There’s nothing like that feeling of seeing a loved one open your gift and realizing that you literally managed to get them the perfect gift. In fact, the gift is so damn perfect that you wish you had kept it for yourself. You sit there watching them as they brag about it, thank you countless times and fondle the gifty goodness of it, all the while your plotting their murder in order to get the gift back for yourself. Ok, so not murder, but there has to be a way to get that gift back right? Sure you could just go buy another one but it just won’t be the same as having that first one you bought right?
So, in order to avoid a possible near murder during your holiday festivities some of the writers here at CineGeek have put together a list of the must have geeky gifts for the holiday season. This way, you can buy that first one for yourself and if you are feeling generous you can pick up a second one for that special someone.
George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones 4-Book Boxed Set: A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, and A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire) [Print] [Mass Market Paperback]
Thanks to the popularity of HBO’s Game of Thrones series, George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series which spawned it has shot up in notoriety. Season two won’t air until spring 2012, but you can revisit the first season and read ahead with the first four books of the popular franchise. Myself being only up to book three, I can tell you the series maintains the level of intricate characters, political intrigue and mysterious wonder found in this swords-and-shields fantasy series.
Spider-Man: The Complete Ben Reilly Epic Book 1
Marvel Comics have been regularly releasing portions of the infamous and divisive ’90s Spider-Man Clone Saga. With The Complete Ben Reilly Epic, the titular character breaks out into his own. First trying to succeed as the blue-hooded Scarlet Spider then going back to his roots as a redesigned Spider-Man, Ben Reilly is the first to show us it doesn’t necessarily have to be Peter Parker in the webs (even if he kind of maybe was Peter Parker anyway). A must have for Clone Saga apologists like myself.
Mobile Suit Gundam Complete Collection 1
One of the most seminal giant robot cartoons to make its way out of Japan, the original Mobile Suit Gundam TV series finally makes its bilingual US DVD debut. Previous releases only have the English dub track and come in individual volumes. This set (with the pending release second and final part) allows fans to easily purchase one of the first series to combine the fantasy of giant robots with the realism of war, politics and the shattering of childhood innocence.
Telestrations the Telephone Game Sketched Out!
This fun party game merges the Telephone Game with Pictionary. Get in a group of friends and pass your dry-erase notebook around and see if you end with what you started. The recommended age is 13+, but that age may need upping depending on the players and some of their… mature artistic interpretations. Requires 4-8 players. Dry erase cleaner is recommended with regular use.
Grid-It Ultimate Organizer
It’s hard to keep up with the tiny little trinkets you take with you. The Grid-It organizer helps keep all your small items tidy and in place. Pull up one of the elastic bands to hold your travel tools in any order you want. Great for holding down small electronics, toiletries or whatever other random items you need, making it a useful little tool for convention trips.