Welcome to season 3 of the Nerd Fu podcast – Episode 23. If you’re looking for the latest & greatest in nerdy/geeky news, then this IS the podcast you’ve been looking for.
Every week (for the most part), 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 FU-BITS (our catch-all, random stuff category).
Here are links to SOME of the awesome nerdy stuff we covered on the podcast. Not all of the things, but most of the stuff that you might wanna throw your money at. Support your “Nerd Needs” by supporting Nerd Fu and use the links we’ve provided below. For most of them, we get a little referral when/if you purchase.
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Movies in Theaters This Week
Ant-Man and the Wasp (d. Peyton Reed) w/ Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michael Pena, Walton Goggins
The First Purge (d. Gerard McMurray) w/ Y’Lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Marisa Tomei
Movies / TV to Buy
- Sicario: Day of the Soldado director doesn’t think he should do a follow-up – [ew]
- Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse movie adds Nicolas Cage to voice roaster – [collider]
- Idris Elba in final negotiations to play main villain in Hobbs and Shaw film – [collider]
- First poster for Glass movie revealed by M. Night Shyamalan – [twitter]
- Child’s Play remake in the works – [ign]
- Tarantino’s Star Trek movie talk – [movieweb]
TV / Streaming News
- Netflix is testing out a new UHD streaming plan – [variety]
- Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan teaser trailer – [collider]
- Kevin Smith is pitching Comic Book Men to other networks – [comicbook]
- Jim Carrey will play Dr. Robotnik in Sonic the Hedgehog movie – [ign]
- Loot Crate (Jul) TEAMUP – deadline 7/19
- Firefly Cargo Crate (Jul) GOING MAD – deadline 7/15
- FunkO’s – New cereal, with Pocket Pop!s inside, coming soon [Funko]
- Dragon Ball Super Goku Pop! (August)
- Blink-182 Pop!s – Mark Hoppus & Travis Barker (September)
- Twinkie the Kid Pop! – There is also a CHASE retro style (Fall)
- Conan O’Brien Pop!s and shirts – Gamestop exclusive – pre-order up now
- SDCC REVEALS
- All exclusives revealed – Funko blog
- Booth Procedures – Eligible members may log in to their Comic-Con Member ID account, and click the link under the “Exclusives” tab to submit interest. The Exclusives Portal will close on July 12, 2018 at 12:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) for all submissions of interest. Participants will be selected by random drawing on or around July 13, 2018.
- Some 2K players are getting rewarded by getting custom Nikes sent to them – [kotaku]
- Gamers are using Fortnite’s Playground Mode to make some very cool stuff – [nintendolife]
- Google is conjuring up a gaming platform of their own – [kotaku]
- Cosmi Ghost Rider #1
- Captain America #1
- Deathstroke #33
- Submerged #1
- Super7’s SDCC Exclusives
- Super Cyborg Optimus Prime 12” Figure with removable chest plate (clear) – $75
- Alien ‘Space Wars Headhammer’ Tribute Xenomorph 3.85” ReAction Figure with coin – $15
- Iron Maiden – Classic Union Jack 1.75” MUSCLE 3-Pack – $6
- Planet of the Apes – Statue of Liberty Action Playset – $75
- ….. and more
- Hasbro – Bumblebee Vol. 1 Retro Rock Garage set – includes a classic 1977 Camaro version of Bee with a retro paint job. Packaging looks like an oversized cassette tape. Inlcudes Dairu and Uruaz, a pair of dino-cassettes that were originally only available in Japan in the 80’s. – $60 [gizmodo]
- Rocket League Third Birthday Celebration at Petco Park – Thursday, July 19 from 3pm – 9pm
Open to all. Every attendee will recaive a FREE popcorn and the first 1l attendees will get a special Birthday poster. Greg Miller (Kinda Funny) will be there + WWE Superstars Xavier Woods and Becky Lynch + some European and North American Pro Rocket League players.
- Funko Fundays – Theme is Fundays Prom and there will be a FREE Fundays Live Stream of the event. Bookmark go.funko.com/fundays and tune back in on Friday, July 20th at 7:30pm PT