Podcast: The Kessel Runs (S02E98)

Welcome to the Nerd Fu podcast – Season 2: Episode 98.  If you’re looking for the latest & greatest in nerdy/geeky news, then this IS the podcast you’ve been looking for.

Every week (mostly), we bring you the latest in Nerd News, including SCREENSHOT (movies & tv), STOCKPILE (collectibles), HIGH SCORE (gaming), COMICS n CONS (that one explains itself) and WILD CARD (our catch-all, random stuff category).

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Movies in Theaters This Week

  • American Made (d. Doug Liman) w/ Tom Cruise
  • Flatliners (d. Niels Arden Oplev) w/ Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, Kiefer Sutherland
  • Battle of the Sexes ( now as a wide release)


Movies / TV to Buy

  • The Beguiled
  • The Little Hours
  • 47 Meters Down
  • Transformers: The Last Knight
  • Longmire (s5)
  • Shameless (s7)
  • Friday Night Lights (the complete series)

Movie News


TV  / Streaming News


Subscription Boxes

  • Loot Crate (Oct) MYTHICAL – deadline 10/19
  • Firefly Cargo Crate (Nov) CRIME AND POLITICS – deadline 11/15
  • Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty (Nov) THE LAST JEDI – deadline 11/15
  • Disney Treasures (Oct) HAUNTED FOREST – SOLD OUT
  • Marvel Collector Corps (Oct) THOR: RAGNAROK – deadline 10/15
  • DC Legion of Collectors (Nov) JUSTICE LEAGUE – deadline 11/1

Funko Reveals

  • NYCC Exclusives
    • Funko added a Pickle Rick t-shirt (jar packaging)
    • Funko Christmas – New Vynl. Added – Elf (Elf + Narwhal), The Year Without Santa Claus (Yukon Cornelius + Bumble), Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Heat Miser + Snow Miser)
    • WWE at Funko HQ – Tuesday, October 17th – The New Day & Zack Ryder will be at Funko HQ, signing autographs. There will also be a Funko HQ Exclusive Zack Ryder Pop! (LE 500)
    • Hellboy Push (November) – Hellboy (with), Hellboy (without horns), Abe Sapien & Liz Sherman
    • Classic NFL Mini Dorbz (October) – Brett Favre, Deion Sanders, Joe Namathm Roger Staubach, Eric Dickerson & many more
    • Yuri!! On Ice (October) – Yuri, Victor & Yruio + Young Victor (HT Exclusive)
    • DC Bombshells Wave 2 (November) – Batwoman, Poison Ivy, Hawkgirl, Catwoman, Supergirl + CHASE & exclusives
    • 90s Nickelodeon Pop! Series 2 (November) – Norbert and Daggett from Angry Beavers, the gang from Rocko’s Modern Life, including everyone’s favorite wallaby Rocko, his faithful dog Spunky and his best friend Heffer, and from Hey Arnold!, the football head himself, Arnold, and his not-so-secret admirer, Helga. + CHASE & Exclusives
  • Retailer Exclusives
    • Hot Topic September ExclusivesPorg Flocked, Ursula Diamond Collection, Swim Time Happy (Fairy Tail), Pennywise (with balloon), Harry Potter Mystery Minis, NBC Pint Size Heroes
    • ThinkGeek / GameStop: 
    • Walgreens: Spider-Ham, Ant-Man
    • Target: 
    • Toys R Us:
    • Box Lunch:
    • FYE: 
    • BAM: 

The Stash-N-Cache

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  • Wonder Woman #1
  • Spider-Gwen #24
  • Graveland #1
  • Detective Comics #965
  • …. and many, many more

Comic Book News

Boxes in Action


  • NEW YORK COMIC CON [Oct 5 – 8] @ Javits Center
    • Tickets: *Must be Fan Verified* | Thurs $45 | ALL OTHER DAYS SOLD OUT
    • Guests include: Todd McFarlane, Abbie Cornish, Aisha Tyler, Andrew Lincoln, Breckin Meyer, Billie Piper, Bruce Campbell, Felicity Jones, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, John Krasinski, Keanu Reeves, Lennie James, Mark hamill, Norman Reedus, Rosario Dawson, Ryan Hurst, Seth Green, Seth Rogen, Peter Capaldi, Nolan North, Lauren Cohan, Michael Rooker, Kevin Smith
    • Cancelled guests include: Lena Headey, Sean Gunn, Lindy Booth, Karen Gillan
    • Artists include: Skottie Young, John Leguizamo, Jim Mahfood, Greg Capullo, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Chris Claremont, Babs Tarr
    • Con Exclusives to watch out for:
      • Funko / IDW Con Exclusive Comic Covers (X-Files, Ghostbusters, Star Trek) – limited to 500 each. $10 each or $25 for the 3-pack bundle
      • Cryptozoic 30th Anniversary Metallic Red Ryu (Street Fighter) – $25 each, hand numbered 1 to 300
      • Convention Exclusives Star Wars Pins on vintage backs (resembles original SW figure packaging) – $12 each, $60 for the set, 6 styles to pick from
      • Han Cholo NYCC Exclusive Snake Mountain Pin – limited to 100 / NYCC Exclusive Voltron Pin Set (ltd to 40 per day then that’s it, one pin in each of the lion’s colors plus the Voltron head itself
      • Loot Crate Stranger Things SuperEmoScenes Variant by artist J. Salvador – ltd quantities, this will be the 1st of Loot Crate’s Artist Series figures
  • MONDOCON [Nov 4 – 5] @ Austin American-Statesman
    • Tickets: 2-Day $99 | Sat or Sun each $50
    • “MondoCon is a celebration of everything we love, featuring incredible artists & creators from around the world, panels, screenings, food trucks, & interactive events. This is the fourth annual MondoCon and we can’t wait for you guys to see what we have planned!”
    • Guest include: Jock, Oliver Barrett, Scott C, Daniel Danger, Hi-Def Ninja, Rory Kurtz, Mike Mitchell, Randy Ortiz, Matt Taylor, Kevin Tong, Phantom City Creative

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About Steve

Co-founder of Nerd Fu, mild-mannered artist, gamer, movie aficionado, SDCC disciple.

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