Pop Insider Editor-in-Chief Ali Mierzejewski stopped by CBS in Atlanta to show off some great gift ideas for the pop culture geek on your holiday shopping 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.


  • 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.
  • Wearable puppet: straps on feet, gloves on hands, movable mouth…embody your favorite movie hero!
  • Impressive at 6’ tall.
  • Enliven playtime with Zero, the spirited canine companion of Jack Skellington, with a 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
  • MSRP Jack: $159.99; Zero: $53.99
  • SRP $53.99
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart, Halloweencostumes.com


  • Play as Tony Stark and suit up in the iconic MK50 armor to play through a series of nanotech weapon field tests and battles designed by Friday. 
  • This walking, talking Iron Man Robot is your portal into the events after Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War. 
  • Download the free app for iOS or Android to start the adventure with Augmented Reality Missions, where users can battle drones from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and level up to even battle Thanos and save the world.
  • Create, control, code, and battle against enemies inspired by iconic Marvel Cinematic universe battles.
  • Control the robot’s motors, lights and sounds using a mobile device; complete augmented reality (AR) missions; customize by uploading your face and recording audio phrases; code original, unique action sequences that only your robot can perform!
  • Become immersed in augmented reality (AR) missions to build up your Iron Man MK50 robot’s arsenal of Nanotech weaponry. As you complete different levels, earn new weapons and power up your armor to take on greater threats.
  • Encounter specialized enemy drones inspired by Iron Man’s iconic villains, like the Chitari and Ebony Maw.
  • Customize the Iron Man MK50 robot by building unique sequences using Block-Based programming for one of a kind hero moves. Use custom blocks to code your own scripted sequences into the Iron Man MK50 robot.
  • Play as Tony Stark and suit up in the iconic MK50 armor to practice your battle skills or use a mobile device to upload your face and custom audio recording to the Iron Man MK50 robot.
  • In custom protocol mode, use the visual drag-n-drop programming editor to create simple, custom iron Man scripts without requiring any programming knowledge.
  • Upload your face and record custom audio phrases to create the illusion that you are wearing Iron Man’s Iconic armor.
  • MSRP: $249.99
  • Available: Amazon, Best Buy, Target


  • The original, poseable action figures are back. 
  • Bendems are made from malleable rubber, so fans can bend and shape them however they want.
  • Act out scenes from your favorite show or pose for collector’s admiration. 
  • Choose from Voltron, Battlestar Galactica, Ren and Stimpy, Bob’s Burgers, and Family Guy.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $5.99
  • Available: Amazon, Meijers, Kmart, Target, HEB, Kroger/Fred Meyer


  • The new proprietary line of pop-culture collectibles called KUZOS pronounced (Koo-zose).
  • KUZOS are detailed die cast metal collectibles based on iconic movie and television characters and props. KUZOS are designed to provide pop culture fans with a wide range of high-quality officially licensed collectibles without stressing their budgets or available display space.
  • The first wave of KUZOS will include iconic metal miniatures from the DC Extended Universe (Movies) and Game Of Thrones HBO series, available to order now.
  • Every KUZO comes in a collector quality clam shell package.
  • For a museum style impact, collectors can display their KUZOS™ collection in a custom-designed, multi-tiered glass and acrylic display case, available to pre-order now.
  • KUZOS from Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, Harry Potter and Star Trek will be released later in the year. Future waves will include The Beatles, The Lord of the Rings and many more!
  • MSRP: $12
  • Available: factoryent.com, Amazon


  • Recreate the biggest battles and missions in Star Wars with this role-play toy from The Black Series! This series brings exquisite features and decoration, providing the quality and realism needed by every true devotee of Star Wars.
  • Feel like the real Kylo Ren with this Force FX Lightsaber, featuring classic light and sound effects, and real metal hilt.
  • Enhance the collections of serious fans with this and other significant figures and vehicles from Star Wars.
  • Includes Kylo Ren’s signature Lightsaber with 3 blades, a real metal hilt, and a display stand.
  • Ages: 14+
  • MSRP: $199.99
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart, Target


  • Toast to your favorite voyagers and star fleets with Star Trek Wines, directly from the actual Chateau Picard estate in the Saint-Estèphe region of France.
  • The true back story of Chateau Picard wine is that for several generations in Bordeaux France, the original Chateau Picard winery has been producing world-class highly regarded and sought after Cru Bourgeois Bordeaux. Working with Chateau Picard’s winemakers in France, Star Trek Wines crafted this limited-edition release featuring the Jean-Luc Picard family label shown in the new series Star Trek: Picard.
  • Chateau Picard is a 2017 Cru Bourgeois Bordeaux with tasting notes of toasty American Oak integrated with blueberries, dark plum and blackberries. Bold, sweet tannins hold up a velvety mouthfeel, leading to a juicy finish with dark cherries, violets and baking spice.
  • United Federation of Planets is a 2017 Old Vine Zinfandel with aromatics of concentrated strawberry, blackberry and plum preserves with a chewy-layered mid-palate filled with hints of white peppercorn, sweet red and black fruit.
  • Feel like a wine connoisseur visiting Chateau Picard each time you use this Chateau Picard Stemless Wine Glass from Star Trek: Picard.
  • Each wine glass is laser engraved and large enough to hold 17 oz of your favorite wine.
  • PRICE: Chateau Picard Cru Bourgeois Bordeaux: $60 
    • United Federation of Planets Special Reserve: $50
    • 2-Pack (1 of each): $110
    • Stemless Wine Glass: $17.95 each
  • Available: startrekwines.com; wine glass available at shop.startrek.com

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Bill Reese

Bill Reese

Bill Reese is Director of Operations at Adventure Media & Events, where he's worked since 2014. A former editor at Playbill and graduate of SUNY–Purchase, he spends most weekends rooting for the New York Red Bulls pro soccer team and making subway systems out of Brio trains with his little boy Jonah.