TOY REVIEW: Captain America (Golden Age Version) Sixth Scale Figure by Hot Toys

- 08-17-14Cool Stuff, Featured, reviews Posted by Luke Gallagher

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One cannot simply talk about Captain America and not feel compelled to sing the “America, F**k Yeah!” song. So there, I said it. In today’s case, talking about Hot Toys Captain America Golden Age 1/6th Scale Figure, I’d replace “America” with “Hot Toys”. But, that doesn’t quite roll off the tongue in the same way. That, and Hot Toys is a Hong Kong based company… so, umm, yeah. However, they’re products are sold in America and the sentiment of self pride and righteous awesomeness remains the same.

Hot Toys designs and develops highly detailed Sixth Scale collectibles featuring actual likenesses of film based characters for distributors like Sideshow Collectibles. It’s a challenge finding a selection of words that pay tribute to Hot Toys mastery in artistry, as their finesse is unbound. A search on Thesaurus.com for the word “stunning” and every synonym would apply. The same can be said for Sideshow, who too manufactures high end articulated figures (as well as busts, statues, prop replicas and more). In addition to designing and manufacturing their own products, Sideshow distributes unique offerings from notable pop culture and figure companies like Hot Toys. But I digress…

Sideshow Collectibles has been gracious enough to send Nerd Bastards a Hot Toys Captain America Golden Age 1/6th scale figure from the critically acclaimed Marvel film Captain America: The Winter Solider. While my review could be summarized in two words, “F**k Yeah”, to truly appreciate the craftsmanship and value in quality, an up-close examination is necessary. Or, you can just look at the pretty pictures.   (more…)

TOY REVIEW: Sideshow Collectibles ‘Tonto’ 1/6th Scale Figure

- 06-13-14Cool Stuff, Featured, reviews Posted by Jason Tabrys

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A massive disappointment at the box office and in the minds of the majority of critics (the film has a 30% score on Rotten Tomatoes), The Lone Ranger carries with it a stain of failure that will likely never wash out. When we see or hear about that movie and anything connected to it, it conjures negative thoughts, but in truth, there are a lot of people who really liked Gore Verbinski’s take on the legendary Lone Ranger/Tonto mythos. I’m not one of them, but there are a lot of people. I have proof.

Going back to Rotten Tomatoes, 53% of polled viewers “liked” the film and, despite the deluge of negativity that swirled around the film following its theatrical release, The Lone Ranger actually cleared $41 million in home video sales.

My point? Though Hot Toys’ Tonto Sixth Scale figure seems like an odd choice to join a lineup that features characters from beloved Marvel projects, DC projects, Star Wars, GI Joe and the like, there is likely a group of collectors that will be interested in this figure beyond Johnny Depp obsessives (these people would have bought a playset from The Tourist if given the chance) and those who are lucky enough to be Hot Toys completists who gobble up every luxurious figure released (I hate your face and the fat wallet in your pocket).  (more…)

TOY REVIEW: Sideshow Collectibles ‘G.I. Joe’ Destro 1/6th Scale Figure

- 06-07-14Cool Stuff, Featured, reviews Posted by Luke Gallagher

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If I learned anything from G.I. Joe, it’s that heroes and villains should almost always be named in direct correlation to their stereotype (let’s call the karate guy “Quick Kick” and the sailor dude “Ship Wreck”) and that – say it with me now –  “knowing is half the battle” (Yo Joe!). 

One thing that you should know (if you don’t already) is that in the battle for collectible manufacturer superiority Sideshow Collectibles reigns supreme. Reminding us of their skill in producing super detailed and top capita statues and figurines, Sideshow was nice enough to send NerdBastards.com a sample of one of the latest additions to their 1/6th scale figure G.I. Joe line. You may know him as a Cobra’s weapons supplier. Or, as I like to refer to him, the chrome domed evil twin of Mr. Clean. I am, of course, referring to none other than the death dealer himself, head of M.A.R.S Industries (Military Armaments Research Syndicate, not the candy bar), leader of the Iron Brigadiers and Baroness’s beau – Destro.

Head on down past the break, as we have a few laughs and experience this (curiouser than expected) figure together. Big Joe/Cobra fan or not, you’ll come to want him. Badly. His shiny head is so irresistible.  (more…)

Nerdy Bits: Le Sexy Slave Princess Peach, Attack of the Clones Honest Trailer, Daenerys Targaryen Bringer of Pizzas, Star Wars Rocks, And MOAR!!!

- 05-07-14Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture 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: Because one naughty fanboy fantasy at a time is not enough, we bring you the ultimate pairing of Slave Leia and Princess Peach. Enjoy. I’ll be in my bunk… – MicroKittyCosplay [FashionablyGeek]

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Blast From the Past! Boba Fett’s 1978 Screen Test

- 07-02-13Film Posted by Sarah Moran

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I’ll admit, I’ve never understood the Boba Fett fascination. He shows up in Empire, skulks around in the background, collects Han, macks on some slave dancers at Jabba’s palace in Jedi, then dies from jetpack complications and a hungry Sarlaac. Not really a character I had a burning desire to learn more about. But due to either the mystery surrounding Boba – until the prequels gave us that lame origin story – or his seriously cool design, Boba Fett became one of the most popular and recognizable Star Wars characters around.

And he was a character those involved were super excited to debut. So excited, Fett’s first appearance was actually in an animated segment on the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special – which George Lucas would kindly like you to forget ever happened - not Empire.

This rarely seen screen test from the same year shows the initial Boba Fett design, and it’s not radically different from what we eventually see in Empire. In the video you’ll see sound designer Ben Burtt explaining Fett’s suit and the reasoning behind its design; like how it was made to be worn by almost anyone and serve as another universal Star Wars mascot, like Vader and the droids. Which I believe is partly why Fett’s Mandalorian armor is so popular. With the right gear, anyone can be Boba Fett! In fact, the Boba Fett of this video is actually editor Duwayne Dunham.

So the whole reason this early screen test of Boba Fett even came to light is because Sideshow Collectibles are getting ready to debut a new Fett figure modeled after this very first prototype. The above image is of their upcoming 1/6 scale figure.

Any interest in owning your own prototype Boba Fett?

Source: Sideshow Collectibles via /Film

Nerdy Bits: X-Wing Beard, Get Your Own Zombie Extermination, Research & Operations Kit, Super Golden Friends, Sobbing the ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Theme, and MOAR!

- 07-10-12Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Videogames, WTF? Posted by Luke Gallagher

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: Sideshow Collectibles has unveiled pictures of Poison Ivy, the latest edition to the DC Comics Premium Format Figure collection. This super-sexy 1:4 scale figure measures 21 inches tall and features Poison Ivy along with her carnivorous plants  (If you know what I mean). Each is hand-painted and available for preorder now with delivery expected in January 2013. [Nerd Approved]

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Nerdy Bits: Ben Kenobi – Desert Nomad, Amazing ‘Avengers’ Eye Makeup, Super Superhero Mashup, Mr. Garrison Teaches the History of Westeros and MOAR!

- 04-30-12Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos Posted by Sarah Moran

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: Professional cosplayer Jessica Nigiri does Ash from Pokemon. Well, yeah, she doesn’t “do” him, but ya know what I mean. Photography by 12 North Photography. Check out more cosplay hotties at Comic Book Movie.

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Stuff You Want, Things You Need & Everything You Can’t Have!- By Guest Writer Eric Kwun of igeektrooper.com

- 02-19-11Cool Stuff, Featured Posted by Luke Gallagher

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[Editors Note: 'SYWTYN & Everything You Can't Have' is a weekly products column by guest writer Eric Kwun of igeektrooper.com]

Welcome bastards to a new installment of “Stuff You Want, Things You Need, & Everything You Can’t Have” by yours truly, Eric aka geektrooper. The world is full of awesome stuff and I am here to show you some of the best out there! Prepare to spend over your hard earned credits for these awesome goods.

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Stuff You Want, Things You Need & Everything You Can’t Have!- By Guest Writer Eric Kwun of igeektrooper.com

- 02-05-11Cool Stuff, Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Welcome bastards to a new installment of “Stuff You Want, Things You Need, & Everything You Can’t Have” (maybe this title needs to be bit shorter…) by yours truly, Eric aka geektrooper. Let’s keep it simple and sexy as I give you a rundown of some epic stuff from around the web during the week of January 30th to February 5th.

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Darth Talon Premium Format Figure Proves That In Star Wars Sex Sells

- 11-02-09Cool Stuff Posted by Luke Gallagher

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It’s fairly obvious to everyone that sex sells. It’s a mystery to me why George Lucas, the capitalist that he is has pretty much failed to take advantage of the sexy side of Star Wars. Seriously how long do you expect fans to stare at slave Leia? Well shit, ain’t that a dumb question but that’s beside the point. Give us some more sexy toys to gawk at, damn you! While you ponder which characters of the female persuasion you want to throw at us next I will gladly accept Sideshows  Darth Talon Premium format figure.

I know, I know she’s just a toy but you will have to excuse me for a moment. Staring at the product pic has made something funny happen in my pants. Here read the info after the jump while I figure out what’s going on down there.

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