The holiday season has arrived, and with it comes the always tricky business of gift shopping, but we’ve got you covered with CBR’s Holiday Gift Guide!
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In this installment of the CBR Holiday Gift Guide, our staff brings you their suggestions for toys, collectibles, apparel and other essential geek gear.
’80s TEES SUPERHERO SHIRTS
Comic book fans tend to like wearing comic book-related t-Shirts, and nowhere can you find better superhero shirts and sweatshirts than ’80s Tees. On their website, 80stees.com, you can search for the superhero shirt that best suits you.
You will never know what your life was missing until you receive for the holidays a t-Shirt where Batman says “Be Cool, Stay in School.” And wait until you find their selection of hooded sweatshirts! A Batman hooded sweatshirt where the hood works as a cowl, too? Unbelievable!
’80s Tees are the nostalgia-infused gift for any comic book fan with a sense of fun! – Brian Cronin, Blog Manager – Comics Should Be Good
BAPE DC COMICS SHOES
From Japanese designer Bathing Ape come these superhero-inspired collaborations with DC Comics. There are a few color variations that showcase Superman and Batman, among others. – Staff Photographer Pinguino Kolb
BATMAN CORSET HALTER DRESS
For a unique gift for girls, check out this adorable Batman-themed corset halter dress from Etsy seller TheVintageDoctor. They take four weeks to make, so order yours soon if you want it in time for Xmas. They’re completely fit to the recipient. She has other comic book and video game themed clothes in her shop, too. – Staff Photographer Pinguino Kolb
BATMAN VINYL STATUE BY KOTOBUKIYA (NEW EDITION)
Kotobukiya is known for quality and detail, and this 11.5″-tall sculpture is sure to bring joy to any fan’s face come Christmas morning. There are a couple other toys in this series, but the billowing cape makes this piece a must-have. – Staff Photographer Pinguino Kolb
Slip into the comfort of your favorite wookie pelt this holiday season. Check them out here. – Staff Photographer Pinguino Kolb
They’re the most efficient use of vertical space your comics collection will ever make. Fill a closet with them today! Check them out here.– Columnist Augie De Blieck, Jr.
Any hard drive bigger than 750GB. The future is digital, and that includes comics. Be prepared today. – Columnist Augie De Blieck, Jr.
It’s the new Collected Edition economy. Those books with spines deserve to be displayed. – Columnist Augie De Blieck, Jr.
Every fan of the Giffen/DeMatteis/Maguire comic book series needs to have these JLI-inspired figures for their collection. I mean come on … they made a G’Nort figure for crying out loud! – Staff Writer Jami Philbrick
You knew that my unnatural love of all things Green Lantern would rear its head, this set of five contains the power rings of Hal Jordan, Sinestro, Kyle Rayner, Alan Scott and Power Ring of the Crime Syndicate. This is the ultimate comic-geek prop for the family member that has everything, everything except for the ultimate weapon in the universe. – Contributing Writer Brian K. Eason
LEGO DEATH STAR
It’s $400 but it’s fucking awesome. – Staff Photographer Pinguino Kolb
Even the manliest fanboy will think these little guys are adorable. Is “manliest fanboy” an oxymoron? Check them out here. – Staff Writer George A. Tramountanas
NEW GODS ACTION FIGURES
Want a piece of original art but you lack the $$$? Get a D.J. Coffman (“Hero By Night”) masterpiece for a measly $2.00! It may not be ready for Christmas, but when it does come, you’re guaranteed a smile! – Staff Writer George A. Tramountanas
Your best bet for the comic book kid of all ages. The Owly plush gets the vote because it’s just ridiculously cute. – Contributing Writer Van Jensen
REVERSE FLASH T-SHIRT
To the non-comics fan, it looks like a Flash T-shirt, but something is off. If someone says, “Cool Flash shirt,” you can say, “Actually, it’s a Reverse Flash shirt.” Plus, the bright yellow color enables you to not get hit in traffic in case you aren’t as fast as Zoom. Check it out here. – Staff Writer Seth Jones
R2D2 SOY SAUCE BOTTLE
Completely overpriced and only somewhat useful, but completely awesome. Please the Japanophile or sushi addict in your life with this covected kitchen collectible. Check it out here. – Staff Photographer Pinguino Kolb
SONY BD-350 BLU-RAY PLAYER
If you really love a comics fan and have the cash, you can’t go wrong with Sony’s $299 Blu-Ray player. With all the summer releases like “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” and “The Dark Knight” all out on the high definition format and old favorites like “Superman” and “Spider-man 2” available in special editions, it’d be a crime not to watch them in HD glory. – Contributing Writer Erik Amaya
STAR WARS REAL STORM TROOPER HOODIE BY MARK ECKO
The latest in Geek Chic! You’d probably even be safe wearing this to places other than the latest con! Check it out here. – Staff Writer George A. Tramountanas
SUPERMAN WEDDING GARTERS
The ultimate expression of love. Check them out here. – Staff Writer Andy Khouri
THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY MUG
Some of us have to work nine-to-fives, and gazing down into a chipped and stained mug emblazoned with a generic watercolor or unconvincing inspirational slogan can make the work day that much more depressing. Give the gift of quirky style with an Umbrella Academy Mug. Coffee tastes better when you know you’re cool. – Staff Writer Shaun Manning