By: Mithrandiel & The Mithical Entertainment Team
First of all, everyone here at the Mithical Entertainment team would like to wish a happy thanksgiving to all of our wonderful readers. We are thankful for you, and hope that you are continuing to enjoy the content we provide in our little corner of the internet.
With that being said: it’s that time of year again – the shopping season is upon us! Once again, we have some ideas on things you should seek out for the geek in your life. Check them out below!
My Hero Academia Collector’s Edition
This is one of the best anime of 2017, with a colorful cast of characters that are a blast to watch. Funimation did an amazing job with the collector’s edition box set that will make an awesome addition to any collection.
Attack on Titan Season 2
With the highly anticipated Season 2 finally hitting the air this year, there’s no better time to pick up the blu-ray set from Funimation. With stunning animation, a compelling narrative, and killer soundtrack, Attack on Titan continues to entertain. A solid gift! Miss out on season 1? Check back on the listing on Black Friday and you may find a good deal…
Toppling Spirited Away to be the highest grossing anime film of all time, Your Name. is Makoto Shinkai’s latest work of animated wonder. When a rural girl and city-boy swap bodies, it begins a strange and emotionally powerful journey that sees them both transcending time and space to make a connection that seems impossible. A fantastic film (you can read my review here), you should definitely get it for the anime fan in your life!
Loot Anime Subscription
If the anime fan in your life is looking for a monthly supply of shirts, manga, collectibles and more, then subscribing them to Loot Anime might be just the thing for them this holiday. We’ve published a couple unboxing articles already, and have been generally impressed with the contents. At $26.95/month, it’s a bit pricier than your average subscription, but the value is definitely there. Interested? Set up your subscription here.
Oh Nintendo Switch, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…or you can just take a look at my article here. Named the #1 gadget of 2017 by Time magazine, the Nintendo Switch is a fantastic console that offers not only two extremely well-made staples (Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey), but also features a strong indie lineup that is only going to continue into this next year. With terrific design, a strong library and a fair price-point, the Switch is sure to be a hit for the gamer in your family! Pick it up today!
Horizon Zero Dawn
One of the best games of the year, Horizon Zero Dawn tells the story of Aloy – a mysterious girl with one foot in a world of technology and mystery, the other steeped in tradition and nature. With crisp combat and stellar graphics, it’s a great addition for the Sony fan in your life. Pick it up for PS4 today!
Dragonball Xenoverse 2
Love Dragon Ball? How about an awesome Dragon Ball fighting game on the Switch for $30 off? Xenoverse 2 is on sale at Best Buy for $19.99 – so you’ll definitely use instant transmission and snatch this deal up!
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon
The holiday season would be incomplete without a new Pokémon game on the market. Up this year is Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon, an upgraded version of last year’s hit game. With twenty years worth of villains and a full Pokédex available for completion, it is sure to please any Pokémon master in your life.
PS4/Xbox One S
They aren’t going to get much cheaper than this time of year, folks. If the gamer in your life doesn’t need the 4k performance of a PS4 Pro, or necessarily sink $500 into the new Xbox One X, you can pick up these central consoles for less than $200 all through the holiday. The Xbox One S has some particularly good deals right now. Best Buy has the PS4 for $199, and there are sure to be bundles and additional deals to be had.
Logitech Harmony 650
Flexible universal remote that works with a variety of devices. The setup process is made easier with the software provided by Logitech, which is bolstered by a massive database. It’s also very affordable, often hitting the $34.99 price point. You can pick it up here!
If you have devices that light up your home at night, then LightDims can help you control them. They’re little stickers that are well designed and blend in with electronics, and do an awesome job of stifling LEDs. You can either dim the lights or block them out completely. Looking to pick some up? Look no further.
PNY Geforce GTX 1050ti
With the cryptocurrency market inflating higher end video card prices into the $500-800 range, it can seem like acquiring the video card you need for quality gaming would be prohibitively expensive. Not necessarily – the GTX 1050ti provides extremely good performance for under $200. Keep your eyes peeled this coming Friday and Monday, and you may even find one for $150 or less…
Geek/Pop Culture & Miscellaneous
Do you have someone in your family that loves going to the movies? What if they could go to all the movies they wanted for $10/month? That’s exactly what you get with MoviePass – the “I can’t believe it actually works” service of 2017! With over 4,000 supported theaters and 36,000 screens available, you can catch the latest releases (as long as it’s not 3D/iMax) for just $10 a month. Pick up a membership here.
Anime Expo Premier Fan Badge
This has been a recurring staple on our gift guide, and for good reason. Though clocking in at a staggering $450 this year, the Premier Fan Badge allows early entry to the vast and increasingly popular Exhibit Hall, a $50 ticket credit to a concert event of your choice, exclusive lanyard and swag bag, and (this is important) priority access to all panels and events. If you have someone you REALLY like that’s attending Anime Expo, prepare to blow them away with a Premier Fan Badge. You can find more info here.