Funko's admittedly bizarre and nifty Hikari Vinyl figure line is, in short, to vinyl figures what Gentle Giant was to Mini Busts back in 2002. It's a little strange, it seems expensive, they're limited, and it's a big shift from the kind of cheap stuff we were used to seeing. Several figures have been announced but this Original Greedo is their very first release. Each individual figure has a name for each paintjob, but it's only visible on the trading card inside each figure's box and can not be seen on the packaging's exterior. It's in the 7 1/4-inch range, rather than the much larger Hikari Marvel figures and comes to you hand-painted with 3 points of articulation.
Funko revealed (and Entertainment Earth put up a pre-order for) Star Wars Darth Vader Lightning Premium Hikari Sofubi Vinyl Figure this morning. This figure is very similar to a Batman in the line in terms of deco, and is the first Darth Vader in this line. It is expected this April and pre-orders are open for $79.99.
It's new! The Star Wars Boba Fett Premium Hikari Sofubi Glitter Vinyl Figure is up for grabs now and you can pre-order it at Entertainment Earth. 1,200 will be made and it's $79.99. It is expected in June.
Clocking midway in between a plush and an articulated figure, the Star Wars Darth Vader Fabrikations Plush Figure is another entry in the ongoing, multi-license series. Previous figures include Greedo, Chewbacca, Yoda, Deadpool, Harley Quinn, Rocket Raccoon, an
It begins! The Star Wars Greedo Premium Hikari Sofubi Vinyl Figure is up for grabs at Entertainment Earth right now, is limited to 2,000 pieces, and is $79.99. I have a few non-Star Wars Hikari figures myself and quite like them.
As of now we do not know which other characters will debut in this format, but hopefully we'll see some helmeted guys next!
Scratch that - StarWars.com confirmed Boba Fett, Stormtroopers, Clone Trooper, Darth Vader, Bossk, a Wampa, and C-3PO are on deck!
Heads-up: The Rocketeer ReAction 3 3/4-Inch Retro Action Figure is in stock at Entertainment Earth right now for $9.99 (cheep). This is the first all-original design and new character for the line to see production, which previously has consisted of 5 swell Alien figures based on Kenner's prototypes.
Continuing Star Wars Day celebrations, our friends at Funko are giving away FOUR Pop! Prototypes from the latest assortment!The winner will receive Pop! Prototypes of the following characters: The Emperor, Biker Scout, Bossk, and Luke Skywalker Hoth.
The folks at Funko gives us a nice sneak peek of their Star Wars Pop! figures Series 6 just in time fror Star Wars Day. This assortment includes the Wampa (super sized at 6 inches!), Luke Hoth, Bossk, The Emperor, Hammerhead, and a Biker Scout. Peep out the images after the jump!
Sponsor Entertainment Earth revealed over 60 new figures for the upcoming Funko ReAction line, which aims to give you Kenner Star Warsy figures of hit movies. Many have pictures - check out Terminator, Predator, The Rocketeer, Nightmare Before Christmas, and more after the break. Stay tuned for Pulp Fiction, Goonies, Universal Monsters, and yes, many more. (No Star Wars yet.)
You can order a single Alien or a 5-pack of all the figures at Entertainment Earth right now! Order the Alien for $14.99 or the 5-pack of Ash, Kane, Dallas, Ripley, and the Alien for $64.99. I got a set... and wouldn't you know it, I've got some quick impressions.
UPDATE 12/20: If you ordered your figures from Super7 at either San Diego Comic-Con or through their web site, you may be receiving them this weekend - mine showed up today. The figures came on blue, unpunched cardbacks and the bonus figure was a clear grey Alien which, as someone who is a little sick of clear figures, I gotta say looked awesome. Check those mailboxes - or order yourself a set! Do it! Send Hasbro a message about how much we love vintage-style figures, people!
File under Not Star Wars: Funko and Super 7 are teaming up to take on everything you loved about growing up in the 1980s in toy form. We're reading lots of reports of Kenner-style 1970s/1980s action figures being produced for Aliens, Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firelfly, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Predator, Goonies, Back to the Future, Dark Crystal, and more are on deck for production in the not-too-distant-future. Click through for more on what may actually give Hasbro's 3 3/4-inch juggernaut a real run for its money.
Oh boy! You know we're excited because Funko revealed a Star Wars: Droids Boba Fett Pop! Vinyl Bobble Head as one of its 2013 Comic-Con exclusives! It will go on sale next week in San Diego, where you can buy yours if I don't get them all first. See more after the jump.
Our sponsors at Entertainment Earth posted two new Star Wars Monster Mash-Ups from Funko! If you haven't seen these before, and we haven't, you'll be delighted to see the Jawa Reaper and Tusken Mummy. Check 'em out after the jump!
Ad: New Hasbro Star Wars are up at Entertainment Earth! Check out Star Wars Action Figures 2012 Vintage Wave 5 as well as an exciting Pop! Vinyl Sale where you can get Star Wars and more figures buy 3, get a 4th free! Be sure to check out Avengers Movie Figures like a new comic-inspired Skrull Soldier and Fall of Cybertron Transformers too!
Ad: New stuff from Gentle Giant! Several new Star Wars pre-orders are up right now from Gentle Giant, including the new Tedn Dahai Cantina Band Mini Bust and a huge R2-D2 Monument! What's more, new items from Sucker Punch and a swell new line of Funko Simpsons Figures and Plush are up for pre-order. If that isn't enough, the Gentle Giant Jumbo Kenner Darth Vader and Princess Leia are in stock now! Click through for pricing, pictures, and availability.