The 2012 Holiday Shopping Guide, Part 2 — Some Last-Minute Ideas

Are you still hitting a holiday shopping roadblock? Time is really running out! Don’t wait much longer (unlike me and this list) to pick up that perfect gift. Are you confused with no idea what to get your significant other this Christmas? Well join us here once again, as we’ll make a few suggestions of awesome holiday gifts from comics, to games and new movie releases as well as some of the hottest toys hitting the shelves!

We covered movies and video games in Part 1 of our Holiday Shopping Guide. Now we have some last-minute suggestions for a few collectible items that might be of interested to that someone special you are shopping for.

Collectibles

NECA Golum/Smeagol 1/4th Scale Figure and The Hobbit 3.75″ Figures:
One of the most antiquated movies of the last few years, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was just released in theaters. And it is pretty popular within the geek culture. And if your significant other is a fan of The Hobbit or Lord of the Rings, then here are two great suggestions. First up, NECA has released just in time a 1/4th scale figure of Gollum and Smeagol (they may appear to look the same, but fear not, there is more to the tortured soul of the creature known as Gollum). Both figures are priced at $49.99 and are available now for shipping from online retailer BigBadToyStore.com. There is also a chance you might find it at a local retailer such as Toys R Us, but that seems to be hit or miss right now.
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Also available are a full line of 3.75″ figures based on characters from The Hobbit movie. All the favorite characters are there, Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Thorin Oakenshield, Gollum, The Goblin King and others. They can be found at Toys R Us or once again at online retailer BigBadToyStore.com.

NECA Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device Replica:
If you have a gaming fan you are still looking for something for, then there is a good chance they are a fan of the fan-favorite Portal 2 game that came out this year. And if they are, once again NECA has something for you. It is a replica of the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device found in the game. This will make a great display piece for any gamer or collector. It is bit pricey, but well worth it. You can find for $99.99 at BigBadToyStore.com.
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NECA Predators 2-pack:
I promise, last NECA product I’m promoting. Can’t help the fact that they have been producing some incredible product the last couple of years. If you have any fans of the sci-fi movies Predator or Predator 2, that you are shopping for, then head on over to Toys R Us or www.toysrus.com. Right now they have a NECA Predators 2-Pack featuring the Jungle Predator and Battle-Damaged City Hunter Predator figures. These highly detailed figures will look great on display and will make any fan of the movies, very happy. It retails for $29.99.
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DC Collectibles Justice League 7-Pack:
Have any comic book fans you are shopping for? Well recently released from DC Collectibles is a DC52 We Can Be Heroes – Justice League 7-Pack. Part of the funds from the set are donated to We Can Be Heroes (http://www.WeCanBeHeroes.org). a worthy cause. It features the latest incarnations of Aquaman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman, Flash and Cyborg. These will make great additions to any fans collection. You can get them online at BigBadToyStore.com and Amazon.com (Affiliate Link), both places have it retailing at $85 currently.
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comiXology/Digital Comics:
Maybe that someone you are shopping for is getting an iPad or Android tablet for the holidays. Maybe they already have one. Are they a comic book fan? The leader in digital comics distribution comiXology has an app for both iOS and Android and the someone you are shopping for might just want a gift card to the iTunes store or one for their Android device to buy some digital comics. The digital comic market is growing each year with millions of comics sold, and what better way for someone to enjoy ready comics than being able to take their collection with them anywhere they go? You can find a gift card at most retailers, and you can read more information on digital comics at www.comixology.com.

Diamond Select Toys The Walking Dead Minimates and McFarlane Toys The Walking Dead Figures:
There is a good chance someone you are shopping for is a fan of The Walking Dead. Either the long-running fan-favorite comic book or the AMC TV series based on the comic (or maybe even both). Either way, they will probably be interested in The Walking Dead figures from McFarlane Toys or the The Walking Dead Minimates from Diamond Select Toys. Both lines capture the characters of the series nicely, and in some cases, very grotesquely. They are available at Toys R Us, local specialty and comic shops and Amazon.com (Affiliate Link). But forewarned, they are selling quickly!
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Sideshow Collectibles:
Now if you are shopping for someone really special and you are looking for THE present, then I don’t think you can go wrong with a statue, figure or collectible item from Sideshow Collectibles. These are high-end collectibles covering many different brands, such as Star Wars, Marvel Comics and Movies, DC Comics, Lord of the Rings, many various sci-fi properties, gaming properties and much, MUCH more. Check out www.sideshowtoy (Affiliate Link) to see all that is available.

There are many other things your someone special might like, and I would suggest checking out online retailers BigBadToyStore.com and NerdRageToys.com for lots of different new and vintage collectibles that many would appreciate.

Unlike me taking a bit longer to get to this list, don’t’ wait much longer to make sure you can have your gifts shipped in time for Christmas.

Happy Holidays!

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