Every year during the holiday season, billions of people worldwide feel the frustration of trying to find the perfect gifts for the people they care about the most. The struggle is real! But luckily, you’ve got the always dependable crew here at ScienceFiction.com to bring some of the best Holiday Gift Ideas to you all in one big comprehensive guide! We’re making things easy for you this year, so here’s a run down of some of the best gift ideas for the science fiction fans in your life! This first portion of the list talks about the perfect gifts for fans of Video Games, Comic Books, Star Wars, Star Trek, Power Rangers, or ALIENS!
The Ocarina Of Time
This iconic piece of gaming history is a real functioning musical instrument! While it may not let you travel back in time, control the weather, OR summon a hrose to you, this replica of the Ocarina of Time from ‘The Legend of Zelda’ is still a great collectors item that can play quite a few catchy tunes!
The crew at NECA is bringing the hero of Microsoft’s ‘Halo’ video game franchise to life in this epic 18″ scale! He features a highly detailed sculpt to make it look as if he’s walked right out of the game! Master Chief here is fully articulated with over 30 points of articulation, and comes packed with game accurate accessories!
Jumping straight out of the fan favorite tabletop RPG, we’ve got characters of four of the games most prominent races in one Minimate set! This set includes Valeros, the Human Fighter; Harsk, the Dwarf Ranger; Merisiel, the Elf Rogue; and a Goblin Warrior.
Bring this classic ship from video game space opera ‘Mass Effect’ to life in your home with this sweet replica of the Normandy SR-1 from Dark Horse Comics! This is the ship as seen in the very first game, so it’s the best place to start it all! Dark horse also made several more versions of the ship that would make great gifts!
Zelda Figure Statues
The classic Nintendo franchise ‘Legend of Zelda’ comes to life with these large scale figurines from Dark Horse Comics! Here’s Link and Ganondorf as seen in ‘The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess’, standing 10″ and 12″ tall respectively. Both of these figures are officially licensed by Nintendo and feature highly detailed sculpts! They look truly phenomenal! We’ve even got a full review up for the Link figure if you still don’t believe us! It’s dangerous to gift alone! Take these!
For Comic Book Fans
This one is pretty self explanatory, but here’s the explanation anyway- Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ was easily the biggest movie of the year, both in and out of the usual geek circles. This movie is about a bunch of space outlaws and ‘losers’ coming together to help save the galaxy for the greater good! It’s going to be at the top of almost everyone’s wish list this year, so don’t wait too long to pick up your copy!
To this day, 1992’s ‘Batman The Animated Series’ is highly regarded as one of the best adaptations of the dark knight, and one of the single best animated shows of all time. DC Collectibles is celebrating that with this new seires of 6” scale figures based on the hit show. The first wave is out now, with the next few waves hitting early next year!
Itty Bitty Hellboy Plushes
Earlier this year Dark Horse Comics published the first issues of a little book called ‘Itty BittyHellboy’! The comic stars Hellboy and the members of the BPRD as children in an all ages title that everyone can enjoy! To make things even more enjoyable, they’ve released these sweet Itty Bitty Hellboy plush dolls of Hellboy and Abe Sapien!
If you know someone who likes Spiderman that enjoys Minimates, this set is a goldmine you can’t pass up on! Exclusive to LukesToyStore.com, the ‘Deadly Foes of Spiderman’ figure 4-pack comes with great new renditions of some of Spiderman’s greatest foes! This pack includes Carnage, Doctor Octopus, The Lizard, and Sandman! This is the first time we’re seeing a Carnage Minimate in over a decade, plus these new versions of Doc Ock, Lizard and Sandman are phenomenal! Don’t wait too long to grab this set, it’s limited to just 3000 pieces worldwide!
Speaking of Marvel Minimates, there are plenty of other great figures out this season from Diamond Select Toys! Current waves on the Market feature lots of great characters from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and ‘X-Men’!
If you know a Batman fan who hasn’t been keeping super current with his or her comics, this new giftset is a steal! You get the hardback trade collecting the critically acclaimed ‘Death of the Family’ storyline all in one place, plus a replica mask of The Joker’s face!
If someone hasn’t already snatched these up and you’re looking for a quick small gift, maybe try some of Funko’s blind boxed ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ figures! They’re great stocking stuffers and you never know which character you’ll end up with!
While there are many versions listed as ‘coming soon’, this guy is currently the only ‘Dancing Baby Groot’ on the market! This Funko POP! Vinyl bobblehead of Dancing Baby Groot would make a great stocking stuffer or gift in general! Re-enact the post credits scene of this summer’s biggest blockbuster ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ with your very own Dancing Baby Groot!
For Star Wars & Star Trek Fans
For the geek with proper hygiene, what better gift is there than one of Han Solo in Carbonite? Well… kind of. It’s a shower curtain featuring the iconic Carbonite slab that encased hero Han Solo as it hung upon Jabba the Hutt’s palace walls! There’s even a bit of wall detailing on the design too!
Take your television to the final frontier with this epic new Star Trek Phaser that is a fully functional Universal Remote! It’s supposedly fully functional with any and every home entertainment center and is motion based. Did we mention it looks JUST like the Phaser Type I and Type II from Star Trek The Original Series?
Tired of those basic boring lawn gnomes? Check out this sweet Star Wars AT-AT Lawn Ornament! It’s made of resin and stands approximately 15 inches tall! Prepare your lawn for a long and snowy winter with this reminder from the ‘Battle of Hoth’ from ‘The Empire Strikes Back!
Clean me up Scotty! Boldy go where no Man has gone before by transporting your bathroom to deep space with this all new Star Trek Transporter Bathmat and Shower Curtain set! It’ll give your bathroom that ‘just beamed in’ look!
For those cold winter mornings, there’s the Severed Wampa Arm Ice Scrapper! Yes, just like Luke, you too can now have a Severed Wampa Arm! Except this one is actually useful, as it can be used to keep your hand warm and scrape the ice off of your windshield on a frigid cold day!
Prepare for your food to be assimilated! Assimilated to the temperature of your preference that is, with this awesome Borg Cube Minifridge! It’s tiny so it doesn’t take up a ton of space, and it has settings to keep your food either cold or warm if that’s what you’re into! Even better, it has a 12v DC power source, so it’s able to be taken on the road with you for when you go trekking across the universe!
For Power Rangers Fans
Back in the early 90’s, children wer given two major options for their power rangers toys. Either the smaller 5” figures with fliphead ‘morphin’ ability, or taller 8” figures with decent articulation but terrible everything else. Bandai is finally making up for that with the release of the new S.H. Figuarts Mighty Morphin Power Rangers figures! You can get each and every one of the classic Power Rangers in this new 6” figure format with super articulation for amazing poseability and highly detailed weapons and paint applications! They even come with alternate hands so you can pose them and be ready for anything! These are disappearing quickly with some already going for double their original retail price on the secondary market, so it’s better to pick these up before that monster value grows!
Wow. A Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Power Morpher. Let alone the GREEN Ranger’s Morpher. He was the coolest one (Opinion, or fact? You decide!). In the early 90’s, this thing was every kids dream. Now, you can make that dream a reality, with the titanium plated Power Rangers Legacy Mighty Morphin Green & White Ranger Legacy Morpher! This piece is a replica of the original Power Morpher used on the series by the Green and White Power Rangers to morph from regular teenagers with attitude into the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers themselves!
Probably the only thing cooler than owning the Green Rangers Morpher, would be owning his infamous Dragon Dagger. Now you can make that yours too, with the Power Rangers Legacy Dragon Dagger from Bandai! This thing is pretty awesome, titanium and gold plated, and plays a ton of original sounds from the hit series you grew up on! Maybe the flute mode will even summon the Dragonzord!
Speaking of the Dragonzord, Bandai also released a new titanium plated Power Rangers Legacy Dragonzord this year! The basic Legacy Megazord might be off of the market by now, but the Dragonzord more than makes up for it with all of it’s awesomeness! He’s got solid articulation and can even morph to combine with the Legacy Megazord figure to create Mega Dragonzord!
Of course, if Dragonzord isn’t enough, there’s always the massive Ultrazord Titanus! This guy is HUGE, hence the hefty price tag! He’s also titanium plated like his fellow zords in this series. It’s really nice to see this guy hit the market to complete the set of the original Mighty Morphin zords!
This massive boxset is the ULTIMATE gift for any Power Rangers fan. It contains 98 DVD Discs with over 750 episodes (767 to be more precise!) of the first 20 seasons of Power Rangers! It comes jam packed with tons of special features, and to top it all off it’s packaged inside an original Red Ranger helmet! Gifts don’t get cooler than this!
For ALIEN Fans
It’s simple, yet awesome in it’s execution! This ALIENS Xenomorph bottle opener from Diamond Select is a great gift for anyone fan of the franchise who likes to sit back and enjoy a cold one once in a while.
This sweet 8” Vinyl Bust Bank doubles as both a coin holder and an awesome ALIENS Display piece! It’ll hold all of your loose change and show off your love of the ALIENS franchise!
In space, no one can hear you scream about how excited you are that these things exist! Hands down, some of the best Minimates that Diamond Select have ever produced, we’ve got two different varieties currently available on the market with more on the way! First, we’ve got a figure 4-pack for the original ‘ALIEN’ film that includes Ripley, Kane, Carter, and the Big Chap Alien Xenomorph! Then we’ve got the single-packed Minimates that make great individual stocking-stuffers, but make an even better gift as a complete case of 12! The single packed figures available include Carter Burke, Pvt. Wierzbowski, Pvt. Spunkmeyer, and several variants of the Alien Xenomorphs!
For those of you without the space for a ton of figures, there’s always this basic display piece of an ALIEN egg! Plus, it lights up and launches out a face hugger on command! It doesn’t get much cooler than this for ALIEN fans!
For the ALIEN fan who can’t quite handle some of the bigger toys or colletibles, there’s the ALIEN Chestburster plush! Cuddle up with this little beasty who would just as happily curl up on your insides!
And with that, we bring the first chunk of our Ultimate Geek Gift Guide to a close! Be sure to keep an eye out for Volumes Two and Three later this week to see our top recommendations for fans of Firefly, Fantasy, Horror, Anime, Dinosaurs and Whovians! We’ve also got recommendations for the Stylish Geek, New Geek Parents, and a little something for everybody! Happy Holidays from the whole team at ScienceFiction.com! We hope we’ve helped you pick out the best gifts possible for your friends and loved ones!