Hello true believers! Welcome to our 4th Holiday gift guide list. This time it is a Marvel themed gift guide, and I for one cannot wait. As with the previous guides, if you see something you like, click on it and it will take you right to a site to purchase the product. I am not affiliated with any of the sites, and I get nothing out of it. I am just performing my civic duty. Nothing is hotter than Marvel right now, so I am excited to get this list started.
1. Guardians of the Galaxy Blu Ray
It was the year’s biggest hit, and one of the best movies in the Superhero genre to date. It’s an instaclassic, and every geek will want to own it this year. This really is one of the most watchable, and rewatchable movies I have seen in a long time. The Blu Ray and DVD come out on December 9. Of course, the HD Digital and 3D Digital versions are already available (yes, it is already on my AppleTV), but if your geek wants the physical copy, then Christmas is the perfect time to get it for them. You can preorder now on Amazon for $19.99 and it is Prime eligible which means it will deliver on December 9th, just in case you can’t wait until Christmas.
2. Awesome Mix Tape Vol. 1
I mean, you’re already buying the movie, might as well spend an extra $6.99 to get the soundtrack, while you’re at it. The music to GOTG made the movie better than great, it made the movie AWESOME! I find myself singing these songs throughout my day, and it makes me happy. Make yourself happy, or that special geek in your life, and get this soundtrack. Get it on CD, because it almost seems wrong to get it on mp3, and unfortunately it is not available on cassette tape. $6.99 on Amazon.com, Prime eligible.
3. Thor 1/4 Scale Deluxe Figure
Fresh off of being voted People Magazine’s sexiest man alive, Thor can now be yours, or your geek’s. 1/4 the size of life-size, which means this is a good size figure, and the deluxe means that it’s pretty detailed. This is not your daddy’s action figure. This Asgardian giant comes in at $99.99 from ThinkGeek.com.
4. Star Lord Costume Hoody
Now you can be not recognized as Star Lord wherever you go. This handsome, zip up hoody is perfect for any geek on the go, plus it’s instant cosplay, and everyone could use a little more cosplay in their life. If you don’t like Star Lord, no worries, ThinkGeek also has Captain America, Rocket and The Winter Soldier. They are all $79.99 and exclusive to ThinkGeek.com.
5. Black Widow Zip Up Jacket
We don’t want to leave our female readers out (although I think the Thor figure was mostly for them), so we have a little zip up jacket for them as well. This one is Black Widow, so now you can be warm and dress like a super spy at the same time. Perfect for those cold winter month conventions (like FanX 2015). This sells for $59.99 on ThinkGeek.com
6. Captain America Deluxe Figure-Kotobukiya
This is a great looking figure, jumping straight off the comic book page, and onto your desk. I love Cap, so I admit that I am a little partial to this guy. This figure just looks amazing, and it is so detailed. It would look great on anyone’s desk, but especially mine, if anyone reading this is looking for gift ideas. This guy goes for $64.95 at Marvel.com.
7. Iron Man Wacky Wobbler Bobble Head
Nothing says “I am Awesome!” at work like a cool bobble head. And no bobble head is cooler than a superhero bobble head, like this one. These Wacky Wobblers are great, because they look great. Very detailed, not very cartoonish, but with really big heads. That wobble. Excellent. Plus, it is conveniently labeled, just incase the person you are giving it to does not know who this guy is. If that is the case, then I would recommend something else. This figure is priced at $12.95 on Marvel.com.
8. Spider-Man Statue by Sideshow Collectibles
I bet you almost forgot that Spider-Man was part of the Marvel Universe. It’s cool, easy to see how that might happen with the whole Sony situation. This statue is a real beauty. It is Spider-Man in a classic Spider-Man pose, ready to shoot a web at a moment’s notice here. The statue stands 19″ tall, and is suitable for any collection. If you have a Spidey fan in your house, they would love this. It is a little pricey, at $299.95 at Marvel.com, but that is about right for these kinds of collectibles.
9. Age of Ultron Graphic Novel
Ok, so you have seen the movies, but now it is time to step completely over to the Geek Side, and read the comics. There are some graphic novels that are written just as graphic novels, but most of what people nowadays call graphic novels are really collections of single issues. If you are wanting to read comics just for the stories and the artwork, and not really collecting, collections like this are a great way, cheap way to do it. This is a great one because it is the basis for our next Avengers movie, so it’s the equivalent of reading Harry Potter before seeing the movie. Plus, Brian Michael Bendis is one of the best comic writers out there right now. This collection is on Amazon.com for $22.13 and is prime eligible. But, if you’re local to Salt Lake City, might I suggest checking out one of my favorite stores in town, Black Cat Comics. They have a pretty good selection of graphic novels, and they are very helpful if you have never bought comics before.
10. Infinity Gauntlet Graphic Novel
Want to learn more about Thanos and the Infinity Stones? Then this is the book for you. It’s an older story, but it is a classic and this is the direction that the MCU is headed. You can see Thanos on the cover of this book, front and center with the Infinity Gauntlet on. This was one of the original major events, and it is still one of the best. It is available on Amazon.com for $14.12, but again check out Black Cat Comics as well.
That’s it. That’s my Marvel list. I hope you enjoyed it. If Marvel isn’t where your geek is at, check out some of my other gift guides. This is the 4th, we have also done Doctor Who, Middle Earth and Star Wars. Check those out as well. Our next one will be taking a look at the other big Comic publisher, DC.