30th Nov2017

New app brings LEGO to life!

by Phil Wheat

Coming out of the LEGO Group’s department that explores the future of play – Creative Play Lab – LEGO AR-Studio is a creative tool that allows children to play with digital versions of some of the most popular LEGO sets, in real-world scenes using augmented reality that mixes them with physical LEGO models -in a […]

28th Nov2017

Two new figures launched for ‘Lightseekers’

by Kat Wheat

Lightseekers, one of the hottest games this year, which has topped a number of must-have Christmas toy lists, has launched two additional heroes: Zyrus and Boulder. The new smart action figures join Jax and Kora, the Tyrax hero of the Tech Order and the Mari hero of the Storm Order respectively, to take on the […]

27th Nov2017

Nerd Buy: Funko Pop! Contest of Champions vinyl figures

by Phil Wheat

The mobile fighting game Marvel Contest of Champions is coming to Funko’s Pop! vinyl range. As you assemble your ultimate team of champions you can now have Pop! versions of some of your favorite characters… This series includes King Groot, the mystical Guillotine, Civil Warrior, and Venompool; rounding out the series comes a 15cm version […]

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16th Nov2017

Nerd Buy: ‘Tommy Boy’ Funko Pop! Vinyls

by Phil Wheat

“If at first you don’t succeed, lower your standards.” Originally released in 1995, the cult comedy film Tommy Boy, starring the late Chris Farley alongside David Spade, joins the Funko Pop! vinyl range early next year – with Pops of seven-year college graduate Tommy (Farley) and his dad’s sycophantic assistant Richard (Spade). Tommy Callahan Jr. […]

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11th Oct2017

‘Voltron’ toys finally coming to the UK!

by Phil Wheat

If you’re anything like me you’ve been patietly waiting for the new line of Voltron toys, based on the new Netflix series Voltron: Legendary Defender, to hit the UK. Now set to air its THIRD season(!), the toys were originally released in the US to coincide with the debut of the show on Netflix. But […]

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09th Oct2017

NYCC ’17: Hasbro’s Mighty Muggs are back!

by Phil Wheat

Pre-dating Funko’s oh-so-popular Pop! Vinyl range by a number of years, Mighty Muggs were – at one time – the hottest collectable on the planet. But interest from the mainstream never came and the figures never really took off in the way Pops have. But whilst the franchise was discontinued, it didn’t mean that Mighty […]

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22nd Sep2017

Nerd Buy: Dorbz Sci-Fi Series

by Phil Wheat

Funko have announced a new range of Sci-Fi themed Dorbz, coming to UK stores in December: including Alien, Star Trek, Tron and more! Check them out below: Dorbz: Sci Fi Series – Alien Fox Entertainment’s classic films Alien is now joining Dorbz! The Dorbz’s Science Fiction series features the titular Alien from the Alien Franchise. […]

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15th Sep2017

Nerd Buy: Disney Afternoon Mystery Minis

by Phil Wheat

Funko have announced The Disney Afternoon Collection is coming to Mystery Minis! Featuring characters from some of your favorite side-scrolling platform games (recently re-realased to consoles under the same “Afternoon” moniker) including DuckTales,TaleSpin, Darkwing Duck, and Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers. This series features characters such as Huey, Dewey, and Louie, Launchpad McQuack, Baloo, Monterey […]

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20th Jul2017

Nerd Buy: SDCC ’17 Exclusive ‘Deadpool Duck’

by Phil Wheat

Debuting as an exclusive at this years San Diego Comic-Com, check out this awesome LEGO minifigure of Deadpool Duck – the recent addition to Marvel Comics’ Deadpool pantheon, along with Lady Deadpool, Dogpool, Gwenpool and Zombie Headpool. Only available today and Saturday (Fri and Sun feature another exclusive minifigure of DC’s Vixen from Legends of […]

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23rd May2017

Nerd Buy: ‘Justice League’ Movie Pops!

by Phil Wheat

DC will finally bring their heroes together as the Justice League in the new movie which is due to hit screens mid to late November. Funko are supporting the movie release with a raft of new POP! vinyl releases with many familiar heroes in their movie outfits and a few less well know one, in […]

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19th May2017

LEGO unveil official images of new ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ sets

by Phil Wheat

Following the leaked LEGO images a few weeks ago, LEGO has officially unveiled new images of the companies two upcoming Marvel Super Heroes sets based on Marvel’s next blockbuster Thor: Ragnarok. The sets include #76084: The Ultimate Battle of Asgard (complete with Thor, Bruce Banner, Hela, Valkyrie, and two Berserker minifigures); and #76088 Thor Vs. […]

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12th May2017

Nerd Buy: Funko Sci-Fi Pint Size Heroes

by Phil Wheat

Funko have announced a new blind-bag selection of Sci-Fi Pint Size Heroes features 12 figures including – Alien, YM-3 Robot (Lost in Space), Mr. Spock, Zoidberg, Doc Brown, Mars Attacks Martian, Marty McFly, Leeloo (Fifth Elelment), Predator Warrior, Masked Predator, Neo (Matrix) and a Borg. Check out the [pint-sized] cuteness below:

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12th May2017

Nerd Buy: Star Wars Mystery Minis

by Phil Wheat

At long last Star Wars comes to the Mystery Mini collection… The series includes Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, C3P-O, Grand Mof Tarkin, Hammerhead, Snaggletooth, Chewbacca, Greedo, Death Trooper, Obi Wan Kenobi, Jawa, Stormtrooper, Ponda Baba, and Darth Vader. Like everything Funko touches, expect this to be HUGE! And no doubt look for many […]

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03rd May2017

Nerd Buy: ‘War of the Planet of the Apes’ Funko Pop! vinyls

by Phil Wheat

The re-booted Planet of the Apes series really hits high gear with this third instalment, which will be crashing into the cinema in July. And to celebrate the release Funko have debuted the first series of POP! figures from the Apes franchise – and has more releases to come, once War of the Planet of […]

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03rd May2017

First images of new ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ LEGO sets

by Phil Wheat

Images have leaked of two new LEGO sets based on the forthcoming Marvel Studios film Thor: Ragnarok. Based on scenes already seen in the trailer, these sets include figures of the villainous Hera, an all-new Thor minifigure; and Hulk in his Planet Hulk armour! Check them out below: 76088 Thor vs. Hulk: Arena Clash Minifigures […]

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27th Apr2017

Nerd Buy: ‘Alien Covenant’ Funko Pops!

by Phil Wheat

The new Alien film is due to hit cinema’s across Europe shortly, and expectation is high for Ridley Scott’s latest exploration of the roots of the Alien legend, begun with Prometheus. Add to that expectation that anything Alien, in POP! form, has always sold great, Funko have even admitted that they are some of the […]

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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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