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 Jason McAnelly’s list of Nerdful things. Check back tomorrow for Mark Poynter’s list. To see archive of this feature, click HERE.
1) ‘Street Fighter’ T-shirt – Yoga Flame-Grilled BBQ:
This t-shirt brings me back to the days when I used to cruise down to my local arcade and plug quarters into the Street Fighter stand-up game. Some of you may not remember such places, but let me assure you that they did exist. And if ever a character deserved to get out of the fighting lifestyle and start up a successful restaurant, it’s Dhalsim. It’s practical, it’s affordable and it’s available through society6 – just $15 bucks.
2) ‘Imperial Damacy’ T-shirt
I don’t care what anyone says, stormtrooper + katamari = best thing ever. Another t-shirt, this gift is for those that love the geek in their life, but not enough to pay more than $22 for a present. Also available through society6.
3) Deckard Replica Trenchcoat
Replicas are usually pretty fkn expensive, but they are equally awesome. This trenchcoat, modeled after the one Deckard wore in Blade Runner, kicks major ass. If you have the $499 to spend and think you know someone who can pull it off, buy it over at abbyshot. They also have some pretty cool other stuff, if trenchcoats aren’t your thing.
4) Cthulhu Dice Bag
The Cthulhu dice bag is a perfect gift for the gaming geek that has an affinity for our dark lord and master. There’s no evidence, but I have it on good authority that the bag will cause your d20s to roll more crits. You can purchase it through amazon for the random amount of $21.76.
5) ‘Team Dexter’ Beer Stein
It’s pretty much a given that a large portion of the geek population are also alcoholics. So why not display your addiction to Dexter while getting drunk? You can calmly sip your drink while you plan out who you’re going to stalk that night. Just head over to cafepress and pick one up for $20.50. Also available in many other Dexter-themed logos.
6) Action Figure Field Bag
The message on this field bag says it all. Any collector would be proud to own this, assuming they were proud of their action figure collection, that is. Also available in other varieties of packs, to match your outfit. Buy at cafepress for $29.50.
7) McFarlane’s Walking Dead Figures
I have to admit, I’m not much of a big action figure guy these days. I loved my old Star Wars and He-Man figures “back in the day”, but quality leaves something to be desired with recent products. McFarlane’s stuff, however, is still some of the best on the market if you’re looking for detail. These Walking Dead figures are just pretty and to start a collection off you can get a five-set for just $104.99 at toywiz.
8) PKE Meter Replica
With all this talk about a Ghostbusters 3, I thought it only appropriate that one on this list be themed to that old classic franchise. The PKE Meter Replica may not help you in detecting ghosts, but it looks good sitting on a shelf or mounted on the wall. Of course, it’ll cost you $109.99 over at bidbadtoystore, but good replicas are always worth it.
Ever been sitting around the house and had to ask yourself “Sex or video games?” Yes, it’s a dilemma that most people face in their lives, some of us on a daily basis. Now, you can have the best of both worlds! The Mojowijo is a sex toy that hooks up to your Wii controller. Both “his” and “hers” are available and you can even play against your significant other (or random strangers?) online. Check out the Mojowijo website for product details and pricing.
10) EmeraldCityComicon Tix
I have saved the best for last – a present that crosses boundaries of age, gender, race, species and all that other stuff. Emerald City Comicon tickets! This coming year the event is taking place from March 1st to the 3rd and will be hosting names such as Patrick Stewart, Adam West and Gillian Anderson. It’s just $65.00 for all three days (though expect to pay 5 times that for a hotel room). You can grab a ticket over at the ECC website.