This week we talk about our impressions of the new Starz show, Ash vs. Evil Dead, but perhaps more importantly, we offer up a few gifts for those loved ones out there in our first ever Holiday Gift Guide!
Show Notes/Gift Guide!
Media (Movies, Video Games, Books)
Rick and Morty Season 1 - $19-$23
Wubbalubba dub dub! If you haven’t seen this show, you have to. If you haven’t bought the DVD/Blu ray to support the show, you owe it to yourself, on behalf of great writing and overall great comedy, to make the purchase.
Fallout 4 - $59.99
We had an ENTIRE episode dedicated to Fallout. We’d be remiss if we didn’t wholeheartedly recommend picking up this game for yourself or a loved one. War never changes, and neither does our endorsement
Super Mario Maker - Wii U $59.99
One of the most unique games on the Wii U, Super Mario Maker rolls 30 years of Mario history into one game where you get to design the levels. Share levels with friends online or play through other’s creations.
The EC Archives Tales from the Crypt Vol I - $33
Brandon wrote about his love of the anthology back in October (link to Geekade) and this collection is part of where it all started.
Ready Player One - $9-$16
Do you like video games? Do you like references to video games? Travis loved this novel and we think you or one of your nerdified friends will appreciate this dystopian tale!
Star Wars Shattered Empire TP $17
For the Star Wars fan in your life that is looking for more ‘canon’ in the Star Wars universe this collection of the four Star Wars shattered empire comics tells the story of what happened just after Return of the Jedi and sets the stage for The Force Awakens.
Tech Toys (Electronics and other gadgets)
Sphero BB-8 Droid - $179 on Amazon
Control this little guy with a smartphone or tablet and bring the fun of your own astromech droid home for the holidays.
AppleTV - $149 for the 32GB and $199 for 64GB
The new AppleTV had a touchpad remote and can stream movies and music from iTunes as well as Netflix, Hulu, HBO, ESPN and many more. And now, GAMES!
If you don’t want to go with Apple, a great alternative is the Roku 4 ($149) which offers tons of the streaming services options and even 4K video.
Boosted Board - Start at $999
These electric powered longboards are really impressive and some models can get up to 22mph. They come with a bluetooth remote that you use to adjust your speed. These have been called the Tesla of skateboards.
Moment Wide Lens - $99.99
An attachable lens for your mobile device. Allows for wider shots with minimal distortion. Great for the mobile photographer on the go and for upgrading those Instagrams. They also have a great series of cases which include a shutter button and better grip.
Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones - $299
Sure, headphones are expensive. It’s like that old saying, “You can lead a gift horse to water, but watch out for its mouth.” If you’re looking to travel a great deal, or study at a local coffee shop without distraction, these great headphones will make you feel isolated and removed from modern society… all while listening to great tunes... err... Apathetic Enthusiasm!
Geek Gifts (General nerdy stuff that geeks will love)
Loot Crate - $18-$20 (w/ shipping) per month based on #
Great collection of curated nerd gifts delivered every month. Have not been disappointed. Can also do Level Up crates or the new Anime Crate.
Nerd Block - $14 - $20 plus shipping
You get to pick different categories including; Classic, Arcade, Scifi, horror, comic, and Jr Boys/Girls.
King of Tokyo - $39.99
King of Tokyo: Power Up Expansion - $19.99
The base game is excellent and great for beginners and experts alike. Easy to pick up and learn. The expansion, as many expansions do, improves the game and enhances, without sacrificing, the core mechanics.
Star Wars Original Trilogy Lamp With Illuminated Lightsabers - $199.95
This is pretty expensive for a lamp but it’s pretty cool looking. Before Ep VII rolls out, it will be nice to know where Luke’s lightsaber ended up… on a lamp… in your home.