When it comes to the holiday gift-giving season, comic book readers are notoriously difficult to shop for. I mean, most of us are down at the shop buying our favorite stuff every single week, so when the time comes for people who like us to get us something we want, well, a lot of times we already have it. That’s why we’re stepping in with a public service, bringing you comics-related items sure to make the season brighter, whether you’re browsing for a gift or just looking for something to drop hints about so that you don’t get stuck with a random assortment of back issues again.
If there's one thing that we can all agree on this holiday season, it's that your wintertime needs more Batman. Even if you think your wintertime has the maximum allowable amount of Batman in it, there can always be more -- and Funko's Batman Boxox paper craft set is a pretty nice way to add a little without spending a lot.
Even though Cartoon Network's ThunderCats reboot never took off, the original animated series is retaining all of its nine lives with continued toys -- this time from Funko. Lion-O, Cheetara, Panthro, Mumm-Ra and, yes, Snarf are all getting figures as part of the Pop! Vinyl line.
Maybe I've been on Tumblr too long, but considering Joss Whedon and other Marvel bigwigs' remarks about the probable lack of Loki in future Marvel movies, I think it may have been a mistake not to call Thor: The Dark World "Thor 2: Look at Tom Hiddleston While you Can, Screaming Fans." That's not a diss. I genuinely worry about how many hearts might break from a lack of fresh Loki supply following The Dark World's November 8 release. Funko's got at least a little bit of a solution, though, with its upcoming rollout of Pop! Vinyl figures based on Thor, Loki and an armored Dark Elf.
Following in the footsteps of their Cartoon Network (and Boom! Studios) compatriots from Adventure Time, the Regular Show crew are set to receive the Funko Pop Vinyl figure treatment this fall. Mordecai, Rigby, Muscle Man, Skips and Benson are the first characters from the park getting figures.
Funko's Pop Vinyl series is set to continue its Adventure Time line this fall with six new figures joining the current assemblage of Finn, Jake, Ice King, Marceline the Vampire Queen and Lumpy Space Princess. Natasha Allegri's fan-favorite female versions of AT's usual male protagonists Fionna and Cake are notable standouts, with Princess Bubblegum, Ice King's penguin Gunter, Lemongrab and BMO rounding the half-dozen figure strong wave out.
Following the debut of its bigger Boxos/Mixos papercraft figures and smaller-scale Iron Man 3 set, Funko has finally turned its attention to Batman. Expected out this month for around $8 is a new Boxos Batman papercraft playset that contains a foldable Wayne Manor/Batcave environment, plus figures of Batman, Robin, the Joker, Alfred and Bruce Wayne. Just in case you were worried the playset would make the Dynamic Duo homebodies, the set will also come with a paper Batmobile.
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