FUNKO Releasing Fallout “Mystery Minis” This Fall!

by Joey Pedras @joeypedras

FUNKO is the collectible brand we’ve all come to adore. They satisfy almost every nerdy niche. Finally, Fallout diehards like myself will be able to snatch up a Mystery Mini box, and might find our very own cute little vault dweller inside. Unless it turns out to be a ghoul. We’d also be stoked about that.

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There is no world on a official release date for these little ones yet besides this fall, but I have a feeling it’ll come out right along the highly-anticipated Fallout 4.
I’m sure you can’t wait to get your hands on one or all twelve. I know I can’t.

(Source: IGN)

Welcome to Bizarre States

by Anthony Wetmore (@TheMisterPipes, GhostConch)

Do you have an affinity for the weird, deranged or just plain eerie? This may be the podcast for you. Headed by Nerdist’s own Jessica Chobot [@JessicaChobot] (Nerdist News, IGN, Battle Bots) and Andrew Bowser [@andrewbowser] (Homicide: Life on the Street, The Mother of Invention, Director), Bizarre States formerly Spoooky Shit delves into topics those fearful dare not tread. 

Have you ever considered the benefits of Astral Projection? Felt a bump in the night? Have you ever woken up in the darkness of your bedroom, unable to move, but very certain you were being watched? Have you ever had your palm read? All of these and more come from the daring pair as they talk to guests from all walks of terror. Video game developers, UFOlogists, Paranormal Investigators and even “Readers Stories” from curious enthusiasts like you. 

Drawing on their collective knowledge and curiosity, as well as tangents that border on unrelated topics, however still engaging, this podcasts from the Nerdist camp is sure to delight all, from the deadicated horror fan to the surely doomed horror virgin. 

Bizarre States takes an honest look at all things strange, while maintaining a tongue in cheek playful tone between the two hosts and various guests from all walks of life, afterlife and beyond. Have a listen below to get a taste of what is to come and enjoy something just slightly left of Coast to Coast.

Episode suggestions:

 Ep. 37 – Ashley Troub (Ghost Hunters) – http://bit.ly/1IFu7UX

Ep. 11 – Barbara Crampton (Reanimator, You’re Next) – http://bit.ly/1G3u7YJ

[Photo courtesy of Nerdist: www.nerdist.com]

Did You Get Your Flu Shot?

by Joey Pedras (@Joeypedras)

Watch this new trailer/clip from AMC’s new, highly-anticipated summer series Fear The Walking Dead. Premiering sometime this August.

Cutting it really close with the release date are we, AMC?

(Source: YouTube)

BATGIRL Comes To ARKHAM KNIGHT July 14th

by Joey Pedras (@joeypedras)

Two weeks after the release of Batman: Arkham Knight we’re getting out first bit of DLC. Entitled Batgirl: A Matter of Family players will be able to fight, and solve crimes with this “lady of the night”.

For users who purchased the season pass this download will come at no charge. For those that do not, Batgirl: A Matter of Family, will be $7 on PS4 and XBOX ONE.

(Source: Engadget)

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We want to see you all at your nerdiest! The deadline will be 11:59 PM on Friday, July 10th. Winner will be announced the following Saturday!

Advertising Has Shown Me the Mirror of Time

by Anthony Wetmore (@TheMisterPipes, GhostConch)

Something a little strange to start off your NerdHall Monday.

Early this morning I was waiting in an office, naturally a television was playing the early news, nothing to out of the ordinary until there was a pause for commercial break. Still not having looked I was drawn in not by the flashy, yet responsible looking family SUV by Honda weirdly dubbed “Pilot”, but a stray, almost disinterested delivery of the opening line to Weezer’s “Buddy Holly”. Within the 30 seconds, the entire Honda family has half-sung through to the chorus, unaware of the chills they bestowed upon me, and the clicking wheels within my brain. 

“Why would this child pull this twenty-one year old song seemingly from the blue?” (pun unintended) Then it struck me, though the age appropriate parents seemed far older to me, they were looking to grab my attention. Not me personally of course, my tinfoil hat is always firmly in place, but my age category. 

Intoning the words of a young Rivers Cuomo to somehow send out a signal to those just entering post-collegiate life, the workforce, or some other personal money/home making endeavor. Isn’t it time you found your “Mary Tyler Moore”? Isn’t it time you leave the hallowed halls of “Whatsamatta U” find your shoes and get in a Honda and pilot a Pilot, kids and Grandpa in tow? 

Perhaps none of this is the case and they just found the Weezer track to be catchy, recognizable and comforting enough to get you into a 2016 Pilot, but deep within me I know that is probably not the case. Or perhaps I should take up marketing and overthink each ad to perfection. They could have easily used something from a further gone era to evoke deeper nostalgia as well as something more recent for a strangely similar effect. Either way, I’m goin’ surfin’, I’m still afloat.

A thank you to Honda for making me question several aspects of life and how we live it with the simple commission of a song that effects me on apparent deep levels, arising suspicion enough to provide you with this nervous musing.

This is no way an endorsement from Honda, though that would be pretty sweet. 

[Commercial care of Honda’s YouTube: http://bit.ly/1KGX9Fg]

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Stay tuned to NerdHall for more Pop-Culture news, musing, reviews, and existential crises as the week continues! 

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