• Wii U

    The hot-ticket item of this holiday season isn’t a toy, but Nintendo’s game-changing new console, which comes with a GamePad controller that allows the user to have a completely different experience than other players. Splurge for the Deluxe for an included copy of “Nintendo Land,” the awesome new theme-park game boasting 12 different mini-games that take advantage of the high-tech console. <strong>Price:</strong> $ 299 Standard or $ 349 Deluxe <a href=”http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Wii-U/Wii-U-Consoles/pcmcat274600050016.c?id=pcmcat274600050016″>at Best Buy</a>

  • Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth Game

    If the Wii U is the game console phenom of the season, this is the movie-based game of the year. Based on 2012’s biggest movie, the superhero adventure features more than 20 different characters — not just Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America and Thor, but dozens of Marvel villains and friends. <strong>Price:</strong> $ 49.99 <a href=”http://www.gamestop.com/wii-u/games/marvel-avengers-battle-for-earth/102524″>at GameStop</a>

  • Lego: The Hobbit Board Game

    Kids don’t need to know their Tolkien lore to enjoy this particular adventure through Middle-earth. Players build the board brick by brick (naturally) and then help Bilbo, Gandalf and their Shire friends find where the missing dwarves are in Hobbiton. See the movie then play at home. <strong>Price:</strong> $ 26.29 <a href=”http://www.target.com/p/lego-the-hobbit-games-3920/-/A-14290203″>at Target</a>

  • Pass the Popcorn Game

    For any movie-loving family, this is the perfect party or holiday reunion game. Players get to prove their film knowledge by being the first to guess the correct movie based on memorable quotes, character names, top-billed stars and story lines. Challenge fellow cineastes to a round. <strong>Price:</strong> $ 24.99 <a href=”http://www.marblesthebrainstore.com/pass-the-popcorn”>at Marbles the Brain Store</a>

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Don’t Scramble the Egg Game

    Fans of the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” franchise can relive the laughs of the final installment with the “Dog Days” DVD (out Dec. 18). They can also play this adorable “hot potato”-style board game where kids try to answer questions before Rowley’s egg runs out of time. <strong>Price:</strong> $ 16.99 <a href=”http://www.target.com/p/diary-of-a-wimpy-kid-don-t-scramble-the-egg-game/-/A-14033024″>at Target</a>

  • Marvel Superhero Car Decals

    You know those ubiquitous stick figures that adorn nearly every family car on the road? If your kids are begging to join the trend, get these Marvel decals (Wolverine, Spider-Man, Iron Man or mix it up) that show you’re cooler than the other minivan/SUV drivers. <strong>Price:</strong> $ 10 <a href=”http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/f0f2/images/15507/”>at Think Geek</a>

  • Hermione Artefact Box

    The Harry Potter movies may have ended in 2011, but love of the Boy Who Lived and his magical friends is still high enough to demand merchandise like these character-specific commemorative boxes. Hermione’s includes an Amormentia bottle,Yule Ball ornament, Hogwarts Express ticket, OWL paper and more. <strong>Price:</strong> $ 35 <a href=”http://www.noblecollection.com/index.cfm?fa=products.product&id=NN7431&catid=21″>at Noble Collection</a>

  • Disney Villains Nail Polish

    Don’t let the Princesses have all the fun; try on these nail polishes inspired by Disney’s infamous Cruella De Vil, the Evil Queen, Maleficent, Mother Gothel, the Queen of Hearts and Ursula. When you’re done, store them in a <a href=”http://www.disneystore.com/bags-totes-accessories-disney-villains-cosmetics-bag-for-women/mp/1311828/1000291/”>sequined “Villains” cosmetic bag</a>. <strong>Price:</strong> $ 14.99 <a href=”http://www.disneystore.com/beauty-accessories-disney-villains-nail-polish-set-6-pack/mp/1312000/1007301/”>at Disney Store</a>

  • Hunger Games Trilogy Wall Art

    As much as we love posters featuring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson as Katniss and Peeta, these unique prints inspired by Suzanne Collins’ dystopian trilogy are beautifully designed and clearly made for a true fan of Katniss’ journey from The Girl on Fire to the Mockingjay. <strong>Price:</strong> $ 33 <a href=”http://www.etsy.com/listing/99809671/hunger-games-trilogy-3-prints-11-x-14″>at Etsy</a>

  • Han Solo in Carbonite Ice Cube Tray

    “Empire Strikes Back” is the best “Star Wars” movie, and Han Solo being lowered into carbonite before the woman he loved — amidst clouds of smoke and Wookie yelps — is one of its best moments. This novelty gift lets you recreate that perilous scene as you toast to Han’s honor. <strong>Price:</strong> $ 9.99 <a href=”http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/e845/”>at ThinkGeek</a>

  • Dark Knight Spud: Mr. Potato Head

    No one will mistake this toy as based on Christian Bale’s body. But then again, no one’s ever taken off Bale’s arm and stuffed it in his nose. Perfect for even the littlest Batman fan (those too young to see “The Dark Knight Rises”) or aficionados young at heart. <strong>Price:</strong> $ 19.95 <a href=”http://www.wbshop.com/product/batman+the+dark+knight+rises+mr+potato+head+batppwpotdkr.do?sortby=ourPicks&from=fn”>at WB Shop</a>

  • Frankenweenie Sparky Plush

    It’s alive! It’s alive! Well, not really, but kids who loved Tim Burton’s tale of a young, lonely Frankenstein and his beloved undead dog will adore this plush Sparky. Even teen Burton-philes will appreciate having their own version of Victor’s best friend. <strong>Price:</strong> $ 19.99 at <a href=”http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=13165262&CAWELAID”>Toys R Us</a>

  • Amazing Spider-Man Web Shooter Gloves

    The launcher is a bit bulkier than the real thing (it’s a can of silly string inside a decorated wrist harness), but slip your hands into these gloves, turn your hand over, and you’re ready to shoot the Doc Ocks in your lives with a satisfying squeeze of your palm. <strong>Price:</strong> $ 15.97 <a href=”http://www.walmart.com/ip/The-Amazing-Spider-Man-Mega-Blaster-Web-Shooter-with-Glove/19535341?ci_src=14110944″>at Walmart</a>

  • Merida’s Bow & Arrow set

    Between Katniss taking aim in “The Hunger Games” and Princess Merida’s use of her bow in “Brave,” archery has had a banner year (particularly for girls). So indulge your favorite girl or boy’s newfound interest in the timeless sport with Disney’s fabulous unisex bow and arrow set. <strong>Price:</strong> $ 49.99 <a href=”http://www.amazon.com/Disney-Merida-Archery-Costume-Accessories/dp/B008AEXDT8″>at Amazon</a>

  • Cars: Lightning McQueen Hawk

    Have a young “Cars” connoisseur at home? Here’s a souped-up Lightning McQueen… that has wings! Inspired by the “Pixar Car Toons” short “Air Mater,” the Hawk transforms from driving-mode Lightning McQueen (complete with sounds and phrases) into a plane with booster lights and projectiles. <strong>Price:</strong> $ 43.99 <a href=”http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12841943&CAWELAID=1462957205&pla=plat&cagpspn=pla”>at Toys R Us</a>

  • Renesmee’s Bracelet

    After four books and five movies, it’s likely most hardcore Twihards have all the Bella and Edward T-shirts and accessories they will ever need. But they should consider adding this reproduction of the colorful woven Quileute-inspired bracelet imprinted Jacob makes his sweet Renesmee to their collection. <strong>Price:</strong> $ 18.50 <a href=”http://www.hottopic.com/hottopic/Deals/Accessories/Jewelry//Twilight+Breaking+Dawn+Part+2+Renesmeex27s+Bracelet-149510.jsp”>at Hot Topic</a>

  • Les Miserables T-Shirt

    The windswept waif who poses as the instantly recognizable logo for Les Mis appears on this shirt. Look carefully, and you’ll recognize the lyrics that have swelled to bursting the hearts and tear ducts of millions on stage — and after Christmas, millions more on the screen. <strong>Price:</strong> <a href=”http://www.redbubble.com/people/sha-ron/works/9252921-les-miserables”>$ 21.54</a>

  • Bond, James Bond T-Shirt

    The stylized and stylish opening credits of Bond films have become as iconic as Bond girls and Bond gadgets. Even if you don’t have Daniel Craig’s chest, you can still wear his silhouette on your chest, and evoke the shadowy opening sequence of “Skyfall” with this shirt. <strong>Price:</strong> <a href=”http://www.redbubble.com/people/shaunieb/works/9219376-bond-james-bond”>$ 24.54</a>

  • Hunger Games Arena Jacket

    Remember how fierce Katniss looked in the Arena? No need to be envious of the Girl on Fire, because you can emulate her Cinna-approved sense of style with this two-in-one black jacket — whether you’re trying to ward off Tracker Jacker attacks or just trying to keep warm. <strong>Price:</strong> $ 99 <a href=”http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/edad/”>at ThinkGeek</a>

  • Star Wars Cufflinks

    It’s not the most romantic scene (it’s followed closely by a near strangulation), but when Anakin asks Padme to join him on the dark side at their end of the Phantom Menace, his request, stamped onto handsome copper cufflinks, makes for a surprisingly romantic gift: “together we will rule the galaxy.” Price: $ 24 <a href=”http://www.etsy.com/listing/93355268/star-wars-cuff-links-together-we-will”>at Etsy</a>

  • “The Secret Life of Great Filmmakers”

    Directors are a curious lot: did you know that Fellini was obsessed with physics, Brian de Palma introduced Scorsese to De Niro and Tarantino once played an Elvis impersonator on “The Golden Girls”? Teens and adults interested in quick nuggets of auteur trivia will dig this fascinating book. <strong>Price:</strong> $ 6.78 <a href=”http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Lives-Filmmakers-Robert-Schnackenberg/dp/B005GNMLDK/”>at Amazon</a>

  • “Name That Movie: 100 Illustrated Puzzles”

    Each wordless page of this book contains six line drawings that together give the gestalt of a beloved (or sometimes obscure) movie. The best part isn’t guessing the movie correctly based on the drawings. It’s guessing correctly and then dwelling on each memorable scene represented by the elegant, hand-drawn illustrations. <strong>Price:</strong> $ 9.83 <a href=”http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/name-that-movie-paul-rogers/1110789354″>at Barnes and Noble </a>

  • “The Making of Life of Pi: A Film, A Journey”

    If you’re a fan of the best-selling novel “Life of Pi,” or if the dazzling visuals of the recent film adaptation left you utterly mystified at how director Ang Lee managed to keep a tiger from eating his young star, then you’ll appreciate this behind-the-scenes companion book. <strong>Price:</strong> $ 23.56 <a href=”http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-making-of-life-of-pi-jean-christophe-castelli/1111502502″>at Barnes and Noble</a>

  • “Listography: Your Life in Movie Lists” Diary

    This is the ideal journal for movie buffs, because Listography guru Lisa Nola prompts you (with accompanying illustrations) to select your top picks for every mood, genre or occasion — like “the most romantic moments in film,” “best comic-book adaptations” and “movies that make you cry.” <strong>Price:</strong> $ 11.53 <a href=”http://www.amazon.com/Film-Listography-Your-Movie-Lists/dp/1452106517″>at Amazon </a>

  • “Lincoln: How Abraham Lincoln Ended Slavery in America”

    The companion book to Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” written by its historical consultant, explores the 16th president’s evolution on slavery, from firm believer in white supremacy to wartime commander of black troops, to the Great Emancipator and proponent of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which outlawed slavery. <strong>Price:</strong> $ 9.93 <a href=”http://www.amazon.com/Lincoln-Abraham-Slavery-Companion-Spielberg/dp/0062265091″>at Amazon</a>

  • “The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 and Beyond”

    Only genius music producer T-Bone Barnett could have assembled such an eclectic mix of critically acclaimed artists — Arcade Fire, the Civil Wars, Taylor Swift, the Decemberists, Glen Hansard, Miranda Lambert, etc. — to record original, haunting, and beautiful songs inspired by “The Hunger Games.” <strong>Price:</strong> $ 11.88 <a href=”http://www.amazon.com/Hunger-Games-Songs-District-Beyond/dp/B0072HTHKS/”>at Amazon</a>

  • Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection

    Only a trip to the Wizarding World would be more appreciated (and even that’s debatable) than this magical limited-edition collection of all eight Potter films (theatrical and extended) on Blu-ray. The 31 discs are presented in a trunk with extra memorabilia including Slytherin’s Horcrux locket, ready-to-frame prints, a map of Hogwarts castle and so much more. <strong>Price:</strong> $ 349.96 <a href=”http://www.harrypottershop.com/product/harry+potter+wizards+collection+bddvddigital+copy+1000298430.do?”>at Harry Potter Shop</a>

  • Cinderella Trilogy Limited Edition Jewelry Box

    Want to hear a Disney Princess fan squeal with joy? Give her (or him) this 6-disc Blu-ray set, which comes complete with all three films (in case you didn’t know, “Cinderella” is a trilogy) and a storyboard sleeve for the DVDs in a lovely paperboard jewelry box for little treasures. <strong>Price:</strong> $ 48.88 <a href=”http://www.amazon.com/Cinderella-Trilogy-Collectible-Packaging-Six-Disc/dp/B007WWRJ3A”>at Amazon</a>

  • “The Dark Knight Rises” Limited Edition Bat Cowl

    The last movie in Christopher Nolan’s revolutionary trilogy might actually be the least interesting part of this gift, because the Blu-ray slips into the base of Batman’s shattered cowl. Set this on your coffee table, and announce to the world how your Batman fandom rises. <strong>Price:</strong> $ 39.99 <a href=”http://www.amazon.com/The-Dark-Knight-Rises-UltraViolet/dp/B009K45Y62″>at Amazon</a>

  • “Perks of Being a Wallflower” Soundtrack

    The amazing thing about this soundtrack filled with teen anthems from the ’80s and ’90s is that even today’s Bieber and Gaga-fied teenagers should appreciate the messages in, if perhaps not the bands behind, such old-school classics as Sonic Youth’s “Teenage Riot,” the Smiths’ “Asleep” and David Bowie’s “Heroes.” <strong>Price:</strong> $ 9.99 <a href=”http://www.amazon.com/Perks-Being-Wallflower-Various-Artists/dp/B008KL4KB6/”>at Amazon</a>

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