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The Best Gifts For Terminator Fans

In 1984, Terminator exploded into movie theaters everywhere and launched one of the most popular and critically acclaimed action movie franchises of all time. It’s a time-traveling adventure about a young woman whose son will one day lead a resistance against a corporation responsible for cyborgs attempting to take over the human race spawned four additional films, a television series, and tons of merchandise. It also catapulted a young Arnold Schwarzenegger as a cyborg assassin into super-stardom despite only having a few dozen lines of dialogue.

Stunning special effects, innovative visuals, and a strong sense of world building continue to make Terminator an enduring franchise. A sixth installment in the series, which reunites Linda Hamilton as fugitive mother Sarah Connor, and Arnold Schwarzenegger as the scientist on which his T800 cyborg was based, is predicted to come out this year!

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9 TERMINATOR: HAND GOBLET

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Straight from the Vault of Cyberdyne Systems, the technological innovators behind such advanced cybernetic machines as the T-800, comes the Terminator: Hand Goblet from Terminator 2: Judgment Day. A creative gift for the Terminator fan that already has every other piece of paraphernalia, this makes a show-stopping addition to any meal or table setting.

The goblet, 19cm tall, features an endoskeleton arm that reaches up to carefully cup the glass portion, its mechanical fingers circling around it with a secure grip. It even comes mounted on an officially licensed Cyberdyne Systems plinth.

8 TERMINATOR ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK

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The staccato sound of The Terminator main theme, with its pounding percussion and insistent beat, have cemented Brad Fiedel’s original motion picture soundtrack as one of the most recognizable in cinematic history. The same theme would go on to be used in four subsequent sequels, rearranged in various ways, but this was the movie that first brought it to the attention of science fiction fans.

Relive the excitement of Sarah Connor and Kyle Reese trying to outrun an unstoppable robot from the future with this remastered soundtrack to one of the most critically acclaimed action movies of all time. With 17 tracks in all, it sounds as crisp today as it did in 1984.

7 SKYNET COFFEE MUG

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According to the T-800, after the Skynet Funding Bill is passed and the system goes online on August 4th, 1997, humans are no longer in control of strategic defense. Skynet starts learning at a rate incomprehensible to humans and becomes self-aware at 2:14 AM, August 29th. When humans try to eliminate their creation, Skynet fights back.

Take comfort in the knowledge that if Skynet was ever going to go online, it would have happened by now, and sip your favorite beverages out of this officially licensed coffee mug from TruffleShuffle. It’s dishwasher safe and microwave friendly, and comes printed with the words “Skynet Neural Net Based Artificial Intelligence, Cyberdyne Systems Corporation”.

6 TERMINATOR ENDOSKULL

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Always have a place to find your keyring with this Nemesis Now Terminator Box, featuring a hollowed out cavity for storage and safekeeping. Pay homage to the T800 with this incredibly detailed resin endoskull, cast and hand-painted with attention to detail. All of the mechanical details of the Terminator stripped from his human appearance are here, including the glowing red eyes.

To access the storage compartment, simply remove the front part of the face which is held in place by a series of magnets. The resin skull is 18cm tall, and weighs just over two pounds, and is the perfect centerpiece for your Terminator collection.

5 TERMINATOR 2 ULTIMATE ACTION FIGURE

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One of the most highly detailed action figures at an accessible price point, this fully articulated T800 figure from Terminator 2: Judgment Day is produced by NECA for the ultimate Terminator fan. Though NECA has produced other figures, this one comes with 3 different heads and a dozen accessories, allowing you to customize it to replicate the Pescadero Escape, Cyberdyne Showdown, and Final Battle figures all in one.

The figure stands 7 inches tall, with 25th points of articulation. The three different heads included are regular, with sunglasses, and a battle-damaged T800. It comes with a minigun, grenade launcher, ammo bag, ammo belt, shotgun, and pistol.

4 TERMINATOR FILM ANTHOLOGY BLU-RAY

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Get all the best Terminator movies in one place with The Terminator Anthology 5 disc Blu-Ray edition. Included are all four Terminator films, Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, and Terminator Salvation, as well as an extra disc of special features.

If you’re a Terminator fan and want to watch all the films in the highest resolution possible with the greatest sound quality, this is the set for you. Each film has tons of extras, including deleted scenes, making-of and retrospective featurettes, commentaries by the stars and directors, gag reels, and much more for an incredible price.

3 TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES

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Before she was scheming her way to the Iron Throne as Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones, Lena Headey was Sarah Connor in The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Taking over the role made famous by Linda Hamilton in Terminator, she plays a mother on the run with her young son who will one day lead a resistance against Skynet and its network of cyborgs.

The series takes place after Terminator 2, when Sarah’s efforts to prevent Skynet from forming were ineffective. John Connor has sent other Terminators from the future to protect his younger self, including a teenager named Cameron, who helps Sarah and her son track down other Skynet developers.

2 "I'LL BE BACK" BLACK T-SHIRT

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Demonstrate your devotion to the Terminator franchise and be cool like Arnie with this officially licensed black Terminator shirt. While there are many quotable phrases from Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day, one of the most famous is “I’ll be back!” delivered by Arnold Schwarzenegger’s T800 in his distinct monotone.

This black, 100% cotton shirt is machine washable and features a classic black and white image of the T800 on the front, wearing his Ray-bans and leather motorcycle jacket. Pair it with your favorite jacket and shades or wear it during your next Terminator binge session.

1 FUNKO REACTION ACTION FIGURE SET OF 6

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Miss those classic Kenner action figures depicting your favorite characters from the Terminator franchise? FunKo comes to the rescue with this set of 6 retro action figures. You get two Terminator endoskeletons, Kyle Reese, Sarah Connor, The Terminator, and The Terminator T800 (from Terminator 2: Judgment Day).

Each 3 ¾ inch figurine is fully poseable and resembles the action figures offered at the time of the original Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day released in 1984 and 1991. Each comes with various weapon accessories and garments made from real cloth. Relive all the action of the films in one unique display. 

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