Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

Nov. 19, 2011 | 6:49 a.m.
lightsabercandlestick Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

Lightsaber candlesticks ($39.98): How do you tell the busy Jedi in your life that you need more romance? This pair of Star Wars lightsaber candlesticks – zinc-and-chrome re-creations of Darth Vader’s blade — will banish the dark side from your dinner table. (Think Geek)

kymeramagicwand Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

Kymera Magic Wand Remote Control ($70-$80): Alohomora! Turn your living room into Professor Flitwick’s Charms class with this remote control shaped like a wand from “Harry Potter.” Learn the 13 pre-programmed gestures to turn up the volume or skip to the next music track. (The Wand Company)

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“Game of Thrones” paperweight ($59.99): With the iron throne on your desk, nobody will question your power. (HBO)

hoodie Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

Captain America hoodie ($59.99): The super soldier in your life can sport the red, white and blue with this Steve Rogers hoodie. (Various online retailers)

zelda Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Limited Edition Bundle ($69.99): This stellar new game, for Nintendo Wii, is a prequel to popular Nintendo 64 incarnation The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Skyward Sword makes full use of the Wii remote for targeting and sword-fighting, and the Limited Edition Bundle comes with a golden Wii Remote Plus. (Zelda.com)

startrek Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

“Star Trek” salt and pepper shakers and USS Enterprise pizza cutter ($12 and up; $29.99): Capt. Kirk and Mr. Spock are like fire and ice, they’re like gut and mind, they’re like … salt and pepper? If you know a Trekkie (or Trekker … or, uh, a Klingon) this salt and pepper shaker set is the totally logical way to spice up their Starfleet kitchen. The set of ceramic figures are just under 5-inches tall and they have little magnets that keep them shoulder-to-shoulder, which is just the way Gene Roddenberry would want it. What could be better? Glad you asked: We deeply love the U.S.S. Enterprise pizza cutter because 1) it cuts pizza and 2) it’s shaped like the U.S.S. Enterprise. (Westland Giftware and Think Geek)

hungergamesbrooch Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

“The Hunger Games” pin ($34.99 and up): Make sure the odds are ever in your favor with a replica of Katniss Everdeen’s Mockingjay pin and really stick it to the leaders of Panem with this symbol of rebellion. (National Entertainment Collectibles Association)

marvelsheets Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

Whamm! Marvel Comics sheet set ($39.50-$44.50): Transform your bed into comic book pages, and when you slip under the covers, dream super dreams. (Marvel)

parker Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

“Richard Stark’s Parker: The Martini Edition” ($75): This over-sized hardcover tribute to the antihero includes “The Hunter” and “The Outfit,” a brand new story and 65 more pages of Darwyn Cooke content. (IDW Publishing)

doctorwho Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

“Doctor Who” poster and sonic screwdriver ($3.43 and up; $39.98): An encounter between the Doctor’s posse and Vincent Van Gogh has lasting repercussions; the Tardis is immortalized in oil on canvas. The Who fan in your life will love this print, as well as a sonic screwdriver modeled after the one the 11th Doctor, played by Matt Smith, carries. (Various online retailers and BBC America)

fedora1 Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

Indiana Jones fedora ($26.19-$99.99): In honor of the 30th anniversary of “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” give the archaeologist of your heart the iconic hat from the classic adventure series. (Various online retailers)

blurays Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

Blu-ray releases ($39.99-$259.95): This holiday season boasts some gorgeous Blu-ray and DVD releases, including the complete collection of “Harry Potter” films ($140) and the entire 10-season series of “Smallville,” beautifully packaged for $259.95. If you’re looking for single features instead of box sets, we recommend the $45 Blu-ray and DVD combo of “Super 8,” from J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg. Or, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” one of the best sci-fi films of the year, featuring the talents of Andy Serkis, for $40. (Warner Bros., Paramount, Fox, and Warner Bros.)

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“The Walking Dead” wind-up zombie ($16.99): Relax, Rick Grimes. This walking corpse is only a toy. (AMC TV)

readyplayerone Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

“Ready Player One” ($24): Set in the year 2044, “Fanboys” screenwriter Ernest Cline’s imaginative first novel is both thriller and love story as protagonist Wade Watts embarks on a virtual quest, unlocking puzzles in a fantasy world to help save the real one. (Crown Publishing)

masseffectplayingcards Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

Mass Effect playing cards ($3.99): Let Commander Shepard and his SSV Normandy crew help you defeat reapers in a game of rummy. (Things From Another World)

diy cable management holder Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

Star Wars-inspired DIY cable management system ($39.99): It’s time to clean up your desk clutter, young Padawan. This build-it-yourself cable management system, inspired by an AT-AT Walker, lets you organize that mess of cables. (Infmetry)

dccomics onesies Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

DC Comics onesies ($19.95): Your baby may not know it yet, but she or he could be an Amazing Amazon, Baby of Steel or miniature vigilante crime fighter. Suit up your little one in these onesies to flash your superhero affinities and remind yourself that your bundle of joy can be so much more than a pooping machine. (Warner Bros.)

carlbarks Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

“Walt Disney’s Donald Duck: Lost in the Andes” ($24.99): Carl Barks has been called “the Hans Christian Andersen of comics” by Will Eisner, and this new hardcover is the definitive collection of his classic “Donald Duck” and “Uncle Scrooge” strips. The book even includes two Christmas stories. (Fantagraphics)

firefly posters Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

“Firefly Les Femmes” and “Firefly Les Hommes” poster sets ($29.95 and $34.95): Created by designer Megan Lara, these pastel-hued prints feature the men and women who bravely crewed the ship Serenity in the short-lived television series and movie. A set of the four ladies costs $29.95, and the quintet of gents is $34.95. Round out the set with Capt. Mal’s deadly bride Saffron for an additional $9.95. (Quantum Mechanix)

hbo mugs Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

“Game of Thrones” Khal and Khaleesi mugs ($29.98 for the set): Share a cup of hot cocoa with your own horse lord with these his-and-her mugs. (HBO)

arkhamcity Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

Batman: Arkham City ($59.99 or $99.99, depending on the edition): This sequel to the critically acclaimed 2009 video game Batman: Arkham Asylum follows the Dark Knight in a new super prison where he must face off against (who else?) the Joker. The game is available on PC, XBOX and PS3, and the more pricey collector’s edition also includes exclusive bonus items. (Rocksteady Studios)

blueprints Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

“Star Wars: The Blueprints” ($500 or $1,000): This gorgeous volume would make a lavish gift for the serious Star Wars collector. The book draws from Lucasfilm Archives, from the very first concept drawings that later became the iconic ships and locales in the Star Wars universe, including Rebel blockade runner hallways, the Millennium Falcon, Jabba the Hutt’s palace and the Death Star. All 5,000 copies of this limited edition book are hand-numbered. The first 125, which retail at $1,000 instead of $500, are also signed by “Star Wars’” three surviving Academy Award winners for art direction. (Epic Ink)

startrekbook Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

“The Star Trek Book of Opposites” ($9.95): Your little Klingon can learn opposites like “near and far,” “scaly and furry,” and “appear and disappear” while you reminisce over stills from the classic series in David Borgenicht’s board book. (CBS Studios and Quirk Books)

bazinga Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

Bazinga T-shirt ($25): Showcase your inner uber-geek with tees and sweatshirts showcasing “The Big Bang Theory’s” uptight Sheldon Cooper’s one-liner of mischief inspired by his numerous comic book T-shirts. (CBS)

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“The Umbrella Academy” pocket watch and statue ($129.99): This statuette of The Boy and replica of his timepiece make a fitting gift for a fan of the comic book series by writer (and My Chemical Romance musician) Gerard Way and artist Gabriel Bá. (Dark Horse)

greenlantern Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

Green Lantern ring and bookends ($29.96 and $37.46): You can join Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps, at least in spirit, with this silver ring. Or prop up your comics with these bookends featuring the Green Lantern symbol. (Warner Bros.)

pokemon magnetbook cover Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

“Pokémon Magnet Play Book” ($8.99): Use the book, or your fridge, to play through scenes in the Unova Region with Pokémon magnets, including Oshawott, Snivy, Tepig, Pikachu, Axew, Pansage, Reshiram and Zekrom. (Viz)

skins Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

Deadly Genesis X-Men and Buffy the Vampire Slayer iPhone 4 skins ($10-$15): Take geek chic to the max, dressing your favorite gadget with skins depicting your favorite heroes. (Marvel and Dark Horse)

rcrumb Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

R. Crumb artwork ($80-$500): After Jack Kirby, no comics artist has left a deeper and wider impact on modern pop culture than R. Crumb. The wonderfully willful artist long ago grew weary of the gallery scene but that’s good news for you holiday shoppers — at his website there are remarkably good deals on his work, all with a money-back guarantee. The signed and numbered seriographs range from $275 to $500 and the giclee prints (like the one above with a classic cover from 1970) usually go for $80 to $125. (R. Crumb’s online store)

cufflinks Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

Cufflinks à la James Bond or the Flash ($100; $29.99 and up): Channel the charm of 007 and the ingenuity of Q with these lighter cufflinks. Or pay homage to the Flash with cufflinks that bear his yellow thunderbolt. (Etsy and Various online retailers)

bellaring Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

“Twilight” engagement ring ($119): Let the Edward Cullen in your life know that you’re just as deserving of the heirloom ring the vampire proposed to Bella Swan with. But make sure to ask him if you “dazzle” him first. (Zales)

blanc sec1 Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

“The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec,” Vol. 1-2 ($39.98): French comic artist Jacques Tardi’s classic heroine becomes tangled in pre-World War I Paris mysteries involving revived dinosaurs, mad scientists, demons and mummies in these beautiful hardcover volumes. (Fantagraphics)

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“Bleach the Movie: Fade to Black” DVD or Blu-ray ($19.98 or $24.98): After the Seireitei is destroyed in an explosion and Rukia goes missing, Ichigo, who is falsely accused of causing the damage, embarks on a lonely quest to set things right. (Viz)

caketoppers Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

Batman caketoppers ($63): Wedding guests can glimpse the bride and groom’s alter egos with these festive wooden cake toppers that are customizable for the caped crusaders taking the ultimate plunge. (Etsy)

trueblooddrinks Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

“True Blood”-inspired drink set ($65.95): Synthetic blood isn’t reserved for vampires at Louisiana haunts Fangtasia or Merlotte’s anymore. Serve up this orange soda sanguine-like brew in its matching glasses and Bill Compton may come a-callin’. (HBO)

dc aprons Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

Superman and Wonder Woman aprons ($24.95 each): You may not fly or wield the Lasso of Truth, but you can still be a superhero when it comes to sautéing veggies or grilling burgers. (Warner Bros.)

landiscover Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

“Monsters in the Movies: 100 Year of Cinematic Nightmares” ($40): Filmmaker John Landis takes a walk on the dark side in this 320-page book, which features photos from the John Kobal Collection and conversations with the likes of Sam Raimi, Guillermo Del Toro, John Carpenter and Ray Harryhausen. The book is divided by monster type: vampires, werewolves, mad scientists, zombies, ghosts and mummies. (DK Publishing)

timburtonstainboymug Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

Tim Burton Stainboy mug ($14.99): Stainboy, a Tim Burton character with an unfortunate talent, made his first appearance in “The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories.” Now, he’s on a mug. And when it’s filled with a hot beverage, Stainboy’s talent manifests itself. (Dark Horse)

hark Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

“Hark! A Vagrant” ($19.95): When it comes to humor and history, cartoonist Kate Beaton is wicked smart and, well, just plain wicked. “Hark! A Vagrant” is the perfect gift for your smarty-pants friends who enter the New Yorker cartoon caption contest or pepper their cocktail party banter with references to B.F. Skinner, Descartes or the Ottoman Empire. (Drawn & Quarterly)

harrypotteritems Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

Hermione’s beaded bag and “Harry Potter” Deathly Hallows symbol ring ($69.95 and $19.95): Brainy witch Hermione Granger charmed a little purse to hold everything she, Harry Potter and Ron Weasley needed while hunting down horcruxes. This replica isn’t charmed, but it might make the perfect accessory for the magic-minded Muggle in your life. Or if you’re looking for something a little darker, this ring features the symbol of the Deathly Hallows. (Warner Bros.)

vsc2 Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

Violet Sedan Chair shirt, inspired by “Fringe” ($23.95 and up): What better way for a “Fringe” fanatic to show off his or her geek cred than to sport a Violet Sedan Chair tee. Wearing the faux band’s logo band will let other fans know you’re in on J.J. Abrams’ long-running inside joke. (Various online retailers)

marvel captoys Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

Captain America paratrooper and disc-launching shield ($9.99; $24.50): The classic parachute army man gets a superhero twist. Watch the Cap float down from lofty heights, or wield the shield, which launches foam discs at Red Skull’s minions. (Marvel)

supermario3dland Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

Super Mario 3D Land ($39.99): This recently released game for Nintendo 3DS combines the classic Mario side-scroller, Tanooki suit and all, with fun, new 3-D features, allowing players to navigate through depth as well. (Nintendo)

dc wristbandz Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

DC Comics Heroines Bandz bracelets ($7.46): Does your little junior geek collect animal bands? Replace her kangaroos and koalas with Supergirl, Batgirl and Wonder Woman. (DC Comics)

ghosthunterskit Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

“Ghost Hunters” advanced hunting kit ($259.95): Join investigators Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson in their quest to quantify paranormal phenomena, using this portable motion sensor, digital remote thermometer and a handy case filled with more tools and meters. (NBC Universal)

hbo jewelry Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

“Game of Thrones” Targaryen ring and dragon egg necklace ($34.99 and $69.99): Daenerys would approve of these accessories, inspired by the dragon sigil of the house Targaryen and the petrified dragon eggs presented to her on her wedding day. (HBO)

starwars lego Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

“Lego Star Wars Character Encyclopedia” ($18.99): This hardback volume from DK Publishing explores the miniature version of the Star Wars universe, and comes with a tiny Lego Han Solo. (DK Publishing)

mimobots Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

Mimobot character flash drives ($22.95 and up): These adorable pocket-sized flash drives are available in a host of characters from DC Comics, Transformers, Hello Kitty and Star Wars. The Han Solo Mimobot can come packaged with a carbonite carrying case key chain. (Mimoco)

touchandfeel Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

“My First Superman Book: Touch and Feel” ($9.99): In this board book by David Katz, and companion books about Batman and Wonder Woman, super-babies can learn about the iconic characters with a glow-in-the-dark Bat-Signal, Wonder Woman’s shiny gold cuffs and a furry Krypto. There’s even a tab that pulls Clark Kent into a phone booth as Superman flies out. (Downtown Bookworks)

headphones Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

Marvel or Star Wars headphones ($39.90 and up): Sport Boba Fett or Rebel Alliance logos on your headphones while you’re jamming at your desk, or let Wolverine or the Punisher inspire you while you’re spinning the platters that matter. (Coloud)

dick Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

Philip K. Dick Collection box set ($110): The set’s three volumes include 13 novels from the writer who referred to himself as “the fictionalizing philosopher.” Among the included stories are “A Scanner Darkly,” “VALIS,” and “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” (Library of America)

blackmirror Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

"Batman: The Black Mirror" ($29.99): It's been a landmark year in comics but it's still a medium that can be off-putting for tourists. Where do you start if you're curious? If you're looking for a single purchase as a gift or for a friend, a great one is the new hardcover collection of Scott Snyder's Batman epic "The Black Mirror" from DC Comics, which delves into the dark soul of Gotham City and reveals a grim family secret kept by Jim Gordon. (DC Comics)

perdition Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

"Return to Perdition" ($19.99): If you're looking for comics without capes, a great place to start this season is "Return to Perdition," the latest installment in the Max Allan Collins crime epic for Vertigo. This 192-page hardcover takes the story that ended up as the Sam Mendes film "Road to Perdition" and jumps it forward to an era of organized crime where honor no longer matters. (Vertigo Comics)

bsg Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

“Battlestar Galactica” Cylon spine T-shirt ($26): Show ‘em what you’re made of. (NBC Universal)

inheritance Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

"Inheritance" ($27.99): Know someone who wants to ride on dragon's wings? Consider picking them up a hardcover copy of "Inheritance," the finale of Christopher Paolini's four-book series that has followed Eragon's odyssey from farm boy to warrior and now he and his dragon, Saphira, face down an evil king in final battle. (Alagaesia.com)

pushpins Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

Medieval weapons pushpins ($9.99): Conquer your cubicle with these deadly but adorable pushpins. The stabbing set of 10 includes sabres, broadswords, single-handed swords, axes and katanas. (ThinkGeek)

bleach umbrellas Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

"Bleach"-inspired sword umbrellas ($22.94 and up): The "Bleach" fan in your life may not be able to achieve Shikai, but it's still fun to pretend. These umbrellas have hilt-like handles that resemble the weapons carried by Ichigo Kurosaki and Rukia Kuchiki in the long-running anime series. (Various online retailers)

hungergames Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

"The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook" ($19.95): This 241-page hardcover will have fans eating like Katniss Everdeen (when she got to eat, that is), with meals ranging from Greasy Sae's specials in District 12 to Mellark family bread to the lavish spreads in the Capitol. Each recipe is annotated with the chapter in which the meal is mentioned in the bestselling series by Suzanne Collins. (Adams Media)

swiss Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

Victorinox Swiss Army knife and flash drive ($155): This Swiss Army knife is the perfect do-it-all device for today's do-it-all geek. In addition to a blade, nail file, screwdriver and scissors, this gadget also boasts a ballpoint pen, an LED flashlight and a USB flash drive with 16GB of memory that is (get this!) fingerprint-encrypted. It would make Q proud. (Victorinox and various online retailers)

new52 Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

"DC Comics: The New 52" ($150): This 1,216-page tome contains the first issue of each of "The New 52" comics, from Justice League to Action Comics to Batman to Green Lantern -- the perfect gift for the comics collector in your life. (DC Comics)

Are you looking for a magical gift for that special Muggle in your life? Do you need to send a wrapped present to a Time Lord in the near future? Or maybe you’re an enterprising soul who just can’t figure out the logical thing to bring to the holodeck holiday party? Well, no worries, just mind-meld with us because we’re here to save the day. Look, up in the photo gallery, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s…the Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide.

Flip through the gallery image above to see the best geeky gifts around and read our review (be sure to click the “CAPTIONS ON” option). Also below, grouped by price range, you’ll find those same gift suggestions listed with handy links to help you get your shopping done at light speed. May the nog be with you.

– Noelene Clark with Geoff Boucher, Nardine Saad, Rebecca Keegan and Emily Rome

Under $25

Mass Effect playing cards ($3.99):  (Things From Another World)

DC Comics Heroines Bandz bracelets ($7.46): (DC Comics)

“Pokémon Magnet Play Book” ($8.99):  (Viz)

“The Star Trek Book of Opposites” ($9.95): (CBS Studios and Quirk Books)

Medieval weapons push pins ($9.99): (ThinkGeek)

“My First Superman Book: Touch and Feel” ($9.99):  (Downtown Bookworks)

Deadly Genesis X-Men and Buffy the Vampire Slayer iPhone 4 skins ($10-$15):  (Marvel and Dark Horse)

Tim Burton Stainboy mug ($14.99):  (Dark Horse)

Captain America paratrooper and disc-launching shield ($9.99; $24.50):  (Marvel)

“The Walking Dead” wind-up zombie ($16.99):  (AMC TV)

“Lego Star Wars Character Encyclopedia” ($18.99):  (DK Publishing)

DC Comics onesies ($19.95):  (Warner Bros.)

“Hark! A Vagrant” ($19.95):  (Drawn & Quarterly; Hero Complex feature)

“The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook” ($19.95): (Adams Media)

“Return to Perdition” ($19.99): (Vertigo Comics; Hero Complex feature)

“Ready Player One” ($24): (Crown Publishing)

“Bleach the Movie: Fade to Black” DVD or Blu-ray ($19.98 or $24.98):  (Viz)

“Bleach”-inspired sword umbrellas ($22.94 and up): (Various online retailers)

Bazinga T-shirt ($25):  (CBS)

“Walt Disney’s Donald Duck: Lost in the Andes” ($24.99):  (Fantagraphics; Hero Complex preview)

Superman and Wonder Woman aprons ($24.95 each): (Warner Bros.)

Under $50

“Doctor Who” poster and sonic screwdriver ($3.43 and up; $39.98):  (Various online retailers and BBC America)

Violet Sedan Chair shirt, inspired by “Fringe” ($23.95 and up):  (Various online retailers)

Mimobot character flash drives ($22.95 and up):  (Mimoco)

“Inheritance” by Christopher Paolini ($27.99): (Alagaesia.com)

“Firefly Les Femmes” and “Firefly Les Hommes” poster sets ($29.95 and $34.95):  (Quantum Mechanix)

“Battlestar Galactica” Cylon spine T-shirt ($26):  (NBC Universal)

Green Lantern ring and bookends ($29.96 and $37.46): (Warner Bros.)

“Star Trek” salt and pepper shakers and USS Enterprise pizza cutter ($12 and up; $29.99):   (Westland Giftware and Think Geek)

“Game of Thrones” Khal and Khaleesi mugs ($29.98 for the set):  (HBO)

“Batman: The Black Mirror” ($29.99): (DC Comics; Hero Complex preview)

“The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec,” Vol. 1-2 ($39.98): (Fantagraphics)

Lightsaber candlesticks ($39.98):  (Think Geek)

Marvel or Star Wars headphones ($39.90 and up): (Coloud)

Star Wars-inspired DIY cable management system ($39.99): (Infmetry)

“Monsters in the Movies: 100 Year of Cinematic Nightmares” ($40): (DK Publishing; Hero Complex feature)

“The Hunger Games” pin ($34.99 and up): (National Entertainment Collectibles Association)

Super Mario 3D Land ($39.99):  (Nintendo)

Whamm! Marvel Comics sheet set ($39.50-$44.50):  (Marvel)

Under $100

Batman: Arkham City ($59.99 or $99.99, depending on the edition):  (Rocksteady Studios)

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Limited Edition Bundle ($69.99):  (Zelda.com)

“Game of Thrones” paperweight ($59.99):  (HBO)

“Game of Thrones” Targaryen ring and dragon egg necklace ($34.99 and $69.99): (HBO)

Captain America hoodie ($59.99):  (Various online retailers)

Batman caketoppers ($63): (Etsy)

“True Blood”-inspired drink set ($65.95):  (HBO)

“Richard Stark’s Parker: The Martini Edition” ($75):  (IDW Publishing)

Kymera Magic Wand Remote Control ($70-$80):  (The Wand Company)

Hermione’s beaded bag and “Harry Potter” Deathly Hallows symbol ring ($69.95 and $19.95): (Warner Bros.)

Indiana Jones fedora ($26.19-$99.99):  (Various online retailers)

$100 or more

“The Umbrella Academy” pocket watch and statue ($129.99): (Dark Horse)

Cufflinks à la James Bond or the Flash ($100; $29.99 and up): (Etsy and Various online retailers)

Philip K. Dick Collection box set ($110):  (Library of America)

“DC Comics: The New 52″ ($150): (DC Comics)

Victorinox Swiss Army knife and flash drive ($155): (Victorinox and various online retailers)

R. Crumb artwork ($80-$500):  (R. Crumb’s online store)

Blu-ray releases ($39.99-$259.95): (Warner Bros., Paramount, Fox, and Warner Bros.)

“Twilight” engagement ring ($119):  (Zales)

“Ghost Hunters” advanced hunting kit ($259.95): (NBC Universal)

“Star Wars: The Blueprints” ($500 or $1,000):  (Epic Ink)

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Comments


11 Responses to Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011

  1. John Demchak says:

    Great guide. I have got a FIJIT friend for my daughter and Leapfrog LeapPad for my son at great prices from http://www.christmastoys2011x.com

  2. Joseph L Cooke says:

    For which holiday are gifts given for the vast majority of Americans? Libs are afraid to use the word Christmas for some reason.

  3. mclovebuddy says:

    those are seriously amazing finds. bravo!

    you got me at the "game of thrones" trophy/sculpture. http://www.mclovebuddy.etsy.com

  4. Ken says:

    So beautiful Holiday season gifts guide.I bought some USB stuff on this site: http://www.innovatoys.com. They offer us great price.Hope it can help.Thanks.

  5. Dana says:

    That wand remote is seriously awesome! I wonder how usable it is in real life, or if it gets irritating after awhile?

  6. lol says:

    I almost wish I had a baby just so I could buy those superhero onesies. So cute!

  7. YOU gNeek says:

    The Lighter Cufflinks can be found at http://www.YOUgNeek.com (I think your links are not working).
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  8. Joseph L Cooke says:

    Which holiday?

    • Guest says:

      Hanukkah, Christmas, Diwali, Inti Raymi, Chinese New Year, Kwanzaa, Sadeh and Yalda, Thanksgiving, Boxing Day, Festivus and more. True geeks celebrate, don't discriminate. :)

  9. steveo says:

    wow this gift guide had something for every comic lover. here is another blog i found for some of the truly best gifts for geeks http://www.popfunk.com/blog/view/the-best-gifts-f

  10. Rose says:

    So, I'm looking to buy something that my timelord has never seen before :) . Tell me if you find something ancient, Gallifreyan, and lost.

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