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Geek Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Books and Collectibles

The SLIS Geek Holiday Gift Guide 2012: The Best in Books, Clothing and Collectibles

Recently I’ve covered the Best Music Box Sets, the  Best DVD and Blu-Ray Sets, and the 27  Best Novelty geek gifts to aid you in your holiday shopping needs.

For my last gift guide installment, we’ll be covering the best in books, collectibles and clothes for the pop culture geek.

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Here we go:

 Too Much Horror Business by Kirk Hammett

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The Metallica Guitarist shows off his massively extensive collection of monster movie toys and memorabilia in this excellent book. It runs the gamut from the silent era to present and is quite impressive.

Universal Monsters – Frankenstein Limited Edition VFX Bust

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Speaking of impressive, who doesn’t want an electrified Frankenstein bust for reanimating? Pretty pricey but quite awesome.

Silhouettes from Popular Culture by Oily Moss

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Very cool and stylish book of black and white portraits of the Bride of Frankenstein, the Alien, Muppets, Godfather and many more pop-culture icons.

 

Batmobile: The Complete History The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy

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Check out the history of the coolest car in the world, through all its various incarnations.

The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy

 [amazon_image id=”1419703692″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy[/amazon_image]
Learn everything you’d want to and more about the making of the best Super-hero film series ever made.

 

 Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight

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Explore what makes Batman so conflicted in this psychology book by Dr. Travis Langley.

 

DC Collectibles The Dark Knight Rises: 1:6 Scale Icon Statues

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More Bats, More Fun….look at the detail on these figures from ‘The Dark Knight Rises‘.

And keep your cookies safe from cowardly criminals with this Batman Cookie Jar!

Batman Cookie Jar

Superman: The High-Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero

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Super Man fans will love reading up on the extensive history behind the superhero icon.

[amazon_image id=”B007AK1L9W” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Superman Superhero Blue Adult Knee High Cape Sock[/amazon_image]

And keep warm while reading wearing these stylish caped socks!

Superman Cozy Fleece Blanket with Sleeves

Or just lose all shame and go for the Superman snuggie.

Ladies who want to lounge in geek style don’t need to feel left out either. You can have the Wonder Woman version!

 

Bond On Bond and Bond On Set

[amazon_image id=”0762782811″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Bond On Bond: Reflections on 50 years of James Bond Movies[/amazon_image][amazon_image id=”3836521059″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The James Bond Archives[/amazon_image]

Whether you want to read Roger Moore’s musings, or a compendium of the history of the 007 Franchise, there is no shortage of James Bond reading, viewing or listening material in this 50th year of the franchise (check out my ‘Skyfall’ review).

 

James Bond Solitaire Tarot Cards Prop Replica from ‘Live and Let Die’
James Bond Solitaire Tarot Cards Prop Replica

I never knew this existed, yet now I feel I must own it! The Moore the merrier….

 

Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection


Star Wars nerds and toy collectors will eat this book up. It covers all 2,500 toys in all their various incarnations. A geek gift no brainer.

And what self-respecting Star Wars fan WOULDN’T jump up and down after receiving a Chewbacca or Boba Fett hoodie? No one that’s who. I want both!

 

A Matter of Time: The Unauthorized Back to the Future Lexicon

 [amazon_image id=”0578113449″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]A Matter of Time: The Unauthorized Back to the Future Lexicon[/amazon_image]
 How about an encyclopedia of everything Back To The Future, containing thousands of factoids on all things McFly?

Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones: The Collector’s Edition and A Song of Ice and Fire, Books 1-4

The Collector’s Edition book covers the conceptual art and behind the scenes chronicles from HBO’s awesome fantasy show. You can also get the first four books of the source material as a box set.

And here’s a Daenerys Targaryen Pop! Vinyl Figure:
Game of Thrones Daenerys Targaryen Pop! Vinyl Figure

 

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Official Movie Guide

And here’s the behind the scenes guide of the other big Medieval fantasy literary adaptation epic this year.

 

The Walking Dead: Compendium’s One and Two

For those who are familiar with AMC’s zombie show but not the comic series from which it was adapted, these 2 collections make great jumping on points.

The Walking Dead Chronicles: The Official Companion Book

Fans of the show will love this companion book. (Did you know they also have a board game?!)

NECA The Walking Dead Busts

Why not adorn your home with some grisly busts that are lovely in their own sick way?

 

 Inventory: 16 Films Featuring Manic Pixie Dream Girls, 10 Great Songs Nearly Ruined by Saxophone, and 100 More Obsessively Specific Pop-Culture Lists

This came out a few years back, but the staff of ‘The Onion‘ created one awesome pop-culture compendium that still holds up.

 

Star Trek Spock Delta Shield Mug

Star Trek Spock Delta Shield Mug

Who wouldn’t want their own coffee mug of their favorite Star Trek character? Entertainment Earth is currently offering a Buy 3 get 4th off sale.

 

Christmas Vacation Merry Christmas SH#@%ER was Full T-Shirt

Really, it’s not Christmas without a little scatological humor right? Honor Cousin Eddie and disgust your in-laws without shame by greeting them at the door in this shirt.

For more Christmas themed gifts here’s a vinyl Pop Doll of Hermie from ‘Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer!

Rudolph Red-Nosed Reindeer Hermey the Elf Pop! Vinyl Figure

 (and check out some other Rankin/Bass gifts on my other geek shopping list!)

A Christmas Story Stuff:

I also found some cool gifts from the pop-culture milestone ‘A Christmas Story’.

 

They have a board game:
Christmas Story Party Game

A Leg Lamp mug!!

Christmas Story Sculpted Leg Lamp Mug

And the Leg Lamp itself in all its glory:

Christmas Story 20-Inch Leg Lamp

Reservoir Dogs In Your Pocket Electronic Talking Keychain

Reservoir Dogs In Your Pocket Electronic Talking Keychain

And last but not least, the perfect foul-mouthed stocking stuffer  from Tarantino’s violent classic. From Entertainment Earth. Be sure to check out their full site for all their Cyber Week deals. (You can use these coupon codes: 2012EE5 – $5 off order of $50 or more/2012EE10 – $10 off order of $90 or more.)

So that wraps up the SLIS Geek Holiday Gift Guide 2012! Hope it gave you some ideas.Be sure to read up on my Best Holiday Music Box Set Gifts, Best Blu-ray and DVD Gift Sets and the 27 Best Geek Gifts as well!

 

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