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1:00 PM on 08.01.2014

SDCC 2014: ThinkGeek

The majority of ThinkGeek's San Diego Comic-Con booth was dedicated to upcoming goodies with a smaller vending section to the side. The company's con-exclusive goods included a Bee and Puppycat inflatable sword, Star Wars R2-...

Natalie Kipper




Off the shelf and into your pocket: Funko's Pocket Pop! keychains photo
Off the shelf and into your pocket: Funko's Pocket Pop! keychains
by Scarecroodle

Apparently recognized the impracticality of taking Pop! figures with you, Funko has decided to release a line of Pocket Pop! keychains. You know, it's like the old saying goes: "Go tiny or stay at home."

The first offerings in this line (which apparently premiered at SDCC?) includes Batman, Harley Quinn, the four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Jon Snow, Daenerys, Daryl Dixon, and Rick Grimes. As such, it's a nice cross-section of different series.

While I like the figures, non-metal keychain collectibles tend to get messed up pretty quickly as keys can really wreck the paint, etc. As such, I'm wondering how well these will hold up under the pressure. There's currently no word as to pricing but expect pre-orders to open soon.

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SDCC 2014: Funko booth photo
SDCC 2014: Funko booth
by Scarecroodle

As with previous cons, the Funko booth served primarily as a retail outlet for the dozens and dozens of exclusives it brought to the show. Where most companies might think ten or fifteen SDCC exclusives is a sensible number, Funko had somewhere around fifty between its Pop!, Hikari, Legacy, Mystery Mini, and ReAction lines.

Of course, by the time our on-site staffers stopped by the booth, Funko had sold out on many of them (I certainly wouldn't have minded a flocked Pop! Rocket Raccoon or exclusive Mystery Minis pack). Since I heard there were some empty shelves, I've included a few press images for the cooler items in the gallery alongside the booth photos.

Be sure to check out the gallery.

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SDCC 2014: Blizzard photo
SDCC 2014: Blizzard
by Natalie Kipper

San Diego Comic-Con attendees swarmed Blizzard's booth at the event and with so much new and exclusive merchandise, it was easy to see why. The company certainly blew me away with the sheer scope and quality of not only its purchasable items but also its future releases. Read on to see all that Blizzard brought to the table.

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Funko's Pop! Universal Monsters might be scary cute photo
Funko's Pop! Universal Monsters might be scary cute
by Scarecroodle

Funko's latest horror offerings are sure to elicit screams of delight, as the company has added many iconic Universal Studios Monsters to its Pop! Movie line.

The figures (due out in September, meaning they can be on your shelves this Halloween!) include Dracula, Frankenstein (or Adam or "The Monster"), the Bride of Frankenstein (did she ever get a real name?), the Creature from the Black Lagoon (a.k.a. the Gillman), the Mummy, the Phantom of the Opera, the Wolfman, and the Metaluna Mutant (This Island Earth).

The selection is terrifyingly adorable. While the Gillman is definitely a must-own for my ever-expanding collection (which also includes the Funko Force Gillman), I also find myself tempted by the Metaluna Mutant, Phantom, and Dracula as well as the Wolfman.

Will any of these figures be scaring the money from your wallet?

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Funko announces last batch of SDCC exclusives and new Fabrikation photo
Funko announces last batch of SDCC exclusives and new Fabrikation
by Vanessa Cubillo

So we’ve finally reached the end of Funko’s SDCC exclusives. I’ve seen some cool things, some alright things, and stuff I don’t really care about. Still, I would love to score some of this stuff.

Their last batch is small, just four exclusives. The first two comes from Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction. There will be special bloody ReAction figures of Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield.

These exclusives end with two very random Pop! figures. There will be an exclusive of Huckleberry Hound and Gabriel from LMS. Today, Funko also announced the latest figure from their new line, Fabrikation.

There will be a cute and cuddly soft sculpture figure of Rocket Raccoon from Guardians of the Galaxy. Good news, it’s not an exclusive so we can all get this cute little guy! 

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What Pedro Is Up To: Learning to Love the POP photo
What Pedro Is Up To: Learning to Love the POP
by Pedro Cortes

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!

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Funko will bring Goonies goodness to SDCC photo
Funko will bring Goonies goodness to SDCC
by Vanessa Cubillo

So we’re getting close to the end of Funko’s SDCC exclusives reveals. I’ve been pretty excited about a few of their figures, especially the Pop! Headless Hershel. Today’s batch of exclusives features a mix of movies, and more Game of Thrones.

It’s a popular show, I know, but so is The Walking Dead and Buffy the Vampire Slayer! Ok, so let’s kick this off with their latest Game of Thrones exclusive. From the Legacy Collection, there will be a Battle Damaged Tyrion Lannister with his weapon and helmet.

Next, there will be a Nightmare Before Christmas ReAction figure of Jack Skellington and his dog, Zero. Keeping with the spooky, there will also be a glow in the dark and blood splattered Billy from Saw. There will also be a Pop! Sloth from The Goonies wearing his Superman shirt. If you wanted this Sloth in another form, there will also be a ReAction figure of this particular Sloth as well. 

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Blizzard's SDCC exclusives are cute, cuddly, and deadly photo
Blizzard's SDCC exclusives are cute, cuddly, and deadly
by Natalie Kipper

Year after year, Blizzard's San Diego Comic-Con booth is swamped with fans hoping to buy their con-exclusive goods. It's easy to see why. Their stuff is spectacular, managing to tie into the company's games while being collectible and, at times, a little silly. This year's offerings are no different.

Blizzard will be bringing a four exclusives with them. The first (and my personal favorite) is the Nether Faerie Dragon plush (US$35; limited to 2,000 pieces), a variant of the remarkable-looking Faerie Dragon Dragon plush coming to the Blizzard Gear Store later on. The second is a Funko Pop! Vinyl - Primal Kerrigan (US$15, limited to 2,500 pieces), a variant on the currently available Funko Pop! Vinyl Kerrigan. The third is the Cute But Deadly Cloaking Zeratul (US$18, limited to 2,500 pieces), from the same line as last year's Sylvanas. The final con-exclusive is the Whimsyshire Treasure Goblin plush (US$30, limited to 3,500), another variant of an upcoming Blizzard Gear Store plush (although the standard one is much more sinister-looking).

In addition to the con-exclusives, Blizzard will be debuting goodies coming to the online store after the show. Highlights include a Hearthstone plush equipped with light and sound effects, a StarCrafts Zergling plush keychain, and a Blizzard Heroes and Villains lanyard.

You can find all these treasures at Blizzard's booth #115.

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Get ready for more Game of Thrones SDCC exclusives from Funko photo
Get ready for more Game of Thrones SDCC exclusives from Funko
by Vanessa Cubillo

We’ve seen some Game of Thrones exclusives already from Funko, but today’s seventh announcement really focuses on this HBO hit show. The first exclusive announcement contains many spoilers! If you are not up to date with the show, or haven’t even watched and want to later, go away right now!

Funko will be releasing an exclusive Game of Thrones Mystery Minis series consisting of characters who have died. The series will be called “In Memoriam,” and there will be eight figures included all in black and white. I’m not naming them to avoid spoilers, but if you look at the photos, you can see who they are.

There will also be an exclusive Pop! figure of Ghost flocked. If you like the flocked style, there will also be a flocked exclusive Pop! Lion-O from ThunderCats. Also from ThunderCats, there will be a glow in the dark Mumm-Ra.

Ending on an extremely random note, there will also be a SDCC exclusive Pop! of Sharknado. This time he’s all bloody! 

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Breaking Bad and Walking Dead are included in Funko's latest SDCC batch photo
Breaking Bad and Walking Dead are included in Funko's latest SDCC batch
by Vanessa Cubillo

Funko did it! I said I wanted them to surprise me, and that’s just what they did. Their sixth batch of SDCC exclusives all comes from hit TV shows.

The first two come from the critically acclaimed, Breaking Bad. This series is getting massive! There’s already ten regular figures, two Entertainment Earth exclusives, and now two SDCC exclusives.

There will be a glow in the dark Walter White in his yellow cook suit, and a badly beaten Jesse Pinkman. Next comes my favorite Pop! exclusive so far; The Walking Dead’s Hershel Greene. What makes this exclusive so special?

Well, tragically, Hershel comes with a removable head just like the SDCC exclusive last year of Game of ThronesNed Stark. I joked some time ago about Funko making this figure, so I’m happy they actually did. Speaking of Game of Thrones, there will be a Glow in the dark version of a White Walker from the Legacy Collection.

The last two exclusives come from My Little Pony. There will be Vinyl Collectible versions of DJ Pon-3 and Spitfire. Remember to like and share Funko’s SDCC posts on social media for a chance to win these exclusives. I want that Hershel Pop!

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Funko's fifth SDCC reveal gives us Frozen exclusives photo
Funko's fifth SDCC reveal gives us Frozen exclusives
by Vanessa Cubillo

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! 

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