Jem and the Holograms

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USA Today have given us our first real look at the live-action Jem and the Holograms, as they’ll appear in the upcoming feature film based on the popular ’80s cartoon.

The gallery of images centers on the animation and toy icons, providing them with an updated backstory for the “YouTube generation.” If you grew up in the 80’s and are a fan of Jem, then that last statement will have made you throw up in your mouth a little. This is Jem and The Holograms, but in name only. (more…)

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In its continued whirlwind of casting and production, the upcoming live-action adaptation of Jem and the Holograms has added another well-known name to its roster. This time it’s Juliette Lewis — a true life female rocker whose unique screen presence will help add a dash of authenticity to John Chu’s vision of the Hasbro animated series.

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Hey Cowboy Supreme! Get your cheddar hat on and put your ass in neutral, it’s time for the mother loving BastardCast starring Rickety John and the Uptown One Man Trio and they’re gonna tie a gutter snake around a rainbow and give effort to the task of wonderment, bitch! PLUS: The #TimeChallenge beings with round of 8. This week it’s Doctor Who vs Bill and Ted, YOU MAKE THE CALL.

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I love midday special deliveries! My mailman is Santa Claus and he doesn’t even know it.

The fine folks at Hasbro Toys sent Nerd Bastards another awesome care package. This time, it was a sampling of their San Diego Comic Con 2012 exclusives. *fans self like a southern bell* My word, I can’t even begin to tell you how awesome this swag is. Truly, very little impresses me these days (having my finger constantly on the pulse of pop culture has desensitized me), but this box of wonders put a big damn smile on my face. Honestly, what kind of nerd would I be if I didn’t have a geek-gasm over a box of G.I. Joes and Marvel action figures?

The box contained 4 out of the 9 exclusives Hasbro is offering for SDCC2012. All four of these items would make any nerd say “shut up and take my money”. We got a G.I. Joe 3.75″ KIM ARASHIKAGE (aka Jinx) special edition figure. Marvel Legends Special Edition UNCANNY X-FORCE Collector’s 3 Pack; featuring Archangel, Wolverine and Psylocke. Marvel Universe 3.75 MASTERS OF EVIL special edition 3 pack; featuring Baron Zemo, Radioactive Man and Tiger Shark. Lastly, there’s the massive G.I. Joe H.I.S.S. Tank vehicle with Shockwave Deco and 3.74″ Destro & B.A.T. special edition pack.

Did you read all that? The items might as well sell themselves. They’re that awesome. I honestly cannot find the words to express my constant double takes of joy. Seriously, if I keep looking back at fourth a this quartet of toys I’m gonna give myself whiplash.

While I’m having a nerd-spam over all the items, the one I love most has got to be the G.I. Joe H.I.S.S. Tank. It’s a 2 foot tall box with with artwork from the G.I. and the Transformers mini comic. Talk about packaging that pops. It’s striking, bold and colorful. It’s a shame nobody makes packages like this anymore. The box contents are equally awesome. Besides the huge H.I.S.S. Tank with Shockwave deco, the set comes with a 3.75-inch Destro action figure with special edition Decepticon deco, a 3.75-inch Cobra B.A.T figure with custom Constructicon deco. The set also comes with several energon cubes on a cart, a briefcase full of money and a small boom box with 3 cassette tape – better known to Transformers fans as the classic alt-mode of Decepticon Soundwave along with Ratbat, Laserbeak and Ravage. Yo, Jo AND Roll Out! Amirite?

So, basically, my inner 9 year-old is running wild. It’s pretty fantastic how Hasbro manages to capture the kid in all of us. That speaks volumes to their line of products and how they market them. Kudos to them!

Like I said, this box of goodies was a mere tease of Hasbro’s SDCC exclusives. There is so much more. Bigger and better things. Like, for example, the ginormous S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier, the Star Wars Carbonite Chamber Collectors Pack and the revival of Jem from Jem and the Holograms. Hit the jump for a full run-down.

Oh, before you scroll down. I’d like you all to know that Nerd Bastards will be holding a SDCC giveaway contest. We haven’t drawn up the details yet, but the prize package will include a few of the items mentioned today (I’m keeping the G.I. Joe H.I.S.S. Tank. Sorry) and few other goodies. Stay tuned before and during SDCC 2012 for more information.

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