As everyone knows, one of our most popular lines is our figures based on characters from the Predator films. Try as we might, we have been unable to secure actor likeness for Dutch’s team from the first movie. We’re not going to let that stop us from bringing you a team of mercenaries to help Dutch fight/get killed by the predator, so we’ve gotten the rights to the next best thing: the 1988 Italian knock-off of Predator, Robowar.
Starring Reb Brown doing what Reb Brown does best: screaming incoherently and shooting things wildly. It’s basically Predator… except with a robot instead of an alien, and a boat instead of a choppah. That’s about it.
One booth stop I must make every year at Comic-Con is Sideshow Collectibles, to see the Hot Toys they’ve got on display. But it’s a bit of an odd licensing vs. distribution conundrum this year, for all parties involved. Hot Toys has started cranking out the Star Wars figures, and Sideshow is their distributor in the States. But Sideshow has also held their own Star Wars license for longer than Hot Toys has. Coopetition?
Let’s see what Hot Toys has done in the short time they’ve held their Star Wars license, and see what else they’re up to.
And Hot Toys is back too, with the “Old Man Arnold” T-800 Guardian figure. It’s a little light on accessories, featuring sunglasses, a shotgun, and a few sets of hands, but it does come with two head sculpts – one an unblemished, yet aged Ahhhnold, and the other with battle-damage that shows us that yes, this is once again a different Terminator, because the endoskeleton is showing through in different places this time around. You can pre-order the Terminator T-800 Guardian Sixth Scale Figure from Sideshow Collectibles.
You seeing the movie this weekend? Come with me if you want to live.
Here’s the third batch of announcements from Funko’s SDCC exclusives. They span their Dorbz, Hikari, Pop, ReAction, and Vinyl Idolz product lines, and covers their DC, Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, Hanna Barbera, and Ghostbusters licenses… just to name a few!
Funko also announced a signing with Hannibal executive producer Bryan Fuller:
We are thrilled to announce our Bryan Fuller Pop! figure! The man behind Hannibal bears an eerie resemblance to Hannibal Lector!
This Pop! comes in a run of 144 pieces and will be available during his signing at the Funko booth on Friday, July 10th at 2 p.m.! The line for our Bryan Fuller signing will not begin to form before 1 p.m. and we will only sell Bryan Fuller Pop!s during the signing. We will not sell other Funko items during that time!
While we were expecting just three batches of announcements, maybe Funko will have a final one before the show. Stay tuned!