One of the most enjoyable aspects of modern toy-buying is that collectors have their choice of a diverse collection of characters in various styles. Funko alone offers licenses from Barbie and Scooby-Doo to “Suicide Squad” and “Captain America: Civil War” in a number of formats for fans to gobble up.
At New York Toy Fair, Funko displayed more new additions to its lines than virtually any other single company. From “Sailor Moon” and Marvel Comics Pops, to “Supernatural” Dorbz and a “Game of Thrones” playset, there’s likely something for everyone in the photos below.
“Suicide Squad,” which features a variety of potentially insane criminals set loose in the world to help fight other bad guys, isn;t exactly a kid-friendly concept. Of course, that makes the group’s inclusion in super-cute lines like Dorbz, Mopeez, Pop Vinyl and Mystery Mini all the more awesome!
Meanwhile, “Captain America: Civil War” characters like Cap, Iron Man, Black Panther, Hawkeye, Falcon, Black Widow, Ant-Man, Scarlet Witch, War Machine, Winter Soldier and Crossbones get in on the Pop Vinyl, Mystery Minis, and Mopeez action as well!
Pop Vinyl will add more than just “Suicide Squad” and “Civil War” figures to the line-up. Feast your eyes on new pieces based on “Adventure Time,” “Steven Universe,” “Alice in Wonderland” and its sequel, “Sailor Moon,” “Tokyo Ghoul,” “Voltron,” “Fairy Tail,” “Finding Dory,” “Warcraft,” “The Secret Life of Pets,” “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Zootopia.” Also, dig that fantastic Wonder Woman and her Invisible Jet, the Harry Potter figures with trains, the cast of the new “Ghostbusters movie, members of the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” cast and superheroes like Supergirl, Doctor Strange, Spider-Gwen and Captain Marvel.
While continuing to expand its most popular brands, Funko is always keen on developing new lines. Thanks to a partnership with Playmobile, an iconic toy style will soon come to collectible toy life as Willy Wonka, an Oompa Loompa, Michelangelo, Shredder, Leonardo, Marty McFly, Doc Brown, Sherlock, Watson, the Fourth Doctor and the Eleventh Doctor. Other new additions come in the form of Rock Candy, which will launch with DC Comics and Barbie offerings. And don’t forget to look for Funko’s Mymoji blind bags. Each package holds an emoji-esque head that comes with a code to download that very image for your phone!
A few years back, Funko surprised Toy Fair attendees by debuting dozens of stylized 3 3/4 inch ReAction figures, as well as its larger, hyper-detailed Legacy toys. Both of those lines will slow down a bit this year, but fans can still look forward to “Aliens” ReAction versions of Ripley in the Power Loader and the Queen. At the same time, Funko will launch a new series simply called Action Figures that will combine the details of the Legacy line with the 3 3/4-inch scale of the ReActions, as you can see in the first line, dedicated to “Game of Thrones.”
The “Game of Thrones” love continues into the blind-boxed Mystery Mini series. They will be joined by other sets taking cues from the wildly different “Alice in Wonderland,” “Warcraft” and Barbie.
Finally, the super-cute Dorbz line continues to grow thanks to new additions based on “Game of Thrones,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “The Walking Dead,” “Supernatural” and the “Daredevil” Netflix series!
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