Posts by David Rosencrance
David Rosencrance

David is an Inbound Marketer at FUN.com. What is fun for him? Dave finds fun in a good book, a yummy beer, or a great video game. Currently he’s saving the universe with Master Chief in Halo 5: Guardians as he patiently awaits the arrival of Star Wars Episode VII, which he will certainly see dozens of times.

Star Wars Action Figure Evolution: Luke Skywalker [Infographic]

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In 1978, a little-known director released a gamble of a movie called Star Wars upon an unsuspecting populace. Coming off of his first monster hit, American Graffiti, George Lucas was in a position to make himself a large payday on his next major motion picture. What he did instead would change the landscape of film for all of time. Lucas asked for a small sum of $150,000 and in exchange, he would retain the rights to any sequels and all merchandising. 20th Century Fox took the deal, which eventually made Lucas a billionaire, thanks to the ensuing mania over all collectable Star Wars items. Over the last 35 years, those merchandising rights became worth over $27 billion.

 

No Star Wars merchandise is as iconic as the countless number of action figures that have been released in conjunction with the films. Explore how these awesome toys have changed over the last 37 years as we concentrate on that farm boy turned Rebel hero, Luke Skywalker.

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James Bond Pop Vinyl Villains

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Ian Fleming created James Bond in 1953. Fleming wrote 12 novels, and two short stories. The tales of the roguish Bond would go on to be developed into 24 films which would become one of the most valuable film franchises of all time (right behind Harry Potter and the Marvel Cinematic Universe).  2015’s Spectre marks the 24th time Bond has made his way to the silver screen.

The Bond villains are some of the most colorful and inspiring groups out there, so much so that many of Fleming’s villains would go on to become the archetype for other baddies. Dr. Evil from the Austin Powers franchise wouldn’t exist without the nefarious Ernst Stavro Blofeld, for example. We wanted to have some FUN with a handful of these iconic villains, and very few things are as fun as our favorite little collectables—Funko’s POP Vinyls. We "pop-ified" 9 of the most memorable villains from past Bond Films for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy, and keep scrolling for a sharable poster of all 9...

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