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RBS' Cosplay Closet - Tarfull the Wookie from Star Wars! [video]

You would have to have one large cosplay closet to house this particular cosplay but it would be incredibly worth it! YouTuber and costumer "Plaigeous" (real name is Julian) has put together a jaw dropping Wookie costume from Star Wars that would be ready to step onto the actual Star Wars set! The particular Wookie that Julian built is Tarfull from Star Wars - Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. The detail that went into this costume is staggering. The teeth are dental acrylic and the gums a dental monymer. That alone is some amazing dedication right there. "This costume test was to see how an 8' 2" wookie costume would work in a practical way. Overcoming the difficulties of running, fighting, kneeling, rough terrain, etc. whilst wearing 15 inch stilts. Shooting on a Red MX camera it was also important to see how something this large would be framed in shot with other characters and how to light it correctly. The costume is based on Tarfful the Wookie from Star…

RoboCop is ready for duty in the first trailer for the reboot! [video]

The first trailer for director José Padilha's Robocop was released today and fans can let out a sigh of relief as it looks pretty good! This first trailer gives fans a good look at the basic story to the film and the transformation process of officer Alex Murphy into Robocop. We'll have to wait and see if this film beats the original 1987 classic but this trailer sure has the film off to a good start.  "In this re-envisioning of the classic movie, the year is 2041 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology.  Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front.  Alex Murphy is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in detroit.  After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilizes their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex's life.  He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new …

RBS' Cosplay Closet - PAX Prime! [video compilation]

Sneaky Zebra knows how to search out some of the best cosplays a convention has to offer and when they attended PAX Prime their detective talents were in full force! "PAX Prime, a chance for some of the biggest video game giants and awesome indie developers to show off their latest projects! It's also a time for some kick ass cosplayers to put on their costumes and look amazing, so we flew out to Seattle in August 2013 and did our best to film with all the awesome cosplayers we could find!" Sneaky Zebra knows how to put an amazing cosplay video together and this video showcases some truly stunning cosplays that I wish I could have seen in person. Enjoy!


Source: YouTube - sneakyzebra

World's Finest trailer - Batman vs Superman (Michael Keaton vs Christopher Reeve)! [video]

A "new" Batman vs Superman video has been circulating around the web and it brings together the two iconic actors to portray the roles; Michael Keaton as Batman and Christopher Reeve as Superman. The video was originally created in 2009 by YouTuber BatInTheSun but now that we officially have a Batman/Superman crossover movie being made the video is getting some new life. "I've long wanted to do a World's Finest video. It's so hard to do, it makes sense that there are few decent attempts out there. I noticed no one has yet attempted a crossover between the two actors who (to many fans) are the definitive Batman and Superman, Christopher Reeve and Michael Keaton. Through much time and hard work, I've put together my best attemt to honor these two incaranations of the greatest comic heroes of all time. Enjoy." Sit back and enjoy this fun "World's Finest" trailer!


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Leonardo and Michelangelo from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles get new looks with traditional Japanese weaponry and armor!

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It's always fun to see an artist's new interpretation of your favorite characters because it brings out fun and interesting new looks that you may have never thought about before. Keeping this in mind, artist Danny Mora has created two amazing pieces that feature Leonardo and Michelangelo from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that has the turtles wearing some traditional Japanese weaponry and armor. I think this look works great for the turtles and would even love to see this look used in comics/television some day. Even the mischievous smirk on Michelangelo looks badass wearing this outfit. What do you think of these outfits? Have a favorite part of them? Would you be interested in seeing more from the artist?


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Batman's message to Ben Affleck! [video]

Even though some time has past since the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman, fans are still debating whether or not he will do well in the role. Well the person who really matters has just spoke up; Batman himself. In this fantastic video from BatInTheSun Batman delivers a strong message to Ben Affleck about his casting. Although Batman may be supporting the choice to cast Ben, he has made it clear that if Ben fails that he will be answering to the him for it!


Source: YouTube - batinthesun

Jaw-dropping fan made intro for Doctor Who Season 8! [video]

Check out this stunning Doctor Who Season 8 intro sequence by UK VFX Artist Xander David-Hugh that features Peter Capaldi as the Doctor! This project spanned "around 8 weeks" and the end result is truly remarkable. The visual effects and animation used are very smooth and this artist brings fans an intro style that we have not yet seen on the show. An intro like this would be a welcome breath of fresh air! "You will find the theme to have been built upon the official theme tune with deeper 4-beat drum rhythm, as well as paying homage to some older versions of the theme tune with a modern twist." This is the kind of intro that I would love to see used in the actual show and I hope that the BBC is taking notice of this VFX artist and his great creations! Let me know what you think of this intro and if you'd like to see it used in the real show!



Source: YouTube - xandercom.tv

Retro style Pokemon posters give the game a real life look!

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Take a look at these awesome pieces of art from artist Matthew Ethan that feature one of Nintendo's biggest franchises; Pokémon! The first piece is an advertisement for Pokeballs from the Pokemon Trainers League and the second is a Team Rocket recruitment poster. Matthew Ethan has done a marvelous job here and created some really nice retro style posters for the games. I love the more realistic look that he has given the Pokémon and you have to love the Squirtle image!
*Click images to enlarge.


Source: Deviant Art - matthewethan

Nintendo's Kirby disguises himself as popular characters from Mass Effect!

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With the power to adopt the powers of anyone he engulfs, Kirby can take on some pretty awesome looks. Check out this fantastic set that shows off Kirby as several characters from Mass Effect. Our favorite pink ball of cuteness has taken on the looks of Tali, Thane, Liara, Wrex, Kaiden, Mordin, Legion, and Garrus. Which look do you think best suits Kirby?


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Hilarious "Honest Trailer" for Iron Man 3! [video]

"Tony Stark is Regular Man. In Iron Man 3. Prepare for an Iron Man movie with hardly any Iron Man in it. And no AC/DC either."

Iron Man 3 had very mixed reactions from fans but now thanks to the folks over at Screen Junkies you can watch an "Honest Trailer" that cracks jokes at all the parts you laughed at in the theater with your friends. Even if you enjoyed the film you will get a kick out of some of the great points that are given in this video. And you have to love the points about The Mandarin! Sit down and prepare to laugh!


Source: YouTube - Screen Junkies

First photo of Tinker Bell released for Once Upon A Time!

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Fans are getting excited for the return of the hit show Once Upon A Time and have been anticipating some of the new characters that we will see in the new season. When we last left the show, some of the main cast were setting sail for Neverland. This of course brings a few names to mind and it is now confirmed that the famous fairy Tinker Bell will be entering the story. TV Guide has released a photo of Tinker Bell (Rose McIver) talking to Regina (Lana Parilla). Executive producer Edward Kitsis spoke about Tinker Bell saying, "Our Tink is very strong, a lot of fun and not afraid to go out and have a few shots. And although her heart is usually in the right place, she is mischievous." Although she may be full grown, Tinker Bell's outfit looks the same and she still has her magic wand. Actress Rose McIver says, "Captain Hook has a history with Tink and wants to find her to help lead the team to Peter Pan's camp." The addition of Tinker Bell should create…

First teaser poster and name of new Transformers film - Transformers: Age of Extinction!

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A lot of rumors of been circulating about the name of the new Transformers film but that has all come to an end as the official teaser poster and name have been released! The 4th Transformers film will be titled "Transformers: Age of Extinction". You can check out the teaser poster below.

Transformers: Age of Extinction will hit theaters on June 27, 2014.


Source: Comic Book Movie

Hayao Miyazaki announces retirement at Venice Film Festival.

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Studio Ghibli president Hoshino Koji made a very big announcement at the Venice Film Festival that many fans may be sad to hear. Legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki (72 years old) is retiring from feature film making. Miyazaki's films include Princess Mononoke, Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Porco Rosso, Spirited Away, Ponyo, and more.

The announcement came from the festival where he was screening his last film The Wind Rises. Perhaps Miyazaki may still dabble in film shorts since his retirement is from "feature films" but we'll have to wait and see if this is the case.

Miyazaki and his brilliant films will be missed but I know that fans will continue to watch and love his works. Are you sad to see Miyazaki retire? Which Miyazaki film(s) is your favorite?
Source: io9

Fantastic fan made trailer for The Avengers vs Justice League! [video]

The ultimate movie going experience would be to walk into a theater and to see the Marvel and DC Comics universes collide in a "Avengers vs Justice League" movie. Fans are smart enough to know that this will never come but now they can watch an amazing fan made trailer that should satisfy their curiosity of what it would be like. From YouTuber Mr88668866, this trailer for "The Avengers vs Justice League" stands at 6 minutes 41 seconds and is very well worth watching. The editing of the footage was extremely well done and the video is a lot of fun to watch. You may not get a true sense of the story but you don't mind as you are watching the two teams beat each other up. Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - Mr88668866

Doctor Who Mr. Potato Head is now available!

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Fans may have spotted the official Doctor Who Mr. Potato Head at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, but the wait is over and fans can now get their hands on it! Created by Underground Toys this Mr. Potato Head is an officially licensed Doctor Who toy. This particular incarnation of Mr. Potato Head is modeled after the Eleventh Doctor from the show played by Matt Smith. At the moment, fans can purchase this toy from both the BBC America shop and Amazon (linked in the sources below). 
"The Eleventh Doctor as played by "MASH" Smith! Hop in the TARDIS with Mr. Potato Head as he pays homage to the last known survivor of "Galli-Fry", DOCTOR WHO in his quirky eleventh incarnation! Set comes complete with 8 removable parts and pieces" Will you be protecting the universe with this great new Doctor Who Mr. Potato Head? 



Source: BBC America Shop
Source: Amazon

Amazing acapella arrangement for the Super Mario World theme! [video]

Let's take a moment to enjoy some nostalgic music provided by YouTuber Smooth McGroove. Listen in as Smooth McGroove sings his own (amazing) acapella arrangement of  the Overworld Theme to the Super Nintendo classic Super Mario World



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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the Scooby-Doo gang are up to trouble in their vans in this nostalgic art piece!

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Check out this fun piece of nostalgia that features the Mystery Machine from Scooby-Doo and the Turtle Van from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This great art piece comes from artist Andry Shango and is titled "Vans". Whether the Scooby gang and the Turtles are racing or the Turtles chasing the Scooby gang is unknown but I bet there would be a fantastic story behind both of those events. What exactly do you think is going on in this photo? Let me know in the comments and let me know what you think of the piece.


Source: Deviant Art - Andry-Shango

Game of Hearts - A Game of Thrones Sansa and Tyrion romantic comedy parody trailer. [video]

The romantic ties between Sansa Stark and Tyrion Lannister caught many by surprise in the hit television show Game of Thrones. The show itself has a serious tone when it comes to this relationship but have you ever wondered what it would be like if it was set up as a romantic comedy? The creative mind behind the "Bohunkus Pictures" YouTube channel wondered and created a fun video that shows us just what it'd be like! Watch as Sansa and Tyrion grow closer with the help of their friends. (With a special appearance by Morgan Freeman!) Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - Bohunkus Pictures