How much does Katniss’s house in Victor’s Village cost?

It’s a fascinating question for those who love hearing property values and such things. Keep in mind, Victor’s Village mansions are NOT for sale, as the only way to live in one is through winning a Hunger Games (a price far too steep for anyone other than a Career, we would think!). Still, what would a house like this go for on an open market?

The folks at movoto.com did a pretty complex analysis to figure this out. See this graphic which explains the total:

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So there you have it! Just a mere $1,837,080. Who’s got that lying around?

New Clip Of Beetee From The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Jeffrey Wright was on Good Morning America where he introduced this clip of Beetee pointing something out to Katniss–we think you know what it is! We also get a brief look at Wiress here, too.  The interview and clip await below!

Thanks to Panem Propaganda for the tip!

Catching Fire Fan Art by Rafarinha

Check out this great work by DeviantArt artist Rafarinha titled “High Voltage.”

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I really love how there are simply four things in this scene: Katniss, snow, trees, and an extremely daunting–and based on the work’s titled–electrified fence which dwarfs our heroine.  This is definitely not the fence you want to be on the wrong side of!

You find more of Rafarinha’s work HERE

Rank your favorite Hunger Games characters!

Thanks to the incredible people at Ranker.com, we have access to a very cool Hunger Games list! As you can see below, Katniss leads the pack (no surprise), but Haymitch is in second?? We thought for sure that would be Peeta.

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Fortunately, it’s a relatively new list, which means you can make an impact. CLICK HERE to vote and change the rankings!

Poor Gale gets left out

For those who really like Gale — and really, anyone with a heart — doesn’t it seem like Gale really gets the shaft? Well, as rinpandaz.tumblr.com passed on from weheartit.tumblr.com, that extends to nicknames as well. Have a look:

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Can’t someone get the poor guy a nickname? He’s lost out bad enough, really.

A Real Life Katniss and Finnick: Baby Names Inspired by The Hunger Games

Pop culture often influences the choices parents make when naming their children, Catching Fire is making it’s influence known!  In the Catching Fire Collector’s Edition of People Magazine, we are introduced to two ADORABLE children–a Katniss and a Finnick!

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Scott and Christel Koedel of Ocean Ridge, Fla., named their first-born daughter Katniss, 2, after the heroine played by Jennifer Lawrence.

“I read The Hunger Games — and loved Katniss — early on when it was an unknown teen-lit series,” Christel, 35, tells PEOPLE. While her husband Scott, 37, didn’t read the books until his baby was six months old, he understood his wife’s choice. “Katniss is very grounded,” he says.

And like her fictional namesake, this little girl is very protective of her little sister, Kaia, 1. Christel, who’s pregnant, isn’t sure about naming her third child after another Hunger Games character but admits, “I do like Gale [who’s played by Liam Hemsworth in the films]. It’s a good strong name.”

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Trey Boggs, 26, of Bethlehem, Ga., explains why he and his wife, Kelsey, chose to name their 16-month-old son, Finnick, after the character played by Sam Claflin. “I’m a closet nerd,” he tells PEOPLE. “No one expects a cop to like The Hunger Games!”

But the name fits their “adventurous and independent” toddler perfectly. “He always wants to go explore,” Kelsey, 24, says. “He’s fearless,” adds Trey.

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Catching Fire Billboards in Times Square are AMAZING

Catching Fire is — well — catching fire all over the world right now, with legions of posters springing up on top of cabs, in subways, in cinemas, and so many other places. The most impressive display of all, however, just might be in Times Square:

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Really, Lionsgate is pulling out all the stops! As soon as I saw this on the street, I knew I just HAD to take that picture and share it on our site. For frame of reference, zoom in on the photo and compare the billboard size to the buildings behind. Katniss and Peeta are absolutely MASSIVE.

So, What do you think? Do you like what you see?

Capitol PN Site Relaunches, Debuts New Movie Clip and Redesigned Capitol ID Cards

TheCapitolPN relaunched today and all citizens were required to identify themselves as part of the Panem Quarterly Census.  What this means is you had to register to get your new Capitol-issues identification card, which I have to say look quite nice! This event is number 7 on the #ticktock countdown on Hunger Games Explorer.

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While there are a number of cool things to look at on the new site, the coolest is probably the video clip of the Victors training! The exclusive Capitol TV clip shows Johanna, Gloss, Enobaria, Brutus, Finnick, and Katniss practicing at the training center. It’s also worth noting that this is the first clip from the film we’ve seen.  Click the image below for video!

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Don’t forget to get your new ID card!

Catching Fire Billboard in Times Square

Check out these awesome photos of the Catching Fire billboard in Times Square NYC!

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Source: Quarter Quell

Catching Fire Barbie Dolls Now Available for Pre-Order

Here’s a first look at the Catching Fire inspired Barbie dolls featuring Effie, Peeta, Katniss, and Finnick.  The official Barbie Twitter account shared this photo earlier today.

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What do you think?  If you want to buy your own one (or all) the Effie, Katniss, and Peeta dolls are available for pre-order at BarbieCollector.com.

Via: Mockingjay.net