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If there’s a super hero block buster movie coming out then you can bet on two things: It will make enough money to make Scrooge McDuck jealous, and that there will be lots and lots of toys and various merchandise. For those with deep pockets and have a taste for finer things, there is Hot Toys; the toy company that makes hyper realistic 1/6th scale figures, statues, and busts inspired from pop cultures biggest movies and franchises. (more…)

 

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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. Every Wednesday and Saturday (mid week/end of week) 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: Paul Figg’s Ghostbusters is getting its own LEGO set. [NerdApproved(more…)

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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. Every Wednesday and Saturday (mid week/end of week) 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: Hellpugs – when pugs meet Hellboy. [Pupstar Sonama] (more…)

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Wicked Cool Toys, together with Alchemy II, is giving new life to an old classic. Much like the work they’ve been doing with Cabbage Patch Kids dolls, another brand is coming back armed with “toys, content and a comprehensive merchandising program”. The toy in question is none other than the blinking, mouth moving, pop a cassette into the tape deck hidden in his back and listen to him read you a story: Teddy Ruxpin. The bear was available between 1985 and 2010, and was so successful upon release that an animated series was spawned in his image in 1987. He was named one of the 100 greatest toys of all time by Time magazine, and he might just be making a comeback to the mainstream market. (more…)

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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. Every Wednesday and Saturday (mid week/end of week) 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: Here is the actual Vader helmet that was burnt at the end of The Return of the Jedi. [Blastr(more…)

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Holy Life-Size Batman! To launch their Life-Size Masterpiece Series, Hot Toys have given us their first look at the Armoured Batman from Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. And what a sight to behold! Standing at 7.2 feet tall, this behemoth is a movie accurate sculpture of Ben Affleck‘s Batman including a fabric cape, Affleck’s likeness and light-up eyes. (more…)

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Disneyland is set to celebrate its 60th anniversary this year! To commemorate the momentous occasion Disney  has decided to put together a televised event titled The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60. One of the things that has got fans of the franchise so excited, when it comes to the special itself, is that it’s set to  give an exclusive preview to the park’s brand new addition Star Wars land,currently in development. So who will be our guide through this wonderful maze of Star Wars geekery, well Disney announced their pick.

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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. Every Wednesday and Saturday (mid week/end of week) 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: Suicide Squad statues revealed. [ToyArk(more…)

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Sans that one time he stood naked with a horse in that Equus stage play, Daniel Radcliffe has never looked better in the eyes of his adoring fans than when he played “the boy who lived,” Harry Potter. While he and the rest of the HP cast literally grew up on screen across 7 films, there is one stylistic look, from one particular movie, in which Harry Potter has stood out the most… The Triwizard Tournament, as featured in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

The 4th film in the series saw Harry thrown, unwittingly, into a magical competition that thrusted appointed champions to trials of bravery, cunning-ness (Oops… almost typed “cunnilingus” which would have been unfortunate), and skill. It was a very exciting affair until things ended badly *spoilers* seeing the death of a classmate and terrifying return of, well, you know who. The future of Harry Potter and the entire wizarding world would continue into some serious dark days, but hey, at least Harry got some spiffy athletic gear out of it.

For one thrilling adventure, Harry got to put aside his regular boring old house robes and trade them in for some new threads; threads that look like Hugh Hefner designed the latest fashions for the Eastern European mafia – swooshy pants and fabulous robe. HP may not have been the best wizard, but clothes maketh the man, and these duds made him (at least look-wise) live up to his legend.

This introduction is prelude to a very awesome and relatively new high-end collectible company by the name of Star Ace, who have sent NerdBastards a figure from their ever-expanding and exceedingly popular Harry Potter line. For your consideration, we check out – you guessed it – the Triwizard Harry Potter 1/6th scale figure from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

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Civil War

If you are reading this web site, it can probably be easily assumed that you, love your action figures, and some of the finest in recent years have been coming out in conjunction with Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. As we stare down the barrel of Marvel’s Phase 3, Hasbro has finally revealed their line of Captain America: Civil War action figures, and conspicuously missing from the heroic lineup are fan favorites Ant-Man and Spiderman who are tied up in business limbo with Sony. However, it seems that Hasbro has learned from the mistakes of toy lines past, because yes, Virginia, there is a Black Widow figure this time around.

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