Wrap up your week with a host of Friday links.
Unlike the very real Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics currently underway in Russia, "The Cosplayer Olympics" (Cosplaympics?) are a complete fabrication created entirely to service the awesomeness that is Twitter user @funyafunya0320, who recently posted images of someone snowboarding while wearing a Mobile Suit Gundam RX-78-2 costume. 10 OUT OF 10! GOLD MEDAL!
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
DC: It's unclear just what DC's new Channel 52 will encompass, but it promises "All the news, some of the facts."
Gaming: DC Universe Online's Home Turf DLC is now live, giving players access to inner sanctums, sidekicks and more.
Video: Taiwanese stop motion animator counter6
If you've previously thought that empty soda, beer or energy drink cans belonged in a trash can, get ready to change your mind as you gaze upon the wonders that are Japanese artist Makaon's can-based sculptures.Makaon's website
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