The Funko Forecast
Get ready for the Funko Forecast! This is where we’re going to be showcasing all of the cool new announcements and reveals from Funko! With all of the awesome that consistently seems to be flowing out of those guys, it shouldn’t be hard to keep this section alive each and every week!
Live In The Moment
Funko has been upping their POP! Vinyl game as of late with the additional of iconic ‘Movie Moment’ sets that usually include a few figures in a diorama set up to recreate scenes from some of your favorite movies! Now they’re taking things even further with their new spinoff line of ‘Comic Moment’ sets! The first set (and currently only set) will feature none other than the Merc With A Mouth and his time traveling compatriot, Deadpool and Cable! This set should be hitting stores now, just in time for the release of ‘Deadpool 2’ in theaters this weekend!
This Candy Is Dangerous
The Funko ‘Rock Candy’ line of stylized figures is seeing it’s ranks expanded by at least one more in the coming weeks, with an all new version of Harley Quinn joining the lineup! The latest Harley Quinn ‘Rock Candy’ figure is based on the villainous vixen’s appearance in the ‘Suicide Squad’ live action film. Expect Harley to be hitting stores this August!
The Magic Continues
It’s been a little while, but it looks like Funko is about ready to dive back into their long running ‘Harry Potter’ line of collectibles with new additions to their Vynl, Mystery Mini, and Funko POP! lines!
From Vynl we can look forward to a two pack of Ron and Hermione hitting stores this June! There will also be a special Barnes and Noble exclusive variant set featuring a rather smug looking Hermione and Ron with a broken wand!
Next up are the all new wave of Mystery Minis! This marks the third wave of Harry Potter themed Mystery Minis, but it’s backtracking a bit and giving us a wave that appears to be based largely around the second book in the series ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’!
The wave consists of many of your favorite characters, plus there are going to be some retailer exclusive figures available at Target, Barnes and Noble, and Hot Topic stores that you’ll need to track down to complete your set!
And finally, the newest wave of Harry Potter POP! Vinyls! We’ve got new Herbology Class versions of Harry, Ron, and Hermione. We’ve also got Ginny Weasley, Gilderoy Lockhart, Tom Riddle, and the ghostly Nearly Headless Nick!
As always, expect some retailer exclusives here as well! You’ll find a three-pack of Harry, Ron, and Hermione at Barnes and Noble, along with a variant of Gilderoy Lockhart! Target might be the big winner here though, with a retailer exclusive variant of Tom Riddle, plus the 6″ Super Sized POP! of The Basilisk, and a 10″ Mega POP! 1:1 scale Dobby the House Elf POP! These are all hitting stores this summer!
And with that, we bring this week’s Toy News Tuesday to a close! What do you think about the new items announced this week? Do you plan on picking up anything we mentioned in this week’s column? Are there any lines or brands you’d like to see more coverage of? Let us know in the comments section below!