Holiday Gift Guide
Some subtle hints about what your favorite animation fans (or magazine editors) might have on their wish lists this festive season. By Mercedes Milligan. Disney Infinity 2.0 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, PS3 or PS4. Get a leg up with the Toy Box Starter Pack ($59.99) with Merida and Stitch figures, or go all out with the Marvel Super Heroes Collector’s Edition set with Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Hulk, Hawkeye and Captain America on a collectible stand ($179.99).
The Adventure Time Encyclopedia (Harry N. Abrams, $19.95)
The Art of Big Hero 6 (Chronicle Books, $40)
The Art of Blue Sky Studios (Insight Editions, $60)
The Art of The Book of Life (Dark Horse Books, $34.99)
The Art of The Boxtrolls (Chronicle Books, $40)
The Art of the Disney Golden Books (Disney Editions, $35) Star Wars Art: Posters (Abrams, $40) The Art of DreamWorks Animation (Abrams, $50) The Art of How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Newmarket, $45) The Art of Princess Mononoke 2014 Edition (Studio Ghibli Library, $34.99) Designing The Secret of Kells (Cartoon Saloon, $35)
Harry Potter: The Creature Vault (Harper Design, $45) Magic Color Flair: The World of Mary Blair (Walt Disney Family Foundation, $40)
The Simpsons Family History (Abrams, $35) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History ($50) Spiff up your favorite fan’s look with a Star Wars Imperial Symbol silk skinny tie, charming Doctor Who Tardis Stud Earrings Trek Uhura Makeup Bag. You can’t go wrong with Funko collectible toys. Stuff stockings with Mystery Mini blind boxes featuring characters from Disney-Pixar, Marvel, How to Train Your Dragon 2, My Little Pony, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Adventure Time and even Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead. (About
$5-$10) Funko also has many of these characters as 3-4 inch Pop! Vinyl figures. Our faves are Baymax, Gunter the Penguin, Mr. Peabody, La Muerta and, of course, Dancing Baby Groot. (About $10) You also can’t go wrong with the nerd-tacular goods from Entertainment Earth and ThinkGeek like the 9-inch Game of Thrones Direwolf Plush set, Toynami’s Futurama Nibbler Hat, LEGO Hobbit sets and the strange, yet strangely alluring, Doctor Who Dalek Mr. Potato Head. Because, why not? You can’t go wrong with a comfy and stylish tee, like Hot Topic’s new Doraemon line, its cool Adventure Time/Totoro mash-up design or Threadless’ 1990s-toon inspired Rocko’s Modern Tee. Of course, your giftee would be even more comfy in a Tardis Union Suit or MLP Black Rainbow Dash Bathrobe — just don’t let them leave the house. Or go subtle and sweet with a piece from the Chan Luu Hello Kitty jewelry collection.