Last week the world received another visit from Thor. In his second movie Thor was as entertaining as ever. Like all great superhero movies that have come before it Thor 2 offers us some great toys as well. With small figures, bobbleheads, vinyl figures, and high end super detailed figures the display options seem limitless.
Marvel Select again enters the Thor arena with the release of the Thor figure and a Jane Foster figure set to release later in the year too. Sporting a new sculpt specifically for the new movie this figure will add to your collection without being a repeat of an old character in a new package. The Jane Foster figure is an interesting addition to the Marvel Select line. Usually these figures are for heroes and villains alike but not usually used to showcase the love interest or non super powered companions.
Another favorite of ours does not disappoint. With Funko releasing POP!s and Wobblers from the movie we are very excited to have Loki toys back in the fold. With Thor, Loki, and the Dark Elves available in POP! form you can set up endless battles with the armies of the Dark World. The Wacky Wobblers of Thor and Loki make a nice addition to any desk wanting the protection of Mjolnir.
Of course what Marvel movie could be complete without a collectibles 1/6th scale figure from Hot Toys. With two different versions slated for the God of Thunder there is also talk of another Loki figure headed our way. Hot Toys always lives up to expectations with their expertly detailed figures.
What is your favorite Thor 2 toy?
This past weekend we had the chance to do our first out of state show at the Walker Stalker Con. We learned a lot, sold some toys, met some nice people, and above all had a great time. It was a cool convention with an awesome guest list. Nearly all the cast of the Walking Dead both past and present were in attendance. From zombies to other characters the actors were so nice and approachable. My favorite actor moment was by far Lew Temple walking down the aisle announcing he was bringing sexy back in his 3 piece suit before taking his picture with JMD Jenny and our new friend from Killjoy Tshirts.
That brings us to another fine addition to the show. The other vendors we met were a lot of fun too. Killjoy Tshirts has a great selection of original shirt and bag designs. Not only is their product line varied and fun but they have had a few of their shirt designs appear on the Walking Dead as well.
We finished up each afternoon with some giveaways and had the good fortune to get a picture with each winner. It’s always fun to share some great collectibles with people who love them as much as we do. By the end of the weekend we had some cool signatures, some fun memories, and a lot of ideas for future shows to come. We always have a lot of fun at different conventions and can’t wait to do more. What conventions do you think we should do next?
This year we had a first for JMD Retail. We got our very first exclusive. It is a JMD Retail exclusive Big Bang Theory POP Amy Farrah Fowler. As much as I love coming across different exclusives I can’t help but wonder which is more exciting, exclusives or chase variants?
Funko has a wide variety of exclusives out there but also a wide variety of chases as well. As a retailer when I open a case of Batman POPs all I can think about is whether or not I will come across a metallic chase. When I find a new store with a good Funko selection I start searching for variants. For me I love the creativity and uniqueness of exclusives but nothing compares to the thrill of the hunt for the chase variants. Which are your favorites?
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Funko POP! we thought we would go over it a bit. POP!s are fun collectible vinyl figures. Most of them are approximately 4″ tall, and the figures are very affordable, which makes it easy to collect the whole series of characters that you are interested in. Funko carries many different licenses for these fun little items. They make Disney, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Muppets, and different Television POP!s to name a few. I am personally a fan of the Walking Dead and Muppets. We haven’t been carrying the POP! line for very long but we are excited about the different items coming out. What are your favorite POP!s?