Treat Yourself To Epic Geek Gear With NERD BLOCK!

- 03-09-14Cool Stuff Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Feeling unloved? Then why not sign up for Nerd Block where with a $19.99 monthly subscription you’ll get a box of cool shit mailed to your house every month! Currently partnered with Marvel, Nintendo, DC, Disney, Doctor Who, and Star Wars, it’s basically guaranteed you’re gonna get something you’ll love. (more…)

Nerd Bastards Toy Fair 2014 Wrap-Up

- 02-17-14Cool Stuff, Nerd Culture Posted by Chris Cummins

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Running through this Thursday at New York City’s massive Javits Center, the 2014 Toy Fair is nothing short of nirvana for anyone who spends their days dreaming of action figures and other wonderful playthings. The annual event is the definitive gathering spot for industry execs, retailers, journalists and bloggers to learn about everything new in the world of toys.  On Sunday, I had the opportunity to visit Toy Fair and check out what the major retailers — with the notable exception of Mattel and Lego, who never responded to our press requests, snobs — would be rolling out for the rest of this year and beyond. From the jaw-dropping to the unbelievably goofy, here’s my rundown of the best and worst that this year’s event had to offer. (more…)

Toys We Miss: Manglors!

- 01-26-14Cool Stuff, Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by James Daniels

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If there’s one thing nerds of a certain age universally agree on, it’s this….Toys these days SUUUCK!

Oh, sure–today’s younglings have video games that would make 8 year old, Atari 2600 playing me drop dead of a pleasure-induced brain hemorrhage. And there will always be timeless classics like LEGO (and by the way: FUCK YOU, children of today, for having LEGO Stores!). But as far as action figures–and their accompanying vehicles, playsets, and other miscellany go: The playthings of my 1980s childhood beat the piss out of anything the 21st century has yet to come up with–it’s not even a contest.

But this feature isn’t about how much new toys blow (that’s another feature), instead, the old and decrepit among the Nerd Bastards staff have decided to present you, the reader, with a series of tributes to the overpriced hunks of plastic of yore. Magnificent toy lines that make us forget how lonely and miserable our ACTUAL childhoods were.

This week I’m back again to show some much needed love to an unsung–well, less than sufficiently sung–toy line of yesteryear: Ideal Toy Company‘s ooey, gooey, awesome Manglors. (more…)

Nerdy Bits: Transformers Arcee Body Paint, Doctor Who Meets Metal, Harley Quinn Cake, Every Nintendo Start Screen Ever, & MOAR!!!

- 01-24-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, 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: This Elektra cosplay by ivettepuig has been Matt Murdock tested and Daredevil approved. Well he would if he was real. (more…)

Toys We Miss: Dune

- 01-12-14Cool Stuff, Featured, Film, Nerd Culture Posted by James Daniels

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If there’s one thing nerds of a certain age universally agree on, it’s this….Toys these days SUUUCK!

Oh, sure–today’s younglings have video games that would make 8 year old, Atari 2600 playing me drop dead of a pleasure-induced brain hemorrhage. And there will always be timeless classics like LEGO (and by the way: FUCK YOU, children of today, for having LEGO Stores!). But as far as action figures–and their accompanying vehicles, playsets, and other miscellany go: The playthings of my 1980s childhood beat the piss out of anything the 21st century has yet to come up with–it’s not even a contest.

But this feature isn’t about how much new toys blow (that’s another feature), instead, the old and decrepit among the Nerd Bastards staff have decided to present you, the reader, with a series of tributes to the overpriced hunks of plastic of yore. Magnificent toy lines that make us forget how lonely and miserable our ACTUAL childhoods were.

I have been granted the pleasure of writing the inaugural piece–honoring a line that probably never should have existed: (more…)

Turtle Toys Offer Hints About Bay’s ‘TMNT’ Movie

- 01-03-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Well, this may be some of the first good news to come out of the production of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, and it comes from a blogger who received a report from a toy show that featured figures based on the brand new movie produced by Michael Bay and directed by Jonathan Liebesman. According to that report, the film, which is often maligned for one bizarre  rumor after the other, seems to have taken a somewhat more traditional tact with the design of the main characters. Now are you interested? (more…)

Mattel’s Castle Grayskull Review – Is Nostalgia Worth $300?

- 12-13-13Cool Stuff, Featured, Nerd Culture, reviews Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Growing up I always thought “how great would it be to own a castle”. Owning a nearly 2 foot tall $300 Castle Grayskull wasn’t exactly what I had in mind, but I’ll take it as a win.

*Note: this just as much as review as it is a nostalgia trip. I hope you enjoy the journey, I know I sure did.

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Who’s Who in ‘Transformers 4′ Answered by Toy List

- 11-01-13Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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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…)

The Top Ten Nerdiest Trick-Or-Treat Goodies

- 10-30-13Cool Stuff, Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by James Daniels

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(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…)

NYCC 2013: Day Two in Pictures — Cosplay, Toys, and More!

- 10-14-13Cosplay, Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Shelly V.

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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…)