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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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Just when you were finally free from “Let it Go” getting stuck in your head! Elsa and co. will be front and center in the newest Walt Disney World attraction, “Frozen Ever After,” slated to debut in 2016. Set to be a showcase ride (in the same vein as “It’s a Small Small World”), “Frozen Ever After” will be based on the 2013 animated mega-hit Frozen, but Imagineering creative executive Kathy Mangum specifies that the ride is not meant to be a re-enactment of the film. Movie composers Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson Lopez will even be providing new lyrics for the film’s existing songs. (more…)

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Last month we told you about Power-Up Box , the newest nerdy subscription service. Here we are again. The good folks over at Power-Up Box were nice enough to send us their May box, which we got at the very end of May. Before we reveal what lays within, let’s take a moment to acknowledge what a cool and fun concept this is.

When we were children, birthdays ruled! We got to be a year older, a year bigger, we got cartoon and comic book-themed parties, cake, ice cream, and tons of kick-ass presents that we actually wanted. We basically got to be celebrities for a day, just for not dying 365 days in a row. Pretty awesome, right? (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: Mad Max: Fury Road My Little Pony figures. [Kelsey Wailes] (more…)

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Those wacky Predators are like the Scooby-Doo Gang of the universe – they seem to cross-over with just about anybody and anybody famous.  Over the course of their time in our pop-culture crosshairs, they’ve ran into the Aliens, Batman, Witchblade, Judge Dredd, Superman & the JLA, the Terminator, and even very recently, Archie and his crew from Riverdale.  There’s a ton more encounters that are encompassed in fan fiction, too; one particularly well-done version has recently hit online and is making the pop-culture world take notice.  (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: 30th’ Anniversary Goonies art by BILL ROBINSON. (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: Hello Kitty Iron Man? How about Iron Batman? [Sam Kwok] (more…)

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When China based NetDragon Websoft Inc decided to build a new office complex in the Fujian Province, Lui Dejian, the Chairman and Executive Director of NetDragon and life long Trek fan decided to go all out and demonstrate his love of Star Trek in the buildings design. The main building, as you can see in the picture above is a homage to the Starship Enterprise. Dejian loved Star Trek so much that before construction began he sought and received permission from CBS for the official rights for the design. (more…)

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There’s a curious phenomenon occurring with Marvel Comics Merchandise these days. Classic characters are disappearing from classic scenes, characters that just happen to belong to the FOX studio superhero movie portfolio. That’s right, not only did Marvel cancel the Fantastic Four comic, now it seems that the characters FOX owns the movie rights to are now being actively removed from Marvel Merchandise like the shirt above. (more…)