Figures.com Holiday Buyer's Guide
It's That Time Again...
Time when everyone starts - if you haven't already! - picking up gifts for the ones you love...and yourself, as there's really no better time to snatch up a great deal!
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For the ones on your list who love the latest in home video entertainment, this has been a great year with a variety of new movies and TV shows. For those who grew up in the 1980s, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and their "Turtle Power" now comes complete with all 193 episodes from all 10 seasons of the classic TV cartoons in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Complete Classic Series DVD Set (suggested retail price: $99.95). For those who prefer 1980s live-action heroes, The Expendables 2 (SRP $39.99), the sequel to the fan-favorite action film starring everyone's favorite 80s actors, is always a nice gift. Jammed-packed with bullets, bad guys and badassery, this blu-ray featuring a variety of bonus material featuring the all-star cast. For those on your list who love crazy drama, characters, and action, there's nothing like the Tarantino XX Blu-ray Set (SRP $119.99). Featuring film favorites chosen personally by Quentin Tarantino, this set represents 20 years of the film maker's careert and includes eight movies - Reservoir Dogs, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill Vol. 1, Kill Bill Vol. 2, Death Proof and Inglourious Basterds. For those fans who enjoy watching their comics, SHOUT! Factory's Astonishing X-Men Motion Comic Collection Blu-ray (SRP $39.97) adds Joss Whedon's now classic run to the mix in motion comic format. For the super hero fan on your list who prefers live-action, The Dark Knight Trilogy Blu-ray Set (SRP $52.99) includes what many consider the best superhero trilogy ever set to celluloid. You get the entire Chris Nolan Batman trilogy in hi-def, including The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Returns, and The Dark Knight Rises as well as a variety of special features on 5 discs.
Those on your list who love spending hours on their Playstation 3 will no doubt love the new variety of Sony Complete Collections (SRP $19.99) featuring some of the system's best game series. Collections include Sly, Infamous, God of War, ICO & Shadow of the Colossus, Resistance, and Ratchet & Clank. For the gamer on your list who's been living the life of an assassin the last 5 years, there's nothing better than Assassin's Creed 3 (SRP $59.99). The dramatic conclusion to the story of Desmond Miles, ACIII is set in the colonial America and players take on a number of roles as they work their way through the epic single-player campaign and awesome multi-player matches.
For gamers with a penchant for shootin', slicin' and blowin' things up, the Xbox 360 delivered a cornucopia of cool titles. For kinetic near-future mayhem, Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops II delivered; with a campaign that ranked with some of the best action movies made and multi-player that continued to show why the series annually breaks entertainment sale's records ($500 million worldwide in 24 hours). In other sequels, Gearbox took their successful lootin' and shootin' formula to new heights in Borderlands 2, Vigil Games made you feel like the ultimate god-like badass in Darksiders II and BioWare sent their epic sci-fi series off in blockbuster style with Mass Effect 3 (all SRP of $59.99 each).
If there's a book worm or comic geek on your holiday list, there are a number of awesome new books, art books and graphic novels sure to make them smile. TC McCarthy's action-packed futuristic sci-fi trilogy, The Subterrene War, concludes with Chimera (SRP $7.99) while Gavin G Smith's story of a future alien war and the more-than-human soldiers who fight it continues in War in Heaven (SRP $15.95). For fans of armored warriors and military sci-fi, Armored (SRP $7.99) the latest book edited by John Joseph Adams - makes for a great collection of sci-fi short stories. For fantasy fans on your list, author Joe Abercrombie continues to impress with Red Country, a book jam-packed full of blood, battles, and themes while George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire Boxed Set (SRP $35.96) will please those on your list who love the HBO's A Game of Thrones TV series as it includes the first 4 books in the series.
For those on your list who'd rather look than read, the latest art books are sure to please. Ballistic Publishing's The Art of Gears of War 3 (suggested retail price: $65.00) is packed with hundreds of images - including character studies, concept art, environments and more - from the fan-favorite game. For fans of film artwork The Art of Marvel's The Avengers (SRP $49.99) and The Dark Knight Manual: Tools, Weapons, Vehicles and Documents from the Batcave includes concept art, photos, and designs (both used and unused) from the fan-favorite films. For fans of simply awesome art, Nuthin' But Mech (SRP $24.95) features over 120 pages and over 40 artists' work and on - you guessed it - nothing but mechanical sci-fi inspired designs.
For those comic fans on your gift list, there's a variety of hardcovers and graphic novels available, including Marvel's Avengers vs. X-Men Hardcover (SRP $75.00) featuring the showdown of the year between two fan-favorite teams, Marvel's X-Men Age of Apocalypse Omnibus (SRP $125.00) featuring the entire 40+ comic story that defined the mutant team in 1995, and DC's The New 52 Zero Omnibus (SRP $150.00), which reveals the secret origin of fan-favorite superheroes like Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and others. For fans of sci-fi and fantasy comics, IDW's twisted dark fantasy tale Monocyte (SRP $49.99) by Menton3 and Kasra Ghanbari makes a great read as does 2000 AD's The Ten-Seconders (SRP $19.99), which tells a unique tale of super heroes who aren't so super. Likewise, Humanoid Publishing's The Metabarons Ultimate Collection (SRP $59.95) collects the entire epic space opera by Alexandro Jodorowsky and Juan Gimenez while The Walking Dead Compedium Vol. 2 collects issues #49 - 96 of the critically-acclaimed comic which inspired the hit TV show.
For those people on your list who're looking to wear their pop culture passion, there's always a hand-made hoodie that'll get them ready to slay dragons, defend the world, and assassinate the foe. The SOF Works' Grey Knight Hoodie ($125.00) by Chadwick John DIllon is every fantasy fan's dream to wear. For those who prefer "more than meets the eye," there's the 80sTee's Optimus Prime Costume Hoodie ($60.00), which is sure to make all of the other vehicles jealous. Lastly, if you're a gamer and you need to blend in and silently take our your foe, there's the Volante Design's Ancentors: Kenway Jacket ($345.00) based on the hit video game Assassin's Creed 3.
There you have it, some amazing holiday gift ideas for everyone on your list who - like us - enjoys robots, comics, dragons, cartoons, superheros and all things pop culture!
From our homes to yours, have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!
- The Figures.com Crew