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CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: Toys & collectibles

December 19th, 2013 by Saxon Comments

OK, so as Christmas gets closer and you have a nerd in your life who loves his toys and collectibles, maybe you’re thinking “what will I get them?” Well, let us be a friend and help guide you in the right direction…

Doctor Who 10th Doctors Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote
RRP – £69.99

The perfect Christmas gift for all Doctor Who fans! Not only is it an extraordinarily faithful replica of the device used by David Tennant’s Doctor, (the actual screen-used prop was scanned in order to ensure its accuracy), it also doubles as a universal remote! It can be synced up to a wide range of televisions, MP3 docks, stereos and other devices which use an IR remote! Plus there’s the handy TV-B-Gone mode, which allows the user to switch off any TV without having to pre-program it! Imagine the fun you could have…

Star Wars Black Series 6” Figure Range
RRP – £19.99 each

The Black Series has managed to wow nearly every Star Wars fan on the planet, but their most impressive work comes in 6 inch form (Careful now!) Wave one saw unbelievable recreations of Luke, Darth Maul, a Sandtrooper and R2-D2, each one complete with its own accurate and highly detailed accessories and with Wave two hitting shops any day (which includes Han Solo and Greedo among others) they are great presents for Nerf Herders the world over this year!

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag: Hidden Blade Gauntlet
RRP – £24.99

From the latest chapter of one of the biggest, most popular video game franchises ever, comes the pirate hidden blade gauntlet! McFarlane Toys’ all-new version of the life-size, role-playing accessory lets fans wear the signature weapon of the heroic assassin, Edward Kenway. It features a spring-loaded, retractable plastic blade, with a switchblade-style play action, just as seen in the Assassin’s Creed video game series. Plus the bonus Skull Buckle is an exact replica and can be worn in a variety of creative ways – on shirts, hats, backpacks, messenger bags, and belts!

Arkham Origins: Prop Replica: Grapnel Gun and Accessories
RRP – £39.99

Created directly from the digital files used in the creation of the Arkham Origin game comes this exact replica of Batman’s signature gadget, the Grapnel Gun! Squeeze the trigger and the grapnel gun launches the hook attachment several feet into the air! Activate the slide switch to retract the rope back into the housing spool concealed inside the gun! Warning – does not actually support the weight of fully-grown nerds…. Weve checked. Ouch.

Star Wars Ice Cube Tray: Han Solo in Carbonite
RRP – £9.99

A highly innovative Star Wars kitchen product (and stocking filler) coming to you from a galaxy far, far away… This time around the fun gets frosty with the Han Solo in Carbonite silicone tray! Perfect for everything from family fun to Star Wars themed parties, these handy trays let you capture ice, chocolate, jelly, or anything else you can think of in the familiar shape of Jabba the Hutt’s prized possession!

Breaking Bad Walter White in Blue Hazmat Suit Action Figure
RRP – £24.99

Collect Walter White from Breaking Bad in his awesome blue hazmat suit! The highly detailed figure stands 6-inches tall and features the chemistry genius science teacher turned kingpin in a blue hazmat suit, recreating the look he sports as he’s working in the lab! The perfect way to commemorate one of television’s latest iconic and unforgettable characters – he’s just yearning for a place on your display shelf!

The Amazing Spider-Man Hot Toys Deluxe Action Figure
RRP – £155.99

Hot Toys always deliver when it comes to high-end action figures, and their latest project is no exception! It’s the Spider-Man Sixth Scale Limited Edition Collectible Figurine from The Amazing Spider-Man! The movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man / Peter Parker in the movie, highlighting a newly developed head sculpt, detailed costume and accessories! It features a detailed and fully realized likeness of Andrew Garfield, interchangeable head and hands, 30 points of articulation, and a figure stand with Spider-Man nameplate and The Amazing Spider-Man logo! It’s a little pricey, but ideal for fans of the movie, and its upcoming sequel!

Anchorman Ron Burgundy Talking Figure
RRP – £49.99

Ron Burgundy, the legendary San Diego newscaster and part of the KVWN Channel 4 News Team, wants to share insight from his epic career with this new 13″ action figure! With its embedded sound chip, it will tell you that “It’s kind of a big deal” and other words of wisdom as only Ron Burgundy can! Fans of the 2004 movie will no doubt get a kick out of this tongue-in-cheek figure!

The Walking Dead Monopoly
RRP £31.99

Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without the whole family gathered around the living room table to play a board game – which they will give up on in 10 minutes or so because the TV special they’ve been waiting to watch has just begun. However, this Walking Dead “Survival Edition” delivers classic Monopoly wheeling and dealing game play, but with an undead twist that’s sure to excite and engage! Players vie for, and must then fortify, the prime real estate and resources that will sustain their lives from the oncoming masses of walkers who wish to rip the flesh and muscle from their bones and consume it like finely cooked turkey and stuffing – it’s wholesome fun for all the family! Plus, let’s face it, this is the only version of this game where being sent directly to jail is actually a good thing – that is until the Governor shows up!

Ghostbusters Hot Wheels Elite Ecto 1
RRP – £119.99

Ghostheads were left distraught this year when MattyCollector dangled the promise of a faithful recreation of the infamous ambulance in front of us for the six-inch figure line – then snatched it away again when they didn’t receive enough pre-orders to meet demand. And so with that I present to you the Ecto 1 that fills the hole in our collective hearts! This sheer beauty, created by Hot Wheels, offers incredible amounts of detail on both exterior and interior, plus with its opening doors, hood and tailgate, this is without a shadow of a doubt the best scale model of this vehicle out there! An absolute must for any Ghostbusters fan!

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Stephen, or by a strange twist of fate, 'Saxon' as he has now become known as, is FTN's resident toy reviewer. He has been described by many as a 'Professional Layabout' with his hobbies consisting of Beer and Curries. Known for his dry humour and brutal honesty, his video's make for great entertainment. However, he is just a mere figment of your imagination and for all intents and purposes does not exist... Find his videos online at