THE BEST Gifts

Mondo x Nickelodeon TMNT Pins

Mondo x Nickelodeon TMNT Pins

Turtle power! These radical enamel pins are based on the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon, featuring all four turtles as well as Shredder, Krang, Bebop and Rocksteady. You can get them for $10 each or in hero/villain four-packs for $35.

Hot Toys Jyn Erso Action Figure

Hot Toys Jyn Erso Action Figure

Hot Toys’ incredible sixth-scale action figure of Rogue One heroine Jyn Erso. The collectible has a spot on head sculpt and fabric clothes and weapons. The deluxe version has even more accessories, including a poncho and mods for the blaster pistol.

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The Universe in a Sphere

The Universe in a Sphere

Inspired by Powers of Ten and a derivative scene in A Cosmic Voyage, this 3.14″, 1.8lb glass sphere contains a tiny scale model of Laniakea, a supercluster of galaxies that includes our very own Milky Way. The model consists of 380,000 laser-etched dots.

Alessi Buckle Tube Wringer

Alessi Buckle Tube Wringer

Alessi made one of the classiest ways to squeeze the last bit of toothpaste, ointment or whatever you have in tubes. It’s also an expensive way to save a bit of money, but hey. It’s made of a zinc, aluminum, magnesium, and copper alloy with a chrome finish.

Spider-Man Slip Mat

Spider-Man Slip Mat

Mondo has a treat for your friendly neighborhood DJs and vinyl collectors. This officially licensed turntable accessory has two sides, both taken from Spidey’s 1966 costume by John Romita Sr.

Nerf N-Strike Elite TerraScout

Nerf N-Strike Elite TerraScout

Nerf’s flagship blaster is mounted on a remote-controlled tank. The TerraScout goes up to 2.4mph and spins on a dime. It comes with an 18-dart clip and a controller that streams POV video from the toy. You can save its videos to an SD card.

RAMA M10-A Keypad

RAMA M10-A Keypad

Inspired by the Apple M0110 keyboard, RAMA and Machine Industries’ M10-A is a heavy duty, programmable and mechanical 10-key keypad. It has a powder-coated aluminum body, 6-color LED backlighting, Cherry MX switches and a user-friendly key and macro configurator.

Pillbox Baseball Bats

Pillbox Baseball Bats

Looking for a truly unique gift for a baseball fan? Pillbox Bat Co. creates these solid maple bats handpainted with a variety of neat designs. They’re coated with urethane so can actually be played with – though we wouldn’t want to risk a broken bat with our massive arm strength.

MekaMon

MekaMon

Reach Robotics’ MekaMon is a modular spider-like robot that you control via a mobile app. The robot is agile and has an animated and endearing way of moving and acting. You can play solo in augmented reality mode or fight another MekaMon player.

Resident Evil Rocket Launcher Pillow

Resident Evil Rocket Launcher Pillow

Slay Umbrella and the undead in your dreams with Capcom’s soft and cuddly version of the bazooka from the Resident Evil/Biohazard series. The cushion is 24″ long and has four removable missiles.

Pokémon x The Simpsons

Pokémon x The Simpsons

Etsy shop Thumbs Design makes high quality bootleg pins, stickers and other merchandise that combine The Simpsons with other popular movies and TV shows. Its newest offerings depict Bart and company as Pokémon. Ralph as Psyduck is all we need.

Kidrobot Sonic the Hedgehog Figure

Kidrobot Sonic the Hedgehog Figure

Kidrobot and SEGA caught a snapshot of the blue blur going fast. This 25th anniversary vinyl figure is 7″ tall and features Sonic running through the Green Hill Zone. It’s also available in a metallic version that’s limited to 200 pieces.

Kidrobot BFFs 3 Plushies

Kidrobot BFFs 3 Plushies

Kidrobot and artist Travis Cain continue their BFF series with a trio of interlocking plushies. There’s the heart and sword, the toaster and bagels, and the skull and worm. They also have blindboxed miniature versions.

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Cubetto

Cubetto

A robotic play set that teaches preschoolers the basics of programming without text or complex rules. Cubetto is a cubic robot that is controlled by placing direction blocks on a control panel. It comes with maps and story books to make play time more fun.

BlizzCon 2016 Merch

BlizzCon 2016 Merch

A ton of goodies for this year’s Blizzard Convention for fans of World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo and Hearthstone. There are plushies, apparel, mugs and more. You have to have either a BlizzCon 2016 physical or virtual ticket to order the items.

Flybrix LEGO Multicopter Kit

Flybrix LEGO Multicopter Kit

Flybrix is an easy-to-assemble kit that uses LEGO bricks for its non-electronic parts. One kit contains enough parts to let you build a quadcopter, a hexacopter, or an octocopter. Of course, you can also modify it using the LEGO pieces that you already have.

1000 Record Covers

1000 Record Covers

Music archivist and former record-publicity executive Michael Ochs amassed a substantial private collection of albums and has generously shared his favorites with us in this book. It’s a sentimental look at great art and a slice of history all rolled into one petite package.

Team Player Socks

Team Player Socks

If you enjoy walking around shoeless as we do at TA HQ, why not make a statement with these not-so-subtle socks? Your coworkers will either laugh out loud or roll their eyes. Both of which you may already be used to. Anyway they’re a great addition to the grab bag this year.

Stranger Things Greeting Card

Stranger Things Greeting Card

Only a mouthbreather would find Ladyfingers Letterpress’ greeting card uncool. The greeting card features Stranger Things’ trademark title font as well as a climactic scene from the series.

Fidget Cube

Fidget Cube

Are you a foot tapper? A pen clicker? A Bubble Wrap popper? The Fidget Cube might be for you. This pocket-sized toy has a rotating dial, a joystick, a flip switch, buttons (both silent and clicky), gears and an indention for time-wasting and stress relieving.

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Ashi Dashi School Series Socks

Ashi Dashi School Series Socks

Ashi Dashi’s bestselling socks are perfect gifts for the school season. The notebook socks are instant classics, but the composition socks are low-key cool as well. Available in mid-calf and knee-high lengths.

Working Day Coloring Book

Working Day Coloring Book

(PG-13: Language) Get some therapeutic revenge on your boss and your workplace with Modern Toss’ coloring book. Its 64-pages are filled with passive aggressive takes on the daily grind, from commuting to work, going on meetings and more.

Homesick Candles

Homesick Candles

US state-themed scented candles. For example, the Southern California candle smells like cactus, oranges and the ocean, the Northern Carolina candle smells like blackberries and BBQ sauce, and we don’t want to know what the New York candle smells like.

Propel Star Wars Quadcopters

Propel Star Wars Quadcopters

Licensed quadcopters based on the 74-Z speeder bike, the Millennium Falcon, the T-65 X-Wing and the TIE Advanced X1. Each quad is equipped with lasers and will have a game mode where three hits with a laser will make the quad land. More here.

Equippr Festival Kits

Equippr Festival Kits

Equippr sells handy provisions kits for music and arts festivals. Available in three variants, the kits come with practical items such as toiletries, ear plugs, first aid kits, LED string lights and bungee cords, all packed inside a drawstring bag.

Bill Shredder Piggy Bank

Bill Shredder Piggy Bank

This wacky piggy bank from SHINE Japan makes it look like you’re shredding your cash, when in fact it’s actually saving your bills. Designed for Japanese currency, but works with U.S. bills and most others.

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