DUNGEONS & DRAGONS 5TH EDITION STARTER SET AVAILABLE NOW

For those of you geeky/awesome enough to care, the much-hyped latest edition of D&D is officially out. Click here to download the basic rules for free to get started. If there aren’t any retailers near you carrying it, snag it from Amazon who are selling it mad cheap at the moment ($12.65 instead of $19.99).

Hit the jump for the official unboxing video.

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HELLO KITTY GETS HER OWN CONVENTION
Celebrating 40 years of bright colors, adorableness, and an iconic creepy blank stare, Sanrio's main mascott gets her own Hello Kitty Con in L.A. later this year.
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Celebrate Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary at the first ever official Hello Kitty Convention in the world! Hello Kitty Con 2014 is a global gathering of fans and friends to celebrate all things Hello Kitty.Taking place at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) in Downtown LA’s Little Tokyo, Hello Kitty Con 2014 will offer interactive experiences and events for fans and friends of all ages, including activities, art, exhibits, exclusives, workshops, lectures, panels, sneak peeks, tattoos, food, fun, and many more surprises!Join Hello Kitty and your friends at Hello Kitty Con 2014. As Hello Kitty always says, “You can never have too many friends!”

And here’s trailer for the event.

Not gonna’ lie… i kind of want to go.

HELLO KITTY GETS HER OWN CONVENTION

Celebrating 40 years of bright colors, adorableness, and an iconic creepy blank stare, Sanrio's main mascott gets her own Hello Kitty Con in L.A. later this year.

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THIGH HIGH THURSDAY
So Thursday. Much thighs.
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THIGH HIGH THURSDAY

So Thursday. Much thighs.

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DAILY GRAFFITI: FAMILY GUY X STAR WARS EDITION

In honor of our real life Peter Griffin video going completely viral, here’s some graffiti inspired by the Family Guy Star Wars parody trilogy spotted in Brookly by Alan Slimak.

CHECK IT:More Geeky Graffiti | The Geek Graffiti Flickr Group
BUY: Laugh It Up, Fuzzball: The Family Guy Trilogy (Blu-ray)

1966 LEGO Batman Project

Sam Gras writes in to us:

Hello, My name is Sam. I’m a Father, Cosplayer, and all around geek. My Four year old daughter is obsessed with Batman and Robin and asked me to make her a LEGO Batmobile that would fit both characters. I made her the iconic 1966 version. The build is on the LEGOIdeas website and has been in the top projects consistently every week. We currently have over 4,000 supporters.

With your help, we can reach our goal of 10K supporters and LEGO will consider producing the set. Below is a link to the build and my Facebook page. Please consider writing an article about the build, this would make an awesome little girl and her father very happy.

This is super rad and I really want those 60’s Batman and Robin figs. Head over to LEGO Ideas to support this project NOW!

Have cool geeky news tips you’d like us to share on the site? Email tip@albotas.com!

CHECK IT: More LEGO posts
BUY: LEGO Delorean from Back to the Future
YOU DON’T NEED FANCY ART SUPPLIES TO MAKE ART
Here’s an impressive drawing by Jason Rudolph Peña done with nothing but a pen, some crayons, and some lined paper. Check out the timelapse video to see the drawing come to life below.

YOU DON’T NEED FANCY ART SUPPLIES TO MAKE ART

Here’s an impressive drawing by Jason Rudolph Peña done with nothing but a pen, some crayons, and some lined paper. Check out the timelapse video to see the drawing come to life below.

DAILY GRAFFITI: ELEKTRA EDITION

Here’s some HUUUUGE graffiti inspired by Joe Madureira's (favorite comic artist EVER!) run on Savage Wolverine where Logan and Elektra take on the Hand.

Fun fact: The Hand is a group of evil ninjas from the Marvel universe. They were parodied in the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics as… DUN DUN DUNNNN… The Foot!

(pics via here and here)

CHECK IT: More Geeky Graffiti, The Geek Graffiti Flickr Group
BUY: Savage Wolverine Vol. 2: Hands on a Dead Body

COMIC BOOK STAINED GLASS WINDOWS

Check out these custom made stained glass windows by Redditor OwlQuill. Perfect for the Holy Church of Geekery if one were to actually exist somewhere. if it did, I would want to be the Reverend. Or maybe the minister. Is there a difference? Whoever gets the coolest outfit.

As awesome as these are, the Hawkeye one makes my heart sad knowing that the series will end with issue #22. Great job, Matt Fraction. You broke my heart, you perfect bastard.

CHECK IT: More comic stuff
BUY: Hawkeye Vol. 1
Here’s The Line To Get Into San Diego Comic-Con Back In 1983
You know, before the rest of the world realized how cool it actually is to be a nerd.
(via Pete Salisbury)

Here’s The Line To Get Into San Diego Comic-Con Back In 1983

You know, before the rest of the world realized how cool it actually is to be a nerd.

(via Pete Salisbury)

SPOT-ON PETER GRIFFIN IMPERSONATOR DOES STAND-UP AT COSPLAY CONTEST
At the 2014 Allentown Comic Con there was a cosplay contest judged by celebrity cosplayers Riki Lecotey a.k.a. “Riddle” and Nicole Marie Jean. To keep the crowd entertained while they deliberated, they asked a spot-on Peter Griffin cosplayer to take the mic and he completely KILLED it! Fox should hire this guy to go on tour or something.
Check out this real life Peter Griffin in the video below.

CHECK IT: More cosplay postsBUY: Laugh It Up, Fuzzball: The Family Guy Trilogy (Blu-ray)

SPOT-ON PETER GRIFFIN IMPERSONATOR DOES STAND-UP AT COSPLAY CONTEST

At the 2014 Allentown Comic Con there was a cosplay contest judged by celebrity cosplayers Riki Lecotey a.k.a. “Riddle” and Nicole Marie Jean. To keep the crowd entertained while they deliberated, they asked a spot-on Peter Griffin cosplayer to take the mic and he completely KILLED it! Fox should hire this guy to go on tour or something.

Check out this real life Peter Griffin in the video below.

CHECK IT: More cosplay posts
BUY: Laugh It Up, Fuzzball: The Family Guy Trilogy (Blu-ray)

POKEMON OMEGA RUBY/APLPHA SAPPHIRE BRINGS BACK SUPER-SECRET BASES

Super-Secret bases bring an Animal Crossing quality to the Pokemon world with hidden hide-outs that you can decorate with all sorts of items and furniture. No room for a Snorlax beanbag chair in your dorm or apartment? Get one for your secret base!

Build and Customize a Super-Secret Base and Share It with the World!
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire players will be able to create their very own Secret Base, a customizable area that will allow them to show off their individuality by setting up mazes or traps for visitors to encounter, and even creating Pokémon battle rules, transforming their Secret Base into their own Pokémon Gym!

Players will be able to share their Secret Base with other Trainers around the world using StreetPass functionality, or they can create a QR Code for their unique Secret Base, enabling friends to visit it with ease. When visiting other Secret Bases, players can meet other Trainers in the same base and invite them back to their own Secret Base as Secret Pals. Players can interact and battle with Secret Pals, who have special skills that can support players in their adventures, such as sharing new Decorations, making a Pokémon Egg hatch faster, or raising the level of a select Pokémon by one. The more Secret Pals players have in their Secret Base, the more special skills will be available to help them in their adventures.  

Players can also capture flags while visiting other players’ Secret Bases. Flags are located beside the Secret PC in each Secret Base. The more flags a player collects, the higher the rank earned, which brings rewards like improving the skills of a player’s Secret Pals.

Question: How pumped would you be if Nintendo actually decided to make an Animal Crossing x Pokemon crossover game?

CHECK IT: More Pokemon stuff
PRE-ORDER: Alpha Sapphire, Omega Ruby

NEW ‘ADVENTURE TIME’ EPISODE DEBUTING ON DVD BEFORE IT AIRS ON CARTOON NETWORK

Check out a sneak peek at the all new Adventure Time episode, Princess Day, which will be included on the Adventure Time: Princess Day DVD dropping July 29. The actual episode will air two days later on July 31 at 7PM EST, but you know you totally want to be a cool guy/gal and watch it early so you can brag to your friends.

Watch LSP get all crazy in the preview clip above. I’m pretty sure I’d get kicked out of the Breakfast Kingdom because breakfast is my favorite food group and I’d just eat all the citizens along with their delicious-looking bacon carpets.

"OH MAN, I SHOT MARVIN IN THE FACE!"
Vincent and Jules were just on a routine pickup for their boss when, suddenly, their plans were thwarted by Marvin. Luckily, The Wolf came in for backup. The day was saved and Bonnie was none the wiser.
This limited edition action figure of Marvin from Pulp Fiction comes with head chunks in blood-splattered window box packaging. Available for $45 from Good For You Toys.
(via Urban Vinyl Daily)
CHECK IT: More toy postsBUY: Tarantino XX 8-Film Blu-ray Collection

"OH MAN, I SHOT MARVIN IN THE FACE!"

Vincent and Jules were just on a routine pickup for their boss when, suddenly, their plans were thwarted by Marvin. Luckily, The Wolf came in for backup. The day was saved and Bonnie was none the wiser.

This limited edition action figure of Marvin from Pulp Fiction comes with head chunks in blood-splattered window box packaging. Available for $45 from Good For You Toys.

(via Urban Vinyl Daily)

CHECK IT: More toy posts
BUY: Tarantino XX 8-Film Blu-ray Collection
A LITTLE BIT ON: THE LAST WEST
During our adventures at Wizard World Philly we ran into Lou Iovino and Evan Young, the creators of the mind-bogglingly complex and awesome graphic novel The Last West. After getting funding for the first volume on Kickstarter, the second volume has surpassed its goal and i for one can’t wait to get my grubby mitts on it.
Watch these two super passionate (and insanely nice) dudes talk about their project, then go pick up the first volume over on Amazon, Comixology, or wherever else you can get comics.

Stay tuned for our review of The Last West Volume 1 coming soon! Spoiler alert: it’s really, really good.

A LITTLE BIT ON: THE LAST WEST

During our adventures at Wizard World Philly we ran into Lou Iovino and Evan Young, the creators of the mind-bogglingly complex and awesome graphic novel The Last West. After getting funding for the first volume on Kickstarter, the second volume has surpassed its goal and i for one can’t wait to get my grubby mitts on it.

Watch these two super passionate (and insanely nice) dudes talk about their project, then go pick up the first volume over on Amazon, Comixology, or wherever else you can get comics.

Stay tuned for our review of The Last West Volume 1 coming soon! Spoiler alert: it’s really, really good.

LATE-ASS COMIC BOOK REVIEWS

Meant to get this video up last week, but life got in the way. Watch us ramble about comics we read in the video below and let us know what you’re reading in the comments!

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