Holiday Gift Guide 2022: Biff Bam Pop! Kids Highlights Pokémon and Miraculous for Nintendo Switch, and Books on DuckTales and Amphibia

Biff Bam Pop!’s Holiday Gift Guide for 2022 is in full swing, and BBP!’s Anya SB is here to share some of their recommendations that teens, tweens, and even adults will definitely be into this season.

Miraculous: Rise of the Sphinx
Nintendo Switch

Hawk Moth and his devious cronies have hatched a plan to unleash a giant sentimonster on Paris, and only the city’s mightiest superhero duo can squash it before it’s too late. Dive into the magical world of Miraculous and face off against some infamous – and some never-before-seen – foes from the series. Power up your heroes, master their abilities, and put an end to Hawk Moth’s devious scheme!

Anya SB: Miraculous is a pretty popular show about Marinette, a teenage girl who can turn into Ladybug, who is a superhero. This game is very much like the tv show, with characters like Marinette, Adrien, and all the other familiar faces. The graphics aren’t the best on this game, but the version on the Switch isn’t too expensive, so if the person you’re shopping for (or you) likes Miraculous, they’ll definitely enjoy Rise of the Phoenix and being able to play as their favourite characters.

You can order Miraculous: Rise of the Sphinx here.

Pokémon: Scarlet and Violet
Nintendo Switch

Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet are the first open-world RPGs in the Pokémon series. As you enjoy the hallmarks of the series—meeting, teaming up with, battling, training, and trading Pokémon—you’ll be able to immerse yourself in a newly evolved adventure.

Anya SB: This is the latest in the Pokémon franchise for the Nintendo Switch, and it’s a pretty fun way to finish a year of cool Nintendo stuff (I’ll be talking about Splatoon 3 another time, don’t you worry). As for Pokémon Violet, which is the game I got, I’m really enjoying it. In this game, you start with a Legendary, which is different from other Pokémon games. I love open world games, which is one of the reasons I’ve been having fun with Pokémon Violet. You can ride around on your Legendary bike, which is cool. There are new Pokémon to catch, and I really like their character designs. I also like how the character customization is more open in this game than others; for instance, you can select your hair, eyebrows, and eye colour at the beginning of the game, and you can always change them later. Like the rest of the games in the Pokémon franchise, you don’t have to be an expert to get into Pokémon Scarlet and Violet (though having some background knowledge gives you an advantage).

You can order Pokémon: Scarlet here and Pokémon: Violet here.

The Art of Duck Tales
Written by Ken Plume
Dark Horse Comics

Scrooge McDuck and nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie are back in the 2017 remake of the classic series from Disney Television Animation, DuckTales! Now, find out about the making of DuckTales and read stories from the developers and cast covering every episode from all three seasons! The deluxe edition of the Art of DuckTales gives you all the content of the standard edition along with a slipcase that houses a gold-gilded version the book, an exclusive DuckTales Guidebook that contains expanded versions of the interviews with the crew and cast, and a finely-crafted replica of Scrooge’s Number One Dime!

Anya SB: Wow, I LOVE The Art of DuckTales. It’s one of my favourite shows, and I love getting to read interviews and seeing behind the scenes art and how the entire show was put together. I like how beautiful this hardcover is, Dark Horse designed it really well. If you’re getting The Art of DuckTales for someone, I would recommend the deluxe edition. The slip case is beautiful, and the extra Guidebook has the extended interviews, and the Number One Dime, which is super cool. My favourite character is Fenton because I love Lin-Manuel Miranda, and while he’s not interviewed in the book, we get lots of details on how he wound up on the show. I definitely recommend it for any fan of DuckTales, it has so much stuff you can’t find anywhere else.

You can order The Art of DuckTales here.

Marcy’s Journal: A Guide to Amphibia
Written by Adam Colás
Tokyo Pop

This faithful recreation of Marcy’s journal chronicles her adventures in Amphibia. Packed to the brim with new character insights, world-building lore, and untold stories, this book will be a must-own for any Amphibia fan. Hardcover version features an exclusive The Land of Amphibia map by show creator and author Matt Braly.

Anya SB: I am a huge fan of Amphibia, so when I heard they were making a book, I got super excited. Marcy’s Journal: A Guide to Amphibia is perfect for any fan of the show. The book gives in-depth descriptions of the places Marcy went when she was in the Newtopian army, more insight on her relationship with Anne and Sasha, and so much more. The book is filled with new puzzles and codes to uncover, letting us have even more fun with this amazing show. If you haven’t heard of Amphibia, I’d definitely recommend checking it out on Disney+. If you know someone who does like the show, than this book is a definite must-have.

You can order Marcy’s Journal: A Guide to Amphibia here.

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