action figure speculation

Spoilers: Marvel Collector Corps Hulk POP! (again)

So Funko revealed their Hulk POP! A few weeks back but now we have a video with the actual POP! Itself. There is still time to grab this box. It closes tonight at midnight. You can get it here and check out the video below. As always, spoilers ahead.
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Hey, Star Wars and Funko Fans: You’re Going to Love This Series of Only-At-Target Figures

Funko is building their partnership with Target by featuring 8 weeks of limited Funko figures you can only get at Target.com.  Check out their post below:
The moment millions of Star Wars fans have been waiting for is almost here: Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters this weekend. And we’re celebrating with some out-of-this-world gear plus special Weekend Deals. But the fun doesn’t stop there. Here’s something cool to look forward to in the New Year: “Funko Fridays.” Starting Friday, Jan. 5 and every Friday for eight weeks, we’ll reveal a new, limited-edition Funko figure—only at Target. And the first will have Star Wars fans rejoicing!
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NECA AvP Bone Throne

It looks like March is going to be a big month for NECA. In addition to the turtles, fans can finally get the highly anticipated Bone Throne. Revealed way back at NYCC in 2016, the throne fits their predator figures perfectly. It is currently up for pre-order at Entertainment Earth.

Add to your Predator collection or build amazing scenes with the new Bone Throne diorama element!
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Hasbro in Talks to Buy Mattel, Again

UPDATE (11/16 12:40 PST):

Mattel (MAT) doesn’t appear to want to play with Hasbro (HAS). Both stocks are lower after Mattel reportedly rejected a takeover offer from rival Hasbro. Mattel told Hasbro the offer undervalues the company and didn’t factor in the potential rejection from anti-trust regulators. Mattel will reportedly continue to negotiate. (Yahoo financial)

It looks like Hasbro has their eye on Mattel once again. Many would think that the two companies combined would dominate the market. Realistically, the result of a combined Hasbro and Mattel would be a large company, but far from dominant in the fragmented toy industry. Together, they would control one third of the US market for traditional toys and games, and just 22% globally. The rise of companies such as Lego, Funko, NECA, Just Play, and others are starting to offer a counterbalance with their growing market share. (more…)

Funko Revives Their Legacy Line with Mad Max: Fury Road Figures 


A few years back Funko got into the 6 inch action figure market with their Legacy series.  One of their first liscense was Game of Thrones that brought collectors two series totally 12 figures.  After that they did smaller series with liscense like Firefly and The Rocketeer.  After only marginal success, it seemed like Funko was willing to let the brand sit on the back burner while they perused other projects.  CEO Brian Mariotti said that indeed was not the case, and that they secured the rights for 6 inch figures.  Many have tried and failed, meeting resistance from creator George Miller.  No clue as to when to expect new figures but, now the less, this is great news for fans.