Mark Wahlberg, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Stanley Tucci… These are NOT the names you typically associate with a Transformers movie, but they’re the names we know are involved so far. But because secrets don’t stay secret in Hollywood for long, we seemed to have gotten our first confirmation about which robots will be fighting it out for the Earth (and bragging rights) in Transformers: Age of Extinction. (more…)
(Yes, this is from that superlatively nerdy Verizon commercial with the whole family in Star Wars costumes.)
As nerds of a “certain age” (I’m making the assumption that at least the majority of our readers are “legally” adults), it is our responsibility to ensure that the hallowed traditions of our subculture are passed down to the next generation. Younglings must be schooled in the ways of comics, sci-fi/fantasy, gaming (video and otherwise), pop culture, film and television, so that the Way of the Nerd will live on long after everyone reading this has become one with the Force…
And one of the best ways to achieve this is to utilize that nerdiest of all holidays: Halloween. (more…)
New York Comic Con has come to a close but that doesn’t mean that the fun has to stop. If you were tied to your couch or some other place that was not the Jacob Javitz Center this weekend, then we have the perfect consolation prize for you: more cosplay, toy, and floor pics from the convention. (more…)
One again the Big Apple was invaded by the nerd hordes for New York Comic Con, the East Coast’s premier comic book and pop culture convention with a size that nearly rivals the grand con daddy, SDCC. Duty bound Bastards that we are, we sent our dynamic duo of Jason Tabrys and Shelly V. into the forest of sniffles, cosplay, news, and info to discover the very best of the con. In this first of two EXTRA BIG ASSED articles, we’re goona look at day one from the show. We’re talking bonkers cosplay, toys that will make you drool, and all the cool sights from the show floor at the Jacob Javitz Center.
Tomorrow, we’ll have even more cosplay, toys, and sights, and over the next few days look for the rest of our NYCC coverage, which will include exclusive interviews with some of comicdoms biggest creators. But right now, feast your eyes on all of the Con goodness. (more…)
The longstanding rumor of Michael Bay‘s Transformers franchise is that the Dinobots were always one sequel away. Well, apparently, after three disastrously panned movies, Bay may have finally redeemed himself. Move over Ben Affleck, because we just got the news Hollywood has actually been waiting for…
Thanks to an internal document from the company Toys“R”Us, posted on the fan site TFORMERS, a key piece of information for Transformers 4 has come to light. Take a look below and see if you can spot the leak.
Did you catch it, under the release dates for Star Wars 7, 8 and 9? It says “Transformers 4 – June 2014 Dinobots theme,” and a toy line promoting a movie tends to stay with characters attached to said movie. That could be a strong indication that Transformers 4 is going to be putting our sword swinging Dino pals into the mix. Although, there are times where toy lines just say “screw it” and go off the rails like Hasbro has been doing for years, by putting characters in the line that have nothing to do with the film property.
What do you think? Does this give us an insight into what were all wanting to see or are we just looking at what we’ll be making our wallets a little bit lighter next year?
It’s a vital part of the whole money-making machine that is Hollywood these days, the tie-ins and the toys. While we don’t know which burger chain is going to have Robo-Burgers, we have gotten a sneak peek at some of the toys for Jose Padilha‘s ROBOCOP Reboot.
KanpekiSetto, a Spanish toy collectibles website has posted some new images and pricing for the upcoming movie merchandise produced by Jada Toys. The site lists these as available for shipment on April 4th, 2014. Hmm, a whole two months after the movie hits in the states, I’m betting we’ll see these toys on shelves much sooner.
Take a look at the gallery below, it’s the usual stuff one would expect from a movie like this. I do love the trend of movie masks that has been going on. Those actually look good on the wall and my nephews love running around wearing the things.
ROBOCOP hits theater screens on February 7th, 2014 starring Joel Kinnaman, Samuel L. Jackson, Micheal Keaton, Abbie Cornish, and Jay Baruchel.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOVE: Nerd Bastards has it’s very own beer. Unfortunately, this isn’t for purchase. It’s just something I brewed here locally in Boston, MA and had our very own Jeremy Hudson whip up the sweet label you see. Bitch’n Bespin Brau is a Saison style beer, which is a french farmhouse inspired brew. It’s rebellious, yet FORCEful. Maybe we’ll have to organize a fan meet-up so that y’all can try it.
We all have vices and mine is collecting toys. Being that there is so much out there on the collector market, I’ve had to narrow my wallet down to pretty much whatever MattyCollector.com is offering. If y’all don’t know, MattyCollector is an online offshoot of the Mattel corporation. They deal exclusively with monthly subscriptions for their DC Universe, Ghostbusters, WWE and Masters of the Universe lines. The latter of which is where I severely sink my cash. Masters of The Universe Classics is a homage to the original 80′s toys, with modernized detail and style. Each month a new character or two is released on Mattel’s website for sale to He-Man fans ans She-ravers. The line is now into it’s 5th year, with over 120 figures produced so far.
Having just reviewed reports from Comic Con, my bank account is in tears. Over the next few months MOTU fans like myself will get the chance to own some of the most demanded figures since the inception of the line. What with figures like Two-Bad, Glimmer, Modulok, Horde Trooper, Castaspella, Sky High, Lord Dactys, Sea Hawk, Geldor, Strong Arm, Hydron, and the Unnamed One. There’s even weird characters like the Rabbit Overlord Plundor. Oh, and even Stan Lee is even getting in on the fun. Mattel is partnering up with Lee’s POW Entertainment, and an exclusive figured will me made inspired by the man himself. The great Standor it shall be called. Weird.
Oh, and how can I forget. The biggest and best MOTU piece of them all… Castle fucking Greyskull. It’s been announced previously and seen many times online, but looking at again makes me want to scream “I have the power”. Priced at over $250.00 my wallet, however, screams “Noooooooo”!
As if Masters of the Universe wasn’t enough. Mattel is also kicking back up it’s Ghostbuster line, with a very expensive (like $265) but super must-have toy. The very first Ecto-1 vehicle in scale to 6” Ghostbuster figures, which means it’ll be HUGE! This Ecto-1 will feature amazing details, including, among others, opening doors and trunk, headlights that really flash, a beacon that lights up with blue and red lights, an authentic Ecto-1 siren and engine revving sounds! It will also feature a pull-out rack for storing the removable proton packs that come with the new 6” Peter and Ray figures , and if that’s not awesome enough, everyone who pre-orders will receive an exclusive poster of the Ecto-1 schematic! This vehicle will be produced only if the minimum pre-order goal is reached by November 5, 2013.
They’ll also be producing some awesome, full sized replica props of the nuetrino wand from the proton pack and night vision goggles. Whoa!
Lastly, Mattel revealed their latest in it’s DC Universe line. Figures show off were Doomsday, Connor Kent Superboy, Aquaman, Ra Al Ghul and Ice
Check out the image gallery below to see pictures of these awesome toys. Images courtesy of our friends at ToyArk. For a more robust gallery, check out their site. For more information about Mattel and ordering, go to MattyCollector.com
I’ve always been a big advocator for Hasbro Toys. And that’s not because they send me free swag (OK, maybe that does sway me a little bit). This purveyor of plastic toy things get my attention by dominating the marketplace with their Transformers, Star Wars, G.I. Joe and Marvel lines, and because they offer the coolest of collectibles. Case in point: I came home from my honeymoon last night (yeah, Mrs. Nerd Bastards and I got married, w00t!) to find a big ole’ 3 foot tall (that’s taller than Kenny Baker) box on my door step. Now, I don’t always open packages, but when I do, I tear into it as if it’s the most important thing. My eyes widened… Hasbro sent Nerd Bastards two of the biggest and best of it’s 2013 San Diego Comic Con Exclusives: Transformers Metroplex and Marvel’s Thunderbolts.
Holy waffles! I’m speechless (well, not really, else this would be a pretty boring post). This is what I mean by cool. Not many toy companies have the bankroll or interest to produce such big and high quality items such as these; event exclusives no less.
Here’s some more info on Thunderbolts and Metroplex:
Marvel Legends Thunderbolts ($89.99)
Hasbro Marvel San Diego Comic Con exclusive to be a box set featuring 6″ Marvel Legend figures based on Luke Cage’s Thunderbolts team. The set includes Judith Chambers, Ghost, Crossbones, Cage and Moonstone. The figures are based on designs by Thunderbolts comic artist Kev Walker. The packaging is made to look like the Thunderbolts tower. I, for one, don’t know much about the Thunderbolts (little behind on my Marvel reading) but imma start catching up. This is a super awesome set. It’s such a mighty looking display.
Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex ($149.99)
The Transformers generation Titan Class Metroplex is the largest converting Transformer toy at over 2 feet tall. Metroplex converts from robot mode to rolling battle platform mode, and also converts into an Autobot City! This special edition version of Metroplex features two giant blasters, metallic coated armor, chrome foil stickers, as well as a legends-scale Scamper figure and 12 miniature Autobot and Decepticon figures to inhabit his Autobot city mode.
If you’re at Comic Con this week (Both #3329), then you are evoking the jealousy of every nerd/geek who couldn’t attend. You go to Habro’s booth and you buy their awesome selection of Exclusives. Not because you want to, but because you can. You keep em’ and be the envy of friends, or you be a good guy and sell them to the less fortunate at a reasonable price, or you become a villain by putting them on Ebay and making a small fortune. The choice is yours.
Note: If you wish to see Hasbro other SDCC offerings (and their are many) then check out our Guide to Comic Con Exclusives – The Stuff You Want Want, The Things You Need and Everything You Can’t Afford.
If you’ve been paying attention to Nickelodeon‘s new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series you’ll notice they haven’t really been fighting the usual kind of bad guys. The alien race called the Kraang, mutated people, mad scientists and the Foot clan; but they’ve never really encountered someone like the Shredder. And much like the audience they’ve never even seen his face. Now, ahead of San Diego Comic Con the secret has been revealed – and can be on your shelf by the end of the week!
Ahead of next week’s annual SDCC, Playmates Toys, the company licensed to sell the line of TMNT toys has released the first look at Oroku Saki (Shredder) and his face. Check him and his very pointy armour out below.