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ThinkGeek SDCC ’15 collection brings Star Wars, Tesla, GOTG

ThinkGeek SDCC ’15 collection brings Star Wars, Tesla, GOTG

It's that time again - time to start diving in deep with the wide variety of product releases by device and accessory companies aiming to capitalize on the biggest comic book convention of the year. Today ThinkGeek is joining in on the fun with accessories from comic and cult-classic titles like Guardians of the Galaxy, Knight Rider, the Avengers, and Star Wars. You've already seen the Star Trek entry earlier this month. You'll also find an action figure beach towel to turn yourself into a Legend with big muscles and a trim bod.

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Star Trek Communicator Bluetooth handset gets unveiled at Comic-Con

Star Trek Communicator Bluetooth handset gets unveiled at Comic-Con

Star Trek fans rejoice! You're now going to have the chance to own an exact replica of the sci-fi show's Communicator device, and it's fully-functioning to boot. Sadly, the Communicator won't let call up to the Enterprise, but it will work as Bluetooth handset and speaker for your smartphone. The device is built by The Wand Company, and will be officially shown off for the first time at San Diego Comic-Con this week. You can even pre-order one now for $150 on the official Star Trek web store, however it won't be shipping until January.

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Toys”R”Us’ entire Comic-Con Exclusive toy lineup

Toys”R”Us’ entire Comic-Con Exclusive toy lineup

SDCC exclusive toys begin to appear with Toys"R"Us at the helm, bringing on everything from Batman to Mortal Kombat X to Star Wars. What we're seeing here is a number of "exclusives" that aren't entirely exclusive to the event, thank goodness, including one massive toy set from the Star Wars Black Series from Hasbro. That's the most elite of the US-based Star Wars action figure lines here in the United States, coming correct with 3 3/4-inch inch figures and an ever-so-slightly-taller Rancor. What a beast.

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Steve Wozniak, Stan Lee to launch Silicon Valley Comic Con in 2016

Steve Wozniak, Stan Lee to launch Silicon Valley Comic Con in 2016

There are a large number of comic book conventions held throughout the year all across the US, and with the events rapidly becoming mainstream popular in recent years, especially San Diego's con every summer, it's not surprising to see new ones spring up. What is surprising, however, is that this latest con, is the result of a collaboration between Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee. It's called the Silicon Valley Comic Con, and it's scheduled for March 19-20, 2016.

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Cosplay at Comic-Con 2014: an intricate gallery of entertainment

Cosplay at Comic-Con 2014: an intricate gallery of entertainment

This week we’re having a peek at the SDCC cosplay universe with as large a collection of images as we dare drop in a single article. What you’ll see here are a surprising amount of new faces, some real classics, and some of the most intricate costumes we’ve ever seen at a comic convention before. And what’s more - they’re coming from all directions!

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The Last of Us poster revealed at SDCC as details drop

The Last of Us poster revealed at SDCC as details drop

As we found out earlier this year, The Last of Us is being turned into a theatrical movie, and now we've got a (tiny) glimpse of it. Earlier today, Sony Pictures fired off a tweet with a limited edition movie poster. Though it doesn't give any details, the panel that took place at SDCC did.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron poster puzzle pieces converge

Avengers: Age of Ultron poster puzzle pieces converge

At the time this article is first published, there are 4 of 8 total pieces prepared for a full-on super-massive concept art poster for Avengers: Age of Ultron. This movie will feature an army of Iron Man-made automatons which you’ll see coming down upon the Avengers in a vast sea of death. And that’s just what we can see so far!

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Warcraft film props brought to SDCC floor

Warcraft film props brought to SDCC floor

This week the folks at LEGENDARY have brought some heat to stoke the fire under their upcoming video game-born film Warcraft. To the show floor at comic-con they’ve brought three massive props set to be used in the upcoming film. Here lies the Dragon Sword, the Lion Shield, and the Doomhammer.

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21 unique Xbox One consoles revealed at SDCC

21 unique Xbox One consoles revealed at SDCC

There’s not shortage of unique one-off pieces of hardware, artwork, and toys at SDCC this week, and Microsoft isn’t about to be left out in the dust. They’ve brought on a whopping 21 new Xbox One consoles with designs that’ll only be released once. Not everyone will get one, but one of those who do might as well be you.

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Batman reimagined by game designer: is this madness?

Batman reimagined by game designer: is this madness?

Tetsuya Nomura, head of Kingdom Hearts and designer for Final Fantasy, has redesigned Batman. Nomura has stepped forward with the first in a series of action figures which represent complete redesigns of classic comic characters. This strange beast of a Batman summons memories of Todd McFarlane’s vision for SPAWN, or the Batman/SPAWN crossover collection. But more than that, this is an imagining of Batman we’d have expected to find as a boss in an epic RPG.

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TMNT Pizza Thrower project can launch pizzas 30 feet

TMNT Pizza Thrower project can launch pizzas 30 feet

The newest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is quickly approaching, and in honor of it, Pizza Hut has commissioned a project set to debut at Comic-Con that will bring your childhood fantasies to life: a truck-sized pizza launcher that can shoot delicious pies to a distance of 30 feet.

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Fight Club 2 a reality: detailed for a series of 10

Fight Club 2 a reality: detailed for a series of 10

This week the folks at Dark Horse Comics have made clear their intent to create a 10-issue series that captures the second wave of Tyler Durden’s experience. This Fight Club 2 series of graphic novels will "pick up a decade after the ending of [Palahniuk’s] original book."

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