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Under the Radar’s Holiday Gift Guide for Geeks and Music Lovers

Box Sets, Comic Books, Books, Action Figures, Blu-rays, DVDs, Doctor Who, and more

Nov 27, 2013
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The holiday present buying season gets into full swing post-Thanksgiving and we’ve put together a little guide of potential gifts to get for fellow geeks and/or music lovers. Pouring through the multitude of buying options, we’ve picked out those products we’d most want to see in our own stockings or under our tree this year.

It should be pointed out that this Friday’s Record Store Day Black Friday event features a ton of cool vinyl rarities only available at your local indie record store that would make for great gifts for indie music fans. Check out the full list of Record Store Day titles here. Another compelling gift option not mentioned below is giving money to charity in the name of the gift-receiver. In this consumer-focused time of year, it is important to remember those whose entire yearly salary probably couldn’t afford many of the items on this list.

Having said that, ‘tis the season of giving gifts and here is a hopefully helpful list of suggestions.

Album Reissues and Box Sets:

The Clash: Sound System (Legacy)

SRP: $249.98

This exhaustive 12-disc collection was one of the more impressive box sets of the year, as its packaging mimics a 1980s boom box. It includes remastered versions of every Clash album, plus three CDs of non-album singles, demos, rarities, and B-sides. A DVD includes all the band’s videos, along with previously unseen footage. And there are plenty of other goodies too, including buttons and dog tags.

Death Cab for Cutie: Transatlanticism (10th Anniversary Reissue) (Barsuk)

SRP: $27.99 (2-LP)

This Death Cab for Cutie classic, some have argued it’s still their finest album, has been reissued with a bonus set of demo recordings.

Fleetwood Mac: Rumours (Deluxe Edition) (Rhino)

SRP: $99.98

With Fleetwood Mac performing again and Stevie Nicks being referenced (and reportedly even appearing in) the current season of American Horror Story (subtitled Coven this year), the time is ripe to revisit their masterwork, Rumours. This new deluxe edition does the trick, a 4-CD/1-DVD/1-LP box set. Also available from Rhino for $79.98 is the Fleetwood Mac 1969-1972 vinyl box set containing four LPs.

Miles Davis: The Original Mono Recordings (Legacy)

SRP: $109.98

Nine classic Miles Davis albums (including Kind of Blue, Miles Ahead, Porgy and Bess, and Sketches in Spain) have been newly remastered in their original mono format. Each CD comes in a sleeve that replicates the original LP packaging and artwork.

Herbie Hancock: The Complete Columbia Album Collection - 1972-1986 (Legacy)

SRP: $249.98

Every album the jazz legend released on Columbia is contained in this cube shaped box set. That’s 28 single albums and three double-CD albums for a grand total of 34 discs. It also comes with a 200-page book.

Harry Nilsson: The RCA Albums Collection (Legacy)

SRP: $139.98

If all you know of Harry Nilsson is “Everybody’s Talkin’” from its high profile appearance in Midnight Cowboy, then there’s a lot more to discover and this impressive set includes 14 of his albums with 65 bonus tracks (26 of them previously unreleased). On top of that there are three newly-compiled discs of bonus material adding up to 58 tracks (29 of them previously unreleased). So that’s a total of 55 unreleased tracks, quite a treasure trove for full-on Nilsson fans.

The Postal Service: Give Up (Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition) (Sub Pop)

SRP: $14.00 (2-CD), $33.00 (3-LP)

This beloved album gets the reissue treatment, which comprises 25 tracks in all, including B-sides, remixes, and covers. Those holding out hope that the band will ever record a second album may have to make do with the two previously unreleased songs.

Richard Pryor: No Pryor Restraint: Life in Concert (Shout! Factory)

SRP: $99.98

This box set of Richard Pryor’s stand up work includes seven CDs and two DVDs, that’s 12 hours of laughs spanning 1966-1992. And two hours of that is unreleased material. There’s also a book that features rare photos, essays, and a personal note written by Pryor’s widow, Jennifer Lee Pryor.

R.E.M.: Green (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (Rhino)

SRP: $24.98

The R.E.M. reissue campaign continues with one of the more reasonably priced items on this list, a 2-CD deluxe edition version of Green.

Paul Simon: The Complete Albums Collection (Legacy)

SRP: $139.98

This box set includes 12 of Paul Simon’s solo studio albums, along with two full-length live concert recordings. Plus there are 37 bonus tracks.

Sly & The Family Stone: Higher (Legacy)

SRP: $59.98

Reasonably priced in terms of box sets, this 77-track collection compiles both greatest hits and rarities from Sly Stone and his band. It comes in a 4-CD set or an 8-LP collection and features a whopping 17 previously unreleased tracks.

Sparks: New Music For Amnesiacs: The Ultimate Collection (Lil Beethoven)

SRP: $160.00

Despite their longevity, brothers Ron and Russell Mael, who started Sparks in the 1970s, have produced some of their best work in the 21st century, winning over a fresh generation of fans in the process. This four-disc best of collection, self-released on their own Lil Beethoven label, is a great place to sample their entire career. Along with the music, you get a 64 page hardback book, replica tickets, contact sheets featuring outtakes from the Big Beat photo session shot by Richard Avedon, a car window sticker, and more. This box set is big enough for Sparks fans both casual and devoted.

Various Artists: Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound (Numero Group)

SRP: $35.00 (2-CD + Hardbound Book), $85.00 (4-LP + Hardbound Book)

Purple Snow: Forecasting The Minneapolis Sound looks back to a forgotten generation of Minnesotan musicians-1970s purveyors of R&B, soul, and funk-who fuelled the trajectory, filled the ears, and paved the way for a youthful Prince Nelson Rogers. Includes a coffee table book.


Blake Bell and Dr. Michael J. Vassallo: The Secret History of Marvel Comics: Jack Kirby and the Moonlighting Artists at Martin Goodman’s Empire (Fantagraphics)

SRP: $39.99

Blake Bell and Dr. Michael J. Vassallo’s book goes back to the 1930s and chronicles the origins of Marvel Comics, whose owner Martin Goodman also published lurid pulp magazines and story books that weren’t exactly appropriate for kids.

Matthew Chojnacki: Alternative Movie Posters (Schiffer)

SRP: $34.99

Matthew Chojnacki lovingly compiles more than 200 alternative posters to classic films cleverly created by 100 artists from 20 countries. Movies from various eras are represented, especially ones from the 1970s, ‘80s, and ‘90s, including the likes of Blade Runner, Heathers, Gremlins, Rushmore, The Shining, Star Wars, Fight Club, and many others.

Kevin Howlett: The Beatles: The BBC Archives: 1962-1970 (Harper Design)

SRP: $60.00

This LP-shaped book, available in beautiful deluxe box edition, provides extensive history of The Beatles’ appearances on BBC Radio and Television from 1962 to 1970, featuring transcripts, photographs, and commentary. Included are various ephemera from the period. A perfect way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four’s debut album.

Mark Lewisohn: Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years, Vol. 1 (Crown Archetype)

SRP: $40.00

This mammoth 944-page tome purports to be only one-third of The Beatles’ story, as told by Beatles authority, Mark Lewisohn. Unimaginably detailed, Tune In actually ends in 1962, with John, Paul, George, and Ringo on the precipice of a whole new world.

Ralph Steadman: Proud to Be Weirrd (Ammo)

SRP: $200.00

This extensive hardcover monograph beautifully examines Steadman’s art, with commentary from the master himself.

Bill Wyman: Scrapbook (Concert Live)

SRP: $249.00

Produced in a limited edition of 1962 copies, corresponding to the debut of one of the world’s greatest rock and roll band, Scrapbook is original Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman’s vivid historical account of his life in and out of the band he helped found. Packaged with 10” picture-disc vinyl of rare and unreleased material, this hand-sewn and hand-bound coffee table book is the ultimate visual and narrative account for any Rolling Stones fan.

Comic Books/Graphic Novels:

The Art of Charlie Adlard (Image)

SRP: $39.99 (hardcover)

Charlie Adlard is most known for illustrating The Walking Dead and this oversized art book showcases some of his best work. It includes an introduction by British TV host and comics fan Jonathan Ross, plus commentary by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and Greg Nicotero, special effects whiz for The Walking Dead TV show.

Battling Boy (First Second)

SRP: $24.99 (hardcover), $15.99 (paperback)

Paul Pope’s long talked about Battling Boy was finally released this year. It mines comics’ rich history of pulp heroes, science heroes, and all things Jack Kirby, especially Thor and giant monsters. Yet it’s still highly and wholly original despite drawing from these sources.

Before Watchmen Deluxe Editions (DC)

SRP: $29.99 each (hardcover)

DC got a lot of flack for revisiting the iconic Watchmen series, one of the most acclaimed comic books of all time, with these prequel comics. Co-creator/writer Alan Moore was firmly against the idea, long ago having had a falling out with DC and always against even watching the film adaptations of his work (including Scott Snyder’s very faithful Watchmen film). There was only the 12 issue miniseries in the ‘80s and since then the characters have remained untouched, until now. Still, even the most famous of comic book characters are routinely revisited and reinvented by new writers and artists, it’s par for the course in the comics realm, so why not Silk Spectre, Dr. Manhattan, Nite Owl, et al? The level of talent involved in the Before Watchmen comics (Darwyn Cooke, Brian Azzarello, Len Wein, Amanda Conner, J. Michael Straczynski, Andy Kubert, and others) meant that a complete disaster was unlikely. And while some characters are handled better than others, these intriguing windows into the origins of Watchmen‘s characters is worth a gift to open minded DC Comics fans and Watchmen devotees.

Boxers & Saints (First Second)

SRP: $34.99 (paperback box set)

Boxers & Saints is a two-volume graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang, author of American Born Chinese. Each volume focuses on a story centered around the Boxer Rebellion, the nationalist uprising of Chinese citizens against foreign imperialists and Christian missionaries from the West. Saints centers on a Chinese convert to Christianity, while Boxers focuses on a member of the uprising who plays a pivotal role in the eventual battle and siege in Beijing. Both volumes are available separately or in a box set.

Chew: Smorgasbord Edition Vol. 1 (Image)

SRP: $100.00 (hardcover)

The first 20 issues of this critically acclaimed, Eisner Award-winning series about an FDA agent who gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats are now collected in this deluxe hardcover edition.

DC Comics - The New 52 Villains Omnibus (DC)

SRP: $150.00 (hardcover)

In September every DC comic book was taken over by one of the title character’s villains. Sometimes even multiple issues of a title, each featuring a different villain, were produced that month. This was a tie-in to the Forever Evil event, in which the Justice League and all the DC heroes are seemingly dead, leaving all the villains to have free reign over the Earth. Most issues were an origin story, some told via flashback and also showing the villain’s experiences on a hero-less world. This thick omnibus edition collects all the villain issues from September into one place. It may be pricey, but it’s certainly cheaper than buying all the issues individually and is a good gift for the DC fan who didn’t manage to collect all of the original issues or who has a particularly evil streak.

Fairest in All the Land (Vertigo/DC)

SRP: $22.99 (hardcover)

Fables Encyclopedia (Vertigo/DC)

SRP: $39.99 (hardcover)

Fables fans will appreciate this new graphic novel of short stories featuring some of Fables’ iconic female fairytale characters (as seen in spinoff series Fairest). All the tales are written by Fables creator Bill Willingham and illustrated by different artists. With Willingham recently announcing that Fables and Fairest will both be ending soon, there aren’t too many more of his retrofitted fairytales to look forward to. This one might be a good gift to those Fables virgins, as the stories are somewhat standalone. Also available for more diehard Fables fans is the Fables Encyclopedia, which is reference guide to all of the series’ major characters.

Joker: Death of the Family (DC)

SRP: $29.99 (hardcover)

Batman’s most famous villain, The Joker, had barely been seen in the world of the New 52 reboot, but came back in a big way in the Death of the Family storyline. With his twisted sense of logic, the Clown Prince of Crime feels that’s what’s holding Batman back and stopping he and Batman from having a more fulfilling nemesis relationship is all of the Caped Crusaders sidekicks and allies (Robin, Nightwing, Batgirl, etc.) and so The Joker tries to take them all out one by one. Probably 2013’s best-regarded Batman story.

Peanuts Every Sunday: 1952-1955 (Vol. 1) (Fantagraphics)

SRP: $49.99 (hardcover)

The folks at Fantagraphics, masters of putting together archive editions of old comic books and comic strips, have taken the original Peanuts Sunday newspaper strips and reprinted them in color. When the strips were collected in the past, they were usually presented in black & white, but now we have the original adventures of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and co. in beautiful full color.

The Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror (IDW)

SRP: $21.99

Since the untimely death of The Rocketeer‘s creator Dave Stevens in 2008, IDW has taken up the character’s mantle and published new stories, including this year’s Hollywood Horror, which features an appropriately pulpy new adventure for Cliff Secord and his Betty Paige-esque main squeeze (also named Betty). Let’s hope that Disney’s planned new Rocketeer movie comes to fruition and that it lives up to the standard set by the original 1991 film.

Saga Vol. 1 and Saga Vol. 2 (Image)

SRP: Vol. 1: $9.99, Vol. 2: $14.99 (paperback)

The first two volumes of this acclaimed sweeping and romantic galactic drama from writer Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina) and artist Fiona Staples (Mystery Society, North 40) are very reasonably priced and great casual gifts for comics fans who have yet to jump on board this series.

The Walking Dead Compendium One and The Walking Dead Compendium Two (Image)

SRP: $59.99 each (paperback)

These two books didn’t come out this year, but with The Walking Dead bigger than ever now these might be the perfect gift for fans of the AMC series who have yet to dive into Robert Kirkman’s original comic books that started it all. Volume One compiles issues 1-48 and Volume Two collects issues 49-96.

Wonder Woman Vol. 2: Guts (DC)

SRP: $22.99 (hardcover)

Brian Azzarello’s spectacular reimaging of Wonder Woman, the most confident Wonder Woman comics in years, continues. Azzarello has fully embraced the character’s Greek mythology roots and in his volume Wonder Woman visits hell to confront Hades. If the gift receiver hasn’t read volume one yet, then that’s required reading to make sense of the plot and worth throwing in the wrapping as well.

The X-Files Season 10 Volume 1 (IDW)

SRP: $24.99

The X-Files: Season 10 picks up where the last installment to the iconic sci-fi series left off, 2008’s underwhelming I Want to Believe movie. We find Mulder and Scully living together in retirement-and witness protection-until ghosts from their pasts start showing up. Season 10, written by Joe Harris and X-Files creator Chris Carter, is an earnest attempt to continue the paranoiac sci-fi saga in the post-Wikileaks age.


The Amityville Horror Trilogy 3-Blu-ray set (Shout! Factory)

SRP: $69.97

All three original Amityville Horror films (not the Ryan Reynolds remake) are collected on Blu-ray in this box set. The first one, The Amityville Horror, is a ‘70s scary movie classic starring James Brolin and his fabulous beard and Lois Lane herself, Margot Kidder, as a family who move into a very haunted house.

Better Than Something: Jay Reatard LP/Book/DVD (Factory 25)

SRP: $35.00

Repressed edition of this superb Jay Reatard documentary, fortuitously created in the years prior to the Memphis songwriter’s tragic 2010 death. Available in multiple packages, most notably including a bonus LP containing unreleased live tracks.

Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Third Season Blu-ray/DVD (HBO)

SRP: Blu-ray: $79.98, DVD: $59.99

Old characters are offed, intriguing new ones are introduced, and all the while the ever resilient and increasingly complex Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) fights to maintain power in Prohibition era Atlantic City. Boardwalk Empire is executive produced by Martin Scorsese and features one of the most impressive ensemble casts on television right now (including Michael Shannon, Jack Huston, Gretchen Mol, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Kelly Macdonald).

Dexter: The Complete Series Blu-ray/DVD (Showtime)

SRP: Blu-ray: $427.99, DVD: $352.99

Now that serial killer Dexter (Michael C. Hall) has taken out his last fellow serial killer, you can re-watch the entire series from the start or experience it for the first time. While some might say that the quality dipped in the later seasons, there was a time that many considered Dexter television to die for.

Family Ties: The Complete Series DVD (CBS)

SRP: $160.00

This 1980s sitcom still holds up fairly well, in part because of Michael J. Fox’s confident performance as Alex P. Keaton, a Republican son of liberal former ‘60s hippies Steve and Elyse Keaton (Michael Gross and Meredith Baxter-Birney). The show helped launch Fox to household name status and weathered his assent to superstar status with Back to the Future when he still stuck with the show. The chemistry between the family (which also included Tina Yothers as Jennifer and Justine Bateman as Mallory) keeps this comedy watchable decades later. As its title makes clear, this box set collects every episode of the series.

Game of Thrones: The Complete Second Season Blu-ray/DVD (HBO)

SRP: Blu-ray: $79.98, DVD: $59.99

One of the more impressively mounted series of recent memory, with complex story lines, handsome production design and costuming, and epic battle scenes, all somehow on a TV budget.

John Cassavetes: Five Films Blu-ray (Criterion)

SRP: $124.95

John Cassavetes is as essential to independent film as The Velvet Underground are to independent music. The myriad roads he paved are echoed in canonized filmmakers as disparate as Martin Scorsese, Oliver Stone, and Mike Leigh. Five Films, originally released in standard DVD format in 2004, has been given a more than welcome Blu-ray treatment by Criterion to stunning results.

Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project Blu-ray/DVD (Criterion)

SRP: $124.95

A wonderful set illuminating neglected films from all over the globe, this collection is a must for fans of outsider film.

Mystery Science Theater 3000: 25th Anniversary Edition 5-DVD set (Shout! Factory)

SRP: $64.99

Has it really been a quarter of a century since these masters of mockery started making fun of bad movies while you and they watch them? Housed in a tin that the press release describes as “silver(ish),” this box set includes the best forgotten movies Moon Zero Two, The Day The Earth Froze, The Leech Woman, and Gorgo. There’s also some behind the scenes documentaries and four exclusive mini-posters by artist Steve Vance.

The Newsroom: The Complete First Season Blu-ray/DVD (HBO)

SRP: Blu-ray: $79.98, DVD: $59.99

Aaron Sorkin’s ripped from the headlines (plus a year or two) drama is predictably very Sorkin-esque. Some love it, some hate it, some love to hate it. Where as Sorkin’s beloved Sports Night went behind the scenes of a cable sports network, The Newsroom does the same for cable news. Jeff Daniels’ surprising Emmy win for Best Actor in a Drama was well-earned and season two features an even more complete story, so this is a good gift for the Sorkin fan or news junkie who has so far resisted The Newsroom.

Saved By the Bell: The Complete Collection DVD (Lionsgate)

SRP: $49.98

Nostalgia or irony might be the only things to compel you to gift this collection of every Saved By the Bell episode. But chances are good that this set is on Jimmy Fallon’s Christmas list.

The Vincent Price Collection 4-Blu-ray set (Shout! Factory)

SRP: $79.97

Old school horror fans will appreciate this gift. Six classic Vincent Price chillers are collected on Blu-ray for the first time, including Fall of the Hose of Usher (1960), The Haunted Palace (1963), The Masque of Red Death (1964), The Pit and the Pendulum (1961), Witchfinder General (1968), and The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971). Bonus stuff includes interviews with legendary low budget producer/director Roger Corman and a 24-page book. This is undoubtedly on Tim Burton’s Christmas list, if he doesn’t already own it.

Weeds: The Complete Collection Blu-ray (Lionsgate)

SRP: $119.84

Like Dexter, not all Weeds fans stuck with the show until the end, but now’s your chance to see the complete misadventures of Mary-Louise Parker’s suburban widowed mom turned pot dealer.

Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman (Criterion)

SRP: $224.95

Eminently popular in Japan, this staggering collection features 25 Zatoichi films made between 1962 and 1973. They’re collected together for the first time here, lovingly assembled in a stunning, colorful package worthy of the Criterion name.

DC Toys:

Super Heroes vs. Super Villains 7-Pack

SRP: $99.95

This pack of 6” action figures includes three DC superheroes (Aquaman, The Flash, Batman) and three of their corresponding villains (Black Manta, Captain Cold, The Joker). And then there’s Catwoman in the middle, who straddles the line between hero and villain and also straddles Batman from time to time. All are in their New 52 costumes. If you don’t know what that means, then these toys probably aren’t for you, but would be great for someone who keeps up reading current DC comics.

Super Heroes 6” Action Figures: Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman Trinity War 3-Pack

SRP: $49.95

If you want a slightly more cost effective DC action figure option then this 3-pack could be the way to go and features DC’s three heavy hitters in their New 52 costumes.

DC Nation: Aardman Shorts Action Figures: Superman, Batman, Robin, The Joker, and Catwoman 5-Pack

SRP: $74.95

For a quirkier action figure set you could go with the Aardman ones. Aardman Animation are responsible for Wallace & Gromit and Creature Comforts, among others, but also produced some funny short films titled DC’s World’s Funnest to air during the DC Nation block of Saturday morning shows on the Cartoon Network. DC heroes and villains are voiced by children goofing around and animated in the Aardman style.

DC Nation: Super Best Friends Forever

SRP: $24.95 each

The Super Best Friends Forever shorts also aired during the DC Nation block and featured young, almost valley girl-like, versions of Wonder Girl, Supergirl, and Batgirl. These statues include a super secret storage box in the base and thus might be best as gifts for teenage girl geeks with lockets to hide.

Doctor Who:

Doctor Who: The Complete Series 1-7 Limited Edition Blu-ray Gift Set

SRP: $349.98

Doctor Who turned 50 this year and in honor of the anniversary the merchandising side of things predictably ramped up. This impressive box set collects every episode of the new Doctor Who, since it returned in 2005, barring the recent Day of the Doctor 50th anniversary special, which aired after this set was released. Seasons 1-4 haven’t been released in 1080p resolution Blu-ray before. On top of that, it includes a universal remote control disguised as a Sonic Screwdriver, three exclusive art cards featuring portraits of each of the three Doctors (Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh), an exclusive comic book, and 120 minutes of bonus material never before available on disc on top of hours of previously released bonus features. This one is perfect for that diehard Whovian who doesn’t already have these episodes on Blu-ray or for a friend you’ve been meaning to get into Doctor Who, if your budget allows. (A Tenth Doctor’s universal remote control is also available to buy separately for a recommend price of $109.99.)

Doctor Who - The Doctors Revisited First - Fourth, Doctor Who - The Doctors Revisited Fifth - Eighth, Doctor Who - The Doctors Revisited Ninth - Eleventh DVDs

SRP: $39.98 each

As part of the 50th anniversary BBC America aired 11 specials, each dedicated to one of The Doctors. Each Doctor is represented by one serial (a series of episodes covering one story) which was preceded by a documentary on the serial featuring Doctor Who cast members and writers/producers past and present discussing The Doctor and the episodes. Then current show-runner/head writer provided a brief formal introduction for each serial. The episodes are seamlessly edited together as one feature-length story, but are also presented in their original form, with cliffhangers and all, if preferred. More casual Doctor Who fans who haven’t seen all of the important classic Who episodes. Diehard fans will quibble over which episodes were chosen, but these are still a good entry point into classic Doctor Who (or new Doctor Who in the case of the last DVD set).

Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time - The Complete Series (IDW)

SRP: $49.99 (hardcover)

IDW’s Prisoners of Time comics series did something the TV show wasn’t really able to fully pull off for logistical reasons in its great 50th anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor-present a story that truly features all 11 Doctors. The first 11 issues of this 12 issue series each feature a different Doctor on an adventure when his companions are mysteriously kidnapped and the final issue features all of the Doctors banding together. This hardcover book collects all the issues.

The Eleven Doctors Micro-Figure Set

SRP: $39.99

A set that includes fully articulated micro-figures of all eleven Doctors. Each figure includes an accessory and base. Kind of like slightly bigger, slightly more timey-wimey Lego versions of The Doctor for big kid Whovians.

Dalek Mr. Potato Head

SRP: $24.99

The name says it all. The Doctor’s most fearsome enemy, but in a less scary, almost edible, form. “The Doctor’s ‘starch’ nemesis,” says the product description.

TARDIS Night Light

SRP: $14.99

Got an ominous crack in your wall? Scared there might be strange silent monsters in suits lurking around that you may have already forgotten about? This handy TARDIS night light will help you and/or your children sleep well.

TARDIS Slippers

SRP: $20.00


SRP: $24.99


SRP: $52.98

Outline TARDIS Dress

SRP: $35.00

Exploding TARDIS Pencil Skirt

SRP: $25.00

TARDIS Adult One-Piece Pajama

SRP: $40.00

TARDIS Space Leggings

SRP: $25.00

Knee-High Socks

SRP: $10.00

Various Doctor Who­-themed items of clothing are available too, most of them modeled after the TARDIS and, in a testament to the show’s strong female following, many of them aimed at the ladies. The Van-Gough inspired Exploding TARDIS Pencil Skirt is especially fetching. So to live a timey-wimey life, after going out for the day in your TARDIS dress, skirt, or hoodie, come home, put on your TARDIS apron to make some dinner, then slip into your TARDIS slippers and pajamas and settle down to some Doctor Who on Blu-ray or DVD while playing with your micro-figures or Dalek Mr. Potato Head, before going to bed with your TARDIS night light on.


STORMp3 (Toilet Tree Products)

SRP: $149.95

Now you can listen to music in the shower without fear of getting your MP3 player wet. This water resistant MP3 player can be mounted or placed in your shower safely. It has 2 GB of space (for roughly 500 songs that are randomly shuffled). Runs on two AA batteries and has two speakers that sound surprisingly good for their size.

Under the Radar Subscriptions:

Under the Radar Subscriptions

SRP: $14.99 (one year, five issues, in U.S.), $26.99 (two years, ten issues, in U.S.)

Of course we’d be remiss not to mention one of the best gifts of all, a subscription to our lovely print indie rock magazine. A two-year subscription even gets you a free CD (titles currently include new albums by Chelsea Wolfe, Toro Y Moi, Surfer Blood, Luke Temple, She & Him, Charli XCX, of Montreal, and others). And if you subscribe this Friday to Sunday you can get one-year subscriptions for $11.24 and two-year subscriptions for $20.24 as part of our Black Friday Sale. All the info on how to subscribe is found here.

(Most entries were written by Mark Redfern, but select entries were either written by, or incorporate previous writing by, John Everhart, Frank Valish, Cody Ray Shaffer, Jeremy Nisen, Ryan E.C. Hamm, and Tom Fenwick.)


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