The holiday season is almost upon us!
What better way to show the nerd in your life that you love them then with a gift we are sure they will love!
No matter if they’re a comic fan, video game lover or a techie we’ve compiled all the must have nerd gifts of the season!
Vault Comics, can do no wrong as far as I am concerned. They are going from strength to strength, publishing high quality and diverse comics. I would bet money on you being able to find something for everyone from their catalogue!
Billy Bane is a prophet who got it all wrong, and the galaxy has been burning ever since.
All he wants is to waste away in the darkest corner of space with his best pal Dust, a supercharged Fuq bot. But when a new prophet comes calling, Billy is summoned to save the galaxy he’s at least partially responsible for destroying.
The Fearscape is a world beyond our own, populated by manifestations of our worst fears. Once per generation, The Muse travels to Earth, discovers our greatest Storyteller, and takes them with her to the Fearscape to battle these fear-creatures on our behalf. All has been well for eons, until The Muse encounters Henry Henry—a plagiarist with delusions of literary grandeur. Mistaking him for our greatest Storyteller, she ushers him into the Fearscape. Doom follows
Two centuries after the first European ship sailed to the Malabar Coast and made landfall at Calicut, The East India Company seeks to secure its future along the lucrative Silk Route, in the year 1766. An old evil now sails aboard a company ship, hoping to make a home in this new found land. But he will soon find that the ground along the Indus is an ancient one with daemons and legends far older than himself. Along These Savage Shores, where the days are scorched and the nights are full of teeth.
Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love Afterlight and the wonderful kind of horror they are producing. If you are looking for a gift for a horror fan then Afterlight is the place you want to be!
A collection of 4 short horror tales each centred around a Cryptid legend. Featuring THE CHUPACABRA, THE MOTHMAN and more…
A retired war veterans search for his missing daughter leads him to a forest home to the urban legend of the Wendigo. You can check out our thoughts on Wendigo Woods here.
BOARD GAMES/ Tabletop
In Fallout: Wasteland Warfare, players will build their own crew from a wide range of factions, allies and iconic characters from the Fallout series, and play in apocalyptic games of 3 – 30 high quality 32mm scale resin miniatures through a huge variety of iconic scenery and settlement buildings, from the Red Rocket to Sanctuary Hills, Nuka- Cola vending machines and wrecked cars. (you can check out our article on when we went to the launch party in London earlier this year here)
You need to manipulate, bluff and bribe your way to power. Your object is to destroy the influence of all the other families, forcing them into exile. Only one family will survive. In Coup, you want to be the last player with influence in the game, with influence being represented by face-down character cards in your playing area. The last player to still have influence – that is, a face-down character – wins the game.
I only played Catan for the first time very recently and I am totally obsessed, I want to play all the time!
Picture yourself in the era of discoveries: after a long voyage of great deprivation, your ships have finally reached the coast of an uncharted island. Its name shall be Catan! But you are not the only discoverer. Other fearless seafarers have also landed on the shores of Catan: the race to settle the island has begun!
It is hard to know what Video games to pick up for someone else, there are so many available all offering different things! Below are a few suggestions that should help you one your way!
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention RDR2, it is receiving incredible critical praise and glowing reviews. Perfect for someone who likes big sprawling maps, gun slinging and horse wrangling.
After a robbery goes badly wrong in the western town of Blackwater, Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang are forced to flee. Arthur must make a choice between his own ideals and loyalty to the gang who raised him. From the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America at the dawn of the modern age.
I personally, adored God of War. For me it is one of the most perfect games ever made. I adored travelling around this gorgeous world with Atreus and really exploring their relationship as father and son.
His vengeance against the Gods of Olympus years behind him, Kratos now lives as a man in the realm of Norse Gods and monsters. It is in this harsh, unforgiving world that he must fight to survive…And teach his son to do the same. This startling re imagining of God of War deconstructs the core elements that defined the series-satisfying combat; breathtaking scale; and a powerful narrative-and fuses them anew.
Spyro Reignited Trilogy is a platform video game collection of remasters of the first three games in the Spyro series: Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage! and Spyro: Year of the Dragon.
If the nerd in your life played this growing up then it is a sure bet, it is a beautifully remastered nostalgia trip!
Numskull have SMASHED it with their ugly and frankly incredible Christmas jumper range and I love and want them all! Also something that I really like, they are 100% knitted the patterns are not printed, that is attention to detail I can get behind! Check out the link to see the whole range here.
The valks girls are all huge fans of Rogue print and it is easy to see why. Each piece of clothing, artwork, the pins and the patches are all made with incredible amounts of care and attention.
The guest designs are utterly to die for, myself and Oli Valk both have the ‘It gets worse’ masterpiece baseball tee as designed by the incredible Becky Cloonan. Not only are the tee’s incredibly well made but they are also comfy as heck!!
Last Exit to Nowhere is a small collective of designers, illustrators, screen printers and photographers, first established in 2007. They collaborate to create unique hand screen printed T-shirts that pay homage to the most memorable places, corporations and characters in cinema and television history.
(I for one, need absolutely every item they have for sale, just pop me a dm for my delivery info ;D )
I’d be daft not to tell you about the amazing range of Valks merch you can pick up whilst we are here! Each piece of clothing is hand printed by the Valks team and all funds go into keeping the site up, running and keeps us galls full of coffee!
Gadgets and Gear
Official Bandai Namco Entertainment product: 1/4 scale playable replica of the original 1980s PAC-MAN arcade cabinet. Fully playable cabinet using the original arcade ROM.
Keep your controllers fully charged and ready for action, with Venom’s smart Twin Docking Station. The rapid recharge cradle enables you to power up two Dualshock 4 wireless controllers and available in a variety of colours to match the finish of your console.
Don’t underestimate how USEFUL this kind of docking system is, I absolutely swear by mine.
Nerdy stuff made by nerds
I first met Rachel at ‘For the Love of Sci Fi’ in Manchester in 2017 and picked up a gorgeous ‘Wendigo Hannibal’ print, fast forward to Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018 and our paths crossed again! Rachel is a proper gem and her work is gorgeous.
I’d heartily recommend any piece, they look incredible framed and hung pride of place and the badges are lush! Check out more of Rachel’s stuff here.
Unique Art & Gifts Inspired by Video Games and Pop Culture. These works of art are utterly incredible and all hand made! We have our eye on a Silence of The Lambs commission for Valks Hq! Check all the incredible artwork on offer here: https://8bitboutique.co.uk
Brilliant hand printed and assembled minis, a range of dice and you can also make request for specific hand painted miniatures from a wide range of companies.
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