With all the Christmas songs on the radio and in the mall, corporate sponsored holiday specials taking over the airwaves and department store commercials encouraging you to BUY, BUY, BUY, it becomes harder and harder each year to find that perfect gift for someone special.
That’s where ASSIGNMENT X comes in with our annual Holiday Gift Guide. We dig deep, so you don’t have to and have come up with a whole slew of books, music, games, toys and more that should satisfy the pop culture addict on your gift-giving list.
So without further ado, welcome to ASSIGNMENT X’s 2011 Holiday Gift Guide:
KID STUFF EDITION
Suggested Retail Price: $39.99 (Xbox), $29.99 (Wii, Nintendo DS)
Cool Yule Factor: For kids somewhere in between the Major League Baseball and Nickelodeon years comes a mash-up videogame that pits characters from both worlds (Major League players to SpongeBob Squarepants) in a fun and colorful game. The graphics are impeccable and also has a great sense of humor. The Wii and Xbox (using the Kinect) allows you to feel like you’re batting as your favorite characters. There are 12 fields in total (six from MLB like Fenway Park and six from the Nick world including Frosty Freeze Field).
Purchase NICKTOONS MLB here
CLUE – WORLD OF HARRY POTTER/CARS SORRY SLIDERS WORLD GP RACE GAME
Suggested Retail Price: $29.99 (Clue), $27.99 (Sorry)
Cool Yule Factor: This is the second incarnation of HARRY POTTER CLUE, updating it now that DEATHLY HALLOWS has come out.
In the game, a student has disappeared and you have to find out what happened. Sure, you kinda miss Colonel Mustard with the candlestick in the Study, but it’s great how the world of spells and magic are integrated into this popular mainstay game. Meanwhile, Hasbro has also taken their SORRY brand into the CARS world with the board game being a racetrack. Both games take popular movie brands and transform them into something completely different and special for fans of those worlds.
Purchase CLUE – WORLD OF HARRY POTTER here
STAR WARS BLU-RAY RELEASE COMMEMORATIVE FIGURE & MINI-POSTER COLLECTION (EPISODES I through VI)
Suggested Retail Price: $24.99
Cool Yule Factor: There have been so many iterations of the STAR WARS action figure line over the years, but hot nerf herders have they delivered something super cool for die-hard fans (particularly from the original trilogy) tying into the Blu-ray release of all six films. Each movie inspires a different package of four figures, a collectible poster and superb packaging. Like many, I lean more toward A NEW HOPE and EMPIRE STRIKES BACK line. And for younger STAR WARS fans, the single action figure packages should do just fine as well.
Purchase STAR WARS COMMEMORATIVE FIGURES Here
Suggested Retail Price: $19.99 (Victorious Vol. 2), $16.99 (Victorious Vol. 1),
Cool Yule Factor: Nickelodeon continues to produce the best Tween comedies and both iCARLY and VICTORIOUS provide funny and often-times downright weird episodes that are often better than most network sitcoms. Both are created by Dan Schneider and Season 1 Vol. 1 and 2 are out right now, while the I<3 iCARLY COLLECTION collects three previously released discs in one set (iSPACE OUT, iFIGHT SHELBY MARX, iSAVED YOUR LIFE). While Disney hits a Tween-com out of the park once in a blue moon (GOOD LUCK CHARLIE isn’t half bad), these two shows exceed expectations and provide entertainment not only for kids, but for adults as well.
Purchase VICTORIOUS SEASON 1, Vol.1 Here
Purchase THE iCARLY COLLECTION Here
Suggested Retail Price: $11.99
Cool Yule Factor: An affordable way to play Hangman with SpongeBob (except without the noose). As you try to figure out the word, if you miss letters, you slowly have to put SpongeBob together before he’s complete. Simple, fun and affordable and perfect for rabid SpongeBob fans.
Purchase SPONGEBOB HANGMAN GAME Here
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Click on the Links Below For Each of Our Gift Guide categories
Part 1: FIVE COOL CHRISTMAS THEMED GIFTS
Part 2: FIVE GEEKY BOOKS
Part 3: FIVE AWESOME CD SETS
Part 4: FIVE GREAT GIFTS FOR KIDS
Part 5: FIVE HOT GADGETS
Part 6: FIVE MIND-BLOWING BLU-RAYS
Part 7: FIVE MUST-HAVE DVD BOX SETS
Part 8: TEN AMAZING VIDEO GAMES
Article Source: Assignment X
Article: Holiday Gift Guide 2011 – Kid Stuff Edition