Black Friday is a duel edged sword. On one hand, it is the closest we will ever come as humans to really knowing what a zombie outbreak must be like. Aimless humans running around, trampling each other alive so they can save some money. But in the same breath, some are willing to risk death to save some money, especially if it is on some sick geek stuff that normally would cost substantially more. So we get up, wrap ourselves up like we are about to climb Everest (because it is usually pretty cold in November in most spots) and we hunker down outside a shop so we can ensure we be the first mindless consumer to snatch up the best deal on whatever toy we need at whatever time to distract us from our banal lives. With the blackest of all Fridays just around the corner, we thought we would scour the web for you to find the best Black Friday deals so that you can go get a tent and wait outside these stores for your things. Because, you know, things matter and stuff.
Star Wars. Star Wars. Star Wars.
Have you had enough yet? What a stupid question…
Here’s a treat for this week’s Fandom Friday. Go put your reading glasses on.
Must-Have Star Wars Books
1. Star Wars, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
A case of screenplay turned into a book, this creation of Matthew Stover has been received very well, which is hardly surprising. It’s based on a movie. The author is a bestseller. Not a bad combination.
It’s available in eBook, hardcover, and mass paperback formats.
2. Ultimate Star Wars Book
Straight from Disney’s Department of Milking it, this book is THE ultimate book every Star Wars fan must have (d’oh, the title says it). It’s perfect for displaying in the living room, don’t you think?
3. Dressing a Galaxy: The Costumes of Star Wars
Authored by Trisha Biggar, who actually was part of the team that created the costumes of the actors for the Star Wars prequel trilogy. It’s humongous – literally – and filled with eye-popping images. From Jedis to Siths to Slaves – you’ll find all sorts of custom costumes and how they were made. Oh, and there’s Queen Padme Amidala.
4. STAR WARS: Limited Edition Pop-up [Limited Numbered Signed First Edition in Slipcase & Original Plastic Bag]
“A spectacular Limited Numbered First Edition Pop-up book, signed by paper master Matthew Reinhart on the front cover pop-up and numbered 445 of 500 Limited Edition copies. Based on the Star Wars motion pictures. In black cloth in a matching slipcase, the book consists of 12 sets of pages, each with multiple pop-ups, over 35 pop-ups and working lightsabers along with sound on the final set of pop-ups (pictured). Outside measurement 8 1/2″ x 11”. Reinhart’s best so far. Also issued in an unsigned trade edition. By the paper artist of “Jungle Book”. Slipcase: Fine Parrish Books guarantees all signatures as authentic.”
It looks amazing, but remember, Limited Editions don’t come cheap.
5. A Pop-up Book Star Wars Return of the Jedi
Here’s another pop-up book that you must have if you want to start your children young on being a Star Wars fan. As much as you love your kids, you probably won’t want them playing with the Limited Edition book signed by paper master Matthew Reinhart, so here’s a good substitute.
6. Star Wars Rebels Ultimate Factivity Collection Book
While some books are meant to be kept in pristine condition, most should be read, used, and tattered as the years go by. That’s what books are for!
But not all books are created equal, and for young kids, stickers and books go together. This is another way to get your kids deeper into the Star Wars universe. Make sure they’re already watching Star Wars Rebels.
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The time is upon us. We all need to let those we love most know the truth: we are about to vanish. We are ALL about to go underground into our proverbial Vaults so we can start playing Fallout 4. This also means we will not be leaving said Vaults for a couple years. Sorry, these games are huge and fans love combing every inch of the Fallout universe. Any soul expecting this to be any different is just a fool. This is going to be the biggest and best Fallout yet, which means, right now might be a good time to make peace with your loved ones and let them know you will be gone for awhile. Most friends will accept this, but where it becomes a problem is in a marriage or relationships. If you don’t play Fallout and your spouse does, we have some bad news.
This game is going to take priority over you for the next few years, potentially. Best someone tell you now.
The funniest part about what you are about to read is that you all don’t realize you are all just one bad day away from becoming one of these people. For real. All it will take is for you to come home and find out someone you love was killed and then you lose your job then your Father falls ill and next thing you know, your mind just snaps and takes you to batshit crazyville to try to keep you alive among all the shit that is happening around you. You may not wear a mask or call yourself by some crazy name, but make no mistakes: You are all one bad day away from becoming one of these people.
Here are 6 comic book characters who need serious mental help.
Is it November yet? Hang in there, boys and girls. Fallout 4 is within an arm’s reach now.
If you’re practically dying of impatience, here’s a lifeline. At least I hope so.
Enjoy this collection of some of the best Fallout fan art
1. The Euclid’s C-Finder
Drawn by artist Cristian Garcia. You’ll never feel cool again while smoking an ordinary cigarette.
2. The Behemoth
Artist Patrick Brown‘s thing is fan art, and his work shows he’s good at it. He describes this Fallout 3 piece:
As you can see I really wanted to make this one more threatening, plus I love drawing monsters so the Behemoth was fun haha. And I always like to add little links to the game, you can see the stash in the corner there, and a Deathclaw and Sentry Bot in the background.
Wouldn’t want to run into this monster in a dark alley. Or a lit one either.
Who would have thought running around in this desolate place would look so cool and quirky? Artist Alex‘s imagination and digital art skills make it so.
4. Fallout Power Armor Meet Metropolis Poster
How’s that for a t-shirt print? Get in touch with the artist here.
5. Fallout Pencil Art by Danyi Istvan
This dude is seriously talented. This piece makes you feel as if you were breathing in the dusty air in the game. Check out his gallery, where you’ll see more awesome art. And I mean awesome.
Creator MaXKennedy calls it Fallout Romance. I guess it’s not gender specific but for some reason, I see males inside those suits. But who says I’m right? What do you think?
I think…they found love in a hopeless place.
7. Dogmeat and I
Another piece by Patrick Brown, this captures the classic duo – with a twist.
This is basically what my character looks like in the game.. I tried to make him look like Jason Statham hahaha! And the dog (Dogmeat) is sooo cool, It’s one of my favorite features about the game.. Just scoping out the wastelands, just me and my dog haha!
So does he look like The Stath?
If you feel like shopping: Fandom Friday: 20 Best Fallout Merchandise to Whet Your Appetite for Fallout 4
Video game movies suck. They suck the ass of a dead donkey who has been rotting on the side of the road in Texas for two weeks while being raped by other dead animals. They suck like a thousand vacuums all sucking at once like a sonic suck symphony. They suck as much as your dirty ex who cheated on you by sucking something else. They suck the way a leech does, draining your life without you even knowing it. They suck like Dracula, except without the cool cape. The suck so bad, one may have to ask, why do video game movies suck so bad?
Well, I KNOW WHY!
One of the worst aspects about being a nerd is the simple fact that we all want to collect a lot of toys and memorabilia. Unfortunately, our interests are the most expensive interests in pop culture outside of people who build classic cars. Every week some new toy or collectible or rare “variable” of something we want comes out. And unless you were born rich, it can be a very hard hobby to keep up with. But, even for the best of us, there are some nerd toys we just cannot afford. They may be too fancy or too big or just too costly. The thing is, that wont stop us nerds from wanting that stuff, and wanting it badly.
Here are six nerd toys that none of us can afford but half of us would willingly lose a finger to have. Keep in mind, the X-Wing from the lead-in picture will not be included here because I am cruel. Also, list goes from cheapest to most costly, for those taking notes.
No, Halloween is not a fandom, but it’s the theme of the month, so I thought it would be good to share some last-minute Halloween costume ideas. There’s still about a week left, and the weekend is coming up, so it’s perfect timing.
If you’re short on time, and you don’t want to spend tons on buying ready-made stuff, here are easy DIY geeky Halloween costumes.
Partners Erik and Demeter have their own YouTube channel called 2MooglesGaming, where they show you how to make easy DIY geeky Halloween costumes at the last minute. Here are a couple.
Lazy Gamer Halloween Costume Ideas
Feeling lazy? Here’s what you can do.
Last Minute DIY Printable Video Game Costumes
Get that old printer out and use it to make a cool video game costume.
That’s pretty self-explanatory, right? And any TV geek will surely appreciate this no-brainer guy and gal costume.
Since Snapchat is all over the place, why not make it easy for yourself with this costume?
One-up everyone at the party by letting them know, not-so-subtly, that you know your science. Enter the room and let your costume scream, “Here comes the science-tist!”.
As you can imagine, the possibilities are endless. Go as Einstein, Isaac Newton, or whoever your favorite scientist is.
Be sweeter than candy with this costume. If you don’t have a dog, I think it’ll still work. Just make sure you’ve got those red shoes.
Be a Sim
God knows how much I love the Sims. If you have been/are addicted to the game, then here is the perfect – and easiest – costume.
Here are more very easy ideas: Easy Halloween Costume Ideas for the Last Minute Geek
Let us take a moment of silence because the wonderful Arkham Batman game series has ended. Up to that point, no one got Batman just right on a console game, and that series made you feel like you were wearing the cowl. Sadly, now that series has ended and those of us who are true Batman fans and true gamers are dying to know what direction developers will go with the next Batman game. Being a super geek and a fully grown virgin, I have spent quite a few hours speculating about where Batman could go next and what his next game could be like. Here are five directions they could go with the new Batman game.
What’s in a box?
Plenty of geek goodness if you’re talking about Geek Fuel mystery boxes, which they send out every month to their subscribers.
I know you’re probably thinking that you’ve heard of the concept before, and you probably have. The thing is, there is so many geeky good stuff out there that you can never have enough of it. And sometimes, it can be overwhelming to pick what you want at that given moment.
That’s why Geek Fuel does the work for you, all the while throwing in the added element of surprise.
Geek Fuel is based in Denver, Colorado. They just launched under a year ago with strong community backing and support and are committed to giving geeks what they want – whether they know it or don’t know it yet.
What’s in the box?
All sorts of stuff that any geek will want to get his hands on: exclusive toys, t-shirts, games, and collectibles from your favorite comics, movies, and television shows.
Here are some examples of Geek Fuel’s boxes.
As you can see, different fandoms are represented, so you’re bound to be happy every time. Then there are exclusives from Geek Fuel t-shirts, not to mention game codes and other collectibles to add to your ever increasing stash. SHINY!
How do you get the box?
Boxes, actually. Geek Fuel is based on a monthly subscription model so every month you get a brand new assortment of products and each box has 6 – 8 items valued at over $40. Monthly boxes start at $13.90 + S&H and you can cancel your subscription at any time. You can find all of the monthly options & pricing at www.geekfuel.com.
The Geek Fuel Mystery Box Giveaway
To give ForeverGeek readers a taste of these geekgasmic boxes, Geek Fuel is offering TWO vouchers for one box (each): one for US residents and one for those residing outside of the US. For the latter, first check out the list of countries Geek Fuel ships to.
We’re running the giveaway from today, October 21 until October 28. The winners will be announced on October 29.
Send in your entries below, and remember, you can earn more entries by tweeting every day!
If you are one of the lucky winners, we’ll get in touch with you and send you the vouchers, which you can claim at www.geekfuel.com/redeem.
Note: You don’t have to sign up for any plan – just redeem your box. Of course, you’re more than welcome to join the mystery box party and celebrate feel like it’s your birthday every month.
Wait, we’re not done yet. We have one more thing.
Geek Fuel has set up a special discount page for you guys, so check that out here.
Ready, set, tweet (and all that)!