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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.

Funko Accounces the Newest Additions to The Specialty Series

Each month, Funko announces one Pop! and one Dorbz that joins their specialty series – a collection of Pop!s and Dorbz that are exclusive to boutique retail, specialty stores, local comic book shops and qualified online retailers. Today Funko announced the releases for February – a Fraggle Rock Pop! of Uncle Travelling Matt and a Dorbz Kingdom Come Superman. 

Check these out below.

Walmart Launches Four Exclusive Funko Star Wars Pop! Movie Moments

As the premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi approaches, Walmart is looking to the start of the Star Wars saga with their newest set of exclusives from Funko which recreate iconic scenes from A New Hope in the Pop! format. The Walmart Funko Star Wars Movie Moments exclusives include:

  • Cantina Faceoff: Han Solo is confronted at gunpoint by Greedo
  • Death Star Duel: Obi-Wan Kenobi faces his friend turned foe Darth Vader
  • Escape Pod Landing in Tatooine: R2-D2 and C-3PO escape the Empire to share Princess Leia’s message with Obi-Wan
  • Trash Compactor Escape: Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia fight a smelly dianoga in the depths of the Death Star

These movie moments are exclusive to Walmart and will start to hit store shelves and Walmart.com in early November – retailing for $24.82.

Funko Introducing Fraggle Rock Pop!s

Funko is excited to introduce Jim Henson’s  Fraggle Rock coming to Pop! vinyl this winter. This series features the Fraggles, the short, furry creatures who live in a network of magical caves. Characters included in this series are Boober, Gobo, Mokey, Red and Wembley. Each Fraggle comes complete with their own Doozer – the creatures who love to work all day long.

Of course exclusives will be avaialable. A flocked version of Red will be exclusive to Books-A-Million, and Sprocket will be at Toys R Us.

The Fraggle Rock Pop!s will be available this December.

Funko Announces ‘The Emperor’s New Groove’ Pop! Vinyls

The latest addition to the Pop! Disney line is a series of Pop!s from 2000’s ‘The Emperor’s New Groove’. When an arrogant Mayan Emperor is turned into a llama by his ex-advisor, he turns to a village leader to retake his thrown a better man.

Pop!s in this series include Kuzco, Pacha, Kronk and Yzma. There’s also a 1:6 chase version of Yzma.

Hot Topic will exclusively offer Kuzco as a llama.

Look for these this winter.

Skybound is Bringing Image Comics’ SAGA Characters to Funko

Funko and Skybound Entertainment have teamed up to create Image Comic’s Saga Funko Pop! vinyl figures, coming this February. Saga depicts two lovers from long-warring extraterrestrial races, Alana and Marko, as they flee authorities from both sides of a galactic war. Traveling with their newborn daughter, Hazel, they encounter astonishing aliens, fearsome bounty hunters and a host of allies and enemies alike as they try and keep their new family safe.

Figures included in this series are Lying Cat, Alana, Marko, Prince Robot IV, and The Will. There is also a 1:6 variant of The Will.

A number of exclusive figures are planned. Hot Topic will offer Izabel the ghostly babysitter, your local comic store will offer the Diamond Comics exclusive bloody Lying Cat and a pink Lying Cat will be available at Barnes & Noble. 

Check them all out below.

Funko Shares Third Wave of Stranger Things Pop!s

It’s Sunday evening, so I’m assuming you’ve finished your Stranger Things season 2 binge and may actually see this post – but Funko has revealed the third wave of Pop! vinyl figures from the popular Netflix show. This series features new versions of some of your
favorite characters including Will, Dustin, Lucas, and Mike wearing their Ghostbuster attire. Other figures in the series include a new version of Joyce and Eleven, and the addition of newcomer Max featured with skateboard.

Hot Topic features an exclusive of Max in costume.

See these all below.

Funko Announces Mr. Bean Pop!s Coming In January

Funko today announced that Mr. Bean is the latest member of the Pop! family! He is set to be available in January and in addition to the regular Mr. Bean Pop!, there will be a 1:6 chase figure where Mr. Bean has gotten a turkey stuck on his head. 

Check out the Beans below.

Figure Spotlight: Funko’s Darkwing Duck

Last week, Funko announced a series of action figures based on the ‘Disney Afternoon’ block of animated programming. Running from 1990 to 1997, this block included such series as DuckTales, Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, Talespin, Darkwing Duck and Gargoyles in their lineup. This first wave of figures from Funko includes Scrooge McDuck from DuckTales; Chip and Dale from Rescue Rangers, Darkwing Duck (a normal colorway and a chase) and Baloo from TaleSpin. Funko was awesome enough to send a set over to the AwesomeToyBlog HQ, and we’re going to talk a look at them all. Let’s take a look at both versions of Darkwing Duck today.

As with the other figures in the Disney Afternoon line-up the card is specific to the Darkwing Duck cartoon and, as with Scrooge McDuck, no other figures are referenced on the card back. The ‘Negatron Negaduck’ variant is spotlighted as a chase figure by a silver sticker on the blister. He is a 1:6 chase figure. 

If you’ve read the other reviews from this series (Scrooge, Chip & Dale) then you know what to expect here. The quality continues to show through with the Darkwing Duck figures – again an on-model sculpt shines with a perfect paint job to boot. The paint job on the Negaduck chase is particularly striking. The articulation on Darkwing Duck is also comparable to the others – hips, waist, shoulders, elbows and neck.  Perfect serviceable articulation and a very stable figure.

Both Darkwing Duck figures include a gun weapon.

Retailing for $10-$15, the Darkwing Duck figue is another solid figure from the folks at Funko. Based on this first series of Disney Afternoon figures so far, I’m hoping a second wave of characters is announced soon to build this world out. Look for them soon from your favorite Funko retailers (like AwesomeToyBlog sponsor Entertainment Earth).

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