Father’s Day is nearly upon us, and for those who may be a tad late in the game, SYFY WIRE has created a list of items that you can buy for the geek dad in your life. You know what they say, right? Better late than never, and you can still give dad a nice card with a promissory note tucked in that you’ll be getting him that particular item with a nice photo attached for maximum effect.
We’ve included a bit of everything kids usually give their dads on Father’s Day. We’ve got some pretty cool stuff that range from a nifty Star Wars-themed multi-tool kit set, a pair of cufflinks, the classic neck tie, slippers, mugs, watches, games and more… all with a nerdy twist. All in all, we’re pretty sure you’ll be able to find the perfect gift for the patriarch in your family.
So without further ado, check them out our gift guide below...
Star Wars Millennium Falcon Multi-Tool Kit
With Solo: A Star Wars Story currently making the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs in movie theaters, this Millennium Falcon multi-tool kit will no doubt prove super handy to help carry on repairs that need repairing: including the ship’s hyperdrive. The officially licensed Star Wars tool kit comes with two screwdrivers (one is flat-head and the other one Philipps), four hex keys, and an adjustable wrench which is literally built into the ship’s helm. Every accessory is held inside the Falcon with rubber ring grips so there’s no chance of them getting ejected into space by accident.
Game of Thrones Stark Direwolf Sigil Cufflinks
Winter is Here (well, not really since it's actually summer but you know what we mean), and with the White Walkers having breached the Wall and marching on Winterfell (they’ll arrive sometime in 2019), now is the time to show your allegiance to House Stark. Thankfully, these officially licensed Game of Thrones silver-plated cufflinks will leave no one in doubt which side you’re on in the war for the Seven Kingdoms and for mankind. The front of the cufflink is a direwolf, the emblem of House Stark, while the backside is circular with the show's logo etched in black.
Star Trek: The Original Series Men’s Novelty Necktie in Command Gold
Offer dad an alternative to those regular neckties by going geek with this Star Trek: TOS tie. Made of the same material used in those high-end replica uniforms by ANOVOS, the tie can easily live long and prosper in an office space thanks to the subtle small delta shield embroidered on the lower left corner of the tie that will also profess one’s love of the Gene Roddenberry series.
Thor Mjolnir Ceramic Sculpted Mug
“Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of… Thor.” Be it some nice brewed ale or a warm cup of delicious coffee; drink it like the mighty Asgardian God of Thunder. Just, don’t smash it on the floor after you’re done, okay? This custom sculpted, gorgeous-looking Mjolnir ceramic mug has been crafted to look like Thor’s hammer and is microwave safe.
Doctor Who: 12th Doctor’s Second Sonic Screwdriver
Perfect for cosplayer dads (or Doctor Who fans in general), this toy version of the 12th Doctor’s second Sonic Screwdriver made its debut in the Season 9 episode “Hell Bent,” when it was gifted to him by the TARDIS after the first one was lost. This toy features four light modes and four different sound effects and so requires three AG13/LR44 button cell batteries, which are thankfully included. Open every door, seal every exit in a bid to escape Daleks and Cybermen, but keep in mind that the Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver doesn’t do wood.
Deadpool Fuzzy Bunny Slippers
Officially licensed by Marvel, these Deadpool bunny slippers will keep your dad’s feet comfortable while he devours that last chimichanga. Showcasing flappy bunny ears and a fluffy tail, these are the kinds of slippers the fourth-wall-breaking Merc With a Mouth would happily wear on his feet while reading a comic book about himself.
Justice League: An Adult Coloring Book
Whoever said adult coloring books were for women only? There’s no law in the multiverse that says men can’t enjoy spending some time coloring beautiful images in order to relieve stress and unwind. This DC Comics Justice League coloring book assembles some of the world’s greatest superheroes ever in Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Aquaman, Green Lantern and Cyborg. The coloring book also features the amazing art of comic book artists such as Neal Adams, Carmine Infantino, Jim Lee, Darwyn Cooke and Bryan Hitch.
Ant-Man Pym Tech Watch With Silicone Band
With the premiere of Ant-Man and the Wasp right around the corner (July 6), this officially licensed watch by Marvel is the perfect gift for the geek dad who plans to attend the Marvel film in style. While you might think the watch will allow someone to decrease or increase their mass exponentially because of the official Pym Tech symbol that adorns it, it will officially NOT allow the wearer to shrink themselves in order to enter a movie theater without being detected since the tech's been removed.
Tiny Arcade Licensed Retro Games
There was a time when people had to wait their turn to play their favorite arcade video games from the 1980s. Now there’s no need because Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Galaxian and Space Invaders are now available as tiny retro arcade cabinets that fit in the palm of your hand. Eat dots and run from ghosts as Pac-Man or Ms. Pac-Man, or protect the galaxy from an alien invasion with Galaxian and Space Invaders. The small games are in full color with high-resolution and a back lit screen. They also boast classic game sounds and feature a joystick and two control buttons. Each game will need 3 AAA batteries (which are sadly not included).
Samurai Jack: The Complete Series Blu-ray Box Set
Created by animation director Genndy Tartakovsky, Samurai Jack finished its critically-acclaimed run last year. The Blu-ray set featuring the adventures of a Japanese samurai flung through time to a dystopian future, and his battles against the supernatural shape-shifting demon Aku. The box set includes all five seasons of the epic Emmy Award-winning animated series (with the original four seasons digitally remastered). But that’s not all. There’s also a 22-track Season 5 soundtrack, episode commentaries, and some cool bonus features.