Funko Announces Specialty Series Vynl and Pop! For June

Each month Funko offers specialty and boutique retailers two exclusive items and the additions for June have just been announced. 

June’s Specialty Series includes a Prince Adam and Cringer Vynl 2-pack and a Green Hornet Pop! based on the 60’s TV series.

You’ll be able to find these in June only at boutique retail, specialty stores, local comic book shops and
from qualified online retailers. Be sure to stop by your favorite local store and ask let them know to order these for you.


Toy Fair 2018 – Funko

Of all the toy fair areas – Funko’s is the largest and most intimidating. Filled from end to end with product, I made every effort to photograph only stuff that hasn’t yet been released – but the gallery below has a ton of Pop!s, Dorbz, Mystery Minis, action figures and more.

A few highlights:

Pop!s:  I was thrilled to see new Buffy Pop!s!  Deadpool, Gossip Girls and Royal Pop!s were also stand outs.  But really, there are still so many Pop!s coming out there’s something for everyone.

Pop! Pez Dispensers: Yes, Pop! and PEZ are merging…there was just a proto pic of this in the booth, but the idea is super fun.

Savage World Action Figures: We’ve seen (and reviewed!) the 5.5″ Mortal Kombat figures, but Funko had 3 additional properties on display for this new, retro, figure format. Of the three the Thundercats were the clear standout.

And this only scratches the surface of what Funko has.  The gallery below is LONG, so sit back and scroll through.

Com2us Teams Up With Funko For Summoners Wars Collectibles

Com2us today announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Funko LLC, a leading pop culture consumer products company, to create a new line of Summoners War collectibles featuring the Pop! Vinyl style in addition to apparel, accessories and a range of digital products.

Under the agreement, Funko will reimagine the Summoners War universe and its iconic characters by integrating the design aesthetics of its best-selling Pop! lineup of collectible figures. This agreement also includes the design and manufacturing of apparel and accessories as well as digital products, such as emojis (still and animated), digital cards and Pop! Yourself— Funko’s 2D/3D custom avatar offering. Funko has agreed to sell the product line across its online channels and mobile app, as well as third-party platforms.

“We are thrilled to be the first South Korean gaming company to team up with Funko and see their take on Summoners War’s iconic characters,” said Casey Lee, CEO of Com2us USA. “As Com2us continues its robust venture into merchandise licensing and entertainment media, we want to ensure the Summoners War brand is in the hands of creative minds that are at the vanguard of shaping trends and setting standards. Funko is a leader in the collectible space, so we are confident that this agreement will greatly enhance our licensing portfolio.”

The agreement with Funko is Com2us’ second high-profile signing since the November 2017 announcement of its agreement with The Walking Dead creators, Skybound Entertainment. Com2us has continued to ramp up its collaboration efforts by engaging best-in-class companies to expand the Summoners War IP into new product and entertainment verticals. 

“We strive to license every pop culture property that we believe is relevant to today’s consumer and are thrilled to add this global top ten grossing mobile game to our roster,” said Andrew Perlmutter, President of Funko. “As we continue to expand our broad offering of licensed pop culture consumer products, we believe Funko and mobile gaming fans alike will love our distinct and whimsical take on the Summoners War universe and their rich characters.”  

Mass rollout for the new product range will be available worldwide. Additional details on the selection of the first collection of Summoners War Funko products will be revealed in the coming months. 

2nd Wave of Disney Pint Size Heroes On the Way from Funko

Funko today shared details on the second wave of Disney Pint Size Heroes which are set to hit stores this March. This blind bag assortment features some Disney heavy hitters including Donald and Daisy Duck, Peter Pan, Hook, Tinkerbell, Wall-E, Dumbo and more. 

In addition there are several characters that are included in store exclusive assortments. Toys R Us will offer Armored Baymax, Baymax and Super Hiro. Hot Topic’s assortment includes Lilo, Stitch and Scrump. These exclusive characters are mixed in with characters from the more widely available assortment.

Check out pics below and look for these this Spring.

Funko Announces James Bond Pop! Rides

Second only to the “Bond girl(s)”, James Bond’s car gets an extreme amount of attention. That’s the case even from Funko, who today announced the first James Bond Pop! Rides!. Rolling right off of Goldfinger will be James Bond in his silver Aston Martin. This first Pop! Rides! will be available at retail next month.  Check it out below and pre-order at your favorite Pop! Stops (like AwesomeToyBlog sponsor Entertainment Earth).

Funko Announces April Specialty Series Releases – Pop! Hellboy with Crown, Dorbz Bazooka Joe

Funko today sent over details on the latest Pop! and Dorbz announced for their Specialty Series. Available only at specialty shops (think comic book stores, boutique retailers, etc) and select online partners, this is Funko’s way to reward smaller retailers for their support. The newest additions will be available in stores in April.

The newly announced Specialty Series Pop! for April is Hellboy with a crown and the Dorbz is advertising icon Bazooka Joe. 

Check these out below.

Sneak Peak: Funko’s Mortal Kombat X Figures

A few weeks ago, Funko announced a new line of action figures featuring characters from Mortal Kombat X.  These new Mortal Kombat X figures are designed to fit a vintage “Masters of the Universe” 5.5″ aesthetic. Our friends at Funko recently sent over the first wave and we’ve got an early look at them here.

The first wave features five essential Mortal Kobmat characters: Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Kitana, Raiden and Liu Kang. There are also three chase figures: Scorpion with a firey skull head, an “ice blue” Sub-Zero and an Electric Raiden. Accessories included with the figureas are a pair of clip-on lightning bolts (Raiden’s), an ice-hammer and ice-sword (Sub-Zero), a pair of swords (Scorpion) and a pair of razor fans (Kitana) – Liu Kang’s fists are the only weapons he needs. It’s also worth noting that the swords and other weapons are hard plastic – not gummy, so you’ll not be looking at a saggy sword out of the package.  Good choice, Funko!  Check out the carded figures below.



This first series all share the same card design with the Mortal Kombat logo featured prominantly in white, which provides great contrast to the card’s color scheme. Each character is called out seperately below a Mortal Kombat X logo and the three chase versions feature a silver ‘chase’ sticker. The cardbacks are the same across all figures and feature a cross sell of all the figures included in this series – variants aren’t pictured.

Once freed from their cards, these figures shine. Due to their ‘retro’ aesthetic, the figures do feel a little chunky in the hands (in this context that’s actually a positive) but that chunkiness adds a degree of sturdiness and stability that is missing in so many figures today. Certainly the format will not appeal to all fans, but those who give these figures a shot will not be disappointed. Once in hand the figures feature the same articlation scheme: neck, shoulders, waist and ball jointed hips. 

Of course, there are some unique challenges associated with choosing a vintage aesthetic for a new release,  most notably balancing the vintage design style against modern expectations. One extreme results in a overly simply design that misses the mark on character elements and the other extreme results in a figure that doesn’t honor it’s inspiration. In the case of the Mortal Kombat X figures, Funko did an excellent job balancing the two – the character designs are simplified to fit the figure format, but not to an extent where they are entirely lost. A great example is Sub-Zero’s costume, there’s a ton of sculpted details on the pants and vest – even little rockets on his guantlet wrist things. It would be a passable Sub-Zero without those details, but it would be far less visually interesting. All these scultped details are accentuated by an excellent paint job. In both design and execution, the colors on these figures really bring out the details.

When these figures were announced, I was skeptical of how well Mortal Kombat would fit into the 5.5″ style – having now spent some time with these figures, my concerns were unwarranted. The design team at Funko found the right balance of satisfying modern figure design expectations while still keeping a vintage feel to the figures. Look for these figures in stores next month and find them available at your favorite on-line retailers (AwesomeToyBlog sponsor Entertainment Earth has them here).  Thanks to Funko for providing the figures for an early look!


Funko Release Pop! Vinyl from Marvel: Contest of Champions

Funko today announced the release of a series of Pop!s based on the Marvel mobile game Mavel: Contest of Champions. The game lets you build your ultimate team of Marvel characters (news of new characters is often posted right here, you know!) and now you can grab Pop!s of some of the unique characters from the game.

This first series of Pop!s includes King Groot, Guillotine, Civil Warrior and Venompool.  A 6″ Super-sized Pop! of Howard the Duck in his ‘Duck Mech’ will also be released.

A number of exclusives are also planned. Hot Topic will release a Secret Empire version of Civil Warrior, Target will offer a scorched version of King Groot, Venompool with phone will be available only at GameStop and Punisher 2099 will be found at Walgreens.

Look for all these new Pop!s in February.

Funko Announces Warner Bros. Classic Cartoon Mystery Minis

Funko has announced a new series of Mystery Minis that include all your favorite classic Warner Bros. cartoon characters.  This series includes characters from Tom & Jerry (well..both of them), the Flinstones (Fred and Dino), Yogi Bear and Looney Tunes.

Different retailers will also offer exclusive assortments. Walgreens will include Pepe Le Pew, the Road Runner and Wile E Coyote. Toys R Us will offer Astro, Elroy Jetson and Yosemite Sam, and Target will exclusively have Speedy Gonzales, Tweety Bird and Sylvester.

Check them all out below and look for them in stores this January.

Funko Introduces 5.5″ Mortal Kombat Figures

Funko’s action figure line is continuing to grow with the introduction of their upcoming 5.5″ collection of Mortal Kombat figures. With a vintage aesthetic these 5.5″ figures include their signature weapons. This first series of figures includes Scropion, Sub-Zero, Raiden, Kitana and Liu Kang. Look for these in January 2018.

Funko’s Black Panther Line Launches January 1st, 2018

The upcoming Marvel film Black Panther arrives in theaters February 2018 and Funko has a complete product line ready for launch on Januray 1st, 2018. The product line includes Pint Size Heroes, plush, dorbz, Pocket Pop! keychains and, of course, Pop!s. 

The Dorbz assortment includes Black Panther, Erik Killmonger, and a glow version of Erik Killmonger

Pop!s on the slate include two versions of Black Panther – in his suit and Warrior Falls outfit, the former queen of Wakanda Shuri, and Nakia, part of the Dora Milaje. Also in the series is the villain Erik Killmonger. Chases are planned for both Black Panther and Erik Killmonger at a 1:6 ratio.

New Series of Buffy Pop! Vinyl Coming In January 2018

Buffy is celebrating her 20th anniversary and Funko is joining the party with a new series of Pop! vinyl figures coming in January 2018. This new series includes Buffy with a bow (from the season 1 finale Prophecy Girl when she faces the Master – a personal favorite episode), Xander (with a 1:6 chase Xander with eye patch), Giles, Faith and Dark Willow. 

Check these out below and look for these in stores everywhere in January.

Funko Releasing Third Wave of Pop! Rocks Vinyl

Funko today announced the third wave of Pop! Rocks vinyl figures, which will be hitting stores in January 2018. This series includes some music legends: Jerry Garcia (of Grateful Dead), two versions of Elton John (white suit and patriotic suit) and Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain.

A number of retailer exclusives will also be made available. FYE will have a tan sweater Kurt Cobain and a glitter Elton John and Hop Topic will feature a black sweater Kurt Cobain.

Check all these out in the gallery below.

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