Amazing Collectible Gift Ideas for Anime Fans 2022

Between modern hits and classic staples, subs and dubs, shōnen and shōjo, there are so many incredible anime series for fans to enjoy. And for every series, there’s incredible anime figures and collectibles to explore. Shows like My Hero Academia, Attack on Titan, and Demon Slayer have dominated fan conversations this year, while other enduring properties like Pokémon have also reached major milestones with new installments.

If you’re wondering where to begin when gifting for the geeks in your life, Sideshow has your guide to the best anime gifts available this year! Check out our spotlight picks below so you can be a hero for the holiday season — featuring statues, figures, prop replicas, and more.

Light-Up Poké Ball Replicas — Pokémon

Pokémon is all about collecting! If you want to be the very best like no one ever was, you’ll need the most essential tool in a trainer’s kit — the Poké Ball. These light-up, high-quality Poké Ball replicas by The Wand Company are a must-have for any fans of the smash hit game series.

In addition to their illuminated display cases, each ball features a glossy enamel shell and a proximity-based light feature that glows stronger the closer your hand gets to it. Perfect for players who have been pouring hours into the new Paldea region, don’t miss variant options like the Great Ball, the Dusk Ball, and the Premier Ball.

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Metallic Bulbasaur Mini Backpack — Pokémon

If you’re going on a Pokémon adventure, you’re going to need a trusty backpack to store all your supplies! Remember what Prof. Oak always says: “There’s a time and place for everything…” Why not make that place an adorable Metallic Bulbasaur Mini Backpack from Loungefly?

Whether this trendy Bulbasaur bag is someone’s starter or the next companion in an extensive Loungefly collection, it’ll be sure to charm everyone with its cuteness! It features faux leather, embroidery, and appliqué details to truly capture Pokémon 001’s iconic look. Catch all your travel essentials in this and other fashionable and functional fandom bags.

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Shotaro Kaneda Sixth Scale Figure — Akira

If you’ve been enjoying Cyberpunk 2077 lately, why not take it back to one of the all-time cyberpunk greats? Before Night City, there was Neo-Tokyo. The Shotaro Kaneda Sixth Scale Figure by Medicom Toys captures that effortlessly cool animated style from Akira, which is essential viewing for anime lovers. (The number of later homages and references in other media alone speak to its influence!)

This articulated anime figure is highly poseable and has swap-out accessories, including a portrait with goggles and additional laser gun parts for display. Shotaro Kaneda also has a faux-leather tailored costume with the iconic pill logo on the back of the red jacket. Now you can craft dynamic poses for one of the most iconic anime characters out there — no telekinetic abilities needed.

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Tengen Uzui Collectible Figure — Demon Slayer

In Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, the elite Hashira of the Demon Slayer Corps are trained in breathing techniques that help them defeat the demonic evils of the world. Tengen Uzui is the Sound Hashira, known for his flamboyant tactics and dual chained swords. This Tenzen Ugui Collectible Figure by Bandai embodies the strength and dexterity he brings to the fight.

This highly detailed Demon Slayer collectible is packed with detail, supported by a semi-translucent base of dust clouds kicked up in the wake of his maneuvers. Every aspect of Tengen Uzui’s design is captured here, down to the alternating colors on his manicured fingers. His portrait also features the signature red eye markings, plus metallic accents like his gemstone headband and gold cuffs add additional vibrance to this shinobi swordsman.

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Izuku Midoriya Statue — My Hero Academia

Want your gift-giving to go beyond, plus ultra this year? Bring the excitement of enrollment at UA to the anime fans in your life with the Izuku Midoriya (Version 2) Statue by Kotobukiya! My Hero Academia (also known as Boku no Hero Academia) has taken the world by storm as one of the most popular modern shōnen series around.

This dynamic anime figure captures all the intensity of an animation frame in three-dimensional format! Deku prepares his Shoot Style move, crackling with the lightning energy of his One For All quirk ability. Supported by a rocky base with additional rubble effects, this makes one super holiday gift for any fan and super hero-hopeful. Plus, if you’re looking for all your other favorite students and villains from Class 1-A and beyond, Sideshow has you covered!

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Mikasa Ackerman Statue — Attack on Titan

For fans who need to fill the gap of time before the series finale of Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin), why not bring things back to the early days of the Survey Corps? This Mikasa Ackerman (Renewal Package Variant) Statue by Kotobukiya is bursting with high-octane action.

This collectible statue is packed with detail and measures nearly 14″ tall. It features a removable green cape, giving fans an alternate display option for Mikasa as the skilled fighter maneuvers her omni-directional mobility gear through the forest to slash oncoming Titans. Expert paint application blends her animated style with realistic textures and shadows, bringing fans as close to life within Wall Maria as possible without the added danger.

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Hatsune Miku feat. My Little Pony Bishoujo Statue

Hatsune Miku is a musical sensation — and now she’s collaborating with My Little Pony! This Hatsune Miku feat. My Little Pony Bishoujo Statue by Kotobukiya is a unique two-piece figure set that brings Miku and an original pony creation together in perfect harmony.

Both Miku and the My Little Pony strike energetic poses, dancing and singing their way through their stage performance. The figures feature matching color schemes, blue and purple gradient pigtails, and headphones to complete their show-stopping looks. The pony additionally has a Cutie Mark that matches Hatsune Miku’s own 01 Vocaloid marking. This truly special collectible makes a gift worth singing about!

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Naruto Uzumaki Sixth Scale Figure — Naruto

After multiple decades in syndication, the beloved ninja Naruto Uzumaki is still going strong — believe it! This collectible figure from Threezero has the power of the Nine-Tails and 29 points of articulation for crafting dynamic ninjutsu poses. He even has what it takes to become Hokage.

The Naruto Uzumaki Sixth Scale Figure features a carefully tailored fabric costume recreating his iconic anime outfit and comes with accessories like three interchangeable face plates with various expressions, his frog wallet, kunai knives, and a Rasengan effect. Fans will love posing and styling this figure to capture the excitement and dedication of this young ninja throughout his trials.

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Jujutsu Kaisen Figure Set

Not sure which hero or villain is their favorite? You certainly can’t go wrong with this Jujutsu Kaisen Adverge Motion Collectible Figure Set by Bandai, featuring seven popular characters from the hit anime. Each figure measures a little over 2″ tall and comes with a stand to support their action poses.

This complete set includes Yuji Itadori, Megumi Fushiguro, Nobara Kugisaki, Maki Zen’in, Toge Inumaki, Panda, and Satoru Gojo to help clear away any curses on the collectible shelf. It makes a great gift and collection starter for fans, offering a wide array of beloved Jujutsu Kaisen characters in a charming visual style.

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You can find these and hundreds of other anime figures and collectibles on right now! Get your holiday shopping done with our in-stock items ready to ship to you today — and for more gift ideas, check our product spotlights on Sideshow’s official YouTube channel or connect with other fans at

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