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…
Martian Luthor Kang the 117th
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.
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!
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…
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.
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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.
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.
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 ?
And we’ll all go down together, Geeks.
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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.
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!
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:
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.