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The Nerdiest Black Friday Deals of 2016

The Nerdiest Black Friday Deals of 2016

The phrase “Black Friday” sounds like it should refer to the aftermath of gravy splatter and cranberry sauce wounds that make up the post-Thanksgiving apocalypse, the term more famously represents the best deals for your holiday shopping list. While fighting off the crowds might sound maddening when you’re in a tryptophan turkey coma, there are tons of great deals to be discovered on this manic of days, most of which can be obtained right from the comfort of your couch.

We’ve put together this handy list of geeky deals for you to bookmark and refer to up until the big day. Check back often to see what’s new and let us know in the comments what you plan on picking up. Go forth and shop!



    Thirty discs featuring all six Middle-earth films in their extended edition forms? This is exactly what your family needs to pass the time between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Break out the second breakfast, it’s gonna be a long watch.

Archie Comics

    Archie is having a great Black Friday deal, offering 40% off everything on their site. While it doesn’t include subscriptions, you can still get a ton of graphic novels, single digests, and the first issue of the new series Reggie and Me for all those hardcore Reggie Mantle fans. I know you’re out there.

Barnes and Noble


Best Buy



    If your friends haven’t jumped on the Overwatch bandwagon yet, now’s the time to get them on board. Winter is cold and you need to keep warm by the light of your computer screen, so you might as well do it while pretending you’re a genetically engineered gorilla scientist or piloting a state-of-the-art pink mech.



    Your kids have been asking for Minecraft, and Santa’s ready to deliver. So far this is the lowest price we’ve found for the Xbox Minecraft bundle. Time to start stacking blocks!

DC Comics

Disney Store


    Here’s your chance to give the heroes in your life the Medal of Yavin. A full-sized replica as seen in Star Wars: A New Hope, this defintiely make a great gift for a deserving Wookiee.


Elhoffer Design


    Everyone will be excited to see one of these Poke-plushes in their stockings on Christmas morning. They’re much easier to catch and you don’t even need a Pokéball!



    This is the holiday plate you’re looking for. As featured here on Nerdist, make some easy DIY Star Wars cookies and leave them out on this festive plate for Santa on Christmas Eve.

Han Cholo


Love and Madness


  • Star Wars: A New Hope crawl wrap bracelet $30 (regular $60)
  • Love and Madness is having a Cyber Sunday only sale and it’s a big one. This is the best time to get their popular Star Wars crawl bracelet for half off. A great gift for friends or yourself, it comes in rose gold, black gold or silver. Love and Madness is the go to for fashionable pop culture jewelry and with everything on the site being 50% off it’s the best time to pick up gifts for every geek girl you know. The sale goes through Monday night, use the code SASSYSUNDAY.

Marvel Comics



  • Save $15 on select Nintendo 3DS games:
    • Kirby Planet Robobot (Nintendo 3DS)
    • Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire (Nintendo 3DS)
    • Pokémon X or Pokémon Y (Nintendo 3DS)
    • Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon (Nintendo 3DS)
  • Save $25 on select Wii U games:
    • Splatoon (Wii U)
    • Super Smash Bros for Wii U (Wii U)
    • Super Mario Maker (Wii U)
    • Star Fox Zero (Wii U)
    • Pokkén Tournament (Wii U)
  • PS4/Xbox One Skylanders Imaginators Starter Pack $39.99


Things From Another World

Think Geek

    What a deal, this sushi set is the perfect gift for a foodie Star Trek fan that has everything. A copy of the Enterprise from Star Trek: The Original Series, the warp trails are actually chopsticks and the saucer serves as a useful soy sauce dish. At 60% off you might as well buy a few and invite over some friends. Crank up the food replicator!

Toys R Us


  • BOGO DVDs $1
  • Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh Decks, Tins, Boosters, Buy 1, get 1 40% off
    This is the lowest price so far for the remote controlled ball droid that won our hearts in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Better than the puppy the kids asked for, this requires no clean up.


Viz Media

    Yuusuke Murata’s One-Punch Man recently hit a phenomenal milestone of over 11 million copies in print and now you can see how it all began with volume 1, available at half price from Viz.


Warner Bros



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Images: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Blizzard, Costco, Disney Store, Gamestop, Target, Toys R Us

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