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The first 16 LEGO Simpsons Minifigs are awesome [Gallery]

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Design, Features, Toys,

LEGO Simpsons minifigs

Hot on the heels of the release of LEGO The Simpsons House 71006, the first 16 LEGO Simpsons Minifigs have been revealed. They all look great, and we're sure Chief Wiggum appreciates the slimming down that LEGO happened to give him. Each Minifig will cost $4, and they'll hit stores in time for the LEGO-themed episode of The Simpsons that's set for May 4th on FOX. Check out each Minifig over in our LEGO Simpsons Minifig gallery.

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D’oh! Homer Simpson becomes a Mr. Potato Head

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Toys,

Mr. Potato Head Homer Simpson

Celebrating 25 years on the air, The Simpsons are now immortalized as Mr. Potato Head toys. First in the lineup, Homer Simpson, complete with delicious frosted pink donut. This should be the first in a series, so expect Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie, and maybe some other integral characters to make an appearance as well. You can get one of the official Homer Simpson Mr. Potato Head toys for $18 starting next month.


TV Talk: Syfy to Air Greatest American Hero…and Cooking Show

The Greatest American Hero-Believe it or not, I’m walking on air! Syfy plans to air a 20-hour Greatest American Hero marathon on July 4. The show hasn’t been on TV since 1983.

-Speaking of Syfy, the channel plans to do something out of this world: air a cooking show. Former Top Chef contestant Marcel Vigneron will front Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen.

-Homer Simpson ranks #1 on Entertainment Weekly‘s list of the 100 Greatest Characters of the Last 20 Years. Harry Potter came in second; Buffy Summers was third.

-Rehab will have to wait for Tila Tequila and Jason Wahler. Due to a lack of notable participants, taping on the next edition of Celebrity Rehab has been postponed.

-Maybe Dr. Drew should talk to Sonja Morgan? The Real Housewives of New York City star was arrested over the holiday weekend for suspicion of DUI. She is expected in court on June 21.


Woo Hoo! Simpsons Stamps Are Here

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Animation, Comedy, FOX, Gossip,

Homer Simpson and Stamps

, a staple on FOX for the last two decades, has been commemorated in a new set of stamps. The series, which will celebrate its twentieth year on the air in January, is being honored as part of FOX’s “Best. 20 Years. Ever.” campaign.

James L. Brooks, series producer, said the event is “surreal.” The five new stamps were revealed Thursday at the FOX lot in LA.

Read More | Yahoo! News

The Simpsons Honored with Postage Stamps

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Television,

The Simpsons' Homer SimpsonUPDATE: You can view the stamps here.

Now that is celebrating 20 years of being on air, it’s time for the program to receive one of the country’s highest honors: the postage stamp.

Later next week, philatelists will be able to preview USPS’ latest offerings online. The 5-stamp series - featuring Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie - was created by Matt Groening himself.

The 44-cent stamps will be unveiled on April 9th. A sale date will be announced at that time.

The Simpsons was recently renewed for its 21st and 22nd seasons.

Read More | People

Review: Ultimate Hulk Annual

Posted by Todd Matthy Categories: Editorials, Reviews, Marvel Comics,

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Is this a joke? Because if it’s supposed to be a joke, then it’s funny. The sad thing is I don’t believe Ultimate Hulk Annual is supposed to be a joke. I think it’s a serious story that comes off as a joke.

Ultimate Hulk Annual is a slugfest between the Ultimate version of the Hulk and Power Princess from the once amazing Supreme Power.  And it’s the ultimate (no pun intended) example of men who enjoy being abused by women.

Who’d have thought Homer’s hatred of pants could be taken so seriously? The cause of the fight is pants. Seriously. After being advised by Ultimate Captain America to experience the world for herself, Power Princess of Supreme Power fame decides to take in the grease-filled (and delicious) experience of an American diner, only to be interrupted by a naked Ultimate Hulk. Ultimate Hulk is refused service because he’s nude, therefore Power Princess must act as a bouncer. That’s the story.

My problem with this story is it completely neuters its stars. Ultimate Hulk was a wild, out-of-control, and cannibalistic brute that was the deciding factor in world-threatening events. Power Princess (or at least the Supreme Power version) was the most frightening character in comics. Does anyone remember how she would steal people’s youth? How she dropped a tank on a soldier? And not only felt it was her right, but derived pleasure from it? The book treats these characters like they’re jokes.

And the sad thing is this could’ve been a powerful story about how dangerous super-humans are. Just imagine how much collateral damage a fight between Wonder Woman (who Power Princess is based on) and the Hulk would be. If you’ve read Miracle Man you’d know. Instead we get a fight over pants. 

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Homer Simpson Talking Cuckoo Clock

Homer Talking Clock hgAnother Simpsons gadget has hit the market. The Homer Talking Cuckoo Clock is about 21.5 x 23cm and runs on 4 AA batteries (not included.) When the hour strikes, Homey leaves Moe’s Tavern just long enough to shout “Woo Hoo” however many hours it is. Fortunately, the timepiece is light sensitive so you don’t have to listen to him at night. This gives him enough time for a couple more Duffs before the next morning. The clock is available for $49.31.

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Homer Simpson Wall Clock

Homer Wall ClockWatch Homer watch the Duff with the Simpson’s Wall Clock. Officially licensed, the clock is about 9.5-inches in diameter and needs 1 AA battery to run (not included.) While we find the timepiece moderately amusing, we would have preferred that instead of simply rolling his eyes, he drooled a bit and, when the minute hand reached 12, moaned “Beer..” With a 1 year warranty, the Homer Clock is available at your local Quicky Mart or online for £12.95 (~$25.25.)

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Whoo-hoo! It’s the Homer Etch-a-Sketch!

Posted by Lolita Beckwith Categories: Toys,

Homer Etch-a-Sketch

Yes, fellow Simpson-ites, an actual Etch-a-Sketch in the form of the great Homer Simpson! Just twist Homey’s eyes to create your masterpiece…and the cool thing is that when you’re done it will look like Homer’s thinking about what you’ve drawn! And that’s precisely why the first thing we’ll draw is a frosted donut. Measure 8.5” x 8.5”, and is available for only $15 USD.

 

Read More | Perpetual Kid

Homer lights up: USB LED lamp

Posted by Lolita Beckwith Categories: Accessories, USB, Design, PC / Laptop,

Homer USB Lamp

For someone as perpetually lazy as Homer Simpson, he keeps finding ways to make our lives more fun, such as the Jukebox and USB hub. Now comes this USB-powered lamp, which features Homey in total Lay-Z-Boy mode, while adding LED light (and a little levity) to your desk. Available for only $17 USB. Wanna totally Simpson-ize your workspace? Check out the

mildly disturbing

Mr. Burns webcam.

Read More | Perpetual Kid via Shiny Shiny


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