Force Friday has come and gone, and now that the dust has settled, it’s the perfect time to highlight some of the best fashion-related items that were recently released/soon to be released. From accessories and footwear, jewelry and clothing, we are surely in the Age of the Geek, and Star Wars is leading the charge!
Tomorrow we’re heading down to San Diego but we have just one more SDCChic entry for you, ours! We couldn’t issue a challenge without taking the opportunity to put together outfits, and here are a few we’ll be wearing throughout the weekend.
Last week there was speculation that Hot Topic would be purchasing Thinkgeek. And honestly, we were excited for the prospect, especially given their recent track record. However, today, in an interesting turn of events, it was announced that Gamestop (yes, THAT Gamestop) would be acquiring Thinkgeek.
“GRAPEVINE, Texas & FAIRFAX, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), a family of specialty retail brands that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple, and Geeknet, Inc. (Nasdaq: GKNT) (“Geeknet”), the parent company of ThinkGeek and ThinkGeek Solutions, today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which GameStop will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Geeknet’s common stock for $20.00 per share in cash. The transaction has been approved by the board of directors of both companies and will be completed by means of a tender offer. The transaction has a total equity value of approximately $140 million, including $37 million of cash and cash equivalents as of March 31, 2015.
Geeknet also announced that it had terminated its previously announced merger agreement with Hot Topic, Inc. (“Hot Topic”). Following discussion with both GameStop and Hot Topic, the Board of Directors of Geeknet determined that the GameStop transaction represented a superior proposal. Geeknet will pay Hot Topic a termination fee pursuant to the Hot Topic agreement, for which GameStop has agreed to reimburse Geeknet.”
Read the rest of the press release here.
While we typically don’t do this type of post, but there’s no denying that this could easily affect the future of geek fashion as it is related to Thinkgeek. Our hope is that Thinkgeek remains as it is, and continues to be a great source of geeky items. However, there’s still cause for concern given that this is territory that Gamestop has never been a part of.
We’ll definitely be keeping an eye on this acquisition as it develops, and hope for the best. What are your thoughts on this? We’d love to hear them in the comments!
Over the years May the Fourth has gone from a little known unofficial holiday celebrated by only the most hardcore of Star Wars fans, to a commercially known Star Wars extravaganza. Holidays or anniversaries of any kind automatically mean special deals from companies, and this year is the best we’ve ever seen for various Star Wars awesomeness!
*this post will be updated as more details become available
We’re not sure about the rest of you, but at least for Lindz and I, the highlight and focus for WonderCon this past weekend was checking out the Her Universe panel to get the latest details on this year’s Fashion Show, as well as get exclusive sneak peeks at their new Marvel line. It was a panel that far exceeded our wildest expectations and we’re here to spill the details!
WonderCon is finally here! Lindz and I are looking forward to the chic geek outfits we’re sure to find some of your wearing over the weekend, and of fashionable merchandise to be found in the dealer’s hall. What we’re most excited about though, are the geek fashion related panels occurring over the weekend, and we’re sure you are too! Check below the cut for our list of the geek fashion related panels to be found at this year’s WonderCon:
Right on the heels of it’s last fashion collection, Hot Topic is doing it again with a collection that’s near and dear to my heart, Orphan Black! Featuring four distinct looks from our four favorite clones, this collection is sure to appeal to any fashion style. Clink the link below for photos, video and links to the pre-sale starting today!
Everything is coming up glass slippers! Disney has pulled out all the stops to collaborated with some great companies to release an abundance of unique Cinderella merchandise. Ranging from two unique clothing collections, to make-up and nails, and even designer shoes, there’s no shortage of great items to satiate any Cinderella fan.
Our third installment of gift guides for the holidays this year features some great items for the home and office. From the kitchen, to the bed, and everything in between, you can show your geekiness off in style with any of these selections!
Tomorrow is the premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. Like with past Hunger Games movies, I was eagerly anticipating what new merchandise would be in store for fans of Panem. In previous years, we’ve seen custom nail polishes, makeup, and even couture clothing collections inspired by the films. Unfortunately, it looks as if we won’t be seeing any of those things this year. My guess is the content of these next two movies isn’t exactly conducive to fashion from the Capitol. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t show off your support of the rebellion with the merchandise below.