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Quint needs your suggestions for the pending Holiday Gift Guide!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. It’s that time of year again. In just 3 short weeks I’ll be posting the annual Holiday Gift Guide, culling everything from Blu-Rays to Art to weird toys, collectibles, giclees, prints, apparel and all sorts of geek goodness for the masses. It’s also tradition that I ask for help from you guys and put the call out to any PR places, studios, toy-makers, artists, whathaveyou. In the past some of my very best products have come from you guys, the readers. I’m interested in anything that’s on your own personal wishlist and what you think your fellow geeks would like. To give you folks inspiration here is last year’s guide: Part 1 – Books, Comics, Music, Part 2 – DVDs, Blu-Rays, Toys, Video Games and Part 3 – Collectibles, Art and Rich Stuff! So, fire away in Talkback and email me at quint@aintitcool.com with any suggestions and links. I’ve already found some really great geek weirdness, so our combined strength should make this one for the record books! -Quint quint@aintitcool.com Follow Me On Twitter



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  • Nov. 2, 2010, 2:22 p.m. CST

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    by jimmy rabbitte

    Don't say it...

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 2:23 p.m. CST

    TRON LEGACY light-up figures

    by ATARI

    That's what's on my list, along with the expanded blu-ray of AVATAR, and WALKING DEAD graphic novels.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Go to thinkgeek.com

    by Nice Marmot

    You'll get a bazillion ideas.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 2:35 p.m. CST

    http://twitpic.com/33azle

    by S-Mart shopper

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Zjhhwuuuh... Zjhhwuuuh

    by ArcherNX01

    What's that noise? Is the espresso machine or the TARDIS? http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=UTDR87

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST

    a promotion to be editor of AICN?

    by 40VirginsAnd_aMule

    that would be the greatest gift of all..

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 2:41 p.m. CST

    PRINTS: I got them!

    by zom-bot.com

    at my imagekind shop. glicee prints. dirt cheap. retro/foreign redesigns of cult movies, more coming this month in time for christmas, like THEY LIVE, Stand By Me, Maximum Overdrive and more... http://travispitts.imagekind.com/

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Go to thegreenhead.com

    by Modus

    epic collection of completely random cool stuff

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Lifesize Terminator makes a wonderful gift

    by Modus

    http://www.thegreenhead.com/2010/09/lifesize-terminator-t-800-endoskeleton.php

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 2:50 p.m. CST

    the original Darth Vader costume from '77

    by nolan bautista

    its up for bidding

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 3:03 p.m. CST

    I was looking for something for my nephew...

    by eustisclay

    ...when I came across a Hammacher Slemmer catalog. They have a gun that you scoop snow into, it forms 3 snowballs and launches them 50 feet. Not bad for 30 bucks. Saw that and thought, screw my nephew, that bab boy is mine. I live in colorado so this winter should be a fun time for the squirrles.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Larry Sanders Show, complete series DVD set...

    by Somerichs

    If you take out advice, do we get a free copy of whatever we recommend? :)

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 3:10 p.m. CST

    you should give away...

    by smokie

    all the lost hours, days, weeks, months and years of peoples lives that they wasted in the AICN talkbacks....Oh yeah and Isatoner gloves.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Lost: The Complete Collection

    by HoboCode

    Still the greatest sci-fi epic ever.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 3:26 p.m. CST

    SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND BLU-RAY!

    by Saen

    Best new show of 2010! and no one should list DVDs anymore. List a good cheap Blu-Ray player, and then only list movies and TV shows on Blu-ray. Its time to upgrade and start watching movies in much higher quality.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 3:29 p.m. CST

    @Saen: I agree

    by smokie

    you should send smokie a BluRay player for Christmas. That would be perfect.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Go with the classics..

    by ShogunMaster

    Everyone loves hookers and blow...

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Alien anthology Bluray set

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    it's the greatest bluray package ever released, it'll likely top most best of lists this year

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 3:40 p.m. CST

    1/2 scale ironman and endoskeleton.

    by UltraTron

    The 1/2 scale ironman under glass please and you can throw in the half scale endoskeleton for my birthday later in the year. Thanks

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Playstation Move.

    by HoboCode

    Suck it Wii.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 3:48 p.m. CST

    agreed about not listing DVD's anymore

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    what is this, russia?<P>There's no excuse not to have a bluray player anymore

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 4:04 p.m. CST

    For videogames i recommend the World of Warcraft

    by KilliK

    Cataclysm expansion that it will be released on December 7.not that you didnt already know about this.heh.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Avatar Extended Special Edition which comes

    by KilliK

    out on November 17.thats also a given ofc.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Master Class in Carpenter-esque Horror Electronics

    by Liminal

    The Fear is celebrating Halloween this year with the release of Liminal's original soundtrack album 'Unhinged', a masterclass in Carpenter-esque horror electronics. This release is available for free download below. Your download includes 320kbps MP3's and full booklet and disc artwork designed for CD slim cases. We have also produced a strictly limited run of 30 numbered CDR's with a full printed slipcase and disc which are available for purchase while stocks last. http://www.thefear.ie/releases.html This is my labour of love, and I take it very seriously, I am horror geek and I know true geeks will appreciate this!!! http://www.myspace.com/liminalsounds

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 4:10 p.m. CST

    My suggestion for a holiday gift would be

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    to get some reporters to post news on the site. lately it has been tumbleweeds.jpg

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 5:02 p.m. CST

    There is an R2D2 one piece women's swimsuit out there

    by jimbojones123

    I am just too lazy to look it up right now.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Charlie Brown X-mas Tree/Christmas Wishes boo

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    Here's some stuff on my list: I saw Charlie Brown Christmas Trees at Meiers last night. That scrawny little twig that has one ornament on it is perfect for Generation X-ers on a budget. There's an AWESOME nostalgia book called "Christmas Wishes: A Catalog of Vintage Holiday Treats and Treasures" that includes everything from toys and decorations of the 60s and 70s to record albums, catalogue pages and animatronic Mall displays. "Tron Legacy" toys are the closest thing to Micronauts as far as I'm concerned. I already have a diecast Recognizer on my desk. Paper Jamz cardboard guitars are pretty awesome, esspecially the one that you can play a Ramones song on. For the Wii, I'm liking the looks of "007 Goldeneye," the remake of the great N64 game reimagined as a Daniel Craig adventure and "Epic Micky" for Disney fans, which looks like a Mario/Zelda adventure set in an alternate Disney universe of lost and forgotten characters and rides.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 5:05 p.m. CST

    I second HoboCode...LOST: Complete Collection

    by Cheif Brody

    Also...I'm 4o...but that damn Remote Control Flying "Millenium Falcon" they've been advertising looks like a guilty pleasure. <p> See it here: http://tiny.cc/4kbe1

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Please Support

    by godless

    Knuckle Supper by Drew Stepek (releasing November 16, 2010). A large portion of the money raised from the book is going to the non-profit organization Children of the Night that gets teen prostitutes off the street. Thank you.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Blood Sucking Freaks

    by Brick_Walker

    Who here can tell me how awesome blood sucking freaks is? My brother and housemate bought it for me yesterday. A badass stocking stuffer perhaps??

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 7:05 p.m. CST

    by Anything But Tangerines

    Kingston briquettes

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 8:03 p.m. CST

    I have some suggestions

    by JackSlater4

    The Seven Samurai blu-ray<P> DJ Hero 2<P> Force Unleashed 2<P> Superman Earth One<P> And of course, LOST, the complete series blu-ray

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 8:05 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah, and the Motorola Droid R2D2

    by JackSlater4

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Forget the Tauntaun Sleeping bag--

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    Check out the "Sexy Hotness" Sleeping Bag. Merry Christmas! http://www.alitedesigns.com/sexy-hotness-sleeping-bag-4

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Reluctant...

    by Cheif Brody

    They should rename that "The Human Centipede" Sleeping Bag!

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 10:07 p.m. CST

    european shoulder bag

    by presidentevil

    so everyone knows who is boss

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 10:32 p.m. CST

    Games

    by onezeroone

    1. Fallout New Vegas<p> 2. Assassins Creed Brotherhood<p> 3. Red Dead Redemption + Undead Nightmare Collection<p> 4. GTAIV Complete [original game, Lost adn Damned, Ballad of Gay Tony... all in one disc].<p> 5. Borderlands GOTY Edition.<p> 6. God of War 3.<p> 7. Mass Effect 2<p> 8. Halo Reach<p> 9. Call of Duty Black Ops.<p> 10. Gran Turismo 5<p> Ya know, the usual suspects. For expensive, you can go for special editions of these all, if you can get your hands on one.<p><p> Hardware: 1. Kinect Bundle. 2. PS3 Move Bundle. 3. PS3 Move Controller set.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 1:52 a.m. CST

    Greatest xmas list out there.

    by hallmitchell

    I love this every year. Such a great list. I've knocked off most of the book from last year except Pirate Latitudes.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 2:16 a.m. CST

    THings that won't make the list. Yet i liked with Books

    by hallmitchell

    Green HOrnet TP by Kevin Smith. Under the Black Flag - it's a book about Pirates. The real story!

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 2:17 a.m. CST

    I miss the days of endless PC titles coming soon.

    by hallmitchell

    That's now something that seems long gone.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 2:22 a.m. CST

    It's been a year for the soundtrack

    by hallmitchell

    The Social Network, The Runaways, Kick Ass, INception.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 2:48 a.m. CST

    So basically, Quint,

    by UrbanSamurai

    you posted an article to tell us that you will post an article in the near future. Aaawww, that is so lame man.... Just playin', last years lists had some very cool stuff and I am looking forward to this year's, pal!!

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 6:07 a.m. CST

    Some cool stuff that won't totally bankrupt you...

    by Mike

    For the Ghostbusters/Bill Murray fans there's the Ghostbusters 2 Holiday Action Figure Gift Set exclusively at Toys R Us and currently on sale: http://tinyurl.com/28pw7nk For the Marvel Fans there's the Marvel Universe Galactus talking figure which comes with The Silver Surfer. http://tinyurl.com/255fcwe For the DC Fanboys There's the DC Universe Classics Wave 12 set. 10 figures plus they come with pieces to build a larger figure of Darkseid: http://tinyurl.com/25wtc9s Classic Trilogy Star Wars fan? Covered. How about a re-release of the vintage AT-AT (check out the packaging picture, it's a recreation of the original packaging): http://tinyurl.com/372jucc And a vintage Snow Speeder to go with it? Unfortunately they're not available online BUT they're exclusively at Target and pretty easy to find...for now. Finally for Ghostbusters, Masters of the Universe and DC fan that seems to have everything check out Mattel's collector site which has a bunch of stuff coming up soon: http://tinyurl.com/ykzupov On the 15th they're selling: MOTUC: King Grayskull, Grizzlor & A Weapons Pack Ghostbusters: Peter Venkman (GB 1 Uniform) figure. http://tinyurl.com/3aeswdh Then on CYBER MONDAY Nov. 29th they're having a sale with the following: ALL FOUR 12 inch Ghostbusters, He-Man, Skeletor AND Battle Cat plus a lot of DC Comics items. Then on December 1st, a full scale prop replica of the Ghostbusters PKE Meter. http://tinyurl.com/9or7ch Most of this stuff (especially the MOTU stuff) sells out pretty quickly so I'd be ready to log on right at the start of the sales. Hope this helps.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 7:39 a.m. CST

    Heavy Rain for the PS3

    by clupula

    I have yet to meet a person who has not immediately been hooked, once they play it for about ten minutes. Even people I know who hate videogames wanted to buy a PS3 after I let them play it for a few minutes. I don't know what it's like with the new Move controls, since I don't have one of those yet, but it's still probably one of the best, most cinematic experiences in videogames.<BR><BR>Other games I'd recommend are Vanquish (PS3/360), Castlevania: Lords of Shadows (I mean, it has Jason Isaacs, Patrick Stewart, and Robert Carlyle all doing voices...PS3/360, although the 360 version is inferior, being on 2 discs in a game that encourages replaying levels), God of War III (PS3), Yakuza 3 (PS3), and Bayonetta (PS3/360, with the 360 version being slightly better graphically). I guess I'd also recommend "Gran Turismo 5," even though I personally can't stand racing games. Do NOT put "The Force Unleashed II" in there, as it is complete and utter shit. Only 5 hours long and even more pointless than the movie prequel trilogy.<BR><BR>There's a lot of cool shit coming to PS3 early next year (for example, Dead Space 2 where the PS3 version comes with an HD port of the Wii light-gun game, Dead Space Extraction), but this is for before X-mas.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 7:40 a.m. CST

    Holy shit

    by clupula

    How could I have forgotten Red Dead Redemption? You can also buy "Undead Nightmare" separately, but the smartest move is just to buy the original game and then download the expansion packs on the PSN or X-box Live...<BR><BR>...or just wait until next year for the inevitable Game of the Year Edition, which will most likely have all the DLC packed in, like the recent "Dragon Age: Ultimate Edition" and "Borderlands: GOTY Edition."

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 9:20 a.m. CST

    Zombie Books

    by Aussie_Dave

    It's been some kind of massive zombie book year, with the Hunter's Guide and the History of the Year of Infection just out, but a load of them are a big pile of whatsit. So I reckon you could do a lot of favours by recommending the good ones? For my money: * World War Z by Max Brooks (I'm not fussed about either of the Survival Guides) * The Best of Tomes of the Dead by Abaddon Books (really enjoyed this!) * Zombie Apocalypse by Stephen Jones * The Walking Dead (in one of its many collected forms)

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Red Red Redemption add ons...

    by Mike

    Right now on Xboxlive you can get all the add-ons together for a cheaper price (less microsoft points) so look for the bundle that includes Undead Nightmare, Liars and Cheats, and Legends and Killers in one pack together. That's likely everything that would be in the Game of the Year Edition. SPEAKING of Game of the Year Editions. Batman:Arkham Asylum's GOTY Edition comes with all the add-ons (On the PS3 Version you can play as The Joker in the challenge modes) AND you can play the entire game in 3-D (two sets of 3-D glasses are packaged with the game) so if god forbid you haven't played it or know any unfortunate souls that haven't now is the time to pick it up.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 1:37 p.m. CST

    DON'T MEAN TO BE A JACKARSE QUINT...

    by J-Dizzle

    ... but if you're going to be using the TB suggestions on here, is there any point in reading your annual Christmas Gift Guide this year? I mean this TB is essentially your Guide.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 1:55 p.m. CST

    I have 2 Bluray players...

    by eustisclay

    ...but I still want them to list upcoming DVD's. Let's face it, there is a lot of product out there on dvd that's not on blu. I'm not gonna be a snob, cuz what good would it do me? I just bought the Rich Man Poor Man set, I coulda said no, I'll wait for the blurays, but then I'd probably have to wait to watch them around thanksgiving 2020.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 2:16 p.m. CST

    The Zombie Combat Manual

    by Boris the Blade

    Speaking of zombie books, this one was pretty kickass. Better than those literary zom-mashups. And Aussie_Dave, WWZ was on Quint's list, in 2006.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Undead Nightmare Bundle

    by clupula

    Yeah, they have it on the Playstation Network too, but it's not immediately clear what it is until you read the product description, as it's called "Undead Nightmare Collection" or something. It probably would've been better to call it the "Red Dead Redemption Add-On Collection" or something, but I guess they wanted to capitalize on the zombie craze. Still badass game, though.

  • Nov. 5, 2010, 8:26 a.m. CST

    I want the Curse of Frankenstein 12 inch figure

    by mojoman69

    its pretty cool. monsters in Motion has a listing for it.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 4:58 p.m. CST

    PKE meter from mattiecollector.com

    by ndally

    It's a thing of beauty. Check out a video review http://ghostbustersnews.com/?p=3554