Hol­i­day Gift Guide

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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.

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