Fan Girl Friday

Fan Girl Friday

 

High five for making it through another week! Not only is it one of the best days of the week because now there’s no work for two days, BUT I’ve also found geeky goodies to make you say, “SQUEEEEEEE!”

Did you know that there are over 60,000 kids in the United States that are legally blind? These kids are missing out on some of the greatest things in childhood and this didn’t sit well with the fine folks over at the Dorina Nowill Foundation for the Blind and they decided to do something about it! They created some Lego-inspired building blocks with the Braille alphabet to help kids learn to read as well as have fun! Check out the video:

You can help get the word out with the hashtag: #BrailleBricksForAll

 

I may be the only person that truly loved Suicide Squad (by reading my Facebook newsfeed I’m thinking a lot of people will not be going to see the new Justice League flick). But one of the reasons I loved it so much was because of all the hidden gems throughout the film! If you didn’t notice ’em, don’t worry, The Nerdist has ya covered (Warning: spoilers!):

 

Potterheads everywhere lost our minds when Harry Potter and The Cursed Child came out a few weeks ago. Now, we have yet another reason to go crazy with happiness: JK Rowling has confirmed that three more books will be released! AHHHH!!!

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According to Time.com, these short story collections will “take readers deeper into the “dark side” of the Harry Potter wizarding world”. MERLIN’S. BEARD. It’s about to get real, y’all! Each book is about 10K words in length and will be available on Pottermore and other book-selling sites!

 

Happy fangirling!

 

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Fan Girl Friday!

Fan Girl Friday

 

Y’all, I’m glad it’s Friday, but I’m also super bummed. Why? Because I’m in Oklahoma when I SHOULD be in San Diego.

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Sigh. For those of us stuck at home, anxiously watching our Twitter feeds to see what’s going down at #SDCC, I have some geeky goodies that will help you feel a little less sad about missing all the fun.

 

This year at Comic Con, Toys R Us is debuting new Batman play sets and they are awesome and full of girl power!

Photographer Dennis Stylist Lin

Photographer Dennis
Stylist Lin

Oh yes! That’s Batgirl from the original 1960’s TV show! AND, there’s another set with my favorite, Harley Quinn and the Dark Knight himself!

 

And speaking of the caped crusader, check out this A-DORK-ABLE dress from ModCloth!

Batman dress

Isn’t it so stinking cute?! I think I know what I’m putting on my Christmas list…

 

This fall, we’re going to see new episodes of our fave shows as well as new toys! Like this Agent Carter Vinyl Pop!

Peggy Carter Vinyl Pop

Peggy’s “Pop” will be released this August! I NEED one of these! I think I may get a Captain American one and put them on a shelf close together. I totally ‘ship them!

 

Love Games of Thrones so much you want to live it, but not much of a LARP-er? Then pick up one of these play sets from HBO and you can pass it off as your kid’s!

Iron Throne Playset

Exclusively from HBO, this line of GoT figurines and sets are basically the show come to life! The first set, above, features Joffrey, Tyrion, and Lannister guards with the Irone Throne. Future sets will have Daenerys, John Snow, Ghost, Grey Worm, Rhaegal and so much more!

 

Y’all, like the boy wizard, I feel as though Hogwarts will always be my home. Anytime I see ANYTHING HP-related, I have to buy it. And it looks like ThinkGeek will be getting a deposit from my Gringott’s account soon! Look at these excellent earrings:

Harry Potter earrings

Seriously. How stunning would you look with these dangling from your ears as you walked into the Yule Ball?

 

Happy fangirling!

Fan Girl Friday!

Fan Girl Friday Mario Badge

 

TGIFGF—Thank Goodness Its Fan Girl Friday! After the week I’ve had, I need some dorky delights to cheer me up (and I bet you do too)!

 

Now that the sun’s out (and guns out—ha!) I need these DC siren’s shades to keep me cool (in more ways than one)!

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Seriously, how kick-a are these glasses? I need, NEED the Harley Quinn ones!

 

My favorite car of all time is a VW bus. I told Huff the Hubs that when we win the lottery (which we never play) that I want to have a bus restored as our “family car”. Until then, I’ll settle for this super cute sleeping bag from Modcloth!

vw sleeping bag

 

We all know that there are only a few folks worthy of holding Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir. One’s the golden-locked god himself, Cap, and Jarvis’ alter ego. But now, thanks to Think Geek, YOU are worthy!

Mjolnir

Its handcrafted and comes with a wall mount to display with honor in your living room! How awesome would this bad boy look attached to your wall?!

 

Now that summer’s here, everyone’s looking for ways to keep their drinks cold. Thanks to Perpetual Kid, you can keep it cold…and logical.

spock koozee

Relax on the back porch and gaze out into galaxies yet to be explored with these awesome drink koozee!

 

Happy fangirling!

Fan Girl Friday

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Hey fangirls and boys, I’m back with another round-up of geeky goodies! Mother’s Day is next Sunday, and I’ve found some gifts for the nerd-mama in your life! Let’s get to it, shall we?

 

I love purses. I’m kind of like Jessica Day in that sense. If you’ve got a mom that loves to accessorize and show off her nerdy side, then look no further than Etsy shop, Geeky Girl Glitter!

batman purse

How cute is that Batman purse? She also has a Vinyl Pop inspired Harley Quinn bag and other DC heroes/villains-themed goodies! Go check her out!

 

This next find is awesome because it can be a gift for Mom AND Dad! When going places with a little one, diaper bags can be a tad overwhelming. They’re not the most functional satchels; everything falls to the bottom! But not in this bad boy:

tactical diaper bag

It’s a tactical diaper bag! Exclusively from Think Geek, this bag has two removable pouches, 16 pockets (with zippers), AND Velcro name patches! Plus, it goes with everything with its simple black style!

 

Got a techy mom who also likes to stay fabulous? Check out this iGlam lipstick stylus from Perpetual Kid!

liptstick stylus

Now she can access apps easier—like Facebook to post embarrassing photos of you!

 

If your mom is more of a wine connoisseur, keep her looking tidy with these!

wine wipes

Their Wine Wipes! They keep Mom’s lips, teeth, and tongue clear of red wine stains so she can have more than one glass and no one will know!

 

Plus, you can pair it with one of these fantastic glasses!

rapunzel wine glass

Etsy shop owner Kelly Arce Designs has a collection of Disney-themed wine glasses! I LOVE the Rapunzel one and the Cruella de Ville one! She also has a Harry Potter-inspired goblet!

 

Happy fangirling!

Fan Girl Friday

Ah, Friday. Once again you grace us with your beautiful presence and boatloads of geeky gossip and fangirl fabulosity to get us through the last few hours of the grind!

Remember last summer when that weirdo-beardo statue of Colin Firth’s Mr. Darcy popped up in a lake in London, leaving many of scratching our heads and thinking, “Huh?” Well, our favorite sexy sleuth has done his own rendition of “Darcy-ing”, wet t-shirt and all! (Warning: this picture is very swoon-worthy. Try not to faint, ladies.)

"I love you, most ardently."

“I love you, most ardently.”

And he’s not just doing this so we can all bask in the glory of Benedict’s beauty. This is one of many shots taken for the “Give Up Clothes for Good” campaign, benefiting cancer research! Its a win-win!

 

In other crush-worthy-television-nerdy-boy news, the final season of How I Met Your Mother is going to be released on DVD in just 4 days! There’s going to be tons of bonus extras, including a MUCH better ending to the tale of Ted Mosby (but you can watch it before you buy it here) and we FINALLY get an answer to the question that’s been plaguing us since Season One: WHERE DID THE PINEAPPLE COME FROM?!

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Seriously! We were told that all loose ends were going to be tied up but there’s was no reference to the pineapple incident at all in the season finale! That is, until now. Oh yes my friends, the mystery has been solved:

 

Comic Con 2015 tickets go on sale in TWO months, people! Hear that, Huff the Hubs? TWO. MONTHS. I think I need to start getting my cosplay outfits ready. Starting with this a-dork-able hoodie from Think Geek!

"Hey, puddin'!"

“Hey, puddin’!”

Isn’t it awesome?! I must has the precious!

 

Whenever I’m asked what my spirit animal is, its an easy answer: Grumpy Cat. I freaking love that feline! Even though she hates everything, I adore her (yeah, GC is totes a girl!). Which is why I am extremely excited that Lifetime is doing a movie about the kitty this winter. And the voice of the angsty cat? None other than Parks and Rec star, Aubrey Plaza! Isn’t that perfect?!

We hate all the same things.

We hate all the same things.

 

 

Do you realize that there are only 96 days until Christmas?! Let that sink in. And, if you’re like me, you know about half a dozen little girls who desperately want Frozen toys. If you’ve been to Target or Wal-Mart lately, you may have noticed that finding anything with Anna, Elsa, or Olaf’s face on it is like searching for a needle in a haystack.

frozen toys

 

But, according to The Huffington Post, Disney manufacturers WILL be able to provide dolls, action figures, and dress up outfits for your Frozen fan this holiday season! Disney claims they learned their lesson after what happened with The Little Mermaid. Evidently, “researchers” thought that little girls wouldn’t want to play with dolls with red hair (idiots) so they ordered basically ZERO dolls and/or memorabilia! They lost out on a ton of cashola and kids all over were forced to pretend to be Ariel in their bathtubs because there were zilch dolls!

 

All this talk about shopping and Christmas is getting me amped up for Black Friday! Maybe I should go look at my Black Friday prediction sites…

Fan Girl Friday

Here at the Huffman House, we love all things geeky: Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Settlers of Catan….you name it, we love it. Also, Huff the Hubs is a HUGE Batman fan, which has made me a Batman fanatic as well. I mean, I’ve always liked Batman as much as the next girl; I even watched the animated series as a kid. But ever since he introduced me to Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, I can’t get enough of the Batman universe.

And it’s not just the caped crusader that I love. I even have some affection for the baddies; mostly Harley Quinn. She’s the hopelessly devoted girlfriend of The Joker with the straight-from-the-1950’s Jersey accent. SHE. IS. AWESOME.

So when I heard of an all-new stage production called Batman Live, I was a little conflicted. Yeah, it’d be cool to see, but won’t think basically be like Sesame Street Live only with Batman? I assumed it’d be something my super hero loving nephew would like, but probably not Huff the Hubs.

Oopah Gotham Style!

Then, we saw the preview.

IT. WAS. BAT-TASTIC.

I showed the hubs and said: “We HAVE to go to this!” So, we looked at the days and times (and chose the showing we assumed there wouldn’t be as many children) and today’s the day! We’ve been waiting for this since the middle of the summer and I feel like a little kid about to go to the circus!

Seeing as how this is as close to a con as we’ll get, since San Diego is so far and there aren’t any on the horizon here in Oklahoma, I’ve been a ball of anxious fangirl energy all week. It’s really all I can think about (well, that and Vampire Diaries. Did you watch last night?!).

I’ve even laid out our outfits for tonight.

I really, really hope Huff the Hubs wears that utility belt.

I bought the Bat belt last year on the day after Halloween. Hubs’ is still in the package, but my nephew LOVES his! I’ll be sure to update the post later and let everyone know if it was cheesy or mind-blowing.

In the meantime, hold on to your capes. The Dark Knight is about to take the stage!

 

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Update: The show was AMAZING! There were a few parts that were a little cheesy, but for the most part, it was awesome! The guy who played The Joker was spot on with his voice! Harley Quinn too! She was really the star of the show (of course, I’m a little bias). If you have a chance to see it, DO IT.