The Netflix Original film Bright is the latest to join Funko's Pop! lineup. From the divisive Netflix film (RT - 29% Critics vs 89% Audience), this series features characters from the urban fantasy crime film. They include partners Daryl Ward and Nick Jakoby, and the young elf Tikka featured with wand. Also, look for Leilah – a witch seeking control of the wand (only at Target).
If you're interested in pre-ordering any of these figures, head on over to Amazon.com.
Once again on the run from dark forces determined to crush freedom in the galaxy, the strong and committed Leia Organa who fans have grown to love is now leading the Resistance fleet on its quest to find a haven in the widely acclaimed Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
In tribute of Carrie Fisher’s last appearance as Leia in the epic Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Hot Toys has announced the Leia Organa 1/6th scale figure based on her appearance in from the film.
The highly-accurate collectible figure features a newly developed head sculpt, a meticulously tailored elegant outfit, a blaster, and a specially designed character theme figure stand.
The figure is currently available for pre-order over at Sideshow Collectibles. It's priced at $220.00 and anticipated to begin shipping in Q1 of 2019.
The 1/6th scale Leia Organa Collectible Figure features the following:
Authentic and detailed likeness of Carrie Fisher as Leia Organa in Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Pair of relaxed hands
Gun holding right hand
Gesturing right hand
Grayish-blue colored long-sleeve dress
Black colored gown
Pair of grayish blue colored heeled boots
Gold colored bangle (attachable to right wrist)
Bracelet (attachable to left wrist)
Specially designed figure stand, Leia Organa’s nameplate and Star Wars logo
Mezco Toyz has announced a new plush toy line - the Flatzos. The 12-inch tall plush lineup features a trio of characters you can cuddle up and watch a horror movie with. Those first three characters are Chucky (Child's Play), Jason Vorhees (Friday the 13th), and Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare On Elm Street). Currently available to pre-order for $14.00 each, look for the Flatzos to begin shipping between June and August of 2018.
Part 2 of Argonaut Resins final resin release of 2017 will be a 2.75-inch micro, spirit-style Pharaoh Hound Dog Fairy. These are the counterpart to the 2-inch Tuttz Fairy already released. The Fairy Hound will be very limited and go on sale today (Friday December 29th 2017) at 9AM ET in the Argonaut Resins online store (linked above). No word on pricing, but the Tuttz ran $12.00 each.
The real Cthulhu, the cosmic entity crated by H.P. Lovecraft is the latest to join SuperCute Plush. The SuperCute Plush: 12" The Real Cthulhu is now available from the folks at Funko. In addition to the standard dark green version, there are several exclusives available. A green version of the real Cthulhu is available only at Books-A-Million. A pink goth version can be found at Toys”R”Us! And a turquoise variant can be purchased from Hot Topic.
If you're interested in picking one up, head over to Amazon.com.
If you go by what critics have to say, you’d likely want to steer clear of the film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower. Currently, Rotten Tomatoes has a score of 16% for the movie. That’s not too good. It's like in Adam Sandler movie range. But the audience score is almost 50%.
Being a big fan of the book series, I was looking forward to seeing a big screen version of the epic story. Unfortunately, they decided to not simply adapt King’s stories. They went in a new direction, telling a new story with the main characters from the books
I might be in the minority, but I actually enjoyed the movie for what it was. It was entertaining. The movie definitely wasn’t anywhere on the same level as the books. But it was more watchable than the critics would have you believe.
There were some collectible tie-ins, including several series of toys from Diamond Select Toys. In this review, we’re looking at the pair of action figures that DST released based on the two main characters – The Gunslinger and The Man in Black.
The Gunslinger features the likeness of actor Idris Elba in his cowboy-themed outfit. The figure comes with a pair of pistols, which can be held in special pistol grip hands. Or you can go the non-violent holstered route. There's also the Horn of Eld - which I don't even remember seeing in the movie.
The figure includes a background diorama, which appears to be from Jake Chambers’ room. There are several stickers (each depicting one of Jake’s drawings) that you can slap onto a bulletin board on the diorama’s wall.
The Man in Black also includes a diorama background. His is from the abandoned house that Jake visits. It says “All Hail The Crimson King” on the wall.
The Man in Black figure is based on the likeness of Matthew McConaughey from the film. His lone accessory is a crystal ball that you can sort of balance in either open palm hand. Luckily, since the ball is fairly small, DST includes an extra crystal ball wrapped up in a baggy. (You’ll likely either lose the first one, or – what happened to me – a cat played with it until it ended up under the kitchen stove.
In terms of 7-inch tall action figures, the sculpts of both actors are very good. They are done by Gentle Giant Studios, who are known to produce high level sculpt. These are both recognizable versions of their on-screen counterparts. The paintwork could have been better, but it’s actually slightly above average for figures of this scale.
The number of accessories for The Gunslinger are adequate. The Man in Black is a little light on accessories. Although, I’m not sure what additional accessories are needed with either figure.
For years, I’ve been hoping for a line of action figures (or 1/6th scale) based on an artist rendition of the characters from The Dark Tower book series. I’m not sure if that will ever happen. Nonetheless, getting action figures based on a film version of these characters is a nice consolation.
Luckily for collectors, Diamond Select Toys has the license. And they’ve done a solid job with both of these figures. And at $24.99 each, you definitely won’t break the bank collecting the entire season.
The Dark Tower Action Figures Series: The Dark Tower Manufacturer: Diamond Select Toys Sculpted by: Gentle Giant Studios Material: Plastic Authorized Likeness: Idris Elba as The Gunslinger; Matthew McConaughey as The Man in Black Dimensions: Approximately 7 inches tall Points of Articulation: About 14 points Designs: The Gunslinger; The Man in Black Accessories: The Gunslinger – pair of guns, Horn of Eld, background diorama, 5 total hands; The Man in Black – background diorama, crystal ball Pricing: $24.99 each
Only special people have the ability to see Fairies - can you see them?!
If you - like me - were snoozing over Christmas, you likely missed the the all new 2 inch tall Tuttz Cat Fairies release from Argonaut Resins on Christmas Eve. This series is very limited and will also come with a few chase colors. These new cats are the same size as the previously released Micro 3D printed resins (straight from Eric Nocella Diaz's 3D home printer). Pick the Tuttz Cat Fairies up for $12.00 each.
It takes a special person to be an Evil Dead fan. You definitely can’t have a weak stomach. And you’ll need to have a gross sense of humor. Luckily, I’m one of those people.
So, when Starz announced they would be producing the Ash vs. Evil Dead television series (featuring Bruce Campbell), I was super excited. Surprisingly, it’s been critically acclaimed and the crew of Ash, Kelly, and Pablo will be fighting Deadites into a third season in 2018.
If you watched all of Season 2 of Ash vs. Evil Dead, there’s one episode that likely sticks out to you. The 18th overall series episode, Ashy Slashy features a significant “death”. But it’s really the foul-mouthed puppet that makes this one memorable.
The Ashy Slashy Puppet features all of Ash Williams’s undesirable traits - crude and obnoxious. And there’s even a little violent streak (especially towards Kelly) in its stuffing. But whenever it’s on the screen, it steals the scene.
We’ll leave it to NECA to recreate and produce the Ashy Slashy puppet as a collectible replica. The company that’s known for releasing affordable pop culture replicas has dropped a workable version of the Deadite puppet.
The first thing I noticed after taking the Ashy Slashy puppet out of the packaging was that there’s a large cardboard cylinder stuffed up inside of it. It might look like it’s just there to puff up the plush. But don’t throw it away! It’s there so you can display the plush puppet up on a shelf.
The puppet is a stellar replica of the on-screen version. I wasn’t able to pick out any significant differences between the two. It’s shocking that this is only retailing for $59.99.
The plush puppet is designed to look like the series’ main character – Ash. It’s sporting a denim shirt with brown pants. There are a lot of buttons, including a pair for eyes. And the little guy even has Ash’s chainsaw right hand and a few streaks of grey hairs.
Ashy Slashy features a pair of wire armatures inside of the puppet’s arms. This allows you to pose the arms and gives them added stability when working the puppet. Also, if you’re wanting to actually use the puppet, the inside of the mouth includes a pair of cutouts that you slip your fingers into. The lone complaint I have is that there’s no hem on the bottom of the pants, so it will start fraying with any extended “playing with”.
Considering I had my 6-year-old son running around the house with a crazed puppet on his hand, yelling “Ashy Slashy!”, I’d have to say it’s fairly easy to use. And while it would make a great addition to something like a children’s puppet theater, I’d probably limit it to a displayable collectible.
And what a collectible it is. I’d definitely recommend the Ashy Slashy puppet for those folks who are fans of any of the Evil Dead titles. It’s not really limited to viewers of the Ash vs Evil Dead series (even though that’s the lone place where the puppet appeared). Just imagine the joy in your children’s eyes as a puppet-sized version of Ash Williams reads them classic bedtime tales from the Necronomicon.
Ashy Slashy Replica Puppet Series: Ash vs. Evil Dead Manufacturer: NECA Material: Plush puppet with wire armature arms Dimensions: Approximately 15 inches tall Pricing: $59.99
ToyQube and Jeffrey Gillette: The man who “Banksied” Banksy have released the Minksy polystone figure for pre-order. Anticipated to begin shipping in Q1 of 2018, the 6-inch tall mouse (with a 9-inch tall port-a-john) is a limited edition of 180 pieces. You can pre-order these now for $175.00.