The Best Collectible, Toy and Game Gifts Of 2014

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Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities: Limited Edition $600: I own the book that comes with this set, and its a great tabletop book. The set includes a bunch of replicas and comes in a very nice looking package.

Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities brings together the inspirations, personal notebooks and passions of the renowned writer-director. This visionary filmmaker’s expression and distinct visions can be explored with commentary, interview text, annotations and journal entries. The visual history of del Toro’s work and personal archive showcases his fascination with monsters. Designed in a replica of a cabinet, this deluxe anthology brings together reproduced journal pages, sketches, props, and more from the imaginative genius who created such accomplishments as: Cronos, Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth as well as numerous other films and novels. The ultimate limited edition collectible book contains a foreword by James Cameron, an afterword by Tom Cruise, and contributions from other luminaries, including Neil Gaiman and John Landis, among others.

QMx's Star Trek Enterprise NX-01 Artisan Replica

QMx’s Star Trek Enterprise NX-01 Artisan Replica $4000

With breathtaking grace, the dual-nacelled Enterprise established United Earth as a legitimate interstellar power and was the first human-made starship to hit warp 5. Now the ship under Captain Jonathan Archer in the Star Trek series, Enterprise, can be yours. QMx is pleased to offer this starship built to the exact specifications and dimensions of the CG studio model. Our screen-accurate Artisan replica is 1:350 scale. And, as an added bonus, each NX-01 will come with a dedication plaque signed by the ship’s creator Doug Drexler, one of the best-known, most-prolific and most-admired designers in science-fiction television. Custom Electronics & Lighting Custom-built electronics in the QMx Enterprise NX-01 control a complex lighting system that boasts more than 150 LEDs, including torpedoes and phaser arrays with sound effects. Other high-quality LEDs illuminate: Warp and impulse engines Rotating Bussard collectors Navigational and deflector arrays Anti-collision and formation signals Interiors Superior Construction The body of the Enterprise NX-01 Artisan Replica is constructed of the best materials available. It has been carefully finished and hand painted with multiple layers of metallic automotive paint to create a textured Aztec pattern. Creating this real miniature from a CG model was both challenging and enjoyable. Our Enterprise NX-01 Replica sits on a mirrored base that’s perfect for showing off the details on the underside of the ship – framed with a faux metal hull plate and bracketed by four plaques. Plaques on either side of the ship include the ship’s name and edition number. Purchasers may request the following customizations of the base: Change of Color — Champagne, steel, copper or bronze, or a combination of these colors. Center Insert — May be mirrored, gloss black or white. Custom Engraving — You may have the base inscribed with a phrase of your choice, for an additional charge.

Lil’ Mikey

Lil’ Mikey Vinyl Figure from Mike Mitchell and Mondo Toys $85: I’m not a huge fan of Mike Mitchell’s Just Like Us series of art, but people love em. I will say this, while I think the series is too cartoony for my tastes, this figure is awesome — it is a perfect adaptation of Mike’s artwork. I think I’d buy a ton of figures based on the series if Mondo produces them.

Based on artist Mike Mitchell’s series, Just Like Us, Lil Mikey is a direct translation of his take on Michelangelo. Featuring an articulated head, and accurate TMNT ice cream on a popsicle stick. Note: this item will not ship until 1st Qtr 2015. Shipping date is approximate.

QMx's Serenity Film-Scale Artisan Replica

QMx’s Serenity Film-Scale Artisan Replica $7496: Another dream buy for any Whedon fanatic.

Quite simply, this is the biggest, most-detailed, most-impressive replica of Serenity ever created. QMx has spent the last decade in the tireless pursuit of this ship right here. And while we’ve produced many fine versions of Captain Mal’s boat before, we couldn’t help but feel there was just that little bit more we wanted to add, that extra bit of shiny we wanted to include. We wanted nothing less than to create the ultimate version of Serenity. Because until we achieved that, we can’t truly say we’ve done the finest ship in the Verse justice. What you see before you here the culmination of that dream. No detailed spared, no interior left unbuilt, this is the version of Serenity never to be eclipsed. Fact is, the only way to do better will be to wait 500 years and buy your own Series 3 Firefly! Screen-Accurate Details Created from the digital files of the Serenity from the sci-fi TV series, Firefly. The QMx FX Cinema Arts model shop created the 3-D files, prototyped and 3-D printed this replica. Then QMx artisans did all the mold work and casting to make this screen-accurate replica of Serenity at 1:124 scale. Our Serenity Film-Scale Replica features: Incredible complexity. More than 250 parts — cast and laser cut. Extra strength. Steel skeletal structure and internal brass structure for main engine rotation. Interior bling. More than 100 LEDs controlled by a 12-volt system. Multi-layered colors. A total of 25 different colors of high-quality studio paints. No decals. All graphics on Serenity are painted on by hand, even Serenity’s logo. Exquisite details. Miniature bridge with crew members, galley with furniture and cargo bay with cargo. Movable parts. Manually operable cargo bay door and hinged reactor vent covers. Wireless remote. Custom electronics created by QMx FX Cinema Arts with a four-channel remote control. Effects include: Interior lighting for the bridge, galley and cargo bay, and illuminates docked shuttles. Active formation lights Rotating gravity rotor lights Reactor housing illumination with a hard burn and twinkling firefly effect. Cool display. Serenity’s lighted display base is a box stand with a Translight inset of a nebula. It features a 12-inch steel stand that adjusts at a variety of angles for optimal display. Pro prop crate. Each Serenity is shipped in custom-cut foam and stored in a hand-built wooden apple crate, just like what the pros use to safeguard their props

Robocop ED-209 Sixth Scale Figure by Hot Toys

Robocop ED-209 Sixth Scale Figure by Hot Toys $371: I have this set up in my living room and everyone who comes over always comments on how cool it is.

Hot Toys presents the iconic Robocop baddie Speaks 3 memorable quotes along with different sound effects Includes interchangeable battle damaged arm Improved articulation in the arms, legs, and claws to better simulate the robot’s movements Approximately 35 cm (nearly 14 inches) tall

Iron Man Mark XLII (42) Iron Man Sixth Scale Figure by Hot Toys $345: All of the Hot Toys Iron Man figures are incredible and this one is no exception.

Authentic likeness of Mark XLII from Iron Man 3 Approximately 31 cm tall with over 36 points of articulation Features battle damaged head sculpt with helmet, featuring authentic likeness of Robert Downey Jr. as Mark XLII Includes 3 interchangeable palms, regular armor, and battle armor Button Cell batteries required (included)

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LEGO Creator: Palace Cinema

LEGO Creator: Palace Cinema $149: This is a really big fun set to build and display:

It’s premiere night at the Palace Cinema. Illuminate the night sky with the spotlights as the child star arrives in a fancy black limousine. Gather the crowd on the star-studded sidewalk, then head into the detailed lobby with a concession stand and ticket area. Take the grand staircase into the theater with a large screen, movie projector and reclining chairs for 6 minifigures. Introducing the latest addition to the LEGO Modular Buildings series, the highly detailed, 2-story Palace Cinema corner building. This collectible model features a sidewalk of the stars, brick-built entrance doors, posters, sign frontage, a tower with spires and rooftop decorations. Includes 6 minifigures: child actress, chauffeur, female guest, male guest, photographer and cinema worker.

 

Disney Infinity Marvel figures

Disney Infinity Marvel Figures $14/each: I don’t even have the Disney Infinity game but I own a bunch of the Pixar and Marvel figures — they just look cool.

LEGO Batman The Tumbler

LEGO Batman The Tumbler $324: Another great LEGO set.
Features an armored exterior, adjustable top wings, detailed interior and huge rubber-tread racing tires Batman and The Joker minifigures are new and exclusive to this set! Model includes new LEGO front wheels Includes a fact sheet about the Tumbler vehicle used in The Dark Knight Trilogy movies featuring Batman Tumbler measures over 5″ (15cm) high, 15″ (40cm) long and 9″ (24cm) wide
SAM RAIMI, THE DIRECTOR OF DEMONS! Action Figure
SAM RAIMI, THE DIRECTOR OF DEMONS! Action Figure $65: This very limited edition action figure was a New York Comic Con exclusive and Credenda Studios is selling their few leftovers online. This could be a great gift for someone obsessed with director Sam Raimi.

“Fed up with the poor state of current horror films and how CGI has taken over to tried and true tradition of prop making is Raimi, Sam Raimi…And this time he means business. Raimi is here to take out the garbage with the vengeance of 100 flesh-possessing demons. All those that oppose him will be met with a Super 8 Close Up!” Sam Raimi action figure coming in at 3.75″ tall. Completely hand-made and hand-painted by Beau Greener of Credenda Studios. The head was digitally sculpted by Tyler Ham in order to capture the closest likeness of Sam Raimi. The illustrations are by Steve Willhite, a local comic book illustrator. Edition of 50 NOTE: These are the leftovers from New York Comic Con. So once they’re gone they’re gone!

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