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Caaats & Trolls

May 6, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Caaats & Trolls

A spotlight on local Fort Wayne artist Matt Gross and his book “The Troll and The Giant” and his webcomic “Caaats!”

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What Podcasts Does Engineernerd Listen To?

April 22, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
What Podcasts Does Engineernerd Listen To?

I realized that the with a long commute, I had plenty of time for other stuff, as well. I downloaded the Google Listen App for my Android phone and tried out a bunch of podcasts.

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Club Hair For GI Joe

March 23, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Club Hair For GI Joe

I can’t remember how I happened on this website, but I thought it interesting enough to bookmark. With new 12 inch GI Joes coming this year, I imagine (and hope) we will see a resurgence of interest in the older figures. That said, I’ve seen some vintage Action Team figures in sad shape. Have no fear, […]

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Who Are The People in The Neighborhood?

September 17, 2010 | By | 6 Replies More
Who Are The People in The Neighborhood?

That question has been mulling around my head since I had the idea for this rant. Maybe Sesame Street put the thought there, maybe it’s age catching up with me, but I really do want to ask who are the people in the action figure neighborhood? The start of this musing came while I was perusing […]

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“The Amazing Spiderman – The Mark of the Man-Wolf” Book & Record

July 25, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
“The Amazing Spiderman – The Mark of the Man-Wolf” Book & Record

I know some of the kids out there are saying, “Records?” But yes, I’m old enough to have had child hood that involved small spinning discs that were of the non-digital variety. Back in our day, this was about as interactive as entertainment got. This was long before Leap Frog and the kinds of interactive toys that are around today.

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Engineernerd’s 5 Favorite Android Apps

July 16, 2010 | By | 5 Replies More
Engineernerd’s 5 Favorite Android Apps

We resisted getting “smart” phones for a long time. Why? Probably because Mrs. Nerd and I are from the generation where you only used your cell phone sparingly and didn’t see the point. A phone is for talking right?

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Summit City Comic Con 2010

May 23, 2010 | By | 4 Replies More
Summit City Comic Con 2010

The adventures of the Promodiva and Engineernerd at Fort Wayne’s Comic Convention.

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Don’t Play Games with Your Money, Get the Clinch Wallet

April 16, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Don’t Play Games with Your Money, Get the Clinch Wallet

It’s not very often that I get to help my wife with her website. She’s very self-sufficient, and way smarter about the things she works on than I am. That being said, I was really excited when she asked if I could do a review for her. Turns out this one was a guy thing. […]

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Star Wars “Phone Call in Senate” (E.T. Battle Pack) – April Fool’s 2010

April 1, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
Star Wars “Phone Call in Senate” (E.T. Battle Pack) – April Fool’s 2010

I’ve been emailing back and forth with a guy in Hong Kong for a couple of weeks regarding a couple of  foreign release only items for my collection. After seeing my email and couple of emails, he sent me a question I was shocked by. He asked if I wanted to see a picture of the […]

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Jestergoblin’s Star Wars Blue Milk Recipe

February 20, 2010 | By | Reply More
Jestergoblin’s Star Wars Blue Milk Recipe

I’ve been following Jestergoblin on Twitter for awhile now. I have to say the commingling of recipes and toy reviews on his site (http://jestergoblin.com/) is a change of pace for the norm. But as a Food Network and toy junkie, I have to say it’s a combination I enjoy. Now he’s amped that up by creating a […]

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5 Things I Hope Season 6 of “Lost” Answers

January 24, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
5 Things I Hope Season 6 of “Lost” Answers

Mrs. Nerd and I have watched “Lost” since the premier episode. We got sucked into the story just like that guy standing in front of the jet engine in that episode. We have been watched our favorite characters delve deeper into the mysteries of the Dharma Initiative, island, and the other castaways. With the fifth season […]

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Do Kids Use Still Use Library Cards & Card Catalogs?

December 12, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
Do Kids Use Still Use Library Cards & Card Catalogs?

Mrs. Nerd and I were watching TV recently and both of noticed a card catalog on screen at the same time. We discussed school libraries briefly and moved on. A few days later, I was listening to Jimmy Buffett’s “Fruitcakes” album when I heard the song “Love in the Library.” These two separate events got […]

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A Grand Army of One (or Two)

September 15, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
A Grand Army of One (or Two)

I was re-arranging my Emperor’s Arrival display theother day and  realized I had a small army of Stormtroopers in it.  A glance to another shelf a group of six Sandtroopers had detained a landspeeder with Luke, Ben and the droids. And I’m not even going to start on the clone troopers from the newer films.  […]

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Return of the Jedi Poster Offer

August 27, 2009 | By | Reply More
Return of the Jedi Poster Offer

I’ve said it before I love mail away stuff. That said, it kind of surprised me the other day when this turned up in a box I was rumaging through. I’m sure I had the proofs of purchase for it. Two proof seems a lot for a fairly cheesey poster. Maybe even then I realized […]

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Of Star Wars, Candy, and Love

August 12, 2009 | By | Reply More
Of Star Wars, Candy, and Love

Mrs. Nerd and I recently watched “Forgetting Sara Marshall” on HBO. Now, I’m not going to say it was a great flick, but it did get me to thinking. The gist of the film is about finding somebody that gets you. The protagonist of the film finds a girl that understands a Dracula musical with […]

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Movie Critics vs. Toy Reviewers

August 8, 2009 | By | 6 Replies More
Movie Critics vs. Toy Reviewers

Alright. I started my Saturday morning off fairly well. Played a little Tomb Raider on the Wii, picked up lunch. Normal end of the week stuff. Before moving on, I decided to surf the web a bit. My first stop was IMDB to check for any reviews of the new GI Joe film. Now, I […]

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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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Pardon Our Dust!

June 17, 2009 | By | Reply More
Pardon Our Dust!

Hang on everybody. We’re updating TVFT to serve everyone better! We’re doing a lot of behind the scenes work to get everything up and running, but haven’t quite got it all done yet. But, so we can find works and and what doesn’t we need people to tell us what they think. Drop us an […]

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1975 Comic Book Ads

June 12, 2009 | By | Reply More
1975 Comic Book Ads

We recently started watching Smallville. This led Mrs.Nerd to ask the question, “Who’s Green Lantern?” I gave her a brief synopsis of what I could remember and tried to describe his Super Friends outfit for her to no success. In order to show her, I decided to go to my comic archives. I have a long […]

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Site Improvements

May 24, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Site Improvements

In honor of Towel Day, TVFT would like to say, “Don’t Panic!”  We’re working to get everything back up and running. We’ve made some recent changes that will allow for a even better site! Please be patient and thanks for visiting.  Check back soon! Engineernerd

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