Unique Christmas Gifts for the Superhero Lover

How DO YOU find The Perfect Christmas Gift for the Superhero Lover in your family or circle of friends? I’m sure you can agree its not easy. And with a ton of other gifts to find for others, you probably don’t have a ton of time to search far and wide for that very special, unique superhero gift. So maybe we can help with some suggestions?

Superhero comic book movies and television are all the rage – just in case you weren’t tuned in. From hit television shows like The Flash, Daredevil and Arrow to mega blockbuster films like The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and Justice League. Audiences from kids and up through adults, both men and women, are fans of this continually rising trend.

The problem this creates for YOU, my hapless Christmas shopper, is that you just can’t go grab ANY item off the shelf to give to your superhero lover. It’s got to be something different, something unique, something they’re not going to try and show off, only to find that every other person at their school or work has the same item.

So what do you do? Well, for starters, you’re in the right place. Here are 8 gift ideas for the superhero lover to choose from OR ideas to at least, help get you thinking about something to buy. Whether they like Marvel or DC Comics or don’t really care, there should be something here for you!

Lastly, if you have come across anything pretty unique or special that you think would benefit the readers here? Mention it in the comments below. We’d very much appreciate it.

Oh, and Merry Christmas!

Gifts for the Superhero Lover

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Marvel Avengers Comic Custom Nike Sneakers
Brand new, authentic custom Marvel Avengers Nike Roshe Run! These head-turning shoes are custom made just for you and made with 100% quality and care.
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Art Panel Set of Comic Book Legends
Six custom made art panels featuring AVENGERS [Captain America, Black Widow, Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye, Iron Man] or JUSTICE LEAGUE [Dark Knight, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, Superman, Aquaman, Cyborg, Martian Manhunter]
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Marvel Avenger Captain America Wooden Watch
A wonderfully crafted wooden wrist watch featuring the first Avenger, Captain America's symbol. Make it especially unique by engraving a personalized message to your loved ones or friends as well.
unique gift ideaMarvel Avengers, Super Hero Inspired All Cotton Appliqued-Full/Queen Size Quilts
These Custom made Superhero appliqued quilts are perfect for the Little (or BIG) Superhero in your life. Constructed using 100% cotton "KONA" fabric and Warm & Natural Cotton Batting. This quilt is machine quilted and made to last.
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Custom Marvel Avengers hi-top Converse Shoes
Authentic Chucks with handmade design. Colors and painted design are deeply incorporated into the sneakers' canvas insuring that it will last for years and years.
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Superman Man of Steel Emblem
Man of Steel emblem. Carved from wood and then finished with a Metallic finish, gloss clear coat. .75" deep 15" wide by 10" tall. Emblem can be modified with wall mountings like a picture frame or keyhole slots on back to hang flush on the wall.
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Batman Emergency Batarangs Wallmount Display
These 3 Batarangs come in a beautiful shadow box display. The display's face opens with a hinge and a magnet keeping it closed, so it can easily be opened without taking it off the wall. The box itself measures about 12" x 10" x 2". The display case can be hung on the wall or displayed on a desk or bookcase (it has a back-stand).
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Batman Bat Signal Prop Replica
Call the Dark Knight for yourself with this Bat Signal Prop Replica! This amazing Bat Signal actually lights up and reveals the Batman logo silhouette. Save Gotham City with this Batman Bat Signal Prop Replica! Measures about 12 3/4-inches talk x 9-inches long x 8-inches deep. The Batman Bat Signal Prop Replica can be powered via USB (cord included, no wall connection).

Need a few more ideas? Try these other HUGE selections of unique gift ideas for that special superhero lover, and make their Christmas one to truly remember!

Other online stores you can check:
Entertainment Earth – Marvel Shop
Entertainment Earth – DC Comics Shop
Super Hero Stuff
Things From another World
RedBubble – Marvel Store
RedBubble – DC Comics Store

Ready Player One Movie Trailer

Ready Player One Movie Trailer. In 2045, the planet is on the brink of chaos and collapse, but people find salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by James Halliday. When Halliday dies, he promises his immense fortune to the first person to discover a digital Easter egg that’s hidden somewhere in the OASIS. When young Wade Watts joins the contest, he finds himself becoming an unlikely hero in a reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical world of mystery, discovery and danger.

I read a shit ton of books from fantasy to science fiction and everything in between. So trying to choose which book has been my most favorite read is difficult to say the least. That is until Ernest Cline came out with Ready Player One.

In all my years, I don’t think I have ever read a book, then turned around, almost immediately to read the book AGAIN. Ready Player One was THAT good.

The movie, by Spielberg, is not out until March 2018, but already the hype is rising, especially after the release of it first FULL trailer (a teaser trailer was released sometime ago) today. Check it!

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You can honestly, probably watch this trailer a few times and catch something cool you missed previously. There’s THAT much that goes down in the trailer, which still probably doesn’t scratch the surface of all the shit in the film. I know the ‘potential’ of what the book can provide, its just a matter of what the grand movie wizard Spielberg can throw to the big screen.

Want to the savor the moment just a little longer? Here are some screen captures to go ahead and save!

Ready Player One Movie Trailer Stills

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SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDERVERSE Official Teaser Trailer

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDERVERSE. Into the Spiderverse may just be the best EVER comic book film put out by Sony of all time! I think they may have finally found their calling?! Don’t take my word for it. Take a peak at this just released official teaser trailer for Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse!

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Sony, who has had the rights for Marvel’s Spider-Man for sometime, and whose feeble efforts at bringing the iconic webslinger to the big screen have been ‘meh’ up to this point, may have found a winning move here, jumping into the animated world?

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Opening nationwide In Theaters Christmas 2018, the 80-second trailer opens with a hooded figure moving through the snow of New York City, visiting the grave of Peter Parker, then swinging awkwardly through skyscrapers with the tagline “More than one wears the mask.” When Spider-Man lands on a rooftop, he pulls off his mask to show that he is Miles Morales — and out of breath — then allows himself a brief laugh.

Miles Morales was introduced in 2011 in Chapter 4 of the “Ultimate Fallout” Marvel comic book series, which dealt with the aftermath of the death of Peter Parker. The teaser ends with Miles Morales in a subway station asking another figure “Wait, so how many of us are there?”

Here are more Images for SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDERVERSE

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6 Great Gift Ideas to Consider for the STAR WARS Fan

Christmas is right around the corner and before you know it, it’ll be starring you down, and YOU KNOW, you won’t be ready for it. Nobody ever is, right? However, in the spirit of being ‘MORE’ proactive than I usually am, I have taken it upon myself to gather up a handful, of what will probably go down in ‘GIFT-GIVING HISTORY’ as the best roundup of gifts for the avid Star Wars Fan ever! Don’t believe me? C’mon in and be the judge!

Gift Ideas for the Avid Star Wars Fan

1. Star Wars Super Graphic: A Visual Guide to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Graphic design guru Tim Leong presents Star Wars trivia in an all-new way—through playful pie charts, bar graphs, and other data-driven infographics. From a Venn diagram of Yoda’s idiosyncrasies to an organizational chart of the Empire to a line graph of Grand Moff Tarkin’s management decisions, Star Wars Super Graphic shines a new light on the much-adored universe. Equal parts playful and informative, this visual love letter to the vast Star Wars universe will enchant fans for years to come.
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2. Sphero Star Wars BB-8 App Controlled Robot

The BB-8 app-enabled Droid whose movements and personality are as authentic as they are advanced. Based on your interactions, BB-8 will show a range of expressions and perk up when you give voice commands. Watch the Droid explore autonomously, or guide BB-8 yourself, or create and view holographic recordings. BB-8 is more than a toy – it’s your companion. The Force is strong with you. Channel it with the Star Wars Force Band by Sphero. Like a Jedi Knight, you can control your BB-8 App-Enabled Droid with just a wave of your hand and expand your abilities with Force Training. Use the band by itself to complete Combat Training, or collect digital holocrons in your environment through Force Awareness.
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3. Darth Vader Wood Burning Portable Fire Pit

As Star Wars themed fire pits go, this is one of the few, high quality, expertly-designed and AFFORDABLE ones there is. (You can see how outrageously expensive they can get up to here). This Hand-crafted Darth Vader fire pit is made entirely by hand with a cool-touch handle and high heat satin stove paint. Crafted from a 30 pound propane tank and hand cut/formed metal, the finished size is approximately 30″ tall by 24″ wide at the hood. Talk about a ‘conversational piece’ out in the back yard!
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4. Jedi Challenges AR Headset with Lightsaber Controller

Feel the Force as you fight and hone your Jedi (or, Sith – I’m not judging) lightsaber swordsmanship with the Lenovo Star Wars™: Jedi Challenges AR headset. It works with both an iOS (iPhone) or Android smartphone to enable the game app, letting you engage in virtual Jedi duels. This Lenovo Star Wars™: Jedi Challenges AR headset includes a, lightsaber controller and a tracking beacon to arm you for battle.
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5. Star Wars The Force Awakens Chewbacca Electronic Mask

Introducing, the Chewbacca Electronic Mask! Yes, you KNOW the one I speak of! The same Chewbacca Electronic Mask made famous by the giggling mom on Youtube! This VERY cool and awesome idea for an electronic mask transforms you into the legendary wookiee and BFF to the late great Han Solo, Chewbacca. Move your mouth while wearing it to activate a variety of authentic wookiee growls and howls straight from the films! Open your mouth slightly for a light roar, then open it wider to make your wookiee roar even louder.
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6. LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon

The most iconic vessel in the Star Wars universe, the smuggler Han Solo won the Millennium Falcon from fellow rogue Lando Calrissian in a game of sabacc. Every detail of this famous, modified Corellian Engineering Corporation YT-1300 freighter is packed into this model, which is constructed to scale (5,195 pcs). LEGO mini-figures of Han Solo, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia Organa are included, so you can really replay your favorite scenes.
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Star Trek Robes For That Special Trekkie

Star Trek Robes from The Next Generation series (pretty much one of the best ones of ALL the Star Trek series, by the way)? There are plenty of robes available online, but something about these Next generation color schemes are really setting this bunch apart?

These Star Trek Robes (The Next-Generation) feature comfortable, plush fabric and styling reminiscent of the early Next Generation Star Trek uniforms. (But without the..AHEM.. inconvenience!)

There are several of these being manufactured that all you to choose your color: Red (Command) Gold (Operations), or Blue (Sciences) so that you can be easily identified on your vacation, around the house, or when out on the curb, grabbing your mail or pulling the garbage bin in.

Product Specifications – Star Trek Robes

  • Officially-licensed Star Trek: The Next Generation merchandise
  • A ThinkGeek exclusive
  • Choose Blue (Science), Gold (Operations), or Red (Command)
  • Vinyl communicator badge on the chest
  • Star Trek communicator logo embroidered on the ends of the sash
  • Two pockets
  • One size fits most
  • Perfect for the overworked crew member who has 318 hours of shore leave saved up and can only roll over 80
  • Materials: 100% Polyester
  • Care Instructions: Machine washable. Tumble dry low.

And, really what it all comes down to when choosing your Star Trek robe is sure, who wouldn’t want to have the COMMAND robe (Captain Picard), but I sure did like Jordy, Data and Worf, soooooo…..

Right now, it looks like these are exclusive to THINK GEEK, so you’ll have to venture over there to check on the current pricing and availability of these.

Another Fun-Filled Salt Lake City ComicCon in the Books!

Salt Lake City ComicCon 2017 is over and done and it was just as enjoyable as the one before and the one before that. My yearly ‘family’ pilgrimage to one of the top 5 largest ComicCon’s in the United States pulled off without a hitch. And although I did not get the opportunity to sit in on any panels, the vendors, cosplay and cosplay contest more than adequately satisfied my geeky hunger! Here are some photos of the event.

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Although we only attended the Saturday event (which is the most popular day to attend), we were able to cover the entirety of the convention floor. Having been to the event several times, there were many familiar vendor displays but like every con, there were many new ones as well.

We even got a chance to see actor John Barrowman (Arrow, Doctor Who, Torchwood), roll past us, through the crowd, standing atop a golf cart and filming surprised yet excited fans. A very cool moment indeed.

The cosplay contest was just as energetic and fun as previous years, although the ‘expert’ category was much smaller than before. Surprisingly, one of the most amazing contestants was a ‘Mary Poppins’ cosplayer in the ‘novice’ category who came on stage to the hit song ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious‘ and had the entire audience clapping away, fully engaged. fun times!

All in all, the show did not disappoint and already, I eagerly await Salt Lake ComicCon 2018. Nice job Salt Lake!

Black Panther Marvel Movie Bust

I am just as giddy with excitement as the next comic book fan when it comes to FINALLY being able to see and visit Wakanda and see the Black Panther Marvel Movie due out in theaters February 9th, 2018. But truth be told, I have virtually ZERO Black Panther collectible items, other that a couple great looking Funko POP toys. I need to spruce up my work office desk with something more, and I’m kinda thinking a Black Panther Marvel Movie Bust might just do the trick? So I started looking around and here is what I found.

Captain America:Civil War Black Panther Bust Bank Statue 1:2 Replica [Amazon]

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Over at Amazon they have problem the best Black Panther Marvel Movie Bust of the bunch. It’s a bit pricey but that’s what to be expected for something at the level of design this bust is.

Black Panther Statue Bust [@cheungkinmen]

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This Black Panther Bust is a bit different – not exactly like what we’ve seen the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) but more than likely more of a rendition of Black Panther from one of his comic book runs no doubt? The muscle tone of the sculpture looks great and I do love this version’s ‘mask’ look and feel? Maybe even moreso than the Civil War version, which is saying a lot since I like the MCU’s take on Black Panther in the movies. Apparently you have to message ‘Johnny’, the designer, to talk about the price and availability, which I haven’t yet done, but probably will at some point. If you would like to contact him, his email is here.

Stan Lee Autographed Black Panther Mini Bust [Hollywood Memorabilia]

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The design of this mini bust Black Panther statue is well done, no argument here, but not not to my personal liking as much as the other two above. Have never been a huge fan of the large cape/collar version of Black Panther, but again, just a personal preference and nothing having to do with the STAN LEE autographed, awesome work featured here.

3D printed Black Panther Action Figure [Imprima Lab]

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Although this 3D printed Black Panther design is apparently not for sale, it is actually one of my favorite designs (even though it is labeled as an action figure), and one I would probably purchase in an instant if I could. The design is patterned after an illustration that I had also come across some time ago and loved. The over-sized, Popeye-sized arms is a different, but welcomed new look, that stands out from other Black Panther statue and bust designs. It also borrows from the Marvel Civil War Black Panther suit design rather than one of the old school comic book looks. Definitely need to pursue this one a little bit more diligently. Wonder if this guy would make one for me?

Ever Thought an Animated Terminator Film Would be Cool? The Wait May be Over

The Terminator universe still ranks as one of the coolest sci-fi story lines to date, and now we may be getting an animated terminator film called EXTERMINATION. See the Proof of Concept short film here.

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Although the proof of concept trailer featured below was released in November of last year, apparently this ‘idea’ of an animated film is still very much on the table. The art and animation are decent and could use some refinement (this is only a proof of concept at this point), but it’s not bad. And the voice behind the story narration works for the setting as well.

We’ve had Terminator films (some great, some not-so-great) and a television series which was quite good (IMHO), but what we don’t have is an animated film. Fingers crossed that an animated Terminator film will be coming to a theater or television channel soon!

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Samurai Sword Shift Knob! We ‘Bout to Get Medieval in Here!

Damn! I’m just trying to picture giving friends a ride and them sliding into the car, seeing me grasp, shift into gear and speed off, with my hand. at-rest on a jet-black, hilted Samurai Sword Shift Knob!? I wouldn’t say anything. I would turn to them, give a sly, teethy grin and say,’konichiwa BITCHES!’

Samurai Sword Shift Knob

This is very cool, and with the different accented colors, you could grab one that matched the exterior (or interior) of your ride. The WOW factor alone from anyone riding in the passenger seat or pulling up alongside and looking in would be worth the price of admission!

Of, course, trying to explain to an officer should you get pulled over that this was just a Samurai Sword Shift Knob and NOT an actual Samurai sword tucked next to your seat might be interesting as well.

Samurai Sword Shift Knob

The Samurai Sword Shift Knob is fully constructed of steel for durability, with polyester fabric weave and nickel plated brass accents.

Specifications:

  • Approx. 8 Inches in height
  • Weighs about 510 grams

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The Gunslinger Movie Dark Tower Collectibles

The Gunslinger Movie is what many folks have come to call, the latest Stephen King series-brought-to-theaters, The Dark Tower. And why? Well if you haven’t managed to keep up with movie trailers, especially during the Summer months, when we’re pummeled week after week with tent-pole blockbuster films, the Dark Tower trailers have been nothing short of phenomenal. Matthew McConaughey as ‘The Man in Black’ and Idris Elba as The Gunslinger, Roland Deschain are absolutely stunning in their roles, but Idris as The Gunslinger is especially moving!

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Real quick, before you move on, and just in case you didn’t know what the film was about, here is the ‘elevator pitch’ version. Ready…GO!

The Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, roams an Old West-like landscape where “the world has moved on” in pursuit of the man in black. Also searching for the fabled Dark Tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world.

Here is the latest trailer (as of this post) that will help you to better understand why many continue to refer to this film as The Gunslinger Movie:

Yep! The Gunslinger Movie…er…The Dark Tower, looks absolutely stunning as a whole, but the parts where we see The Gunslinger in action just leave me stunned with awe. The depiction of the Gunslinger on the big screen has changed my perception of Roland Deschain in the iconic Stephen King series 180 degrees and I love it!

If its not already noticeable, I will readily admit that I have definitely become enamored with The Gunslinger, and the legends and lore that come along with this character, including these newly released toys and collectibles in advance of the film’s release:

Funko Pop! The Dark Tower Gunslinger #452 Barnes and Noble Exclusive
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Funko POP! The Dark Tower The Gunslinger
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The Dark Tower Gunslinger Select Action Figure
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The Dark Tower Gunslinger Gallery Statue
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Tom Holland’s Spiderman: Homecoming is Nearly Out. Got a Spidey Tee Yet?

Tom Holland’s Spiderman: Homecoming is just around the corner and the anticipation and excitement at this talented young actor’s debut in his own solo film will be blowing through the roof here in a bit. In a sea of other big movie openings, as is always the case every Summer, Tom Holland’s Spiderman: Homecoming seems like it has almost got lost in the shuffle at times, but I guarantee, once the week countdown begins, everyone is going to be ready to see the all-new web-slinger in action once again! So to get the jump on the rest, here are a few of the hot (but uniquely designed) Spider-man shirts being offered across the many online geek shops today.

New Spidey Symbol

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FunnyBone Spidey Face

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Venom Symbol

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New Spider Logo
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And, lastly, as a bonus, the ALL NEW Infinity line of shirts are starting to get released, like the simple, YET COOL one listed below. Enjoy!

Bonus Shirt

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MUST-HAVE Star Wars Steampunk Lightsabers

Lightsabers are a dime a dozen these days right? I mean go to any Comic-Con and you choose from among hundreds of lightsabers from great manufacturers and craftsmen (Don’t get me wrong!). But if you really want your Star Wars lightsaber collection to POP! and give off that vibe of uniqueness, then you HAVE TO take a moment to consider these wonderfully designed Steampunk Lightsabers!

From the designer – These Steampunk Lightsabers began as a conglomeration of modular parts from “Build Your Own” lightsaber sets. It was heavily scarred, weathered and custom painted. Finally, the hilt was accessorized and weathered again to give it a post-apocalyptic, steampunk look before being satin finished. It’s designed to look beaten, battered and bruised, held by its master until the last stroke.

These pieces are NOT DESIGNED AS TOYS, but rather for cosplay or LARPing or simply to display and enjoy! Please keep this in mind!

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