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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Batman Beyond Hoodie

This Batman Beyond hoodie by Poland deviantart user envylicious is prettttty awesome. Sadly, bidding has ended on this one but perhaps there will be more?

  • QMx has announced that they have a new deal with DC Comics to add the DC heroes and villains to their Q-Pop figure line. The results are sure to be adorable! (via QMx)
  • Transgender Starcraft player Sasha Hostyn is kicking ass and taking names. Oh, and breaking down barriers in the competitive world of professional gaming. (via AV Club)

Sherlock Legos are one of the finalists for the winter 2014 slot thanks to their success on the Lego Cuusoo site. The competition is intense, though, as they’re up against Macross, Zelda, Japanese-style architecture, Adventure Time, and the DeLorean Lego sets. (via the Hollywood Reporter)

  • Tech guy Anil Dash decided to only retweet women for all of 2013. He succeeded (other than one Prince RT) and learned a lot. (via Jezebel)
  • Runaways movie writer Drew Pearce talks  in a recent interview about his inspirations for the movie, his vision for a trilogy, and how much he likes Joss Whedon‘s run on the book. Please no. Stick to the Brian K. Vaughan arcs. Please. (via Collider)

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  • Emily Neenan

    How did Sherlock — a very BBC drama, that became widely popular — end up being classed as a “nerdy” thing? The Lego set looks cool, but why is the THE pick, above Zelda and Adventure Time, of the girl geek culture website? Maybe it’s cause I’m not a big Sherlock fan (they lost me in season two with What Moffat Did To Irene Adler) but … I get why it’s popular but I don’t get why it’s considered geeky. It’s not quirky, it’s not fantasy or sci-fi, it’s pretty mainstream. It’s a mystery to me. Send Benedict Cumberbatch over, maybe he can solve it!

  • Anonymous

    Maybe Johnny Lee Miller can solve it.

  • Anonymous

    As much as I love those geeky Lego sets I would still have to vote for old Japanese architecture.

  • Anonymous

    The architecture, Macross, and DeLorean sets look like they’ve got solid engagement with the pieces. They use the constrained piece selection of LEGO to recreate something. The others (Zelda, Sherlock, and Adventure Time) kinda feel like they’re more playsets that happen to snap together. (Or just figures, in the case of Sherlock.)

    Now, LEGO has gone the playset route for quite some time, and that’s fair. But I do appreciate the earlier style of design a bit more, I think.

  • Mark Brown

    Really, all the Zelda set needs are the minifigs. My nephew has already built his own Hyrule with all the generic castle, medieval, and pirate sets.

  • Ashe

    Woah, that hoodie’s intense!

  • Jamie Jeans

    TAKE MY MONEY for the hoodie…

  • Erin Treat

    That hoodie looks like Batwoman to me.

  • Brittany K

    While BKV’s time on Runaways is way better than Joss Whedon’s, Whedon’s bit is still about ten thousand times better than everythng that came after. Hopefully if anything ever comes of Runaways it draws from Vaughan’s bits.

  • Mina

    I don’t think it’s particularly inherently geeky, no, but the way some people love it is definitely geeky fan love. That may be all there is.

  • appfreak

    The Sherlock minifigs look brilliant (not so much the secondary characters). Combining the interior with the facade and front door of 221B Baker street would make a very cool addition to those massive Lego cities

  • Anonymous

    Please. Give us a runaways tv series.

  • Laura Truxillo

    Yeah. I would think even Adventure Time, even if it is a bit “play-set-ish” but at least it’s also something that kids would enjoy. But that Japanese architecture set is gorgeous.

  • Sherrie Ricketts

    Agree 100%. I’d love to see more Runaways, but only if they can go back to at least the quality of writing present in the Whedon arc, but preferably in BKV’s arcs. I love Whedon, but I don’t think it was his best work. I’d also love to see Adrian Alphona back on the project.

  • Joanna

    Prolly cos the show is done by the same folks that make Dr. Who.

  • Robert Vary

    In addition to the Doctor Who connection mentioned (which should not be underestimated), geeks do also love a character who is a brilliant, logical, scientific genius, regardless of genre. Plus, Sherlock Holmes as a character lends himself very well to crossing over into various genre things outside of the canon Doyle stories, as a Victorian detective can be and has been easily placed into Dracula, the Phantom of the Opera, the Lovecraft mythos, any number of steampunk settings, Batman stories, etc. Even if “Sherlock” the show itself isn’t scifi/fantasy (though I would argue it is indeed quirky), the character has accrued some genre baggage in the public consciousness over the (mostly public domain) decades.