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11/10/2021

Fanattik’s Shiny New Website!

You may notice that you are looking at a new website! That’s very observant of you, well done. We’ve been working on this project for a little while now, and we’re really pleased with it. It is much easier to use, and to navigate than our last site, but if you have any trouble at all finding anything, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line. The new site goes live on Tuesday 12th October 2021, and whilst we aren’t expecting any teething problems, if anything happens that you think... Read More

03/09/2021

Twenty Years of the Lord of the Rings

Friend of Fanattik Jonathan was pleased to see the recent image from the new Lord of the Rings TV series, so has written us a blog about the epic. It has been 20 years since Peter Jackson’s first Lord of the Rings movie, The Fellowship of the Ring, premiered in theatres in 2001. The next two instalments – The Two Towers and The Return of the King – followed suit in 2002 and 2003 respectively. The movie trilogy, based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic novels, received outstanding worldwide acclaim, grossing $2.991 billion. It... Read More

05/08/2021

Fanattik x Universal

Universal Pictures is one of the oldest and most popular studios still working today. We at Fanattik have been working with Universal for a number of years now, creating products for some of the world’s biggest and iconic brands such as Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, and Jaws. We’re very pleased to have new renewed our license with them, meaning that Fanattik will be providing even more products for the brands you love, plus some new ones as well! Over the next 12 months, you’ll see some new releases from us featuring our classic... Read More

30/06/2021

Fanattik and the EU

As of 1st July 2021 new rules came in to place regarding sending items into the EU from the UK, which is where we’re based. We want to reassure our customers in the EU that they do not need to worry, we will pay the VAT for you, and if your order is less than €150, there will be no import duty. This is a new system for the EU and UK so things may take a few days to settle down, so thanks for your understanding and patience, and we’re excited to be... Read More

02/04/2021

Skyrim: Ten years on and still going strong

Friend of Fanattik Jonathan is a fan of Elder Scrolls, and has kindly written a blog for us discussing the 10 year anniversary of Skyrim. Bethesda’s highly successful Elder Scrolls series has now spanned over two decades, having started back in 1994 with the release of The Elder Scrolls: Arena, with the most recent instalment being The Elder Scrolls: Blades in 2020. While there have been several gaming gems in this twenty-six-year period, the most highly-regarded release was arguably in 2011, when The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim saw the light of day. In... Read More

21/03/2021

Nostalgia On The Rise

Ah nostalgia. It’s not what it used to be. But then again, what is? The dictionary definition of nostalgia, “a sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past”, makes it sound like a negative feeling. Something that makes you feel sad. As Andy Bernard said, “I wish there was to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them.” But is that really the case? Is it such a negative thing? And how long ago does something have to have been before you can be nostalgic about it? That... Read More

01/03/2021

New Fanattik HQ Opens

You’re going to need a bigger boat office! Following a year of rapid growth Fanattik, the award-winning pop culture specialist, has moved to new premises. “Despite an initial downturn as the world came to a halt in March 2020, the rise in online shopping and a thirst for nostalgia coupled with the launch of our new in-universe collectibles has resulted in significant year on year growth of over 200%” – Anthony Marks, Managing Director The new Fanattik HQ not only provides more warehouse space, much needed after 8 consecutive years of growth, but... Read More

20/11/2020

Why Back to the Future is the perfect movie

Is Back to the Future the perfect film? Oli Hancock thinks so, and here is why… Back to the Future and I are the same age. We were both released into the world in 1985 (myself in March, BTTF in the US in July and the UK in December), meaning that we both turned 35 this year. However, one of us has aged much better than the other. One of us has had to shave his head to hide how much his hair was thinning, and is ready for bed at 9pm, whereas... Read More

29/10/2020
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Stocking fillers for gaming & film fans

If you’re searching for stocking fillers, secret santa gifts or Christmas presents for under £12 then look no further. Here are our top 5 stocking fillers for gamers and film fans. 1. Elder Scrolls Skyrim playing cardsEnsure they tear their eyes away from the screen for some good old fashioned family card games with a deck of Skyrim playing cards this Christmas. Officially licensed by Bethesda and featuring exclusive artwork from The Elder Scrolls V, these premium playing cards will make an ideal gift for a fan of the game. The full Fanattik playing card... Read More

15/07/2020

Speedrunning – Chasing the world record

For as long as video games have been around, so has speedrunning – although not in the form it has taken today. People have always tried to beat games as fast as possible for their own enjoyment, or try challenge runs for the same reason. We asked The Demented Salad, about speedrunning, the community it has garnered and why he loves it.  The earliest known form of speedrunning began with DOOM, which was published by id Software in 1993 and enabled players to record demo files of their playthroughs. In 1994 Christina “Strunoph” Norman... Read More