Comic-Con 2015: McCune Masterworks and the Original Rebel Blockade Runner

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 10:06 pm

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The original Blockade Runner from Star Wars was on display at Comic-Con in preparation for its auction, and we learned some interesting tidbits about it. Plus the RV from Spaceballs, the X-2 Blackbird, and several McCune original creations, including an amazing display base for your collectible spaceship toys.

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Comic-Con 2015: Jody Dankberg of Stern Pinball on Playing With KISS, Metallica, WWE

Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 11:28 pm

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Pinball! We check out the latest machines in motion from Stern, live and in-person.

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In Which I Get a Tarot Card Reading Courtesy of DC Collectibles

Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 12:02 am

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As part of DC Collectibles' opening night press event, they were showing off their new deck of tarot cards by having fortune-tellings. I couldn't resist - though it's pretty obvious I gave the guy the key piece of information he needed to spin the tale...

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Super-Awesome Helmet: Be Mega Man!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 12:30 pm

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Somehow, I picture our games columnist Kyle LeClair wearing this as he compiles new lists of trailers, all while banging his head against the wall (safely protected in this new plastic cocoon, of course), going "Dammit, why the F*** can't Capcom make a new game as cool as this helmet?"

That probably explains why this light-up headwear has a soft, padded interior.

Made of high quality ABS plastic with a high polish finish, authentic proportions and details, plus working LED lights! A unique clamshell hinge allows the front and back half of the helmet to easily open up to comfortably fit your head inside the soft padded interior for a perfect fit.
Preorders will begin at Comic-Con, so you can get a head start on being the next Capcom villain: Broke Man.

via Polygon

June Power Up Box Opening WITH KITTEN

Friday, July 3, 2015 at 2:14 pm

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We're gonna milk this kitten thing until we can't, because Internet.

The Power Up 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. Also, for boxes that guarantee Funko Pop Vinyls, that's an option too.

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2015's Top 25 San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives

Friday, July 3, 2015 at 5:00 am

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Ah, San Diego Comic Con. Not only do you have to vie against hordes of other fans to get into panels and get autographs, but they'll also be competing against you for limited edition convention exclusives. Companies keep announcing new exclusives daily right up until the show opens, and keeping track of which booth has which exclusives is almost as big a headache as strategizing the programming schedule. There are so many this year (it's only a matter of time until they reach critical mass) you should probably bring an extra suitcase just for exclusives. Or shipping them back home before leaving San Diego works too.

Just make sure you bring a full piggy bank with you or you won't be leaving with any of this limited edition merchandise. (Just tell your fellow con-goers it's Waddles.) This event specializes in parting nerds from their money. Pro tip: Buy everything you want from mutli-item vendors like Funko and Entertainment Earth in one trip to avoid sell-outs and line waiting, Also check if retailers are are also offering pre-orders on their exclusive wares online for pick-up at the con. Based on the metric ton of exclusive merch announced, I doubt it's even physically possible to purchase each one there (presuming you're ridiculously wealthy to afford it all in the first place). So which exclusives should you make a point of waiting on line for this year?


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

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 12:20 pm

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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

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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

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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

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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!