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I grew up watching “Looney Tunes” on TV. Every afternoon and every Saturday morning, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and their pals would be on my TV screen. So these new Dorbz speak to childhood me in a big way.
On the flip side… I had no idea there was a “Captain Underpants” movie coming out. I’ll probably see it at some point with KidBot, I’m sure. If you love Captain Underpants, though, these Pops are for you.
Dorbz: Looney Tunes
“What’s up, doc?” The Looney Tunes gang is coming to Dorbz!
Collect wascawwy wabbit Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck,
Elmer Fudd, and Pete Puma!
Bugs and Daffy each have a chase variant with a rarity of 1 in 6! Bugs’s chase holds a carrot, and Daffy’s sports his Stupor Duck costume!
Collect them all this spring!
Coming in April!
Pop! Movies: Captain Underpants
Just in time for the June release of the upcoming film, Captain Underpants is joining the Funko family!
The kind-hearted and elastic-banded hero is joined by his nemesis, the villainous scientist Professor Poopypants!
Professor Poopypants is also available in his pink suit, available exclusively at FYE!
Coming this spring!
Coming in April
Just announced from Funko, GEARS OF WAR POP!s wave 2! Get older Marcus Fenix, Dominic, Damon, and more! See the press release and the pics below.
Pop! Games: Gears of War
Introducing a brand-new wave of Pop! vinyl figures from the hit video game series Gears of War!
Collect the older and more grizzled Marcus Fenix from Gears of War 4 and his Delta Squad comrades Dominic Santiago, Damon Baird, and Augustus Cole! You can also collect Oscar Diaz, uncle of Kait Diaz, and the iconic Brumak, the reptilian-like creature from the Hollow! The Brumak is a super-sized Pop!, standing 6” tall!
Coming this Spring!
Well, this is a surprise! Over the weekend, Hasbro revealed MISFIRE and SLUGSLINGER down under at Toy Fair Australia, which you can see at our friend Ben Yee’s website, BWTF.com. On Monday, they sent over some press images, which we’ve uploaded to the gallery. After the break, you can read the press release regarding these figures. They look great! Fine additions to the Titans Return line of Transformers, they are.
Below are pictures and a press release from last week regarding a new Stan Lee wax figure that was unveiled at Madam Tussauds Las Vegas! Stan has been immortalized in comics, in TV, in movies, in books — why not wax? Check the pictures out!
Transformers: The Last Knight stars Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Isabela Moner, Laura Haddock, director Michael Bay and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura visited Hasbro’s New York Toy Fair Showroom last month. We’re a bit delayed with these pictures, but please enjoy them now!
Day two is up! We have our Hasbro Transformers press kit images as well as our showroom galleries from Mattel, Bandai, Tomy, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Dark Horse, Diamond Select Toys, Fascinations, Good Smile Company, Hearts for Hearts Girls, Playmobil, Square Enix, The Loyal Subjects, and Tonnder Doll Company! And we got more Four Hourseman/Mythic Legions pictures, too!
Find it all at http://toyfair17.asmzine.com!
Day one is up! We have galleries from LEGO, Kotobukiya, Big Chief Studios, Bluefin Entertainment, Bif Bang Pow, DC Collectibles, Four Horsemen, IAmElemental, Playmates, Mezco Toyz, NECA, Quantum Mechanix, Super7, and McFarlane Toys! Check out http://toyfair17.asmzine.com for all the goodness!
Hello, folks! In a prelude to the opening of Toy Fair 2017 tomorrow, Hasbro sent out a press release and images of the upcoming Titans Class Trypticon! This robotic dinosaur is faithful to his Generation One counterpart but has been upgraded to Titan Master technology. Full-Tilt is now a full size Deluxe figure with robot mode and Necro Titan Master head/figure. Plus, Trypticon can eat other Titan Master figures, and you can retrieve them from his stomach. Gross.
Below is the official press release as well as pictures, plus a picture released today on Hasbro’s Twitter account. We will see more tomorrow!
TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS TITANS RETURN TRYPTICON Action Figure
(Ages 8 & up/Approx. Retail Price: $149.99/Available: Fall 2017)
The TRANSFORMERS battle explodes into uncharted territory when the TITANS RETURN! To control an ancient race of giant, city-sized warriors—TITANS—the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS must harness the power of TITAN MASTERS, smaller bots that give bigger bots enhanced abilities in battle. The ultimate Decepticon weapon is joining the Titans Return battle! Trypticon will destroy everything and devour everyone in his path. The Titan Class Trypticon figure is the largest figure in the 2017 Titans Return universe and is also the biggest Decepticon figure ever made. The towering T-Rex converts between 3 different modes: dino, spaceship, and city. When the figure is in city mode, it connects to Titans Return Leader Class figures (each sold separately) to form the giant Nemesis Command. When the figure is in T-Rex mode, it can “eat” Titan Master figures: Trypticon can chomp them down, then you can open his stomach to get them out. Comes with a Deluxe Class Full-Tilt figure and a Titan Master Decepticon Necro figure. Additional Titan Master figures are each sold separately, but with so many to collect, the Titans Return battlefield is a veritable all-you-can-eat bot buffet for Trypticon. Full-Tilt figure attaches to the Trypticon figure’s chest. Titan Master figure becomes the head for the Full-Tilt figure and works with all Titans Return Deluxe, Voyager, and Leader Class figures (each sold separately). Also features a storage compartment in the figure’s tail.
Over the past week, Transformers fans have had not one, not two, but three announcements regarding TF-related music.
First, Hasbro and Sony released a new album Transformers Roll Out last week to coincide with Record Store Day. This new album contains tracks inspired by the continuous battles of the Autobots and Decepticons and features rock, alternative, and alt-pop artists, including Beck, Elle Rae, and Crash Kings. The press release is at the end of the post.
It’s an interesting idea, to be sure. I’ve not been a huge fan of “inspired-by” albums. Usually, I stick to the actual music from the movie or show, rather than music that is only tangentially related; that’s just my personal preference. Still, any album that includes Beck shows that effort went into the crafting of the record and not just slapping some random artists together. Definitely one to preview on iTunes.
Second, last week the AllSpark mentioned that Robert Walsh, composer of the background music of Transformers Generation 1, GI Joe, JEM, and other Sunbow productions, has teamed up with Sony to release the music in some form. This is huge news. For years, fans have clamored for the music to be put on CD, and while the cries have been rather quiet lately, it’s always been one of those “Wouldn’t it be great if…?” ideas. Whatever format it’s released in, count me in to get a copy.
Finally, on Wednesday, Vince DiCola talked to his fans via Facebook to thank them for their support at BotCon 2016. Unbeknownst to me, he had new items for sale at the con (and nobody bought them for me, thanks a lot), including new copies of the Transformers: The Movie soundtrack on LP, the music from Saturday Morning R.P.G., and a new DiCola/Kenny Meriedeth album “Of Two Minds”. Thankfully, all this can be ordered online either physically or digitally, so if you weren’t at the concert, you can still purchase Vince’s music.
Sign me up for any new DiCola music. You don’t have to tell me twice.
Truly this is a great time for music of a Transformers nature. Let’s hope the G1 soundtrack gets finished and in our hands relatively soon. I can’t wait.
After the jump, you can read Vince’s post as well as the official release for Transformers Roll Out.