Here we are…the annual Holiday Gift Day is just a week away. If you’re reading this for gift ideas it’s probably already too late.
But the proverbial ace up your sleeve is, as always, your local comic shop. They’re basically heaven on earth and, EVEN BETTER, they’re about the furthest thing away from a Walmart there is. When I was picking up my comics this week I witnessed a parent come in looking for some Naruto stuff because they had been looking both high AND low for it. The shop was happy to accommodate the parent’s request and they got absolutely cleaned out of their Naruto stock.
Now, if you’re down to preorder some things I’ve got some choice recommendations for that special collector in your life. Read on!
Arguably one of the breakout starts of this year’s What If…? series was their take on Captain Carter. The character has been so popular that Marvel has a Captain Carter comics series launching early next year.
This statue is scheduled to ship late next year so you can order now and it could quite possibly be a Christmas present for later.
Here’s the specs on it:
• 9.4 inches (23.88cm)
• Made of polystone
• Based on the Disney+ series What If…?
• Limited edition
• Highly detailed
The statue will set you back $155 USD and, in my opinion, that’s pretty reasonable for something like this.
This one happened to catch my eye due to it being A) incredibly niche and B) incredibly expensive.
It’s niche insomuch that it’s a prop replica from a 25 year old Star Trek: The Next Generation movie (the best one) and it’s on screen for maaaayyybe twenty seconds tops. This is one of the things I absolutely adore about fandom: there is absolutely, always going to be a market for obscure stuff like this. Heck, I don’t even want the thing and I’m glad it exists. I also know, in my bones, that there are other Trekkies out there losing their shit over this right now and that’s pretty great.
• With Stand: 37 x 10 x 12 inches (93.9cm x 25.4cm x 30.4cm)
• Without Stand: 35 x 6 x 8 inches (88.9cm x 15.2cm x 20.3cm)
• Only 250 pieces made
• Copied directly from the original prop
• Hand-signed plaque
• Certificate of authenticity
• Requires 3x AAA Batteries (not included)
This astounding monstrosity will be out early next year and for $1,500 USD would it have killed them to toss in some AAA batteries?
The next two Figure Friday installments happen to fall on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve respectively and we’ve got something in store for both nights. Watch this space.