Funko has gone and announced another series of Pop! vinyl figures. The Pop! Anime: My Hero Academia series features Deku, Deku’s childhood bully – Katsuki, Tenya, and Ochaco. In addition, the extremely tall and overly-muscular All Might arrives as a super-sized 6-inch Pop! vinyl. The entire series will be released in the Summer of 2017. Also, be on the lookout for a Deku battle damaged variant only available at Hot Topic.
Kidrobot has gotten in on the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 bandwagon. Rocket Racoon and Kid Groot Guardians of the Galaxy Plush Phunnys are currently available from Kidrobot.com. Each one of these plush Marvel characters currently retail for $11.99.
Toy Art Gallery has announced the long-awaited return of Takoshi – the Blue Blast Takoshi. The superhero squid by Yakimon makes his triumphant comeback in a brilliant blue blank vinyl. Takoshi stands 8 inches tall and is articulated at the arms, head, and waist. He features a removable mask and a miniature Tako. The vinyl is produced by Toy Art Gallery and made in Japan.
With the new Showtime limited event series that premiered this past Sunday, Entertainment Earth has announced its first 2017 San Diego Comic Con Convention Exclusive – the Welcome to Twin Peaks Sign Monitor Mate Bobble. The resin sign looks much like the famed sign from the series, apart from being scaled down to fit on top of your computer monitor and being attached to springs for a bobbling effect. This official Twin Peaks collectible from Bif Bang Pow! has a limited production run of 1,200 pieces. It will be available at SDCC at the Entertainment Earth Booth #2343 and for pre-order online for $11.99.
Mezco has announced the first of their Summer Exclusives – the Mega Scale Lion-O Light-Up Eyes Variant from the 1980’s television cartoon series Thundercats. The figure features a light-up element that recreates his fiery glowing eyes as seen in the show. Activating the discreet switch hidden on the back of his head causes Lion-O’s eyes to blaze with the Sight Beyond Sight.
Titan Merchandise are teaming up with RHINO to release five 4.5″ TITANS Vinyl Figures featuring The Monkees – Davy, Micky, Peter, and Mike and their super-iconic Monkeemobile. Each Monkees figure is individually window-boxed and they’ll be presented in their classic Season One red tunics. Each member of the band comes with an accompanying musical instrument accessory (maracas for Davy, drumsticks for Micky, bass guitar for Peter and twelve-string for Mike).
Funko has announced new series of WWE Pop! vinyl figures, this time combining some old school wrasslers with current superstars. The Pop! WWE: Series 6 features Chris Jericho (holding The List of Jericho), “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase, “The Boss” Sasha Banks, and The Iron Sheik. There are Million Dollar Man and Iron Sheik variants available (a 1-in-6 rarity). In addition, look for this WWE 2-pack Enzo & Cass, available exclusively at Walgreens.
threeA will make their P Grove Robot Krieger 1/6th scale collectible figure available for pre-order beginning on May 29th 2017 only at Bambaland (I’m assuming this means the evening of May 28th for US residents). From designer Ashley Wood, the above pictured figure will be available in three different packages. The P Grove Robot Krieger (the girl) will sell for $160.00. The Black Onyx Bot Head (that’s only the bot head) will sell for $170.00. And the Peppermint Grove Death Of Black Onyx Set (that’s both the figure and bot head) will sell for $280.00. And all of those prices include worldwide shipping.
Patrick Wong has announced the release of his latest resin sculpture entitled “Emblem of an Abstract Riot no.2”. The artwork further explores the theme of failure in protest, riot, and revolt common in many of the art toys and customs from the artist in recent years. It is also the followup piece to the 2015 released resin sculpture “Emblem of an Abstract Riot”.
Cast in solid urethane resin and features an extinguished wick within a molotov cocktail, the piece riffs on The Simpsons cartoon with various elements appropriated directly from the show. “Emblem of an Abstract Riot no.2” measures 6 x 6 x 3.75 inches. It’s available to order through the artist’s webshop (linked above), with handcrafted resin art-multiples priced at $200.00 each.
It feels like Hellboy always took the time to imbibe, even while fighting the forces of evil. So it’s not a surprise that there have been beer, wine, and – now – whiskey partnership’s with Mike Mignola’s legendary comic book character. Officially announced by Dark Horse Comics, XXX Distillery LLC, and Prestige Imports LLC, the Hellboy Hell Water Cinnamon Whiskey is a craft distilled, small batch, naturally flavored cinnamon whiskey retailing for $19.99 for a 750ml bottle. The 66.6 proof Hellboy Hell Water Cinnamon Whiskey is available nationally and can be ordered at www.hellboyhellwater.com. Of course…this ain’t for kids. Unless you’re a grownup man-child.
Now joining the Mystery Minis line are a series of figures from classic Dr. Seuss tales such as Horton, The Lorax, Fox in Socks, The Grinch, and Sam I Am. Funko has announced the Mystery Mini: Dr. Seuss series of blind-boxed figures. You’ll also be able to grab exclusive characters such as White Fish, The Cat in the Hat Fish, and an additional Cat in the Hat only at Barnes & Noble.
If you’re interested in pre-ordering these (they’re expected to ship in July 2017) or any other Funko/Dr Seuss collaborations, you can check out Amazon.com for a number of options.
Titan Merchandise is going to take you into the danger zone with their new series of 3-inch tall blind boxed Archer TITANS. The series features the world famous super-spy and his colleagues, allies, enemies, ex-fiances, and even his mother. This blind-box wave contains the handsome Sterling “Duchess” Archer, the deadly Lana Kane, Agency Director Malory Archer, mad-scientist Dr. Krieger, evil cyborg Barry and much, much more. Plus, there are four hidden chase figures for you to hunt and collect. Look for them to begin hitting stores in October 2017.