Winner of the X-Men Nagel-Inspired Shirts from MightyFine.com!

The winner for ‘X-Men 80′s Patrick Nagel Designs’ is Heather aka @ZombiEdward! I loved reading everyone’s “If I were a mutant…” response on Twitter, Facebook and the blog post. Thanks to everyone to entered the contest and a HUGE thanks to Mighty Fine for sponsoring this contest. 

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Congratulations again Heather/@ZombiEdward! She won because not only did she explain what her mutant power would be, but described her impressive costume too! I know who I’m siding with when the mutant war erupts. Check out her answer: 

“I already have my answer for this (thanks to playing table-top super hero games.) I would have the mutant ability to control metal. Not just a Magneto thing, I’d kick more ass that he does. He can only magnetize, I could magnetize, rust, bend, melt, weld. If metal can do, so could I. My super hero name would be MetalSurge and my costume includes a metal spiked covered leather jacket and metal boots and all of the metal in my clothes can then meld together to form a full bodysuit when the mutant fighting begins.” 

Picture of the Week and Contest- X-Men 80’s Patrick Nagel Designs

I bet you thought this post would come with leg warmers and shoulder pads, nope! Just totally gnarly X-Men apparel from Mighty Fine (welovefine.com) from their 80’s Art Fashion Series. These bodacious X-Men babes are inspired by the 1980’s minimalistic illustration style of Patrick Nagel.

The day I discovered welovefine.com was the same day I ordered a Storm Nagel-inspired shirt (and Phoenix for a friend’s birthday gift). The icing on the cake was when I received my package in the mail and not only did I get my shirts but also they threw in some great Mighty Fine swag. It included a big bag with Hello Kitty on one side and Elmo on the other, a Mighty Fine poster with my name on it and some stickers. It was a nice touch to see all that fun stuff in my box which shows how they go the extra mile to make their customers happy. They also keep adding new and fun Nagel-inspired designs check them out here.  

Mighty Fine has much more (non-80’s) addictive designs and shirts ranging from My Little Pony to Star Wars.  Since I love you and these shirts so much I’m going to give one away to a lucky reader! A huge thanks and shout out to Mighty Fine for sponsoring this contest! 

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Contest Rules to WIN a Nagel-Inspired X-Men shirt from Mighty Fine:

  • – Answer the following question: If you were a mutant, what would your powers be?

  • – Subscribe to my blog on the top right hand side of the page or click here 
  • – Like my Facebook page 
  • – You can submit your answer THREE different ways (or all of them if you fancy):
  •           – The comments section of this post
  •           – Facebook: Post your caption in the comments section of this image
  •           – Twitter: tweet me @girl_gone_geek your answer using #ifiwereamutant (you can use more than one tweet to respond)
  • – Winner will be chosen next  on Monday Sept 5th


Happy 4th of July from Jubilee!

 Jubilee is the unofficial spokesperson of the 4th of July according to me.  Why?  Well because she shoots fireworks from her hands of course!  On behalf of Jubilee I want to wish everyone a safe and Happy 4th of July.  Leave the fireworks to Jubilee and the professionals we don’t want any missing limbs! Continue reading →

Picture of the Week- X-Muppets and Interview with the Artist Rahzzah

X-Muppets

Everyone loves a mashup! Not one, but two of your favorite things in one brilliant package. The doubly amazing X-Muppets made by the talented Rahzzah is no different. I was buzzing with nostalgia at seeing Jim Henson’s muppets all X-Men’ed out. Rahzzah couldn’t have picked better muppets to represent these mutants, with Animal as Wolverine and Beaker as Cyclops it’s as if they were meant for this mashup!

Check out Rahzzah’s Deviant Art for more of his art work and interview and gallery below. Continue reading →

X-Men: First Class Spoiler Free Review

The X-Men trilogy was plagued with the ever so common trilogy disease where it starts off good and ends tragically (Spiderman I’m looking at you). I’ve done a good job at blocking X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine from my memory and I’d like to keep it that way. Thankfully, X-Men: First Class was actually good!

Back when the rumors about First Class started coming out my expectations were pretty low. Now I’m not an X-Men expert at all, but I knew enough to know that this “origin story” was a bit off… really off.  First Class? As in the first team of X-Men? Where’s Angel, Cyclops, Iceman and Marvel Girl? Professor X has hair and can walk… wait what?! It was as if the writers took all the pages of X-Men comics added a few of their own, threw them all in a blender and out came the First Class plot.

Then came the cheap Photoshop 101 poster, which didn’t help with my already low expectations. However, the trailers were FC saving grace. They gave me some hope; perhaps it isn’t going to be so bad after all. But I still held my reservations; we all know trailers can be very deceiving.

On to what you came here for, a non-spoiler review. Continue reading →

Weekly Links- Articles, Images, Video and More! (1/22)

Articles:

Banksy’s Identity for Sale on eBay via Geek0System

Nintendo 3DS New York Press Conference (via Otakus and Geeks)

Angry Birds the Animated Series Coming Soon! (via GeekoSystem)

3DS graphics review (via GamesRadar)

Top Five Movie Heroines: The Guys of BabbleOn 5 Weigh In (via Girls Are Geeks)

Man Hospitalized after playing real life Frogger via Geeks Are Sexy

Anne Hathaway will play Catwoman in Nolan’s next Batman film via Gaming Angels

Images (and more):

C is for Chewie via Art Break

God Save the Queen (or Princess) via veryarthurdentofme.tumblr.com

Stormtrooper in Detention via Geeks are Sexy

Throne of Games via Meme-Meme Tumblr

Best skin care cream of all time!!! via 9GAG

Geeky Scarves via Geeks are Sexy

Cool Gas Mask Ring via Manillusion

X-Men Family Tree via Topless Robot

Videos:

Metal Gear Solid Art Guy Yoji Shinkawa Paints Solid Snake Live via GeekoStystem

3 Minutes of Awesomeness via Geeks are Sexy

Starship: Acid Drive via Geeks are Sexy

Sunday Funnies- If Superheroes Were Hipsters (9/19)

College Humor brings us this weeks Sunday Funny “If Superheroes Were Hipsters”.  Living in the Hipster Capital of the world makes this extra funny.  Also I love how Spiderman is the Michael Cera prancing meme check it out here.