Posts by Wyatt Edwards
Wyatt Edwards

Wyatt Edwards is the Internet Wizard at Fun.com, where he is lead editor and writes about superheroes and pop culture. He is an avid toy collector and a yearly judge for The Poppies, an industry pop culture collectible award.

What’s fun for Wyatt? Playing Dungeons & Dragons, making wild guitar noises, and buying ridiculous toys that might look good on a shelf someday. He seriously has way too many hobbies. You can find him on Twitter @whatandwyatt.

50 Epic Fictional Swords

50 Epic Fictional Swords

Swords have been around for millennia. More than 5,000 years, according to Wikipedia. And maybe even before then, depending on how you interpret “a long time ago” in the Star Wars opening crawls. Which raises an important question: are lightsabers “swords”? Also, are tacos “sandwiches”? Okay, enough of the jokes, let’s nerd out about our favorite swords in fiction!

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Game of Thrones Collectibles: Bring a Bit of Westeros Home With You

Game of Thrones Collectibles

So you’re looking for the best Game of Thrones gifts for the collector in your life. Maybe it’s your spouse or relative or just a friend…or maybe that gift is for yourself! (No judging!) Don’t worry, because there are Game of Thrones collectibles of all kinds, from Funko Pops to prop replicas to statues. Now there's a variety that should delight every kind of collector!

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Let’s Talk About Funko Pop! Collections: Frequently Asked Questions & What’s New in 2019

Let’s Talk About Funko Pop! Collections: Frequently Asked Questions & What’s New in 2019

We’re huge fans of pop culture and collectibles here at Fun.com, but you probably guessed that already. Most of us have at least a few Funko Pops on our desks, if not stacks of Pops in their boxes. Maybe a full-on medieval Funko fortification or two. That means we get asked a lot of questions about those adorable bobbleheads, like what “chase” and “flocked” and “vault” mean. So let’s talk about Funko Pops, building your Funko Pop! collection, and all the other questions we get! Since it’s 2019 now (whaaat?), we’ll also look at some of the new Funko Pops we want to add to our own collections!

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Mega Man Ultimate Character Evolution [Infographic]

Mega Man Ultimate Character Evolution

It’s been 31 years since Mega Man was released on the Nintendo Entertainment System, kicking off a franchise with 33 million units sold across 148 titles (at the time this article was published). That’s impressive, especially since—let’s face it—that first game’s cover art didn’t exactly do the game justice. That got us thinking about how many different ways Mega Man has appeared on the cover and in-game artwork, so we decided to take a look! In this infographic, we show how Mega Man changed through the original Mega Man series, Mega Man X, Mega Man Legends, Mega Man Battle Network, Mega Man Zero, Mega Man ZX, and Mega Man Star Force. That’s 39 games and 1 canceled prototype! Note that we focused on the main games released in North America along with their NA release dates as found at the Mega Man Wiki. Alright, it’s time to get serious and check out the evolution of Mega Man!

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The Most Valuable Action Figures of All Time

The Most Valuable Action Figures of All Time

If you're anything like us, your action figures have probably seen better days. We've launched Superman with rubber bands, dropped G.I. Joes with parachutes, and driven Barbies around in RC cars. Let's just say that many of them are missing some paint, if not arms and legs. But we also own figures that somehow survived the carnage. Maybe they weren't cool enough to play with regularly or we got them when we were older and just never removed them from the packaging. Those figures may be worth a surprising amount of money now! Let's take a look at some of our favorite valuable action figures that might just be sitting in your attic or basement!

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The Evolution of Board Games in North America [Infographic]

The Evolution of Board Games in North America

It’s 2018 and we’re in the midst of a board games renaissance. We take it for granted that games released today will be designed by professionals, refined through playtesting, and enjoyed by a wide variety of players. In many ways, they’re much like Hollywood blockbusters backed by the power of market research and test audiences.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that everything released before The Settlers of Catan in 1996 is an unplayable disaster! Ancient pastimes like the Royal Game of Ur, Backgammon, and Chess influenced early American games from Monopoly to Risk, which in turn led to Catan and Pandemic. So it’s about time that we look back at how North American board games have evolved, from The Travellers Tour Through the United States through Gloomhaven. We also show how game and puzzle sales continue to increase every year.

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