Nerd Culture

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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: Cute Cyborg Claptrap cosplay. [Ricochet Cosplay]

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8-foot tall LOTR Tower or Orthanc in LEGO.  [Brenden McMahon]

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12 lesser known facts about Superman. [buymetalonline.co.uk]

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Attack on Titan hot dogs. [RocketNews]

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Cthulhu Minions and Pokemon. [Kutuleras]

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The Nightmare Before Mario mashup wedding cake. [Little Cherry Cake Company]

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Mondo has announced 11″ tall 1/6 scale Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figures based on their run in Mirage Comics. [USA Today]

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HBO reveals Game of Thrones playsets from Todd McFarlane. [EW]

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Deathstar wall light. [Gizmodo]

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Batman Vs. Superman Batmobile LEGO set revealed. [WSJ]

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Cosplay/props from the Ghostbusters reboot are already starting to pop up. [GhostbustersNews]

Honest Trailer for Watch Dogs [Smosh Games]

Samurai Jack fan-film. [avemagnadude]

US challenges Japan to giant Robot duel. [MegaBots Inc]

15 types of Terminators ever on screen. [io9]

The problem with Batman’s bats. [Dorkly]

Why CGI is ruining movies. [StoryBrain]

And Now For T-Shirts YOU NEED TO BUY TODAY (Before They’re Gone)

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Imagine it: you’re out on a nice, sunny day, relaxing pool-side on the deck of a huge cruise ship where you’ve been enjoying great cuisine and fun entertainment (and unlimited drinks at the bar, hey-yo!)… and then your good times are ruined when a zombie comes staggering onto the Lido Deck and tries to eat your brains.  While it sounds like a scenario out of the latest zombie novel or video game, in 2016 the scenario might be all too real – if you sign up to be a passenger on the new “The Walking Dead” themed cruise!

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Everyone has a cause in which they believe.  If you have any doubt of this, take a look at Facebook after the landmark decision made last week and you will see many, many examples of people who believe in a cause.  However, how often do we actually do something, outside of changing a profile photo or commenting on a post, to contribute to that cause?  Most people stand in solidarity but their stand doesn’t go much further.  Then, you have people like Kevin Doyle. Kevin isn’t a movie star or a celebrity; he isn’t a civil rights activist or a political personality.  Instead, he is simply a good person, doing a good thing, in memory of a woman he loved.  (more…)

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Remember that time Toys ‘R’ Us removed Breaking Bad figures from their stores because one women in Florida (why is it always Florida?) complained? That was stupid and left a bad taste in the eyes of the geek populace. I, for one, haven’t paid much attention to them since (well that, and I buy most of my nerdy stuff online) but maybe I should. The worlds largest Toy store has totally redeemed themselves! Well, no, they’re not bringing Breaking Bad figures back. They are, however, coming to San Diego Comic Con with a large assortment of exclusive figures and collectibles. Hit the jump to check out what cool Batman, G.I. Joe, Star Wars, and Transformers toys are coming to Nerd mecca.

Oh, and if you’re unable to attend the convention, the store will offer the same products online at ToysRUs.com/ComicConvention beginning on Thursday, July 9.

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Have Hoverboards Finally Arrived?

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It seems a lot of companies are really trying to make 2015 all that Marty McFly imagined it would be.   Along with Nike’s plan to introduce shoes with power laces that tighten automatically (a nod to McFly’s own kicks in the film), Lexus plans to introduce us to the hoverboard.  Lexus’s project, Slide, boasts that it has created a real, ride-able hoverboard using magnetic levitation.

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Just the other day, we rounded up all of the coolest exclusives coming to San Diego Comic Con 2015 – all the stuff you want, the things you need, and everything you can’t afford. Now a few more items have entered the mix.

Kotobukiya has revealed their San Diego Comic-Con limited edition Deadpool “Chimichanga” ARTFX+ statue. And Hasbro is thinking big and small (literally) with their .75-inch Mini Ant-Man figure ($9.99) and Ant-man 4 pack. Making the obligatory Ant-Man pun, these collectibles are sure to shrink your wallet.  (more…)

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You love Chris Pratt, right? Of course you do. You would have to be some sort of non-human person who lives on raisins and black licorice and possibly unicorn livers in order to somehow avoid the spell that Pratt has cast on the entire planet.  With his latest effort, the uber-successful Jurassic World, audiences learned that even those vicious raptors love Pratt, and since he is such an easy going guy, well, that basically makes him a target for one of the most appropriate practical jokes in recent memory. (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: Evolution of Harley Quinn by Jeff Vector. (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: Looks like Magikarp has been training. [SevCosplay] (more…)

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Yes, friends: It’s that magical time of year once again….Comic-Con season! Comic book conventions have spread like the bacteria carried by many an unsanitary fanboy, but say “Comic-Con” and everybody automatically knows you’re referring to the San Diego Comic-Con. It is Nerd Mecca, and all of us hope to make the pilgrimage at least ONCE in our lives.

Some go for the panels where they hope to get autographs from, or even ask questions of their idols. Others go to view, and/or participate in the cosplay scene–but today, we focus on those who go to bankrupt themselves on the various exclusives SDCC offers attendees every year.

Here’s a fairly good cross-section of the delights that will be available for purchase at the San Diego Convention Center from July 18-21…and then never again (except when their buyers put them on eBay).

*Note: Listed are not all of SDCC’s exclusives, but rather a collection of what we think are the best and most in-demand.

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