Pop Insider Editor-in-Chief Marissa DiBartolo stopped by Q13 Seattle to show off the geekiest gifts of the holiday season. 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.


  

THE BLOCKBUSTER GAME (BIG POTATO)

  • Burst out the popcorn and roll out the red carpet because Blockbuster is back with a party game about all the movies you know and love.
  • Clever packaging looks just like the VHS tapes you used to rent at Blockbuster. Game board looks like the Blockbuster parking lot, complete with sign!
  • Split into two teams and challenge each other in two rounds of movie madness!
  • In Round One, go head-to-head in a Movie Buzzer Battle. One player from each team faces off to try to name as many movies in the designated category (i.e. ‘Movies with dogs’) before time runs out!
  • In Round Two, the Round One winner has the advantage! The winner draws six movie cards and chooses the three hardest movie titles to pass on to their opponent.
  • Each player parks their movies in three spots: One Word, Quote It, and Act It. Then they each have 30-seconds to use each method to get their team to correctly guess the movie and secure the card!
  • The first team to collect cards from all eight movie genres wins!
  • Ages: 12+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Target and the last remaining Blockbuster store in Bend, OR

HARRY POTTER: FILM VAULT: VOLUMES 1 AND 2 (INSIGHT EDITIONS)

  • Straight from the Warner Bros. archive, Potterheads will discover filmmaking secrets behind magical creatures and locations from the Harry Potter films. 
  • Each volume features illustrations, behind-the-scenes photography, and a collectible art print.
  • MSRP: $16.99
  • Available: Amazon

FYE CHRISTMAS SWEATERS (FYE)

  • Available in sizes S to 2X.
  • Knit sweaters designed in various holiday themes for all your favorite fandoms, including The Office and My Hero Academia.
  • MSRP: $39.99 – $49.99
  • Available: FYE

MARVEL MINI COOLER (UKONIC)

  • Officially-licensed Marvel merchandise 3D molded Marvel hero with light-up eyes (on/off switch) and a carry handle.
  • Keep your beverages or lunch cold or hot, with a warming function if you’d like to heat your food. 
  • Can hold up to one six-pack of 12-ounce cans.
  • MSRP: $69.95
  • Available: Amazon

STAR WARS DEATH STAR POPCORN MAKER (UNCANNY BRANDS)

  • In the Star Wars movies, the Death Star has enough power to destroy an entire planet. We promise our version won’t even destroy your taste buds!
  •  The Death Star popcorn maker is a perfect choice for any Star Wars fan. You’ll feel the power every time you use this fun themed air popper to enjoy fresh popcorn while you watch your favorite Star Wars film.
  • MSRP: $49.99
  • Available: uncannybrands.com, BoxLunch, Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon, Macy’s

 

ARCADE1UP COUNTERCADES  (TASTEMAKERS)

  •  Relive the glory days of arcade gaming in the comfort of your own home with the Arcade1Up Centipede Counter-cade!
  • As the centipede makes its speedy descent from the top of the 8-inch LCD screen, it is your job to take it out before it takes you out. 
  • You will need a strategy when shooting at it.  
  • Once hit, it will split in two where shot and increase its movement speed.  In addition to the centipede, keep an eye out for the pesky spiders.  
  • They can be an ally by removing mushrooms that may block your shots and your movement, but make no mistake – they will take your life if they come in contact with you.
  • Arcade1Up Counter-cades are available in multiple exciting versions that feature a tabletop design and feature original artwork of all-time iconic games.  With immersive full-color hi-res displays and sounds, and full-size joysticks and control buttons setup, you are looking at endless hours of gaming!
  • Ages: 14+
  • MSRP: $199
  • Available: major retailers

GAME OF THRONES COLLECTORS CHESS SET (USAOPOLY)

  • This one-of-a-kind Game of Thrones Collector’s Chess Set perfectly captures the spirit of conquest in both the timeless two-player strategy game.
  • Inspired by one of the most critically acclaimed television series of all time, this one-of-a-kind Game of Thrones Collector’s Chess Set perfectly captures the spirit of conquest in both the timeless two-player strategy game and the war between Westeros and the White Walkers.
  • Beautifully sculpted and true to actor likenesses, 32 intricate resin Chess pieces sit on a custom Iron Throne-themed board, featuring an antiqued metallic  gold checkerboard and a dragon scale textured backwrap. Each piece is securely packaged in die cut foam, ready for fans to display the powerhouses of both sides and to continue the epic battles at home.
  • MSRP: $99.95
  • Available: Amazon, Barnes & Noble

CHAIR CAPES (ENTERTAINMENT EARTH)

  • Be the hero your office deserves by transforming your boring chair with a chair cape!
  • Made of high quality fabric materials, this chair cape comes in a variety of superhero capes and is 24-inches long and includes an adjustable hook and loop based belt and strap that will fit most size chairs.
  • Choose from Batman, Superman, Vision, Star Trek, Punisher, Wonder Woman, and more.
  • The classic hero’s emblem is featured prominently on the cape and is visible on the adjustable chair strap.
  • Ages: 14+
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: entertainmentearth.com