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Harley Quinn is a captivating character, and she’s gone through her fair share of makeovers through the years (no wonder she’s a cosplay favorite).

Halloweencostumes.com has put together an infographic that follows her path from “1992’s Batman: The Animated Series to countless appearances in solo comics, video games, and big titles like Suicide Squad, Gotham City Sirens, and the storylines from the New 52.”

Check out the infographic after the break…

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a3 wallet

Form meets function in this sleek and stylish wallet (it even has a bottle opener!). The A3 Aluminum RFID-Protected Wallet is currently on sale in our Nerd Approved Deals Store for only $26.99 (35% off with free shipping).

The A3 Aluminum Wallet turns the traditional wallet concept on its head with its unique, futuristic construction. With three aluminum plates sandwiching your cards and cash, and two o-rings securing the structure, this lightweight wallet will keep all your essentials easily accessible. The A3 doesn’t just keep your valuables safe in one easy-to-reach place—but packs a highly portable and stylish design you’ll be proud to pull out!

-Made of anodized aluminum w/ a smooth finish & unparalleled durability
-Includes built-in RFID protection for securing your credit card data from thieves
-Allows for custom organization w/ the triple plate configuration
-Built w/ a slim & compact design to protect your essentials without adding pocket bulk
-Accommodates bi-folded US paper currency & credit cards w/ room to spare
-Snaps together w/ two o-rings for quick & easy access
-Includes a bonus integrated bottle opener

A3 Aluminum RFID-Protected Wallet ($42 $26.99)

shadow boxes

Etsy shop Fairy Cherry hand cuts layers of paper to create fantastically geeky 3D shadow boxes. You can choose from box themes like Batman, Spider-Man, Zelda, Super Mario Bros., Frozen, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and more. Each box is six inches tall by three inches wide and lights up for an impressive nighttime scene. The power plug is a type C plug (Europe standards), so U.S. buyers will need a small plug converter to fit in the A type sockets which the shop can include.

Check out more excellent 3D light box designs after the break.

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Imagine it: cruising down the streets of Portland on the reanimated bones of a mighty t-rex. You’ll be the most Portland person in Portland. Ruler of all you survey.

Currently, this custom t-rex bike is up for sale on Craiglist. The bike named “Sue” clocks in at 12 feet long and eight and a half feet tall and is available for a whopping $2,000. According to Sue’s designer, she has a comfy cruising speed of about seven MPH, and her rider can operate both her jaws and arms using specially designed controls.

Check out some more pics after the break…

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Just a quick reminder that today is your last chance to enter and win a T-800 Battle Damaged Terminator Premium Format figure from Sideshow Collectibles and Nerd Approved.

Head on over to our contest page for all the details.

While you’re at it, you might as well enter Sideshow’s T-800 Endoskeleton Life-Size Figure giveaway. Visit the Sideshow Collectibles contest entry page between now and Saturday, August 29th at 11:59pm PT to try your luck.


We introduced the artwork of Bartkira, the incredible Simpsons/Akira mash-up a few months back, but this animated trailer really brings the project to life.

The original project spearheaded by artists Ryan Humphrey and James Harvey brought together over 500 artists to recreate the Akira manga using characters from The Simpsons . The trailer also uses audio from Akira’s 1988 cinematic trailer and gives Bartkira a weirdly nostalgic vibe.

Check out the fantastic trailer after the break.

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Okay, this one got me in the feels. UK mom Sarah Ivermee has a son who wears a cochlear implant. While Freddie’s totally happy with his hearing devices as is, Sarah’s met other moms whose kids dislike wearing them because doing so makes them feel different from their peers. After successfully suggesting to one mom that she decorate her child’s hearing aid with nail stickers, Sarah got the idea to create a company that makes decorating kits for hearing devices called Lugs.

The kits come for both Cochlear implants and hearing aids, and they feature Star Wars, Marvel and Disney characters, plus all kinds of other fun stuff.

See more after the break.

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john carter concept

Andrew Stanton’s 2012 John Carter film wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t a box office success either. Things could have been different. A presentation reel has surfaced that features would-be director Kerry Conran’s (Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow) vision for a John Carter Of Mars production—and it’s pretty fantastic.

Not quite Jodorowsky’s Dune fantastic, but still. What could have been eh?

Check out the video after the break…

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Keep your daily thoughts organized and secure with this top-rated digital journal. For a limited time you can get a lifetime subscription to the Penzu Pro Digital Journal for only $39 (58% off) in the Nerd Approved Deals Store!

Penzu is the preferred digital journal of over a million people in 160 countries, and for good reason. With Penzu, you can write on any device and automatically sync to the cloud, customize journal covers, and even encrypt every sentence you record for safe keeping. Reap the many benefits that journaling can bring to your life and productivity—and choose the convenient and secure option trusted by journal-keepers worldwide.

5 Stars, Apple App Store

-Get a lifetime of unlimited journaling
-Sync your journals w/ the Penzu cloud
-Write on any device (computer, smartphone, tablet)
-Customize your journal covers
-Lock journals w/ a password
-Encrypt your information
-Add photos to accompany your entries
-Lock the app w/ a PIN
-Search journals for keywords
-Add tags for organization
-Send entries via email
-Set up reminders to hold yourself accountable

Penzu Pro Digital Journal: Lifetime Subscription ($95 $39)

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Jared Rosenblitt recreated the semi-final battle from Metroid Prime in Lego and the details are pretty astounding–I mean, those cracks tho!

Check out a short video interview with Jared after the break to learn more about his work.

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