Unlock the 10 Must-Have Gifts for Gamers

As the time for gift giving approaches, the Sideshow Gift Guides have you covered when it comes to pop culture. And if you have friends whose favorite accessory is a gaming headset, family members who know every Call of Duty callsign, and anyone else in your life with unbeatable taste — including yourself! — you might need some present or wish list ideas. That’s why we’ve created this Video Game Gift Guide for the 2021 season. From the retro to the modern, find unique collectibles for any fan, whether they love the 8-bit classics or the high-def RPGs.

Is one of your friends boss-battle difficult to shop for? No need for cheat codes — after browsing through our selections below, you’ll have leveled up enough to take on any holiday challenge. All these featured items are available now and ready to ship, so you can be #1 in the best gift-giver category of 2021.


Leon S. Kennedy Sixth Scale Figure

For fans of the Resident Evil franchise comes the Leon S. Kennedy Sixth Scale Figure by Damtoys. Highly detailed and poseable, this faithful sixth scale reproduction of Officer Leon S. Kennedy will wow your friend that wants to bring the onscreen story into their offscreen life. Maybe just leave Raccoon City and its other inhabitants inside the game.


Sephiroth Statuette

If you life is rife with people who prefer villains like Sephiroth over heroes like Cloud Strife, consider this Sephiroth Statuette by Square Enix. This Final Fantasy collectible will fit perfectly on an entertainment stand or desk. All the more reason to allow this alluring antagonist to amaze your most fantastical friends in statuette form!


Johnny Silverhand Figure

Let’s hear it for Samurai! For gaming fans that love world-building and compelling characters, grab Cyberpunk 2077’s favorite rockerboy: Johnny Silverhand. The Johnny Silverhand Figure by Dark Horse Comics is a great way to immerse fans in both their love for Night City and video game figures.


Super Mario Encyclopedia

The Super Mario Encyclopedia by Dark Horse Comics is jam-packed with Mario content from all 17 of Nintendo’s Super Mario games and spans more than 30 years of the franchise’s history. This hardcover book also contains an interview with producer Takashi Tezuka, tips to help Super Mario fans find every coin, star, sun, and mushroom — even explanations of glitches! Your BFFs are sure to say “Wahoo!” when they unwrap this gift.


Snake Eyes Sixth Scale Figure

For fans of fighting games, gift them one of Threezero’s G.I. Joe Sixth Scale Figures. An homage to the retro Hasbro style, characters such as Snake Eyes come to life with a wide range of accessories and mobility. Connect the past and present of playtime and action figures when you sneak Snake Eyes into your gift pile.


Sonic the Hedgehog Statue

Quick, what’s the coolest gift you can find? That’s easy — run as fast as you can to sideshow.com and pick up the Sonic the Hedgehog Statue by First 4 Figures. Vibrant and dynamic, this Sonic the Hedgehog collectible evokes feelings of nostalgia and the celebration that comes with snagging all the rings. Capture classic imagination and fun in a single statue, guaranteed to brighten the holiday for your geeky friends and family members.


Link Statue

Another First 4 Figures masterpiece, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Link (Collector’s Edition) Statue is inspired by official Legend of Zelda artwork and includes light-up features. Capturing the essence of this breathtaking fantasy game and iconic character, it showcases Link wielding the Traveler’s Bow as he’s about to release an Ancient Arrow — the perfect collectible for anyone wishing they could travel across Hyrule.


The Art of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Embark on a journey through Assassin’s Creed Valhalla — a world defined by the harsh beauty of Viking life, rich with fascinating characters and breathtaking landscapes — with this deluxe art book by Dark Horse Comics. It offers an insider’s look at the immersive art direction of the game through an exhaustive collection of never-before-seen concept art, production material, and creator commentary. Get it for the family member obsessed with genealogy and dreaming of their own animus avatar.


Yennefer Nendoroid

Out of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and ready to light any candles in sight, the sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg joins the holidays! This Yennefer Nendoroid by Good Smile Company could snuggle sweetly into a stocking, or simply be wrapped and presented to the strongest, most magical person in your life. Just be sure to bring her Nendoroid Collectible Figure friend Triss Merigold to make a perfect pair.


1942 x RepliCade Scaled Replica

The 1942 x RepliCade is a Scaled Replica of the ROMSTAR / CAPCOM 1942 lowboy arcade machine presented by New Wave Toys LLC. Featuring two fully playable, classic arcade games, it’s a gift that’s sure to wow its recipient. High score!


Are you considering any of these video game gifts for the upcoming holidays? Let us know in the comments, and don’t forget to Let Your Geek Sideshow!