The film that freaked me out as a 4-year old (and cyclically freaked out my 4-year old) will be immortalized in toy form thanks to Funko. The Pop! Movies: E.T. series will include three characters from the 1982 film. Elliott, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, and Gertie should all be hitting store shelves later this month. Unfortunately, none of these will come with toy Reese's Pieces.
From the award winning action-adventure video game, Arkham Asylum, Funko has announced the Pop! Heroes: Arkham Asylum series. Batman, The Joker, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, and Killer Croc are the first characters to be released from Gotham's high security prison.
Look for the series to be available beginning in October 2014.
Funko has announced that they will be producing the Fantastic Mr. Fox Legacy Collection. From Wes Anderson's 2009 film Fantastic Mr. Fox, Mr. Fox, Ash, Rat, and Kylie will be coming to action figure form.
The series will be available in stores beginning in November 2014.
The Pop! Marvel collection from Funko will be growing by four members later this month. They will be adding a quartet of characters from Thor 2, including Odin, Heimdall, Lady Sif, and a brand new Loki with his helmet. Sorry guys...there's no Natalie Portman Pop! figure for you to sweet talk to...
The big fall film from Walt Disney Animation Studios will be Big Hero 6, slated to hit theatres on November 7th 2014. To get a jumpstart, Funko has announced the Pop! Disney: Big Hero 6 series. The 3" tall vinyls include: Go Go Tomago, Honey Lemon, Hiro Hamada, Wasabi No-Ginger, and Fred. Also included in the series is the Pearlescent Nurse Baymax and Baymax - each one measuring 6" tall. Look for the entire line to be released in October 2014, with the Pearlescent Nurse available in November.
Funko returns with another Pop! Television series. The Walking Dead Series 5 will be here just in time for the start of Season 5 of AMC's The Walking Dead. Included in the six figure series is the Well Walker. What makes him so special? He's the first Pop! figure that pulls apart. Show your pals his lovely insides.
Series 5 will be available in September 2014.
There's so much goodness in Funko's newest announcement - their Science Fiction Mystery Minis - that I don't know where to start. There's E.T., Robocop, Jedge Dredd, and characters from Tron, Predator, Alien, Mars Attacks, and Firefly...among others.
This blind box series will be one that most sci-fi geeks will want to pick up. Really...unlike a lot of blind box series, it looks like you can't go wrong with any of these. They will be available to purchase in September 2014.
The Book of Life is an upcoming film (October 17 2014) from Reel FX and 20th Century Fox. It's the first film from Reel FX since Free Birds. And Funko will be releasing both Pop! and Legacy Series from the film. The Pop! Movies: The Book of Life (pictured above) will hit shops before the film release - September 2014. Also, The Book of Life Legacy Series (pictured below) will give collectors a little more realistic look at the animated film's characters. These figure should be Available in October 2014.
When I think of television series that lend themselves perfectly to Funko's cute little Pop! Television line...American Horror Story probably would land somewhere between Deadwood and True Blood. But, hell, if they're releasing figures from True Blood and Breaking Bad, I'm guessing that some lines are made to cater more towards adult collectors.
This series of American Horror Story Pop! figures features characters from both Season One and Season Three of the popular FX anthology series. They should start hitting your favorite shops around September 2014...just in time to celebrate the new season premiere.
Since I don't actually have any of them...I almost always forget that those little Pop! vinyl figures from Funko are so small. It's not until I see someone manhandling one that I realize I'm either looking at the world's largest hands...or these guys are minifigs.
Then, when they release something like the Pop! Rides: TMNT Turtle Van, I reassure myself that we're not talking about something the size of a Smart car. I won't be battling any of these things for parking spots. Or maybe I will...we shall see come September 2014.