Cosplay on acid — the weirdly redundant art of dimestore scifi costumes

Vintage department store costumes followed a strangely predictable formula: soulless plastic mask + psychedelic torso art with the character's face again (for absolutely no reason). Here are some of your favorite scifi characters looking like narcissistic lunatics. First off, we have the Alien. It's like he was his own … » 8/18/10 2:55pm 8/18/10 2:55pm

Sid and Marty Krofft Thrive After MySpace Transplant

I rarely find myself getting excited about developments in the world of MySpace, but I'm pretty damn gleeful about the new Sid and Marty Krofft page. The Kroffts had a series of kid shows on network TV, mostly in the 1970s, which featured a lot of scifi themes and geek humor. Krofft shows contained a mix of ongoing… » 7/10/08 7:00am 7/10/08 7:00am

New Toys Will Vaporize The Contents Of Your Wallet

Toy Fair is going on right now in New York City, and besides Comic-Con, it's probably the geekiest time of the year, sending shuddering fangasms through everyone who's ever wanted a scale-model replica of the flux capacitor. This year finds a ton of science fiction toys on display, and we've already put several things… » 2/19/08 9:40am 2/19/08 9:40am