We are now Ad-Free and sporting a new background

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Good News Everyone ! (Who read that as Prof. Farnsworth? Be honest now!)  Currently as far forward as possible Nerdrahtio.com is Ad-Free. You may have never noticed the ads here, I didn’t as I use adblocker, but maybe you did. No more.  Our youtube videos will still feature some ads (depending on the video) but those are expected, and usually skip-able (and if it ever earns money it goes to us, not WordPress.) I was recently driven to do this as another website I occasionally check on mobile became unaccessable because of the Ads via mobile. No more distractions here, no more click barriers etc. if you even saw them.

It wasn’t free to us, and if you enjoy the site, podcast, or youtube and want to help cover some of that cost, you can use the OTHER drop down menu above to pitch in a bit on paypal, if not no worries, just enjoy. You may also be interested in on of our t-shirts, again using the tab above. It’s not about making money, but it would be nice to be more even, either way we just enjoy sharing nerdy things!

You may also notice the new background, I hope you enjoy! A similar pattern will soon be used for cards we can give out at conventions etc.

The Loyal Subjects TMNT Donatello and Karai review

lsdonnieDonatello was the first blind box pull from the Loyal Subjects and Karai was the second. We have already posted the youtube videos of the blind box opening with the kiddo, but now I have a video of just me  doing a review of these two excellent figures.

Check out the video below, and kariawhile you are three be sure to give us a like and a subscribe.

If you would like to see more Photos of theses guys hit up our FB gallery HERE.

The opening videos are HERE and HERE.

 

Podcast episode 013: G.I.Joe FSS4 discussion w/ Sam, Tom, the Legendary Tom Brooks, and Drew Gaska,

clear50joeSam, Tom, Legendary Tom Brooks, and Drew Gaska chat FSS 4 from the G.I.Joe collector’s club. Recorded at the same time as Drew Gaska’s episode but split into this separate Joe focused episode.

Some background sounds in the audio could not be removed. Since recorded more FSS figures have been revealed, but we were not able to discuss them.  If you would like to sign up for this FSS please do so before midnight at the end of 7/15/2015.

For your convenience you can listen below in the embedded player, or choose an alternate choice, like Itunes or Stitcher via the drop down menu above.

 

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shout outs for this episode are below, click on their name to check them out!

Action Figure Fanatics FB Group

The Girls of the Finest USO Calender charity campaign  (related podcast is here)

The Loyal Subjects official FB group.

Concept Art Digital Custom/repaint of The Loyal Subjects Blowtorch

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A bit back when we interviewed Jonathan Cathey on the Nerdrahtio Podcast (HERE) he mentioned that Blowtorch was  one of his favorites, and was in wave 2, and I instantly thought of this repaint potential. Here is! You may also realize that Hasbro is also putting out a figure based on this concept. Below you can find the concept art, first broke by Joe Declassified (Give them a like on Facebook HERE) and originally shared on Hisstank.  and I believe this image came from Bill Merkline’s personal collection from his time at Hasbro, (No clue who owns it now, if I need to credit someone else PLEASE let me know!)

check out the images below and if you like it and want to see it, be sure to let the Loyal Subjects know on their official FB group HERE:

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you may also be interested in the Digi Bash Drew Gaska did for us of Sightline, click here to see it!

 

 

Podcast Interview with Joe Colton and Maggie from Girls of the Finest and their charity calender on indiegogo

blueboardNTom and I (Sam) got to chat with cosplayers Joe Colton and Maggie from Girls of the Finest, a sub section of the G.I.Joe Fines group, about their own foray into the world of cosplay, as well as the currently active Indiegogo campaign for a G.I.Joe cosplay calender with proceeds going to the USO.

For your convenience you can listen via the embedded player below or as always, use the finestpodcastlogodrop down menu above to locate the podcast on Stitcher or Itunes for easy mobile listening, or even directly on our audio host’s site.  Be sure to keep scrolling down for additional pictures, links to the campaign and social connections for the Finest and links to this episodes shout outs:

The Campaign is HERE
The Girls of the Finest FB is HERE
The main Finest FB is HERE
search for Girls of the Finest Official on Instagram
YouTube – http://youtube.com/finestcc
Twitter – @TheFinestCC

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Nerdrahtio interviews Drew Gaska from Blam Ventures about Planet of the Apes, Buck Rogers, H.P. Lovecaft, Space 1999 books and more!

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In this episode anchors Sam and “Silent Assassin” Tom, and Co-host “Legendary” Tom Brooks interview Author, writer and founder of Blam! ventures, Drew Gaska. Nerdrahtio folks might now him from the help you provided us with a photoshop concept for sightline for a previous podcast (Listen HERE) and many may know him as a Tripwire enthusiast in the G.I.Joe Discussion group, today we learn about his career in nerdderm.   From illustrated novels, to graphic novels and comics, we hit everything from Buck Rodgers, Planet of the Apes, Lovecraft, Space 1999 and even Drew’s original property Charger.

We are excited to be able to announce that Drew’s popular Illustrated novel series set in the Planet of the Apes universe, will continue on at Titan in prose novel form!

You can listen to the episode embedded below for your convenience or use the drop down menu above to locate Nerdrahtio on Itunes, Stitcher, or our Audio host (podcast garden)’s site directly. Keep scrolling for concept art and links !

Blamventures website w/ store are HERE.

Their FB page is HERE:

Their FB Group for Space:1999 is Here:

And check out the following early concept art for MADNESS an adaption of H.P. Lovecrafts Mountains of Madness coming first as a mini series, then a TPB next fall.

Art by Louis De Martinis

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