The January Must-Have List

Even after our big Animation Lover’s Holiday Gift Guide, there were still quite a few notable fall releases and product announcements we couldn’t squeeze into our stockings. So, enjoy this supersized version of the Must-Have List that appeared in the January ’23 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 326).



50 Years of Lupin III

50 Animated Years of Lupin the 3rd
Dive into the history of Monkey Punch’s manga and anime sensation with this hardcover ode to the gentleman thief! Over 200 pages of full-color artwork and designs, behind the scenes tales, creator spotlights, complete episode & movie guide, plus a gallery of tribute art by admirers around the world. [Magnetic Press | Dec. 6 | $40]


The Art of DuckTales

The Art of DuckTales Deluxe Edition
Bless me bagpipes! Now this is a treasure for the would-be Duckberg denizen to quack about: All the content of the standard edition book plus an exclusive Ducktales Guidebook packed with expanded interviews with cast and crew (including Matt Youngberg, Francisco Angones, Sean Jimenez, Suzanna Olson, David Tennant, Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz, Bobby Moynihan, Kate Micucci, Beck Bennett, Toks Olagundoye, Paget Brewster and Don Cheadle) and a replica of Scrooge’s #1 Dime, all in a gilded tome and slipcase featuring everyone’s favorite miserly mallard. [Dark Horse | $100]

The Art of Strange World

The Art of Strange World
Quest along with the Clades into a fantastical new animated landscape, full of strange features and colorful creatures.Take in a dazzling array of production art and insider tales of adventure from the Disney Animation team. The 176-page hardcover is written by studio creative executive Juan Pablo Reyes Lancaster Jones and D&I senior manager Kalikolehua Hurley, with a preface by studio head Jennifer Lee and foreword by director Don Hall. [Chronicle Books | $43]

Splat plushie

Adventurer pro tip: Cuddle up with a Splat plush for the ultimate reading experience! [ | $23]




The Iron Giant OSTThe Iron Giant Deluxe Edition
Original score by Michael Kamen (plus 13 min. of rare extras) on two LPs in a special cover/sleeve that changes the Iron Giant’s eyes from normal to defense mode! New liner notes feature fresh interviews with Brad Bird et al. [Varèse Sarabande | | $50]



Sailor M by Pasa

Disney X Kidrobot “Sailor M.”
This eight-inch vinyl figure designed by Brazilian sculptor Pasa is a spunky take on Steamboat Willie that will lend a contemporary edge to your Mickey collection. [ | Pre-Order $53]


Converse X LAIKA Coraline

LAIKA X Converse By You
The ultimate custom footwear splurge for fans of Missing Link, Kubo, The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman and Coraline (pictured) with dozens of options for the Chuck 70 inspired by these beloved films. []



SpongeBob X HipDot EyeCons

SpongeBob X HipDot EyeCons
Be the belle of the briney with these sculpted eyeshadows, available in Bikini Bottom Bronze, Platinum Wave and Rock n Gold — all made with cruelty-free, vegan formulas. [ | $12 ea. or $30 for all three]







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