You’ve got all the games, consoles, and accessories wrapped and placed under the tree, but there still seems to be something missing. While video games are great, you’ll probably want to balance out your digital gift with some physical ones. Fortunately, we’ve put together a selection of several toys that would make great gifts for the children or adult collectors in your life.
It’s getting easier and easier to own a home arcade nowadays, and the holidays are a great time to surprise a loved one with a cab featuring one of their favorite games of yesteryear. Arcade1Up came out with some fantastic new cabs for their ever-expanding lineup including a new ¾-sized Golden Axe cab and a Ms.Pac-Man cocktail cab. For folks seeking a full-sized cab, the AtGames Legends Ultimate is a great option and features a ton of classic arcade and home console games baked right into the machine already. If space is an issue, you can always snag one of New Wave Toys’ highly-detailed desktop cabs. Right now they’ve got a very cool Dragon’s Lair Replicade up for order that even comes with its own tiny little laserdisc player.
Let’s face it: Robots are awesome and they always will be. That’s why you basically can’t go wrong with getting someone any sort of Transformers figure. This year there were some particularly cool collabs that came down the line, including a Ghostbusters Ecto-1 Transformer and a Top Gun jet fighter one as well. Along with the new licensed collabs, there were plenty of traditional Transformers that hit store shelves in 2020. The Transformers Generations War for Cybertron: Siege Deluxe Refraktor 3-Pack (which are in our featured pic for this article) can change from bots to hover tanks and all three can combine to make a fancy camera. I’m also personally really into the new Quintesson Judge as it was one of my favorite characters from the original animated Transformers movie back in the day. The rate at which Hasbro cranks out new Transformers is pretty impressive and that hard work guarantees that you’re most likely never going to be in short order for a new model, so be sure to check out Hasbro Pulse if you’re looking for a particular Autobot or Decepticon.
Ghostbusters Plasma Series Spengler’s Neutrona Wand
Before the world spiraled out of control during this year’s global pandemic, we were supposed to get a new Ghostbusters movie that would’ve featured a ton of nods and winks to the original film. While that movie has sadly been delayed, it would appear that some of the collector’s merchandise that was supposed to go along with it have still made it to store shelves in time for the holiday season. One product in particular really caught the eye of our own Greg “Burkleton” Burke: Egon Spengler’s Neutrona Wand. This prop replica is actually pretty affordable when put up against its contemporaries and features several audio and LED lighting effects