Back to School Shopping with the GCEAugust 11, 2015
We’ve been angrily ripping apart store circulars that have been advertising the dreaded Back to School shopping since the summer began. But it is now August, and we are careening into mid-August, which means the circulars we shredded up are now quite important. It’s school supply season, but it doesn’t have to be as bad as it sounds. Not when the world has turned into a wonderful place and there is now licensed merchandise for anything you can imagine.
So, we’re here to offer the jumper cables on your Back to School shopping with all the essentials and then some. While you may not be stoked that school is starting again so soon, you’ll be excited to brandish your school supplies that speak to the truth of your heart. And maybe you will learn a few new things, too.
Captain America Backpack
ThinkGeek is notable for churning out geek goods in the masses. When it comes to balancing the hectic school day between extra credits, clubs, sports and not to mention standardized test preparations it may be helpful to channel the spirit of Captain America. Captain America’s shield is a symbolic as the hero and the backpack may give you the boost (and protection) you need to get through your day. You will also find out which of your friends on your side during Civil War.
Ten’s Sonic Screwdriver Pen
Doctor Who will always be with you and help you pass any exam you bring this pen to. Hot Topic has been upping their pop culture game in the past few months and Ten and Eleven’s screwdrivers are usually in stock. You may want to abstain from using the pen’s sonic features while in class.
Set of Three Super Mario Notebooks
Notebooks are essential for schoolwork, journaling, and taking a break from the little screens our eyes are glued to all day. This set of three Super Mario notebooks will give you plenty of lines to write to your hearts content.
Batman Subdued Grey/Black Watch with Metal Band
Never be late again for class- at least not on Batman’s watch! The Dark Knight will keep you running with precision with this subtle yet stylish timepiece.
Laptop Skins and Cases – DC Comics, Marvel, Star Wars, Anime and More
In a time where all laptops look just about the same, spot yours from the crowd, or the hands of someone trying to steal it by a decal or a case. SkinIt has a wide selection of decals to chose from, so whether you are a staunch DC or Marvel fan you’ve got choices! Show your allegiance in Star Wars skins or your anticipation for the latest set of movies due out. And anime fans – you are not forgotten either! Designs are always customizable and you can create your own. Pictured above is SkinIt’s officially licensed DC Bombshells – awesome!
Fallout Messenger and Laptop Bag
You’re going to need a sturdy bag to hold that laptop now that it has a decal (or rather that you spent a lot of money on it and it has yours life’s work in it). May we recommend this awesome Fallout messenger and laptop bag, which will help you keep together when the nuclear war begins in 2077. It may be a little far off thinking, but it’s better to be safe than sorry- especially when it comes to your coursework.
This novelty school supply combines nostalgia with practicality. This time around with Pac-Man you won’t be collecting white dots and fruit, but punching together papers. Not very different in the long run. At least you don’t have to worry about the ghosts…. This stapler comes from Gamerabilia.
Heroes & Villains Water Bottles
Quench your thirst and help save the environment by using a reusable BPA and lead-free water bottle. Pottery Barn Kids has a great selection to choose from, and these smaller, durable and lightweight bottles are easy to bring wherever you may go. You can even personalize your water bottle at check out.
Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit Lunch Tin Totes
If you have a Hobbit-sized appetite you may want to check out these Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit lunch boxes. You may not be adventuring through Middle Earth but it may help to bring along a Fellowship or company member to lunch. With previously unreleased work by JRR Tolkien set to come out in the fall this will make a great addition.
Our last recommendation for school supplies has really simple instructions. Your local comic book shop usually keeps gizmos and gadgets stocked aplenty all year round, so how about taking a look and finding something really unique to cherish throughout your school days. You can find your local comic book shop by using the Comic Shop Locator.