Nerdiest Toys and Games
From old tabletop game classics like Dungeons & Dragons to coveted LEGO 'Lord of the Rings' sets, check out some of the nerdiest toys and games loved by geeks 'round the globe.
Transformers are quintessential nerd action figure. These 'robots in disguise' have been a hot toy since they launched in 1984, inspiring a franchise that includes comic books, animated TV shows, films, video games, fan conventions, and even a cereal.
When it comes to action open-world role playing video games, nothing quite compares to a recently-released geek gamer favorite, Skyrim. Described by Wired.com as a 'paradise of escapism,' Skyrim might be the reason you haven't seen your nerdy friends in awhile.
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LEGO: Lord of the Rings Set
‘The Lord of the Rings’ LEGO sets, released this past May with more sets scheduled to be released in December 2012, is a must-have for LEGO-enthusiasts and Tolkien fans. The Frodo and Legolas minis are particularly adorable.
Doctor Who: Eternity Clock
Whovian gamers who fantasized about travelling through time and space with the Doctor and Riversong finally got the chance, thanks to the release of ‘Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock.’ Battle Daleks, Cyberman, and The Silence, just don’t get caught in front of your TV screen for all eternity.
Doctor Who: Plush Daleks
It’s hard to imagine getting cuddly with a Dalek, but even “Doctor Who”’s most terrifying villain makes a pretty darn cute cushiony figurine.
Originally from Germany, the multiplayer game Catan hit the States in 1995, and board game geeks are still flipping over the mythical trading and conquering competition. In 2010, Washington Post described Catan as “the board game of our time.”
Dungeons and Dragons
D&D hit the gaming scene in 1974, and since then, an estimated 20 million nerds have spent time around a tabletop, immersed in the fantasy-role playing game. Some of the famous D&D enthusiasts include Stephen Colbert, Vin Diesel, and Robin Williams.
Doctor Who: Eleven Doctor Figure Set
You’re not a true “Who” fan until you pick up the new “Who” figure set – complete with the Time Lord in all eleven incarnations, spanning from 1963 to 2010. And if you’re still fiending for more swag, check out the Eleven Doctor Micro-Figure Set.