Oh, hey, thanks Funko! They've announced plans to release Pop! figures based on a film that still sort of creeps me out 30+ years after I originally viewed it - The Dark Crystal. It's the movie I now threaten my own kids with forcing them to watch when they misbehave - a Jim Henson fueled punishment. And so Funko wants you to be able to relive your personal dark dreams with their Pop! Movies: The Dark Crystal lineup. You can pick up Jen the Gelfling, Kira and her pet Fizzgig, The Chamberlain Skeksis, Aughra, and UrSol the Chanter. They'll be coming in July 2016...so be ready.
With Disney set to release a new version of Pete's Dragon in August of this year, Funko is going somewhat retro with their upcoming Pop! Disney: Pete's Dragon - Elliott vinyl. "Even though he has the power to become invisible and breathe fire, he'll be content if you just rub his stomach!" You'll be able to get your hands on this 6-inch tall Pop! vinyl in July 2016.
Funko is releasing Pop figures from another show/film that I've heard rumblings about but never actually seen. The Pop! Animation: Rick and Morty series features - you guessed it! - both Rick and Morty. "Rick, the troubled scientist, and his kind-hearted grandson, Morty, embark on misadventures that send them through time and space!" Wait...is this Back to the Future? And is that kid holding poop? Ahh...find out in July 2016.
Funko has announced a trio of Pop! figures from one of the most iconic high school comedy films of the 1980's. In their Pop! Movies: Ferris Bueller's Day Off series, they'll be dropping a trio of figures: Ferris Bueller, Dancing Ferris, and his best friend - Cameron Frye. You'll be able to bring along Abe Froman, the Sausage King of Chicago, along with you on all of your high faulting dinner dates.
Look for these to hit store shelves beginning in June 2016. But, life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
Hey...75 year old toy collectors will be abuzz with the news that Funko is set to release the Pop! TV: Golden Girls series of vinyl figures. Oh yes, that means Dorothy, Sophia, Blanche, and Rose will be getting their own line of collectibles (there's still a good chance the LEGO Ideas Golden Girls set gets made as well). They'll be available beginning in July 2016...and I'm fully expecting an Empty Nest spin-off Pop! series.
Thirteen years is usually a long time for a company like Disney•Pixar to cash in on a successful first film like Finding Nemo. But they've going to be releasing the long awaited for sequel - Finding Dory. And since it's a Disney•Pixar film, that means there'll be lots of merchandising and toys. Hence...Funko and their Mystery Minis: Disney•Pixar Finding Dory series. The blind-boxed series will be released in June 2016 (same month as the film) and likely include all of the main players from the sure to be hit movie. Oh, how I dread being forced to go see this.
Funko celebrated Aliens Day with some new Aliens collectibles. First up, shown above, is the new ReAction: Aliens 3-Pack. This set of three features Ripley, the 5.5-inch Power Loader suit, and the equally tall Alien Queen. They'll be available beginning in August 2016. Also available in August will be a pair from the Pop! Movies: Aliens series. Ellen Ripley makes her Pop! debut alongside a super-sized 6-inch tall Alien Queen Pop!.
Funko's Mopeez: Ghostbusters Series is slated to hit store shelves beginning in July 2016. These are the old-school Ghostbusters and not those new-fangled lady Ghostbusters of the upcoming film. The set includes classic Ghostbusters characters like Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler, Slimer, Winston Zeddermore, and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
Funko has introduced the Game of Thrones Action Figures and The Wall Display Set. These figures stand in at 3.75 inches in height and have five points of articulation. The first wave features Jon Snow, Samwell Tarly, Ghost, Tormund Giantsbane, Ygritte, Rattleshirt (aka Lord of Bones), Magnar of Thenn, a White Walker, and The Night King.
In addition to the individual figures, Funko is also releasing The Wall Display Set, which stands at 13 inches tall with 15-inch tall scaffolding to feature or interact with up to 25 Funko Action Figures. This display set comes with an exclusive Tyrion Lannister Action Figure. The individual figures will be released in June 2016, while The Wall Playlet will drop in July 2016.
Funko has announced a series of four figures from one of the most popular sci-fi films of the 1980's - Pop! Movie: Flash Gordon. The series includes namesake Flash Gordon, Ming the Merciless, General Klytus, and Prince Vultan of the Hackmen. Look for them to be released beginning in July 2016.