Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Gifts for Geeks


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Are you doing last minute online Christmas shopping? Is it finally time to start figuring out who we have to shop for and what to possibly get them? Shopping for a nerdy friend can be a daunting task indeed. So if the thought of Ho-Ho-Ho! has you saying “No! No! No!” we can’t blame you.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. What if there was a guide to gifts, a gift guide if you will, that could make it easy to find the perfect present for anyone on your list? Relax, your friends at Den of Geek have got this.

Here’s our 2018 run-down of what nerd-centric items will bring a smile to the face of anyone in your life. Click the links to get taken to where you can buy them. We’ve saved you a whole bunch of trouble!

Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy

Every year is a year to celebrate Star Wars, and 2018 is no different. Delight the Star Wars geek in your life with this beautifully-illustrated book featuring 75 profiles of some of the women from the Star Wars universe, including the films, fiction, comics, animation, and games. Characters featured include: Leia Organa, Rey, Ahsoka Tano, Iden Versio, Jyn Erso, Rose Tico, and Maz Kanata.

Each profile includes key story beats, fresh insights, and behind-the-scenes details, which means this is not only good for the Star Wars fan who knows everything about this universe, but for the more casual fan looking to get into the world or even for a future Star Wars fan you are cunningly trying to convert so you can nerd out about Star Wars together. You’re welcome.

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The Making of Planet of the Apes

Well they did it. They finally did it. No, not blow up the Earth (yet!), but rather Harper Collins has released the definitive book chronicling the creation of one of the best-loved science fiction films of all-time. Written by J.W. Rinzler (whose behind-the-scenes chronicles of the original Star Wars trilogy should earn a place on every self-respecting nerd’s bookshelf) The Making of Planet of the Apes charts the difficulties 20th Century Fox had in translating Pierre Boulle’s 1963 novel to the big screen and into pop culture infamy through an insanely researched volume that is just as compelling as the feature itself. Our fingers are crossed for future volumes chronicling the saga’s various sequels.

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Spider-Man Classics Face of Venom Hoodie

For an evil symbiote from outer space, Venom is doing alright for himself. The brain-munching anti-hero had box office success far beyond anyone’s dreams, and now he gets to be front and center on this stunning hoodie. Complete with front pocket, this long-sleeve hooded sweatshirt is a 10oz. cotton-poly blend with a 100% cotton face, meaning that it is both comfortable and be a staple in your wardrobe for years to come. And no, it won’t try to take over your body either. Sorry.

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S.H.I.E.L.D. iPhone 6/6s Wallet Case

With the (great) news that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be sticking around for at least two more seasons comes a renewed appreciation of Marvel’s stalwart TV endeavor. And what’s not to love? Agent Coulson and company are among the most captivating comic characters on the small screen. So for the S.H.I.E.L.D. lover in your universe, we recommend this combination of phone case and wallet that looks great, is extremely functional, and let’s you carry everything you need at all times. Just don’t forget it in any villainous lairs, okay?

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The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid

We all know that holiday gift-giving tends to be all about the kids in your life. This explorer’s guide featuring profiles on countries all around the world is the perfect gift for the child in your life who nerds out about geography and cultures. (We all know one… many of us have been one.)

Billed as “a thrilling expedition to 100 of the most surprising, mysterious, and weird-but-true places on earth,” The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid takes its readers to a 355-foot waterfall in Zambia, to Antarctica’s Blood Falls, and through ice caves in Argentina and Austria. You might not be able to actually zipline with your kid through rainforests, but this book is the next best thing until you do get there.

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The League of Regrettable Sidekicks

Look, not everyone can be a Robin or Jimmy Olsen. With that in mind comes Jon Morris’ The League of Regrettable Sidekicks. Following up his previous works (The League of Regrettable Superheroes and The League of Regrettable Supervillains), this time around Morris sets his comedic sights on second and third tier associates like Thor’s pal Volstagg the Voluminous and Little Archie‘s off-abused pal Little Ambrose. While most of these characters are lovable — if downright forgotten — would-be assistants, others are absolute oddballs like Plastic Man’s trouble-prone pal Woozy Winks who are captivating footnotes in comic book history.

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Stranger Things: Worlds Turned Upside Down

If you’re anything like everyone else on the planet, then you’re desperately awaiting the arrival of more Stranger Things content. This book is not a new season, but it’s still pretty darn awesome. The official behind-the-scenes companion to the Netflix show’s first two seasons, it includes concept art, original commentary from Matt and Ross Duffer, interviews with the cast, and some of the earliest pitches and story drafts from the show’s start. 

The kicker? It’s all delivered in the form of a “used” book, which means the book itself is distressed to look like it has been around for awhile. This may strike you as the most millennial thing yet, but, for me, it makes the book not only a fascinating deep dive into this iconic show, but also a physical object that adds to your bookshelf, coffee table, or wherever else you (or your present-receiver) may want to lay this thing down and wait for friends to excitedly discover it. Oh yeah, and it includes some sneak peaks into season three!

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Black Panther Wakandan Warriors Graffiti Fabric

Often times the best gifts are the ones we make ourselves for others. If the Venn diagram of your life includes some overlap between Black Panther and DIY crafting, we recommend you checking out this eye-catching fabric featuring everyone’s favorite Wakandan warriors. No, it’s not made of vibranium, but rather 100% cotton — making this fabric perfect for use in quilting, appliqué, and crafts projects. (Available from the Zazzle website in various widths and sizes). Wakanda, and crafting, forever!

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Black Panther Panther Head Typography Graphic T-Shirt

Whoa! This 100% cotton T-shirt available in men’s sizes from small to 4X features a stylized Black Panther logo that itself looks like a warrior cat. Black Panther was one of the year’s best films overall — and easily one of the greatest comic book movies ever made — this T-shirt is a way for show to show your love for Wakanda wherever you may roam.

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The Prisoner: The Uncertainty Machine

Be seeing you! Earlier this year, Titan did comic fans and cult TV obsessives a solid by publishing an artist’s edition of a failed attempt by Marvel to bring The Prisoner to comic books in the 1970s that featured art by Jack Kirby and Gil Kane. It was a fascinating experiment, and one we wish had come to fruition. Eventually the series — ostensibly about a secret agent who resigns and subsequently finds himself in the mysterious Village, although it explores much bigger issue — was given a DC Comics sequel as 1988’s The Prisoner: Shattered Visage mini-series. While by no means a failure, the book largely ignored the show’s bonkers finale and thus wasn’t fully satisfying. The same can’t be said of Titan Comics’ current The Prisoner series, an audacious contemporary take on the story that succeeds in all the ways that the regrettable AMC remake of a few years back failed. The first four issues of writer Peter Milligan and artist Colin Lorimer new take on the saga are collected in The Prisoner: The Uncertainty Machine. Having the thankless task of trying to put their own stamp on Patrick McGoohan’s allegorical tale, the duo offers up a story rich with interesting new characters and the sort of mindfucks you’d come to expect from The Prisoner. In other words, it’s great stuff.

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The Phantom of Eternia

For the past decade, a performer in Philadelphia named Carmen Martella III has been hosting a monthly karaoke night/comedy show. While this seems like a fairly ordinary occurance, there is a deliciously nerdy catch–he does so in the guise of an over-the-top spoof of Skeletor. This leads to such madcap fun as the performances being more Gong Show then anything (for example, attempting to sing “My Way” will earn you an instant booting off the stage). Adding to the insanity, ‘Skeletor’ peppers each event with his own custom song parodies, such as an evil take on Bell Biv Devoe’s “Poison” in which he sings the praises of, well, poisioning the audience. One Skeletor Karaoke devotee is Kelly Phillips. Part of the all-girl comic art anthology collective Dirty Diamonds, Phillips is a bona-fide nerd whose Weird Me explores her Weird Al Yankovic fandom. In The Phantom of Eternia, she presents a compelling story about friendship and singing terrible songs in public that will forever change the way you think about both karaoke and Masters of the Universe.

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Worlds Seen in Passing: Ten Years of Tor.com Short Fiction

Tor.com celebrates its tenth anniversary with this anthology of science fiction, fantasy, and horror from its first ten years as one of the go-to places for speculative fiction shorts. Edited by Irene Gallo and including work from some of speculative fiction’s most exciting writers, such as N.K. Jemisin, Charlie Jane Anders, Ken Liu, Kameron Hurley, and Jeff VanderMeer (to mention a very few), this is the kind of present that can be savored over the course of many reading sessions. It’s the perfect gift for the person in your life who is really up on their speculative fiction or for that literary friend you’re trying to get into speculative fiction.

Read Worlds Seen in Passing: Ten Years of Tor.com Short Fiction 

Buy Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket & Groot Pattern Leggings

Avengers Black Widow Icon Car Floor Mat

Look, unless you have Tony Stark money, chances are you aren’t tooling around in a Quinjet. Still, there’s no reason why your vehicle can’t have some Avengers swagger. Enter this set of front and rear car mats (one of each included) that are made with a polyester surface and a non-skid Durgan backing, and feature Black Widow iconography. Having these in your car won’t make you as cool as Natasha, but it’s a solid first step…

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8Bit Iron Man Attack – Armor Up! Small Messenger Bag

We spent enough time in our youth playing the old Avengers arcade game that we can appreciate a retro-themed messenger bag like the one you see right here. Water resistant, lightweight, and including a quick-adjust shoulder strap, this bag is ideal for your trip to the Avengers Mansion or just to carry your stuff to work. Regardless of where you’re going with this, you’ll show off your love for both Iron Man and the glory days of 8-bit gaming by carrying this bag around.

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Chilling Adventures in Sorcery

Long before Archie’s current horror renaissance, the publisher originally dipped its toes in the genre with the short-lived 1970s comic Chilling Adventures in Sorcery. For the first two issues, the title was narrated by Sabrina the Teenage Witch and featured spooky stories done in the typical house style. From the third issue onwards, the book was issued through Archie’s Red Circle imprint, Sabrina was jettisoned, and art was handled by the likes of Gray Morrow. This revamped work was just as compelling as the earlier weirdo dark Archie-style stories, and more than holds its own with classic horror comics like Tales from the Crypt and The Witching Hour. With Chilling Adventures of Sabrina once again stirring a cauldron of interest in spooky Archie tales, this book should be an in-demand item this holiday season…even if Halloween is long gone.

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A History of Video Games in 64 Objects

We’re getting to a place in the evolution of the video game where its history is valued, which means wonderful potential gifts like this one: A History of Video Games in 64 Objects. Inspired by A History of the World in 100 Objects, this book attempts to chronicle the history of video games so far, from Pong to first-person shooters, as told through the stories of some of the medium’s most important objects.

Each object is paired with an in-depth essay outlining its significance in the history of gaming. Objects featured include: The Oregon Trail, the Atari 2600, and a World of Warcraft server blade. If you’re based in New York City, pair this gift with a visit to the Museum of the Moving Image’s sports video games exhibit. If you’re not in New York City, no pairing needed!

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The Valancourt Book of Victorian Christmas Ghost Stories, Volume Three

There’s all different kinds of nerds out there, and the history nerd is a special variety. This third volume of Christmas ghost stories from the Victorian era is the perfect gift for that person in your life who thinks learning and indulging in cultures past is just the coolest thing ever. Apparently, following the success of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Christmas ghost stories became all the rage in Victorian newspapers and magazines. Some of these stories have never been reprinted since… until now. The collection features 20 stories, and will make any holiday gathering just a little bit creepier.

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The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition by Ursula K. Leguin

We lost Ursula K. Le Guin, one of the greatest speculative fiction writers of all time, this year, but we didn’t lose her stories. Her legacy lives on in the many classics she left behind, including her beloved Earthsea series. Released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of A Wizard of Earthsea‘s release, this complete illustrated edition of the entire Earthsea chronicles includes over 50 illustrations done by Charles Vess and selected by Le Guin.

In addition to the main books in the series, The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition includes early short stories, Le Guin’s “Earthsea Revisioned” Oxford lecture, and a new Earthsea story. If that wasn’t enough, the book also includes a foreword by Le Guin herself. This is the perfect gift for fans of Earthsea and Le Guin or for friends who have yet to venture into this magical world.

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Marvel Emoji Characters Grid Pattern Yoga Mat

Back in the 1970s, The Mighty Marvel Comics Strength and Fitness Book had everyone from Ghost Rider to J. Jonah Jameson sharing exercise tips. While that book is sadly long out of print, we can’t help but feel that its spiritual successor is this yoga mat emblazoned with emojis representing all aspects of life in the Marvel Universe. Staying healthy and being nerdy? That’s a win/win right there. Measures 72″ x 24″, 0.25″ thick.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket & Groot Pattern Leggings

It tickles us to no end that the limb-obsessed Rocket Raccoon is one of two characters (the other being Groot) featured on these Guardians of the Galaxy-themed leggings. Both stylish and super comfy, these custom made leggings are available in women’s sizes from XS to XL.

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DC Universe: 10th Anniversary Collection

Although DC’s live-action films have been struggling, everyone seems to overlook how the majority of the company’s animated films have been truly great. Yes, there is the occasional clunker like Batman: The Killing Joke (ugh), but have you seen Justice League: The New Frontier or Batman: Year One? These efforts are fantastic adaptations of the source material and entertaining in their own right, and they are just the tip of the iceberg. This expansive 32-disc collector’s set features 30 DC animated films, tons of special features, collectible packaging, an adult coloring book, and exclusive coins. Marvel may have the box office tied up, but when it comes to animated films they can’t hold a candle to DC these days.

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The James Bond Collection

We hope you’ll forgive us for saying so, but this Blu-ray collection of all of the official James Bond films — from Dr. No to Spectre — packed with mind-blowing special features has us both shaken AND stirred.

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Avengers: Infinity War

Yeah, we fully admit that this one is the most obvious of choices, Avengers: Infinity War. Since you are reading this very website, you know our feelings on this flick. It’s definitely a great gift idea, but you just have to make sure whomever you are planning on getting this for doesn’t already have it. Because if that person is anything like us, they got this baby the second it hit stores.

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Doctor Who: Tom Baker Complete Season One

Would you like a jelly baby? This stunning Blu-ray set collects the entire 12th season of Doctor Who…which just so happened to be Tom Baker’s first year in the role. Out of the gate, Baker’s Doctor is one full of wonder and mischief and he remains a joy to watch all these years later. The five serials that make up this season — “Robot,” “The Ark in Space,” “The Sontaran Experiment,” “Genesis of the Daleks” (widely considered to be the definitive Classic Who story), and “Revenge of the Cyberman” — are solid, making this not only a great gift for Whovians, but a perfect entry point into the series for the unitiated as well.

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Doctor Who: Peter Davison: Complete Season One

Then again, if you prefer your Doctor wearing celery as opposed to excessively large scarfs, Peter Davison’s first year as the Timelord may be more to your liking.

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The Punisher Painted Skull Logo iPhone XS Max Case

If the action stylings of Frank Castle are more to your liking, might we recommend this Punisher iPhone XS Max case? Featuring the iconic painted Punisher skull logo, this case is as visually strong as it is durable. Slim, lightweight and featuring a glossy finish (and including a design feature that lets you charge your phone without removing the case), this is one gift idea that no one will want to punish you for getting them!

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Kawaii Avengers In Colorful Blocks Barely There iPhone 6 Case

We know that the Avengers are the Earth’s mightiest heroes, but if this colorful CaseMate Barely There phone case is anything to go by, they are the most huggable too! As impact resistant as it is cute, this case is compatible with the iPhone 6/6s with 4.7 inch screen.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Special Edition

Don’t panic, as the 1981 television version of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is finally on Blu-ray. Forget the problematic 2005 film adaptation, this is Douglas Adams’ hilarious space saga as it was meant to be seen. Featuring several cast members from the original radio series (including Simon Jones as the bewildered Arthur Dent and a scenery-chewing Mark Wing Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox) and, for their day, impressive special effects, this six-episode program takes viewers from the destruction of Earth to the Restaurant at the End of the Universe and back again. This newly remastered version means that the series has never looked or sounded as good, and the special features from the DVD release — including a touching tribute to Douglas Adams — have been ported over alongside new exclusive features. A true intergalactic hitchhiker will always know where his or her towel is, but this Blu-ray shouldn’t be far behind either.

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Basket Case

It was a tough call, but our pick for this year’s best horror Blu-ray is Basket Case. Director Frank Henenlotter’s 1982 low-budget gorefest about two formerly conjoined twins — one of whom is horribly deformed and lives in the titular basket — who get revenge against those who performed the operation that separated them has had a fascinating journey in its 36-year-existence. Originally a staple on the New York City midnight movie circuit, the film found a larger audience thanks to VHS rentals and cable TV airings. Due to the film’s tongue-in-cheek humor and how it serves as an inadvertent document of a sleazy NYC that no longer exists, recent years have seen Basket Case getting a critical re-evaluation. (Indeed, the stunning 4K restoration featured on this disc was created by the Museum of Modern Art, proof that this film has made the big time). So, what’s in the basket? One of the sickest, funniest, and downright lovable horror films ever made.

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

To be perfectly clear: By no means do we think that Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is anything more or less than the goofiest entry in this long in the dino tooth franchise. That said, you almost certainly have a relative or an office Pollyanna or some sort of obilgatory holiday bullshit where you are going to require an inexpensive and inoffensive gift. And that’s where this Blu-ray comes in. See, everybody’s happy. Well, this is 2018, so not really, but you get the idea.

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Black Panther

We are seriously considering buying like 20 copies of this and giving it to everyone on our shopping list, just because it’s that good. Consider this movie the anti-Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, a blockbuster with heart, endlessly complex characters,  and social relevance. If the dino-flick is our suggestion for something to buy for people you must shop for, then Black Panther is a film for people in your life that you cherish and want the best for.

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Thor: Ragnarok

If anyone is out there grumbling “boy, this guide sure does have a lot of Marvel movies in it,” well, then so does life. Just deal. But you know what there’s still not nearly enough of in this damaged and dying world of ours? Jeff Motherfucking Goldblum. So you’re goddamn right we are going to suggest this flick, which features the man’s most hyperkinetic and amazing performance since Vibes, to buy for someone. Hell, we wish there were a Jeff Goldblum cinematic universe, so someone get on that.

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Soulcalibur VI

We still think that Soulcalibur sounds like the name of a failed Sting musical, yet Bandai’s enduring franchise remains one of the hottest titles of this holiday season. This time around, the game returns to the 16th century with ramped up action, characters, of course the inventive fighting moves that the series is known for.

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Lego DC Super Villains

Seeing how we live in an age where the bad guys always win, you might as well have some fun with it. That’s the unspoken subtext of Lego DC Super Villains, a multi-platform game that puts The Joker, Darkseid, et al front and center. With both a story mode and an open world mode, the title allows players to create their own villainous character to frolic in the enthralling playground that is the DC Legoverse.

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Just Dance 2019

The popular dancing game features contemporary hits from artists like Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa, Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B, and G.G. Allin. Okay, we’re lying about the last one. Nevertheless, this is the sort of video game that encourges movement, teaches rhythm and lets you exercise while having fun. Includes a free one-month trial to Just Dance Unlimited, which gives players access to more than 400 songs.

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DC Primal Age Batman

From the Things We Didn’t Realize We Needed In Our Lives department comes Funko’s DC Primal Age line. Mixing DC heroes and villains with a Masters of the Universe aesthetic is such an inspired idea, we are shocked that these haven’t hit the market sooner. The line also includes stylized takes on Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Green Lantern, Scarecrow, King Shark, Mr. Freeze, and the Joker. (There are DC Primal versions of Ace the Bathound and the Batcave as well). Nostalgia run amuck or genius toy design. A little of both really, not that anyone is complaining!

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Spin Vision Spider-Ham

As of this writing, we still don’t know very much about Into the Spider Verse other than that it looks spectacular, pun intended. There’s a lot about Sony’s CGI take on the Miles Morales Spidey saga that we are interested in, but the hardcore Marvel nerd deep within us is freaking out about the fact that Spider-Ham is in this film. The porcine parody originally appeared in his own title back in Marvel’s Star Comics line of kids books in the 1980s. While most of the Star characters have been lost to time (Planet Terry anyone?), Peter Porker AKA Spider-Ham has managed to reappear from time to time in the mainstream Marvel continuity. He also will be appearing in the new film voiced by none other than John Mulaney. Best of all, he gets his own toy which allows you to poke his ear to change his facial expression — which brings astonishment to our goofy mugs.

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Riverdale Monopoly

There is a Riverdale-branded version of Monopoly. One of the game pieces is Cheryl Blossom’s “iconic” spider broach. We are dead now.

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Catan

It’s actually unfair how fun Catan is. It’s a friendship-destroying kind of fun, really. Grab this tabletop game where you can trade resources, build, and settle the whole map before anyone else can.

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Planet of the Apes ReAction Figure Statue of Liberty Action Playset

Umm, spoiler alert. Planet of the Apes turned 50 this year, and what better way to commemorate this milestone than with a playset based on the film’s iconic ending. For use with Super 7’s action figures from the film (sadly sold separately), this nostalgia-heavy toy is the ideal gift for the ape and/or Chuck Heston enthusiast on your shopping list.

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Lego Star Wars Darth Vader’s Castle

We’ve been obsessed with the idea of Darth Vader having a castle hideaway since we learned that it was a proposed but ultimately rejected location for Return of the Jedi back in 1983. Its surprise appearance in Rogue One warmed our nerdy hearts as if they were immersed in Mustafarian lava, as did the recent IDW comic series Tales from Vader’s Castle. So with this background information firmly established, you might have guessed that we can’t wait to get our geeky hands all over this Lego rendition of Dath’s Castle. Made up of 1,060 pieces, which includes a packaged build of the castle, a Tie Advanced Fighter, and five mini figures, this massive Lego set is mind-boggling. We can think of no better way of ushering in 2019 than by building this behemoth.

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Cards Against Humanity

There’s no point in hiding how horrible you are with Cards Against Humanity. As the name implies, this question & answer matching card game will make you lose faith in humanity (but you’ll still laugh your head off).

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Funko Pop! Marvel: Thor: Ragnarok Korg Collectible Vinyl Figure

He’s obviously awesome, but Korg should be on everyone’s wish list for no other reason than he had the distinction of deliveringhe this year’s funniest movie line — “piss off, ghost!”

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Funko GLOW Debbie & Ruth Two-Pack

Netflix’s GLOW series continues to be a revelation. What could have been a nostalgic wink fest instead is one of TV’s sharpest and funniest shows, and a tribute to the power of female friendship. The series’ emotional core is the complicated friendship between Debbie Eagan (Betty Gilpin) and Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), whose off-stage battles have been known to carry over into the ring. Funko has recreated their wrestling personas, Liberty Belle and Zoya the Destroyer, in this two-pack of action figures that will dropkick the decorative competition on any shelf.

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Game of Thrones Hold the Door Doormat

What, too soon? Relive one of Game of Thrones’ most heartbreaking moments — which is really saying a lot — with this 15.17″(L) x 23.6″(W) non-slip doormat that is suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Hodor.

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The Amazing Spider-Man Comic #122 T-Shirt

After the Green Goblin threw Gwen Stacy off of the George Washington Bridge back in The Amazing Spider-Man #121, our hero’s life would never be the same again — especially since his attempt to save her via his webbing actually is what killed her, but let’s not split hairs. The love of his young life was dead, and Spidey wanted revenge. In the subsequent issue, Spidey and the Goblin faced off in a climactic battle that has not been matched since. The excitement of this storyline is captured in this T-shirt, recreating John Romita Jr.’s iconic cover for that issue. Available in men’s sizes Adult S through 4X.

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To a wizard, his or her most important accessory is a trusty wand. Now Muggles can get in on the fun with Wow! Stuff’s officially licensed Harry Potter’s Light Painting Wand. Using an included app, this wand allows you to write or draw in augmented reality with LED light. The above video shows you how the wand works, and we think that you’ll agree that this is a gift idea that is beyond magical.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Baby Groot Cutting Board

Oh man, this one is savage. What appears to be an adorable cutting board designed to look like Baby Groot takes a sinister turn once you realize that, oh shit, it could actually be Baby Groot. Happy holidays, everything is a nightmare!

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Avengers: Infinity War | Infinity Gauntlet Graphic OtterBox Symmetry iPhone X Case

Is there a person in your life who is constantly dropping their phone? If so, then shopping for them this year will be a snap (too soon?) with this durable Avengers: Infinity War OtterBox Symmetry iPhone X Case. With “the strongest protection in the slimmest style,” this sturdy synthetic rubber and polycarbonate case includes dual-layer defense guards to protect against spills and tumbles. Best of all? The case can be personalized to your liking via Zazzle’s website.

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Retro Captain America Comic Book Pattern Neck Tie

It would be impossible not to look heroic in this stylish officially licensed Captain America necktie. Made of 100% polyester with a silky finish, this 55″ x 4″ tie is a perfect, patriotic tribute to Cap and the American way!

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Guardians of the Galaxy Dancing Baby Groot iPhone 8 Plus/7 Plus Case

“I am Groot?” More like you are cute, amirite? Although the next installment of the Guardians of the Galaxy saga is on hold while the hunt for a new director goes on, there’s comfort to be found in the fact that the first two films are nothing but pure entertainment — thanks in no small part to our wooden friend here. Designed for the Apple iPhone 8 Plus/7 Plus, this slim and durable featherlight Case-Mate case comes with a downright adorable image of dancing Groot that can be customized with whatever name you like via the Zazzle website.

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Nintendo Game Boy Convertible Backpack/Computer Laptop Messenger Bag

Two bags in one! Whether used as a backpack on a computer laptop messenger bag, this versatile item will grant its wearer some serious retro gaming swagger. Our only complaint is that you can’t actually play Tetris on it. It’s a scientific fact that Tetris makes any commute better.

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Sabrina the Teenage Witch Pin

This soft enamel pin from Macabre Manor recreates Dan Decarlo’s art from Archie’s Madhouse #22, which introduced Sabrina the Teenage Witch. This 1.25″ limited edition pin will cast its spell on the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina fan in your life.

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Tote Bag

Douglas Adams reportedly hated the “Cosmic Cutie” — the green, large-tongued blob who appeared on the covers of every Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy book released in North America. We’re going to have to respectfully disagree with him on this one, as we’ve been in love with the Cutie since we first laid eyes on his toothy grin. This 100% cotton canvas bag from Out of Print clothing includes artist Peter Cross’ original Hitchhiker’s art and is full of as much weird whimsy as the book’s themselves. Bonus points go to this one because each purchase made at Out of Print helps fund literacy programs and book donations to communities in need. And that would definitely bring a smile to the late author’s face.

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