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Quint needs your help for AICN's Annual Holiday Shopping Guide!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Those constant readers out there might recognize the call I'm about to put out. For the last 3 years I have run a Holiday Shopping Guide story filled to the brim with suggestions on cool stuff (ranging from cheap to for the super rich only) for the geek in your household. I aim to have that story posted by Thanksgiving and it's usually a huge mama jama.

Check out the story from last year by clicking here!

And check out the one from the year before here!!!

So, this is a group effort. If you have a suggestion on what should be included... anything from toys to posters to DVDs to video games to books to collectables... anything really sweet and of geek interest, really. Well, if you have an idea please email me at with Holiday Shopping Guide in the subject line. I have a lot of stuff in mind already, but the feedback from you guys is extremely important to the article and always the source of great inspiration for me when writing it.

If you've got a cool product you think the geeks will dig, you can also email me at to give me a heads up on it.

Just like last year, I'm looking to set up giveaways with the article. Sideshow/Weta gave away a great LOTR statue last year in the Holiday Shopping Article and I hope to arrange something similar this year.

So, have at it! Get your brains fired up and your fingers tapping away at that keyboard! I need your suggestions!


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  • Nov. 3, 2005, 6 a.m. CST

    That damn monkey head from Sharper Image looked sweet

    by Drunken Rage

    I bought two!

  • Nov. 3, 2005, 6:45 a.m. CST

    How about Batteries

    by KnightEternal

    they're always useful

  • Nov. 3, 2005, 6:50 a.m. CST

    Senior Sizzle?

    by Sean38 Seriously?????

  • Nov. 3, 2005, 7:45 a.m. CST

    Some cheese would a be a nice, eh?

    by DinoDeLaurentiis

    Personally, the Dino, he like a the bit of a the Wensleydale from a time to a time, no?

  • Nov. 3, 2005, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Ditto, Yackbacker... (and a plug for the CALVIN & HOBBES collect

    by Roguewriter

    I refuse to buy Lucas's current products. I want my STAR WARS old-school. Anything else just won't do. In the meantime, how about that super-sized collection of CALVIN & HOBBES cartoons? Any Talkbacker here too young to remember these strips in syndication really ought to do themselves a favor and check it out -- Calvin was a prototype modern geek, celebrating the goofy edges of life in all their genre-tinged glory. Spaceman Spiff rules!! ;)

  • Nov. 3, 2005, 8:10 a.m. CST

    Calvin & Hobbes

    by cyanide christ

    Great gift idea. Also, Batman:the Animated series, volume 4. Oh!Oh! And Fright Packs!! All the fucking Fight Packs!! And movie passes, no one likes paying those prices anymore. And penis enhancers for Jesus...he wants to be hung.

  • Nov. 3, 2005, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Brom statue

    by occams_razor

    Brom's Soulforge statue is a really nice piece if you happen to collect slightly disturbing and beautiful statues. Which I do.

  • Nov. 3, 2005, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Is there a thousandth director's cut DVD of "Army of Darknes


    Those always make great gifts. Stack up enough of them and your wobbly table wobbles no more.

  • Nov. 3, 2005, 9 a.m. CST

    XBOX 360, a new nano ipod, PSP, cheese

    by trevorfactor

    all good suggestions

  • Nov. 3, 2005, 9:01 a.m. CST

    quint, I can help you with your christmas shopping...

    by jig98

    fantastic 4, madagascar, polar express, lion cage and bunny slippers. write this down.

  • Nov. 3, 2005, 9:03 a.m. CST

    how about a custom color for my USER ID here at AICN?

    by trevorfactor

    or rankings or something, or BNAT 06 tickets - damn it

  • Nov. 3, 2005, 9:05 a.m. CST


    by trevorfactor

    not a stupid little lap dog, but a "OSCAR PUT DOWN THAT MAILMAN" kind of dog

  • Nov. 3, 2005, 9:07 a.m. CST

    How about a remot control device for humans....

    by athenabodicea

  • Nov. 3, 2005, 9:08 a.m. CST

    That should have said remote...

    by athenabodicea

  • Nov. 3, 2005, 9:08 a.m. CST

    I want AICN Action Figures!!!!!!

    by strongbadmonkey

    Harry, Quint, Mory, Herc, the whole shbang! Then we can act out all of our geeky talkbacks "in person" with the rebels who post them to the site!!!! Not to mention all of the sordid affairs they could end up with Barbie, the Bratz, and some Ninja Turtles. Rock Rock On.

  • Nov. 3, 2005, 9:11 a.m. CST

    They should be bobble heads

    by athenabodicea

    definately... I'd buy em.. Oh and what about a t-shirt???? *wink* *wink* *nudge* *nudge*

  • Nov. 3, 2005, 9:13 a.m. CST

    more michael whelan artwork

    by trevorfactor

    I was at a halloween party with him a couple years back, he's really a cool guy, he deserves more exposure

  • Nov. 3, 2005, 9:16 a.m. CST

    quint you could always make an animated short

    by trevorfactor

    like trey and matt did, but instead of kyle kenny cartman & stan you could use you harry moriarty and herc (with a special guest appearance from the doc)

  • Nov. 3, 2005, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Moose Mugs

    by runlola

    I've always wanted moose mugs like in National Lampoon. Too bad they're still so expensive and I'm a college kid with no income.

  • Nov. 3, 2005, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Rockford Files Season 1

    by KazamaSmokers

    hits stores December 6th

  • Nov. 3, 2005, 9:49 a.m. CST

    How bout a short film DVD.... take the time to cut and paste tra

    by BendersShinyAss

  • Nov. 3, 2005, 9:53 a.m. CST

    all I want for Christmas....

    by zer0cool2k2

    well, not so much what I want, since i already have a lot of this stuff; -An Ipod Nano. -A Video Ipod. -The Buffy Chosen DVD collection. -The Friends All Ten Seasons DVD Collection. -Sharper image has metal scale replicas of the '89 Batmobile and the new Tumbler. (That monkey head is creeeeeeepy). -I found some Battlestar Galactica dogtags on Ebay, but I'd really like a flight suit like the Viper pilots wear. -that $999.00 Vader costume is cool. -The ultimate Christmas for me though, would be this:

  • Nov. 3, 2005, 9:58 a.m. CST

    I gotta admit... I think I would snap up AICN action figures jus

    by Roguewriter

    There's probably a slightly gay, fetishist, meta-cinema subtext here somewhere... but what the hell. I just loves me some cool action figures. And if that dork Napoleon Dynamite can grace my bookshelf, so can Harry, Mori and... mmmmmm... Alexandra Paulllllll...

  • Nov. 3, 2005, 10:38 a.m. CST

    X-Box 360!!!

    by bigherpfan

    That's all I want for Christmas!

  • Nov. 3, 2005, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Paging All Aquafaggers

    by Captain Sulu

    Big time role call at the shrine (Aquafag TB), so come dressed. As for a gift Quint, how about an Aquaman action figure?

  • Nov. 3, 2005, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Go to Lowe's and get the Darth Vader Christmas tree topper!!

    by A Bastard

    Oops, I put my comment in the subject line. But still.

  • Nov. 3, 2005, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Re: AICN Action Figures

    by JAGUART

    You guys remember the item on the Shopping Guide a few years back were a company would take your likeness and turn it into an action figure, complete with bubble pak?

  • Nov. 3, 2005, 1:42 p.m. CST

    OK, while we're all being relatively gay and everything...

    by Roguewriter

    ... where the hell is my THIRTYSOMETHING DVD boxed set already?! Christ, the fucking Ernest movies already have a boxed set. PUNKY BREWSTER's out. They've actually released MANNIX, fer crissakes. When I was in my early 20s, THIRTYSOMETHING was the best thing on television -- a light at the end of the tunnel that said our thirties might end up being the best decade of our lives. Of course, I'm 38 now, and that's proved to be pretty much untrue... so with the reality pretty well mapped out, is it too much to ask to have the goddamn fantasy back on my shelf? Huh? Please? Stupid music rights. Stupid greedy networks. Grr. Christmas blows dead rats.

  • Nov. 3, 2005, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Shadow of the Colossus, for Playstation 2

    by Orionsangels

    Nuff Said

  • Nov. 3, 2005, 5:20 p.m. CST


    by DocPazuzu

    I'm with you on the Thirtysomething DVDs! I'm also 38 and it's only been during the last couple of years that this decade of life has taken on even a semblance of that idealized image. Great show. Nothing the whippersnappers of today would understand, though, damn their black hearts.

  • Nov. 3, 2005, 5:58 p.m. CST

    hmm....chickengeorgevii action playset anyone?

    by ChickenGeorgeVII

    time to bring that 'ol chesnut out of the closet and dust it off....need booze to remember all the details....And thus, off to git loaded! - - - George, The 7th Chicken!!!!

  • Nov. 4, 2005, 3:02 a.m. CST

    "how about a custom color for my USER ID here at AICN? or rankin

    by freak2thec0re

    i wonder if the people who run this site are even slightly aware of how much the already-big popularity of this site would SKYROCKET if they simply added post counts to the talkback section . . . not that I'm personally into them or anything

  • Nov. 4, 2005, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Hey, what about AICN TALKBACKER caricatures?

    by Roguewriter

    Could Harry get the artist who designed the AICN caricatures to sell his services as a holiday offering? Everyone mail Harry, like, a buck, a basic idea of what their character would look like... and Harry then creates some arcane contest requirement, and they pick five TalkBackers to get likenesses created by the AICN artiste. The guy gets paid for his work, we all get to briefly believe we might yet win a goddamn AICN contest, and five lucky winners get cartoon likenesses that can hit on Alexandra Paul. For this, I would pay TWO bucks... =)

  • Nov. 4, 2005, 9 a.m. CST

    Has Anyone Suggested Pussy?

    by buster00

    I want pussy.

  • Nov. 4, 2005, 4:09 p.m. CST

    AICN TALKBACKER caricatures - my votes

    by Weezie-Fett

    1) ChickenGeorgeVII (I have a feeling he would win in a landslide). 2) DocPazuzu (because he is everywhere) 3) CHEWBLACCA (because of the name) 4) RegisTravolta (because of the name) 5) GingerTwit (why not)

  • Nov. 5, 2005, 7:39 p.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

    Thank you.

  • Nov. 12, 2005, 3:25 a.m. CST

    I love this article

    by hallmitchell

    Just about every media outlet has some form of shopping tips for xmas. Not one is anywhere near as cool as the one on this site. The previous two years have been absolute benchmarks. I'm still sending people the photo of the desk for spaceghost.