Pop Insider Editor-in-Chief Marissa DiBartolo stopped by Seattle’s New Day Northwest to show off some of the year’s best pop culture gifts from The Pop Insider’s Pop 20 list. For more on the products featured in this segment, check out the product notes below. For the holiday season’s geekiest gifts, be sure to check out Pop Insider’s Holiday Gift Guide.


HARRY POTTER INVISIBILITY CLOAK (WOW! STUFF)

  • Appear to disappear! 
  • Using the Invisibility App by Wow! Stuff (included, just download onto your phone), you can recreate iconic scenes from the Harry Potter films. 
  • To start enjoying the Invisibility Cloak Illusion Costume, simply cover yourself, family, friends or even objects with the Invisibility Cloak. 
  • View, photograph or film yourself through the app on your phone or tablet (not included), and set your imagination free. You won’t believe your eyes!
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $59.99-$69.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Walmart

 

 

 

MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES AVENGERS ELECTRONIC POWER GAUNTLET (HASBRO)

The intricately detailed design of this electronically articulated Power Gauntlet is inspired by the Avengers: Endgame movie, part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

  •  This electronic fist appears to teem with tremendous power. 
  • When activated, the Power Gauntlet’s 6 infinity Stones pulsate with glowing light.
  • Pushing the Infinity Stone at the center of the Power Gauntlet activates sound effects inspired by the Avengers: Endgame movie.
  • The Gauntlet’s highly articulated fingers can be locked in a clenched fist position, allowing the item to be displayed in an appropriately powerful pose.
  • The 6 Infinity Stones contain within them the power to control and contort the fabric of the universe. 
  • In this Gauntlet, the powers of the Infinity Stones are combined to create a weapon with unfathomable capabilities. 
  • MSRP: $99.99
  • Available: Walmart, Target, and Best Buy

POLAROID ORIGINALS ONESTEP 2 VF — STRANGER THINGS EDITION (POLAROID)

  • Take selfies the old-school way with this limited-edition, instant-film camera. 
  • The camera features a built-in flash and a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 60 days per charge. 
  • It pairs well with the special edition Stranger Things film (sold separately). 
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $109.99 
  • Available: Amazon and Best Buy

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NINTENDO SWITCH LITE (NINTENDO)

  • While the Nintendo Switch can play games on TV or on the go, this compact, lightweight gaming system is a handheld-only version. 
  • It can play all Switch games that are compatible with handheld mode, including those with online play.
  • MSRP: $199.99
  • Available: mass retailers

 

LEGO HARRY POTTER ADVENT CALENDAR (LEGO)

  • Celebrate Christmas in the Wizarding World with the magical LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar. 
  • Behind each of the 24 doors is a different LEGO Harry Potter gift. 
  • As the big day gets closer, kids can recreate happy holiday scenes from the Harry Potter movies that will inspire imaginative play through Christmas and beyond.
  • This LEGO Harry Potter advent calendar contains 7 minifigures, including Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Albus Dumbledore, Professor Flitwick and the Hogwarts Architect plus a Hedwig figure.
  • Models include a micro Hogwarts Express train, buildable fireplace with Christmas decoration, Great Hall table with accessories and a statue pedestal decorated with the 4 house crests.
  • The 24 gifts combine to inspire kids to recreate festive scenes from the Harry Potter™ movies and invent magical stories of their own.
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: lego.com

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FUNKOVERSE (FUNKO)

  • These themed games combine strategy with Pop! Vinyl figures. 
  • Players go head to head as their favorite characters in exciting scenarios at memorable locations from DC, Harry Potter, Rick and Morty, and more.
  • Ages: 10+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: mass retailers

NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS JACK SKELLINGTON & ZERO PUPPETS (FOLKMANIS)

  • The amazing Jack Skellington puppet by Folkmanis will lift your spirits! The “Pumpkin King” from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas comes to life magically with your movements. It’s a wearable puppet: straps on feet, gloves on hands, movable mouth…embody your favorite movie hero! 
  • Impressive at 6’ tall.
  • Enliven playtime with Zero, the ghost dog from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. The spirited canine companion of Jack Skellington, this Folkmanis Puppet has movable mouth. Light the pumpkin nose by clicking the switch inside the top of the mouth. Diaphanous body fabric enhances its supernatural appeal.
  • Ages: 5+ (Zero); 12+ (Jack Skellington)
  • MSRP: $53.99 (Zero); $159.99 (Jack Skellington)
  • Available: Amazon

FRIENDS X ALEX AND ANI (ALEX AND ANI)

  • The moments, the quotes, the memories, the FRIENDS. 
  • Your favorite episodes are now your favorite accessories.
  • Friends fans can choose from a variety of bracelets featuring iconic symbols and memorable quotes from the show, including “How you doin’?” and “You’re my lobster.”
  • MSRP: $39-$49
  • Available: alexandani.com

STAR WARS THE BLACK SERIES HYPERREAL DARTH VADER FIGURE (HASBRO)

  • Featuring super realistic detailing and articulation, along with an exterior skin and interior skeletal structure for seamless posing, Star Wars The Black Series Hyperreal figures let fans recreate galactic scenes with a faithfulness to the Star Wars entertainment that includes the Star Wars comics, movies, and animated series. 
  • The entertainment-inspired Star Wars details and 8-inch-scale make these figures an impressive addition to any Star Wars figure collection. 
  • This highly detailed Darth Vader figure captures the minute physical features of the imposing character inspired by the Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back movie.
  • Inspired by the Sith Lord in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, part of the original Star Wars trilogy, this Darth Vader figure is great for display in any Star Wars collection.
  • Includes: figure, 8 accessories, and figure stand.
  • MSRP: $79.99
  • Available: hasbropulse.com

NINTENDO MIMO POWER DECK (MIMOCO)

  • MimoPowerDeck is Mimoco’s top of the line portable power bank with dual outputs and 8000mAh capacity.
  • MimoPowerDeck can charge even the most power hungry of smartphones, tablets, and other 5V devices.
  • A power button, dual USB output, pass-through charging, and 4 LED charge indicators make this portable charger easy to use and love. 
  • Rep your love for Nintendo with any of these power decks, which come in several themes including the retro NES Controller, Legend of Zelda, and Super Mario Bros. 
  • MSRP: $24.99 
  • Available: Amazon, entertainmentearth.com, and mimoco.com

VOICE-ACTIVATED BATMOBILE (YUME)

  • Imagine having your own personal tech savvy, multi-talented sidekick to respond to your every command… YuMe Toys has made this futuristic concept into a solid reality with the Voice Activated Batmobile! 
  • A simple “Hey, Batmobile…” is all it takes for your personal assistant to rev into action in this highly stylized replica that is decked out with voice activation technology, making it the perfect personal assistant for the entire family!
  • The Voice Activated Batmobile is a highly stylized voice-activated car that features 30+ unique voice commands.
  • Connect through Siri, Google Now, or wireless Bluetooth to get your personal assistant started!
  • MSRP: $79.99
  • Available: Amazon, GameStop, Best Buy