Click here for Part 2 of the 2010 Holiday Gift Guide featuring Blu-Rays, DVDs, Video Games and Toys!
CHEAP ($24.99 and Under)
Stay Puft Marshmellows. Yep. Caffeinated Stay Puft Marshmellows from the geektastic Omni Consumer Products. Warning, though... do not, under any circumstances think about these tasty marshmellows if tasked to choose the form of your own destruction. $19.99.
It may not look like it because of the small picture, but that, my friends, is a five pound gummy bear. You can choose from Cherry, Pineapple, Blue Raspberry, Cola, Grape, Orange and Lemon. God Bless America. $29.95 plus shipping.
There's a big debate over Austin-area BBQ. It's almost a Civil War it's so intense and opinionated. Now I know the right answer when asked "What's the best BBQ in the area?" is The Salt Lick and deep in their hearts everybody else does, too. They just can't let go of their precious Lockhart. But you don't give a deer's dick about Austin BBQ politics, what you should care about is the ability to get the best tasting brisket, pork ribs and the most awesome BBQ sauce ever delivered to your door. The above image links to the Brisket, which comes with one jar of BBQ sauce and runs you $54.95 plus shipping. There are many different options on what kind of meat can be shipped to you. I heartily recommend the pork ribs, brisket and sausage. Full shippable menu here. You're welcome.
CHEAP ($24.99 and Under)
I dig little things like this, a cheap collectible recreation of something most people wouldn't even understand. Do you think the average guy on the street knows what the hell a slate is? Probably not, but if you're reading this I'm sure you do. You can get an official licensed reproduction of the Slate used during the filming of The Empire Strikes Back. What will they think up next? $24.99.
I can't be the only one who thinks that's fucking awesome, right? Or am I just so outer limits nerdy that a Christmas-themed Boba Fett statue makes me incredibly happy? You know you want that. It's in stock, ready to ship and relatively inexpensive! $49.99.
Iron Man Christmas is pretty cool, too, but for some dumb-ass reason it's not released until January. Who wants a Christmas statue in January? The terrorists have won. But maybe you want to grab it for next year. If so... $54.99.
Hey, pervert! Eyes up here! That's better! Why'd it take so long for a Jessica Rabbit Mini-Bust (heh) to be pumped out? Whatever Communist held up the production has obviously converted or been eliminated and now you can make Tex Avery popping-out eyes at this lovely sculpture for the low prices of $69.99.
If you hurry you can get this totally radical Michaelangelo statue at a huge discount! The 9" tall statue usually $99.99, but as part of their Black Friday week Entertainment Earth has him at only $29.90! I bet he's gonna be gone very soon, though, so don't delay!
This sweet Joker Mini-Bust popped out at me. Get it? Jack in the Box and all that? I've been looking at too many nerdy things and I'm going a little crazy at this point. Maybe that's why I like this Joker piece! In stock and ready to ship at $59.99 .
Why couldn't there be something this cool in the prequels? Seriously. Sure, the newest Force Unleashed game feels more like an added few levels of DLC, but I think that original Force Unleashed game (where this statue comes from) was what the prequels should have been. But now I'm on my prequel soap box yet again. I'm surprised that damn thing hasn't buckled from so much use... or because I'm fat. This is cool, though. Pre-order for a December ship, in time for Christmas! $59.99.
Remember when this man was the coolest dude on Earth? Most of you probably weren't alive to remember black Michael Jackson, but I do. Because I'm old. Michael Jackson in his Thriller get-up is pretty cool... not sure I'd put it on the mantle, but someone out there surely wants to, right? $39.99.
Now this is something. MattyCollector.com is exclusively selling the Ghostbusters PKE Meter replica that recreates the light sequences from the movies with LED lights and adjustable viewscreen animation. And the wings open up. You'd think this would break the bank, but it's very fairly priced at $60.00. It's not available until December 1st, though, so bookmark the page and be there bright and early to ensure you get yours. How else will you detect mass sponge migration?
That, my dear reader, is a resin statue of Slimer. And that disgusting blob lights up! How sweet! Only not sweet thing is that he doesn't come out until April 2011, but I didn't want the little bastard to slime me for overlooking him, so included he is. Put your pre-order in now and surprise yourself in 5 months! $59.99.
There are a few Gentle Giant Pale Man busts left over from Comic-Con... The Faun is sold out, unfortunately... for some reason people don't want this fuck-crazy horror show on their shelf. I don't get those people. This is one of my favorite busts ever... and yes, I got mine. And yes, he's on my mantle. And yes, I'm single. $69.99.
From The Noble Collection comes another prop replica, namely Harry Potter's instantly recognizable specs. The glasses are fine, but I really like the display. Especially for the price. Have it, my fellow Potterheads! $55.00.
While we're still on the subject of Harry Potter, how about another prop replica? Also from The Noble Collection is the Horcrux Locket that comes complete with a nice little display box and even the mysterious note from RAB... wait a goddamn minute... if the R.A.B. note is in it than this isn't the Horcrux Locket, but a fake! Well, I guess for $49.00 I can't be too picky.
From the "They made what replica?!?" files comes a recreation of the Tarot Deck from Live and Let Die. I know, right? It's almost so random and obscure that it becomes the coolest thing on this list. Available for pre-order now, will ship in December! $29.00.
Poor Smeagol. All he wanted was his precious... and maybe some nice fishies, but the stupid fat hobbit had to ruin everything for him. I'm happy to see Weta Collectibles still dipping their toes in the Tolkien world... gotta get into shape for the deluge of Hobbit collectibles I'm sure we're in for! Pre-order for December shipping! $64.99
I guess technically this should go into Apparel since you wear 'em, but I'm lazy. You want a Hobbit ear? I can get you a Hobbit ear. I can get you a Hobbit ear by sundown! Yeah, those crazy Kiwis are making replica prosthetic Hobbit Ears (from the same design and process as the ones used in the LOTR films) and guess what? One lucky reader is gonna get him or her some Frodo Baggins ears!
The contest is open to anybody in the world. If you want to enter you need to email this address with the subject line "Friends, Tooks, Brandybucks, Lend Me Your Ears!" and your name, mailing address and phone number. This information will only be used if you win so Weta can ship you your ears. I'll pick a winner at random Saturday at 5pm CST, so that's your deadline. Chop chop!
If you want to go direct to the source and buy you a pair, they run $34.99.
I'm not done with Weta yet! We have Mini Ray Gun, specifically the Goliathon 83 and yes, I have one to give away!
The contest is also open to anybody in the world. If you want to enter you need to email this address with the subject line "Guns, Guns, Guns!" and your name, mailing address and phone number. This information will only be used if you win so Weta can ship you the winnings. I'll pick a winner at random Saturday at 5pm CST, so that's your deadline. Good hunting!
If you don't win there are some available at Weta's site for $60.00.
Okay, award to most badass thing on the 2010 Holiday Gift Guide is this Superman Vs. Ali statue. You guys are well-read comic geeks, I'm sure, so you know that this face off did happen in a special one-off book. It's so ridiculous to even put this hypothetical match out there because we all know Ali would win. No contest. Sorry, Supes. Pre-order, ships in January. $209.99.
Good Lord, Bettie Page. Why you so hot? It's no fair, you ruin all non-sexy statue women for all the men out there. $149.99.
Michael Keaton Batman. Oh, hell yes. Nearly 14" tall, on pre-order, ships February. $164.99.
Yep, Keaton's cowl from Batman Returns... an exact replica, life-size and limited to 500 pieces. If you get this, promise me you'll go out and be a vigilante for just one night. You have to at least help one old lady across the street or you don't deserve to have this in your house. $484.99.
I think I featured this rad 1:6 scale Harvey Two-Face Hot Toys figure last year, but last year it wasn't on Entertainment Earth's Black Friday sales block. Retail is $139.99, but you can pick him up right now for $99.90.
I'm a sucker for Ralph McQuarrie Concept Star Wars stuff. This is a left over Comic-Con Exclusive, limited to 2500 pieces... and yes, I bought one in San Diego. Stupid! You guys can just click a mouse button and have it shipped to you and I had to try to jamb this bastard in my luggage. $74.99.
This seems to be the R2-D2 statue to end all R2-D2 statues. It's a fairly far out preorder (June 2011), but I just loved all the little gizmos and gadgets from the movies... He has the little pincer arm that tries to steal back the flashlight from Yoda, the sweet periscope thing from the swamp... everything. Swiss Army Astromech! $158.99.
Trash Compactor Book Ends! Great idea! On pre-order, ships January 2011! $198.99.
This Iron man Mark 1 Helmet is a prop replica in every sense of the word. It's forged in steel, 1:1 scale, overseen by the original prop makers at Stan Winston Studios (now Legacy), it's hinged like the real prop, lined with suede "work glove" material, just like the original... Limited to 500 pieces, this one is Temporarily Out of Stock over at EE, but keep an eye out and you might be able to snag you one for $312.62.
Tony Stark's Briefcase that works as a real life briefcase. Some high level geek lawyer is going to buy this and either get fired from his/her law firm or be the coolest person at the deposition. It's quite pricey for just being a working briefcase, though. For $429.99 that thing needs to really put an Iron Man suit on my fat ass. On pre-order, shipping next month!
Who doesn't want an 18" tall Ralph Fiennes in their house? Show me that person and I'll show you a liar. This is a pretty nice statue of He Who Shall Not Be Named if I do say so myself. And I do. What were we talking about again? On pre-order with a January 2011 ship date - $285.99.
Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die. If you stock up with this bad boy (limited to 750 pieces) there won't be any father killing, six fingered man that can stop you from achieving your revenge. Ships January! $309.99.
If Inigo Montoya's sword is a little too flashy for your taste, how about The Dread Pirate Roberts' Sword instead? If you carry it around you can tell your children goodnight and that you'll most likely kill them in the morning and not get in trouble with Child Protective Services. I'm pretty sure that's a law. Ships same time as Inigo's sword does, January 2011! $274.99.
Mola Ram is a badass. I preach the Gospel of Doom here a lot, so I'll spare you my usual speech... and I'll just jump right into it! This beautiful Premium Format figure from Sideshow retails for an impressive $294.99. He's worth every penny.
That blisteringly fast. I guess I need to pick harder questions next time! The winner is Bill Bria of Astoria, NY who beat out Vikas Duggal of London, Ontario by less than a minute. Congratulations to Bill Bria! I've included the answers to the questions below!
But if you don't want to spend a car payment on him, I have one to give away! It's not as easy as a simple email. I'm going to unload some trivia on you folks. The first person to email me at this address with the subject line "Kali-Ma Will Rule The World!", all the correct answers to the trivia questions and a valid mailing address will win this bad boy! The contest is open to everybody in the world (barring some small exceptions... read the small print below to know who Sideshow won't ship to). Let's do this!
Q1: What year is Temple of Doom set? (A: 1935)
Q2: What's the name of the night club that starts Temple of Doom off? (A: Club Obi Wan)
Q3: Who's remains does Lao Che want? (A: Nurhaci)
Q4: What Indian state provided the location for most of Temple of Doom? (A: Sri Lanka)
Q5: Name the cult Mola Ram presides over and who they worship. (A: The Thugee and they worship Kali)
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All international winners will be responsible for any duties, tariffs, taxes or import fees assessed to their prize. Further, some countries outside of the U.S. do not have reliable mail services. In the event that a prize has been stolen or mishandled during shipment to an international destination, Sideshow may not be able to replace the specific item and will substitute a prize at its own discretion. If the winner prefers a specific quicker shipping method, they are responsible to notify Sideshow immediately, and will also be responsible to cover the additional costs if any. At this time, we do not accept credit cards from Mexico. Refer to our Help Desk for alternative payment options.
Sideshow's Jack Sparrow Premium Format Statue is fantastic, capturing the essence of ol' Captain Jack with the perfect pose and environment. Limited to 650 pieces, this pirate will plunder you for about $324.99.
This vintage 1982 Flynn Tron Bust makes me smile. I like that they didn't put the disc in his hand and went for the more obscure scooper from the grid games in the original film. Sideshow's taking pre-orders now for the 9" bust, limited to 3000 pieces. It ships 1st Quarter 2011. $74.99.
Lt. Aldo Raine in on the Last Chance list over at Sideshow, which means he's close to selling out, so if you want this Basterd for your very own act fast! Once again Hot Toys does a bang-up job on likeness and all the detail work. His neck scar is perfect and they even get his big ass swastika-carving knife perfect. $159.99.
There are a lot of Batmobiles in the Guide this year. I didn't try to make it that way, that's just how the cards fell this year. The vintage Batman TV show Batmobile is represented here all pimped out in chrome, no less. This sucker is in 1:18 scale and limited to 3000 pieces. In stock and available at $139.99.
This is another favorite of mine on the list this year. I am so head over heels for District 9 it's not even funny, so Weta's awesome Christopher Johnson & Son puts a big grin on my face. I love the design of the prawns to start with and to see them so lovingly recreated in a limited statue does my heart proud. This piece is limited to 600 and is currently on pre-order, shipping out first quarter 2011. $249.00.
Bumping right up against the line arbitrary line I put down between "Expensive" and "For The Super Rich Only" is Weta's District 9 Assault Rifle Full Scale Replica. That's right, this is a 1:1 replica of the prop used in the movie, made by the same team that actually designed and executed the original. $499.00 for the big boy, but there's also a quarter scale version that's a little more modestly priced at $99.00.
This quarter scale Arc Generator gun retails for $99.00, but...
Weta's graciously given me one to give away. This is going to be a Twitter Contest, so you're going to have to follow me on Twitter (@EricVespe) and sometime between now and Saturday at noon CST I'll Tweet this: "I want some cat food." The first person to tweet back "Fookin' prawn!" will be the winner. Again, contest is open world wide, so all you gotta do is follow me on Twitter. Easy!
This is the last of the contests in the Collectibles Category, but it's for the beautiful Bag End environment piece above. The Open Edition (which is what we're giving away) runs $125.00.
Congratulations to Mark Kell of Abita Springs, LA and his cat-like reflexes! He's the big winner!
This one goes to the first person to email me at with the subject line "I Love The Halfling's Leaf" with a valid shipping address and phone number in the body of the email wins! I'll update this article with the name of the winner! I expect it'll be quick!
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FOR THE SUPER RICH ONLY ($500.00 and Up)
This crazy-expensive Batmobile from Tim Burton's movies is actually made based on the designs for the model cars built for the 1989 film. The sucker is over 30" long and comes complete with LED headlights and taillights. $1,999.99.
From the great EFX Collectibles comes a very expensive TIE Fighter Replica. The reason it's so pricey is the level of detail that went into this... What you see isn't an artist's rendition of what they know from watching the Star Wars movies. No sir. They actually scanned a screen-used TIE fighter from Star Wars: A New Hope pulled directly from the Lucasfilm archives. So, this is going to be as close what they actually filmed as you can get without having to rob a bank (or Lucasfilm). The pre-order is open now with an eye to ship March 2011. $999.99.
Here's another EFX prop replica, this one a highly detailed Nautilus from Disney's 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. Apparently this beauty is nearly 4 feet long and immaculately detailed. It'd have to be for $1699.00.
Speaking of prop replicas, check out Factory Entertainment's recreation of Scaramanga's Golden Gun from 1974 Bond film THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN. How meticulous is this recreation? You can assemble it just like in the movie, with different parts (lighter, cigarette case, pen, etc) making the gun... which, by the way, is really plated with 18k gold. Oh, and if that wasn't enough, this limited Signature Edition also comes with a plate autographed (by hand, not one of those bullshit printed-on autographs) by both Sir Christopher Lee and Sir Roger Moore. $649.00 suddenly sounds very reasonable, doesn't it? Probably the classiest thing on the guide this year! Shipping next month! If you don't need the autographs, there's a cheaper version with just the replica (and a 1000 piece run instead of the 400 of the Signature Edition) that you can get for $409.99.
Here's the fine print: Delivery for the contest winner: **The winner must allow 4-6 weeks after announcement of win to receive the product from Sideshow Collectibles. All prizes are non-transferable, with no cash redemptions and/or substitutions except at Sponsor's sole discretion. See below for more International Shipping Terms. To get the latest news from Sideshow Collectibles, join our Newsletter! Delivery time & Restrictions: All continental US orders are shipped via either UPS or FedEx ground service. Because FedEx cannot provide tracking numbers for P.O. Boxes, Sideshow Collectibles will not ship to a P.O. Box. Please provide your street address or your shipment will be delayed. For FedEx Ground deliveries, please allow up to 6 business days for delivery from the date your order is shipped. International Shipping Restrictions: At this time Sideshow Collectibles is unable to make shipments to Mexico, Russia, Venezuela or Nigeria. Please Click Here for further international shipping information and restrictions. All international winners will be responsible for any duties, tariffs, taxes or import fees assessed to their prize. Further, some countries outside of the U.S. do not have reliable mail services. In the event that a prize has been stolen or mishandled during shipment to an international destination, Sideshow may not be able to replace the specific item and will substitute a prize at its own discretion. If the winner prefers a specific quicker shipping method, they are responsible to notify Sideshow immediately, and will also be responsible to cover the additional costs if any. At this time, we do not accept credit cards from Mexico. Refer to our Help Desk for alternative payment options.