It’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but experts are already arguing over what will be the hottest toys of the holiday season. Many have their money on the remote-controlled BB-8 that can be controlled with a smartphone. All experts agree that anything Star Wars is a pretty safe bet when it comes to the most popular toys of the season. That being said, if I was a kid, I’d be all about this amazing Star Wars sled for sale on Bonanza.com. It not only looks cool, but it can also be controlled with handlebars, making it a lot easier to operate than classic sleds. The fact that it’s only $100 also makes it a much more practical toy than many of the other options out there.
Heck, I only wish it had a higher carrying capacity than 150 pounds so I could use it even now as an adult. If I could just lose a few dozen pounds I’d be good to go.
(This post has been sponsored by Bonanza.com, though I really do endorse this awesome product)
True Fallout fanatics have almost certainly already got their hands on the latest incarnation of their favorite series, but just because they already have Fallout 4 doesn’t mean there’s nothing left to give them this holiday season. In fact, Etsy has tons of amazing, one-of-a-kind creations dedicated to the post-apocalyptic game series. Here are a handful of items that would make excellent gifts for any die-hard Fallout fans.
Every Fallout player knows just how critical a Pip Boy is to your survival in the wasteland.
Just because the world has ended doesn’t mean we can’t look good and every gal will look great in this Vault-approved dress.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to show someone you care even after the apocalypse.
Sugar Bombs, Nuka Cola, Fixer and more, you’re sure to brighten any Wasteland wanderer’s day with this care package.
Finally a chance to make cookies just like the Vault cafeteria did back home.
If you have to ask why, you’re never going to understand.
Etsy is always a great place to find unique items that satisfy just about any strange interest. During the holidays, their gift guide is particularly handy for finding gifts for all those hard-to-shop-for people, so even if you don’t need a Fallout-related gift, you’re sure to find the perfect item for everyone on your list.
Ever wish you could go to school with Charlie, Lucy and Peppermint Patty? Well, you may not be able to actually enter the world of a boy named Chuck and his pup Snoopy, but you can at least pretend with this delightful tool available on Peanutizeme.com.
The one above is me and it might just be the closest I will get to hanging out with Snoopy -which makes me happy with the results.
If you’re a fan of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, you know why this is so brilliant. Unfortunately, the seller couldn’t list it for $42, so you’ll have to go for the non-answer price of $65.Advertisement
You don’t need to love games to be a geek, but there sure are a lot of nerds out there that just can’t get enough gaming time. Personally, I tend to feel awkward around people (even friends) unless we’re playing a game and then I feel entirely too comfortable. Gaming is also a great way to pass the time when you’re alone (or trying to pass time at work), but you can’t always sit down to play World of Warcraft, Minecraft or some other immersive, system-hogging game. For those times, I suggest trying one of these fun online games.
Adult Swim -It’s kind of amazing (and almost sickening) how many great games you can play for free on Adult Swim’s website. It’s almost like they don’t want you to do anything else with your life but waste time on their site -actually, I have the feeling that’s exactly what they want. I recommend starting with a game from one of your favorite shows like Rick and Morty, but don’t be surprised if you get stuck on a maddeningly simple game that just goes on forever (like Rainbow Unicorn Attack).
HearthStone – Made by Blizzard, the same company responsible for World of Warcraft, this easy-to-learn card game is entirely addicting. Best of all, it’s totally free to download and play -though you do have to download it, so you might try playing HearthStone on your phone if you want to play at work (unless you work somewhere that they just don’t care if you download stuff). If you get into it, be sure to add me, my account name is whysteria#1254.
Mansion Casino – Looking to play games with slightly higher stakes? Then check out this online casino where you can play all your favorite casino games, including great geeky ones like Marvel and DC slots and scratchers. You can play for free just for fun or bet and win real money.
Have any favorite online games of your own? Share them in the comments! I know I could always use a few extra distractions (even if my sense of time management disagrees with me on this point).
Creative Commons Image by Robert Couse-Baker
It’s hard to believe, but the San Diego Comic Con has already came and went. If you didn’t get to make it to the event, one of the best things you missed were all the cosplays. Here are some of the best from this year’s convention and if this isn’t enough to satisfy you, don’t miss our list of the sexiest cosplays from this year, my articles on Geek Native featuring the best mashups and the best genderswaps, my Neatorama articles detailing some of the greatest cosplay and coolest tattoos at the con, or my articles on Oddee that reveal what cosplayers do for a living and show a few of the hilarious intentionally bad costumes at the SDCC.
This cool mummy spaceman is a creation of CosmicMoustacheComics.com
And this awesome-looking group is from Looking Glass Wars
These two are elves but where are they from specifically? Thanks to Crysred for explaining that these two are Betty the Smidgen and Voilet from Rat Queens.
Thanks to Crysred for explaining that this is the Forest Animal from Princess Mononoke.
Thank you Sasha for explaining that this is Madoka from Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
This cute ball of yellow is a mascot for NetMarble.comOI!
I’ve seen a lot of Marios at the con, but never a light up one. This one was created by Mr Lumafi
Battle Kasters was holding a big scavenger hunt around the convention and this was their mascot.
I think these three were trying to get a hashtag started, but it doesn’t seem to have gone very far.
All hail Mookoo the Troll Queen!
Disasterina from Cold Sluts on Fire was looking tragic as usual.
The girl on the right is Daenerys, but who is the other?
Obviously the Predator is on the left, but who is the girl on the right.
I know the girl in the front is Maleficent, but who are the rest of these characters?
An evil scientist with a drill through his gut who is breaking a puppy’s neck. Any ideas?
Sif is on the right, but who is the warrior on the side?
Merida from Brave is in the middle, but who are the other characters?
He is obviously a merman, but is he from somewhere specific?
Want to identify more costumes? Then don’t miss our past galleries from 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008 to keep you entertained. I also have plenty of great photos of sexy gals from 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2008 and sexy dudes from 2012 and 2011. There are also a few cosplay photo galleries from WonderCon from 2014 and 2013 and convention pictures from 2012, 2011, 2009 and 2008.
Here is the lovely (and incredibly sexy) Loretta Vamps in some of her amazing vinyl creations from the convention:
And boy were there some hot Harleys there this year
And Ivy is always a babe
And even Joker was looking mighty fine
There were plenty of heroines to make your eyes boggle too
Seriously, there was way too much hotness to go around
And here are a few sexy gents for the ladies to ogle:
And here’s a little something for everyone:
Not enough hotties for you? Then don’t miss our past galleries of hot comic con cosplayers from 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2008 and the sexy male costumes from 2012 and 2011. And don’t miss the rest of the great costumes from this year’s comic con as well.
This winter, I got the chance to attend Wizard World Portland. I had a great time there and saw some wonderful cosplay, but I really wanted to bring extra attention to this truly epic Never Ending Story Falkor cosplay by Ryan Wells. Here’s a full gallery of the costume. including one that shows how Ryan actually fit in the massive piece: