Star Wars to X-files to video games: Our favorite Cyber Monday picks

Why be infantry charging the gates when you can be a ninja, stealthily moving about undetected? That’s the difference between those of us who shop on Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday. The deals you can find online today require a bit more research, but it can all be done from the comfort of home (or work, you slackers). And the amount you’ll save is typically quite impressive.

With that in mind, let’s do a quick rundown of some cool nerdy deals we recommend you buy online today to be a ninja boss of holiday gift giving. But keep in mind that these deals are limited, and can run out.

Thirteenth Floor SWvsWWII Bundle
Last year Blastr featured the above "Star Wars vs. World War II" artwork by Thirteenth Floor in our gift guide, so it just made sense to call out this holiday bundle offer currently available for $60. The set includes all 12 images from the entire series, and each is printed on sturdy 100lb coated card stock. The art meticulously merges well-known imagery from the war with familiar Star Wars iconography in a gorgeous pieces you can be proud to hang. -- Aaron Sagers

ThinkGeek has become a go-to destination for the best of nerdy shopping, and they are not about to lose ground today. Until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time tonight, the site will be offering free shipping with no minimum order. That’s a pretty great offer as is, but the site also has reduced prices today on items such as the Fallout 4 Vault Boy holiday ornaments ($17.49), and their exclusive Star Wars holiday sweaters ($34.99). Plus, the force is strong with their Star Wars Episode VII section, which allows you to fill the emotional hole you’ll be feeling until Dec. 18 with products such as a BB-8 pillow (as well as a load of ThinkGeek exclusives).  -- Aaron Sagers

Her Universe Loki pullover, Vader pleather jacket
It is good to be bad, and Her Universe is looking really good for baddies this Cyber Monday. A green Loki pullover sweater with gold foil print is an understated piece of fashion for fans of the Asgardian god of mischief ($40). And the Darth Vader fitted black pleather jacket is incredibly cool, and subtle enough that others not in the know will never see the true power of the darkside diva wearing it – until it’s too late ($65). And on Cyber Monday, Her Universe is offering a chance for five customers to receive a $100 gift card, which sweetens the gift shopping for the day. - Aaron Sagers

ComiXology Buy One, Get One Free DC Comics
One for you, one for me; that’s what you can do with your comic-book shopping today at ComiXology. Using the code DCBOGO on the cart page allows you to buy select DC Comics and get the same amount, of equal or lesser value, for free. The offer only applies to titles released digitally before Sept. 1, 2015. - Aaron Sagers

X-Files Comics by Humble Bundle
The Humble Bundle is a sale that allows you to name your own price for books or video games. This particular sale is a doozy for fans of The X-Files: a treasure trove of X-Files comics. A minimal donation will get you both classic and modern comics, including two volumes in the well-regarded season 10 (which was nominated for the Diamond Gem Award for Best New Comic Book Series in 2013). Up your ante to $10.18 and you get, among others, the X-Files: 30 Days of Night crossover. Go all in for $15 or more (some of which goes to charity), and you are now the proud, DRM-free owner of comics that include the first three issues of the currently running Season 11. Although technically not a Cyber Monday deal, this particular Humble Bundle runs during the holiday season. We suggest you take advantage—like the way Scully takes advantage of Mulder in my dreams. - Carol Pinchefsky

Dark Horse Comics $2.99 Trades
Dark Horse is offering up a deal today on trade paperbacks and bundles that should entice those shopping for both dedicated comic fans and new readers of the medium. For $2.99 -- which is an incredibly low pricepoint to commit to -- you can grab collections of The Goon, Archie vs. Predator, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 10, Ei8ht, and more. Personally, I am thinking this is a great way for me to assemble some material for a family member who wants to branch out of super hero comics. - Aaron Sagers

Xbox One bundle (Gears of War, Halo 5, and Halo dual charging stand) 
Gamers are passionate about the Xbox and PlayStation game consoles and the rivalry between them. This Cyber Monday, you may be able to afford both. This Xbox One bundle is a mere $300 (previously $435) and that comes with Halo 5 and Gears of War — perfect for those who want to get their war on. Plus, Xbox consoles have exclusive games, with Sea of Thieves and Ashen on the way. Also, if you want to play Rise of the Tomb Raider, this is the console to acquire: Xbox gamers can play it now; PlayStation gamers will get it eventually…some time in Q4 2016. - Carol Pinchefsky

PlayStation bundle (Uncharted, Uncharted 2, Uncharted 3)
PlayStation is arguably the winner in the console wars, selling twice as many as Xbox. This particular 500 GB bundle, on sale at $299 at Best Buy, could be the reason why: The Uncharted series of games is one of the most enjoyable adventures you can take without a bullwhip and a degree in archaeology. This, plus exclusives like the upcoming No Man’s Sky and Uncharted 4, are reasons to put a PlayStation under someone’s Christmas tree (or Hanukkah bush). - Carol Pinchefsky

Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2 Collection on Blu-Ray
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been spinning out epic adventure after epic adventure, and the latest crop of movies, known as Phase 2, are some of its best films to date. Fans of spandex and superpowers will be happy to know that all of Phase 2 films — that is, Iron Man 3; Thor: The Dark World; Captain America: The Winter Soldier; Guardians of the Galaxy; Avengers: Age of Ultron; and Ant-Man — are on sale. Plus, the bundle comes with a prop replica of the Morag Orb and two and a half hours’ worth of exclusive content, which includes Chris Pratt and Dave Bautista’s screen tests, which are bound to be entertaining. If you already own some of these Phase 2 movies, you can break the set apart and hand individual movies out as gifts. ($184) - Carol Pinchefsky

Thinkways remote-controlled R2-D2
R2-D2 gadgets are abound, from a talking pizza wheel to a Mr. Potato Head. But why have those when you can have the real thing--the miniaturized version, anyway. Thinkway makes a remote-controlled droid that glides over your wood floor or thin carpet while speaking in his familiar, native Binary. Better yet, it’s programmable and can store up to 1000 commands. This toy even one-ups the most ardent astromech builder by giving it a small projector…which projects Princess Leia’s famous plea to Obi-Wan onto your wall. Over the course of six movies, R2-D2 was instrumental in aiding both the Republic and the Rebel Alliance. Shouldn’t he be helping you in the fight against a lack of Star Wars toys? (Note: Don’t forget the AA batteries. You’re gonna need them. $139) - Carol Pinchefsky

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