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Batman (Screen Test Pilot) CHASE
3.75 Inch Scale
By: Funko
$9.99

For the next couple of weeks you’re going to see a lot of coverage of Funko’s new Batman Classic TV Series 3 3/4 actin figures. These toys, based on the 1966 Batman show are just starting to hit stores, with many online retailers shipping them out already. I’ve got the whole first wave and will be taking a detailed look at each figure. So if you like Batman and Infinite Hollywood, you’re in luck!


I thought it made sense to start with the single carded Batman as he appeared in the TV series “screen test pilot”. A lot of people don’t know this costume even existed, but back before the show hit the air, they did a few screen tests and this alternate costume was used. Believe it or not, Lyle Waggoner was almost cast in Adam West’s iconic role and this costume, which is similar to the Batman costume from the old serials, was used.


Funko chose to pay homage to this little piece of history with a chase variant of Batman in this outfit. This variant wasn’t announced as being packed in these cases and there’s a rumor going around that this guy may be even more shortpacked than the Eli Wallach version of Mr. Freeze. Only time will tell if that’s true or not. Continue reading

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Mystery Minis Horror Series
Sam from Trick r’ Treat
2 Inch Scale
By: Funko
$5.99

We’re on something of a Funko kick during the 31 Days of Halloween although it’s not necessarily by design. Funko has just been at the forefront the past few years with spotlighting horror toys and that’s exactly what we have for you today. It’s another figure from their Mystery Minis line, we covered Freddy Krueger from that series earlier this week.

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A couple of years ago I reviewed Trick r’ Treat and didn’t give it a glowing review. I’ve softened some on it, and I think I was probably a bit too harsh back then. Maybe I’ll re-review it this year, but we’ll just have to see. One thing I did recognize even then, was that Sam, the little character who sort of weaves the various anthology stories together, was destined to become iconic. Funko have paid tribute to him here, including him with such horror luminaries as Freddy, Jason and Pinhead. That says a lot and he doesn’t seem out of place amongst that bunch. Continue reading

Halloween, Michael Myers

ReAction (Horror Series)
Michael Myers
3 3/4 Inch Scale
By: Funko
$10.00

As we continue our walk down the long and winding road to Halloween, what better way than to spotlight the masked maniac from the movie Halloween? John Carpenter’s Halloween helped define a genre and springboarded the slasher movie to the forefront of cinema. While it wasn’t the first of it’s kind, it set the tone and helped establish that these sorts of movies could have an effective story told and haunt people’s minds with sharp visuals, stunning score and iconic villains. Halloween went on to spawn numerous sequels, some of which are quite good and others that are downright dreadful.

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However, the one thing that the Halloween series never had, was action figures. Sure, NECA, Mezco and others have cranked out Halloween figures in recent years, but it’s a bit of a surprise that during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s that no toys came out for the franchise. By the time A Nightmare on Elm Street hit box offices, toys were part of the game, but Michael Myers never had such luxuries. Funko sought to rectify that and released this retro figure of Michael Myers from Halloween, imagining how a toy like this might have looked in 1978. Continue reading

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Mystery Minis Horror Series
Freddy Krueger
2 Inch Scale
By: Funko
$5.99

The 31 Days of Halloween continue with a look at Funko’s Mystery Mini version of the man who provided A Nightmare on Elm Street. I’d say he probably provided a lot of nightmares elsewhere too. But now here he is in a tiny, fun little desktop toy. I’ve held onto this little guy for about a year, just so I could review this figure (and several of his friends) in our Halloween Countdown. That’s either dedication or procrastination, I’ll let you be the judge.

Freddy once claimed in a popular rap song that “You’ve got the body and I’ve got the brain”, and I think that’s apropos here because now we can get a good look at what’s inside my brain as I take a look at this little figure of his body. Funko has cranked out quite a few of these Mystery Minis in recent years, riding the popular super deformed blind box trend. It’s annoying for customers as sometimes our favorites are hard to track down, but it’s obviously a pretty good strategy for sales. So is burnt up Fred worth tracking down? Continue reading

POP Vinyl Ninja Turtles

Vinyl Pop Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Series 1)
Michelangeo, Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, Splinter & Shredder
#60 – #65

3 3/4 Inch Scale
By: Funko
$10

My friends over at Fun.com invited me to take a look at a few Funko Vinyl Pop figures in celebration of their big push for more toys and collectibles. They have tons of Funko Pop Vinyl figures at great prices and it only made sense that I take a look at the TMNT figures. Series 1 is based on the classic Fred Wolf Ninja Turtles designs. It includes the four turtles as well as their sensai Splinter and their arch rival, Shredder.

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There isn’t a ton of nostalgia TMNT product out there right now, but I expect more and more of it to hit shelves as the new Ninja Turtles movie draws closer to release. Among the various things that are out there, these Funko Pop Vinyls are actually pretty nice. Definitely better than some of the other stuff we’ve seen. It’s a testament to Funko’s knowledge of the “nerd” industry for them to have so many awesome licenses under one roof.

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The other really nice thing about the Funko Pop Vinyl line, is that you can collect tons of different characters all in the same style. Which is basically unheard of in this day and age. Or if you’re only a fan of a single property like the Ninja Turtles, you can just get their whole series. Continue reading