Movies! – Action Figure Insider The Best Darn Toy News On The Web! Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:30:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 61893577 Funko Announces New York Comic Con Exclusives: Wave Four #NYCC15 Fri, 25 Sep 2015 22:05:30 +0000 Funko is proud to announce the final batch of New York Comic Con exclusives!

You’ll see familiar characters decked out in new colors and materials alongside figures that are entirely brand new!

Our exclusives contain many of Funko’s most popular lines – Pop!, ReAction, Hikari – as well as new lines from Vinyl Sugar!

Our goal was to cover as many beloved licenses and characters as possible to remind every Comic Con attendee why they fell in love with these stories in the first place.

Without further ado, here is the final installment of Funko’s New York Comic Con exclusives list!

Pop!: Stan Lee – Superhero

Pop! Star Wars: Chrome TIE Fighter Pilot

Pop! Movies: Penguins of Madagascar – Rico w Mallet

Pop! TV: Game of Thrones – 6″ Iron Throne

Funko is thrilled to announce ONE FINAL exclusive for our New York Comic Con debut!

This 6″ super-sized Iron Throne Pop! from HBO’s Game of Thrones was forged by the breath of the greatest dragon!

Which of your Pop! vinyl figures deserves to take their place on the Iron Throne?


ReAction: Terminator 2 – T1000 Frozen Patrolman

Dorbz: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Black & White 4-Pack

Hikari: My Little Pony – Glitter Color Storm Rainbow Dash

Pop! Tees: Star Wars Episode VII – Captain Phasma

Pop! Tees: Stan Lee – Stan on Empire State Building

Pop! Tees: Freddy Funko – Freddyzilla NY

Available at booth #722 at New York Comic Con, October 8-11th!

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Marvel Rolls Out Extensive Licensing Program for 2015 around Avengers: Age of Ultron, Spider-Man and More Fri, 13 Mar 2015 22:09:00 +0000

GLENDALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)--Following American International Toy Fair in New York, Disney Consumer Products (DCP) today announced its 2015 plans for Marvel and its key franchises including The Avengers and Spider-Man. This year will see the roll out one of its biggest-ever licensing programs around Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, expansion in high potential categories including female fashion and healthy lifestyle, the launch of new animated content and innovative marketing initiatives to drive the brand 365 days a year globally.

“Marvel has become a super-brand in its own right thanks to its outstanding universe of aspirational, relatable characters and the incredibly broad appeal of not only its movies but its comics, books, apps, games and TV series, that continually deliver epic storytelling with action, heart and humor. We’re excited to build on this huge momentum and the incredible buzz around the next Avengers movie with a series of product initiatives appealing to fans of all ages,” said Josh Silverman, executive vice president, global licensing at Disney Consumer Products.

Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron program captures the popularity of the overall Avengers team as well as distinguishing the core characters in fresh new ways. Marvel is working closely with licensees and top brands – such as Hasbro, LEGO, Hot Wheels, Funko and more – to develop innovative products that expand the storytelling of the franchise and with key retailers to create unique retail programs tied to the highly anticipated film. Through 2015 and beyond, Marvel’s campaigns focuses beyond movie events, with an eye toward new animation on Disney XD and a new microsite where kids can regularly interact with the characters and experience new content.


Spider-Man is leaping to new heights thanks to the animated success of Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man: Web-Warriors airing on Disney XD. Introducing a full team of spider-themed Super Hero personalities in the series including Agent Venom, Iron Spider, Spider-Girl and Spider-Man 2099, the franchise extension offers new opportunities for retail and licensees. In an effort to support Spider-Man in a variety of categories, 2015 will mark a dedicated focus on action sports and fashion forward apparel for fans of all ages. The plans will help pave the way for the iconic webslinger to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe following a new deal with Sony.


The astronomical success of the first Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy film is just the beginning for this popular franchise. Following the film’s success, Marvel is building a long-term strategy, starting with the new animated TV series set to debut on Disney XD later this year. Marvel is also expanding the franchise’s licensing program with both current licensees – who are extending their existing lines – and a number of new partners who see the long-term potential in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

The predominate characters of the Marvel Universe also headline some of Marvel’s premier comic books including The Avengers, All-New Captain America, Superior Iron Man, Thor, Guardians of the Galaxy, and brand new critically-acclaimed hits like Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, Ant-Man, and many more. 2015 is also on track to be recording setting for Marvel with the highly anticipated mega-event, Secret Wars, the largest Publishing Event in Marvel’s history, which is receiving cross company support including a consumer products program targeting teen and adult collectors.

Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) will continue to bring Marvel Super Heroes to life through books, magazines, partworks, kids apps, and eBooks in support of all Marvel Studios feature films, Marvel Animated television shows, and Classic versions of Marvel’s iconic characters. In addition to publishing over 4,000 Marvel books and magazines in 30 languages for the next generation of fans, DPW will extend its print and digital program to include Young Adult and Middle Grade novels based on Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Spider-Man franchises—as well as kids and family friendly apps.

This year will also see the debut of Marvel’s Daredevil, the first of several series slated for production on Netflix; the company recently announced Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones and Luke Cage are also in development. Each of the series will be supported by an encompassing Marvel Knights merchandise program that will open new opportunities for product lines in with more sophisticated and edgy fashion style, as well as new collector focused opportunities, aimed at teen and adult fans.

All of these programs will be supported by a corporate-wide interest in fostering an active and healthy lifestyle for kids by building an extensive roster of new partners in nutritious foods and sporting goods. Under Armour, Sage Fruit, Conagra granola bars, Crunchpak and Chobani are some of the latest offerings for consumers; more collaboration in these categories is expected to roll out during the year.

The culmination of Marvel’s blockbuster year will be an expanded, national multi-platform celebration – ‘Marvel Super Hero Spectacular.’ Following the success of ‘Marvel Super Hero September’ this past fall, the supercharged 2015 campaign will now run for five weeks – beginning at the end of September and going through all of October – and will deliver even more Marvel Super Hero fun to meet fan demand. ‘Marvel Super Hero Spectacular’ will introduce an enhanced marketing and retail strategy with more partners and merchandise offerings aimed to entice fans to celebrate their love for all things Marvel. The campaign will focus on core Marvel franchises including The Avengers, Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy.

Both The Avengers and Spider-Man drove more than a billion dollars each at retail globally in 2014 and Marvel’s toy sales in the US grew nearly 13% in 2014 vs. 2013, according to The NPD Group1.

About Marvel Entertainment, LLC

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information, visit ©MARVEL

About Disney Consumer Products

Disney Consumer Products (DCP) is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) that delivers innovative and engaging product experiences across thousands of categories from toys and apparel to books and fine art. As the world’s largest licensor, DCP inspires the imaginations of people around the world by bringing the magic of Disney into consumers’ homes with products they can enjoy year-round. DCP is comprised of three business units: Licensing, Publishing and Disney Store. The Licensing business is aligned around five strategic brand priorities: Disney Media, Classics & EntertainmentDisney & Pixar Animation StudiosDisney Princess & Disney FairiesLucasfilm and Marvel. Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) is the world’s largest publisher of children’s books, magazines, and apps, igniting imagination through storytelling in ever-inventive ways. DPW creates and publishes books, magazines, eBooks and apps both vertically in-house and through an extensive worldwide licensing structure. DPW is also committed to the educational development of children around the world through Disney Learning which includes our flagship learning brand, Disney Imagicademy, as well as Disney English and other Disney themed learning products. The Disney Store retail chain operates across North America, Europe and Japan with more than 350 stores worldwide and is known for providing consumers with high-quality, unique products. Disney Store operates ecommerce channels in nine countries, which can be found here. For more information, please visit Disney Consumer Products

1 Source: The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service; US; Dollars; Annual 2014.

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DMG and Valiant to Bring Largest Independent Superhero Universe to Movie Theaters Worldwide Tue, 10 Mar 2015 16:01:22 +0000 The Nine-Figure Deal Establishes an Unprecedented Partnership for Feature Film Financing, Distribution and Licensing in China and Beyond

Valiant-Logo-Red_primary_webNEW YORK & BEIJING, China–(BUSINESS WIRE)--Valiant Entertainment – the award-winning comic book publisher with a library of more than 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and more – and DMG Entertainment, the Beijing-based leader in global entertainment, today announced a new partnership to span motion pictures, television, publishing, and licensing that will culminate in the big screen debut of Valiant’s universe of characters in theaters around the world.

“We will look forward to introducing some of the most popular superheroes of all time to the world’s fastest growing market across all media forms.”

In conjunction with this new partnership, DMG has made an eight-figure (USD) series C round of equity investment into Valiant, which the company will use to further its efforts in international publishing, film, television, licensing and beyond. DMG has dedicated an additional nine-figures (USD) of film financing capital toward the production of theatrical films and television programs based on Valiant’s library of iconic superhero characters.

In total, the new agreement is the first deal of its kind brokered between an internationally based entertainment company and a leading independent publisher of comic books and graphic novels. Utilizing DMG’s expertise in international film development, production, and distribution, Valiant will begin to establish its cinematic universe in the United States, China and beyond. Current Valiant feature films in development include the previously announced BLOODSHOT from Sony Pictures in partnership with Original Film; SHADOWMAN in partnership with the Sean Daniel Company from a script by J. Michael Straczynski; and ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, also with the Sean Daniel Company from a script by BenDavid Grabinski; among others. Valiant has also already begun development on several television projects.

The unprecedented partnership between Valiant and DMG offers both companies the ability to develop and co-produce tent-pole theatrical films for distribution and release simultaneously in the United States, China – the world’s fastest growing film market with more than $4.8 billion in box office receipts in 2014 – and the rest of the world.


“Global markets, like China, offer the greatest opportunities for monetization from merchandising, licensing, as well as revenues from film and television properties. Comic superheroes are the most lucrative and sought after IP for movie franchises, so taking a stake in the last independent massive comic universe is a strategic investment for DMG that will produce movies and TV that are both appealing and relevant to a global audience,” said DMG CEO Dan Mintz. “We are excited by the opportunity to bring these incredibly engaging characters and their stories to the big screen.”

Beyond film alone, DMG and Valiant will work in concert to form China-focused licensing partnerships for Valiant’s stable of characters in areas such as Chinese language publishing, animation, online gaming, toys, apparel, live events, theme parks, and more, with a focus on bringing Valiant’s iconic heroes to new audiences in China and Asia-Pacific.

DMG Entertainment has a proven track record of introducing celebrated superheroes to the Chinese/international marketplace. In 2013, the Beijing-based studio and production company co-produced and co-financed Marvel Studios’ IRON MAN 3 – the highest grossing foreign film of 2013 and sixth highest of all time in China. DMG is currently co-producing high-octane thriller AUTOBAHN, starring Anthony Hopkins, Ben Kingsley, Felicity Jones and Nicholas Hoult; and the extreme actioner POINT BREAK, directed by Ericson Core; both films will hit screens worldwide in 2015.

“Valiant’s iconic stable of intellectual property and world class management team coupled with DMG’s unmatched skill with entertainment brand building in China make a formidable partnership,” said Valiant Chairman Peter Cuneo. “We will look forward to introducing some of the most popular superheroes of all time to the world’s fastest growing market across all media forms.”

“Audiences in China and the rest of the world are hungry for heroic stories that they can more easily relate to…and with the international box office accounting for the biggest piece of the total gross, the time is right for a truly international superhero franchise. DMG will bring its unique global perspective to the task of transforming the Valiant Universe into the first international comic-movie universe,” said DMG President Wu Bing.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015, Valiant is one of the most successful comic book publishing companies in the history of the medium with more than 81 million comics sold and a library of more than 2,000 distinct characters. Established by a brain trust of legendary comics creators – including former Marvel Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter; seminal Iron Man writer and artist, Bob Layton; and the visionary writer and illustrator of Wolverine: Weapon X, Barry Windsor-Smith – Valiant’s heroes and villains inhabit the largest independently owned superhero universe anywhere in comics.

Re-established in 2005 as Valiant Entertainment with a best-in-class management team that includes Chairman Peter Cuneo, CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, COO & CFO Gavin Cuneo, President of Licensing, Promotions & Ad Sales Russell A. Brown, Publisher Fred Pierce and Vice Chairman Jason Kothari, the company returned to great commercial and critical success in 2012, winning a Diamond Gem Award for Publisher of the Year and numerous industry awards and accolades. To date, Valiant’s titles consistently rate among the best reviewed in comics.

“Today marks one of Valiant’s biggest milestones yet with a huge step towards bringing the Valiant characters to the big screen and forging the foundation of the first truly international cinematic universe,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “By bringing Valiant’s biggest heroes to theaters around the world in concert with our new partners at DMG, we look forward to making Valiant not only an iconic name in comics, but global entertainment as well.”

About DMG

DMG is a global entertainment and media company with diverse international holdings across motion pictures, television, music, gaming, creative management and entertainment-themed properties, as well as offering advertising, marketing and brand communications services. DMG Entertainment, the company’s entertainment division, makes movies and television shows, along with music promotion, licensing and merchandising, cinemas and gaming with a focus on telling stories that appeal to global audiences with operations in North America/Hollywood and Asia/China. DMG Entertainment’s films include the record-setting blockbuster IRON MAN 3, the critically acclaimed sci-fi hit LOOPER, and the techno-thriller TRANSCENDENCE; along with some of China’s highest-grossing films including NO MAN’S LAND, FOUNDING OF A REPUBLIC and GO LALA GO!. DMG Entertainment is currently working on the high-speed thriller AUTOBAHN, starring Anthony Hopkins, Ben Kingsley and Nicholas Hoult; and Point Break, directed by Ericson Core, for release in 2015.

DMG Entertainment China [SHZ: 002143] publicly traded on the Shenzhen stock exchange.

About Valiant Entertainment

Valiant is a leading character-based entertainment company with a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong and many more. Established in 1989, Valiant has sold over 81 million comic books, and today its characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Since its summer 2012 relaunch, Valiant has returned to the fore as one of the most highly regarded publishers in comics, winning a 2012 Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. Visit them online at

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‘RiffTrax Live 2015’ Series to Bring Big Laughs to Big Screens Throughout the Year Tue, 10 Mar 2015 15:48:36 +0000

Fathom Events, RiffTrax and IGN Present All-New Hilarious Commentary on Four Movies Beginning May 6


DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The fans have spoken and has listened. Based on overwhelming fan demand, Fathom Events, RiffTrax and IGN are thrilled to announce multiple RiffTrax events –all at once– to keep fans laughing throughout the year. “RiffTrax LIVE 2015,” will consist of a series of four “classics” to be lambasted by the men of RiffTrax — Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett (best known for the groundbreaking “Mystery Science Theater 3000”). Kicking off the series will be RiffTrax Live: The Room on May 6 and May 12; followed by RiffTrax Live: Sharknado 2: The Second One on July 9 and July 16; RiffTrax Live: Miami Connection comes to cinemas on October 1 and October 6; and the series concludes with a holiday favorite, RiffTrax Live: Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny on December 3 and December 15.

“The RiffTrax crew has consistently created some of our most beloved events. Thanks to their comedic genius, comedy fans nationwide have an awesome second half of 2015 ahead of them.”

Fans recently contributed through a Kickstarter campaign to help RiffTrax reach their base goal of $75,000 in just 8 hours in order to riff four great films live in 2015. Many great rewards are still up for grabs until March 21.

Tickets for “RiffTrax LIVE 2015”are available at participating theater box offices and online at The event will be presented in select movie theaters around the country through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

“Much like the ’27 Yankees — or perhaps more like ‘The Three Stooges’ in their latter days, with Curly Joe Derita, we feel like we have the perfect line-up in place for 2015,” Michael J. Nelson of RiffTrax said.

RiffTrax Live: The Room Thursday, May 6 at 8pm ET/ 7pm CT and tape-delayed to 7pm MT/ 8pm PT/HI/AK and an encore presentation on Tuesday, May 12 at 7:30pm (local time):

If there were ever a movie tailor-made for the RiffTrax guys, “The Room” is it! Perhaps the most baffling and hilarious independent film ever produced, “The Room” has won legions of fans around the world and become a favorite at festivals and midnight screenings! It, kind of, tells the story of a San Francisco bank employee (played by writer/director/auteur Tommy Wiseau) whose fiancée seduces Tommy’s best friend. This tears him apart, causing him to: put on a tuxedo, toss a football with his weird neighbor, have long puzzling rooftop discussions, and eventually, throw a very light TV out his own window.

RiffTrax Live: Sharknado 2: The Second OneThursday, July 9 at 8pm ET/ 7pm CT and tape-delayed to 7pm MT/ 8pm PT/HI/AK and an encore presentation on Thursday, July 16 at 7:30pm (local time):

The first RiffTrax “Sharknado: Live” event was a smash-success garnering rave reviews. Don’t miss your chance to see Mike, Kevin and Bill in theaters nationwide as they button up their raincoats and go headlong into “Sharknado 2: The Second One.” This time the titular weather event hits the city of New York, right as all the gruff and busy inhabitants are trying to walk, over here! Internal shark chain-sawer Ian Ziering is back, along with Tara Reid as his ex-wife who kind of likes him now, ever since her douche-y boyfriend got eaten by a shark in their living room. And no famous landmark is safe from the shark’s wrath, including perennially grumpy New Yorker Judd Hirsch.

RiffTrax Live: Miami ConnectionThursday, October 1 at 8pm ET/ 7pm CT and tape-delayed to 7pm MT/ 8pm PT/HI/AK and an encore presentation on Tuesday, October 6 at 7:30pm (local time):

If you put everything about the 80s in a blender and then ran the results through a translator that only speaks languages from another dimension, what you’d wind up with still wouldn’t be half as hilarious, weird and oddly charming as “Miami Connection.” Plot-wise, this one takes place in 1987 as cocaine- trafficking motorcycle ninjas are making life difficult in Florida. A rock band called Dragon Sound, who all know martial arts, step in to save the day. Led by a 9th degree Taekwondo black belt (played by actual black belt Y.K. Kim, who also co-wrote and co-directed the movie), Dragon Sound all live together in a big house and perform songs with intimidating titles like “Friends” (seriously, the scene where they perform “Friends” is not to be missed).

RiffTrax Live: Santa and the Ice Cream BunnyThursday, December 3 at 8pm ET/ 7pm CT and tape-delayed to 7pm MT/ 8pm PT/HI/AK and an encore presentation on Tuesday, December 15 at 7:30pm (local time):

One of the strangest Christmas movies ever made, “Santa and The Ice Cream Bunny” defies logic, reason and several laws of physics. In a warped nutshell: Santa’s sleigh is stuck on the beach, and only one creature can help him: The Ice Cream Bunny! Co-starring a pig, a sweltering man in a gorilla suit, magic beans and soiled Santa costumes, “Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny” is one of the most popular RiffTrax titles of all time and a bona fide holiday classic.

Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said, “The RiffTrax crew has consistently created some of our most beloved events. Thanks to their comedic genius, comedy fans nationwide have an awesome second half of 2015 ahead of them.”

***Editor Note: Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and/or Bill Corbett will be available for select telephone, radio and television press interviews, as well as Tommy Wiseau of “The Room.”

Artwork, photos and other promotional materials can be found at

About Fathom Events

Fathom Events is owned by a newly formed entity called AC JV, LLC. Fathom is the recognized leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, the performing arts, major sporting events, music concerts, comedy series, Broadway shows, original programming featuring entertainment’s biggest stars, socially relevant documentaries with audience Q&A and much more. Additionally, Fathom events take audiences behind-the-scenes and offer unique extras – creating the ultimate entertainment experience for fans of all ages. Co-owned by the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States, AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), Fathom’s live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to more than 750 locations in 171 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit

About RiffTrax

RiffTrax is an entertainment company featuring the stars of the Emmy-nominated, Peabody Award-winning show “Mystery Science Theater 3000.” Comedians Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy (Tom Servo) and Bill Corbett (Crow T. Robot), bring their funny running MST3K-type commentary to movies of all kind. From riffs on the biggest Hollywood blockbusters to the worst B-movies, RiffTrax has a library of over 500 titles available at and on digital platforms everywhere. RiffTrax has also produced five prime time television specials for the National Geographic Channel. RiffTrax releases a newly riffed movie, short film or TV program each week, and performs the RiffTrax Live comedy series four times a year where a movie is riffed live and simulcast into over 700 theaters across North America. RiffTrax was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA. To find out more about RiffTrax, visit

About IGN Entertainment

IGN Entertainment is the leading Internet media and services provider focused on the video game and entertainment enthusiast markets. Collectively, IGN’s properties reach more than 57 million unique users worldwide, according to Internet audience measurement firm comScore. IGN is the Web’s #1 video game information destination and also owns the world’s largest men’s lifestyle website, IGN is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, with offices across North America, Europe and Australia.

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AFi’s Video Tour of @OriginalFunko ‘s 2015 Toy Fair Booth #TFNY Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:14:56 +0000 Check out AFi’s video virtual tour of Funko’s booth at Toy Fair 2015!  See all the new reveals for Pop Vinyl, ReAction,Vinyl Idols, Vinyl Vixens, Legacy Collection, Mystery Minis and More!


Also check out our full Funko Image Gallery from Toy Fair 2015 right here!


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SUPER HEROES GET SMALL (AND CUTE), AS BLEACHER CREATURES DRAMATICALLY EXPANDS ITS LINE OF DC COMICS PLUSH FIGURES Tue, 24 Feb 2015 02:03:50 +0000 Following the Success of 10-Inch-Tall Batman Classic TV Series and Man of Steel Bleacher Creatures, Company Releases New DC Comics–Inspired Plush in 2015

Figures Encompass DC Entertainment Comic Book, Film, and TV Characters, Including Batman Plush Inspired by the 1989
Batman theatrical film and The Dark Knight Trilogy


A new cast of DC Comics Super Heroes and Super-Villains is storming the universe—and now they’re 10 inches tall and irresistibly cuddly.


Bleacher Creatures—the innovative licensing manufacturer whose incredibly true-to-life plush figures represent the greatest sports, entertainment and inspirational icons in the world—will introduce a dramatically expanded line of plush figures inspired by DC Comics characters via its license with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment. The new characters follow on the tremendous popular success of Bleacher Creatures’ Batman Classic TV Series and Man of Steel lines released last fall.

The 2015 line of Bleacher Creatures’ DC Comics plush will be released in three waves from May through August, and include figures based on DC Entertainment comic books, films, and television characters. In addition to such outsize characters as Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern, the line will feature a variety of Batman plush inspired by the 1989 Batman theatrical film and The Dark Knight Trilogy.

“We’re thrilled that our initial line with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment proved so popular that now we’re expanding to include some of the greatest DC Comics characters of all time,” says Matthew Hoffman, founder and president of Bleacher Creatures. “Men, women, kids, and kids at heart will all find heroes (and villains!) who are every bit as inspiring in 10-inch-tall plush form as their counterparts in comic books, films, and TV…but who are, dare I say it, a lot cuter.”


The 2015 Bleacher Creatures line-up of DC Comics characters includes:


MAY (comic book line)


Harley Quinn

Wonder Woman

Green Lantern




JULY (film line)

Superman from Superman

Batman from Batman (1989 Theatrical Film)

Batman from The Dark Knight Trilogy

Superman from Man of Steel

Zod from Superman

Zod from Man of Steel


AUGUST (TV line)

The Arrow from Arrow

The Penguin from Gotham

The Flash from The Flash

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About Bleacher Creatures

Bleacher Creatures is an innovative licensing manufacturer that produces a variety of children’s toys and fan enthusiast products through partnerships with professional sports leagues and entertainment properties. Bleacher Creatures are incredibly true-to-life plush figures of the greatest athletes and entertainment icons, allowing young fans (those who are young at heart) to put their passion in play. Bleacher Creatures’ goal: to encourage fun, inspiration and, of course, play among fans of any age.


About Warner Bros. Consumer Products

Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.


About DC Entertainment

DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.


BATMAN, SUPERMAN, GREEN LANTERN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.


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Geek Shall Inherit Episode 119 – Pre-Toy Fair 2015 #TFNY Thu, 12 Feb 2015 07:31:27 +0000 logoThis weekend kicks off Toy Fair 2015 so since I have an action figure website and Jason has a toy company it only makes sense that we spend a good chunk of this episode talking about toys and the toy industry.  We have quite a bit of “behind-the-scenes” toy talk in this episode so we didn’t get to cover all of the topics we wanted to cover, but if there was ever a time to talk toys it’s the week before the “big show!” I’m really excited about all of the new reveals… but not so excited about the weather.  Please… think warm thoughts for me this weekend.


In this episode we discuss:

All that and more on this new episode of the Geek Shall Inherit podcast!

You can listen to the new episode here or on iTunes (but don’t forget to subscribe!)



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Funko Announces Pop! Movies: Sixteen Candles Tue, 10 Feb 2015 20:56:29 +0000 It’s time to travel back to the 80’s!
Calling all John Hughes fans!


Do you remember your sweet sixteen?
Relive Samantha Baker’s 16th birthday with the Sixteen Candles Pop! series.

Samantha, Ted, Long Duck Dong and the always dreamy Jake Ryan complete the Sixteen Candles Pop! crew.

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Available Now!
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Pre-Toy Fair: 2015 Douglas Company Celebrates LASSIE’s 75th Anniversary #TFNY Fri, 06 Feb 2015 20:51:44 +0000 KEENE, NH    February 2015  DOUGLAS COMPANY , lifestyle gift creator and plush toy maker, is proud to present the Lassie Signature Plush Collection in celebration of the American hero and Hollywood icon’s 75th anniversary. Lassie brings comfort, warmth and familiarity, now represented in a plush version for every child.
Known for their attention to detail, DOUGLAS designers have created the realistic Lassie in three distinct sizes. The large Lassie is 27″ long and has a suggested retail price of $150 each, the medium Lassie is 22″ long and has a suggested retail price of $72 each and the small sitting Lassie is 12″ tall and retails for $35 each. The detailed likeness of this plush version has an uncanny resemblance to the real-life Lassie who is known for the signature white blaze on her nose, four white socks and a full white collar around her neck.  The beautiful coloring, endearing eyes and incredible softness is sure to guarantee immeasurable snuggle time.
With an Emmy award-winning TV series, 11 feature films and a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, Lassie has been winning hearts and saving the day for 75 years.
The Lassie signature plush collection is expected on store shelves in April 2015. Douglas products are sold at specialty gift and toy stores in the USA and Canada. Be sure to stop by at the Winter Gift Shows and Toy Fair Booth #371 in the Javits Convention Center in New York for a complete look at Douglas’ entire 2015 line up.
DOUGLAS has been a family-owned and operated business for nearly 60 years, now with distribution throughout Canada, Europe and, Asia.Douglas classic animals have gestures and expressions that clearly distinguish them. Their faces evoke a sense of connection and endearment.  Unusual breeds and hard-to-find species are easy to find in the extensive Douglas Line.

The in-house, USA design team is the heart of Douglas success. They create designs and steward them from conception to final production. In recent years, the power of the creative department has led into the fashion/accessory arena. They have a unique talent for walking the edge- to offer truly unique, trendy, and irresistible creations. There is a unique way with style, color, and complimentary fabrics that make the Christine Clarke Collection of Sassy Kidz Fashion speak for itself!
DOUGLAS BABY has been growing over the years.  This collection brings the company “full circle” to its beginnings in 1956 as an Infant Toy Producer. Douglas now has a collection of the softest, most endearing designs in both cuddle toys and activity toys for BabyAll Douglas employees have passion for what they do and take the mission seriously to promote imaginative play and emotional connection for children of all ages. From “classic” to “trendy” to “baby,” DOUGLAS spins a web of wonderful products for the discerning market of today. For more information visit:

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In Stores This Week From DST: Aliens, Batman, Godzilla, The Walking Dead and More! Fri, 06 Feb 2015 00:50:45 +0000 It’s a huge week for Diamond Select Toys, with plenty of toys, kitchenware and office supplies heading to comic shops and specialty stores for New Toy Day! Starting Wednesday, you’ll be able to pick up Michonne’s sword as a letter opener, Spider-Man’s head as a gelatin mold and even the Batmobile as a bottle opener, as well as new Minimates sets from Godzilla, Kill Bill and Sin City! Check out the full list of items below, and find your nearest comic shop at!


Alien Facehugger Metal Bottle Opener
A Diamond Select Toys Release! There is nothing more unnerving than the site of a facehugger alien skittering towards you. Those grabbing legs and prehensile tails make them fierce opponents… and great bottle openers! Your next bottled beverage won’t stand a chance once you break out your 3″ facehugger opener. Its solid metal construction will have that bottlecap off in a split second, and the magnets on the back allow it to hang on your refrigerator door, or the nearest bulkhead, waiting for its chance to strike. Comes packaged in a full-color slipcase. (Item #SEP142250, SRP: $18.00)


Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile Metal Bottle Opener
A Diamond Select Toys Release! What’s in the glove compartment of the Batmobile? Probably things that won’t fit in Batman’s utility belt, like Bat-pens, Bat-straws… and this solid metal bottle opener of the Batmobile itself! Depicting the famous vehicle, as seen in the Batman Classic TV Series, this 4″ solid metal opener has magnets on the back, so it can park itself on your refrigerator door until Commissioner Gordon calls. Comes packaged in a full-color slipcase. Designed by Barry Bradfield! (Item #SEP142255, SRP: $18.00)


Batman Classic TV Series Riddler Bust
Riddle me this, riddle me thus — who will be the next Batman TV bust? The Riddler, as played by Frank Gorshin, is the fourth in DST’s line of resin busts based on the Batman Classic TV Show! Joining the Joker in the ranks of Batman’s greatest foes, this bust of an unmasked, unhinged Riddler measures approximately 6 inches tall atop a base inspired by the show’s famous opening animation. It’s the answer to what to get if you’re a Batman fan! Packaged in a full-color box. Designed by Barry Bradfield! Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! Coming this winter! (SRP: $59.99, item #AUG142280)


Godzilla Classic Minimates Series 2 Box Set
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The Classic Godzilla Minimates line continues, with new 2-inch mini-figures of Godzilla and his greatest foes! Series 2 includes tiny versions of Atomic Godzilla, Mechagodzilla, Jet Jaguar and Hedorah the Smog Monster, each featuring a variety of interchangeable parts. Mix and match to create your own kaiju hybrids! Comes packed on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #SEP142253, SRP: $19.99)


Kill Bill 10th Anniversary Minimates Masters of Death Box Set
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Beatrix Kiddo was not always a sword-wielding, highly skilled assassin. It took years of training, and the newest Kill Bill Minimates box set features the men who made her what she is today. Pai Mei, Hattori Hanzo and Bill himself join Beatrix Kiddo in the Masters of Death box set, each with 14 points of articulation and a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. Comes packed on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #SEP142252, SRP: $19.99)


Marvel Spider-Man Gelatin Mold
A Diamond Select Toys release! There’s always room for Spider-Man! Make your next dessert a hit with kids of all ages with this Spider-Man gelatin mold, featuring the distinctive face of the world-famous wall-crawler! Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, the plastic mold is perfect for chilled desserts, and a must for any superhero-themed shindig. Comes packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #OCT142190, SRP: $15.00)


Sin City Minimates Series 2 Hard Goodbye Box Set
They killed Goldie. And now they’re gonna pay. Marv barrels his way into the Sin City movie line, with a four-pack of Minimates based entirely on his storyline, “The Hard Goodbye”! With Marv, Wendy, Kevin and Cardinal Roark in one box set, this is guaranteed to be one of the most hard-boiled Minimates sets ever made! Each Minimates mini-figure stands 2 inches tall and features a variety of interchangeable parts, weapons and accessories. Comes packaged on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! Coming this fall! ($19.99, item #AUG142282)


Star Trek TOS Captain Kirk Vinyl Bust Bank
A Diamond Select Toys release! Joining first officer Mr. Spock, here’s the second bank in DST’s Star Trek line – Captain James T. Kirk! The stalwart captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise levels his phaser at anyone who would even think about stealing the money you keep inside this vinyl bust bank. With a coin slot on the back and an access door in the base, this 8″ bank features collectible-quality painting and sculpting. Make owning it your prime directive! Sculpted by Patrick Piggott! Comes packaged in a clear polybag. (Item #OCT142192, SRP: $22.99)


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Michelangelo Pizza Cutter
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Each of the Ninja Turtles wields his own signature weapon, but there is one weapon shared by them all: the pizza cutter! Designed to resemble Michelangelo’s grinning head, this kitchen accessory can spell victory or defeat for the TMNT, so be sure you have one on hand to help feed the entire clan! Packaged in a full-color collector box. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #MAY142228, SRP: $14.99)


Walking Dead Michonne’s Sword Letter Opener Set
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The bad news: Your mailman is a zombie. The good news: Opening letters just got awesome! This letter opener is a 10-inch metal replica of Michonne’s sword from The Walking Dead comic book, and its holder is a 7-inch resin zombie head. Sink the blade deep into the walker’s skull every time you use it, and you’ll feel like a hardened zombie killer every time you go to the mailbox! Packaged in a full-color box. (Item #JUL142042, SRP: $89.99)

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Geek Shall Inherit Episode 118 – Happy New Year! Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:26:17 +0000 logoWe can still say “Happy New Year” to each other since it’s still January, right?  I thought so.

There’s a lot of housekeeping/catch up in this episode.  Since it’s been a few weeks between episodes and there was a holiday “break” we had a chance to see and catch up on a lot of stuff from toys to movies to television.

Plus we start ramping up our excitement for the Toy Fair 2015 reveals!

It’s our first all new episode for 2015!  Enjoy!

In this episode we discuss:


All that and more on episode 118 of the Geek Shall Inherit podcast!

You can listen to the episode here or on iTunes.

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Forbes Announces Hasbro Star Wars and Jurassic World Mashers Tue, 20 Jan 2015 07:15:33 +0000 We are entering the season of toy companies reaching out to the big media outlets to announce new products ahead of Toy Fair.   You will be seeing a lot of this in the coming weeks.   Today, we have Hasbro announcing several new entries into their kid-friendly MASHERS customizeable figure line, including Jurassic World, Avengers: Age of Ultron and the long rumored Star Wars line (Star Wars Rebels in this instance).

There’s a great interview over on that is well worth reading with Adam Biehl, Hasbro’s Vice President of Global Brand Strategy and Marketing.

In the meantime check out the new reveals below.   It will be interesting to see if these are actually the reveals of the genetically modified dinosaurs in Jurassic World, as up to this point they have still been a closely guarded secret.


Jurassic World


Avengers: Age of Ultron



Star Wars Rebels


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