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Since their debut in the 80’s, many kids have dreamt of owning a giant Transformer. Michael Bay brought those fantasies to the big screen when he made the first live action Transformers movie. Now, a Turkish company has embraced its inner God Complex and created a real life transforming robot. Should we have done this? Is the world ready for this? What does Michael Bay think? (more…)

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Being a nerd is hard work. You burn a lot of calories caring about things so passionately, following them intently and debating them obstinately. It’s important to replenish yourself with some sweet, sweet sustenance before you Hulk-out on your friends and loved ones over whether or not that fall should have killed Rhodey. When the time comes to recharge your batteries, where better than someplace designed specifically with nerds in mind? Sometimes it’s just nice to be among your own people. This article explores the best places in the world to enjoy some nerd-dom while you eat, with everything from an eatery with an actual TARDIS to a bar designed by H.R. Giger himself. It’s kinda like Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, except that you won’t have to put up with the guy with the least right to pretentiousness pretentiously pronouncing his last name. So shut the front door and buckle up, because this gangsta trip to Nerdy Flavortown is gonna be off the hook!

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We return for another installment of “Nerd Art Dump”; your weekly dose of fantastic fandom-based art that hits the web each week. We take the grueling task of sorting through the masses of prints and pics on the digital frontier to give you nothing but the best to fill your geeky needs. So join me on an adventure for your eyeballs!

ABOVE: “Bewitching” & ” Who I Really Am” (BELOW) by Larienne. These two pieces in the series are a juxtaposition of a popular Heroine and her alter-ego. The vivid color is something that is very much a part of the style in most of her pieces. (more…)

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We return for another installment of “Nerd Art Dump”; your weekly dose of fantastic fandom-based art that hits the web each week. We take the grueling task of sorting through the masses of prints and pics on the digital frontier to give you nothing but the best to fill your geeky needs. So join me on an adventure for your eyeballs!

ABOVE: Mondo commissioned artists Tom Whalen and Matt Ferguson to create a print paying tribute to Judge Dredd the badass law enforcer of 2000 2000 AD.

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It’s Time…..We return 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: Australian Artist Patrick Brown astounds in this ambitious and detailed piece that I’d like to call Marvel’s Cantina of baddies. The piece is said to contain all the villains featured in the Marvel Cinematic Universe over the last 5 years. Can you name them all?  (more…)

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It’s here! It’s finally here! One box set to rule them all! The (ultimate) Middle-Earth Limited Collectors Edition has landed as majesticly as the Great Eagles. It’s no secret that over the course of filming the LOTR films mountains of footage was never used (even in the laboriusly extended directors cuts), including bloopers and outtakes. But what is it? Where can you get one, and most importantly WHEN? (more…)

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Julian Checkley took his Batman Cosplay based on the Batman: Arkham Origins video game to another level, adding gadget after gadget until breaking the Guinness World Record for Functional Gadgets on a Cosplay Suit. Yes, apparently that is a Guinness record, but then again, there’s always been some out-there records including the Guinness World record for holding the most Guinness World Records (Ashrita Furman 120 records). This is a fantastic Batman Suit with 23 fully functional gadgets. Let’s take a look. (more…)

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I’ve never liked bikes. The punk in me always thought I was one “bump over a peddle” from crashing and losing my legs. However, you cannot deny the “coolness” that comes from watching a motorcycle in action. Whether you are a hardcore biker, so just someone who likes watching riders tear up the highway, there’s something very awesome about bikes. Thanks to such shows as Sons of Anarchy and Ride with Norman Reedus and outlaw biker culture in general, bikes are very much a part of popular culture. One thing that peaks people’s interest in bikes are the custom designs. Unlike most cars, each bike has its own intricate designs and its own story to tell. Right now the best storytellers in the game are Marvel Comics. Either through their films or their monthly issues, they have become out modern mythologies. So why not combine them together?

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Over the last 5 years, it has been a tradition at San Diego Comic Con for former Mythbusters star Adam Savage to walk the con floor going incognito, dressed in elaborate cosplays of his own making. He’s appeared in a spacesuit replica from Ridley Scott’s Aliens, the Mercury Spacesuit from 2001: A Space Odyssey, Noface from Spirited Away, Hellboy, Judge Dredd, and more. Given his decades worth of experience in visual effects, prop making, and machine work, he has the tools and the talent to make some truly awe-inspiring cosplays. He also has an incredible amount of patience, an obsession really, to make sure his costumes are 100% screen accurate down to even the smallest of details. For an example, he even spent 10+ years making the spacesuit from Aliens, that’s right, 10 years before he was ready to roll it out at SDCC.

So… at SDCC 2016, what did Savage comes dressed as this year? Well, you might have already seen/heard of his hilarious life-size bear suit from The Revenant complete with a Leo prop! But Adam also came dressed as someone else….  (more…)