“Here come the Men in Black, they won’t let you remember!”
Join Pop! Agent H and Pop! Agent M on an extraterrestrial adventure the likes of which you might forget if the agents happen to be packing memory-erasing neuralyzers. The agents have an extraterrestrial sidekick in Pop! Pawny and the Pop! alien twins working at headquarters are sure to help. The Pop! is two-sided, might want to display this one out of box!
Pop! Movies: Men in Black is coming soon from Funko.
Pop! Agent M is also available as a Walmart and Sony Home Entertainment shared exclusive.
Take a journey aboard the star-ship Nostromo but it might not end well. Celebrate 40 years of a sci-fi horror classic with a Pop! keychain Xenomorph that will strike terror into the hearts of anyone who sees it.
Warrant Officer Ripley with a tracker and Xenomorph make a potentially violent pair as a Vynl. duo.
Pop! Warrant Officer Ripley is ready for action in her spacesuit and Pop! Xenomorph is ready to inflict terror and damage.
Metallic Xenomorph Pop! is available as a Funko select specialty series.
Pop! Ripley holding the adorable Jonesy is available as a Funko web exclusive
POP! MOVIES – BEVERLY HILLS COP
The 1984 action comedy film Beverly Hills Cop is getting the Pop! treatment. Bring home Pop! police detective Axel wearing a low-key outfit or Axel holding a pair of bananas.
VYNL. UP IN SMOKE – CHEECH & CHONG
“I been smoking since I was born, man, I can smoke anything, man. You know like I smoke that Michoacán, and Acapulco Gold, man. I even smoke that tied stick, you know?”
Celebrate Cheech and Chong’s legendary and iconic first feature-length film, which debuted 40 years ago. Pedro De Pacas and Anthony “Man” Stoner might not be upstanding members of society by most standards, but they are entertaining and the Vynl. duo is an undeniable statement piece for any collection.
POP! MOVIES – PRETTY WOMAN
POP! MOVIES – CADDYSHACK
Celebrate the 1980 comedy classic Caddyshack by bringing home your favorite characters including Pop! Carl Spackler, Pop! Gopher, Pop! Judge Elihu Smails, Pop! Ty Webb with a chase and Pop! Al Czervik.
Find Judge Smalls with Hat exclusively at FYE.
Indulge your sweet tooth and ‘90s movies fandom with Caddyshack-themed Pop! PEZ. Bring home Pop! PEZ Carl Spackler and the Gopher he just can’t seem to catch.
POP! MOVIES – JAWS
Whatever you do, don’t go in the water! Celebrate the 1975 classic film that continues to terrify beachgoers 44 years later with Pop! Chief Brody, Pop! consulting oceanographer Matt Hooper, Pop! shark hunter Quint, 6″ Pop! Jaws and 6″ Pop! Jaws with a diving tank in his mouth.
POP! MOVIES – FORREST GUMP
“Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”
Twenty-five years ago the world fell in love with an Alabama man who became an all-American running back, received a Medal of Honor for heroism in war and became a world-renowned ping pong celebrity. Bring home Pop! Forrest Gump carrying his iconic box of chocolates and Pop! Forrest Gump wearing his ping pong outfit.
POP! & BUDDY AND POP! MOVIES – MEN IN BLACK
“Here come the Men in Black, they won’t let you remember!”
Join Agent J and Agent K on an extraterrestrial adventure the likes of which you might forget if the agents happen to be packing memory-erasing neuralyzers. Agent J and Frank the smart-talking pug-alien make an adorable Pop! and Buddy while Agent K and Neeble the coffee-addicted worm make for a more cynical Pop! and Buddy.
Edgar the Bug makes a memorable Pop! but you might want to keep him away from farmers given his history of eating them.
Pop! Agent J is available as a Funko web exclusive.
POP! MOVIES – SUPER TROOPERS
Go on a wild ride with Pop! trooper Carl Foster and Pop! rookie trooper Robbie “Rabbit” Roto of Super Troopers. Their detective and policing skills might be questionable, but there’s no denying that they make entertaining characters.
POP! MOVIES – GHOSTBUSTERS
“Who you gonna call? …Ghostbusters!”
Celebrate an unlikely tale of hard-on-their-luck-scientists-turned-ghostbusters with a Pop! Keychain Slimer and Pop! Keychain Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Who needs good guys when the bad guys are so adorable?
Indulge your sweet tooth with a Pop! Pez Slimer, Pop! Pez Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, Pop! PEZ Dr. Peter Venkman, Pop! PEZ Dr. Raymond “Ray” Stantz, Pop! PEZ Winston Zeddermore and Pop! PEZ Dr. Eegon Spengler.
Pop! PEZ Stay Puft Marshmallow Man (Angry) and Slimer Glow available at Walmart.
5 Star Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Raymond “Ray” Stantz, Winston Zeddemore and Dr. Egon Spengler are armed with their ghostbusting suits, proton packs and ghost trap.
If you’re looking for a cuddle, SuperCute Plush Slimer and Stay Puft Marshmallow Man would make adorable companions.
Bring some color and slime to your writing implements with two Slimer pen toppers and two Stay Puft Marshmallow Man pen toppers.
The entire Ghostbusters gang is present in Mystery Mini form including Dr. Peter Venkman with a proton pack, Dr. Egon Spengler with a proton pack, Dr. Ray Stantz with a proton pack, Winston Zeddemore with a proton pack, Dr. Egon Spengler covered in marshmallow, Dr. Ray Stantz covered in marshmallow, Zuul the Gatekeeper of Gozer, Louis Tully as Vinz Clortho, Gozer the Gozerian, Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, Slimer and the librarian ghost.
Find Translucent Slimer, Burnt Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, and Terror Dog as Funko Specialty Series.
Find Stay Puft Glow Fire Marshmallow Man, Scary Library Ghost and Slimer Eating Hot Dogs as GameStop Exclusives.
Dr. Peter Venkman and Dr. Egon Spengler struggle with a resisting Slimer in an epic Pop! Movie Moment.
Bring home the fire station where the ghostbusters plotted against their otherworldly enemies as a Pop! Town building and Peter Venkman Pop! figure.
Bring home Pop! Slimer chowing down hot dogs, Pop! Scary Library Ghost, Pop! Dr. Peter Venkman, Pop! Dr. Raymond Stantz, Pop! Winston Zeddemore and Pop! Dr. Egon Spengler.
Find Translucent Pop! Slimer chowing down hot dogs only at Walmart.
Find 10 inch Super Sized Pop! Stay Puft Mashmallow Man only at Game Stop.
POP! MOVIES – SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2
What do your beloved canine, feline and leporine companions do while you’re away at work? The Secret Life of Pets 2 attempts to answer the question but if you bring home Pop! Max wearing a cone of shame and Pop! Snowball wearing a superhero suit they might have some additional answers.
These Pop! Keychains featuring Snowball and Max are only available at Walmart.
POP! MOVIES – HELLBOY
The world’s favorite half-demon is back, fighting the forces of evil on behalf of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense (B.P.R.D.). With his new gun in his hand and a threatening grimace for evil-doers, this Pop! Hellboy will elevate your collection’s tough factor exponentially.
Hellboy comes to theaters 4/12/2019.
POP! & BUDDY – PET SEMATARY
Thirty years after the release of the horror film, you can bring home an undead Gage Creed and less than friendly undead Church. The Pop! & Buddy duo might terrify most people and there’s a possibility they’ll go on a murderous rampage but that’s the price you pay for loving horror.
VYNL. SUICIDE SQUAD – THE JOKER AND HARLEY QUINN
Few Super-Villains can match The Joker and Harley Quinn for style and ability to intimidate. Bring home two of the Suicide Squad’s most infamous members as a Vynl. duo. The Joker’s green hair and menacing expression are a contrast to Harley Quinn’s nonchalant pose.
It’s Monday and that means a brand new Facebook Fandom spotlight where I look at the statistic of Facebook users when it comes to some part of geek fandom. With so much buzz recently about comic book movies and casting, I thought it might be interesting to look at various comic-based movies and how they did individually and as a series when it comes to gender.
The first thing that stands out to me is that both Catwoman and Elektra have women as the majority of their “likes.” Men in Black as a franchise does well, but though it shows women as a majority, they are most likely just under 50% due to Facebook’s returning fuzzy results with large numbers such as this.
But, what also stands out is Superman Returns being split exactly 50/50 when it comes to men and women. Director Bryan Singer has spoken about how he wanted a movie that would appeal to women as well as men, and it looks like he achieved that according to these numbers.
Many movies on this list came out well before Facebook existed, but overall the results are interesting to me.
Constantine which will soon be a television series does shockingly well when it comes to gender, with 45% women, and the recently rumored Fantastic Four casting had me interested in those results, which was some of the worst when it came to women with 16.67% for the franchise.
It took Men in Black 3 to topple the Avengers from it’s perch on top of the box office. MIB 3 brought in $55 million over its first three days in North American theaters, a disappointment as it didn’t hit it’s estimates. The Avengers made $37 million for a four-week domestic total of $523.8 million. The Men in Black franchise is based on a comic book series, so it took a comic book movie to beat a comic book movie.
The Avengers set a record though. On Saturday it passed $500 million domestically. It achieved that in 23 days versus Avatar’s 32 days. Avengers currently sits as the number four top grossing movie of all time (not adjusted for inflation) and will likely slide into third place before it’s run is over. It needs about $10 million before it takes third domestically and $23 million for that place globally, so expect both of those milestones before next weekend is over.
So I previously ranked the best comic book-based movies of Marvel and DC in the past, and I want to take it in another direction and exclude those two publishers to look at other comic book-based movies. I will NOT be including Manga or anime, since I don’t read those and I don’t watch the movies. For the Marvel and DC lists, I didn’t include any of their imprints, such as Icon or Vertigo, so I will be including them here. With that being said, here are the Top 5 Comic Book Movies That Are Not From Marvel or DC…
Honorable Mention: Alien vs. Predator (2004), American Splendor (2003), The Crow (1994), Ghost World (2001), Hellboy (2004), A History of Violence (2005), Road to Perdition (2002), Sin City (2005), The Spirit (2008), Wanted (2008)
5. 30 Days of Night (2007): I don’t usually like vampire films that much, but this one had such a great premise and tone, such great sets and effects and it was just plain scary that it is pretty close to being the best vampire movie of all time.
4. V for Vendetta (2006): About as good a dystopian film as has ever been made, this one improves upon the ideas that many have had before and really hits every note a movie like this should hit.
3. Men In Black (1997): Again, it’s hard to complain about anything in this movie. It has a great concept and plot, it masters the unlikely partner buddy cop thing like few movies ever had, it has great costumes and top-notch, groundbreaking special effects, it’s hilariously funny and has great action. And most importantly it has the amazing personality and chemistry of Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones.
2. Kick-Ass (2010): Some were turned off by the violence in this movie, but I really think that this is one of the better uses of violence in any film I’ve ever seen. The violence is excessive, but it’s done for effect and it helps remind you that the movie isn’t real, despite the realness of the story. It makes sure that you know you’re in a comic book world. The cast is great, the story is superb and the changes from the comic don’t bother me a whole lot.
1. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010): This is maybe one of the truest adaptations from comic to film that I’ve ever seen. There are some changes made, but they rarely are changes that deviate from the intention of the comic. The casting in this is superb and the movie itself looks great at all times, frequently taking shots directly from the comics and making them look both cinematic and comic-like. This is a movie I’m going to watch over and over and over again.