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9:30 PM on 12.12.2014

Let us go, let us go to Walmart for this Pop! Frozen set

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 Olag and Elsa are certainly nothing new, this is the fir...

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Deadpool joins Funko's Hikari line + new Groot photo
Deadpool joins Funko's Hikari line + new Groot
by Scarecroodle

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.

[ Pre-order Deadpool | Groot at Entertainment Earth ]

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8:00 AM on 12.11.2014

Funko shows off Black Butler vinyl Pop! figures

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...

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Spidey 2099, new Venom, and two other Pop!s coming exclusively to Walgreens photo
Spidey 2099, new Venom, and two other Pop!s coming exclusively to Walgreens
by Scarecroodle

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.

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Break out the dumpsters, Funko to sell Garbage Pail Kids merchandise photo
Break out the dumpsters, Funko to sell Garbage Pail Kids merchandise
by Scarecroodle

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.

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Funko brings the truth from out there into your home photo
Funko brings the truth from out there into your home
by Scarecroodle

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).

The figures, which are available for pre-order now, are slated to release in February.

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Funko's Hikari Metaluna Mutant is out of this world photo
Funko's Hikari Metaluna Mutant is out of this world
by Scarecroodle

Funko unveiled its Hikari Metaluna Mutant (of This Island Earth fame, which you may have seen on Mystery Science Theater 3000) on Halloween (what, no Hikari Dracula?). Limited to a good-sized 1,500 pieces, the Metaluna Mutant is available in a slightly metallic version of its normal colors and is currently listed for pre-order.

While the Metaluna Mutant is apparently part of Universal Studios' gallery of monsters, it's a character whom I hadn't seen prior before DST released some collectibles not that long ago. The general monster design is all kinds of goofy but Funko has rendered it surprisingly cute. In fact, this may be the first time I've used cute (rather than cool) to describe a Hikari soft vinyl figure.

Funko's Hikari Metaluna Mutant can be pre-ordered for around US$50 and is slated for a January release. As always, you can win one through Funko's Facebook contest. Fans of the character may be happy to know (or remember) that he also appears in Funko's Scifi Mystery Minis series (which are also out of this world).

[ Pre-order at Entertainment Earth ]

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7:30 PM on 10.28.2014

Hello, boys: King of Hell Crowley introduced to Pop! line

Funko's last few Supernatural announcements prompted the expected, "Where the hell is Crowley?", questions. That question has finally been answered with a definitive, "Here he is!", when Funko unveiled everybody's favorite Ki...

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Funko doesn't get Puft, it stays Puft! photo
Funko doesn't get Puft, it stays Puft!
by Scarecroodle

Funko has unveiled two new Premium Hikari Stay Puft Marshmallow Man (Ghostbusters) vinyl figures (previously available in a crispy flavor).

The first is a fairly standard version (which I swear I've seen before?) and is limited to 1,500 pieces. The second is dubbed "Pink Glitter" Stay Puft and features a translucent pink plastic with glitter in it (so exactly how it sounds). "Pink Glitter" is an Entertainment Earth exclusive which will be limited to 1,000 pieces.

Both versions are currently available for pre-order for US$80 apiece (and, if you buy through EE, you'll qualify for their free shipping).

[ Pre-order Stay Puft | "Pink Glitter" Stay Puft at Entertainment Earth ]

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Harley, Ivy, and Catwoman kick off Funko's Vinyl Vixens line photo
Harley, Ivy, and Catwoman kick off Funko's Vinyl Vixens line
by Scarecroodle

PopVinyl.net is reporting that Funko has announced a new Vinyl Vixens line, which is set to premier with Batman babes Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, and Catwoman.

The line, which apparently draws inspiration from pin-up art, will appear at Hot Topic and other retailers in coming months.

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Wacky Wobblers line gets a little crazy with Harley Quinn and Deadpool photo
Wacky Wobblers line gets a little crazy with Harley Quinn and Deadpool
by Scarecroodle

Funko's Wacky Wobblers line just got a little crazier with the addition of Deadpool and Harley Quinn.

The Joker's sidekick/love interest is depicted with her trusty, trademark mallet (accept no baseball bat substitutes) and looks fairly neat in bobblehead form. Deadpool, on the other hand, stands with his sword at the ready in one hand while the other is in a thumbs up position. It's great for knowing that whatever you're doing at the moment, Deadpool approves. How can you go wrong with that kind of encouragement?

Funko's Wacky Wobbler Deadpool is slated for a November release while Harley Quinn is set to follow in January. Get ready to go nuts.

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DC Comics joins Funko's Mystery Minis line photo
DC Comics joins Funko's Mystery Minis line
by Scarecroodle

Funko has officially unveiled its DC Comics Super Heroes Mystery Minis line which includes heavy-hitting heroes like Powergirl, Superman, and Batman, along with popular villains like Harley Quinn, Deathstroke, Lex Luthor, and Black Manta. Plus the sculpting is pretty cool in most cases.

Although the set includes many of the expected characters -- Batman, Superman, Flash, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, etc -- I was pleasantly surprised to see the series include a few lesser-used characters like Powergirl, Martian Manhunter, and Professor Zoom (albeit Zoom is a pretty easy redeco).

The full line-up consists of Superman, Black Manta, Batman (black & gray), Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Wonder Woman, Powergirl, a super rare White Lantern Batman, Harley Quinn, Professor Zoom, Aquaman, "television series" Batman (classic blue & gray), powersuit Lex Luthor, metallic Harley Quinn, Flash, Deathstroke, Martian Manhunter, Professor Zoom, and a super rare White Lantern Hal Jordan. The rarity for most of these is a basic 1/12 but Black Manta, Martian Manhunter, Lex Luthor, and "television series" Batman are a higher 1/24 while a few others are 1/36 or 1/72.

Although I know that the style of the Mystery Minis line doesn't appeal to all fans, but I'm personally looking forward to these. Expect to see the series hit shelves in January.

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