McFarlane Unveils First ‘Fork-Knife’ Collectibles!
First, yes I know its actually ‘Fortnite’, but I couldn’t help myself. Either way, it’s exciting to see the first ‘Fortnite’ offerings from McFarlane Toys just a few weeks after they made the initial announcement of acquiring the license! The first offerings include four fully articulated 7″ scale figures, which are expected to hit the market before years end. Figures in the first wave include Raptor, Skull Trooper, Black Knight, and Cuddle Team Leader, with each figure including game specific accessories. It’s worth noting that these are going to be some of the most articulated figures that McFarlane Toys have ever produced, with each figure sporting at least a whopping 18 points of articulation (which hasn’t been seen from McFarlane since their old ‘Halo’ toyline)!
Beyond the main figure line, McFarlane Toys is also producing a life sized replica of the Rainbow Smash Harvesting Tool! This replica is approximately 39″ tall with a design directly sculpted and painted from in-game assets!
As we mentioned above, McFarlane Toys first ‘Fortnite’ offerings are expected to hit stores this fall, just in time for the upcoming holiday season!
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!
“And My Axe!”
We’ve already had a few waves of POP! Vinyls based on the popular ‘Lord Of The Rings’ film franchise, but now Funko has finally announced a third wave that will complete our ‘Fellowship Of The Ring’ team lineup, plus add in some more fan favorites! Coming soon as POP! Vinyls are Legolas, Gimli, Boromir, The Witch King, The Dunnharrow King, and Galadriel! Additionally there will be a ‘Tempted’ Galadriel exclusively at Barnes and Noble stores, and a Hot Topic exclusive Elrond!
Besides this fantastic new wave of POP! Vinyls, there will also be a new line of blind-bagged Pocket POP! Keychains with characters from throughout the various waves of ‘Lord Of The Rings’ POP! Vinyls. These are all due to hit stores this November!
She’ll Put A Spell On You
‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’, Netflix’s latest spooky original series, premiered this past week on October 26th. So of course the team at Funko is ready to celebrate the release of the new show with Sabrina’s very own POP! Vinyl!The all new Sabrina Spellman POP! Vinyl is expected to his stores within the next month, while the show is streaming on Netflix now!
“And I’ll Form The Head!”
Speaking of Netflix original series, Funko is also planning a new line of POP! Vinyls based on the smash hit ‘Voltron: The Legendary Defender’ animated series! In the wave will be all of the members of the Voltron Force including Black Paladin Shiro, Red Paladin Keith, Green Paladin Pidge, Yellow Paladin Hunk, Blue Paladin Lance, and Princess Allura! There will also be a 6″ Super Sized POP! of Voltron, as well as an Amazon exclusive Metallic variant and a Hot Topic exclusive glow-in-the-dark variant of Shiro! The entire Funko ‘Voltron’ line is expected in stores this November!
Funko Goes Full On ‘Full Metal Alchemist’
While the series wrapped up many years ago, Funko is bringing fresh life to the franchise with an all new wave of POP! Vinyls! Planned to hit stores this December, fans of this classic anime can look forward to collecting all of their favorite characters like Edward Elric, Alphonse, Winry Rockbell, and Roy Mustang! There will also be a few retailer exclusives like Alphonse with Kittens (Hot Topic) and Alex Armstrong (Gamestop)!
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!