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Attempting to cover the full scope of exclusive merchandise available at San Diego Comic-Con is thankless work. Nearly every single one of the hundreds of booths offers a piece of merchandise exclusive to the Con, in hopes of bringing in attendees. Some of those exclusives, however, stand above the rest. We’ll surely focus on more of those in the coming days leading up to the convention, but here’s the first batch of awesomeness courtesy of Marvel.

Marvel will have a ton of amazing exclusive merchandise at their booth, including awesome T-shirts related to Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, and some awesome hoodies related to Star Lord, The Winter Soldier, Rocket Raccoon, Captain America and more. Check out a full gallery of Marvel Comic Con Exclusives below. Read More »

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Everything from actual on-set news and casting, to television and merchandise is in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following:

  • Harrison Ford is injured on the set of Star Wars Episode VII.
  • Lawrence Kasdan is again rumored to write Boba Fett spinoff.
  • Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars gets a premiere date.
  • Gareth Edwards talks his Star Wars spin-off, which will be shot in the UK.
  • See a new image of the Hot Wheels Darth Vader Comic-Con exclusive.
  • John Boyega‘s father may have a role in Episode VII.
  • The Abu Dhabi Episode VII sets are likely to be preserved.
  • Lego Star Wars Lightsaber Set gets 10,000 supporters.
  • Buy a replica of Han Solo‘s Bespin Outfit.
  • Four new Star Wars art pieces will be out Friday from Acme Archives.

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From posters and records to VHS videos, Mondo has their hands in everything. But new fans might forget where the company got their start – in clothing. Their website isn’t “Mondo Posters” after all,  it’s “Mondo Tees.” And though they release a few t-shirts here and there, that aspect of the business has gone pretty quiet. But today they’ve diving back in big time.

The company has just announced the Mondo 237 collection. It’s a series of sweaters, accessories and household products based on the carpet design of the Overlook Hotel in Stanley Kubrick‘s The Shining, which was recently featured in the poster for the documentary Room 237. Check out all the images below. Read More »

Back to the Future Past

It’s a rare occasion to specifically call out a single day’s Teefury t-shirt, but it’s a rare occasion for one to be this awesome. Popular Mondo artist Tom Whalen is behind the Wednesday March 26 design and it’s called “Back to the Future Past.” The image blends the characters of the X-Men with Back to the Future, in a similar time travel way to the upcoming film X-Men: Days of Future Past.

This t-shirt, which costs only $11, is only on sale until midnight tonight, Easter Standard Time at Teefury.com.

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Technically, we’ve still got one year to go before Marty McFly is due to fly in from 1985 in his DeLorean. But so far, it’s not looking all that likely that next year will deliver on the oddly ’80s-ish future promised in Back to the Future Part II. There are no hoverboards in the streets, the Jaws frachise stalled after four installments, and fax machines are growing more obsolete by the day.

Still, there’s at least one detail that’s sure to come true if Tinker Hatfield has anything to do with it. The Nike designer has revealed that power laces are indeed coming in 2015, just as Back to the Future Part II said they would. More on the announcement after the jump.

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Del Toro Bleak House

Skywalker Ranch, the Pixar Campus, Quentin Tarantino’s home theater, Stanley Kubrick’s estate: all places a film fan would kill to visit, but few ever get the chance to see. Another spot undoubtedly on that list is Bleak House. That’s what Guillermo del Toro calls the additional house he bought to devote to his collection of cool stuff, including props, posters, toys, any -and everything you’ve ever wanted to own in the realm of sci-fi, fantasy, horror and movie memorabilia.

Most people never get to see it, but on the Criterion Collection DVD for Cronos, del Toro actually did a guided tour of the space. It’s been online for about a year, but we were just turned onto it. And it’s as awesome as you’d imagine. Read More »

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Threadless has teamed with Nickelodeon to produce a new line of t-shirts based on the winning submissions of an art contest. The contest was to create t-shirt designs based on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. From 1,014 submissions, 16 winning t-shirts are now on sale on the Threadless website. See them below.
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Threadless has teamed again with Disney to produce a new line of t-shirts based on the winning submissions of an art contest. This time around the subject isn’t Disney villains, Toy Story, Iron Man or The Muppets, its another Pixar property — Monsters Inc. The 16 winning t-shirts are n ow on sale on the Threadless website. See them below.
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Saul Bass Google Doodle

Almost every day, Google changes their homepage in celebration of some occasion taking place on that day. The Google Doodles celebrate events such as holidays, anniversaries, and famous birthdays. The one for today, Wednesday May 8, is possibly the best ever.

May 8, 2013 would have been the 93rd birthday of Saul Bass, one of the most influential graphic designers in history. An Oscar-winning filmmaker in his own right, Bass is best known for designing iconic movie posters for the likes of Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, and John Struges as well as the credits sequences for films as varied as Psycho, West Side Story, It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, and Goodfellas.

Below, check out the Google Doodle tribute to Bass and read about another Bass tribute happening today. Read More »