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Wizard Comic Con hosts different conventions across the United States, and tries to provide a unique once-in-a lifetime experience. So they are bringing the nerdly fun to the seven-seas, with a Wizard World themed journey that will take geek pop-culture enthusiasts on a journey from Miami to Nassau, Bahamas. Check out more details after the jump.

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Robert Downey Jr. Is Getting Hoppy For Charity

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Holy Hippity Hoppity Robert Downey Jr. Bunny-Man!  When Downey first came onto Omaze last year, he offered fans the BEST DAY EVER by donating to an organization in need. The $2 million raised supported Julia’s House, a children’s hospice dedicated to caring for children with life-threatening illnesses, as well as their families.  Now Downey’s back and ready to give fans a chance to win another great VIP experience in conjunction with the upcoming release of Captain America: Civil War. Check out the video after jump. (more…)

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We’ve learned about the dynamics behind Daenerys’ dragons, and now we’re getting a closer look at the workings of a White Walker.  To be more specific, Game of ThronesYoutube channel uploaded a behind the scenes video of the making of the prostheses for the show.  The pieces aren’t only used exclusively on White Walkers, but it seems they undergo the most prosthetic-wise.  And after watching the video, you may notice that it looks almost as painstaking to stay in that getup all day as it looks to create it!  Prosthetic Designer for Game of Thrones Barrie Gower narrates the short video, which clocks in at just under 4 minutes.  He explains the artistic process behind creating the prostheses, from getting the briefing of a character, to creating a design concept that’s practical enough to be worn all day. (more…)

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Marvel is doing something really amazing to help support the dreams of the female Tony Starks and Bruce Banners of the world. Also supported by the National Academy of Sciences’ Science & Entertainment Exchange, a challenge has been issued to female students ages 15 to 18, and in grades 10 to 12th, to submit videos of ideas the applicants feel could be world-changing. Titled the “Girls Reforming the Future Challenge”, it’s aimed at girls interested in STEM: science, technology, engineering and math.  In the introductory video, posted below, Captain America: Civil War stars Emily VanCamp and Elizabeth Olsen explain the initiative, “for girls just like you to explore your inner potential to reform the future with positive world change through STEM.”
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Hey, do you remember Pinball – those coffin-shaped boxes where you hit a silver ball around a chaotic playfield? If you thought this game of skill died out in the 90’s, you’d be wrong. Sure, Pinball machines are no longer as prevalent in arcades, bowling alleys, or bars as they once were; but the culture of Pinball is alive and well. Despite the staggering decline in pinball gaming, new machines are being made all the time. Particularly to promote pop movie and television licenses; with such titles as: The Walking Dead, Star Trek, The Avengers, Game of Thrones and more.

Now another big license is making its way into Pinball form – a new machine that begs a very simple question: “Who You Gonna Call?”  (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: Ever wanted to sleep on a Snorlax? Now you can! [Bandai(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: Sexy female Shredder. [GAS] (more…)

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While some time has passed since the death of actor Alan Rickman, the sadness and somberness of his passing still seems as fresh as ever. But much like with any A-List star who leaves their mortal coil too soon, their body of work becomes that much more appreciable and cements their ever lasting legacy. Alan Rickman is no exception; a big bucket of win, this guy was. Large body of work both on-screen and off in which to bow one’s head in respect and adulation. He will, of course, be remembered for his most famous roles – the maniacal terrorist Hans Gruber from Die Hard, the spoon-heart eating villainous Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood, the literally dickless angel in Kevin Smith’s Dogma, and the hilariously bitter Dr. Lazarus in Galaxy Quest. Above all, and without question, though, Rickman will likely be most immortalized for his role as the complex, hostile, skillful, and perhaps bravest Wizard of all time – Severus Snape from the Harry Potter series.

In celebration of the Master of Potions, Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, and fiercely loyal wizard, comes a 1/6th scale collectible figurine from Star Ace. Nerd Bastards was fortunate to receive a product sample for review. Follow along with us as we raise our wands to Alan Rickman and this spellbindingly life-like figure. (more…)

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Star Wars made space opera big and its millions of fans made sure it stayed that way for decades now. With the overwhelming success of The Force Awakens and with Episode VIII well on its way into shooting, you can now quell those hype-pangs by attending the next big scifi themed amusement park, appropriately named Star Wars Land! If the promotional video is to be any indication, this one is going to be one hack of a ride.

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Nerd/Geek themed subscription boxes are a dime a dozen. We at Nerd Bastards have received and reviewed them all. But our favorite, without question, is Geek Fuel. They’re simply the best… “better than all the rest” (sorry, Tina Turner song reference, couldn’t be helped). If you’ve seen our past reviews of this marvelous subscription service and have yet to be impressed – or if this is your first time being introduced to Geek Fuel – then let this, their February Box, be a testament to their glory.  Just what about this particular box that makes it so great? In a word: Deadpool(more…)