If you’ve been wanting to believe your love for Firefly and The X-Files could be combined, then this print is for you. QMx took the popular “I Want to Believe” design from a poster that hung on from Fox Mulder’s wall and added a little Serenity. After all, Firefly fans are constantly hoping that the familiar cargo ship is out there, just waiting for a kick start. I want to believe we’ll see the series come back.
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These Firefly action figures might not be quite what you were hoping for, but when you realize they’re part of Funko’s ReAction line that’s a throwback to classic Kenner action figures, they make perfect sense. There’s Mal, Zoe, Jayne, Wash and Kaylee, each with matching accessories. Kaylee has a wrench, Jayne has two big guns, and Wash has a little blue dinosaur.
If these figures aren’t your thing, don’t despair. Funko is also releasing a realistic 6-inch Firefly figure line in the near future.
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I can’t confirm this 100% because I didn’t see the catalog personally, but we have this picture of the new Funko catalog from this weekend’s Toy Fair and that sure looks like our Big Damn Heroes in Funko POP! style.
Little POP! Heroes? I don’t know what you call them. I just know that it’s shiny and must be mine.
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The thought of Firefly returning sets every Browncoat’s heart racing, but Joss Whedon has ruled it out because everyone is busy with other projects. However, Tim Minear, former Firefly writer and producer, has other ideas. In an interview with EW, Minear acknowledges the challenge of reuniting the cast, but doesn’t rule it out:
I’m completely talking off the top of my head, but there’s a show that’s been on for the last couple years that’s reinvented the form in terms of the limited series. I’m trying to think of the name of that show — Oh yes! American Horror Story! It doesn’t have to be 13 episodes. Look how Sherlock does it.
It would still require an epic feat of coordination to get all the cast members as well as key players like Joss Whedon on set at the same time, but for a limited-run series, it feels much more plausible. Unlikely…but definitely plausible.
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Be still my Captain Tightpants lovin’ heart. QMx has announced their new Malcolm Reynolds 1:6 Scale Master Series Statue and it sure is shiny.
I actually got to see this statue during development and, I can tell you from personal experience, it’s a sight to behold. Cast in solid polystone, it’s 17 inches tall, including the 11.5 inch x 9 inch base diorama, and weighs more than 6 pounds.
QMx also combined digital and hand sculpting for maximum detail (right down to the brass buckles on his brown suede coat) and each statue is hand painted. It’s limited to 1000 units and comes with a COA.
Take a few and check out the pictures after the break. It’s definitely worth a look.
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Talk about shiny, QMx recently previewed a just-completed 3D model for their upcoming 1:3 scale replica of Jayne Cobb’s best girl Vera!
QMx says she measures 11 inches from stock to barrel tip. No word yet on a release date, but considering how long fans have been hoping to see a Vera replica, we had to share.
In other Firefly news, QMx just put up the waiting list for their Serenity 1:250 Scale Cutaway Replica. Expected to ship by the end of Q2 2014, the Serenity Cutaway Replica is being offered in a numbered, limited edition of 2,000 for $349.
Check out more pics of the Serenity Cutaway Replica after the break.
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It’s impossible for a Browncoat to look at a plastic dinosaur and not think of Wash. The scene from the first episode of Firefly with the infamous “Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal,” is unforgettable. And now, instead of buying generic dinos, you can get ones from ThinkGeek that actually play the sounds from the show when you squeeze them. Seriously. Picking them up and re-enacting the scene may be the best way to greet visitors to your home or brighten a gloomy day.
The only catch? Once the batteries run out, you can’t replace them. The compartment isn’t accessible. You’ll have to remember to turn them off after you’ve run through the scene to maximize batter life.
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Words can have double meanings and when you’re talking to geeks, you should be careful about how you use the word “companion.” There’s the Doctor Who version which is all about adventure and fun and friendship, and there’s the Firefly version which is about most of those things plus some kissing and stuff. DeviantArt user Humorous-D illustrates the difference in the above comic. Choose your words wisely.
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Even though Firefly has been off the air for almost 10 years, the fandom is still as strong as ever. Funko deems the group enthusiastic enough that they’re releasing a line of 6″ figures from the series. Though they don’t have any prototypes of their 6″ Legacy line (they’re known for their cute POP line), they state the style will be similar to Hasbro’s Star Wars Black series. Funko’s figures will be articulated and are supposed to be well made. We’ll see when they’re released in late 2014.
In addition to the Legacy line, Funko is also making POP and ReAction figures for Firefly in the spring. ReAction toys are in the style of vintage Kenner Star Wars figures. They’re even creating ReAction figures for Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
In other words, start saving your dollars now.
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