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The Birdman Prophecies – Holiday Gift guide Part 1

“Ho, ho, but no matter. Christmas was on its way. Lovely, glorious, beautiful Christmas, upon which the entire kid year revolved. ”

Ralphie

So boys and girls, its that time of year again and it’s time to raid the shelves of all sorts of cool stuff and hope it makes it under the tree for Christmas day. I’ve decided to do an audio and blog post for what I think kicks ass and what you should check out this holiday season. Let’s start some with some kick ass toys!

TOYS!

PhotobucketOne of the coolest RC vehicles I’ve ever had the privilege to own, The NKOK Halo RC Warthog. Sure, it’s not super high powered and not gonna easily cross your backyard but for chasing the cat around in style, it’s perfect πŸ™‚ Nicely detailed and comes with a Master Chief and another Spartan,it’s pretty bad ass all things considered and runs off 4 Double A batteries. Get this for the Halo fanboy in your life!

Check it out from Amazon.com

PhotobucketWhat kid didn’t want this when they were younger and who didn’t regret when we lost this vehicle to childhood garage sales or destruction? Playmates toys brought this back for the 25th Anniversary of our heroes on the half shell and thank God, cause now can truly appreciate how awesome this actually was. It’s already got the stickers pre applied so no worrying about messing it up and making not show accurate. Make sure to pick up the 25th anniversary turtles to go with it. This is a total must be if your into Turtles and want to relive some childhood memories

Check it out to buy it from Amazon

PhotobucketI’ve been wanting an HK since the Terminator 2 toys came out in the 90’s and finally my wishes were made true. The thing that really makes this toy kick ass is the amount of detail put into the mold and it’s a nice display piece on it’s own or could be part of an awesome diorama if you have the time. It also shoots missiles and has it’s fans able to rotate and a little t-700 included as a pilot as well. It’s pretty cool and definitely a cool thing to have this holiday to run around the house shouting “Pew! Pew!”

Check it out from Amazon

ELECTRONICS

Electronics power my life in almost every aspect to the point where I wonder if I am apart of the Matrix or a cyborg. Here are some of my picks for this holiday season for the gadget freak in your shopping list

PhotobucketWho doesn’t want to see in the dark? Seriously NIGHT VISION goggles that work and at an affordable price…well technically its a toy but it’s seriously bad ass. There was a version included with Modern Warfare 2 that looks more like a military version but still it actually works. This could actually have some neat applications for you in practicality like power outages or seeing around your car if it’s dark and it breaks down or something similar. I want a pair of these so bad I can taste it

Check it out on Amazon

PhotobucketGP2X Wiz MAME/Amiga/Console Emulator

Now this sound tremendously cool because of what it can do. This thing can be play so many ROMs and other things that it’s pretty amazing and is something that I’d love to see other companies put into their handhelds. This thing can play….Atari ST games, Commodore 64, NES, SNES, Gameboy, Gameboy Advance, NeoGeo, Flash Games and more. The fact that I could bring Super Metroid or something like Megaman 3 makes me jones for this something awful πŸ™‚

Now here is something directly from Thinkgeek.com’s site description on this item

Important Note

The Wiz does not come with any emulator software or game roms pre-installed. Out of the box you can play some built in Flash games, but that’s it. You’ll need to download the freeware emulator for the console or computer system you want to emulate. Then you’ll need to unzip the emulator software, and copy it to an SD card along with some game roms you’ve downloaded. Then start-up the Wiz, go into the “launcher” option and run the emulator. Inside the emulator you’ll choose the rom you want to load and then the game can begin. Each emulator software interface is a bit different and most give you the option to overclock the Wiz to get the best performance. Remember you are running emulator software… most games work perfectly, but some may run slow or be glitchy. You may have to configure the controls to work well with the game you want to play. Documentation is not always the best, so you might need to put in a bit of effort to figure things out. If any of this scares you, then you may want to reconsider your purchase.

Check this out on Thinkgeek.com

PhotobucketThe Nzxt Avatar gaming mouse is a surpringly little entry into my gift guide because I thought all mouses were built the same but I was dead wrong. I got my hands on this a few months ago and been playing games like Left 4 Dead and Fallout 3 and it works like a dream. It’s got adjustable sensitivity and all sorts of other customization options so if your FPS or a MMO player, it’s got you covered. One of the things I like about it how comfortable it is in your hand and since I do alot of audio editing on my PC, it’s nice to have something that won’t cramp your hand. Totally worth it for your work or gaming needs.

Buy directly from Nzxt

Apparel

Without clothes we would be naked and while I enjoy naked people, we do need clothes to go outside or less we be arrested. So I looked around the web and found some cool clothes for the nerd in your shopping list

Photobucket I normally don’t care about shoes but seriously after seeing this posted over at Carol Zara’s website, I had to know more.

These shoes are customized or off the rack awesome sauce, seriously having a pair of Megman shoes or something like that just adds oodles of nerd cred.

They are expensive but hey, its the price of cool

Check it out here and order a pair

PhotobucketWant to be ready when the zombie apocalypse hits? Well you’ll be set with these threads on your back. I am most impressed by these shirts simply because they look awesome and especially with the little in-universe nods like the health pack slapped onto the back of them. The website Glitchgear has some pretty cool stuff like hats, wristbands and all sorts of other shirts from Left 4 dead and some other cool shirts as well. Totally worth a browse around the site

Check out the website and see all sorts of cool stuff

So guys thats my first part of my Holiday gift guide and in the next installments will include video games and movies and some other items that you may not expect.

Feel free to comment and let me know what YOUR picks are

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