Friday, January 28

Christmas 2021: the best ideas for pop culture fans

Pop Culture is a safe bet when it comes to gifts. Cult characters, mythical vehicles, unforgettable sagas… For Christmas 2021, everyone will be at the foot of the tree, with a tendency to kidnaps that is set to last.

The Empire strikes back in Lego

Lego knows how to talk to Star Wars fans. In its premium line Ultimate Collector’s Series, it releases this year a splendid AT-AT, the famous four-legged vehicle seen for the first time in The Empire strikes back. Composed of 6,785 pieces and truly gigantic, this fortress has been treated with a keen eye for detail, and it comes with several elements that allow you to relive the Battle of Hoth as if you were there.

AT-AT vehicle, Lego, € 799.99, available from November 26

A game to shine as an aperitif


There are those who shine by quoting Victor Hugo, and others. In this ideal aperitif game, you have to associate, as cleverly as possible, the five Culture cards (artists, works, etc.) from your game to the game’s Clac card. He is then free to accept your daring proposal or send you back to the ropes. From Marvel to Game of Thrones to Star Wars, there are plenty of themes drawn from Pop culture and, of course, plenty of potential brawl topics.

Board game Clac your culture, First Editions, 10,95 €

The all-risk agency in Playmobil version


A new milestone has been reached for Playmobil, which is integrating new cult franchises at the end of the year, to our great joy. After James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5, it is the turn of the famous van from L’agence tous Risks, straight out of the 1980s series. In addition to the vehicle (an excessively customized GMC), the box contains numerous props and minifigures of the main characters, including Barracuda, Hannibal and Looping. Not sure you’ll let the kids play with it, though.

Fourgon The A-Team, Playmobil, 89,99 €

Mickey gives the time at all hours


A simple clock? Not so sure. This model is indeed part of the Echo range from Amazon, which makes it a perfect companion for your connected speaker. The clock is for example equipped with 60 LEDs which can display a timer that can be controlled by voice, and the time is synchronized directly via the Internet. A High-tech object therefore, and yet deliciously retro with this very vintage Mickey Mouse, so the arms are like small and large needles.

Horloge Echo Wall Clock, Edition Disney, Amazon, 49,99 €

An SSD worthy of the Mandalorian


An NVMe SSD is a kind of small ultra-fast hard drive that you add to a PC or console to expand storage space. Not necessarily very sexy, but Seagate has decided to offer its latest model an adornment of choice. It uses the codes of The Mandalorian series, from Disney, with ribs reminiscent of a Beskar ingot, a very precious metal in the series available on Disney +. This is something to thrill fans, especially since the model, available in 500 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB versions, offers high performance.

Disque SSD NVME Beskar Ingot, Seagate, from € 159

Snoopy teams up with crocodile


Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Woodstock, Lucy … All the iconic characters from the Peanuts comic strip are on the menu of this collection released at the end of October at Lacoste. Many pieces, for adults or children, have benefited from this very special treatment, for a flashy and creative result. For example, we love this very sportswear style hoodie, but we could also name models that are easier to wear in the city, with even footwear and leather goods.

Hoodie Lacoste X Peanuts, 200 €

l’arc initial de «One Piece»


A busy end of the year for the One Piece saga, by Eiichiro Oda. The hundredth volume of the manga arrives in France, at the same time as the broadcast of the 1,000th episode for the anime, which makes it one of the greatest sagas in history. To celebrate the event, the publisher Glénat offers a very nice introduction with this box set bringing together the first 12 Tomes, commonly called the East Blue arc. An ideal gift for those interested in the series, but who would be a little intimidated by the incredible scale of the saga.

Arc «East Blue» «One Piece», Volume 1 to 12, ed. Glénat, € 82.80

The return of a cute companion


The Tamagotchi is reinventing itself, for Christmas 2021. The virtual little animal, star of playgrounds at the end of the 1990s, has undergone many changes, and the latest one makes it even more attractive. If it is always necessary to take good care of him, we now have the choice between 24 small characters with different characters. The object is also equipped with a color screen and a camera. You can therefore appear on the pictures with your companion or easily invite those of your friends, thanks to a QR Code present on each egg.

Tamagotchi Pix, Bandai, 59,99

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