So you're buying someone a Rubik's Cube? Provide some instructions too!

Getting someone a Rubik's Cube? Shame on you. That's a horrible thing to do. If you must do it, also give them this list of links to online guides to solving the tiny cubic bundles of frustration. » 12/02/10 3:00pm 12/02/10 3:00pm

Your guide to holiday lightsaber shopping

Recently I was invited to, and attended, a lightsaber fight in a park. The organizer supplied the entire battle with lightsabers from her own collection. I took the opportunity to ask her opinion on the best online saber sources. » 12/01/10 3:00pm 12/01/10 3:00pm

This holiday, give your friends something that will haunt their dreams

Angela Rossi combines sculpture and taxidermy to make something that looks like the mutant toys in Sid's house in Toy Story. Up above is Timmy the Gazelle. Check out her site for more marketable horror. » 11/30/10 1:00pm 11/30/10 1:00pm

Gift Ideas for the Ten Major Species of Science Fiction Fan

Click to viewWe've got the definitive guide to what you and your fannish pals should have on your holiday lists this season. Not sure what to buy for the Star Wars fan in your life? Got a steampunker or zombie lover on your list and no clue where to look? Wondering what's out there for the Battlestar Galactica… » 12/03/08 2:24pm 12/03/08 2:24pm

For the Whedonverse Fan

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along-Blog DVD: Joss Whedon's musical comedy about an aspiring supervillain in love was a web hit and is available for pre-order on DVD. The DVD features musical commentary, making-of features, and fan-made applications to the Evil League of Evil. Available for $13.49 from Amazon.
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For the Zombie Fan

The Zen of Zombies: Sure, they may be the mindless undead, but zombies have a lot to teach us. They move at their own pace, go after what they want, and don't worry about the rules of polite society. This how-to guide helps you tap into your inner zombie. $10.36 from Amazon.
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For the Battlestar Galactica Fan

Colonial Fleet Propaganda Posters: So that you will never forget the Cylon genocide of the 12 Colonies, these posters will remind you to do your civic duty and keep your eye out for toasters. Get all five posters for $29.95 from NBC, or the "How to Spot a Cylon" poster for $19.95.
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For the Harry Potter Fan

Tales of the Beedle Bard: The new edition of JK Rowling's latest book includes the five original fairytales from the first version, as well as extensive annotations by the famed Wizard Albus Dumbledore. Dumbledore's commentary adds more information on the history and magical sciences of the Harry Potter world. $7.14… » 12/03/08 12:00pm 12/03/08 12:00pm

For the Steampunk Fan

Freakangels by Warren Ellis: The first collected volume of Warren Ellis' web-based graphic novel, follows a group of telepathic twenty-somethings in the Midwich Cuckoos vein who, after causing the end of the world, lead a steampunk existence in London's Whitechapel district. $19.99-39.99 from Comic Cavalcade.
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For the Doctor Who Fan

Doctor Who: The Writer's Tale: Through a series of correspondence with journalist Benjamin Cook, Doctor Who executive producer Russell T. Davis gives an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the relaunched series. He explains how the series is planned and how he works with the writers, and includes scripts, notes,… » 12/03/08 12:00pm 12/03/08 12:00pm

For the Star Trek Fan

Star Trek: The Original Series Remastered: This new version of the original Star Trek series improves the picture quality and adds new special effects, letting the series benefit from technology that wasn't available in the 1960s. Available for $199.99 from Amazon.
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For the Twilight Fan

Cullen Family Crest Jewelry: Get official replicas of Rosalie's necklace, Alice's Choker, or Edward's wristcuff, all bearing the Cullen family crest. Individual pieces are available at Hot Topic, and the full set is available for $99.99 at Amazon.
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For the Batman Fan

The Dark Knight DVD: The record-breaking, critically acclaimed film comes to DVD this Tuesday. The two-disc special edition DVD includes behind-the-scenes features, six sequences in their original IMAX framing, and the Gotham Tonight television program created to tease the film. $20.99 from Amazon.
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What To Do With That Spare $400 Burning A Hole In Your Pocket


Yes, that really is a lifesized, wearable, brass-plated replica of Iron Man's helmet. And if gold doesn't work with your winter color scheme, it's okay; it comes in silver as well.

Iron Man Gold Helmet [Windlass Studios] » 11/30/07 11:15am 11/30/07 11:15am