Monday, April 28, 2014

YES LORD! Beyoncé & Jay Z Announce ON THE RUN Summer Stadium Tour!







Wednesday, June 25
Miami, FL
Sun Life Stadium
Saturday, June 28
Cincinnati, OH
Great American Ballpark
Tuesday, July 1
Foxborough, MA
Gillette Stadium
Saturday, July 5
Philadelphia, PA
Citizen's Bank Park
Monday, July 7
Baltimore, MD
M & T Bank Stadium
Wednesday, July 9
Toronto, ON
Rogers Centre
Friday, July 11
East Rutherford, NJ
MetLife Stadium
Tuesday, July 15
Atlanta, GA
Georgia Dome
Friday, July 18
Houston, TX
Minute Maid Park
Sunday, July 20
New Orleans, LA
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Tuesday, July 22
Dallas, TX
AT&T Stadium
Thursday, July 24
Chicago, IL
Soldier Field
Sunday, July 27
Winnipeg, MB
Investor Group Field
Wednesday, July 30
Seattle, WA
Safeco Field
Saturday, August 2
Los Angeles, CA
Rose Bowl
Tuesday, August 5
San Francisco, CA
AT&T Park

"On The Run: Beyonce and JAY Z," in partnership with #BeyGOOD, will donate $1 from every ticket purchased to the Shawn Carter Foundation to support students.   Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from each Chase Lounge VIP Ticket Package will also be donated to The Shawn Carter Foundation.


Sunday, April 27, 2014

Skinnygirl Cocktails Launches Two New Products to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

It’s time for a fiesta! In honor of Cinco de Mayo, Skinnygirl® Cocktails is pleased to announce the addition of two NEW ready-to-serve products – Skinnygirl® Sweet’arita and Skinnygirl® Sparkling Margarita - that are a fun twist on the classic margarita.

Looking to sweeten the deal this Cinco de Mayo? New Skinnygirl® Sweet’arita is sweeter than the original, but with the same low calories. Or you can break out the bubbly – bubbly margarita that is - and take your party to the next level with new Skinnygirl® Sparkling Margarita.

Feeling adventurous enough to mix up your own cocktails? Serve the Margarita de Celebracion or Mexican Margarita cocktails as your fiesta’s leading Latin ladies.

Margarita de Celebracion
·         5 parts Skinnygirl® Margarita
·         Sliced jalapenos, muddled
·         Lime wedge for garnish
·         Salt for rim

Preparation: Salt the rim of margarita glass. Pour Skinnygirl® Margarita over ice and add muddled jalapenos . Garnish with lime wedge and enjoy!

Mexican Margarita
·         5 parts Skinnygirl® Sweet’arita
·         Handful of frozen grapes
·         Sugar or Splenda for rim
·         Lime garnish (optional)

Preparation: Coat the rim of a margarita glass with sugar. Pour Skinnygirl® Sweet’arita over frozen grapes and garnish with a lime (optional). Salud!

Lastly, here's a new margarita creation I just came up with -- a coconut margarita! 

Just mix some new Skinnygirl Sweet'arita with delicious Nirvana Real Coconut Water and a quick pour of coconut milk for some extra coconutty flavor. Rim your cocktail glass with shredded coconut, and you have another sweet way to enjoy your Skinnygirl Margarita this Cinco De Mayo!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Funko's Emerald City Comicon Auction

Funko has introduced a line of DIY Pop! vinyl figures, and they have teamed up with Emerald City Comicon to celebrate their release. What better way to showcase the myriad possibilities of these figures than by giving them to some of the coolest artists and illustrators in the industry who were at ECCC, but also to the amazing in-house Funko Artists!
The 55 custom figures were on display during Emerald City Comicon and are now available in this special charity auction, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Seattle Children's Hospital.
Bid early, bid often for these one-of-a-kind collectibles!

The auction will be held in waves, with the first wave beginning April 30th
Below is a preview of some of the items you will find available for auction in the first wave:

Funko Pop! Vinyl custom Willy Wonka & Oompa Loompa figures by Amos Maldonado
Funko Pop! Vinyl custom figure by The Gorgonist
Funko Pop! Vinyl custom Darkwing Duck figure by Ben Butcher

Funko Pop! Vinyl custom Darkwing Duck figure by Tim Gilardi
Funko Pop! Vinyl custom Ultraman by Reis O'Brien.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Sauza Offers 4 Fun Tequila Tips for Cinco de Mayo

As you know, Cinco de Mayo is a holiday synonymously known for delicious foods and equally tasty cocktails.  As you busily finish chopping up the cilantro and prepping your favorite chiles, you can’t forget about the star of the holiday – tequila!

Below are four fun ways you can use tequila this Cinco De Mayo!

Tip #1: It’s all in the presentation – Wow your friends with a fabulous celebration by creating a fun watermelon punch bowl to hold your delicious margarita.  To begin, start with a seedless watermelon. Using a sharp knife, carefully trim the bottom to make it a flat surface. Next, cut off the top (about ¼ of the watermelon) and with a melon baller hollow out the flesh. Use an ice cream scoop or large spoon to scrape the inside walls of the watermelon clean. Fill with your favorite margarita recipe and enjoy!

Tip #2: The New Frozen Margarita – Create a fun spin on the frozen margarita by making delicious and refreshing popsicles – perfect for a post-dinner treat or an afternoon refresher.

·         2 parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
·         2 parts DeKuyper® 03 Premium Orange Liqueur
·         8 parts fresh squeezed lime juice (8-12 small limes, usually)
·         4 parts sugar
·         8 parts water
·         12 3-oz disposable paper cups
·         12 wooden popsicle sticks or spoons

Directions: Heat water and sugar in a small sauce pan until completely dissolved and the water is clear. Let cool. Pour into a pitcher with lime juice, tequila, and orange liqueur. Pour 5 tbsp of margarita into each cup. Place cups into a baking dish and put the dish in the freezer. After about 2 hours, start checking the popsicles. Once they're frozen enough to support the wooden stick, insert a stick into each popsicle, pushing ¾ of the way into the popsicle. Let freeze several more hours or until completely frozen (or freeze overnight). To serve, peel the paper cup away from the popsicle, starting at the seam of the cup, and carefully remove the bottom.

Makes 12 popsicles.

Tip #3: Cocktails – Forget what you know about typical margaritas – they don’t always need to have Triple sec.  For a new spin on the classic margarita, below are two fun recipes to recreate:

Flirty Fiesta Margarita
·         1 part Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
·         ½ part DeKuyper® 03 Premium Orange Liqueur
·         3 parts cran-raspberry juice
·         1½ parts lemon-lime soda
·         1 part sanding salt
·         1 lime wedge (for garnish)
Preparation: Run a lime wedge around half the lip of a glass and dip in sanding sugar to rim. Combine all ingredients in a glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Salsa at Sunset
·         1 part Sauza® Blue Reposado 100% Agave Tequila
·         1 part orange juice
·         1 dash grenadine
·         Lemon wedge (for garnish)
Preparation: In a glass filled with ice stir together orange juice and tequila. Pour the dash of grenadine down the side so that it settles to the bottom of the glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Tip #4:   Tequila BBQ: Sauza® can be used as a flavorful marinade perfect for tacos or salad. Spice things up!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

FUNKO Pop! Television: Sharknado, Pop! Television: Arrested Development

Pop! Television: Sharknado

Sharks. I never saw that coming.

We are so excited to debut our Sharknado Pop!
It's a shark in a tornado. A Sharknado.

Sharknado looks particularly terrifying... even in Pop! form!

Sharknado 2: The Second One will premiere July 30th on Syfy!
The original Sharknado was a swimming success with a debut of 1.37 million viewers!

Learn more about Sharknado 2: The Second One right here!

Available in June!

Pop! Television: Arrested Development
Now the story of a wealthy family who lost everything,
and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together.
It's Arrested Development.
Arrested Development fans are in luck today...
Seriously... we have eight new Pop!'s from the Bluth clan!
You could run your own Bluth's Original Frozen Banana Stand with these guys!

...Or perform a magic show with Gob.
Wait! There's more...
It seems he may have stumbled upon an acting opportunity...

Available in June!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

FUNKO Pop! Disney: Beauty & the Beast Series 2, Pop! Custom: DIY

Pop! Disney: Beauty and the Beast Series 2

Ma chere Mademoiselle, it is with deepest pride and greatest pleasure that we welcome you tonight.
And now we invite you to relax, let us pull up a chair as the dining room proudly presents...
your dinner!
Be our guest and feast your eyes on Beauty and the Beast Series 2 Pop!'s!
We've added some of the most iconic Beauty and the Beast characters to our Disney collection.
Peasant Belle, Cogsworth, and Lumiere look adorable in Pop! form!
Mrs. Potts even comes with an extra special addition... Chip!
Available in June!

Pop! Custom: DIY

We recently debuted our new DIY Pop!'s at Emerald City Comicon to a wonderful response!
The Pop!'s were inspired by the amazing custom work created by Funko fans.
The DIY Pop!'s can be transformed with almost anything...
Sculpting clay, paint, glitter, glue... you name it!

It's up to you to create your own masterpiece!
Available in May!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Toast to Earth Day with Nature-Inspired Skinnygirl Cocktails

It’s all about celebrating nature’s beauty on Earth Day, and what better way than with cocktails that feature Earth’s fresh ingredients of lime, mint, and basil?

As you reduce, reuse, and recycle on April 22, toast to going green with these nature-inspired cocktails

Mother Nature Mojito
·         1 part Skinnygirl™ Prosecco
·         1 part Light Rum
·         1 tsp. agave nectar
·         3 parts lime juice
·         Splash of lime flavored sparkling water
·         3 sprigs of mint

Shake rum, lemon juice and agave nectar in cocktail shaker with ice. Top with Skinnygirl™ Prosecco and pour into tall Collins glass. Muddle in mint leaves and enjoy!

Basil Delight
  • 1 ½ parts Skinnygirl™ Cucumber Vodka
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 2 large basil leaves
  • 3 parts soda water
  • 2 large mint leaves

Squeeze lime wedge into glass.  Muddle lime wedge with mint, basil and vodka.  Add ice. Top with soda water.  Garnish with mint leaves. 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Upcoming FUNKO items: ReAction: Rocketeer, Pop! Disney: Maleficent Movie, Pop! Hanna Barbera

ReAction: The Rocketeer
Take flight with The Rocketeer!
The beloved comic book character is the latest piece to be released from our ReAction line.
The Rocketeer comes equipped with a removable helmet and jetpack for his adventures in flight!
He may be a stunt pilot by day, but by night he zips through the Los Angeles skyline fighting crime as The Rocketeer!

Available in May!

Pop! Disney: Maleficent Movie
Disney's Maleficent is in theatres May 30th!
Maleficent is the untold story of the mysterious villain from Disney's Sleeping Beauty.
Find out the events that drove Maleficent to curse Aurora!
In anticipation of the movie, we are debuting two new beautiful Pop!'s! 
Aurora looks angelic with her gold crown and Maleficent is looking particularly menacing! 
Together they make the perfect pair!

Watch the trailer for Disney's Maleficent right here!
Available in May!

Pop! Animation: Hanna-Barbera

Hanna-Barbera is the latest addition to our Pop! Animation line!
Yabba Dabba Doo!
Fred Flintstone & Barney Rubble traveled all the way from the Stone Age to receive the Pop! treatment!

From Frankenstein Jr. & The Impossibles we have your favorite crime fighting robot... Frankenstein Jr!

Last but not least...

Hong Kong Phooey!
The number one super cool guy!
Available in June!