The BDR Christmas Wish Book – 2016

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Sometimes it’s hard to find that perfect gift and we’re here to help.

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I’ve also not included prices as each item below did fit into the price 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:

$10-$30

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Read More Comics – Best Friends

Heck yeah!  Be the coolest person in your circle of friends with this amazing BDR design on a t-shirt, poster, or more!

 

                     

Rick and Morty Funko POP Animation Figures

From Rick and Morty, come Rick and Morty as a stylized POP vinyl from Funko! Figure stands 3 3/4 inches and comes in a window display box. Check out the other Rick and Morty figures from Funko! Collect them all!.

Yeah, one of the best cartoons finally got their turn to be immortalized, along with EVERY SINGLE OTHER PROPERTY KNOWN TO MAN, as a Funko Pop vinyl figure.  Of course I own them both.  Wubba lubba dub dub!

 

 

LEGO Dimensions Fun Packs

“Want the best variety? Extra fun comes in each pack containing one character and a vehicle or weapon.”

If you call yourself a fan of the past LEGO video games, then you really should be playing LEGO Dimensions.  It’s a complete money sink but in the best possible way.  Each fun pack brings a new character and vehicle/weapon that unlocks new powers and secrets in the base LEGO Dimensions game available on all major video game consoles.  I own 99% of these except for the Ninjago/Chimera line because I’m 35 years old and I cannot get behind those characters.  I can however get behind E.T., Stay Puft, and Superman because:  NOSTALGIA.  Nothing better than loading Superman up and hearing that amazing John Williams theme when you take to the skies!  Unfortunately the A-Team pack uses the WORST Mr. T impersonator, so keep that in mind.  I was super bummed.

Star Trek II:  The Wrath of Khan (Director’s Cut)

“With the assistance of the Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk must stop an old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh, from using the life-generating Genesis Device as the ultimate weapon.”

My favorite Star Trek film gets another blu-ray release with the Director’s Cut (an extra 3 mins!) and Theatrical version of the film.  It also has commentary by the director behind the scene featurettes, and more!  It also comes with a cover by overrated artist Tyler Stout.  Yes, he’s overrated and his designs are terrible.  Deal with it.  If you do not own Khan on bluray yet, this is the version you want.  It still totally holds up and it’s a beautiful transfer as well.

 

Dead Rising Remastered (Xbox One/PS4)

“Frank West, a freelance photojournalist on the hunt for the scoop of a lifetime, pursues a juicy lead to a small suburban town only to find that it is being overrun by zombies! It’s a true struggle to survive the endless stream of enemies, but with full reign over an entire shopping center, Frank can utilize anything to fight off the flesh-hungry mob and search for the truth behind the horrendous epidemic.”

One of my all time favorite games has been remastered in glorious 1080p at 60 FPS.  This was originally released 10 years ago when not many people had HD televisions.  I was one of those people.  You couldn’t read the in game text because of the poor resolution.  Oh god, 10 years ago.  I am getting old.  We’re all going to die soon.  I’ve been slowly going through this on the PS4 the last few weeks and it’s still just as fun driving over thousands of zombies now as it was back then.   All that said, the AI is still atrocious and the controls are still funky.   Put your trust in Frank.  He’s covered wars.

 

Nerf Zombie Strike Brainsaw Blaster

“Defend the world from the zombie hordes with Nerf Zombie Strike blasters! No one knows what happened the day the zombies struck. All the survivors know is that someone had to strike back! Slice a path to shelter with the Nerf Zombie Strike Brainsaw blaster. With its spinning foam chainsaw blade and dart-blasting action, the Brainsaw blaster is a no-brainer when it comes to staying armed and ready in the battle against zombies!”

Kids get all of the best toys.  I never had any Nerf blaster like this when I was a kid.  This thing is legit.  It has a spinning saw blade, pump action blasting, and holds up to 8 darts.  Get ready for dealing in Trump’s America with this thing.  You’re gonna need it.

 

Mission:Impossible Level Pack – LEGO Dimensions

“Secret agent Ethan Hunt is being framed for the theft of highly classified materials from IMF and needs your help to find the true villain!  Infiltrate your way through the American Embassy, CIA Headquarters and more in this thrilling game level.  Build Ethan and use his Camera Spectacles for the perfect disguise, and wear the Magno Gloves to sneak your way up walls. Unlock the exclusive Mission: Impossible Adventure World and Battle Arena.”

Level Packs are the best thing about LEGO Dimensions.  These basically give you an entirely new “story” to play through using all LEGO Dimensions figures.  In this case you will get to play through the entirety of the first M:I movie.  It’s GREAT!  This is where this game truly shines.  These bite sized levels which take around an hour or two to complete are a bunch of fun and never outstay their welcome.  Plus it was great to see a Lego Emilio Estevez killed in action.  Worst hacker ever.

Ash Vs Evil Dead – The Complete First Season

“Ash vs Evil Dead,” a 10-episode, half-hour series, is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead. The series follows Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead.  The series is executive produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Bruce Campbell, the original filmmakers of the franchise, and Craig DiGregorio (“Chuck”), who serves as executive producer and showrunner.”

If you’re a fan of any of The Evil Dead movies or Ashley J. Williams in general, then you really need to do yourself a favor and grab this set.  Personally I was not a fan of the pilot episode even though that was the one that Sam Raimi directed, but once the show picked up in episodes 2 and 3 I was in 100%.  It’s funny, gory, and completely over the top.  Groovy.

 

 

Rick and Morty: Season 1 and Season 2

“From comedic masterminds Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland comes Rick and Morty: The Complete First Season in Blu-ray. Adult Swim’s newest series follows the adventures of mad scientist Rick Sanchez, who returns after 20 years to live with his daughter, her husband, and their children Morty and Summer.”

This is hands down one of the best animated shows of all time.  Justin Roiland is a comedic genius.  Funny, irreverent, poignant, and dark at all once.  If you haven’t checked this show out yet, do yourself a favor and pick this up right away.  Season 2 takes an amazing turn that cemented this as one of my favorite science fiction shows of all time.

A Nightmare on Elm Street Freddy Krueger Mr. Potato Head Toy

“PPW Toys is a designer and manufacturer of unique specialty toys and collectibles. Our licensed products capture the latest in pop culture, pay tribute to the classics and appeal to collectors, fans and kids of all ages.”

Sure, why not?  Everyone could use an inappropriate children’s toy based on a burned child molester.

 

NECA Alien Carton of Eggs Accessory Pack

“New from Weyland-Yutani, these eggs are sourced directly from LV-426, where Xenomorphs are allowed to roam freely without being confined to cramped cages. Buy cage-free and support our efforts to study and protect this gentle, misunderstood species. Warning: see packaging for safe handling instructions. Weyland-Yutani is not responsible for any spaceship infestation or planetary destruction that may occur.” From the terrifying Alien movie series, this set includes 6 Xenomorph eggs and 3 facehuggers with bendable tails. They make great diorama pieces, since they’re perfectly in scale with our line of 7″ figures – and for collectors, the full-color egg carton is designed to be eminently display-worthy.”

I chose this because it’s a fucking egg carton filled with Xenomorph eggs. No one needs this.  Except maybe Ari.  Ari, buy this.  Please.  Then send me a photo of these with your thousands of other figures.  Ridiculous.

 

Gremlins Team Pack – Lego Dimensions

“Bring Gremlins to life in LEGO Dimensions with Gizmo and Stripe! Build the popular rivals on the LEGO Toy Pad and launch them into the multiverse. Includes Gizmo, Stripe, R.C. Racer car and Flash ‘n’ Finish camera.”

I’m a fiend for these toys.  I seriously own almost all of them.  Heck yeah!  One of my favorite Christmas movies is now in LEGO form!!  Now all we need is a LEGO version of Murray Futterman.  This doesn’t come with a full game level based on the movie like the M:I pack above, but it does come with a hub world where you can putz around and complete quick little missions.   Plus Phoebe Cates is back as Kate!

 

King of Tokyo – New Edition Board Game

“This new edition of the best-seller boasts new artwork, clearer rules, and revamped card abilities. Monsters have a new look, and the coveted space penguin character takes his place in Tokyo! King of Tokyo is a game for 2 to 6 players where you play as Mutant monsters, rampaging robots, or even abominable aliens battling in a fun, chaotic atmosphere. Roll dice and choose your strategy: will you attack your enemies? Heal your wounds? improve your monster? Stomp your path to victory.”

I ended up grabbing this for family board game night and it became one of my favorite board games in recent years.   It has a bit of strategy, luck, and GIANT MONSTERS.  It’s a bunch of fun with 4-6 people, especially when people start ganging up on each other.  Super easy to learn and super fun to play!

The Joker & Harley Quinn Mad Love Book & Action Figure (2 Pack)

“Love can make ya do crazy things-especially if you’ve already got a few screws loose! Gotham City’s resident inmates in love The Joker and Harley Quinn, bring mayhem into your home with this special 2-pack based on their appearances in BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES! This set also includes a paperback edition of BATMAN ADVENTURES: MAD LOVE! HARLEY QUINN – 5.6″ THE JOKER – 6″.”

Do yourself a favor and buy this instead of that terrible Suicide Squad movie.  This is the best HQ/Joker story.

 

 

$35-$100

Mitch Hedberg The Complete Vinyl Collection (4LP)

“Mitch Hedberg’s singular style and absurd observations about everyday life turned him into a comedy legend. Now you can relive his entire body of work whenever you want. MITCH HEDBERG: THE COMPLETE VINYL COLLECTION includes all three of his original albums (STRATEGIC GRILL LOCATIONS, MITCH ALL TOGETHER and DO YOU BELIEVE IN GOSH?), never-before-heard recordings, bonus videos and a book by Lynn Shawcroft, which features essays from Doug Stanhope, Mike Birbiglia and Margaret Cho.”

One of the best comedians of all time is immortalized in this amazing vinyl collection.  It’s a shame he left this planet so soon, but his offbeat view of the world lives on within this resurgence of a dead medium thanks to hipsters.  Make sure to grab a bag of Sun Chips before listening.

 

The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

“This book is a visual chronicle of the Lucasfilm art department’s creation of new worlds, unforgettable characters, and newly imagined droids, vehicles, and weapons for the first movie in the Star Wars Story series—Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”

These “Art of” books for the Star Wars saga are always a treat.  If you’re a fan of the series at all then I highly recommend you pick this up.  Seeing early sketches morph into the final product is always a neat process.

 

Star Wars Rebels: Season 2

“The epic battle to defeat the evil Empire continues in STAR WARS REBELS: COMPLETE SEASON TWO! As Ezra continues his journey to become a Jedi under Kanan’s guidance, the crew of the Ghost bands together with a secret rebel cell and ex soldiers from the Clone Wars to join a fledgling alliance to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy. But the dark side looms large as Darth Vader dispatches new Inquisitors, setting the stage for a climactic showdown in which terrible truths will be revealed and the lives of our heroes will be changed forever.”

I’m in love with this series.  It is one of the best new properties to use the Star Wars name in a long time.  The animation is great and a step up from The Clone Wars in my opinion, the characters are a bunch of fun, and they manage to take a massive fuck up from the prequels and make it badass.  The last episode in this season is NUTS.

 

TITANFALL 2 (XBOX ONE/PS4)

“Pilot and Titan unite as never before in Respawn Entertainment’s highly anticipated Titanfall 2. Experience a single player campaign that explores the unique bond between man and machine. Dominate the competition in multiplayer action, featuring six all-new Titans, enhanced Pilot abilities, an expanded customization system, new maps, weapons and much more”

This is hands down one of my favorite games of this year.  Respawn upped their game in every area from the first entry in the series.  There is actually a LEGIT single player campaign that is one of the best in the FPS genre in my opinion.  They also stepped up their game in the multiplayer section as well.  Crazy amounts of customization options are now there for your Titan and your Pilot.  I’ve been putting in at least 2 hours a day on this game since it came out and I don’t see myself getting bored anytime soon.  That being said, fuck the Crash Site level.  WORST LEVEL EVER.

 

VISCERAL: The art of Jason Edmiston

“Praised as much by Hollywood as by his fan base, Jason Edmiston is THE greatest painter of Geek culture of our time. Adopting a classic style, he creates incredible oil paintings of Batman, Daenerys Targaryen and Dracula, to name a few.”

Jason is one of my favorite artists in recent years.  Our house is plastered with his screenprints and giclees.  Again, way too much money has been spent to show people that I like nerd properties.  Now you too can enjoy this amazing art with this sweet book that has finished pieces, tutorials, and more!

 

LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack (multiple consoles)

“Let creativity be the guide to a building and gaming adventure with LEGO Dimensions. Beginning this September collect Supergirl exclusively through the PlayStation4 LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack. You’ll journey through unexpected worlds and team-up with unlikely allies on the quest to defeat the evil Lord Vortech. Play with different minifigures from different worlds together in one LEGO videogame, and use each other’s vehicles and gadgets in a way never before possible. LEGO Bad Cop driving the DeLorean Time Machine.why not?! The LEGO Ninjago Masters of Spinjitsu fighting alongside Wonder Woman…yes, please! Get ready to break the rules, because the only rule with LEGO Dimensions is that there are no rules.”

I know, it seems like BDR is sponsored by Lego but that’s not the case.  I just really fucking love Lego games.  And unlike other games in this market, you’ll only need to buy the starter pack once and that’s it.  Then go nuts with all of the crazy licenses that LEGO has such as Gremlins, E.T., Back to the Future, Sonic the Hedgehog, and more!  I’m not lying when I say I love this game.  I’ve spent way too much money it.  It’s one of the best co-op games as well.

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Star Wars Lightsaber BBQ Tongs with Sound

“Star Wars BBQ Tongs – Lightsaber – Barbecue like a Jedi The circle is now complete: here are Darth Vader inspired barbeque tongs, perfect for turning your meat to the Dark Side. The tongs are shaped just like Vader’s famous weapon with – A Heatproof Handle Metal Tongs Red Storage Case They also feature classic Lightsaber sound effects so you can rule the barbeque as well as the galaxy. Impressive. Most impressive.”

Oh shit.  I didn’t know these existed up until 5 mins ago and now I must have them.

Legendary 8-Bit Light-Up Jewelry Treasure Chest with Sound

“Bring back fond memories of dungeon crawling, cave dwelling, and the like with the Legendary 8-Bit Jewelry Treasure Chest!;A great place to store your cufflinks, jewelry, and little treasures, the chest measures 4 1/2-inches tall x 4-inches wide 3-inches long and features a red velour interior.;More importantly, there are 4 lights that make the box appear to glow when opened, and it even plays treasure-finding fanfare, too!;Requires 2x ‘AA’ batteries, not included.”

For that special lady or man in your life.

Air Hogs Star Wars Remote Control Millennium Falcon Quad

“Now you can make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs with the Flying Star Wars Ultimate Millennium Falcon! Fly the most iconic ship in the Star Wars universe right in your own home! The Ultimate Millennium Falcon takes flight with the power of 4 rotors concealed in the body of the ship. Its authentic lights and sounds bring the Millennium Falcon to life as you fly. Activate Hyperspace mode on the remote control and hold on for a fully loaded hyperspace journey. If your deflector shields go down, you’re still in good shape; the Millennium Falcon is constructed from durable high density foam making it resilient to a few photon torpedo hits. With 2.4GHz communication, you can control the Millennium Falcon up to 200 feet away! Join the rebellion and bring Star Wars home with the Millennium Falcon Quad from Air Hogs! Star Wars products are produced by Spin Master under license from Lucasfilm Ltd.”

Hell yeah!  I love me some Air Hogs and now I can pretend to be Han Solo.  PEW PEW PEW.

Art of Atari – Deluxe Edition

“ART OF ATARI represents the most comprehensive retrospective to date, a whopping 350+ pages that provides insightful history and high-resolution scanned artwork culled from hundreds of production/concept illustrations, photographs, video game packaging, and groundbreaking advertisements from the height of Atari’s innovation and popularity.”

I love the old school art style that permeated the age of Atari.  The art was ALWAYS infinitely cooler than the games were and now you can relive your childhood with this amazing hardcover book.

 

$105 – $5000

Playstation VR

“Discover a new world of unexpected gaming experiences with PlayStation VR. Redefine your expectations of immersion in gaming with moments so intense your intuition takes over. Step into incredible virtual worlds and overcome new challenges in extraordinary ways. Greatness Awaits with PlayStation VR.”

I was a day one buyer of this and I do not regret it for a second.  I’ve been waiting for Virtual Reality to be avalbale in my home since I was a wee lad of the 80’s.  Unfortunately we still don’t have the super sweet full body suits like in The Lawnmower Man but this is a step in the right direction.  You’ll want to also grab 2 Move controllers and you’ll need the PS4 camera as well for this to work properly.  IT’s totally worth it.  Just watch how immersive this is:

 

LEGO Super Heroes Batman Classic TV Series – Batcave

“It’s back to the Batcave with this special set featuring iconic elements as seen in the classic 1960s Batman TV show. Answer emergency calls on the Bat phone in Bruce Wayne’s private study. Then press the button under the bust of Shakespeare and open a sliding false bookcase to reveal the secret entrance to the Batcave. Change Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson into Batman and Robin and slide down the Bat poles. Protect the Bat Lab’s Bat computer from The Joker’s TNT attacks and test Cat woman with the lie detector machine. Fly the Bat copter with Robin and fire the flick missiles. Then drive the Bat mobile or Bat cycle and stop those villains escaping with the Bat cave’s secrets!.”

Holy plastic bricks Batman!  I need this if only for the sweet LEGO version of my favorite Batmobile.  Awesome.

Sphero Star Wars BB-8 App Controlled Robot

“Authentic Movement: Guide your BB-8 with a smartphone or tablet. Listens & Responds: BB-8 recognizes and reacts to your voice. Holographic Messaging: Record and view virtual holographic videos with BB-8.  Autonomous Behavior: BB-8 has a mind of its own – explore the Star Wars galaxy together.  Adaptive Personality: Your BB-8’s unique attitude and actions evolve as you interact”

Who didn’t fall in love with this little bastard?  Now you can control him to your heart’s desire.  Torment your cats, dogs, or significant other with this neat little toy.

Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie

“Ralph McQuarrie is the most iconic artist in the history of Star Wars. He worked hand-in-hand with George Lucas to help establish the saga’s visual aesthetic, its inimitable look and feel. Beyond designing Darth Vader, C-3PO, and R2-D2, McQuarrie produced hundreds of pieces of Star Wars artwork, including conceptual paintings, costume designs, storyboards, and matte paintings, as well as posters, book covers, and album covers—even Lucasfilm’s annual holiday cards—all rescanned and rephotographed for this book. In Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie, readers will find the most definitive collection of the artist’s Star Wars work ever assembled, including hundreds of never-before-seen illustrations. Rare unpublished interviews, as well as recollections from McQuarrie’s colleagues and friends.”

Without Ralph McQuarrie,Star Wars as it’s known now would not be.  He designed pretty much everything in the original films and his unique vision helped create one of the best universes that people are still enjoying even now.

Amazon Echo – Black

“Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more—instantly. All you have to do is ask.”

I want one bad.  This is another step closer to the future that I was promised as a kid of the 80s.  HINT HINT WIFE OF MINE!

 

Stern Pinball Ghostbusters Pro Edition Arcade Pinball Machine

“Stern’s ghostbusters pro edition pinball machines are packed with features, art, and models that will provide an irresistible challenge for fans of this classic film. The ghostbusters pinball machines highlight the humor of the film as the player progresses through the game. The pinball machine includes custom speech by original ghostbusters cast member, Ernie Hudson, who guides the player into becoming the newest member of the ghostbusters team. This pinball machine also features a moving interactive “slimer” toy target and a fresh distinctive layout that integrates traditional pinball devices with unique and modern devices and scoring options. This machine also includes our own modern take on a ball transfer target, combative open field drop targets, a ball eject target, a captive ball target, and custom molded toys. All models feature beautiful and unique hand drawn art by renowned illustrator Jeremy packer a.k.a. Zombie yeti.”

Oh man, I’d kill for this.  Pinball is my jam and I always wanted my own pinball machine.  Now if only I could scrape together $5,000 without feeling guilty for spending it on a freaking Ghostbusters pinball machine.

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