Based on the current 32% fresh over at Rotten Tomatoes for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I get the feeling that the next great Batman movie won’t be released this weekend, but in 2017. That’s when we’ll get the LEGO Batman Movie. After the break, watch the first teaser trailer.
Unlike many of my fellow geeks here, I’ve never gotten into the Lego video games. I’ve tried a few demos and I own one of the Marvel Super Hero ones, but have barely played it. Maybe one day I’ll get back at it, but I have so many games I want to play that I’ll never get to as is, so who knows.
Regardless, news leaked and then became official today that a new Lego Star Wars game would be available on June 28th. Not only will gamers will be able to relive the events of The Force Awakens, but the game will also feature story that fills in continuity gaps between Return of the Jedi and TFA. That is causing quite a stir online, but really it isn’t much more than they’ve done with the novels and comic books that bear this logo:
Still a cool move by Lego and Star Wars, and you can check out the entertaining game announcement trailer after the jump.
So, I was looking around the Net for Gabbing Geek content, and discovered Rainman.
Rainman is a South Korean artist who does cool limited edition action figures. He sells them off his site, usually for a couple hundred each, and…well, that’s about all that’s known about the guy. Oh, there’s a few other bits and pieces here and there, but unless you have $400 dollars (minimum) to drop on something of his, you probably won’t be buying one.
See some of his work after the cut.
Calling all geeks! CALLING ALL GEEKS! It’s time for The Geekie Awards®. Yes – that’s right, I said The Geekie Awards®. Never heard of The Geekie Awards®? No problem: The Geekie Awards® is an award show by geeks for geeks™, aimed at putting the true geek culture in the spotlight as a collection of valid, respected, award-winning genres for storytelling and creation. And guess what – you get to choose who wins. Find out how after the break:
On this week’s podcast we were without the melodic tones of one William DB Watson as he served his one podcast suspension for last weeks tirade that will be henceforth known as “The Incident”. However, the remaining geeks fell into the age old trap of talking about Watson continuously throughout.
While the true pinnacle of geekiness–an actual Pixar-Star Wars crossover–has yet to take place, for now we will have to satisfy ourselves with these baby steps in the form of Cars action figures dressed up like Star Wars characters. Spotted in a Disneyland store (did you know they sell things at Disneyland?) by contributing writer Greg, these crossover toys will just have to do until we get the real thing. See these toys in the wild after the break and let us know your favorite in the comments!
For some Friday free time – here is a video created by the Brotherhood Workshop as a way for The LEGO Group to advertise their “Escape from the Haunted Isle” online game.
Okay, I’ll admit it. I’ve been watching too much Buffy The Vampire Slayer lately – so much so, that I have completely stopped listening to my regularly scheduled 80’s New Wave music and replaced it with 90’s chick rock and grunge. Needless to say, I need to get a grip – but before I stop – I had to share these awesome little Funko Pop! vinyl figures. They are awesome! I didn’t even know they had this wave of characters out – BONUS! If you’re a fan too, check out the link on where to find them, and see which characters they have after the break:
Nothing is hotter or SMALLER than Ant-Man right now, except for maybe a little version of him. Check out the amazing Ant-Man trailer made of legos, frame by frame, by Toscano Bricks after the break:
EEEEEERRRRRMMMMMAAAAAGGAAAWWD! I’ve never seen anything so deliciously sweet! Just take a gander at these adorable kitty doughnuts. I mean – come on! CAT DOUGHNUTS! Why is this the first time I’ve seen these things? I think it’s because I hadn’t come across Etsy shop owner Marnin Saylor. Well shame on me! And if that wasn’t enough – they all have adorable little names like “Maple” or “Chococat.” I may have made that last name up. And if you don’t like cats, never fear, Marnin’s shop also has Eclair Bears! BEARS! You get the picture. Speaking of pictures – see more of these little treats after the break: