Cool Advent Calendars 2021: A Festive Geek Soup Guide

This year, a whole host of advent calendars are available! Behind each window, you’ll find a toy or collectible you can keep for years to come. Here are the very best advent calendars for 2021…

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1) Back to the Future Playmobil

Back to the Future Playmobil advent calendar

Great Scott! Bring Hill Valley to life in your home this Christmas with this sensational advent calendar from Playmobil. As well as a bunch of awesome accessories, you get figures of Marty and Doc from 1955 and 1985, plus Biff Tannen and Jennifer! Not to mention the incredible Town Hall backdrop display.

Get it here: Playmobil Back to the Future Advent Calendar, £30.47, Amazon.

2) LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar

Harry Potter LEGO Yule Ball Advent Calendar

Recreate the Hogwartz Yule Ball in your home with this awesome advent calendar from LEGO. Piece together little pianos, fireplaces, record players and snow-covered trees! You even get Minifigures of the main characters and their dates.

Get it here: LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar, £24.99, Amazon.

3) Nightmare Before Christmas Mini Pop Vinyls

Tim Burton Nightmare Before Christmas Advent Calendar

Bring this Tim Burton classic into your home this Christmas with this awesome advent calendar from Funko. The brilliant mini Pop Vinyls allow you to piece together a colourful collection of the film’s lovable characters!

Get it here: Nightmare Before Christmas Advent Calendar, £54.90, Amazon.

4) LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar

LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar

A mix of classic Minifigures and little droids and vehicles you can build (with instructions on the back of each window), this Star Wars calendar is the gift that keeps on giving throughout December!

Get it here: LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar, £24.99, Amazon.

5) Funko Marvel Advent Calendar

Funko Pop Marvel Advent Calendar

Build a collection of 24 miniature Pop Vinyls with this awesome Marvel calendar from Funko! Perfect for any marvel fan, the figures include some classic super heroes and villains, including Thanos, Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Captain America, Venom and more!

Get it here: Funko Marvel Advent Calendar,

6) Pokemon Advent Calendar

Pokemon Advent Calendar

Catch ’em all with this awesome Holiday Calendar from Pokemon! Behind each window, you’ll find a miniature figure of a fan-favourite Pokemon; from Pikachu through to Jigglypuff!

Get it here: Pokemon Advent Calendar, £34.95, Amazon.

7) Funko Harry Potter Mini Pop Vinyls

Harry Potter Funko POP Yule Ball Advent Calendar

Add to your collection of Pop Vinyls with this excellent advent calendar from Funko. Again, themed around the Hogwarts Yule Ball, this set contains 24 mini Pops; perfect for creating a festive display in your home.

Get it here: Funko Harry Potter Advent Calender, £30.99, Amazon.

8) Revell Build an RC Car

Revel Build an RC Car Advent Calendar

Day by day throughout December, piece together your own remote control off-roader with this cool advent calendar from Revell. Then once it’s built, you can annoy all the relatives by bashing it into things around the house on Christmas Day.

Get it here: Revell Advent Calendar, £32.47, Amazon.

9) 13 Day Spooky Countdown

13 Day Spooky Countdown

For the horror fans amongst us, Funko has spoilt us with this excellent 13-day calendar, filled with classic horror movie characters. It includes Freddy Krueger, Beetlejuice, Jack Torrance and Regan MacNeil.

Get it here: 13 Day Spooky Countdown, £30.80, Amazon.

10) Despicable Me Minions

Despicable Me advent

Piece together an icy but festive scene with this Minions themed advent calendar from Mega Construx! You’ll unbox 2 lovable yellow Minions and a whole host of Christmassy goodies.

Get it here: Minions Advent Calendar, £10.99, Amazon.

11) Toy Story 4

Toy Story advent calendar

Collect all your favourite characters from Toy Story 4 with this fab yuletide countdown calendar! It includes Woody, Buzz, Jessie, Bo, Ham, Rex, Slinky, Gabby Gabby, Duke Kaboom and more!

Get it here: Toy Story 4 Advent Calendar, £19.49, Amazon.

12) Dinosaurs

Dinosaur advent

Know somebody that loves dinosaurs? Let them build their own Jurassic kingdom with this awesome advent calendar. Day by day, unbox a colourful medley of different breeds!

Get it here: Dinosaur Advent Calendar, £19.99, Amazon.

There you have it – our guide to cool advent calendars in 2020. For gift guides for TV and film lovers, check out our Gift Ideas section.

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