This year’s crop of movies has put lots of tantalizing inventions on display that audiences wish they could buy. Which ones? Feast your eyes on these must-have gifts that you can’t actually have – not yet, anyway.
The Endurance From ‘Interstellar’
What do you get the person who has everything – except access to other galaxies? They will not go gentle into that good night in this mighty spacecraft, which generates its own gravity via centrifugal force. Warning (and spoiler!): Not compatible with Matt Damon.
TARS From ‘Interstellar’
This military robot may look clunky, but its modular design is surprisingly agile. TARS’ fully adjustable personality also makes it an agreeable coworker, though we do not recommend setting its “humor” or “honesty” levels at 100%.
The Language Translator From ‘Snowpiercer’
To get around the language barrier aboard the film's post-apocalyptic train, the Haves and Have-nots sometimes use this high-tech Rosetta Stone to translate for them. It can convert any language into English faster than you can learn them, which puts this item at the top of our Amazon Wish-List.
CPH4 From ‘Lucy’
This synthetic drug opens up previously untapped areas of the brain. If your brave gift recipient ingests several bags of the stuff, they could harness the powers of telekinesis, time travel and the ability to look like Scarlett Johansson. Hours of fun!
Baymax from 'Big Hero 6'
Invented by a San Fransokyo resident, Baymax is not just an inflatable healthcare companion. He’s been programmed with an almost infinite capacity to care for his human partner. And on a scale of 1 to 10, his hug-ability rates a 10.
The Helmet-Mobile From ‘22 Jump Street’
Go Statesmen! With a minor adjustment, Metropolitan City State College’s whimsical symbol of school spirit can hurtle forward at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour. Does it work hard? Yes. Does it play hard? Yes.
Harry's Glider From 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'
Many strange and wonderful things have been coming out of Oscorp lately, but our favorite is this flying vehicle that redefines the hoverboard. Although it’s designed for super-villainy, we’ve found it also useful for stringing up those holiday lights.
The Double-decker Couch From ‘The LEGO Movie’
Now here’s a gift we can all agree on. When you or your gift recipient has more guests than can fit on a typical sofa, this ingenious bunk bed-style couch will solve the problem. Now everyone can watch TV together and be buddies!
Star-Lord’s Mask From ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’
The year’s biggest box-office hit comes with the perfect stocking stuffer. While intrepid fans have Etsy-fied their own versions of Peter Quill’s signature mask, the world still needs one that’s fully functional, with that cool retractable faceplate action. (It also accessorizes well with your retro Walkman.)
Thanos’ Throne From ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’
If there’s anything better than an anti-grav chair to kick back and relax in after a third helping of holiday leftovers, we don’t wanna know about it.
The “Jacket” From ‘Edge of Tomorrow’
Mech suits are so hot right now, thanks to this combat-ready exoskeleton that Tom Cruise wore while battling aliens that had ‘Groundhog Day’ for blood. It’s perfect for the family member who always wanted to be air dropped into a hot zone or twin canons for shoulder pads.
Falcon's Wings From 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'
You know what’s cooler than a jetpack? Nothing, unless you have one outfitted with wings and two collapsible anti-Hydra guns. Put this at the top of your Amazon Wish-List.
Kitty Pryde’s Time Travel Hands From ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’
Who cares how the timey-wimey science of it works, time travel is a must-have on any Xmas List. All one needs is Kitty’s unique mutation and lots of movie logic to make it happen. Just watch out for Sentinels.
The Milano From 'Guardians of the Galaxy'
‘Guardians’ is the gift that keeps on giving. Complete your Star-Lord collection with this super-cool and scrappy spaceship – Marvel’s version of the Millennium Falcon. (Talking raccoon and sentient tree sold separately.)