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Empire's Christmas Gift Guide 2012
It's the most wonderful time of the year to buy film-friendly gifts

Perhaps you're stuck on what to get your family for Christmas. Or maybe you're trying to ensure that your own Christmas list is filled with maximum awesomeness. Either way, we are here to help. We have scoured catalogues and interwebs to find the very best gifts this year, from the high-end high-tech to the highly silly.

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Stocking Fillers

Hobbit Beards

Hobbit Beards

Imagine the scene: you’re planning to go en masse to see The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey but you feel a little self-conscious because, unlike 14/15 of the principal cast, you don’t have a beard. Well, fear not! Here is a handy substitute so you can blend in on the night. Well, “blend in” might be the wrong phrase, but at least you’ll be dressed in keeping with the occasion. Buy it here

Q Scrabble Mug

Q Scrabble Mug

Eagle-eyed viewers may have noticed during Skyfall that his Quartermaster, Q, was frequently seen drinking from this mug. Now we can’t guarantee that getting one of these will make you a genius, or enable you to meet Daniel Craig (sorry), but at least you can feel one step closer to a job at MI6 and your very own exploding pen. Sorry, we forgot: they don’t really go in for that sort of thing any more. Buy it here

Totoro Bed

Totoro Bed

Honestly, we can’t believe that we need to show you any more than this image to make the case here. People, it’s a bed in the shape of Totoro! You can curl up with Totoro! Even if you’ve never seen a Miyazaki film and wouldn’t know a cat bus from a regular bus, this is adorable. The tail even detaches to become a pillow, which is creepy but also handy. Buy it here

Star Wars Scalextrix Set

Star Wars Scalextrix Set

This set has been providing hours of fun / unproductiveness in the Empire office, with its nifty glow-in-the-dark track and light-up X-Wing and TIE fighter (the eagle-eyed will note that they are Luke's and Vader's, respectively). And this is a win-or-die sort of game: the aim is to knock your opponent into space, so the stakes are high. Just remember to keep your targeting computer turned on. Buy it here

Suit Carrier

Suit Carrier

It’s a question that has never been satisfactorily answered: all those superheroes may nip out and don their suits at a moment’s notice, but how do they carry them from A to B? Well, here you go: a suit carrier specifically designed for your cape, tights and lycra ensembles. Or, if you don’t have one of those, you can probably put a normal suit in it instead. Buy it here

Angry Birds Star Wars/Trade Federation MTT Vehicle

Angry Birds Star Wars/Trade Federation MTT Vehicle

Hasbro's range of Star Wars goodies come in many shapes and sizes. There are Battle Droid transporters to ferry the Federation's droid army across your living room floor in pursuit of Jedi miscreants ("Roger, roger!") and our favourite, the Angry Birds AT-AT Attack Battle Game. It's set in a parallel galaxy far, far, FAR away in which pigs stand in for storm troopers and Angry Birds try to bring down the piggy AT-AT before it stomps all over their Rebel nest. Buy it here

LEGO Jabba's Palace

LEGO Jabba's Palace

Picture the scene: you're tiny LEGO Han Solo and you've been frozen in LEGO carbonite for eternity by bitter, twister old Jabba. Things looking pretty bleak, right? Well, not if tiny Chewie and Princess Leia in her Boushh disguise has anything to do with it. Then again Salacious Crumb, Bib Fortuna and crew could just round the Rebel contingent up, shove them through the trapdoor and get on with living it up in Jabba's Palace. Then The Avengers could turn up and let rip in a Disney mash-up. Sarlaccpitt not included. Buy it here

AT-AT Bag

AT-AT Bag

For the Snow Trooper who has everything, here's something to carry it in. Now admittedly this is one of those geek products that will mean you're quite literally wearing your fandom if not on your sleeve, at least over your shoulder, but there's something kind of adorable about it. Buy it here

Floating Zombie Shark

Floating Zombie Shark

Know what’s scarier than a shark? A zombie shark. The original helium-filled, remote-control shark was a huge favourite here, but this one just takes it to a whole new, really uncomfortable level. The combination of putrification, blood-stained mouth and the cold, dead eyes of a shark isn’t going to make anyone’s “cutest” list, now is it? Buy it here

Jump From Paper Bags

Jump From Paper Bags

Jump From Paper bags aren't bad – they're just drawn that way. A brilliant style innovation from Taiwanese designers Chai Su and Rika Lin, this fantastic range of satchels, holdalls and handbags/manbags/bags for men looks like it's burst out of a Toontown store and into the real world. The range isn't yet stocked in the UK, but you can order online and be the envy of all your real, or animated, friends. Buy it here


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