Thursday, March 29, 2012

I am Officially a Member of the Tribe...Let the Recuiting Begin


Not a tribe really, but a group of toy collectors known as The Dork Horde. The ingenious, Reis O'Brien, via his blog Lair of the Dork Horde, has began putting together the most powerful forces of geekdom ever assembled. According to Reis, The Dork Horde is intended as a sort of hub for fellow like-minded bloggers.

I think this is the coolest idea and feel it will grow into something huge and become well known in the world of geekdom. I am excited to be a part of the ground floor and look forward to watching this group grow. Whether you are a toy blogger or you blog about all that is geek, this group might just be for you.

What You Need to Join:

A blog or website that celebrates and promotes some aspect of geekdom (for example: comics, toys, gaming, movies, books, sci-fi, fantasy TV, etc.). This website/blog needs to be rather substantial. In other words, The Dork Horde don't want people to just start up a free blog just to join and then never post anything on it.

What Reis Needs From You:
  • A picture of yourself in a black hood wearing a black mask (this is our uniform; part superhero, part secret society). It's cool if you make the mask out of black paper or even Photoshopping it on (as long as it looks cool.).
  • A link to your blog.
  • What aspects of geekdom/fandom are you an ambassador of? You can choose from: comics, toys, movies, books, TV, gaming (any other specializations may be accepted on a case by case basis).
So far, the group contains the authors of some of my most favorite toy blogs. Members to date include: Reis O'Brien (Lair of the Dork Horde), Colin "The Boy Wonder" (Super-Duper Toy Box), Jboy Pacman (Revenge from the Cosmic Ark), Brian Adams (Cool & Collected), Jon K. (Jon's Random Acts of Geekery), Dan (The Toy Museum), Ron R. (Ron's Random Stuff), Tom Freak (Freak Studios), and Kevin Hellions (Teamhellions.com) and of course myself, John (The Batcave Toy Room).

So, email your photo (remember, black hood, black eye-mask), blog/website link, and list of what areas your blog covers to reisobrien(at)gmail(dot)com, with the words DORK HORDE MEMBERSHIP in the subject line.

While I am thinking about it, where the heck is BubbaShelby in all this?

About the author: John Sholtz is an avid toy collector and the interim editor of the Batcave Toy Room due to the abrupt death of Bruce Wayne. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter at, Facebook, Google+ and Linkedin.


  1. Welcome to the Horde my fellow Dork Brother. : )

  2. So, when do we learn the secret handshake?

  3. Jboy - Thank you sir. Glad to be aboard for the ride.

  4. Brian - Great question. I guess we need to check with Reis. ;-)

  5. I put the 'pro' in procrastination. I just need to get a pic of myself in a black hood/mask!

  6. BubbaShelby - Actually, I have have the copyright on that, but I am glad to hear you'll be joining our ranks.


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