2012 has been a wonderful year for geeks everywhere. We’ve had several blockbuster movies, great television, multiple video games and even a new game console. This can make holiday purchases for the geek in your life a little daunting, especially since there’s so much to choose from. Never fear, Geekenstein is here! We’ve constructed the perfect go-to holiday gift guide covering all the best geeky gifts available, covering a wide range of relevant geeky interests. The best part: It’s constantly updated to reflect new gifts as we stumble upon them.
Not only are you getting a coffee table recreation of the Batman’s “fallen cowl” from The Dark Knight Rises, but also the Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy of one of the years best films! Perfect for the Batman fan in your life. If you order from WalMart.com, you also score a free Mimoco USB drive of the DC character of your choice! [Update] – Unfortunately, this collector’s set has sold out on Walmart.com and Amazon. I supplied a link to an Ebay search if you don’t mind having to do some hunting of your own.
The Amazing Spider-Man (Limited Edition Four-Disc Combo with Figurines) – $39.99 [Buy Now]
Arguably one of the better Spider-Man films, The Amazing Spider-Man brought a refreshing and much needed reboot to everyone’s favorite friendly neighborhood web-slinger. This giftset not only includes the movie on 2 disc Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D and DVD – but there’s also two figurines of Spidey and Lizard, making this the perfect gift for your Spider-Man fan.
Transformers Limited Edition Collector’s Trilogy – $189.99 [Buy Now]
Shia LaBeouf aside, the Transformers movies weren’t that bad. There have robots blowing shit up, ain’t nothing wrong with that. The great thing about this collector’s edition set, you don’t necessarily have to be a huge fan of the trilogy to like it. It makes a great stand to showcase one of your most prized Transformers action figures or helmet. You also get all three films on Blu-ray, Dark of the Moon on 3D Blu-ray, 10+ hours of bonus content and a movie plaque signed by Michael Bay with images from all three films!
Marvel’s The Avengers (Blu-ray combo pack) – $34.95 [Buy Now]
The greatest superhero movie of all time makes the perfect gift. This special four-disc combo back includes The Avengers on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and a digital copy. Plus there’s a digital music download code included. Yay!
The Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season: Limited Edition Blu-ray – $74.99 [Buy Now]
Love it or hate it, the second season of AMC’s The Walking Dead got you and your friends talking! What better way to commemorate the memories The Walking Dead created than by decorating your room with the head of the Limited Edition “Screwdriver Zombie” The Walking Dead season two boxset?
Masters of the Universe – 30th Anniversary Limited Edition – $89.99 [Buy Now]
Chronicling the 30 years of Masters of the Universe goodness, this commemorative collection features all three animated Masters of the Universe animated TV series on 22 DVDs. Also included are a bonus DVD featuring new and unreleased documentary features, the soundtrack of the classic Filmation series, a collectible booklet/episode guide and a miniature power sword accessory. By the power of Grayskull, that’s almost too much MOTU to handle! Sadly, this gem is not included.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete Classic Series Collection – $88.86 [Buy Now]
At the risk of sounding like an “only 90’s kids will get this” Facebook post, the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will always be cherished by kids who grew up depressed that they weren’t lucky enough to be exposed to radioactive ooze. I believe I owe TMNT for my obsessive action figure collecting that I just recently realized was tearing my life apart. Damn you, turtles. DAMN YOU! Anyway, this box set features all 10 seasons of the original TMNT cartoon and comes in a radical case that looks like the Turtle’s favorite van.
Sonic Screwdriver Programmable TV Remote – $89.99 [Buy Now]
Who doesn’t want to play Doctor? This fashionable officially licensed Doctor Who sonic screwdriver is a fully programable TV remote control! It comes with a classy stand and everything! I’m not about to go into everything it does here because you can totally read that over on Think Geek before you purchase this sexy beast. Rawr.
Customizable Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device – $99.99 [Buy Now]
Who doesn’t want to think with portals? While the original Chell, P-Body and Atlus models sold out like hotcakes, the Customizable Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device is much more affordable and offers you to customize it to your liking. You can make it look like Chell’s, P-Body’s, Atlus’, or create some original bastard portal device from hell. The sky’s the limit!
Nintendo Wii U Deluxe Set – $349.99 [Buy Now]
Did you really think I’d make this list and not include Nintendo’s new console? Ha. The Wii U is everything the Wii should have been, and then some! While the launch titles aren’t the strongest, the must buy launch title is ZombiU. The Deluxe Set pack-in Nintendo Land is also a solid game, despite being of the “party” variety. Be sure to watch our unboxing of the Wii U.
The Walking Dead Collector’s Edition – $69.99 [Buy Now]
The undisputed Game of the Year, TellTale’s The Walking Dead adventure game manges to invoke the emotion of the comics in ways the TV show could never dream of. The constant struggle between humanity and death is done with such perfection, I find myself wanting to buy physical version despite already owning it digitally. The great thing about this set is that it comes with a copy of The Walking Dead Compendium One, with exclusive artwork. If you haven’t played the game or read the comic, this is the best way to get into The Walking Dead.
(Editor’s Note) This GameStop Exclusive was a pre-order only. However they still made a set number of them. According to a GameStop employee, they have opened up their warehouse and you can only buy it either online or at the store to ship to your house.
Skylanders Giants – $64.99 [Buy Now]
Let’s be honest here. Do you love your children enough to inject heroin into their veins? No? Then don’t buy them Skylanders. I use Skylanders as an attempt to relive the glory days of Pokémon fever back in the 90’s. It’s not the same, sure, but it still appeals to the collector inside me. Your loved one’s “Gotta Buy ‘Em All” mentality will into effect the moment they realize just how many Skylanders there are and how some of them are needed to access certain areas of the game world.
Scott Pilgrim Volume 1: Evil-Ex Edition – $40.00 [Buy Now]
The first in a series of brand new hardcover editions, relive Scott’s glory days in this full color, remastered, 6×9” hardcover that presents Scott’s first “evil ex” battle as you’ve never seen it before. You also net yourself some pretty sweet previously unpublished extras and bonus materials. You can view the unboxing of this bad boy here.
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