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7:00 AM on 09.18.2014

Flock yeah! Hot Topic to carry a flocked Pop! Simba

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 &...

Scarecroodle


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Funko's Pop! Star Sapphire Wonder Woman & Frost Giant Loki to be sold exclusively at NYCC photo
Funko's Pop! Star Sapphire Wonder Woman & Frost Giant Loki to be sold exclusively at NYCC
by Scarecroodle

Funko has shown off two versions (each) of its upcoming NYCC-exclusive Pop! Star Sapphire Wonder Woman and Frost Giant Loki, to be sold at Fugitive Toys' booth (#410).

Both versions will be available in a standard edition as well as a variant; Star Sapphire WW has a metallic costume version while Frost Giant Loki seems to glow in the dark. I have to admit being a little surprised that the standard version of Star Sapphire is an exclusive in the first place, given that there's some fan demand for the character and she's more than just a simple repaint. Usually the more sculpting a figure gets, the more mileage its maker tries to get although I guess the body work must be minor enough that Funko isn't overly invested in the figure.

No word on pricing, but Fugitive Toys' previous exclusive Funko Pop! White Lantern Batman apparently ran for US$17 while its glow-in-the-dark version was US$25.

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Much mischief ensues with Funko's Pop! Thor figures photo
Much mischief ensues with Funko's Pop! Thor figures
by Scarecroodle

Funko has fleshed out its cast of Thor movie Pop! figures with Odin, Lady Sif, and Heimdall (one brotha in all of Asgard and he's the doorman? Racist much, Marvel movies?) as well as a new helmeted Loki, all of which are currently available for pre-order.

Although the whole set is pretty cute, I think that I'm most impressed by the Odin who, despite his miniature proportions, still looks pretty tough. Lady Sif, who sports a thinner body mold, is also a really neat-looking Pop! figure.

The wave is apparently slated to hit retailers in September and should retail for around US$10. No word as to when I'll see Thor: The Dark World which still hasn't appeared on NFI.

[ Pre-order Loki | Odin | Heimdall | Lady Sif at Entertainment Earth ]

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Female Thor may open door for a lot of collectibles photo
Female Thor may open door for a lot of collectibles
by Scarecroodle

For those who missed the somewhat weird announcement earlier this week, Thor will soon be a woman. No, it's not a gender-bend (although it's worth noting something similar was done with Lady Loki) nor is she being billed as a substitute, this is just the new normal because, well, comics!

The Marvel press release explains that Thor will still be a god rather than a goddess (a reference that nobody understands just yet) with a different character wielding Mjolnir. While you could write this all off with a simple "comics be crazy" and completely forget about it (since it's unlikely to ever appear outside of comics, in much the same way the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon doesn't feature Miles Morales) if not for the fact that a female Thor opens a rather large door for merchandising. So when you see a Marvel Bishoujo Thor announced this year (because it seems inevitable) and your brain is spinning for a second, I hope this advance warning from keep you from experiencing a mini mental breakdown.

At any rate, whether you approve or not, it's just the latest in a long trend of comic makers trying to alter existing characters (whether to shake up the status quo for a quick sales boost or not) because promoting new or lesser known characters is apparently hard and risky. I imagine that the overall reaction and profitability of this decision will determine who DC Comics will pull this same trick with.

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5:00 PM on 06.11.2014

By Odin's beard, figma Thor verily looks great but is verily too expensive

From the Halls of Asgard to the Fires of Muspelheim, all sing the song of Thor. Thus verily should it come to nobody's surprise that Max Factory's upcoming figma Thor has received additional images. While I like figma Thor, I...

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Tomopop Review: Funko's Marvel Mystery Minis Loki photo
Tomopop Review: Funko's Marvel Mystery Minis Loki
by Scarecroodle

Funko easily ranks among the top makers of blind-boxed collectibles, and it's easy to see why with exciting entries such as the Marvel Mystery Minis series. This time around Funko has released a regular version of the series (which can be found at all the usual retailers) as well as a Hot Topic exclusive version.

Today we'll be taking a closer look at one of the figures you might find in a box (if you're REALLY lucky, that is!), the ultra-rare Loki with staff.

Full review after the jump.

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7:30 AM on 02.27.2014

Avengers figma Thor arrives for previews and pre-orders

They've been teased for some time already, but it looks like we are finally getting those figma Avengers figures. The first Avenger won't be Cap, but rather the demi-deity from Asgard, Thor. Full previews are now out as well ...

Andres Cerrato

3:45 PM on 02.09.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Giant figma roundup

I'm sure it comes to no one's surprise that there were a lot of new figma on display at Wonder Festival. But could you really predict just how varied the offerings this time around would be? They really dug out some unexpecte...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

1:00 PM on 01.13.2014

Lego stop-motion clip features Thor vs Loki

Since I'm on a Lego kick this fine day, I figured you needed this in your life. What you have here is a stop-motion video of Thor fighting Loki. Sounds simple. It isn't. With some amusing sound effects, some visual pizazz and the Gurren from Code Geass, Jordan Tseng has made a delightful video. Hope ya dig it as much as I did! [via Kotaku]

Pedro Cortes



Tomopop Review: DST's Marvel Select Jane Foster photo
Tomopop Review: DST's Marvel Select Jane Foster
by Scarecroodle

Did you ever think you'd see the day when Jane Foster got an action figure? Despite being a long-standing supporting character in Thor's life (as well as one of his love interests), I can't recall Jane Foster even once receiving a figure in any major line let alone a collectors-level one. Diamond Select Toys and the Thor movies have changed that, however, with the character first receiving a Minimate and now, with Thor: The Dark World, a Marvel Select figure as well (and another Minimate).

Full review after the jump.

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7:00 AM on 12.19.2013

DST's MS Jane Foster, Thunderbolts Minimates, on the way

Diamond Select Toys has announced that its upcoming Thor: The Dark World Marvel Jane Foster, along with other offerings, should be hitting stores this week. Expect to see Jane Foster, the Marvel Now! Minimates Thunderbolts bo...

Scarecroodle



8:00 PM on 11.19.2013

Custom Made Monday: Yes, today is Tuesday

Welcome to Custom Made Monday! What? What do you mean today's Tuesday? Are you sure? Ok, fine! I admit it, today is Tuesday. This week I'm bringing you a special edition of Custom Made Tuesday. That doesn't make this edition ...

Vanessa Cubillo