Funko has announced that Joel Embiid will be joining their recently announced Pop! NBA lineup. That means you can Trust The Process with your own mini-Embiid. Or practice your trash talking skills with one of the best. And while I'll likely be picking one of these up, it looks like Funko got #21's look right on the box art...but I'm not seeing it with the Pop! vinyl. Is that Robert Covington?
“If at first you don’t succeed, lower your standards.” From the classic comedy film Tommy Boy, the Pop! Movies: Tommy Boy lineup joins the Pop! vinyl family. Funko has announced that the series features seven-year college graduate Tommy and his dad’s sycophantic assistant Richard. Also, you can find Tommy in his ripped coat, only at Target.
If you're interested in pre-ordering these figures, they're currently available over at Amazon.com.
Adult Swim’s critically acclaimed animated series Rick & Morty is the latest addition to Funko's Vynl lineup. The Vynl.: Rick and Morty set (including together as a pair - all Vinyl are paired up) features sociopathic genius scientist Rick and his inherently timid grandson Morty.
Amazon is currently taking re-orders for the set.
Funko's newest Pop! line brings collectors to the land of Fraggle Rock. The Pop! Television: Fraggle Rock features Jim Henson’s little creatures who live in a network of magical caves. (Anyone else remember watching this show on HBO?) Each Fraggle comes complete with their own Doozer. The series includes the explorer Gobo, Boober wearing his brown cap and scarf, Mokey the dreamer, the energetic Red, and Wembley wearing his palm tree shirt. There's also a flocked version of Red can be found at Books-A-Million. And you The intelligent dog Sprocket can be found at Toys “R” Us and Uncle Traveling Matt is a Funko Specialty Series.
If you're interested in pre-ordering these, head on over via this link to Amazon.com.
With Netflix releasing Season 2 of Stranger Things, it's the perfect time for Funko to release their Pop! Television: Stranger Things Wave 3. This series features new versions of some of your favorite characters including Will, Dustin, Lucas, and Mike wearing their Ghostbuster attire. There's a new version of Joyce and Eleven, and the addition of newcomer Max featured with skateboard. Look for the Hot Topic Exclusive of Max in the Michael Myers costume!
If you're interested in picking any of the Stranger Things Pop! figures up, check out Amazon.com.
The newest wave of Masters of the Universe Pop! Vinyl figures has been announced by Funko. This series features Battle Armor He-Man and Battle Armor Skeletor, as well as the ruler beneath the sea Merman. Keep your eyes peeled for the blue Merman chase (a rarity of 1-in-6). Rounding out the series comes the evil witch Evil- Lyn, Beast Man, Orko the Trollan, and leader of the Bird People Stratos.
There are some exclusives, as well. The flocked version of Moss Man can be found at Toys “R” Us. Faker can be found at Target. And look for Trapjaw at FYE.
If you’re interested in pre-ordering these, head on over to Amazon.com.
Funko is expanding the Pop! WWE universe with Series 6 of the line. Four more characters are joining the ranks of Pop! stardom. The latest series includes Braun Strowman, a retro version of The Rock - complete with The People's Eyebrow, “The Bad Guy” Razor Ramon, and Alexa Bliss with all of her attitude. Look for the chase pieces of The Rock and Razor Ramon, both a rarity of 1-in-6.
Look for these figures to be released this winter. If you're interested in pre-ordering, check out Amazon.com...where you can also purchase figures from some of those already released series.
Funko is doing their best to freak you out with cuteness. Their Vynl.: It – Pennywise and Georgie features the two characters from the terrifying film It (their onscreen and offscreen chemistry is explosive!). This Vynl. pair features Pennywise holding his enticing red balloon, and Georgie - complete with his raincoat and SS Georgie boat.
If you’re interested in picking one up, you can head over to Amazon.com to pre-order this (or purchase some of the other Penywise nether Dancing Clown Funko collectibles).
With all of the controversy that sometimes revolves around Game of Thrones, the HBO show features some of the strongest (both physically and mentally) female characters in television. Just look at the plots of some of the major female figures - Arya, Cersei, Daenerys, Sansa, and Brienne - to see that one of these ladies is likely to wind up sitting on The Iron Throne at the end of Season 8.
In addition, collectibles for the series are in high demand. We’ve seen 1/6th scale, vinyl, and various blind box toy lines. And that’s not even including various statuettes, beer, apparel, etc. available. So with these strong female leads, one toy series that makes a lot of sense is Funko’s Rock Candy line.
Rock Candy is a line of 5-inch tall stylized vinyl figures based on various pop culture licenses. They have collectibles based on Marvel, DC, Disney, plus various movies and television shows. But, the caveat is that they’re all female. It’s an entire line showcasing strong female characters (except for a few early Harry Potter releases).
From Game of Thrones, the first two Rock Candy figures released are Daenerys Targaryen and Brienne of Tarth. You don’t get much more intimidating than these two.
My initial reaction was that I am an awful judge of scale. For some reason, reporting on these for as long as I have, I thought they were a lot larger. I think the 5-inch tall size is great for this stylized line. If they were larger, I likely wouldn’t have been as impressed. At this size, Funko is able to get some great sculpting and just the right amount of detail for a stylized character - with realistic clothing.
Each Rock Candy figure comes with a clear display stand with pegs that insert into holes on the bottoms of the vinyl toys’ feet. It’s an appreciated addition. And is sort of a middle ground for those who don’t like display stands, because it’s clear and difficult to see.
Each character is given a doll-like appearance with large eyes. The figures do resemble their on-screen counterparts, in as so much as a caricature resembles the person sitting for it. But they’re good caricatures. Like Tom Richmond caricatures.
Unlike Funko’s Pop! Line, the Rock Candy figures are posed and sculpted with unique bodies. Brienne is suited up in her armor and has one hand on the hilt of her sword, while Daenerys is in her Dothraki attire with Drogon perched on her hand. It gives them a unique look to other Funko offerings.
Overall, I have to give the Game of Thrones Rock Candy figures kudos for bringing these characters to life in a unique style that we’ve yet to see. Upon my first viewing, I think the Rock Candy line is pretty impressive. And who doesn’t like collectibles based on Game of Thrones? I mean I have a whole shelf dedicated to them. Though, when my kids ask me if they can watch the show about dragons, I have to tell them…in about 10 years.
Game of Thrones Rock Candy Figures
Series: Rock Candy
Dimensions: 5 inches tall
Points of Articulation: Zero
Designs: Brienne of Tarth; Daenerys Targaryen
Pricing: $10.99 each
You can pick one up at the following:
Amazon.com: $10.99 each
Funko's latest delve into their Action Figures line brings us way back to the 1990's with some characters from The Disney Afternoon Collection. The Action Figure: Disney Afternoon series is based on four different television series from the season 2 lineup (Duck Tales, Darkwing Duck, Tailspin, and Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers). Oh...how those shows got me through those awkward middle school years.
The fully articulated figures stand roughly 3.75 inches tall and most are featured with accessories. This series includes the terror that flaps in the night - Darkwing Duck, the richest duck in the world - Scrooge McDuck, a bear who also flew a plane - Baloo, and that pair of mischievous chipmunks, Chip and Dale. Look for the Darkwing chase, featured in black and white, a rarity of 1-in-6.
If you're interested in pre-ordering these, you can head over to Amazon.com to place your order (or pre-order).