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German Man’s Real Life Spider-Man Web-Shooter Is A Wrist-Mounted Laser-Guided Harpoon Gun

Real-life webshooter made by Patrick Priebe

One of the coolest things about Spider-Man is unquestionably his web-shooters, the devices that allow him to swing around the city to fight crime without having to worry about all the questionable anatomy that would be brought up if he produced webs the same way as actual spiders. They're one of his trademarks, to the point where the new The Amazing Spider-Man series of films has reverted back to the idea of mechanical ones, replacing the previous movies' "organic" web-shooters, and they're the kind of thing that it would be really cool to own in real life.

And if you happen to be Patrick Priebe, you actually do. In honor of the release of Amazing Spider-Man 2, Priebe has constructed a homemade version of Spidey's webshooter that can launch fishing line out of a wrist-mounted coil and retract it, triggered by the same motion that Spidey uses in the comics. Also, there is a brass-tipped harpoon pointed directly at his palm that is launched out with a surprising amount of force. That seems like a good idea, right?

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Link Ink: X-Men Kind Of In ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′, Studio Ghibli’s Next Film And CG Marvel Toddlers

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Sony/20th Century Fox

Continue past the cut for all of today's links.

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‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ 1/6 Scale Spidey Figure From Hot Toys Swings Online

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Hot Toys

There's going to be a lot of toys on the shelves both before and after The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens on May 2, but only one is going to come with a puffer vest. Hot Toys has just released scads of press images for its new 1/6 scale collectible figure of the latest cinematic incarnation of the webslinger and on top of its array of superheroic accessories, it'll come dressed for success (at not being cold).

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Link Ink: ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Score, ‘The Simpsons’ LEGO Episode And A New

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Sony

Wednesday's links await, after the cut.

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‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Trailer Gets Homemade Movies Makeover [Video]

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So you remember Be Kind Rewind, where Jack Black and Mos Def made homemade versions of popular movies like RoboCop, a sentence that sounds like the rantings of a madman until you remember that it's an actual movie? Well, it seems that the fine folks over at CineFix's Homemade Movies have taken a page out of that book, only they're doing it one better.

Using costumes, action figures and a whole lot of cardboard, Homemade Movies has done a pretty incredible shot-for-shot recreation of the trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

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‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Video Game ‘Kingpin’ Trailer Introduces Tons Of Non-Film Foes [Video]

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The release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is just around the corner, and if there's one thing we know about that movie, it's that there are a lot of villains involved. Electro, the Rhino, the Green Goblin, some weird-ass dancing baby -- they're all showing up to give the web-slinger some problems. But is that really enough bad guys?

The producers of the video game tie-in certainly don't think so. As revealed in the latest trailer for the upcoming Activision title, Spider-Man's going to be throwing webs and flying headscissors takedowns at all those foes, plus the Black Cat, Kraven the Hunter and the Kingpin. And as an added bonus, Activision and Beenox have made the Kingpin hilariously huge. Check out the trailer below!

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Movie Spider-Man Has A Dance-Off With Strange Baby Spider-Man In An Ad For Water [Video]

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We've known for a while that the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was going to feature Electro, the Rhino and the Green Goblin, but I think I speak for all true fans of the web-slinger when I say that we've been waiting for months for the answer to a far more important question. Sure, Spidey's going to fight super-villains, but will he also be confronted with a horrifyingly misshapen baby version of himself that he will inexplicably battle via dance-off?

Well, now we know: Yes. Yes he does. I mean, it might not happen in the movie, but it's definitely what happens in an ad for Evian bottled water, which is somehow even stranger. Watch and be mystified below.

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Gerry Conway Vies For A Seat At ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Premiere; Sony Pictures Yet To Respond

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If early reports are accurate, one of writer Gerry Conway's most famous Spider-Man stories has been adapted in the new The Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie. Yet the studio behind the movie, Sony Pictures, has yet to contact or acknowledge the writer.

According to a post on Marvel Comics: The Untold Story author Sean Howe's Tumblr, Conway has been vying for a seat at the movie's premiere, even starting up a Twitter hashtag (#inviteGerryConway) to rally support. (Though Conway later undercut just how real the campaign is, calling it only "partly serious.")

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Medicom Reveals Its ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Deluxe Edition MAFEX Action Figure

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Medicom

When Medicom opened up preorders for its The Amazing Spider-Man 2 MAFEX action figure earlier this year, a teaser image depicted a pretty straightforward addition to the 6.3" tall toy line. Sure, it was cool to see a new take on the film's updated Spidey suit, but otherwise it was pretty similar to the first ASM figure, right? Well, not completely. While the basic figure is similar in some regards, there's going to be a deluxe edition of the Spider-Man figure that has accessories enow to make it look like he may or may not enjoy seductive convos on his smartphone. Oh, and a friggin' skateboard!

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Link Ink: ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′s Green DeHoblin, Michael Cho’s ‘Shoplifter’ And ‘Attack On Titan’ Fries

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Sony

Thursday's links are here for you. And you're there for them too.

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