Episode #260


The nerds discuss The Walking Dead Mid-Season Premiere, Legion, Ben Affleck potentially leaving Batman, and Marc thinks we are celebrating the centennial of toys existing!

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Episode #237


The nerds discuss their game of the year ‘Emily is Away’, the return of Independence Day, recent board game antics, and the return of counter terrorism expert Chris Ceglia.

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Episode #236


The nerds discuss the hype around opening week of Star Wars, newest entries into the Toy Hall of Fame, mid-season finales of the The Walking Dead, Arrow, and Flash, and the newest blockbuster trailers from Batman V Superman, Civil War, & TMNT Out of the Shadows.

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The Fantastic 10: Comic-Con 2013 Exclusives

 

Well Nerdopsphere, June is almost over and that means Comic-Con is just around the corner along will all those exclusive goodies we nerds covet so dearly. I am breaking down in no particular order the ten coolest exclusive items that have been announced so far!

 

 

10. SDCC 2013 Gold Mini 10-Doh!
Squid Kids Ink-Booth 5150-Price: $20.00
Admittedly I know very little about Squid Kids Ink, but I think this is the perfect keepsake for the nerd on a budget who wants something on their desk or mantle to represent their trip to Comic-Con.

 

 

 

 

9. Batman #21 SDCC13 exclusive variant cover
DC Entertainment- Booth 2315-Price: $10.00
What would Comic-Con be without comic books? Being totally honest, I am a bit underwhelmed thus far from what DC is offering in terms of exclusives. The best thing making the list is a variant cover for ten bucks for a comic that you could pick up at any local comic shop. That being said, the ability to have this exclusive cover and then get it signed by the people who wrote and drew it is a nifty combo for the avid collector. I can’t get too down on DC either, not after they gave out those Owl masks for free last year.

 

 

 

 

 

8. Pam’s Dolphin Puppet
Factory Entertainment Inc-Booth 3351-Price: $25.00
If you are a non-Archer fan you probably think I am crazy to include this, but to those that are, you realize how awesome this is! This is a fully functional exact replica that is perfect for your next HR meeting. Lord knows the BDNS have been having a lot of those. And here is a link for those of you who need a refresher: http://youtu.be/c7WK2vTn03s

 

 

 

7. Masters of the Universe He-Man with Battle Axe and Shield Mini Bust Paperweight
Action Figures Xpress-Booth 3345-Price: $60.00
This piece is a little pricey, but speaking from experience everything I have gotten from Action Figures Xpress has been very well made. This is a great piece to compliment last year’s Power Sword/Castle Grayskull business card holder combo. This is perfect for any Master of the Universe fan.

 

 

6. Game of Thrones: 7″ Stark Shield Wall Plaque
Dark Horse Comics-Booth 2615-Price: $30.00
Last year Dark Horse had some very choice GoT items like their Hand of the King Brooch. Though I suppose a brooch is a sort of pin, isn’t it? I digress. The brooch was incredibly awesome and well-made and I expect this to be no different. My tip would be to see how many they have in stock and wait it out until the last day when they have their sale.

 

 

5. Game OF Thrones Set of 5 Exclusive Posters
Poster Party-Booth 401-Price: $30.00
As an avid poster collector this is a great deal! You get 4 full sized house posters and one GoT poster with the dragon shadow. Best bargain is for the lot, but you can buy them individually. I mean who really wants to hang up a House Tully poster anyway.

 

 

4. Cheetara 14inch and Snarf Deluxe 2 Pack
Mezco Toys-Booth 3445-Price: $50.00
The Last two ThunderCats exclusives of Mumm-Ra and Lion-O are proudly displayed on my mantle so this is an automatic buy for my collection or any Thundercats fan. I am a bit disappointed that I have to wait another year for them to release Tygra as an exclusive. If they do the Thunder kittens before him I riot.

 

 

3. Resident Evil Undercover S.T.A.R.S. Badge
Hollywood Collectibles Group-Booth 735-Price: $49.95
Simply put this is bad ass! It may be a bit pricey, but it’s an amazingly detailed metal replica from the Resident evil games, and it comes in a leather badge holder. If you are planning on a Resident Evil Cosplay, this will really complete the look.

 

 

2. Dragonball Z Exclusive 3 Piece Scouter Set
Bluefin Distribution-Booth 140-Price: $25.00
IT’S OVER 9000!! We were all thinking it. Out of everything announced so far, this may be my favorite item. For 25 bucks you get a bad ass DBZ scouter only available at the Con! It makes sound effects and comes in red, green or purple variations. This is an absolute must buy!

 

 

 

1. Star Wars Black Series 6-Inch Boba Fett Action Figure with Han Solo in Carbonite Accesory
Hasbro-Booth 3329-Price: $44.99
Hasbro consistently produces some of the coolest exclusives year in and year out. Unfortunately the other constant are the lines for their products. This is one of the best and most detailed action figures I have ever seen and it just so happens to be for the Fett man and a hansicle in tow. It’s not cheap, but if you can beat the line this is a great one for any collector.

That does it for this round, but I am sure there are more awesome SDCC 2013 exclusives yet to be revealed!

KublaCon 2013

There”s three things I learned from our day at KublaCon; testing new games is awesome, a new marketing tactic should be implemented, and James is truly one lucky bastard…emphasis on bastard or really any word that could possibly encompass the lucky breaks this guy gets in board games. We”ll get to that in a bit though.

KublaCon 2013 (San Francisco, CA) offers a sanctuary for lovers of dice, tactics, and game miniatures. There”s hundreds of board games being played simultaneously in main lobbies and in more private rooms for those that hate natural light and may or may not feed on human flesh. Games included my favorites Battlestar Galactica and Game of Thrones and many games of Settlers of Catan and many miniature war dice games that included amazing game environments (full battlefields, miniature cities, barren wastelands). There”s also plenty of different types of games that aren”t just for the hardcore or scifi-ish nerdy gamer. An aspect of this Con that needs to be addressed.

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Google Glass Is…Who Am I Kidding, Frakking Awesome

As much as I want to bag on this technology and talk about how we have this endless need to share worthless crap, I just can’t. You can rip on it for everyone is going to look like Jordy from Star Trek TNG, but you know what…Jordy was fucking cool so why wouldn’t you. I’m not sure how much I would want to wear this considering I know how much I either lose or break a pair of sunglasses, but I would definitely want to give these a shot as long as the price tag is not crazy. Would you wear these Nerdosphere and what would you wear them for? I think our first video would have to be a Google hangout for lucky fans to follow us in our Comic Con adventures.

Update: Slated for an early 2014 release, developer editions are priced at a whopping $1,500. The BDNS will be taking donations soon enough so you can follow our movements. So pony up that cash cheap skates haha.

Your Own Disney Toy Box

Disney is creating the game below, Disney Infinity, and it makes me want to cry tears of absolute joy. A sandbox game in nature and this pretty much sums it up:

It’s a free-play area where gamers can use their toys however they want. Like LittleBigPlanet, they can create their own levels and types of games, which include racers and platformers. They can mix characters from different films. It’s basically a virtual world where a younger generation can have their own adventures.

…The raw materials for building these play lands will come from Play Sets, which are essentially themed worlds that limit the playable figurines to those that are part of the universe. Players go through developer-designed missions in each world and earn new items to use in the toy box. If that weren’t enough, Disney plans on selling 20 power discs that contain enhanced environments, gadgets and more.

~Mercury News

The big thing Disney is banking on here is earning a constant cash flow which is similar to DLC, but much more creative in my mind. Pretty much just watch the trailer below and start thinking about which characters you want to play with and what types of things you want to build. For more details check out San Jose”s .

You Are A Child’s Play Thing!

Two fine gentlemen got the okay from Pixar to make the full length recreation of Toy Story using stop motion and their toys from the movies they have collected. I mean how does this act of nerdery not just make you smile. Kudos to these guys and way to be a sport Pixar.

C0(!< Blocking Ice Cubes

See that in the title? I still spelled cock hehe. I’m so damn clever, but not as clever as this f!@# from MIT thinks he is. He has invented ice cubes that tell you when they think you’re drinking too much. Seems to me from this video it just counts to three and then blinks red. Three drinks? 3!? F that. Sorry I’m not drunk after 3 drinks, especially if I’m just hangin have some light beers. This doesn’t pick up alcohol content, just the amount of times you drink. These frozen mistakes as will text your friends warning them when they think you’re in trouble. This would be more annoying to my friends than a Farmville invite. Apparently this came about when this MIT student had a night he couldn’t remember and ended up in the hospital. Just live and learn dude. I mean if this incident already freaked you out enough to invent these I’d say you learned your lesson. If you’re trying to prevent this from happening to others then good luck. After 3 drinks most will think they’re not impaired yet and will continue to drink and say, ‘F these ice cubes, I just wanna dance with my girls.’ Riddle me this MIT student; if you’re trying to stop girls (people in general) from drinking to much, how are you ever gonna get laid? Oh snap! Up Top! *Self high five was awarded*

A Great Big 'Meh'

The video below is for Microsoft”s . Just a concept video, but the more I watch what they”re trying to sell here the more I feel like an old fart. Am I wrong to hate all these new ways to expand gaming past the television? 3D is the worst  and now there”s going to be lights and shitty graphics on my walls and furniture around me? I feel like the Grinch right now. I”m not the only one here on this perch right? Someone make me feel better about myself without having to pay you.