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7:00 AM on 07.11.2014

Bandai will bring 60th anniversary Godzilla to SDCC

Godzilla has been having a great year. With his new movie, his popularity has risen once again. So for SDCC, Bandai was smart enough to have an exclusive of Godzilla. In honor of the great kaiju’s 60th anniversary, th...

Vanessa Cubillo


10:00 PM on 07.01.2014

We Love Fine's latest vinyl figure is more a dream than a nightmare

Well, it looks like we didn't have to wait too long to have We Love Fine's moonlit teaser unveiled. As many a My Little Pony fan has guessed, the unicorn horn's shadow across the full moon does in fact allude to Nightmar...

Natalie Kipper



Cosplayer kicks off Indiegogo campaign for a line of DIY vinyl figures photo
Cosplayer kicks off Indiegogo campaign for a line of DIY vinyl figures
by Scarecroodle

Cosplayer Tanya Tate has launched an Indigogo campaign for a Do-It-Yourself customizable vinyl figure. The "My Hero Toys!" figure was designed to address a perceived absence of "cool female blank figures".

"I have seen popular customizable vinyl platforms in different sizes and shapes," said Tanya, "but none that really work for the sexy superheroes I see in comics; like my faves Ms. Marvel, Wonder Woman, Emma Frost and Susan Storm. So, I created My Hero Toy, a vinyl figure platform that not only can be used to bring these characters to life in a fun and sexy way, but also to create new and unique characters."

Proceeds from the Indiegogo campaign will be used to pay for production costs. Tanya seeks to raise US$20,000 and has 24 days left on her campaign. The minimum contribution needed for a figure is apparently US$25, although there are many tiers above or below that level.

I suppose that cosplayers are, by nature, uniquely suited when it comes to customization which makes this vinyl figure all the more interesting. If nothing else, the "My Hero Toys!" figure is certainly more full-figured than a lot of DIY vinyls.

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6:00 PM on 06.16.2014

FUNimation shows first look at DBZ and Black Butler Pop! figures

We already knew Funko was acquiring more anime titles since Toy Fair. They’ve already shown a preview of their Vocaloid series, which should be in stores this month. Now, thanks to FUNimation, we have a preview of Pop!...

Vanessa Cubillo

9:00 PM on 06.13.2014

Lunartik releases Breaking Bad Heisenberg Collection

Matt Jones, also known as Lunartik, is releasing a Breaking Bad figure series through Sony and Titan Merchandise. Similar to his Doctor Who series, this will include 12 figures from the award-winning AMC show. So fans of Bre...

Vanessa Cubillo

6:00 PM on 06.12.2014

Funko officially shows their Buffy the Vampire Slayer Pop! figures

Since Toy Fair, we knew that Funko would be making Buffy the Vampire Slayer Pop! figures. That was a series we truly needed from Funko. In April, we even showed pictures of all of the figures that were going to be included. ...

Vanessa Cubillo

2:00 PM on 05.29.2014

Are Funko's Vinyl Cubed figures cool or square?

There's something of a prevailing theory within the industry that superhero comic fans will buy anything (just ask any significantly jaded comic shop owner), a theory often tested with an array of bizarre collectibles. Funko ...

Scarecroodle

12:30 PM on 05.23.2014

Funko's new Hikari unveil is another Batman

Those who liked the design but not the funky colors of Funko's Hikari Metallic Batman are in luck because the company has decided to produce what it calls a "Silver Glitter Clear Batman Hikari Sofubi Figure" which features mo...

Scarecroodle

6:00 PM on 05.16.2014

Pounce on the pre-order for WeLoveFine's Catbug vinyl figure

Bravest Warriors' Catbug gets even more cutesy in his upcoming vinyl figure, now on pre-order exclusively at WeLoveFine. Entitled "Catbug Pounce," the figure captures the majestic ladybug-cat hybrid in mid-flight. You can alm...

Natalie Kipper

1:30 PM on 05.02.2014

Funko journeys into Sofubi with its Hikari line, will be hosting weekly contests

American collectibles company Funko is going Japanese with an all-new Sofubi Vinyl Figure line. The Hikari line will feature limited edition figures (ranging from 500 to 5,000-piece runs), each of which will include a certifi...

Scarecroodle

11:00 PM on 05.01.2014

C2E2 2014: Frombie

Frombie's figures are ostensibly friendly zombies, but I'm not seeing it. I guess their comics do fit the bill. However there's still a friendly quality to these figures that I can get behind. Their wares at C2E2 covered a wi...

Tianxiao Ma



8:00 AM on 04.30.2014

C2E2 2014: Beefy & Co.

Beefy & Co. made the long trip from WonderCon in Anaheim (by Los Angeles) all the way to C2E2 in Chicago the following week, so I made an effort to drop by their booth. In case you didn't know, they sell a variety of art,...

Tianxiao Ma