This month’s Loot Crate theme is DYSTOPIA! The description reads:

Pop culture is full of brave new worlds and societies in flux, that don’t always turn out for the best. June’s theme will be exploring some of the ways things can go wrong with DYSTOPIA! Featuring some of the classics Robocop, Terminator 2 (T2): Judgement Day, and The Matrix with some new faves BioShock Infinite and Fallout 4, we’ve got the loot to lift your spirits!

If you would like to try out Loot Crate for yourself, signup for a subscription and save 10% off your order with the code “NERDAPPROVED”.

Feel free to peruse our monthly reviews to see what a Loot Crate subscription is all about.

Signups for The DYSTOPIA crate end on June 19th at 9pm PT.

kikis doll 3

Kiki from Kiki’s Delivery Service is getting her own doll thanks to Japanese toy maker Takara Tomy. Dressed in her black dress and adorable red bow, this 8.7-inch Kiki doll also comes with her broom, bag, red radio and, of course, Jiji. Check out more pics after the break…


Geddit? Cool? It’s wordplay. It’s a pun. C’mon guys, I spent a lot of time working on that headline. I stayed up late!

Look, if you’re not going to appreciate my, frankly, magnificent witticisms then you can at least turn your attention to the table itself. Custom-built by Tom Spina Designs for a client, this table has a body of painted, textured foam topped with a piece of precision-cut glass, and garnished with one (1) lightsaber. It’s very, ahem, ice work. Aheh heh heh.

See Also: This Millennium Falcon Asteroid Chase Coffee Table Is One Of A Kind

Really? Still no? Tch. Some people wouldn’t know a good joke if it came up and clocked ’em in the gob.

(via Homecrux)

rick and morty fallout

I thought these scenes were hilarious the first time I saw them on Rick and Morty, but there’s something about UpIsNotJump’s recreation inside Fallout 4 that makes them EXTRA hilarious.

And the best part is that there’s more to come. UpIsNotJump plans to do the best scenes from all the seasons of Rick and Morty down the line.

Check out the must-watch video below. [click to continue…]


Do away with the hassle of countless charging cords—with the Speedy Desktop USB Charger, you can simultaneously juice up multiple devices in one centralized location. Each port maximizes its charging speed by adapting to the specifications of the device on hand. You’ll never waste time waiting for your devices to charge again with this multitasking speed demon!

And the best part is that the Speedy 50W 5-Port USB Charger is available for only $21.99 (26% off) in our Nerd Approved Deals Store with free shipping!

  • Offers enormous charging capacity w/ 50 watts of power
  • Charges up to five smartphones (or four tablets) simultaneously
  • Allows for maximum portability w/ its light, compact & durable aluminum and plastic body
  • Ensures easy operability w/ its no-fuss, simple design (simply plug in your device & go!)
  • Recognizes a device’s specifications, resulting in a shorter charge time
  • Displays charging status visually w/ the LED indicator

Speedy 50W 5-Port USB Charger ($21.99)

hodoor doorstop

Immediately after the Game Of Thrones episode “The Door” concluded, simple mockups of Hodor-themed doorstops started appearing online. So sad…and potentially profitable.

Naturally, someone took to Kickstarter to make a more elaborate attempt, and that someone is Tony Wang. The mockup pictured above blew past it’s $5000 funding goal and currently sits at over $64,000 with the following promise:

We are in the process of applying for licensing rights from HBO for this project. If that falls through and they shut down our project, everyone will be refunded their pledge.

Will HBO shut this project down? Will there ever be an official Hodor door stop? Either way, something tells me that Etsy is just warming up.


Fitness equipment manufacturer Onnit is preparing to release a series of officially licensed Marvel-themed workout gear later this summer titled “The Hero Elite Series”.

First up are these Captain American-themed barbell plates that will come in different weight increments: 25, 35, and 45. Since Iron Man is also featured on the company’s website, there’s a good chance that a Civil War will be brewing in the gym.

Yup—one guy that’s jacked up on Super Soldier Serum and another guy that’s cheating with a suit. This fitness equipment is sending the wrong message. [click to continue…]

rifftrax got

Leave it to Rifftrax to go all out when they decided to riff on Game of Thrones. They’re going back to the beginning. Back to when Ned was alive, Robert Was alive, all five Direwolves were alive (too soon?) and Bran Stark didn’t need Hodor to, well, you know.

Long before winter was coming, winter was… well, still coming. We’re taking it all the way back to the first episode of Game of Thrones! To a simpler time before [spoiler alert] killed [spoiler alert] and [spoiler alert] betrayed [spoiler alert] and [spoiler alert] severed [spoiler alert]’s [spoiler alert]. A time of direwolves, imps, and gratuitous nudity that would be screen-capped throughout the realm.

The challenge begins: If we riff every episode before George RR finishes the next book, he has to buy us all our own Unsullied! Join Mike, Kevin, and Bill for the premiere episode of Game of Thrones!

Something tells me they just might beat GRRM when it comes to this. Unsullied for everyone!

The new episode is available for download now. You can check out a teaser below. [click to continue…]


Fancy holding your next corporate meeting inside Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? Not gonna happen. But businesses operating in Tokyo have access to the next best thing.

Japanese IT firm Zeeboon have established two “Idea Castles” in Akihabara that can be rented for meetings. One, called the “Royal Palace Magic School”, clearly draws inspiration from Harry Potter, complete with a stone-walled classroom decorated with wall-mounted swords and hanging owl cages. [click to continue…]


NASA’s space shuttle program might be gone, but it certainly hasn’t been forgotten. The program had an enormous impact on space exploration, and countless science and space fans (myself included) have fond memories of watching shuttle launches and landings at school.

LEGO builder Lia Chan created a fantastic tribute to the program with this recreation of the Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A. The model features the launch platform, the Space Shuttle Atlantis, and the crawler system. Incredible. Check out more pictures below…