Funko Friday: Abraham Ford (The Walking Dead)

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In honor of one of everyone’s favorite characters from The Walking Dead, this brand-new edition of “Funko Friday” here at The No Seatbelt Blog is dedicated to none other than Abraham Ford, the red-headed military man who Continue reading

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Funko Friday: TMNT Raphael

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The newest edition of Funko Friday delves into one of my favorite properties as a kid, and still today, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The foursome of mutated, crime-fighting turtles has stood the test of time, having been depicted in comic books, several cartoon series, two movie franchises (one of which is still in the works), and tons of great action figures. The four baby turtles were accidentally mutated by an ooze, raised and taught the ways of the ninja by a mutated rat in the sewers, developed an uncompromising love of pizza, and battled the Foot Clan, the Shredder and many other villains on the streets of New York. Continue reading

Funko Friday: Bane

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I picked up this Funko Pop! Doll that resembles the marble-mouthed villain from The Dark Knight Rises in a shop on the boardwalk in either Ocean City or Wildwood, New Jersey. I got him for about ten bucks, and not long after that, Funko discontinued it, sending its value skywards. I’ve seen him going for as much as $230 on Ebay and Amazon. I’ve been tempted to sell him, but I think I’ll hold onto him for a few more years or until someone gives me an answer I can’t refuse. For toy collectors, the Funko train is a great one to be on, since the Pop! dolls are very inexpensive, and when they are retired, their sale value often goes through the roof, assuming you can overcome whatever sentimental value is attached to the character.  Continue reading

Funko Friday: Egon Spengler

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Welcome to the first post of what will be an ongoing series involving my favorite new toy company, Funko. The toy maker is known for its line of vinyl Pop! dolls, which now exist for just about every movie and television show ever (except for Indiana Jones, much to the chagrin of my friend and toy consultant Jack), with more properties being released all the time. Each week, I will post a picture of one of the many in my collection, with a blurb, quotes, a story or some other bit of information about these fun, highly collectible (and affordable) toys.  Continue reading

Ghostbusters Anniversary Special: The Toys

Originally published on 9/4/14 at The Nerd In The Box (thenerdinthebox.com)

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters, two amazing toy lines were released earlier this  year. The first of which was released by the company Funko, a personal favorite of mine.  Funko is known for its primary line of Pop vinyl dolls, which are short figures with large heads and smaller bodies, modeled after fictional characters and real celebrities. Funko put out their much anticipated line of Ghostbusters Pop dolls in April, which included Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Ray Stanz, Egon Spengler, Slimer, two different oversized versions of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, and the Ecto1, (the Ghostbusters’ tricked out hearse, which comes with Winston Zeddemore behind the wheel). Continue reading