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When will the 12th Doctor be revealed?

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“Doctor… Who? Doctor… WHO?

It’s a question Whovians have been asking themselves ever since Matt Smith’s departure was announced earlier this year.

And not only has this question been asked, but it’s caused quite a bit of debate. Will the 12th Doctor be a man? A woman? Black? White? Ginger? Who knows?

What we do know is that the next Doctor will turn up in the Christmas special.

Aaaaand… that’s about it.

Comic-Con 2013 has come and gone, and despite several unsubstantiated casting rumors, we’re no closer to learning the identity of “Twelve” than we were a few months ago. Say what you will about showrunner Steven Moffat — the man can keep a secret.

In the meantime, you can watch last week’s Doctor Who panel from Comic-Con below, and speculate on all things Who in our forums.

Superman / Batman team up for ‘Man of Steel’ sequel

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Neck-snappin' fun with Supes.

Quite possibly the biggest news to come out of Comic-Con this year was that there’s a sequel to Man of Steel in the works.

(Who cares, right?)

No, that’s not the big news. The big news is that it’ll be a team up with Batman. And Christopher Nolan is involved.

So, it sounds like it’s sort of a pre-Justice League flick to tide the fans over until Warner Bros. gets its [stuff] together.

“But wait a minute,” you say. “Didn’t Batman retire in The Dark Knight Rises?”

[SPOILER] Why yes. Yes he did. [/SPOILER]

“So WTF?”

This… T… F.

Apparently there’s talk of a “new” Batman, according to the press release.

Oh dear. Are we getting a reBat already?

It’s an interesting turn of events for sure, but I keep thinking it might go down like this…

[photo: DC Comics]

Build your own TARDIS

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Hey kids, you can make your own TARDIS at home! No, really!

Thanks to deviantArt user CyberDrone, you can make all kinds of wonderfully geeky doodads out of paper.

Sadly, the paper TARDIS is not bigger on the inside.

Check out CyberDrone’s other printouts in the gallery here.

Win an Ever After High ‘Madeline Hatter’ doll!

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Over on the Shadowbinders comic site, we’re giving readers the opportunity to win a Madeline Hatter doll from the brand new Ever After High line! This beautiful doll is the daughter of the Mad Hatter, and has a glint of crazy in her eye.

These dolls are very hard to come by, so don’t miss out! The contest ends August 2nd, 2013!

Victorian Homes: Living the Steampunk Life

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I’m always a sucker for a beautiful Victorian home. And I’m man enough to admit it.

Pinterest user Kitschy Cupcake has collected some amazing images of Victorian homes that you really should check out here.

Got any more links to some awesome Victorian homes? Feel free to post them in our forums.

Anamanaguchi’s ‘Endless Fantasy’ plays on my iPod. Endlessly.

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Every once in awhile I stumble across an album I listen to over and over again without tiring of it.

This happened in the 90’s with Smashing Pumpkins’ Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.

It happened last year with M83’s Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming.

And it happened this week with Anamanaguchi’s Endless Fantasy.

Anamanaguchi plays “chiptunes.” That is, their stuff sounds like it’s blasting from an NES.

Well, kind of. It’s actually a little more complicated than that. Endless Fantasy sounds like a rave with someone playing Nintendo. Loudly. And that’s no bad thing. Most of the tracks are downright infectious, and evoke nostalgia not only with 8-bit sound, but also with retro titles such as “John Hughes” and “Akira.”

Hey, it’s good stuff and I recommend giving it a listen. Check out the video for title track below.


Wicked Steampunk Jewelry

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Gosh, Pinkabsinthe makes some awesome stuff, doesn’t s/he?

More steampunk wickedness on this dA page [link]!]

Amazing Spider-Man 2: Electro Teaser Trailer!

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Looks like they let the cat out of the bag a little early out there in San Diego. Here’s our first real glimpse at Jamie Foxx as Electro in Amazing Spider-Man 2

Saving Mr. Banks Trailer: Tom Hanks is Walt Disney?

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Photo: Disney

Being a fan of all things Disney, I’ve been pretty excited by the prospect of seeing the behind-the-scenes drama surrounding Disney’s classic, Mary Poppins. The film looks promising, even if it’s hard to look at Tom-Hanks-with-a-mustache and think “Walt Disney.”

The first trailer has appeared online, and you can check it out below:

Review: ‘Raven Queen’ Ever After High doll

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Last Wednesday we stopped at the Justice store (my daughter loves their clothes) and picked up two Ever After High dolls: Raven Queen and Madeline Hatter.

There are four dolls released so far:

Rebels

  • Madeline Hatter (daughter of the Mad Hatter)
  • Raven Queen (daughter of the Evil Queen)

Royals

  • Apple White (daughter of Snow White)
  • Briar Beauty (daughter of Sleeping Beauty)

Apparently we’re Rebels here at Shadowbinders, because we chose the two Rebel dolls.

The boxes on these dolls are beautiful. The artwork is well done and they boxes are made resemble a story book. Instead of a journal, like the Monster High dolls, the Ever After High doll’s information is on the back of the box.

The back of the boxes also say “Are you a Royal or a Rebel? Shut the storybooks you thought you knew and open a new chapter at Ever After High, where the spellbinding teenagers of classic fairytale legends choose to either follow their parent’s fabled footsteps or discover their own Happily Ever After.”

If you’ve watched any of the videos on the site Raven Queen does not want to be evil and follow her mother’s lead. This is creating an issue for Apple White, who wants her to become the evil queen to her Snow White story.

I put Raven Queen next to a Monster High Abby Bominable and compared them:

These dolls are from Mattel, the makers of the Monster High line. I was expecting them to be very similar, but right away I noticed they were similarities, but they are also very different. The Ever After High dolls have larger heads and are thicker over all. I do like this, as the Monster High dolls tend to be a bit fragile in appearance and for play.

I also liked how the doll stand is between the back of the box and the cardboard behind the doll. It keeps it out of the way for those who want to display the dolls in the box and don’t want the stand in the way.

Another thing to note. In the upper right hand corner is a rectangular piece that says “Rebel” or “Royal.” This is actually a bookmark and attached to it is a story that comes with the dolls. You don’t want to throw this away.

Looking over the Madeline Hatter doll…

I love this doll. She has a more victorian / steampunk look to her. Her shoes look like teacups and her purse is a tea pot. Her hair is very cool with the aqua and purple curls with teapot hat. This is why we chose her as our giveaway doll.

Overall these dolls are very cute. Personally, I still prefer the look of the Monster High dolls to the larger heads of the Ever After High dolls. But my daughter loves them just as much as her beloved Monster Highs. I’m interested in seeing all the other dolls that will come out and all the new mini episodes of the show.

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