Next wave of WWE Funko Pop! toys includes nothing but new names

The latest wave of Funko Pop! toys for the WWE will look like a million bucks and plenty more when it arrives beginning in July.

All eight of the toys in this wave are first-time figures from the company.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016 Funko Suicide Squad Mystery Minis vinyl figures case (Hour 3)

Do you like Buzz Breaks? Today’s your day then as we launch 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour on the hour all day long … and this is Hour 3.

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The cost:
$12 
Original cost: $83.88

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What’s inside the fourth WWE Slam Crate? Find out right here …

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The “Masters of the Mic” are a big part of the show this time — and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin steals it.

When Pasadena, Calif.-based Loot Crate recently announced its wrestling version of a mystery box — the WWE Slam Crate — this fan decided to sign up and see what was to come.

The first crate arrived last year, the second arrived in December and the third one was fun, too, but this newest crate arriving now gives us a glimpse of what’s to come with arguably more simple pieces that collectors might appreciate.

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Lucille ballpoint pens coming in July for fans of ‘The Walking Dead’

Walk softly and carry a big stick? No need.

Fans of The Walking Dead can carry “Lucille” with them anywhere they go beginning in late July with a new officially licensed ballpoint pen.

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Funko gets in ring with WWE for new wave of Pop! toys coming soon

The “cheap pop” is coming to Funko. 

In wrestling terms a “cheap pop” is something made famous by Mick Foley — a mention of the hometown crowd to get a cheap reaction during a moment with a microphone — but in this case he’s among the new wave of WWE Pop! toys.

These popular — and, yes, affordable — toys will be hitting stores later this month.

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Jimi Hendrix & Joey Ramone will soon be found as Funko Pop! toys

The next batch of Funko Pop! toys will rock — well, at least two of them will.

Funko revealed on Monday three new toys coming in June with two of the artists found in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Weekend Update: Check out 12 top items on The Buzz this week

It was a busy one on The Buzz this past week. Here are 12 stories worth a look if you missed out. Check ’em out & hit the subscribe button at right if you want email updates.

Bowman Chrome gets a revamp
HTA Choice boxes with nothing but autographed cards inside are now one option for Chrome fans. Get all the details in our 2017 Bowman Chrome First Buzz preview here.

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‘Pulp Fiction’ figures coming this fall from Diamond Select Toys

Three iconic characters of a perfectly profane classic are coming to a comic shop near you.

Pulp Fiction stars Jules Winnfield, Butch Coolidge and Marsellus Wallace will arrive this September via Diamond Select Toys and they were revealed this week for collectors to begin ordering.

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Loot Crate enters sports world with 10 MLB teams and superstar toys

Loot Crate is hitting the baseball diamond and the aces are leading the way.

The Sports Crate subscription box has launched and 10 MLB teams are up for grabs for fans who want a box of stuff for their team delivered to them on a regular basis. Among the items inside each crate is a uniquely styled action figure for one of the team’s top pitchers as the theme for this debut is “Bring The Heat.”

Which teams made the cut? Check out the figure slideshow above and keep reading for more details and a look inside every crate.

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Mets & Marvel team up for Thor-Noah Syndergaard bobblehead

The Mjölnir has a new home.

The New York Mets announced this morning that they have joined forces with Marvel to create a bobblehead of Thor — no, not The Avengers’ Norse God — aka Noah Syndergaard, who is one of the Mets’ biggest comic book-nicknamed stars.

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Weekend Update: Check out 10 top items on The Buzz this week

It was a busy one on The Buzz this past week. Here are 10 stories worth a look if you missed out. Check ’em out & hit the subscribe button at right if you want email updates.

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Heritage is King …
This past week’s big winner was the arrival of 2017 Topps Heritage, which took us all back to 1968. Here’s our catch-all gallery of short-printed variations and big hits — and there’s a checklist found in there, too.

Keep reading for more …

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What’s inside the third WWE Slam Crate? Find out here …

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The third time’s the charm.

When Pasadena, Calif.-based Loot Crate recently announced its wrestling version of a mystery box — the WWE Slam Crate — this fan decided to sign up and see what was to come.

The first crate arrived last year and the second arrived awhile back but this one is the best one yet in its simplicity and its items that should draw collectors in.

What did this third one include? Star power — and some Topps promo cards. Keep reading …

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Funko & IDW Publishing team up for Funko Universe Month comic books

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You may know Funko Pop! figures from the toy aisle, but in May there will be a reason to hit the comic book shop if you’re a fan of the big-headed and pint-sized stars.

May is Funko Universe Month — and there will be a number of variant covers and one-shots where the iconic stars of a few franchises will be found as Pop! figures on comics from IDW Publishing.

It’s a simple twist but it’s one that should get the attention of a new collectors.

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Funko has next Spider-Man movie covered — with some surprises

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The next Spider-Man movie is on its way this summer and we’ll have plenty of collecting options from Funko leading up to the film.

And there will be surprises for Spider-Man Homecoming, too.

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Hasbro readies Star Wars Black Series figures for 40th anniversary

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They’re back and they’re bigger than ever for their 4oth anniversary.

Hasbro will bring its popular Star Wars Black Series line of six-inch action figures to retro-styled packaging for the birthday of the world’s biggest science fiction franchise.

The 12 toys were revealed at New York Toy Fair with new touches and big improvements compared to the original creations — and also with other nods to them, too.

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Watch a guy who is a guy with a Funko Pop! open up about opening up a Funko Pop! (Or something … )

Funko Pop! toys aren’t just for collectors and this unboxing video from WWE‘s Xavier Woods (aka Austin Creed aka Austin Watson) and a member of The New Day offers a closer look at things.

“It still strange that I have a Pop!” he says in the video. “Certain things you want to reach — goals and everything. And I wanted to be a wrestler on TV and I wanted to work in video games but … things I didn’t even know that I wanted in life.”

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Legendary Dr. Seuss characters coming to Funko toy lines

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There would be a rhyme here but there’s no time here — the Funko news must be passed.

Simply put, Dr. Seuss is coming to toy stores soon thanks to the Everett, Wash.-based company as part of four lines unveiled Wednesday that help celebrate The Cat In The Hat, Sam I Am and so many more of the memorable characters from the children’s books that have sold millions of copies worldwide.

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‘Space Jam’ coming to toy aisles once again thanks to Funko

space-jam-taz-regularThe stars of Space Jam are coming to the toy aisle later this year.

Well, at least the iconic non-humans.

Funko revealed its plans for the newest basketball toys this week as it has unveiled six Funko Pop! toys for the 1996 film.

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‘Reservoir Dogs’ coming to Funko Pop! toy series later this year

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They’re just preliminary drawings but all eyes — or is it ears? — are on the latest nugget of news from Funko coming out of the London Toy Fair.

The Reservoir Dogs are on the way as Funko Pop! toys.

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Mystery of ‘Twin Peaks’ is coming to two Funko toy lines later this year

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One of TV’s cult classics is making a comeback — and Funko toys will revisit the mysteries that surrounded the series.

It’s Twin Peaks and even Laura Palmer has a couple of toys on the way in both its Pop! and Action Figures lines.

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University of Racing lets collectors land some legendary ink

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A number of NASCAR legends’ autographs can be found on some legendary diecasts as part of a series of replicas with an appropriate name.

It’s called the University of Racing.

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Gallery: Herocross Company’s Hybrid Metal Star Wars figures

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The stars of Star Wars have plenty of toys and merchandise from decades of fan demand, but as the legendary franchise enters its 40th anniversary year one company has added some extra badassery to the brand.

Herocross Company‘s Hybrid Metal Star Wars figures have been in the works for some time and a number of them are set to arrive in the United States this month.

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Baywatch & The Godfather coming soon as Funko Pop! toys

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A pair of TV and movie icons are headed to the toy aisles soon.

Funko revealed today its plans for Pop! toys for Baywatch and The Godfather which are set to arrive next month.

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DC Bombshells will be landing in Funko Pop! collections soon

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The Bombshells are coming to a toy aisle near you.

Funko is readying a series of eight World War II pinup-style takes on iconic DC Comics characters that we have seen elsewhere but now they will be found as Pop! toys.

Collectively, they’re known as the the DC Bombshells.

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Street Fighter II’s memorable stars get M.U.S.C.L.E. toys from Super7

The memorable characters from Street Fighter II are greeting another cult icon of the 1980s, M.U.S.C.L.E. toys.

The first wave includes four three-packs of figures with Ryu, M. Bison, Vega, Ken, Dhalsim, Balrog, Blanka, Guile, Sagat, Chun-Li, Zangief and E. Honda.

These toys, which are available from Super7, aren’t the lone new M.U.S.C.L.E. creations available, either.

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GreenLight brings Hollywood’s memorable wheels to collectors

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New information has come to light, man.

Fans of The Big Lebowski and other Hollywood creations from the big and small screens may have an extra reason to visit the toy aisle or thanks to GreenLight Collectibles and its Hollywood line that has been bringing vehicles from the reel world to us all.

Ok … these specialty toys aren’t exactly new — they’ve been going since roughly 2011 — but there have been as many as 15 series so far and Walter Sobchak’s van was among them and that’s enough that Buzz needed to take a look.

And we’ve found plenty more cool stuff.

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Funko readies massive wave of toys for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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It’s going to be a blockbuster and Funko has the toys to prove it.

The Everett, Wash.-based company unleashed its plans for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 toys on Wednesday with 40 different items across six brands for fans to chase beginning in February.

The follow-up to Guardians, which made $333 million at the box office world-wide, is set to arrive on May 5.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 27)

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The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: More Rogue One, new Donruss Optic NFL, more WWE, strong non-sports and the vending vs. hobby debate.

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What’s inside the second WWE Slam Crate? Find out here …

Curiosity got me a second time.

When Pasadena, Calif.-based Loot Crate recently announced its wrestling version of a mystery box — the WWE Slam Crate — this fan decided to sign up and see what was to come.

The first crate arrived awhile back and the second arrived this week with fewer items — but at least all of them were exclusives not found anywhere else.

What did it include? Keep reading …

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Lionel Racing offers up 10 top sellers for NASCAR diecasts in 2016

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On the track, we should all know Jimmie Johnson was king this past season in NASCAR, driving his No. 48 to a record-tying seventh championship.

In the ballot box for fan voting, there were no surprises as Dale Earnhardt Jr. took home the  most-popular driver award for the 14th consecutive year despite missing a chunk of the season with concussion issues.

But who’s tops when it comes to NASCAR diecast sales? Well, Lionel Racing has that covered.

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Buzz Movie Trailer Vote: Baywatch (opens May 19) + check out even more upcoming trailers here

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The first trailer for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson‘s Baywatch reboot has arrived in advance of its arrival on May 19, giving the world a new take — an R-rated comedy — at the life-saving crew that included C.J. Parker, Mitch Buchanan and Stephanie Holden.

Oh, and we’re sure we’ll get another character — The Hoff — with a cameo, too.

Check out the trailer and tell us what you think after the jump.

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You could be mine: Guns N’ Roses comes to Funko toys next month

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Pop? Funko might need to rename the line.

Guns N’ Roses is coming to the Funko Pop! line of vinyl toys in December, according the Lynnwood, Wash.-based company that revealed its toys on Wednesday.

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Conan The Barbarian & Red Sonja could carve way into your collection

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A pair of iconic comic book characters also known from a pair of 1980s sword-and-sorcery films are making their way to toy aisles next month thanks to the Funko Pop! line.

They are Conan The Barbarian and Red Sonja. 

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Funko readies hefty lineup of Batman: The Animated Series & DC Comics toys coming next month

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The iconic stars of the DC Comics universe are coming to the toy aisles once again with additions to three lines from Funko arriving next month.

There will be new Funko Pop! toys, a new line of Mystery Minis and new Dorbz — some with glow-in-the-dark capabilities — on shelves very soon.

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Funko readies hefty lineup of Harry Potter Pop! toys coming this month

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Harry Potter gets another wave of Funko Pop! toys this month and the Lynnwood, Wash.-based company teased them all on Wednesday for fans of the movies and books to examine before their arrival.

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