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The Internet, and a bunch of long time Star Wars fans, blew a gasket when the Crossguard Lightsaber made its debut in J.J. Abrams Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer. Grown men wept and threw incredible three-year old style tantrums. I myself stamped my feet for a few minutes and held my breath. After I woke up from passing out mid-tantrum, I reconsidered the whole thing and decided to just go with it. It seems Hasbro has decided to just go with it as well and will be releasing a new line, Star Wars Bladebuilders, of lightsaber accessories that will allow folks to customize their lightsaber experience. (more…)

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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: Jessica Rabbit, the beloved wife of Roger Rabbit, being portrayed by model/designer KAY PIKE. She’s not bad, she just dresses that way. [ObviousWinner]

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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: All the awards. Every single one of them, go to this man, because there will never be a better costume. Ever. [Fashionably Geek]

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While the flux-capacitor hasn’t been perfected, and we can’t help you fix any past holiday humbuggery, maybe we can help you get this holiday season off to a good start.

For the next 12 days (Dec 1st-12th), the staff of Nerd Bastards will be listing a few of their favorite nerdy things. Gadgets, doohickeys, thingamabobs and more – all sorts of  items that have been Nerd tested and Bastard approved.  Basically,  stuff you want, things you need, and everything you can’t have.

We hope you’ll  find some unique and nerdtastic gifts among our selections, and that they make their way under your tree, Menorah or Kwanzaa bush.

Hit the jump for Sarah Moran’s list of Nerdful things. Check back tomorrow for Regina Lizik’s list. To see archive of this feature, click HERE.

As nerds, we like to put a twist on almost everything. Which is why, sure, a frying pan is something every kitchen shouldn’t be without, but frying pans are boring. You need a set of pots and pans with sword hilts! Combat Kitchenware is a Kickstarter campaign and they’re goal has already been surpassed. You can still get a variety of pan sizes through donating either $27 for a handle kit to craft your own up to a $275 donation which would get you a customized handle on your pan.

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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.

Abovecrazyfoalrus has taken the time to recreate a TARDIS control room in his home. Bow down before his greatness and check out some more shots on Nerd Approved.

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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: New plan! Can the Lobo movie star a chick instead? This chick, in fact! This kick ass lady Lobo is cosplayed bybuddhafulx. (CMB)

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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: Who wouldn’t mind this Lady Ezio sneakin’ up on them in a dark alley? (Fashionably Geek)

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Kinect Star Wars is easily the most anticipated Kinect game yet. I know my Kinect has been gathering dust waiting for its release. Frustratingly, the release date was pushed from late 2011 to early 2012 with Amazon now listing the official release date as April 3rd. And dammit, if Microsoft and LucasArts know what’s good for them I will have the game in my hands come April. I need to pretend I’m a Jedi and look like a fool while doing it!

We’ve only been able to see bits and pieces of the game thanks to trailers and the E3 presentation, but this video of a game demonstration reveals more of what kind of gameplay will be available. In addition to being able to weild the force players can pod race (1:07 mark), rampage through Mos Eisley as a rancor (2:45) and dance with slave girls in Jabba’s Palace (3:40).

Yup, there is a dancing component a la Just Dance or Dance Central. And you thought the lightsaber fighting would make you look like you’re spasming like the Star Wars kid.

Let’s be honest here, there is one reason and one reason only to include Leia in her metal slave bikini dancing. Fan service. Thanknyou LucasArts, you know what 13 year old boys want more than lightsabers and mind powers.

Me? I’m way more excited to tear shit up as a rancor! I think that’s the most ingenius bit of extra gameplay I’ve seen yet!

Source: io9

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.

Out in the jungle you never know what could be hunting you. There could be a pack of wild, furry teddy bears ready to cook you up for dinner! Thankfully, Ahnuld is here for your protection. This is Ewok: Jungles of Endor. (Geek Tyrant)

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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.

It’s a regular ‘ole “Battle of the Sugar Plum Sabers” in this audition video for Santa’s elves. Who knew it could be so cutthroat to snag one of those mall jobs. (The Mary Sue)

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