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Over the last few years, it’s become more and more “cool” for celebrities to want to walk the floor of the San Diego Comic Con “incognito,” where they don some type of costume that obscures their face, so they can “be among the people” or some such.  But there is one TV personality that’s been traipsing the aisles of the convention every year for quite a while now: MythBusters front-man Adam Savage!  The guy loves costumes and building props, and in many past years he has cosplayed as various astronaut characters, including real-life versions (a painstakingly-recreated Mercury outfit) and fictitious ones (he’s got a great Nostromo uniform from the Alien film series).  This year, to try and throw suspicious fans off of his trail, he decided to make his journey with a friend – none other than real-life astronaut Chris Hadfield!

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Today at San Diego Comic Con, Hasbro unveiled upcoming new toys from the Star Wars brand…including an amazing new item from the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens — the MASSIVE Star Wars: The Black Series First Order Special Forces TIE FIGHTER 6-Inch Scale Vehicle!

Hasbro also revealed new figures for the 6-inch Star Wars: The Black Series line based on the classic films and the animated series Star Wars Rebels, as well as new 3 3/4-inch figures from Star Wars Rebels. Also revealed were new Force FX Lightsabers and Titanium die-cast vehicles, which will be available this fall as part of the Star Wars: The Black Series line. Check out out the products in all their picture glory below:
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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.

Below is a gallery and description of the latest breathtaking collectibles Sideshow / Hot Toys has brought to the table for this year. As always, your needs and wants will likely be at odds with your wallet. Unless, of course, you’re the child of some oil barren. In which case, will you be my friend?  (more…)

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Ahoy squirts. Luke Gallagher here, the head honcho of Nerd Bastards.com. Wanting to let you know the time is upon us…San Diego Comic Con International is here. Good god almighty is it here at last!

The mecca in nerd media has begun. Being the purveyors of news and entertainment that we are, we wanted to make you aware that Nerd Bastards will be on-point bringing you the latest news and updates – in Movies, Television, Comics, Videos Games, Toys and More – as they come.

It’s going to be a media mayhem, a storm of stories, a colossal collection of content.  Nerd Bastards will be there for you through it all!

Want to stay abreast of best Comic Con coverage around? Check back here for frequently updated links to our coverage. Or you can check all our SDCC News via our EVENT COVERAGE Page.

You can also follow us on Twitter and Like Us on Facebook. We’ll be live Tweeting many of the panels and posting other pundit musings that you surely won’t want to miss.

Onwards and upwards to another great Comic Con year! Tally Ho!  (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: Xenomorph T-Rex by Oliver Pabilona. (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: Cute Cyborg Claptrap cosplay. [Ricochet Cosplay] (more…)

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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…)