Misc. Nerdiness


This fantastic replica of the Grand Marshal’s Aegis from World of Warcraft looks like it was magically transported right out of the game. It was built by puzzlehead who also built the ridiculous and awesome Gnomish Mailbox pictured after the break…

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This…just…what? At first glance this is an incredible mask of Peter Dinklage. But then it’s like WOAH HODOR. The mask is hyper realistic, but on a female body it’s all sorts of wrong. And I can’t stop looking.

I think Tyrion’s coy grin says it all. Check out more pics after the break.

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Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion’s Indigogo campaign for their webseries Con Man has utterly demolished its original fundraising goal. The duo has been having a delightful time updating campaign perks (they’re up to 38 now) and adding new episodes, so it makes sense that you’d need more actors. We think you’ll like who they’ve added.

Nerdist is reporting that those new cast members include; BSG’s Tricia Helfer and Michael Trucco, Robert Patrick, The Walking Dead‘s Emily Kinney, Austin Powers‘ Mindy Sterling, Uncharted‘s Nolan North, and Supernatural‘s Samantha Smith.

They join other fan favorites like Firefly stars Sean Maher and Gina Torres, Seth Green, Felicia Day, Amy Acker, and Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn.

If things keep up, we may see even more of our favorite actors, so keep an eye out!

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Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) is guest starring on Doctor Who, and it won’t be pleasant for our favorite Time Lord. Lead writer and executive producer Stephen Moffat notes:

“We’re thrilled to have Maisie Williams joining us on Doctor Who. It’s not possible to say too much about who or what she’s playing, but she is going to challenge the Doctor in very unexpected ways. This time he might just be out of his depth, and we know Maisie is going to give him exactly the right sort of hell.”

We will have to use or imaginations for now since the show won’t return until this Fall.

See the tweet announcing the news after the break.

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As a kid, we all played the “hot lava” game where you pretended that the floor changed to magma, and you had to hop around on furniture to keep from getting burned. Now a video game version has been submitted to Steam Greenlight. From the description:

Hot Lava transports you back to your childhood imagination. Relive those moments of excitement, joy and chaos. Traverse fifty levels across five distinct worlds, from school hallways to the memories of your darkest fears. This is a game of dexterity and ingenuity, you will have to use all your skills to complete the treacherous obstacles that await.

But what ever you do…

Don’t Touch The Floor

Check out the demo video after the break…

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star wars mural

This crazy cool mural is the work of artist Robert Burden who created it as a tribute to the classic Kenner toys. The images represent both action figures and vehicles from the vintage toy collection (click to enlarge).

It took him 2,000 hours and 18 months to create the 15′ x 8′ mural as an oil painting. There are a few symbolic images that are a nod to the influences that helped create Star Wars (like Yul Brynner in The Magnificent Seven) as well as some newer toys, but it’s mostly old-school.

You’ll be able to see it live at Star Wars Celebration next month and even pick up a 36″ x 24″ print from Burden’s online store. If you’ve got deep pockets and a lot of wall space, then buy the original for $200,000.

See another picture after the break.

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If you’ve ever left your spaceship in a sunbaked parking lot, you know that the cockpit can get unbearably hot. Not to worry! Back on Earth, we use these high-tech “sunshades” to protect the dashboards of our cars from being roasted by the sun.

Think Geek has a few different Star Wars-themed sunshades to choose from, including a Boba Fett sunshade (check out Solo’s reflection in Fett’s helmet!) and a Battle of Hoth sunshade, which you can check out after the break.

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I don’t care how many bathrooms this place has, this is one of the best Star Wars themed bedrooms ever. Set in Hoth, this deluxe room comes complete with a snow speeder bed and a probe droid to watch over you while you sleep. Don’t even think about trying to record a message on your R2 unit… you rebel scum.

If you absolutely need to have this room in your life, the mansion is currently listed at $14.9 million. What a bargain right?

But that’s not all. See what other goodies the house has after the break…

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George R.R. Martin is a genuine comic book nerd who once wrote fan letters to Marvel. Now, he still reads comics and runs out to get them with Game of Thrones actresses along for company. This clip is from a German show and it has Martin along with Sibel Kekilli (Shae) checking out Big Adventure Comics in Santa Fe. It’s cute to see him being the fanboy for a change.

See the video after the break.

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pacific rim

Legendary Comics has announced three new comic series for this fall. Most notably, Pacific Rim: Tales from the Drift will take us back to the world where Kaju and Jagers battle for the fate of humanity. It’s the perfect thing to tide us over while we wait for the animated series and Pacific Rim 2.

There’s also Black Bag, an espionage thriller featuring Legendary’s first female action hero, and a new crime thriller called Cops For Criminals.

You can see the full press release, including previews of the artwork after the break.

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