At the time of this post, it's only 15 days until San Diego Comic Con. With time ticking down, you know that there'd be a ton of exclusive announcements and let me tell you, companies have definitely unleashed the floodgates....
Funko's newest Hikari is a platinum deco for Frankenstein, currently available for pre-order.
"Platinum" Frankenstein, who is limited to a 750-piece run, sports a relatively plain metallic deco. While I'm not necessarily sure...
Unlock new "adventurers" from iconic Final Fantasy character designer Yoshitaka Amano and a new scenario from Yasumi Matsuno, designer of Final Fantasy XII. Also, Terra Battle received the highly anticipated online co-op mode update that allows players to work together to clear stages and adds summons to the battlefield.
Funko enters the Age of Ultron with, well, everything; Mystery Minis, Pop!s, keychains, Fabrikations, Wacky Wobblers, etc by Scarecroodle
All hands on deck! Batten down the hatches because Funko has unleashed a flood of collectibles for Marvel's upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron. Rarely do we see this much merchandises for a franchise, let alone all at once but Funko intends to inundate collectors with selections from FIVE different lines in March (and a little of April).
Now that all Marvel licensees have answered the internet's very loud calls for Baby Groot toys, they can turn their attention elsewhere! The Funko Pop! Glow in the Dark figure of Thanos arrives as an Entertainment Earth exclu...
Funko has unveiled its Hikari "Mystic Powers" Spider-Man, which is also now available for pre-order.
Fans will best recall the "Mystic Powers" deco for its use on Skeletor, which is still easily among the coolest Hikari figures. Since then it's also appeared on Frankenstein and... I think that may be it? (Unless I'm forgetting a SDCC exclusive.)
True to form, this mix of reds, black, golds, and blue works pretty well on Spider-Man. On some level, it's vaguely reminiscent of the red & black combo used for the Superior Spider-Man (or first appearance Spider-Man, for that matter) but the added golds and blues give it some additional character. Overall, it's a nifty design that may be my favorite use of the Spider-Man mold and second-favorite of "Mystic Powers" deco.
Funko's Hikari "Mystic Powers" Spider-Man can be pre-ordered for US$80 (and, if you buy through Entertainment Earth, you can get free shipping). You also have a chance to win a copy through one of Funko's Facebook contests.
Entertainment Earth will be exclusively selling such a variant which looks just as cool as the first version (meaning it's time to buy both?). While I'm not the biggest fan of glow-in-the-dark gimmicks, the EE exclusive looks great by daylight as well. When you couple these two fantastic releases with DST's upcoming vinyl bank bust, 2015 might be the year of Cthulhu.
Funko's EE-exclusive glow-in-the-dark Pop! Cthulhu can be pre-ordered for US$11 and is slated for a March release. Are you ready for some real March Madness?
Every Christmas season CEO of Funko, Brian Mariotti, gives Funko fans a very special treat. Called Funko’s 12 Days of Christmas, each day Mariotti shares what collector’s can expect to see in 2015 from their favo...
PopVinyl.net has reported that Funko has surreptitiously released a Pop! Frozen 3-pack featuring Elsa, Olaf, and an over-sized Marshmallow as a Walmart exclusive. While Olaf and Elsa are certainly nothing new, this is the fir...
Funko has unveiled its first-ever Hikari Premium Deadpool as well as a new (Entertainment Earth-exclusive) Groot colorway, both of which are currently available for pre-order.
Deadpool's first Hikari is listed as "Classic Deadpool" and sports a slightly modified version of the character's classic colors. While Deadpool's various costume colors raced through my mind a few moments ago, it occurred to me that we *still* haven't seen a Hikari Wolverine. When's that going to happen, Funko?
The newest Groot is labeled "Planet X Groot" (presumably unrelated to the Grant Morrison storyline of the same name?) and features a heavy yellow paint deco over a brownish base. It's an interesting color-mix, although I wouldn't rank it among my favorite decos.
Funko's Hikari Premium Deadpool (1,500 piece limit) and the Entertainment Earth-exclusive Planet X Groot (1,000 piece limit) are both slated to release early next year. As always, you can win one over at Funko's Facebook page.
As someone who balks at the ever-increasing prices of licensed PVC toys and statues of my favorite characters, I'm totally cool with seeing Funko pick up Japanese properties for their Animation line of Pop! vinyl figures. Che...
It wasn't that long ago that I never had a reason to step foot inside a Walgreen's but, within the past year or so, the small pharmacy has managed to land exclusive after exclusive. The retailer's most recent coup is four of Funko's Marvel Pop!s: Spider-Man 2099, Venom, a black-suited Spider-Man, and the Punisher.
While the news had me at "Spidey 2099", I also find my eyes drawn to that Venom and his wickedly evil face (and claws!). Thoroughly impressed, I figured I'd see how he stacked up against the previous Pop! Venom(s) and... I couldn't find any. This *might* be the first-ever Pop! Venom, who easily numbers among the most popular Spidey rogues, and yet he's an exclusive for a marginal (as far as collectibles go) retailer. Say whaaaaaa?
Although it's not unusual for Funko to give retailers exclusive Pop!s (in fact, *most* retailers seem to get an exclusive Pop!), but usually it's just one or two items in a larger wave and they're often just variants of a character in that same wave (like a white-robed Raven). However, this crazy news is making Walgreens -- which also scored Hasbro exclusives -- suddenly seem relevant.
These figures are slated to release in January and hopefully won't be hard to find. Some of Walgreens' previously held exclusives were on its website (and as a pre-order, no less!) months and months before popping up at retail.
There are some things in our childhoods that we love to remember... and also things we're still trying to forget. Funko has tapped into that latter category with upcoming collectibles to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Garbage Pail Kids (albeit "celebrate" is a strong word, usually we "commemorate" disasters).
For the younger crowd who probably missed this fad at its peak, the Garbage Pail Kids were intended as a disgusting parody of the Cabbage Patch Kids (which, I should explain, were a popular line of children's toys that launched some years earlier. The fact that the parody might be more famous than the thing it parodies in no way diminishes its irrelevance). It was awful and completely gross, but in a humorous way that related to young children (unlike the film, which mostly creeped kids out).
Apparently Topps has realized that Garbage Pail Kids has been rotting, absolutely festering, oozing, bubbling, and generally decomposing for thirty years. Funko, perhaps a little woozy from the stench, has opted to commemorate this little bit of nastalgia (pun, not typo) with "a line of GPK toys, figures and vinyl collectibles." My first thought was "Mystery Minis" (a blind-boxed series works well with something that started off as trading cards) although I imagine the selection will also include Pop!s and Wacky Wobblers.
These collectibles are due out in 2015 so you have all of Christmas to start shopping for barf bags.
Before there was Californication, David Duchovny starred in a little known scifi/horror/drama tv series called the X-Files. Maybe you've heard of it? The show ran for around nine years and is widely considered one of the greatest things to ever grace television.
The series that helped to lay the ground-work for countless tv shows has been honored with some new collectibles. Funko will be producing X-Files Pop! and Wacky Wobbler figures.The selection includes agents Mulder and Scully (who appear as both Wacky Wobblers and Pop!s) as well as the sinister Cigarette Smoking Man and an alien grey (Expect Agent Doggett to appear if Pop! David Duchovny decides to work on his movie career).