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Funko has announced some new additions to their Pop! NBA Series. This collection includes rising stars Lonzo Ball from the Los Angeles Lakers, Karl-Anthony Towns from the Minnesota Timberwolves, All-Stars Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward of the Boston Celtics, the reigning Rookie of the Year, Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers, defending 3-time NBA Finals Champ from the Golden State Warriors, Stephen Curry, and 4-time Most Valuable Player, LeBron James, who is featured in Pop! figures of all three of his Los Angeles Lakers uniforms. The LeBron in a yellow Lakers uniform is a Foot Locker exclusive, while the LeBron is a purple Lakers uniform as a Fanatics exclusive.
Look for these, and the many already-released NBA Pop! figures, to be available over at Amazon.com.
The Masters of the Universe Club Grayskull series continues as Super7 is currently taking pre-orders for the 4th Wave of 7-inch Masters of the Universe figures. Each highly articulated figure comes complete with an assortment of accessories. This wave includes Kittrina (Claw baton, Claw Paw whip, and Claw Flame sword), Modulok (Alternate hands and heads, Electrode, and Sledge Hammer), Prince Adam (Sword of Power, Sword of Power in transformation mode, and Photanium Shield), Roboto (Interchangeable arm attachments, Claw, axe, and blaster), Shadow Weaver (Wizard's Wand, Wand of Crystal, and magical blast), and Stratos (Alternate jetpack, Staff of Avion, and Sword of Ennael).
The Masters of the Universe Club Grayskull Wave 4 set of six figures is available for pre-order until Thursday, January 31st 2018 for $210.00 per set plus shipping. Also, you can pre-order individual figures for $35.00 each plus shipping.
From GoodSmile, and the anime "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders", comes a Nendoroid Noriaki Kakyoin. The figure comes with three face plates, including his standard expression, his intrepid smiling expression, and his cherry-eating "Rero Rero" expression. The smiling expression features scarred eyes from after his fight with N'Doul, so sunglasses are included as an optional part. The figure also includes a number of different hand parts, Including a hand holding his beloved cherries. Effect parts based on his stand, Hierophant Green, are included as well so you can easily recreate battle scenes.
The Nendoroid Noriaki Kakyoin is currently available to pre-order for ¥4,630 (about $42). The pre-order window runs through February 20th 2019 and the figure will be shipping out in May 2019.
Tailored Curiosities has released Roux: The Snail Whisperer. A mixed media, handmade art doll full of personality, the piece measures 6.5 inches tall. Roux includes three snails - two are fixed to the doll and one is removable and can be held in her hands. You can currently pick one up via the above link for £50.00 (about $65.00).
Snail Whisperers are vital to the snail world. They help the snails to grow big and strong by whispering to them to avoid anything poisonous, anyone’s vegetable garden and any salt.
They whisper to the snails to tell them when it’s time to hibernate (to miss the deathly frost) and when it’s time to wake back up (and enjoy the spring sun).
They also whisper to the snails.... a sort of song. The human ear can’t hear it, but the snails can and they dance a wonderful rain dance, late in to the summer nights. It’s a marvellous sight to see if you ever get the chance.
Iron Studios has announced their Justice League Mini Co. Hero Series line. Featuring six different characters from the DC Comics film - Justice League - this series features characters will cute (or maybe creepy) child-like faces. Standing in around five to 6 inches in height, the line is made of PVC plastic and hand-painted. You can choose between Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Superman, The Flash, Batman, and Cyborg.
You can currently pre-order these figures over at Sideshow Collectibles for $20.00 each. Look for them to ship this quarter (Q1 of 2019).
Sour. Sweet. All yours. If you can’t choose between sour and sweet, Funko has some Sour Patch Kids that are perfect for you. The Pop! Candy: Sour Patch Kids Series lets you choose between Orange, Redberry,Lemon, and Blue Raspberry, or collect them all and assemble your own rainbow of Sour Patch kids.
Currently, you can pre-order these figure over at Amazon.com for $10.99 each.
From Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War comes Hot Toys' newest Cosbaby figure - the Iron Man Mark L (Super Thruster Version) Cosbaby. This Cosbaby (S) Bobble-Head in based on Iron Man's appearance in the film Avengers: Infinity War. It features the super suit in metallic red and plenty of gold accents with a pair of Super Thrusters attached to the back of the armor. It is specially crafted in Cosbaby form with bobble-head function and stands approximately 4.5 inches in height and 6 inches in length.
Look for this, plus plenty of other Iron Man Cosbaby figures, to be available over at Amazon.com.
Mezco Toyz is currently taking pre-orders for their newest Burst-A-Box figure - base on the classic jack-in-the-box - from the 2017 film IT. The Pennywise Burst-A-Box features the red balloon-toting, demonic clown that terrorizes the children of Derry. Standing in at 14 inches in height when "burst", the piece can be pre-ordered for $50.00. Look for it to begin shipping around May/July 2019.
Fools Paradise has announced their newest pre-order - Super Run. This one is a mashup of Super Mario Bros. and Forrest Gump, featuring Princess Peach and Mario/Gump sitting on a park bench (likely talking about his box of chocolates). Available to ship beginning in Q2 of 2019, the figure set is limited to a run of 498 pieces. Standing approximately 12 inches in height by 17 inches wide (bench width), you can pre-order one now for $358.00 ($328 plus $30 for global shipping).
Michael Jordan is driving to the basket as he had done countless times as one of Funko's Pop! figure. The most recognizable basketball player in the world can count 15 seasons of professional basketball, six NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Awards, 10 scoring titles, five MVP awards, and now a Pop! series to his credit. In addition to the standard version, there's a Target Exclusive Jordan Pop! (middle above) and Michael Jordan in a black Chicago Bulls jersey - a Fanatics Exclusive.
Look for these to be available to order over at Amazon.com, where they have plenty of other NBA Pop! figures...as well.
Artist Amanda Visell - over at Switcheroo - has released her newest handmade creation - the 2ft Baby Eating Crocodile. Measuring in at just over 2 feet long, this hand made collectible is constructed of wood and resin. Also, it includes a bonus baby...ready for eating. This release is limited to only 10 pieces and run $700.00 each.
With Kingdom Hearts III slated to be released in a few weeks, Funko has announced a handful of new Disney: Kingdom Hearts III figures.
From their 5 Star line, look for Sora, Mickey, Donald, Goofy, and Soldier Heartless. Also, there's a Sora from Monsters Inc. that's exclusive to GameStop.
If you’re in the mood for a Vynl. duo, Sora and Heartless are ready for an adventure. And look for the exclusive Pop! versions of Sora from Monsters Inc. at Target and BoxLunch.
You can pick up some of these, or any of the other already-released Funko Kingdom Hearts III collectibles over at Amazon.com.
Amanda Visell, over at Switcheroo, has released six different busts featuring female Marvel characters. There's Spiderman, Black Panther, Thor, Batman, Robin, and Wolverine. Each handmade resin figure stands approximately 4.75 inches in height. They are limited to 25 pieces of each character and sell for $90.00 apiece.
From ATLUS's popular RPG series Shin Megami Tensei comes a Nendoroid of the innocent, mischief-loving demon Pyro Jack. The figure includes a fireball as an optional part, as well as a special riding body part for use with Nendoroid Jack Frost (sold separately) to display Nendoroid Jack Frost riding on his back (shown below). Pyro Jack's eyes are articulated, allowing you to change the way he is looking to match his pose.
The figure is currently available to pre-order from GoodSmile for ¥4,444 (about $40). The pre-order window closes on January 23rd 2019, with the figure slated to begin shipping in July 2019.
I grew up on Peeps - almost literally. I lived a few miles from the spot where Peeps are produced, by Just Born Inc., in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. So, these marshmallow candies were always a favorite of mine (the key is to let them get stale). Of course, if they are popular in pop culture...it's likely Funko will fit their into their Pop! lineup. Hence...the Pop! Candy: Peeps. The Pink Bunny and Yellow Bunny are standard releases, while the Blue Bunny is a FYE Exclusive and the Lavender Bunny is a Funko Shop Exclusive.
Look for these to be available to purchase on Amazon.com...where you can probably also grab a bunch of the better-tasting edible Peeps.
Apparently, there's some big trouble coming soon from the folks at FLABSLAB. As in the Big Trouble figure (pictured above) featuring the likeness of actor Gerald Okamura in the cult classic film - Big Trouble In Little China. No word yet on when - or how much - this piece will be released (for).
Hasbro and 3A Toys have announced the pre-order availability of the next character in the Transformers DLX Collectible Figure Series - the villainous Deception Blitzwing. From the latest Transformers film, Bumblebee, the DLX Blitzwing stands 10.6 inches tall and features screen accurate detailing, 51 points of articulation, LED illuminated eyes, and die-cast metal parts. Blitzwing comes fully equipped to hunt and seek Bumblebee with his interchangeable Null-ray Blaster and the surgically precise Electron Spike Blade.
The figure is currently available to pre-order from the World of 3A Shop or the threezero store for $199.00 (includes worldwide shipping) and is expected to begin shipping in Q3 of 2019.
The DLX Blitzwing figure features the following:
- LED Illuminated Eyes
- Interchangeable Right Arm with Null-ray Blaster & Standard Right Arm
- Interchangeable Left Hand with Electron Spike Blade
- Three Pairs of Interchangeable Hands: Fists, Relaxed, and Action
- Action Stand with Base
From Portugal, artist Maria Filipe Castro aka droolwool has released her latest Fiber Art Toy - Pommie and her friend Worm bow. Pommie is a yellow apple and her best friend is a worm. She's part of a series of toys from Maria's "Fruits" collection (the first one being "Pommie and...aww...a baby Worm!"). The handmade felt piece measures almost 5.5 inches in height and is currently available to purchase for 260€ (about $300.00).
As director of Advanced Weapons Research for the Imperial military, Orson Krennic was obsessed with the completion of the long-delayed Death Star project. A cruel but brilliant man, Krennic has staked his reputation on the delivery of the functional battle station to the Emperor.
Longed for by many diehard Star Wars fans, Hot Toys has announced their 1/6th scale Director Orson Krennic collectible figure of from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Crafted based on the appearance of Ben Mendelsohn as Director Krennic in the film, this new collectible figure features a highly detailed head sculpt, a tailored Imperial uniform and magnetically attachable cape, additional rain gear attire, a blaster, and a character themed figure stand.
Currently, Sideshow Collectibles is taking pre-orders for the Orson Krennic figure. It's priced at $235.00 and expected to begin shipping in Q4 of 2019.
The Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - 1/6th scale Director Krennic Collectible Figure features:
- Newly developed head sculpt with authentic and detailed likeness of Ben Mendelsohn as Director Krennic
- Silver brown color short hair sculpture (with magnetic feature)
- Right fist
- Five gesture hands
- Left hand for holding pistol
- Beige colored cloak (with magnetic feature)
- Beige colored Imperial officer tunic
- Pair of black-colored Imperial officer pants
- Black-colored leather-like belt with silver colored buckle
- Pair of black-colored leather-like boots
- Black colored Imperial officer hat (with magnetic feature)
- Beige colored rain poncho
- Blaster pistol
- Three ammo clips
- Two code cylinders
- Specially designed figure stand with character nameplate, Star Wars logo and an interchangeable graphic card
Tomenosuke has announced that their "MIMI The Cannibal Girl" Mondo Green Ghost Edition will be released this weekend. From the controversial 1980's horror film - Cannibal Holocaust - this edition of the Japanese sofubi figure was made for three leading retail hobby shops in Japan. However, for overseas collectors that could not be purchased from them, Tomenosuke is offering up a few extras.
You can visit Tomenosuke's international online store this weekend - January 12th 2019 - at 23:59 JST (that's 9:59AM ET). The figure will retails for 16.500JPY (about $150.00).