Box Of Delights
What we’ve been playing with this month
1 Batman Oven Glove
Half Moon Bay | Length: 29.5 cm | RRP £ 8.99 | FPI price £ 6.99 | Catalogue number: C1393 We’ve seen the Dark Knight employ everything from Bat- Cuffs to Bat- Grappling Hooks, Bat- Grenades to Shark Repellent Bat- Spray. Now added to the arsenal is the Bat- Mitt, bringing Batman’s merciless fist of justice to the act of taking hot pizza from the oven. Holy culinary crackdown! It comes complete with gauntlet fins and, bizarrely, some kind of pretend command pad on the palm, just in case you want to fantasise about switching an oven glove on and off.
2 Game Of Thrones Mugs
Pyramid International | Height: 10cm | RRP: £ 5.99 | FPI price: £ 4.99 | Catalogue numbers: C2401, C2402, C2407, C2408, C2418 How do you like your tea? Do you consider it your duty to honour the teabag and do its bidding sincerely? Sup from House Tully. Do you boil your water over open flame and eschew tea bags, instead brewing tea from your own seeping wounds? Targaryen for you. Lannister, Tyrell, Arryn, Baratheon and Stark designs are also available.
3 Hand Of The King Bookmark
Length: 8cm | RRP £ 6.99 | FPI price £ 5.99 | Catalogue number: B7951 The Hand Of The King is one of the deadliest roles in Westeros. Have the real thing pinned to your lapel and you can expect to be beheaded, poisoned or killed on the crapper. Fortunately the bookmark comes without the certainty of a swift death. It looks fairly authentic, but the hand itself is strangely skeletal. A comment on the lethal calling? We like to think so. Littlefinger’s Mockingbird pin is also available.
4 Dalek PVC Coaster
Half Moon Bay | Width: 13.5cm | RRP £ 4.99 | FPI price £ 3.99 | Catalogue number: C1395 These rather large coasters are made of floppy PVC rather than the usual cork. That’s probably a good thing, as in our experience the cork ones are highly susceptible to water damage – accidentally leave one in a pool of water and stains ensue. This one features an extermination of Daleks in a blue and grey livery reminiscent of 1984’ s “Resurrection Of The Daleks”; a TARDIS design is also available featuring the top half of a Police Box.
5 Terminator Figures
Funko | Height: 9- 10cm | RRP £ 9.99 each | FPI price: £ 8.99 each | Catalogue numbers: B6981, B6982, B6983, B6984, B6985, B6986 ( Heavy Austrian accent) “Is that Sarah Connor?” If you didn’t know these ReAction figures were based on The Terminator, you’d have a hard job guessing, so questionable are the likenesses – with the possible exception of the two cyborgs. Still, the build quality gives the figures an authentic ’ 80s vibe, while the detachable legs on the robots ( we think that’s intentional) make you nostalgic for the classic Empire Strikes Back C- 3PO figure.
6 TARDIS Bookends
Underground Toys | Height: 17cm | RRP £ 39.99 | FPI price £ 36.99 | Catalogue number: B9593 The Mark Two Metropolitan Police Box is a classic piece of design… so why on earth would you chop it in half? That’s our issue with these heavy duty resin bookends. Surely two TARDISes would make much more sense than one sliced in two? Once you’ve actually inserted some books in the middle it all just looks a bit weird, since the two halves don’t line up. Bah.