Luke Gallagher

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Profile: Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Nerd Bastards.com, Luke Gallagher - the love child of Michael Chikilis and Mr. Clean - can be found in Boston, Massachusetts, where he hopes to find continued inspiration and resonance in life through diversified, ambiguous, ambitions. He also wishes to have intimate relations with Christina Hendricks (a man can dream). He has been a professional wrestler, student of Jiu Jitsu, attempted body builder, aspiring actor and hot wings competitor. While genetically programmed to live life as a jock, he couldn't (mentally) be more opposite. His impressive action figure/collectible, comic book and DVD/Bluray collections, along with his love for cupcakes stimulate his nerd riddled thirst. Follow Luke on Twitter @NerdBastards

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TOY REVIEW: Captain America (Golden Age Version) Sixth Scale Figure by Hot Toys

- 08-17-14Cool Stuff, Featured, reviews Posted by Luke Gallagher

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One cannot simply talk about Captain America and not feel compelled to sing the “America, F**k Yeah!” song. So there, I said it. In today’s case, talking about Hot Toys Captain America Golden Age 1/6th Scale Figure, I’d replace “America” with “Hot Toys”. But, that doesn’t quite roll off the tongue in the same way. That, and Hot Toys is a Hong Kong based company… so, umm, yeah. However, they’re products are sold in America and the sentiment of self pride and righteous awesomeness remains the same.

Hot Toys designs and develops highly detailed Sixth Scale collectibles featuring actual likenesses of film based characters for distributors like Sideshow Collectibles. It’s a challenge finding a selection of words that pay tribute to Hot Toys mastery in artistry, as their finesse is unbound. A search on Thesaurus.com for the word “stunning” and every synonym would apply. The same can be said for Sideshow, who too manufactures high end articulated figures (as well as busts, statues, prop replicas and more). In addition to designing and manufacturing their own products, Sideshow distributes unique offerings from notable pop culture and figure companies like Hot Toys. But I digress…

Sideshow Collectibles has been gracious enough to send Nerd Bastards a Hot Toys Captain America Golden Age 1/6th scale figure from the critically acclaimed Marvel film Captain America: The Winter Solider. While my review could be summarized in two words, “F**k Yeah”, to truly appreciate the craftsmanship and value in quality, an up-close examination is necessary. Or, you can just look at the pretty pictures.   (more…)

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Nerdy Bits: Butterbeer Oreos, Out of This World Nebula Cosplay, Doctor Who Restaurant, And MOAR!!!

- 08-15-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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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 nerdybits@nerdbastards.com

ABOVE: I’ve been to Universal Studios and I can tell you Butterbeer at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is magic in your mouth. Now Butterbeer flavored Oreos? Who’s bed do I need to slytherin to make this happen? [TheMarySue(more…)

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Does This Superman Villain [REDACTED] Have a Significant Part in ‘Batman v Superman’?

- 08-13-14Comics, Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

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When it comes to upcoming comic book movies, there is often an eternal struggle that fans have to face. That being the urge to know every little thing there is to know about an upcoming or current production vs the desire to keep oneself distant of spoilers. More often than not, curiosity wins out. Resisting the urge to know what Hollywood talent and creatives are doing with long standing beloved characters is quite frankly futile. Insatiable fans (and of course us bloggers) pick up quotes, rumors, unofficial set photos, leaked footage and everything in between. Stringing it all together and letting speculation take hold. All for the purpose of prejudging an unfinished product of course. Some fans will cheer while others will rage. But hey, that’s all in the fun in reading (an in my case writing) about comic book movies. 

So, today’s hot rumor comes from an extra on the Detroit set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice who claims to know how Jesse Eisenberg‘s Lex Luthor plays into the story. If true, these are some pretty big spoilers. Read on if you dare.   (more…)

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Nerdy Bits: Gamora and Nebula as Kids, Stunning Scarlett Witch Cosplay, What Would Thor Do, And MOAR!!!

- 08-11-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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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 nerdybits@nerdbastards.com

ABOVE: The Guardians of the Galaxy prequel we all want to see. Then again, audiences probably don’t want to see Gamora and Nebula being tortured and abused, then killing various people just ’cause Thanos said to do so. Not a movie Disney would approve of, now is it?  [TheMarySue(more…)

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What The Heck Did Penguin Books Just Do To ‘Charlie and The Chocolate Factory’?

- 08-09-14Books, Film, WTF? Posted by Luke Gallagher

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To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Penguin made a bizarre decision to create a new cover for the Roald Dahl work. 

There’s no Charlie. No Willy Wonka. And there’s nothing there to even suggest a chocolate factory. Instead… a picture of a steely-eyed blond girl?  (more…)

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Nerdy Bits: Chris Pratt As Indy, Groot & Gamora Cosplay, Jabba the Hutt Works Out & MOAR!!!

- 08-08-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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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 nerdybits@nerdbastards.com

ABOVE: The Rocket Raccoon and Groot figures from Hot Toys were previously announced, but now they’ve added in an extra accessory. The figures will also be getting a one-sixth scale dancing Groot potted plant to go along with the larger figures! It makes the $359.99 price tag hurt a little less [SideshowCollectibles
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DC Artists Redo Count Chocula, Boo Berry, and Franken Berry “Monster Cereals”

- 08-07-14Cool Stuff, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Arguably, one the most popular sugary cereals for kids (and the adults who refuse to grow up, *myself included), is General Mills Monster Cereal. Around every fall you’ll see a trio of flavored cereal – Count Chocula, Franken Berry and Boo Berry – hit shelves for the Halloween season. Last year saw the revival of the long forgotten Frute Brute and Yummy Mummy. The latter of which, I personally ate 10+ boxes of. Those orange flavored Mummy shapes and Marshmallows might as well have been crack. Opening a box, pouring cereal into bowl, adding milk (2% of course) and sitting Indian Style (shirt tucked over my knees) man, it looked like a scene from Darren Aronofsky Requiem for a Dream. But I digress…

Count Chocula and his pals Franken Berry and Boo Berry are coming back. This time, however, with a little help from a few renowned DC Comic Artists.  (more…)

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Nerdy Bits: Jeff Goldblum Invades Jurassic Wedding, Doctor Who Jello Shots, Benedict Cumberbatch Voices Jar Jar Binks, And MOAR!!!

- 08-07-14Cool Stuff, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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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 nerdybits@nerdbastards.com

ABOVE: This is a wedding shot from photographer Adam Biesenthal featuring Pamela and Jesse Sargent’s wedding party running for their lives from a t-rex. Oh, and Jeff Goldblum is in there. This is so fake. You can tell the people were photoshopped into that picture of a real dinosaur (*sarcasm*)  [Geekologie] (more…)

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Warner Bros. Moves ‘Batman V Superman’ Release Date, Ups Ante By Adding 12 Untitled Films

- 08-06-14Comics, Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

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One of the more interesting topics of gossip going into 2015 had revolved around a cinematic showdown between Disney/Marvel’s Captain America 3 and Warner Bros./DC’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Both films were to face head-to-head and compete for box office supremacy in sharing an initial release date May 6th, 2016. Believing in their brands, and tuning into a massive stock in interest amongst eager fans, as well as taking into consideration an already loaded summer movie schedule, both studios stayed firm to their planned release. The titans of industry were, up until recently, locked in an eternal game of “chicken”, with neither Studio wanting to budge. Some people have called it a pissing match, a duel of egos. While insiders will tell you that’s hardly the case at all. Truth be told, there is a science and business to release dates. But, for the sake of fun, watching these two studios stare each other down had left curious fans wondering how it would all play out.

Well my friends, the war is over. One studio has caved while the other stands tall pounding its chest and letting out a roar of victory. (more…)

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Nerdy Bits: Thomas The Tank Engine Horror, Evolution of TMNT, Marvel Phase 1&2 Sizzle Reel, Harry Potter Done Scott Pilgrim Style, And MOAR!!!

- 08-04-14Cool Stuff, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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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 nerdybits@nerdbastards.com

ABOVE: This is truth behind Thomas the Tank Engine as imagined by illustrator Yui Abe.Uh, I wonder where they shovel the coal? [Geekologie] (more…)

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