Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Funko Has Revealed New Additions to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

The Angry Koala Gear crew has been taking a break and not been able to share the news and updates, but we have come back at a great time! We still have been collecting, but just not sharing. Funko has come through for Aliens Day yesterday and today with big news for all the Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory fans. We are huge fans and were very pleased to have Willy Wonka and the Oompa Loompas in our collection, but will now have most of the other characters added with today's news as well. 

We were extremely pleased to learn that Funko would create a line to the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory film. We grew up huge fans and have watched the film hundreds of times. We did of course pick up Willy Wonka and Oompa Loompas and love them. Today's news from Funko will give us a few pieces to add to the Willy Wonka collection, especially with Charlie himself and Grandpa Joe.

We pretty much have stuck with Pop! Vinyl figures, but it looks like we will have to start picking up a couple of Dorbz with Willy Wonka and the Oompa Loompa. They look incredible! 

Good news for us and fellow Willy Wonka fans! The Pop! Vinyl and Dorbz will be available this July. Do we possibly foresee a few San Diego Comic Con Willy Wonka exclusives just in time for July?

Funko Has Come Through Big for Aliens Day!

We know that Aliens Day has passed, but still excited in the art and news that came through all day yesterday. Funko joined in a big way with great announcements for future Pop! and a new amazing ReAction Figures set. 

What is an Alien set without Ripley and the Alien Queen? Well Funko has answered to bring these two iconic characters into two lines including the Pop! Vinyl and ReAction Figures. 

All three pieces will be available this August. This hopefully can be good news for San Diego Comic Con attendees! Will we be lucky to get an Metallic Alien Queen or maybe a clean version Ripley? I of course would not mind to see both and a Metallic ReAction Figures Aliens Set would be huge to come out of the Super7 Booth where it all began. Either way, we are very excited for this news of new Alien figures and definitely picking these up in August.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

The Hit Series Returns! Your First Look at SCARLET #8!

Direct from Marvel...

The Hit Series Returns! Your First Look at SCARLET #8!

The wait is over and Scarlet Rue is back in business! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your look inside SCARLET #8 – the smash-hit Marvel/ICON series returning this May! Scarlet Rue returns to rebel against a corrupt society once more! Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev, the Eisner Award-winning team that brought you Daredevil and now International Iron Man bring you the long awaited next chapter in their smash hit creator owned series!
She’s ready to take her one-woman American Revolution to the next level.  It’s time to put a stop to the corruption that’s strangling her city. With the entire country is watching, she’s about to make her boldest move yet. Taking City Hall hostage! But how will the public react to her demands?
“Every day fans have asked us for SCARLET’s return and I wanted to make sure we had the rest of this chapter done and ready to go,” says series writer Brian Michael Bendis. “So not only is issue #8 headed your way but issues #9 and #10 are also done, fully painted, and following in a bi-weekly shipping schedule.”
Created in 2004, Marvel’s ICON imprint is designed specifically for top-tier creators to tell their bold, creator-owned stories featuring their own characters and creations. Producing critically acclaimed hits such as Scarlet, Powers, Kick-Ass and many more, Marvel’s ICON imprint has solidified itself as the place to be for exciting stories from A-list creators.
Catch up on past issues of SCARLETavailable now digitally, before it’s exciting return. Don’t miss out on the series that will have everyone talking once more whenSCARLET #8 comes to comic shops and digital devices this May! 

SCARLET #8 (MAR130712)
Art & Cover by ALEX MALEEV
FOC – 04/11/16, On-Sale – 05/04/15

SCARLET #9 (MAY130705)
Art & Cover by ALEX MALEEV
FOC – 04/25/16, On-Sale – 05/18/16

SCARLET #10 (APR161063)
Art & Cover by ALEX MALEEV
FOC – 05/23/16, On-Sale – 06/15/16

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Locked and Loaded – Your New Look at THE PUNISHER #1

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Locked and Loaded – Your New Look at THE PUNISHER #1!

The one man war on crime is reforged, reloaded and reenergized this April! Frank Castle is back to wreak havoc on the underworld of the Marvel Universe once more in THE PUNISHER #1! Rising star writer Becky Cloonan (Gotham Academy) teams with legendary Punisher artist Steve Dillon for a new take and a new beginning for Frank – and a violent ending for all those standing in his way!

A by-the-numbers drug bust is about to take Frank Castle by surprise – and he HATES surprises. There’s a new drug hitting the streets. One that has the ability to create unstable super soldiers. As the threads begin to pull loose, the man behind the drug’s startling connection to The Punisher is revealed. An old associate from Frank’s military days has resurfaced. But as he follows the trail of drugs and bodies deeper and deeper into the Northeast’s heart of darkness – has Frank Castle truly met his match?
Mobsters, villains and drug runners beware – Frank Castle is back…and he’s coming for you. Be there for the new beginning as Cloonan and Dillon take Frank Castle out of his comfort zone and to the edge of the world he thought he knew in THE PUNISHER #1

Variant Covers by ALEX MALEEV (MAR160731)
Hip-Hop Variant by TIM BRADSTREET (MAR160729)
Age of Apocalypse Variant by CHRIS STEVENS (MAR160733)
Black Panther 50th Anniversary Variant by PHIL NOTO (MAR160734)
Captain America 75th Anniversary Variant by JOHN CASSADAY (MAR160735)
FOC – 04/11/16, On-Sale – 05/04/15

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Gentle Giant Star Wars Darth Vader Collectors Gallery 9" Statue

Anakin Skywalker was a great Jedi Knight who fought for the Republic before the Dark Times. His descent into darkness was brought on by the evil Darth Sidious who would go on to convert Skywalker over to the Dark Side. When that happened, Darth Sidious crowned himself Emperor and named Skywalker “Darth Vader, Lord of the Sith”. Sculpted by Gentle Giant’s master artisans, this Darth Vader statue recreates the scene from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back of Lord Vader bowing in devotion to his master, Emperor Palpatine. Each limited edition, hand-painted piece is cast in high quality polyresin with crisp details. This statue also comes individually numbered with a matching certificate of authenticity. This Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Darth Vader Collectors Gallery statue will be the first figure in our new series of 1:8 scaled statues, celebrating the last 36 years of the Star Wars universe. 

The Gentle Giant Star Wars Darth Vader Collectors Gallery Statue is now available for pre-order!