It is hard to argue that Bob Ross is a pop culture icon. In a perfect example of “you don’t know what you have until it’s gone”, Bob Ross has become more of a celebrity after his death then when he was alive. As a younger kid, I was introduced to The Joy of Painting on PBS at my grandparent’s house. It was him and Mark Kistler’s Secret City that helped me realize my love for art and drawing. His calm kind demeanor was like watching Mr. Rogers with a paint brush. Unfortunately, after battling Lymphoma Bob Ross passed away in 1995. However, in recent years, there as seemed to be a Bob Ross renaissance. His likeness has been popping up on everything from the obvious paint sets to the odd, but cool, Bob Ross Chia Pet. Even the ever popular Deadpool sometimes cosplays as him. NECA, as always, seemed to read fan’s minds and decided to add a Bob Ross figure to their 8-inch clothed line. After he was revealed, he quickly became the figure I never knew I needed. (more…)
I have been having killer luck lately when it comes to finding NECA goodness in the wild. On my weekly Target visit I found the new Predator wave and just one Ultimate Gremlin hiding behind some T2 figures. I grabbed the gremlin and will have to wait on the Predators, you can only afford so much.
As much as I would like more than one, at $27.99 that’s a tough sell. Especially if you plan on getting Stripe and the GameStop exclusive too. (more…)
Funko’s Smuggler’s Bounty is also headed to Amazon and is available for pre-order now. This is the second of Funko’s subscription boxes landing at Amazon after Marvel’s Collector Corps. The first box, which is themed Cloud City, doesn’t ship until October. This is good news for those who are subscribed to both. They will be on alternating months so its easier to budget for both.
You can start your subscription for Smuggler’s Bounty here.
Now that Funko’s Marvel Collector Corps Box has moved to Amazon and shipped, we can check out their unboxing video. As always, if you want to be suprised, don’t watch. The next box’s theme is Venom and it is already up on Amazon. The Venom Box ships in September and you can get it here.
NECA isn’t just doing team-ups for movies. You can now pre-order the ‘Friday the 13th: The Game’ Ultimate Slasher Collector’s Edition for X-Box and Playstation at Amazon. The ultimate slasher edition also includes an prop replica mask from NECA. If you don’t already own one of NECA’s masks, they are made from resin and hand painted. They include straps so you can wear the mask or hang on the wall for display. Mine are personally on display as the mask is actually quite heavy. (more…)