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 has released an image of its upcoming Pop! Ride Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Turtle Van (a.k.a. the Party Wagon), which will include an Pop! pizza Michelangelo.
The Pop! Ride Turtle Van is based on the van's appearance ...
Funko's newest Hikari offering is another Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Raphael, this time in a clear glitter deco. Although I've lost track of Hikari Turtles, I know that we've seen at least one other clear glitter Turtle deco in the form of Leonardo.
"Clear Glitter" Raphael will be limited to 3,000 pieces. He can pre-ordered for US$35 and is apparently slated for an August release. As always, you can have a chance at winning a copy via Funko's Facebook page.
Apparently recognized the impracticality of taking Pop! figures with you, Funko has decided to release a line of Pocket Pop! keychains. You know, it's like the old saying goes: "Go tiny or stay at home."
The first offerings in this line (which apparently premiered at SDCC?) includes Batman, Harley Quinn, the four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Jon Snow, Daenerys, Daryl Dixon, and Rick Grimes. As such, it's a nice cross-section of different series.
While I like the figures, non-metal keychain collectibles tend to get messed up pretty quickly as keys can really wreck the paint, etc. As such, I'm wondering how well these will hold up under the pressure. There's currently no word as to pricing but expect pre-orders to open soon.
If you saw our Yes Anime coverage from Anime Expo, a lot of what was at their booth might look the same. The licensed Trexis are close to release (around September), with a few minor changes to be made to some (for example, t...
Last week brought the surprise announcement that Mondo, mostly known for their T-shirts and posters, were entering the collectibles realm, and at SDCC, we got to see exactly what they have in store. A lot of you were really, ...
What are you doing this weekend? If you're starting your weekend early at SDCC, you have the chance to pick up Funko's Hikari Metallic Michelangelo at the Nickelodeon booth (#3114). If not, you have the usual chance to win one on Funko's Facebook page.
Metallic Michelangelo is the final figure needed to complete a Metallic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line-up, as his announcement follows that of Leonardo, Raphael, and Donatello. Like his three sofubi brothers, Metallic Michelangelo is limited to a 500-piece run although he'll be a bit harder to get your hands since he's being sold at SDCC (doubly hard if you aren't actually at SDCC).
No word on a price point yet, but the other metallic deco turtles were listed for around US$50.
The name Mondo might not hop out at you, but if you're a movie buff like the folks at our sibling site Flixist, then you might know their parent company, Alamo Drafthouse. Mondo is the T-shirt-and-art-print-producing arm of A...
Funko is bringing three special edition Hikari sofubi figures to SDCC. "Mean & Green" Raphael (TMNT), "Ice Freeze" Batman, and "Red Rain" Batman will each be sold in a very limited 500 piece run.
"Mean & Green" might be my favorite Raphael deco so far, with a neat color mix and glitter effect (although it's certainly no "Mystic Powers" Skeletor!). "Ice Freeze" Batman is also neat with that blue deco with white eyes, gloves, and boots. Finally there's "Red Rain" Batman, possibly the most colorful use of the Batman mold that we've seen thus far.
As always, fans have to chance to win a copy of the first figure in the run by entering via Funko's Facebook page. It's as good an opportunity as any for those of us not attending SDCC this year. For those who can make it to the show, these will be sold at the Funko booth (#5343).
When Playmates shows up at a convention, they're almost certainly there to talk Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, their most high-profile line in the past few years. It also goes without saying that they show up with a convention exclusive figure, and SDCC is not an exception. Their convention exclusive this year is a Raphael based on the original 1984 designs by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, right down to the black-and-white coloring scheme. Of course, he'll come with his sais, as well as a manhole cover base, and will be available at Nickelodeon's booth during the convention.
They'll also be hosting a panel at SDCC on July 25 at 2 p.m. Pacific, where they'll be talking Turtles and showing off sneak peeks at future TMNT figures.
The selection includes the four turtles, their weapons (sold separately because, well, Build-a-Bear...), a Shredder costume that for the normal bears, as well as some turtle-themed accessories which also seem more geared towards the normal bears.
While the designs are really cute, Build-A-Bear's prices and I have never managed to get along. The individual (ie, weaponless) Turtles retail for US$25 each with their optional weapons costing an additional US$10.
Yes Anime's Anime Expo booth was home to a few new prototypes including ... 12-inch Tiger and Bunny plushes based on the popular characters as alpacas? Yes: the plushes are designed to look like alpaca-fied versions...
I think I've officially lost track of how many Hikari Fridays have happened so far and I have even less of an idea as to how many Turtles we've seen. The "Clear" Michelangelo and "Clear" Donatello are the latest in that line, each sporting a deco similar to the "Limited Clear" Leonardo seen last month.
After seeing three new molds in the last two weeks (Skeletor, Optimus Prime, and Bumblebee), I was hoping to see one of them redeco'd (or a He-Man announced) but it looks like we're back to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I'm beginning to think that we may eventually see all four Turtles (or five, if Funko did a Venus de Milo) in each of the decos.
As always, you can win one of these via Funko's Facebook page or pre-order them. Each is limited to 3,000 pieces and apparently slated for a July release. Right now I can only find a pre-order listing for Mikey (who has a US$35 list price?).