20 10, 2009

It’s not a doll! It’s an ACTION FIGURE! (part 2)

By | 2017-03-17T01:01:31+00:00 October 20th, 2009|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , , , , |6 Comments

I listed primarily Sideshow Toys in the last post. While Sideshow has been a dominant force in these types of collectibles, in recent years, a new company has emerged out of Hong Kong that puts everyone to shame. Hot Toys makes dolls that are so realistic, you'd think they have souls. There are several I [...]

19 09, 2009

Everything’s Archie

By | 2017-03-17T01:01:31+00:00 September 19th, 2009|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , |7 Comments

When most people think of comic books, super heroes come to mind. Comics gave us Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man and the Hulk, arguably five of the most popular characters in the world. While super heroes are the dominant force in comic books, a guy and his friends who live in a town called Riverdale [...]

31 07, 2009

If Bruce Wayne, the Monopoly Guy, and Bill Gates had a private McDonalds…

By | 2017-03-17T02:55:14+00:00 July 31st, 2009|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |5 Comments

It would probably look something like this:    Shingle style barn architecture, leather furniture, art glass lamps, and a fireplace. That’s how fast food is done in one of Chicago’s richest suburbs, Lake Forest. Luckily they still have the Dollar Menu for out of town schmucks like me, so I was able to get a [...]

12 03, 2009

Lists of Lists: Comic Book Movies

By | 2017-03-17T01:02:34+00:00 March 12th, 2009|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , , , |10 Comments

One of those big time comic book movies just came out and since we here at Nerd Lunch pride ourselves on being too busy to check out new things, none of us have seen it yet. But, in celebration of The Watchmen's release, we post for you a series of lists. Behold, each of our [...]

6 12, 2008

Nerd Holiday Gift Guide

By | 2017-03-17T01:02:37+00:00 December 6th, 2008|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

While checking our webstats, I noticed that one of our most popular posts recently has been Jeeg's post from September 2007 about gifts for nerds. In spite of the economic struggles, it seems people are still out there shopping for nerds and looking for good ideas. So, I thought I'd share a few more ideas [...]

2 10, 2008

Dawson’s Comics

By | 2017-03-17T01:03:21+00:00 October 2nd, 2008|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , , , |7 Comments

In my mind, Buffy The Vampire Slayer was the first and one of the few shows to have successfully pulled off a "high school meets genre" setting. It was followed up by several copycats, some of which were good, others...not so much.After Buffy came a successful show in Dawson's Creek which set the tone for [...]

6 09, 2008

Comic Book Throwdown: Make-A-Movie

By | 2017-03-17T01:03:21+00:00 September 6th, 2008|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , , , |8 Comments

Today over lunch, I was having a discussion with Marc, a friend and fellow nerd from work. The discussion centered heavily on the mass quantities of super hero movies we've gotten over the past ten years or so. Some are so good and some are not. Marc proposed something drastic. He says the bad movies [...]

1 08, 2008

That Guy: ‘Tiny’ Lister

By | 2017-03-17T02:55:18+00:00 August 1st, 2008|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

'Tiny' Lister has a small part in The Dark Knight and seeing him reminded me that he's a perfect That Guy. For the last two decades, whenever casting directors have needed a big, mean looking black man, 'Tiny' has been on the short list. On my list of his greatest hits are: Wrestler/movie villain Zeus [...]