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Gaming Gift Guide 2013: What are the Best Gifts for Gamer Collectors?

Need to buy a gift for a gamer whose desk is groaning under the weight of a myriad of collectibles, models and toys? We bet they haven't got any of these!

By Cassandra Khaw. Published 4 months ago

'Tis indeed the season for festive goodness and wanton purchases. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday barely behind us, the question needs to be posed: if you failed to do your Christmas shopping last week, what now? Never fear. Now that we've exhausted the cheaper options, it's time to delve into the eclectic, the eccentric and the all-out weird. We're creating a series of outlandish, original and just plain crazy gift ideas suitable for, well, pretty much anyone. As long as they enjoy good things. We can't help you if your friends have bad taste. This article is all about:

Gifts for the Gamer Collector

Borderlands Psycho Bandit Mask & 1:1 Scale Buzz Axe

Do you have a friend with a killer bod and an itch to cosplay but absolutely zero affinity for personalized costume design? Excellent! I was hoping someone would come up and tell us that. Made to be as true to the in-game version of the Borderlands bandit mask as is humanly possible, this excellent replica features rather precise LED placement -- perfect to intimate the recipient is a stone-cold killer with radioactive sensory organs. Even more excitingly, this mask also comes with a pitch-perfect Buzz Axe. Yay!

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Half-Life 2 Zero Point Energy Field Manipulator Replica

Prove the tensile strength of your friendship and cement your status as the Coolest Person Ever by purchasing this Half-Life 2 Zero Point Energy Field Manipulator Replica for someone near and dear. It's officially licensed piece of merchandise and it comes with the requisite assortment of LEDs, sounds and triggers. So, how long would we need to be friends in order to get you to get something like that for us, hmmm?

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Borderlands 2 Limited Edition "Claptrap" Action Figures

Miniiiiiiiiiiiiion! Borderlands 2's Claptrap was the robot everyone loved to hate. He was loud, obnoxious, pathetic in a way that only occasionally engineered pity and something we've all shot at least once. Which is why you absolutely need to give one of these Borderlands 2 Limited Edition Claptraps to someone important in your life. Because everyone needs a gift they can't decide if they love or hate. I recommend making the Gentleman Caller your purchase of choice -- just so you can confuse folk Like A Sir.

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BioShock Infinite Motorized Sky-Hook Replica

No, you cannot use this replica as a deadly weapon. No, you may not dangle from overhanging wires this way. No, this is not the new way to tra -- Sigh. Moving on. Rabid Bioshock Infinite fans should rejoice as there is now an excellent Sky-Hook replica you can prominently install into your respective wish lists. Deeply detailed and equipped with the necessary motorized bits, this Sky-Hook replica might not fit perfectly into a standard-issue stocking but it will occupy hearts just fine.

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Need more gift ideas? Check out our other lists!

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