Disney Funko

Posted on: August 15, 2017

Rock Candy: The Nightmare Before Christmas – Sally

Funko is thrilled to introduce Sally from
Disney’s Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
as the newest member of the Rock Candy line!

This 5″ vinyl figure features the lovely Sally
holding a jar of deadly nightshade.

Add her to your collection this Fall!

 

 

Coming in September!

The collection of Disney Princess Pop! Keychains
and Pop!s continues with a new wave of Disney Princesses.

Pop! Keychain: Disney Princess

Take these lovely Disney princesses with you on the go!

Now featured as Pop! Keychains, comes Mulan,
Jasmine, Cinderella, and Rapunzel!

Collect them this Fall!

Coming in September!

Pop! Disney: Disney Princess W2

This series features a new take on a
few of your favorite Disney Princesses,
Mulan, Merida, Aurora, and Jasmine all receive
a revamped version, showing off in gorgeous gowns!

Look for the Aurora chase piece, featured in a blue dress!
A rarity of 1-in-6.

Collect them all this Fall!

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Funko’s Stranger Things Rides

Posted on: August 15, 2017

Dorbz Ride: Stranger Things

Netflix original series Stranger Things now joins Dorbz rides!

This series features Hopper in his Sheriff
Deputy Truck, ready to help save Hawkins.
In addition, Brenner driving in Hawkins utility van!

Add them both to your collection this fall,
and prepare to watch Stranger Things Season 2,
only on Netflix!

Coming this Fall!

 

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Bucky O’ Hare Preview

Posted on: August 12, 2017

Straight from NJ Collector’s Con was a case full of Boss Fight Studios’ Bucky O’Hare wave 1 with new bios from Creator Larry Hama.

 

Stealth Mission Bucky

Bucky O’ Hare

 

Both Buckys have 20 points of articulation and come with 3 changeable faces and 6 changeable hands.

First Mate Jenny

Translucent Jenny

 

Dead-Eye Duck

 

Bucky O’ Hare and Jenny are currently available for pre-order at Boss Fight Studios store and will be released this fall.  I can tell you that seeing these figures up close that these are the figures that every Bucky Fan deserves so order yours today.

 

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Mezco One:12 Ascending Knight Batman

Posted on: August 9, 2017

Every Knight has a beginning and the One:12 Collective’s Batman starts here. Batman—Ascending Knight is part of a trilogy: A beginning, a middle and an end. The Ascending Knight is Batman in his first year; designed to be contemporary but still have a first appearance feel. This is the Batman of 10 years ago, as he just began his war on crime. 

At the start of his crime-fighting career Bruce Wayne is still working things out, finding what works and what doesn’t. Some of his tech and gear is still a bit unfinished and raw. His Bat Suit is bulky, showing that he has not yet fine-tuned it.

Of course the design pays homage to Batman as he first appeared in Detective Comics. The shape of his cowl, the shorter gloves and the smaller symbol on his chest are all inspired by his original debut in the comics.

 

THE ONE:12 COLLECTIVE BATMAN—ASCENDING KNIGHT FEATURES:

  • One (1) detailed Batman head portrait
  • One (1) detailed Bruce Wayne head portrait
  • A One:12 Collective body with over 30 points of articulation
  • Hand-painted, authentic detailing
  • Over 16cm tall
  • Seven (7) interchangeable hands including:
    • One (1) pair of fists (L & R)
    • One (1) pair of Batarang holding hands (L & R)
    • One (1) pair of posing hands (L & R)
    • One (1) grappling-hook holding hand (R)

 

COSTUME:

  • Cowled Head
  • Spandex outfit with body armor detail
  • Leather-like cape
  • 3D chest insignia
  • Spiked wrist cuffs and SAP gloves
  • Utility belt with grapple gun holster
  • Highly detailed tactical boots

 

ACCESSORIES:

  • One (1) grappling gun  
  • One (1) closed grappling hook for grappling gun 
  • One (1) open grappling hook for grappling gun
  • One (1) open grappling hook with attached rope 
  • Six (6) Batarangs
  • One (1) heavy assault Batarang (Bat-brick)
  • One (1) tranq-dart wrist crossbow
  • One (1) One:12 Collective display base with logo
  • One (1) One:12 Collective adjustable display post

 

Each One:12 Collective Batman—Ascending Knight figure is packaged in a deluxe, collector friendly box, designed with collectors in mind, there are no twist ties for easy in and out of package display.  Get yours today Mezco Toyz

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BLUEFIN is now the North American distributor for Flame Toys

Posted on: August 9, 2017

BLUEFIN BECOMES THE OFFICAL NORTH AMERICAN DISTRIBUTOR FOR FLAME TOYS AND OPENS

PRE-ORDERS FOR TRANSFORMERS “DRIFT” FIGURE

 

New Hong Kong-Based Toy Brand Marks Its First Product Release Of The Autobot Drift As Depicted In The Popular IDW Transformers Comic; Officially Licensed 8 Inch Figure Features High Quality Die-Cast Construction And LED Light-Up Displays

 

Anaheim, CA, August 1, 2017 –Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Asia and more, announces that it has become an official distributor for Hong Kong-based Flame Toys. Bluefin is also pleased to announce the opening of pre-orders for the first Flame Toys product – the Drift Transformers figure.

 

Set for release in January 2018, this extraordinary rendering is officially licensed and depicts the Autobot Drift as he is seen in the beloved IDW Transformers comic book series. The Drift figure represents a pinnacle of collectibles design and stands 8 inches tall and is constructed with high quality die-cast parts with more than 50 jointed linkage articulation features to allow for maximum realistic poseability. This release will be a must-have for any ardent pop culture collector or Transformers fan.

The (non-transforming) Drift figure also features 3 interchangeable facial expressions and contains 6 LED units that provide light-up displays on its body. The figure includes 3 sword weapons and a cape that is accented with bendable wires that allow for dramatic, anime-style windswept poses.

The Drift Transformers figure from Flame Toys will be available from authorized Bluefin retailers nationwide and also from select leading online outlets. Pre-orders are available now. MSRP will be $299.99.

 

 

About Bluefin:

Based in Anaheim, CA, Bluefin built its reputation as a leading distributor of Japanese toys, collectibles, novelty and hobby products. In recent years, Bluefin has grown to include a range of high quality collectible lines from the United States, Hong Kong and Taiwan and established itself as the official North American consumer products and retail development partner for Studio Ghibli. Selling to thousands of specialty, chain and independent stores, Bluefin is an official North American distributor for Bandai Hobby, Bandai Shokugan, and Capcom, and is also an official provider of Bandai Tamashii Nations products, and is also the exclusive and official distributor for Blitzway Studios, Flame Toys, Mr. Hobby, SEN-TI-NEL, Storm Collectibles, and X-Plus. Bluefin also represents TruForce Collectibles products worldwide. Additional information is available at: www.bluefincorp.com.

 

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Mondo TMNT Donatello figure review

Posted on: August 8, 2017

Mondo has done it again and released the next figure in their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ line, Donatello 1:6 action figure.

As with all of the figures in this line, it is based on the original Eastman and Laird comics from the 80s.  There are two versions of this figure, a Mondo exclusive (which includes Donatello’s Anti-Gravity Gun from the Micro series Donatello issue 1) and a regular release without.  The version we will be reviewing is the exclusive Mondo version.

 

The figure comes in a solid bookend box where the cover opens up to reveal the figure and his accessories through a window.  This box is similar to the Mondo Leonardo box including the rear artwork by Jason Edmiston.  The front cover shows the Turtle’s inventor/genius Donatello.  (As you can see in the lower left corner is the Mondo sticker informing the consumer that this is the Mondo exclusive)

Upon opening the front flap of the figure you can see a “blueprint” of the figure, his main weapon the Bo staff and an Utrom commander.  On the right side you see the double tray holding the Donatello figure with his accessories: Ray gun, baby turtle and alternate head.

These figures are in the 1:6 scale which stands about 10 inches.  The sculpt is similar to the Leonardo sculpt but with a different color scheme.  Donatello has a much darker skin tone than Leonardo.  The body also has a “comic” color wash to represent the original comic book.  The feet are the correct size to hold the weight and girth of the figure.  You won’t need a stand as these figures can stand by themselves.  The sculpt really details the original Eastman and Laird look of the Turtles when they first appeared in their  black and white independent comic.

The belt around his waist is made of a sturdy pliable plastic.

Caution:  Be careful when using the holster on the belt.  It will hold the staff but be gentle when removing and inserting the staff into the belt holster.

(When we removed the figure from its plastic packaging the holster on the belt fell off.  We used some temporary tape to hold it in place when taking the pictures)  We also noticed some cracking on his knee pad.  It didn’t effect his articulation but just be careful when posing the figure.

 

One of the great features on these figures are the customizing options, specifically the changeable heads and hands.  Included on this figure is the Purple bandanna cartoon head and the Red bandanna comic head.  Both heads can easily be changed by attaching the head to a ball joint on the figure.  Both heads fit snuggly onto the body.  The ball joint feature provides full rotation of the attached head which allows for unique customization.  Rotating the head while attached is not recommended because the head will come off, its best to position the head prior to attaching it to the body.

(Leonardo sculpt shown; same sculpt)

 CARTOON HEAD

COMIC HEAD

 

The articulation is similar to that of the Leonardo figure.  You have articulation and joints on the shoulders, bi-ceps, elbow, hands,  thighs, ankle rockers and double joints on the knees.  All this articulation is perfect for getting your figure into some unique turtle poses.

Unlike my Leonardo figure, Donatello’s joints were loose especially on the legs which made it difficult to pose the legs correctly.  It did take some time to rotate the joints to where I wanted them so please be careful when moving the parts around and try not to be forceful.

The hands are tight enough to hold his staff and other accessories such as the ninja stars.

 

Donatello also comes with interchangeable climbing hands, “thumbs up” hand, ninja stars, grabbling hook and his anti-gravity gun that he used in his micro comic series.

 

 

 

Exclusive to this Mondo set includes Donatello’s Anti-Gravity gun that was featured in his Micro series Donatello -Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle #1

The gun is made out of a very pliable plastic which helps when attaching the gun to Donatello’s arm but its a little tricky to attach it.  (More on that below) It has a nice black wash which compliments the details on the gun.

In order to attach the gun to his hand, you would first remove his right hand from his arm and remove the handle from the gun.

Insert the hand into the gun (this is where the pliability really works to your advantage), next insert the handle back into the gun through the inserted hand.

Reattach the hand to the arm.

 

Bonus accessories included in both versions are an Utrom commander and a Donatello Baby turtle.

 

Donatello looks great as part of this line but he does have some quality issues, such as the loose joints, the fragile belt and extremity pads.  Hopefully these will be corrected when they release Michelangelo and Raphael.

The playability on this figure is somewhat disappointing because I will use great caution when I change his pose and hope it will stay and not break.  I will try to glue the holster back onto the belt.

Other than the QC issues this is a great looking figure and the accessories help make up for the negatives.  Donatello has many different ways to customize his look.  He can be a ninja or a ray gun toting mutant hero in space.  You can even recreate scenes from the comics which is always fun to do.  I am still glad I purchased this figure and look forward to completing the set, as always have fun with this figure, just be careful when moving him around.

Similar to Leonardo Donatello is retailing for $150.00 at online retailers as Mondo has sold out of this figure.

 

 

Special thanks to Speculative Fiction (www.specfictionshop.com) for the speedy service.

 

 

 

 

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