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Super-Articulate: Year-End Round-Up

Hell of a year for toys, right? We’ve seen some crazy stuff. Marvel Legends and Star Wars Black continue to boom. The end of DC Multiverse has come for Mattel; McFarlane gets the DC license for next year to add to their prodigious portfolio (including Harry Potter), while Imaginext and DC Super Hero Girls continue at Mattel. International companies and Funko are more popular than ever, and companies like NECA and Mezco continue to drive out high-end licensed goods. And that’s just the surface, really.

I want to take some time today to address what I see as the Best and Bummers about collecting this year. Ready to go?

Hasbro Logo

BEST: HASBRO PULSE

Hasbro’s site upgrade does a tremendous service to fans. It has pre-orders, exclusives, and the chance to sign on for Haslab projects. There’s free shipping for members, and the prices generally equal in-store pricing, if not lower. The design is also clean and easy to use. And I’ve never experienced lag, even when the Baby Yoda stuff went up yesterday. It’s very well-done.

BEST: ARMY BUILDER IN ONE

It’s not a totally new idea, as Marvel Legends has packed in alternate heads that “make” a new figure in the past (notably, Madcap with Deadpool or Hammerhead with Chameleon). But they leveled up with Dani Moonstar (more in a minute) by including two extra heads and two sets of hands to allow one body to become three characters (Dani, Karma, and Wolfsbane). This idea is extending with the Stepford Cuckoos, and it’s really clever in execution. If it were possible to have them be a little easier to find, I can think of a few other Marvel instances where this could be appropriate, from male New Mutants to alien Nova Corps members to a wider span of masked/unmasked options.

BUMMER: VHTF

In the past, the Marvel Legends Walgreens exclusives have been generally easy to obtain. That changed with Emma Frost. From phantom and disappearing orders on the website to a general lack of the figures ever showing up in some stores, it was a real pain in the ass to find Emma. It got even worse with Dani Moonstar. Here’s hoping that Walgreens manages the process better in the new year with the Stepford Cuckoos. Giving them a separate item number in the database would be a great start.

BEST: DC MULTIVERSE GOES OUT BIG

Even though it was the last year for the line, Mattel managed to knock out some of the best figures of their entire run this year. The Rebirth Titans (Beast Boy, Nightwing, Wally West, Starfire) were all very good, as were the surprising KGBeast and the wonderfully multi-headed Alfred. I’m very interested to see what McFarlane does, because they have some big shoes to fill for DC in the mass market.

BUMMER: DEAD DC

It appears that previously previewed DC Multiverse figures like the Mammoth collect-and-connect and Green Lantern Simon Baz will never come out. And that’s too bad.

BEST: FUNKO CHARACTER SELECTION

Good on Funko for staying on top of making virtual anything. Marvel? DC? Star Wars? PBS Hosts? Horror icons? Musicians? All in incredible varieties? There’s barely a property you can think of that DOESN’T have a line of Funkos to go with it.

How about you, readers? What are your Best and Bummers for 2019? What are you looking forward to the most in 2020? Thanks for reading.

Patty Jenkins Goes from Directing to Funko Pop!

Celebrate Patty Jenkins, one of the highest-grossing female film directors of all time. Her global and critical smash hit movie, “Wonder Woman,” quickly became part of the zeitgeist of 2017, and her follow up, “Wonder Woman 1984,” is due to hit theaters in Summer 2020. Jenkins’ first feature, “Monster,” swept the awards and garnered an Oscar for best actress, and her award-winning work on many television series includes such critical favorites as “I Am the Night,” “The Killing,” “Arrested Development” and “Entourage.” Bring home Pop! Patty Jenkins!

pop! directors: patty jenkins

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Unboxing: Marvel Collector Corps “Holiday”

Marvel Collector Corps is the bimonthly premium box service from Funko and Marvel featuring all sorts of mysterious goodies inside. This month’s theme is “Holiday” celebrating that time of year!

We show off what you get inside this new box. You can order the next one now which has the theme of “Fantastic Four” and will be out in January.

You can order the box through Amazon.

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Baby Yoda Gets Plush and Pop! Figures

People have been clamoring for Baby Yoda merchandise. Three new items have been revealed and are available for pre-order. All three are set for release around May 2020.

The adorable Star Wars: The Mandalorian The Child 11-Inch Plush might look a lot like Master Yoda, but he, it is not. Rather, it’s a soft and snuggly version of The Child from the Disney+ The Mandalorian TV series. This huggable figure features a roto-vinyl head, sparkling glass eyes, and a soft body with a sturdy bean-filled base. Plus, it comes to you specially packaged in a hover crib. Don’t miss this chance to bring “Baby Yoda” home!

Baby Yoda, it is not, but that’s what many Star Wars fans have taken to calling this 50-year-old member of the Jedi Master’s species who is likewise powerful with the Force. Inspired by the Disney+ The Mandalorian TV series, The Child has journeyed from the outer reaches of the galaxy to join your collection as this super-sized Star Wars: The Mandalorian The Child 10-Inch Pop! Vinyl Figure. Measuring about 10-inches tall, the toddler comes packaged in a window display box. Now that you’ve found this adorable baby, you need to protect it. So, order right away!

The Force is strong with this youngling. Adorable 3 3/4-inch tall Pop! Vinyl figure brings you The Child!

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Fortnite is Coming Soon to Pop! Keychains

Do you prefer to throw yourself into battle with guns blazing or camp out in the bushes and wait for your enemies to eliminate each other? Are you the first or last player off the Battle Bus? Is solo, duo or squad mode more your style? Whatever your battle strategy happens to be, there’s one thing 250 million players can agree on: Fortnite is awesome. Throw in hundreds of intimidating, hilarious and adorable skins and it’s no wonder the game has such an enormous following. Sink your teeth into victory and bling out your keychain with a Pop! Keychain Peely, Fishstick, Frozen Raven, and Loot Llama.

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