Misc. Nerdiness

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Artist Marco D’Alfonso has turned Deadpool into a G.I. Joe action figure in packaging that would make the merc with a mouth proud. Take a good look at the warnings and details D’Alfonso has included.

He’s created quite a few Deadpool mashups with everything from Disney to Star Wars. You can’t buy the action figure, but you can buy a print to decorate your home with Deadpool style.

See more pictures after the break.

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Neil Gaiman is a fantastic writer, that’s a given. But he’s also a pretty amazing person with a track record when it comes to women. Whether he’s calling out Steven Moffat or giving advice on how to write strong female characters, he’s an advocate of women and what’s possible for them.

His newest children’s book with illustrator Chris Riddell, The Sleeper and the Spindle, takes the idea of princess rescuing to a new level.

It’s described as “weaving together a sort-of Snow White and an almost Sleeping Beauty with a thread of dark magic” that includes the Queen rescuing the Princess by awakening her with a kiss.

A representative for Bloomsbury Publishing told Gay Star News “While it is not a gay story in itself there is much to be said about having a female kiss not only described but illustrated in a book for young readers.”

I’m sure this will ruffle a few feathers, but I think there’s something tremendously cool about the idea.

You can also read an excerpt on the publisher’s website.

The Sleeper and the Spindle will be released October 23rd in the UK.

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The popular Guardians of the Galaxy is coming to Disney XD as an animated series in 2015. Yeah, I’m excited. Marvel brought a teaser to New York Comic Con in the form of test footage, and it features lots of Rocket Raccoon shooting things. It’s only a few seconds of animation, but I’m already looking forward to seeing more.

Watch the tease after the break.

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First Volkswagen made that awesome Super Bowl commercial featuring a mini Darth Vader practicing his Force powers, and now they’re doing a little something for Star Trek fans.

In this commercial, William Shatner moves into young Star Trek fan Owen Jonas’ neighborhood and they both meet up with Leonard Nimoy.

In both cases, they’ve focused on the fan and, by doing so, they’ve taken all the fans watching along for the ride.

Even better than the commercial is the behind the scenes video. It has Shatner checking out Owen’s Trek collection and it’s just awesome.

You can see both videos after the break.

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Rainy days are usually dull and grey, but you can brighten them up by carrying this Pokémon Eeveelution umbrella. Designed by Etsy seller Rosewine, the sublimated print features adorable pocket monsters all the way around. Carry it and you can stay dry and express love for one of your fandoms. That’s called winning.

Take a closer look after the break.

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We’ve got some good news for you LEGO fans. The LEGO group recently announced details regarding a relaunch (and accompanying storyline) for LEGO Bionicle at New York City Comic Con. The new toys will be available globally on January 1, 2015. From the press release:

“We are thrilled to announce the relaunch of the LEGO BIONICLE franchise, which was one of our most popular LEGO franchises and our first ‘constraction’ or constructible action figure line,” said Michael McNally, Senior Director of Brand Relations, The LEGO Group. “We are eager to introduce and immerse a new generation of children in this rich character-driven world and can’t wait for fans of all ages to interact with the new story.”

The storyline revolves around the mythical island of Okoto, where the evil Makuta is gathering his forces to dominate the island and track down three powerful masks: the Mask of Creation, the Mask of Control and the Mask of Ultimate Power. The islanders enlist the aid of six heroes (each are masters of an element) in order to defeat Makuta. The LEGO group noted that they will offer a wide range of Bionicle sets from each of the factions, and the prices will range from $9.99 – $19.99 for each set.

Check out some more pics of the some of the other sets after the break…

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Star Wars Rebels: Spark of the Rebellion will officially get a network re-broadcast on Sunday, October 26th at 7 PM on ABC and it will include a cameo of Darth Vader voiced by James Earl Jones! According to the press release,

The critically-acclaimed epic adventure “Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion” will air on ABC on Sunday, October 26 (7:00 p.m. ET/PT). Executive Producer Dave Filoni states, “We wanted to do something special for the ABC broadcast. We’ve added a scene which gives audiences insight into the Inquisitor and includes a cameo by Darth Vader voiced by the distinguished actor James Earl Jones.”

That means that anyone who already caught the premiere event on Disney XD is going to want to tune in again to see what extra Vader goodness they’ve got in store.

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