With the holiday season now upon us, it can be difficult to find the right gifts for the fan in your life. Now in it’s second year, the AwesomeToyBlog Awesome Holiday Gift Guide is my opportunity to spotlight some fantastic products that make perfect gifts. With the celebration of their 30th Anniversary in 2012, it seems only appropriate that we include He-Man and the Masters of the Universe in our gift guide. And while any of the figures on MattyCollector.com make great gifts, we’ll be going a little outside the Mattel figures for our recommendations.
My first choice would be from the fine folks at Icon Heroes who really turned it out this year. Perfectly suited to the He-Fan who’s a professional, the Power Sword letter opener($19.99) is the perfect gift, assuming you can restrain yourself from shouting that you ‘have the power’ each time you open an envelope. Pair that with the Castle Grayskull business card holder ($34.99), you have the perfect desk suite. The letter opener was hot, hot, hot at SDCC!
My second recommendation is from the folks at Popfun – whose Toon Tumblers are fantastic glasses! They’ve recently released a set of 4 Masters of the Universe tumblers featuring He-Man, Skeletor, Teela and Beast Man. These are high quality glasses, the printed art work isn’t going anywhere on these. Priced at $40 for the set, they’re available now.
If you’re looking for a stocking stuffer – you should consider the Masters of the Universe Wacky Wobblers from Funko. They’re slated for release just before Christmas, so delivery may be tight, but they’re awesome. A fresh and fun take on the characters, available characters include He-Man, Skeletor, Orko and Beast Man.
My final gift suggestion for the He-Fan is the 30th Anniversary limited edition DVD box set. Being released by Mill Creek Entertainment the 18th of December, this 22 disc collections contains 189 episodes of Masters of the Universe goodness. The episodes include the complete runs of both the 80’s and 2000’s He-Man and the Masters of the Universe animated series. Also included are the 20 fan favorite episodes of ‘The New Adventures of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe’. Mill Creek does a fantastic job with their boxsets and I expect this to be an A+ release.