Under the Radar’s Holiday Gift Guide 2017 Part 8: Apparel and Household Items

T-Shirts, Hoodies, Mugs, Nightlights, Posters, and Game of Thrones Beer

Dec 14, 2017

Welcome to part 8 of our Holiday Gift Guide 2017, in which we look at apparel and household items. We highlight two of our favorite T-shirt companies: England's Last Exit to Nowhere features exclusive clever and cheeky designs that play off of classic movies/TV shows and Spread Shirt (founded in Germany in 2002) features a wide range of fun designs for T-shirts and other products (you can even submit your own designs).  More

Under the Radar’s Holiday Gift Guide 2017 Part 7: Technology

A Samsung Blu-ray Player, JBL Speakers, Headphones from Grado, Earphones and a Microphone from Shure, and Cameras from Kodak and Polaroid

Dec 07, 2017

Welcome to part 7 of our Holiday Gift Guide 2017, in which we look at technology. To paraphrase Kip's wedding song to LaFawnduh at the end of Napoleon Dynamite, we love technology. Some may resist its grasp on society, but fun technology isn't going anywhere, at least not until Skynet finally takes over.  More

Under the Radar’s Holiday Gift Guide 2017 Part 5: Collectibles

Statues, Action Figures, Toys, and More from DC Collectibles, NECA, Lego, and Hallmark

Nov 30, 2017

Welcome to part 5 of our Holiday Gift Guide 2017, in which we look at collectibles (aka wonderful toys for adults who are film, TV, and comic book fans). Gone are the days when you have to give up your action figures and toys as you enter adulthood, you just graduate to cooler, more detailed, and likely more expensive toys.  More

Nov 29, 2017

As the father of a near 5-year-old girl and before that the uncle to various nieces and nephews, I have spent many an hour wandering the aisles of toy stores and browsing Amazon and other websites to find the perfect gift for the children in my life.  More

Nov 26, 2017

Part 3 of Under the Radar's Holiday Gift Guide 2017 features various DVDs and Blu-rays released in 2017. We didn't have space to feature everything in one post, so below are full entries on four DVDs/Blu-rays we couldn't fit, along with a longer list of other DVDs and Blu-rays we wanted to highlight but couldn't do full write-ups on. More

Under the Radar’s Holiday Gift Guide 2017 Part 3: DVDs and Blu-rays

From Classic Movies and TV Shows to Current Favorites

Nov 26, 2017

Welcome to part 3 of Under the Radar's Holiday Gift Guide 2017. Just like your CD and vinyl collection represents you in some small way to friends and visitors to your house, so do the DVDs and Blu-rays you choose to own and display.  More

Under the Radar’s Holiday Gift Guide 2017 Part 2: Board Games

The Year’s Best Tabletop Entertainment for Every Type of Gamer

Nov 24, 2017

Happy holidays, board gamers! Welcome back to the 2017 edition of Under the Radar’s Holiday Gift Guide. If you’ve been following our regular game review column, PLAYlist, you’ll know that it’s been a pretty fantastic year for new releases. If you’re looking for a perfect present (or just to spoil yourself), we’ve broken down some of our top picks for 2017’s most gift-worthy board games. More

Nov 20, 2017

Welcome to Under the Radar's Holiday Gift Guide 2017. As in previous years, the guide will be split into various parts. This first part tackles music box sets and reissues, both on vinyl and CD. You would think that labels would have run out of old albums from the 20th century to reissue, but there appear to always be extra outtakes and previously unreleased tracks sitting in a vault somewhere, a mono mix not previously available on CD, or an album that hasn't been on vinyl for decades. More