By: Nicholas Eskey
Every week, companies announce new, nerdy toys that threaten to drain our bank accounts and fill every spare inch on our shelves. To help you decide what is buy-worthy, we have decided to dedicate ourselves to highlighting the best of the best. Welcome to the new weekly toy preview!
Without further stalling, here are the toys:
As part of their one day only “Anime Day”, today U.S. Gamestop store locations will be selling their exclusive Kurama Mode Kurama POP! and Hollow Ichigo POP! figures. During the event, Gamestop will also offer other various discounts and promotions like buy-two get-one 50% on all Funko POP! Vinyl figures. Kurama POP! and Hollow Ichigo POP! are $16.99 and $10.99 respectively.
Love plushies? These Mopeez: Batman v Superman plushy dolls will show you the cuteness protecting the streets of Gotham and Metropolis. Also making appearance are Wonder Woman and Aquaman. All are set to be out this month.
Also releasing in February, Game of Thrones POP! will be seeing the release of its next series of figures. The likes of Stannis Baratheon, the red priestess Melisandre, Harpy, Night King, Queen Margaery Tyrell Rhaegal, Bronn, and new characters Jorah Mormont and an Unsulled character will be hitting store shelves (as well as the lands of the Seven Kingdoms). All eight of these new characters will be out soon.
Avid pin collectors must watch out for these Star Wars themed pins coming their way from Funko’s POP! pin line; classics such as C-3PO, Stormtrooper, and Yoda will all be added the POP! PINS!
Seen the Deadpool movie and feel like you just want more of the tightly clad Merc with a mouth? Grab these POP! Marvel Deadpool Pens and order yourself a nice chimichanga. They come in three different colors, enough to suit any wardrobe.
And finally to round off our list of toys, MCFarlene Toys has just announced at last weekend’s New York International Toy Fair that they’ve teamed up with video game maker Scott Cawthon ,creator of the Five Nights at Freddy’s franchise. They’ve decided to produce a line of “highly collectible construction sets” based on Five Nights at Freddy’s. The first wave of these construction sets will feature intricately detailed buildable scenes, the first of which will allow fans to build the iconic “Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza” restaurant from the first game. The likes of Freddy, Bonnie, Chica, and Foxy will all appear as buildable and collectible mini-figures. The upcoming sets will for purchase at various price points.
Did we miss a newly announced or released toy that is a must have for the discerning collector? Share it in the comments section. Thanks for tuning in everyone. See you next week!
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