Toys

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Don’t tell anyone, but I’m pretty sure Funko is trying to make enough POP! figures to replace all the humans on the planet. I’m not complaining because have you seen how adorable they are? The latest franchise to transform into bobbleheads is E.T.

Characters from the 1982 film look right at home as the chibi-style vinyl figures. E.T., Elliot, and Gertie are available for pre-order and will ship later this month.

See Elliot and Gertie after the break.

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The Arkham Asylum game isn’t known for featuring cutesy character designs, but Funko has a knack for changing that. One of their newest Pop! series features Batman, Harley Quinn, the Joker, Killer Croc, and Poison Ivy, and they all look precious. I’d love to see a version of the game with these designs.

Pre-order the figures now for November shipment.

Check out the rest of the series after the break.

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Funko mines all sorts of sources for their Pop! series, and they’ve recently taken a trip into the past to visit the classic X-Men. A new vinyl figure collection focuses on six iconic X-Men characters including: Cyclops, Professsor X, Magneto, Mystique, Colossus, and Storm. You’ll be able to pick up the superheroes and villains in stores this November/December.

See more mutant toys after the break.

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Is there such a thing as too much Funko? We don’t think so, and that’s good because the company keeps putting out new figures. The latest additions feature more characters from Thor: The Dark World. Starting in October, you’ll be able to get Odin, Heimdall, Lady Sif, and a new Loki design. Because Loki is irresistible.

See the rest of the characters in the Thor series after the break.

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Big Hero 6, the first animated film from Marvel and Disney, will be in theaters on November 7th. The movie features a group of kid heroes and a lovable robot named Baymax, and Funko’s just announced a line-up of Pop! vinyl figures of the characters. The series includes: Hiro Hamada, Baymax, Go Go Tomago, Wasabi, Honey Lemon, and Fred.

You can pre-order the Big Hero 6 toys for an October ship date.

See the rest of the figures after the break.

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We’re used to seeing custom LEGO builds tackle geeky subjects, but a couple of projects in recent months have pulled inspiration from mythology. We’ve seen a LEGO depiction of Homer’s The Odyssey, and now there’s this rad statue of the Monkey King from Chinese mythology. Builder Tyler Halliwell told The Brick Brothers he spent about 100 hours over two months assembling the Monkey King, and it only has about 1,500 bricks. The statue is mostly hollow so it didn’t require a ton of LEGO pieces.

Overall, the Monkey King is 40″ x 15″ x 21.”

See more photos of the impressive build after the break.

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Kerrigan, the Queen of Blades from StarCraft II is ready to come hang out on your bookshelf. We’ve seen realistic cosplay of the character, but this statue is practically lifelike. As lifelike as such a creature can be, anyway. The 25 inch figure from Sideshow Collectibles features Kerrigan emerging from a chrysalis as an agent of the Zerg Overmind.

See more details in photos after the break.

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In the MOC Madness competition, all the Star Wars things are going steampunk. The Steam Wars competition is broken into five rounds, and it began in July. The first challenge was for participants to choose a canon starfighter and reimagine it as a minifig scale steampunk fighter. Now they’re on round three, and it’s all about building a steampunk AT-AT.

The above picture features markus19840420’s submission. He only had seven days to build the Walker, and I’m impressed by the number of details he incorporated in such a short period of time. I’d totally buy something like this.

See more photos of the build after the break.

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Guillermo del Toro’s Book of Life is coming to theaters October 17th, but you can pre-order Funko Pop! figures featuring characters from the film now with shipping slated for September. The Funko collection includes Manolo, Maria, Xibalba, and Le Muerte in beautiful and bright colors. These toys are already on my list just because they look so awesome.

See pics of the rest of the toys after the break.

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If you saw the homemade dancing Groot we posted recently and wanted one of your own, Patrick Delehanty has posted pictures and details on how it was made.

It’s a perfect example of what happens when know-how meets imagination, and the fact that Patrick’s sharing his DIY hints with others is very Groot of him.

The picture above represents what baby Groot started life as. Head after the break to see some of the in-progress shots.

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