All Posts Tagged 'Action Figures'

Star Wars: A Licensing Empire [Infographic]

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Remember a long time ago, here in this galaxy, when Star Wars was just a movie? Neither do we! It’s no surprise that Star Wars is one of the most valuable franchises today and it’s mostly due to all the licensed merchandise that’s available out there. Sure, things started small with books and action figures (have you seen how many Luke Skywalker action figures there are?), but it’s grown into a colossal business. You can get Star Wars shoes, purses, slippers, bathrobes, pajamas, toasters, jewelry... pretty much anything you can think of!


If you add everything up - all the way down to Star Wars branded macaroni and cheese - you’ll find that Star Wars merchandise sales exceeded a quarter of a billion dollars last year alone! That’s a whole lot of noodles! As much as we’d like to go into every detail, we’d prefer to use our time to keep watching Star Wars movies on the regular. Here’s a look at amount of Star Wars movies, books, and toys produced since the franchise launched 40 years ago.

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Top 10 Pop Vinyl Series to Collect in 2015

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Collecting Pop! Vinyl figures is a common practice nowadays. They look cool, are reasonably priced, and there's a giant selection for fans of nearly anything. However, so many options can make for difficult choices from time to time. Some people only like to collect the ones from series they like or ones they think are cute, but others treat them like Pokemon (gotta catch em all!). If you're not a die hard collector that's out to get every single one of them, we've put together some of the top Pop Vinyl series and themes from 2015. 

 

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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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Which Funko Pop! Vinyl Figures Should You Collect?

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Alright, let’s get serious for a second here. Did you know that there are approximately a zillion Funko Pop! Vinyl figures in the world? Ok, maybe not a zillion, but a lot. There are movie ones and TV ones, Stark and Lannister ones, and even sports and holiday themed ones. You can have Kermit next to Bilbo, The Dude next to Heisenberg and Captain America alongside Jack Skellington for vinyls' sakes - the options are limitless! So how do you even begin to decide who and what to...

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Imperial March Madness: Vote For Your Favorite Funko Pop! Vinyl [Interactive]

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Ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of year again: NCAA March Madness. While we certainly love basketball, we tend to favor awesome Funko Pop! Vinyls a little more. As we watch the college basketball teams duke it out on the court, some of our favorite Pop! Vinyl figures are going to be going head-to-head in their own elimination round and YOU are going to vote for the...

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Princess Leia in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

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As the Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens movie draws nearer, we take a look back at the main characters in the original Star Wars trilogy and gear up for their possible roles in the...

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