NHL’s young stars invade toy stores in upcoming Funko Pop! series

Some of the biggest young names in the NHL are coming to the toy aisles soon — but some of the biggest ones will only be found in Canada.

Funko released the rundown of its second series of NHL Funko Pop! toys on Friday and it includes Auston Matthews, Johnny Gaudreau and plenty more among a lineup of 16 new toys — and that’s not all.

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Funko’s Rock Candy focuses on three infamous females from Disney

She’s not bad, she’s just sculpted that way.

Jessica Rabbit from Disney‘s iconic Who Framed Roger Rabbit is on the way to the toy aisle as part of Funko‘s Rock Candy line this fall.

She’s also not the only Disney baddie on the way as there are a total of five new figures to come.

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Newest POPTATERS take on ‘Alien vs. Predator’ in fun way

If you’ve been to a toy store lately, you might have seen one of a couple of new items that are throwbacks on the play front with some fun nods to pop culture that just might make them worthy for your collection.

They’re called POPTATERS made by PPW Toys and the newest releases are for a pair of famous science fiction franchises meeting the Mr. Potato Head galaxy for the first time.

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

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The latest WWE Slam Crate is here and things are getting extreme in a few ways with nods to stars of the past and today.

While you can see past Crate breaks here, this newest crate most notably gives us a continued approach to WWE toy collecting with a new WWE Slam Stars figure from “The Attiude Era.”

What was inside this one? Keep reading …

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Could Jada Toys’ Nano Metalfigs be a super-cheap collectible hit?

Simplicity, portability, affordability and the chase.

This collector found himself in the toy aisle of a chain store this week and noticed something relatively new that hadn’t caught my attention before. At a glance I was interested and instantly found myself scouring the pegs for something that ended up not being there.

It was a section of Jada Toys‘ new Nano Metalfigs that are available for a few different realms — DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Disney/Pixar, Street Fighter, Harry Potter — and they’re tiny metal sculptures that come in packages just like the big kids’ toys but they don’t come with a big price.

They’ve probably been around for some collectible genres I don’t watch all that closely, but the first wave of the new WWE figures caught my eye simply because they were so small … and so cheap.

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Oh what a day! ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ toys coming from Funko

One of cinema’s most-visceral films ever made is hitting the toy aisle.

Funko revealed on Thursday that it’s preparing toys for Mad Max: Fury Road in several lines to come this winter.

There are Funko Pop!, Rock Candy and Mystery Minis to come for the film with a number of characters from the ensemble cast taking shape in toy form.

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Funko intends to be a force during Star Wars Force Friday II

We’re still a few months away from the arrival of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but we’re mere hours away from Force Friday, the day where the film’s merchandise is first unleashed upon the universe.

Although it’s just one of the many licensees, Funko will have plenty of potential pieces for collectors beginning at midnight tonight in many locations as it has revealed more than 50 pieces across several brands that will document the film in toy form and beyond.

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New wave of ‘The Walking Dead’ bobbleheads coming in September

They’re probably not the first, but they’re the newest.

A set of six bobbleheads for The Walking Dead are on the way from Royal Bobbles and are set to arrive in late September

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New wave of NBA Funko Pop! toys set to arrive in September

The new NBA Funko Pop! lineup has been revealed and it includes The Brow and plenty more.

A total of 14 new toys were revealed by the Everett, Wash.-based company on Monday with some of the biggest names in the game beyond just Anthony Davis. 

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Golf classic ‘Caddyshack’ hits stores in another way beginning this week

Ty Webb has another round to play — and that’s coming to toy and other hobby shops beginning on Wednesday.

That’s when two of the newest Caddyshack Vinimates arrive from Diamond Select Toys — Webb and the famed gopher from the legendary 1980 comedy add to the previous wave of toys that are small in stature but big on fun.

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Forever Collectibles’ caricature line offers fun nod to bobblehead fans

If you’re in the camp that sports novelties just weren’t quirky and fun enough, then Forever Collectibles has something you might like.

They’re caricature bobbleheads.

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Aaron Judge’s Home Run Derby win isn’t just commemorated on cards

Aaron Judge doesn’t need a crown, but the king of this year’s MLB All-Star Home Run Derby could easily have one added to his newest figure.

It’s a limited edition toy that is now available from Import Dragons — and it’s a capless sculpt painted just like the night he went yard over and over and over. It’s part of a three-pack of Yankees figures available now — and it’s not alone.

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Blade Runner 2049 gets Funko Pop! and Dorbz toys with film’s release

Funko is hoping Blade Runner 2049 prompts a run or two to the toy store.

There will be toys for the stars of the upcoming film, a sequel to Blade Runner which was a cult classic from 1982 that starred Harrison Ford. He’ll be back in this one, though it’s Ryan Gosling who takes the lead in the story as Officer K.

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Funko Pop! NFL Legends toys arriving for first time ever this fall

Some of the biggest names in NFL history are coming to the toy aisle this fall.

The first line of Funko Pop! NFL Legends will include 13 top players and coaches and a total of 15 toys, including two exclusive variants only found at Toys ‘R’ Us stores.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s finale will include nod to his Budweiser years

Dale Earnhardt Jr.‘s final ride will include a familiar look.

And there will be diecasts.

Lionel Racing unveiled a line of replicas for Earnhardt’s last race and it includes a nod to the paint scheme that he helped make famous in the years before he added an “8.”

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NFL stars get Funko Pop! treatment in new wave of toys coming this fall

The fourth wave of NFL Funko Pop! toys are coming this fall and the stars of the rookie class of last year as well as many mainstays of the league are in play.

The Everett, Wash.-based company revealed the lineup of more than 20 toys on Tuesday with Dallas Cowboys stars Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott leading the way among a pack of players that also includes exclsuives and variations.

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‘The Shining’ gets Funko Pop! treatment beginning next month

“Come and play with us, Danny … forever … and ever.”

The Funko Pop! line’s newest slightly twisted toys were revealed on Thursday with the stars of Stephen King‘s The Shining among the toys coming from the Everett, Wash.-based company next month.

The 1980 Stanley Kubrick-directed psychological horror film starred Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance, the caretaker of the Overlook Hotel, which has a persona of its own that overcomes Torrance and his family as they are alone there for the winter.

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WWE & Mattel join forces to help Make-A-Wish with John Cena figure

There’s a new tag team in the WWE and it’s goal isn’t to win championship gold — it’s to help Make-A-Wish America.

That tag team is Mattel and John Cena and every single copy of the new toy that’s sold gives $1 to the foundation that grants life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses — it says so right on the packaging.

And it’s only found in one store.

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

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The latest WWE Slam Crate is here and things are getting divided with “stables” taking the spotlight.

There aren’t any Four Horsemen homages here, but we do get a nod to The Four Horsewomen of NXT as well as some DX, New Day and nWo pieces this month.

The first crate arrived last year, the second arrived in December and the third one was fun, too, as was the fourth which introduced a new toy twist, but this newest crate arriving now gives us a continued approach to WWE toy collecting and plenty more.

What was inside this one? Keep reading …

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Funko launches new line of ‘Vnyl.’ toys at San Diego Comic-Con

“There’s no ‘i’ in Vynl. because there’s always two of them!”

No, it’s not a typo — and that explains it for the naming of a new line of vinyl figures launching from Funko that’s making its debut at San Diego Comic-Con later this month.

“Funko is proud to introduce Vynl., a brand new line of stylized vinyl collectibles created with pop culture fanatics in mind,” the company said in a statement. “Vynl. will take a new approach to collecting by showcasing the intricate relationships between beloved characters through a playful new aesthetic … every Vynl. release will contain two figures in order to highlight the connection between both characters and play off of their respective storylines.”

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Funko’s SDCC exclusives include plenty of collecting heavyweights

This year’s San Diego Comic-Con is about a month away and Funko has already started to tease its exclusive toys that will be for sale at the show of all shows for pop culture and entertainment.

The Everett, Wash.-based company is releasing its previews in waves with iconic characters from Star Wars, Scott Pilgrim, Marvel, cartoons, DC Comics and TV shows already among those teased.

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Nothing Else Matters: Metallica Funko Pop! toys coming in August

Metallica is ready to rock the toy aisle.

Funko revealed plans for its latest Pop! Rock toys on Thursday and they’ll feature the metal band that has sold more than 150 million albums.

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‘Pulp Fiction’ & ‘Kill Bill’ blind-box figures coming from Titans Vinyl

Vinyl toy blind boxes ain’t seen nothing yet.

The memorable characters from Quentin Tarantino‘s Pulp Fiction will be hitting stores soon as 3-inch figures found in packs with a number of characters and a number of still-unknown chase figures to be found.

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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.

12in12-logo-smallerThe case: 2016 Funko Suicide Squad Mystery Minis vinyl figures
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.

What was inside this one? Keep reading …

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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.

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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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