One of the biggest surprises to come out of Wonder Festival Summer was the reveal of Good Smile Company's Nendoroid Elsa from Frozen. Photos weren't allowed and absolutely nobody broke that rule to sneak a photo, so I can onl...
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Is it time to Pop! open the Jungle Book? And, um, something Robin Hood by Scarecroodle
Funko has released some official images of its upcoming Pop! figures from two classic Disney films. The Jungle Book's Mowgli, Shere Khan, and Kaa as well as Robin Hood's Robin Hood, Prince John, and Sir Hiss (no relation to King Hiss) are slated for release this month.
While I can't say that I was a fan of either film as a kid, Prince John, Kaa, Shere Khan, and Sir Hiss (see gallery) are adorable. I'm somewhat less found of the titular Robin Hood, but he still looks pretty neat.
Expect to see these guys on shelves near you in the near future, if they aren't there already. (Especially if you've already bought them. Then you'd just need to look over to see them on the shelves.)
The first highlight (or highfright? ...no, the card definitely reads highlight) is the Hitchhiking Ghosts 3-pack (US$20). These glow-in-the-dark figures were originally produced (and sold separately?) a good many years ago, so this is a neat second (or however many) chance to buy them. While not a spooktacular deal, it seems an improvement over having to go on the aftermarket.
The second highlighted collectible is a Jim Shore-designed Organ Figurine (US$75). The hand-painted, stone resin item features a removable organ player and his organ, which fans might recall from the Haunted Mansion's ballroom (I don't remember it, but it's been maybe 15 years since I've been to Disney).
Both items (and more) are currently available on the Disney Store website (and presumably at retail Disney Stores as well).
After some 20 years of Mattel doing Disney Princess figures and dolls it looks like things are changing. Hasbro has announced that Disney has pulled the Princess license away from Mattel (the current number two toy maker in t...
VinylMation World has posted an image of an upcoming Hot Topic-exclusive flocked Pop! Simba. However, he's not the only upcoming Hot Topic exclusive as the retail chain will also be receiving a (far less exciting) black & white Pop! Loki.
Although I'm not the biggest Simba fan, I'm excited to see flocked Pop!s at normal retailers rather than just being convention or online exclusives (acknowledging that B&N *did* carry some SDCC exclusives but I missed my chance at a reasonably priced flocked Rocket Raccoon because I learned about that information too late). Hopefully this is the start of a trend where we'll see a lot of other Pop!s with flocked variants as well, including The Lion King's Scar, The Jungle Book's Shere Khan, etc.
Disney's next animated film, Big Hero 6, arrives in theaters November 7 and their merchandising department has finally started to release toys of the characters at the Disney Store. If you mosey on over to Disney Store Online...
MarvelShop.com has listed a Marvel Select Spider-Man vs Electro 2-pack which features both characters in their more classic-looking costumes. The set was showcased in a preview gallery on Marvel.com.
The set, which features what appears to an all-new MS Electro, is a timed exclusive available first through the Marvel Shop (or ShopMarvel) before also appearing in the online Disney Store starting September 8th before hitting retail Disney Stores some time after.
Diamond Select Toys was unable to do a Marvel Select Amazing Spider-Man 2 Electro, which makes this next best thing a somewhat opportune collectible to release right around the time the movie has become available on DVD and Bluray. While it's something of a shame that this pretty solid Electro is 2-packed with a comic Spidey, it helps to drive home the movie connection.
The 2-pack is available right now for US$50. Be sure to check out the gallery for additional images.
Disney is going full force with it's upcoming animated feature, Big Hero 6, and it was all on display at SDCC this year! I'm excited to see Baymax in his fully animated glory, but you'll be able to get him in toy form soon en...
Wonder Festival always delivers great news to toy collectors. Well, Good Smile Company had a great surprise! They will be making a Nendoroid of Elsa from Disney's Frozen.
Photos weren't allowed, not that this will stop everyo...
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?