Sean Fallon

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It’s the final day of our Winter-een-mas t-shirt countdown leading up to the giveaway from our Nerd Approved shirt store, and January 31st is all about sports games.

This Planet Hoth Wampas tee seems appropriate for the day given that it is freezing outside right now. Best to spend the weekend inside playing games.

Head on over to our shirt store for even more awesomely nerdy designs and make sure to check back in on Monday for the giveaway!

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We’ve featured the amazing work of Prince Armory in the past with gems like this medieval Joker and Loki armor—but holy sh*t with this Darth Vader version.

Owner Samuel Lee notes:

Conceptually this was a very challenging project. When you work on a very iconic character you have to think long and hard about how much liberty you want to take with the design. On one hand you don’t want it to play it too safe and have it a borderline carbon copy; that would be boring. And on the other you don’t want to go so far it is no longer recognizable or make design decisions that puts the fan base up in arms.

So I settled on trying to capture a number of the design elements within the classic Vader such as the banding patterns and many design lines, and then expanded into the fantasy realm with the red inlays and articulated armor designs.

The design scheme overall is of course very alternate universe. Ultimately I was going for a blend of Sci-Fi, Medieval, and Mystical Fantasy.

Check out more pics and a video after the break…

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It’s day six of our Winter-een-mas t-shirt countdown leading up to the giveaway from our Nerd Approved shirt store, and January 30th is reserved for RPGs.

This RPG United battle dice shirt seems pretty appropriate for the occasion.

Head on over to our shirt store for even more awesomely nerdy designs and stay tuned the rest of the week for more Winter-een-mas shirts and our giveaway!

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Loot Crate has announced the theme of their February 2015 subscription box. It’s titled “Play” and the description reads:

It’s time to break out the dice, cards and controllers saddle up and strategize: February’s crate is dedicated to all the fun and fantastic games we love to PLAY! From tabletop to video games, we have put together a crate that celebrates both the boundless levels of adventure, creativity and excitement that great gaming can bring. Included will be a Loot Crate Exclusive Edition of a popular tabletop title, plus a vinyl collectible figure from KidRobot, a best-selling story much beloved by gamers & geeks worldwide, and so much more. Pull up a seat and let the games begin!

Ooh, I can’t wait. We got our first box last month and really enjoyed it.

If love nerdy toys/collectibles and surprises, it’s worth giving Loot Crate a try. You can even get 10% off your subscription when you use the code “FASHIONABLYGEEK” at checkout.

The Best “Cosplay”

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(via Reddit)

neon mario kart

It’s day five of our Winter-een-mas t-shirt countdown leading up to the giveaway from our Nerd Approved shirt store, and January 29th is reserved for racing games.

This “Neon Mario Kart” shirt was just added to our store, and it’s on sale for $14 for a limited time. Grab it while you can!

Head on over to our shirt store for even more awesomely nerdy designs.

And stay tuned the rest of the week for more Winter-een-mas shirts and our giveaway!

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Yesterday we kicked off a Winter-een-mas t-shirt countdown leading up to a giveaway from our Nerd Approved shirt store. However, it’s actually Day 4 of the Winter-een-mas gaming holiday, and today is all about real-time strategy.

I suppose this “Heart Of The Swarm” shirt depicting Chibi renditions of Kerrigan and Jim Raynor of Starcraft also works for Valentine’s Day.

Head on over to our merch store for even more awesomely nerdy shirts.

And stay tuned the rest of the week for more Winter-een-mas shirts and our giveaway!

math shirt

If you have a problem admitting that you suck at math, this shirt will solve it. You now have 99 problems, but actually sucking at math is still one.

The design is also available as a tank and a hoodie.

Product Page ($28-$44 via Reddit)

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Are you familiar with Winter-een-mas? It’s a gamer’s holiday that was started by Tim Buckley in the Ctrl+Alt+Del comic strip and it takes place over the course of seven days between January 25th and 31st. Each day is devoted to a specific genre:

  • January 25th: Adventure games, symbolized by a man dressed as Indiana Jones.
  • January 26th: First Person Shooter (FPS) games, with a 21 year-old sleep deprived gamer as its symbol.
  • January 27th: Fighting games, represented by a martial artist with too many blows to the head
  • January 28th: Real-time Strategy (RTS) games, whose emblem is a large bearded man with a pocket protector inside another pocket protector.
  • January 29th: Racing games, shown as a racer with old-fashioned racing helmet and racing goggles holding a detached steering wheel.
  • January 30th: Role Playing Games (RPGs), depicted as an elf-like woman holding floating dice above her left hand.
  • January 31st: Sports games, with a round, middle-aged man wearing a #10 jersey and holding a beer bottle in each hand as its emblem.

We don’t need much of an excuse to celebrate around here, so for the rest of the week we will feature a Winter-een-mas-themed shirt from our merch store, leading up to a giveaway over the weekend. Since today is the 27th, the shirt is all about fighting games.

You can grab the shirt “Street Kombat” here. Head on over to our merch store for even more awesomely nerdy shirts.

And stay tuned the rest of the week for more Winter-een-mas shirts and our giveaway!

tactical fett armor

Ryan Flowers is his name. Making badass Tactical Fett armor his his game. But the best part? He’s taking pre-orders for this armor in a limited run. Get in on it while you can.

(via The Dented Helmet)