The Weekend Spend – Riddick, new Assassin's Creed and a bargain Nokia Lumia 520

Whether you're looking for a cheap and cheerful smartphone or geek toys, we've got you covered
Nokia Lumia 520

Nokia Lumia 520

Historic Rivendell Travel Print (from £20)

Historic Rivendell Travel Print

Historic Rivendell Travel Print

Discreetly geek out your home with this decorative print; at a casual glance, it looks like one of those vintage railway holiday destination posters, but peer more closely and it reveals itself as an homage to Tolkien. A framed version will set you back £35.  

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Parrot Flower Power (£50)

Parrot Flower Power

Parrot Flower Power

January's unpredictable weather can wreak havoc on your plants, so this Bluetooth-equipped plant monitor is a godsend. Stick it into the soil, fire up the associated iOS app, and it'll monitor sunlight, humidity, temperature and fertilizer levels, letting you know when your foliage needs topping up.

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Alien ReAction Action Figure: Alien (£14)

Alien ReAction Action Figure: Alien

Alien ReAction Action Figure: Alien

Way back in the mists of time (well, 1979), Ridley Scott's Alien hit cinemas. "Hmm," thought Kenner Toys, "That's a sci-fi film like Star Wars, for which we've released a hugely successful line of toys." And thus was born one of the most ludicrously ill-conceived toy ranges in history.

Fortunately, someone saw sense and cancelled it, realising that perhaps HR Giger's Freudian xenomorph penile-horrors were not the most appropriate children's toys.

ReAction has no such qualms, and has dug out the old moulds to recreate the Alien toy range, complete with retro packaging.

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