Anybody can be Thor. But can it takes a creative genius to pull off Ronald McDonald Thor! I hear you like cosplay. I hear you like geek mashups. What about some freaking cosplay mashups? We got it here at Gabbing Geek!
Welcome back to our Geek Monthly Mystery Box subscription round up! For anyone new to this concept, mystery subscription boxes are mail order boxes filled with “stuff” that you pay for on a monthly basis. The catch is that you have no idea what is going to be in the box month-to-month. You have to go on faith that what is being delivered, will match the value of the monthly subscription fee.
And if you’ve been following Gabbing Geek for a while, then you’ll know we did a 22 box review: Mystery Geek Box Monthly Subscriptions: The Good, The Bad, and The Geeky not too long ago. But since that post, the Geek Mystery Box market has added a few more contenders to the race!
Want to know how the new additions stack up agains the old trusties? Read on!
Remember way way back when you were a child and “little golden books” were a thing. You know – right after snack time, and right before nap time. Well JoeBot has reimagined all of our favorite geek properties into little golden books, and they are priceless. My favorite has to be the Metroid version, but you’ll have to decide for yourself which one you like best after the break:
Just when I thought I’d seen everything – Etsy shop owner SentFromMars goes and rocks my world! Look at these adorable geek inspired clutch purses! They really do save the day. Not only can you get a Link (Legend of Zelda) or Darth Vader (Star Wars) version of the clutch, but there are other options like Boba Fett, Han Solo, and even Heisenburg from Breaking Bad. Check out some of our favorites after the break:
Who doesn’t love a walk down memory lane – especially with these static portraits of old video game characters. See the likes of Mega-Man, Mario, Luigi, Samus, link, and more. You can thank Etsy shop owner Andrew Heath for these stunning minimal beauties. See all the stunners and gunners after the break:
Link certainly has a lot to live up to when it comes to this beautiful rendition of Princess Zelda. Cosplayer Akuriko Costume and photographer Rikku-chan of TotallyToasty Info worked together to bring you this amazingly stunning photo shoot. The tricky thing is that neither of them planned for a night shoot, so any light you see is from their personal car lights. Pretty nifty trick once you see the rest of the photos!
If you haven’t seen this mashup of the Game Of Thrones / Legend of Zelda intro, then you are wasting your morning away! It’s better than you think, and even better wen you see the detailing in the video. You may think you know….but you don’t. You know noting John Snow.
We have a serious love affair with the guys over at Man At Arms: Reforged. They just uploaded a new video of them making Link’s Hylian Shield – and you don’t want to miss out on this build. Truly stunning from all angles. And – there’s a little surprise at the end for true fans! See video an completed project w/Sword after the break.
Collecting hearts isn’t the only thing this awesome Legend of Zelda Hyrule Crest necklace will get you, most likely Link himself will come charging around the corner waving his wooden sword. Thanks to Etsy seller GuiltyGeeks you can get your very own for just shy of $200. The necklace is silver plated gold colored wire bent into shape then coiled again to increase stability. Check out more pics after the break.
Because the Super-Fan Build team isn’t awesome enough, they also have expert blacksmiths craft actual weapons based on geek content. This video shows the process they used to craft a life-sized version of Link’s Fierce Deity Sword from Legend of Zelda: Majorca’s Mask. Because you need a double helixed blade of awesomeness. Check out how the real thing was made after the break. Continue reading Super-Fan Build: Link’s Fierce Deity Sword