With Christmas bearing down on us like a freight train it is becoming increasingly difficult to shop for the fan that seems to have everything. However, when I thought of what to get someone who is a passionate fan of geek culture my mind went immediately to Sideshow Collectibles. Their products are superior to most of their competitors and while you might think that some of their products are out of your price range you may be pleasantly surprised at some of the bargains that are on their store right now. I have picked four items from from four price tiers and they are $0-50, $50-250, $250-500 and $500+ for those who have been really nice this year.
First Tier: $10-50
Court of the Dead: This beautifully illustrated tome includes all the folklore about the underworld and how it was formed. Written like a guidebook for the recently deceased this will guide you throughout the various lands of the underworld and introduce you to the hideous creatures that you will meet on your journey. This tome is amazingly priced at $35 and also includes a $25 credit for your next Sideshow order. If you have a horror fan on your list or someone that is fascinated by the macabre you will want to check this out.
Artist Model Male / Female: These models are great for those that love to create and illustrate. This 12 inch figure comes complete with an adjustable stand that allows you to capture a variety of poses. Also for those that are even more creative you could sculpt your own figure on this base and paint it however you please. The price of these figures are extremely affordable at $29.99 each!
Sideshow Collectibles Care Kit: If you know of a friend of yours that has more than a few Sideshow figures and statues, then this would be the perfect gift to give them. Each kit comes complete with a lint roller brush, scissors, microfiber cloth, soft brush and tweezers. Giving this gift lets you know that you care about their collection and you want them to keep it neat and tidy. Priced right at $14.99 it’s one of the lowest priced items on this list and it’s not only a great gift but a practical one as well.
Indiana Jones Fedora Replica: If you have a fan of the iconic Indiana Jones series, then look no further than Sideshow Collectibles! This traditional fedora made by Dorfman Pacific is made of 100% wool. The hat is like the same ones used in the movies as it can be crushed, stomped or rolled and it will snap back to its original shape. It also comes complete with a small Indiana Jones pin perfect for the collector or the adventurer in your life. It’s priced at $45 so you don’t have to spend a lot to go on your next quest.
Second Tier: $50-250
Wolverine: If you are an X-Men fan then you are familiar with the mutant from the great white north known as Wolverine. This masterpiece of a figure comes complete with masked and unmasked heads as well as four pairs of hands that range from balled fists to extended claws. The figure is also comes complete with over 25 points of articulation so you can pose him however you choose. The price for this piece of art is $249.99 but trust me when that fan opens this up and sees the box he/she is going to be blown away.
Freddy Krueger: Welcome to your worst nightmare! The spectre of our dreams now haunts you in the real world with this new figure from Sideshow Collectibles. This figure is masterfully crafted and includes everything from his clawed glove to his iconic sweater and fedora. The figure also comes with five hands (two clawed and three regular hands). And the best part about this figure is the price as it is $199.99 making it a perfect gift for all the dream warriors out there.
R2-D2: For fans of the Star Wars universe, there has not been a more recognizable character than R2-D2 and the folks over at Sideshow Collectibles have done an amazing job bringing this figure to life. This figure comes with tons of extras including a hidden spot in his dome for Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber. The dome even lights up as you can set up your little droid in a variety of poses with tons of accessories. Whether you are re-enacting R2 showing Leia’s hologram or posing as a service droid on Jabba’s barge this is a great toy to get started in the Sideshow line. This little droid can be yours for the low price of $149.99!
Terminator Endoskeleton: If you have a fan of the Terminator franchise then look no further than this deluxe figure from Hot Toys! Based off the last film (Terminator: Genesys) this over 12” tall figure has over 26 points of articulation. It also comes complete with six hands (two relaxed, two clenched and two holding a weapon) as well as an endo rifle. But the coolest thing about this is that the eyes light up giving you an authentic figure for your collection. The Terminator Endoskeleton can be yours for $249.99.
Third Tier: $250-500
Gladiator Hulk: Hot off the release of Thor Ragnarok this giant figure is a must have for all the Hulk fans out there. This figure is massive as it comes in at over 16” tall and has everything that you would need for combat including armor and a hammer and battle axe. This exclusive Hot Toys figure can be yours for $355 but if you want it for Christmas you might have to wait as it will be available sometime next year (between April and June of 2018). But this is a figure that is going to be worth the wait!
The Doom Marine: For the gamer that is on your list you need to check out the Doom Marine from ThreeA toys. This 13” figure has everything that you will need to wage war against the demon hordes. Featuring 27 points of articulation, this figure also comes with three sets of interchangeable hands and three weapons (shotgun, super shotgun and plasma rifle). This figure will set you back around $260 and this is also another pre-order that should be available sometime early next year (between January and February of 2018).
The Joker from the Dark Knight: This is a beautifully sculpted piece as it depicts Heath Ledger’s performance in the Dark Knight. This massive figure stands 18” tall and has him holding a sub-machine gun in one hand and his iconic joker card in the other. Everything screams amazing about this figure from the details on the base to the fabric used in his purple suit. This premium format figure can be yours for the price of $499.99 however, think of the joy you’ve given to that certain someone in your life.
Rocket Raccoon Premium Format Figure: “Ain’t no one like me ‘cept me.” says the small furry raccoon, but don’t call him cute or you will more than likely wind up dead. This 10” tall figure may not seem impressive, but when you look at the details you will be blown away. He stands there wielding two weapons and has a defiant snarl on his face that would make any sane person cower in terror. And the best part? This figure can be yours for the low price of $279.99 and for those who are Guardians of the Galaxy fans, this could be the shining star in anyone’s collection.
Fourth Tier: $500+
Boba Fett: Straight off the screen from Return of the Jedi comes the baddest bounty hunter in the universe, Boba Fett! Standing an impressive 20” plus tall, this bounty hunter has been faithfully recreated from the base that he stands on (which is Jabba’s Palace) to the Mandalorian armor and jetpack. The weapons and armor are also weathered to look as if he came straight out of the movie screen and onto your bookshelf. This marvelous figure can be bought today for the low price of $549.99
Captain America Stealth Shield: This amazing replica was crafted by the folks over at EFX collectibles and is an amazing addition to any Captain America collection. EFX used the molds that were originally used to create the shield that Cap used to rescue the hostages aboard the Lemurian Star in Captain America: Winter Soldier. This 1:1 replica can be yours for $679.99 and you will feel like a super solider when you hold this shield in your hands.
The Dark Knight Returns Batman Statue: This has to be one of the best statues I have ever seen because it comes from one of the best adaptations of all time: Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns. This statue depicts an old, grizzled and toughened Batman as he stands there with batarang in hand, standing on top of a stone replica which has the mutant leader on the front and the Batman symbol on the back. This amazing piece can be had for $969.99 but these are going fast and you might want to order one now.
Optimus Prime Ultimate Edition: For the fans of the latest Transformers movie Age of Extinction comes this giant Optimus Prime statue. Standing at over 28” tall you can customize your leader of the Autobots with a variety of weapons, shields and hands. He also stands on a cool base that has the symbol of the Autobots as well. This figure while it is amazing will set you back quite a bit as it can be bought for $1,999.99. You better hurry though as they have a limited stock on hand!
And there you have it! For those that are unsure of what to give your loved one this holiday season Sideshow Collectibles also does gift cards in any amount and you can use them for shipping fees, taxes and non-refundable deposits. If you are ready to get started shopping, head over to https://www.sideshowtoy.com/events/holiday-2017 and get ready to give some great Christmas gifts!