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Dorbz: Naruto

Brand new to Dorbz is NARUTO SHIPPUDEN. Funko has announced the first three figures in their Dorbz: Naruto lineup. This series features the admirable character Naruto and one of the smartest ninja Sakura. Plus, look out for Naruto’s glow chase variant - a 1-in-6 rarity.

If you're interested in pre-ordering any of these, go check out Amazon.com.

Cloud Riders ‘Royalty’ Figures

Hashtag Comics will be attending Book Expo and BookCon at Javits Center (NYC) in June 2017 with the Exclusive Cloud Riders 'Royalty' 4-inch tall vinyl figures. Book 4 in the series, "Prince Gunda and the Thunder Runners" is set to release in June. And Hashtag Comics will be debuting the official collection of the first 4 books titled "Cloud Riders: Royalty" at the show. You'll be able to pick up the stars of the four books at the show.

REVIEW: February 2017 Slam Crate

I was able to get my hands on the February 2017 Slam Crate thanks to the folks at Loot Crate. Their specialized Slam Crate is made for wrestling fans, specifically fans of the WWE. Since February was the last crate before Wrestlemania 33 in early April, there were plenty of reasons to want to nab that loot. One of those reasons being that the Slam Crate informational insert was also a poster of The Undertaker from what I believe was last year's Wrestlemania.

The Road To Wrestlemania Slam Crate included an Exclusive Seth Rollins Authentic T-shirt. The grey short sleeve tee shows off Rollins’ logo as well as having “The Architect” and “Seth Freakin’ Rollins” printed around it. Apparently, Rollins even sported this version on an episode of RAW.

There was also an Exclusive Topps Card Pack, which featured three full-color trading cards (John Cena, Kevin Owens, and Charlotte Flair) as well as a code card that unlocks something in the Topps WWE Slam Card Trader App.

And, as with all crates, you get an exclusive pin. This month, it’s the WWE Attitude Era Championship Belt Enamel Pin. You can celebrate the title runs of The Rock, The Undertaker, and Mankind with the replica of this 1990’s belt.

The big toy included in the February Slam Crate is an Exclusive The Rock Figure from Jada Toys. The figure is part of Jada’s Metals line, a die-cast series of hefty and solid collectibles. The 4-inch tall figure features a single point of articulation at the waist. It also comes with a small black stand base. I often test my 6 and 5 year olds on who a toy is supposed to be, based on its sculpt, and they got my fellow Freedom High School alum correct.

The final piece in the crate, and what will likely get the most use around my abode, is the Exclusive World Heavyweight Championship Belt Pouch. Think of it as a giant fanny pack in the shape of a WWE belt. But the great thing about it is that it can fit a not-so-svelte 39 year old as well as a 6 year old because it’s got some serious adjustability. My kids love that they can pretend to be a WWE champion, and my wife suggested I use it as a part of my next Halloween costume.

You can sign up for the bi-monthly Slam Crate with the following plans: 1 Crate - $29.99; 3 Crates - $28.99 ea.; 6 Crates - $27.99 ea.

REVIEW: Sideshow’s Beetlejuice Sixth Scale Figure

I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who grew up being a little superstitious about saying Beetlejuice three times. Of course, the year was 1988 and I was only 10 years old at that point. But the Tim Burton film starring the likes of Michael Keaton, Wynona Ryder, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, and Catherine O’Hara left an impacting mark upon my young mind.

The film spawned a children’s television cartoon that ran from 1989-1991. That opened the somewhat scary film up to licensed toy lines. And while there were several lines released throughout the 90’s, it wasn’t until this year that we’ve gotten a solid sixth scale Beetlejuice figure.

Sideshow Collectibles provided us with their recently released 1/6th scale Beetlejuice based on the likeness of Michael Keaton as the ghost with the most. This is the Sideshow Exclusive version, which includes the extra Handbook for the Recently Deceased.

Beetlejuice comes dressed to impress in his black and white striped suit. He has a pair of black boots, a white dress shirt and a black tie. The figure features five sets of creepy hands plus an additional right hand with a fingernail file (because there was that one scene where Beetlejuice filed his nails…remember?).

Sideshow went with sculpted hair on this figure, which is an obviously good call. It’s wild, crazy and then there’s that mossy stuff that was sort of growing from Beetlejuice’s hair onto his face. That had to have been accomplished via sculpting. Although, the on-screen character had a little problem with thinning hair, which you don’t really get with the sculpted hair.

The face sculpt is a pretty good likeness of Keaton. Since he also portrayed Batman, we’ve seen some versions of the actor in sixth scale. I feel this one holds up to the others. Of course, Beetlejuice is covered up in makeup…so there’s an added element.

Thanks to companies like Sideshow, fans have been able to get their hands on an increasing number of 1980’s cult film collectibles. All of those toys we (meaning 30-40 somethings) wished we had as kids are now being made available in our adulthood. But that means they also have adult prices.

At first blush, $239.99 seems a little pricey for a figure with only a few accessories. Usually, that price point is reserved for sixth scale with loads of accessories or some type of LED lighting. But Beetlejuice does have a fairly complicated head sculpt. The figure’s also wearing an additional “fat suit” under its’ clothing, to give him that doughy middle-aged look.

The Facts



Beetlejuice Sixth Scale Figure
Manufacturer: Sideshow Collectibles
Sculpted by: JPark
Authorized Likeness: Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice
Material: Plastic articulated figure
Dimensions: 1/6th scale (12 inches tall)
Points of Articulation: Multiple points (over 14)
Outfit: Finely tailored classic black and white striped suit, Watches
Accessories: Five pairs of hands; Nail file hand; Handbook for the Recently Deceased (Sideshow Exclusive Version)
Pricing: $239.99

You can pick one up at the following:

Sideshow Collectibles: $239.99
Amazon.com: $260.00

Lover Boy by Okedoki

So this is just so confusing on so many different levels. The figure is named Lover Boy by the artist Okedoki. He's basically a black Squidward (from SpongeBob SquarePants) wearing what appears to be Pee-wee Herman's attire, except a red bow-tie is swapped out for a red heart on his lapel.

Since my brain is an 80's and 90's pop culture nerd vacuum, I thought...maybe this is supposed to be Billy Ocean. He had a 1984 song (which I'm going to make you watch at the bottom of this post) called Loverboy. Really, if you haven't seen the video, or it's been a while, you should (re)watch it. It's like someone gave the music video director a bunch of money and hallucinogens, and he locked himself in a room for 2 days watching nothing but the Mos Eisley Cantina scene and The Dark Crystal. Then remembered he had to incorporate Billy Ocean into this madness somehow.

Oh yeah...back to the figure, the Lover Boy (Original Version) is a limited edition of 8 pieces and will be released through Collect and Display at ToyConUK (April 29th-30th) for $720.00.

Dude...just watch this...

Mystery Mini: The Walking Dead – In Memoriam

Since The Walking Dead kills off so many of their characters, Funko has decided to release the Mystery Mini: The Walking Dead – In Memoriam series. The good ones might be gone, but they're not forgotten. Each box includes some of the most memorable characters, who are no longer with us, including Shane, Lori, Andrea, and many more. And they're all available - in grey tone - in blind box form.

Like the other The Walking Dead Mystery Minis series, check for these to be available to order over at Amazon.com.

 

Jon Snow – Battle of the Bastards Limited Edition Bust

Dark Horse and HBO have announced announced a new collectible based on the hit television show Game of Thrones. The Jon Snow - Battle of the Bastards Limited Edition Bust features Jon Snow as he faces off in a life-or-death struggle with the evil Ramsay Bolton (Jon doesn't have that infamous rubber Longclaw sword). 

This pre-painted bust measures 6 inches from base to the top of his head, plus sword extension. The edition size is to be determined at press time. But the Jon Snow - Battle of the Bastards Limited Edition Bust will retail for $89.99 and goes on sale August 23rd 2017.

Pop! TV: The Leftovers

Funko is making a Pop! series based on another HBO television series. Mysteriously, 2% of the global population vanished with no explanation. Those left behind are trying to continue their lives. The Pop! TV: The Leftovers series will include Kevin, Patti, and
Matt from the show.

If you're interested in pre-ordering these figures, you can head over to Amazon.com to place your order.

ThreeA x Marvel Captain America Pre-Order

ThreeA and Marvel have announced pre-order details for their stylized Marvel 1/6th Scale Collectible Figure SeriesCaptain America. Ashley Wood's take on Steve Rogers blends elements of his unmistakable historic comic book outfit with contemporary tactical fatigues – all deftly tailored including the classic layered scallop detailings.

Captain America comes complete with his iconic Shield, which features magnetic detailing that grant the ability to store it on Cap’s back and on his faux-leather arm bracers. Captain America debuts a newly enhanced, heroically proportioned 1/6th scale body.

The figure will be available via Bambaland and other retailers beginning on Friday April 28th 2017 and run $240.00 (Bambaland price includes worldwide shipping).

The 1/6th scale Captain America figure features the following:

  • Three Sets of Interchangeable Hands
  • Magnetically Attachable Shield
  • Set of Faux-Leather Arm Bracers
  • Set of Faux-Leather Boots

Pint Size Heroes: Megaman

Funko has announced the Pint Size Heroes: Megaman series of blind-bagged figures. Megaman and many of his counterparts from the classic video game series are now in Pint Size form. Unwrap the blind bag to find Megaman, Protoman, Zero, Dr. Light and many more. Look for exclusive characters at GameStop like Gill, Dee Jay, and Crimson Viper.

Look for these to begin shipping in June 2017 and to be available for pre-order over at Amazon.com.