Archive for July, 2009

Out of the Frying Pan and into Hell – Hell’s Ktichen Season 6

July 26, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
Out of the Frying Pan and into Hell – Hell’s Ktichen Season 6

I wasn’t expecting to get a summer serving of Hell’s Kitchen, but Fox put it on the buffet of warm weather TV. We almost missed the season premier episode. We aren’t watching a lot of other Fox shows, and DVR the ones we do. I just happened to catch a commercial during a fast forward. […]

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“Cake Boss” – Duff meets Tony Soprano

July 17, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
“Cake Boss” – Duff meets Tony Soprano

Over Fourth of July weekend, Mrs. Nerd and I were doing a little channel surfing and came across the TLC show Cake Boss. Now we both enjoy Ace of Cakes and the various Food Network challenges involving cake. We’d seen the Cake Boss star, Buddy Valastro, on at least one challenge, but couldn’t remember the […]

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Nerd of the Year

July 13, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
Nerd of the Year

I really have to appreciate the way Mrs. Nerd puts up with me. I’m quirky, collect toys, read comics, etc… And for the most part she doesn’t complain about it. And for that, I’ve been truly blessed for the last nine years. She knew what she was getting into, since my screen name has been […]

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Baroness – GI Joe: Rise of Cobra

July 12, 2009 | By | 14 Replies More
Baroness – GI Joe: Rise of Cobra

Normally, collectibles on this site are based on films and TV shows. This summer we are getting a big screen version of GI Joe. The film version is based on the Real American Hero (RAH) animated series from the early eighties. That series was based on Hasbro’s line of action figures. And you know there […]

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Warehouse 13 – A Steampunk Fringe?

July 10, 2009 | By | Reply More
Warehouse 13 – A Steampunk Fringe?

SciFi Channel shows have been hit or miss for me. Some of them I really love, and some of them I just don’t get. I’ve never really got into the new Battlestar Galactica or Startgate. I was apparently one of the few people who liked Painkiller Jane and Dresden Files. I still think Dresden Files […]

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Wioslea

July 4, 2009 | By | 3 Replies More
Wioslea

In order to raise money for chartering the Millenium Falcon, Luke Skywalker was forced to sell his landspeeder at a used speed dealer in Mos Eisley. The speeder dealer was a large bug headed creature that we only glimpse from a distance. Other than the huge melon, I couldn’t tell you much about the dealer. […]

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Muppet Comic “Muparitaville”

July 4, 2009 | By | Reply More
Muppet Comic “Muparitaville”

The Muppets have had a number of musical guest stars over the years. Sometimes they would do variations on their songs when they came on the show. Jimmy Buffett did a song on Kermit Unplugged titled “Mr. Spaceman”.  So, it seemed a natual to Muppetize Margaritaville in a comic strip.

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WOS Comic “Average Schmoe”

July 4, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
WOS Comic “Average Schmoe”

Mrs. Nerd and I are a bit of reality TV junkies. Although, we’ve slowed down a bit. At the time these comics were created, the Bachelor and Average Joe were hot and the Spike show “Joe Schmoe” was a reality show parodying reality shows. Discussing this over dinner, we came up with the idea for […]

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Muppet Comic “James Pond – Nosefinger”

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Muppet Comic “James Pond – Nosefinger”

Tuxedos always remind me of James Bond. That being said, it was a short leap to go from Kermit in a tux to James Pond.  Goldfinger is probably my favorite of all the Bond films. In it, the laser scene is one of the most memorable. This is my Muppet homage to that scene.

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Muppet Comic “Hamalot”

July 4, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Muppet Comic “Hamalot”

If you think about it, the Muppets and Monty Python aren’t all that different. Both of their TV programs were basically skit shows. The skits ranged from musical to topical. The only real difference in the formulas of the shows was the age of the target audience. Although, the Muppet show has a lot of […]

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Muppet Comic “Stage Fright”

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Muppet Comic “Stage Fright”

I was in the mood to create a little Halloween comic with Fozzie.  The hardest part of creating the Fozzie comic strips is coming up with his jokes.  Mrs. Nerd often comes up with the one that I finally end up using.

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Muppet Comic “The Noble Prize”

July 4, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Muppet Comic “The Noble Prize”

As an engineer I have a soft spot in my for Bunsen & Beaker. In today’s world Beaker would probably be a hapless intern. I had the idea for this after getting the “Stepping Out” versions of the Muppet Scientists. Part of the inspiration also comes from a segment of “The Muppet Show” featuring Bunsonium.

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Muppets Comic “Fozzie’s Comic Spotlight”

July 3, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Muppets Comic “Fozzie’s Comic Spotlight”

My favorite Muppet is Fozzie Bear. He never was the funniest bear, but he gives it his all every time he’s on stage. I had originally done this comic to show of my custom balcony.

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WOS Comic “Iron Chef Springfield”

July 3, 2009 | By | Reply More
WOS Comic “Iron Chef Springfield”

It’s Marge Simpson versus Iron Chef Sweeden in the “Battle of the Giant Burmese Peanut.” Combining Iron Chef with The Simpsons allowed me to use a number of the celebrity figures from the World of Springfield line as a judges.  Peggy Hill from King of the Hill has a cameo in this one, as well.

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Dr. Henry Jones

July 3, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Dr. Henry Jones

1989 saw Indiana Jones return to the silver screen for the third time.  “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” put Indy in situations reminiscent of the first film.  He was fighting Nazi’s, searching for a Christian relic, visited his students, etc…  The big twist in this film was the introduction of his father, Henry Jones, Senior. For the 5 people […]

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Vintage Indiana Jones

July 3, 2009 | By | Reply More
Vintage Indiana Jones

One of my favorite things to ask people is, “What’s your favorite movie?”  I’ve even asked it when interviewing folks.  I use it to understand folk’s sense of humor and acceptance of geekiness.  Now, if you’ve visited this site more than once, you’ll know I’m a huge Star Wars fan and collector.  What you probably wouldn’t guess is that “”Raiders of […]

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Monkey Man

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Monkey Man

Indiana Jones coming back to the big screen has given Hasbro a reason to give us new Raider’s figures.  If you’ve visited the site before, you’ll know that I’m a pretty big fan of the vintage Kenner Indiana Jones line.  I will say that I don’t have a complete collection.  I don’t have a complete Well of Souls or Ceremonial […]

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Sallah

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Sallah

One of the key things to being an action hero is you can’t do it alone.  Han Solo has Chewbacca, the Lone Ranger has Tonto, and Indiana Jones has Sallah.  Without Sallah, Indy would have never found the German dig site or had enough help to get the Ark out of the Well of Souls.  When he needed help […]

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German Soldier 2-Pack

July 3, 2009 | By | 3 Replies More
German Soldier 2-Pack

Army building action figures seems to have became more popular in the last ten years.  As a kid, I was always torn between, should I get Bespin Luke or another Snowtrooper? Hmmmm, Bespin Luke it is. The vintage Indiana Jones line suffered from a worse problem. There was no army to build. There was figure of Indy in […]

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Vintage Cairo Swordsman

July 3, 2009 | By | Reply More
Vintage Cairo Swordsman

Today’s review continues with our recent Indiana Jones Retro Reviews.  We’ve already took a look at Indy and Belloq.The focus for this is review is the Cairo Swordsman.  Indy was chased by a number of turban clad mercenaries through a Cairo marketplace in the original film.  One particular foe stood out.  The Cairo Swordsman. He stood out for few different reasons. […]

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