HoliDAY of Play 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Goes Pop! with Funko

Funko,BB-8Right in time for Force Friday, Funko has released Pop! vinyl collectible figures based on the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The line features the characters Captain Phasma, Rey, Finn, Chewbacca, Stormtroopers, Flametroopers, Snowtroopers, and C-3PO.

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Holy Nostalgia, Batman! The 1960s Dynamic Duo Return as Vinyl Idolz

BatmanComing to Funko’s Vinyl Idolz line, it’s Batman and Robin based on their appearances in the campy Batman TV series from the 1960s. The Dynamic Duo is joined by Batgirl and the Joker figures.

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New Funko My Little Pony Figures Include Mystery Minis and Vinyl

MLP,MysteryMinis1Funko has released Series 3 of its Mystery Minis: My Little Pony Series. The blind-box packages could include a Party Pony such as Cheese Sandwich or Pinkie Pie.

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Ant-Man Toys from Marvel, DCP Now Swarming Retail Shelves

Ant-Man AntMan and AntMarvel’s Ant-Man is still going strong in theaters, and so is Disney Consumer Products’ (DCP) and Marvel‘s Ant-Man product collection. The lineup includes costumes, construction sets, action figures, and more from licensees such as Hasbro, LEGO, Funko, Hot Wheels, Rubie’s Costume Co., and Uncle Milton.

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WBCP to Show Off Toy Partnerships at Comic-Con International: San Diego

WB Consumer ProductsWarner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) will be at Comic-Con International: San Diego in support of its licensed toy partners, which will feature exclusive products ranging from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to DC Super Hero Girls, to Scooby-Doo, and more.

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Funko Unleashes Garbage Pail Kids Really Big Mystery Minis

Funko is commemorating 30 years of Garbage Pail Kids with a Really Big Mystery Mini Series for the brand, as well as an Adam Bomb 10-inch Vinyl Figure.

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The Force Will Be Strong at GameStop Stores This Star Wars Day

Star Wars Day May the 4thOn Star Wars Day, or May 4, GameStop will introduce exclusive Star Wars products at all of its U.S. stores and online at The retailer will also be launching the Star Wars May the 4th Sweepstakes.

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Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Merchandise Launching at Retailers Everywhere

Marvel,Avengers,TheAgeofUltronWith less than one month until Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron arrives in theaters, Disney Consumer Products (DCP) and Marvel have released details about their merchandising program, which is arriving at retail now. Toy partners include Hasbro, Lego, Hot Wheels, Funko, Rubie’s Costumes, Disney Store, and more. The toys range from interactive electronic action figures with voice-activation to motorized 6V ride-on super cars that drive 2.5 miles per hour; to articulated, light-up repulsor FX gloves; and a disk-launching shield.

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COMMENTARY: The Future of Toys Is Boxed Up and Ready to Go

SparkleboxThere was a time when consuming toys required going to where the toys are. That meant the neighborhood toy store, or the big chain retailer attached to the shopping mall. Even with the advent of Internet shopping, buying a new toy still required logging onto an online account, browsing for the item, and clicking a mouse to purchase it.

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Funko Takes Star Wars Pop! Out of the Vault

Funko.GreedoIn anticipation of the new movie, Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, Funko is will be re-releasing previously vaulted Star Wars Pop! until the film arrives in theaters on December 18. The re-released Pop! will come in special edition packaging that distinguishes them from the original items.

Available in stores this April, Greedo is the third Pop! to make its return and will be limited in its run.