Funko Archive

  • If you’re ever feeling sad and blue, I have a solution that will cheer you right up: Bananya. It’s literally just an anime about cats that live in bananas. Or cats that are also bananas? A little unclear on the biology of these critters, but that’s not really what we should focus on. We should focus on how FREAKING ADORABLE they are. Funko is literally the last company I would expect to make Bananya merch, but here we are. With some perfect (and huge! these guys are bigger than life size) plushes of the main kitters. I want them all.

    Toy Fair 2017: Funko’s Bananya Plushes

    If you’re ever feeling sad and blue, I have a solution that will cheer you right up: Bananya. It’s literally just an anime about cats that live in bananas. Or cats that are also bananas? A little unclear on the biology of these critters, but that’s not really what we should focus on. We should focus on how FREAKING ADORABLE they are. Funko is literally the last company I would expect to make Bananya merch, but here we are. With some perfect (and huge! these guys are bigger than life size) plushes of the main kitters. I want them all.

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  • Given all of the “is the Ghost in the Shell movie racist because ScarJo is in it even though the original creator wanted her?!” nonsense surrounding the American GitS, it’s hard to remember that yes, it’s actually coming out soon and of course there will be a ton of merchandise. It’ll be interesting to see if any Japanese PVC companies take it on (ArtFX+, maybe?) but for now we have a surprise POP line from Funko. There are 3 characters in it (so far): Major, Geisha, and Batou. I don’t remember ScarJo’s hair being that blue-tipped in the 97 previews I’ve seen, but let’s just roll with it. I sure hope they make a Geisha with the alternate head-explody face!

    Toy Fair 2017: Funko’s Ghost in the Shell Pops

    Given all of the “is the Ghost in the Shell movie racist because ScarJo is in it even though the original creator wanted her?!” nonsense surrounding the American GitS, it’s hard to remember that yes, it’s actually coming out soon and of course there will be a ton of merchandise. It’ll be interesting to see if any Japanese PVC companies take it on (ArtFX+, maybe?) but for now we have a surprise POP line from Funko. There are 3 characters in it (so far): Major, Geisha, and Batou. I don’t remember ScarJo’s hair being that blue-tipped in the 97 previews I’ve seen, but let’s just roll with it. I sure hope they make a Geisha with the alternate head-explody face!

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  • It’s time to accelerate! Funko’s Overwatch line has certainly been successful, but everyone wants their main to be released ASAP. Which is a problem when there’s, like, two dozen characters. But they’re working as fast as they can! Wave 2 was on display at Toy Fair, and it includes D.Va (in mech), Lucio, Mei, McCree, Symmetra, and Reinhardt. I’m still sad there is no tiny Bastion, but perhaps wave 3 will finally fill my robot dreams.

    Toy Fair 2017: Funko’s Overwatch Pop Series 2

    It’s time to accelerate! Funko’s Overwatch line has certainly been successful, but everyone wants their main to be released ASAP. Which is a problem when there’s, like, two dozen characters. But they’re working as fast as they can! Wave 2 was on display at Toy Fair, and it includes D.Va (in mech), Lucio, Mei, McCree, Symmetra, and Reinhardt. I’m still sad there is no tiny Bastion, but perhaps wave 3 will finally fill my robot dreams.

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  • Some of my fondest childhood memories revolve around those classic late 90’s Nickelodeon shows. My dad and I can still sing the ‘Reptar on Ice’ song from memory and often make jokes about the lamp from Aaahh!!! Real Monsters. Good times. It seems like they have been a little neglected merch-wise, so I was very surprised to see figures from them at Funko’s booth! We have, of course, Rugrats (Reptar totally steals the show), Catdog, and Ickis, Oblina, and Krumm from Real Monsters. I want Oblina so bad guys. I wonder if they’ll make a few more, like maybe some from Angry Beavers or Doug? Qualiman please.

    Toy Fair 2017: Funko’s Nickelodeon Pops

    Some of my fondest childhood memories revolve around those classic late 90’s Nickelodeon shows. My dad and I can still sing the ‘Reptar on Ice’ song from memory and often make jokes about the lamp from Aaahh!!! Real Monsters. Good times. It seems like they have been a little neglected merch-wise, so I was very surprised to see figures from them at Funko’s booth! We have, of course, Rugrats (Reptar totally steals the show), Catdog, and Ickis, Oblina, and Krumm from Real Monsters. I want Oblina so bad guys. I wonder if they’ll make a few more, like maybe some from Angry Beavers or Doug? Qualiman please.

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  • We are officially less than a month away from Mass Effect Andromeda. Are you excited? Have you placed a pre-order? Are you ready for an onslaught of merchandise before you’ve even played the game and had time to pick a favorite character? Because Funko is ready to take all your money. They had a whopping 5 POPs from Andromeda out and about at Toy Fair: Sara Ryder, Ceebee, Liam Kosta, Jaal, and The Archon. Sara will have 2 variants (Masked & N7), and there will be an alternate Peebee with a gun. I just have one question: where is my Wrex POP? I want merch of my Krogan husband please.

    Toy Fair 2017: Funko’s Mass Effect Andromeda Pops

    We are officially less than a month away from Mass Effect Andromeda. Are you excited? Have you placed a pre-order? Are you ready for an onslaught of merchandise before you’ve even played the game and had time to pick a favorite character? Because Funko is ready to take all your money. They had a whopping 5 POPs from Andromeda out and about at Toy Fair: Sara Ryder, Ceebee, Liam Kosta, Jaal, and The Archon. Sara will have 2 variants (Masked & N7), and there will be an alternate Peebee with a gun. I just have one question: where is my Wrex POP? I want merch of my Krogan husband please.

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  • Erick Scarecrow of ESC-Toy always brings a ton of items to conventions, but this year seems to be a record with how many different pieces he’s decided to show up with, and if you’re looking to score some of these for yourself, you’ll have lots of opportunities to! On Friday, Erick will be signing from 3-4 PM at Clutter’s booth (#504) and on Saturday, he’ll be over at the Tenacious Toys booth (#208) from 5-6 PM. First up is a piece that can’t be bought, but can only be won: an edition of 5 custom Daryl Dixon Funko figures from The Walking Dead with custom paint to make him look like the Colossal Titan from Attack on Titan. Why? I have no clue, but it looks pretty cool, so let’s all just go with it. You can win one by buying any ESC-Toy piece at the con from the many booths selling his work or via his website’s releases during the period. First up in releases is the Dali x Crow Bear Blue Hour version, which will be an edition of 20 that will retail for $30 and will be available at Clutter’s booth during Erick’s signing. Also available at Clutter’s booth will be the Little Spiker print, available beginning Preview Night, for $25 and will be an edition of 25 and the I’m Your Puppet print, also for $25, but an edition of 20. Next up, over at the Tenacious Toys booth will be the Bloody Lurker collaboration with Frombies that is limited to 7 pieces for $75 each and available during his signing as well as a Solid Snake print from Metal Gear Solid available on Preview Night for an unknown price, but will be an edition of 20, and a Fr*eza print edition of 10 for $25. Over at Big Kev’s Geek Stuff’s booth (#Z16-Z17), some more prints will be on hand for the comic fans: a One P*ece x Luffybot print, also an edition of 10 for $25, and a Batgirl print, edition of 20 for $25. If you’re not able to make it to the convention though, don’t sweat! A ton of releases will be available online, today, Wednesday the 9th at 12:00 PM EST. The Mr. 2600 Classic version (20 pieces, $30 each), Leatherface Hooper customs (12 pieces $30 each), Camo Maru customs (6 pieces, $30 each), Little Spiker Mossdown (21 pieces, $100 each),  S. Maria Camo (7 pieces, $225 each), Final Fantasy Shinra Storm Cloud custom (1 piece, price TBA), Final Fantasy Judge’s Rage custom (1 piece, $325), Star Wars Camo Vader custom (1 piece, price TBA), Metal Gear Solid Split Camo Snake custom (1 piece, $325), and Wet Suit Maria Supu (3 pieces, $100 each) will all be available at that time. I know I have my eyes on the Dali x Crow Bear for sure!

    ESC-Toy Brings a Bunch to NYCC

    Erick Scarecrow of ESC-Toy always brings a ton of items to conventions, but this year seems to be a record with how many different pieces he’s decided to show up with, and if you’re looking to score some of these for yourself, you’ll have lots of opportunities to! On Friday, Erick will be signing from 3-4 PM at Clutter’s booth (#504) and on Saturday, he’ll be over at the Tenacious Toys booth (#208) from 5-6 PM. First up is a piece that can’t be bought, but can only be won: an edition of 5 custom Daryl Dixon Funko figures from The Walking Dead with custom paint to make him look like the Colossal Titan from Attack on Titan. Why? I have no clue, but it looks pretty cool, so let’s all just go with it. You can win one by buying any ESC-Toy piece at the con from the many booths selling his work or via his website’s releases during the period. First up in releases is the Dali x Crow Bear Blue Hour version, which will be an edition of 20 that will retail for $30 and will be available at Clutter’s booth during Erick’s signing. Also available at Clutter’s booth will be the Little Spiker print, available beginning Preview Night, for $25 and will be an edition of 25 and the I’m Your Puppet print, also for $25, but an edition of 20. Next up, over at the Tenacious Toys booth will be the Bloody Lurker collaboration with Frombies that is limited to 7 pieces for $75 each and available during his signing as well as a Solid Snake print from Metal Gear Solid available on Preview Night for an unknown price, but will be an edition of 20, and a Fr*eza print edition of 10 for $25. Over at Big Kev’s Geek Stuff’s booth (#Z16-Z17), some more prints will be on hand for the comic fans: a One P*ece x Luffybot print, also an edition of 10 for $25, and a Batgirl print, edition of 20 for $25. If you’re not able to make it to the convention though, don’t sweat! A ton of releases will be available online, today, Wednesday the 9th at 12:00 PM EST. The Mr. 2600 Classic version (20 pieces, $30 each), Leatherface Hooper customs (12 pieces $30 each), Camo Maru customs (6 pieces, $30 each), Little Spiker Mossdown (21 pieces, $100 each),  S. Maria Camo (7 pieces, $225 each), Final Fantasy Shinra Storm Cloud custom (1 piece, price TBA), Final Fantasy Judge’s Rage custom (1 piece, $325), Star Wars Camo Vader custom (1 piece, price TBA), Metal Gear Solid Split Camo Snake custom (1 piece, $325), and Wet Suit Maria Supu (3 pieces, $100 each) will all be available at that time. I know I have my eyes on the Dali x Crow Bear for sure!

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  • What time is it? Time for Leah to totally miss news about her favorite cartoon! So the info about these cuties went up a while ago but so far pre-orders have yet to appear on any US site so better late than never, right? Usually I don’t pay a ton of attention to Funko’s POP! line but occasionally they feature characters I can’t live without like Jack Skellington and now part of the Adventure Time cast! We’ve got, of course, Finn and Jake, along with the Ice King, Marceline and Lumpy Space Princess. But no Bubblegum, how surprising! While I think Finn looks a bit, uh, stretched-out the rest of the cast is looking awesome. These should be around $18-15 when they go up, not bad at all. Peppermint Butler next please! [via ComicsAlliance]

    Oh My Glob, Check Out These Adventure Time Funko Figures

    What time is it? Time for Leah to totally miss news about her favorite cartoon! So the info about these cuties went up a while ago but so far pre-orders have yet to appear on any US site so better late than never, right? Usually I don’t pay a ton of attention to Funko’s POP! line but occasionally they feature characters I can’t live without like Jack Skellington and now part of the Adventure Time cast! We’ve got, of course, Finn and Jake, along with the Ice King, Marceline and Lumpy Space Princess. But no Bubblegum, how surprising! While I think Finn looks a bit, uh, stretched-out the rest of the cast is looking awesome. These should be around $18-15 when they go up, not bad at all. Peppermint Butler next please! [via ComicsAlliance]

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  • I haven’t been paying much attention to Funko’s POP! line–it seems to be mostly Disney characters, which I’m not a huge fan of, or superheroes not really suited to the odd proportions of the figures. But as soon as I heard that they had acquired the Uglydoll license, my interest was piqued. I imagined that they would suit the unique shape of the POP! line quite well, and I was right! These little guys are just oozing cuteness. There’s Ice Bat, Wage, Babo, Ox, and Ninja Batty Shogun, all of which look amazing. Plus, they’re so cheap! Only $9.99 a pop (pun not intended!) and pre-orders are up at Big Bad Toy Store. They’re coming in January, and considering their size (about 5″ tall) this is a fantastic deal. I am definitely going to be snatching up a few of these!

    Funko’s POP! Uglydolls are Almost Too Cute

    I haven’t been paying much attention to Funko’s POP! line–it seems to be mostly Disney characters, which I’m not a huge fan of, or superheroes not really suited to the odd proportions of the figures. But as soon as I heard that they had acquired the Uglydoll license, my interest was piqued. I imagined that they would suit the unique shape of the POP! line quite well, and I was right! These little guys are just oozing cuteness. There’s Ice Bat, Wage, Babo, Ox, and Ninja Batty Shogun, all of which look amazing. Plus, they’re so cheap! Only $9.99 a pop (pun not intended!) and pre-orders are up at Big Bad Toy Store. They’re coming in January, and considering their size (about 5″ tall) this is a fantastic deal. I am definitely going to be snatching up a few of these!

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  • San Diego Comic Con isn’t all about comics and that was truly the case at AAA Anime’s booth, distributors of anime figures here in the U.S. from many companies like Good Smile Company, Max Factory, Orchid Seed, Alter, and other favorites. AAA Anime had quite a few different pieces on hand at their booth from a Black Rock Shooter universe shelf, to an entire shelf of Nendoroids, and even some vinyl figures from Funko. While there wasn’t anything new and exciting being shown off like the large Red Eyes Black Dragon and Blue Eyes White Dragon statues from Good Smile Company (which still have yet to be released, might I add), there was a section for people to play with a few figmas that were on hand, which was quite cool. I’m quite surprised that AAA Anime also didn’t bring along any of their Native figures as they are some of the most popular items that they import, but most likely they were deemed too risque for the shelves of an all ages convention. Be sure to hit the gallery below to see all of the items that were on hand that you can pick up at your local anime shop or favorite online retailer in the U.S. as there were quite a few cool things on hand that you may have forgotten about!

    SDCC 2011: AAA Anime Booth Overview

    San Diego Comic Con isn’t all about comics and that was truly the case at AAA Anime’s booth, distributors of anime figures here in the U.S. from many companies like Good Smile Company, Max Factory, Orchid Seed, Alter, and other favorites. AAA Anime had quite a few different pieces on hand at their booth from a Black Rock Shooter universe shelf, to an entire shelf of Nendoroids, and even some vinyl figures from Funko. While there wasn’t anything new and exciting being shown off like the large Red Eyes Black Dragon and Blue Eyes White Dragon statues from Good Smile Company (which still have yet to be released, might I add), there was a section for people to play with a few figmas that were on hand, which was quite cool. I’m quite surprised that AAA Anime also didn’t bring along any of their Native figures as they are some of the most popular items that they import, but most likely they were deemed too risque for the shelves of an all ages convention. Be sure to hit the gallery below to see all of the items that were on hand that you can pick up at your local anime shop or favorite online retailer in the U.S. as there were quite a few cool things on hand that you may have forgotten about!

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