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See How HOT TOYS Makes Those Wonderful Toys

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You are already likely aware that 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. From Star Wars to Marvel, DC and many other brands, Hot Toys are the master makers. Their ever growing assortment of statues and figurines is the stuff nerd dreams are made of.

What you may not know, however, is what Hot Toys creative process is, how those wonderful toys are made. Well, a new video shows how the company produces such intricately detailed collectible action figures for adults. Sculpting, painting and a bunch of guys talking in Korean. Check it out:  (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: Star Wars rice paddy grows in Japan. [WSJ(more…)

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While some may baulk at her ridiculous hair buns and experimentation with incest (making out with her brother Luke), Princess Leia is tougher than anyone ever gives her credit for. Leia spies on the Galactic Empire on behalf of the Rebellion. When captured she is tortured by Darth Vader but remains loyal to her cause. She later disguises herself as an Ubese (alien race, not to be mistaken with the word “obese”) Bounty hunter to save the man she loves from being a permanent trophy in Jabbas palace. If these are not be signs of courage, nobility and romance, I don’t know what is. Isn’t about time Princess Leia got an action figure worthy of her presence?

Princess Leia, of course, has had many action figures and collectibles made in her likeness, but never to the scale and detail as Hot Toys. That is, until now.

Hot Toys – the premier leader in fine detailed and high end collectibles – has officially announced the addition of a 1/6th scale Princess Leia figure to their Star Wars line. (more…)

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The Iron Man property has been the bread and butter for Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles. A long line of Iron Man armors and characters have made their way to astonishingly detailed, high-end collectibles figures. With each entry in the on-going line being highly sought after, selling out, and often going for twice as much on auction and collector sites. Because there are enough people who are Tony Stark rich, Hot Toys has 2 new 1/6th scale figures coming to the Iron Man collectible family; with Iron Man 3′s Pepper Potts and Age of Ultron‘s Iron Man XLV Armor.   (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: Darth Vader made out of sex toys – aka Darth Dildo. [WoodRocket] (more…)

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Guardians of the Galaxy is a perfect comic book movie! It truly is one of the most unique and delightful films Marvel has created to date. It features memorable and enjoyable characters, is filled with all the required thrills and spills, and it’s an almost nonstop barrage of humor and fun. It’s like eating a big mac and a large fry at 2am after a night of drunken debauchery, it’s that good.

Peter Quill, or Star Lord as he likes to call himself, is a quick-witted man of Earth thrown into the far reaches of galaxy, who has stolen an artifact that everyone seems to want. By accident he stumbles upon four other characters, Gamora the assassin, Drax the Destroyer, Rocket the enhanced raccoon and Groot the humanoid tree, and the five of them form an unlikely team.

Not one performance, however, can live up to the two characters that completely steal the entire show, Rocket and Groot voiced by Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel. Yes, the talking tree and the raccoon are by far the most entertaining and likable characters. They are also two of the funniest characters in the entire picture behaving like the classic straight and funny man routine of Abbott and Costello fame but twice as fun.

Speaking of Rocket and Groot, our friends at Sideshow Collectibles sent us a the Marvel Rocket and Groot Sixth Scale Figure Set from Hot Toys. The big guy and little guy combo of the collectible word has never looked so good.
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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: Boldly go outside this fall in a Star Trek TNG cardigan sweater. [ThinkGeek(more…)

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San Diego Comic Con – The biggest and best show for everything Comic, Film & Video related took place last week. With some amazing cosplayers attending too! Sneaky Zebra has put together a great music video showcasing some of the best cosplayers they came across at SDCC.

Zipping between the +San Diego Convention Center and Petco Park – home of +Geek & Sundry and +Nerdist – they’ve caught on camera some of the finest looking cosplay wandering the streets and halls of the convention. They even nabbed some screen time from Chris Hardwick, Adam Savage (incognito as Judge Dredd), Stephen Amell and a nod from Stan Lee(more…)