The first installment in the new Vanity Fair series, Game of Thrones Quick Draw, tackles the life of Ned Stark. It’s all been shortened into one animated minute that takes us from the beheading that opens the series to the beheading that ends it all for Ned. As Vanity Fair summarizes,

The first installment of this new series follows Ned Stark from his earliest moments on-screen to his untimely end at the close of Season 1. Come for the cute, animated baby direwolves, stay for the Cersei double-cross.

Vanity Fair has teamed up with 1A4 Studio for the project which has more episodes in the works. Can’t wait to see how they handle the Red Wedding.

See the video after the break.

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Etsy shop owner Burnt Pixels knows that no ordinary votive holder will do for the nerd home. These super unique light boxes are really made just for us and are available in a wide variety of fandoms. You can find light boxes etches with emblems of Iron Man, Batman, Super Mario Bros. and more.

For daylight presentation, each 3″ cube is laser cut and then painted a brilliant metallic color to stand out on your shelf. Then for the wee hours of night, you can place the box over a flameless battery-powered tea light or any kind of LED to display the awesome glow of the cut-out design. Each side of the box is carved and your order will arrived gift wrapped with a flameless tea light included.

Click below to see more fantastic boxes.

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The Quirky Apple Accessory Bundle includes five tools to manage those pesky Apple cords in style. It’s only $36 for a limited time in our Nerd Approved Deals Store!

Quirky Apple Accessory Bundle ($42 $36)

And don’t forget that we also have awesome giveaways going on right now including a MacBook Pro, 50″ LG TV and more. So get in on those while you still can!


There is a magical place on the internet called LEGO Ideas where fans can submit there own LEGO set creations and get votes in hopes of having their building sets made for real. Brick building aficionado aBetterMonkey has just submitted for approval the cast of Adventure Time!

Using 640 bricks, he recreated 15 of our favorite characters including Finn, Jake, Princess Bubblegum, and Lady Unicorn. Although he’s got 333 days left for voting, none of us want to wait that long. If we’re going to make this happen, we need to get this to 10,000 votes in order for LEGO to officially review the submission.

So let’s punch-a some buns and get those votes in!

Unfortunately, the bar has already been set pretty high. Another, more elaborate set was submitted back in 2013 and didn’t make the cut. Even if this new set fails, the bottom line is that an Adventure Time set needs to happen so bad.

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I hate to tell you this, but if you had any hope of saving money for anything this year, Marvel and Funko have teamed up to suck the money right out of your wallet.

First, Funko announced their new Avengers Age of Ultron Black Widow Pop! Vinyl Bobble Head Figure. That was already enough to make it a very good day but then they went and unveiled the new Marvel Collector Corps.

The Marvel Collector Corps is a bi-monthly subscription service that will deliver Marvel-themed boxes containing 100% exclusive apparel, accessories, and collectibles. The boxes are valued at $50. You can get them individually for $25 or sign up for a yearly subscription for $150.00.

If you sign up for the annual subscription, you become a member of their founder’s program, which includes an exclusive collectible 8” Founders Statue every year on the anniversary of your membership.

The debut box theme is Avengers: Age of Ulton and contains an exclusive 6″ Hulkbuster. You can order at their website now.

My wallet hurts.

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This Doctor Who lamp is just the thing for letting the Doctor know that you’re ready and waiting for him to show up in that magical blue box. It’s a triangular lamp that features the TARDIS going through the wormhole on the front and back, but the villains are along for the ride, too. A Weeping Angel, Cyberman, and Dalek are on the sides of the lamp and project their images onto surrounding walls.

The lamp is handmade from acrylic and measures 9″ on each side. It uses just a standard C7 bulb and is made to order so it’ll take about 4-6 weeks to have this Whovian lamp on your table.

See more pictures after the break.

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Miniature wargaming is the kind of hobby that starts out small and grows into a living, breathing thing that takes over you life and a large amount of what would otherwise be living space. I say this as someone who is surrounded by half-painted models and bits of terrain at this very moment. Controlling it all can be a challenge, but the guy who runs the Wargaming Workshop blog is a master.

Helge has created the ultimate miniature wargaming room which includes a 4-foot by 8-foot table to accommodate as many as 6 players. There’s also a painting station, photography and terrain-building areas, display cabinets to house 6,000 miniatures, and all sorts of storage for the random bits a gamer collects. This is just incredible.

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Leonard Nimoy’s passing last week spawned some beautiful tributes to the man who brought Spock to life. Now there are two statues in his honor that you can visit in Star Trek Online.

The first is on Vulcan and the second is on New Romulus which is a part of the parallel universe that was created after Star Trek XI and is the time during which the game takes place. Vulcan was chosen as Spock’s home planet of course, and New Romulus for all of Spock’s work with the Romulans after the original series.

Nimoy’s name also appears on permanent plaques installed in the game’s three main hub zones of Earth Space Dock, Qo’noS, and New Romulus. The plaques contain the names of fellow original series cast members and creators that we’ve lost: Majel Barrett, James Doohan, DeForest Kelley, and Gene Roddenberry. Lastly, the hub zones will display black flags of mourning for the next week.

See another picture and video of Nimoy recording for the game after the break.

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Think you can handle 25 straight hours of Marvel movies? If so, you should start training for AMC and Regal’s Ultimate Marvel Marathon 2015 on April 29th. AMC’s schedule is as follows:

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The word on Chappie hasn’t been good. Currently it has a 54% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, placing it lower than director Neill Blomkamp’s District 9 follow-up Elysium, which even the director has since admitted wasn’t all that good.

Haters can shoot it through the exhaust port. I loved it. Here’s why (spoilers follow).

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