By Jarrett Kruse, MJ Ortiz, Bob Trate, and Evan Liss

Like so many holiday shoppers, we love waiting until the last minute and 2017 is no exception. That being said, with so many offerings for Junkies this year to get their mitts on, the AFJ team decided to collectively put together a can't miss list of what you can still purchase in time to get it under the tree or away from the fire of the menorah. So without much intro, let's just dive right in and see what the Junkie staff has picked for you guys to spend your hard earned dollars on. I went a little overboard with my picks in the hopes that someone sees it and buys me at least half of my choices. Doubtful, but I believe in holiday miracles!

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JARRETT'S PICKS - FOR THE GRIZZLED JUNKIE VETERAN

This is my favorite time of year so I really wanted to dig in when putting this list together to cover the whole gamut of toys available for every level of Junkie. From as little as $20 up to the $300 level, collectively, the AFJ team tried to put together a master list for all level of Junkies and income brackets. Basically, there is something for everybody here so dig in, enjoy and get those orders in fast!

MATTEL VIEW-MASTER VR VIEWER STARTER PACK ($29.99)
View Master

The VIEW-MASTER baby!! The cornerstone of my childhood has returned for a 21st Century upgrade and I already ordered mine. When you think about it, the VIEW-MASTER we grew up with is the perfect childhood toy to be reinvented for the age of Virtual Reality. It is a full 360-degree VR experience, kid & Junkie friendly and includes 1 viewer, 1 preview reel & 1 phone adapter. So enjoy the 360-degree photospheres of this re-imagined classic as you view famous places, landmarks, nature & planets. You just download one of the Apps on your smartphone and with a few clicks of the lever, you are in a different world utilizing Google Cardboard technology that is compatible iOS and Android smartphones.

AFJ PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2zkjDvv

MCFARLANE TOYS STRANGER THINGS CHIEF HOPPER & ELEVEN ($17.99 EACH)

Stranger Things McFarlaneThere is not much of a hotter property out there than STRANGER THINGS so I was very excited to hear that McFarlane Toys had taken the reigns. I have never been much of a WALKING DEAD guy so I wanted to see what they could do with another go to TV staple. Junkies have been mopping up the first two figures in the series off of pegs since the start of December and I can't wait for the 10" deluxe Demigorgon coming soon.

AFJ ELEVEN PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2BsZ0M2

AFJ HOPPER PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2kgdjjQ

DC COMICS DESIGNER SERIES SUPERMAN & BATMAN BY LEE BERMEJO ($23.99 EACH)

Superman and BatmanIf there was one line that I was super-bummed was canceled in 2017, it was most definitely the DC DESIGNER SERIES by one of my favorite artists, Lee Bermejo. The good news is that you can still purchase the flagship Batman & Superman figures for the time being while Lex Luthor and I think it was Green Lantern too. Anyway, bottom line, the line was canceled and these are the remnants left over and they are some of my favorites of 2017. Easily the best Batman & Superman figures at this price point available for the holidays.

AFJ SUPERMAN PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2CBTJSR

AFJ BATMAN PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2kfkWnz

NECA ROBOCOP VS. TERMINATOR ENDOCOP & TERMINATOR DOG ACTION FIGURE 2-PACK ($29.99)

RoboCopI put this set in my December Pre-Order list and although you won't receive it until January, the 1992 Dark Horse comic book inspired set written and drawn by legends Frank Miller & Walt Simonson. The 7-inch scale action figure 2-pack contains the EndoCop and Terminator Dog both sporting between 20 and 25 points of articulation. Naturally, the EndoCop comes with the signature Auto 9 pistol accessory and NECA never spares us with awesome packaging to boot.

AFJ PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2BIZOQH

MEZCO PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE ONE:12 COLLECTIVE STEALTH DEATHSTROKE ($80)

Deathstroke
To me, and this is just my opinion, seeing DEATHSTROKE at the end of JUSTICE LEAGUE was the best part of the movie. But that is just me gang! Still, I am psyched to get my mitts on this new PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE from MEZCO's ONE:12 COLLECTIVE. It comes with more extras than most kids Christmas lists and includes over 30 points of articulation, hand-painted authentic detailing, interchangeable hands, armored collars, shoulder pads, chest armor, a machine & handgun and other accessories. Slade Wilson never looked so bada$$! Oh, and let's not forget about the sniper rifle, sheath & sword, maskless head with eye-patch and grenade launcher.

AFJ PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2CC4ch7

HOT TOYS COMMANDO JOHN MATRIX 1/6 SCALE ACTION FIGURE ($229.99)

HOT TOYS COMMANDO JOHN MATRIX 1/6 SCALE ACTION FIGUREBefore he said, "Come with me if you want to live," Ah-Nuld was the baddest COMMANDO in the history of the military. I remember my Dad giving me and my brother a choice between seeing Chuck Norris' INVASION U.S.A or COMMANDO, we chose the latter and to this day it is still one of my favorite action flicks. Not just 80's action flicks but ALL action flicks. Since it is HOT TOYS, this baby has more firepower than I can even comprehend. I am not even going to paste everything that you get with this figure because you will be reading for a full 20 minutes. All I know is that I need this figure in my life!

AFJ PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2CHHiF7

PLAYMOBIL GHOSTBUSTERS FIREHOUSE PLAYSET ($69.99)

Ghostbusters Fire House
I would have killed for this 30+ years ago as I attempted to make my own Proton Pack with moldy knick-knacks from my parent's attic. Now, kids can reenact their favorite scenes from the original 1984 GHOSTBUSTERS Firehouse Playset from PLAYMOBIL. The set comes with Egon, Ray, Janine & Louis along with the legendary Library Ghost.

Ghostbusters_PlaymobileWhile the ECTO-1 is sold separately, this is still an awesome set if you are looking to introduce your little ones to the original GHOSTBUSTERS films and the old school characters. Use the garage park when you pick up the ECTO-1 (let's face it, if you buy this, you're gonna pick up the ECTO-1!) and you can even lock up all of the ghosts in the Ghost Containment Unit. The set is packed with wall to wall accessories for hunting down all of NYC's ghosts and the set includes a detachable proton pack and later, a ghost trap & a PKE meter. A great gift!

AFJ PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2CYVNW4

DST MARVEL SELECT SPIDER-GWEN ACTION FIGURE ($22.99)

Spider-Gwen Diamond SelectIt is hard to remember a new MARVEL character that has such a meteoric rise in popularity among the Junkieverse. Well just in time for the holidays is the newly minted, Jean St. Jean sculpted SPIDER-GWEN from the ever-expanding Spider-Verse. Standing approximately 6 & 3/4 inches, Gwen comes with interchangeable raised and lowered hoods (nice touch!), various interchangeable hands and a sculpted diorama base with a detailed fallen robot. As always with MARVEL SELECT, we get the awesome display ready signature Select packaging with side panel artwork. A must-have!

AFJ PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2BubsyT

TOYS R US EXCLUSIVE MARVEL SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING OFFICIAL MOVIE EDITION STREAMING SPIDER DRONE ($89.99)

Spider-Man: Homecoming Drone
I have been a Webhead for as long as I can remember so when I got the word a couple of years ago that Spider-Man was finally going to be officially entering the MCU, I was ecstatic. That being said, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING was my favorite MARVEL film of the year from the casting, direction to the amazing costume design. Now, TOYS R US has unveiled the Official Movie Edition Spider-Drone, a fully functional replica of Spidey's drone from the Washington Monument scene. The drone has streaming capabilities, a voice feedback controller and is powered by Sky Viper flight firmware with state of the art tech that makes the drone stable and easy to control. Using the Spider-Drone and its optical surveillance Wi-Fi camera to see and record live streaming video on your smartphone. It is even equipped with unique spider design and inverted motors just like in the film. Using the cutting edge tech of Viper Flight 5 with Flight Assist features like Auto Hover and Auto Land, this is a super fun gift for both kids and adults just getting on the drone bandwagon. And it is now marked down from $119.99 to $89.99 so buy it now before they sell out!

AFJ PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2BgfeMP

RADIO FLYER STAR WARS LUKE SKYWALKER'S LANDSPEEDER ($249.99)

Sandspeeder
I walked past this display at SDCC this past summer and in my whole life, I was never so jealous that I was not still 4 years old and a max weight of 130 pounds. Modeled after the hottest ride on Tattooine from EPISODE IV, Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder is brought to life by none other than RADIO FLYER. This baby fits up to two passengers, an interactive dashboard with lights and real STAR WARS movie sounds and gets up to 5 MPH. It also goes in reverse at 2 MPH and is equipped with a rechargeable 12 Volt battery and charger. As if that was not enough, TOYS R US just knocked the price down from $500 to $249.99!

AFJ PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2oMTZMX

HASBRO STRANGER THINGS OUIJA BOARD ($19.99)

Ouija Stranger Things
AFJ is not responsible if you decide to summon the DEMOGORGON after having too much eggnog!! HASBRO GAMING has a real winner on their hands here with this awesome STRANGER THINGS edition of the classic OUIJA board. The board is made up to look like Joyce's Christmas light communication device with Will from Season 1 so if there is ever a time of year to converse with the Upside Down, it is now!

AFJ PURCHASE LINK: http://amzn.to/2BzrLI4

NERF N-STRIKE ELITE TERRASCOUT REMOTE CONTROL DRONE BLASTER ($199.99)

Nerf Terrascout
I would have won a lot more Army battles as a kid if I had this beast on my side! This is the Cadillac of all things NERF in the brand's history via HASBRO. The ELITE TERRASCOUT delivers the ultimate in blaster performance for your NERF battles. Heck, I may get one of these instead of a home security system to ward off possible intruders and have some fun with the UPS & FedEx carriers!

Kids (and adults) can record battles with this RC drone featuring a live video feed to view "out of sight" targets with the LCD screen on the controller. NERF enthusiasts can even plan out their battlefield attacks to locate targets in advance before launching a hail of darts in their direction. The best part of this piece is that you can record your battles using the onboard camera all operated via the included controller and then share on social media. You can shoot one dart at a time or unleash Hell and deluge your opponents with an up to 18 dart all-out assault!
AFJ PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2BgcHhY

LITTLEBITS STAR WARS DROID INVENTOR KIT ($99.99)

Droid R2-D2
Okay so Papa Junkie emailed me specifically about this item and although sold out right now on Amazon, it will be back in stock on the 22nd just in time for holiday delivery. This is a 6-time award winning set from upstart LITTLEBITS and includes a complete Droid Kit filled with all the electronic blocks, Droid parts, 9V battery and of course, a free App. The set included over 16 missions built into the App so that kids (and big kids like me) can teach their Droid new skills for your respective galaxy. This is the Cadillac of Droid building kits that I have been waiting for since '83 so act fast and get yours now!

AFJ PURCHASE LINK: http://amzn.to/2BNg0QT

BANDAI TAMASHII NATIONS IRON MAN MARK 3 MANGA REALIZATION ACTION FIGURE ($79.99)

Iron-Man SamuraiMama & Papa Junkie got me into this line last year and I have been a die hard fan since. Who knew that mashing up MARVEL with Feudal Japanese warriors could be so awesome looking? It is all about the craftsmanship of these pieces, each figure carefully sculpted as envisioned by the legendary Takayuki Takeya. A Samurai Iron Man is probably the one suit that Tony Stark has not thought of yet but here it is standing 7" tall equipped with two types of optional hands, a katana, and a jetpack. High-tech STARK armor rendered as ancient samurai armor--I love it!

AFJ PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2B2oQXg

WOWWEE FINGERLINGS ($TBD)

FinglerlingsThese are a little out of my wheelhouse but like Hesh from THE SOPRANOS, I know a hit when I see one and FINGERLINGS are a hit! Many are comparing them to last year's HATCHIMALS craze (still a formidable line this season btw) but FINGERLINGS have caught fire as the holidays have drawn closer. I have no AFJ PURCHASE LINK to provide because everybody is seemingly sold out of these cute little monkeys and the secondary market is seeing majorly high money transactions being made to ensure that these are under the tree in time for Santa.

AFJ OFFICIAL FINGERLINGS LINK: https://www.fingerlings.com/

"With Fingerlings, fun is always close at hand. Literally! These miniature baby monkeys cling to your fingers and go where you go. They’re full of hugs, love and mischief—all they need is your care and attention. They react to sound, motion and touch, make fun little monkey noises, and move in ways that will make you squeal with delight. Friendship really is at your fingertips!" - Fingerlings.com

NECA PREDATOR 30th ANNIVERSARY JUNGLE DEMON 1/4 SCALE FIGURE ($124.99)

Predator Neca
Another monster addition from NECA in their landmark 1:4 scale line from the PREDATOR series. I can't believe that the Ah-Nuld classic is already 30 years old but NECA is sure doing right by them with these brilliantly stylized and articulation figures. The JUNGLE DEMON PREDATOR stands an impressive 20-inches tall and is fully posable with retractable wrist blades and a dope looking articulated shoulder cannon. And here's the kicker, this baby is equipped with LED effects to simulate the iconic yellow glowing eyes and phasing effect from the John McTiernan classic. NEED!!

AFJ PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2yZ5MHL

NAMCO TINY ARCADE CLASSIC GAMES ($19.99 EACH)

Arcade Machines
There is no doubt that 80's nostalgia is at its peak and I am totally cool with that because it was my favorite era. I have heard many talented Junkies over the years that create beautiful custom displays ask if anyone produced mini-classic Arcade style games as backdrops. Well, Junkies, our voice has been heard! NAMCO has made this dope looking classic mini-replicas of the full size backlit cabinet games that measure only 3-inches tall! A must-have for my personal shelves with great detail for just $19.99 apiece.

AFJ PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2Bh3WI2

DC COLLECTIBLES BATMAN BAT SIGNAL PROP REPLICA ($249.99)

Bat Signal
Actor Pat Hingle said it best as Commissioner Gordon at the end of Tim Burton's '89 BATMAN, "He gave us a signal!" Emblazon your own Bat-Signal across the sky with this monster featuring the Nolan Trilogy crest of the Dark Knight. The Prop Replica measures a giant 12 3/4" tall by 9" long by 8" deep. It can be powered via USB port with a handy cord included along with 3X "AA" batteries when not plugged into the port. Seeing this at Toy Fair was a real treat but it was impossible for me to make the exit with it, it is just that big!

AFJ PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2oM2fN3

SPINMASTER STAR WARS HERO DROID BB-8 ($149.99)

BB-8 Hero DroidThis little droid that could was the absolute hit of Toy Fair 2017 and now you can own one of your own. The video that we took of the demo was far and away AFJ's most viewed clip of the year on our bustling Facebook page. This little Astromech droid has one big personality, so much so that MJ lost it when it practically started humping my leg during SPINMASTER's demonstration. The user can engage BB-8 using voice commands and even request it to roll into action. Set him to guard mode, sleep mode and get ready to take on the First Order. The "Follow Me" mode is pretty cool to impress the kids with as it will literally roll after you as you walk. It has complete 360-degree R/C movement and stands 19" tall with the antenna extended. Throw in lights and sounds and this is a no-brainer for your Jedi in Training this season.

AFJ PURCHASE LINK: http://amzn.to/2BzoxUZ

NECA 1/4 SCALE MARVEL DOCTOR STRANGE ACTION FIGURE ($99.99)

Doctor Strange
I really cannot stress what an awesome bargain the Quarter-Scale NECA figures are for your hard earned Junkie dollars. Now, we are given Benedict Cumberpatch's DOCTOR STRANGE in full 1/4 scale (Astral Projection sold separately!) for just under a C-note. An absolute bargain for the collector in your life and personally, DOCTOR STRANGE is one of my top 5 MARVEL movies to date so I am really hyped up for this one. It won't ship until January but that's barely two weeks away. Here is what the figure comes with: Sorcerer Supremely poseable with over 25 points of articulation wearing a detailed fabric Cloak of Levitation with an inner wire armature for maximum posing. The figure also includes the Eye of Agamotto, the Doc's signature Sling Ring and a pair of alternate hands. He has come to bargain!

AFJ PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2BJ1nOD

HASBRO STAR WARS THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH ACTION FIGURE WAVE 14 CASE ($174.99)

HASBRO STAR WARS THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH ACTION FIGURE WAVE 14 CASEIf you are an AFJ regular, you know that the STAR WARS BLACK SERIES from HASBRO is one of the most sought-after action figure lines since its debut less than 5 years ago. So why drive all around trying to get all eight figures in the newest wave when you can get a fresh, sealed case from our pals at EntertainmentEarth? The articulation and detail Junkies crave are all there and bonus, this case comes with the coveted EXTENDED UNIVERSE JAINA SOLO figure that is already fetching up to $50 alone on the secondary market. Purchase a case now and be a Jedi among Junkies.

AFJ PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2oMKe1b

DIAMOND SELECT PULP FICTION SERIES 1 ($68.99)

DIAMOND SELECT PULP FICTION SERIES 1I remember walking out of the movie theater as a freshman in college in 1994 in a complete daze at what I had just watched. It was cinematic history; a film like nothing I had ever seen before throwing all of my intro to film classes teaching students classic three-act film structure on its head. Leave it to the wizards at DIAMOND SELECT to finally release the figures that Junkies so richly deserve at an absolute bargain. Be the first on your block to pick up Marsellus Wallace, Butch Coolidge & Jules Winnfield as they were meant to look in action figure form.

AFJ PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2kOo6hH

NECA SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING 1/4 SCALE ACTION FIGURE ($99.99)

SpiderMan_HomecomingYes, it is another pick from the New Jersey-based NECA TOYS! As I mentioned earlier, I am a sucker for their Quarter-Scale line because you are really getting the most bang for your buck at the highest quality. The figure based on the hit film features over 30 points of articulation and comes with 5 pairs of hands and interchangeable eye lenses. An absolute must have that ships right after the New Year so put something aside next Monday that you don't want and make shelf space for NECA's new Spidey!

AFJ PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2jQwjox

 

MJ'S PICKS - FOR THE JUNKIE'S LITTLE ONES

PLAYMATES BEN 10 RUSTBUCKET DELUXE TRANSFORMING VEHICLE PLAYSET ($62.99)

This is a must-have for every Ben 10 Fan out there. I know my 5-year-old son will get hours worth of playtime with this one. Also to be really honest so will I! The iconic vehicle from kids staple BEN 10 transforms into a giant 3-level playset that stands over 2 feet tall. It has tons of features and accessories like the Alien-Vator, Alien Transformation Chamber, grabbing claw, extending bumper and winch, plasma cannon and more!

AFJ PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2D9y4Cz

STAR WARS GALACTIC HEROES BB-8 ADVENTURE BASE PLAYSET ($84.99)


Now, this is another one to start bringing the little guy over to the Dark Side of the STAR WARS world with me. It seems the big thing over the last few years is playsets that double as a larger figure as well. For a father of a son who has way too many playsets and action figures the ability to close them up and store them neatly is a big win. With that aside, this is a nice size playset that comes with a few figures and a great price. This is also at all major shopping outlets and is perfect for a last minute gift.

AFJ PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2kmschq

LEGO STAR WARS COMPLETE SAGA (PRICE VARIES)

Lego Star Wars Complete Saga
This is a present that I have already downloaded on my sons iPad. For Christmas, Santa is going to unlock all the levels which I believe is less than 5 bucks all tolled. This is partially a bribery present because my son has been refusing to watch all the STAR WARS movies with me. However, after only 15 minutes of play time with the LEGO game, not only is he invested in the characters, but he has been begging to watch all the movies. This is a great and fast idea for the little one in your life because it offers endless hours of playtime and replayability as you progress through the game. It is also something that can be sent digitally in case you cannot get the physical copy yourself.

SPHERO SPIDER-MAN INTERACTIVE ENABLED SUPERHERO ($149.99)

Now I will say this is a bit on the pricey side and, to be honest, you can probably buy a whole system for your child at this price point. However, if your child is a webhead like mine giving him the ability to have Spider-Man as his best friend, there is not a cost I would not pay. This amazing piece of technology comes with its own IOS app, tells jokes, stories and will even go into "guard mode" Spidey-Sensing any villains in its presence. Though I have a feeling that Dad “me” will be setting off this alarm on a constant basis, I do know this is something he will love for a very long time.

AFJ PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2yZnpqY

HASBRO DESPICABLE ME 3 OPERATION GAME ($23.99)

No holiday is complete without a few board games for the little Junkie in your life. For me, my son is obsessed with the Minions and just imagining the sound bite that will be played with you shock the patient is making me giggle a little while I write this. When I was a kid I owned a few different versions of OPERATION and would enjoy them over and over again. Anything easy that you can play with your kid without hours of set up is a slam dunk for me!

AFJ PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2D9lhAa

 

EVAN'S PICKS - FOR THE JUNKIE GAMERS

So, you’ve decked the halls, but you forgot a gift for a gamer friend or family member. It can be tough figuring out what a gamer has or doesn’t have in their collection. But, fear not! AFJ and I have your back, with my list of last-minute gifts you can pick up for gamers.

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA - ART AND ARTIFACTS BY NINTENDO

The Legend of Zelda – Art and Artifacts by Nintendo

Voted Game of the Year at the Video Game Awards and Polygon, The Legend of Zelda – Breath of the wild took the gaming scene by storm. With an open-world concept, Breath of the Wild brought something new to a franchise that has been producing quality games for over 30 years. This art book, with 427 pages of goodness, would be perfect for any Legend of Zelda fan.

Where you can get it: Barnes and Nobles, Target, and Amazon.

OVERWATCH ANTHOLOGY - VOLUME ONE

Overwatch Anthology – Volume One

Voted Game of the Year last year, Overwatch is still going strong with over 35 million players. This game is incredibly easy to like, and not just for the exciting, fast-paced gameplay. The game has 26 unique characters with there own extensive backstories. One avenue for these stories (they don’t really appear in the game) is the animated shorts created by Blizzard, but now there is a new one: the Overwatch Anthology. Originally published online for free, these comics are now printed into a beautiful hardcover book, and is a must-have for any fans of the game.

Where you can get it: Barnes and Nobles, Best Buy, and Amazon.

DARK SOULS: THE BREATH OF ANDOLUS

Dark Souls: The Breath of AndolusComing out earlier this year, Dark Souls 3 consumed a lot of gamers’ time. With truly difficult bosses and, well, everything, this game is used as a comparison for every other difficult game out there. Dark Souls has a huge following of devoted fans and anyone of them would enjoy this comic. I say that with confidence because I have given this book as a gift before to a Dark Souls fan and he loved it.

Where you can get it: Barnes and Nobles, Larger comic shop, and Amazon.

POP! TEES: CUPHEAD - CUPHEAD DEVIL MR. DICE
POP! Tees: Cuphead - Cuphead Devil Mr. Dice

Considered the “Dark Souls of Platformers,” Cuphead is one of the hardest games I have ever played, but it is also one of the most beautiful and fun. Rendered in a rubber hose style of animation, popular in the early Disney era, Cuphead is a work of art, and anyone who has put their blood, sweat, tears into this game (and there are a lot of tears) would love to show off that art on their shirt.

Where you can get it: GameStop.

STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II - INFERNO SQUAD (THE NOVEL) 

Star Wars Battlefront II - Inferno Squad (the book)

Though the game has been getting mixed reviews (and I am being kind), the Star Wars books have been excellent so far. I have put this book on my own Christmas list because, from what I have played of the Battlefront II campaign, I want to know as much as I can about these characters. In addition, this story takes place directly after the events of Rogue One, and as a Star Wars fan, I want to know the Empire’s reaction to that outside of what we know happens in a New Hope.

Where you can get it: Barnes and Nobles, Target (with an exclusive cover), and Amazon.

Steam gift card
*BONUS*: When in doubt, grab your gamer friend/relative a Steam gift card. $20 is enough for someone to have a lot of fun on Steam. You can’t go wrong with that, and they are available anywhere gift cards are sold. Trust me, I am speaking from experience.

Now you have some last-minute gift ideas for the gamers in your life! Have Fun, Good Game, and let me know if you want any of these gifts! Happy Holidays!

 

BOB'S PICKS - FOR THE JUNKIE LADIES

I was asked to tackle a different type of holiday gift guide here Junkies. It is well known here at AFJ HQ that I have the coolest/ geekiest wife. She loves toys, comics, and above all movies (she even plays W.O.W., but let’s not go there). So from that angle, what are some really cool gifts you can give the Junkie Lady who you think has everything?

TALES OF THE BATMAN: ALAN BRENNERT AND/ OR TALES OF THE BATMAN: LEN WEIN
TALE OF THE BATMAN: LEN WEIN AND/ OR TALES OF THE BATMAN: ALAN BRENNERT

First up, either one or both of these hardcover Batman collections would be a great gift. With the passing of Len Wein, early this year, I stumbled across his Batman collection. A fantastic way to celebrate the work of the man who brought to us so many great characters. The second Batman book is the collected work of Alan Brennert. Here you will find my personal favorite Batman Elseworld story, "Batman: Holy Terror". Trust me you’ll love it, as Bruce Wayne lives his normal life as a priest and patrols Gotham at night as Batman. Oh, and Gotham resides in an America that is still under the British Empire.

Where would you find them? Barnes and Noble is a good place to start, however, a solid comic book shop should have one or both.

THE DARK CRYSTAL: THE ULTIMATE VISUAL HISTORY
DARK CRYSTAL: THE ULTIMATE VISUAL HISTORY

The Dark Crystal will be returning to Netflix in 2018 in The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. For the Dark Crystal fan, there is no better book than Caseen Gaines’ intimate look at what into the conception and production of the original film. Check out our review of the ultimate visual history HERE.

Where would you find it? Barnes and Noble is a good place to start, however, a solid comic book shop should have one.


WOMEN’S STAR WARS R2-D2 SANTA UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER
WOMEN’S STAR WARS R2-D2 SANTA UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER

My Mrs. has supplied me with a Christmas sweater every year for the past 5 years. She has now ventured into the realm of Ugly Christmas Star Wars Sweaters! When this year’s arrived, I noticed that she seemed severely bummed out that she didn’t have one. Well low and behold, Target (I’ve also seen it at GameStop) have a fairly tasteful, not completely hideous, ugly sweater!


A FUNKO PORG POP!
A FUNKO PORG POP

In all honesty, you can’t go wrong with getting anyone a Funko Pop! With that being said, mark the holiday and the year of The Last Jedi, with what I refer to as a Space Penguin (the Porg), for your significant other. As you can see, from the image, there is a plethora to choose from now. I would try and get one of the new “flocked” ones.

The best place to pick one? Hot Topic and Barnes and Noble. Those two chain stores carry more Pops! than anyone else. Order it here for Entertainment Earth http://bit.ly/EE_Porg


THE ART OF STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDITHE ART OF STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

If they are a Star Wars fan, like you, then you probably going crazy with all the new stuff that is in stores.  You probably also have an embargo on buying because it is the holidays. "The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi" arrived in stores on December 15th. Trust me, they will be at every bookstore. Now you have a book you both can sit down and flip through on the cold nights in January.

There you have it, Junkies. We tried to tackle a few different things that were outside the realm of toys. We know as you do that finding action figures is tough enough, so this allotment of last minute gift ideas should help you in shopping quest. From all of us here at AFJ, Happy Holidays to you and yours! #AFJ4LIFE

AFJ'S LAST MINUTE HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2017!

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