Daily Blast: September 4, 2014

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Hello and welcome to your Thursday edition of the Daily Blast, the best roundup of all the nerdy news you need to know on the net!

In today’s edition:

  • Smartphones abound!
  • Shazam! is go!
  • Superhero amusement park rides!
  • Japanese robots akimbo!
  • ALL THAT AND MORE!

At the top of the post: High-quality images of the forthcoming LEGO Ultimate Collector’s Series Slave 1, from Star Wars, have surfaced.

Movies

– It’s on, folks! Dwayne Johnson has confirmed that he will be the villain Black Adam in Warner Bros. forthcoming Shazam! movie. The twist? It apparently won’t be a part of the forthcoming DC Movie Universe.

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– While Labor Day did not meet the quality of the rest of his films, I’m sure hoping that Jason Reitman’s Men, Women & Children turns out as good as it’s trailer did. At least it’s new poster (above) is pretty well done.

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– Margot Robbie, from The Wolf of Wall Street – which I still need to see – is currently in talks to star in the forthcoming film version of Ghost in the Shell.

– We get more Baymax fun in this new clip from Big Hero 6.

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– What’s weirder: That WB has green lit a CHiPS movie, or that Dax Shepard is the one writing, directing and starring in it?

Gaming

– The trailer for Angry Birds Transformers is as amazing as the idea is awful on paper.

– Buying Destiny for your PS4? Me too! Here’s what we get exclusively.

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The 5th expansion of the glorious card game Cards Against Humanity has arrived!

Tech

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Samsung announced a bunch of new phones, tablets and smartwatches yesterday, including the absolutely surreal Galaxy Note Edge, which has a touchscreen that continues onto the side of the phablet.

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– Sony also unveiled quite a few new devices yesterday, including their new flagship phone, the Xperia Z3, which includes PlayStation remote play. Wow.

Comics

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– A 4D Batman Roller Coaster and an interactive Justice League ride are coming to Six Flags parks in Texas and St. Louis. I really need to get out to a theme park, it’s been too long.

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– Deadpool will be photobombing classic comic covers in Marvel’s latest batch of 75th Anniversary variant editions.

Toys

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– Bandai is celebrating 40 years of die-cast robots with their 40th Anniversary Robot line, including Mazinger ZAphrodite A, and Voltes V.

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– Hong Kong high-end figure designers threezero is teasing an amazing looking figure of Ned Stark from Game of Thrones.

Music

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– The special edition of Aphex Twin’s new album Syro is pricey – over $400 – but damn if it isn’t pretty.

That’s it for today! See you tomorrow for your Friday Daily Blast!

One Comment

  1. shazam not in dccu – why bother then?

    white motoko kusanagi – NO

    samsung edge – YES

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