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10:00 AM on 09.10.2014

Over-sized Smaug among Funko's new The Hobbit Pop! announcements

Funko has given MTV News an exclusive first look at some upcoming The Hobbit: The Battle Of Five Armies, a selection that includes TWO over-sized Smaugs. The reveals consist of a 6-inch Smaug, a chase variant of Smaug with ye...

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SDCC/WonFes Highlight Reel: The Scarecroodle edition photo
SDCC/WonFes Highlight Reel: The Scarecroodle edition
by Scarecroodle

SDCC and WonFes may have been almost a month ago at this point, but many of its collectibles are still on our minds. Tian recently posted the top ten things he was looking forward to from these cons and, because I'm far more excitably (and exceedingly less orderly), my own highlights list is nowhere near that short.

See many of my favorites after the jump.

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Massive 22-inch Smaug figure to invade your shelves soon, displacing whatever dwarf figures you own photo
Massive 22-inch Smaug figure to invade your shelves soon, displacing whatever dwarf figures you own
by Scarecroodle

Huge news, everyone! The Bridge Direct will be a making a huge Smaug figure (The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies). The figure, which sports a 22-inch wingspan and is apparently 21-inches tall (although I'm no sure how), won't be anywhere near to scale with Bridge Direct's previous offerings but it'll still be a humongous figure.

Smaug will unfortunately only feature a paltry ten points of articulation; the joints seem to be at his knees, hips, mid-section of wings, base of neck, and mid-section of neck. The remaining joints might be the shoulders or at his head and base of the tail, but it's hard to tell. The wings and tail appear feature a "wire core" which is listed as allowing for additional poses (meaning bendy?). Granted, I suppose the major selling point here is the size since Smaug should tower over much your collection.

The figure is billed as coming with an as-yet-unrevealed 1.5-inch figure and accessory, which a poster over at Toyark believes to be Bard and a black arrow (although a Bilbo Baggins probably wouldn't be a bad guess, either). Regardless of who that mystery character is, the figure still probably won't be scale with the massive movie version of the dragon. Did I mention that this Smaug is going to be big?

The Bridge Direct's Smaug will be limited to 3,000 pieces which each box featuring an individually numbered sticker. He can be pre-ordered for US$70 and is slated for a December release. You know, because nothing says Christmas like a dragon.

[ Pre-order at the Warner Bros Shop or its Hobbit Shop imprint ]

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6:00 AM on 07.27.2014

SDCC 2014: CS Moore Studio

CS Moore Studio and I share a common interest: well-endowed ladies. They had a sizable presence at SDCC, and were kind enough to show me around their booth (special thanks to the folks who held up the black backdrop while I was shooting). The number of statues and figures was truly dazzling, and that's before we even get to the giant Fathom statue up front. Hit the jump to see what their wares.

Tianxiao Ma

5:00 AM on 07.27.2014

SDCC 2014: Yamato

If you enjoy figures inspired by fantasy art, Yamato is the place to look. Over the years they've quietly been expanding their Fantasy Figure Gallery lineup. Their presence at SDCC was small, and even then many of the figures...

Tianxiao Ma

12:00 PM on 07.26.2014

SDCC 2014: Weta

Weta's booth always makes a splash. This year, you could spot it a mile away as it was heralded by a giant, sleepy Smaug head. Obviously there would be a lot of merchandise associated with Tbe Hobbit. There were also some new Lord of the Rings statues displayed. Oh, and dwarves. So many dwarves. Click on through for the highlights.

Tianxiao Ma

6:00 AM on 07.26.2014

SDCC 2014: Shiflett Bros.

After being pretty impressed by their work from last year, I dropped by the Shiflett Brothers' booth again this year to see what they were up to. The Shiflett Brothers consist of Brandon and Jarrod, a duo based in Texas who have a serious love for sculpting. Many of the figures and statues are returning from last year, but their new projects were eye-catching. Click on to see them!

Tianxiao Ma



Leaked photo of Funko's Legacy Tyrion in Hand of the King outfit pops up photo
Leaked photo of Funko's Legacy Tyrion in Hand of the King outfit pops up
by Scarecroodle

Tomopop has come across a photo of Funko's upcoming Game of Thrones Legacy Collection Tyrion in his Hand of the King outfit. This version of Tyrion, which has yet to be officially revealed, will be a Walgreen exclusive and is slated to release in August.

The detail and paintwork on the outfit look great. Funko's Legacy Game of Throne figures definitely seem to be getting better and better.

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5:00 AM on 05.21.2014

Start your scheming! Pre-orders for ThreeZero's Tyrion Lannister coming soon

Pre-orders will soon open for ThreeZero's 1/6-scale Tyrion Lannister figure. The figure, which sports a reasonable likeness of actor Peter Dinklage, will be available through ThreeZero's website starting May 26. The immensely...

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2:00 AM on 04.22.2014

All hail new photos of Bahamut, King of Variant Play Arts Kai Dragons

Some new official photos for Square-Enix's upcoming Variant Play Arts Kai Bahamut have turned up and... he still looks great. While there had been some fears in regards to the color scheme, the tones work well enough even if ...

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5:00 PM on 04.19.2014

Will you pray at the Shrine of Azura?

Gaming Heads has opened pre-orders for its 1/6-scale Shrine of Azura, another awesome Elder Scrolls collectible that I'll admire but not own. Much like the previous Shrine of Talos, the Shrine of Azura will be available in bo...

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Tomopop Review: Funko's Game of Thrones Mystery Minis Rhaegal photo
Tomopop Review: Funko's Game of Thrones Mystery Minis Rhaegal
by Scarecroodle

Game of Thrones has proven to be something of a phenomenon. Starting off as a popular book series that appealed more to a geeky fringe, the franchise found mainstream popularity as a show on HBO... although it hadn't really received a ton of merchandise until Funko (sometimes called The Walletslayer) stepped in with a line of Pop!s, 6-inch Legacy figures, and Mystery Minis.

Of these offerings, the Mystery Minis might be the most endearing. These stylized roughly 2.5-inch figures have a certain charm to them and the dragons might be the most charming of the bunch. Today we'll be taking a closer look at Rhaegal, Daenerys' green dragon, from series one.

Full review after the jump.

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