Avatar: The Last Airbender Gifts
In the 90s, Nickelodeon became synonymous with great cartoons. Rugrats, Doug, and Ren and Stimpy hit the rotation in 1991. Rocko's Modern Life followed soon after in 1992, and we spent a lot of time watching as many Nicktoons as we could! After the wild success of those series, we ended up seeing a whole flood of new cartoons hit the Nick airwaves. Aaahh!! Real Monsters, Rocket Power, The Wild Thornberries, and we even got SpongeBob Squarepants! We got plenty of cartoons that had a large focus on comedy, but none of them attempted to craft a sprawling and epic story. (Sorry, but we don't consider SpongeBob's quarrels with Squidward to be an epic tale.) That all changed when Avatar: The Last Airbender stepped up to the plate in 2005.
Of course, Avatar: The Last Airbender fans have been praising the series ever since it debuted. They've also had to vigorously explain the difference between Avatar, the Nickelodeon series, and Avatar, the visually stunning film by James Cameron. Avatar: The Last Airbender follows the path of a young boy named Aang, who also happens to be the most powerful bender on the planet, also known as the Avatar. The show mixes a light-hearted sense of humor with a riveting story that never loses its magic over its 61 episode span. It's earned fans of all ages. Many fans even herald it to be on the same level of storytelling as shows like Game of Thrones…and it certainly had a much more satisfying ending. (Thanks, season 8.) And if you've come here, then you're probably looking to find that perfect Avatar: The Last Airbender gift. Well, don't worry! We'll walk you through our selection of Avatar: The Last Airbender merchandise to help you pick the perfect gift. (We happen to be huge fans of the series ourselves.) Let's get started!
Avatar: The Last Airbender Figures
We love figures. When people hear that word, they usually think of action figures, like the ones for little kids. The reality is that they make figures for fans of all ages. Whether you want a cute collectible or something more highly detailed, we have the perfect Avatar: The Last Airbender Figure for you. Just take a look at some of our favorite types of options below.
Avatar: The Last AirBender Funko Pops
No conversation about figures can begin without talking about Funko. The folks from Funko have devoted themselves to making affordable collectibles that fit every niche. They make Funko Pop figures based on your favorite video games and movies. They even make figures based on your favorite sports teams. So, it's pretty natural that they have made many of the main characters from the show into figures. The must-have figure for any collection is going to be an Aang Funko Pop, but if you do your homework and figure out your gift recipient's favorite character, you can select the Avatar: The Last Airbender Funko Pop that suites their tastes. Our personal favorite? We like wise old Uncle Iroh and his tea-loving ways.
Avatar: The Last Airbender Action Figures and Statues
Sometimes, you just need something with a little more oomph! Funko figures are great and easily accessible for new collectors, but if you're trying to buy something for a serious collector, then you might just need something a little more detailed and little more sought after! That's when you want a high-end collectible. We carry some detailed figures from the show that should satisfy any fan's need for collectible swag.
Avatar: The Last Airbender Merch
When it comes to Avatar merch as a gift, we tend to believe that giving something highly functional is the way to go. After all, collectibles can be great, but you want to have some merch that can be used in day-to-day life. Our selection of themed bowls and ceramic ware can be a great start to any Avatar collection. They can also be the perfect way to surprise someone on a special day. And besides, it's like Uncle Iroh always says, "Sharing tea with a fascinating stranger is one of life's true delights." Avatar ceramic ware is a great way to do just that!
Avatar: The Last Airbender Shoes
Think about this for a second. What kind of shoes does Aang wear? Answer: he wears some funky-looking boots. They're not the kind of thing that you could wear around in modern society, but how about something that brings a little style from both worlds? Something like these Avatar: The Last Airbender Shoes captures the look and feel of Aang's roots as an Air Temple Nomad. It also gives you a pair of sensible shoes that are great for everyday wear. They make for an excellent gift for yourself or for the Avatar fan in your life.
Avatar: The Last Airbender FAQs
Who created Avatar: The Last Airbender?
Avatar: The Last Airbender and its equally fantastic sequel series, The Legend of Korra, were created by Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino. Before making the hit Nickelodeon series in 2005, they worked on various well-known animated series like King of the Hill and Family Guy.
Where does Avatar: The Last Airbender take place?
Avatar: The Last Airbender takes place in another world where martial artists can bend the very elements to their will. The Book of Water takes place largely in the Water Tribe homelands in the north and south. The Book of Earth centers around events in the Earth Kingdom, and the final season, The Book of Fire, spends a lot of time in the Fire Nation.
What is the Avatar: The Last Airbender based on?
The story of Avatar: The Last Airbender takes inspiration from many different Asian cultures. The four nations in the series are the Fire Nation, the Earth Kingdom, the Water Tribes, and the Air Nomad Temples. The Fire Nation has elements of Eastern Asian societies, like Japan. The Earth Kingdom draws more heavily from Chinese culture, and the Water Tribes are inspired by Inuit and Yupik cultures. The Air Nomads have themes that can be traced to the Shaolin and Sri Lankan Buddhists.
What are the Best Gifts for Avatar: The Last Airbender fans?
Collectibles, of course! Collectibles are a great gift for any fan, and there are plenty of cool Avatar: The Last Airbender items geared toward those very enthusiastic fans!