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!
It’s time for some spooky summer fun as Funko is bringing back the Ghost With The Most, Beetlejuice! This July Funko is bringing us an all POP! Vinyl new version of fan favorite Beetlejuice now in his ‘Guide’ clothes! Hopefully, this won’t be the last version we get of everyone’s favorite bio-exorcist.
5 Star Heads To Gotham
Funko’s latest new toy line is on it’s way to the DC Universe with an all-new series of Funko 5 Star figures based on Batman! Beyond the Dark Knight himself, Funko has thrown in a few friends and foes including Batgirl, The Joker, Harley Quinn, and Poison Ivy! These figures each include character specific accessories and are due out in August 2018 when the 5 Star line launches! Somehow Robin was omitted from this wave, and there are still plenty of big villains left, so here’s hoping for a second series sometime soon!
“Begun, These Clone Wars Have”
After covering all of the movies and rounding out a good chunk of the recent ‘Star Wars: Rebels’ television series, Funko is delving a few years into the past and bringing fans a new line of POP! Vinyls that has been high in demand for quite some time with a wave based on ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’! The wave so fare consists of Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, and Ahsoka Tano! This entire wave is expected to hit stores this August.
Collector Corps Is Back In Action
A few months back Funko sadly shuttered all four of their bi-monthly subscription box services including boxes themed after Marvel, DC, Star Wars, and Disney. They said that these boxes would likely be back in some form sooner or later, but that they would no longer be handling the subscriptions themselves. Thankfully after weeks of wondering whats next, we have good news! The Marvel ‘Collector Corps’ boxes are officially available again, now sold exclusively through Amazon.com!
The first box is available for order now and features a ‘Deadpool’ theme. The Marvel ‘Collector Corps’ box will set you back $30, which still seems like a pretty fair deal when you look at how much stuff you get! These are available for order now!
Funko SDCC Exclusive Reveals
As we are sure you’re well aware after reading almost every other section of this week’s column, San Diego Comic-Con is coming up fast! This week Funko has been relentlessly bombarding us with more and more announcements for this years convention exclusives, and there seem to be no signs of slowing down! We’ve put together a full list of everything that has been announced since last week’s post below! (please note these are all POP! Vinyls unless otherwise noted)
Whis (‘Dragon Ball’)
Killer Moth (‘Teen Titans Go!’), The Red Hood, Running Flash with Translucent Legs (‘Justice League’), Chrome The Flash 3-Pack (‘Justice League’)
James Wan (‘Aquaman’, ‘The Conjuring’, ‘Saw’), Taika Waititi (‘Thor: Ragnarok’, ‘What We Do In Shadows’, ‘Hunt For The Wilderpeople’)
Skeeter Valentine (‘Doug’), Unhooded Organization 13 Mickey (‘Kingdom Hearts’), Pain & panic 2 Pack (‘Hercules’), Neon Tamatoa (‘Moana’), 8-Bit Wreck-It Ralph (‘Wreck-It Ralph’), 8-Bit Fix-It Felix (‘Wreck-It Ralph’), Edna Jack Jack (‘The Incredibles 2’)
Sweeper Bot (‘Destiny’). Grillmaster Soldier 76 (‘Overwatch’)
Nearly Headless Nick (Glow-In-The-Dark), Moaning Mertle (Translucent)
Playboy Penguin, Pepe Le Pew
Iron Man Mark 1 (‘Iron Man’), Kraglin (‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’), Thor with Odin Force (‘Thor: Ragnarok’), Hero Valkyrie (‘Thor: Ragnarok’), Classic Ant-Man, Cheerleader Deadpool (Pink Glitter) Jessica Jones Rock Candy, Captain America & The Red Skull Dorbz 2-Pack
Matthew Patel & Demon Chick 2-Pack (‘Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World’), Scott Pilgrim & Ramona Flowers Vynl 2-Pack (‘Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World’), Richie & Margot Vynl 2-Pack (‘The Royal Tenenbaums’), The Nux Car POP! Rides (‘Mad Max: Fury Road’)
Cad Bane (‘Star Wars: Clone Wars’), Imperial Stormtrooper (‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’)
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!