On May 17th 2012, Funko will be releasing the second wave of POP! Rocks: Michael Jackson vinyl figures. This pair of stylized figures feature MJ dressed in his Military Jacket or his outfit from the Bad video. Unfortunately, there is no crotch-grabbing-articulation...and he DOES NOT include a Bubbles the Chimp accessory.
Funko has released a pair of new plush toys that might look familiar if you were alive in the 1990's and had basic cable. (Yeah...I know about the show's revival) The Beavis and Butt-Head plushies each measure 9" in height and are currently available to buy. Then you can set them on your couch and make fun of old Judas Priest videos.
Funko has announced the impending release of their POP! Muppets line. These 3.75" Tall vinyl figures will be made available on May 17th 2012. The announced characters include: Miss Piggy, Kermit, Dr. Teeth, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Mahna Mahna, Snowth, and Animal.
Funko's POP! Rocks line adds (arguably) the greatest band in rock 'n' roll history - The Beatles. Well...it's actually The Beatles Yellow Submarine. Now it'll take a few days to get that song out of your head. Look for John, Paul, George, Ringo...and the Blue Meanie to arrive on May 10th 2012.
Here's something fairly interesting from Funko. From their Vinyl Invaders line comes the 11" tall Batman Robot. It's done in a style that's very similar to the Shogun toys of old. I'm not sure where I stand on this...I guess it all depends on pricing (not available yet). Look for this figure to hit shelves on April 12th 2012.
Funko has announced their newest license - Yo Gabba Gabba. On May 15th 2012, they'll be releasing a series of 3.75" tall vinyl POP! figures based on the Nick Jr. television show. You'll be able to purchase DJ Lance Rock, Brobee, Foofa, Toodee, Muno and Plex.
Funko has announced the lineup that will make up the NBA Series 1 POP! vinyl figures. These will be made in association with Mindstyle (I'm guessing they already have the NBA license) and will start shipping in late April 2012.
Series 1 will consist of:
Jeremy Lin, Lebron James, Blake Griffin, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Pau Gasol, Rajon Rondo, Kevin Love, Lamarcus Aldridge, and Derrick Rose
Check out the newest Pop! vinyl from Funko's Pop! Movies series. This 3.75" tall vinyl Leatherface comes to you from The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Hmm...not sure about turning a psychopathic murderer into a cute little stylized vinyl.
Funko has announced two new additions to their Pop! stylized vinyl figure series. V from V For Vendetta and the Martian from Mars Attacks will be joining the other 3.75" tall Pop! figures. Fans of Guy Fawkes (or Anonymous) will want to pick up one of these...just don't play Slim Whitman's "Indian Love Call" around that Martian.
Here's some big news for fans of Uglydolls. Pretty Ugly will be teaming up with Funko to release some of their most popular characters in Funko's Pop! Vinyl stylized figure line. We'll see Wage, Ox, Ninja Batty Shogun, Little Babo and Ice-Bat released in this platform.
I think that Uglydoll fans will really enjoy these. I like how the characters resemble baby Uglydolls. They are to Uglydolls what Muppet Babies were to The Muppets.