Geek Gift Guide
Nov. 28, 2013 | 12:19 p.m.
You don’t have to take your broom to Diagon Alley, cross the Bifrost, traverse the Misty Mountains or steal a vortex manipulator to find the perfect gift for the Trekkie, Whovian or Westerosi-wannabe in your life. We’ve done the looking for you in our annual Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or another gamer, a comics enthusiast or film buff, we’ve got you covered. Click through the gallery above for a peek at our selections. Items are listed below, sorted by cost. Happy shopping, and happy holidays! Under $25 Millenium Falcon guitar pick, $2.49: Here’s a song for you: The Millenium Falcon, it’s a smugglers’ ship. It can make the Kessel Run in “less than 12 parsecs.” Han Solo and Lando Calrissian use it, but neither has it as pick to strum and make rebel music. […]
Feb. 12, 2013 | 1:34 p.m.
Is your valentine a Time Lord, Jedi or Starfleet captain? Do you spend date nights rolling dice or mashing controller buttons? Are your love notes written in binary or Klingon? We’ve got you covered for Valentine’s Day. Click through the gallery above and check out the list below for our selection of gifts that are sure to say, “I love you,” whether your sweetheart speaks Dwarvish or Dothraki. Brain and heart pop candy molds, $3.69 each Ah, zombie love. What could be more romantic than sharing a brain lollipop with your undead sweetie? What better way to bare your heart than with an anatomical heart sucker? (Confectionery House) Zombie collection lip balm, $5 each Your horror-loving honey will love these classic lip balm tins, featuring posters and book covers from “I Bury the Living,” “I Married a Dead Man,” “The […]
Nov. 22, 2012 | 5:00 a.m.
Call it Christmas, call it Hanukkah, call it Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice or Festivus. The truth is, we here at Hero Complex never need an excuse to indulge our inner geek, but we’ll certainly take one when it’s handed to us on a platter. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or another horror fanatic, Marvel maniac, Tolkien enthusiast, Jedi Padawan, Whovian, Browncoat or Gryffindor, we’ve got the geek-friendly gift guide you need to make the holiday season a magical one. Click through the gallery above. Happy shopping, and happy holidays! UNDER $25 “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” plush toys, $9.99 each Gollum may be one of Middle-earth’s saddest and slimiest characters, but what Tolkien fan wouldn’t give him a hug if they could? These plush toys feature Gollum, hairy-footed Bilbo (and his trusty blade Sting) and Gandalf the Gray wielding his staff. (Funko) […]
Feb. 08, 2012 | 10:26 p.m.
Do you and your Valentine whisper your sweet nothings in Klingon? Are your lovers’ quarrels over the Millennium Falcon vs. Serenity? When you dress up for dates, are you both wearing capes? If so, then the Hero Complex Valentine’s Gift Guide is for you (and your comics-loving cutie). Flip through the image gallery above for a peek at the best geeky Valentine’s Day gift ideas (be sure to click the “CAPTIONS ON” option). Below, you’ll find the same gift suggestions listed with handy links to help you get your shopping done at light speed. “Young Romance: The Best of Simon & Kirby’s Romance Comics,” $29.99 The creators of Captain America also helped create a softer comics genre: romance comics. In the late ’40s and ’50s, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby captivated girls and women with their “Young Romance” tales of […]
Dec. 20, 2011 | 4:16 p.m.
If you’re seeking last-minute gifts for the sci-fi, fantasy or comics geek your life, look no further. The 2011 Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide is newly updated and here to save the day. Whether your recipient is a Trekkie, a Whovian, a would-be wizard, a wannabe-Jedi or a caped crusader, we’ve got you covered. Featured gifts include the whimsical (a magic wand TV remote), the practical (a cookbook inspired by “The Hunger Games” books) and geek chic (Batman or Han Solo flash drives). Click here to flip through our gift gallery or browse our price-sorted list of presents, and beam up the perfect surprise for the geek in your life. – Noelene Clark RECENT AND RELATED Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide for 2011 ‘Harry Potter’ photos: Daniel Radcliffe’s decade Damon Lindelof’s love letter to ‘Raiders’ ‘Superman’ photos: The stars of Metropolis […]
Nov. 19, 2011 | 6:49 a.m.
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 […]
Dec. 07, 2009 | 7:17 p.m.
(READ PART ONE RIGHT HERE and PART TWO RIGHT HERE) Stressed about finding the perfect gift for that special muggle, Trekkie, Twi-hard, Jedi or Bat-fan in your life? Relax and read on: You’ve come to the perfect place at the perfect time, because this is the 2009 Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide — just think of us as a sort of retail Yoda guiding you through the complicated swamps of holiday shopping. “Buy or buy not. There is no browse.” “Live Long and Prosper” business card holder: I hear people say Spock is back. But did he ever really leave? “Star Trek” was the best fanboy film of 2009, and Spock was so important to the story he was played by two actors. Zachary Quinto acquitted himself nicely in the role of the half-human, half-Vulcan, and, more than that, he was smart […]
Nov. 30, 2009 | 1:59 p.m.
HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE, PART TWO (READ PART ONE RIGHT HERE and PART THREE RIGHT HERE) Stressed about finding the perfect gift for that special Muggle, Trekkie, Twi-Hard, Jedi or Bat-fan in your life? Relax and read on: You’ve come to the perfect place at the perfect time, because this is the 2009 Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide — just think of us as a sort of retail Yoda guiding you through the complicated swamps of holiday shopping. “Buy or buy not. There is no browse…” “Star Wars” Garden Jawa: Do you know someone that has a gopher problem and a fixation of the George Lucas universe? Well, of course you do — who doesn’t? Just last month, the Garden Jawa ($35) went on sale exclusively at Star Wars Shop. Not even a cranky Bantha could resist this little guy, who is close […]
Nov. 26, 2009 | 1:19 p.m.
HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE, PART ONE Stressed about finding the perfect gift for that special Muggle, Trekkie, Twi-Hard, Jedi or Bat-fan in your life? Relax and read on: You’ve come to the perfect place at the perfect time, because this is the 2009 Hero Complex Holiday Gift Guide — just think of us as a sort of retail Yoda guiding you through the complicated swamps of holiday shopping. “Buy or buy not. There is no browse…” It’s the perfect time to get your geek on, too. The fanboy culture is in full blossom at the box office and in pop culture beyond, and this holiday season there’s a mountain of gifts and gadgets that speak to the Comic-Con constituency. Here are some of the most heroic: “FRINGE: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON” ($60 for DVD, $80 for Blu-ray): “Fringe” may be the […]