Christmas tagged posts

Kickstarter/Indiegogo of the Week: The Gingerbread Gang

It’s Christmas in Julyyyyyyy It’s Christmas in Julyyyyyyy. Bring on the Gingerbread cookies… wait… are they…. aaaaaargh*

OK, that’s my brain right now this. Sorry, not sorry.

Every year, since well before The Rat Hole launched, I’ve done a series of holiday reviews to celebrate the winter season. As a rule, I’m pretty obstinately against celebrating before American Thanksgiving, or as we call it here in Canada “Thursday”, although I give a soft pass to retailers after Remembrance Day. In fact, serious shoutout to the small, but growing, number of retailers who clear their seasonal section after Halloween and make a point to leave it empty out of respect for those who gave their lives for our freedom. End of rant, back to the CrowdFUNding Spotlight at hand...

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Merry Geekmas!

Merry Christmas from all of us to all of you!
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A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens’s holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, is given a fresh twist—with a female Scrooge! Rod Espinosa (The Courageous Princess) adapts and illustrates this story of the miserly Eliza Scrooge, who is visited by the ghosts of the past, present, and future on one fateful Christmas eve.

The Good
Out of all the Xmas classics, A Christmas Carol has always been my favorite, and The Night That Changed the Life of Eliza Scrooge is a great variation.  The story is very well paced and does a wonderful job of including all the key points you’d expect to see.  I really felt that everything which needed to be included to make this a good adaptation was there.

The Bad
All in all I really could not find anything that I wasn’t pleased with in this book.

The Summary
Anyone that enjoys ...

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Geek-o-Rama’s Geeky Gift Guide Part 2

– Kotobukiya Harley Quinn Bishoujo Statue
List price of $59.99
Official Kotobukiya Store

I absolutely love Kotobukiya figures.  I especially love the ones that treat comic characters to the Japanese stylization, and to have that done with my favorite villainess is wonderful.  They did Harley proud with this figure, posing her in her classic black and red outfit and straddling her giant hammer.

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– Kotobukiya Rei Ayanami Plug Suit Style 1/7 Scale Figure

List price of $69.99
Official Kotobukiya Store
As my all time favorite character, anime or otherwise, my list could never be complete without at least one Rei item.  Yet again, my love for Kotobukiya holds true with this figure.  Seen in her iconic plug suit upon a rubble stand, this fantastic PVC figure is a must have...

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Geek-o-Rama’s Geeky Gift Guide

Over the next 6 weeks, some of our favorite Geek-o-Rama contributors will be sharing pieces of their Christmas wish lists with all of you. Not sure what your favorite geek wants? Hopefully this will help give you some ideas. Up first? Justin!

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Are you a geek? Do you have geeks in your life and you wonder what you can possibly get such odd people for the holidays? Look no further! Here are my suggestions for 5 gifts you or your geek might enjoy.

Item 1: I’m a big fan of Dr. Who and especially of the bad guys. One of the finest of his reoccurring bad guys are the cybermen and their repeated refrain of DELETE! What better gift for your geek than a CTL-ALT-CYBERMAN t-shirt?  Available from ThinkGeek for about $20.

Item 2: What better way to mix Dr...

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