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Scotsman Richard Macrae has brilliant red hair and his friends decided that it made him worthy of discounts at shops and restaurants. Since no such discount exists, they made up a Ginger Discount Card for his 30th birthday as a joke. Macrae gave it a go, and darned if it doesn’t work on occasion. He told The Scotsman:

“People have always given me stick for my hair colour but now I’m going out three nights a week and saving a fortune. The joke’s on them,”

Macrae said it doesn’t always work and that a lot of people get a good laugh, but it does work some of the time. He figures he’s already saved hundreds of pounds with the fake card.

(The Scotsman via Consumerist / Image via Scotland Now)

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We just got our first look at Lucy Lawless as Isabelle Hartley in Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD and ay-yi-yi-yi-yi!

This isn’t a full on Xena-do, but those bangs and that hair color sure do take me back. Bang Watch 2014 has begun.

Check out Marvel’s tweet reveal after the break.

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It’s hard to tell if we’re looking at actual designs that will be used in the film or good (but fake) fan art, but there’s no doubt that these Han Solo and Snowtrooper costume images from Indie Revolver are making the rounds and are being cited as the real deal. Real or fake, they are interesting either way.

So far, we have a look at Han in a trenchcoat that’s less like his Endor camo and a little more Browncoaty. There’s also a snow uniform that looks like like his old Hoth gear. As for the troopers, no word on which side of the fight they’re on, but they appear to be snow troopers.

You can see the images after the break.
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Recently a guy dressed as a Stormtrooper put a street on lockdown thanks to citizens that weren’t familiar with Star Wars. This time, commuters in Australia who are clearly not comic book fans called the cops on a Deadpool cosplayer named Reuben Rose who was on his way to a charity event.

Granted, he was openly carrying (plastic) swords, and firearms which was probably not the best idea in this day and age, but he was also carrying cupcakes—which is where this story gets amusing.

Thankfully, he was not charged with any crime and was soon on his way to work where he was trying to raise money for Bear Cottage at Manly, a hospice for children.

Check out a video of Deadpool dancing on the train after the break…

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During the Her Universe Fashion Show at San Diego Comic-Con, Ashley Eckstein of Her Universe revealed a new line of clothing featuring characters from Studio Ghibli! She teased the team-up on Instagram recently and confirmed it by donning a haute couture Totoro dress at the fashion show.

Models wore items from the new Ghibli including tank tops and a Totoro cosplay dress. The Studio Ghibli items will be available exclusively at Hot Topic beginning this holiday season, and there will be designs for both men and women. My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki’s Delivery Service will be the first titles in the collection, but others will follow.

UPDATE: A couple of photos of the collection from the fashion show are after the break…

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WeLoveFine has plenty to offer at San Diego Comic-Con. They have fresh off the line apparel and some Comic-Con exclusives. The hilarious Spock tee featured above is limited to just 200 pieces and will be on sale at booth 1235. Other exclusives include designs from Transformers, Geek & Sundry’s Co-Optitude, and Bee and PuppyCat.

You can find WeLoveFine in three places at the convention: booth 1235, booth 5647, and booth 2913N inside the Lucasfilm pavilion. The last spot will have all their Star Wars gear, and you should definitely check it out because they have some cute dresses.

Check out more exclusives and the brand-new items after the break.

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The creative team behind Batgirl is changing up and the character is getting a new costume to match. Gail Simone is moving on with Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher taking over writing while Babs Tarr takes on drawing. Batgirl’s look gets a nice update with some chunky yellow boots and a slick leather (not spandex!) jacket that cosplayers will likely jump all over.

The first issue with the new look (#35) hits shelves this October. Check out an interview with the team on MTV.

(via The Mary Sue)

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If you’re a fan of The Simpsons and you like makeup, get thee to SDCC.

MAC’s Marge Simpson collection will be available online on August 28 and in stores on September 4th, but if you’re headed to SDCC, you can get your Marge on early.

The Marge Simpson Collection will be available for sale for one day only during SDCC on Saturday, July 26th at the M·A·C Cosmetics Gaslamp store located at 234 Fifth Avenue in San Diego.

Fans are invited to visit the store for this opportunity to purchase the collection and also receive a Marge makeover from the ten piece collection that includes nail stickers ($16.50), eye shadows ($44), lipglosses ($16.50), and lashes ($18.50). You can follow #MACandMarge for more details.

I know where I’ll be Saturday. This sounds like so much fun!

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If you missed out on the sold-out Drakengard 3 Collector’s Edition, don’t fret. You can still score the Digital Collector’s Edition exclusively through the PlayStation Network Store. It features the game and all of the downloadable content included in the physical collector’s edition, along with a price tag that’s $15 cheaper at $64.99. Features include:

JP VO DLC
Replaces the voice over audio with the original Japanese. (sold individually for $4.99)

ZERO’S ALTERNATIVE COSTUMES:
CAIM’S GARB: Based on the protagonist of the original Drakengard, this costume halves stamina use when performing stamina attacks. (sold individually for $2.99)
NIER’S GARB: Modeled after the protagonist from NIER Replicant. This costume boosts damage by 5%. (sold individually for $2.99)
KAINÈ’S GARB: Modeled after Kaine from NIER. Doubles the window for triggering a parry. (sold individually for $2.99)

MIKHAIL’S DLC:
BEAUTIFUL CHILD: Originally Included in the CE, this is a giant baby hat for Mikhail. (sold individually for $0.99)
EXPERIMENTAL WEAPON #7: Dragon headwear for Mikhail modeled after Emil from NIER. ($0.99)

PROLOGUE SCENARIO
ONE’S PROLOGUE: Additional prequel chapter featuring One as a playable character with her own level and unique weapons. Also contains its own unique trophy set as well.

PSN THEMES:
Zero, Mikhail, Cent, Octa, Decadus, and Dito. ($0.99 each)

But that’s not all. There is lots of Drakengard 3 DLC available to purchase separately, including prologues for each of the other sisters for $5.99.

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In ancient days, six beautiful sisters descended upon the world and used their powers of song to usher in an age of peace. These sisters came to be worshiped as “Intoners,” each ruling over a piece of the world. But the day has come when that peace will be shattered, as the eldest sister, Zero, sets out on a quest to murder each of her younger siblings.

This is the set-up for Drakengard 3, a prequel to Drakengard and Drakengard 2 originally released on the PlayStation 2. It’s features a dark storyline for mature audiences (with plenty of dark humor) that explains how this fantasy world began. It allows any newcomer to join in the mayhem in the shoes of Zero, an anti-hero with a grudge against the world.

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