Tickets for the annual DesignerCon have officially gone on sale! If you like collectible toys and designer goods you need to go to this convention!
Hey Funko fans! It's Phil from Poppin' Off About Funko's Facebook Group. Hollywood Gone Geek asked me to get a list together of my favorite Funko SDCC scores. So, here is my list...
We have seen Funko reveal week after week their upcoming exclusives for San Diego Comic Con. We were very excited to see glam shots of all these wonderful exclusives Funko would be selling at their famous booth at SDCC. There were also other Exclusives I was excited about from Fugitive, Crazy Cay Collectibles, Toy Tokyo & POP! Asia.
Well, after battling the Funko booth and a couple others at Comic Con. I had a lot of these gems in hand. Here are my favorites after seeing these exclusives in person.
Wampa-Luke 2-Pack from Star Wars
This set is amazing! The super-sized Wampa with his cut off arm by Luke’s lightsaber is great! Luke had some new detail as well with some battle scar blood. This is a must have for any Star Wars fan! Funko used the force with this and did a really cool job of bringing the Hoth scene to the vinyl-toy world.
Huckleberry Hound from Hanna Barbera
Funko first revealed this exclusive with the original release artwork. As it turned out the Comic Con exclusive was the dark blue variant. The Hound is a limited edition of only 480 pieces. So if you have one of these in your collection, it's a totally good thing. I was really excited to pick up this Hanna-Barbera Pup! There were also 6 colored variants at Funko’s FunDays that were a limited edition of only 24 each (those were not for sale, the FunDays variants are priceless).
Toy Tokyo Gold Batmobile
Okay, so technically my next pick was not revealed by Funko, the Gold Batmobile was a Toy Tokyo exclusive. It's a limited edition of only 300 pieces. The Gold Batmobile comes with a red Batman Hero Pop. These were very limited at Comic Con as they sold out within the first 45 minutes each day. Batman looks really pimped-out in his gold ride! This was the ultimate score for me, as I’m a huge Batman fan!
Toy Tokyo Antique Skeletor Hikari
Yes, another Toy Tokyo Exclusive made my favorite list! What can I say, Toy Tokyo also revealed some really amazing pieces. This Hikari figure has an incredible silver/black/gold paint job. These Hikari figures are handmade and crafted by a wonderful company called MindStyle. This figure measures about 6 inches tall and this particular piece is a limited edition of only 300 pieces.
Beat Up Jesse Pinkman from Breaking Bad
I’m a fan of the award winning show Breaking Bad. I thought this beat-up Jesse was a great variant. I actually like this Comic Con exclusive better than the original release of Jesse. Damn, Tuco really did a job on this guy! This figure is an limited-edition of 2500 pieces.
Fugitive White Lantern Batman
Ok, so this next favorite was not even at SDCC, but I’m going to throw him in there for a couple of reasons. 1, he’s VERY cool and 2, he was a part of a SDCC Fugitive Exclusive 7-pack that I got right after Comic Con. This White Lantern Batman was the Mystery figure in the 7-pack! Hopefully we see a glow-in -the -dark version next.
Pop! Asia Hopping Ghost Series
These were at the MindStyle booth at SDCC. These creepy Gold exclusives are too cool! There are 4 figures in the set… Prime Minister, The Sheriff, Little Prince & The Judge. Funko & MidStyle teamed up on this project as well. All I can say is… the paint application on these vinyls are wonderful! Flawless! I’m happy to add these guys to my collection.
Sten Lee SDCC Version
I have never been a fan of the Stan Lee Pop! figures until I saw this one. Finally, a SDCC version of Stan the man! This Stan Exclusive was at the Crazy Cat Collectibles booth for $25. I couldn't pass him up!
I hope you guys got to score some SDCC Funko Exclusives of your own.
Until next year guys….
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I really dig vinyl collectibles. I don’t collect them, but I can appreciate the style and art of it. So, November 9th I attended the Designer Con (or Dcon as the cool kids call it) event at the Pasadena Convention Center. Dcon is a convention that celebrates vinyl figures, toys, plush and more. A lot of the people exhibiting are creative individuals, not necessarily companies. People who are expressing their creativity through their hobby, which makes for some amazing pieces of work.
Designer Com is going to be huge this year. Expanding to 2 halls at the Pasadena Convention center, this November 9th and 10th. With well over 200 venders, this is going to be the place to be if you’re into designer toys!
Some of you may have missed SDCC. And I’m sure some of you were bummed out. Maybe the tickets prices were too high or hotels were sold out. Well Designer Con has you back this year with $5 day passes and Plenty of hotel space in the Pasadena area. That’s only 10 BUCKS for the weekend!
The Cereal Killer series continues with Ron English's newest addition. "COUNT CALORIE". This spin off of General Mills Count Chocula is our favorite so far.
In the past we've seen Fat Tony and Captain Cornstarch. Some of Ron's past artwork may show us some possible upcoming figures. We shall wait and see.
But for now, you can pre-order Count Calorie from My Plastic Heart for $60. shipping August 2013 (shipping schedule is subject to change). He stands 8 inches tall. These vinyl figures of obese cereal characters are fun and awesome collectibles. Run over to MyPlasticHeart now and get 'em. "They're G-G-G-GREAT!"
I headed down to Designer Con in Pasadena and have to say, it was an awesome gig. For those not in the know, Designer Con is a convention dedicated to vinyl art, figures, collectibles, plush toys and more. So basically, a lot of cool stuff.
I have been to many geek-centric events and was pleasantly surprised by this event. Not because I expected it to suck, but because I didn't expect the level of participation, the amount of unique vendors, the creative people I meet, the real positive energy Dcon had. Yeah, it was that cool. I spent a couple of hours there checking things out, bought a few pieces and had a great time. I'm newer to the vinyl buying gig, but even for a newbie like me, I was able to have an incredible time. Good job to the Designer Con team. I even got to hang with popular cosplayer Tanya Tate.
So here are my pictures from the gig which you can probably get a better sense of the Designer Con experience from than me trying to describe everything. Enjoy.