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…

14 hours ago

The Perky Nerd

Trying out some Keyforge on Thursday Night Game Night!

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Trying out some Keyforge on Thursday Night Game Night! 

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At least three people called the store, asking about Keyforge after you left, Tiffany.

thoughts? i’m skeptical

It’s fun! Would drop some money for a few decks for sure. Was pretty easy to pick up and you don't have to buy a base set unless you absolutely feel like you need the official tokens.

18 hours ago

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Dan's pick of the week!

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Alex's pick of the week.

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18 hours ago

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Watson's pick of the week!

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18 hours ago

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Adam's pick of the week.

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Adams pick of the week. 

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18 hours ago

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Tiff pick of the week!

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18 hours ago

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18 hours ago

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Jack's pick of the week!

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18 hours ago

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Thanks for noticin' me!

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Thanks for noticin me!

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1 day ago

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Perky B*tches discussed GHOSTBUSTERS 101 tonight @paulfeig @erikburnham @dannyschoening 😁😁😁

While we missed several of our normal crew who were stayed away due to sickness or worked late, we still had a great turnout with some newbies too!!! Always a fun time to unwind and talk comics, movies and our holiday plans. Next up ISOLA and Perky Thanksgiving!!!

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Perky B*tches discussed GHOSTBUSTERS 101 tonight @paulfeig @erikburnham @dannyschoening 😁😁😁

While we missed several of our normal crew who were stayed away due to sickness or worked late, we still had a great turnout with some newbies too!!! Always a fun time to unwind and talk comics, movies and our holiday plans. Next up ISOLA and Perky Thanksgiving!!! 

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2 days ago

The Perky Nerd

WEDNESDAY!! And even though it's been a rough week we can at least enjoy the world he helped bring to life and into our hearts. New comic book day is Marvelous...

Soo many Marvel titles today but most notably the Black Order gets going and Lee/Kirby live on in Uncanny X-Men 1 #multiplemayhem #leeandkirbyforever
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While on the subject of Legends, pick up the new Mr. Miracle today too #newgodscanbereborn
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Want to get away? Tried outer space? Aliens 3 will scare you home, but Firefly will take you in #whereareallthebrowncoatsat #stayoffmyfacesucker
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How about we just go have Adventure Time? #neverleavehomewithoutyoursword
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VARIANTS! #catwomanunraveled #flashmultipletimes #shesmash #virginrainbowbrite

Keep on reading, he'd love that. EXCELSIOR!
- @t1garr @ The Perky Nerd
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Can you please put aside that Dr. Horrible one-shot and the Firefly #1? I can come get them tonight.

2 days ago

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Advent Managed. Get your Harry Potter Advent calendar before the season starts. Only a few left. These are a hot commodity! Grab some Winter Cheer to set the mood.

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Advent Managed. Get your Harry Potter Advent calendar before the season starts. Only a few left. These are a hot commodity! Grab some Winter Cheer to set the mood. 

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Ha you guys need that

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Love it!!!!

3 days ago

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This Saturday from 2pm to 4pm come meet @sammaggs and buy her new book GIRL SQUADS!!!

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This Saturday from 2pm to 4pm come meet @sammaggs and buy her new book GIRL SQUADS!!! 

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3 days ago

The Perky Nerd

Check out the latest in badassery. 🤩😍

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Check out the latest in badassery. 🤩😍

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4 days ago

The Perky Nerd

Long ago, before The Perky Nerd, I auditioned to be on Stan Lee's Who Wants To Be A Superhero. Stan Lee himself appeared, larger than life on the screen in the audition and asked questions about your superhero. I was so nervous talking to the legend himself, I couldn't even tell you what the heck I was supposed to be, but it was some Rainbow Brite-esque creation. He was so nice and made you feel like you COULD actually be in the Marvelous pages of his comics. I'll never forget that crazy moment. Sad that we never got to have him as a guest at The Perky Nerd. We came in 2nd place in a contest to have him at the shop. SO CLOSE! Alas, his legacy lives on our shelves now in the AMAZING stories of the superheroes he created. EXCELSIOR! #ripstanlee ... See MoreSee Less

Long ago, before The Perky Nerd, I auditioned to be on Stan Lees Who Wants To Be A Superhero. Stan Lee himself appeared, larger than life on the screen in the audition and asked questions about your superhero. I was so nervous talking to the legend himself, I couldnt even tell you what the heck I was supposed to be, but it was some Rainbow Brite-esque creation. He was so nice and made you feel like you COULD actually be in the Marvelous pages of his comics. Ill never forget that crazy moment. Sad that we never got to have him as a guest at The Perky Nerd. We came in 2nd place in a contest to have him at the shop. SO CLOSE! Alas, his legacy lives on our shelves now in the AMAZING stories of the superheroes he created. EXCELSIOR! #ripstanlee

 

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I loved that show!

That was the best show ever!

I remember this show

4 days ago

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A MARVELous man has passed away. Stan Lee, your superheroes gave us role models, a place to escape, and excitement from our every day lives. You are a true legend because YOU are the TRUE BELIEVER. Thank you. EXCELSIOR!

#RIP #STANLEE
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A MARVELous man has passed away. Stan Lee, your superheroes gave us role models, a place to escape, and excitement from our every day lives. You are a true legend because YOU are the TRUE BELIEVER. Thank you. EXCELSIOR! 

#RIP #STANLEE

 

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Omg that is so sad!

5 days ago

The Perky Nerd

Here's the man that started our Heroes for Heroes program. Jason is a proud Marine. Happy Birthday to the USMC celebrating 243 years yesterday. Everyday you have the opportunity to donate a comic with a 10% off discount to the ammo can. If you have a family or friend in the military, please DM me so we can send them comics. Thanks for always supporting us and the men and women that serve our country.

(Picture from long ago at the Marine Ball 😁)

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Heres the man that started our Heroes for Heroes program. Jason is a proud Marine. Happy Birthday to the USMC celebrating 243 years yesterday. Everyday you have the opportunity to donate a comic with a 10% off discount to the ammo can. If you have a family or friend in the military, please DM me so we can send them comics. Thanks for always supporting us and the men and women that serve our country.

(Picture from long ago at the Marine Ball 😁) 

#veteransday #usmc #marines #heroesforheroes

 

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Once a Marine, always a Marine. Thank you for your service!

SAAAAXXXXYYY!!!!

5 days ago

The Perky Nerd

Happy Veterans Day. #shirtoftheday by @clausstudios modeled by Jack.

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Happy Veterans Day. #shirtoftheday by @clausstudios modeled by Jack. 

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5 days ago

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Happy Veterans Day! Thanks to all the men and women that serve our country and keep us safe. Due to our Heroes for Heroes program, we have had many donations from personal collections lately that can't even fit in the ammo can. So this week we had a two veterans, James and Stan, come out to pick up a nice haul to take back to the VA for veterans to enjoy this weekend. Thank you to all of our patrons who donate regularly. These comics will hopefully put a smile on some faces today.

Stop by The Perky Nerd today and buy some comics for our Heroes for Heroes program. We would like to send a couple packages to soldiers for Christmas this year. You will get 10% off any comics you buy to donate to the ammo can. Thank you!! @ The Perky Nerd
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Happy Veterans Day! Thanks to all the men and women that serve our country and keep us safe. Due to our Heroes for Heroes program, we have had many donations from personal collections lately that cant even fit in the ammo can. So this week we had a two veterans, James and Stan, come out to pick up a nice haul to take back to the VA for veterans to enjoy this weekend. Thank you to all of our patrons who donate regularly. These comics will hopefully put a smile on some faces today.

 Stop by The Perky Nerd today and buy some comics for our Heroes for Heroes program. We would like to send a couple packages to soldiers for Christmas this year. You will get 10% off any comics you buy to donate to the ammo can. Thank you!!  @ The Perky NerdImage attachmentImage attachment

 

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Tally Smith Here is the answer to your problem!

What a great program! As two vets who got married at The Perky Nerd, we endorse this fully!

6 days ago

The Perky Nerd

When your kid needs a nap, and you put up the bat signal.

Batman's cape makes the perfect sleeping bag. 😁🦇💤 Thanks @itsmorphintime17 it's the gift that keeps on giving.
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When your kid needs a nap, and you put up the bat signal. 

Batmans cape makes the perfect sleeping bag. 😁🦇💤 Thanks @itsmorphintime17 its the gift that keeps on giving.

6 days ago

The Perky Nerd

Thanks @david_avallone_freelance for stopping by to sign my Tiff Pick of the week!!! Come get a signed @therealelvira comic at The Perky Nerd 😀

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Thanks @david_avallone_freelance for stopping by to sign my Tiff Pick of the week!!! Come get a signed @therealelvira  comic at The Perky Nerd 😀 

#elvira #elviramistressofthedark #comics #saturday

6 days ago

The Perky Nerd

Veterans Day weekend sale online. X-WING pilots this is your chance to pre-order and save. But only until Sunday at midnight. Go use code XWINGCW10 now in our online shop.
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Veterans Day weekend sale online. X-WING pilots this is your chance to pre-order and save. But only until Sunday at midnight. Go use code XWINGCW10 now in our online shop.
#starwars #clonewars #xwing #veteransday #sale

6 days ago

The Perky Nerd

Feed the Wampa. Get your own Wampa now at The Perky Nerd #letitsnow

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6 days ago

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Epic Legion/X-wing campaign going on today. Stop by and check it out!

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Epic Legion/X-wing campaign going on today. Stop by and check it out!

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7 days ago

The Perky Nerd

Need some Winter Cheer? I got you!

#starwars #christmas #funkofriday #funkopop #funko #darthvader #chewbacca #r2d2 #c3po #cute #tgif #stumptowncoffee #stumptown #coffee
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Need some Winter Cheer? I got you! 

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7 days ago

The Perky Nerd

How many of you will be replicating this tonight? #mood #tgif
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#strangerthings #funkofriday #funko #funkopop #eleven #icecream #burgershirt #nopants #friyay
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How many of you will be replicating this tonight? #mood #tgif 
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#strangerthings #funkofriday #funko #funkopop #eleven #icecream #burgershirt #nopants #friyay

7 days ago

The Perky Nerd

My favorite droid has arrived and he's bringing Christmas cheer. 🎄😍

Exactly what I needed today.

#r2d2 #r2 #tgif #funko #funkofriday #christmas #love #droids #starwars
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My favorite droid has arrived and hes bringing Christmas cheer. 🎄😍

Exactly what I needed today. 

#r2d2 #r2 #tgif #funko #funkofriday #christmas #love #droids #starwars

 

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oooh does this mean Holiday Groot is coming soon? 🙂

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1 week ago

The Perky Nerd

As I was reading the names of the victims of yet another shooting, I saw a name and face I recognized. Sean Adler was one of the first coffee reps we had when we opened. He later started his own coffee company called Rivalry Roasters. We started carrying their cold brew and had several tastings with his associate, Rob. And just weeks ago, Sean opened his very own coffee house. The tagline for Rivalry Roasters is rise up and join the resistance, which I always loved because it matched our Star Wars rebel part of the shop. I cannot believe he's gone. From the reports, it sounded like he went out a hero too, trying to disarm the gunman. I am so shocked and devastated that the world lost such an inspirational guy. My heart goes out to his family and friends. I'm so sorry he's gone. #ripseanadler #borderline #nomore ... See MoreSee Less

As I was reading the names of the victims of yet another shooting, I saw a name and face I recognized. Sean Adler was one of the first coffee reps we had when we opened. He later started his own coffee company called Rivalry Roasters. We started carrying their cold brew and had several tastings with his associate, Rob. And just weeks ago, Sean opened his very own coffee house. The tagline  for Rivalry Roasters is rise up and join the resistance, which I always loved because it matched our Star Wars rebel part of the shop. I cannot believe hes gone. From the reports, it sounded like he went out a hero too, trying to disarm the gunman. I am so shocked and devastated that the world lost such an inspirational guy. My heart goes out to his family and friends. Im so sorry hes gone. #ripseanadler #borderline #nomore

 

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Thank you for sharing this.

I think I meet him when he did a tasting at the store 😢

Just so sad, he looks like an awesome guy from the picture.

David Silver Santillo hugs

Absolutely heartbreaking, 😢

Thinking of you!

Devastating , and thank you for posting! Rip

What a beautiful tribute, I only had the pleasure of meeting him once, but it was a memorable meeting 😔💔

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1 week ago

The Perky Nerd

Across the Galaxy boxes are out today. Get em while they are hot!!!

#thursdaynightgamenight #destiny #ffg
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Across the Galaxy boxes are out today. Get em while they are hot!!! 

#thursdaynightgamenight #destiny #ffg

 

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1 week ago

The Perky Nerd

Everyone needs to eat!!! Go to @californiapizzakitchen in downtown Burbank anytime today to help support the music programs. You MUST MENTION Education Through Music LA for them to donate 20% of your order. Get yummy food AND help the kids. Thanks!!! 😁😁😁 ... See MoreSee Less

Everyone needs to eat!!! Go to @californiapizzakitchen in downtown Burbank anytime today to help support the music programs. You MUST MENTION Education Through Music LA for them to donate 20% of your order. Get yummy food AND help the kids. Thanks!!! 😁😁😁
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