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If you aren’t keen on fighting crowds today, grab yourself a cup of coffee and leisurely peruse this list of Black Friday deals from some of our favorite merchants.

It’s loaded with places that you can find great prices on toys, games, and clothes from all of your favorite fandoms.

Head on over to Nerd Approved to check out our list.

loot crate galaxy

With December being the month Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally arrives in theaters, you might have guessed that Loot Crate would go all out. This is what you have to look forward to in the “GALAXY” crate for December 2015:

December is going to be GALAXY themed, with items from Halo 5: Guardians, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens and Galaxy Quest. The crate is going to have FIVE exclusive items, including a t-shirt and a Funko POP! that you can’t get anywhere else. This is the best crate of the year!

Plus, every Loot Crate starting with GALAXY is going to have a t-shirt inside.

If that sounds good, you’ll be happy to know that you can get 10% off your subscription when you use the code “NERDALICIOUS” at checkout.

You can also check out our monthly reviews to see what a Loot Crate subscription is all about.

Signups for the “GALAXY” crate end on December 19th at 9pm PT.

Also, Loot Crate has added several new crate options including Anime, Level Up (Apparel), Pets and Limited Edition specialty crates that revolve around a single franchise. On that note, look for a Star Wars Limited Edition crate to arrive on November 30th! (Note that the 10% code does not apply to the specialty crates).

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Black Friday is in full swing in our Nerd Approved Shirt Store! We have tons of nerdy designs from the best independent artists and they’re all on sale for just $14.

In fact, the prices of everything (hoodies, tanks, prints and more) have been slashed.

Head on over to the store and grab your favorite designs at a discount while you can!

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Starting on Dec. 1st, McDonald’s chains in Niigata Prefecture will be offering a 48-piece bucket of McNuggets for 1,800 yen ($15). If you’re counting, that’s eight more than the 40 piece McNugget bucket that’s available in the US.

The deal is part of a promotional tie-in for a idol pop group called NGT48, which is an off-shoot of the super popular idol group, AKB48.

NGT48 sounds a lot like “Nugget 48” after all.

When you purchase a 48-nugget set, you’ll receive a promotional container that’s decorated with images of NGT48 members. Chains in the area will also offer paper tray covers and limited-edition, collectible commemorative cards with each order.

The promotional sale will continue until those Niigata chains run out of the special packages.

Check out more pics after the break…


Domino’s is making pizza ordering even simpler by launching one-click ordering in the UK. Basically, it’s an official version of that Amazon Dash button pizza hack we featured back in September.

“The Easy Order” is available as both a physical button (paired with an app over Bluetooth) and a virtual button. Customers can simply save their data on the Domino’s website and click the button like its a Life Alert for your appetite.

The physical buttons will debut in the UK in December by way of a “socially led” competition, followed by a second release in February. Meanwhile, the digital Easy Order button sits inside the official Domino’s app and is available for use immediately.

There’s no word on if or when the button might be available in the states.

(via Engadget)


Nestle Japan is offering cat lovers the opportunity to take their relationship to the next level with a fancy meal prepared so you and your feline friend can dine together.


A chef will come to a customer’s house to cook and serve courses for kitty with Nestle’s new MonPetit cat food—beginning with a prepared pouch of MonPetit maguro and bonito, then MonPetit soup with maguro, crab, and sardines, a main course of MonPetit roast chicken with vegetable sauce and a dessert of MonPetit seafood treats.

The human will not be fed cat food per se, but will be served dishes with similar ingredients.

The service is only available for the month of December and customers must live near Tokyo and be able to cover the 22,222 yen (US$180) price tag.

Check out the commercial after the break…

oreo churros

Up until now, Oreo Churros were something you could only enjoy in public venues. However, bite-sized versions that are actually filled with creme (as opposed to the earlier dippable version) may be lurking in the frozen dessert section of your grocery store as you read this.

They could be there. Right. This. Second.

Assuming you haven’t already bolted for the door, know that the cookies are made with Oreo pieces that are filled with classic creme and topped with crumb sugar. The 10-inch sticks will continue to be exclusively available at sporting venues, movie theaters and the like.

(PR Newswire via Mashable)

nerdalicious products

While we plan to pull together some gift guides for holiday shopping, we’ve also made it easy to find the coolest, nerdiest items for the kitchen that we’ve discovered this year. All you need to do is browse our Approved Products section. It’s updated daily.

You can also check out Nerd Approved’s section for nerdy toys, games and more. Or head on over to Fashionably Geek’s section for awesomely nerdy fashions.

Finally, you can check out our Shirt Store and our Deals Store for even more ideas.

Happy shopping!

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Get some holiday shopping done early! We have a shirt store full of nerdy designs from the best independent artists and they’re all on sale for just $14.

In fact, the prices of everything have been slashed:

-T-Shirts – $14
-Tanks – $18
-Kids Tees – $14
-Hoodies – $35
-Crew necks – $30
-BaseBall Tees – $17
-LongSleeve Tees – $15
-Prints and Canvas 25% Off

Head on over to the store and grab your favorite designs at a discount while you can. Better hurry though, the sale ends on Sunday, November 15th at 11:59 pm EST.


Arcade Brewery has partnered with Jimmy Palmiotti and Darwyn Cooke to create “The Adventures of Dutch Courage” beer with comic strips emblazoned on each bottle.

The Session Ale is brewed with juniper berries and lemon peel and described as an “easy drinking, malt-forward beer with a subtle gin cocktail quality”.

The comic strip is a twist on the famous Charles Atlas ads, although it recasts the bully as a female beach blond and the weakling as a hipster. Besides adding humor, the comic’s beach setting and retro feel also inspired the flavor, and is intended to “mimic the twists and turns of the story”.

The new ale will be launched on November 18 in four locations that have yet to be announced.

Hit the jump to check out examples of the comic labels.

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