Nerdy Bits: Vader and Kids Get Adorable, Fight Club without Durden, Lara Croft’s Many Faces and MOAR!!
Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at email@example.com.
ABOVE: Super nerdy dad Jonathan G. made these nerd inspired alphabet blocks for his son. The blocks include everything from Ada Lovelace to zombies. Here’s hoping Jonathan finds a way to mass produce these so that he can sell them at an affordable cost. I know a lot of nerdy babies (and parents) who would love these. [Nerd Approved]
Jeffrey Brown’s adorable depictions of Vader, Luke and Leia are taking on figurine form this summer thanks to Gentle Giant, ltd. The popular Vader and Son and Vader’s Little Princess books will each be available in a special addition release that includes these ridiculously cute figurines. Separately, the bundles cost you $150, but you can purchase them together for a $280. [Technabob]
This Lady Loki is so gloriously gorgeous I can’t handle it. [Her Universe]
These are the incarnations of Lara Croft that I will always remember. I spent hours playing Tomb Raider as a junior and senior in high school. Lara was what I wanted to be when I grew up. Over the years, Tomb Raider’s face has changed and Halloween Costumes has captured all of her incarnations in one incredible infographic. See the full image at Kotaku.
Using his knowledge of superheroes and a ton of research on ancient Egypt, artist Josh Ln created these imaginative “Hero-glyphics.” To purchase prints and see more of Ln’s work, check out Society6. [cnet]
We all know that Tyler Durden wasn’t actually in this scene, it was all in the Narrator’s mind, but seeing this pivotal scene without Durden really drives home the insanity of Edward Norton’s character. [io9]
This absolutely epic (and lengthy) video showcases every start screen from every single Nintendo game ever – yes, that’s right, I said ‘ever.’ If you’ve got 3 hours, give it a watch for some serious nostalgia. [Wired]
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