This Sunday is Father’s Day, an actual holiday, dedicated to selling neckties to the fathers, uncles, grandfathers, big brothers, godfathers, and paternal role models in people’s lives.
And while most dads (or paternal figures) are likely happy with an afternoon in their man cave or an uninterrupted bowel movement, here are some of our unique suggestions to help celebrate these special relationships by giving them presents!
And no neckties or paperweights for the celebrants in your life.
Here’s what we’re digging…
Hey Kids, Comics! Jigsaw Puzzle
Pow! Wham! Aieee! This colorful collage of comic crusaders against crime incorporates dozens of comic book covers from the 1940s; the Golden Age of Comic Books. Special shaped whimsy pieces in the shape of villains, monsters, sound effects, superheroes and super-heroines are sure to bring the kid out of everyone who helps put this nostalgic wooden jigsaw puzzle together.
The perfect gift for wooden jigsaw puzzlers and pop culture mavens, this traditional adult wooden jigsaw puzzle can be done time and again. Our puzzle artists have included many comic book inspired whimsy puzzle pieces that match the theme of the image and we have integrated them in ways that will delight and surprise as you put the wooden jigsaw puzzle together.
The Batman Limited-Edition Candle
Wish your home or office smelled more like Gotham City? TheBatman x House of Sillage Theatrical Limited-Edition Candle was created to capture the olfactory sensorial experience of Gotham City into your surroundings.
This Limited-Edition Candle symbolizes a timeless masterpiece—same scent notes as the “Hero” fragrance.
Top Notes: Candied Apple, Pear Leaves, Magnolia
Heart Notes: Smoky Rose, Violet, Leather Accord
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Musk, Patchouli, Moss, Warm Vanilla
Batman (1966) 5 Points Deluxe Action Figure Boxed Set
Holy Ultimate Bat-Set! Are you a Batman fan? Do you have a nostalgic love for the 1966 Batman TV show? Is collecting Batman stuff your thing? Then check out this deluxe boxed set!
Inspired by the 1960s live-action television series, this deluxe boxed set features a whopping 7 figures all with interchangeable heads and accessories, the Batmobile, and the Batcave/Wayne Manor diorama!
The 5 Points Batman (1966): Deluxe Boxed Set contains everyone’s favorite crime-fighting duo and a variety of Gotham City’s most notorious villains, each complete with their own interchangeable heads and accessories.
The Batmobile features two seats that Batman and Robin can sit in, rotating wheels, a retractable buzz saw that is activated via a button on the windshield, and an attachable rocket flame for when your atomic turbines are powered and you are ready to roll out!
Once assembled, the Batcave features Batcomputers, the Batpoles, and all the Batcave details as seen on the show.
The 5 Points Batman (1966): Deluxe Boxed Set includes:
- Batman – renowned crime-fighting superhero of Gotham. In addition to a vast array of hi-tech gadgets, Batman has trained his body and mind to peak human condition to battle the forces of evil.
- Robin – the Boy Wonder and Batman’s trusty sidekick. Together, Batman & Robin form the Dynamic Duo.
- Alfred – faithful butler to Bruce Wayne and the only person who knows Batman & Robin’s secret identities. Alfred keeps busy with his duties at Wayne Manor and below it in the Batcave.
- Catwoman – prrrofessional criminal, thief, and arch-nemesis to Batman & Robin.
- The Joker – the Clown Prince of Crime whose jokes and pranks are committed amidst his heinous crimes.
- The Penguin – foul fiend and felonious mastermind with a penchant for specialized, hi-tech umbrellas.
- The Riddler – quizzical criminal trickster and one of Batman’s greatest foes. The Riddler commits various bizarre crimes and leaves riddles behind leading to his next misdeed.
- Batmobile – super-charged, super-vehicle full of gadgets to aid the Dynamic Duo during their missions.
- Batcave – secret subterranean headquarters of Batman and Robin. The Batcave contains a direct passage to Wayne Manor and contains a wide range of crimefighting equipment.
Packaged in a collector-friendly box, designed with collectors in mind, the set includes a number of supplements including two head portraits for each of the action figures, display bases, sound effects signs, and a number of Bat and Rogue’s Gallery accessories.
Blendjet 2 – The Next-Gen Portable Blender
Why should Dad go without a good start to his day with a healthy shake?
Big blender performance, compact size. BlendJet 2 was created to make blending simple and delicious at home or on the go. This amazing portable blender is lightweight, high-powered and handheld, perfect for the gym, your daily commute, office or kitchen.
Traditional blenders only use their blades to blend, but BlendJet 2’s stainless steel blades are offset from the center of the base, which creates a tornado effect that blasts ingredients into the back of the jar 275 times per second, resulting in dramatically better blending. This technology — combined with a more powerful motor and doubled battery capacity — makes BlendJet 2 five times more powerful than BlendJet One.
In addition, Blendjet 2 is 33% larger than before – generous 475ml capacity with a super long battery life – over 15 blends per 1 hour of charge. The powerful, yet quiet motor makes quick work of ice, fruit, and more
If that wasn’t enough,the BlendJet 2 portable blender transforms into a powerful food processor that pulverizes veggies, fruits, nuts and more. You can pulse your way to tasty guacamole, pesto, salsa and hummus in mere seconds. Self-cleaning, the Blendjet 2 is a must give and manufacturer’s 30-day limited warranty.
Francis The Talking Mule Collection Blu-ray
Over a decade before the talking horse Mr. Ed became a television sensation, there was a Talking Mule named Francis. In a film series that lasted over seven features in just seven years, Francis (voiced by Chill Wills ) played opposite Donald O’Connor as Lieutenant Peter Stirling, a dimwitted lieutenant who has a series of adventures with his friend, Francis, a talking mule.
The films included:
- Francis (1950), starring Donald O’Connor, Patricia Medina & Zazu Pitts – Directed by Arthur Lubin
The truthful soldier Second Lieutenant Peter Stirling (O’Connor) didn’t know how to lie about his source of information, the talking army Mule, Francis, so he was treated as a lunatic and led to one after another hilarious situations, where the mule was the only one that appeared in his right mind. In the process of all this, the mule assisted in uncovering a spy, Maureen, who pretended to be lost among the jungles.
- Francis Goes to the Races (1951), starring Donald O’Connor, Piper Laurie & Jesse White – Directed by Arthur Lubin
Francis the Talking Muleand his pal Peter get a job working on a horse-breeder’s ranch. They end up saving it from financial ruin when Francis, who has the inside track with the racehorses, provides Peter with names of the winners before the races are run. Sure enough Peter finds himself with a fistful of cash and uses it to buy a racehorse for the farm. Unfortunately, the horse he chooses is suffering from a debilitating lack of confidence. When not dealing with the mare, Peter finds time to court the horse breeder’s niece and trying to avoid the gangsters who want in on the winnings.
- Francis Goes to West Point (1952), starring Donald O’Connor, Lori Nelson & David Janssen – Directed by Arthur Lubin
Francis naturally tags along when Peter is sent to the famous military academy as a reward for a heroic deed.
- Francis Covers the Big Town (1953), starring Donald O’Connor, Yvette Duguay & Gene Lockhart – Directed by Arthur Lubin
Peter gets a job on a newspaper, and both he and Francis get mixed up in a murder trial.
- Francis Joins the WACS (1954), starring Donald O’Connor, Julie Adams & Mamie Van Doren – Directed by Arthur Lubin
A clerical error sends Francis and his dimwitted pal, Peter, on a misadventure with American servicewomen.
- Francis in the Navy (1955), starring Donald O’Connor, Martha Hyer & Clint Eastwood – Directed by Arthur Lubin
In the U. S. Army intelligence office, bumbling lieutenant Peter Stirling receives a coded message from his friend, Francis. The note urges Pete to hurry to the Coronado, California naval base, where Francis is about to be sold as surplus. Pete rushes to the train station, but before he can board, nurse Betsy Donevan mistakes him for her shell-shocked brother, Navy boatswain Slicker Donevan. She tries to forcibly remove his uniform so he will not get into trouble for impersonating an Army officer. Finally she realizes that Pete is not Slicker but merely his mirror image
- Francis in the Haunted House (1956), starring Mickey Rooney, Virginia Welles & David Janssen – Directed by Charles Lamont
Francis witnesses a murder and then befriends bumbling reporter David Prescott (Mickey Rooney), who may be next in line. With Francis’ help and guidance, Prescott uncovers a mystery involving murder, an inheritance, and a spooky old mansion on the edge of town.
As far as extras, Kino-Lorber has outdone themselves with each film featuring trailers and multiple commentaries. Francis The Talking Mule is a wonderfully charming set and the perfect series for a family to watch together.
Godzilla 1954 8″ Glow in the Dark Vinyl Art Statue
A reminder of how dangerous it is to live in Tokyo! There’s clearly something in the water. See how a lifetime spent underwater has changed your favorite oversized reptile with this positively adorable Godzilla 1954 8-Inch Glow in the Dark Vinyl Art Statue From Kid Robot. Inspired by the legendary monster in his original appearance, this updated version with big eyes, a toothy grin, and glow in the dark features is a must-have for every fan! Chaos and destruction not included.
DC Comics Superman and Lois Funko Pop! Vinyl
This Zavvi Exclusive might be the greatest Funko Pop! of all time!
“Can you read my mind?” It’s hard to imagine Superman without also thinking about Lois Lane, and Zavvi paid homage to their relationship with this Superman and Lois Zavvi Exclusive Funko Pop! Vinyl Figure. This Pop! features the likenesses of Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder from Superman: The Movie as they flew over Metropolis after Lois conducts the first interview with The Man of Steel.
A perfect addition to any Pop Culture Gen X parental figure who believed a man can fly.
Vikings: The Complete Series Blu-ray
Journey to a thrilling ancient world in this epic series about history’s bravest and most fearsome warriors! Ragnor, a would-be Viking cheiftan, longed to fulfill his destiny as an explorer and a conquerer, alongside his ambitious brother, shield maiden wife and warrior sons. But as Ragnor leads daring raids in distant realms across the ocean, treacherous forces in his Norse homeland conspire against him. Ragner must wage war on the battlefield and within himself to protect his freedom, family and life.
- Season One: Ragnar is pitted against Rollo over a land dispute he’s trying to settle on behalf of King Horik. A deadly fever hits Kattegat putting Ragnar’s wife and daughter’s lives in grave danger.
- Season Two: This season brings crises of faith, of power, of relationships. Brothers rise up against one another. Loyalties shift from friend to foe, and unlikely alliances are formed in the name of supremacy. Ragnar’s indiscretions threaten his marriage to Lagertha, tearing him and his beloved son apart. Plots are hatched, scores are settled, blood is spilled…all under the watchful eyes of the gods.
- Season Three: With the promise of new land from the English, Ragnar leads his people to an uncertain fate on the shores of Wessex. King Ecbert has made many promises and it remains to be seen if he will keep them. But ever the restless wanderer, Ragnar is searching for something more.
- Season Four: Season three culminated with the extraordinary battle in Paris, where Ragnar seized victory from the jaws of defeat – but still returns to Kattegat dangerously ill. Thoughts of his death galvanize the forces who seek to succeed him as king, including his wife Queen Aslaug…
- Season Five: with the arrival of a legendary Duke Rollo, who causes upheaval in a Kattegat. Bjorn, Lagertha and Heamund flee Ivar’s forces, but Ivar’s reign will not go unchallenged and old enemies will become allies to defeat the despot. Then, Ivar the Boneless asserts his leadership over the Great Heathen Army; Lagertha reigns as Queen of Kattegat. Ragnar’s sons plot their next moves. Bjorn follows his destiny; Floki submits himself to the will of the Gods.
- Season Six: Following the battle between brothers which has left Bjorn victorious and a hero to the people who have been under the tyrannical rule of Ivar for so long. As the new leader of Kattegat, Bjorn struggles to fill his late father’s shoes, while wrestling with the idea that power overshadows morals. Meanwhile, Ivar travels along The Silk Road, leading him to Russia. He meets his match in Prince Oleg, a ruthless and unpredictable Russian ruler!
The exemplary cast includes Danila Kozlovsky, Jordan Patrick Smith, Georgia Hirst, Gustaf Skarsgård, Marco Ilsø, , Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Gabriel Byrne, Donal Logue, Linus Roache, Kevin Durand, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Georgia Hirst, and Ray Stevenson. The set features extended episodes, deleted scenes, 25 featurettes and audio commentaries.
If your father figure is a fan of Game of Thrones or epic storytelling, Vikings will be his next obsession.
Maxine’s Heavenly Soft-Baked & Crispy Cookies Every Flavor Bundle
Maxine’s Heavenly delicious, homemade-style cookies are made with natural sugars and wholesome ingredients. The “Every Flavor Bundle” includes one box each of the following flavors: Crispy Chocolate Chip, Cinnamon Speculoos Crunch, Chocolate Chocolate Chunk, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk, Mint Chocolate Chunk, Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin, Almond Chocolate Chunk, Snickerdoodle, and Walnut Banana Bread. Personally, I loved the crispy cookies more, but the soft-baked are moist and dense and equally as delicious. To save 20% off your order, enter FOG20 at checkout!
Dave Stevens’ The Rocketeer Artist’s Edition
Not only isThe Rocketeer one of of the most gorgeous examples of comic book art, but it also has a voracious and dedicated fan following, in no small part to bringing cheesecake model Bettie Page back into public consciousness.
Now, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the debut of The Rocketeer in comics, IDW has put the ten year old twice sold out Artist’s Edition back into print. In April of 1982, The Rocketeer debuted as a backup feature from Pacific Comics. From those humble beginnings the artistry of Dave Stevens caught the imaginations of countless readers and became a worldwide sensation, even being turned into a big-budget feature film!
Like all Artist’s Editions, the pages reproduced in this book have been meticulously scanned from the original art. Readers will be able to peruse these pages and see all the quirks and nuances that make original art so unique—blue pencil notations, white out, gradients in the ink, and so much more. Unless you were looking over Dave’s shoulder as he painstakingly drew these pages, this is your best chance to see the art of The Rocketeer as close to the originals as possible! With original comic book art prices skyrocketing, this is an amazing opportunity to appreciate the work of a master up close!
NASA Metal Travel Bottle
Impress strangers with your stories of space adventure as they see you drinking from this NASA branded mission-ready flask. Stainless steel travel flask with insulated design suitable for hot or cold liquid. Wash before use and in between uses in warm, soapy water. Rinse thoroughly and allow to dry. Hand wash only. Not suitable for microwave or dishwasher use. Rocket ship not included.
The Batman Bendyfig
The Noble Collection’s Bendyfig line is getting better with each new release. These fully licensed, authentic, intricate figures are flexible, which makes them perfect to display especially if younger children are around. This current figure is based on Robert Pattinson’s likeness and image as The Batman. This high-quality, detailed figure has as a sculpt on par with McFarlane Toys. The figure is easy to display each character with the included stand. Standing seven inches tall with a faux leather cape, The Batman Bendyfig is not to be missed.
Iron Man’s Arc Reactor Replica Special Edition
Eaglemoss continues their winning streak of Marvel Movie Museum Collection releases.
From the mind of genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist Tony Stark is this full size polyresin hand-painted replica of the very item that not only saved his life, but also kicked off the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Trapped in a cave by a terrorist organization, Tony Stark was only kept alive by the crude electromagnet that kept pieces of shrapnel from inching toward his heart. This arc reactor – a miniature version of the technology – would keep his heart beating for decades… or power his first Iron Man suit for a few minutes! After his escape, Tony’s secretary Pepper turned the old arc reactor into an ornament – a gift that would save his life when Obadiah Stane betrayed him.
Set on a plinth stamped with the Iron Man logo, this is a must have for any Marvel fan on your list.
iLive Bluetooth Tailgate Party Speaker
Full-bodied sound and low, lows are what you want from a party speaker. That’s exactly what you get with this iLive Wireless Tailgate Party Speaker. Connect your Bluetooth device and get the party going with room-rockin’ bass and a microphone input to make announcements to the crowd. The speaker has a wireless range of 60 feet and features both a USB and Aux in port. In addition, a retractable pull handle and roller wheels allows easy transport and the speaker features color changing LED light effects and a rechargeable battery. Get the party started!
Kizik Shoes: Men’s Prague
The Kizik Prague might be the most comfortable pair that I own. Featuring durable canvas and genuine suede leather the Prague has quickly become my go-to shoe.
Part of the appeal is that the Kizik shoes feature a patented heel design so all you have to do is slip your toes into the shoe, the heel will compress so your foot can slide all the way in and then once your foot is in, it will spring back into place securing your foot in the shoe. That means no bending over; just slide your foot in and you’re good to go. Extremely comfortable, the Prague is a gift that everyone deserves, not just dad.
Mark T. Wendell Tea Company 68 oz. Mist Iced Tea Jug
Importers of tea for over a century, the Mark T. Wendell Tea Company established itself to an upscale clientele of Boston, New York and Philadelphia. After Wendell’s passing in 1967, the Johnson family purchased the company, with Hartley E. Johnson, joining and taking over the business in 1999. From an initial listing of only 5 teas, including the legendary Hu-Kwa, offerings have expanded to over 80 estate grown specialty teas, signature tea blends, herbal & fruit tisanes. Additional product offerings include various imported packaged tea brands, tea brewing accessories and a wide range of varying styled teapots.
The Mist Iced Tea Jug is perfect for fans of ice tea everywhere. This sturdy borosilicate glass tea jug from For Life is a great way to make 68 ounces of thirst quenching iced tea in minutes. Designed with a detachable stainless steel and silicone push-on-lid, the Mist Ice Tea Jug is easy to use and cleans up fast. The stainless steel infuser basket is comprised of extra-fine holes to allow the tea to circulate efficiently and comes with a handle on top to allow for easy removal of the brewed leaves.
Among the flavors I sampled were Peach Black, Pomegranate, and Green Iced Tea Blend; each more delicious than the last.The Peach Black is a fruity blend of China Congou black tea, peach pieces, colorful marigold petals and natural essence of pure peaches. When brewed and iced, this makes a refreshing iced tea.
The Pomegrante finest Chinese Sencha green tea leaves and blended them with pomegranate pieces and rose petals to create a unique blend. This combination of healthy green tea and antioxidant-rich pomegranate pieces tastes great served hot or iced cold.
The Green Iced Tea Blend blend yields a full, rich flavor with superior clarity. After brewing and allowed to chill, you can garnish with fruit pieces or mint. We prefer it straight, but this base tea turns any flavors you add into the most amazing iced tea you have ever tasted.
A must have if you enjoy hot or, even better, iced tea!
The Batman: The Complete Series Blu-ray
Released to coincide with both a new toy line and the cinematic reboot, Batman Begins, the 2004 animated series, The Batman hits all the right notes.
The setting is Gotham City where Bruce Wayne finds his way as a protector, defender and Caped Crusader. The balance is delicate between his public persona as a billionaire bachelor and the Dark Knight, honing his skills and developing his modus operandi to take his war on crime to the next level. Can a young Batman battle the darkness of Gotham City? In this reimagined animated series he’ll take on his rogue’s gallery including The Joker, The Penguin, Mr. Freese, Firefly, Catwoman, Professor Hugo Strange, Ragdoll, Killer Croc, Clayface, The Riddler, Poison Ivy, Black Mask, Scarface, Harley Quinn and Bane employing a new arsenal of experimental Bat-gadgets and amped-up Batmobile, all operated and linked by an advanced remote-controlled invention he dubs the “BatWave.” Also on this journey he’ll make some allies including Robin, Superman, Batgirl, Commissioner Gordon, Martian Manhunter, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, The Flash, Nightwing, and Hawkman.
Packed with several featurettes, The Batman boasts an all star cast including Rino Romano, Alastair Duncan, Kevin Michael Richardson, Ming-Na Wen, Mitch Pileggi, Tom Kenny, Clancy Brown, Adam West, Gina Gershon, Ron Perlaman, George Newburn, Dana Delany, Robert Englund, Peter MacNicol, Dan Castellaneta, James Remar, Deidrich Bader, Louis Gossett Jr., Dermot Mulrooney, Jim Cummings, John Larroquette, Jerry O’Connell, Robert Patrick, Udo Keir, Brandon Rough, Glenn Shadix, Brooke Shield, Will Friedle, Charles Napier, Kevin Conroy, Miguel Ferrer, Phil LaMarr, and Mark Hamill.
The Batman is both highly stylized and features some solid writing and excellent performances. Watch the urban myth rises to Gotham’s fiercest protector!
Funko Pop! Star Wars: 10″ Chrome Mandalorian Holding Baby Yoda Vinyl Figure
From the moment that The Mandalorian, Din Djarin, found his bounty, an asset that became known as “The Child,” he became it’s protector. Considered to be extremely “Force sensitive,” the youngling Grogu, has traveled the galaxy at The Mandalorian’s side on a series of adventures. Now the stars of the hit Disney+ show,have become immortalized in this Chrome 10-Inch Vinyl Figure. This is the way.
Minions Medieval Mayhem Chess Set
a board game of strategic skill for two players, played on a checkered board. Each player begins the game with sixteen pieces that are moved and used to capture opposing pieces according to precise rules. The object is to put the opponent’s king under a direct attack from which escape is impossible ( checkmate ).
Yellow creatures that are characterized by their childlike behavior and unique language, which is largely unintelligible.
Now, courtesy of The Noble Collection, join King Bob as he battles the Minions while they create mayhem on this medieval-themed chess board. This chess set includes 18 pawns and 32 oversized pieces measuring 2.5 to 3.75 inches. Playing board is 18.5 x 18.5 inches. Comes in collector box for storage.
Richard Stark’s Parker: The Martini Edition and Richard Stark’s Parker: The Martini Edition – Last Call
Writer/artist Darwyn Cooke established himself as one of the comic medium’s greatest storytellers when he died suddenly of lung cancer in 2016. But his legacy will remain through his work. And perhaps no better example of that are his adaptations of Richard Stark’s Parker novels. Now, all four of his Parker books have been collected in two tremendous oversized and beautifully designed hardcover editions, each with a slipcover.
The Martini Edition features two novels. In The Hunter, the first book in the Parker series, a man who hits New York head-on like a shotgun blast to the chest. Betrayed by the woman he loved and double-crossed by his partner in crime, Parker makes his way cross-country with only one thought burning in his mind – to coldly exact his revenge and reclaim what was taken from him. In The Outfit after Parker evens the score with those who betrayed him and recovers the money he was cheated out of from the syndicate, Parker is riding high, living in swank hotels and enjoying the finer things in life again. Until, that is, he’s fingered by a squealer who rats him out to The Outfit for the price they put on his head… and they find out too late that if you push Parker, it better be all the way into the grave. The Martini edition also includes 65-pages of Darwyn Cooke content.
The Martini Edition – Last Call features more than 100 pieces of never-before-seen Parker art by Darwyn Cooke; a round table talk with Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, Bruce Timm, and Scott Dunbier on Parker and Cooke; and a brand-new 17-page story by multiple Eisner Award-winning creators Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips.
Included are the novels The Score and Slayground.
It was an impossible crime: knock off an entire town—a huge plant payroll, all the banks, and all the stores—in one night. But there was one thief good enough to try—Parker. In The Score, Parker takes on his biggest job yet. All he needs are the right men, the right plan, and the right kind of help from Lady Luck. But as everyone knows, you can never count on that last one. This chilling caper could either be the perfect crime… or a set-up that would land him in jail — for life.
In Slayground, Parker, whose getaway car crashes after a heist, manages to elude capture with his loot by breaking into an amusement park that is closed for the winter. But his presence does not go unnoticed–a pair of cops observed the job and its aftermath. But rather than pursue their suspect… they decide to go into business for themselves, with the help of some “business associates.” From then on it’s a game of cat and mouse, one played out through closed rides of the abandoned carnival… a game that slowly starts to favor the mouse.
For the father that used to love comics, who now reads crime fiction, these two volumes are among the best of the very best.
The Lapzer Lap Table
Since the pandemic started, how and where we work has changed. Many people work remotely and it’s time to bid farewell to that stressful desk setup and say hello to the bed, the sofa, the garden, anywhere you please with the Lapzer Lap Table, the perfect home for all of your laptop activities.
As well as having plenty of room for all laptops great and small, this sturdy bamboo platform features a groove along the back to prop up your smartphone or tablet, a recessed tray area for your stationery (and snacks), a built-in mouse mat, and plenty of ventilation holes to keep your laptop nice and cool.
The perfect gift for someone who works from home, but doesn’t want to spend their day sitting behind a desk.
Ultraman and Red King 5 Points Action Figure Boxed Set
Hailing all the way from Nebula M78, Ultraman and his formidable foe Red King join the 5 Points lineup!
Ultras are powerful silver beings from the Land of Light. Incredibly strong due to their bodies generating natural steroids, Ultras are also able to change their size at will and fire energy beams from their hands.
The undisputed, brutal ruler of the remote Tatara Island, Red King was discovered by the Science Special Search-Party. Ultraman saved the SSSP from Red King’s wrath by paralyzing the giant monster.
Ultraman comes complete with interchangeable arms so he can hold his iconic “Specium Ray” pose and Red King comes complete with a boulder accessory that he can hold. Assemble the included diorama to recreate the battle between Ultraman and Red King on Tatara Island!
Hulk: Folio Society Collection
Landing with the force of an experimental gamma bomb, Hulk celebrates the 60th anniversary of the green-skinned goliath. Inside, you’ll find a complete replica of the character’s debut comic book, 1962’s The Incredible Hulk #1, along with 12 more landmark tales from the Hulk’s 60 year rampage. Selected by multi-award-winning former Marvel editor-in-chief Roy Thomas and scanned directly from original comic books, these tales cover an eye-opening variety of themes. You’ll witness Hulk’s (literally) earth-shattering battles with the Sub-Mariner and debut Super Villain the Wendigo, as well as visionary confrontations with Hulk’s evermore diverse array of alter egos. Including work by Hulk co-creators Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, alongside several contemporary Marvel masters, this heavyweight hardback comes bursting out of a glorious green slipcase designed by British Marvel artist Jim Cheung. His slipcase comes with the Hulk’s fist icon pounded onto the cover, while the book’s binding and endpapers feature Cheung’s staggering original art.
Includes the following stories: ‘A Titan Rides the Train!’ – Tales to Astonish #63 (January 1965); ‘Let There Be Battle!’ – Tales to Astonish #100 (February 1968); ‘Heaven Is a Very Small Place!’ – The Incredible Hulk #147 (January 1972); ‘Spawn of the Flesh-Eater!’ – The Incredible Hulk #162 (April 1973); ‘Revenge!’ – The Incredible Hulk #171 (January 1974); ‘Between Hammer and Anvil!’ – The Incredible Hulk #182 (December 1974); ‘Monster’ – The Incredible Hulk #312 (October 1985); ‘Honey, I Shrunk the Hulk’ – The Incredible Hulk #377 (January 1991); ‘Lest Darkness Come’ – The Incredible Hulk #420 (August 1994); ‘Dear Betty . . .’ – The Incredible Hulk Volume 2 #24 (March 2001); ‘Planet Hulk – Exile: Part One’ – The Incredible Hulk Volume 2 #92 (April 2006); and ‘The Walking Ghost’ – The Immortal Hulk #2 (September 2018) featuring the talent of such creators as Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, Carl Burgos, Marie Severin, Gerry Conway, Steve Englehart, Herb Trimpe, Len Wein, Bill Mantlo, Mike Mignola, Peter David, Dale Keown, Gary Frank, Paul Jenkins, John Romita Jr., Greg Pak, Carlo Pagulayan, and Al Ewing.
A must-have for any fan of the Green Goliath, Hulk collects the milestone stories describing the evolution, from simple-minded green monster to multifaceted symbol of toxic rage.
Justice League JLA Gaming Mouse Mat
Show off the love of the classic DC Comics icons including Batman, Flash, Wonder Woman, Superman, and Catwoman with this 100% polyester top, non-slip rubber back mouse mat. Durable, comfortable, and perfect for gaming, each mouse mat is dye-sublimation printed for a permanent graphic that won’t peel or fade with use. Available in three sizes, the mats are 3mm thick and are perfect to accentuate your office or gaming space.
RoboCop: 4K Ultra HD Limited Edition
RoboCop, from Orion Pictures, marked director Paul Verhoeven’s Hollywood debut and instantly became an enduring sci-fi/action classic when it landed in theaters in the summer of 1987. Verhoeven’s peerlessly exciting and kinetic visuals were matched by a sharp script, iconic cast and exceptional special effects by Rob Bottin (The Thing) and Phil Tippett (The Empire Strikes Back).
Set apart from other genre films by no small part of Verhoeven’s social commentary (which he would also utilize to even greater effect in his film, Starship Troopers), the film takes place in Detroit in the not-too-distant future. Heroic cop Alex Murphy (Peter Weller) is gunned down in the line of duty, only to be resurrected as RoboCop – a cybernetic mix of spare human parts and Motor City steel, and the latest defense against crime designed by the all-powerful OCP Corporation. As RoboCop’s memories of his former life as Murphy resurface, only his ex-partner (Nancy Allen) stands beside him to fight against the vicious thugs responsible for his death, as well as a nefarious top-level OCP executive orchestrating the chaos from above.
Unsurpassably thrilling, unexpectedly moving and unforgettably hilarious in equal measure, the future of law enforcement is back in a definitive 4K Blu-ray presentation packed with hours of bonus features and exclusive collectable packaging. Including both the director’s and theatrical cut, commentaries, interviews, featurettes, deleted scenes, storyboards, production footage, image galleries, trailers and tv spots, isolated score tracks, an SD copy of the television cut of the film, collector’s postcards, double-sided fold-out poster, reversible sleeve and an 80-page Limited Edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Omar Ahmed, Christopher Griffiths and Henry Blyth, a 1987 Fangoria interview with Rob Bottin, and archive publicity materials.
I’d buy this for a dollar!
It’s Alive! by Julian David Stone
In the summer of 1931, life was good for Junior Laemmle. Though only twenty-three years old, he was the head of all movie production for Universal Pictures, and under his reign, the studio flourished. So much so, he was about to be bestowed with the greatest honor a young executive can receive in Hollywood: a promotion to vice president of the entire company. What’s more, Carl Laemmle, his father and founder of the studio, was returning to California for the first time in years to personally present the honor to his son.
Or so Junior thought.
When his father arrives, Junior discovers that instead of being grateful for transforming and catapulting the out-of-date studio into the future, his father is obsessed with Junior’s next production: Frankenstein. Like the year before, Carl is fervently against making another grisly and gothic film, despite Dracula becoming a huge hit―a project which Junior fought for and personally oversaw through production. Also not helping Junior’s cause, though the film is just days away from beginning production, the final choice between Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff to play the role of the Monster, has yet to be made.
It’s Alive! is a thrilling and vibrant portrait of 1930s Hollywood centered around the chaotic and exciting days just before the filming of the beloved cult-classic film, Frankenstein. Woven with hopeful passion, emotional vulnerability, staunch determination, and creative fulfillment, readers will be swept along with breathless cinematic pace through events that will not only change the lives of everyone involved, but Hollywood itself.
Cincha Stowaway Pocket
It is all about the little things. That’s why the Stowaway Pockets are a must-have for your next trip. These catch-all pouches keep all of your favorite littles on hand while you’re on the go. Lip balm, boarding pass, phone charging cables, earpods, mints, a pen, an extra mask, etc. can all be reached in a cinch. The Stowaway Pocket comes in multiple colors and features a magnetic flap closure, and a quilted stitch pattern with a nylon outer shell with recycled nylon filling.
The Stowaway Pocket is the perfect addition to your briefcase or work bag allowing accessibility to your most used items quickly and easily.
The Untouchables: 35th Anniversary Edition 4K UHD
Brian De Palma’s historical gangster drama, loosely adapted from both the original book and the TV series it inspired, is one of the most consistently entertaining films of the ’80s. Even abandoning his trademark themes of obsession and duality (though not entirely, as Eliot Ness certainly grapples with both), De Palma’s finds himself a match with David Mamet’s uniquely gruff voice. Of course, much is made of the train station scene, inarguably the movie’s showstopper and an homage to Eisenstein’s Odessa steps sequence in Battleship Potemkin. And yet it’s also a reference to Sam Peckinpah in its bloodshed and lyrical use of slow motion. And the siege on Malone’s apartment recalls his own opening setpiece from Blow Out, itself reminiscent of Dario Argento’s roaming camera in films such as Tenebrae.
The cast is excellent. I originally thought Kevin Costner was a stiff as Ness, but upon repeat viewings, I realized he’s a great fit as the in over his head boy scout who has to figure out just what he’s prepared to do to get his man. Robert De Niro is having a blast in his reunion with old friend De Palma as a scarily volatile Al Capone. Billy Drago is wonderful as a quietly menacing Frank Nitti.
And filling out the Untouchables, you have Andy Garcia and Charles Martin Smith as Ness’ more enthusiastic partners, plus Sean Connery in a bravura turn as Jimmy Malone, an honest cop cowed by Chicago corruption but given a chance to stand up thanks to Ness. Sure, he doesn’t care enough to disguise his Scottish accent, but he’s still intense yet warm, both avenging angel and father figure.
Plus, that Ennio Morricone score, a follow-up to Cinema Paradiso in it’s quieter moments, but rousing when it counts. Extras are slight with several featurettes and a trailer.
The Untouchables isn’t the best or most interesting De Palma, but it’s still wonderful and welcome popcorn entertainment from a master filmmaker, and has never looked or sounded better. ( – Andre Bennett)
The Batman: Replica Chest Emblem
Featuring the latest iteration of the Batman Logo, as seen in The Batman, and available in the classic gunmetal black color, this replica chest emblem comes complete as a two piece magnet set with each piece measuring 3.5 inches long. Complete with presentation box, each piece hand finished with unique battle damage with a magnetic backing for multiple display options. This is significantly smaller than actual size, but a wonderful addition to your own Bat-collection!
The Boys: Seasons 1 & 2 Collection Blu-ray
Based on the New York Times best-selling comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, who also serve as executive producers, and developed by executive producer and showrunner Eric Kripke, The Boys is a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes—who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians, and as revered as gods—abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. Intent on stopping the corrupt superheroes, The Boys, a group of vigilantes, continue their heroic quest to expose the truth about The Seven and Vought—the multibillion-dollar conglomerate that manages the superheroes and covers up their dirty secrets. It’s the seemingly powerless against the super powerful.
As the series progresses, The Boys find themselves on the run from the law,and struggle to fight back against the Superheroes. Meanwhile Vought, the hero management company, cashes in on the panic over Supervillains, and a new hero, Stormfront, shakes up the company and challenges an already unstable Homelander.
Ultra-violent and hysterically funny, The Boys continues to get more addicting and intense with each episode. Extras include deleted and extended scenes, blooper reels, and a short film, Butcher. Featuring an amazing cast which includes Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capone, Karen Fukuhara, Nathan Mitchell, Elisabeth Shue, Colby Minifie, Aya Cash, Claudia Doumit, Shantel VanSanten, Shawn Ashmore, Goran Višnjić and Giancarlo Esposito, The Boys is something to be watched, savored, and frequently revisited.
Mike Mignola’s Hellboy in Hell and Other Stories Artisan Edition
The brilliant Mike Mignola has been (and remains!) one of the preeminent comics creators of the past several decades. His career was already firmly established for his outstanding work on characters like Batman, Wolverine, a myriad of beautiful covers and more… And then came Hellboy. Mignola’s iconic creation struck a meteoric chord with fans from the very start and has not abated in the 25-plus years since the character’s debut.
See Mike Mignola’s art as you never have before—presented in IDW’s Artisan Edition format! Mike Mignola is one of the preeminent comic creators of the past several decades. His career was already firmly established with his outstanding work on characters like Batman, Wolverine, and a myriad of beautiful covers… and then came Hellboy. Mignola’s iconic creation struck a chord with fans from the very start and has not abated in the years since the character’s debut. This Artisan Edition features the first five issues of Hellboy in Hell, following Hellboy after he saved the world in The Storm and the Fury by sacrificing himself and Great Britain. Hellboy is dead, cast into Hell, where he finds many familiar faces and a throne that awaits him.
The book also includes a wealth of historical material: the first three Hellboy stories—the two initial four-pagers that introduced the character and the ten-page story from John Byrne’s Nextmen #21—plus The Corpse, and two other tales selected by Mignola for inclusion.
An Artisan Edition endeavors to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the artist’s original art. Nearly every page presented within has been scanned in color, allowing the reader the ability to see the work as never before. Ink gradients, corrections, margin notes, and more—all the subtle nuances that make original art unique, are clearly visible.
The Haunting of Hill House: Folio Society Edition by Shirley Jackson
Widely considered one of the scariest books ever written, The Haunting of Hill House is the terrifying grandmother of all modern haunted house tales; the ghostly disturbances in this novel have paved the way for countless supernatural menaces, from Stephen King’s The Shining to Sarah Waters’ The Little Stranger. Yet Shirley Jackson’s most celebrated novel deals in the bone-deep terror of mental disintegration rather than gore – which is why once you have visited Hill House, you will not forget it.
Inspired by an article about a group of 19th-century psychic researchers, Jackson eventually tracked down just the right building on which to base her haunted house, only to discover it had been built by her own great-great-grandfather … exactly the sort of eerie fact you’d expect to find in a good ghost story. Artist Angie Hoffmeister’s striking binding for this edition has captured the looming presence of the house itself, while her illustrations of the interior are suffused with a cold dread. Page by page, explore the rooms and corridors alongside Eleanor, and decide for yourself: are the terrors all in her mind, or does something truly monstrous stalk the halls of Hill House?
This Folio edition of the definitive work of American Gothic is illustrated by Angie Hoffmeister, who has provided seven exquisitely unnerving images as well as a wraparound binding featuring the house itself. Award-winning novelist Joyce Carol Oates has contributed an in-depth introduction exploring the compelling psychological undercurrents of Jackson’s writing, making this an irresistible addition to any haunted library.
Raiders of the Lost Ark Steelbook 4K Blu-ray
The spirit of classic pulp serials lives on in this wild, funny, scary adventure masterpiece. But you knew that already, Dear Reader, did you not? At any rate, please beware MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD. I’ll admit that I never liked Raiders as much as the other great genre films of the early 80s (Empire Strikes Back, The Road Warrior, Blade Runner, etc.). But the contest is close. Raiders doesn’t pretend to be original, and it doesn’t need to be. Its humor was part of its broad appeal. Harrison Ford was always a drab actor, but he looks terrific with the boots, fedora, jacket, and whip. The whip was a great call. Also great was giving Indy the “fear of snakes” Achilles heel and many moments of vulnerability (“I’m making this up as I go!”). Ever since Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, heroes in American films needed to exhibit some kind of weakness.
Setting the film in the 1930s was inspired because (a) the original serials were made in the 1930s, (b) this gives us the chance to have Nazi villains, and (c) many jungles were still unexplored at that time. Most people love the film for the action rather than the style, but viewers should not miss some excellent passing images: the monkey beneath the rotating fan, the snake through the slipper, the burned-out swastika. The climax was quite daring, both from the inclusion of the supernatural and from the surprising gore. The coda confused many people. I felt that it was meant to be vaguely anti-establishment, but also somehow fitting; as the Ark was previously lost and hidden in antiquity, it will now be lost and hidden in modernity.
Packed with an exclusive mini-poster, the 4K print has the film looking better than ever. ( – David E. Goldweber)
The Godfather Trilogy 4K UHD Collection
The Godfather might very well be the greatest American film of all time. Based on a mediocre novel by Mario Puzo, co-writer/director Francis Ford Coppola made an epic story that both made actors Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, John Cazale, and Diane Keaton into stars and revived the career of one of the world’s greatest actors, Marlon Brando, earning him an Academy Award. The Godfather chronicled the epic tale of a 1940s New York Mafia family and their struggle to protect their empire from rival families as the leadership switches from the father to his youngest son.
Two years later, Coppola returned to continuing saga of the Corleone family as they move to Nevada and make the casino business their major income source under the leadership of the increasingly paranoid and malevolent Michael, whose reign as the “Don” is juxtaposed against the parallel tale of his father’s escape from Sicily as a young boy and his subsequent rise to power in New York’s Lower East Side during the turn-of-the-century. With Robert De Niro taking on the role of the young Vito (also winning an Oscar for the role). The film was even more critically acclaimed, winning six Oscars.
Sixteen years later, Coppola returned to his masterpiece in a less positively received third film. Introducing new characters to the franchise, the ensemble included Andy Garcia, Joe Mantegna, George Hamilton, Bridget Fonda, and Sophia Coppola (taking over for an exhausted Winona Ryder).
Michael Corleone, now in his 60s, seeks to free his family from crime and find a suitable successor to his empire. That successor could be fiery Vincent (Garcia), but he may also be the spark that turn’s Michael’s hope of business legitimacy into an inferno of mob violence. Last year, Coppola re-released the film, his special director’s cut renamed, The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone. This version included a new beginning and ending, as well as changes to scenes, shots, and music cues. The resulting project reflects author Mario Puzo and director Francis Ford Coppola’s original intentions for the film.
Newly restored and remastered in Dolby Vision, all three films in the landmark trilogy will be released together with HDR-10 on 4K Ultra HD Digital and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray for the first time ever. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray set will include The Godfather, The Godfather: Part II, and Coppola’s recently re-edited version of the final film, Mario Puzo’s THE GODFATHER, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone. The disc set includes legacy commentaries by Coppola, as well as access to Digital copies of The Godfather, The Godfather: Part II and Mario Puzo’s THE GODFATHER, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone. In addition, extras are plentiful with both new and previously released content including commentaries, featurettes, interviews and deleted scenes.
An offer you shouldn’t refuse. The Godfather Trilogy is a must have for any cinegeek.
The Art of The Batman
The official behind-the-scenes illustrated tie-in book to Matt Reeves’s film, The Batman, which starred Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/The Batman, Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Paul Dano as Edward Nashton/ The Riddler, Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Jeffrey Wright as Lieutenant James Gordon, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and John Turturro as Carmine Falcone.
Two years of stalking the streets as The Batman, striking fear into the hearts of criminals, has led Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows of Gotham City. As the evidence surrounding a series of crimes begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear, Batman must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit, and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued Gotham City.
Readers will get an insider’s look at the design and production process for The Batman, including insightful interviews with the filmmaking team and cast; never-before-seen conceptual paintings and set photos exploring this new version of Gotham City; shot-by-shot comparisons between the film and storyboards; and a closer look at the designs for the costumes, vehicles, gadgets, riddles, and more.
Alligator 4K UHD
Screenwriter John Sayles had traveled this Jaws-inspired territory earlier in Piranha, which I think is slightly superior to Alligator. But Alligator and Piranha both share the spirit of unpretentious B-movie glee, and both include a little social commentary with their humor and gore. Alligator is at least better in one respect: it stars the great Robert Forster as the unshaven cop hero, Detective David Madison. Forster’s low-key sincerity gives Alligator a pathos that Piranha lacks, although Piranha has better rhythm, action, and humor. I also think Piranha handles the gore better, as some of the severed arms and legs in Alligator are plainly gross. Both films employ the old-fashioned monster-movie pattern of depicting a kill early on, showing glimpses of the monster from time to time, having the heroes discover telltale signs of the monster, putting the heroes in conflict with corrupt or ignorant authorities, and finally setting the monster loose at some kind of big festival at the conclusion. Both films, thanks to Sayles, are very good at foreshadowing and at setting amusing patterns in the narrative. An obvious example: the gator’s name is Ramon, and in Madison’s apartment are posters of Ramon Santiago paintings.
Alligator is presented in two versions: Theatrical Cut (90:50), and a Television Version (98:05), which is offered on Blu-ray only. The latter uses an interpositive to source the new footage. Extras include commentary, featurettes, still galleries, deleted scenes, trailers and tv spots.
In an interview with John Sayles included on the disc the writer revealed that he felt Alligator was primarily a monster movie but that the gator was also symbolic of social problems that get neglected until they reach the upper classes, hence the climactic pandemonium at the pharmaceutical maven’s estate. Overall, a fun imitation of Jaws. (– David E. Goldweber)
An American Werewolf in London Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD
Two landmark werewolf films – this one and The Howling – were released in 1981. The stories were completely different, but the sensibilities were similar. Each mixed camp with horror, each included multiple references to classic werewolf films, each even included snippets of porn films (yeah, 1981 was a weird time) within the larger narrative. Most importantly, each featured a jaw-dropping man-to-wolf transformation. The Howling had multiple shorter transformation scenes, while American Werewolf had a single extended one. Fans enjoy debating which effects are superior. I vote for American Werewolf, as did the Academy Awards, but it’s a close call. I also think American Werewolf the superior film overall, but just barely. The developed characters, and the wonderful performances by David Naughton, Griffin Dunne, and Jenny Agutter give it a slight edge. John Woodvine is also excellent as Dr. Hirsch, who sees something suspicious and decides to investigate on his own.
Aside from the incredible transformation sequence courtesy of Rick Baker, American Werewolf is also famous for its perfect blending of comedy and horror. The Howling is also funny, but it’s rarely as intense or frightening as American Werewolf ; it is also more outlandish and less believable. American Werewolf is funny, but the humor comes across as incidental, almost unconscious, quite different from the “nudge nudge wink wink” insider jokes of The Howling. This was not the first film to blend humor and horror (you can trace that back to the haunted house comedies of the 1920s) but it reinvented this blend for a new generation. Critics at first felt the film was neither funny enough nor scary enough, but audiences praised it, and as years went by the critics rectified their mistakes.
The film feels like it was made with great confidence. Writer-director John Landis made some gutsy decisions in scoring gore sequences with pop songs, in filming the transformation in bright light (no shadows, no time-lapse), in giving us a Jewish werewolf, in making it a four-legged creature rather than two, in filming on location at Piccadilly Circus for the chaotic conclusion. All these moves paid off. Perhaps most impressive is the attention given to the mental transformation, not just the physical. Our hapless hero David is bitten toward the beginning of the film, but before he becomes a wolf for the first time, he is plagued by nightmares that presage his fate. And how will he feel when he changes? Is it a euphoric joy? Or a wracking pain? And what happens afterwards? Will he remember the killings? Will he try to kill himself? His dead friend seems to visit him in the form of a rotting zombie. Is this a real zombie? Or is it a projected aspect of David’s own mind trying to tell him an uncomfortable truth?
The 4K Ultra HD sounds and looks fantastic and features a plethora of extras for fans of the film including commentary, two full length documentaries, interviews, video essay, featurettes, outtakes, original trailer and teaser plus TV and radio spots, extensive image gallery featuring over 200 stills, posters and other ephemera, a double-sided fold-out poster, six double-sided, postcard-sized lobby card reproductions, and a limited edition 60-page, perfect-bound book featuring new writing by Craig Ian Mann and Simon Ward, archival articles and original reviews.
Forty one years later, An American Werewolf In London is as effective today as it was when it was first released. (– David E. Goldweber)
TRON: Light Cycle (1st Generation) Figurine
Enter the Grid, a fully computerized world of living programs where programmer Kevin Flynn attempted to escape the Master Control Program’s oppression and return to reality. Recreate your TRON adventure with the TRON: Light Cycle (1st Generation) Figurine!
One of the most iconic designs from the movie, this machine is fast, agile, and capable of leaving a solid ‘jetwall’ in its path. Each light cycle constructed a lethal maze around its opponents as they competed in fierce, gladiatorial-style games, until the unsuccessful players were driven into a high-speed ‘game over.’
Made with a combination of Die-cast metal and sturdy ABS Plastic to ensure screen-accuracy, the TRON: Light Cycle (1st Generation) is 8.6 inches long with a height of 3.7 inches and a width of 2 inches.
The perfect gift for the Gen X programmer or gamer who fights for the Users!