Hey Collectors! Have I got some cool news for you but first I have to ask if you remember when I showcased the Funko Pop! Rocks collection featuring the mighty Metallica? If you don’t that is fine by me, just click HERE to see that post and also find some links to purchase points so you can secure them for your collection. Yesterday, the band Tweeted that Lady Justice, who stands on the cover of their “And Justice For All” album will be getting a Funko Pop! of her own. If you are a Metallica completist you’re going to want this for sure. Take a look at the tweet.
Once again I say “WELCOME GEEKS” and I say this with a smile and not an insult because I am one of you. As you know, I am finishing up the coverage of the 2017 NY Comic Con and we are on Day Four’s second installment. There isn’t much else I can add to that so let’s just make sure that you have seen the posts that came before (and if you didn’t please click on THIS LINK to open everything related to this event on a new page). I’m going to start off this chapter with a visual of the James Gunn Pop figure. I am a very casual collector of these and generally buy only the musician ones that I love (despite missing out on the KISS ones believe it or not). Apparently this was an exclusive to the convention figure and was going for a pretty penny almost immediately. Kudos to anyone who had gotten one and then turned a nice profit.
“Gimme Fuel, Gimme Fire, Gimme Toys That I Desire!!!” So you’ve seen us discuss the fine offerings from the Funko folks in our yearly Toy Fair coverage and while the company makes a whole lot of cool things, their biggest seller of them all is the Pops! They are super collectible figures and cover so many different licensed properties that its safe to say if you have a favorite character that there is very likely a Pop for them. Over the years they’ve made several music Pops and have done KISS, BabyMetal and even Guns N Roses – Now it’s time to showcase their Metallica Pops and they are so awesome that you just might get “Whiplash” when you see them. Sorry that was terrible but check them all out below along with a brief bit of company press copy.
The Press Release:
One of the most influential rock bands of all time is now joining the Funko family! This series of Pop! music includes all four members of the legendary band Metallica! Add James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo to your collection this Summer.
Rock and Roll Toy Collectors are going to love these two new additions to the Funko Pop Rocks line of collectible vinyl figures as both Joey Ramone from Ramones and Jimi Hendrix will be heading our way sometime in June. Let’s take a look at these awesome icons in their Pop styling.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: If you’ve read any of my past coverage of the American International Toy Fair which I do as a part of the convention circuit of events I attend, you know full well how much I love the Funko brand. Last year they offered up a Pop of the great Lemmy Kilmister which I spoke about HERE in case you missed it. In 2015 the world found Pops of Babymetal hitting the shelves and they were so cute but you can check for yourself by clicking HERE to see them. If you like these as well you might only have luck in snagging a Lemmy as I’ve not seen the Babymetal ones in some time. I fear they went the way of the KISS ones that I never bought. Sigh but that is a sore topic for me since I am all about KISS. I will definitely be purchasing the Ramone one and am a little sad that we didn’t get all four members of the famous Punk Rock group. What do you think of these two? Chime in down below.
While Lemmy might be gone for almost a year now, his memory is as vital in the minds of Rock and Metal fans worldwide for both his many, many albums and incredible concert performances. Now, he will live on in perhaps his cutest form ever as a Funko “Pop! Rocks” vinyl figurine. It’s available now and depending on where you purchase it can be obtained for anywhere between $10-$20 bucks.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Those who’ve been reading the website for a little while know that we’ve been attending the American International Toy Fair for a few years now. It’s a super important event to cover based on the Pop Culture geek stuff that I regularly discuss and one of my favorite stops at the show is the Funko pavilion. While initially an ingenue about the brand, I didn’t realize that their KISS releases would disappear as quickly as they did and now they fetch at least three times their original price. I love the fun look of the Pops! and if you click their tag down below you’ll see all the different things from the Toy Fair events of the past. They pretty much have something for every collector but I would choose wisely or you will put yourself in the poor house based on just how many figurines there are. Okay so to close up what do you think about this Lemmy Pop!, will you be adding him to your collection or sitting him on top of a bass head? Chime in down below and feel free to let me know who you would like to see the company do next. Thanks for listening.