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Why We Love You, Sideshow Collectibles

February 08, 2010 By: Geek Category: Geek Gifts

Trends come and go, but there are some things that you can always rely on not to start sucking (Unlike, y’know, Lost or Heroes), and one of the most reliable things on the geek landscape has always been Sideshow Collectibles. Offering up a range of pop culture memorabilia literally second to none, and maintaining a ridiculously high level of quality that many companies can only dream of (and who don’t attain it by cutting corners when mass producing junk). Sideshow is one of the most beautiful aspects of this era of fandom.

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There’s always something new, and always something that will have you reaching for your wallet in anticipation. After all, those display cases do need stuff in them to display, don’t they? icon wink Why We Love You, Sideshow Collectibles Some of the awesome new stuff coming from Sideshow includes the new Ms. Marvel Premium Format Figure and the Bullseye Premium Format Figure – Sideshow Exclusive Edition. If those don’t tickle your fancy there’s always their incredible Star Wars range to check out.

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It’s the choice and the quality that keeps Sideshow’s fans interested, and keeps their collectibles, well, collectible! Sideshow Collectibles, we love you, and quite rightly too.

Retro Games Consoles For Your Geek This Valentine’s Day

February 05, 2010 By: Geek Category: Geek Gadgets, Geek Gifts

41N4X9Y3Y1L. SL160  Retro Games Consoles For Your Geek This Valentines DayEvery geek who gets misty-eyed when the days of 8-bit and 16-bit gaming would love a retro games console for Valentine’s Day. Right now you can easily find a load of these marvellous antiques of the golden age of video games at low prices.

Sure, if you want one in a mint box and without scuffs on the console, you’re going to have to pay more, but if you just want a function41RoVwGbJeL. SL160  Retro Games Consoles For Your Geek This Valentines Dayal console and a few games, you are able to find cool Valentine’s Day gifts for your geek at a very reasonable cost.

Plus, if you get a console with two controllers, you could even see it as a joint gift to the pair of you as a couple!

Just check out which console they were a fan of in years gone by, be it the Sega Master System, the Sega Mega Drive (aka the Sega Genesis to those of you in the US), the classic Nintendo Entertainment System (the joy that was the NES) or the SNES, or whatever, and you are sure to be able to find a bargain. 413 J4bAw5L. SL160  Retro Games Consoles For Your Geek This Valentines Day

Many video games stores carry vintage consoles and games titles at low prices, or you can find them at huge sites such as Amazon and eBay. Just make sure that each console comes with all of the relevant connectors and leads to ensure you and your pet geek can get straight into some serious old-school gaming fun this Valentine’s Day.

There are also emulators, classic games packages for new consoles and handheld devices featuring classic games to think about too. Whatever you’re after, retro video games and consoles make great Valentine’s Day gifts for those who like some fun with their romance.

Star Wars Science Toys For Geeks Old and Young This Christmas

December 14, 2009 By: Geek Category: Geek Gifts

41hJuhNpkOL. SL500  Star Wars Science Toys For Geeks Old and Young This ChristmasThe Force is strong with these Christmas gifts. There’s a great range of Star wars related science toys out there under the name of, surprisingly, Star Wars Science, and they’re a cool and quirky idea for older geeks and an awesome idea for kids. Helping kids to learn a few scientific facts via the medium of Star Wars is a great thing, I mean, wouldn’t science classes be much more fun if they involved droids and force trainers? Actually, they’d be even better if everyone had to wear Jedi robes and could learn how to make lighsabers, but I digress. There are some awesome toys available in this range, which would make great Christmas gift ideas for the geeks in your life no matter their age. The most popular right now would be the Star Wars Force Trainer toy, which allows the user to control the Force Trainer WITH THE POWER OF THE MIND. Sorry, that should be MIIIIIIIND. Other awesome toys in this range include the Star Wars Science Jedi Telescope and the equally geektastic Star Wars Science Optical Command Unit. These are sure to have your Star Wars fans yelling ‘Utini’ at the top of their voices this Christmas.

Spykee the spy robot for Christmas – as every home should have a robot

December 10, 2009 By: Geek Category: Geek Gifts

41undjDx4PL. SL160  Spykee the spy robot for Christmas   as every home should have a robotEvery home needs a robot. I mean, come on, it’s 2009 already, and while we don’t have flying cars and teleporters in our homes yet, we can have robots. Spykee the Spy Robot by Meccano is proving to be one of the best selling and most wanted tech toys for this Christmas, and this is a good thing. Come on, who wouldn’t want a robot spy wandering around their home? Spykee the Spy Robot is a serious piece of cool-looking kit, which you build yourself. He features WiFi, a webcam, VOIP, MP3 facilitiees and more, and he will rome around your home like the good little video surveillance robot that he is. Every home needs a robot, and Spykee the Spy Robot is just the bot for the job.

Skullcandy Headphones – Christmas gifts for your ears

December 07, 2009 By: Geek Category: Geek Gadgets, Geek Gifts

41Ib%2BCAX49L. SL500  Skullcandy Headphones   Christmas gifts for your earsSkullcandy headphones have been making their presence felt on the scene for a little while now, and have been building up a reputation as some of the best buds and full-size headphones around. Initially I was put off by the steep price tag on some models, but after bad experiences with cheap ones I thought I’d give some Skullcandy headphones a try. Wow. The hype is justified, as is the price. Remember- in gadgets, you get what you pay for, and thus shelling out a little more scratch for something that will give you awesome results is well worth doing. The second you hear what these things can do to your music for you, you’ll be sold on them. They’re great headphones no matter which model you get- the same attention to detail and performance has been lavished on every one. Sure, they’re not the absolute top of the range when it comes to listening on the go, but they’re the best around for the regular music lover who wants headphones that will perform well and 413BcwU3sEL. SL500  Skullcandy Headphones   Christmas gifts for your earslook good too. Speaking of looks, Skullcandy headphones are available in a range of colours and designs to suit pretty much every taste. There are models right from the regular buds of the INK’D range up to the huge great cans at the other end of the spectrum. There are even artist specific headphones, such as the Metallica edition! It’s the sound itself that made me fall in love with mine though. The bass is huge, along with a string mid and a crisp top end. These things are well worth buying, and are perfect Christmas gifts for your pet geek. Mmm, Skullcandy.

Star Trek Cologne – The Geeky Christmas Gift That Smells Like Kirk

December 04, 2009 By: Geek Category: Geek Gifts

c628 star trek cologne Star Trek Cologne   The Geeky Christmas Gift That Smells Like KirkPardon me, but LOL. The Smart masses over at ThinkGeek are offering one of the coolest ideas I’ve seen in a very long time- STAR TREK COLOGNE! There are Star Trek colognes available for Him and Her, namely the manly TIBERIUS and the elegant PON FARR. So then, if you want your geek to smell like William Shatner/Chris Pine (In a good way), then this is the perfect idea for a Christmas gift. As ever with ThinkGeek, the stuff is of a very high quality and is sure to go down well with the SF-centric fanboys and fangirls in your life. You can find these two Star Trek colognes, Tiberius and Pon Farr, along with tons of other awesomeness, over at ThinkGeek.

Christmas Gifts For Your Geek Part Three: Movie And TV Lego Toys

November 27, 2009 By: Geek Category: Geek Gifts

51d8Bs7P3jL. SL160  Christmas Gifts For Your Geek Part Three: Movie And TV Lego ToysOh come on, put that sneer away and admit you think this stuff is cool. Lego (or Legos to our US readers – I’ve never really understood the plural use) is an awesome toy line for kids to be into, and aside from the years of fun you can have making random blocks of coloured bricks, there is a huge geek interest in Lego too.

This mainly centres around the movie and TV tie-in Lego toys that are available, and they all make great Christmas gifts for fanboys and fangirls. Think of them as the middle out of a giant Kinder Surprise egg (minus the creepy 80s advertisement).

They’re a blast to put together and rework to your own ideas, and there are enough of them to check out to ensure that every geek gets a Lego set they can cherish (or indeed, carp on about how they missed an essential detail from a gun turret… I know what you people are like, as I’m just as bad).

Or, in the case of examples like the Indiana Jones Lego Toys range, you could use them to come up with your own take on the fourth film, and, y’know, make it not suck so much.

The biggest section of the Lego movie tie in toys is definitely their range of Star Wars Lego toys, kits and dioramas, which has to be seen to be believed, but other big sellers also include Batman Lego Toys, Harry Potter Lego toys and even Spongebob Squarepants Lego toys.

So if the helicopter-beanie wearing geek alumni in your world are looking for something a bit different and a lot of fun this Christmas, think lego! or if you fly the stars and stripes, Legos!

Christmas Gifts For Your Geek Part One: Books

October 29, 2009 By: Geek Category: Geek Books, Geek Gifts

We are hurtling towards Christmas, and your geeks are getting antsy. There are tons of fantastic DVDs, Blu Rays, Books, Toys and games that would make fantastic Christmas gifts, and we at YourGeeekness want to offer you some ideas. We’re gonna be showing you all kinds of gift ideas you may not have thought about, to ensure your pet geek gets something awesome this year. First up, we’ll take a look at some fantastic geek-centric books that would make great Christmas gifts.

Personal Effects: Dark Art by J.C. Hutchins and Jordan Weisman

51wKbnkhjWL. SL75  Christmas Gifts For Your Geek Part One: BooksThis is a truly unique package that includes the full Personal Effects: Dark  Art novel by author J.C. Hutchins (7Th Son: Descent and much more) and game elements designed by Jordan Weisman. Using the extras that come with the book, including ID cards, letters, documents and lots of other clues, you can delve ever deeper into the chilling events at Brinkvale Psychiatric Hospital, and discover secrets even the characters miss out on…

Playing For Keeps by Mur Lafferty

514FH6 qiJL. SL75  Christmas Gifts For Your Geek Part One: BooksThe best superhero novel to be released since Austin Grossman’s ‘Soon I Will Be Invincible’ would make a superb Christmas gift for your geek. In Playing For Keeps, the cult podcaster (and author of the ‘Heaven’ series) brings a bunch of misfit characters with all kinds of weird (not to mention foul) superpowers together in order to face off against a corrupt hero agency, whilst also trying to outwit the villains! A great, fun story by someone who knows their comics lore.

Shooting The Sh*t With Kevin Smith by Kevin Smith

41RTa1qcp L. SL75  Christmas Gifts For Your Geek Part One: BooksThe writer/director of Clerks, Clerks 2, Chasing Amy, Dogma and all the others (yes, including Jersey Girl) is back in print with this collection of transcriptions from his notorious podcast series, SModcast! Featuring lots of guests (including his regular partner in crime Scott Mosier and various other stars), lots of profanity and a hell of a lot of laughs, Shooting The Sh*t With Kevin Smith is the perfect companion to his other books, and of course his movies.

If Chins Could Kill by Bruce Campbell

51JDT1TDKVL. SL75  Christmas Gifts For Your Geek Part One: BooksAsh himself from the Evil Dead movies, as well as countless other cult hits, brings you his brilliant story of a life in acting. If Chins Could Kill has been around a while now, but a new UK edition came out which has reinvigorated interest in the book. Hilarious, frustrating and brutally honest, Bruce holds your attention from the first page to the last. An essential title for any wannabe actors, or just anyone with a sense of humour.

The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

51BUr6LvtiL. SL75  Christmas Gifts For Your Geek Part One: BooksThe Wheel of Time series begins to draw to a close with this first of three volumes that Brandon Sanderson is completing from the late Robert Jordan’s notes. The Gathering Storm is a weighty tome that is causing waves across the world as one of the most important fantasy titles of the decade, and is an essential title for any fantasy fan along with all readers of the Wheel of Time series. A huge talking point right now.

Green by Jay Lake

51L qhZbySL. SL75  Christmas Gifts For Your Geek Part One: BooksThe hugely talented Jay Lake brings us Green, a beautifully realized fantasy novel that introduces us to the character of Green. Sure to become a widely read modern classic of the fantasy genre, Green by Jay Lake is one of the finest books you could buy for a geek this year. A lush fantasy world is brought to life through a story that is gripping and thrilling in equal measure.