TARDIS Beach Towel Dries in Doctor Who Style

Doctor Who TARDIS Beach Towel
The Doctor Who TARDIS Beach Towel is appropriate for shores and poolsides across the space-time continuum. [Image shared by Shinichi via Flickr]
Whenever you’re lounging on a beach, whether it’s plesiosaur spotting on the shores of a prehistoric Earth or surfing the tsunamis of a terraformed Europa of the far future, having the appropriate beachwear is essential to a well-rounded experience for the savvy time traveler. And if you happen to be a rogue Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey in the constellation of Kasterborous and you answer simply to the name of Doctor — or you’re one of his companions — there’s nothing more appropriate than a TARDIS Beach Towel.

Sure, there are plenty of TARDISes roaming around time and space, but this is your TARDIS, distinctive for being stuck in the quaint shape of a 1963 police box from the UK.

This Oversized Doctor Who TARDIS Beach Towel Measures a Full 30″ by 60″

Or maybe you’re me and you just like the cut of this particular TARDIS’ jib. When I go to the beach or to a pool, I want to be noticed by everyone. Since I am not especially handsome, I need a way to attract the ladies, and what better way to do this then with a Doctor Who TARDIS Beach Towel? So if you want to be more attractive, buying the Doctor Who TARDIS Beach Towel is one way to get the eyes darting in your direction.

There are many beach towels on the market, however, many of them are cheaply made and their imprinted logos or sayings quickly fade after a few washes. This is not the case with The 100% cotton Doctor Who TARDIS Beach Towel, which measures a full 30″ by 60″ and is endowed with a deeply embedded — and officially licensed — Doctor Who TARDIS design.

The Doctor Who TARDIS Beach Towel Will Separate You from the Crowd

Whether you are at an exotic beach or just poolside, the Doctor Who TARDIS Beach Towel will separate you from the crowd. In addition, the plush luxury of the towel that is made of 100% cotton, soaks up water like a sponge. That means that not only do you get a timelessly designed towel that will stand out among the crowd but you will remain dry when not in the water.

Get your own Doctor Who TARDIS Beach Towel here! Why not celebrate Towel Week in Doctor Who style?


Loot Crate Brings Subscription Boxes to Geeks and Gamers Alike

Loot Crate Brings Subscription Boxes to Geeks and Gamers AlikeHave you heard of Loot Crate, yet? Are you too busy to go to conventions and to play dress-up as your favorite Doctor, Star Trek officer, or Stormtrooper? We all are. Trust me, there are times where I’ve wished I could just shut down my laptop, suit up as Steampunk Jabba the Hutt with Klingon ears and a Hobbit cloak, but I can’t. Too damned difficult… what with work, having a kid, and the whole “lifestyle” that comes with being a grown-up sometimes. You know?

It’s cool though, kids. Loot Crate is a subscription service that, for a fee, will send you themed surprise crates once a month filled with goodies of all kinds. Want some candy? Have some. Want some nerdy statuettes and stickers? Cool. Want some really great exclusive items that only the Loot Crate crew can get its hands on for you? It’s got that, too. The folks at Loot Crate are working hard to make sure this isn’t just a grab-bag of cheap items that you could get anywhere; they specially craft each box with a theme. This past month, we were lovingly given the coolest Deadpool shirts you could’ve imagined with stickers that mashed up Mario Bros with Ninja Turtles. Just saying, guys, they want you to have some fun.

Uncrating the Loot Crate

Every month, you receive a box that, upon opening it, gives you a card that will detail everything you have there in your “Crate.” Some folks like to run in blind and just tear through without reading that card. You totally can, but if you want to understand what that little black rubber ninja is, maybe you should check your card, yeah?

Some months, you may get a t-shirt and that means you’ll get lighter, smaller things in there. Let’s be honest: you can only cram so much in those boxes without damaging things — it makes sense. My first month was just a box full of fun toys like ninjas, bowties, and apparently randomized DC Heroes & Villains toys! Nuts, right? Did I mention the candy? Yes, nerdy candy and stuff from your youth all make appearances.

Watch as this bro and this blonde give you a rundown of their own uncrating of the most current “Mashup” crate in June.

Something I can truly appreciate about the Loot Crate is that the company knows its audience. Be that as it may, there may be a month where you get a box full of some kind of nerdy thing you don’t love as much as someone else. Cool! Gift it out! Since the Crates are surprises, there’s always going to be a little something you love more than others — but that’s kind of the fun in it. It’s like getting a surprise Christmas present for the genre you appreciate every single month. April’s Crate was “token,” where you were loaded up with tons of arcade and Street Fighter goodies, and if you’re not big into that, it just means you’ve got some kickass stuff to gift to a friend who is. Trust me: if you’re into Loot Crate, you’ve got friends who would dig the stuff you don’t. It’s never a waste.

Is Loot Crate Worth the Cost?

A monthly Crate will run you a little under 20 dollars if you include shipping and handling. You’re charged $13.37 plus $6 for shipping and handling fees — which isn’t horrible. For a year, you can subscribe and it will run you a little over $100, but that also takes care of the subscription for a year plus puts you in the running for Mega Crates, which are huge, overwhelming bundles instead of the normal subscription Crate.

junecrateIf you calculate the cost of what you’re getting in each Crate, plus the value of each item, it’s well worth it. Just this last month, the Deadpool-Aid shirt alone, on most sites, is running $30 plus shipping and handling. Include the 8-bit sunglasses, stylus pen, stickers, the discounts to Stan Lee’s Comikaze, and candies and it’s well worth the amount you paid for the Crate. Even if the items aren’t for you, the team is still making sure that you get the value that you’re putting in and more.

I have watched this company come up and rise from humble beginnings and have personally seen the hard work put out by all the folks digging deep to bring this kind of fun to the masses. While not international yet, the team is working hard to figure out ways to bring it to everyone. From what I hear, the cast of Video Game High School and its creators are “curating” the next crate. If you’re a fan of this flick and series, you might want to get in on it now! You’ve got eight days left!

In fact…

Anyone using this code at Loot Crate will get $3 off!: LOCKERGNOME

So, yes: I believe you should all take a look at it and if you’re a fan of everything nerdy, geeky, gamer related, and possibly all of the above — get your hands on a Crate. You’ll thank yourself for it.

Images provided by Loot Crate

Five Things I Think You Should See on Netflix Today

I have to admit it: I don’t really ever watch things as they come on television. Save for things that I know I can’t go without when they come on like Dexter and Sons of Anarchy, I tend to let my shows run over into Hulu Plus and Netflix territory. Why? Because not only do I have a DVR and can record what I want to watch if it’s important to me, but Hulu and Netflix have given me an opportunity to either watch it the next day if I didn’t record it or explore it again via past seasons uploaded.

Be that as it may, since finding out what Netflix is, it has been bolstered up to a massive Instant Watch collection that generally showcases new things that I haven’t seen or old favorites. My favorite older cartoons are all there, ready to be perused again and introduced to my child, and some new favorites are ready if I want to kick back and relive the moments I loved.

Candice’s Current List of Netflix Offerings:

Five Things I Think You Should See on Netflix Today

1. Sons of Anarchy — Look, I can’t say enough about this show. I’ve touted its praises on podcasts, I’ve ranted about it on Twitter and Facebook — it’s just a damned good show. You’d never know it unless you’ve actually seen it, because the commercials and trailers make it easy for the uninitiated to come to the conclusion that it’s just about a bunch of hillbilly bikers, but let me tell you: it’s way more. These are reasonable, intelligent, and cunning people, and it’s got some of the best acting I’ve seen on television in a while. Some great performances by Ron Perlman, Katey Sagal, and Charlie Hunnam really can’t be missed. Watch the first three seasons on Netflix!

Five Things I Think You Should See on Netflix Today
As you can see from my images, I watch this stuff a lot.

2. Mythbusters — While not the whole collection of everything that Adam Savage and Jamie Hynneman have ever done, it’s a pretty good offering! These two take myths from television, movies, urban legends, and lore and actually put them to the test (they even say it in the show!) to prove or disprove. Awesome, right? Who doesn’t want to see a couple of nerds blow stuff up and high-five afterwards, right? I absolutely love this show to pieces and have even visited the actual M5 Industries studio where it’s filmed.

Five Things I Think You Should See on Netflix Today

3. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe — Look, I’m not saying that this is your absolute end-all, be-all to animation, because it’s not. In fact, it’s some of the laziest animation you’ll ever see, but it’s damned entertaining. With a crudely laced morality tale woven into colorful animation about a guy who rides a purple “Battlecat” in his fuzzy undies, how can you not be amused? Skeletor sounds like Paul Lynde’s slightly more heterosexual cousin and everyone is having a good ol’ time acting like they don’t know Prince Adam moonlights as a vigilante do-gooder.

Five Things I Think You Should See on Netflix Today

4. Battle Royale — There’s something about this movie that I can’t let go of. When The Hunger Games came out, the Internet went insane when it realized it was just a teen sensation-laced, stylized version of a story akin to something we’ve heard about before. In Battle Royale, a group of students are picked when their school district “wins” a lottery to take part in “Battle Royale,” a government act (The BR Act) that is meant to whittle down the population as well as be creepily entertaining to the masses. Since the filmmakers essentially did their take on Lord of the Flies, it’s interesting to see just where Battle Royale takes the idea. We learn about schoolborne cliques and romantic interests that sway decisions where it seems parts of the student body cannot handle the idea of hurting anyone — or being murdered themselves. Watching the gritty dynamic is absolutely thrilling from beginning to end — and it’s visually superb. There’s a reason that Quentin Tarantino wanted to do a remake so badly and it’s why this should be on everyone’s Instant Queue.

Five Things I Think You Should See on Netflix Today

5. Doctor Who — I don’t know how many sci-fi fans have viewed Red Dwarf, an entertaining comedy about being marooned in space that spanned over the years in the UK. While it’s one of my favorite shows and used to be on Netflix (All eight seasons!), it has since been removed as the new season is airing this October. With that said, my second choice for sci-fi has to go to Doctor Who, and you can catch so many of the newer — and older (the program premiered in 1963) — episodes on Instant Watch right now. Following the exploits of the Doctor, a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey who chooses companions in every iteration of himself (he changes bodies often) to go through time and space to solve the universe’s (and sometimes other universes’) major problems. Admittedly, I didn’t get into it until this current Doctor and his sexy bowties, but it’s a definite addiction that you can’t put down. Check them out and find a new source of nerd there on Netflix.

So, there you go! Maybe you’ve seen some of these and maybe you haven’t, but it seems like every week that I find new things to check out on Netflix and sometimes they throw things onto the “Recently Added” that makes me absolutely giddy. As someone who loves checking back on retro animation and television I grew up with, Netflix has become my source for all of those guilty pleasures of mine.

What are you watching on Netflix? Would you suggest it? What movies are you checking out that you only heard about when you saw them on Instant Watch? Share them with me as I love to try new things on Netflix and always want to pass around ideas!

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Remote Control Dalek Exterminates Holiday Blues

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My friend Willie over at ThinkGeek sent me this new remote control Dalek to play with. If you know much about Doctor Who, you’ll know what a Dalek is.

Doctor Who is a guilty pleasure in the US and an obsession in the UK. Amazingly the show is still being produced today with the tenth successive Doctor now in play. Of course we all know the Daleks are the real stars of Doctor Who. With a toilet plunger in one hand and a elongated egg beater in the other, Daleks are some of the deadliest cyborgs in the galaxy. Bitter from being mutated by radiation and stuffed inside an inferior robot body, the Kaled people hate the Doctor (and staircases) and are bent on universal domination… and who can blame them really? Finally you too can act out your Dalek fantasies with these detailed R/C replicas. Each R/C Dalek stands 12 inches high and is happiest when gliding around your home shouting “EX-TER-MIN-ATE!” and hunting for the Doctor. Complete with tank-like controls and digitized grating Dalek voices you’ll feel just like you’re in your own low-budget BBC telly show.

Dalek features include:

  • Authentic detailed R/C Dalek stands 12″ high
  • Powered rotating head
  • Moving laser turret
  • Flashing “eye” lights and gun turret
  • Two channel R/C with tanklike controls
  • 8 Dalek sound samples including speech and exterminator gun sound
  • Directly control sound effects from buttons on the remote