Goonies 30th Anniversary Plushes Are Good Enough For Me, A-Yai-Yai-Yai-Yeah

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 6:30 am

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Have you ever longed to do the Truffle Shuffle...IN BED? Or devour a Ruth, Baby...IN BED? Okay, maybe you've never played the fortune cookie game. But Gordos Plush is delivering a licensed Goonies tie-in to join you at sleepytime, set to debut at the June 4th Goonies 30th Anniversary celebration in Astoria, Oregon.

Yeah, I know, ya pervs, it's shocking they didn't go with Martha Plimpton first. But they're looking to do Anne Ramsey down the line, for those of you who'd love a throw Momma from a trained (pro).

If you'd rather snuggle up to a skeleton pirate or an Asian tech-geek, however, you'll have to help out on Kickstarter. Ready for that pitch? Hold on to your potatoes...

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Geek Apparel of the Week: Mad Max's Doof Warrior Gets His Own Concert T-Shirt

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 10:30 am

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While the world and the Internet has seen no shortage of articles suggesting that Furiosa is the REAL protagonist of Mad Max: Fury Road, I think there's no question that the breakout star of the thing is the Doof Warrior, because really, when you crossbreed Hellraiser with GWAR, nothing un-amazing can possibly come out of it. If Lord Humungus hadn't already died two movies ago, he'd quite clearly have to cede that whole "Ayatollah of Rock & Rolla" title.

Show your loyalty to the hottest rockin' roadshow tour of the post-apocalypse with BustedTees' Doof Warrior shirt. Like a lot of rock merchandise, it's available for a limited time (2 more days), but unlike them, it's $12, which is about what actual concert tees might have gone for when the first Mad Max movie came out.

h/t GeekGirlDiva

Mars Attacks - Again! We Reveal 7 Cards From the New Occupation Set

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 5:00 am

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Over fifty years old and going strong, Topps card series Mars Attacks will be returning with a new trading card set called Mars Attacks: Occupation. The video on their Kickstarter is amazing, featuring a Robot Chicken-style short of one of the Martians torturing humans while excitedly pitching the campaign. The artists involved are absolutely worth a mention, as this lineup reads like a genre dream team: Bob Larkin (Savage Sword of Conan, Planet of the Apes), Greg Staples (Judge Dredd, Magic: The Gathering), Ralph Horsley (Dungeons and Dragons, Magic: The Gathering), Ed Repka (Hellraiser, Megadeth), Dan Brereton (Vampirella, Red Sonja) and Alex Horley (Heavy Metal, World of Warcraft). The outcome is a great homage to the classic style while still feeling fresh and fun as ever, which is why I was so excited to get in touch with Mars Attacks: Occupation's art director Adam Levine:

"We've been itching to do a Mars Attacks set for some time, and unfortunately, [Topps] couldn't commit to putting their weight behind it for a variety of reasons, but still understood the importance of keeping Mars Attacks alive. They handed the project over to me..." And the results are a brilliant Kickstarter campaign and fans clamoring for more. After you check out this artwork, you will be too. Levine was kind enough to give us some insight into each image - three of them being TR EXCLUSIVE REVEALS - so holster your ray gun for a second and behold your new Martian overlords.


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Best Toy Packaging Ever? NECA's "Cage-Free" Alien Egg Carton

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 2:42 pm

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The safe handling instructions are my favorite part. A shame these didn't hit in time for Easter.

Tags: Alien, NECA

Unboxing Power Up's April Premium Box (Video)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 2:27 pm

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For illustrative purposes only - not the actual April contents

You've seen us unbox GeekFuel's monthly packages...and so did the folks at another monthly geek gear site called Power Up, who sent us their subscription box for April to review.

The Premium Box, which you see in the video, is $29.95 per month. A Deluxe Box with less items (but still including the T-shirt) is $19.95 per month. Both strike me as solid deals. Use coupon code (ToplessRobot) to get 10% off your first box.

You can order the boxes here for yourself and here to purchase as a gift for someone else.

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Geek Apparel of the Week: Agent Carter Silhouette Shirt

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 11:43 am

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Take a second to think about every Black Widow lack-of-merchandise complaint you've seen on social media. Now look at this. Clearly somebody at Marvel knows how to design a desirable shirt featuring a female hero.

Reedpop's silhouette shirt fulfills the true test of any licensed merchandise - does it work and look cool even to somebody who has no idea what the source material is? Absolutely, yes - fans of film noir and pulp fiction can appreciate the style. In exchange, wearers of the shirt will probably have to put up with a lot of "Oh cool! Sin City!" comments. Seems a minor price to pay.

New ThunderCats Dynamic Diorama Statues From Kinetiquettes

Friday, May 15, 2015 at 9:30 am

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As we continue to wait in what seems like utter futility for a ThunderCats action figure lineup that can play properly with the current He-Man/Masters of the Universe toys, another company has picked up the statue rights, and what they propose looks pretty cool - a series of one-versus one fight scenes that will ultimately all connect to make a large battle. Or just look good on their own, since time has taught us that ThunderCats toy line-ups don't always make it through the full roster.

Above is the design for both Lion-O vs. Mumm-Ra, and Panthro vs. S-s-slithe, which connect to form the power pool in Mumm-Ra's pyramid. These will most likely be Kickstartered, so if you want 'em, you can preorder that way.

Thanks to our friends at ThunderCats.org for the heads up - stay tuned to their site for further details...I presume. Because they're always...

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...Thunder enlightening.

YEAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Darth Vader Ugg Boots Ensure "NOOOOOO!" More Cold Feet

Friday, May 15, 2015 at 8:00 am

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If there's one thing Darth Vader is ALL about, it's women's fashion. I can't blame him; after seeing the truly terrible haircuts his wife and daughter came up with on their own, I can understand why he might try to sell other ladies on his own vision - his black double-cape, after all, is a way cooler outfit than anything any Star Wars woman wears (with the possible upcoming exception of Captain Phasma's Chrometrooper armor).

But will girls go for his boots? My wife's reaction suggests that they will. The description serves it well:

The stars of a galaxy far, far away twinkle from the glitter-infused sole of this iconic silhouette, which has gotten a makeover fit for the dark side. UGG® and Star Wars™ collaborated on a special edition collection inspired by Darth Vader. Crafted from smooth and quilted leather and lined with luxurious sheepskin, this boot is a force to be reckoned with. Featuring colorful pops of red, a rivet embossed with the Imperial crest, and incredible comfort, this style is an ideal addition to your closet and your collector's memorabilia.
Other Star Wars character styles are apparently on the way. Dare we suggest UGG-naughts?

Unboxing Geekfuel's April Package; Finding Black Widow (Kinda)

Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 11:30 am

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Yes, as the image suggests, Mom-in-Law aided and abetted in the unboxing of the monthly geek subscription package...and turned the tables on me more than once!

But we did find some elusive Black Widow merchandise, even if it was a mash-up. To grab some Geekfuel of your own, use our special link for to get an extra bonus item.

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Topless Robot Live! The Making of a Mandalorian

Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 10:00 am

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Malice Skirata, a.k.a. Colin Logan, from the high-desert SoCal chapter of the Mandalorian Mercs, teaches us how to go about becoming a true Mandalorian, from costume to commitment. He also weighs in on the upcoming Boba Fett movie, and how Star Wars saved his life.

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