TOY REVIEW: Tony Stark With Arc Reactor Creation Accessories By Hot Toys

- 02-27-15Cool Stuff, Featured, reviews Posted by Luke Gallagher

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It’s not very often that an actor embodies the spirit of the character that he’s playing so well, that it becomes hard to picture that actor as anyone else later. Since Iron Man, we’ve seen Robert Downey Jr. play a journalist, an Australian actor who plays a black soldier, a father-to-be trying to cross the country in time to see the birth of his child, he’s even played Sherlock Holmes but, whether he’s up on the big screen, or on TV getting interviewed on Late Night, sans the arc reactor, RDJ is still, and always will be, Tony Stark.

Downey has always been one of Hollywood’s good-looking bad boys. He’s got the looks, the money, the swag, the “Do whatever I want now, and apologize later, I don’t give a f#*k attitude,” as well as the charm to get away with it all. Who is more Tony Stark than that? Nobody. Not even Tony Stark, go figure that out.

Most superheroes have boring alter-egos. They try to blend into society, as to not have their true identity revealed. Clark Kent is a ho-hum reporter for the Daily Planet. Bruce Wayne is rich, but he’s a drag, and his only friend is his butler. However, Tony Stark’s ego has no f**ks to give. Even without the suit, he’s still a genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist, and he wants you to know it, dammit!

And, that’s why Hot Toys actually got away with making a Tony Stark figure. Minus the suit, he’s still cool as hell. He builds arc reactors, sleeps with super hot women, and even invents new elements. That’s right, he comes with no high-tech suits, no weapons, not even a power glove. Hot Toys made a 1/6th replica of the alter-ego of a superhero, which comes with some lab equipment. And it’s super cool!

Thankfully, Sideshow Collectibles has graciously sent us one of the figures, so that you don’t have to take my word for it. Let’s check it out!

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Nerdy Bits: Godzilla Hotel, Walking Dead Cosplay, Stan Lee Being Awesome, GRRM Doll and MOAR!!!

- 02-25-15Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Regina Lizik

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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: Sadie by Design cosplays as Black Cat in this beautiful photo taken by Joe’s Studio. [Fashionably Geek] (more…)

‘The Lego Movie Sequel’ Welcomes A ‘Community’ Director

- 02-24-15Cool Stuff, Film, Nerd Culture Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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Man, The Lego Movie made a hell of a splash, even if the Academy somehow managed to overlook the talent that was required to put a movie of that scale together. Well, if you are among the millions who are counting the moments until the sequel hits the big screen in 2018, you now how even more of a reason to be excited for the upcoming film.  Warner Brothers has announced that Monster House scribe Rob Schrab will be directing the sequel.  Yes. Everything IS awesome. (more…)

Katee Sackhoff & James Van Beek In NSFW ‘Power/Rangers’ Fan Film We’ll All Want To See On The Big Screen

- 02-24-15Cool Stuff, Film, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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This is not your father’s Power Rangers movie. All the goofy, brightly colored costumes, and rubber monsters are gone. Blasted away by this dirty, gritty, re-imagining of one of our childhood favorites. I’m not really a fan of the gritty reboot-type works that Hollywood seems infatuated with these days. Not everything needs to be darker, hell some humor every now and then has a place in film. So I found myself surprised that my anti-gritty-re-imagining radar wasn’t flashing and making that weird repeating klaxon noise in my head as I watched this fan film by Joseph Kahn. Throw in Katee Sackhoff and James Van Der Beek and you’ve got my full attention. (more…)

Nerd Art Dump: Buzz Lightyear/Alien Mashup, Deadpool and Harley Quinn, Walking Dead Episodes Tribute, And MOAR!!!

- 02-22-15Cool Stuff, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Time for your weekly dose of the fantastic fandom-based art that’s hit the web this week with your Nerd Art Dump. Each and every week we pick and choose through the masses of prints and pics on the digital frontier to give you nothing but the best to fill your geek needs. So on with the dump.

ABOVE: Buzz Lightyear discovers something terrifying by XombieDirge. (more…)

Nerdy Bits: Weird Facts About Star Wars, Magneto Cat, Darth Toaster, Green Lantern Funeral And MOAR!!!

- 02-21-15Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Regina Lizik

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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: Harley Quinn (Cute Kitty) and Poison Ivy (Chrisscreama) get into all kinds of trouble at Arkham. See more pictures from this photoshoot by John Burrage over at GeekxGirls(more…)

Ready For Some ‘Suicide Squad’ News? Leto Talks Joker & Is This Hernandez’s Role

- 02-20-15Comics, Cool Stuff, Film, Internet, Uncategorized Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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In an attempt to keep up with the competition, WB revealed a huge slate of upcoming superhero films a few months back, which included the highly anticipated villain centric Suicide Squad.  At the time of the reveal, it seemed as if the movie was a lifetime away.  With 2016 less than a year away, however, time seems to have sped up a bit, and now the Suicide Squad movie is picking up some real momentum and we now have word that we may be seeing even more fan favorites up on the big screen than we originally thought.  (more…)

SDCC Open Registration Opens On Saturday – Feel Free To Squee

- 02-19-15Comics, Cool Stuff, Film, Internet, Nerd Culture, TV, Uncategorized Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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We are still about five months away from San Diego Comic-Con but it’ll be here sooner than you think!  This weekend, the convention will be holding open registration for those who were not lucky enough to snag one of these coveted memberships to the annual Geek Mecca during preregistration, and if it is anything like years past, it will likely be the most stressful day of the year for thousands of geeks across the globe.  So, we have decided to try to make things a bit easier on you this year by giving you this handy-dandy guide to making your Registration Day a good one, whether you score those badges or not! (more…)

Nerdy Bits: Dalek Caan Baby Stroller, Halo Needler Nerf Gun, Borderlands Group Cosplay, Delorean iPhone, And MOAR!!!

- 02-18-15Cool 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. 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: Dalek Caan baby stroller. [Technabob] (more…)

A Requiem For New York Toy Fair 2015

- 02-17-15Cool Stuff, Featured Posted by Chris Cummins

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The 2015 North America Toy Fair is winding down, but as it slowly marches into the history books kids and toy collectors alike have a lot to look forward to.

We were fortunate enough to attend the event at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center — the massive hall which also hosts the annual New York Comic Con — and we were wowed by the sheer enormity of it all. (Superhero pet uniforms are the new Lego knockoffs, discuss). So just as we did last year, Nerd Bastards presents a look back at the best products, most notable happenings and general greatness/weirdness from Toy Fair. Let’s take a look:

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