Kids will soon be able to learn and play with some of the most influential women in history. Today, Mattel announced a new series of Barbies called “Inspiring Women.” The first figures in the series are Frida Kahlo, Amelia Earhart and Katherine Johnson. All three women made history in different industries: Earhart was the first female aviator to fly across the Atlantic Ocean; Mexican artist Kahlo was known for her unique painting style and feminist activism; and Johnson, who was highlighted in the 2016 film “Hidden Figures,” broke boundaries for black women in mathematics and calculated dozens of trajectories for NASA, including the 1969 Apollo 11 flight to the moon. (more…)
The new DC Multiverse Signature series we posted about a couple of weeks ago is up for pre-order over at Big Boy Toy Store. Unlike the low quality photos we posted earlier, the pre-orders bring us high quality pics as well as product description. As of now only Val Kilmer Batman and 1990’s TV Series Flash are up for pre-order. Not sure when Wonder Woman is going up, but the series is expected to ship this Spring. (more…)
Funko seems to be really stepping up their action figure game. The popular video game franchise Mortal Kombat is the latest to join Funko Action Figures. These fully articulated figures stand roughly 5 ½ inches tall, many of which hold deadly weapon accessories. The series includes Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Raiden, Kitana, and Liu Kang.
If you aren’t already familiar, these will be just like the Zorn figures Funko released earlier this summer. There is an obvious nod to the old 80’s He-Man with the style of these figures. (more…)
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.
Nerdist revealed some nice looking figures that are going to available at the D23 Expo this weekend. So if you plan on going, be on the look out. For those not attending, I am sure some will pop up on eBay and other secondary sales sites. But with a run limited to 1000 and considering they will retail for around $80, the price might not be what you are willing to pay. Call me old school but I also like that more and more figures are getting the retro real clothes treatment. You can check out all the details from the Nerdist below.
Good versus evil: the eternal fight is lore ingrained in Star Wars storytelling. If you can’t decide whether or not to join the dark side, it’s best to have your action figures battle it out. To help you recreate iconic dark versus light showdowns for yourself, Disney Store is releasing packaged heroes and villains together in one perfect set.(more…)