Earlier today, Entertainment Earth opened up pre-orders for its Funko Hikari Sofubi Vintage Mickey Mouse, which is limited to just 500 pieces. The Vintage Mickey Mouse is actually the fourth variant produced in the line and each previous version (black and white, original/traditional colors and gold glitter — another EE exclusive) have sold out rapidly.
Funko has shared product images of its upcoming Frozen Series 2 available in February 2015. The series includes Anna and Elsa in both young versions as well as coronation versions, plus ‘summer Olaf.’
In addition, Funko will also be releasing Frozen Mystery Minis — also in February — and has even provided us with a distribution chart for the variants, with a happy Marshmallow being among the rarest (and frozen Anna a close second).
Our friends at Entertainment Earth have graciously informed us that they are now accepting pre-orders for the fabulous Big Hero 6 series of POP! Vinyl collectibles from Funko. The series consists of GoGo Tomago, Honey Lemon, Wasabi (No-Ginger), Fred and — of course — Hiro. Also being released are extra large 6″ versions of Baymax in both mech and a special ‘pearlescent’ nurse version. Most of the figures are set to be released in October with the pearlescent Baymax in November/December.
To see the entire collection and to pre-order starting now, visit the Big Hero 6 POP! Pre-order page.
Listed with a shipping date of December 2014, our friends at Entertainment Earth have informed us that they are now accepting pre-orders for the baby Dancing Groot Pop! — which is incidentally being billed as the first official baby dancing Groot toy — as well as the Howard the Duck Pop!, both of which are billed as part of the Guardians of the Galaxy series.
With the standard versions of the Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven Pop! Vinyl figures by Funko already announced (and available for pre-order from Amazon), several exclusive variants were announced today for the die-hard Frozen fan and Pop! collectors.
Funko has officially announced its licensed versions of Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven in Pop! Vinyl form from Walt Disney Animation Studio’s popular film, Frozen. The quintet (each available separately) is expected to be available at retailers in July. All of the figures are currently now available for pre-order from Entertainment Earth.
A spokesperson for Funko says she was unable at this time to respond to inquiries regarding the availability of a Pop! version of Hans, nor regarding any potential exclusives for San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC), however hints officially released by Funko are believed to point to possible variants such as a glow-in-the-dark Olaf and/or a ‘frozen’ variant of Anna.
Yesterday, Stitch Kingdom was invited to preview Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story, an upcoming webseries produced by Disney Interactive. The following is a recap of the event — which included an advanced viewing of the webseries as well as a behind-the-scenes look at its creation — courtesy of Kiki Levin.
It’s not often you’d imagine members of the Walt Disney Company dumpster-diving for set pieces, but that’s exactly what happened during the production of Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story. Conceived and created by the Disney Interactive team in Burbank, the stop-motion animation was made on a shoe-string budget (hence the dumpster-diving) but radiates the high production values and heart-warming storylines Disney fans have come to know and love.
Kidrobot, one of the premiere originators for designer vinyl toys, has recently begun selling figures from its newest licensed collaboration, Marvel.
Among the collection are Marvel editions of Frank Kozik’s Labbit including Wolverine (pictured here) from Marvel’s X-Men as well as the Venom Symbiote from Marvel’s Spider-Man.
As of today, in addition to the Labbit, Kidrobot has launched a full line of MUNNY do-it-yourself figures available in both 7″ and 4″ sizes. Each Munny comes with a selection of decals as well as props related to the Marvel character it represents. Currently available are: Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man, Wolverine and Venom.
DisneyStore.com today unveiled a whole new line of collectibles titled ‘Cutesations.’ Consisting of 5″ plush, Cutesations are series of 8 related plush, blind-boxed (a la Vinylmation). The inaugural series is inspired by Alice in Wonderland and consists of Alice, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, the Caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. Like Vinylmation, Cutesations are blind-boxed so you never know which one you’ll get, but unlike Vinylmation, they cost just $6.50 each. There also seems to appear no tray option, but rather a collectible plush stand (a mushroom in this case) which is only available as part of the complete set, for a premium — $79.50, which places the value of the mushroom stand and the guarantee of a complete set at nearly $30. Cutesations are available exclusively at DisneyStore.com and Disney Store retail locations.
Also being released today from DisneyStore.com is (most of) POP! Vinyl Series 3 by Funko for Disney Store as well as a new line of fashion items (mostly girls’ tees) inspired by entries in the collection such as Woody, Tinker Bell and Snow White.
To find these items, visit DisneyStore.com and in the ‘what are you searching for?’ box, enter in CUTESATIONS or POP.
Funko, who counts Disney Store amongst its licensors, recently teased a spin-off of its popular POP! Disney Vinyl collection on the popular fan-based FunkoFanatic forums. Here, Maleficent is seen in three different sizes (the same photo using Mickey Mouse as an example was also posted).
No timeframe for their release has been offered, but according to Funko, the mini collection will consist of only a percentage of the figures released and they will be available only as themed 2-packs (or possibly 3- and 4-packs).
As previously reported, wave three (of at least four) of the popular collectible series will be available exclusively at Disney Store beginning in January 2012.