Gift Guide for Teens/Nerds: Eason on RTE Today Show

By Dave
In Teen: Department 51
Nov 28th, 2014

Eason’s youth book buyer and self-proclaimed “nerd”, David O’Callaghan, stopped by the set of RTE’s Today show to chat with Maura Derrane about some of this season’s hottest pop-culture items from Eason’s Department 51.

From The Hunger Games to Breaking Bad, the Department 51 collection features an amazing range of items celebrating the franchises we’ve all come to adore- and just in time for Christmas! Whether it’s a Walter White Pop! Vinyl figure, a Game of Thrones pin, or Adventure Time Monopoly, these unique products will make excellent gifts this season!

Watch the segment for Dave’s endorsements and read below for more information on the products. All items are now available online from

Here’s another look at the products mentioned in this video:Hunger Games Pin

The Hunger Games

With over 65 million copies sold worldwide, The Hunger Games trilogy is one of the highest grossing series to date. In honour of the franchise, Department 51 offers an amazing range of t-shirts & hoodies in multiple designs and colours, as well as a classic replica of the Mockingjay pin. For those fans looking for a collector’s item, the latest edition from Scholastic features fluorescent covers that have been flying off the shelves!

Batman Year by Year

Marvel & DC

A great gift this Christmas for younger fans of Marvel comics is the Hero Origins: Story Collection Slipcase, which chronicles the rise to the top for the franchises beloved superheroes, including Thor, Captain America and Spiderman. For the older superfans in your life, Batman A Visual History, shows the evolution of DC’s caped crusader over the past 75 years, a true collector’s item.

Breaking Bad Cookbook

Breaking Bad

The series may have ended, but the obsession lives on! Department 51 carries a great range of gifts for all those Walter White sympathizers out there, including Chris Mitchell’s Breaking Bad Cookbook which features such recipes as the “Heisenburger” and “Gus Fring’s Los Pollos Hermanos fried chicken”. Fans can also collect characters from the show in Pop! Vinyl form, including Walter, Heisenberg, and Saul Goodman.

Game of Thrones

Christmas is coming. Game of Thrones fans have grown exponentially since the launch of the HBO series and Department 51 has a fantastic selection of gifts available for fans of the franchise. Find an assortment of mugs and t-shirts, as well as a book guide to Seasons 3 & 4 of the show. For those of you looking to make the ultimate fashion statement, look no further than The Hand of the King pin, our highest selling item from the group.

Adventure Time

Adventure Time Monopoly

Since its premier in 2010, the Cartoon Network series Adventure Time has developed a cult-following among kids, teens, and adults alike. Department 51 has a great range of Adventure Time items for sale, including Pop! Vinyl figures, guide books and our bestselling item in the group, Jake the Dog messenger bags. Fans of the show can immerse themselves in the Land of Ooo with the Adventure Time Monopoly edition.

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David O'Callaghan has been a bookworm since a very early age. One day he woke up, decided books are great… and decided to dedicate the next 20 years of his life to telling people this. He also firmly believes that reading gives you superpowers (as Captain Underpants has proven)!
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