Anime News Network's Holiday 2017 Gift Guide
Collectibles

by Lynzee Loveridge,

ANN's Holiday Gift Guide Collectibles Department Sponsored By:
Tokyo Otaku Mode


Figures: Nendoroids

Hanamaru Kunikida (Love Live! Sunshine!!)

Aqours member Hanamaru Kunikida wears her outfit from the song "Aozora Jumping Heart!" for this Nendoroid. She also comes with additional face plates (an excited, open mouth expression) and the 'Noppo' bread from Shizuoka is also included in Nendoroid size!

Retail Price: US$35.99
Publisher: Good Smile Company
Shopping Link: Right Stuf

Yoshiko Tsushima (Love Live! Sunshine!!)

Everyone's favorite chūnin idol is also available in with both regular and "fallen angel" face plates. Yoshiko can dance along in her "Aozora Jumping Heart!" outfit with the rest of the idols or strike a pose a devious smirk. If Hanamaru and Yoshiko aren't your favorite Aqours girls, all of them are available as Nendoroids in matching costumes. Pick up your "best girl" or get them all!

Retail Price: US$35.99
Publisher: Good Smile Company
Shopping Link: Right Stuf

Tracer Classic Skin Edition (Overwatch)

If your potential giftee isn't an anime fan, but is caught up in Blizzard's Overwatch first-person online shooter, Tracer is great bet. She's both the "face" of the game and comes with a variety of parts to put her in the perfect pose. Also included are Tracer's trademark pulse pistols, along with open hand parts to pose her without her guns, like when she activates her recall ability. Equip her pulse bomb to pose Tracer activating her ultimate ability. There are a lot of possibilities here!

Retail Price: US$49.99
Publisher: Good Smile Company
Shopping Link: Right Stuf

Yuuri Katsuki (Yuri!!! on Ice!)

The Yuri!!! on Ice boys are still going strong and there are a number of figure options to choose from already. Here, our little pork cutlet bowl is shown in his Eros performance costume ready to land all of the tricky jumps. Also included are his smoldering face, casual and slicked back hair options, glasses, an embarrassed face for when he sees the latest posts on Instagram, and of course, a pork cutlet bowl.

Retail Price: US$45.99
Publisher: Good Smile Company's Orange Rouge line
Shopping Link: Right Stuf

Osamu Dazai (Bungo Stray Dogs)

This Nendoroid of the troubled novelist turned supernaturally-powered detective character includes some morbid options straight out of the anime. Besides his loud-mouthed, jovial face plate, a mischievous grin, and props like his favorite "Guidebook to Suicide" it also includes a puddle of water with his legs sticking upward, not unlike how he was first introduced in the anime series.

Retail Price: US$45.99
Publisher: Good Smile Company
Shopping Link: JList

Serval (Kemono Friends)

This Nendoroid is Sugoooiiii! Paired with her "boss" or lucky beast, this Nendoroid will win fans' hearts. The anime was this year's sleeper hit, pushed forward by its popular zoo collaborations and Grape-kun, the late penguin that fell in love with one of the character cut-outs in his enclosure. If you're still waiting on the second season, playing with Serval and watching Discovery Channel might tide you over.

Retail Price: US$49.50
Publisher: Good Smile Company
Shopping Link: JList

Lum (Urusei Yatsura)

The original alien girlfriend is still just as electric decades later. She's shown here in your iconic oni-inspired bikini but also comes with an apron to change into, an exasperated and smiling face plates. Props include an electric bolt and plate of food. Classic Rumiko Takahashi fans will want to add this Nendo to their collection.

Retail Price: US$55.00
Publisher: Play Future
Shopping Link: JList

Captain America Hero Edition (The Avengers: Age of Ultron)

Another option for your collector friend but maybe not really anime fans. This cute rendition of the First Avenger will look great on their desk next to all their other superhero goods. Cap comes with his shield that he can wear on his back or hold in his hand. It can also be posed with a special effect in mid air for an action pose.

Retail Price: US$64.00
Publisher: Good Smile Company
Shopping Link: JList

Figures: Other

Sinon 1/8-scale (Sword Art Online: Phantom Bullet)

Sinon is depicted here falling back among the debris in Gun Gale Online, the MMO shooter Kirito explores in the second season of Sword Art Online. In her hands is her trademark PGM Ultima Ration Hecate II sniper rifle. She pulls back the gun's bolt and gun smoke emits from the barrel.

Retail Price: US$99.99
Publisher: Kotobukiya
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Leafa 1/8-scale (Sword Art Online: Fairy Dance)

If Sinon is too rough and tumble, there's always the fairy version of Leafa. Seen here ready to take flight and waving "hello." Her ponytail is flying back to convey a sense of motion as she takes off from the top of a tree over standing water. Either Sinon or Leafa are great choices for fans of the series or anyone "over" all the Asuna merchandise.

Retail Price: US$99.99
Publisher: Kotobukiya
Shopping Link: Right Stuf

ArtFX J Edward Elric Limited Edition Ver. (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

Come down here and face me, you third-rate fraud. I'll show you there's no comparison between us! Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, which aired in 2009 and has since received support worldwide, has arrived in the ArtFX J series. The second in the series is a rendering of the Fullmetal Alchemist, Edward Elric! The limited edition statue includes a vignette-style base overflowing with motifs related to Ed's past, such as his human transmutation of Alphonse.

With the focus of the base being Edward performing a transmutation, this one statue perfectly expresses the Fullmetal Alchemist world. Also included are interchangeable “transmuting hands” to express the Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood world even more! Previously available to North American fans exclusively through TOM Projects, this special version is a necessity for Fullmetal Alchemist fans. Don't miss your chance to add this masterpiece to your collection!

This is the Kotobukiya and Tokyo Otaku Mode Projects exclusive that contains bonus parts and an exclusive base. This item qualifies for free shipping + bonus 10% cash back in TOM Points.

Retail Price: US$168.00
Publisher: Kotobukiya
Shopping Link: Tokyo Otaku Mode

Saber Bride (Fate Extra CCC)

Saber poses in her singed wedding gown-bodysuit and veil for this 1/8-scale figure. She looks ready to walk down the aisle during an apocalypse with her large blade at the ready behind her. The Fate series has really taken off and we might get to see Saber Bride herself in the upcoming Fate/Extra: Last Encore anime next year.

Retail Price: US$130.99
Publisher: Alphamax
Shopping Link: Right Stuf

Super Saiyan God Goku (Dragon Ball Super)

This highly-posable figure won't break the bank. Super Saiyan God Goku joins the Figure-rise Standard line-up as a model kit. It's 100% unique and has never been sold in Japan. This line brings Goku's impressive physique to life with the brand-new Muscle Build-up System and includes multiple faces and body parts to expand the figure's range of poses.

Retail Price: US$29.99
Publisher: Bandai Figure
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Vegeta S.H.Figuarts (Dragon Ball Z)

Vegeta joins the S.H.Figuarts with an artistic sculpt more reminiscent of his earlier appearances than his modern look. The 160mm figure includes many accessories, including two pairs of optional hands, two optional facial expression parts, optional crossed arms, an optional head, a tail, a wearable Scouter, and a hand gripping a crushed Scouter.

Retail Price: US$54.99
Publisher: Tamashii Nations
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Greymon & Taichi Yagami G.E.M. Series (Digimon Adventure)

Fans are already reliving Digimon Adventure's glory days thanks to new sequel film series. This G.E.M. line figure recaptures that same magic with Taichi and Greymon, shown ready to take off into battle or seek out new adventures. It stands approx. 25 cm tall and comes in a colored window box packaging if you want to display it and not play with it for some reason.

Retail Price: US$129.99
Publisher: MegaHouse
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S.H.Figuarts Card Captor Sakura Two-Pack w/Special Bonus

A value set with double the Sakura! Bring a double dose of the energetic cheerfulness of Card Captor Sakura's protagonist, the titular Sakura Kinomoto, to your collection with this value-priced two-pack set from Bandai's S.H.Figuarts line of articulated figures!

The set includes one figure of Sakura in her cute pink battle costume from the opening theme of episodes 1-35 of the anime and one of her in her pretty yellow dress from the opening theme of episodes 36-45. Included are a bevy of optional parts for recreating your favorite scenes from the anime in figure form including three interchangeable facial expressions (smiling, serious, and eyes closed), interchangeable hands, Clow Cards, her Sealing Wand, a figurine of her guardian Kero-chan, and more!

As an added bonus, this two-pack set also comes with a special handkerchief depicting Clow Reed's magic circle!

Price listed is 50% off. TOM Premium members get an additional $10 off on top +20% cash back in TOM Points. North America only.

Retail Price: US$50.00
Publisher: Bandai
Shopping Link: Tokyo Otaku Mode

Sakura Kinomoto 1/7-Scale (Card Captor Sakura)

Card Captor Sakura is back in a big way with the new Clear Card sequel manga, OVA, and television series airing next month. This gorgeous figure shows Sakura in an original costume designed specifically for the figure. It definitely focuses on the "star" motif starting from her crown all the way down to her tip toes. There's plenty of fluff and sparkle to go around.

Retail Price: US$168.00
Publisher: Good Smile Company
Shopping Link: JList

Red-Eyed Ohmu Pullback Collection (Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind)

Part of a larger collection, fans of Studio Ghibli's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind will want to get this miniature toy version of the Red-Eyed Ohmu. Just as much to play with as it is to display, this Ohmu works like a wind up car, simply pull it back and watch it go.

Retail Price: US$22.00
Publisher: Ensky
Shopping Link: JList

Chino Alice style 1/8-Scale (Is the order a rabbit?)

You can't get more moe than the waitresses at Rabbit House. The designers have had fun reimagining them in different scenarios for unique art, usually on April Fool's Day. Here, Chino is chasing the White Rabbit instead of the customer's orders as Alice from the classic children's literature story. Armed with a spoon, she's looking to find her way back out of Wonderland.

Retail Price: US$145.00
Publisher: Aquamarine
Shopping Link: JList

Chara-Forme 007: Ken Kaneki (Tokyo Ghoul)

Ken Kaneki from Sui Ishida's popular manga and anime seres, Tokyo Ghoul, is now a Charaform figure. There's so much detail packed into this tiny figure of Kaneki standing calm and composed in his battle suit. With kagune sprouting from his back and a piercing stare, this Charaform figure depicts both his human and ghoul side. This figure definitely deserves to be place in your collection, just remember to keep him separate from the other figures because, after all, Ken Kaneki is dangerous when he's hungry!

Retail Price: US$38.63
Publisher: Empty
Shopping Link: Tokyo Otaku Mode

Son Goku & Chichi Desktop Real McCoy (Dragon Ball Z)

Real Desktop McCoy figures are all about anime characters riding vehicles. In this case, Goku and Bulma are out for a jaunt on a cool, vintage-looking motorcycle. The figure is perfect for desktops, and both the characters can be removed from the motorcycle too if you want to use it as a prop for other figures.

Retail Price: US$135.00
Publisher: MegaHouse
Shopping Link: JList

Rem Wedding Version 1/7-Scale (Re:Zero)

Rem is easily of anime's biggest "it girls" right now, so why not make the choice Subaru wouldn't and take her home with you? This is Phat Company's rendition of the demon maid in her matrimonial lingerie, so probably only works as a gift for someone you're really close with.

Retail Price: US$150.00
Publisher: Phat Company
Shopping Link: JList

DXF Saitama (One-Punch Man)

Depicted giving one of his famous punches, Saitama from the hit series One-Punch Man is beautifully captured in this exciting painted ABS and PVC figure! With a height of 7.5”, it captures both his realistic form with carefully detailed muscles and his overwhelmingly powerful presence through the pose and dramatic cape, the combination of which can't help but inspire you. Doesn't seeing this make you want to cheer him on?!

The TOM Shop is the first official seller and currently the only worldwide seller of this knockout One-Punch Man figure of Saitama. To get it first, get it here! The price listed is 15% off.

Retail Price: US$32.30
Publisher: Banpresto
Shopping Link: Tokyo Otaku Mode

Plushies

Eternal Sailor Moon (Sailor Moon Sailor Stars)

Makenai! Ashita e Sailor Air! Zettai! Tsukamaeru! Sailor Star! This plush is guaranteed to give any Sailor Moon fans flashbacks to the very catchy opening theme. All of Eternal Sailor Moon's costume parts are here, from her large wings to her elaborate brooch.

Retail Price: US$23.99
Publisher: Great Eastern
Shopping Link: RightStuf

Rei Ayanami (Neon Genesis Evangelion)

Rei Ayanami never goes out of style. The original kuudere is here in her plugsuit ready to attack any incoming angles or potential snuggles.

Retail Price: US$18.49
Publisher: Great Eastern
Shopping Link: RightStuf

Perfect Cell (Dragon Ball Z)

Perfect Cell is far less intimidating at only eight inches high but your other Dragon Ball Z plushies might not feel the same way. Pair them together and let the Cell Games begin once more!

Retail Price: US$29.99
Publisher: Great Eastern
Shopping Link: RightStuf

Namakemono no Mikke Otomodachi Big Mikke Plush

Sloths look like they would make perfect pets, don't they? At a hug-friendly 15.4” tall and 9.4” wide, Mikke is a friendly sloth who comes with snap buttons on his hands so you can hang him up in places just like his real counterpart <3

Retail Price: US$25.99
Publisher: Amuse
Shopping Link: Tokyo Otaku Mode

Ciel Phantomhive Ball Gown Version (Black Butler)

The look that inspired a million cosplays! Ciel looks just as thrilled as ever to be wearing a pink gown. He definitely doesn't want to dance, but he's a plush so twirl him around as much as you please.

Retail Price: US$18.49
Publisher: Great Eastern
Shopping Link: RightStuf

Saitama (One-Punch Man)

You wouldn't know this is the unmatched hero based on his plush form. He kinda looks more like a baby in a Halloween costume, but that has its own appeal too. Let Saitama keep your dreams safe as you snuggle him before a nice nap.

Retail Price: US$16.49
Publisher: Great Eastern
Shopping Link: RightStuf

Aqua (KONOSUBA)

The goddess Aqua is no longer water friendly in her plush form, but you're required to regard her greatness, regardless.

Retail Price: US$18.49
Publisher: Great Eastern
Shopping Link: RightStuf

Monkey D. Luffy New World Version (One Piece)

Could Luffy have eaten another fruit that changed his rubbery powers into the cute and cuddly kind? Measuring at five inches, this is the New World rendition of the Straw Hat captain and he's ready to sail right into your heart.

Retail Price: US$16.49
Publisher: Great Eastern
Shopping Link: RightStuf

Tachikoma (Ghost in the Shell)

Not has high-tech as the realistic Tachikoma now making the rounds at conventions, this one is far more economical. Sure, it can't do anything, but providing comfort is important, even for robots!

Retail Price: US$18.49
Publisher: Great Eastern
Shopping Link: RightStuf

Cool Stuff

Swimsuits & Spotlights Throw Blanket (Free!)

The Free! boys will be back soon enough, but until then there's this fanservice laden blanket featuring the original group. Sorry Sōichirō fans, but for the rest of us, Makoto is here to take center stage with Haruka, Rin, Rei, and Nagisa.

Retail Price: US$29.99
Publisher: Great Eastern
Shopping Link: RightStuf

Wanted Poster Pack (Is it wrong to pick up girls in a dungeon?)

This pack of posters gives the lowdown on Hestia Familia's stats as well as their rivals and comrades Ais Wallenstein, Welf Crozzo, Liliruca Arde, and Hephaistios. The wall art makes for fun, low-key decor.

Retail Price: US$20.00
Publisher: AEsir Holdings
Shopping Link: RightStuf

Autographed Doronjo Poster by Yoshitaka Amano (Yatterman)

This poster is a steal for Yoshitaka Amano fans. The Doronjo artwork was shown at the artist's recent exhibition in Japan and comes shipped in a signed poster tube by Amano himself. Doronjo's design has had staying power ever since she first debuted in Yatterman decades ago and Amano, famous for his work on the Final Fantasy and Vampire Hunter D series, recreates her elegantly.

Retail Price: US$30.00
Publisher: Sedona
Shopping Link: RightStuf

Star Wand Mirror & Decorative Comb (Card Captor Sakura)

These items are for fans who want their collectibles to also have a purpose. Check yourself in a mirror designed like Sakura's Star Wand while combing your hair with an equally intricate hair comb. Or set both aside on your vanity as decor.

Retail Price: US$25.00/$16.00
Publisher: Ensky
Shopping Link: JList

Smartphone Bathrobe

Sometimes an inexpensive joke is worth it on Christmas morning. Clothes for smartphones, usually in gachapon machines, aren't too unusual. We've featured underwear for both smartphones and water bottles on the website. These are a little more demure. Plush bathrobes to dress up your phone after a hot bath. Still, don't take the phone in the bath, that rice trick doesn't always work.

Retail Price: US$4.50
Publisher: ----
Shopping Link: JList

Ellen Baker's English Calendar 2018

Ellen Baker is the English textbook character that reached meme status over the last few years. So much so she has a calendar now but the focus is still on teaching English. Pick one up to brush up on your English skills or just to show Ms. Baker your support.

Retail Price: US$14.50
Publisher: ----
Shopping Link: JList

Kantoku Special Calendar 2018

The artist behind The "Hentai" Prince and the Stony Cat., A Sister's All You Need, Garakowa -Restore the World-, Magical Suite Prism Nana, Qualidea Code, Ange Vierge, One Room, and the upcoming Märchen Mädchen anime series has a new calendar featuring their latest and greatest artwork.

Retail Price: US$28.50
Publisher: ----
Shopping Link: JList

Pokémon Weekly Desktop Calendar 2018

At this point, there are more than enough Pokémon for every day of the year not to mention every week. This new calendar especially focuses on Pokémon Sun & Moon, from the game's three starters to the mysterious Mimikyu.

Retail Price: US$25.50
Publisher: ----
Shopping Link: JList

Re:Zero Calendar

All of the fantasy waifus are in one place: Rem, Ram, Emelia, and the other King Candidates and their knights are included. A great addition for Re:Zero fans.

Retail Price: US$28.50
Publisher: ----
Shopping Link: JList

Made in Abyss Calendar

I'd be remiss to leave out Made in Abyss, the anime that pulled at viewers heartstrings last season. Riko, Regu, Nanachi, Mitty, and the whole crew are here to relive the magical adventure descending into the abyss where absolutely nothing bad ever happens, ever.

Retail Price: US$28.50
Publisher: ----
Shopping Link: JList

Cat Paw Rice Scooper - Nyamoji

Here's a useful accessory for anyone who owns a rice cooker or eats rice which is practically everyone. It combines eating and cats, two winning activities, to create a fun kitchen accessory. Give a pawful instead of a scoop of rice with your next meal.

Retail Price: US$3.95
Publisher: Mama's Assist / Torune
Shopping Link: JList

Pikachu Face Cake Mold Big

A Pikachu cake mold is a gift that keeps on giving. Gift one to a friend and you can look forward to eating an adorable Pokémon at every family gathering, birthday, or large group function. Any day is a good day for Pikachu cake!

Retail Price: US$18.00
Publisher: --
Shopping Link: JList


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