Two New Teasers For Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘The Strain’ Crank Creepy Up To 11

- 07-09-14TV, WTF? Posted by Aspry Jones

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For several months FX has been offering unsettling little teases about their new series The Strain. Adapted from the first novel in a series written by collaborators Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan, it was originally planned as a story for television. When Del Toro couldn’t find buyers, he took the literary route, eventually leading us to what might just be the future in TV horror. (more…)

‘Batman’ “Creator” Bob Kane Gets Walk of Fame Star, Actual Creator Left Out in the Cold

- 06-20-14Comics, WTF? Posted by Jason McAnelly

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In yet another turn of events that brings to light the problems with copyrights and creator’s rights, the man who could-have-maybe created Batman, Bob Kane, will be getting his own star on the Walk of Fame. This might be all fine and dandy, except the majority of what we today know as Batman isn’t exactly Kane’s creation. He just happens to be the guy that first came up with the name and, as things go, the real brain behind Batman, much like the character himself, remained in the shadows. (more…)

Why Offering Your ‘Star Wars’ Figures as Payment to a Loan Shark is Bad

- 06-20-14Nerd Culture, WTF? Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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The ruthlessness of loan sharks is accepted as an unquestioned fact of criminal lore, just ask Brian Griffin, so it should be a foregone conclusion that if you “borrow” a couple of thousand dollars from a loan shark and you don’t pay it back, you’re going to be in some serious trouble. But an effort is appreciated right? I mean, the best you can hope for is maybe getting a broken leg and more time. Whatever you do though, don’t try to pay off your loan shark with Star Wars figures. The transitive economic value of Star Wars toys doesn’t extend to the criminal underworld, and in 2010, one poor soul found that out the hard way. (more…)

Nerdy Bits: Mega Man Blaster For Sale, The Iron Shoes, Indiana Jones Rocks, Michael Bay’s Beavis & Butthead, And MOAR!!!

- 06-12-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture, WTF? Posted by Luke Gallagher

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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. Monday through Friday 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: If you’re going to be blasting evil robots, you can’t go wrong with the amazing-balls Mega Man gun replica [ThinkGeek(more…)

Successful Shaq-Fu Crowdfunding Campaign Proves That Ironic Love Has No Price Tag

- 05-06-14Videogames, WTF? Posted by Jacob Knight

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In further proof that the Internet has the worst collective taste EVER (are you seriously still attempting to defend that POS AMAZING SPIDER-MAN sequel?), the Indiegogo campaign for Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn, has met its ludicrous-sounding $450,000 goal.

The pain that just shot through my fingers while typing that was almost unbearable.

The sequel to the unplayable ’90s Street Fighter knockoff will be available on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One sometime in the future, with each sale successfully placing money in already established multi-millionaire celebrity Shaquille O’Neal’s pocket. No word yet as to how Ron Artest’s (excuse me…Metta World Peace’sKill Everything That Moves Kickstarter is going, nor what Kill Everything That Moves actually is (a home movie?).

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Nerdy Bits: Jamie Foxx’s Big Blue Head, Poptimus Prime, Hulk Hands Rap, & MOAR!

- 04-29-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture, WTF? Posted by Luke Gallagher

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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. Monday through Friday 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: Though The Amazing Spider-Man 2 won’t release here in the U.S. until later this week, you can pre-order your deluxe Blu-ray set now and get this creepy bust of Jamie Foxx’s big, blue head. Win? [/Film] (more…)

WWE Superstar The Ultimate Warrior Dies at Age 54

- 04-09-14Nerd Culture, WTF? Posted by Luke Gallagher

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As a kid growing up watching wrestling one of my favorites was the Ultimate Warrior. Jacked up, face paint, ran to the ring and shook the ropes like a mad man! This past weekend he went into the WWE Hall of Fame and Monday night appeared on Monday Night Raw. Tonight he is dead.  (more…)

Nerdy Bits: Homemade Hobbit Hole, Turn on Wolverine, Muppet Burlesque and MOAR!!!

- 04-02-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture, WTF? Posted by Regina Lizik

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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. Monday through Friday 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: Bummed that you don’t live in the Shire? Build your own hobbit hole just like Ashley Yeates of Torii Gardens! Check out Geek x Girls to see how the project unfolded.  (more…)

Is DC Fan Casting a Rebooted ‘Green Lantern’?

- 04-01-14Comics, Film, WTF? Posted by Randy Geren

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With the success of The Lego Movie, Gravity, the buzz surrounding the upcoming Batman & Superman team up film and the news that we will see a new trilogy from the Harry Potter-verse in the future, Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara is surely riding high, but he’s not Marvel Studios high, and that may be something that the exec wants to change. (more…)

Darth Vader Enters Ukrainian Politics, Running for Prez

- 03-31-14Cosplay, Nerd Culture, WTF? Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Darth Vader wanted to bring order to the galaxy, but I guess he’ll settle for bringing order to the Ukraine instead. In the midst of the ultra-serious and unstable political situation in the Ukraine, comes a bit of political theater as the Dark Lord of the Sith has thrown his hat in the ring to run the struggling Eastern European republic. Of course, Vader’s track records with running republics is spotty at best, but believe it or not, Vader has been a fixture in Ukrainian politics for the last couple of years, and this run for the nation’s highest office is just another entry in the character’s political saga. (more…)