December 7th, 2009 by Dunc · 1 Comment
Of course Lucas Licensing would approve something as ridiculous as the Star Wars Choppers line. I won’t even bother to justify this, but props to Hell for Leather’s Wes Siler for trying:
Out on his bike, no one has to know he’s just a lackey for the Emperor, he’s free to be the large and in charge man he was born to be.
Oh, Hasbro. Don’t worry, I’m sure The Clone Wars will dream up something better for you and the target demographic soon. Meanwhile, it’s probably best to keep the hallucinogens away from the design team.
Filed: star wars
Tagged: merchandise · wacky merchandise · wtf
November 13th, 2009 by Dunc · 1 Comment
Tagged: advertising · twilight · wtf
October 18th, 2009 by Dunc · No Comments
I guess you can be too dorky for an iPod. This will play your MP3s in “in the order that they’re stored on the memory card directory,” all old-school like. Branding or… branding? Your choice, fanboy.
Filed: star wars
Tagged: lightsabers · merchandise · music · wacky merchandise · wtf
August 22nd, 2009 by Dunc · 6 Comments
I don’t know if I’ve made this clear or not, but I find people who take their fandom too seriously to be absolutely hilarious. As a Star Wars fan, I find it perplexing when other fans take up arms at any hint of irreverent criticism concerning the franchise. Are we not fans of the same fun, cheesy, flawed films? Because I don’t really have a problem admitting that the Star Wars movies (all six of them) are far from perfect. (And yes, the same goes – perhaps even more so – for the Expanded Universe. Embrace the pain! And chill out.)
So, naturally, I take great joy in Jezebel’s takedown of over-serious Twilight fans. Please, don’t let this happen to you. Do you see how ridiculous it looks? And while I’m not saying you have to lay down and take everything, it doesn’t hurt to laugh a little at the expense of what you love. Because, let’s face it – sometimes it just deserves it.
Filed: fandom · film · opinion · star wars
Tagged: embrace the pain · fan culture · reality check · twilight · wtf
August 21st, 2009 by Dunc · 5 Comments
You get this. Actually, the personal stalker-shadow is the least disturbing of the two unofficial Twilight products to emerge (so to speak) this week, but it is the only one actually appropriate to slapping up on this site at 500 pixels wide. The other one is so not safe for work or direct linking, if you get what I’m saying, and I think you do. (via)
Filed: fandom · fiction · film
Tagged: do not want · fanmade · lady business · twilight · unauthorized · vampires · wtf
August 6th, 2009 by Dunc · 2 Comments
So maybe it only feels like Entertainment Weekly has been putting Robert Pattinson’s mug on every other cover, and we’ve heartily pointed and laughed at the crazy fans and candy hearts and whatnot. But I think this one takes us down into the very bowels of corporate opportunism. (more…)
Tagged: twilight · vampires · wtf
August 6th, 2009 by Dunc · No Comments
Filed: people · tv
Tagged: music · star trek · video · william shatner · wtf
July 13th, 2009 by Dunc · No Comments
The folks at Star Wars Uncut have an interesting take on the fan film – split A New Hope up into 15 second clips, and then have people claim a bit to recreate. The internet versions will be sewn back together into… What? We’ll just have to see. All the bits have been claimed, but some recreations have already begun to appear.
Filed: fandom · star wars
Tagged: a new hope · fan films · star wars uncut · tumblr · wtf
April 30th, 2009 by Dunc · 4 Comments
Could this book be the internet’s next Pride and Prejudice and Zombies? Or did Jeff Burk and Bizarro Central just drink too much Shatner-aid?
It’s the first ShatnerCon with William Shatner as the guest of honor! But after a failed terrorist attack by Campbellians, a crazy terrorist cult that worships Bruce Campbell, all of the characters ever played by William Shatner are suddenly sucked into our world. Their mission: hunt down and destroy the real William Shatner.
Featuring: Captain Kirk, TJ Hooker, Denny Crane, Rescue 911 Shatner, Singer Shatner, Shakespearean Shatner, Twilight Zone Shatner, Cartoon Kirk, Esperanto Shatner, Priceline Shatner, SNL Shatner, and – of course – William Shatner!
Bizarro indeed. (via)
Filed: fiction · people
Tagged: william shatner · wtf
March 31st, 2009 by Dunc · 5 Comments
A Supernatural fan asks security to remove Jensen Ackles’ girlfriend from the convention. Or at least claims to have done so on her Livejournal. Key quote:
I was actually pissed to see her sitting behind him killing my fan squee, she was a total buzz kill, I mean seriously to sit there while he is with fans was tacky IMO.
And another, from the comments:
hahaha i heard she was a bit of a cock block for fans
Bravo, ladies. Bravo. (via)
Filed: fandom · tv
Tagged: crazies · supernatural · wtf