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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: This Slave Leia cosplay is really, really, ridiculously good looking.   [La Esperalda(more…)

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Last week, the world lost a music legend that can never be replaced. For some, there will be no greater musician than David Bowie. There is absolutely no denying the musical genius behind Ziggy Stardust.  Bowie was more than just a haunting voice and a pretty face, however.  The man was also an all around entertainer and anytime he happened to show up in a film, his acting chops were on full display and even at his worst, Bowie stole every single scene he ever laid down on celluloid. Of the films in which he lent his presence, there is none more cherished and beloved than the 1986 Jim Henson classic, Labyrinth. Well, Screen Junkies will be Screen Junkies and this week, they have decided to give this beautiful film the Honest Trailer treatment. Don’t worry, fans of the film (so, really, everyone) will likely be very okay with the final product. Really. (more…)

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Ubisoft‘s upcoming March 8th release for Tom Clancy’s The Division is ramping up with some new web-based live action series that looks at the agents and the world they now live in. Youtubers Corridor Digital, RocketJump, and devinsupertramp teamed up with Ubisoft to produce four shorts, one to be premiered on each Youtube channel. Now all four are available and you can check them out after the jump. (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.

Many have complained about the current lack of Star Wars toys featuring Rey. It’s OK, we found here via this cosplay display by MCubed. She’s a grade 10 even out of the box. (more…)

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Iron Man may not the best of anything to do with Iron Man (what they did with The Mandarin was sinful, and the other main bad guy, played by Guy Pierce, was an egomaniac who killed lots of people just because Tony Stark stood him up on a business date…really?), but the film did feature the largest & coolest assortment of Iron Man armors on screen (which did all get blown up by Tony for no apparent reason, but they were cool in the fleeting moments they were featured). The film also saw Gwyneth Paltrow’s Pepper Potts kicking some butt… by turning into a human furnace thanks to that Extremis thing, which was sort of lame, but still – girl power and what not. Speaking of Pepper, lets take a moment and acknowledge what an underrated character she is. Pepper  is an integral part of Tony Stark’s life. She runs Stark Enterprises and keeps Tony in check. She may not be a legitimate superhero, but what a super-heroic feat it is to juggle those two things. How’s the saying go: behind every great man is a great woman.

Now, the Iron Man property itself 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 ongoing 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 (and some pretending to be), HOT TOYS  has two new 1/6th scale figures – available now – to add to the  Iron Man collectible family: Iron Man 3′s Pepper Potts and Iron Man Armor Mark IX.

Sideshow Collectibles was kind enough to send us this awesome two-pack for review. Head on past the jump to look at spiffy photos, read up on our detailed two-part take, and maybe  have some laughs along the way.  (more…)

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Leave it to Hot Toys to somehow capture so much expression in a figure that is fully covered, head to toe.  Of course, when that someone is Deadpool, there’s a lot of sass to work with.  ToySoul 2015 gave us our first sneak peek of the 1/6 scale collectible figure, but now we have a whole gallery’s worth of Deadpool in all his cheeky glory.  The figure boasts a masked head sculpt, newly developed with 5 pairs od interchangeable eye pieces.  Along with a weather-worn suit, katanas, pistols, and a slew of different hands making a variety of different gestures, the figure stand itself is even Deadpool-themed and primed for aerial poses.  Read on for the full specs! (more…)

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Get ready to drive your sweetheart to a romantic getaway cabin in the woods and unearth a slumbering ancient evil, Evil Dead 2-style! Ash Williams returns in all his reckless Deadite-killing glory with a brand new 1/6th scale collectible action figure by Sideshow Collectibles! Featuring Ash WilliamsDIY chainsaw-arm, his S-Mart twelve gauge double-barreled boomstick and all the better-than-you snarkiness we’ve come to know and love from our  unlikely ‘Hero From The Sky’.  (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.

NOTE: With all the buzz surrounding the new Star Wars film, we’ve compiled our second Special Edition of Nerdy Bits (See Part One HERE) – with all and nothing but the hottest Star Wars items, cosplays, foods, funny videos, and more.

ABOVE: Captain Pawsma of the Fur’st order. [FashionablyGeek] (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: Lady Thanos cosplay done via body paint. [KayPike] (more…)