The Nerd Blitz Question Of The Week #123

Guess who’s back?
No, not whatever that thing you said is.
It’s us, the masterminds behind the groundbreaking, earthshaking, completely original and well thought out concept known & loved the world over as The Nerd Blitz Question Of The Week!
Let’s see what this week has in store, aye?

This week, after the mad man that’s been plaguing you for the last month or so took a bathroom break last week, he shuffles back in to the room to pester you some more.
He wipes his nose on your curtains and screams “YA KNOW, I WAS POKIN’ AROUND DOWN THE HALL IN YOUR SHIT CLOSET AND I JUST SO HAPPENED TO NOTICE THAT YOU HAVE COMIC BOOK THEMED HAND TOWELS, AND I GOTTA SAY, THAT JUST GOT ME TO WONDERIN’…”
His eyes blink out of sync and he poses this week’s brand new Question: What Is The Weirdest Comic Book You Have Ever Stumbled Across?

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Fitz’s Toy Chest #19: Six Million Dollar Man

Welcome back everybody! This time out I’m digging deep into the darkest recesses of the Toy Chest to present you with what I believe was my very first action figure.

The Six Million Dollar Man
Company: Kenner
Acquisition Year: 1978?
Acquired via: Unknown
Years In Possession: 40+

Like most little kids of the 70s I loved the old 6 Million Dollar Man and Bionic Woman shows. Truth be told I probably watched way more Bionic Woman than SMDM, but that was more for Lindsey Wagner than the action.

This was definitely one of the first “action figures” I ever owned and I couldn’t tell you how I got it. I want to say I can remember getting it at the drug store near our house (the same place I would later get several of my early Star Wars figures) but I can’t be sure, it could have just as easily been a garage sale special.

What always intrigued me most about this guy was the fake rubber arm skin that you could roll back and reveal his bionic arm circuits. The addition of that was really a genius feature for an otherwise kinda “meh” line of toys.

You could actually remove the little circuit blocks from his limbs. I suppose this was so you could pretend to make repairs and put the parts back in, which was cool but in my case just led to pieces being lost.

The same was true for that rubber arm skin, it was difficult to roll up and down and the material itself degraded extremely fast. None of it is left on mine at all.

He also had the unique (at the time) Bionic Eye feature that let you look through one of his eyes. This same type of gimmick would be used a few years later by Kenner on their 12″ Boba Fett (to much better effect). On the SMDM the eye was cool to look through but it made for a very freaky looking face, almost like he was missing an eye completely.

One bad thing about these figures was the material they were made out of. Whereas Kenner’s later 12″ Star Wars figures used soft material similar to a Barbie doll for the human characters like Luke and Leia, the SMDM line used a very hard and brittle plastic that feels very cheap and led to a lot of cracks and broken limbs.

The plastic was so cheap and thin that it actually melted badly in the heat. This is what happened from being stored in a hot attic (against my explicit instructions I will point out)

Unlike Barbie however, Kenner molded modesty into this figure by way of tight-reddy jockey shorts. I guess they were afraid of kids seeing his bionic dong. Hilarious.

As with 75% of the soft goods for my 12″ Star Wars figures, the SMDM figures I had all lost their clothes to my sister’s Ken dolls. And no, I will never let it go.

In all I eventually had 3 figures from this line and that’s it. Austin, Oscar, and the coolest of all the figures, Mask-A-Tron, the robot that came with different faces to use as disguises. I never even knew about Bigfoot or any of the accessories/playsets you could buy until just a few years ago.

SMDM was my first real taste of action figures (along with a couple random MEGOs) but my interest in those were very short lived as almost immediately they were eclipsed by the juggernaut known as Star Wars.

Well that about does it for this edition of Toy Chest. Come back in December when I go full “first world problems” and list the highest highs and lowest lows of Christmases past!

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Episode 104.5: Sploosh (***Mando Spoilers***)

In this episode, mondo, mega, super duper, giant sized, jumbo jam packed, for just a quarter more you can get an extra large upgrade, to full on, double barrel, all over your face, neck, and chest, ***SPOILER ALERT*** for season 2, chapter 13 of Star Wars: The Mandalorian!

If you’re still reading this description, then you know in this extra special .5 we’re gushing about every single aspect of the first ever live-action appearance of the once hated and now legendary former Jedi Padawan, one Ahsoka Tano, played pretty damn amazingly by the incredible Rosario Dawson.

But Snips isn’t the only thing we’re drooling about, because after over a year of speculation we finally learn some background on The Child including his actual factual real life name, get references to a SHIT TON of things in the broader Star Wars universe, old and new canon, so buckle the fuck up cause we’re about to get super giddy and super nerdy.

URL: Episode 104.5: Sploosh (***Mando Spoilers***)
Direct Download: tnb104_5.mp3

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Episode 104: I Can Agree With That

In this episode, things are gettin’ good and then bitchy (shocking, we know) in the only way we know how to do them as we go the nerdiest route possible through some of our favorite topics in a jam packed ep that may or may not include a surprise or two!

We start off talkin’ about some ratchet ass hoe who just so happens to be more than a wee bit cuckoo, of ya know what I mean, then we take a trip to Taker town for the opening salvo of a celebration a legendary career, which sees us shockingly spin the conversation into D&D territory.

Then we get back to our roots by way of a fuck this shit that we’ve probably touched on 9 or 20 times, but a recent development makes it a fresh wound yet again so somebody has a lot to whine about on that front, so you best buckle up, strap yourself down, or do something of that ilk cause this is one hell of a rollercoaster.

URL: Episode 104: I Can Agree With That
Direct Download: tnb104.mp3

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The Nerd Blitz Question Of The Week #122

The gong has rung out for the final time and the last outlaw has now riden off into the sun set.
There are a lot of things to talk about, so let’s dive into it.

The demon of death valley has finally hung up his hat and coat and officially retired.
I’m glad to see he went out the way he came in, as pure Deadman.
For an in character announcement of that fact, that was about what I expected from The Phenom.
Short and too the point, but with a shit ton of the theatrics the character is known for in the forme of musical tesla coils, the towers of flame, and a holographic appearance from Paul Bearer.
It was a really great send off, and probably the best they could have done given the current craziness of the world.

So, with all of that in mind, this week we have a 2 pronged question releated to big evil which has us wanting to know: Over The Course Of His 30 Year Career, What Has Been Your Favorite Moment And Incarnation Of The Undertaker?

Leave your answer down in the comments below or tweet it to us over on the Tweety times @NerdBlitzPod or by using the incredibly well thought out hashtag #TNBQotW.

Special thanks goes out to the good sir @SteBoost for creating our eye catchingly sexified logo for this here weekly segment known as The Nerd Blitz Question Of The Week.

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And for more great Nerd Blitz content, head over to Patreon.com/NerdBlitzPod or TSDJAProductions.bandcamp.com

And finally, the world is a rough place right now, gang.
If you can, do whatever is within your ability to improve it, even if only a small amount.
Take care of yourselves, wear a mask, and we’ll see you again soon.