Blurppy’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide Geek Fest

Still scrambling to get some great gifts for those special folks in your life?  Last week we gave you a list of books worth wrapping and today we have some more ideas to make your quest for the perfect gift just a bit easier.

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Superhero MacBook Keyboard Sticker Set – PURCHASE HERE – $18

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Star Wars DIY Laser Cut 3-D Models by Metal Earth – PURCHASE HERE – $15

Assembled Size: 3″L x 0.95″W x 2.75″H

 

If you are like us, we grew up reading and loving everything by Stephen King.  His stories have scared us countless times and most likely, scarred us for life.  There is a company called Suntup Editions who share our love of all things King related and more directly, the book covers of his classics.

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Suntup Editions is pleased to announce the release of The Covers Collection. Experience your favorite Stephen King classics like never before. Suntup Editions is collaborating with ten original book cover artists, representing fifteen of Stephen King’s most iconic trade edition hardcovers. Now, for the first time, Stephen King collectors will be able to showcase the classic artwork in the way it was intended to be viewed.

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These Collector Grade 1st Edition, original cover art prints are exclusively available through Suntup Editions and are limited to only 100 copies worldwide, and 20 copies with an original remarque. Printed on our finest quality paper, in the highest detail imaginable, you can appreciate every brush stroke and pencil line of the original artwork from your favorite classics.

These prints are exquisite and if you are a fan of King’s work, these will take you right back to the first time you read each story and slept with the lights on.

If you love pizza, (check) and are scared of the dark, (check) then this is the PERFECT gift

Pizza Night Light – PURCHASE HERE – $5  

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This has to be the creepiest phone case we have ever seen which makes it the PERFECT gift this holiday season – PURCHASE HERE – $20

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Exploding Battle Station Lamp – PURCHASE HERE – $400

This is a hand painted lamp inspired by the Death Star! It opens to look like the battle station is exploding. It measures 20 inch in diameter. The copper paint inside reflects the light to really make it look like it is exploding! Each ceiling mount lamp is made to order, hand painted and will be unique!

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If music is your thing, here are a few suggestions to liven up your holidays.  First up, the new album from The Murderers Of Love

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Upon hearing it we instantly got a Lloyd Cole, Chris Isaak, Bodeans vibe.  We spoke to lead singer and guitarist Jaimie Muehlhausen and asked him to describe the album and here is what he had to say.

The Murderers of Love’s new album is what might be best described as “music for grown-ups.” People always need to label things, and sometimes there are such a variety of influences and sounds that it becomes hard to put a single label on something. This album has rock, pop, country, blues and folk…and yet all the songs still seem cohesive within the wide variety. There’s a straight up country rock tune, complete with fiddle, that sits equally at home next to a harder rock song that has little hints of fiddle mixed in.

There is a great pure pop song, “Girlfriend in Tacoma,” that is an obvious nod to The Smiths/Morrissey that shares elements with the folky rock stuff. So…while the album blends a lot of styles and influences, it always still seems cohesive and recognizable as The Murderers of Love. Hopefully the key to the whole thing is good songwriting and letting the songs become what they are.

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Each song started out as just a vocal and an acoustic guitar. I live in a guest house on a ranch a couple of miles from the Pacific Ocean, and I have a little art and music studio space behind my house. Every night I would record a few tracks in my bare bones music space, and eventually started inviting other musician friends to add parts and pieces. Luckily I know a lot of great musicians who were willing and even excited to contribute. Like a lot of creative projects, it was just something that had to happen, with no thought of commercial success or becoming a rock star. Just pure creative energy finding its place. Eventually it started sounding like a real album and we transferred everything to a friend’s studio for mixing and mastering. And now the album is complete two years later and it’s like one of your kids or something. Very proud of how it came out and extremely happy with the songs themselves.

Need something a little more aggressive?  Try the new album from Girl Tears, “Woke Against the Tide.” PURCHASE HERE

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The Los Angeles/Orange County punk trio Girl Tears has mastered the art of the three-chord attack, delivering volatile blasts to the point of fury. Four tours and 100+ shows later, playing art spaces, houses, DIY venues, bars, barns, backyards, basements, and everything in between, Girl Tears has delivered a natural, confident progression from their debut.

Woke Against The Tide wrestles with themes of Love/Hate, Good/Evil – and in particular – the space between these polarizing ideas. “Cold Thoughts” and “Uneasy” personify the album’s conflict. There are hooks, melody and structure, but also a bit of chaos built on a more complex arrangement that’s constantly shifting and evolving, much like the band themselves.

Whereas their debut Tension was more a discovery, Woke Against The Tide is more abstract. It creates a dense and unforgiving experience, really challenging the listener to keep up.

We collect everything, alternative movie posters, “The art of…” books, steelbooks and of course, Funkos.  So imagine our glee when they revealed a new figure from one of our favorite shows.  Yep, we’re talking about “Rick and Morty” and yes…we are talking about Funko’s incredible “Pickle Rick” figure.

Funko’s Rick and Morty “Pickle Rick” – PURCHASE HERE – $10 each

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Feelin’ crafty? Want something uber-cool for your walls or floor?  Try one of the many offerings from Papertrophy.  This award winning papercraft company from Berlin has a little something for everyone.

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“The complex yet simple polygon structure reflects the modern design-approach.  Papertrophy animals feature a minimalistic cubic design. They represent simplicity while offering an astounding look through shadows and light on the trophies.  Their bright and vibrant colors create depth and radiate and extravagant elegance.”

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Whether you want a doberman, a squirrel, the mythical unicorn or our personal favorite, T-Rex, you can find all kinds of great “trophies” for your home or office.  The good news is no animals were killed in the making of this pure awesomeness.

PAPERTROPHY – PURCHASE HERE

Earlier we told you that we collect everything and one of the things we mentioned were posters.  You may know the art collective, The Poster Posse, from their official studio work including Justice League, Star Wars, Kong: Skull Island, Deadpool and countless others.

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Hopefully these suggestions will give you a bit more to consider and make your plight for finding something cool, that much easier.

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