The First Annual Brain Dead Radio “Christwanzaanukkahestivus Holiday Gift Guide!” Extravaganza

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Sometimes it’s hard to find that perfect gift and we’re here to help. The fine fellows who help make this place super awesome (Vin, Randall, Russ, Ari, Lesley and myself) have decided to form a super entity much like Voltron to bring you some of the cooler items for those special people in your life.
A small bit of disclosure first,: I do receive a very small bit of commission for any item ordered through our Amazon links.  It helps keep the site up and running since we have no ads!

I’ve also not included prices as each item below did fit into the categories when researched.  If the prices change blame Amazon not us.

Let’s get down to business.  This guide is broken down into a few different monetary categories to make it easier to decide how much you really care about someone:

  • $25 – under
  • $30 – $75
  • $80 – $125
  • $150 – $300

 

$25 – under


Locke and Key Volume 1 Hardcover (Rob)

“Locke & Key tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them…. and home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all…! Acclaimed suspense novelist and New York Times best-selling author Joe Hill (Heart-Shaped Box) creates an all-new story of dark fantasy and wonder, with astounding artwork from Gabriel Rodriguez.”

I bought this book on a recommendation from our very own Russ and was blown away at how much I was sucked in to the paranormal activity happening within Keyhouse.  I breezed through this in an hour and proceeded to go pick up the rest in the series.  Great artwork, fantastic story, and it leaves you wanting more.  Highly recommend if you are a horror fan or even someone who enjoys a good ghost story every once in a while.

Buy it here!

 

 The Walking Dead Volume 1 Hardcover (Rob)

“This hardcover features the first 12 issues of the hit series along with the covers for the issues in one oversized hardcover volume. Perfect for long time fans, new readers and anyone needing a slightly heavy object with which to fend off the walking dead.”

If you are a fan of our shows then you already know how much Ceej and I love this series.  If you’ve only checked out the AMC show then you’re doing it wrong and should remedy that right away by picking this up.  Plus the first few issues have KICKASS art by Tony Moore.

Buy it here!

 

Super 8 (Rob)

“JJ Abrams and Steven Spielberg join forces in this extraordinary tale of youth, mystery, and adventure. Super 8 tells the story of six friends who witness a train wreck while making a Super 8 movie, only to learn that something unimaginable escaped during the crash. They soon discover that the only thing more mysterious than what it is, is what it wants. Experience the film that critics rave is, “filled with unstoppable imagination and visual effects to spare.”

This movie was right up my alley.  It feels like a long lost Spielberg flick with some added lens flares.  The kids rock, the action set pieces were great and the story was heartwarming without being too preachy.  Plus LITTLE GARY BUSEY.

Buy it here!

 

Aperture Science Mug (Rob)

“Welcome to Aperture Laboratories, A Trusted Friend in Science! One of the many perks of working here is that Aperture provides all the human fuel you can drink. Human fuel, or “coffee” as it is often called, is available in break rooms throughout the lab. A quality human fuel receptacle can be acquired through the monkeys at ThinkGeek. Please do not use your Aperture Science Mug outside of designated areas, and please do not utilize your Aperture Science Mugs to ingest unsafe liquids or neurotoxins. Science Maybe you’ll find someone else to give you coffee… maybe Black Mesa? (That was a joke, ha ha, FAT CHANCE!) Anyway, this coffee is great, so delicious and hot. But look at me still talking when there’s science to do… “

Classy enough to not be noticed by most people but nerdy enough where that hot girl in your department may strike up a conversation about Portal and how awesome it is.  Seriously, chicks love Portal.

Buy it here!

 

 

NECA’s Gremlins (Ari):

“The villainous Gremlin monsters join the Mogwais to celebrate the successful relaunch of the Gremlins line.This first assortment of Gremlins includes all new figures as seen in Gremlins 2. The Flasher Gremlin comes with flexible trenchcoat and removable sunglasses, George Gremlin includes his trademark cigar, and Daffy Gremlin includes gag glasses and noisemaker accessories.Figures stand nearly 6 tall and feature incredible detail, articulation, and accessories. “

NECA has been real hit or miss lately, but these seem like a major hit to me. Their Gremlins figures are all kinds of awesome. Series 1 has three gremlins from the first & second films and along with three mogwais from both films. The mogwais seem to be a couple of bucks cheaper. Please buy these so they’ll make series two (I’m still pissed I never got Shredder from the TMNT line).

Buy a Gremlin here!

Buy a Mogwai here!

 

Good Eats 3: The Later years (Rob):

“Like Volumes 1 and 2, Good Eats 3: The Later Years packs a bounty of information and entertainment between its covers. More than 200 recipes are accompanied by hundreds of photographs, drawings, and stills from the show, as well as lots of science-of-food facts, cooking tips, food trivia, behind-the-scenes glimpses—and bonus sock puppet instructions! In chapters devoted to everything from pomegranates to pretzels, mincemeat to molasses, Alton delivers delicious recipes along with fascinating background in a book that’s as fun to read as it is to cook from. Good Eats 3 will be a must-have addition to the bookshelves and kitchen counters of Alton lovers everywhere.”

Alton’s books are perfect for that person looking for to learn more than just how to make their favorite foods.  The recipes are clear and concise and Alton has a way of getting you excited to try new things.  My brother uses his recipes all the time and they are freaking amazing.  Highly recommended for those of you that want to take your skills up a level.

Buy it here!

 

For Love of the Dead (Rob):

“Jake Marshall is the only man standing between Hartner and the vicious horrors he plans to unleash on his innocent victims. The handsome young mortician has always had a unique and special relationship with the Dead – and they have chosen him as their champion against the gathering evil forces. Yet Jake is haunted by ghosts of his own that he cannot seem to banish.  From an island paradise hiding terrible secrets to the hushed and sterile halls of a small mortuary, take a darkly erotic journey like you’ve never known, a journey that will bring a shiver to your   soul and an erotic tingle to your body.  Find out how far one man will go…for love of the dead. “

I’ve never read this but that description + book cover = probably pretty hilarious.

Buy it here!

 

MondoTees I Massacre TX Shirt (Rob):

Just an amazing shirt by the fine people over at MondoTees.

Buy it here!

 

Portal Bookends (Rob):

“Left side features half of a test subject going through an orange portal. Right side features the other half of the test subject coming out the blue portal”

Once again, if you have these in your home and you invite that hot girl from your department over she may just show you her companion cube.  And by companion cube, I mean her vagina.

Buy it here!

 

The Complete Making of Indiana Jones: The Definitive Story Behind All Four Films (Rob):

“When George Lucas and Steven Spielberg put their heads together to create a no-holds-barred action-adventure movie, bigger-than-life hero Indiana Jones was born. The rest is breathtaking, record-breaking box-office history. Now comes an all-new Indiana Jones feature film: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Here’s your chance to go on location for an up-close, all-access tour of the year’s most eagerly anticipated blockbuster, as well as the classics. The Complete Making of Indiana Jones is a crash course in movie magic-making–showcasing the masters of the craft and served up by veteran entertainment chroniclers J. W. Rinzler and Laurent Bouzereau.”
I have this book and if you are a fan of Indy and the gang then you cannot go without this.   It has tons of full color photos and storyboards from all 4 films, talks about deleted scenes,  and has a bunch of never before seen artwork from the Lucasfilm Archives.  Just pretend like Crystal Skull doesn’t exist and you’ll be good to go.

Buy it here!

 

 

Blacksad (Rob):

“Private investigator John Blacksad is up to his feline ears in mystery, digging into the backstories behind murders, child abductions, and nuclear secrets. Guarnido’s sumptuously painted pages and rich cinematic style bring the world of 1950s America to vibrant life, with Canales weaving in fascinating tales of conspiracy, racial tension, and the “red scare” Communist witch hunts of the time. Guarnido reinvents anthropomorphism in these pages, and industry colleagues no less than Will Eisner, Jim Steranko, and Tim Sale are fans! Whether John Blacksad is falling for dangerous women or getting beaten to within an inch of his life, his stories are, simply put, unforgettable

I was turned onto this by our very own Russ and was hesitant at first.  I’m not a huge fan of anthropomorphism comics but once I saw the art style that all changed.  It’s the sexy lovechild between Disney and film noir.  That is completely selling it short but it’s hard to convey just how awesome this book is.

Buy it here!

 

Skuuzi Koozie (Lesley):

“This cozy koozie is knit to keep your arm and hand warm while enjoy a cold beverage”

I must have these.  I will have these.  I shall never be cold while drinking again.

Buy it here!

Qwirkle (Rob):

“An addictive strategy game in the tradition of Sequence, Scrabble, and Othello, the Qwirkle Board Game from MindWare has a simple, straightforward premise: match tiles and win points. But the real joy of the game lies in plotting and scheming your way to victory. Winner of the Parent’s Choice Gold Award and a Mensa Select National Competition Winner, Qwirkle is destined to be a family game night favorite. This game is designed for ages six and up and for two to four players.”

Lesley and I bought this thanks to the fine fellow at Games by James who used peer pressure against us.  Turns out this game is a blast with friends.  Simple enough to play whilst drunk yet challenging to play while sober.

 Buy it here!

$30 – 75

 

Super Mario 3D Land (Rob):

“Past Mario games have let the blue-suspendered hero roam around fully rendered 3D landscapes. Now, for the first time, players can see true depth of their environment without the need for special glasses. Super Mario is a 3D evolution of classic Mario platforming featuring new level designs and challenges. “

After spending a week playing this game it is apparent that Nintendo has a firm grasp on how to make the 3D engaging and more than just an afterthought.  I was able to play through this entire game with the 3D at max setting and didn’t have one problem.  This is a Mario game that goes back to basics.  No more health bar or having to move the camera around to get a better vantage point.  This is  a  pure Mario experience with some of the best platforming since Donkey Kong Country Returns on the Wii.  Easily in my top 5 games of the year.

Buy it here!

 

Masters of the Universe Classics’ Swiftwind from Mattel (Ari):

“A magical steed from Etheria, Spirit served Adora during her time as Force Captain of the Horde Army. Loyal to Adora, not the Horde, Spirit stayed with her after Adora learned of her true heritage and joined the Great Rebellion. Enhanced by Adoras newly acquired Sword of Protection, Spirit was transformed into SheRas flying mount Swiftwind, heroically carrying the Princess of Power into battle. Swiftwind remained with SheRa, traveling with her from Etheria to Eternia to join with the renegade Masters of the Universe in the continued fight against Hordak and his armies.”

For only $59 (plus shipping) you can snag She-Ra’s* awesome winged unicorn and pretend you’re a little girl all over again! With detachable wings & mask you can almost turn Swifty back into plain old horse Spirit to complete your custom Sex & the City figures. Hurry up, cause the only place to buy him was on mattycollector.com and he’ll probably be gone by the time you read this.

*She-Ra sold separately

Buy it here!

 

Drew Struzan: Oeuvre (Rob):

“Drew Struzan has created some of the most iconic movie posters of the last 30 years, including Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Blade Runner. This sumptuous hardcover edition, with a foreword by George Lucas, features over 250 pieces of artwork, including all of Drew’s most iconic movie images, as well as other highlights from his career, including album, book and comic book covers, stamps, trading cards, promotional artwork and very personal original works.”

Drew is an art god.  He’s done posters for pretty much everyone of my favorite movies except for Busty Cops 2 (Still waiting Drew!).  This book is a must have for film nerds.

Buy it here!

Star Wars: The Original Trilogy (Rob):

“The Star Wars trilogy had the rare distinction of becoming more than just a series of movies, but a cultural phenomenon, a life-defining event for its generation. On its surface, George Lucas’s original 1977 film is a rollicking and humorous space fantasy that owes debts to more influences than one can count on two hands, but filmgoers became entranced by its basic struggle of good vs. evil “a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away,” its dazzling special effects, and a mythology of Jedi Knights, the Force, and droids.”

I know, I know.  Let me guess, you hate Uncle George for raping your childhood with the prequels?  Well sack up nancy boy, as you can skip the prequels with the O.T. blu ray set.  This is the best the flicks have ever looked and the sound is incredible.  Yes, these are the “Special Edition” versions.  Yes, he added even more random things to them for this set.  But who cares?  If you’re a Star Wars fan then you NEED this set in your collection.  Watching Empire in 1080p with a loud sound system  is an experience that needs to be had by everyone.

 Buy it here!

 

Lego™ Slave I (Rob):

“Celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back with this iconic starship equipped with independently rotating cockpit, hidden flick-firing missiles and other hidden weapons. Includes cockpit that rotates independently of the starship, hidden repeater flick-firing missiles, Han Solo minifigure that can be locked into the carbonite element, and bounty hunters Boba Fett and Bossk minifigures. “

I recently purchased this set as I’m a huge geek and OH MY GOD…  It is a thing of beauty once fully put together.  Seriously.  LOOK AT IT:

Buy it here!

 

Create Your Own Zombie Customizable Action Figure Kit (Rob):

OK, sports fans, it’s time to create your own 1:9 scale zombie! Researchers at ZERO (Zombie Emergency Response Operations) have categorized zombies into 7 different classes, depending on their state of decay and relative danger. This cool kit allows the collector/hobbyist to create one or several interchangeable classes of fully poseable zombie, combining classic model kit building with the new hobby of action figure customization. Order yours today and let the zombie fun begin! “

This set was tailor-made for me.  I can never find a zombie figure I actually like and now I can just make my own.  Whether it be an old school Romero zombie or a Savini rotting carcass, you’ll have plenty of choices to make your own shambling ghoul.

Buy it here!

 

Saint’s Row The Third (Rob):

“They stirred up the streets of Stilwater and became the new kings of the town. Now, the city of Steelport is about to get rusted when the Saints take the fight to the Syndicates’ turf for the biggest, most outlandish chapter in this epic gang war to date. “

The third entry in the EPIC Saint’s Row series, The Third take the shenanigans and crudeness to the next level.  Within a span of a few hours you will have slapped someone with a giant penis bat, save a guy from a weird sex club, drive a tiger around and much more.  Also, just like in the previous game you are allowed to create your own character complete with voice which will be featured in all of the cut-scenes.  This, in my opinion, takes the game up a notch if only for the fact you can the most ugly, repulsive, and ridiculous character imaginable interact with the story.  Here’s what my character currently looks like:

He is pretty freaking sweet.  He has a British accent and doesn’t take shit from anybody.  Grand Theft who?  Do yourself a favor and buy this game.  You can thank me later.

Buy it here!

 

The Winston Effect: The Art & History of Stan Winston Studio (Rob):

“For over 30 years, Stan Winston and his team of artists and technicians have been creating characters, creatures and monsters for the silver screen, from The Terminator and the extraterrestrial monstrosities of Aliens and Predator to the amazing dinosaurs of Jurassic Park and the fanciful character of Edward Scissorhands.”

Stan Winston was an amazing artist and sculptor.  Chances are you love one of his creatures and may not even know it.  Not only did he create the Predator, The Terminator, the T-Rex from Jurassic Park and more, he was also a movie director who directed Pumpkinhead and also A Gnome Named Gnorm (but don’t hold that against him).  Sadly he passed away in 2008 but his works of art will live on forever.  This book is perfect if you’re a fan of the behind the scenes stuff and want to see how your favorite creatures were brought to life.

Buy it here!

 

3 Liter Glass Beer Boot Mouth Blown with German Crest Badge (Rob):

“This impressive 3 liter boot features a pewter badge on the front with the German eagle crest and “Germany” written below. Too big to fit into a machine mold, this boot is mouth blown by artisan glass blowers in Europe. This is the largest beer boot commercially available, so if you’re serious about your beer drinking then you need this boot!”

Lesley bought me a 1 liter boot for my 30th birthday.  I use it all the time when we record one of our AWESOME PODCASTS (seriously, you should check one of them out).  Now I’m upset because she could have gotten me this one instead.  Don’t be like me.  Buy this one and you’ll be the classiest person you know.

Buy it here!

 

Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy Gift Set (Rob):

“All 3 Films Digitally Remastered with New 7.1 Audio for Perfect Picture and Purest Digital Sound Available. Plus Hours of All-New Bonus Features! “

“Hold on to your butts.”  What else needs to be said?  The first one is awesome, the second is dumb but fun, the third one is better than the second one and has some killer action scenes.  Dinosaurs are great, Jurassic Park is great, this set is great.  Be a clever girl and pick this up.

Buy it here!

 

Fleshlight Original Male Masturbator, Ice Lady (Rob):

“The same feel as the Pink Lady, but completely transparent, the Ice Fleshlight offers a never before seen perspective on penetration. Watch yourself from the moment of penetration to the grand finale as you work your way in and out of the soft Superskin Sleeve. The original texture offers a smooth canal that replicates the intense sensations of its female counterpart, while allowing for maximum comfort and lubrication. Free sample lubricant included with purchase. “

If you’re a fan of the podcasts, Brain Dead Radio and PodCaust. then you know how much I want one of these.  And never did I think I’d find a transparent one.  I mean, who doesn’t want to watch themselves fuck a plastic fuck toy?  Not this guy.

Buy it here!

Set of 4, Ceramic Owl Bird Measuring Cups / Bowls for Baking (Lesley):

“Adorable set of owl measuring cups. A delight to use and a delight to display. “

Part of what I love when baking is using fun tools. These owls are really cute and they measure perfectly (because they are super wise!).  Now it’s even easier to drink wine while baking!

Buy it here!

 

Holiday Yoda (Ari):

“From Lucasfilm’s 1981 greeting card design by Ralph McQuarrie, Holiday Yoda is a must-have for this year’s holiday season!”

If there is a more perfect way to celebrate the holidays, then I’ve yet to see it. Holiday Yoda from Sideshow Collectibles looks to be a fantastic gift for just about any geek. Hell, it’s even based on the famous 1981 greeting card design by Ralph McQuarrie!

Buy it here!

 

Planet of the Apes 40th Anniversary Collection (Rob):

“When Colonel George Taylor (the fabulous Charlton Heston) crash lands his spacecraft on what seems to be an unfamiliar planet, he is captured and held prisoner by a dominant race of hyperrational, articulate apes. However, the ape community is riven with internal dissention, centered in no small part on its policy toward humans, who, on this planet, are treated as mindless animals. Befriended and ultimately assisted by the more liberal simians, Taylor escapes–only to find a more terrifying obstacle confronting his return home. Heavy-handed object lessons abound–the ubiquity of generational warfare, the inflexibility of dogma, the cruelty of prejudice–and the didactic fingerprints of Rod Serling are very much in evidence here.”

Get all 5 Apes flicks with enhanced picture and sound.  Forget about the Burton abortion.  Then get ready to pick up the newest Ape flick when it hits on December 13th.  This set is fantastic and these movies still hold up.

Buy it here!

 

Battlestar Galactica Top Gun Beer Stein (Rob):

“The Battlestar Galactica Top Gun Stein stands 9 inches tall and is 4 3/4 inches wide at the base. It lists the pilots who achieved top gun status, including Starbuck and Kat. It even includes the phoenix emblem on the underside of the cast-metal lid. “

Holy shit, this is badass.  Add your name to the top gun list and become a drunk just like Colonel Tigh.

Buy it here!

 

$80 – 125

Mason Pearson Popular Mixture Bristle/nylon Mix Hair Brush-ruby Handle (Lesley):

“Pure premium natural boar bristle with nylon “spikes”, recommended for very long, normal to thick hair “

THIS IS THE BEST HAIRBRUSH IN THE WORLD.

Buy it here!

 

Sideshow Collectibles Freddy VS. Jason 12 Inch Action Figure Freddy Krueger Robert Englund (Rob):

“Sideshow is proud to offer Freddy fans this pre-burn version of the classic slasher.”

One of the few collectables where Freddy is shown pre-burned, this Sideshow figure is pretty much the bees knees.  Based off of the quick appearance of pre-burned Freddy from Freddy Vs. Jason, this figure boasts a superb likeness to Robert Englund and the finest hand crafted quality around.

Buy it here!

Best Quality Vinyl Wall Sticker Decals – Zombies (Rob):

“Wall designs and decals are a great alternative to pictures, wallpaper and painting for your personal walldecorating.  These artistic decorations adorn living rooms, bedrooms, kitchen or bath and can be mounted on walls, tiles, glass, wood and plastic. Wall designs can be quickly applied and removed.  Wall designs are not single wall stickers, but make it look as if the image has been “tattooed” to the wall.”

How awesome would these look in your man-cave?  Or maybe even in your bedroom for use during super sexy time.  Imagine this scenario:  “I’ll be the handsome and manly lumberjack and you can be the super sexy lady being chased by the zombies through my logging camp.”  BOOM.  Instant sexiness.

Buy it here!

  Kinect Sensor with Kinect Adventures (Rob):

“Kinect™ for Xbox 360® has games you can really get into. Now includes Fruit Ninja Kinect, The Gunstringer, and Kinect Adventures for a limited time, so you can experience gaming like never before. A fully immersive experience with nothing between you and the game, now you can serve up justice one bullet at a time with The Gunstringer and join the epic battle against the world’s most delicious produce in Fruit Ninja Kinect. With the Kinect for Xbox 360, there are no limits to the way you can play.”

This is a hell of a deal.  100 bucks gets you the Kinect sensor, Fruit Ninja, The Gunstringer and Kinect Adventures.  Fruit Ninja is that stupid game that you’ve probably already played on your fancy smartphones.  The Gunstringer is a pretty fun little game where you are in control of a badass marionette on his mission for revenge and Kinect Adventures is the same pack-in game that came with the system when it first came out.  If you have a decent amount of room between your tv and couch then I can easily recommend the Kinect.  We love ours and the voice controlling features are only getting better.   Recommended if you’re a longtime gamer who wants to try something new.

 Buy it here!

 

 LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon (Rob):

“Kids ages 9 to 14 will be happy the old man got the tractor beam out of commission when they blast off with the Millennium Falcon LEGO Star Wars Set. Straight from the Death Star escape scene of Episode IV: A New Hope, this replica of Han Solo’s iconic starship is crafted from more than 1,200 LEGO pieces for a detailed, articulating display. With twin flick missiles, rotating laser cannons, and detachable cockpit cover, this Millennium Falcon set’s got more than a few surprises left in it. “

If you need a reason to buy this killer set, read Ari’s mini book on how awesome it is.  I’m super jealous.

Buy it here!

 

Nightmare on Elm Street Freddy Krueger Maquette EE Exclusive (Rob):

“An Entertainment Earth exclusive! Are you ready for Freddy? This exclusive edition of everybody’s favorite gloved menace from the 1980s stands about 8-inches tall and is distinctively decorated to look better than ever! This stunning statue is embellished with a few extra blood splatters, but what really makes it unique is that the girl in the piece wears a ditsy look you won’t find anywhere else. She has blonde hair, pink sleeves, striped socks, and yes, even specially painted panties. And check out her Jason Voorhees doll. Bring this one-of-a-kind resin sculpture home today! Limited edition of 500 pieces. “

We all know Freddy is the best slasher around and this limited edition maquette is pretty freaking awesome. The fact they make sure to let you know about her specially painted panties in the description means this is pure quality…..

Buy it here!

 

 

$150 – 300

 

 

 Night of the Living Dead Bill Heinzman as Cemetery Zombie 12in Deluxe Collectors Edition Figure (Rob):

“They’re coming to get you, Barbara!” 12in Collectors figure from the Horror Classic “Night of the Living Dead” approved by the actors themselves, Deluxe Collectors figure! You get 4 heads, 2 B/W and 2 Color. Also included are 2 sets of interchangeable arms, B/W and color. Make him which ever version you prefer, without having to buy the figure twice. Figure is packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box with a fifth panel.”

Get the O.G. zombie in a spectacular collector edition figure.  In fact, you get 2 FIGURES for the price of one!  They are coming to get you indeed…..

Buy it here!

 

Nintendo 3DS – Limited Edition with The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D (Rob):

“Limited edition bundle includes Cosmo Black Nintendo 3DS system and a copy of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D game pack.”

Now this is a freaking 3DS.  Look at how sexy it is.  SOOOO SEXY.  It also comes with some silly game that gamers go nuts over.

Buy it here!

 

Ghostbusters Ghost Trap Replica from Mattel (Ari):

“Does your girlfriend sleep above the covers Four feet above the covers Then youll definitely want to get yourself our Prop Replica Ghost Trap! Along with prop mode and scary interactive mode, this fandemanded, filmaccurate reproduction features light and sound effects, plus a real working trap with pedal activator and removable carrier. Got your ghost During movie mode, the trap shakes to simulate when one is trapped inside! Also includes both red and silver interchangeable side power bars to easily switch between Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II.”

Ok, so this thing is sold out as of now, but if you can track it down on ebay, then I highly recommend buying it. With lights, sound, and vibrating action it is probably the best Ghostbusters collectible ever.   Mattel does do holiday sales, so hopefully they’ll bring this piece of awesomeness back. Now, where’s my Proton Pack?!?!

Buy it here!

 

Joker Collectible Figure (Rob):

“Sideshow Collectibles is proud to announce; amid highest anticipation, Hot Toys is again stepping into the Batman series to present the long-awaited DX Joker Collectible Figure from the 1989 movie Batman directed by Tim Burton. Presented in 1:6th scale and featuring the likeness of renowned actor Jack Nicholson, The Joker Collectible Figure is truly movie-accurate, highlighting the highly detailed head sculpt with Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS), sophisticated costume and accessories.”

Seriously, look at this thing.  Back in my day our toys all had the same body, arms and legs and the only thing they changed was the head…sometimes.  Now we have figures like this.  SOOOOO LIFELIKE and creepy.  Now as much as I love The Joker in The Dark Knight, this is the version that I grew up on and while Jack was basically playing himself, the look of the character is iconic.  And now you can have him on your bookshelf!

Buy it here!

 

Chris Reeve Superman from Hot Toys (Ari):

“Amid high anticipation, Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are proud to present the Superman 12-inch Figure from the 1978 classic superhero film Superman. The movie-accurate Superman collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Christopher Reeve as The Man of Steel, highlighting the authentic head sculpt, movie-accurate costume and figure stage imitating the Fortress of Solitude.”

Oh Hot Toys, you are definitely my drug of choice nowadays. If you haven’t purchased a Hot Toys figure before, then be warned that once you buy one, you will buy more. While they have so many different figures to chose, I’m putting Superman on here because we have NEVER gotten a Chris Reeve figure of Superman that has even been on the same planet as this one. Hot Toys really blew me away with the likeness, and while he may not be as packed with accessories as The Dark Knight Batman figure, the Fortress of Solitude display really makes up for it. I also included him because I know he’s available right now, and Sideshow still has the exclusive version in stock that comes with the kryptonite necklace. He may be pricey ($210 is more than I paid for my Dark Knight Joker, and he came with two heads and an alternate costume) but this is without a doubt the best 1/6thscale Superman figure humanity has ever received, plus some of the sales are being donated to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.

Buy it here!

 

 Star Wars Dartboard (Rob):

” The Star Wars Dart Board and Case set is made of high-quality hardwood and features a tough Bristol target board with metal rims for accurate scoring, metal case hinges, and magnetic closure. Also included are 2 mounted chalk scoring tablets and 2 sets of printed flights for customizing your favorite darts! Silk screened with the work of comic book artist Adam Hughes’ coveted, sold-out lithograph “Last Daughter Of Alderaan” from the 2006 Star Wars Celebration, it presents Leia in her famous metal bikini, clutching a vibro-ax in the desert sun. A truly magnificent work of art, this dart board measures 25-inches tall x 19-inches wide x 3 1/2-inches deep and when opened, stretches an impressive 39-inches across. The Rebels had nothing like this… but you can! Actual darts not included.”

BAD ASS.  Who doesn’t love a good game of darts?  Now you can pretend like you’re drinking in Mos Eisley and playing a game of 300 for the pink slip to the Falcon.

 

 

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