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Tomopop Review: Funko's Marvel Mystery Minis Loki photo
Tomopop Review: Funko's Marvel Mystery Minis Loki
by Scarecroodle

Funko easily ranks among the top makers of blind-boxed collectibles, and it's easy to see why with exciting entries such as the Marvel Mystery Minis series. This time around Funko has released a regular version of the series (which can be found at all the usual retailers) as well as a Hot Topic exclusive version.

Today we'll be taking a closer look at one of the figures you might find in a box (if you're REALLY lucky, that is!), the ultra-rare Loki with staff.

Full review after the jump.

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12:00 PM on 03.28.2014

Funko's Disney Mystery Minis series 2 are an animated bunch

Official images for the second wave of Disney Mystery Minis, Funko's adorable blind-boxed figures, were revealed this week, giving fans plenty to drool over. The series takes beloved Disney characters, chibi-fies them, and pl...

Natalie Kipper

9:00 AM on 03.22.2014

Darkseid throws down against Superman in latest DCC solicits

DC Collecibles' latest batch of solicits (pre-orders open) features a slew of heavy hitters, although none heavier than an incredible statue of Darkseid fighting Superman over a fire pit (presumably on Darkseid's homeworld of Apokolips). Other selections include that new Harley Quinn bust, sketches of new Scribblenauts Unmasked figurines, and the new L'il Gotham figures. Details after the jump.

Scarecroodle

9:00 AM on 03.16.2014

Rita Repulsa won't let a headache get in way of appearing in a blind-boxed Mighty Morphin Power Rangers line

Finally, after 10,000 years she's free... to be imprisoned in a tiny box. The villainous Rita Repulsa (and hubby, Lord Zedd!) will be starring in The Loyal Subjects' upcoming blind-boxed Mighty Morphin Power Rangers line. The...

Scarecroodle

10:00 PM on 02.18.2014

Don't Starve figures available on Klei's new online store

Klei Entertainment has partnered with New York toy designer, Erick Scarecrow to create collectible toys for their games, Don’t Starve and Mark of the Ninja. Now they’ve also decided to make a store website so fan...

Vanessa Cubillo

6:00 PM on 02.12.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Lady Liberty goes wild

Has Liberty ever looked this good? Takara Tomy Arts has put together a very different take on the USA's Statue of Liberty in a series of capsule figures that show the iconic landmark's fun side. Poses range from what our edit...

Scarecroodle

7:00 PM on 02.05.2014

Look out for toys at the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival

I realize that most of the United States is still covered in frost but over in Disney World, the weather is gearing up for spring. So now seems like an excellent time to start discussing EPCOT's International Flower and Garde...

Natalie Kipper



Gargamel lucky bags are back at Super7 photo
Gargamel lucky bags are back at Super7
by Brian Szabelski

They're baaaaaaack: Gargamel lucky bags are returning to Super7 on Thursday! Like years past, these will be a random assortment of various Gargamel pieces, including unique colorways and maybe even a special piece or two. Of course, you'll have no idea what you get until you open your bag up, so it's a bit like a very expensive blind-boxed figure.

Price-wise, they're US$300 each and available starting at noon Pacific (3 p.m. Eastern, 8 p.m. GMT) from Super7. Anyone tried their luck at a lucky bag before, and if so, how'd it go for you?

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New Disney Vinylmation for 2014 are previewed photo
New Disney Vinylmation for 2014 are previewed
by Natalie Kipper

2014 marks the fifth anniversary of Vinylmation and Disney is celebrating the occasion with quite a few announcements. Earlier this week, the Disney Parks Blog posted a preview of several new Vinylmation series coming to the Parks. One of the series, Cutesters Series 6: Snow Day, was announced last month along with a corresponding Disney World artist signing event. This set will be available starting on January 17. Also releasing in January (January 10, to be exact), is the new Indiana Jones line of Vinylmation. Designed by Thomas Scott, these figures will based on the first Indy film, Raiders of the Lost Ark. The combo pack figure in the set, to be released on January 24, was designed by Maria Clapsis.

This year Disney is trying out a new concept for the brand called "Eachz," meaning that one figure in a line will be more common to find than another. This idea will first be put into action with release of limited edition Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and Buzz Lightyear figures, exclusive to the Disney Trading Night events at Disneyland and Walt Disney World (keep checking here for announcements). Check out the gallery to see both the common are rare versions of these Vinylmation.

The "Eachz" concept also comes into play with the March release of Easter-themed Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Vinylmation. The two figure possibilities are a black-and-white and full-color version of the same adorable design. June brings the third wave of the popular Park Starz line. You can learn more about this series here and here. The teaser images for this line's next wave show figures of Dreamfinder (previously of EPCOT's Journey into the Imagination) and Sonny Eclipse (from his restaurant in the Magic Kingdom). Fans of Duffy the Disney Bear (myself included) will be excited about the release of a limited edition mystery series painting the lovable bear in different designs. This line will be released in July. The final photo was of the limited edition Cranium Command set, part of the Vinylmation Park series. No release date for this one, unfortunately.

This certainly is a lot for collectors to take in. Are there any of these upcoming releases that you are particularly excited about?

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5:00 PM on 01.08.2014

Care to play a Game of (Thrones) Mystery Minis?

Funko continues to churn out really neat series of its blind-boxed Mystery Minis with its most recent set being based on the ever-popular Game of Thrones. The series apparently consists of 24 figures which seems to include gl...

Scarecroodle

9:00 PM on 01.07.2014

There will be more Walking Dead Mystery Minis from Funko

The Walking Dead Mystery Minis will be getting a second series from Funko. The first series of blind boxed figures featured only Daryl and Merle with other notable zombies from the TV show. I wasn’t too happy that this...

Vanessa Cubillo





Tenacious Toys offering up a trio of resin releases photo
Tenacious Toys offering up a trio of resin releases
by Brian Szabelski

Tenacious Toys have three new resin series on their website, all done in collaboration with We Are Not Toys as blind-boxed resin collectible sets. The series, all hand-painted by the artists who created them, are:

  • Shadoe Delgado's Shadowlings, a collection of 10 designs, all 3-inch figures, that remind me of something you'd expect to see in a dark fantasy realm;
  • Nerviswr3k's Nibirian Drones, a series of 3-inch figures with 12 different designs (plus chases) that are pretty similar to a lot of Nervis' past, alien-like monsters;
  • Tony Devito's Best Buds, a set of 3-inch figures based on Tony's Best Bud character, with 15 different designs available (plus chases)

All three are available either as blind-boxed individual figures (Shadowlings - US$35; Nibirian Drones - US$35; Best Buds - US$29.99) or full sets of all the figures (Shadowlings - US$300; Nibirian Drones - US$350; Best Buds - US$420), exclusively at Tenacious Toys.

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