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Top 5 Stocking Stuffers: Funko POP! Rogue One Figures Fall to Just $4

Fill the socks hanging over your mantel with our top picks from the week's best stocking stuffer deals. You can (quite literally) bag a sound-activated LED t-shirt, a glittery nail polish set, and more.

5 Deals You Need to Know Today: Starbucks Just Beat Its Cyber Monday Sale

Shop the best Starbucks sale of the year this weekend, or treat yourself to a new pair of Nike sneakers at an all-time low. Check out these offers and more in our roundup of the top five Editors' Choice deals we found last night and this morning.

The Best Cheap Gifts Under $10, $20, and $50

Need presents, but don't want to break the bank? You don't have to. Score toy cars, designer bags, power tools, and more with these affordable gift deals for the whole family.

Best Gifts for Geeks: This Interactive C3PO is the Droid You're Looking For

Find all manner of tech and pop culture presents in the week's best gifts for geeks deals. Score a free 1-year subscription to Wired magazine, multiple toys and gadgets shaped like the Death Star, and more.

10 Totally Rad Holiday Gifts for '80s Kids

If you've got an '80s baby on your shopping list this holiday season, give 'em something that makes them feel young again! Here's a selection of 10 toys, movies, and home goods that'll make 2016 feel like 1986.

Best Toy Deals: Shop Great Gifts From LEGO, Hello Kitty, and Nerf

Find awesome gifts for kids of all ages in this week's roundup of the best toy deals. Bag a solar-powered robot that's both fun and educational, a Nerf crossbow perfect for little secret agents, and more.

Cyber Week Toy Deals: This LEGO-Style Holiday Wreath Is Only $5

Cyber Week toy sales are a prime opportunity to snag gifts for kids of all ages. In our roundup of the best toy deals, we've highlighted the items that are sure to suit nearly any personality.

Toys "R" Us Black Friday 2016: Deals Are Now Live! Find Out What's Hot

The Toys "R" Us Black Friday ad has been leaked with 28 pages of toys to tantalize your tiny tots. Here, we've listed some of the best deals we could find, plus some advice on how to get them once Black Friday rolls around.

5 Deals You Need to Know Today: You Won't Believe How Cheap This Kindle Fire Is

Happy Thanksgiving, deal-seekers! Black Friday sales have officially started online for many stores, and we're seeing crazy-good deals on things like drones, tablets, and TVs. Check out these offers and more in our roundup of the top five Editors' Choice deals we found last night and this morning.

Target Black Friday 2016: Deals Are Now Live! See What's Hot and What's Still to Come

Target has released several Black Friday deals early, and we're taking note. Click here to see a list of the hottest offers so far, as well as some information about what's still to come.

Black Friday Toys You Can Get NOW: Shop the Kohl's Toy Sale You've Been Waiting for

Why wait until Black Friday to start your holiday shopping? We've rounded up the best pre-Black Friday toy deals for kids of all ages.

You Won't Believe People Actually Wanted These Black Friday Doorbusters

Ah, the days when we believed Palm E bundles and Robosapiens were legit doorbusters. Join us as we travel back in time to make fun of the Black Friday deals of yesteryear. They're delightful in their quaint awfulness!

The Top 5 Geekiest Picks From ThinkGeek's Clearance Sale

At ThinkGeek, a selection of clearance items are currently marked up to 80% off. To help you find some new toys, we've chosen five fun items from the sale that you didn't even know you needed.

Bid High & Prosper: 10 Star Trek Collectibles That Are Beyond Amazing

Star Trek Beyond is finally here, and there's nothing like a new Star Trek movie to make us want some cool merchandise. Check out 10 weird and wonderful Star Trek collectibles that you can find on eBay.

48 Major Retailers That Offer Free Shipping, and How to Get It

A lot of online stores will ship your orders for free, but those bargains often come with limitations. To help you navigate, we've put together a list of 48 retailers that offer free shipping, and some tips on how these deals work.

Lights, Camera, Auction: 5 Terrible Product Placements in Movies and TV

Hershey's pulled off a marketing coup when Reese's Pieces were featured in E.T.. But other companies haven't fared so well, from fast food chains to sneaker brands. Here's a look at the five worst attempts at product placement. (Spoiler: Poor Bing is on our list twice.)

Free Candy & Car Washes: 8 Examples of Super Customer Service

Most tales of customer service stories are complaints, but what about the others? From lifetime service to enticing freebies, these companies lead in keeping customers happy.

10 Retro Gifts on Every '90s Kids' Christmas Wishlist

If you know someone who grew up when Koosh balls and Captain Planet were the hottest things going, they're sure to love everything featured here. Give the gift of nostalgia, and help your buds remember their worst haircuts!

11 Stores That Offer Christmas Eve Pickup — And One That Will Deliver the Same Day!

Christmas Eve is just a couple days away, and if you're short a few gifts, we've got your back. We've rounded up 11 stores that will let you shop online and pick up your items in-store on Christmas Eve. Even better, one of these retailers will hand-deliver your items to you.

We're Daydreaming About These 8 Super-Extravagant Celebrity Gifts

Among the land of extravagant gifts, some presents are so over the top that they make a Tesla look like its Hot Wheels equivalent. Here we present eight gifts that marked special occasions with especially noteworthy excess.

Our 10 Favorite Classic Holiday Commercials — in GIF Form!

Christmas has provided the backdrop for some truly heartwarming, memorable, and just plain weird commercials. We look at GIFs and YouTube videos of our favorites.

These Are the Toys You're Looking For: The 11 Coolest Vintage Star Wars Figures

It was no easy task, but here are what we consider the 11 coolest vintage Star Wars figures, mixing some of that galaxy's most popular characters with a few of its strangest aliens. How many of them did you have?

10 Darth Vader Collectibles That Will Bring You to the Dark Side

With Star Wars: The Force Awakens soon hitting theaters, we've scoured eBay for 10 Darth Vader-themed collectibles that you've probably never heard of. For a guy who spent most of his screen time being a rotten jerk, we sure do love the Dark Lord of the Sith!

The Top 10 Board Games to Fuel That Festive Family Fight

Ditch the Monopoly and treat yourself or someone special to a trendy table-top board game, all without breaking the bank. These lesser-known titles have won top awards in the gaming industry, and are sure to liven up your holiday party or family night.

Top 5 Stores for the Best Black Friday Deals Online in 2015

Almost every major retailer has unveiled their Black Friday ad by now, and even a week out, some of our predictions have been blown out of the water by lower prices. We looked at last year's top deal performers, and see that they are already gunning for a repeat this year.

Toys "R" Us Black Friday Ad Analysis: Lots of Half-Price Toys, Discounts on the Fabulous 15

Toys "R" Us has finally stepped up its Black Friday game, releasing its ad a week earlier and actually offering deals worth noting. The store has slashed prices by about 50% and has even discounted a couple of its notorious Fabulous 15 toys.

Free Money! Gift Cards and Credits to Spend on Black Friday

When you score a discounted gift card or nab a store credit, you're basically getting free money! And there's no better time to stock up on extra cash than the week before Black Friday. Maximize your savings with this roundup of all the best gift card and credit offers for retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, Gap, and more.

Deals That Make You Go Hmmm...: The 11 Most Unusual Black Friday Deals We've Ever Seen

TVs, laptops, toys — you'll see loads of these items discounted on Black Friday. But who expects to see a discount on a Wampa rug? How about an iPotty iPad Holder for kids? We've scoured the DealNews archives to bring you the 11 most unusual Black Friday deals.

GameStop Black Friday Ad Analysis: Their Best Digital Sale in Over a Year

GameStop's 2015 Black Friday ad has leaked, giving gamers their first real look at the shopping holiday. The circular is full of highlights, promising both a great PC download sale and AAA games that hit our predictions. Read on for our full analysis of the best and worst bits of this ad.

A Man Is Waiting in Line 33 Days Before Black Friday, but NOT for the Reason You Think

Kevin Sutton started camping outside a Best Buy in Orlando, Florida on October 25, a record-breaking 33 days ahead of Black Friday. Here's the kicker: Sutton is on a mission, but it might not be the one you'd think.

What People Want on Black Friday Might Surprise You

What are the Black Friday deals we'll be coveting the most this year? We surveyed 2,472 DealNews readers to find out, and the answers might surprise you.

10 Awesome Terminator Collectibles (For the T-800 Who Has Everything)

Terminator Genisys is almost here, and to celebrate, we've found everything from Terminator chess boards to candy on eBay. After all, every Terminator fan needs a custom-made bust of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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