Cosplayer and all around awesome geek girl Victoria Schmidt aka Scruffy Rebel is at MegaCon this weekend and spotted this utterly adorable R2-Fett. Or is it R2-F2? Fett2-D2? Whatever you call him, he’s cute. See him in action below. [click to continue…]

sdcc wonder woman barbie edit

The first Mattel SDCC Exclusives were revealed by USA Today, but this Amazon Princess Wonder Woman Barbie is definitely the star of the show.

There are some significant costume upgrades here when you compare it to the BvS Wonder Woman Barbie that came out a while back. These upgrades include a royal blue, gold lamé lined hooded cape, a paneled skirt, and a metallic red bustier. She also has an updated hairstyle and a gold shield. [click to continue…]

tfa comic book

Marvel has released a preview of the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens comic adaptation, and this 6-issue limited series by writer Chuck Wendig (Star Wars: Aftermath) and artist Luke Ross (Hercules) sure is pretty.

The preview gives us a look at a couple pages, the cover by Esad Ribic and different variant covers by Esad Ribic, Joe Quesada, Phil Noto, and John Cassaday. The Quesada variant already has a special place in my heart.

I’m definitely going to put this on my pull list. What about you? Check out more pics after the break…

swanh infographic

Star Wars has inspired all kinds of art in the 39 years since the release of the original movie. But this infographic by graphic artist and illustrator Martin Panchaud may be the most epic art I’ve seen yet.

Panchaud has created a 403-foot scrollable infographic that tells the entire story of the Special Edition of Star Wars: A New Hope.

Even Mark Hamill was impressed: [click to continue…]


The world around you is an untapped goldmine of imagination, and the Touch Board wants to usher you into that world. Using the Electric Paint and an easy-to-use ArduinoHeart microcontroller, you can turn almost any material or surface into a sensor to create music, tell stories, build alarms, and much more. This is the one stop imaginarium for inventing anything you dream up.

For a limited time, the Touch Board DIY Starter Kit is available in our Nerd Approved Deals Store for $139.99 (6% off) with free shipping!

  • Leave yourself messages by setting up your Touch Board to speak instructions through objects
  • Build large scale & covert alarm sensors whenever you don’t want to be interrupted
  • Make bed time more fun by letting the book literally speak the story
  • Design interactive wall graphics to add some interior design function & flavor
  • Turn the Touch Board into a keyboard or mouse w/ HID capability
  • Play music all over the house through MP3 preprogramming

Touch Board DIY Starter Kit ($150 $139.99)


If you went back in time and asked the six-year-old version of me what the perfect New York apartment would look like, I’d probably describe something akin to this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle-themed “Turtle Lair” in Tribeca, New York. Airbnb is currently offering TMNT fans a chance to stay at this kick-ass pad, and it’s jam-packed with tons of incredible amenities, including a TMNT arcade cabinet and a basketball court! The spot boasts three bedrooms, four bathrooms and even free pizza delivery. Read more after the break…


In case you didn’t know, the soundtrack for The Force Awakens is finally available on vinyl. Much like the movie itself, the record is both retro and futuristic.

Indeed, this record would look very odd spinning in a wood-paneled room with orange shag carpeting. That’s because Disney emblazoned these vinyl records with 3D holograms of the TIE Fighter and Millennium Falcon. The holograms reportedly require the right angle and light to see (a smartphone LED flash is recommended), but when you hit the right combo, they look like they are “leaping off the vinyl” – which may or may not help to justify the $50 price tag.

Learn more in the video below. [click to continue…]

star trek beyond funko pops

The second Star Trek Beyond trailer finally got us excited about the film. Now the merchandise is starting to roll out and Funko is leading the charge with their adorable Pop figures. Naturally.

Star Trek Beyond Funko Pops ($9.99)

awkward hodor

Warning: Game of Thrones spoilers follow.

The words “Hold the door” have a new meaning for anyone who’s seen the Game Of Thrones episode “The Door”. It usually involves something like “excuse me while I curl up into the fetal position and cry like a baby”.

That having been said, something tells me that the situation that occurs in the video below will play out for Kristian Nairn over and over again for years to come. [click to continue…]

anime uno

I haven’t played UNO in a million years. I don’t remember it being this exciting.

Then again, anime can make pretty much any storyline awesome. Experience UNO like you never have before in the video below. [click to continue…]