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Funko to release Sesame Street toys

Discussion in 'Sesame Merchandise' started by minor muppetz, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    Now, that I have I seen the prototype, I defiantly buying Grover and Ernie. More than likely I going to get the Count and Cookie Monster. Probably Bert, Oscar, Big Bird, and Snuffy.
     
  2. WalterLinz

    WalterLinz Well-Known Member

  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Nice compromise with Cookie's eyes here. They all look essentially like what I pictured. Nice to know Big Bird and Snuffy get the larger sized figures to be in some sort of scale.
     
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  4. Mr Sweetums

    Mr Sweetums Active Member

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  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'm excited by the Futurama and Bravest Warriors Pops just as much. Too bad there's no Bob's Burgers ones. That's the one license you'd swear that they'd acquire.
     
  6. Mr Sweetums

    Mr Sweetums Active Member

    I was intrigued by the Futurama Funko figures although surprised that we got the Devil Robot before Zoidberg but I probably will get Bender at some point.
     
  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    This toyfair article has some of the prototypes. Looking good so far. Shame they're not slated until fall or late summer at the earliest. I like how Ernie and Bert look like they come with figure bases like Manolo from Book of Life (got that one cheap yesterday).

    Yeah, weird that Zoidberg's not in the line up, right? That's the one you'd think they'd have. Then again, no Hermes, Zapp, Professor, or Lrr either. So maybe there's to be a second series if they sell well enough?
     
  8. Mr Sweetums

    Mr Sweetums Active Member

    You know who would make a good funko? Nibbler, he basically looks like one already and I agree about Zoidberg, hope they make a series 2.

    Great article, it's a shame Manhattan Toys removed Mokey, Junior and Uncle Matt from the line up and here I was foolishly expecting Ma Gorg and Pa Gorg to join them.
     
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I really didn't care much for Manhattan Toys' Fraggle Rock line. I liked how they had Sprocket, Mokey, and the other characters they dropped, but other than that, Sababa did a much better job in terms of quality. Too bad they didn't have much of a selection. I'm sure the Manhattan Toys had very high quality fabric, but didn't get the fabric eyes right. Sometimes not even the color.

    As far as the Funko line is concerned, it makes me wonder why so many 1980's John Hughes movies were made into figures. Wonder if this means a Home Alone series for Christmas. That would certainly be more interesting. I wouldn't be surprised if Toy Fair was only part of what they plan to release this year. Most of them come as a surprise to me anyway.
     
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  10. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Maybe they'll makke figures based on the Dennis the Mennis movie and Baby's Day Out.

    What I wonder is why their figure of Chucky is promoted on the packaging as Child's Play 2 instead of just Child's Play. I don't think there were toys of other characters from that movie, and it appears to be regular Chuckie instead of some variant from the movie.
     
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    If they made a Dennis the Menace, I'd rather see the original comic strip version of the character, and I'm sure others would. I really wish they'd get a comic strip line together, though. Garfield, Peanuts, Dilbert. Things like that. Plus, Home Alone is a Christmas Tradition movie. If they can do A Christmas Story, they can have Kevin and the two Wet Bandits. Maybe have Kevin do that pose that he only did once in the movie but was all over the promotional materials?

    But you gotta wonder who's going to snatch up the 16 Candles ones. I wish they'd have more cartoon and unique character shaped figures in this selection. The Sesame Street, Inside Out, Futurama and Bravest Warriors ones look great. Personally, I can't wait for the Penguins of Madagascar ones to finally come out so I can snag Rico. Surprised there aren't ones for Home.
     
  12. Mr Sweetums

    Mr Sweetums Active Member

    http://funko.com/blogs/news/19126059-coming-soon-sesame-street-pop

    Apparently Big Bird, Elmo, Count and Regular Grover have been dropped from the first series, I'm sure they'll pop up in series two. According to this they'll be available in May but Amazon have them listed for September but the good news is they are already starting to show up for preorder.

    :super::insatiable::grouchy::(:p
     
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  13. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    Well looks like I am going to buy Super Grover:super:, Ernie:p, and Cookie Monster:insatiable:.
     
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    From the look of the boxes, the Sesame Street line is its own subline as well. Which is strange.

    You see, there are several sublines where every line fits in. Movies, animation, Gaming, Disney, and Television (which features animated characters before the animation subbrand). Look at how they're numbered. Super Grover is the first in the series, meaning it doesn't count as Television for some reason. Hopefully this means not only will there be a second series, but a longer running series as well.
     
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  15. Mr Sweetums

    Mr Sweetums Active Member

    I had realized that a while back too which is very strange, I mean The Simpsons fall under their TV Section, I'd have thought if anything they would have their own separate line not Sesame Street although I very glad it has worked out that way. I was actually more surprised that the Muppets got their own section and weren't mixed amongst the Disney ones.

    What will be intresting are the New Dark Crystal Funkos, will they have their own section or will they be mixed with their Movie line if not will it be labelled as The Dark Crystall or The Jim Henson Collection? In the future if they make Labyrinth or Fraggle Funko Pops would they have their own separate lines or will they all be mixed together? But for now I'm getting ahead of myself, right now all I need to do is concentrate on finding a good price online and pre-ordering the SS Funko a.s.a.p
     
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Guess what?

    They're now listed on Funko's official Website .

    Won't be long now.
     
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  17. Mr Sweetums

    Mr Sweetums Active Member

    I've seen a few different release dates for these online but I think it's safe to say that by May 31st these will start showing up everywhere.

    I might be wrong but I think we've known about these for over a year, that's a very long wait for toys :super::(:p:insatiable::grouchy:
     
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  18. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    In case anyone is wondering, these are indeed available now. The look much better in person. Really hope to at least grab one of them as soon as I can.
     
  19. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    Why must I not be able to find the pops. I want Grover, Cookie, and Ernie the most.
     
  20. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    Double Post: Just bought Super Grover at Barns & Noble.
     


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