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When Yooka-Laylee was announced on Kickstarter, it was a big deal. The game was being developed by Playtonic Games, a new game studio comprised entirely of former members of Rare, many of which had worked on game series such as Battletoads, Donkey Kong Country, Banjo-Kazooie, Conker, Perfect Dark, and the timeless N64 classic Goldeneye. Their mission was to create a new game to reinvigorate the dying genre of 3D platformers, a genre set into motion by Super Mario 64 that once dominated the video game market. These developers, led by project director Chris Sutherland, wanted to bring the style of gameplay they had (arguably) perfected in games like Banjo-Kazooie. There was only one problem: Banjo and pals are owned by Microsoft. Enter his unofficial successor: Yooka the Chameleon, and his pal, Laylee the Bat. With new characters, the boys (formerly of Rare) were back in business, so they turned to Kickstarter to fund the dream. They asked for $270,000 to make it happen; well, it did. In less than 30 minutes. (more…)

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Hot Toys is the premier collectible toy company known for making hyper realistic figures, statues, and busts inspire from Hollywood’s biggest movies and franchises. In the age of the Hollywood Blockbuster, a movie isn’t a true pop culture smash unless Hot Toys makes some toys/collectibles from it.

Coming off their insane display of cool sh*t on display at San Diego Comic Con, Hot Toys (via Sideshow Collectibles) has officially released three Suicide Squad action figures featuring Harley Quinn, Deadshot, and The Joker(more…)

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Kurt Russell seems to be on our radar quite a bite lately, whether it’s starring in The Hateful Eight, having comics written about old characters of his, or joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Star-Lord’s father, the man is coming back to the public eye in a big way. Speaking of being Star-Lord’s father in Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2, it was recently confirmed the actor would be Ego the Living Planet, which came as a surprise to many fans. Now we get to see just a bit of what will be on the screen later next year.  (more…)

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One of the most anticipated movies movies of next is the first ever Wonder Woman feature film, which will star Gal Godot as the titular character. A mythical Grecian warrior hailing from the mystical, all female isle of Themyscira, the film will see the super-heroine enter the world at large when a man, Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) washes up on the shore—but Trevor’s world is one at the brink of war, and when Themyscira needs an emissary to represent themselves in the conflict, Princess Diana, daughter of Zeus, Wonder Woman herself, will take up the role. (more…)

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One of the films on the horizon for Marvel is the highly anticipated Thor: Ragnarok, which will end the trilogy of solo Thor movies. It’s been rumored that not only will The Incredible Hulk (as popularly played by Mark Ruffalo) be appearing in the film, but that a good portion of the film’s story will be adapted from the Planet Hulk comic story-arc, in which the Hulk becomes champion, and then ruler, of a super-powered gladiatorial planet in the far reaches of space. Well, something just arrived at SDCC that seems to confirm this story once and for all.  (more…)

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Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are the premier purveyors of collectible display pieces and other high end desirables; praised for their extreme attention to detail throughout the entire production process, as well as their outstanding products.

When it comes to San Diego Comic Con, Sideshow / Hot Toys are the booth that prompts the most “ooh’s and aah’s” from convention goers. Their 1/6th scale figures, statues, and displays are always a sight to behold. This year is no different.

It’s only Night One, but Sideshow has rolled out some really pieces to make every nerds wallet cry. Their line up so far includes a whole new DeLorean time machine for Back to the Future Part II with a 1/6th scale Doc Brown figure, a new collection for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that look cool and creepy AF, a massive Iron Giant statue, a Jack Burton figure from Big Trouble in Little China and more! (more…)

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In covering nerd news, we get a lot of information about our favorite upcoming films and TV shows from new trailers, interviews, and behind the scenes photos and videos, but that’s not the only way we get our insights. Sometimes, we get the most spoilery material from the oddest places, like toys. Sometimes, you’re at a show, you’re looking at a line-up of toys and collectibles, and you see something unexpected. For the upcoming line of Suicide Squad collectibles from Sideshow‘s Knightmare line, a particular figure was added that maybe a *SPOILER* for the upcoming DC Comics super-villain team-up movie. (more…)

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As we begin San Diego Comic-Con, we’re ready for all sorts of goodies for upcoming TV shows and movies in the world of geek, and the world of geek doesn’t get at bigger than Star Wars. One of the coolest aspects of the Star Wars world is that it is uniquely alien. From the first cantina scene on Mos Eisley in A New Hope, we got to see a totally different world. The latest film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, is coming in December, and a new character has just been unveiled.

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‘Ello dudes and dudettes! This is your resident Nerd Bastard Luke Gallagher speaking. Talking to you today about GeekFuel, the monthly subscription box that you need to be gettin’ your geek on with. You’ve undoubtedly heard of mystery box subscription boxes before, and have maybe even gotten a box or two from Geek Fuel’s distinguished competition such as LootCrate or Marvel’s Collector Corps. Whether you’re new to the whole subscription box thing or have been a recipient of other services, you should know GeekFuel is the best of the best. Is that a bold claim? Did I already over sell it? Maybe, but let’s find out. We just received their July Box, and the nerdy goodies contained are so so good. Have a looksee below and judge for yourself.

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Captain America, the Star Spangled Man, figure of recent controversy and (possibly) the most popular Marvel comics superhero right now thanks to two very successful movies from directing brothers Joseph and Anthony Russo, is more than something of an icon in the modern American myth. He’s considered (or supposed) to embody what is good and wholesome about the American spirit, even when America doesn’t feel very great. It only makes sense to honor the good Captain, given he’s now 75 years old, and what better to kick that off than San Diego Comic-con?  (more…)