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Tis the season! Quint needs your recommendations for the annual Holiday Shopping Guide!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I can't believe it's been five years since I started compiling a Holiday Shopping Guide geared towards geeks the world over. Year after year I seek out the coolest geek apparel be it toys, DVDs, Blu-Rays, collectibles, electronics, gadgets, video games, books and whatever else tickles my nerd fancy. Click here to check out last year's first entry! I love hearing from publicists, but it's always you, dear reader, who turn me on the to coolest shit. So the call has gone out again. I need you to let me know what you think are the coolest items out this holiday season, what's on your wishlist, what you hope to get to what you can only window-shop. The article covers cheap to For The Super Rich Only and I'm now fielding suggestions. You can reach me via email here with your thoughts. There's also talkback below, but links are best sent through email. I can't wait to get this list up and running. Expect it to hit the night before Thanksgiving, giving you guys hopefully a little time to shop and prepare your Black Friday runs. -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

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  • Nov. 6, 2009, 7:42 a.m. CST

    The Sharper Image Movie and Video game projector

    by Chakraborty

    Only 129.99. Super cheap and super cool for the movie and video game lover... <p>

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Get the "Perplexus" marble/maze/puzzle

    by Nice Marmot

    From My wife got it for me for my birthday and it is addicting as hell. Actually, there are probably a bazillion excellent geek gifts at

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 7:48 a.m. CST

    Thinkgeek finally has a REAL Tauntaun sleeping bag

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny <p> It's 100 bucks and probably worth every penny.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 8:02 a.m. CST

    Remote control Wall-E....

    by Chakraborty

    59.99. 1000 commands. <p> <p> Digital microscope to push your kids into science that displays on your computer screen, 89.99 <p> <p> The remote control beverage buggy. Deliver booze to your alcoholic Uncle or Father without having to have physical contact with him. 49.99. <p>

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 8:02 a.m. CST

    I am selling Latex Moulds of my Penis...

    by Pawprint

    Act now while stocks last. Form an orderly queue.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 8:06 a.m. CST


    by Bouncy X

    is your real name Francine Smith? :O

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 8:11 a.m. CST

    Night Vision goggles

    by Chakraborty

    $89.99 <p>

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 8:20 a.m. CST

    why's it gotta be "black friday"

    by ChocolateJesusMan

    i don't see people rushing out to buy cheap crap on "Mexican Thursday"or "Chinese Tuesday"

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 8:26 a.m. CST


    by Boba Fat


  • Nov. 6, 2009, 8:26 a.m. CST


    by FlickaPoo improves every movie and is a much better financial return than springing for a Blu-Ray player.<P> Good movies become great, and old crap glows with the warm light of love and nostalgia.<P>Thank you.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 8:28 a.m. CST

    ...and this year and every year, THE COMPLETE...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...CALVIN AND HOBBES hardcover box set.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 8:29 a.m. CST

    PS3 Slim + Uncharted 2

    by StarchildAD

    Playstation 3 and Uncharted 2 (THE GAME of the year). Scalped TPBs (best comic series period). A hooker, gasoline, and a box of matches. A cat. Water bottles and batterys for the apocalypse. Toilet paper (the one with the story on it from the Ringu creator).

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 8:33 a.m. CST

    My penis mold, because it wont hurt you

    by StarchildAD

    as much as Pawprints.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 8:34 a.m. CST

    Gaming does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Video game frenzy...<p> CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 2<p> DRAGON AGE: ORIGINS<p> THE BEATLES: ROCK BAND<p> BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM<p> and as ol' Starchild says UNCHARTED 2.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 8:37 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Oops forgot the colon, that should have said UNCHARTED 2: AMONG THIEVES.<p> All the best games this year had a : colon!

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Buy. Buy more. Buy more now. Buy.

    by ricarleite2

    And be happy.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 8:44 a.m. CST

    I don't know...

    by wampa 1

    ...but it sure smells good!

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 8:55 a.m. CST


    by HessianHorseman

    The Dark Knight Biking Leather Outfit, Philips 21:9 Cinema TV and the Sex Panther Aftershave ;-)

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 8:57 a.m. CST

    Weekend away.... at a sanatarium.

    by V'Shael

    With free ampoules of thorazine. <p> You probably know someone for whom this would be the perfect gift.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Buy your own private island

    by Chakraborty

    At Get a Canadian island for as cheap as $200,000 but the more tropical islands like in Mexico and the Caribbean are upwards of a million. Too much? Then rent one, like the tropical Brampton island in Australia for $2436 Aussie dollars/week: <p>

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 9:12 a.m. CST

    I love my Blade Runner Umbrella

    by GrandMuffTarkin

    Not only do the LEDs really work well to light up the whole shaft, it's a well made umbrella to boot.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 9:15 a.m. CST

    BUNSEN BURNER MAN miny palm flame thrower...

    by FlickaPoo help you stop masturbating too much. Think of it as a chastity belt for your hand.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Bouncy X, StarchildAD...

    by Pawprint

    Bouncy - no it isn't; but my surname is actually Dawson IRL! Bizarre!<p> StarchildAD - don't put yourself down mate; my Gran said you were a 'large chap'! ;-)

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 9:45 a.m. CST


    by HoboCode

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 10:10 a.m. CST

    The New Making Of AI: Artificial Intelligence Book

    by WriteFromLeft pretty mind-blowing. Talk about something I never expected to see. The book Romancing the Vampire is worth mentioning. Tres cool. Has lots of stuff on movie vampires and it's put together like the Hanna Barbara book, with lots of "3-D" things stuck onto the pages. <p> You should also consider the tons of "holy grail" soundtrack CDs that came out this year, even if they're now out of print or about to be. Goldsmith's "Seconds," Horner's "Something Wicked This Way Comes," "The China Syndrome" unreleased score, etc.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Mitsubishi HC3800 DLP projector

    by KonkBob

    1080p, bright enough for a living room with moderate ambient light control, around $1500 I'm stunned that more people don't consider projectors over Plasma's.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 10:29 a.m. CST

    The Wire Box Set

    by Crow3711

    Complete your life.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 10:47 a.m. CST

    The best guide in all media.

    by hallmitchell

    Is this one. I'm compiling a list right now.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 10:50 a.m. CST

    I think AVATAR will dominate this year.

    by hallmitchell

    Indiana Jones dominated last year.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 10:57 a.m. CST

    The Shield Box Set

    by GrandMuffTarkin

    Although I've heard that the packaging scratches the discs, which is not good.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 11:04 a.m. CST

    The gift that keeps on giving

    by Chakraborty

    A wallbanger vibrating dildo. Give it to that cute girl who works the checkout counter at your local grocery store who you've always wanted to talk to, or, give it to that Stallone fan in your life who can stick it to the floor and squat on it while watching Over the Top!

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 11:04 a.m. CST


    by Meadowe

    I thought the series was coo', and that case has to be one of the coo'est ever. The episode where fry thought his bro ripped off his life is one of my fave episodes of any show ever.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 11:18 a.m. CST

    The newly repackaged Six Feet Under: The Complete Series..

    by Karl Childers The original box set was a neat concept, but the packaging was a bit crappy. The "grass" came off and the way it opened sucked balls. I don't think this version has the 2 soundtrack CD's or the "In Memoriam" book. I wish HBO would repackage "The Wire: The Complete Series". That current box set has those shitty cardboard inlays that scratch the hell out of the discs.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Sorry Crow3711

    by Karl Childers

    I agree with The Wire but the packaging is terrible for the price you pay!

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 11:35 a.m. CST

    A Kindle

    by Chakraborty

    I'm old fashioned, and I prefer to hold the actual book in my hand, and put it on my shelf, but for traveling, this would be great. Also, you can choose to listen to the book as it's read to you by the Kindle as you transition and perhaps cannot sit and read, like when you're walking in an airport. Plus it gives you instant access to the definitions of words you aren't familiar with.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 11:39 a.m. CST

    COD-Modern Warfare 2, Assassin's Creed 2, L4D2 and...

    by onezeroone

    if they have PS3, God of War 3 Ultimate Edition.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Oh, wait...

    by Chakraborty

    ...the Kindle was on last year's list. Nevermind.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Oh yeah, Uncharted 2 too, Ultimate/Colelctor's Edition again.

    by onezeroone

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 12:06 p.m. CST


    by Meadowe

    Pretty deep documentary(?)/interview fliq, but admittedly boring sometmes since it barely shows any pics/vids of Kurt himself, only @ the end do they show a little montage of pics of him. The cover is the coo'est kurt cobain pic ever imo.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Under the Dome, Stephen King

    by Flip63Hole

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Around Christmas I always watch...

    by meta4

    "Fresh"...It has NOTHING to do with Christmas (okay maybe a snowman here or there *wink nudge*) but it's a classic childhood movie of mine. Even though children should NOT watch this movie. Jesus I'm not even a parent and I sound like a P.T.A meeting.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 12:25 p.m. CST

    For the girl in your life...

    by Sailor Rip

    ...the Buttrotica Do-it-yourself Home Anal Bleaching Kit.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 12:42 p.m. CST


    by HoboCode

    Interesting choice. I saw that doc intheaters. It's very eerie what with the film narrated by Cobain himself through archived interviews. Definitely a must see for fans as it provides good insight into his childhood and musical development. I also found the choice of having the soundtrack Nirvana free nice as well. All the music in the film was music that inspired his artistry.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Farscape: The Complete Series dvd set

    by Shermdawg

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Quint's List

    by bobbyjoe1985

    I loved it last year...Now i have something to look forward to following the BNAT List!

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 1:20 p.m. CST


    by Meadowe

    To be honest I was expecting something akin to tupac resurrection, but it was still good. I liked hearing about his gay buddy (kinda made me think of my own life) and was a little saddened when he talked about how his dad used to yell @ him when he would accidentally spill something like milk as a kid, and how he was so traumatized that he curses @ himself well into (then) present times when he made any boo-boo. I also related to him when he said he could be @ a party/club feeling good and people would think he had an angry/depressed (I forgot which) look on his face. I was kinda disappointed that there were no Nirvana songs but I understand that they're gonna have songs from bands that inspired him. I was pissed that I had waited a month for the bluray and when it finally came out I had to go all the way to torrance to get it, but it was worth it.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Avatar books, games , cd, posters, stasmps, dildos!

    by standundermyumbrella

    thats about it

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Ultimate Buzz Lightyear

    by jimbojones123

    This is one cool talking toy. When I first saw it I thought of your list. I think it was on this site first. See, all things cool come from AICN.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Watchment Ultimate cut DVD and blu-ray

    by HoboCode

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Watchment Ultimate cut DVD and blu-ray

    by HoboCode

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Equilibrium: Professional Edition

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    That is all.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Haunted World of El Superbeasto

    by StarchildAD

    I dug the shit out of this. Anyone else see it? I downloaded it but if your a fan of this kind of humor its a must see. So for the special someone in your life, send their ass a download link

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 2:36 p.m. CST

    These cool Godzilla-inspired footwear items

    by HarryCalder Because Godzilla never goes out of style, yo!

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 2:37 p.m. CST

    If you are looking for video games.

    by hallmitchell

    Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 and I also can't go past the Wolverine game movie adaption. Great game.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 2:48 p.m. CST

    If you're thinking of iPhone Apps..

    by PackofRedApples

    The iPhone is for pussies.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 2:55 p.m. CST

    R Crumb's The Book of Genesis

    by Some Dude

    Very cool stuff.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Music - I would have to say....

    by hallmitchell

    Incredibad by Lonely Island and The Funny People Soundtrack.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Colognes - Star Trek

    by hallmitchell

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 4:20 p.m. CST

    i want the terminator franchize.

    by alice133

    before whedon slobbers all over it.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Unseen Academicals - Terry Pratchett

    by Geomancer21

    The 38th, and hopefully not last, discworld novel. Featuring the wizards of Unseen University trying their hand at college sports. Its certainly at the top of my wish list. And it, along with the rest of his Discworld books, should on any Sci-fi/Fantasy geeks shopping list.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Feast your Eyes

    by whateverworks


  • Nov. 6, 2009, 4:47 p.m. CST

    without the img

    by whateverworks

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Larry Flint has put out a new butt plug

    by JuanSanchez

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 5:51 p.m. CST

    The Tauntaun sleeping bag...obvious choice

    by snallyg

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Jeff Stryker Movie Collection

    by AngrySnowMonkey

    probably better and only slightly more gay than Sly Stallone's body of work.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 6:26 p.m. CST

    the obama shaped vibrator

    by Bouncy X

    so everyone can get fucked by him.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Tis NOT the season. Tisn't even winter yet!

    by Missing Dink

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 3:49 a.m. CST

    I agree with onezeroone

    by Stalkeye

    I got most of theose games pre-ordered (CoD4 gives you a $20.00 certificate towards your next videogame purchase courtesy of Amazon.)As for L4D2, the game is pretty much the same as the last one save for different settings and new characters. I played the demo and the graphics looked like ass and not "ass" in a good way like Kim Kardasian's sweet ass, but more like Rosie o donnel's.*ACK*<p>aside from CoD4 most of the good shit comes out early next year:Bayonetta,Darksiders,army of Two the 40th day, Mass Effect 2,Bioshock 2,etc.(gotta put all my funds aside for 2010.)

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 3:51 a.m. CST

    Gram, there's actually an Equilibrium prof Edition?

    by Stalkeye

    if it's a Director's Cut with more scenes added, I'm there!

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 5:12 a.m. CST

    What would be mind blowing....

    by hallmitchell

    Is if Quint gave away the wishlist in a comp. Say for which reader guesses the most items or contributes the most items chosen.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 7:10 a.m. CST

    A GIRL

    by BringingSexyBack

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 9:41 a.m. CST

    YODA is my homeboy

    by johnthefilmaddict

    This yoda shirt is really cool, my wife gave it to me for my birthday.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Stalkeye, I wish

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Seriously, they need to put that out with both Wimmer and Bale doing commentary. Someone needs to splice the rant with Equilibrium and put that on You Tube. I see that the Rob Zombie Dragula/Equilibrium montage is back up. That's badass.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Quint, This Year -

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk


  • Nov. 7, 2009, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Shelf Life Clothing

    by banbury has some original movie t-shirts and hoodies, including a lot of Kurosawa and Hong Kong movie stuff, a kaiju tee, spaghetti western tees, poster art and a shirt for soundtrack geeks called "I need to score."

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 12:27 p.m. CST


    by gun_will_travel

    Keeping it at $500 or less, with an emphasis on LESS: Wii Sports Resort (with 2 motion control modules). Breathe some new life into your Wii system. $60 at Target. PS/3. Because it's a lot less hassle and expense than a HTPC. And it plays Blu-Rays. And it's a lot cheaper now. $125 Blu-Ray players. You'll probably need one for every TV in the house. Don't bother with Blu-Ray Live, it sucks. New smartphones: Storm 2, Droid, iPhone 3G, HTC. Can't live without Facebook and internet streaming to my phone 24/7. Guns & Ammo. Because Obama wants to outlaw them. And you never know when the a-hole in the office next door is going to go psycho. OK, guns cost more than $500. But every red-blooded American needs a few. Gold. Because the economy is going to tank again next year, and stay in the crapper for a decade while we pay for the "stimulus." New laptop. Because netbooks suck, Vista sucks, and it probably needs replacing anyway. And damn, laptops are cheap now. External flash for your DLSR camera. Because direct-flash photos generally suck, especially indoors. Gaming mouse. If you play PC games and you don't have one, it's like doing athletics wearing wooden clogs.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 6:13 p.m. CST

    Harry - Do You Know ANYTHING About Real Movies?

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 7:56 p.m. CST

    what a fucking joke

    by mynemaborat

    this is just another sell out point for good old aicn. just another buck to promote amazon and whoever else u can charge to advertise these things. fucking disgusted by this site.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Cap'n America Hoodie I saw at Hot Topic today

    by jimbojones123

    Was pretty sweet.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Cap hoodie link

    by jimbojones123

  • Nov. 8, 2009, 2:58 a.m. CST

    I want the fucking Lost Dharma Season 5 box set

    by lockesbrokenleg

    The DVD package is like a Dharma case. You open it up, and the DVDS are like in floppy disc sleeves. There's also a real VHS tape that has a Dharma instruction video on it.

  • Nov. 8, 2009, 6:15 p.m. CST

    60% of the time, it works every time!

    by loafroaster

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

    by CreasyBear

    Yes, as the staunch atheists on the talkbacks prepare to celebrate the birth of their Savior, Jesus the Son of God, by exchanging gifts on Christmas day. I know, I know, it's just a secular holiday these days (unless you happen to be a Jewish atheist, in which you can pretend to celebrate Hannukah), and it's simply a custom at this point, yada yada yada. Still, seeing this article on this website just struck me as very, very funny. Carry on.

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 8:30 a.m. CST

    Hallmark tree ornaments

    by Darthkrusty

    I know I suggested them last year, but they are really cool.... and cheap.

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 8:34 a.m. CST

    "Winter" horror movies

    by Darthkrusty

    like "The Shining" or "The Thing." Cool stuff to watch on a snowbound winter's night. Perhaps even "Dreamcatcher" for grotesque, goofy fun.

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 5:32 p.m. CST

    jingle all the way on dvd

    by Kammich

    ta ta, turtle man.