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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Scooby-Doo & Street Fighter coming your way as Funko Pop! figures

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A pair of pop culture classics are getting the Funko Pop! treatment.

A total of 15 figures for cartoon icons from Scooby-Doo and video game legends of Street Fighter are on the way soon from the Lynnwood, Wash.-based company.

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Upcoming wave of Funko Pop! toys figure to heat up ice for NHL fans

jpeg-5Funko is ready for the next NHL season with a new wave of Pop! figures for hockey’s notables.

The company unleashed the details on a line of 15 figures heading collectors’ ways in November, which includes some Canada-only variants.

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Funko ready to unleash big wave of Star Wars Rogue One toys

jpeg-17The next Star Wars movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, tells the back story of how the plans for the Death Star came into the Rebel Alliance’s hands for the events we saw back in the original Star Wars.

And it’s the next wave of Funko toys will help tell us who the players are in this new (old) tale.

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Funko readies dozens of exclusives for San Diego Comic-Con

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San Diego Comic-Con is almost here and the crew at Funko has prepared more than 70 different toys, T-shirts and more that will only initially be available at the show this week.

There will be pieces from Star Wars, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Disney, The Walking Dead and so much more in the company’s Pop! line, Dorbz and, well, so much more.

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Funko unleashes Suicide Squad toys across several new product lines

jpeg-25Funko is all set for the arrival of the Suicide Squad movie and has new releases coming in several lines coming to prove it.

The Lynnwood, Wash.-based company revealed pieces in seven lines on Wednesday afternoon, including several of the characters in the DC Comics-created film coming on Aug. 5.

For starters, there will be a Vinyl Vixens figure for Harley Quinn and … keep reading to see them all.

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Funko launches Specialty Series for exclusive toys every month

jpeg-2A pair of new and exclusive Funko toys will only be found every month via the Specialty Series.

The Lynnwood, Wash.-based company revealed its new program while also noting its first two releases in a program that is basically a “hobby shop” vs. “widespread retail” approach that we’re all familiar with in the trading card world.

“You’ll only be able to find these Specialty Series exclusives in boutique retail, specialty stores, local comic book shops and from qualified online retailers,” the company said in a release. “This is your chance to help support local businesses and smaller retailers, and you’ll pick up an amazing exclusive item in the process.”

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Funko readies Pop! toys for upcoming Star Trek Beyond movie

Funko-pop-Star-Trek-beyond-toy-2Funko will be getting in on the Star Trek Beyond action with a series of toys for the upcoming movie to arrive in July.

A line of nine toys will spotlight the main crew of the Enterprise for the film along with two new alien characters to be part of the new tale.

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Ferris Bueller, Scott Pilgrim & Golden Girls on way as Funko Pop!

unnamed-6Two memorable movies and one hit TV show are officially on the way as Funko Pop! toys soon after the company recently unveiled images of several forthcoming toys from the popular line.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, The Golden Girls and a number of new D.C. Comics characters will soon be found in stores.

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Gallery: Funko Pop! toys coming to a store near you in coming months

2016-funko-pop!-coming-soon-6Beginning this month, Funko has several waves of new Pop! vinyl figures coming for some big franchises in film and TV from the past and the present.

The new Ghostbusters, Aliens, Flash Gordon, Mean Girls, Willy Wonka, DragonBallZ, Through the Looking Glass and Harry Potter are just some of the properties with figures coming between now and August.

Oh, and it’s also got the likes of UFC stars Ronda Rousey and Connor McGregor on the way along with the fighters in the political world — Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders — scheduled to become toys, too.

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Funko readies four new toy lineups for football collectors

Funko-2016-NFL-figures-4Funko has four new lines of figures and accessories coming later this year for NFL fans and there’s one way to know that these are a bit different than their past releases.

The hair.

The company teased its third series of Pop! figures as well as Wobblers, Dorbz Minis and keychains this week — two of those are new additions to the company’s lineup.

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Need a piece of Deadpool? Try an autograph from his co-creator

liefeldBased on box office totals for Deadpool — $677.7 million and counting worldwide — there might be a few people looking for a piece of The Merc with a Mouth.

Sure, there are 25 years of comic book appearances to be had — and there are key issues that also can be found as graded books and as original art — but maybe there’s something else that you might want without the stresses of storage or breaking the bank.

That’s where Rob Liefeld comes in.

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Next wave of Star Wars Funko Pop! figures includes Luke Skywalker & new Kylo Ren, Rey fighting poses

FK9611-2TStar Wars: The Force Awakens will spawn 11 more Funko Pop! figures later this year as the preliminary drawings of 11 more toys have arrived.

Coming in June will be a new new-look figure for Luke Skywalker (above) as well as other notables from the film.

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The Golden Girls coming to Funko Pop! universe later this year

sophia-golden-girls-funko-popFunko‘s line of vinyl Pop! figures has included plenty of surprises in the last few years as movie and television franchises have had memorable characters re-imagined as small, minimalist vinyl toys.

But the latest Funko Pop! figures slated for later this year? Well, they might have generational appeal.

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Funko readies new figures for Breaking Bad, American Horror Story & American Psycho in March/April

jpegA trio of twisted TV shows and movies will get the Funko treatment in March and April as the Lynnwood, Wash.-based company has revealed some new toys.

Breaking Bad, American Horror Story and American Psycho will be coming to the Funko Pop! and Vinyl Idolz series.

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Funko Pop! Preview Gallery: A sampling of what’s coming soon …

jpeg-17Collectors of Funko Pop! figures will have several new figures on the way in February and beyond as the Lynnwood, Wash.-based company continues to expand its lineups.

Among the figures to come are characters from the Battlestar Galactica TV series, Independence Day, Clueless, a new wave of WWE characters and a deep Harry Potter roster.

Keep reading to check out our gallery.

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