The Twilight Zone Door Decal - Why Did Nobody Think of This Before?

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 12:20 pm


Sometimes, a product just nails it so perfectly you have to wonder why you didn't come up with it yourself. Peanut butter and jelly in the same jar. Salted caramel everything. Cherry limeade. And now...the Twilight Zone door decal, which transforms any standard sized door into a portal to another dimension, not only of sight and sound but of mind.

The next best thing would be a plane window decal featuring both a gremlin on the wing and the reflected face of a terrified William Shatner. But that'd probably land you on the terrorist watch list for using it.

Geek Apparel of the Week: The Evolution of Mario

Friday, June 26, 2015 at 12:30 pm


Donkey Kong has met the enemy, and he is us, er, him.

Of course, there are religious fundamentalists out there who insist that this process as depicted did not happen, and that Mario and Kong were created independently from handfuls of pixels in some sort of Supreme Creator's hands...but what kind of reactionary believes THAT?

The shirt is $11 at Ript.

June GEEKFUEL Unboxing, Featuring A CUTE KITTEN!

Friday, June 26, 2015 at 9:30 am


We are absolutely not above using the lure of our new, ultra-cute li'l feline pal Toby to get you to watch us opening the monthly subscription box. Kitten!

Geekfuel boxes start at $13.90. To grab some Geekfuel of your own, use our special link to get an extra bonus item.

Now, you can haz kitteh...

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GIVEAWAY: Steal Our E3 Swag!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 11:10 am


E3, as you know, is an industry-only show, and unfortunately unavailable to many fans who'd love to check out all the newest games. We can't get you in there, but we can do the next best thing. Having forced Bryce and Kyle to surrender their free swag on pain of death (just kidding: pain of cramming), I'm now going to give it to one of you. This package of exclusive stuff includes a Banjo-Kazooie giant foam hand, Oculus Rift T-shirt, Star Wars Infinity 3.0 Yoda figure, Armikrog original character sketch signed by Earthworm Jim artist Mike Dietz, a poster from Devolver Digital, Dark Souls 3 power bank and Tom Clancy's The Division snow globe.

At Bryce's suggestion, here are the rules: in comments below, come up with a porn parody name for a video game, in the vein of Wood Rocket's "Strokemon." You may enter up to five names, and whichever I like best, for whatever reason, I will pick. I'll close the contest this coming Monday, June 29th, at noon.

Game on!

Buy Bookends Made From Ray Bradbury's House, to Help Fund His Legacy

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 6:05 pm


Ray Bradbury would want you to keep books around your house, if for no other reason then as penance for the wall-sized TV he predicted would one day keep you transfixed all day, in a permanent state of not caring about wars or the increasing stupidity of the world. So while it's appropriate to buy holders for them made with salvaged lumber from his demolished house, there are other good reasons too:

Sets are accompanied by a thank-you letter from The ReUse People (TRP), the company responsible for salvaging the material, and a certificate of authenticity signed by Alexandra Bradbury, the late author's daughter, and TRP President Ted Reiff.

Each set is $88.50, which includes shipping and handling. Sales tax will be added for California residents during checkout.

A portion of the sale proceeds will be donated to the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies at Indiana University to help fund the re-creation of Bradbury's home office, a major milestone in the Center's ongoing efforts to preserve his works and legacy.

The bookends are made in a limited run of - what else? - 451. So catch them before the mechanical hounds do.

h/t Adam Jahnke

Not Sure if Like: She-Ra and Skeletor Get Poochie Treatment

Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 10:00 am


She-Rad? Skateletor?

These aren't bootleg parodies, folks. These are official Mattel-licensed Threadless tees, from a collection that has some otherwise cool designs.

"Skateletor or die"? You gotta give me a moment on that question, as I'm truly not sure which is the better option. I'd have used the caption "blue genes in blue jeans" instead.

And then they died on the way to their home planet. Hey, in the new minicomics, Skeletor does. But evil future She-Ra brings him back. It's complicated.

The 10 Things I Noticed Most at Hello Kitty's Supercute Friendship Festival

Friday, June 12, 2015 at 5:00 am


Not quite a concert and not quite a convention, Hello Kitty's Supercute Friendship Festival hit Los Angeles last night. It was, shall we say, a unique experience. Like many other male humans on this planet, I have found myself drawn into this fandom by my wife, and it still feels like being on an alien planet at times.

I don't know that it's all any less weird to me after last night - but I whipped up a li'l list of the things I think I managed to figure out.

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EXCLUSIVE COMIC-CON REVEAL: Batman Chair Cape From Entertainment Earth

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 8:00 am


My cats are soooo going to love this, every time I move in my work seat...

Villainous and boring chairs around the world, consider this your first warning. Entertainment Earth is changing the rules of seat décor with their first-of-its-kind patent pending Chair Cape™!
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May UNBOXENING! - Geekfuel and Power Up Boxes, Opened

Friday, June 5, 2015 at 3:43 pm


This month, we got two mystery boxes at once (they're May boxes, but arrived at the very end of May), and rather than pit them against each other, we did two separate videos...then shamelessly put cute animals in said videos to get you to watch.

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DC Superheroes go Bayformer in a Korean Hyundai Commercial

Friday, June 5, 2015 at 11:30 am


If you ever wondered what a Michael Bay Justice League movie might look like, this has you covered.

Buildings explode. A black character is an awe. A hot blonde tries to escape from a collapsing structure, only to see the wall get pulverized as an obviously CG Batman, Superman and Flash break through.

Then the heroes appear to turn into Hyundais and drive away, as more buildings topple in the distance. Gee thanks, Justice League. Man of Steel looks downright sympathetic now.

Maybe there's a kinder interpretation (a Kinder Surprise, if you will). See if you can find one.

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