Geek Apparel of the Week: Benedict Cumberbatch "Cumberbitch" Leggings

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 11:00 am

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Who among us does not wish to have, as the seller puts it, "[t]he flawlessness that is Benedict Cumberbatch all over yo bodeh <3"? Poprageous, known for female clothing that depicts trendy, geeky things from all eras like Pac-Man, Frida Kahlo and raccoons, has the sheer luck to bring the popular actor into your homes, on your butt.

These doctored, strange leggings look to be quite form-fitting, so you'd best have on underwear beneath to keep them from inching into darkness. What, son? You say that's elementary? We Khan dig it.

Pengwings.

Geek Apparel of the Week: Artoo and BB-8 Are Bad Droids

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 8:00 am

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Of course I'm worried. And you should be too. Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof never returned from that awful place! What? What T-shirt? What are you talking about? What makes you think there are fanboy dollars over there? It's much too rocky!

You know Threepio always wanted to call Artoo a Bad Robot. Now, with JJ Abrams owning both of them for the next movie - as well as new rolling droid BB-8 - he can, and you can.

Now all we need is for somebody to call their production company "Prissy Robot," so Threepio can get a shirt for himself.

The Cutest, Most Huggable Dinobots Ever

Friday, January 9, 2015 at 3:00 pm

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"Me Grimlock no fool! Me cute!"

Sometimes big dumb guys can be the most lovable in the end, and these classic prehistoric Autobots take all the sharp edges off, replacing them with big baby-blue button eyes and soft pawses. They're made by Etsy seller MythfitCreations, in "a smoke-free, pet-friendly house with button eyes that are not child-safe."

Whoah...their house has button eyes?

h/t AudioKnights Theater

Decorate Next Year's Christmas Tree With Spock's Painful Death by Radiation

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 9:30 am

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Not every scene from a beloved movie is necessarily holiday appropriate, even if it does boast a sub-theme of friendship and collective good. You don't see Disney busting out "Death of Bambi's Mother" ornaments, even though it's one of the company's most famous moments. Amid all the Scarface merchandise out there, I have yet to see a mini-diorama of Tony Montana snorting cocaine or exploding in a hail of bullets. But Star Trek? Once again boldly going where no merchandise has gone before.

Maybe, just maybe, it's a clever ploy to make you forget the terrible revised version of this scene from Into Darkness. In which case, I have to admit I approve.

h/t Eric Diaz via Alan Spencer

She-Ra's Bust Will Make Your Rocks Explode

Monday, December 15, 2014 at 10:00 am

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What? I'm just literally describing the product - a high-end, 9-inch bust of He-Man's sister atop the standard Masters of the Universe logo's exploding meteorites. If you have issues staring at She-Ra's bust, or wishing it were just her on the version you order and you could get your rocks off, that's your problem.

They should make one of her horse as a companion piece. Though I fear that shortly thereafter, somebody would break swift wind.

Weekstarter: Mark Hamill's Balls, Vaginal Phone Charging and Sriracha Beer

Monday, December 15, 2014 at 6:00 am

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DC's doing a bunch of comic-book covers based on classic movie posters...and 20 other stories you might have missed this weekend. Compiled with the help of Kyle LeClair, here are some of the best reader submissions from the weekend open thread. This week's tipsters include SlyDante777, NebulaJack, Gallen_Dugall, troi, Rx79immigrant84, Timley Flower-Hermit

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Kylo Ren, Poe Dameron and More Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Character Names Revealed

Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 12:58 pm

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Entertainment Weekly has revealed a few, along with some cryptic hints about what each character might be doing, and where in the story each trailer scene may take place. Vague minor spoilers may be involved - we now know that the Sith with the crossguard lightsaber is male, and not named "Darth," for example.

I should note that nothing here sticks out as badly as Dooku, Elan Sleazebaggano or Dexter Jettster. You have to have the balls of George Lucas to get that silly with it.

HOWEVER: "Poe Dameron" is just one letter different from "Cameron Poe" - who is Nicolas Cage's character in Con Air!

Geek Apparel of the Week: Jack Burton's Big Trouble in Little China Tank Top

Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 10:32 am

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It's licensed! It's super-limited!

If you want this, take your best shot, pal...immediately.

Super Terrific Japanese Thing: Hello Kitty Meets Leatherface

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 3:30 pm

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This moisturizing mask that looks like Hello Kitty is undoubtedly supposed to be cute...and almost certainly designed by somebody who never saw a Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie in their lives. These don't make you look like an adorable kitty-cat - they make you look like you found a giant anthropomorphic cat (or not-cat, whatever), killed and ate it, maybe molesting the corpse first, and are now wearing its flayed face on top of your own as a trophy.

Am I wrong? Aside from morally, I mean?

h/t troi

TR Holiday Gift Guide: 7 Types of Gamers and How to Shop for Them

Monday, November 24, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Much like how David said it's hard to ask for RPG-related gifts this Christmas, I find myself saying the same thing for video game-related gifts...albeit for different reasons. The main two I can think of are that the most notable triple-A games we look forward to keep getting delayed until the following year (lookin' at you, Evolve), and it feels like we keep getting a smaller quantity of truly notable triple-A games each year. And it probably doesn't help that I've reached an age where I can pretty much just afford to purchase my own retail games instead of having to ask for them as gifts.

It probably doesn't help that there also seem to be way too many Scrooges in the gaming world these days, and by "Scrooges", I pretty much mean "Internet commenters". Everyone just seems so damn cynical when it comes to gaming these days, and not just because of recent events that shall go unnamed. No, everyone just seems more critical of modern gaming than ever, seeing the gaming world as being full of nothing but DLC, microtransactions, jerkhole players, overhyped titles, and a new gaming generation creating a new round of arguments from fanboys of all sides.

Poor, misguided folks. They miss the whole point.

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