Sunday, November 3, 2013

The Nick Shop Has Great #Holiday Gift Ideas for Korra Fans

I was so excited when Nick announced that they would be airing the Legend of Korra Series.  It is possible that I was one of the best fans of their animated series, Avatar: the Last Airbender and Korra is the sequel to it.

This series takes picks up after Aang has passed on and is reincarnated as Korra, a young girl from the Southern Water Tribe. While she is the new Avatar, the series is all new and has a different feel and flow than the original.

If you have a fan of the series in your house you won't want to miss these great holiday gift ideas.

Let's start with the Blu-Ray or DVD of the first season - Book One: Air.

Legend of Korra Book OneThe Legend of Korra Book One: Air (Blu-Ray Edition)
  • Two Discs, English Language (English, French, Spanish Subtitles Available)
  • Animated, Not Rated (Series Airs on Television as TV Y7)
  • Released on July 9th, 2013 by Nickelodeon
  • 289 Minutes plus Special Features Including Blu-Ray Exclusives
  • Check it Out at the Nick Shop - Suggested Price $35.98 (Currently $24.75)
In addition to getting all of the first season episodes Blu-Ray buyers will see audio commentary from series creators, cast and crew about them.  The creators also share some of their favorite scenes and eight animatics.

Both DVD and Blu-Ray versions feature “The Making of a Legend: The Untold Story” from "The Legend of the Puppetbender".

The series also has a lovely soundtrack of original music created by Jeremy Zuckerman.  Nick has released a 26 track CD featuring this beautiful music.

Legend of Korra CD
The Legend of Korra:  Original Music From Book One
  • Single Disc CD or MP3 Download Available
  • Released July 16, 2013 by Nick Records
  • Instrumental Arrangements Featured in the Animated Series
  • List Price - $9.99 (currently $9.19)
  • Purchase Your Copy From the Nick Shop
This CD has 26 tracks of instrumental music. Most of songs all have an Eastern influence but they do vary - some are fun, some are dramatic, others are soulful, and some inspire calm and peace.

There is also a book that features some of the art.  I haven't seen this yet, but it looks magnificent.

Korra Art - Cover
The Legend of Korra: Book 1 – Air, The Art of the Animated Series
  • Authored by Michael Dante DiMartino
  • Hardcover Volume - 144 Pages - English Language
  • Released on July 23rd, 2013 by Dark Horse Publishing
  • Publisher's Suggested Price $34.99 (Currently $25.47)
  • You Can Buy the Book From the Nick Shop
Series animators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko take readers behind the scenes of the Legend of Korra.  The hardcover volume features hundreds of pieces of never-before-seen artwork created while they were developing the first season.  There are added captions with personal commentary to give fans an intimate look at the inner workings of the creative process.  This definitely looks like a great pick for a true fan.

Then, there is this beautiful book.  It is not a Korra book, it is about he characters from the original series, Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Avatar the Last Airbender: The Promise
  • Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko, Gene Luen Yang, and Gurihiru
  • Released on February 26th, 2013 by Dark Horse Publishing
  • Hardcover - 240 Pages - English Language
  • Publisher's List Price - $39.99 (Currently $32.59)
  • This Book Can be Purchased from the Nick Shop
This is the book for all of us who wondered about the loose ends left undone at the end of the Avatar series.  This book helps tie up some of them, and also helps as a segue to Korra.  Avatar fans will love this one.

These great selections are all going on my 2014 Holiday Gift List!
Holiday Gift Guide