2012 BLACK FRIDAY CHOPPING LIST: GAMES, TOYS & MERCH

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Yep! It’s that time of year again. Thanksgiving is on Thursday, which means dutiful consumers are already preparing for the Holiday Shopping Season. If you think you’re exempt from that, think again. Either you know a fellow horror fan (or family member) in need, or you want something for yourself! You can take this as advice for what to buy, or what to ask for.

This third installment is all about games, toys and merch. The stuff you buy for the real horror fans in your life. We’ve got collectibles, clothes, sheets, apps and video games! Many thanks to BD Video Game guru Adam Dodd who shot over a few blurbs with some of his suggestions, he’s credited as “AD”.

MUSIC/FILMS & TV.

Head inside to find that special something for that special someone. Again, I’ve made the images thumbnails so you can scroll more easily through the list – click to make big.

The Walking Dead – Telltale Games (XBox, Playstation 3 & PC)

List Price: $29.99/$24.99 (PC) – Ships December 4th Order Here.

This could very well be my pick for Game of the Year, because it’s just that good. Seriously, if you’re a fan of the undead hordes or are looking for some of the most solid storytelling seen in a video game this generation, you owe it to yourself to play Telltale’s take on The Walking Dead.” – AD

Halo 4 – Microsoft – (XBox)

List Price: $59.99 Order Here.

If you’ve got someone on your list who always wants the newest and biggest things out there, ‘Halo 4′ may be the way you want to go! Be forewarned, it apparently made Mr. Disgusting hugely dizzy the other night – must be intense! I can’t wait to play this myself!

Walking Dead – Well Zombie – McFarlane Toys

List Price: $18.90 Order Here.

One of the more memorable zombies from “The Walking Dead” universe is brought to detailed life in this beautifully rendered piece.

Walking Dead – RV Zombie – McFarlane Toys

List Price: $17.24 Order Here.

While not as striking as the “Well Zombie”, it makes a nice companion piece. If you’ve got an extra 20 bucks unhand after buying the guy above – and your target recipient is a “Walking Dead” fan – these two might make good bookends for the Omnibus Volumes he/she undoubtedly has.

Dishonored – Bethesda (XBox, Playstation 3 & PC)

List Price: $59.99 Order Here.

I gave this game an Editor’s Choice award because it successfully mixes elements of Half-Life, BioShock, and Thief into a gorgeous, heavily Steampunk-inspired action game. It’s fun, looks great, and if you’re the type of gamer who likes to wring every last drop of content out of the games you play, then you’ll love the rich back story that can be gleaned through the many books and audio recordings sprinkled throughout its beautifully realized environments.” – AD

Diablo III – Blizzard Entertainment (PC/Mac)

List Price: $53.54 Order Here.

I haven’t played ‘Diablo III’, but it comes highly recommended for serious PC gamers. After a decade away, the Diablo franchise is back and apparently better than ever.

Resident Evil 6 – Capcom (XBox & Playstation 3)

List Price: $59.99 (currently $39.99) Order Here.

Ignore the haters, this game is amazing. It’s flawed and deliciously cheesy, but if you enjoyed Resident Evil 4 and 5, this is essentially (a lot) more of what made those games so special. With four campaigns (all four will have co-op soon, right now only three can be played with a friend), a return of the crazy addictive Mercenaries mode, and a genuinely fun new Agent Hunt mode, this is the Resident Evil game that offers the biggest bang for your buck.” – AD

Regular Jason and Battle Damaged Jason – NECA Toys

List Price: $21.39 Each Order Here and Here.

The meat and potatoes of horror figurines, Regular and Battle Damaged Jason. Sure, you could get one of them if you wanted to – but they really belong side-by-side if you want to do justice to Friday The 13th: Part 3. These Series 1 installments of NECA’s line will surely tide over any fan until their Series 2 likeness of The Final Chapter Jason hits the market.

Prometheus Engineer (With And Without Suit) – NECA Toys

List Price: $44.95 Order Here.

This is just the beginning of the Prometheus goodies NECA has planned, and so far, they;re the only ones available right now. But it’s a good place to start! The “Space Jockey” suit should bring back Alien nostalgia while the unadorned Engineer will remind you (or whatever fan you’re buying this for) of Ridley Scott’s bold new vision.

ZombiU – Ubisoft (Nintendo Wii U)

List Price: $59.96 Order Here.

If you’re lucky enough to have gotten your hands on a Wii U, then I hope you already own this game. I haven’t played it yet, but it’s been described to me as an FPS Demon’s Souls. If that doesn’t send a delightful tingling sensation straight to your nether regions, you may be a zombie.” -AD

Evil Dead 2 (Hero Ash & Henrietta) – NECA Toys

List Price: $37.48 Order Here.

Hell yes! I actually might get these for the Evil Dead 2 nuts in my life. How satisfying would it be to have Ash on one side of your desk, blasting away at Henrietta on the other side?

Dream Warriors Freddy and Dream Child Freddy – NECA Toys

List Price: $17.99 Each Order Here and Here.

While the Freddy from Dream Warriors is a must-buy (the claymation marionette is a great touch), the true test of fandom will come when you unveil Dream Child Freddy for your recipient. If they can’t properly guess the installment, you get to keep both figurines guilt-free!

Electric Zombie Shirts

List Price: Various (around $20) Order Here.

They don’t just have Ash of course. They’ve also got Jason, The Cryptkeeper and a sh*tload of original designs! Head over there to check it out!

Chestburster T-Shirt – Fingerfunk

List Price: $29.99 Order Here.

As featured in a Random Cool a few months back, this shirt works with an iPhone App to literally make it look like an Alien is bursting out of your chest!! I actually thought it would be more expensive than $30, and it’s certainly worth it. If you get this for someone, make sure they open it first so they can be a source of entertainment while everyone else is still unwrapping their presents.

Never Sleep Alone Duvet Cover

List Price: $154.43 Order Here.

If you have a significant other, you might want to run this by them before picking it up for yourself. My advice? Buy it for your single friend. If they bring anyone back home, and he/she doesn’t run for the hills, they just may have found their soul mate!

Old Colony Hobbies – Various Figures

List Price: Various ($6.95 – $59.95) Order Here.

These guys vary in price and they’re not official – they’re sort of bootleg figurines. That being said, they’re pretty amazing. Definitely head to this guy’s Ebay story to see if you can find the perfect retro stocking stuffer!

Zombie Toss – Flying Wisdom Studios (iOS and Android App)

List Price: FREE! Order Here.

Broke? Have too many people on your “nice” list? Want to show a zombie lover you care without picking an overdraft fee? Click the link below and select the “gift” option to send them “Zombie Toss!” It’s free (and fun)! A nice, “it’s the thought that counts” type of gift.