Seasons Greetings from the Odinson,
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Christmas is almost here and it’s time for Odinson’s annual Christmas List of Ideas for that special someone on your shopping list. ‘Tis the season to be jolly and I have picks for everyone. Use this link to see the shipping schedule in order to get your package there by Christmas Day (Holidays Shipping Schedule).
If Thou art reading this column then chances are ye have someone in thy life, a friend or family member, who is a collector. And for some, collecting is not just relegated to comics and graphic novels. Nay, the realm of collecting stretches far and wide and includes many, many different and unique items. Fear not! The Odinson has assembled the finest list of enchanting collectibles to meet thy Holiday shopping needs.
Collector Tumblers and Cups – The Tumbler brings back that magical time from your youth when you’d enjoy a nice meal alongside your favorite super heroes, cartoon characters, and All-Stars of pop culture. They look fantastic displayed on a shelf and they’re as varied as the taste of the collectors themselves. For your DC lover there are Batman and Superman Tumblers and a JLA Pitcher! For your Marvel fan there are Spider-Man and Hulk Tumblers and even Tumblers of more obscure characters like Shang Chi, the Master of Kung Fu and Adam Warlock. For that child of the 80s there are the Goonies and Masters of the Universe Tumbler Sets and for that child of the 90s a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles set. For the horror fan there are the Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th Tumblers. There’s also a plethora of classic cartoon characters like Droopy Dog, Woody Woodpecker, and Dudley Do-Right as well as Donald Duck, Garfield, and the cast of Looney Tunes. There are Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Star Trek, Star Wars and the Odinson’s personal favorite Tumbler – Space Ghost! Check out our extensive list of Collectible Glassware and I’m sure you’ll find the right glass for that special someone.
DC Comics Chess Figurine and Magazine – With this amazing item you get three gifts in one, a fantastic figurine of your favorite DC hero or villain, a collectible magazine full of all sorts of wonderful information like origins, lists of greatest adventures, allies, and foes, and another piece on the road to assembling the ultimate chess set. Each figurine is handcrafted and painted and looks amazing when displayed on the shelf or this unique Chess Board.
Classic Marvel Character Statues – Not to be outdone, Marvel (along with their friends at Dark Horse) present a series of mini statues of their Marvel Characters as they first appeared when the Marvel Age exploded onto the scene back in 1961. These are your favorite super heroes as they were originally conceived. There’s the Amazing Spider-Man and Doctor Strange based on the art of Steve Ditko, Marvel’s First Family, the Fantastic Four, X-Men and the Mighty Thor based on the art of Jack Kirby. These collectible statues are perfect for that Marvel fan that has been around for years or even the new fan that appreciates the history of the House of Ideas.
The Knight Rider Electronic KITT Replica – This is, without a doubt, one of the coolest collectibles to cross my desk. Any fanboy that grew up in the 80s remembers the distinct voice of KITT, the awesome super car from the classic action/adventure TV series Knight Rider. This is a 1/15 scale replica of the very crime-fighting car that Michael Knight drove in the series. And even more amazing, it actually speaks! Featuring working lights and sound effects, with a push of the button let the nostalgia begin as this replica speaks to you in the very same and distinct voice from the show. I cannot do this item justice with words alone but this collectible definitely gets the Odinson’s stamp of approval. It’s really cool. NOTE: If this item meets your fancy you may also want to check out other model kits based on iconic pop culture vehicles from Smokey and the Bandit, Ghostbusters, Miami Vice, and Back to the Future.
The Mighty Thor Bottle Opener – It goes without saying, but this is a must have for any fan of the Protector of Earth Realm and Scion of fabled Asgard. This replica of mighty Mjolnir may not grant you the power of Thor but it will surely give you the strength to pop the top of your favorite beverage. Plus, it just looks really cool.
Power Battery and Ring Prop – Speaking of Cool. The Blackest Night tale introduced the many different colors of the DCU’s Lanterns, and now you can possess them all with these amazing Power Battery and Ring props. Even more amazing is that a special key activates the power of the Corps. Just turn out the lights and marvel as your Batteries and Rings light up the darkness with the power of their righteous glow.
Collectible Magnets – When I was a kid, magnets were used to display my mighty B+ in math on the refrigerator so all the world could see. Now, magnets have become just as collectible as anything else. Whether it’s a DC icon like Superman or Wonder Woman or a mighty Marvel hero like Captain America or Thor or even pop culture icons like Knight Rider or Game of Thrones, with our diverse selection of collectible magnets, you can be sure to find the right magnet for that special person in your life.
Doctor Who Monster Invasion Card Game – This specially packaged item features a magazine filled to capacity with fun Doctor Who facts and information and comes with a pack of nine official Doctor Who trading game cards. But the gem of this particular item is that it also comes with a 9-in. tall replica of the Doctor’s most prized possession – the TARDIS! Not only does the TARDIS look super cool on your mantle but pop it open and you’ll find six compartments for storing and protecting your Doctor Who trading cards!
Collector Buttons – Now here’s a gift idea where you can really let your imagination take over. Peruse our extensive selection of collectible buttons and pick which flair best defines your favorite fanboy or girl. Don’t just settle for the classic Batman Logo, find the color scheme you want. Pick your favorite DC Hero or Marvel Hero and let the world know by proudly wearing his or her button. The Caped Crusader has an amazing assortment of buttons from which to choose. You can also choose which Lantern Corps represents you. Choose your favorite Mortal Kombat kombatant and win the tournament. Perhaps you want to share your favorite quote from the Princess Bride or go old school with the classic 80s lineup of the X-Men. This is your chance to find the fanboy flair that best represents you.
Superman Forever and Batman: The Dark Crusader Mini Statues – Now these are truly incredible. Based on the artwork of Alex Ross, these gorgeous statues present the World’s Finest at their finest. There is nothing more iconic in all of comics than Clark Kent saying those magical words “This is a job for Superman!” and ripping open his shirt to reveal the most powerful symbol for justice. And almost equally as iconic is the Dark Knight Detective, standing high atop a skyscraper, this dark avenger overlooking Gotham City as his ebony cape billows majestically in the wind. Both statues stand about 6 ½-in. tall and would make fine editions to any collector’s shelf or display case.
There you have it folks, an astounding list of gift ideas for the upcoming Holiday Season. Be sure to get your orders in on time (see Holidays Shipping Schedule) and have a wonderful and safe Christmas Vacation.
Merry Christmas, from the Odinson