Back in the late '70s and part of the '80s Kenner created a (kinda small) Millennium Falcon vehicle-playset for their then pioneering 3.75 inch Star Wars line. It wasn't bad and found new life in the mid '90s when S...
Looking back, when I first saw the Funko POP series a few years back, I didn't think much of them. I thought they were cute, but I didn't expect for the line to last very long. Well, needless to say that I was wrong. Dead wrong. Multiple lines, a ton of exclusives and dozens of figures later, it's safe to say that the POPs are a success.
However, it took me a long time to start picking up POPs of my own. Despite their cheap price, I didn't want to start dropping money on yet another series of figures. There are just too many that I'd want and if I got started, who knows where I'd stop. Leave it to the Mass Effect series to drag me kicking and screaming into this line, with Funko's first series of toys based on Bioware's space opera RPG.
Now with about ten or so POPs around me room, it's clear that I'm finally a convert to the irresistibly cute collectables. Hit the jump to see which ones have made it into my abode!
Those who have visited the Disney Parks in the past year or so have no doubt noticed the plush baby Disney characters, all bundled up in themed blankets and begging to be bought. The series draws from a wide spectrum of the Disney universe, ranging from cherubic princesses (such as Ariel) to adorable critters (like Bambi) to beloved characters (Buzz and Woody, for example). One area that has so far not been touched, however, are the villains. I can kind of understand why; finding the right balance between cuddly and evil is pretty hard. But that gap will soon be filled.
The Disney Parks Blog revealed that starting this Fall, the darker side of Disney would represented in the Disney Babies series. Maleficent and Cruela De Vil (not pictured) will be available in November 2014, followed by Ursula's release early next year. Of the two shown, I definitely like Ursula better. Something about Maleficent's pink cheeks really put me off. I'm leaning towards giving this new line the benefit of the doubt, despite the first two designs being a little odd. For starters, I think the idea has a lot of potential. Also, it is a ways until these toys see store shelves and there is still time for improvement. As they say, "this isn't even my final form!" or something.
I hope they give animal villains a chance, too. I would love to see a baby version of Dragon-form Maleficent or Scar from Lion King (the second one especially so). Are their any characters you want to see added to this line?
Funko is again delivering exclusives from one of their more popular upcoming series, Frozen. I mean, are we surprised that people wanted Frozen Pop! figures? So there will be three exclusives from this Disney movie.
Glow in the dark, Olaf, Freezing Transition Elsa, and Frozen Anna. If Disney isn’t your thing, there are also some Marvel exclusives here. There will be a Flocked Rocket Raccoon from Guardians of the Galaxy.
There will also be an exclusive Marvel Mystery Minis series. This series will include 12 special edition figures like Spider-Man, Daredevil, Hulk, and Thor. Ok, Funko, I want to be surprised with your next batch!
Hot Topic has dropped the two Ralph (Wreck-It Ralph) figures and one of the Wall-Es (Wall-E) in favor of three different Ariels (The Little Mermaid). Another nice change is that Hot Topic has swapped the rarities on Pumbaa: that cute version with his snout on the ground is now a 1/12 while the more generic sitting one is a 1/24.
The regular version of Funko's Disney Mystery Minis series 2 was a good-looking set, but the Hot Topic revision is a great-looking set. I can't wait to grab a few of these at my local Hot Topic.
Be sure to check out the full rarity charts in the gallery.
I had rumors of this day coming but I had no idea it would arrive so quickly! Disney's Tsum Tsum plushes, originally from Japan's Disney Store (I swear, they get all the good stuff), are finally in the United States, both onl...
It’s Monday, so that means Funko has announced another batch of SDCC exclusives. This one opens up with a Pop! mashup between SpongeBob SquarePants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. SpongeBob is green, with Leonardo’s blue bandana, and two silver spatulas as weapons.
With him is Plankton dressed exactly like Shredder. These two will come together in a special collectible lunchbox tin. Next up, is a special version of Hannibal Lecter. From the TV show, Hannibal, this exclusive is splattered with blood.
After all these Pop! figures, there will be an exclusive Disney Mystery Minis series. There will be 12 figures from popular Disney movies like Toy Story, Beauty and the Beast and Alice in Wonderland. The last two exclusives comes from the cult favorite, Firefly.
As part of the ReAction series, these two special versions of Jayne Cobb and Malcolm Reynolds will come with their signature accessories. Enter to try and win this prize pack on social media, and keep watching for more SDCC announcements. What exclusives would you like to see?
If you haven't heard yet, Disney's next big CG movie will also be their first major Marvel animated movie, Big Hero 6. It's the story of a ragtag group of would-be heroes gathered together by the Japanese government to do th...
Funko has released images of its upcoming The Lion King and Bambi Pop! figures. Previously seen at Toy Fair, the Bambi offerings consist of Bambi, Thumper, and Flower (I don't remember that skunk but it's been forever since I...
Summer is almost here, which means that students are almost off on break. Well, many students are, anyway. Some elect to do summer school (or are forced to by their parents), and end up missing out on that glorious month of vacation.
It's a small consolation, but students at the school I work at will be getting some handmade bookmarks and other things during the summer session, and a huge chunk of those are made by yours truly. Check out some of my designs below.
The snow glows white on the mountain tonight; there are figures to be seen! The princess, snowman and reindeer - oh it looks like there's the queen!
Alright, I'm sorry for the song, but you couldn't have thought you'd get a...
The addition of Park Starz to Disney's world of Vinylmation grabbed collectors' attention in a big way. Unlike traditional Vinylmation, each figure in this line has its own unique mold rather than a standard Mickey Mouse format. Arriving this month is Series 3 and boy am I excited! Not only are there a ton of great options in the standard blind boxes but also several special variant editions.
Read on to get the scoop on what's coming up and how to get 'em!