May 2009

Friday, May 29, 2009

Hmmm..

I've been trying to figure out what to put in this space all day.

So far I am epically failing.

Maybe this weekend?

Thursday, May 28, 2009

New Bif Bang Pow and Entertainment Earth Exclusives Available for Pre-Order at Entertainment Earth!

Bif Bang Pow! and Entertainment Earth will be debuting a number of new Exclusive items at San Diego Comic Con. Can't make the show? Well, they're available for pre-order.

As the note says: Pre-orders will ship the last week of July 2009, while supplies last.

Which means...it's all going to depend on how many are available after the show and early orders will have priority. (that's me saying, if you want them, order ::grin:: )

(click the thumbnails for item details)

EE Exclusive The Big Lebowski Talking Jesus 8-inch Figure

EE Exclusive The Big Lebowski Talking Jesus 8-inch Figure


EE Exclusive The Big Lebowski Talking Stranger 8-Inch Figure

EE Exclusive The Big Lebowski Talking Stranger 8-Inch Figure


EE Exclusive The Big Lebowski Talking Donny 8-Inch Figure

EE Exclusive The Big Lebowski Talking Donny 8-Inch Figure


EE Exclusive Dexter (The Dark Defender) 7-Inch Action Figure

EE Exclusive Dexter (The Dark Defender) 7-Inch Action Figure


Alex Ross Flash Gordon Klytus Death Scene 7-Inch Figure

Alex Ross Flash Gordon Klytus Death Scene 7-Inch Figure(I love this!)


Alex Ross Flash Gordon Barin Battle Damage 7-Inch Figure

Alex Ross Flash Gordon Barin Battle Damage 7-Inch Figure


Alex Ross Flash Gordon Dale (White Gown) 7-Inch Figure

Alex Ross Flash Gordon Dale (White Gown) 7-Inch Figure


And, yeah..there's even more coming ;-)

Friday, May 22, 2009

SDCC 2009 Exclusives Available for Pre-Order at Entertainment Earth!

Not able to get to San Diego Comic Con? Entertainment Earth has a number of the SDCC Exclusives available for pre-order.

If you want them, I'd suggest ordering now. Because it's all going to depend on how many are available after the show and early orders will have priority.

(click the thumbnails for item details)

Dark X-Men Beginning #1 SDCC 2009 Exclusive Comic

Dark X-Men Beginning #1 SDCC 2009 Exclusive Comic


Dark Avengers Uncanny X-Men Utopia #1 Exclusive Comic

Dark Avengers Uncanny X-Men Utopia #1 Exclusive Comic


Transformers SDCC 2009 G1 Animated Megatron Bust

Transformers SDCC 2009 G1 Animated Megatron Bust


Dark Avengers SDCC 2009 Minimates Box Set #2

Dark Avengers SDCC 2009 Minimates Box Set #2


Ghostbusters SDCC 2009 Venkman and Stay Puft Mini-Figures

Ghostbusters SDCC 2009 Venkman and Stay Puft Mini-Figures(I love this!)


Ghostbusters Angry Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Bank

Ghostbusters Angry Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Bank


Dawn SDCC 2009 Exclusive Red Skirt Statue

Dawn SDCC 2009 Exclusive Red Skirt Statue

I'll try and post more as I see them.Enjoy!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Are You Maximizing The Profit Potential of The Geek Girl Demographic?

Hi there. I'm a Geek Girl and I may very likely be an extremely profitable demographic you currently aren't capturing.

You may want to reconsider that.

If you already know what a Geek Girl is, feel free to skip through the next paragraph and directly onto the "Marketing Suggestions". If not, let me 'splain.

The Geek Girl, for those of you who may not know the term, is the 20something to 40something female with a love of technology, pop culture, music, toys and (likely) social media. Additionally, the Geek Girl is very prone to mixing her love of the aforementioned hobbies and sharing them with other Geeks of the female and male persuasion.

"Marketing Suggestions"

If you don't currently court the Geek Girl demographic, you may want to consider asking telling your marketing team to get on it. For the following reasons:

  1. Geek Girls generally have a large social network and, if they find items they like, they will talk about them. The term "squee" is defined as "the sound of delight made by a Geek Girl when she is particularly pleased by something shiny, pretty, artitic or techy."

    Side note: If you achieve the "squee", your sale is practically guaranteed.

  2. Geek Girls usually have discretionary income and are happy to spend it.

  3. Geek Girls do not shop only for themselves. They can be married, single, mothers, aunts, sisters, daughters, co-workers and more. If you unlock the full potential of the Geek Girl shopper, you will very likely earn a repeat customer who can also become a fantastic referral resource.

  4. Geek Girls will oftentimes ask for suggestions on what, where and whether to buy, thereby offering your product additional coverage.

  5. And, finally, Geek Girls are, oftentimes, in some way engaging with Geek Guys. Which (if you extrapolate) opens up your marketing stream exponentially.

So, in a nutshell, if you're not actively marketing to the Geek Girl demographic, then you're losing income daily.

You may want to look into that. ;-)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

WTB Moar Web Tyme! PST!

Oh no.

WowInsider became WoW.Com.

That is FAR too easy to type.

Toys and tips too close for my own good.....

Monday, May 18, 2009

Weekend Movies - Part 1 "The Good"

I know I was a week behind most of the known universe, but I did manage to make it to Star Trek this Saturday.

Not only did I get out to the movies, but we saw the first showing for half price, got free popcorn, avoided anything that looked like a line and had awesome seats.

There are benefits to not seeing a movie opening weekend ;-)

That said -- wow.

In all honesty, I was a bit nervous about this one. I grew up watching Star Trek. I spent the years of my early childhood sprawled out on the (shag) carpet, chin cupped in my hands and little feet waving, and eyes wide.

So, when I heard they were making another movie, and then I heard J.J. Abrams was helming it, I felt that little tyke inside me get a bit nervous that she was going to have a bit of her childhood misused again.

I am happy to report that she spent much of the movie stuffing her face with popcorn and Twizzlers and pointing out cool stuff that she remembered from the original series.

All in all, I was very happy with the movie. It looked amazing. I loved the updated gadgets. The acting was really strong (which is always a plus for a Star Trek movie, let's be honest) and it did a great job of feeding the existing Trek fans while nurturing new ones.

Of course, I have a plan to take my mom next weekend (maybe a double feature with Terminator: Salvation) and I don't doubt I'll have a delightful time nitpicking a bit at that time.

For now, I'm just going to enjoy my geek glee and leave it at that. ;-)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Blue Dancing and Babes with Great Lips.

Talk about one of the reasons I love the internet and Twitter?

It's the epitome of Six Degrees.

Because how else would I find something this cool?

If David Lynch directed Dirty Dancing...

I also wandered into a vid of this chick beatboxing. Trust me when I tell you, she's -awesome-.

Finally, I can has this nao?

Bettie Page Cylinder Tote

Friday, May 15, 2009

Random Rambles and a Friday Wrap Up.

I wasn't able to get Scott from Hyde and Geek on a guest blog this week (thanks phone company! Long story) but he did a very cool post on his blog, so please check it out.

Hopefully I'll get to hit up the Star Trek movie this weekend. I know I geekfail for waiting this long, but I've managed to stay unspoiled, so I'm totally looking forward to it.

Apparently a few folks on Twitter think it would be a good idea for me to spend my evening tweeting drunk. I plan to drink, I plan to play WoW. But I can't decide if they're courting disaster. Drunken Wow and Twitter? Yes or no?

On a WoW note, I'm all ready to get my Blizzcon tix. Now I just have to hope the site stays up.

And, I want this to arrive already. November is way too far away ;-(



I hope the weekend treats you well and kisses in your general direction!

Kanu Lost Her Swimsuit. Yay!

I wish I knew what it was about the Kanu Unchou statues, but I -love- them.

So, just posting the pic for fun and appreciation.



Also, if you like the Censored bars, we dropped a fun little search into the EE site, so you can find any items with them.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Wired Lists Top 100 Geeks.


This just gets more awesome. When geeks hit the front page of Wired, it's just a good day all around. ::nodnod::

Now we just have to get @entearth on the next one and we'll be set ;-)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

ZOMG! I'm a Geek!?

If you could see me, you'd know I was going back and forth about posting about this. I keep going to type and then stopping and then going to type and then stopping...

But, I have to do this and I'm gonna do it and damn the torpedoes.

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!OMG!zomg!NOWAYFAINTS!


I made the list of Wired's 100 Geeks You Should Be Following On Twitter.


To quote @kaden_harris (who is also on the list), I am "Gobsmacked".

I've been grinning like a dork all day.

Oh and, considering the cleavage I'm blessed with, I don't think anyone in the office minded the bouncing ;-)

I'm In Your Sweatshirt, Ganking Your Intarwebz!

The takeover starts now.

Motivational Pictures

We need a plan, a clubhouse, a logo and lots of people.

Who's with me? ;-)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Curse Your Sudden But Inevitable Betrayal!

I'm not sure if I mentioned it, but we moved recently (well, a month and a half ago) and we're still unpacking. We got the immediate essentials out of the boxes early, but things like DVD's and our toys have still been boxed up for various reasons.

Here's my logic on wanting to buy these things.

Ready?

They're not in boxes, so they don't need to be unpacked or anything.

Think it'll work?

Serenity Inevitable Betrayal Babydoll T-Shirt

Serenity Keep Flyin Scenes Poster Set

Friday, May 8, 2009

It's Not My Fault!

If you're reading this, then it's likely Topless Robot sent you.

Honestly, I'm not sure if I should be thrilled or horrified. ::grin:: But I welcome you nonetheless.

Do you have any idea how much alcohol I'm going to need to get through the judging on that contest?

::cry::

If I'm not back Monday, I've been sacrificed for my misdeeds.

Fantasy Figure Gallery The Sacrifice Statue

MacGuyver? MacUseless!

Sw this last night and LOL-ed for rlz.

I warn you ahead of time. There's language, so don't click if you're offended ;-)



And if you're fan enough to like this, then you're likely gonna dig the Stargate goodies at Entertainment Earth.

Including this pretty.

Stargate SG-1 Animated Teal'c Limited Edition Maquette

::grin:: No, I'm not posting MacGruber vids.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Social Media? Us?

You may know that I'm on Twitter, but did you know you can also get breaking toy news and info from Entertainment Earth's Adam Pawlus by following @entearth?

Adam also does the weekly EntertainmentEarth.com Podcast and does tend to contribute hilarious additions the our EE Video section.

You can subscribe to the Satellite and Daily News to keep up to date with email and you can also find us on Facebook and MySpace.

We even have a Catalog in easy online format and snail mail version.

So, if you're not up to date about a new Star Wars exclusive or you don't know how to find us at San Diego Comic-Con, then you can't say I didn't give you the details ;-)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Sam Raimi - I'll See You In HELL!

Having just watched the trailer to "Drag Me To Hell" (with the sound off because my speakers aren't hooked up), I think I hate Sam Raimi.

See, I'm not big on horror films.

I've never seen anything more than the first 5 minutes of Halloween (just the music freaks me out), I've seen a few minutes of the first Friday the 13th.

Okay okay, I've seen Nightmare of Elm Street, but I spent a lot of that time peeking between my fingers and asking the person I was watching it with to "Tell me when I can look".

The one horror movie I've seen all the way through? The Exorcist. When I was 14. Which may explain why I can't watch the others.

Yes, I've watched a few over the years, but they're generally more suspense than horror and I still tend to do a LOT of hiding my eyes.

Maybe the one exception to my horror movie watching is Army of Darkness and, let's be fair, that's more spoof than horror. There's a movie I can watch over and over most contentedly.

So, it's very likely that I'm going to have to see this movie just because Sam Raimi directed it even if I'm likely to spend half the movie with my hoodie up over my head and down over my eyes as I sit with my knees up and clutching the arm or whatever poor soul has to sit next to me.



Feel free to mock me. I deserve it.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I Kissed A Girl...

Looking back now, I know that every one of us has this moment. That it’s perfectly normal for pre-teens to go through this sort of thing and that I shouldn’t have been concerned at the time.

You see, I had kissed a girl and liked it -- and the realization later in the evening that I may not be the same as all the other kids, caught me a bit off guard.

Even now, I remember how seriously I took the pondering of my future romantic direction. Did this mean I didn’t like boys? I still felt like I liked boys. There had been boys at the party and I certainly remember thinking they were cute. Maybe I was bisexual?*

I mean, I ruminated. Seriously. I went back over the day and the Star Wars themed birthday party and, as I recalled the kiss and the game that prompted it, the way we both giggled. The tilt of her head and the vest sliding off her shoulder….

Suddenly, I knew I was different.

I had a crush on a girl because she was dressed as Han Solo!

That was the moment I became keenly aware that I was a Geek.

How about you?

When did you have your “moment”?


(yes, even at 12, I was a pretty savvy kid, thanks to my mom).
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