Sweep The Leg With Icon Heroes
What’s old is new again with the continuous rollout of fantastic new collectibles based on classic popular culture from days long since past. This week the crew over at Icon Heroes released new images and solicitation information for their new 6″ scale figures based on the 1984 classic ‘The Karate Kid’! The toyline is minimal, giving us figures of only Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence in their outfits from the end of the film. Each of these highly poseable figures will include alternative heads and a number of interchangeable hands so that you can pose them in any number of martial arts poses when they release in the fourth quarter of 2019. Check out the new images and full solicitations below!
The Karate Kid Daniel Larusso Action Figure
Icon Heroes presents the 6-inch scale Daniel Larusso action figure from the classic film The Karate Kid. This fully poseable action figure features 29 points of articulation and includes three interchangeable heads and six hands. Relive the excitement of the All-Valley Tournament!
The Karate Kid Johnny Lawrence Action Figure
Icon Heroes presents the 6-inch scale Johnny Lawrence action figure from the classic film The Karate Kid. This fully poseable action figure features 29 points of articulation and includes three interchangeable heads and six hands. Relive the excitement of the All-Valley Tournament!
Hot Toys Are Going To Hell
While details are scarce and incredibly limited for now, the team at Hot Toys have announced plans to release new collectibles based on the new ‘Hellboy’ film that hits theaters in just a few weeks! This new take on Mike Mignola’s most famous creation stars David Harbour (‘Stranger Things’) as our titular hero and promises to give us a much darker take on the fan favorite hero. Hot Toys has said that more details and figure reveals will be coming soon, so we will be sure to keep you posted!
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!
Take A Look, it’s In A Book, It’s Reading Funko
As Funko is known to spread their brand far and wide into many different branches of media, collectibles, and popular culture, it should come as no big surprise to see them trying out something totally new! The latest brand expansion from Funko is an all-new series of books based on their original ‘Wetmore Forest’ brand. The books will be available exclusively through Barnes & Noble (both online and in-store) and will expand upon the completely original ‘Wetmore Forest’ brand that Funko first launched in 2017. Check out the full press release below!
Wetmore Forest characters to be center stone of content
Funko, Inc. (“Funko,” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq:FNKO), a leading pop culture consumer products company, today announced it will be releasing a series of books based on its own designs and characters from Wetmore Forest.
The books will be sold online and in-store exclusively at Barnes & Noble along with accompanying Funko merchandise beginning June 15th, 2019.
“We’re excited to expand the storylines of our beloved Wetmore family through a book series available at the bookseller with the largest number of retail outlets in the United States,” said Senior Vice President of Global Sales, Johanna Gepford. “Children will be delighted to follow the adventures of characters created by the same creative geniuses that produce highly sought after Funko products.”
In partnership with Sterling Publishing, Funko will be showcasing the books at both the London Book Fair and Bologna Children’s Book Fair.
Wetmore Forest was created to depict an enchanting forest and encourage exploration and discovery among Funko fans. Funko’s loveable lighthearted Pop! Monsters include Bugsy Wingnut, Tumblebee, Butterhorn, Snuggletooth and others.
There’s An App For That!
Funko has tried to varying levels of success to launch their own online application several times in the last few years. That’s probably also why the collecting world was shocked last year when Funko bought the popular collection tracking App ‘Stashpedia’ and kept relatively quiet about their plans for it. This week they announced formally that they will be shutting down ‘Stashpedia’ and their own Funko App in order to combine the two and relaunch it! Former users of ‘Stashpedia’ will be able to transfer their collections over rather than having to re-enter them all into the system, and secondary market prices will be determined using prices set by the third party Pop Price Guide site. The new Funko App should be launching soon, be sure to stay tuned for more updates and check out the press release from Funko below!
In the words of the immortal Frank Sinatra, start spreadin’ the news: Stashpedia has joined the Funko family! What does this mean for you? Funko will soon be releasing a new and improved collection tracking app combining your favorite features from Stashpedia with the most complete catalog of Funko products anywhere. Being a fan requires time, energy and commitment and we want to make your experience as enjoyable as possible.
The old Funko app, Stashpedia app and stashpedia.com will be deactivated soon so keep an eye on our social media channels and blog for future announcements. When the transition occurs, you’ll need to download the all-new Funko app to keep tracking your stash but don’t worry–you’ll be able to move your collections to the new app. We’ll provide step-by-step instructions to help guide you through the process and keep you updated on new features and functionality.
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!