Fathers Day Gift Guide – For the Kid at Heart

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Stormtrooper and Son
Image: Copyright Kristina Alexanderson

I’m lucky to have a husband who is a kid at heart because it makes shopping for him easy and fun. Most of the time, I can get his presents at my local toy store or comic book shop. It was this unique trait that inspired me to put together the ultimate Father’s Day gift guide for the kid at heart.  So, without further ado, I give you the gift guide for the dad who prefers Transformers over ties and Lego bricks over soap on a rope.

Optimus Prime Image: Hasbro
Optimus Prime Image: Hasbro

Hasbro Transformers Prime Line
If there’s one thing that is always on the top of my husbands list, it’s Transformers. The latest addition to the Transformers toy line is based off the latest animated series, Transformers Prime. If your children like them as well, I would suggest you get them the new Bot Shots so that dad can have his transformer all to himself on Father’s Day.

Hasbro Battleship / Hasbro Game of Life zAPPED
Give dad the gift of family time with Hasbro Battleship and Game of Life zAPPED Edition. These games are sure to get the family together again and again.

LEGO Deathstar
For the Star Wars dad, check out the Lego Deathstar. A fellow 501st Legionnaire and Father requested that I put this on the guide as a hint to his own children.

The Infinity Gauntlet Image Copyright Marvel Comics
The Infinity Gauntlet Image Copyright Marvel Comics

Marvel Comics Infinity Gauntlet Graphic Novel
Considered to be one of the Marvel’s best sagas, The Infinity Gauntlet holds its place in Marvel history. Most recently the main villain, Thanos, was seen during the end credits of The Avengers. If you paid attention in Thor, you might have also caught a glimpse of his famous gauntlet. For the Dad that’s fan of the Avengers, make sure you pick this up for him. He wont be disappointed.

Griffin Customizable Cases
Make dad something special this Father’s day with Griffin Customizable Cases. Available for the iPhone and iPod devices, this is an easy way to customize your dad’s device.

Helo TC Assault
For the dad who has experience in flight, check out Griffins Helo TC Assault Helicopter. An Android and iOS device, this helicopter can be very entertaining. My favorite part is step 7 in the directions: “Ensure your flight area is clear of obstructions, including pets, little kids, priceless family heirlooms, etc.” If your dad is not an experienced flier, I would highly suggest you also pick up a spare parts kit for the inevitable crashes.

Comic Book iPad Stands by Distilled 76
The comic book iPad stands by Distilled 76 are a simple gift for a simple dad. Check these out on Etsy for a handmade gift that is just as nice to look at as it is to use.

Mini Canon
The Mini Canon by Pocket Artillery is a unique gift for any dad. With proper supervision, this can be an instrument of fun and destruction. It also makes a great desk accessory.

iLaunch Rocket  Launcher Image: ThinkGeek
iLaunch Rocket Launcher Image: ThinkGeek

ThinkGeek iLaunch Rocket Launcher
ThinkGeek has an awesome selection of Father’s Day gifts. One of my friends put a bug in my ear specifically about the iLaunch Rocket Launcher for the iPhone.  I’m sure this would come in handy for the dad who wants to keep the kids (or pets) out of the office while he is working. You might even want to print him out some interesting targets to hit.

Personalized Action Figures by Firebox

My Husband as Legacy Batman / Image: Dakster Sulliva
My Husband as Legacy Batman / Image: Dakster Sullivan

Is your dad real super hero? How about honoring him with a special action figure just for him. Firebox personalized action figures are just that. You will need to be a little sneaky to get a front and profile picture of your dad, but the end result will be worth it.

501st Legion Approved Costume
For the dad with a desire to join the dark side, get them started on making his own 501st Legion approved costume. This one you can’t necessarily buy in a store, but you can start the research and help him get on his way. Check out my 501st Legion 101 Guide to get started on turning your dad from Jedi to Sith.

Honorable Mention
I asked a few of my dad friends on Facebook what they wanted for Father’s Day. Since what they want you can’t buy in a store, I’ve decided to save this one for last. So, now I give you the most requested item from a few who will remain anonymous…

“I would like a Slave Leia, cooking the BBQ, holding a beer, WHILE I lay in a hammock watching a group of twi’lek women build me a new costume.”

Keep Dreaming Boys…Happy Father’s Day!


I was granted review samples of several items on this list.

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