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Not Even Beanie Babies Had Their Own Comic Book

Not Even Beanie Babies Had Their Own Comic Book

Gabe LLanas
The worlds of comic book and toy collecting often collide, but nothing quite on the level that Funko’s Pop Vinyls have taken it. Now a staple in every comic shop (and frankly just any where including Walgreens and 7-11), Funko has managed to infiltrate the collective mind of the consumer with its cutsy take on everything from Breaking Bad charaters to the Avengers. Now IDW is planing to release a Pop’s comic book.
For the month of May IDW will be presenting Funko Pop one shots of some of its most polpular titles: Ghostbusters, TMNT, X-Files, Strawberry Shortcake and Judge Dredd. This should be an interesting little forray into the world of cross collecting that IDW is clearly excited about.
“The marriage of IDW’s powerful storytelling ability with the exuberant style of the Funko brand is a perfect match and we can’t wait for fans everywhere to see what we’ve created!” said David Hedgecock, Editor-in-Chied of IDW.
As well as the one shots there will also be several titles that will have Pop Variants for covers in the month of may. It will be interesting to see if these will be hot collectors items with Funko completeists or comic collectors, or if the Funko brand has reached full market saturation. Only time will tell if the Pop will remain hot sellers and spawn a comic universe all their own or if they are slowly going the way of the Beanie Baby. At the very least we can prepare for cute overload in the month of May.

TOTLB 015 The Spanish Ghostbusters

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From the hallowed isles of Hall of Justice Comics & Collectibles, we bring you the next episode of the Thinking Outside the long box podcast!!
We have been on the road, and doing special events for the last couple of episodes, and it’s time to bring the podcast back home!! We bring you a rested, normal, edition of this amazing podcast! Catching up on all of the events of the past month! You also will get to hear interviews from two amazing people!! Arlo, the Bar Room Hero from SKA Brewing tells us about their comic book upbringing, and why they decided to bring comic books to the brewing industry! Look for us at their 20th anniversary party ;-). PLUS, you get a special interview with Skipper Martin!! He tells us all about his Kickstarter for his comic book (starts April 29th), Bizarre New World. An amazing book all about what people do when they learn that they can fly!! Awesome concept, with a guy who has been in the entertainment business for a LONG time!!
On the entertainment side, it seems we have all caught up with all of our favorite TV shows. We talk about The Flash, Arrow, Gotham, and what may have been a small let down, in the season finale of The Walking Dead. For Jon’s old man segment, he tells us all about his love for the Ghostbusters. We also explore the many different Ghostbuster ideas that are floating around Hollywood right now!! To end the show Gabe fills us in on the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. We recount all of the lame 90’s tropes that are involved with the show, that make it so amazing!!
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