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Forces of Geek 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

GLORIOUS MUST HAVE ITEMS

Any of these products would make not only special gifts to give, but they’d be pretty awesome to receive as well.

 

Seinfeld Set Replica

It’s hard to believe that in 2018, Seinfeld will have been off the air for twenty years! For a show about “nothing”, rarely does a day of by without coming across an episode on tv or using or hearing a reference in conversation. So what do you get when you need a special gift for the person that needs “nothing”?

How about a scaled replica of Jerry’s apartment set? This limited edition replica captures all of the details of Jerry’s place including the furniture, bicycle on the wall, lighting fixtures and even a working version of Jerry’s front door.

It’s as if Jerry’s own apartment suffered from shrinkage.

Not that there’s anything wrong with it.

Made from metal, plastic, wood and fabric materials, Apartment 5A can be displayed in your home or office and yada, yada, yada…everyone’s impressed.

Whether you’re a low talker, a double dipper, a close talker, an anti-Dentite, a high talker, come from Bizarro world, have man-hands, or heaven forbid, you’re a re-gifter, pick up this amazing replica, and become master of your domain.

It’s real and it’s spectacular. Giddy up…

 

The Illustrated History of Don Post Studios: Deluxe Edition

If you grew up loving Halloween (and let’s be honest, who didn’t), this oversize must have tome is a love letter to Don Post Studios, maker of rubber Halloween masks from their inception in 1938 through to its closure in 2012. Packed with hundreds of amazing photographs, this book is a love letter to the Monster Kid in all of us, telling the history of the company and it’s place in popular culture. Not only is The Illustrated History of Don Post Studios an amazing way to revisit your childhood, but also a reminder of how good we had it.

 

The Vietnam War Blu-ray Box Set

In his usual inimitable style, filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick tackle one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history, The Vietnam War. Narrated by Peter Coyote, this ten-part, 18-hour documentary series tells the epic story as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides—Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam.

Ten years in the making, the series includes rarely seen and digitally re-mastered archival footage from sources around the globe, photographs taken by some of the most celebrated photojournalists of the 20th Century, historic television broadcasts, evocative home movies, and secret audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations. The Vietnam War features more than 100 iconic musical recordings from greatest artists of the era and haunting original music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross as well as the Silk Road Ensemble featuring Yo-Yo Ma.

 

The Art of Mondo

Experience the incredible pop culture art of Mondo, beloved by fans and iconic filmmakers alike.

Based in Austin, Texas, Mondo is an art gallery and online store devoted to the love of film, art, music, and collectibles. Over the years, the company has received global recognition for its incredible art posters that bring to life classic films, television shows, and comics in a refreshing and utterly striking new way, offering a unique perspective on everything from Star Wars to Robocop, Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, Game of Thrones, Godzilla, Kill Bill, and many, many more. For the first time, The Art of Mondo brings together this highly sought-after art in one deluxe volume that showcases the incredible ingenuity of the studio’s diverse stable of artists whose vastly different styles are united by one guiding principle: limitless passion for their subject matter.

Adored by the creative talents to whom Mondo’s art pays tribute—including Paul Thomas Anderson, Guillermo del Toro, Zack Snyder, Quentin Tarantino, and Edgar Wright, to name but a few—this richly imaginative work is fueled by a love of pop culture that fans recognize and identify with, giving Mondo’s output a rare and valuable synergy with its audience. While these posters are normally produced in a limited quantity and sell out in minutes, The Art of Mondo allows fans to explore the studio’s remarkable back catalog, including Olly Moss’s iconic Star Wars trilogy work, Laurent Durieux’s brilliantly subtle Jaws poster, and Tyler Stout’s evocative Guardians of the Galaxy art. Other key Mondo artists such as Jock, Martin Ansin, and Aaron Horkey will also feature. Definitive, visually stunning, and filled with art that celebrates some of the biggest and best-loved properties in pop culture, The Art of Mondo is the ultimate book for cult art fans everywhere.

 

DC Universe: 10th Anniversary Blu-ray Collection

This boxed collection of thirty animated films features tales based on or inspired by storylines and/or characters from within the ever-expanding DC Entertainment library. The stories range from films based upon classic DC comics/graphic novels (Superman Doomsday, Justice League: The New Frontier, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Batman: The Killing Joke, Batman: Year One, All-Star Superman) to films inspired by themes from within DC history (Batman vs. Robin was inspired by The Court of Owls series; Superman vs. The Elite was inspired by ‘What’s so Funny About Truth, Justice and the American Way?’; Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox was based on the Flashpoint Mini-series; Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths was based on Justice League: Earth 2) to original stories (Justice League: Gods and Monsters, Batman and Harley Quinn; Green Lantern: Emerald Knights; Batman: Gotham Knight). The set also comes with five “DC Showcase” animated shorts – “The Spectre,” “Green Arrow,” “Jonah Hex,” “Catwoman” and “Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam”. Also included are over 20 Hours of Special Features (Including over 2 Hours of All-new Content), Exclusive Collectible Coins, and an Exclusive 40-page Adult Coloring Book featuring key art from all DC Universe Animated Movies.

 

Max Plushie

From Steve Purcell’s cult comic book series, Sam & Max: Freelance Police, comes the ultimate in cute and dangerous, Max.

15” tall (not including the ears), this limited edition is a must have. But heed this warning from Purcell himself, “Though Max appears sweet and cuddly, he’s a cotton ball of untamed ferocity. A living concussion bomb of sharp observation and lacerating insults. Squeeze him close, but always keep your hands away from his mouth.”

Bullets and life insurance not included.

 

MoviePass

MoviePass lets you see a movie a day in over 4,000 theaters nationwide for one low monthly fee!

Whether they’re midnight blockbuster premieres at a big theater chain or micro-budget indie films at your local mom-and-pop movie house, you can see them all without paying for tickets every time. If you love going to the movies more than anything else, look no further. MoviePass is your monthly pass to the Movies, only $9.95 a month! This holiday season, give your friends and family the gift of seeing a movie a day in theaters for only $9.95 a month. Choose to gift either 3 months, 6 months, or 12 months. Read more here: MoviePass.com/gifts.

 

Batman Classic 1966 TV Series Shakespeare Head Bust Bank

Holy Taming of the Shrew! Based on the Shakespeare bust that unlocked the moving bookcase in the TV series, this life-size vinyl bank is a must have for any red-blooded crime-fighter. Featuring a coin slot, access door, and neck hinge so you can tilt back the head revealing a dial and button, this bank might not activate your Bat-Poles and access to the Batcave, but it does an amazing job collecting spare change.

Measuring 20-inches tall x 13-inches wide x 10-inches long, The Batman Classic 1966 TV Series Shakespeare Head Bust Bank is a must have. Utility belt and Batphone not included.

 

Justice League Movie Superman Statue

Sculpted by James Marsano, this Superman statue features actor, Henry Cavill, as the Man of Steel from his appearance in Justice League. This limited edition stands approximately 13″ tall and captures Cavill’s likeness in polyresin in his iconic role as the Last Son of Krypton.

With his appearance in Justice League, Cavill brings his best performance yet making this Superman statue essential to any Superman or Justice League collection!

 

27 inch Full HD HDR Video Enjoyment Monitor EW277HDR

Designed for digital content and multimedia users to get the most satisfaction while they watch movies and play video games, the budget-friendly EW277HDR vertical alignment monitor boasts high dynamic range (HDR), ultra-high native contrast, exclusive brightness technology, accurate color performance and built-in audio.

Combining the latest technology advancements to provide unparalleled video quality, the monitor features HDR, increasing the overall dynamic range between true black and bright white to duplicate what your eyes see in the natural world; ultra-high 3000:1 native contrast, which is three times higher than normal panels, adding stunning color depth and detail to dark images with exquisite subtlety and clarity; BenQ’s exclusive Brightness Enhancement that increases luminance up to 33% for significantly higher contrast performance; and finally, Super Resolution Mode to simulate high-resolution, vivid images by boosting the pixel density of the original video source. Ensuring a healthy and comfortable viewing experience even after long hours, it boasts BenQ’s exclusive Eye-Care and Brightness Intelligence Plus Technology technologies.

The BenQ EW277HDR is equipped with one VGA and dual HDMI 2.0 ports, so users can connect their Blu-ray player, favorite streaming device or gaming console. Integrated 2Wx2 speakers elevate the experience with immersive sound. An amazing monitor at an affordable price, The BenQ EW277HDR is a must have.

 

Studio Ghibli Blu-rays

Studio Ghibli creates art that brings the child out of all of us. Co-founded by Hayao Miyazaki, regarded as one of the greatest creators of animated films, Shout! Factory’s GKids label has re-released several Ghibli titles in DVD/Blu-ray combo packs, filled with special features. A must have for film lovers of all ages, any and all of these would make amazing gifts.

Spirited Away
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, Hayao Miyazaki’s wondrous fantasy adventure is overflowing with imaginative creatures and thrilling storytelling from one of the most celebrated filmmakers in the history of animation.

Chihiro’s family is moving to a new house, but when they stop on the way to explore an abandoned village, her parents undergo a mysterious transformation and Chihiro is whisked into a world of fantastic spirits ruled over by the sorceress, Yubaba. Put to work in a magical bathhouse for spirits and demons, Chihiro must use all her wits to survive in this strange new place, find a way to free her parents and return to the normal world.

Kiki’s Delivery Service
The beloved story of a resourceful young witch who uses her broom to create a delivery service, only to lose her gift of flight in a moment of self-doubt.

It is tradition for all young witches to leave their families on the night of a full moon and fly off into the wide world to learn their craft. When that night comes for Kiki, she embarks on her new journey with her sarcastic black cat, Jiji, landing the next morning in a seaside village, where her unique skills make her an instant sensation. This delightfully imaginative and timeless story of a young girl finding her way in the world is a magical coming-of-age story.

Secret World of Arrietty
In a secret world hidden beneath the floorboards, little people called Borrowers live quietly among us. But when tenacious and tiny Arrietty is discovered by Shawn, a human boy, their secret and forbidden friendship blossoms into an extraordinary adventure.

Ponyo
When Sosuke, a young boy who lives on a clifftop overlooking the sea, rescues a stranded goldfish named Ponyo, he discovers more than he bargained for. Ponyo is a curious, energetic young creature who yearns to be human, but even as she causes chaos around the house, her father, a powerful sorcerer, schemes to return Ponyo to the sea. Loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale The Little Mermaid set in modern Japan.

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
After a global war, the seaside kingdom known as the Valley of the Wind remains one of the last strongholds on Earth untouched by a poisonous jungle and the powerful insects that guard it. Led by the courageous Princess Nausicaä, the people of the Valley engage in an epic struggle to restore the bond between humanity and Earth. Based on Miyazaki’s own manga series.

Castle in the Sky
This high-flying adventure begins when Pazu, an engineer’s apprentice, spies a young girl, Sheeta, floating down from the sky, held aloft by a glowing pendant. Both Sheeta and Pazu are searching for the legendary floating castle, Laputa, and they vow to travel there together to unravel the mystery of the luminous crystal. But their quest won’t be easy, as soon they are being pursued by greedy air pirates, the military, and secret government agents, who all seek the power Sheeta alone can control.

Porco Rosso
Full of humor, courage and chivalry and featuring tropical Adriatic settings and dazzling aerial maneuvers, this action-adventure ranks among Miyazaki’s best.

When valiant World War I flying ace “Porco Rosso”, (whose face has been transformed into that of a pig by a mysterious spell) infuriates a band of sky pirates with his aerial heroics, the pirates hire Curtis, a rival pilot, to get rid of him. On the ground, the two pilots compete for the affections of the beautiful Gina. But it’s in the air where the true battles are waged. Will our hero be victorious?

Howl’s Moving Castle
Sophie, a quiet girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. The vain and vengeful Witch of the Waste, jealous of their friendship, puts a curse on Sophie and turns her into a 90-year-old woman. On a quest to break the spell, Sophie climbs aboard Howl’s magnificent moving castle and into a new life of wonder and adventure. But as the true power of Howl’s wizardry is revealed, Sophie finds herself fighting to protect them both from a dangerous war of sorcery that threatens their world. Based on the British fantasy novel of the same name.

My Neighbor Totoro
Miyazaki’s first look at contemporary Japan, this one follows two siblings, Satsuki and her sister Mei who move with their father to a new home in the countryside, where they find country life is not as simple as it seems. They soon discover that the house and nearby woods are full of strange and delightful creatures, including a gigantic but gentle forest spirit called Totoro, who can only be seen by children. Totoro and his friends introduce the girls to a series of adventures, including a ride aboard the extraordinary Cat Bus.

Princess Mononoke
Set in a mythical feudal Japan, this epic masterpiece is Miyazaki’s darkest film, reflecting his anger and concern about rampant deforestation.

Inflicted with a deadly curse, the young warrior Ashitaka heads west in search of a cure. There, he stumbles into a bitter conflict between Lady Eboshi and the proud people of Iron Town, and the enigmatic Princess Mononoke, a young girl raised by wolves, who will stop at nothing to prevent the humans from destroying her home, and the forest spirits and animal gods who live there.

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