1,000 Likes Competition – The 411

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Hello again folks!

After a lot of thought and consideration, I toyed with a number of ideas for ways in which to win this awesome Play Arts Kai Harley Quinn figure.

I thought of doing a Bonus Ball draw based on an upcoming Lotto draw – pay £1 per number.  Good, randomised way of doing it but it limits the competition to a maximum of 49 folks.  Plus, it’s not really a fitting way of putting this fantastic piece up for grabs!

The typical competition apps that are out there suck, to be fair.  It’s all well and good getting folks to like and share something – I mean, how may times have you hit like just for the sake of it and never gone back to the page or whatever again?

And, thanks to a mini brain-storming session some other ideas milling about in this floundering mind rose to the surface triumphant!

So, it seems only right that this lovable rogue receives your love to decide the ultimate winner.  It’s time to get your creative caps on and show how much you love her!

Entries can include any form of creativity – a drawing, a poem, short story, vlog, song, love letter (don’t creep us out too much)…anything that you feel conveys how badly you want this figure in a non creepy, pure fun kinda way.  Entries have to be unique (no Google images or similar means of cheating) – you have to personalise your work to show that it wasn’t ripped off of someone else so your name needs to be clearly on any written/drawn works as well as the hashtag #Nerdgazzum.  Any video pieces should be pretty obvious that you are who you are.  Any audio sent in needs to have your name mentioned either at the start or the end of your piece.

I know that sounds like a lot of work, but Harley Quinn doesn’t just give herself to anyone, puddin’.

The competition is open as soon as this post has been published and closes at midnight on June 30th so you have an entire month to hone your craft.

Eligible entries will then be assigned an entry number (any ineligible entries will be rejected).  After the cut-off date the entry numbers will be put into random.org to decide the winner!

Any written or drawn entries can be sent in via the Facebook Page, Instagram or Twitter.

Audio/video submissions can be done via Youtube or any other audio/video site and send the link and details of your entry in a message on either the Facebook Page or Twitter.

The competition is open to all locations however, if an entrant outside of the UK wins, they will be liable for postage costs at the rate of International Signed For via Royal Mail.

Good luck, everyone!  I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!!

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ENTRIES SO FAR:

#1  Leanne Quinn Squires

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#2 Raven Lilly

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#3  Ellie Jayden

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#4  SumBodyArt

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#5  Dale Jenkins

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#6  Lee Halliday

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#7  Rachel Spilsbury

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#8  Emma Scott

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#9  Sharon Scott with a written entry:

Oh Harley Quinn fair of skin, full of sin how you have my head in a spin…

You drop the bomb and then your gone, I sit there torn…

Your smile its beaming but your lack of feeling leaves my heart reeling…

Oh Harley Quinn fair of skin please let me in to your heart of sin

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Music From The Borderlands

Two blog posts in one day?  Double-yew-tee-eff?

I’ve been meaning to write this for a while and figured I’d do it now seeing as I’ve written a post earlier.

Now, Borderlands.  Fantastic game series (although, I must admit, I got bored in Borderlands 2…well, not so much bored but sometimes I feel overwhelmed in open-world games and get anxious) and one major thing I love about them is the sound quality.  From the fantastic voice acting to the sound effects and ambience but what I REALLY love is the m from the opening sequences/adverts.

Borderlands turned me onto Cage The Elephant with “Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked”.

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Then there’s Borderlands 2 which came in with “Short Change Hero” by The Heavy.

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Sadly, I haven’t played any of the other games in the series with the exception of the TellTale Games.  At the time of writing this, I have recently completed episode 2.

Tales From The Borderlands Episode 1 features “Busy Earning” by Jungle.

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And, episode features Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra with “Kiss The Sky” which has now become my favourite tune at the moment!

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Aside from the kick-ass tuneage the sequences themselves are awesome.  I love how ‘ballsy’ they are.  Generally, the pop culture references and parodies within the Borderlands universe sings to me and hopefully, I shall be getting engorssed in the Handsome Collection some time very soon!

You may also notice that my Nerdgazzum cover photo that I had commissioned Sick Droid Artwork to put together for me a little while back takes its inspiration from the Borderlands cover.

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Nerdful Things 30/05/15

I’ve been slacking on the blog front – finding time to concentrate to write something of substance has been a bit of a battle due to a variety of factors.  Not knowing what to write about has been a major one, mind!

Hopefully this can become a regular feature and, I’m pretty chuffed with the image I rattled up in Photoshop in an homage to my favourite author.  Ever.

So what is’Nerdful Things’ about?  Well, in a nutshell, it’s a showcase of the items you NEED in your life.  From Batman to My Little Pony, I felt that amidst the plethora of updates that go out, it’s easy to miss some killer items I have for sale.  Think of it as my very own ICYMI (in case you missed it).

Along with that, you can of course subscribe to the RSS feed for the store to keep up with any updates!

Anyhoo, let’s crack on with this weeks Nerdful Things (apologies for the bias towards DC)!

First up…

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I was able to get 5 of these awesome Mezco Batman: The Dark Knight Returns 12:1 action figures in.  2 have sold and I figured I’d keep one for myself as the prices elsewhere (provided it’s in stock) absurd and they’re only going to get more expensive over time I’m sure!

Next up, these awesome Hello Kitty DC Wonder Woman, Super Woman and Batwoman Plush dolls!  I’ve sold quite a few of these already – oddly enough, most have been to folks over in the States/Canada!  Everywhere else has these listed as available at the end of June but, fortunately for me, I have access to them super early.  I’m ordering them in per order so if you want to grab these at a super price (Forbidden Planet is listing them for £22.99 and then their shipping fees on top) then head on over to the store!

Next, we have this super cool Dark Knight Rises Nendoroid action figure.  This awesome figure seems pretty popular too (also decided to have one for myself)!

Surprise, surprise – another item I have ordered for myself (the Batman one).  Another popular range (Flash seems especially popular – the colours are awesome).  These Batman, The Flash and Superman mesh jerseys are a must have for DC fanboys and girls!

Moving away from DC (what?  I can’t help loving DC!) there’s the fantastic Jaws Funko ReAction figures.  Can you believe Jaws celebrates its 40th anniversary soon?  Can you also believe that folks STILL think the shark’s name is Jaws?  You can pre-order them now!  Items available:

Continuing with the Funko ReAction retro vibe…they’re baaaaack!  Yes!  These awesome Gremlins figures are available to pre-order.  Another staple of my childhood and many others’ – if these don’t constitute as Nerdful Things then I do not know what will!  Re-enact some of your favourite scenes with these little buggers!  Items available:

There are many more coll items on the store (the front page has up to 99 of the newest listed items) and of course there is the RSS feed as I mentioned above!

If you don’t already, then like my page on Facebook, follow me on Twitter and Instagram!

Also, check out my items on eBay!

 

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1,000 Likes Competition

I posted on Facebook earlier today regarding the (much delayed) 1000 like competition.  I’m still working on the details but felt I should say a bit more about it here.

So it’s for this stunning Harley Quinn Play Arts Kai figure.

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I don’t want to bring the mood down by delving into my woes which have kinda caused the delay – there’s enough of that (and I’m sure there’ll be more) over on my personal blog.

So, once I have the details finalised I will update Facebook and this blog with the 411 and, in the meantime, feel free to spread the word for any folks you reckon would be interested in this awesome prize!

 

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Delayed Items

[As of 30/09/15]

Seeing as there are a number of items I have on order with my suppliers and, in some cases, some are suffering extreme delays so I figured it’d be a good idea to have this post as a means of giving real-time updates on the status of said items.

Now, I have had a number of e-mails and communications with customers – some polite and understanding.  Others not so.  I have even had the accusation of running a false store front (despite the fantastic feedback on eBay, the Facebook page and the store itself…) so I thought this would also be a good idea in the name of transparency and to build an element of trust for customers who have never bought from me before and these form their first purchase or they may have heard of such issues.

As much as I’d love to be able to dictate to Funko and/or my suppliers what’s what in the world of distribution, I can’t.  I have no control over such matters and can only pass the information on.

I have had some issues with customers demanding refunds and, due to the nature of their purchase(s) this is not possible (as per the terms and conditions that they agree to upon completion of the checkout process)

I understand how frustrating delays can be.  Trust me, I know from both sides of it being a consumer and a retailer.  So, without further ado, here is the latest I have on the items subject to delays:

First up, and the biggest thorn in my side is the SDCC 2014 Unmasked Deathstroke.  There is no ETA on him at the moment but I have been assured he will be coming in.  He’s the biggest pain for me due to the fact a large number of folks are awaiting him…including myself for my own personal collection!

EDIT: Deathstroke orders cannot be fulfilled as stock cannot be acquired.  Please read this post for more details.

SDCC 2015 Grinning Ultron is incoming and should be here this week.

Rapunzel (with Frying Pan) is continuously being chased.

Ghostbusters Vinyl Idolz are unavailable – all affected customers have been contacted and refunded.

Next up: Winged Castiel.  I had a batch in a while back and, since then, he seems to have grown even more popular meaning that there’s a few I am waiting for to fulfil a number of orders.  More were expected by the end of April but I am awaiting an update on this as, obviously, we’re past that point now.

Dancing Groot and Gold Smaug have also suffered delays since the last batches were in.  As with Castiel, above, they were expected by the end of April and are pending an update.

I will sticky this post so it’s easy to navigate to and update it as and when I have further info!

 

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Podcast

Alongside being on iTunes, I have submitted my podcast to a variety of sites to “ping” it.

I am working on a structure to the “show” to make it something a lot more streamlined and “worth the download”.  I need to figure out what I want my podcast to actually be.  For Nerdgazzum I’m thinking some shop talk and some geek news at the forefront and just go with the flow and let it grow to eventually take on what else suits the theme.

In the meantime, any constructive feedback is welcome so I can tailor this into something that folks enjoy!

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