Friday, December 11, 2009

Macabre Gift Guide: Boys, Toys & Games

Are you shopping for the young boy who is more likely to watch a horror movie over baseball game? Does he prefer a cape over a skateboard? Fear not, the following gifts should entice him out of his shell for a brief moment before disappearing into his lair of wicked fun...

The Grimm and Desiree ($17.99 USD) stuffed dolls by Bleeding Edge are creepy enough to be cool, but still cute enough not to make a civilian doubt the sanity of you or the child who receives it. Fantastic site sells an entire collection of these dolls with lots of other creatures to keep Grimm happy.

Have an XBox lover in your life? I just watched a demo of The Adventures of P.B. Winterbottom from macabre designers, The Odd Gentlemen. The game is a beautiful homage to silent black and white films, with a noirish aesthetic. If Charles Addams and Edward Gorey designed video games, this game is what I imagine would happen.
While the girls are swooning over vampires and werewolves, the best undead buddies for boys this year are zombies! The guys over at October Toys offer a very diverse selection of these animated corpses. Every color range, glow in the dark, every genre (schoolgirl, rockabilly, name it). Easy, quickie gifts include the "Horde in a box" above for $10 USD that include 13 randomly selected monsters. More discerning zombie lovers would love the Zombie art cards, featuring a collection of artists with your favorite creature as muse ($5).


Skyler White said...

Oh, the 'Winterbottom' game looks super-cool -- reminds me a lot of the 'Jasper Morello' short film.

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This is a very good idea to give a horror gift to the screemy boy. These gifts also can be given to other boys. P.B. Winterbottom and Zombie art cards are really nice toys for the boys. Thanks for the post.


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