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There are no cops in Lego City

Like many companies, Lego released a statement supporting Black Lives Matter: Unlike a lot of companies (other than maybe Ben & Jerry's), they're not just stopping there.

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Brick lives matter

How we're spending our summer vacation: (Please note that what's happening in Minneapolis is not "racial" protests, it's a protest about the willful killing of a helpless man, a protest against police brutality. Calling it a racial protest suggests it's … Continue reading

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Thanks for (literally) nothing, Funko!

Funko has announced "frontline worker" POP!s, in honor of the Covid-19 workers. This sums up our thoughts pretty well: (via) And now, some more OAFEry:Funko POP!s with human eyes Coming soon: Funko Fridays! Rustin's Spoils of the Week #218 Yes, … Continue reading

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Robin's New 52 costume history

Today's review of DC Multiverse Red Robin said that all the New 52 Robins have worn their own unique suits. Take a look: And now, some more OAFEry:The Riddler: When is a Door The real Bruce Wayne Flippin' through Previews … Continue reading

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X-Men Retro Collection Storm addendum

So, what color is Storm's outfit, and why can't people agree on it? And now, some more OAFEry:Happy birthday, Stan Lee! Flippin' through Previews - February '14 Kick-Ass: Colonel Stars & Stripes addendum Doctor Strange Marvel Legends addendum X-Men Legends … Continue reading

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Minimate Mini-Review #389 - Strong Guy

#389 - Strong Guy And now, some more OAFEry:Minimate Mini-Review #54 - Origins Wolverine & Agent Zero Minimate Mini-Review #327 - Zenpool & Messiah Complex Cable Minimate Mini-Review #157 - Marvel vs. Capcom Minimates Series 3 Minimate Mini-Review #305 - … Continue reading

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You are not the world's biggest Transformers fan

Or at least not the biggest sucker, because it's bad form on our part to equate "fandom" with "blind willingness to spend money." Anyway, some bloke spent $150,000 on the Transformers: Earth Wars game. And now, some more OAFEry:How did … Continue reading

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Nighthawk Begins

As you learned today, Nighthawk takes his name from a fandom hoax. At least, that's the story Roy Thomas tells: Richard Kyle had once pulled a fandom hoax by making fanzine-publishers Don and Maggie Thompson print a piece about an … Continue reading

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Marvel Legends: Captain Marvel review

And now, some more OAFEry:Flippin' through Previews - August '16 Spider-Man Legends Silk addendum Why I'm not excited about Hasbro's SDCC sale New and improved arms for Doc Ock Vote Venom!

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Two-- no, THREE surprising pieces of Toys "R" Us news

First, The Washington Post reported that two of the three owners of TRU have set aside money to give the ex-workers severance pay: Bain Capital and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts - two of the three firms that bought Toys R Us … Continue reading

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