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If you aren’t keen on fighting crowds today, grab yourself a cup of coffee and leisurely peruse this list of Black Friday deals from some of our favorite merchants.

It’s loaded with places that you can find great prices on toys, games, and clothes from all of your favorite fandoms.

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It’s been 100 years since Einstein proposed his theory of general relativity. To mark the occasion, Eoin Duffy, Jamie Lochhead and Anais Rassat created an awesome little animation that will educate you on one of the biggest scientific breakthroughs of all time in a little over three minutes.

And they got the next best person to Einstein to narrate—a Time Lord.

Check out the video after the break…

loot crate galaxy

With December being the month Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally arrives in theaters, you might have guessed that Loot Crate would go all out. This is what you have to look forward to in the “GALAXY” crate for December 2015:

December is going to be GALAXY themed, with items from Halo 5: Guardians, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens and Galaxy Quest. The crate is going to have FIVE exclusive items, including a t-shirt and a Funko POP! that you can’t get anywhere else. This is the best crate of the year!

Plus, every Loot Crate starting with GALAXY is going to have a t-shirt inside.

If that sounds good, you’ll be happy to know that you can get 10% off your subscription when you use the code “NERDAPPROVED” at checkout.

You can also check out our monthly reviews to see what a Loot Crate subscription is all about.

Signups for the GALAXY crate end on December 19th at 9pm PT.

Also, Loot Crate has added several new crate options including Anime, Level Up (Apparel), Pets and Limited Edition specialty crates that revolve around a single franchise. On that note, look for a Star Wars Limited Edition crate to arrive on November 30th! (Note that the 10% code does not apply to the specialty crates).


Just the other day we had this awesome Studio Ghibli/Zelda mashup, and now artist David Pilatowsky has gifted the world with these beautiful Zelda and Pokemon watercolor-style characters.

Between the cuteness factor and the skill of the art itself, they’re definitely worth a look.

Check out more examples after the break…

black friday store deals

We’ve got huge Black Friday deals going on in both our Nerd Approved Deals Store and our Nerd Approved Shirt Store!

Nerd Approved Shirt Store: We have a shirt store full of nerdy designs from the best independent artists and they’re all on sale for just $14. The prices on tanks, hoodies, and prints have also been slashed.

Nerd Approved Deals: Save an additional 15% site-wide using the code “BLACKFRIDAY” at checkout (some exclusions apply). That’s 15% on top of any current deal on awesome toys, gadgets, software, subscriptions and more.

Happy shopping!

luma dice

Luma Dice are carved from a single block of aluminum and feature different color LEDs for each side. Each die uses an accelerometer to detect motion so the light goes on when in use and turns off automatically. Plus, the battery inside is easily replaceable (and cheap).

And yes, they claim that great care was taken to keep the dice balanced.

Luma Dice blew away their initial Kickstarter goal almost immediately, but stretch goals include cool things like different color dice and even a D20 version.

Check out the project video below to see the dice in action.

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While a Zelda film from Studio Ghibli is highly unlikely, just looking at these movie posters by artist Matt Vince makes me feel like it’s already happened.

They are, in a word, stunning.

Check out the posters after the break…


Looking for the perfect comforter to go with these classy Doctor Who sheets? Look no further. This comforter comes in Full, Queen, or King sizes.

Product Pages: Comforter ($69.99) / Pillowcases ($19.99)


If you’re looking to beat geo-restrictions and browse the Internet securely, a VPN is for you. We have several options in our Nerd Approved Deals Store, including lifetime subscriptions to Getflix, PureVPN and more.

For a limited time you can save an additional 15% (on top of the current sale price) on all the VPN services in our store using the code “VPN15” at checkout.