Besides the massive amount of photos that were taken at Funko's Toy Fair booth, we also have the photos from Funko's press packet. Given the sheer volume of photos, I'm going to omit anything previously covered on Tomopop ...
Gremlins, ponies, and sharks, oh my! Funko once again brought a cool mix of collectibles to Toy Fair, as it added even more offerings to its eclectic lines. As the old saying goes, "If it hasn't appeared in a Funko line yet, why don't you wait a month?"
Gremlins, The Fifth Element, Jaws, and more now have figures in the ReAction line. Ghostbusters and Back to the Future characters are appearing as Vinyl Idolz. The Hulk and Rainbow Dash are joining the Hikari line! Frozen Mystery Minis!
One of the most feared bounty hunters in the galaxy... now with a glittery deco! Funko today unveiled its Hikari Premium "Glitter" Boba Fett, which has since gone up for pre-order.
Boba Fett has been introduced to the line a few weeks after Greedo brought Star Wars into the Hikari universe (or vice versa). Given that this is the premiere of the mold, it would have been nice if Funko had gone with a stronger deco to show off the figure's finer points. As it is, I'm not digging the design but I'm not sure if that just comes down to the deco. I'm sure that the design will look cooler in either metallic or with a "Mystic Powers" deco.
Funko's Hikari Premium Boba Fett will run you US$80 and is slated for a June release. As always, you have a chance of winning one through a contest.
We recently discussed the possibility of DC Collectibles releasing a "Rainbow" Batman action figure set and now, apparently not to be outdone, Funko will be releasing a Pop! yellow Rainbow Batman. The figure is the first in an Entertainment Earth exclusive series (see the teaser in the gallery) with a new figure announced each Friday so fans may very well see a pink Batman. And a green one. And a purple one.
Funko's Pop! yellow Batman can currently be pre-ordered for US$13. He's due out in either March (if you believe the article) or May (if you look at his pre-order page). No word yet as to which of those is correct, although I'd assume he'd appear sooner rather than later. Remember: Look for a new design each Friday.
Funko has announced its newest Hikari mold: Greedo from Star Wars! (Also known as Episode IV: A New Hope.) The luckless bounty hunter, currently available for pre-order, will be available in an "Original" deco.
Greedo is no stranger to Funko's lines, as the character has already had a Fabrikation and a Pop! (released way back in 2011). However, this marks the first time that ANY Star Wars character has appeared in the Hikari line (take that, Boba Fett!).
Hikari Greedo may be the creepiest-looking version of Greedo that the company has released thus far (that Fabrikation, by contrast, was really cute). Much like the character himself, I suspect that this may be one of those love-it-or-hate-it designs.
Funko's Premium Hikari Greedo can be pre-ordered for US$80 and is slated for a February release.
The service is apparently available in both a basic "Collector" level package as well as a premium "Founder" level. The difference, as near as I can tell, is that the Founder package charges you the full US$150 for the year upfront and includes some extra goodies (including an 8-inch commemorative statue; see gallery).
The Founder package is obviously the better value although I expect that not everybody may be willing to commit to a year sight-unseen (and that totally awesome statue is contingent on a subscriber remaining in the club for a full year).
While the contents and themes of upcoming boxes may be a mystery, we at least know that the first box will have an Avengers: Age of Ultron theme and include a premium 6-inch Pop! Hulkbuster Iron Man. It's a wacky adorable figure which may entice at least a few subscribers into the club. Also included will be a t-shirt, a stylized vinyl accessory, and two "premium accessories."
Funko's newest Hikari is a platinum deco for Frankenstein, currently available for pre-order.
"Platinum" Frankenstein, who is limited to a 750-piece run, sports a relatively plain metallic deco. While I'm not necessarily sure that the metal resembles platinum (or just polished iron, etc), it's not a bad concept although I'd certainly rather see him bronzed. It's certainly not a bad design, but the black eyes are somewhat of a distraction and keep Frankenstein from looking too classy. My favorite uses of the mold thus far are probably the "Distressed" and "Glitter Shock" versions seen back in October; of course, he still hasn't had a "Mystic Powers" deco, though, which will likely be my new favorite when/if it occurs.
Funko's "Platinum" Frankenstein can be pre-ordered for US$50 and is slated for a February release. At this point, I'm just wondering when we'll see a Hikari Dracula or Wolfman. Perhaps one will be shown at Toy Fair?
All hands on deck! Batten down the hatches because Funko has unleashed a flood of collectibles for Marvel's upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron. Rarely do we see this much merchandises for a franchise, let alone all at once but Funko intends to inundate collectors with selections from FIVE different lines in March (and a little of April).
Now that all Marvel licensees have answered the internet's very loud calls for Baby Groot toys, they can turn their attention elsewhere! The Funko Pop! Glow in the Dark figure of Thanos arrives as an Entertainment Earth exclu...
Funko has unveiled its Hikari "Mystic Powers" Spider-Man, which is also now available for pre-order.
Fans will best recall the "Mystic Powers" deco for its use on Skeletor, which is still easily among the coolest Hikari figures. Since then it's also appeared on Frankenstein and... I think that may be it? (Unless I'm forgetting a SDCC exclusive.)
True to form, this mix of reds, black, golds, and blue works pretty well on Spider-Man. On some level, it's vaguely reminiscent of the red & black combo used for the Superior Spider-Man (or first appearance Spider-Man, for that matter) but the added golds and blues give it some additional character. Overall, it's a nifty design that may be my favorite use of the Spider-Man mold and second-favorite of "Mystic Powers" deco.
Funko's Hikari "Mystic Powers" Spider-Man can be pre-ordered for US$80 (and, if you buy through Entertainment Earth, you can get free shipping). You also have a chance to win a copy through one of Funko's Facebook contests.
Entertainment Earth will be exclusively selling such a variant which looks just as cool as the first version (meaning it's time to buy both?). While I'm not the biggest fan of glow-in-the-dark gimmicks, the EE exclusive looks great by daylight as well. When you couple these two fantastic releases with DST's upcoming vinyl bank bust, 2015 might be the year of Cthulhu.
Funko's EE-exclusive glow-in-the-dark Pop! Cthulhu can be pre-ordered for US$11 and is slated for a March release. Are you ready for some real March Madness?
Every Christmas season CEO of Funko, Brian Mariotti, gives Funko fans a very special treat. Called Funko’s 12 Days of Christmas, each day Mariotti shares what collector’s can expect to see in 2015 from their favo...