Who doesn’t love the cute look of Funko’s POP! vinyl line?! It’s hard to deny and I have a small collection of DC Comics characters on my book shelf. But what you may not know is that Funko is taking the next step in the collector’s market by expanding their market into the action figure world! We have already witnessed the return to a simpler age of action figures when Funko first united with Team 7 to bring us the ReAction series based on the original, unreleased Kenner Alien action figures. Well they aren’t stopping there!! We will see 12 new lines in 2014!
If more articulated and detailed action figures are your thing, don’t fret! Funko and Gentle Giant are teaming up for the Legacy Series. Funko has already released series 1 based on Game of Thrones, if you can even find them anywhere! They will continue with series two and other great lines based on Magic The Gathering and The Fantastic Mr. Fox! For you Firefly fans out there, there’s a line of those coming soon as well! Along with the Rocketeer! How awesome is that?!
Allison from Funko was kind enough to give me a wonderful tour of the ultra-cool Funko booth! I am really impressed on how much the company has grown over just the past year and that they have the opportunity to venture into new licenses. What I also really appreciate is that Funko wants to do each venture the right way without overburdening themselves by not being able to do the properties proper justice. It was really nice to talk with someone who has a lot of passion for the trade and loves action figures, thanks Allison! Please enjoy DFAT’s coverage of what Funko had on display at Toy Fair!
It doesn’t look like the POP! line has any end in sight! Check out all the new POP! figures due out this year including characters from Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and Ghostbusters. I love that Slimer figure! POP! Rides are on their way as well. The Batmobile was released last year, but Funko had a DeLorean and Scarface vehicle (not pictured) on hand. Allison told me that we can expect an Ecto-1 on the way as well! These cool vehicles will be available later this year. Oh and get ready for Firefly POP! as well!
Funko The Legacy Collection
The Legacy Collection is a new line of highly articulated premium deluxe action figures. Each Legacy Action Figure will feature its own removable accessories.
-Game of Thrones Series One featuring figures of: Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, The Hound, Tyrion Lannister, White Walker, and Ned Stark.
-Game of Thrones Series Two featuring figures of: Arya Stark, Brienne of Tarth, Khal Drogo, Robb Stark, Daenerys Targaryen, and Jaime Lannister.
-Fantastic Mr. Fox featuring figures of: Kylie, Rat, Mr. Fox, and Ash.
Magic: The Gathering featuring figures of: Ajani Goldmane, Chandra Nalaar, Nissa Revane, Jace Beleren, Liliana Vess and Garruk Wildspeaker.
-Book of Life featuring figures of: Manolo, Maria, and Xibalba.
FUNKO & Super 7 REACTION FIGURES
Funko & Super 7 are expanding the ReAction Figure line in 2014 with a huge array of movie & TV classics. The ReAction Figure line will expand with a variety of new licenses in 2014. ReAction is a line of vintage 1970’s style minimally articulated action figures. The ReAction Figure line debuted at San Diego Comic-Con in 2013 with the Funko x Super 7 Alien ReAction collaboration.
New ReAction Figures Licenses
• The Nightmare Before Christmas
• Escape From New York
• Back to the Future
• The Goonies
• Buffy the Vampire Slayer
• Pulp Fiction
• Universal Monsters
• Horror Classics
FUNKO FABRIKATIONS SOFT SCULPTURE
Fabrikations is a new line of 6” soft sculpted figures. Each figure features a rotating head and vinyl accessories. These soft sculpted figures were created with the collector in mind. Each Fabrikation Soft Sculpture is filled with a dense foam to achieve a high-end lush feel. In addition, each Fabrikation is weighted to allow each figure to stand securely on the surface of your choice.
DC Universe, Marvel, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Star Wars will be the first licenses to be released in the Fabrikations line.
DC Universe Fabrikations Soft Sculpture
• Harley Quinn
Marvel Fabrikations Soft Sculpture
Star Wars Fabrikations Soft Sculpture
• Boba Fett
FUNKO HIKARI JAPANESE VINYL
Hikari is a highly collectible line of clear Sofubi vinyl inspired by Japanese Vinyl Figures. Each piece will be hand numbered and limited edition. Hikari comes packaged in a special edition clear tube with an on/off LED light to display these one of a kind figures! Batman and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be the first licenses released in the Hikari line with more properties such as Star Wars, Marvel, Ghostbusters, and many more to follow in 2014.
Batman Hikari Japanese Vinyl
• Glitter Blue Batman
• Black Glitter Batman
• Gold Glitter Batman
• Metallic Blue Batman
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Hikari Japanese Vinyl
• Glitter Donatello
• Glitter Raphael
• Glitter Leonardo
• Glitter Micahelangelo
• Gold Glitter Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle
• Metallic Raphael
• Grey Glitter Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle
Funko is a pop culture licensed-focused toy company located in Lynnwood, WA. Funko currently has licenses with over 150 television shows, movies, and video game and pop culture titles. For more information, visit www.funko.com. Funko products are available nationwide at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Toys R Us, Hot Topic, Target, Walmart, 7-Eleven, specialty toy retailers, and online at www.amazon.com.[/box_light]