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Some People Dream Big, The Evil Geeks Dream In Legos

Lego sets are in no short supply in the confines of the Evil Geeks Lair. After we learned about the upcoming Back To The Future Lego sets it made us think about some of the other franchises we would like to see made into Legos. A lot have already been done like Indiana Jones, Lord Of The Rings, Harry Potter, both DC and Marvel characters etc. But there’s a few the Evil Geeks are still waiting on…

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The hypothetical LEGO set nearest my heart would have to be Die Hard. I’ve always wanted to see a decent-sized Lego skyscraper anyway, and a miniature Hans Gruber in the boardroom would only make it that much more appealing. Imagine having a miniature John McClane jumping off that tiny roof with fire hose piece clipped between his torso and leg pieces, contacting a little trick window that gives way a few stories down… I’m imagining it so hard that I need to change the subject.

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However, as far as tie-ins with more mainstream appeal, a dream combination (although staggeringly unlikely) would be a G.I. Joe Lego line. It would be so much fun to see all of the vehicles translated to brick form and with the preexisting models to work with, they’d have years worth of unique sets to release. Plus, a Lego GI Joe video game would be a blast and we might finally get another chance to play with the U.S.S. Flagg aircraft carrier base!

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The Brotherhood of Evil Geeks Top 5 Thunderdome Throwdown – Merry Christmas Ya’ Filthy Animals!

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Hello Geeks! It’s that special time of the month again…No, Not that one!
It’s our Top 5!
This month we are we are taking a stroll with the Ghost of Christmas Past while we look back at our favorite gifts that we did get and even a few ones that got away! Enjoy…

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30 Days Hath Novembeard – Smorgasbeard Finale

Finally, we’d like to take a moment to honor the forgotten beards. Those bearded men who, throughout the month of November, slipped through our fingers.

Let’s say the evil Black Diamond terrorist cell seizes an Alpine resort, and GI Joe needs to send an agent to rescue the hostages. You’d better believe they’ll turn to Snowjob, their resident skiing-themed agent. Also? I think that insincere suggestion I made might be the coolest idea for a Snowjob story to date.

Brock Samson grow a beard (and a gut) between seasons of the Venture Brothers, but it wasn’t long before he was clean-shaven and back down to fighting weight.

In Marvel’s Wha…Huh? one-shot a few-years back, Mark Millar and Jim Mahfood treated us to a bewhiskered version of the Avengers. And we never got the chance to thank them!

In the Justice League animated series 2-parter Hereafter, Superman is catapulted through time to a post-apocalyptic wasteland where he becomes a sort of Sci-Fi barbarian until an unlikely ally comes to his aid. Definitely worth a look, if you haven’t seen it.

I pity the fool who don’t take his glamor shots seriously! Mr. T’s bearded face adorned our televisions, lunchboxes, and even our cereal boxes for the good part of the decade. He reminded us to drink our milk, he treated his mother like a saint, and he could turn any vehicle into a tank over the course of a 2 minute montage.

Extra points to any God that has a beard, a lot of them can choose what form to take and they purposely pick one with a beard.

I couldn’t leave out hobo ass kicking Matt Murdock from the Daredevil Born Again storyline. It’s such a rarity seeing Murdock with facial that I literally had to take a picture of the panel because I couldn’t find a decent one online.

Seneca Crane, head Gamemaker in The Hunger Games, sports the sweetest beard I’ve ever seen. May the Beard be ever in your favor.

Now you can put Seneca’s beard on anyone!

How can we not honor this facial hair? This man is directly responsible for a significant portion of the billions of potato fragments found in beards each year.

I really just wanted to write about Wilson, but since he doesn’t have a beard, I guess we’ll include Tom Hanks

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30 Days Hath Novembeard – Day 18

Today’s article is about GI Joe. Now before you get excited, it’s not about the critically acclaimed film, it’s about the line of toys. And it’s not about the tiny little figures who fought Cobra, it’s about the Barbie-sized soldiers who fought Communism. I was recently at a local comic convention and I happened upon an old-school GI Joe. I could not help but notice is life-like hair and beard.

It’s a fantastic little bit of facial hair, but it always seemed a bit wrong to me. GI Joe looks like a no-good longhair peacenik, for Pete’s sake.

But what really stood out to me was the unnerving look on his face… he had seen some shit in ‘Nam. He had seen some shit that he couldn’t unsee. It kind of creeped me out to imagine GI Joe in this situation. And the closer I got to his shell-shocked eyes, the worse I felt for this tortured soul.

Back there I could fly a gunship, I could drive a tank, I was in charge of million-dollar equipment. Back here I can’t even hold a job parking cars!!

I kind of hope that they take a look at the psychological toll that war takes on it’s soldiers in the new GI Joe movie… maybe they’ll show a younger generation that no one walks away without wounds. But then I remember the trailer, and think about how fucking awesome it’ll be to see a swordfight on a mountainside and watch Bruce Willis shoot up some Cobra Crimson Guard. Maybe save the poignant mirror-on-society story for part 3 ?

Seriously, though… although the first movie was honestly about the worst motion picture I’ve ever seen, I genuinely look forward to GI Joe 2. Whoever edited that trailer should win an Oscar.

And we’ll all go down together, Geeks.

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Tom Kelly, Indie Nerd Artist

In my article discussing my experience at comic con I practically gushed about independent artist, Tom Kelly. From the response I’ve seen over the Kingpin/Daredevil print I bought from him I’ve decided to show off some more of his work.

The featured art all take a similar approach that I’m a fan of, simplicity. Most of them only use two or three colors at most. By no means are these all he has to offer but they are definitely my favorites (Batman and Storm Shadow in particular). Enjoy!

You can see more and purchase prints from Tom at his web store.

Retro Cartoon Art

Incredible artist and certified geekologist Tom Whalen has unveiled new nerd art that will be making its exclusive debut at New York Comic Con .Get ready all you Saturday morning cartoon watching 1980’s nostalgia hounds because this is the real deal!

Autobots:

Decepticons:

And just like the Constructions these mother fuckers combine:

Like your 80’s cartoons a little less metallic and a lot more human? Well he’s got you covered there too:

G.I. Joe:

Cobra:

Together:

Check Tom’s website  for more certified nerd art or check back here for future spotlights on his work. For those of you looking for these particular prints at Comic Con he will be in booth 1681.

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