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14 Great Gifts for the Ultimate Geek

14 Great Gifts for the Ultimate Geek

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These are the gifts a total dork like me wants to get this month. Hint, hint, Santa.

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The Rocky Horror Treasury: A Tribute to the Ultimate Cult Classic
Sal Piro, president of the Official Rocky Horror Picture Show Fan Club for over 35 years, one of early fans who is credited with starting audience participation, and the guy who made the Guinness Book of World Records in 1987 for seeing a movie (Rocky Horror, of course) more than any other person, joined forces with Larry Viezel, director of the New Jersey shadow cast troupe, The Home of Happiness, organizer of international Rocky Horror conventions, and owner of one of the largest Rocky Horror memorabilia collections in the world. The outcome is this collection of photos and behind-the-scenes stories and history on the original stage musical and the 1975 film. Even better: There's pull-out ephemera (Rocky Horror tattoos, movie poster, "Time Warp" dance chart) and musical clips from "Science Fiction/Double Feature," "Dammit Janet," "Time Warp," and several others. $15, BarnesandNoble.com

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Superhero Cooking Apron
For some chefs, cooking is a heroic effort, while others hope to be superheroes in the kitchen. With these aprons you can look like your favorite superhero (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Captain America) or Star Wars character (Darth Vader, Boba Fett, or Princess Leia) $25.99, SuperHeroStuff.com

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Star Trek Phaser Remote Replica
This universal infrared Star Trek remote is made from a 3D scan of the actual prop used on the original Star Trek TV series. It's actually two remotes in one -- one uses traditional buttons while the other relies on gesture controls (and it stores up to 36 programmable gestures). Produces different Phaser firing noises and authentic Starship Enterprise sounds. $149, ThinkGeek.com

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Batman: A Celebration of 75 Years
Honor the 75th anniversary of the Caped Crusader (and his unrivaled number of foes) with this terrific anthology that collects the best Batman stories of all time, arranged according to era, and featuring appearances by the Joker, the Penguin, Catwoman, the Riddler, and many more. $39.99, DCComics.com

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Stone Butch Blue (and Red and White Too)
The gay-owned boutique Apt2B's cool Garden Grove Glossy Sitting Stones are here to prove you don't need a backyard to sit on an awesome rock. This glossy fiberglass booty magnet is so much cuter than that pleather gaming chair. $168, Apt2b.com

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Fabulous Retro Tin Boxes

Each of these quirky little cigar boxes features great graphics with ironic or hipsterish (or possibly totally serious) monikers like "Crafty Crap," "Art Supplies," "Medical Marijuana," "Random Crap," and "Recreational Drugs." Whatever you actually store in these boxes will look much better in there then spread across your coffee table. They'd make cute hostess gifts too. $14.95, BlueQ.com

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DC Comics Bombshells Zatanna Statue
The mistress of magic, Zatanna is a crime-fighting magician, member of Justice League of America, and the on-and-off girlfriend of bisexual con artist John Constantine. This beautifully stylized, limited edition resin statue features the magical heroine dressed as a bombshell in the pinup style of the 1940s. In our minds, if not the DC Universe's, she's bi too. $149, ShopDCEntertainment.com

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Ghostbusters/Ghostbusters II Limited Edition Blu-ray Gift Set
Available for the first time on Blu-ray, these restored and remastered films celebrate the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters and the 25th anniversary of its sequel. They also come loaded with bonus materials, including several features, never-before-seen deleted scenes, character sketches, music videos, revealing conversations with director Ivan Reitman and star Dan Aykroyd, a 25-page book on the movies, and a numbered, collectible figurine. $78.41, Amazon.com

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Wonder Woman: Flesh

In this gorgeous new collection, Wonder Woman takes a new spot in the pantheon and her family of gods and goddesses gather to prepare for an assault on Olympus. And hey, the sister of the God of War is a hot, bald, tattooed, and pierced chick. Hello?! $16.99, Amazon.com


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A Portable Tech Station
This portable charging station makes toting all your devices from room to room (or home to home if you and the copilot aren't quite shacking up yet) much easier than other bags. It can accommodate a tablet, a laptop (up to 15 inches), a hidden power strip, and up to three cell phones -- all at once. All cords can be snaked through strategically placed grommeted holes, and the large back pocket can be used to hide other cords or carry paperwork. I keep it by my bedside but it can go anywhere you use your tech devices. $50, GreatUsefulStuff.com

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The Jetsons Season 3 DVD
The 10-episode final season goes back to the future with America's first space family, featuring cybernetic green card marriages, futuristic dentistry, and feminist power (as daughter Judy juggles three jobs to make her own money). $16.49, WarnerArchive.com

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Gilligans Planet: The Complete Series on DVD
In this cult '70s show, the animated version of our favorite castaways have left their tiny island after building a tiny, crude spaceship and, you guessed it, they're now lost in space. How will they return home from that "three-hour tour" gone so terribly wrong? Perhaps the Skipper and his "little buddy" can help lead the way. $22.49, WarnerArchive.com

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Wicked Witch Leg Lamp
Wizard Of Oz lovers illuminate: This wickedly fun 20-inch lamp is actually the Wicked Witch of the East's leg topped off with her hat as a lamp shade. Both the leg and the hat illuminate together or independently. $49.95, WhatonEarthCatalog.com

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Your Favorite Character in a Funko Pop!
The thing on my desk that makes me smile every day is a Funko Pop! vinyl figurine of gay actor Jim Parsons as Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory (and his on-screen gal pal, Amy Farrah Fowler). There's something amazing about knowing that we have action figures (or big-headed vinyl art figures, as you may call these cool Funkos) of actual queer actors or queerish characters (still holding out for trans ones, though). There are dozens of great options, but my vote is for Green Lantern Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory; Dana Scully from The X-Files; Lafayette (pictured at left), Sookie, or Pam from True Blood; Fiona from American Horror Story: Coven; the title character from Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Vaneloppe from Wreck-It Ralph; and of course, the gang from Arrested Development. $9.99, EntertainmentEarth.com
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Diane Anderson-Minshall is the CEO of Pride Media, and editorial director of The Advocate, Out, and Plus magazine. She's the winner of numerous awards from GLAAD, the NLGJA, WPA, and was named to Folio's Top Women in Media list. She and her co-pilot of 30 years, transgender journalist Jacob Anderson-Minshall penned several books including Queerly Beloved: A Love Across Genders.
Diane Anderson-Minshall is the CEO of Pride Media, and editorial director of The Advocate, Out, and Plus magazine. She's the winner of numerous awards from GLAAD, the NLGJA, WPA, and was named to Folio's Top Women in Media list. She and her co-pilot of 30 years, transgender journalist Jacob Anderson-Minshall penned several books including Queerly Beloved: A Love Across Genders.