While the flux-capacitor hasn’t been perfected, and we can’t help you fix any past holiday humbuggery, maybe we can help you get this holiday season off to a good start.
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 Nick Bungay’s list of Nerdful things. Check back tomorrow for Matthew Jackson‘s list. To see archive of this feature, click HERE.
1. Ultimate Kate or Die #1 by Kate Leth
Tattoos, relationships, lesbians and guinea pigs. What does all of this have to do with comics? Everything, that’s what. This collection of comic strips from Nova Scotia artist Kate Leth is on sale now for a steal at $5 a pop, and it’s well worth the price. Featuring strips on everything from cosplay and tattoo etiquette, to the secret relationship between Spider-Man and Deadpool, it’s 32 pages of fun wrapped up in one neat, shelf fitting package. Although, if you live in the Halifax area, just go over to Strange Adventures Comix & Curiosities, they’re always holding a few issues just in case and you might even meet Kate.
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2. Batman Apron from ThinkGeek
Show people you know how to cook like the Dark Knight, with your very own apron printed to look like Batman’s costume. Sure, it won’t let you become a rich playboy with a cave full of tools to fight, but you can cook a mean burger faster then Superman can make ice cubes. Warning: Batman apron will not protect you from broken backs by men in masks. $24.99
3. The Home Alone Collection (Blu-ray) from Amazon
Before he became the pencil thin, walking death we know today, Macaulay Culkin was the adorable young kid behind the first two Home Alone movies. Relive the moments of the early Culkin days with the Home Alone Collection, that’s Home Alone and Home Alone 2 all in one package for $10.49 a set. Might as well remember Kevin now before he’s forgotten for yet another Christmas.
4. Caboose Heart Women’s Baseball T-shirt by Rooster Teeth
Just because it winter doesn’t mean you can’t wear some awesome baseball tees. So why not grab a Rooster Teeth Caboose Heart baseball shirt for your special lady. Available in all sizes for $24.95 you can have yours in as little as three days, right before the holidays. And, if that doesn’t suit you there’s always more over at the Rooster Teeth online store
5. The Doctor, Handcrafted Luxury Bar Soap by Madame Jacqueline’s Apothecary
Ever wanted to smell like The Doctor without having to get covered in some kind of alien substance or strange love triangle between your companion and her husband? Well, you’re in luck! Thanks to Madame Jacqueline’s Apothecary and her line of Doctor Who theme soaps. From “The Doctor”; which smells like clover and ivy with jasmine and vetiver to “Hello Sweetie”, a mixture of candied apples, pomegranate, fresh ivy and oak moss. The ladies (or gentlemen) will love you for it for $7.50 a bar. Allons-y!
6. Minecraft Light-Up Torch from ThinkGeek
Monsters got you down thanks to you not mining any coal before dark? Well, tell those losers to “shove off!” you’ve got the Minecraft light up torch, it’s coal free and you can hang it anywhere you want. For $34.99 it’s safety you can literally hang on to, unless you want creepers sneaking up behind you in the dark.
7. Achievement Hunter Boy Band Poster by Rooster Teeth
You hear that? That silence is the sound of your achievement hunting being put to shame by the guys of Rooster Teeth‘s Achievement Hunter. So get inspired to get back in the game with the Achievement Hunter Boy Band Poster featuring Geoff, Jack, Michael, Ray, Ryan and Gavin in their now famous ovary busting pose. For $10.95 this 2 feet by 3 feet poster can be yours, making sure every game you play is 100 percent complete.
8. Doctor Who: Ride in Dalek from the BBC
They’re the single most intimidating foe the Doctor has ever faced, and now your child is in control of one. Powered by a rechargeable 6v battery motor with 360 degree steering and a maximum speed of 3km per hour, complete with lights and 10 authentic button activated Dalek phrases, this rideable Dalek will make your child the terror of the neighborhood. For £149.99 or $240.60 your kid can be on their way to destroying the universe in style.
Recognized for their nearly perfect game play, and killer world/character design, Batman Arkham Asylum and Arkham City were the best Batman games in video game history. Batman and his rogues gallery of villains have a gritty, real-world look to them. Completely bad-ass, if you ask me. If you’re going to own any Batman figures, these are they ones you want displayed on your shelf! Price for 5 figure set (includes The Riddler – 6.7 h • Catwoman – 6.5 h • Batman – (Detective Mode Variant) – 6.75 h • Hush – 6.8 h • Jervis Tetch: The Mad Hatter – 4.25 h) $99.99
10. Retro Duo Portable NES/SNES Game System from ThinkGeek
Yes, you’re reading this right: a portableversion of the Retro Duo NES/SNES system. So now you can take your 8-bit NES and 16-bit SNES games on the road!
The Retro Duo Portable Game System is pretty much the dream configuration for any retro gamer. Not only can you play solo, but it also hooks up to full-sized televisions as well. It also comes with two extension controllers enabling tag-team, two-player gaming. In addition, the extension controllers work with the embedded screen on the main unit or the TV-out display. This means that you can play Super Mario Kart head-to-head in the backseat or in the basement on the big screen.