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8:00 PM on 08.30.2014

Frankenstein Day is one of the coolest holidays I just discovered five minutes ago

Funko has tweeted an image of its ReAction Frankenstein (or Adam/Frankenstein's Monster) and the Bride of Frankenstein in honor of Frankenstein Day, a holiday of which I had never heard until said tweet. The holiday, which ce...

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Crispy! Funko premieres its
Crispy! Funko premieres its "Burnt" Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Hikari
by Scarecroodle

Funko has debuted its latest Hikari mold, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man (Ghostbusters), with a "Burnt" deco reminiscent of the character's fate in the first film... and many of the video games.

The mold itself is a mix of cute and creepy. I love the body work, but that face really weird me out. Maybe if the eyes weren't looking down I wouldn't be tempted to turn the thing around so it's not looking at me but, I suppose, the original character was intended to creepy so it fits the general vibe.

The choice of deco is somewhat intuitive since it gives Funko some flexibility while achieving an iconic look. The glossy metallic blue used for the bib (?) and part of the hat also looks great.

Funko's "Burnt" Stay Puft Hikari can be pre-ordered for US$80 and is slated for a November release. As always, you can also win one by entering Funko's Facebook contest.

[ Pre-order at Entertainment Earth ]

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Pick up Funko's Pop! AJ Lee before she vanishes for several months to get married to Pop! CM Punk photo
Pick up Funko's Pop! AJ Lee before she vanishes for several months to get married to Pop! CM Punk
by Scarecroodle

ShopWWE.com has listed a Pop! AJ Lee. Fans will best recall AJ Lee as the vibrant, fun diva who held the WWE Divas Championship for a record-setting 295 days before dropping the title to newcomer (and then-NXT Women's Champion) Paige the night after Wrestlemania presumably so she could take some time off to get ready for her then-impending marriage to a wrestler described (often by himself) as being the best in the world. 

Funko's Pop! AJ Lee is currently available through the official WWE online store for US$15.

[ Order at ShopWWE.com ]

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Funko's Scifi Mystery Minis are out of this world! photo
Funko's Scifi Mystery Minis are out of this world!
by Scarecroodle

Funko has released images of its long-awaited Science Fiction Mystery Minis series. This blind-boxed series features characters from a multitude of science fiction movies (in much the same way that the Horror Mystery Minis series was a mix of horror film stars) with a handful of special variants.

The character selection consists of an Alien/Xenomorph (two versions), the Predator (three versions), E.T. the Extraterrestrial, two of the guys from Firefly, Robby the Robot (originally from Forbidden Planet, but he appeared in a few Twilight Zone episodes), a Tron character (two versions), Spock, Robocop, the Rocketeer, Judge Dredd, a Martian (Mars Attacks!), and the Metaluna Mutant.

Most of these characters have previously been produced in Funko's other lines (usually the Pop! line), but this is the first time that we're getting them in the Mystery Minis format. The series will apparently be shipped 12-per-case and the rarity chart looks pretty good, offering fans a pretty solid chance at the bigger names (Predator, Robocop, Spock, etc). The only downside that one of my personal faves, the Martian, is a 1/72 which puts him among the rarest figures in the series.

The series is slated for a September release, but pre-orders don't seem to be available at the moment.

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Howard the Duck to join Funko's Pop! line photo
Howard the Duck to join Funko's Pop! line
by Scarecroodle

Marvel's quirky off-beat Howard the Duck, star of the 1986 movie of the same name (as well as his own self-titled comic book), will soon join Funko's Pop! line. The figure is based on the character's recent appearance in the smash Summer-hit Guardians of the Galaxy where the Master of Quack-Fu had a minor yet memorable cameo.

The cameo and figure has once again given hope that fans may someday see a non-terrible Howard the Duck movie (or, at least, a bigger role in another Marvel movie).

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Hikari Grey Skull Optimus and Bumblebee have nothing to do with He-Man photo
Hikari Grey Skull Optimus and Bumblebee have nothing to do with He-Man
by Scarecroodle

Funko's latest additions to the Hikari line are the somewhat confusingly named "Grey Skull" versions of Optimus Prime and Bumblebee. Both figures sport mostly white deco with some metallic black features and bits of shading.

Both Transformers have received at least two other decos, in the form of "Clear Glitter" and "Battle Ready" versions, that I can recall (it gets hard to keep track after a while!). The new designs will presumably stand out on your shelf, especially if it's a Hikari-themed shelf.

The latest Hikari Transformers are limited to 1,000 copies apiece and, as always, you have a chance of winning the first figure (in one of) the run(s) by entering a Facebook contest. Given that these can sell out fast, you might want to pre-order them before the contest winner is revealed. They're listed for US$50 apiece and slated for a September release.

[ Pre-order Optimus Prime | Bumblebee at Entertainment Earth ]

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6:00 PM on 08.22.2014

Funko celebrates our love for Dancing Groot

Hopefully by now you’ve seen Guardians of the Galaxy. If you haven’t, still I’m sure the internet has  shown you the cuteness that is Dancing Groot. So in response to everyone’s new obsession, Fu...

Vanessa Cubillo

9:00 AM on 08.22.2014

Funko releases Walking Dead Pop! series five

So while fans of The Walking Dead wait for season five to begin in October, Funko is releasing their series five of The Walking Dead Pop! figures. We'll be getting six new figures this time, and none of them are Daryl. Sorry,...

Vanessa Cubillo



Funko's Book of Life Pop! and Legacy figures are sure to liven up a dead room photo
Funko's Book of Life Pop! and Legacy figures are sure to liven up a dead room
by Scarecroodle

Funko has released images for its Book of Life Pop! and Legacy figures. While the Pop! figures (which includes both versions of Manolo, Maria, Xibalba, and La Muerte) are cute, it's the Legacy figures which steal the show.

The Legacy Manolo seems to have the character's likeness down right to the joints. The Legacy Xibalba also looks great, although it's hard to estimate accuracy to his on-screen counterpart who moves around a lot and seems to shift sizes. Finally, there's the Legacy Maria who looks good but isn't as cool as the other two (although her Pop! is certainly neat).

Funko's Book of Life figures are slated for an October release, which means you could have them on your shelves by the time you see the film on October 17th.

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Here there be an Elder Dragon: Funko's Pop! Magic: The Gathering Series 2 available for pre-order photo
Here there be an Elder Dragon: Funko's Pop! Magic: The Gathering Series 2 available for pre-order
by Scarecroodle

Funko's Pop! Magic: The Gathering Series 2 is now available for pre-order. The selection includes the absolute must-own over-sized (6-inch) Elder Dragon Nicol Bolas, Elspeth Tirel, Kiora Atua, Sarkhan Vol, Gideon Jura, and the freakish-looking Tezzeret.

Other than Nicol Bolas, one of the famed Elder Dragons (who premiered back in the Legends expansion in 1994 and has apparently since become a Planeswalker), I can't say that I recognize any of the characters which is unsurprising considering I haven't followed the franchise that closely since the creature-exclusive Le-Gi-Ons! expansion (although I played in a local Planar Chaos release sealed-draft tourney where I top 8'd in my first and only tourney outing). However, even if you're as unfamiliar with these guys as I am, some of the figures like Elspeth and Kiora. More importantly, you have that over-sized Nicol Bolas which you know you want.

Funko's Pop! Magic: The Gathering Series 2 is slated for an October release. The standard figures have a US$10 MSRP while the larger Nicol Bolas will run you US$15.

[ Pre-order Nicol Bolas | Elspeth Tirel | Kiora Atua | Sarkhan Vol | Gideon Jura | Tezzeret at Entertainment Earth ]

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Attack on Titan is getting their own Funko Pop! series photo
Attack on Titan is getting their own Funko Pop! series
by Vanessa Cubillo

So we know that Funko has been branching into making Pop! figures from Japanese licenses. They came out with Vocaloid, Black Butler, and Dragon Ball Z figures. Well now they’re making a Pop! series for anime hit, Attack on Titan.

There will be four figures included in this series; Eren Jaeger, Mikasa Ackerman, Eren Jaeger Titan Form, and a six inch Colossal Titan. I’m sure fans will be really excited for this, but there’s a catch. There’s always a catch when Funko comes out with something really cool.

So yes, the Attack on Titan series will be a Hot Topic exclusive. It will be  available online at in stores starting in October, and ending in December 2015. 

[via Funimation]

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Hikari Spider-Man is larger than life (or, at least, larger than Hikari Mythos Skeletor) photo
Hikari Spider-Man is larger than life (or, at least, larger than Hikari Mythos Skeletor)
by Scarecroodle

,Funko has unveiled its two newest Hikari sofubi figures, a 10-inch Hikari Premium "Blaze" Spider-Man and a normal-sized "Mythos" Skeletor.

"Blaze" Spider-Man, based (loosely?) on the character's appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, represents a double-first: this is the first Spider-Man in the Hikari line and the first time that we've seen one of these over-sized premium versions (unless I misread the details on a previous one). The figure itself has a somewhat standard-looking deco except for the white detailing which looks like it may be translucent (ie, it may just represent an unpainted part). "Blaze" Spider-Man can be pre-ordered for US$80 and is slated for an October release. He's limited to 1,500 pieces.

"Mythos" Skeletor puts everybody's favorite Overlord of Evil in a weird red, gold, and blue deco. It's the first Skeletor deco that I don't like (although it looks like a traditional enough sofubi colorway), something I wasn't sure was possible. If you are a fan, however, you can pre-order him exclusively from Entertainment Earth for US$50. He's limited to 1,000 pieces and slated for a September release.

[ Pre-order Blaze Spider-Man | Mythos Skeletor at Entertainment Earth ]

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