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Dec 15, 2014
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Christmas is right around the corner, and thankfully, you've learned your lessons from holidays past and started Christmas shopping early. Or not. If you're like us, you're probably still just counting those freshly withdrawn bills from your 13th month bonus.

Well, we've got news for you buddy: that ain't going to make you happy. Our advice: spend it. Get yourself something really nice, get your girlfriend that bag she's always wanted, and get your parents something other than a Christmas card.

To help you sort things out, we present you our annual gift guides! Dubbed "All The Things Bros Want 2014," we've hunted down all the things we'd pony up for without hesitation, organized according to the type of guy you are. So whether you're a PlayStation addict, a hardcore fan of retro Jordans, or the type of guy that checks Lookbook on a daily basis, we've got something for you. #GetClickingAndGetGifting

Wow! What is that smell? Is that the smell of your wallet burning a gaping hole in your pocket? We guess you’re one of the lucky few who’s decided to start a toy collection. Insert ka-ching sound effects, non-compulsory Casino machine first pump, and Peso signs on local toy dealers eyes here.

Now for beginners, collecting toys can be a challenge, since there are so many options and concepts that you’re bound to like. They, too, can be hella expensive. Our recommendation: pick three toy themes that you absolutely must have, and stick with them. For sure you’ll be tempted to buy this and that. But trust us, stick to your trio of themes, and you won’t necessarily have to break the bank.

ToyCon Organizer and avid toy collector Cholo Mallillin offers us a great piece of advice: “Collect what you enjoy, collect what you love. These are what you’ll cherish in the long run. And maybe you might even pass them on to your children. Maybe.”

Here’s a neat list for you guys to help pick your brains. Take note: there’s a lot more out there. So just use this as a quick guide. But the best way to scratch your toy itch is to go out there and explore, talk to the toy store owners, always see if you can negotiate the price, dive into the discount bins, and get professional help. Enjoy!

Funko Pop!

for the toy collectorImage via Funko.com


These dudes are so cute, even your girlfriend will love these little fellas. But make no mistake, amassing this ever growing number of Funko Pop! figures can drain your cash like a ninja quietly stealing your wallet, with stealth, and a puff of smoke.

Price: P495 for regular units. For rare units, prices will vary.

Get it: Kramertoywarden.com (check out their Facebook page here)

Playarts Kai DC Variants Superman

for the toy collectorImage via Amiami.com

Some of us may not be fans of big blue here, but the superhero toy theme is the most popular and diverse. This rendition of Krypton’s favorite son is anime inspired and has extra body parts like hands and a heat vision angry yelling substitute head of Kal-El.

Price: P3,995

Get it: Big Boys Toys Store

Breaking Bad Heisenberg Action Figure

for the toy collectorImage via Mezcotoyz.com

This is the toy that knocks. Everybody knows Bryan Cranston’s excellent portrayal of Walter White a.k.a. Heisenberg in the hit TV show Breaking Bad. Obviously not for kids.

Price: $18 (around P800)

Get it: Mezcotoyz.com

Chrome Planet Robot

for the toy collectorImage via Schylling.com

If vintage toys are more your thing or you just want something to talk about with your hipster friends besides your lumbersexual beard, then Schylling’s toys is a great piece to start any classic compilation.

Price: $39.99 (around P1,800)

Get it: Schylling.com

Bandai SRC Getter-1 Black version

for the toy collectorImage via Zonahobby.com

Do you love anime? Do you poop in your pants for giant robots or mechas? This black beauty is from a reboot of the popular Super Robot manga and animated series in the '70s, Getter Robo.

Price: P3,995

Get it: Big Boys Toys Store

Star Wars
Black 6" Series 7 Bossk

for the toy collectorImage via Stores.njtoysandcollectibles.com

With the upcoming JJ Abrams movie you’re bound to see a booming spike in everything Star Wars. One of our personal favorite characters is back in all six leathery inches. That did not sound right. But still, Bossk is the boss!

Price: P1,499

Get it: Kramertoywarden.com (check out their Facebook page here)

Gundam NZ-999 Neo Zeong

for the toy collectorImage via Gundamplanet.com

Another popular item to place on your shelf, or for this three foot tall Gunpla (Gundam) toy kit, on your front lawn to scare children. What’s great about Gundam kits is that you build them yourself and can actually customize these bad boys.

Price: P20,000


Get it: Toysrus.com.ph

NBA Heroes Derrick Rose

Video via JTV

Basketball players and superpowers, a bit of an odd mix. But hey, if you think Rose should have super speed and a big ass cybernetic cannon on his right hand that launches a freakin’ basketball, kudos to you.

Price: P1,499

Get it: Kramertoywarden.com (check out their Facebook page here)

WWE Elite Collection Ray Mysterio (Series 18)

for the toy collectorImage via Amazon.com

For wrestling fans, it doesn’t get better than the master of the 619. This series of WWE toys has an awesome mask accessory and something that looks like a chaleco.

Price: P1,699.75

Get it: Toysrus.com.ph

Jada Toys Import Racer! Nissan 240SX

for the toy collectorImage via Toywonders.com

You’ve got your Matchbox and Hot Wheels cars, and then you’ve got the big boys like this smooth Nissan 240SX. If you’re a car guy or a TopGear reader, why not fill your man cave with some of these 4-wheeled trophies.

Price: P2,999.75

Get it: Toysrus.com.ph

Corporal Levi

for the toy collectorImage via Goodsmile.info

The anime category is a bottomless pit of toys and products. Good Smile Company will release mid-2015, a 1/8th scale figure of the Survey Corps corporal, Levi. One of the powerful protagonists from the Attack on Titan anime.

Price: ¥11,852 (before tax) (around P4,500)

Get it: Goodsmile.info/en

War Machine Revoltech Micro Figure RM006

for the toy collectorImage via Bigbadtoystore.com

War Machine gets a sleek anime upgrade. From the awesome guys at Revoltech, you can see the craftsmanship and detail that goes into this armored warrior.

Price: P1,800

Get it: Greattoysonline.com (check out their Facebook page here)

Super Sonico 1/5 Scale PVC Statue (Sonicomi Package Ver.)

for the toy collectorImage via Wasabitoys.com

With a voluptuous figure and some rather risqué poses, Super Sonico has a found a place in the hearts and wallets of hot blooded guys willing to shell out a pretty penny for a sexy figurine. Hey, if we could afford it, we’d probably have a whole slew of these busty beauts.

Price: P7,100

Get it: Wasabitoys.com

My Little Pony Automata

for the toy collectorImage via Renegadecow.deviantart.com

Now this truly is artisanal. Hand crafted, proudly Pinoy made, plus a delight for any Bronie. These hand-cranked works of art are creatively made and shipped all over the world. The waiting list is long, so if you’re interested and you’re willing to spend some cold cash, then pony up!


Price: Available upon request from RenegadeCow

Get it: Renegadecow.deviantart.com

The Jun Sabayton toy by Louie Cordero

for the toy collector
Why should you buy this? Because it’s motherfuckin’ Jun Sabayton! That’s why! Limited to 100 units, there are only a handful of these bayaw-bro-sexylicious units left. Be a man!

Price: P5,000

Get it at: XBESITZER (178 A. Mabini Corner Ortega Street. Barangay Addition Hills, San Juan City)

Click here for more of the 
FHM Gift Guide 2014!