BLURPPY’S HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Awesome Stuff For Those On Your “NICE” List

Ok, so here are some gifts that you should give to those that are close to you.  By doing so you will also be able to partake in the joy that they will bring. Take a look….take your pick.

the-dark-knight-trilogy-blu-rayThere is no denying the brilliance to Nolan’s vision for the Dark Knight.  This Ultimate Collector’s Edition is the perfect gift for fans for a few different reasons.

  • The Ultimate Collector’s Edition includes two fresh featurettes, exclusive collectible memorabilia and UltraViolet copies to download a stream in high definition.
  • It comes with a 48-page hardcover book featuring production stills and behind the scenes images from all three movies.
  • New extra ‘The Fire Rises’ will take fans behind the scenes of The Dark Knight Trilogy, looking at the impact of the movies with special contributions from Guillermo Del Toro, Damon Lindelof, Michael Mann, Richard Roeper and Zack Snyder.
  • Christopher Nolan & Richard Donner: A Conversation will see Nolan and the director of 1978 classic Superman: The Movie discuss their experiences in bringing iconic comic book characters to the big screen.
  • The set also includes Mattel Hot Wheels versions of the Tumbler, Batpod and The Bat
  • One of our FAVORITE features is that it also includes newly commissioned collectible art cards by one of our favorite artists, Jock,  featuring Scarecrow, Joker, Bane, Harvey Dent, and Ra’s al Ghul.

TDKR-ultimate You can order it HERE.

OrphanBlack-blu-rayOrphan Black Season 1  There is no denying that the BBC knows how to create excellent television.  They have a long track record of fan favorites and their newest is Orphan Black.  This action thriller stars newcomer Tatiana Maslany as an orphan, an outsider who can’t seem to catch a break.  Then, one day, she witnesses the suicide of a woman who looks exactly like her and her life instantly changes forever.

orphanblack2Sarah (Maslany) hopes that cleaning out the dead woman’s bank account will solve all her problems. Instead, her problems multiply – and so does she. Experience a whole new side of BBC AMERICA with the channel’s original scripted series, Orphan Black, the exciting and ambitious new addition to their Supernatural Saturday programming block. Sarah assumes the dead woman’s identity, her boyfriend and her bank account.

Orphan BlackBut instead of solving her problems, the street smart chameleon is thrust headlong into a kaleidoscopic mystery. She makes the dizzying discovery that she and the dead woman are clones… but are they the only ones? Sarah quickly finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy and must race to find answers about who she is and how many others there are just like her.

orphanblack3The acting is top notch, (even earning Maslany a Golden Globe nomination) and the story is suspenseful and action packed.  Once you start with episode one, you will TEAR through the entire first season.  Good news is you won’t have to wait long for more Orphan Black.  Season 2 is scheduled to begin in April 2014.  You can buy season one of Orphan Black HERE.

-Necessary Evil-SuperVillains of DC ComicsHmmm…let’s see, what is awesome about this one…..how about EVERYTHING!  Narrated by one of film’s greatest “villains”, Christopher Lee, this one features the spotlight on the importance of the guys from the other side of the tracks, the bad guys.

-christopher-lee-necessary-evil‘Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics’ explores the thin line between right and wrong, the nature of evil and how super-villains can reflect society’s dark side as well as our own personal fears. It also attempts to uncover the reasons why comic book fans are so fascinated by the very characters they hope to see defeated. The film focuses on DC Comics’ most terrifying villains, including The Joker, Lex Luthor, Bane, Black Adam, Black Manta, Catwoman, Darkseid, Deathstroke, Doomsday, General Zod, Sinestro, the Suicide Squad, and others.

Geoff-johnsAlso included are interviews from over forty subjects, including DC comic book writers, artists, executives, filmmakers, comic experts, critics, historians and celebrities. ‘Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics’ contains footage from DC Entertainment’s animated series, TV shows, video games and live action films, as well as spotlighting hundreds of covers, pages and panels created by DC Comic’s legendary artists.

It’s a unique documentary that is WELL worth watching.  You can order it HERE.

_daft-punk-random-access-memories-deluxe-box-setDaft Punk: Random Access Memories Box Set.  This past may the robot rockers released their latest album: Random Access Memories and it was blasting from every radio all summer long.  Now, if you have the cash, you can own a very extensive box set that has a bevy of special features.

  • The Deluxe Box Set Edition is presented in a cloth-bound box (333mm x 333mm / 13″ x 13″) stamped with the Random Access Memories logo in gold foil on the cover. All individual contents are separated by vellum dividers printed with a circuit pattern texture inspired by the gloves of the Daft Punk Robots
  • Special edition 180 gram double vinyl with gold and silver foil labels. Includes an 8 page saddle stitched booklet containing album artwork, credits and lyric sheets
  • 56-page cloth-bound, hardcover photo book of images from the RAM recording sessions and film shoots, featuring a foreword by Paul Williams
  • Special edition 10″ collector’s vinyl containing an extended interview with Giorgio Moroder taken from the original session recordings for the song “Giorgio by Moroder”
  • Two sets of Robot helmet design schematics with individual components separated onto 8 layers of unbounded transparencies. Each set is contained in a clear presentation pouch.

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  • F. A pair of full body Robot design schematic posters (304mm x 608mm / 12″ x 24″) printed on heavy weight matte finish poster paper
  • 70mm motion picture film strip containing 5 sequential frames from the “Lose Yourself to Dance” original production dailies, mounted in a heavy weight matte stock with an open back
  • A pair of gold and silver plated, metal encased, reusable USB drives containing the following:
  • AUDIO: High-resolution digital audio files (88.2KHz / 24Bit) of the 13 original tracks on RAM plus the high-resolution audio files of the bonus track, Horizon and Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky (Remix)
  • VIDEO: High-definition, Apple Pro Res 422 (1920×1080) video files of: the full length video for “Lose Yourself to Dance”; the original RAM TV campaign spots; the extended Coachella version of the “Get Lucky” promo featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers

You can order your box set HERE.

Screen Shot 2013-12-21 at 10.22.11 AMLil Punkers – (Clothes for kids with attitude.)  Tired of your basic, run of the mill clothes for your little ones?  Did a friend or family member just have a baby?  Trying to keep your kids off the One Direction bandwagon? Well fret not because you are not alone.  There is a whole generation of parents cringing over today’s music.  Parents who believe that kid’s should have swagger too and because of this, we have the perfect solution for you.

Screen Shot 2013-12-21 at 10.05.39 AMLil Punkers was established to provide punk rock inspired clothing for kids, babies and toddlers.  Their quality products will make any kid look as cool as Sid Vicious or Joey Ramone and they will be the envy of ALL their lil friends.

Screen Shot 2013-12-21 at 10.18.57 AMWhether you are looking for something for babies, toddlers or kids, boys or girls, Lil Punkers has them covered and covered in style.  Way better than a Bieber tee or a rainbow onsie, these things are as cool as the music they represent. Oh, and MOM’s….YOU can get in on the action with their awesome tote bags.

Screen Shot 2013-12-21 at 10.13.33 AMHead over to the Lil Punkers website and order some coolness HERE.

uNu Aero Wireless Charging Battery Case and Mat for iPhone 5S / 5  Let’s be honest, wires are a pain in the arse!  The Aero is the first wireless charging system which wirelessutilizes specialized charging nodes to charge the phone. Never worry about charging cables again!

The uNu Aero wireless battery case and charging pad for iPhone 5S/5 feature the newest advancements in wireless charging technology. The Aero battery case charges wirelessly. Straight from the Aero charging pad. No wires necessary! Simply place the Aero case on the charging mat and the phone will begin to charge.

The Aero battery case features an ultra-thin seamless integration which allows syncing and charging without having to remove the case. Also, the Aero for Samsung Galaxy SIV is perfectly designed for easy access to all buttons and controls on the phone.

Screen Shot 2013-12-21 at 11.27.14 AMWith a 2000mAh buit-in battery, the Aero is powerful enough to provide an additional 100% charge to your iPhone 5 and 85% to your iPhone 5S, which means more talking, texting, and browsing. In fact, the Aero can add up to 10 hours of additional talk time, or 270 hours of stand-by time.

The Aero is completely expandable to accept multiple charging mats. Leave a mat at home, in your car, and at work. Additional mats will keep your charging wirelessly, no matter where you are.

Additional battery life, no wires, slim design…all things that I like and I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one.  Click HERE to order yours today and release yourself from the cumbersome burden of those pesky wires that we all detest!  Scream it with me, “NO MORE WIRES, NO MORE WIRES!”

_stephen-king-mr-mercedes-book-coverPreorder Stephen King’s next book, Mr. Mercedes  Next year Scribner will be releasing Stephen King’s next book, the 500 page, Mr.Mercedes.  Now even though you won’t be able to literally put it under your tree, you can rest easy by placing your preorder for it now along with an exclusive slipcase from the fine folks at Cemetery Dance.

Now…about the book…

In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes.

In another part of town, months later, a retired cop named Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved crime. When he gets a crazed letter from someone who self-identifies as the “perk” and threatens an even more diabolical attack, Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing another tragedy.

Brady Hartfield lives with his alcoholic mother in the house where he was born. He loved the feel of death under the wheels of the Mercedes, and he wants that rush again.

Stephen king_r541_c540Only Bill Hodges, with a couple of highly unlikely allies, can apprehend the killer before he strikes again. And they have no time to lose, because Brady’s next mission, if it succeeds, will kill or maim thousands.

Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

Stephen King + new novel = grand slam!  Preorder your copy HERE.

belkin_ultimate_ipad_caseBelkin’s QODE Ultimate Keyboard Case for iPad Air.

PC Magazine has already given it the coveted “iPad Accessory of the year” moniker.  Made of aircraft-grade aluminum alloy, the QODE Ultimate Keyboard Case is lighter than the iPad itself. The Ultimate is thin enough to slip easily into a backpack or purse and offers dual sided protection so you can keep your favorite device as shiny and new as the day you bought it.

The Ultimate keyboard is so smart, there’s no need for a power button–it turns on when you need it and off when you don’t. The long-lasting battery offers an astounding 264 hours of active battery life and 4,300 hours of standby.


The Ultimate comes in three colorways and also offers the following:

  • Multiple viewing angles
  • Handheld mode
  • TruType keys for improved typing

The perfect accessory for the perfect gadget.  You can order yours HERE.

 

_jbl-pulseJBL Pulse portable, Bluetooth speaker.  You may have caught our previous gift guide where we mentioned a whole bunch of awesome portable gadgets but there is one more we feel compelled to mention.  The Pulse by JBL offers that signature superior JBL sound but it also has a trick up its sleeve.  It also comes to life offering a fantastic light show.

Why live one-dimensionally when you can experience so much more? Imagine bringing your music to life – enhancing your sound experience with glowing, multi-colored visuals – wirelessly! Meet the multi-dimensional JBL Pulse – capable of transforming wherever you are into a party – featuring high-fidelity, room-filling JBL sound pulsed to a series of pre-programmed light themes controlling brightness and color plus wireless Bluetooth® for ease of connection to a wide range of smart devices. Download more color themes and keep the party jumping. JBL Pulse will change the way you enjoy the soundtrack of your life. Let JBL Pulse light your way.

  • Unrivaled JBL sound with two high-performance drivers and a built-in bass port for clear, room-filling sound.
  • Built-in audio and visual experience with programmable LED lights that pulse to your music – wherever you want it to be.
  • Wireless Bluetooth® stereo streaming with NFC for use with any Bluetooth®-enabled smart devices.
  • Pre-programmed and custom-programmed light themes controlling brightness and color, pulsed to your music.
  • Rechargeable Li-ion battery for 10 hours of wireless fun.

Light up the night and dance the night away with the JBL Pulse.  You can purchase yours HERE.

 

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