McFarlane Toys


It’s been awhile since we dived into one of those little black boxes of mystery from Loot Crate (for the uninitiated, Loot Crate is the leading subscription box service where for less than $20USD plus shipping you get a box of geeky little goodies worth at least twice as much) … Sorry, got lost in that pointlessly long parentheses …

Either way, it’s Loot Crate time once more and this month’s theme is ‘DEAD’ promising not only Deadpool (because everything is about Deadpool now,) but The Walking Dead to boot. The box is guaranteed to have not one but two exclusive figures as well as an exclusive T-shirt. Exclusively. McFarlane Toys, Quantum Mechanix, and other supplied the items this month AND to make it a bit easier this time around it’s a video because reading… amiright? (more…)

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 Jason McAnelly’s list of Nerdful things. Check back tomorrow for Mark Poynter’s list. To see archive of this feature, click HERE.

1)         ‘Street Fighter’ T-shirt – Yoga Flame-Grilled BBQ:

This t-shirt brings me back to the days when I used to cruise down to my local arcade and plug quarters into the Street Fighter stand-up game.  Some of you may not remember such places, but let me assure you that they did exist.  And if ever a character deserved to get out of the fighting lifestyle and start up a successful restaurant, it’s Dhalsim.  It’s practical, it’s affordable and it’s available through society6 – just $15 bucks.


For almost two decades McFarlane Toys has been releasing some pretty freakin sweet action figures. I’ll be honest, somewhere in my vast NerdBunker™ I have a steamer trunk filled with the company’s late 90’s stuff. Well, the next freakin sweet release from them comes with the stench of rotting meat!

When I first heard the rumors that McFarlane Toys would be releasing “The Walking Dead” toys, I was pumped. Who doesn’t want a little Rick Grimes and a couple of Roamers to act out a few scenes when the show is on hiatus or your waiting for the next issue to be released. (More than just me, right? Please?) When we started to see how the figures would actually look, I was ecstatic! If you haven’t seen them yet, check them out on! Coming out this month, The Walking Dead Comic Series 1 and in November The Walking Dead TV Series 1.

Just when I thought my excitement levels had peaked on little plastic toys about the undead and the soon to be, geektyrant dropped some pictures of the packaging today. I nerdgasmed.

Now, before you judge. Check out the packages after the jump and let me explain.