Days five through eight are brought to us courtesy of our associate good girl gone geek friend Amanda Altier. She’s a fabulous mom geek and has some suggestions for kids too.
I would love to see anything from Her Universe under my tree (Bex interjecting to say she is eyeballing the BSG toaster necklace pictured below). For those of you not in the know about the fantastic apparel, jewelry and accessories over at Her Universe, go take a look! Created by fellow girl geek and actress Ashley Eckstein (the voice of Ahsoka Tano on Cartoon Network’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars), after she noticed a major lack of fan girl accessories and clothing, Her Universe has fun stuff from the Star Wars, and Battlestar galaxies as well as products from many SyFy channel television shows and original movies. I love the tongue and cheek approach that Eckstein has with her designs. Seriously, who wouldn’t love a Sharktopus tee shirt to romp around in? They’re too much fun to pass up.
I have recently become wildly obsessed with the Song of Ice and Fire series. At the moment, I am slowly making my way through A Feast For Crows. My hope was to be just finishing up A Dance With Dragons when the second season of HBO’s adaptation of Game of Thrones premieres in April, sadly, I think I might be finished with the books available before the start of the second season. If you too, or someone on your list, is mad for all things Westeros – get over to the store at HBO.com They have everything from dragon’s egg paperweights, to posters and wall plaques, key chains and jewelry and my personal favorites house tee shirts. (Proffitt here asking HBO to add a plush direwolf to their store please). Represent your favorite house, from the wildly popular Starks and the infamous Lannisters, to (my personal favorite) the Tyrells and the Greyjoys. I am also very excited about the upcoming multi-platform Game of Thrones video game, but sadly, that won’t be out until well after the winter holidays.
Have you discovered Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time yet? Adventure Time takes me back to my early childhood in the late 1970s, when cartoons were vivid and just plain weird. This ultra fantastical and extremely imaginative cartoon showcases the adventures of Finn the human and his sidekick, Jake the dog. Now my favorite, wacky heroes can be found in cuddly Slamacow form. Part pillow pet, part action figure, these squishy 20 inch characters come to life when you squish their tummies by saying some of the sillier quotes from the television show. Sadly, due to the high popularity of the program, many retailers are already sold out.
For the little Jedi in your house, consider the new Jedi Force series from the Playskool Heroes line. More specifically, consider the Millennium Falcon set from the series. The action figures are really well made. They are incredibly sturdy, articulated and made to be played with. This set not only features the ship, Han, Chewy and all their spacey accessories. Perhaps, my most favorite part of the set is the fact that the ship opens up to reveal the interior of the ship, a feature lacking in a lot of these toys, allowing the awesome adventures to continue on a much more expansive level.
Thanks Amanda! You’ve given us both some ideas.
Stuff we geek out about…
- A Little Something for the Fellas (2)
- A Little Something for the Ladies (9)
- Avengers Boot Camp (9)
- Before the Movie – Trailers (13)
- Editorials and Reviews (136)
- Interviews (19)
- Miscellaneous Geekery (48)
- Nostalgia (17)
- Sandman Re-Read (11)
- Three Favorite Things (4)
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