The LEGO Ferrari F40 Is Here — Commence Drooling

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Available in August as part of the Creator line, the F40 was designed to celebrate Ferrari’s 40th anniversary and was the last car to be personally approved by Enzo Ferrari. It’s safe to say the LEGO version is both more affordable and easier to obtain. It might be smaller than the real thing, but it’s still beautiful. Continue reading

11 Geeky Choices for Independence Day Video Entertainment

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It’s Independence Day in the United States of America, so patriotism is in the air. In case you feel that the urge to be patriotic conflicts with your usual urge to be geeky, we’re here to help.
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Sharing Classic Films With Your Kids

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A lot of geeky media includes references to older, less-geeky media. It’s not enough to just show our kids the geek standards; they need to see the films that the geek standards are referencing. So I started compiling a list of classic films that I think kids ought to see. Continue reading

Worlds Collide as Johnny Boo Meets Dragon Puncher!

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If you’ve got young kids and you’re not familiar with James Kochalka’s fantastic kids series, you should fix that right away. To date, there are six Johnny Boo books and two Dragon Puncher titles. All are quirky, cute, imaginative, and endlessly re-readable. Now, his two series collide in ‘Johnny Boo Meets Dragon Puncher!’ and sees the most fearsome robot-kitty-warrior teams up with the best little ghost in the world to take on a terrifying Ice Dragon! Continue reading

GeekDad Review: Grain Audio OHEP Solid Wood Over Ear Headphones

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If you follow the world of Kickstarter campaigns, you’ve probably heard of Grain Audio. The brainchild of “two ex-Altec Lansing guys, an architect/furniture designer and a liquor industry operational expert,” Grain Audio raised over $155k (well over the $120k goal) to produce a line-up of premium audio gear featuring solid wood design. I was sent a pair of OHEP Solid Wood Over Ear Headphones featuring FSC certified walnut ear cups to try out. The wood certainly makes for an attractive set of headphones, but does it make them sound better? Continue reading

My DC Comics Essentials

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When DC Comics rebooted its universe a few years ago with an entirely new continuity called “The New 52,” I took to calling it the anti-Corrina reboot because every decision made tended to be the exact opposite of what I wanted to read.

But now that DC has basically rebooted again, their universe looks different. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert and Interview: Yan Egorov’s ‘Swords and Bagpipes’

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Freeeedom! As someone with a background in Scottish medieval history, ‘Swords and Bagpipes’ seemed like a game meant for me. Yan Egorov has made a great, fun game where you and your friends take on the role of Scottish lords trying to gain independence from England using might, strategy, and treachery. Continue reading

Today’s ‘TableTop’ Episode Is ‘Legendary’

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Today’s episode of TableTop is about one of my favorite games: Legendary, a cooperative deck-building game set in the Marvel universe. It features Allie Brosh, Mark Fischbach, and Brea Grant along with host Wil Wheaton as they take on the Red Skull and his nefarious scheme. Continue reading

The Magic Returns With ‘The Last Unicorn’

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The 1982 Rankin-Bass film ‘The Last Unicorn’ is a classic of ’80s animation, and the new Blu-ray version (dubbed “The Enchanted Edition”) is simply gorgeous. Presented in stunning 1080p and in 5.1 surround sound, this Blu-ray edition obviously surpasses previous DVD releases. Continue reading

New ‘Metamorphosis Alpha’ RPG (2015) Has Arrived!

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Sitting on my gaming bookshelf is a copy of the original ‘Metamorphosis Alpha’ RPG rulebook. This little 40-page rulebook makes me smile every time I pull it off the shelf and flip through its pages. Pretty soon, however, a new rulebook will be sitting next to it. Continue reading

Unboxing the ’80s With Wil Wheaton and Quarterly.co

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As luck would have it, my Quarterly Co. Wil Wheaton box was delivered the day I went out of town last week, so, as soon as I got home yesterday, I tore into it to see what magical wonders of the ’80s awaited me. I was pretty happy with the first box and was very hopeful for this second, much larger box. Continue reading

8 Things Parents Should Know About ‘I Am Big Bird’

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Caroll Spinney is a living legend. Even if you don’t know his name, you know his alter egos: Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. There’s a new (largely Kickstarter-funded) documentary out about his life and work — ‘I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story’ — and it is magical. Continue reading

‘Nevermore': Hate-Drafting at Its Finest

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There’s an art to drafting—obviously you hope to keep whatever’s best for you, but sometimes it’s worth keeping something just because you know your opponent really needs it. That’s called “hate drafting,” and it really shines in ‘Nevermore.’ Continue reading