Editor’s Note: It’s that time again, time for getting and giving. We are pop culture lovers here so we love to share our passion as much as we love fining that one new really cool trinket for ourselves. Here’s Niko’s list of five great gift ideas for holiday 2016:
This year, I made the upgrade to start displaying my action figures and collectable statues with some class, and that means glass. Enter the Detolf glass-door cabinet, which with a name like that is obviously from IKEA. Anyone can put their several Spider-Man figures and Gundam models on bookcases and tables scattered around the place, but a glass case with some optional additional lighting really adds some pizzazz.
Sometimes work is all business, and that business could be a corporate meeting or a top-secret spy missions. Enter ThinkGeek’s Laser-Guided Tactical Necktie. This handy piece of spy tech comes with storage pouches, D-loops, and even a laser pointer. Plus it still qualifies for black-tie events.
One of my favorite anime series back in high school was Rurouni Kenshin, which is about this awesome swordsman in late 1800s Japan who specifically fought without killing. Plenty of fun action and comedy. Now the live-action movies are making it stateside with fantastic swordplay and choreography. This is the first of a trilogy, already available, with all due to be out by January.
One of the hardest things to deal with once you’re on your own is cooking for yourself. It’s a difficult habit to Force yourself into, but you just have to do it, no try. Having the right tools help, like a handy cutting board that will help you cut your veggies in 12 parsecs and a spatula ready to help you Force grip your foods from the pan.
It’s always a struggle to find good video party games everyone can play. There aren’t always enough controllers for consoles, unless that is the controllers are your phones! The Jackbox Party Pack combines video party games utilizing trivia, drawing, improve, and bluffing skills where all the players get to participate with their phones:
• You Don’t Know Jack 2015 (1-4 players)
• Fibbage XL (2-8 players)
• Drawful (3-8 players)
• Word Spud (2-8 players)
• Lie Swatter (1-100 players)
All you need to play once someone starts is to go to jackbox.tv on your phone, enter the code on the television screen, and jump in the game. The trivia-heavy games have enough questions to keep up the replay value, but once you start wearing these out, there are party packs two and three now available.