Cyber Monday Holiday Gift Guide: Dragons, Playstation 4, and an alcoholic cartoon mad scientist

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Nov 28, 2016, 12:51 PM EST (Updated)

After a relaxing four-day weekend, it’s time to get back to business: loading up on cool gifts (and maybe indulging yourself, too) just in time for the holidays. We scoured all the best purveyors of comic books, geeky apparel, toys, collectibles and electronics to find amazing deals we think you’ll love. Don’t wait too long — many of these offers can sell out fast.

Weta Workshop

New Zealand’s Weta Workshop is the special effects studio behind movies like Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Warcraft, and the new Thunderbirds. They also use their top-level talents to turn out high quality collectibles for those properties, specializing in statuettes, artwork, and replicas. Today you can get 15 percent off everything with code BLACK15, 15 percent off all Wingnuts Wings aircraft models, and 30 to 60 percent off selected jewelry, dioramas, statues, and weapon replicas. Selected 1:10 and 1:6 scale figures are 2 for $200, The Hobbit barrel riders are 2 for $69 with code BARREL2 or 4 for $100 with code BARREL4, selected minifigures are 3 for $150 and selected art prints are 5 for $100. Today they’re also hosting two “reverse auctions,” where the price drops at regular intervals until the item is sold out. At 3 PM Eastern Time you can get one of 10 prop replicas of Bilbo’s contract with the dwarves (normally $449), and at 5 PM Eastern Time you can grab one of 50 20-inch-long statues of the dragon Smaug (normally $749).

HBO Store

Befitting their most successful series ever, HBO’s company store stocks an impressive array of Game of Thrones merch, including glassware, action figures, statuettes, maps, t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweaters, replica weapons, costumes, and all sorts of themed knick-knacks. (Don’t even try to tell us that the Kahleesi in your life wouldn’t want her own set of dragon eggs.) Today you can get 30 percent off everything in HBO’s store (even non-Game of Thrones items) with code CYBER. And if you forget, use code CYBER again tomorrow for 25 percent off.


Digital comics giant Comixology is offering big discounts on recent issues and many older titles. DC Comics titles (including the Rebirth #1s and one-shots) are buy one, get one free with code DC16.  You can score upwards of 70 percent off Marvel first issues and collected editions of new Marvel series that launched in 2015 and 2016. They also have more than 150 Image trades on sale for up to 64 percent off, including perennial fave Saga. While those deals end today, you have until December 1 to snap up any Dynamite title line-wide that was released before November 2016 for 60 percent off with code DYNAMITE16.

DC Comics

DC is also offering their own deals on their digital comics site (which uses Comixology’s delivery system). All Rebirth #1s and one-shots are buy one, get one free, and you can use offer code DC16 to get discounts throughout the DC and Vertigo lines on digital single issues, collected editions, and graphic novels, including Grant Morrison’s best-selling Wonder Woman: Earth One. There’s no limit to the number of items on which the promo code can be used.

Dark Horse Comics

From Black Friday through Cyber Monday, all single digital issues are 99 cents, and all digital art books are just $9.99. Starting today, Dark Horse is offering deals up to 85 percent off megabundles: All digital issues of Harrow County 1 to 17 for $8.99, all 40 Halo titles for $16.99, four big He-Man digital trades for $29.99, Dark Horse’s entire Aliens library (more than 120 titles) for $69.99, their entire Conan library (290 titles) for $199.99, and the entire Mignolaverse (440 titles) for $369.99.

VIZ Media

Manga publisher VIZ Media is dropping the prices on 10 separate titles — all great entry points for newcomers to manga — down to a flat $3.99. Download digital copies of the first volumes of One Punch ManFood Wars!: Shokugeki No Soma, Kimi Ni Todoke, My Hero Academia, My Love Story!!, Nisekoi, Skip Beat!, The Demon Prince of Momochi House, Twin Star Exorcists, and Yona of the Dawn. Read them on the VIZ Manga app (iOS, Android, and Kindle), through Comixology, Google Play Books, or iBooks, or on the NOOK, Kindle, or Kobo e-readers. The deal will be available through Tuesday, November 29.

Super Hero Stuff

Super Hero Stuff sells an extensive selection of pop culture-themed clothing, toys, and home goods, featuring all the properties we love like Marvel, DC, Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and more. For Cyber Monday they have more than 2,000 items marked down 30 percent (no code needed), and $1.99 flat rate shipping on orders over $49. Orders over $49 also get a random gift card in their package that could be worth from $5 to $250. If you spend more than $100, you’ll qualify for a freebie of your choice from varying options. That could be a New Era hat, an ugly christmas sweater, a watch, or something else entirely.

Zen Monkey Studios

Zen Monkey Studios are your go-to for great merch featuring Rick and Morty, The Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, and Fraggle Rock,  along with items from video games and anime. Beginning on Black Friday and extending through the end of today, Zen Monkey Studios is offering 20 percent off shirts, 15 percent off pins, and 10 percent off sweatshirts. What’s more, all orders over $40 are eligible for a free Mr. Poopy Butthole plush toy (while supplies last). Just add this Mr. Poopy Butthole to your cart to activate the deal.

We Love Fine

We Love Fine sells a large range of officially licensed fan- and artist-designed apparel and collectibles. Today they’re offering 15% site-wide with the code CM15 and 25% on orders over $100 with the code CM25. We Love Fine is also hosting a big sale right now, and you can apply those discounts for items already on sale for an even greater savings.

Thirteenth Floor

Billy Ludwig, the artist behind the pop culture and history mashups at Thirteenth Floor, is releasing a new series today called “Galactic Samurai.” He describes it as, “Ban Dai Star Wars Samurai characters battling real samurai.” Prints are $10 or fill your wall with the full four-image set for $25. 


Ready to storm YouTube with your own sci-fi movies? Get your start with a high-end DJI Phantom 3 Professional drone, with a 12 megapixel 4K camera, for $749 (retail price $999). And if you’ve been waiting to upgrade your computer or your video game console, today is the day to pull the trigger. At eBay, you can pick up a LG 27-inch 4K monitor for $329.99 (normally $499), an Asus Core i5-7200 laptop marked down from $799.99 to $549.99, an Apple MacBook Air down from $949.00 to $786.99. Plus an Xbox One S Gear 1TB console with  Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is just $300 (normally $420) and the PlayStation 4 Pro Console with a Watch Dogs 2 and Street Fighter bundle is $400, marked down from $500.