Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Holiday Shopping For Comic & Sci-Fi Fans

We're fast approaching December, and for the Comic & Sci-fi Fan, it's a big month for movies.

It's also a big month for holiday toy shopping (which is why the big movies come out in December) and all of the must have tie-in-toys are already on the shelves.

If you're a fan of the genre, you may know what you want, but if you're buying for that special Comic & Sci-Fi fan you know and love, choosing the right item can be a little tough.

How do you know what's going to be hot, and what's going to be left in the stores, collecting dust until the tie-in-toys for the summer movies are released? Sometimes it's tough to tell, so I've put together a handy holiday shopping guide for 2016 that will tell you which toys are must-haves, and which toys are must-misses.

If we look at the holiday movie release schedule this year (from November-December) we can see that there are three important movies that are just released, or coming out soon.

They are:

Dr. Strange
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Rogue One:  A  Star Wars Story

The hottest comic and sci-fi toys will be tie-ins for these movies, so let's take a look at each movie, and figure out what to get.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story:

Without a doubt, Rogue One will be the number one toy giant this holiday season. That's good news, because as I write this, Rogue One has not yet been released, and won't be released until December 16, so now is the time to buy the specifically Rogue One toys featuring the all new characters in the movie.

My suggestion is to make sure that you're buying "Rogue One" toys, and not Star Wars toys related to any of the other movies.  Often times, stores will try to trick you by placing older toys out front, under a sign or banner for the current movie, so make sure that any Star Wars toy you buy has a "Rouge One" logo somewhere on the box. Action figures featuring the new characters are always in high demand.

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them:

Not as hot as Rogue One, these toys are still a great choice.  Like previously stated, make sure anything you buy is specifically from this movie.  Book stores are a great place to find the latest Fantastic Beasts toys.

Dr. Strange:

In third place is Dr. Strange.  Same rules apply, but this movie is not going to have the toys that are in highest demand.


This wraps up my holiday comic & sci-fi buying guide.  Happy Shopping!

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