08th Mar2017

Nerd Buy: ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Funko Pop! Vinyl Figures

by Phil Wheat

The live action, english language, movie version of Ghost In the Shell is due to open in cinema’s around the world from late March. Starring Scarlett Johansson in the lead role of ‘Major’, a field commander in the Cyborg counter-cyberterrorist unit it finally brings to the big screens one of the series that started the […]

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23rd Feb2017

ToyFair 2017: New LEGO Marvel and DC sets

by Phil Wheat

As seen at New York Toy Fair, here’s images (courtesy of The Brick Fan) of some of LEGO’s upcoming sets from the DC Super Hero Girls, The LEGO Batman Movie and Marvel Super Heroes themes… Harley Quinn Dorm (41236), complete with Harley Quinn Batgirl Secret Bunker (41237), complete with Batgirl and Mad Harriet Lena Luthor […]

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19th Feb2017

Nerd Buy: WWE/TMNT Action Figures – Wave 2!

by Phil Wheat

Revealed at New York Toy Fair, here’s a better look at the forthcoming second wave of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles WWE Ninja Superstars action figures – which are reportedly coming to US retailers everywhere this summer; no news on a UK debut though I expect later in the year… Donatello/Ultimate Warrior Ultimate Warrior Donnie comes […]

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28th Jan2017

Nerd Buy: ‘Spider-Man Homecoming’ action figures

by Phil Wheat

Spider-Man: Homecoming isn’t in cinemas until the Summer, but that doesn’t stop Hasbro from unveiling their action figures tie-ins from the film… Which actually give us a closer look at the films Vulture, played by Michael Keaton, and his outfit. Hasbro’s toy line includes a series of action figures, including Spider-Man in both his Tony […]

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25th Jan2017

Nerd Buy: LEGO Brick Headz

by Phil Wheat

Coming this February for LEGO VIP members (March for everyone else), Brick Headz are LEGO’s take on the 8-bit phenonmenon and seem to be a little more than “similar” to Mega Bloks pre-existing KUBROS line, which featured licenses like He-Man, Star Trek, Hellboy, Terminator and more. Based on the LEGO Batman Movie and Marvel Comics, […]

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11th Jan2017

Nerd Buy: ‘Silicon Valley’ Funko Pop! Vinyl Figures

by Phil Wheat

Your favourite characters from the hit HBO dramas Game of Thrones and True Blood have already been immortalised as Pop! Vinyl figures – and now it’s time for the dedicated staff at Pied Piper to have their moment in the spotlight. Yes, you read that right, Silicon Valley Funko Pops are coming… and I want […]

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10th Jan2017

Nerd Buy: Funko x Playmobil 6″ figures

by Phil Wheat

Purveyors of fine vinyl toys Funko have partnered with Playmobil to make collectible figures in the Playmobil style, but with that Funko pop culture twist… Yes, we finally have Playmobil based on famous TV and movie characters – including Back to the Future, Turtles, Willy Wonka, Dr. Who and the Ghostbusters! Modelled in the classic […]

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11th Apr2016

Nerd Buy: ‘Ghostbusters’ PopTaters

by Phil Wheat

Coming to stores everywhere in June, check out these two Mr Potato Head Ghostbusters PopTaters: Who you gonna call? Mr. Potato Head suits up and joins everyone’s favorite para-psychologists; the Ghostbusters! This detailed PopTater stands 6″ tall and includes equipment used by the Ghostbusters: the classic Jump Suit, Proton Pack, ECTO Goggles and more! And […]

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16th Mar2016

Nerd Buy: Latest Marvel Funko POP! wave

by Phil Wheat

It’s been an absolute bonanza this last 12 months for Marvel comics fans in terms of their POP! collections – with Age of Ultron and Civil War figures being released; and now it just got even better. This new Marvel wave brings us a bundle of characters we might never have hoped to see – […]

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04th Feb2016

First ‘Captain America: Civil War’ figures hit UK retail

by Phil Wheat

Whilst the film is still a couple of months away, it doesn’t stop the hype for Marvel’s latest movie, Captain America: Civil War, building; and it certainly doesn’t stop toys from hitting ther shelves across the globe – surprisingly, the first wave of Hasbro’s Miniverse figures has just landed at Asda stores across the UK. […]

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07th Jan2016

SPOILER ALERT: Funko Pop! figure offers ‘Civil War’ spoilers

by Phil Wheat

This past week you may have seen some images floating around the interwebs of the new Pop! and Dorbz figures Funko are releasing in the next couple of months for Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War. And whilst a number of sites (including Bleeding Cool) ran images of the Agent 13, Scarlet Witch, Crossbones and Black […]

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08th Dec2015

‘Lord of Tears’ creators release Owlman action figure

by Phil Wheat

The Owlman has become something of an internet cult figure over the last couple of years, with his epic reign of terror on unsuspecting Scottish explorers going seriously viral. The character of the Owlman originally appeared in the indie horror film Lord of Tears back in 2013, directed by Lawrie Brewster. The film itself was […]

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16th Nov2015

First pics of LEGO superhero racing range ‘Mighty Micros’

by Phil Wheat

Here’s your first look at a new series of racer sets, called Mighty Micros, which consist of two figures and two small vehicle builds – featuring a range of Marvel and DC Comics characters – who, given the title and the fact they come with sports cars, are taking part in some presumed race/battle. According […]

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09th Nov2015

Nerd Buy: ‘The H8ful Eight’ Funko Pop line

by Phil Wheat

The H8ful Eight is the new eagerly-anticipated Quentin Tarantino film, hitting cinemas in early 2016. Like Django Unchained it is set in the years around the American civil war and sees Tarantino again playing with the conventions of the traditional western. We’re all looking forward to the movie and these new tie-in figures from Funko look […]

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11th Sep2015

Nerd Buy: Ltd Ed. ‘Syringe’ Freddy Krueger Funko POP!

by Phil Wheat

The Unmasked Freddie Krueger was one of the most desired of this years SDCC figures. Now here comes another Unmasked version and into the bargain he comes complete with Syringe fingers! A brilliant new version of one of our horror faves, this is the Freddy look that briefly appeared in Nightmare on Elm Street 3: […]

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03rd Apr2015

Nerd Buy: Star Trek (60s) Reaction Figures – Wave 2

by Phil Wheat

Star Trek classic gets a 2nd series hot on the heels of the first. All the classic characters in a retro styling familiar to fans of early Kenner Star wars etc. ReAction figures are a dream come true for 3 3/4″ collectors and their retro styling has rapidly produced it’s own modern collector base. This […]

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04th Mar2015

Nerd Buy: ‘The Karate Kid’ ReAction Figures

by Phil Wheat

Back in 1984 it would’ve been hard to predict that The Karate Kid would still be a huge cult film some 30 years later. It appealed both to every kid who ever felt the underdog and the late 70s / early 80s fascination with martial arts… And those kids, now grown up, can relive their […]

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27th Feb2015

Schleich announce DC Comics figurine collection

by Phil Wheat

They were on display at this years London Toyfair (check out our pictures here) but today renowned children’s figurine maker, Schleich have announced they are entering a new heroic era with a collection to impress fans of the Justice League. This new series will deliver collector’s quality pieces at toy prices with ten figures of […]

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24th Feb2015

Nerd Buy: The Rocketeer FUNKO Legacy Action Figure

by Phil Wheat

The Rocketeer remains one of the great Indy comics creations, as well as an example of an under-rated early version of the comic-book movie. Dave Stevens’ inspired creation is still hugely popular with comics fans 33 years after it first appeared (sporting the most beautiful artwork) and 23 years after the movie. And this new […]

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22nd Jan2015

London Toy Fair 2015: In Pictures

by Phil Wheat

Well that’s it, the London Toy Fair is over for another year and it’s time to soak in all the news and reveals that the show brought us – all the while looking forward to Nuremberg and New York Toy Fairs. So what better way to end our coverage with a look at the show […]

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22nd Jan2015

London Toy Fair 2015: LEGO Minecraft wins Editors Choice Award

by Phil Wheat

LEGO Minecraft has been voted Toy of the Show by media visiting Toy Fair in London this week. The Corgi James Bond Aston Martin DB5 from Hornby came in as runner up. Says Angie Tutt, Brand Director, KEGO: We are really proud of Minecraft as it has been built on consumer demand. We asked consumers […]

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20th Jan2015

London Toy Fair 2015: LEGO

by Phil Wheat

Every year at Toy Fair we have the privilege of getting a tour around the ultra-secretive LEGO stand, and this year was no different. Of course secrecy equals no photos, but what I can tell you is that there are some truly awesome sets coming later this year: including a new Scooby Doo line which […]

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