Thursday, June 28, 2012

Adidas's Shackle Shoes

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Adidas's Shackle Shoes

Adidas has canceled its plans to release its new $350 sneaker with a shackle-like ankle cuff after critics complained the shoes were racist and reminiscent of slavery.

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Nike Air Bakin

In 1998, the Nike Air Bakin made national headlines when Arab-American groups thought that the way “Air” was written on the shoe looked too similar to “Allah” written in Arabic. Drawing criticism from Islamic advocacy groups, Nike recalled thousands of shoes, and cost Nike millions of dollars.

 *Adidas Men's Thorn LT Basketball
Adidas Men's Thorn LT Basketball, shoes

* Nike 386429 500, Nike Zoom Kobe V Basketball Shoes, Ink/Metallic Silver-Black-Ice, 9.5 M US 
Nike Zoom Kobe V, basketball shoes

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Marvel Comics' Astonishing X-Men

Marvel Comics' Astonishing X-Men features the Marvel's first gay marriage between longtime X-Man Northstar and his civilian boyfriend, Kyle. After pairing up the couple in 2009, Marvel is officially tying their knot in June's Astonishing X-Men #51.

Marvel has a lot of LGBT characters, many of whom are in committed relationships, this is the first one to go all the way. The comic industry's number-one publisher has always reflected America's cultural and political developments. Northstar (Jean-Paul Beaubier), solidifies his position as Marvel's premiere gay superhero. Introduced in 1979, his sexuality was only inferred until 1992 in Alpha Flight #106. The outing spurred an unexpected frenzy, conjuring multiple editions of Alpha Flight #106 and a media blitz that hit faster than Northstar at maximum velocity. The character also adopted a baby with AIDS, mentored a gay mutant named Anole, and even wrote a book about his experience as a gay mutant, titled Born Normal; it's hard to imagine how this guy made time for fighting crime.

* Astonishing X-Men: Northstar [Hardcover] Marjorie Liu (Author), Mike Perkins (Illustrator)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

LEGO Star Wars Sets

Droid Escape LEGO

This set features the Swoop Bike, Escape Pod, two weapons and droid wreckage. The Escape Pod’s detachable cover seals the deal on this sleek design. Four Minifigures are included: C-3PO, R2-D2, and two Imperial Sandtroopers. The set has a total of 137 pieces.

Geonosian Cannon LEGO

The Geonosian Cannon is loaded with dual click missiles. In addition to the cannon, this set includes three weapons and a lightsaber to aid in the attack. There are four Minifigures in this set: Barriss Offee, Clone Commander Gree, Geonosian Warrior, and a Geonosian Zombie. This set has a total of 132 pieces.

Bumblebee Lego

check out this Bumblebee Lego, cool huh!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Iron Man 3 Armored Suits

The first official photo from the set of "Iron Man 3" was released today, and it shows Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) reunited with his seven armored suits.

The still shows Downey facing his collection of Iron Man suits, which has been expanded since the last movie. In "Iron Man 2," his shop only featured four suits, but now it includes the ones he wears in "The Avengers." 

Mark I:

This is the suit Tony Stark built out of spare weapons parts to escape imprisonment. He abandoned it in the desert where it was picked up by his captors, but he was apparently able to get it back for his collection.

Mark II:

Tony only ever took his silver prototype version out for a test flight (and crash landing). In the second movie, Stark's friend James "Rhodey" Rhodes took the suit and added on weapons to become War Machine. In the new photo, it looks like Tony stripped it back down to its shiny basics.

Mark III:

The first red-and-gold armor. The first cut of "Iron Man" didn't have the scene where Tony's suit gets assembled piece-by-piece around him, but after the success of "Transformers," the studio handed over more money to add in some additional high-tech gadgetry. In the new photo, the suit is still battle-damaged from Stark's climatic fight with Iron Monger.

Mark IV:

Tony developed a more streamlined suit for the Stark Expo (but it's equally good for picking up doughnuts). In this shot, Robert Downey Jr. is in the full costume, but usually during filming he only wears the top half for the sake of mobility. The mechanical legs are then added in digitally.

Mark V:

The silver and red suitcase armor he used to fight against Whiplash in Monaco during the Grand Prix. This was actually inspired by the original comic books, which showed Tony carting around his suit in a briefcase. But in the books the case didn't transform; the suit was simply carried inside.

Mark VI:

Stark wore this suit with the redesigned with a triangular chest repulsor in both "Iron Man 2" and "The Avengers." Tony uses clues left by his father Howard Stark to develop a new element to power his chest reactor. This is a reference to vibranium, the extremely rare metal Howard used to create Captain America's shield.

Mark VII:

Stark's most recent suit is the bulked-up, three-color armor he used for the final battle against Loki and the Chitauri army in "The Avengers." Writer/director Joss Whedon told Empire Magazine that he insisted that Tony's suit go back to the circular light in the chest. He said, "I'm a classicist. The circle has meaning, the triangle does not."

source Yahoo

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