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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: Sideshow Collectibles unveils Harry Potter Book of Monsters replica and Spider-Man Black Cat statue. [Sideshow Collectibles] (more…)

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Are you a fan of Star Wars? Of course you are.  What about awesome conventions?  Of course you are.  How about beautiful weather? Disneyland? Knotts Berry Farm? The Ocean? Yes, yes, and yes, right?  Well, then, if you haven’t bought your ticket to this year’s Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, I don’t know what you’re doing with your life.  After San Diego Comic-Con sold out in record time this year, many con-savvy fans of geek culture immediately turned to the Star Wars-centric convention as a means to alleviate their pain a bit.  If you haven’t heard of Celebration or were on the fence about whether or not you wanted to go, two names have just been added to the guest list that should have you running to the site to grab your ticket.  Star Wars spinoff directors Josh Trank and Gareth Edwards have just been confirmed to be in attendance. (more…)

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There is so much love for Joss Whedon’s  Firefly. Fandom for the series has carried on well past the shows cancellation in 2003 and continues to gain new fans. It’s no surprise to find Browncoats from current hit programming showing their love and giving respect to Joss Whedon‘s space-western.

Jesse L. Martin, Carlos Valdes, and Rick Cosnett from CW’s The Flash sing an a capella version of “The Ballad of Serenity,” the theme song from Joss Whedon’s beloved TV series. (more…)

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Following the reveal of Black Widow, Hot Toys has released a first look at the 1/6th scale Hawkeye Collectible Figure! The sharp shooting Avenger is specially crafted based on the image of Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye in Avengers: Age of Ultron, featuring a newly-developed head sculpt, new outfit, improved articulations for action poses, freshly designed bow and arrows, and a specially designed figure stand.

Not as good as the new Avenging Hawkeye figure, because there is no Pizza Dog. But it will be a must-have if you wanna complete your Avengers AOU collection. That, and who couldn’t do with a little more Jeremy Renner in their lives. He’s like a real life grumpy cat. (more…)

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: Positively adorable Star Wars plushies from Hallmark. [Gizmodo] (more…)

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Do you love CW’s Arrow? Do you adore its star Stephen Amell? Of course you do! He’s a great guy who is constantly doing lovely things for his fans. Take this story for example…

Amell couldn’t make it out of Vancouver to surprise a young Arrow fan at her birthday party, so he did the next best thing: created a special video message to be played for the children in attendance. (more…)

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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: Firefrog by James Hance. (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: Jessica Nigri cross-playing a Dragon Ball Z’s Vegeta [JessicaNigri] (more…)

New ‘INSIDIOUS’ Trailer is Truly Frightening

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When I first saw James Wan‘s shock-and-awe horror film Insidious, I knew I was seeing something magnificent. Despite being panned by mainstream critics for its third act, the movie delivered suspense, chills, and scares with a deft hand, and remains untouchable in my mind. I mean, the Red-Face Demon…holy hell. After that, we saw the continuation take the series farther away from true horror, as the sequel was much more narrative-driven, content to give us more plot and less shrieks. This disappointed many, as Insidious was highly inventive and spine-tingling, but Insidious 2 gave us the same beautiful cinematic edge we saw in the first installment, which may have carried it a bit. Now, Blumhouse is producing something that may leave fans screaming for the wrong reasons, because nothing makes a nerd more terrified than hearing the term “prequel”. (more…)