creators banded together to present their works to a captive audience in a tiny gallery in Manhattan. An art show on a weekend is nothing new for the Meatpacking district, but it's rare for the likes of Aragorn, Wolverine, Mr. Freeze and the Mario Brothers to be the stars of the show.

The custom creation side of the hobby has been around almost as long as action figures have been in existence. In recent years, however, the do-it-yourself-ers that were once relegated to sharing their work on forums and chat rooms have found a larger audience thanks to the advent of better social networks and sharing options on the Internet. The rise to prominence of Instagram and Tumblr have given these artists a way to share their unique takes on familiar faces or even wholly original creations with more people than ever.

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Everyone’s Favorite Horses Parody ‘Lord Of The Rings’ And ‘Star Trek’ In ‘My Little Pony’ #16 [Preview]

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Since you're reading this on the Internet, I'm going to go ahead and assume that there's a significant chance you've wondered what Star Trek would be like if the Enterprise was crewed by Rainbow Dash and Twilight Sparkle instead of Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock. Well wonder no longer, friends and neighbors! In this week's My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #16, Heather Nuhfer and Amy Mebberson are answering your crossover queries once and for all.

Trapped in a storybook with the actual stories devoured by the magical Bookworm, the Ponies are forced to make up their own stories, and so naturally, they turn to recreating Star Trek and Lord of the Rings. Apparently fanfic is magic, too. Check 'em out below!

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Jian Guo Illuminates Scenes from ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’ [Art]

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J.R.R. Tolkien first discovered Pauline Baynes, one of his favorite illustrators, after she sent some of her clever reinterpretations of marginalia from the Luttrell Psalter, a medieval illuminated manuscript. So char

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Link Ink: Francavilla’s ‘Black Beetle’ Gets A Mini, Call Me Misty And Segura Returns To DC

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Upcoming: Francesco Francavilla's The Black Beetle is getting a full-fledged miniseries at Dark Horse in January, which will kick off with a #0 issue collecting the BB tales from Dark Horse Presents #11-13 in December.

Industry: Alex Segura has returned to DC Comics as Executive Director of Publicity after a nearly two-year stint at Archie Comics as Vic

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Frank Frazetta’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ Illustrations Make Middle Earth Metal

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In the world of comics, the legendary Frank Frazetta is probably most closely associated with Conan the Barbarian and the occasional Molly Hatchet album cover, but it's his incredible work in fantasy illustration that catapulted him to fame. Case in point, his illustrations for The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, originallly published as a li

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Lego Reveals More ‘Lord of the Rings’ Minifigs Including Gollum and Other Foes

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The Fellowship of the Ring assembled for a group shot in a display showcased during the UK Toy Fair last week, but now Lego has officially unveiled the tiny plastic threats they'll face in new images promoting its upcoming The Lord of the Rings sets. That's right, tiny Uruk-hai, Ringwraiths, orcs and an extra creepy lil' Gollum. Pardon the obvious reference, but this s

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Link Ink: ‘Lord of the Rings’ Lego, ‘Transformers: Rescue Bots,’ Comics Aren’t a Man’s World

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Lego: Lego continues to tease its upcoming The Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit lines with posters of Aragorn and Legolas. Heh. LEGOlas. Get it?... Sorry.

Movies: Just in case you were worried, Judge Dredd won't be kissing anybody or taking off his helmet in the live action Dredd movie.

Toys: Mattel's The Dark Knight Rises Movie Masters line of a

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Official ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ Lego Sets to Rule Us All in 2012

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Lego has announced plans to release new building sets based on the Warner Bros. cinematic adaptations of J. R. R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy, plus WB's two upcoming films based on The Hobbit in 2012. That's right, short of w

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Link Ink: ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 2 Trailer, IDW’s ‘G.I. Joe’ Photo Covers And ’1-800-Mice’

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TV: AMC's latest trailer for The Walking Dead season two focuses on the tensions of life after zombies.

Manga: A live-action Ranma 1/2 TV special will air in December on Japan's NTV.

Upcoming: IDW's "Photo Cover Month" puts some acti

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Andrew Kolb Immortalizes Pop Culture Duos With Wooden Figures [Art]

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Whether or not any of Andrew Kolb's wood cutouts actually exist as physical objects, they are the coolest thing in wood art that we've seen since Chris Yates tackled Planet of the Apes. Kolb was already on our watch list, though, thanks to his hi

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