It's time for another edition of Paycheck Friday, Hero Complex's roundup of some of our favorite toys, games, books and more.
With "Inside Out" now in theaters and the season finale of "Orphan Black" just a day away (and not to mention it being Father's Day weekend) this week might be the week we break the bank.
"Inside Out" is the latest Pixar offering showcasing the world of emotions inside the mind of 11-year-old Riley, whose life abruptly changes when her family moves from Minnesota to San Fransisco for her Dad's job.
If you didn't get enough of Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust and Fear in the movie, fear not. The "Inside Out: Box of Mixed Emotions" set contains picture books that tell the story of each of Riley's emotions. Perfect for young readers and more advanced readers who enjoy the art of the movie.
There are of course plenty of figures, dolls and other collectibles in the likeness of each of the characters, but our pick is the assorted "Inside Out" talking plush dolls. The cuteness plus the fact that they speak phrases from the movie speaks to our inner 11-year-olds.
For fans who want more functionality with their geek goods, consider the "Inside Out" alarm clock. The alarm clock lights up and makes sounds whenever you drop in some change to take advantage of the fact that it's also a coin bank. While the alarm clock is not yet available, it is due out some time this month.
After your emotions have been taken for a spin watching "Inside Out," don't forget that the season finale of "Orphan Black" is this Saturday.
For those who need the extra emotional support for whatever narrative twists that await our favorite set of clones, and the fact that it will be close to a year before we see another new episode, consider surrounding yourself with Leda clone goods including Pop! vinyl figures or clothes from the official "Orphan Black" fashion collection.
Perhaps wearing a Helena-inspired jacket will feel like a hug and that the deadly clone sister is looking out for you (and we much prefer Helena wanting to protect us rather than being out to get us).
To fill the "Orphan Black"-shaped hole in your life after the season is over, consider picking up the "Orphan Black" comic book series that delves back into previous events to reveal details not seen on the show. Each issue focuses on a different clone.
If you're not busy rewatching the season, you can also use your time to start an "Orphan Black"-themed book club. The obvious choice to kick off this summer reading would be H.G. Wells' "The Island of Doctor Moreau." For those who want more science than fiction, there is also Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species," or you can consider tackling some Greek mythology.
How will you fill the "Orphan Black" void? Let me know on Twitter: @tracycbrown