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15 geeky genre gifts to check out this holiday season, from Resident Alien to Marvel
We'd love to find any of these under the Christmas tree this year.
The holiday season is upon us and you know what that means! Goodwill unto mankind and presents. Lots and lots of presents. Still agonizing over what to stick under the tree and into the stockings this year? Don't fret, dear reader, we're here to take some of the purchasing pressure off your shoulders.
Below, you'll find a carefully curated guide to 15 awesome gift ideas inspired by the year's biggest genre properties: Spider-Man: No Way Home, The Book of Boba Fett, Shang-Chi, No Time to Die, and more! From cool books, great comics and merchandise pulled straight from the MCU, let's dig in.
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Resident Alien Omnibus Vol. 1 ($24.99, Dark Horse Comics)
While you patiently wait for Season 2 of the hit SYFY show, why not revisit the acclaimed comic book that inspired it? This nearly 300-page collection features the first three Resident Alien arcs from writer Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse.
Spider-Man: No Way Home hoodie ($31.43, Hot Topic)
You're going to need to look your best when you strut into the theater for your screening — or screenings — of Spider-Man: No Way Home. This hoodie will announce to the rest of the world that you are more than ready for some multiversal madness with Peter Parker, Doctor Strange, and a host of classic villains.
Sandworm bookends ($149.99, Dark Horse Direct)
Spice Melange is hard to come by these days with all the supply chain shortages. Luckily, these Shai-Hulud bookends (based on the sandworms depicted in the recent Dune film adaptation) are the next best thing for any die-hard. May his passing cleanse the world!
LEGO Astin Martin ($149.95, LEGO)
The end of Daniel Craig's epic 007 tenure in No Time to Die calls for an epic LEGO replica of the British spy's vehicle of choice. You may not be able to drive it, but all your friends (and Santa Claus himself) will be impressed when they see it sitting on the mantle above the crackling Yule log.
The Story of Marvel Studios ($116.10, Abrams)
Co-written by SYFY WIRE contributor Tara Bennett, this two-book set provides an unprecedented look behind the scenes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Exclusive interviews and never-before-seen photos await you in this Hulk-sized tome! Kevin Feige penned the foreword and Robert Downey Jr. handled the afterword.
Gomee Batman eraser ($7.95, Cinereplicas)
Erase crime — and, you know, writing mistakes — with this adorable Batman eraser. In fact, you can assemble the entire Justice League with this collection of DC heroes and villains. We bet these would make for some great stocking stuffers!
Jurassic Park: The Ultimate Visual History ($50, Insight Editions)
There's no better way to prepare for the impending release of Jurassic World: Dominion next summer than a definitive look back at the original trilogy that started it all. Written by James Mottram, Jurassic Park: The Ultimate Visual History features an introduction by Laura Dern (Ellie Sattler), a foreword by Sam Neill (Alan Grant), and an afterword by Jeff Goldblum (Ian Malcolm).
Uni-Mind bracelet ($99, RockLove)
Channel your inner Phastos with these artisan brass bracelets meant to evoke the golden and otherworldly aesthetic of Marvel Studios' Eternals. The product is an official collaboration between Marvel and RockLove.
“Each time RockLove collaborates with Marvel Studios on a new unreleased content, it’s both exciting but also a mystery!" RockLove founder and CEO Allison Cimino tells SYFY WIRE. "To avoid spoilers, we’re given access to top secret assets, both concept art and photos of the actual props used in filming, but not told what they are and how they impact the story. It’s a macro snapshot without a view of the big picture. RockLove’s Eternals Uni-Mind Bracelet accurately transcribes the potent astrological sigils seen onscreen and elevates it to a premium piece of jewelry that brings the energy of the Uni-Mind to your everyday wardrobe.”
Time Variance Authority windbreaker ($39.92, Her Universe)
Flaunt your proud variant status with this licensed TVA jacket inspired by Marvel Studios' Loki on Disney+. The series effectively broke the multiverse in its season finale and will be coming back for a second helping (Loki was actually the first live-action MCU show to be renewed for a second season).
Time Turner necklace ($27.50, Cinereplicas)
It can't actually reverse the flow of time, but this Time Turner replica is a must-have for any Harry Potter fans, especially those who love Prisoner of Azkaban. The inner rings can even be rotated to reveal a special engraving that reads: "I mark the hours, every one, Nor have I yet outrun the Sun. My use and value, unto you, Are gauged by what you have to do.”
Book of Boba Fett Boba Fett Ornament ($8.90, BoxLunch)
How else are you going to prove to friends and family that you follow the Mandalorian lifestyle? This is the way! Except that Boba Fett isn't a true Mandalorian and plans to get into the mafia business on Tatooine. Ah well, it'll look pretty cool hanging from your tree as you stream the first episode of The Book of Boba Fett on Disney+ Wednesday, Dec. 29.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt glass set ($19.99, Dark Horse Direct)
Drink like a true monster hunter with these limited edition pint glasses inspired by the third Witcher game published by CD Projekt Red. Fill them with the mead or ale of your choice (so long as you are of age, of course) and raise a toast to Season 2 of The Witcher on Netflix (premiering Friday Dec. 17).
Shang-Chi Morris plush ($9.99, Target)
Ta Lo isn't accepting visitors right now, but you can still bring a piece of the idyllic parallel dimension into your home with this replica of Shang-Chi's furry breakout character: Morris. Trevor Slattery sold separately.
Free Guy T-shirt ($16.73, Hot Topic)
Are we all just NPCs living in a simulation? Very possibly. Show off your existential dread for the fragility of reality with this optimistic shirt inspired by the hit Ryan Reynolds comedy.