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Christmas gift ideas for weird people

If you don’t know any “Weird Al” fans, you need new friends.

For everyone else, you might be wondering what to buy them for Christmas. Sure, you could gift some CDs or vinyl, but that’s too normal, isn’t it? Here are some alternatives for your Weirdest friends…

That’s eleven awesome things to choose from. That’s right, eleven, not ten. Because a “top ten” list would be too normal.

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Christmas gift ideas for people who think Baby Yoda is adorbs (which is EVERYONE)

Baby Yoda the Mandalorian The Child Star Wars Disney Plus Christmas Gift Ideas

The Mandalorian is awesome, and Baby Yoda (or “The Child”) has stolen the hearts of everyone who has laid eyes on him. Of course, there is no shortage of Baby Yoda merch available or on the horizon.

Currently, it is mostly shirts (and a lot of those are pretty awesome), but there are a few other things floating around…

Baby Yoda Funko Pop The Child The Mandalorian Star Wars Disney Plus Christmas Gift Ideas

There are also several “Baby Yoda” items coming after Christmas (check the release dates before ordering!)

AT ST Raider Klatooinian Raider The Mandalorian Star Wars Disney Plus Christmas Gift Ideas

And if you like the other characters and accessories from The Mandalorian (again, check those release dates)…

Christmas gift ideas for action figure lovers

Funko popped up on my radar several years ago with their “Pop” vinyl collectibles. Over the past couple of years, they have added other styles to their repertoire, and I really love the DC “Primal Age” figures and Thundercats and horror icon “Savage World” collections. While I have seen some negative reviews on these MOTU-style figures, we did purchase some last year and did not have any issues with them. Read the reviews and proceed at your own risk.

Superman

DC “Primal Age”

Tygra Thundercats

Thundercats “Savage World”

Jason Friday the 13th

Horror Icons “Savage World”

Christmas gift ideas for the Whovian in your life

Doctor Who Funko Pop

Doctor Who is a global phenomenon. Both the classic and the current series are immensely popular, and as such there are tons of things you can purchase to give fans of the British sci-fi franchise.

I love these Funko Mystery Minis, but…

Funko Mystery Minis

I don’t like getting doubles. The black & white Universal Monsters are exclusive to Walgreens, and the first one (on my birthday) I got was the Wolf Man. My wife went back the next day and bought four more…and one of them was the Wolf Man. What am I supposed to do with two Wolf Men? Offer it up for trade on the blog?

I really want Frankenstein or the Creature from the Black Lagoon. If you have either of these (either color or b&w) and you are willing to trade for Wolfie, let me know!

Random Awesomeness (part 2019.12)

Random Awesomeness


Purchase Let’s Rock by the Black Keys!
 

Random Awesomeness (part 2019.11)

Random Awesomeness


Purchase BCCIV by the Black Country Communion!
 

Random Awesomeness (part 2019.5)

Random Awesomeness

What I’m Reading Right Now: Firefight: The Reckoners, Book Two by Brandon Sanderson. (Yes, still working on it.)


Purchase Feral Roots from Rival Sons!
(Greta Van Fleet is great, no doubt, but Rival Sons rocks harder for my money.)

Funko rules the world, y’all

The Office Funko Pop

I have been following Funko‘s various social media accounts as they reveal upcoming releases at Comic Cons and Toy Fairs. A lot of great stuff on deck, including characters from The Office, Office Space, The Lion King, *NSync, and more.

Shazam Funko Pop

I think the one I am anticipating more than any other is Shazam. I’m a huge Zachary Levi fan, and the trailer for the movie looks hilarious, so this one is definitely going to be added to my collection at some point this year.

But if you’re not into comic book movies or sitcoms or Disney or boybands, never fear…Funko will continue to produce sports-themed Funko Pops in 2019. MLB, NFL, and NASCAR are all among the upcoming releases. Even Muhammad Ali and Babe Ruth are a part of the 2019 roster.

It really doesn’t matter what you’re into. Funko has you covered. Wheel of Fortune? Check. Dawson’s Creek? You bet. Sanford & Son? Yep. Funko has it all.

Unless you want figures from The Greatest American Hero or Edgar Allan Poe. Still waiting for those…

Greatest American Hero

Edgar Allan Poe

Christmas gift ideas for Thundercats fans

ThundercatsI mentioned Thundercats yesterday, so I might as well throw a few ideas out there that the Thundercats fan in your life will love.

Visual Media

Music

Thundercats Superman comicBooks

Toys and Collectibles

Feline Rhapsody Queen parody ThundercatsAttire

Other odds & ends

Coming Soon…

Thunderbrats Garbage Pail Kids parody

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