While the flux-capacitor hasn’t been perfected, and we can’t help you fix any past holiday humbuggery, maybe we can help you get this holiday season off to a good start.
For the next 12 days (Dec 1st-12th), the staff of Nerd Bastards will be listing a few of their favorite nerdy things. Gadgets, doohickeys, thingamabobs and more – all sorts of items that have been Nerd tested and Bastard approved. Basically, stuff you want, things you need, and everything you can’t have.
We hope you’ll find some unique and nerdtastic gifts among our selections, and that they make their way under your tree, Menorah or Kwanzaa bush.
Hit the jump for Mark Poynter‘s list of Nerdful things. Check back tomorrow for Nick Bungay‘s list. To see archive of this feature, click HERE.
1. Captain America Statue Lamp by Westland Giftware
Luke started off with the replica Captain America shield I wanted s0 I looked around and found this little gem. That would look so good on my desk, providing much needed light and inspiration. There’s the good Captain, the Hulk, Thor, Spider-Man, the *#%-damned Batman, and the Man of Steel. They are priced from $54.99 to $59.99 and would make any fan boy light up (Get it . . . I’m punny.) with joy.
2. Legend of Zelda Replica Shield
If you’re gonna save the princess you’ve got to have the right equipment. This replica shield will only cost you $69.99, not the usual 80 Hylian Rupees, but maybe that’s just the exchange rate kicking in. Since the shield should provide you with the defensive edge you need, you might want to get the edge a Legend of Zelda Master Sword would bring. Priced at $44.99 you could get both to ensure your victory over the forces of evil.
3. United Federation Of Planets Flag
While everyone else in the neighborhood is flying their holiday banners or football team logos you can proudly fly the flag that unites the universe. Except for those pesky Romulans, Borg, and Klingons running around. Well, you get the gist of it and this will only set you back $49.95.
4. Planet Replica Custom Name Judge Badge
Get your own personalized Judge badge from Planet Replica. Your own name, with the only limitation that they recommend 10 or 11 letters maximum to make sure the name reads properly in the space available. Priced at 60.00, that’s about $95.00 at current exchange rates.
5. Dominion by Rio Grande Games
This is a great card game with many expansions to choose from that only make the game even better. The game never plays the same way twice because the cards you play with varies each game. This is a great gift for those that like strategy games. The game usually retails for $44.95, but if you look around you can find great deals on it. The link above has it for $29.26 with free shipping!
6. 7 Wonders by Asmodee
Yes, another game. What can I say, I am a board game guy. 7 Wonders should make the top ten games list of any serious board gamer. It is beautifully made, the game play design is fantastic, and the variety in game play is tons of fun. Retail is $49.99, but again you can find good sales on it like the link above at $32.40. There are a couple of expansions that add some spice to the strategy and game play well worth the price.
7. Marvel Wall Mural at AllPosters.com
This is my choice from the many Marvel Wall Murals available at AllPosters. There are a ton to choose from, but this is the one I want. Just look at the size of that. I can picture it along the wall in my comic book room. Coming in at 48 X 72 inches that is a huge piece of artwork for $124.99. The only problem might be convincing the lady of the house to allow you to put it up.
8. Doctor Who’s TARDIS Door Decals
If you’re like me and can’t really afford the TARDIS Refrigerator then you can always go for the TARDIS Door Decal set from Etsy user Bjorn. It’s a steal at $24.99. Now you do have to paint your door blue as the decals are only includes the Police Box Bar (32″ by 3″), the Pull to open (11″ by 9″), and two of the Windows (8″ by 8″). Just think, your front door, bathroom door, or closet, you choose can front for the TARDIS when the Doctor arrives.
9. Godzilla Plush Slippers
If you’re gonna stomp around the house over a lazy weekend you might as well do it in the comfort of your own Godzilla Slippers. These things can crush LEGO buildings without the usual foot crippling effects. Comfort ain’t cheap though my nerdy friend, these bad boys will set you back $30.99.
10, Hellboy II The Golden Army Right Hand of Doom
Sometimes you just need a little something extra and this is it. $24.99 gets you the hand that saves humanity. Get your “Perlman” on with this latex foam-filled replica. Every nerd in the neighborhood had Hulk hands, but you’ll really bring the nerd cred with this one.