A Perky Nerd’s First Fandom

My Wonder is a Marvel 

You know how I said Captain Marvel IS my Wonder Woman. Confession:  I’m a girl that didn’t grow up on Wonder Woman, so when the WW craze hit, I wasn’t THAT crazed. GASP! Of course, I was totally excited for this amazing movie with a kick ass lead and talented director. Definitely. But I never went around wishing I was Wonder Woman or watched her show.

I have made friends with some serious WW fans and while I was stoked about seeing a strong woman on the big screen, I was more excited for my friends to have their moment to see Wondy kick some ass, which I feel is how it will be when Captain Marvel comes out. While others may not be familiar with Captain Marvel, I’m ALL ABOUT HER. Everyone knows how psyched I am about Carol Danvers on the big screen. But before there was Carol Danvers, there was someone else. My first fandom, two actually. Strawberry Shortcake and Rainbow Brite. That’s my jam right there, my strawberry jam. 😜

 

First Fandoms

I have been a fangirl of all sorts of things since I was little.  Michael Jackson, MTV, Mr. Rogers, metal lunchboxes,  all of them hold a special place in my fangirl heart. But Strawberry Shortcake and Rainbow Brite were the shizzle of my dizzle growing up. I had Strawberry Shortcake bedding, Strawberry Shortcake dolls, strawberry scented chapstick and lipgloss, strawberry pop tarts, strawberry ice cream, and my favorite dessert was actual strawberry shortcake. You’d think my favorite color was pink like Strawberry Shortcake, but I actually loved ALL the colors because Rainbow Brite was my other obsession.

Wear ALL the Things!

I wanted to BE Rainbow Brite! I had a rainbow toy box. I dressed in every color I could find, red shorts, colored tights, multi colored heart shirt, every color of sunglasses and bandana headband. Accessory queen! If you got it, flaunt it and ALL of it at once. I went through a phase where I wanted a side ponytail everyday and my mom HAD TO draw a purple heart on my cheek just like Rainbow Brite.

 

Any Excuse to Dress Up!

These fangirl moments all came rushing back when I saw there was a Strawberry Shortcake comic and a Strawberry Shortcake Funko POP! coming out when we first opened the shop. And yes yes yes,  it was even Strawberry scented, as it should be. So what did I do? Throw an 80’s art show at the shop so I could dress up like Strawberry Shortcake complete with her cat, Custard. A plush I stored in my rainbow toybox that was finally freed for the occasion. Since I’m normally a blonde, actually having red hair to be Strawberry Shortcake was the ultimate!!! In case you are wondering, I had already dressed up as Rainbow Brite years ago at our first of many Halloween parties. It was a no brainer. And Jesus showed up. So much coolness as I’m a big fan of his too!

FUNKO FLUNKO!

All of this Strawberry Shortcake Funko Pop excitement and I didn’t think to save one for myself. I sold all of them!!! How does that even happen?  It didn’t occur to me that I made an epic mistake in my fangirl collection, until Rainbow Brite’s POP came out  this summer complete with her sprite, Twink.  BTW I totally have Twink as a plush in my toybox too, my mom made it for me. Adorable tiny sidekicks are my favorite.

Then, shortly after the Rainbow Brite POP released, it was announced that she was going to have her own comic too!!! OMG first Strawberry now Rainbow!!! Both of my first favorite of all favorites were coming back into my life in a the form of something I already sell. Two worlds colliding.

 

I pulled a Monica!

Suddenly, panic ensued. I can’t have a Rainbow Brite POP & comic and not have a Strawberry Shortcake one! I tried to see if I could order one from Funko to restock the shop and it was too late. It was retired.

Cue the Monica Geller “NOOOOOOOOO!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

POPS & Comics Achievement Unlocked

Retired POPs usually rocket in price, I’m totally screwed. Somehow I found a Strawberry Shortcake POP!  online for under $20 and I ordered it immediately. Achievement unlocked! Chaos averted.  My childhood will live on with my two favorites, Strawberry Shortcake and Rainbow Brite. Side by side in POP form and comic form. The tiny fangirl in me could be happy and my nerd must-have list got a little bit shorter.

 

Tell Me Yours!

It’s funny how just hearing the intro song to these two cartoons immediately transports me back. The joy of watching these powerful girls solve problems and always win against the bad guy… there’s something so comforting and inspiring about it. There’s something for everyone out there. These two just happen to be the gals that spoke to me. What’s your first fandom?

P.S.

Now that I think of it, when I was Strawberry Shortcake for Halloween, Jesus miraculously came back for one last hurrah! Ariel was there too, because you know how she is. She wants to be where the people are.

Be a Perky Nerd!

If you are a Rainbow Brite fan, don’t make the mistake I did.  Order Rainbow Brite POP here! And get psyched for the comic with 3 different covers too. All of them are equally rad.  Order issue #1 now!  Stay tuned for Perky Nerd blog posts, news, and events on our Facebook page. LIKE us and follow The Perky Nerd!

 

How a Fangirl Became a Perky Nerd

A Perky Nerd is Born 

People come into the shop and ask me all the time, “Soooooo what got you into this stuff?”  This stuff meaning the shop and everything in it. If you don’t live in Burbank, California,  the shop is The Perky Nerd. A comic book shop filled with cute collectibles, Funko Pops, games, fan art, cold brew coffee and more. Hence, the Perky Nerd (coffee keeps you perky and comics and more for the nerdy). It’s all a whirlwind how it came to be really.  I really wanted to open a cat café since I was known for my love of cats from my one woman show, “CONFESSIONS OF A CAT LADY (with a side of crazy!).” But after much research and a road trip, that idea evolved into a comic shop that sells bottled cold brew coffee.  Then, BOOM The Perky Nerd was born. So that brings me back to everyone’s question, “what got you into this?”

Perky Nerd as Ms. Marvel By Mike Essa

My First Comic Shop Experience

I usually respond with a retelling of my first comic book shop outing. I discovered Ms. Marvel comics in 2006 when my husband took me on an excursion to find some Amazing Spider-Man issues he was missing from his collection. I’m  originally from Arizona and had actually never stepped inside a comic book shop ever. So this was a new world. Shelves full of bright, pretty pages was overwhelming to this newbie. I didn’t know where to start and definitely didn’t want to ask the dudes at the counter and reveal I was a first timer. Then I saw a cover with this strong badass woman in a black leotard with long flowing blonde hair and I thought, “stop the presses, who is that? Vicki Vale.”   Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t into comics, but I definitely knew of the greats, cinematically at least. For the record, Michael Keaton is the best Batman. Michael Keaton IS Batman.  OKAAAAYYY 😆 

Carol Danvers Fever

Back to the badass on the shelf. I was intrigued by this Ms. Marvel character and picked up all the available issues.  I’ll give this a whirl and see what happens. That’s when I got hooked on Carol Danvers. She can fly, she has superhuman strength, she can shoot energy bursts out her hands, and doesn’t take shit from anyone. Her human traits were my favorite things about her as former Air Force, BFF’s with Spiderwoman, and always trying to prove herself.  I wanted to be her,  so I made a costume to be classic Ms. Marvel in the black leotard, red sash, and thigh high boots. Any excuse to dress up, so that was my costume for Halloween that year, later to find it’s called cosplay when you do it for Cons.

Becoming Nerdy 

At the time, I was not well versed in this nerd world and was not up on the lingo aka correct terminology for things. For instance,  I didn’t even know what it meant when they asked if I wanted a bag and board with my comic, “do you want a bag and board” sounded like a foreign language to me. I just laughed and said no thanks pretending like I knew.  This is why I’m very sensitive to people who seemed perplexed when I ask them at my own shop. You have to understand how intimidating it is to walk into a comic book shop when it actually is your first time. I still don’t know everything about comics and I don’t pretend to either. It’s one of the reasons I think people feel comfortable coming into the shop. It’s ok if you have never been into comics and just want to check it out.  You can like whatever you want AND you can choose to know as much or as little as you want. Thankfully, I loved the first comic I tried and got so wrapped up in Carol Danvers I wanted to know EVERYTHING. My husband even surprised me with the entire first Ms. Marvel run from the 70’s. It was like discovering buried treasure. It was so cool to find a character I liked so much. My nerd flag was flying, or so I thought.

My version of Chewie & Carol

Everyone is a Nerd

Then I went to WONDER CON. An explosion of ALL THE THINGS! That’s when being a nerd took a different and more intense turn in my world. Maybe too intense. I’m more of a casual person altogether. I like things to be fun and ….fun. Being a nerd suddenly came with lots of questions when you say you read comics and you like to cosplay. Have you read the origins of Ms. Marvel? Do you know who Captain Marvell is? Did you know DC also had a Captain Marvel? Is your costume comic accurate? OMG! This was too much. Can’t I just like something? The answer is YES, YOU CAN!  And you can do it at the Perky Nerd. You can be a fan of anything you want and you can be as big or small of a fan as you like. While I admire the hell out of guys that retain information about the entire DC Universe, or can recite every detail of the MCU, I don’t have the time to research and memorize all the ins and outs of every comic ever made. And the things I do know, sometimes leak out of my mom brain. It’s a side effect of having made a human.  Luckily, Carol Danvers was my jam, and I enjoyed learning everything about her. Til they changed her!

Comics Are Paper Soap Operas

Much to my dismay, Ms. Marvel became Captain Marvel. Not going to lie, I went into that transition kicking and screaming (not literally, ok maybe a tiny bit of screaming). I LOVED Carol as she was in all her tushy-hanging-out-glory. She rocked that leotard hard in my opinion. She was the shit as Ms. Marvel, I had dreams of playing her in the movies one day. Why change something awesome? But alas, I gave the Kelly Sue DeConnick “Captain Marvel” a try, and I felt like a kid that has to sheepishly admit their mom was right, because I ended up falling in love with this version of Carol D too. It was great! Plus, it had a great storyline with Chewie. Did I mention one of my favorite things is Carol is her cat lady aspect? She has a cat named after Chewbacca, who also happens to be one of my obsessions. Two fantastic worlds collide in the best way ever.  All the C’s. Cats, Chewbacca, Carol, Comics 😻throw in Coffee. You’ve got one Perky Nerd.

Carol D to Save The Day!

And NOW is the ultimate time to be alive. Carol Danvers is finally going to be in the movies. Obviously, I’m not playing her as I always hoped. Sad face. But, Brie Larson certainly does Carol justice.  See the trailer that makes me cry tears of joy (click here!) The best part is Captain Marvel isn’t going to be just some  cameo. She’s going to save the whole freaking world and have her very own movie. The time has come for Carol to become known by all.  I’m so thankful the MCU exists because it has made it easier for people to be nerdy.

Tiny Confession

I secretly want to keep Carol all to myself.  Sort of like when you’re a regular  at a bar. It’s quaint and cozy, the service is great and they know you by name. You want to hoard all the charm for yourself. Then, it gets on a Buzzfeed list and everyone’s favorite bar. That’s how I feel about Carol. I liked her first before it was cool. She’s a strong badass woman that becomes Earth’s Mightiest Hero. She’s the leader of next generation of the MCU. A woman led film after a long line of teasing a BLACK WIDOW stand alone.  That’s EXACTLY why I need to share. Spread that Carol D love. Increase the Carol Corps numbers. Captain Marvel is MY Wonder Woman. March 8th can’t come soon enough.

P.S. If you are wondering why Wonder Woman isn’t MY Wonder Woman, join me for the next post, “Confessions of a Perky Nerd.”

GET OBSESSED!

Check out this extensive list here of how to catch up on the life of Carol Danvers in all it’s renditions.  These books are available at The Perky Nerd so you can dive into the world of Captain Marvel now!

 

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Stay Perky, Nerds!

What we’re up to today…

11 hours ago

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Come visit @tiredgirlcollective and get awesome stuff like this print! #sdcc #captainmarvel

12 hours ago

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Perky B*tches with Chewie on the way to SDCC! Here we come!

 

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Woo! The hubby and I will be there Sat-Sun!! 😄 Our first year!

Enjoy!!!

1 day ago

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New Comic Book Day! Lots of good reads to take with you to SDCC for those long lines. #ncbd #whatsthislinefor

Spider-man gets into a tussle with some old Avenger friends #noteveryheroageswell

Jimmy Olsen recounts his adventures in Metropolis #andyouthinkbeingloislaneishard

Vampirella issue 1 #bloodygoodlooking

...and Bladerunner 2019 #thefuturelooksfamiliar

Sooo come get your material for reading outside Hall H and let me know where to find you this weekend at SDCC.

- @t1garr
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Transformers/Ghostbusters?? Kids these days and their wacky crossovers!

Did you get Orville?

1 day ago

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These are not at SDCC. These are actually at The Perky Nerd now. But not for long. They are going fast!

 

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Sandy

❤️❤️❤️❤️

Jennifer!

Shelby Coulter BABS

2 days ago

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I want to be where the people are...

The Perky Nerd calls your name. We don't exchange voices for merch though. @ The Perky Nerd
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Andy Hanson check out that voluptuous Ursula!!

2 days ago

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RPG Tuesday. This is on the shelf at The Perky Nerd now. Plus, @timbannock has a D&D group tonight starting at 7pm. Join in the fun! ... See MoreSee Less

RPG Tuesday. This is on the shelf at The Perky Nerd now. Plus, @timbannock has a D&D group tonight starting at 7pm. Join in the fun!

 

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I might need to check this one out since I cosplay as Dread Pirate Roberts.

3 days ago

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OH YEAH!!!!
Look who busted in on the cold brew!
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OH YEAH!!!! 
Look who busted in on the cold brew!

3 days ago

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Coming into Monday like...don't mess with me.

Who's ready for SDCC?
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Coming into Monday like...dont mess with me.

Whos ready for SDCC?

 

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I'm so excited! We'll be driving down Wednesday night!

Ready? Not really. I haven't had any time to prep and will be doing it all tomorrow, while also going to see Spider-Man again. 🙄😂😳🤔😥

First year in 5 I won't be there. :(

4 days ago

The Perky Nerd

Robert Brownie Jr's by @mariaelenap inspired by @kneadybakersla for our @rundisney Iron Man 5k. Love you 3000 @robertdowneyjr these monthly 5ks are super fun btw. We decided 9:30am was too early for shwarma so it's cheeseburger time instead. Tony Stark would be happy 🍔🍔🍔🍔 @ The Perky Nerd ... See MoreSee Less

Robert Brownie Jrs by @mariaelenap inspired by @kneadybakersla for our @rundisney Iron Man 5k. Love you 3000 @robertdowneyjr these monthly 5ks are super fun btw. We decided 9:30am was too early for shwarma so its cheeseburger time instead. Tony Stark would be happy 🍔🍔🍔🍔 @ The Perky NerdImage attachment

5 days ago

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It's not Randy's Donuts but our Burbank stop on the Iron Man 5k. And the only thing missing is @robertdowneyjr ... See MoreSee Less

Its not Randys Donuts but our Burbank stop on the Iron Man 5k. And the only thing missing is @robertdowneyjr

5 days ago

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Time for the Iron Man 5k with The Perky B*tches!!! @robertdowneyjr ... See MoreSee Less

Time for the Iron Man 5k with The Perky B*tches!!! @robertdowneyjr

 

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Did you girls run with the masks on? That would be amazingly scary to see.

5 days ago

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8am Iron Man 5k tomorrow morning. We meet at The Perky Nerd and take our route down the Chandler bike oath. Afterwards we get the shwarma. Tony likes shwarma right @robertdowneyjr

See you bright and early. That @stumptowncoffee is do the trick! You can get one too at The Perky Nerd. @ The Perky Nerd
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8am Iron Man 5k tomorrow morning. We meet at The Perky Nerd and take our route down the Chandler bike oath.  Afterwards we get the shwarma. Tony likes shwarma right @robertdowneyjr 

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That shirt is so cute!!!😍

5 days ago

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Btw this new piece is signed by Stan Lee!!! And the artist. MEOW! @ The Perky Nerd ... See MoreSee Less

 

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CHARLES VESS! Omg!

5 days ago

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Who wore it better?

 

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Carol of course!!

Billy idol!!

Billy. HE is the idol.

5 days ago

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Happy Caturday.

 

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Is this for sale?

6 days ago

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Anyone want to run with us Sunday before it gets hot? 8am at @theperkynerd I didn't technically sign up for this but I'm enjoying doing monthly 5ks with the Perky B*tches. Some walk, some run, some jog. There will definitely be someone going your pace. Shwarma after! @robertdowneyjr shwarma? Join the run or just have shwarma. 😁🤓😉 Shwarma 3000 ... See MoreSee Less

Anyone want to run with us Sunday before it gets hot? 8am at @theperkynerd I didnt technically sign up for this but Im enjoying doing monthly 5ks with the Perky B*tches. Some walk, some run, some jog. There will definitely be someone going your pace. Shwarma after! @robertdowneyjr shwarma? Join the run or just have shwarma. 😁🤓😉 Shwarma 3000

 

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Is shwarma open at 9 am?! 😂

6 days ago

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Hey flyboys and flygals, look what flew into our perky place? So many new #xwing ships. Get your game on now! ... See MoreSee Less

Hey flyboys and flygals, look what flew into our perky place? So many new #xwing ships. Get your game on now!

1 week ago

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Are you looking for a Prince? I've got a few if this is your type. He seems to be looking for someone too. So you've got that going for you. 😍🤓🧜 ... See MoreSee Less

Are you looking for a Prince? Ive got a few if this is your type. He seems to be looking for someone too. So youve got that going for you. 😍🤓🧜

1 week ago

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One week from now is SDCC and here's an awesome #tbt from 2015. I'm 8 months pregnant cosplaying as Scarlet Witch from the comic run when she was pregnant with twins. We met @robliefeld and had the best time. Probably the most comfortable cosplay I've done ever. Looking forward to seeing what @sdcc_2019 holds for this Perky Nerd this year. @ The Perky Nerd ... See MoreSee Less

 

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I think I know where the twins came from...

So it was Jack's first Comic-con!!

1 week ago

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Umbrella Academy discussion with my Perky B*tches. These ladies break down a book for me like no other. It's what I love about this group. I come in with my own perspective and hearing everyone else discuss it gives me new insight. Plus, Alexandra is back! And yes, that umbrella is for sale at The Perky Nerd. It's Star Wars and it changes color when it rains. @ The Perky Nerd ... See MoreSee Less

Umbrella Academy discussion with my Perky B*tches. These ladies break down a book for me like no other. Its what I love about this group. I come in with my own perspective and hearing everyone else discuss it gives me new insight. Plus, Alexandra is back! And yes, that umbrella is for sale at The Perky Nerd. Its Star Wars and it changes color when it rains.  @ The Perky NerdImage attachment

1 week ago

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New Comic Book Day! This week we got some doozies. #ncbd #wolverineorbatman

The Invisible Woman makes a solo appearance #didntseethatcoming

Batman Universe now available in comic book stores #whatisNaomibackwards

Critical Role that Black Hammer but don't forget to Reaver #whatdidijustread

CAREBEARS! #nuffsaid

Sooo yeah, come get some comics, drink a coffee, and say 'hi' to my little sis. #ohana

- @t1garr @ The Perky Nerd
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1 week ago

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The art show that started it all. GHOSTBUSTERS! What a fun night in July 2016. Ecto cooler fountain, free Twinkies compliments of @paulfeig, and badass aprons made by @brinkerkelly plus the traveler has come. It just popped into my head! 🤓 @ The Perky Nerd ... See MoreSee Less

The art show that started it all. GHOSTBUSTERS! What a fun night in July 2016. Ecto cooler fountain, free Twinkies compliments of @paulfeig, and badass aprons made by @brinkerkelly plus the traveler has come. It just popped into my head! 🤓  @ The Perky NerdImage attachment

 

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I had so much fun!

1 week ago

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Happy Anniversary to these beautiful nerds that got married at our perky place! @joskelkat @nikolcatm
#marriedmonday
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Happy Anniversary to these beautiful nerds that got married at our perky place! @joskelkat @nikolcatm 
#marriedmonday

 

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I hope a Druid officiated!

Oooh! Can I get married there? And do you sell fiancés like Pops? In boxes?

❤️

2 weeks ago

The Perky Nerd

STRANGER THINGS is coming in hot and the Earth is shaking. Let's have a weekend sale. If you live in California, take advantage of our @strangerthingstv Funko Pop sale. Buy one, get one 50% off if you buy a Stranger Things Funko Pop! If you don't live near The Perky Nerd, go to www.theperkynerdstore.comand check out over 50 Funko POPS eligible for our 2 day sale. Use code 'FunkoSale' to get 20% off when you buy two pops or more. Let's celebrate summer and all the stranger things going on this summer. ... See MoreSee Less

STRANGER THINGS is coming in hot and the Earth is shaking. Lets have a weekend sale. If you live in California, take advantage of our @strangerthingstv Funko Pop sale. Buy one, get one 50% off if you buy a Stranger Things Funko Pop! If you dont live near The Perky Nerd, go to www.theperkynerdstore.comand check out over 50 Funko POPS eligible for our 2 day sale. Use code FunkoSale to get 20% off when you buy two pops or more. Lets celebrate summer and all the stranger things going on this summer.Image attachment

2 weeks ago

The Perky Nerd

STRANGER THINGS is coming in hot and the Earth is shaking. Let's have a weekend sale. If you live in California, take advantage of our @strangerthingstv Funko Pop sale. Buy one, get one 50% off if you buy a Stranger Things Funko Pop! If you don't live near The Perky Nerd, go to www.theperkynerdstore.com and check out over 50 Funko POPS eligible for our 2 day sale. Use code 'FunkoSale' to get 20% off when you buy two pops or more. Let's celebrate summer and all the stranger things going on this summer. ... See MoreSee Less

STRANGER THINGS is coming in hot and the Earth is shaking. Lets have a weekend sale. If you live in California, take advantage of our @strangerthingstv Funko Pop sale. Buy one, get one 50% off if you buy a Stranger Things Funko Pop! If you dont live near The Perky Nerd, go to www.theperkynerdstore.com and check out over 50 Funko POPS eligible for our 2 day sale. Use code FunkoSale to get 20% off when you buy two pops or more. Lets celebrate summer and all the stranger things going on this summer.

2 weeks ago

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Hers some Tiff recommendations for summer reading. Fun stuff to read at the pool, in the car, or a long lazy weekend in bed. Just get to our perky place first to stock up. ... See MoreSee Less

Hers some Tiff recommendations for summer reading. Fun stuff to read at the pool, in the car, or a long lazy weekend in bed. Just get to our perky place first to stock up.

2 weeks ago

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How to end a 4th of July that started with a Freedom Quake.

@strangerthingstv @baskinrobbins #4thofjuly #icecream #theperkynerd
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2 weeks ago

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Don't forget we are closed tomorrow for the 4th of July. But we are open tonight til 8pm if you want to grab books or games on the way to your destination! We will see you back at the shop Friday morning for gaming. We have a LEGION tournament and new Destiny boosters. Stay safe out there while you celebrate Captain America style. ... See MoreSee Less

Dont forget we are closed tomorrow for the 4th of July. But we are open tonight til 8pm if you want to grab books or games on the way to your destination! We will see you back at the shop Friday morning for gaming. We have a LEGION tournament and new Destiny boosters. Stay safe out there while you celebrate Captain America style.

2 weeks ago

The Perky Nerd

New Comic Book Day! Too many people on the roads stop grab some issues and hunker down at home. #ncbd #everyoneonvacationatonce

DCeased gets a bit dark #badnewsforkent

Carnage-ized issues drop today with Ghost Spider and HULK #getthisthingoffme

Sonic deals with blank eyed animals and Rocko's Modern Afterlife comes to an end #coldmetaltouchofdeath #dontbitemedownunder

Weatherman and Doom Patrol kick off with new runs #whatdidijustread #iamrealarenti

Sooo yeah, get here, geet books, go home happy! Also, bring me muffins.

- @t1garr @ The Perky Nerd
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2 weeks ago

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It's NEW COMIC BOOK DAY! @rileysilverman is the winner of last month's pull list raffle. Come in on Wednesday to pick up your new comics and you get entered to win $10 gift card to The Perky Nerd. Plus, now through Labor Day if you have a pull list with 5 or more titles you will get 15% off! Never a better time to start reading comics. 🤓 @ The Perky Nerd ... See MoreSee Less

Its NEW COMIC BOOK DAY! @rileysilverman is the winner of last months pull list raffle. Come in on Wednesday to pick up your new comics and you get entered to win $10 gift card to The Perky Nerd. Plus, now through Labor Day if you have a pull list with 5 or more titles you will get 15% off! Never a better time to start reading comics. 🤓 @ The Perky NerdImage attachmentImage attachment
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