Funko Pop TMNT Coming Next Month!

Posted 5 years ago by Toys

Funko Pop TMNT

Thanks to Cody at Crooked Ninja for tipping me off that these Funko Pop TMNT vinyls have been revealed. I saw a teaser image for them a couple months ago and have been dying to see what the final products would look like, and damn, these are amazing.

I’ve been resisting the urge to get into Funko Pop for a while but this will break me. I’ve had my eye on the Power Rangers vinyls but have never bought any. I think I’ll be getting those as well as every one of these TMNT Funko Pops as soon as they come out. I love how the Funko Pop vinyls are uniform in their cuteness, but the characters still look unique.

What do you think? Will you be ordering these?

Via Crooked Ninja

LEGO Collectible Minifgures Series 10

Posted 5 years ago by Toys

Minifigures Series 10

Even though I’m a couple series behind now, I love the LEGO Collectable Minifigures. I think I have the first 6 or 7 series complete, but lately they’ve been coming out faster than I can find them. I’m not very patient with blind-boxed toys at all, but luckily there are some sellers on eBay that offer complete series for not a whole lot more than retail. Especially when you factor in all the duplicates you’d probably end up with if you bought them at the store, paying $50-60 for a complete series isn’t a bad deal. (I recommend Minifigures Plus on eBay)

I love what LEGO is doing with these series and although we haven’t gotten a Sasquatch minifig yet, they are coming out with some amazing figures. Just look at the old man, paintball player, sea captain, and Medusa in series 10. Awesome. Not to mention the Gold Minifigure totally looks like the living statue from Hot Fuzz.

I hope LEGO keeps coming out with these series because among all the licensed LEGO themes now (as cool as those are), it’s nice to see something awesome and original coming out of the company again.

Via EuroBricks

The Best Action Figues of Oscar Winners

Posted 5 years ago by Toys

The Best Action Figures of Oscar Winners

Tim and I had this idea for a blog post about Oscar-winning actors and actresses who happen to have action figures, and although I didn’t get a chance to post it before the Oscars this year, at least I can get it in for this week’s challenge from The League.

At first I was going to make this a definitive list of every Oscar-winning actor who also has an action figure, but after doing some research I realized there are a veritable shit-ton of them. Since none of them seem to have action figures for the roles they won Oscars for (that would be awesome), I’ve opted to just collect the 10 best examples I could find.

So, get out your Morgan Freeman action figure and read the rest of this post in his voice, because here we go.

Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey

Mr. Spacey has won two Academy Awards so far, for The Usual Suspects and American Beauty. Although I would have dropped some cash to get a Keyser Söze action figure, his action figure actually comes from the 2006 most-people-hate-it-but-I-kind-of-like-it movie Superman Returns. I’m impressed at how easily they were able to make this tiny piece of sculpted plastic look like him. When I track one down, I’m going to replace his body with a generic guy-in-a-suit so I can recreate the Will you go to lunch! scene from Glengarry Glen Ross.
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Cool Stuff: Crocheted Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Posted 5 years ago by Toys

Crocheted TMNT

Browsing the tag archive for TMNT related terms on Instgram is something I find myself doing a lot these days. Through that I’ve found a lot of cool folks like Michelle Phillips (@ttvphoto), who made these awesome crocheted Ninja Turtles from scratch. I first noticed her project in it’s early stages and then watched her progress until they were done.

Seeing as how I have zero craftiness, I love seeing talented people make cool geeky items like these. Michelle has an Etsy store, so keep an eye out in case she ever lists one of these crocheted Turtles!

Cool Stuff: LEGO Ghostbusters HQ by Orion Pax

Posted 5 years ago by Toys

LEGO Ghostbusters

Another day, another awesome LEGO creation by Orion Pax. A while back I posted his amazing TMNT Party Wagon, and now he’s touched on another of my favorite pop culture icons, Ghostbusters.

Orion has created the Ghostbusters firehouse headquarters in the style of the LEGO modular buildings, and he’s done a crazy-good job of it. It’s beautiful from the outside alone, but once you take a look at the level of detail in the interiors you realize how great it really is.

Ghostbusters Kitchen

That’s just nuts. Head over to his site to see even more of his amazing 3-story Ghostbusters HQ (complete with Ecto 1). This guy’s LEGO powers seem a little unnatural. I love how he uses all the new pieces like the wood panels and food and makes them look better than anything LEGO has even come out with.

They need to hire this guy and get him designing sets.

Via Brothers Brick