Thursday, January 29, 2015

Funko Pop! and Legacy Collection Figures for Video Game: Evolve

Venture to planet Shear with the Evolve Pop! and Legacy Figures!

In Evolve, four Hunters battle against single Monsters for an exciting 4v1 gaming experience.
Evolve is available February 10th!
Check out the trailer for the highly anticipated game here!

Are you a Hunter or a Monster?

Pop! Games: Evolve

 
Coming in March!
 
The Legacy Collection: Evolve
The Legacy Collection was one of the most talked about Funko lines of 2014!
Upon the line's debut at New York Toy Fair, IGN named the Legacy Collection as one of the "Top 5 Coolest Things at New York Toy Fair 2014".

We are excited to continue the collection and present you with the Evolve Legacy Collection.
Each Premium Action Figure will feature 20+ points of articulation and include removable accessories.
Coming in April!

Funko and Vinyl Sugar Presents Dorbz at 2015 New York Toy Fair

Just the other day we announced the new collaboration that Funko had with Vinyl Sugar in regards to their introduction of the Vinyl Idolz. We have only been given a little information of what is to come, but it will soon be revealed at the 2015 New York Toy Fair. Today, Funko along with Vinyl Sugar have introduced their Dorbz to be coming soon in a teaser image. All we know so far is that there will be DC Comics and Marvel characters. More will be revealed at New York Toy Fair. 




Mezco Reveals Exclusive Toy Fair Breaking Bad Gus Fring Limited Edition Preview Figure

The New York International Toy Fair is the world's largest and most important industry-only toy show. "Toy Fair Only" collectible items are a proud tradition and Mezco Toyz continues this custom with the introduction of  their Gus Fring Limited Edition Preview Figure.


Gus Fring is the ruthless drug kingpin with the mild mannered, respectable exterior who dared to do battle with Walter White on the award winning Breaking Bad.

This unforgettable figure features a raw, unpainted test shot version of Gus Fring that will not be sold in stores. Packaged on an unprinted blister card this is true rarity. Mezco will be offering the figures to select guests of the Mezco Toyz booth at Toy Fair.  Since this event is not open to the public, a small amount of this limited-run figure will be available for purchase via the Mezco Toyz webstore.
This is the 1st time Mezco has ever released an unpainted, packaged test shot for Breaking Bad, making Gus Fring one of the most rare and sought after items at Toy Fair.
Figure stands approx 6 inches tall.

 
Along with the figure, Mezco is also making a limited number of Toy Fair catalogs available to the general public.
The 8.5x11 inch softcover contains 28 full color pages of Mezco product including:
Mortal Kombat X
Sons Of Anarchy
Living Dead Dolls,
Breaking Bad
Child's Play,
 and more!

 

Additionally, a special 8.5 x 5.5 catalog dedicated to the One:12 Collective  will also be included. This catalog features amazing action shots of upcoming One:12 Collective figures.

 
Both catalogs are printed on glossy #100 paper with a luxurious aqueous coating and a heavyweight #110 matte cover with spot gloss highlights.

 

Lastly, each bundle will include a Judge Dredd soft vinyl Mez-Itz flat back keychain. These limited edition keychains measure 2 inches tall. Dangle one of these from your bookbag or Mega-City One citizen's ID and show the world you love Judge Dredd.

 
This special bundle containing both catalogs, the Gus Fring Limited Edition Preview Figure, and the Judge Dredd soft vinyl Mez-Itz flat back keychain. The bundle will ship after 2/18/2015.

 
This bundle is not sold in stores and is exclusive to Mezco Direct and Mezco's Toy Fair booth. The 2015 Toy Fair Mezco Special Bundle is now available for pre-order.

Hogwarts Express Locomotive to Arrive at Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter


This March, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter will unveil a 20,000ft2 expansion, including the original Hogwarts Express steam engine and a recreation of Platform 9 ¾. The new, permanent section will offer a glimpse into how some of the films’ most iconic scenes were created as well as give visitors the chance to climb aboard the train’s carriage and to pose with a luggage trolley as it disappears through the platform wall.
Throughout the Harry Potter film series, British steam train no. 5972, ‘Olton Hall’, was used as the Hogwarts Express. Scenes featuring the working engine – including the very last scene to be shot, in which a grown-up Harry, Ron and Hermione wave their own children off as they head to school – were filmed on a soundstage at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden and on a track running the full length of the Studios’ 100-acre backlot. The 78-year-old engine will return to the series’ production home this spring and will be displayed on a realistic set of tracks, with steam billowing as visitors step onto the platform.
Officially opening on Thursday 19th March, the new, must-see section has been redesigned and will be built by many of the crew members who worked on the most successful film series of all time. Every inch of the platform’s glass roof, yellow brick walls and luggage racks, designed by Oscar® and BAFTA winning Production Designer Stuart Craig, will be painstakingly reassembled by a team led by Construction Manager Paul Hayes and dressed by Set Decorator Rosie Goodwin. Oscar® and BAFTA winning Special Effects Supervisor John Richardson will rig the locomotive with special effects steam.
Visitors will be able to walk along the train’s adjoining carriage and sit in the interior carriage set that was used during filming (complete with ‘windows’ that demonstrate the process used to create iconic train scenes from the films such as the escape of Harry’s first Chocolate Frog and the Dementor attack). A selection of prop luggage will be on show and visitors can find out which character owned which items by turning an interactive dial (characters include Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy, Luna Lovegood and more). A train-themed souvenir shop will also be open on the platform, stocking a wide range of goodies inspired by the Harry Potter films and, specifically, the Hogwarts Express.
Sarah Roots, Vice President of Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, commented: “We can’t wait to open our first expansion, Platform 9 ¾, just before the Studio Tour’s third anniversary in March. The Hogwarts Express had a starring role in the films so we’re excited that it will be taking centre stage in the new area. It’s the piece that visitors have most requested to see and we’re expecting a fantastic response.”
Stuart Craig, Production Designer on all eight Harry Potter films, added: “The Hogwarts Express was the setting for many iconic scenes, from Harry, Hermione and Ron’s first meeting in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone to the moment the trio’s children embark on their first journey to school 26 years later. The wizarding world doesn’t have a need for modern technology so we knew a traditional steam engine would make the perfect school train. Before we began filming in 2000, we scoured the country and found ‘Olton Hall’ at a preservation centre in Lancashire; realising pretty quickly that it was exactly what we had been looking for.”
The new Platform 9 ¾ section, featuring the original Hogwarts Express, will open on Thursday 19th March and entrance will be included in the standard ticket price.

Funko Launches Marvel Collector Corps

Funko has collaborated with Marvel to build a first-of-its-kind subscription box service – Marvel Collector Corps – featuring 100% exclusive collectibles, apparel and accessories from some of the biggest events in the Marvel movie and comic book universe. The debut box ships in April and will feature items from Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, including an exclusive 6” Iron Man Hulkbuster Pop! vinyl collectible only available through Marvel Collector Corps. The box contents also include a T-shirt featuring one of four exclusive designs, an additional stylized vinyl collectible and two premium accessories. The box represents over $50 of value.
 

Boxes will ship every two months and Marvel’s Ant-Man will be featured in the June box.


The service includes two levels – the basic Collector level and the Founder level. Customers who sign up for the Founders program, which includes a six-box subscription, will receive an exclusive Founder Statue on the 12-month anniversary of their first box shipment. As long as their membership does not lapse, Founders will continue to receive a new exclusive figure every year on their anniversary.
 
The Marvel Collector Corps service from Funko is available for $25 per box, and fans can signup now at www.collectorcorps.com.