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The countdown to Christmas continues! If you've got geeky friends on your list (or need some ideas for your
list), you've come to the right place. Today we've got some ridiculous deals on complete DVD/Blu-Ray collections of the Alien
franchise, the films of Hayao Miyazaki, The X-Files (60% off today only!), and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (60% off, too!), as well as some sweet toys and collectibles for video game and Dr. Who fans. And if you didn't see our last two gift guides, here's Part 1 and Part 2!
Marvel Official Deadpool Laptop Backpack
Now, let's make one thing clear—this is not the backpack Deadpool wears in the movie. We're guessing you don't want that one (if you remember, it's a little Hello Kitty one). Instead, this officially licensed backpack is Deadpool-themed and fleece-lined, with plenty of pockets and a specially made design to accommodate your laptop.
With Miyazaki coming out of retirement for one last job
, it's never been a better time to get all the Studio Ghibli classics (Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service
, etc.). Revel in the hand-colored animation, the breathtaking landscapes, and the child-like wonder that Miyazaki's stuff is famous for. If you know someone who's a fan of anime, chances are they'd love this set. If you
love anime, well...we'll let you
finish that thought.
This is the retro video game Holy Grail, and guess what, it's only $130! For Megaman fans, cosplayers, or collectors, this helmet is a beautiful, classic gift. Not only is it accurate to Megaman's real helmet, it comes with foam inserts to adjust the fit and light-up LEDs!
Star Trek The Original Series Tricorder
We can't get over how awesomely retro this thing is. If you have someone in your life who swears that the fight between Captain Kirk and the Gorn was the greatest action sequence of all time (or someone who has a Starfleet logo tattooed on their chest), this might be the one thing that will bring them true joy on Christmas day. Besides Shatner's original hairpiece.
Exploding Kittens is one of the most successful projects in Kickstarter history, created by the artist behind The Oatmeal. Along with Cards Against Humanity (check out our last gift guide!) and Settlers of Cataan, it's one of the best nerd party games around. Simple, fun, and funny, the game is essentially UNO mixed with a "highly-strategic, kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette."
Real gamers listen for their enemies' footfalls in-game. Real gamers can hear the teammates perfectly over voice chat. Real gamers revel in the soundtrack while questing. A lot of people will say that's just audiophilic nonsense, but once you put on a pair of these, you'll understand the difference. These headphones come recommended by the Twitch streamer The Attack.
This is a #1 Amazon Bestseller, and for good reason: it tracks your heart rate and helps make your workouts more efficient, monitors your sleep patterns, records how many calories you're burning, and creates a personalized Cardio Fitness Score so you can see how you're improving over time. Perfect for gadget and fitness geeks, especially ones who are trying to get in shape for the new year.
This is an affordable, high-quality razor that promises "100% pure manliness" for anyone who wants to keep their beard neat or their face clean-cut. In addition to a heavy-duty razor, you get five Swedish "super blades", which is a pretty amazing bonus. The best bonus? An "International lifetime warranty for all the remaining Vikings on Earth who buy our sacred blade." Praise Thor!
If getting a cardboard box, painting it like a TARDIS, and sitting inside of it yelling "Timey-wimey wibbley wobbley!" doesn't get you the Doctor Who experience you want, this awesome little set just might—it includes the wrist-mounted Vortex Manipulator and the Ninth Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver, complete with light-up elements!
Alien 7-Film Franchise Blu-ray Bundle
H.R. Giger and Ridley Scott started Alien
with a vision: to create a movie about the most terrifying, ghoulish, uncanny creature ever allowed on a movie screen. By all accounts, they succeeded. Now, with the upcoming release of Alien: Covenant
and the debut of the Neomorph, it's a great time to rewatch the series. Set includes Alien, Aliens, Alien 3, Alien: Resurrection, AVP: Alien vs. Predator, AVP: Alien vs. Predator: Requiem
, and Prometheus.
Game of Thrones Dragonclaw Goblet Replica This is a beautiful recreation of the chalice Maester Cressen and Melisandre drink from at Dragonstone, back in Season 2. Besides being an insanely cool goblet (fit for any GoT fan), offering it to anyone subtly implies that you're attempting to murder them. It's officially licensed and holds up to 12 oz. of delicious, totally-not-poisoned wine.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Complete Series
This box contains all seven season of the beloved (and rightly legendary) WB series featuring the adventures of the immortal Scooby Gang: Buffy Summers, Willow Rosenberg, Xander Harris, and more. Usually $199.99, this box set is selling on Amazon for $73.99
, which makes it a gigantic steal for any Buffy fans who want to sit down and binge-watch the whole series over the holidays (which is highly, highly recommended).
The X-Files: Complete Series Collector's Set + The Event Bundle [Blu-ray]
If you buy one thing on this list, make it this. For the first time ever, you can get all nine seasons of the original series and
the first season of the new 2016 series, all for $120 (marked down from $300
). Relive all the Monster of the Week episodes, revisit all the lore, and remember just how bizarre, amazing, and heartbreaking the series became. This deal ends at midnight November 18th, 2016.