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Vynl.: It – Pennywise and Georgie

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).

REVIEW: Brienne and Daenerys Rock Candy (Game of Thrones)

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.

The Facts



Game of Thrones Rock Candy Figures
Series: Rock Candy
Manufacturer: Funko
Material: Vinyl
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 Action Figures: Disney Afternoon

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).

Pop! NHL: Series 2

Funko returns with another series of National Hockey League players in the company's Pop! vinyl format. The Pop! NHL: Series 2 features players in their home jerseys. This series includes - Brad Marchand, Brent Burns, Evgeni Malkin, Jeff Carter, Vladimir Tarasenko, Braden Holtby, Corey Crawford, Wayne Simmonds, and Devan Dubnyk. Also, if you're in Canada, keep an eye out for the Pop! NHL: Grosnor Exclusives shown below.

You can pre-order these or pick up some of the already release Pop! NHL figures over at Amazon.com.

Funko’s Vinyl Figure: Cuphead

The run and gun platform side scrolling video game Cuphead is now available exclusively on console for Xbox One, as well as Windows 10 PC, Steam and GOG...and Funko is excited to introduce Cuphead Vinyl figures. The Vinyl Figure: Cuphead series features Cuphead and Mugman as they battle to repay debts to the Devil. Each figure stands roughly 4 inches tall. Also, The Devil is featured as a 6-inch tall collectable Vinyl figure.

You can currently pre-order these from Amazon.com for $10.99 each ($15.99 for the larger Devil figure).

90’s Nickelodeon Is En Vogue

The 1990's Nickelodeon license is getting all sorts of action as two companies have announced lines based on cartoons from the era that time forgot. First off, Kidrobot has released the all new Nick 90’s Blind Box Mini Series. Featuring fan favorites from Spongebob Squarepants, CatDog, The Angry Beavers, The Wild Thornberrys, Hey Arnold!, Ren & Stimpy, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, Rugrats and Rocko’s Modern Life, this collection features a total of 19 figures that run $9.99 per blind box.

Next up, the Pop! Television: 90s Nickelodeon Series 2 from Funko. This wave of figures features the beaver brothers - Norbert and Daggett - from Angry Beavers, the gang from Rocko's Modern Life (including everyone's favorite wallaby Rocko, his faithful dog Spunky, and his best friend Heffer), and from Hey Arnold! - Arnold, and his not-so-secret admirer, Helga. There will also be some limited chase variants, including an ill Rocko - complete with a runny nose - and a Halloween version of Heffer (both a rarity of 1-in-6). And look for the flocked 2-Pack of Norbert and Daggett from Angry Beavers, available only at FYE.

If you're interested in pre-ordering these, or picking up some of the already released 90's Nickelodeon Series 1 Pop! figures, check out Amazon.com here.

Attention program – Pop! Movies: Tron

Here's a Funko Pop! series I can get behind...or, well...just purchase. The Pop! Movies: Tron series includes two of the main characters from the 1982 Disney live-action film. This series features Tron – the self-monitoring security program, and the evil program Sark. Both Pop!s comes sporting discs from their fierce disc battle. And each one has a 1-in-6 chase variant.

So Tron is one of my favorite 80's sci-fi films, but I never understood the love from Tron and lack of love for Flynn. Flynn was the main character, right? I mean Tron had his moments (like the final battle against Sark), but the film was primarily about Flynn being stuck inside ENCOM mainframe. And why no 1/6th scale Tron figures? The 1980's is money, folks!

Go ahead and pre-order over at Amazon.com. Or you can pick up some of Funko's already released Tron figures from other toy lines.

Pop! TV: Bob Ross Series 2

I will credit myself partly to blame for this, but Funko has announced that they will be releasing a Pop! TV: Bob Ross Series 2. I bought the first Bob Ross Pop! figure, featuring The Joy of Painting's soft-spoken host holding a painting palette and brush. But Funko's playing off that nostalgia, with four new figures. There's Bob Ross with a baby raccoon, a chase piece (1-in-6) of Bob Ross with a baby owl, Bob Ross sporting trendy yellow overalls and carrying an oversized paint brush, and Bob Ross with PeaPod his pet Squirrel (a Target Exclusive).

You can pre-order these or pick up the already released Bob Ross Pop! figure over at Amazon.com.

Pop! Holidays: Krampus

Funko is going to make children around the world quiver when the calendar turns to December. The Pop! Holidays: Krampus vinyl figure depicts the half-goat, half-demon creature that enjoys punishing bad children on Krampusnacht (December 5th). Luckily, the figure (available in 5 different varieties) will be released before then.

You'll be able to pick up the standard Krampus and a chase version of Krampus, featured in red (A rarity of 1-in-6). Also, you can find a flocked Krampus with snow flocked chase (both at Hot Topic) and the frozen version of Krampus (FYE).

If you're interested in picking one up, you can head over to Amazon.com and pre-order a Krampus Pop!

Dorbz: Sci Fi Series – Predator, Alien, Tron & Rocketeer

Funko has announced Dorbz: Sci Fi Series from four different film licenses - Predator, Alien, Tron, and The Rocketeer. The lineup features the powerful Predator with his super-human strength and a clear version that's only available at Toys "R" Us. From the Alien franchise, there's the Alien Xenomorph. Look for the Alien chase piece - featuring spattered blood - a 1-in-6 rarity. Also, there's the Facehugger attacking another victim with his deathly grip - available only at Toys “R” Us.

In addition, there are Dorbz figures from a pair of Disney classics - Tron and The Rocketeer. From the classic Tron, there's Tron and Sark. And look for the glow chase version of Tron, a rarity of 1-in-6. Also, The Rocketeer joins the Dorbz line. And look for the black and white chase of The Rocketeer, which is a 1-in-6 rarity.

If you're interested in pre-ordering any of the figures, head on over to Amazon.com.