It’s “When did I get so old?” time – Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction turns twenty this year. That’s twenty years since John Travolta’s career was revitalized so he could get out of movies like the Look Who’s Talking franchise and go on to star in fare like Michael (the angel movie) and Battlefield Earth. Ok, so maybe Pulp Fiction was more of a blip on his career path.
To capitalize on our nostalgia factor, two companies – Funko and Diamond Select Toys – have jumped onto the Pulp Fiction license, and are producing four separate action figure lines to capture our collector dollars.
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Our friend Luke is running a sale this week at Luke’s Toy Store, and even if you’re not a die-hard fan of Minimates, there is probably something there you’ll want. The sale covers all merchandise and it’s 10% off any order over $50. Of course, Luke got his start on Minimates, and there’s a fair amount of them that are great deals even without the 10% off extra. For example, the first and second Alpha Flight Minimates box sets are on sale for just $6 each. There’s lots of deals across the Diamond Select Toys Minimates brands.
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While we’re on the subject of custom action figures, did you happen to catch CustomCon 36 last week, right here at AFP? Without further ado, here’s the complete index for the three day show that featured twenty one entries:
DAY ONE: Tuesday, December 10
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The longest-running block figure line in history is taking on one of the most popular graphic novels of all time – Watchmen Minimates!
This exclusive series brings you the key characters from the fan-favorite work of comic literature: Rorschach, the mysterious masked gumshoe; Nite Owl, the reluctant caped hero; the sultry, scantily-clad crime fighter Silk Spectre; Comedian, the lunatic patriot; the omnipotent, all-powerful Doctor Manhattan; and Ozymandias, the mastermind behind the end of the world as we know it!
Each character comes loaded with accessories and is ready to recreate your favorite scenes from the comic masterpiece.
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The Marvel.com website has an offer for a free (you pay $2.59 shipping and handling) Iron Man Minimate – and while I couldn’t find where to get the promo code for it, presumably it will come with the Iron Man and Hulk: Heroes United movie that is available today on Blu-Ray and DVD.
For another $9.99, you can also pick up 2 more Marvel Minimates – Hulk in the Iron Man armor that he’ll somehow get to wear in the movie, and the Hulk-Buster Iron Man that is cool and will likely fight Hulk if we get the expected ”first we fight, then we become friends” plot line.
Update: found it in the fine print on the offer page – movie purchase is required to get the free Iron Man Minimate.
I’m too grumpy to deal with crowds and waiting in line, so on Black Friday I’m happy to look for online deals. The official Marvel Store is holding a 20% off sale, with its standard free shipping for orders of $50 or more. It’s the standard fare there – mostly Marvel Select and Marvel Minimates, but they also have some Sideshow Collectible items (including the black-suited Spider-Man from Emo 3) and Funko bobble-heads.
There’s a Deadpool bobble-head there that I’ve been thinking about getting for some time now. Excelsior!
If you were looking to fill the void that the non-existent Thor Marvel Legends has left in your heart, perhaps the upcoming Marvel Minimates from Thor: the Dark World will do so, 2-inches at a time. This wave of Minimates will round out the supporting cast that returned from the first movie, with Heimdall, Darcy, and Selvig. Selvig will come with his No Pants Friday alternate legs.
Darcy and Selvig will come with army builder Dark Elves, and Thor, Loki, and Malekith round out the assortment, naturally. These Thor Minimates are expected at comic book shops and specialty retailers in just a few weeks. Thor accepts your surrender.
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This is just a small sampling of the great pics of the upcoming Tomb Raider Minimates that DST posted on Facebook recently. Having never really played one of the many Tomb Raider games, I have no idea who the secondary characters are, but there’s a bunch of them who look like great bad guy fodder. Zombie-looking samurai are cool!
Tomb Raider Minimates
Coming soon to your local comic shop, online retailers and Toys “R” Us!
via Tomb Raider Minimates.
It’s time for Summer CustomCon again! CustomCon 35 Day One is up, hosted by our good friend Joe Acevedo.
CustomCon is a fictional toy show, showcasing the work of action figure customizers. You won’t find these toys in your local toy store – at least not right away. I’ve heard from several toy makers that they often get inspiration from customs. So you never know! (Check out previous CustomCons and see for yourself.)
Day 1 features three entries: Young Justice Minimates, a Marvel Legends Fearsome Flyers 2-Pack, and Game of Thrones Busts. Enjoy!