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Every gaming fan knows that there's more to the game than just playing it. There's the universe the game creates, one that draws you in, and one that becomes much more of your life than just a game. There are shirts, toys, posters, plates, cups, knives, forks, and more collectibles any real gaming fan would want.

But there's also a ton of junk out there. So, we created a list of the top 15 video game collectibles for you, regardless of game, to help you find the best ones. Whether you're shopping for a gift for a loved one, or looking to add to your collections, our list is to help you find the best collectibles.

How We Chose Our Ratings

In creating our list, we focus on three criteria. Of course, we looked at the price, but there are some things in life worth more than just an amount on placed on it to determine its value.  Instead, we examined the one aspect that matters more; what is the validity of the product tie-in, for example, Star Wars is a great series, but is toothpaste a valuable collectible tie-in?

The second source of our evaluation is data related to the product and customer service. Are the items as advertised, priced appropriately, and packed securely; how's the product's customer service to resolve any potential problems.

Finally, and probably the most crucial aspect of our rating system is based on customer reviews and comments.   We looked at everything from price and value, to customer service, to the reviews and ratings to compile our list for you.

Some Additional Criteria We Incorporated into Our List:

  • Price and Value: Everyone wants a great deal, so we looked at hundreds of similar products and evaluated the quality and price, from lowest price to highest, and created an average price point for only the most exceptional quality offering.
  • Customer Service: We next looked at the support that each purchase has, in case something went wrong in the transaction. To give you peace of mind that the money you spent is on the exact collectible you're looking for, in the right condition, and shipped safely.
  • Reviews and Ratings: The most important criteria is from other purchasers reviews and ratings. We all like to know that what we're buying is exactly as we hope it is described, and reading about it from others helps lend some credibility to our purchase.

We compiled our list to look at a number of games and collectibles, from Nintendo to Marvel and DC, to God of War and Minecraft to give you a huge list of the best video game collectibles for you to choose from.

Top 15 Best Awesome Video Game Collectibles for Gaming Fans

The very first item on our collectible list is a bit of a cheat. (Maybe a cheat code perhaps?) The Nintendo Switch isn't as much a collectible as it is a gaming system on the go, but for the Nintendo fandom, this little but powerful system is a must-have.

Priced as a standard gaming system, the unique feature of the Nintendo Switch is that it's fully compact and mobile. You can take it with you quickly and easily for one player or two!  With thousands of glowing reviews, the Nintendo Switch comes as our top collectible for gaming fans.

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  • Imported
  • Official product by Bioworld
  • Makes a great gift!
  • Cute and Collectible
  • Limited Availability
  • Approx. Size: 48"L x 60"H

Continuing with our Nintendo section, we suggest the Nintendo Controller Plush Throw Blanket to add to any video game collection.

This plush 48 by 60 inch Blanket is soft enough to lay on and large enough to share and keep warm! Made from 100 percent polyester this replica blanket is easy to clean as well. Super soft, cuddly, and officially licensed, this large throw blanket is an excellent value with multiple suppliers to get it fast and cheap.

Lightweight helps make it easy to roll up and take with you, as well as keeps shipping costs to a minimum!  Soft, warm, and long, this throw is a perfect blanket with amazing graphics on each side. Ships quickly and packaged well.

  • Officially Licensed by Little Buddy
  • Cute and collectible
  • Soft and Cuddly!
  • Limited availability
  • Approx. Size: 14"L x 8"W x 15"H

Complete your set from Super Mario with this adorable little plush pillow. The Koopa Shell will surely knock you out in no time! At 14 inches L by 8 inches W by 15 inches H makes this a great pillow to nap with, or pair with the Nintendo Controller Throw Blanket and have an awesome bedspread. Soft, cuddly, the Koopa Shell is dangerously cute. Sleep on it, throw it at enemies, use it however you'd like.

  • LEVEL-UP: Illuminate your desk or shelves with this super cool Super Mario Mushroom Light. As you switch on the Mushroom Light, it makes the officially licensed 'Level-Up' sound.
  • ICONIC: When hosting your next party, everyone will love your instantly recognizable light-up Mario Mushroom. Kids, tweens, teens, and adults alike can appreciate this piece of home decor.
  • SUPER: Designed like the iconic mushroom from Super Mario. Light the night and watch as it glows a soft red. This unique merchandise is a stylish piece of decoration for Mario themed bedrooms.
  • PERFECT PRESENT: This instantly recognizable Mushroom design makes a great present for lovers of the Super Mario franchise, fans of retro gaming, and geeks.
  • SPECIFICATIONS AND OFFICIALLY LICENSED: These Mushroom Light is an officially licensed Super Mario product. For ages 6 and older. Makes the official mushroom sound.

This instantly recognizable lamp from Super Mario will light up any room and become an instant hit with any desk, bedroom, or table!

Officially licensed from Nintendo, this great Toad Mushroom lamp will remind you of all the fun you had playing Super Mario. Price is below the average for other licensed themed lights, making it a tremendous value for any gamer's collection.

Built-in sound straight from the game will remind you how much fun playing Super Mario is, and you'll be looking for a copy of the game in no time! Reviews and Ratings: One of the highest rated lamps we found, this cute lamp is brighter than initially thought but strong enough to light the room. Additionally, ships fast, safely, and quick set-up makes this an excellent lamp for your game room.

  • Imported
  • Features 32 custom legend of Zelda figurine chess pieces made out of vinyl
  • The Hero pieces are headed by Link the light King: Zelda herself is the Queen, while impa, epona, and darunia are bishops, Knights, and rooks respectively. Of course the ever-lovable Navi is used for the pawns.
  • Ganondorf is the dark King who leads an army of villains: the infamous sorceress sisters - merged into twinrova - serve as the dark Queen. Iron knuckle, Phantom, and armor are the bishops, Knights, and rooks, while deku scrub represents the pawns.
  • Features Premium styled window packaging with magnetic front closure

Our next entrant to our list of awesome video game collectibles is this Legend of Zelda Chess Set from USAopoly.

This 32-piece set of custom Zelda-themed chess pieces is painted gold for the Heroes and a patina color with a gold finish for the Villians side. For all chess pieces, Link is the king and Zelda, the queen.  As unique as unique can be for the Legend of Zelda fan.

These customized chess pieces are a great addition to any fan's collections, and the price we found is reasonable and right on. Review highlight the beauty of the pieces and set as a whole, with the pieces well detailed and they come in a protective soft-foam for a snug fit.

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    【Gaming Chair with Top Specs and Detailed Design: Certified by Marvel】 The Marvel Gaming Chair is manufactured according to strict quality standards, and is genuinely approved by Marvel. Many people find our Marvel gaming chairs a perfect gift for friends and family. As an officially licensed product, a luxurious and delicate Marvel logo is embroidered on each chair to enhance the finished look. Matching stools were designed to further enhance the look as well as comfort of the chairs
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    【Highest Quality Material】 Marvel gaming chairs are high-quality products that passed the strict quality standard of BIFMA. Gas lift cylinder is the core of the chair mechanism. The Marvel chair uses the highest grade: Class-4 gas lift cylinder. The leather is high quality, and superior the material used by competitors. You will feel a difference once you check the product. We chose to differentiate ourselves from our competitors by using the top of the line materials
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    【Ergonomic & Healthy: Perfect for Working & Gaming】 The headrest and a back cushion are designed in a width and thickness that provides proper lumbar and neck support. They are adjustable to maintain a healthy posture for all body types. A steel frame and high end high-density sponges were used to reduce fatigue from sitting for a long period of time, and give you the feeling of sitting in a luxury car seat. The armrest is adjustable : optimal for wrist and shoulder health

This chair is a MUST for any real gaming fan! With over eight different styles of chairs available, imaging playing while relaxing on an immersive Iron Man or Spiderman chair.

Choose from Iron Man, Spiderman, Black Panther, Iron Man (black), Captain America, Spiderman (black), Black Panther (purple), and Captain America (blue) as your chair, kick back, and rock your gaming world.

Durable with a heavy-base for added support, this gaming chair is a must have for any collection. A full-sized, ergonomically designed gaming chair with neck-lined head cushion and adjustable back for comfort and function.

Priced competitively with other leather office chairs of similar type and comes with a 30-day free replacement or lifetime warranty for each chair, making this a no-risk, great priced chair!

  • From Deadpool Playtime, Deadpool in Robe, as a stylized POP vinyl from Funko!
  • Stylized collectable stands 3 ¾ inches tall, perfect for any Deadpool Playtime fan!
  • Collect and display all Deadpool Playtime POP! Vinyls!
  • Funko POP! is the 2017 Toy of the Year and People's Choice award winner

This stylized vinyl from Funko Pop takes everyone's favorite jokester Deadpool and puts him in a new light. Dressed for a night in bed and not out on the streets, the Deadpool figure is wearing a gray robe with fuzzy unicorn slippers. Not too big at 3 1/2 inches tall, this figure is a sure-fire hit for Deadpool fans.

  • ANY DARK KNIGHT: An all sleek black drinking mug that is shaped into a typically slick Batman design for the perfect 'Dark Knight' feel. Great for any Batman fan.
  • COLLECTIBLE: First appearing in the DC Detective Comics in 1939, Batman has since become a global icon. Add this DC Comics Batman Shaped Mug to your DC Comics, Superhero, Batman, or mug collection!
  • CONVERSATION STARTER: This sleek and stylish Batman Shaped Mug allows you to drink safely. A unique and lustrous design is a mug that will start a conversation no matter the location!
  • NOTE: “NA NA NA NA BATMAN!” This DC Comics Batman Shaped Mug is perfect for drinking whatever you may feel that day but is NOT safe for Dishwasher use nor Microwave use
  • OFFICIALLY LICENSED PRODUCT: DC Comics Batman Shaped Mug is an official DC Comics product as well as a great piece of Batman memorabilia recommended for adults and ages 13 and up.

While not a gaming collectible per se, our next addition to our list is a mandatory collectible for everyone. The iconic Batman symbol embossed on a coffee mug—yes, please! This ceramic coffee mug is perfect for coffee, tea, or any hot liquids, day or night.

Officially DC Comics licensed, this mug is a conversation starter for any gaming collection. Price is about typical of a 15-ounce ceramic coffee mug, making it a must buy collectible. Great coffee mug, with firm, raised edges to highlight the batman symbol. Painted black like the Dark Knight's uniform and is a must collectible. Be aware the cup is not dishwasher or microwave safe.

  • From God of War, Kratos with axe, as a stylized pop vinyl from Funko!
  • Stylized collectable stands 3 ¾ inches tall, perfect for any God of War fan!
  • Collect and display all God of War pop! Vinyl's!

This small 3.5-inch collectible is a colossal hit and packs a wallop for any fan! Keep in the display as a collectible, or get other God of War figures and stage your action. There are two versions, a limited and a standard edition version. The price on the standard edition is a good price point and can be found online within a dollar or two from different suppliers.

Weighs 2.4 ounces, made from stylized vinyl, so it's durable and cleanable. Included is a Playstation sticker, as well as highly detailed Kratos figure that is packaged securely and ships quickly. A great value as a collectible or God of War figure to play with.

  • From God of War, Atreus, as a stylized pop vinyl from Funko!
  • Stylized collectable stands 3 ¾ inches tall, perfect for any God of War fan!
  • Collect and display all God of War pop! Vinyl's!

Continuing with our stroll into the God of War game comes along Atreus. Stylized vinyl just like the Kratos collectible, Atreus comes fitted with a bow and is ready for action! Slightly larger than Kratos at 4.8 ounces, Atreus is prepared to be added to any collection. Buy solo or as part of a set with Kratos and others. An absolute must-have for any fan of God of War. Priced individually just below other collectibles, or save and get him priced as a part of a set from Funko Pop Games.

A great collectible, perfect for any collector. Add it with Kratos and other figures and get the whole game set! Ships quickly, the box is in excellent condition for those who want to collect and not play with figures.

For the more serious collector, our next entry in our top 15 awesome video game collectibles for the gaming fan in your life is a repeat winner.

This 6-inch figurine of Kratos in a battle-ready position looks great atop any shelf or mantle. Made from sturdy plastic with a weighted base this Kratos statue is more realistic than the Funko Pop version for the real gamer in your life. It comes available from multiple suppliers to find the best price for your budget and shipping preferences.

  • Made in USA or Imported
  • AVOID THINGS THAT GO HISSSSSS IN THE NIGHT - use ThinkGeek Minecraft Light-Up Blue Stone Diamond Ore Light . Just tap to activate light: low, medium, bright. The Ore Light will shut off after three minutes of continued use. Sure to keep pigmen away.
  • THINKGEEK - Officially licensed Minecraft collectible. Dimensions: 3" x 3" x 3", Weight: 6 oz.
  • DREAM IN PIXELS- If you dream of living in your own Minecraft creations, you'll like to sleep by the warm glow of the Minecraft Diamond Ore Light. It's sure to keep the boogie oogie pigmen from coming out of your closet to murder you in your sleep. Tap once for low light, a second time for medium, and a third time for bright. A 3" cube, the light can be set to low, medium, or high (or off), depending on how severe the Creepers-under-the-bed problem is.

Light up the face of any Minecraft fan with this 3-inch light cube. Just a simple tap turns on this lamp, another tap on the cube raises the brightness up to three levels. Made from durable plastic and LED lights, this officially licensed cube is a hit for fans 6 years old and up.

  • One minute it’s a sword, the next it’s a pickaxe
  • Exciting two-in-one weapon has new Diamond deco
  • It’s the most exciting Minecraft weapon ever
  • Great gift for Minecraft fans
    Perfect addition to any Minecraft collection

Is it a sword, or a pickaxe? The answer is both. This diamond decorated two-in-one figure is an exciting way to show off your fandom of all things Minecraft! Large scale but lightweight, this toy is 1.5 foot L by 22.8 inches W by 10.8 inches H and weighs approximately 1 pound.

  • Now you can have the epic and dangerous Minecraft ender Dragon In real life!
  • Recreate major battles with this large-scale, true-to-game Minecraft figure.
    Imposing Dragon has double-hinged wings that flap and adjustable tail
  • Makes roaring sounds, has light-up eyes, and shoots "fire Balls" Out of his mouth!
  • Makes a great gift for anyone who loves the drama and action of Minecraft!

Complete any Minecraft collection with this fantastic Enderdragon Action Figure. Recreate epic battles with this full action mob boss that any real fan needs.

The Enderdragon collectible is fully functioning, complete with flapping wings, light-up eyes, and shoots "fireballs" from his mouth! Authentic and officially licensed from Mattel Toys, this Enderdragon is 13 inches L by 20 inches W by 7.5 inches H and weighs approximately 4 pounds. Needs three AAA batteries to operate.

Buyer’s Guide

When shopping these 15 awesome video game collectibles for gaming fans, or whether you’re shopping for any other game collectibles, there are a few things to take into consideration. We recommend the following checklist in finding the best collectible for the gaming fan in your life.

  • Officially licensed
  • Multiple suppliers
  • Close replica to the actual game
  • Reviews and Ratings of other fans

These are just some of the suggestions we have for you, but the most important one to consider is—how well do you know the game and your gaming fan? Knowing them and the games makes shopping a whole lot easier and a more enjoyable collection for everyone.

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