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Comics & Collectibles Holiday Gift Guide 2017

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It’s time for the 2017 Comics & Collectibles Holiday Gift Guide! We’ve been hard at work coming up with a fun list of Comics & Collectibles related holiday gifts for your friends and family. Everyone loves that feeling you get as you see the smile form on someone’s face when you’ve given them a gift that means something to them. In this comics & collectibles holiday gift guide we’ll go over some of the gifts we’re looking to get for our loved ones (and maybe a few special treats for ourselves), and through this hopefully help you narrow down the list of potential gifts for the fellow fans and collectors in your life.

This 2017 Comics & Collectibles Holiday Gift Guide consists entirely of ideas voted in by ToonZone’s crew. Participants created a gift suggestions list. From there, a master list was created. Each of us selected our top ten gifts and assigned them a point value from 1-10. The gift ideas with the highest point value made this list.

Is there a gift on here that you’re thinking of getting for someone? Is there one you would have included that isn’t in the guide? Let us know in the comments!


Batman Animated Harley’s Holiday Statue

2017 Comics & Collectibles Holiday Gift Guide - Batman Animated Harley's Holiday Statue

This Batman Animated Harley’s Holiday Statue is inspired by the iconic Batman: The Animated Series episode #81 “Harley’s Holiday”. Sculpted by Irene Matar, this polyresin statue captures Harley about to hit the town after her release from Arkham Asylum. The Harley’s Holiday Statue is a limited to 5,000 units, measures approximately 9.75” tall and retails for $275.00 USD.

How cool is this? The only potential barrier between you and this Harley’s Holiday statue is the price point. It’s currently going for $205.82 on Amazon. If you have the cash to burn, this statue will make a great addition your collection or that of somebody you like a whole lot.

-Contributed by Eileen “Harley” Cruz

Check out the Batman Animated Harley’s Holiday Statue at DC Comics

 


Akira 35th Anniversary Manga Set2017 Comics & Collectibles Holiday Gift Guide - Akira 35th Anniversary Manga Set

If you think you know Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira because of the animated movie, think again: much like Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind before it, the original Akira manga is a science fiction epic that covers an even greater range of events, characters and subplots. In a dystopian version of Tokyo in the year 2019, teenage biker Shotaro Kaneda is caught up in matters of Government conspiracies and revolutionary movements when his best friend Tetsuo is injured and found to possess immense psychic powers similar to the titular Akira, who caused the city’s near destruction years ago in 1988. As disparate factions seek to either control or eliminate Tetsuo, Kaneda practically fights a one-man battle to survive the apocalypse.

Even for those who have read or owned Akira books already, Kodansha USA’s premium release delivers long-overdue features for the first time. In contrast to the original release this edition reads in the traditional right-to-left format now taken for granted for translated Japanese comics, and original Japanese text signifying sound effects are also retained. The complete saga is reprinted in six beautiful hardcover tomes along with the Akira Club artbook as a companion, all gathered together in a handsome premium box. By any standard Akira is an undisputed classic of anime and manga 35 years later, and this edition is certain to be the definitive release of the original work for many years to come. The set currently runs $126.67 on Amazon.

–Todd “GWOtaku” DuBois

Check out the Akira 35th Anniversary Manga Set on Amazon

 


The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars, Part 1 Graphic Novel

2017 Comics & Collectibles Holiday Gift Guide - The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars, Part 1 Graphic Novel The Legend of Korra continues in a brand new set of graphic novels.Turf Wars is an ongoing trilogy detailing the further adventures of the Avatar, Korra, and her crew. After the events of Book 4, Korra is tasked with a new mission to preserve peace between Humans and the Spirits. This is easier said than done when a developer wants to built an amusement park deep into Spirit territory. It’s up to Korra to bridge the two society together.

Following in the show’s footsteps, Turf Wars is rifled with complex issues and political strife to challenge its all-age audience. Korra not only has to deal with the growing tension between Humans and Spirits, but work on her newfound relationship with Asami. The comic does a fantastic job establishing the LGBTQ+ community in the Avatar world; Korra and Asami’s romance is sweet, but rifled in real situation and personal issues. The Legend of Korra has always been a diversely complex show and the graphic novel promises to deliver more. The graphic novel currently runs $7.56 on Amazon.

-Contributed by Neo Yi

Check out The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars, Part 1 Graphic Novel on Amazon

 


Ultimate Voltron Action Figure (Legendary Defender version)

2017 Comics & Collectibles Holiday Gift Guide - Ultimate Voltron Action FigureThe Ultimate Voltron figure is a 14 inch action figure based on Voltron from Netflix’s Voltron Legendary Defender animated series. Features includes lights, sounds, and different phrases for Voltron. With multiple poses and a sword, Ultimate Voltron is a extensive figure.

The slick design of Voltron in the current Netflix series is nicely replicated in this slim figure with amazing articulation on the wings, arms, legs, and head. Other cool features include voice clips from different members of the Paladins and battle damage on various areas of Voltron. The Ultimate Voltron figure is the perfect way to relive some of the best moments of the animated series. This Ultimate Voltron figure currently costs $28.89 on Amazon.

-Contributed by Greg91

Check out the Ultimate Voltron Action Figure on Amazon

 


HARLEY QUINN: A CELEBRATION OF 25 YEARS

2017 Comics & Collectibles Holiday Gift Guide - HARLEY QUINN: A CELEBRATION OF 25 YEARS

It’s been 25 years since the critical acclaimed Batman: The Animated Series first aired and introduced fan-favorite character Harley Quinn. The character has meant quite a lot to many fans and the Harley Quinn: A Celebration of 25 Years book features some of her best adventures in comics. Some of the books included are Batman Adventures Holiday Special #1, Harley Quinn #1, Batman #613, Harley’s Little Black Book #1 and Suicide Squad (vol. 4) #4.

This collection costs $25.46 on Amazon and features some really great stories from The Batman Adventures to the recent Harley’s Little Black Book series showcasing Harley Quinn in her varying roles like Poison Ivy’s best friend and as a member of the Suicide Squad. From her iconic jester outfit to her fun filled personality, Harley Quinn is a ton of fun with interesting layers to her character that make her more appealing. Alongside the animated movie Batman and Harley Quinn, Harley Quinn: A Celebration of 25 Years is a great way to enjoy 25 years of the character/

-Contributed by Greg91

Check out the Harley Quinn: A Celebration of 25 Years Graphic Novel on Amazon

 


BATMAN ANIMATED BATCAVE WITH BATCOMPUTER VIGNETTE AND ALFRED ACTION FIGURE2017 Comics & Collectibles Holiday Gift Guide - BATMAN ANIMATED BATCAVE WITH BATCOMPUTER VIGNETTE AND ALFRED ACTION FIGURE

Fans of Batman: The Animated Series were thrilled to learn of the imminent future Blu-ray set for the show in 2018, but for this year the Bat-lover in your life can celebrate with this memorable release from DC Collectibles. Their Batcave display set faithfully replicates Batman’s Batcomputer hardware as it was depicted in the 1990s show, where Batman could so often be seen examining evidence or conferring with his faithful Butler Alfred.

Any expensive collectible like this sets itself apart in the details, and here the chief attraction is the Batcomputer’s various battery-powered screens to give the display an extra touch of authenticity. A complementary action figure of Alfred is included along with his familiar tea set, which would pair very well with DC Collectibles’ prior Batman action figure based on the BTAS design. This Batman Animated collectible currently costs $175.00 on Amazon.

–Todd “GWOtaku” DuBois

Check out the Batman Animated Batcave with Batcomputer on Amazon

 


Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit2017 Comics & Collectibles Holiday Gift Guide - Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit

The Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit allows kids to create their own Droid from scratch.The iOS/Android Droid Inventor app allows kids to teach their Droid new skills like self navigation, and send it on more than 16 missions. The droid may be taken apart and put it back together in ways that give it additional abilities.

Who doesn’t want to take a little bit of Star Wars and bring it to the real world? This gift encourages your kids (and you) to engage in STEM and STEAM activities. The Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit costs $99.99 USD on Amazon.

-Contributed by Eileen “Harley” Cruz

Check out the Star Wars Droid Inventory Kit on Amazon

 


The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Legendary Edition

2017 Comics & Collectibles Holiday Gift Guide - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Legendary Edition

Experience The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time beyond the game with this excellent manga adaptation, written and drawn by the two-women team Akira Himekawa. Republished for 2017, the Legendary Edition collects both volumes and comes with select colored pages and new artworks exclusive to this edition. Read the adventures of the Hero of Time with this definite version!

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time manga has always been quality reading material, offering a different look into the game’s narrative by adding a new spin to several of its characters and settings. Bonus chapters contain standalone tales that isn’t connected to the original game’s story, adding depth to an already expansive lore. With beautifully detailed artwork, this is as much a visual treat as it is to read. Fans of the game can experience another way to appreciate an old favorite and it’s child-friendly content means younger gamers have something to read, too! The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Legendary Edition costs $17.99 on VIZ’s site.

-Contributed by Neo Yi

Check out The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Legendary Edition on VIZ

 


Marvel Legends Series Thor Mjolnir

2017 Comics & Collectibles Holiday Gift Guide - Marvel Legends Series Thor Mjolnir

 

The Marvel Legends Series Thor Mjolnir is a replica of the Marvel Cinematic Universe weapon. At over 19 inches, Marvel Legends Mjolnir features motion sensing lights and sounds as well as detailing from the strap to the engraved patterns.

Marvel Legends Series Thor Mjolnir is a great replica to own after Mjolnir was used in a very dramatic role in Thor Ragnarok and costs $84.99 on Amazon. The replica looks quite impressive with awesome details that feel like you get to wield Mjolnir like Thor straight out of the movies. On top of everything else, if you say the name “Thor” next to the hammer, it reveals the Asgardian symbol.

-Contributed by Greg91

Check out the Marvel Legends Series Thor Mjolnir Replica on Amazon

 


Art of Splatoon

2017 Comics & Collectibles Holiday Gift Guide - Art of Splatoon

The Art of Splatoon hardcover book features over 300 pages of artwork, sketches, and illustrations of the hit Wii U game. Many fun details are including such as mini comics and early concepts like rabbits instead of squids. The collection is in a hefty hardcover at 8 1/2” x 12”. Additionally the end of the book includes art from Splatoon 2!

Splatoon is an incredible game and already looks to be the start of Nintendo’s next great franchise. The Art of Splatoon displays the game’s imagination visual style and designs with maps, weapons, gear and more detailed and explored. Notes and details about the popular Octarians or the Squid Sisters Callie and Marie are just the tip of the iceberg of this collection. Major fans of this series should definitely pick up this artwork and information packed into this hardcover. The Art of Splatoon costs $27.19 on Amazon.

-Contributed by Greg91

Check out the Art of Splatoon on Amazon

 


Steven Universe: Art and Origins

2017 Comics & Collectibles Holiday Gift Guide - Steven Universe: Art and Origins

Steven Universe is a half-human, half-gem boy training under the Crystal Gems, self-appointed protectors of Earth. Made up of Garnet, Pearl, and Amethyst, the three constantly saves the world while teaching Steven how to be a proper Crystal Gem.

Steven Universe 
has been a hit with the critics and fans for years, owing to its lovable characters, message of tolerance and kindness, and brilliant representation of the LGBTQ+ community. Now fans can now learn more about this beloved show with the coffee table art book, Steven Universe: Arts & Origins.The book dives deep into the developmental process of the show, detailing everything from storyboarding, music and sound effects, background painting, and more. With countless concept arts and interviews, each page is loaded with information. Fans who thirst for in-depth content can do no worse than this book. Steven Universe: Art and Origins costs $18.27 on Amazon.

-Contributed by Neo Yi

Check out Steven Universe: Art and Origins on Amazon

 


WATCHMEN: THE ANNOTATED EDITION

2017 Comics & Collectibles Holiday Gift Guide - WATCHMEN: THE ANNOTATED EDITION

For anyone who’d consider themselves a committed fans of comics, Watchmen is known as a classic from Dave Gibbons and Alan Moore that shifted the landscape of the medium for better and for worse in the 1980s. Here dystopian fiction collides with superhero comics to present a brutal depiction of Cold War and nuclear anxieties, along with a harsh challenge to the fantasy of incognito vigilantes fighting for their idea of justice. A disturbing murder mystery provides a backdrop and an excuse to explore the many profiles of Watchmen’s disturbed and not-so-super cast, and the ultimate truth behind it all challenges the reader by compelling us to ask how they – and the world – could have gone so wrong.

Watchmen has been praised by many for being a meticulous and complex work with many layers to its narrative in both the written word and in the art, which sets the Annotated Edition apart for the way it delves into it all in official detail not seen up until now. The book examines the material panel by panel and page by page by drawing upon past critical commentary as well as interviews from writer Dave Gibbons. The annotated notes come from famed editor Leslie S. Klinger, who won an Edgar award his work on The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes and also worked on the Annoated Edition for Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman comics. The result is a book that is sure to please as literary analysis, and the book’s many fans would demand nothing less. Watchmen: The Annotated Edition costs $49.99.

–Todd “GWOtaku” DuBois

Check out Watchmen: The Annotated Edition on DC Comics

 


Thor Hammer Tool Kit

2017 Comics & Collectibles Holiday Gift Guide - Thor Hammer Tool Kit

The Thor Hammer Tool kit is a ThinkGeek creation and exclusive. The 44-piece tool set, comes in a molded case that looks like Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir. The Tool Kit includes a hammer, a tape measure, a level, a screwdriver, a wrench, a ratcheting wrench, and a utility knife.

Do you have a Marvel fan moving into a new home? Maybe they need a back up household tool kit? Maybe you’d like your friend or family member to look like a badass superhero when pulling out the tools to fix something around the home. This is the gift for them. The Thor Hammer Tool Kit costs $99.99 USD on ThinkGeek.

-Contributed by Eileen “Harley” Cruz

Check out the Thor Hammer Tool Kit on ThinkGeek

 


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The 2017 Comics & Collectibles Holiday Gift Guide would not have happened without Eileen “Harley” Cruz, Greg91, GWOtaku, James Harvey, Neo Yi, Zedd, Medinnus, Ed Liu and Sonia Lai.

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