Thursday, July 31, 2014

Funko PR: Pocket Pop! Keychains!

Funko is excited to announce the brand new Pocket Pop!'s Keychains line! 

Wish you could take Daenerys with you wherever you go?
Want Batman to always be at your side to protect you from danger?
You're in luck!
We have just the thing for you to add a Pop! of
Pocket Pop! Keychains are collectable miniaturized Pop!'s. Each Pocket Pop! Keychain is 1.5" inches tall and comes on a key ring. These collectible Pocket Pop! Keychains have all the same features as your standard Pop!'s, but are shrunk down to fit comfortably in your pocket!
The first wave of the Pocket Pop! Keychains will include the following characters:
Never lose the keys to the Batmobile again!
Dont'cha think this Harley Quinn Pocket Pop! is just ta kill for, puddin'?
If your dragons are still too young to fly, keep your keys on this Daenerys Pocket Pop! Keychain!
Keep him on your keys and Jon Snow will lead you to victory!
Pocket Pop! Keychain, Daryl Dixon will teach you a thing or two about survival!
You don't know what it's like out there, but with Rick Grimes on your keys you'll feel safe no matter what!

These Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle keychains will help you navigate the sewer system!

Available in Fall 2014!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

National Watermelon Day Recipes from Sauza

National Watermelon Day (August 3rd) is just around the corner and Sauza Tequila is here to the rescue with some recipes to help you celebrate our fave summertime fruit!

Watermelon and sunshine are the perfect pairing, especially when you add a cocktail (or two!) to the mix! Or if you’re sipping poolside or seaside, don’t stress about mixing up a drink and serve new Sauza Sparkling Margarita Watermelon instead!

The new ready-to-serve offers an authentic margarita taste with the unique addition of watermelon and effervescent bubbles -- just open and serve over ice!

Watermelon Breeze
·         2 parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
·         1 part DeKuyper® Watermelon Squeeze
·         2 parts pineapple juice
·         1 part cranberry juice
·         Watermelon slice (for garnish)

Preparation: Build in order over ice in a glass then stir. Garnish with a slice of watermelon on the rim.

Watermelon Sour
·         2 parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
·         1 part DeKuyper® Watermelon Pucker
·         2 parts fresh lemon sour
·         1 part cranberry juice
·         Lemon wheel (for garnish)

Preparation: Build cocktail in order over ice in a glass then stir. Garnish with a lemon wheel on the rim.

Watermelon & Basil Margarita
·         2 parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
·         1 part DeKuyper® Triple Sec
·         Juice of one whole lime
·         (4) 1” cubes of seedless watermelon
·         Fresh basil leaves (2 to muddle; the rest for garnish)
·         Lime wedge (for garnish)

Preparation: In a mixing glass drop in the watermelon and basil leaves (tear the leaves) then muddle. Add all remaining ingredients and shake vigorously with ice. Double strain the cocktail over fresh ice in a glass. Garnish with a lime wedge and fresh basil leaves.

Watermelon Passion
·         2 parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
·         1 part Cruzan® Passion Fruit Rum
·         2 parts watermelon juice
·         1 part fresh lemon sour
·         Watermelon balls (for garnish)

Preparation: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain over fresh ice in a tall glass. Garnish with watermelon balls.

Funko PR: Pop! Movies: Universal Monsters

Pop! Movies: Universal Monsters

It's a perfect night for mystery and horror!
The air itself is filled with...monsters!

Funko is bringing the legendary Universal Monsters to life in a new Pop! series!
Dracula, Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, Creature From the Black Lagoon, and Metaluna Mutant are all creepy cute!



Available in September!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Review: Funko Pop!: SDCC Battle Damaged Buffy Summers

I am SO thrilled to add this battle-damaged Buffy Pop! to my Funko collection!

I love how this Pop! really captures the essence of Buffy Summers. From her powerful and sassy stance, to her cross necklace and wooden stake, there is so much great attention to detail from the geniuses at Funko.

Available exclusively at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con, Buffy and a few other exclusives have made their way to Hot Topic, so be sure to check out your local store.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer aired for 7 seasons and is the greatest show ever (that's a fact ;) ha). The rest of the line, which includes Angel, Spike, Willow, Oz, and a Gentleman from "Hush," will hit stores in September, so it is extra-exciting to be able to get my hands on Buffy earlier!

Check out all the pics and let me know what you think

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Review: Funko Pop!: SDCC Transformation Elsa from "Frozen"

SDCC Exclusive Pop! from Funko, sold at Barnes & Noble as part of their "Get Pop-Cultured" Convention Collectibles Weekend. 

I love everything about this new Pop! of Elsa from Disney's mega-hit movie Frozen. From her incredibly detailed snow-blown hair to her transparent cloak and snowflake, Elsa is mid-transformation and ready to become Queen.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Want To Spice Things Up On National Tequila Day? Add Some Whiskey!

This National Tequila Day, Thursday, July 24, celebrate with a 100% agave tequila that provides a smooth taste in each and every sip – Hornitos® Tequila. With the rising popularity of tequila, the stage is set for an epic celebration. Hornitos has you covered with a few new options to indulge in this National Tequila Day.

Hornitos Black Barrel® is a groundbreaking new spirit that is celebrating its first National Tequila Day this yearTriple aged to create a uniquely complex tequila with whiskey characteristics, the newest premium offering from Hornitos is a spirit unlike anything else in the tequila category. While Black Barrel® is best on the rocks or neat, it is also a perfect blend for a unique tequila cocktail.

La Bamba
·         2 parts Hornitos Black Barrel®
·         ½ part lime juice
·         ½ part agave
·         ½ part Chile liqueur (or dash of hot sauce)
·         Ginger beer
Preparation: Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass (except ginger beer), add ice, and shake vigorously. Pour over ice and top with ginger beer. Serve in a coupe glass.

Cherry Valance
·         1 ½ parts Hornitos Black Barrel®
·         ½ part Applejack
·         ½ part fresh lemon juice
·         ⅓ part pomegranate syrup
·         Egg white
Preparation: Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass, add ice and shake extremely vigorously until egg whites are mixed well. Serve in a coupe glass.

You can also sip Hornitos Lime Shot, which simplifies the tequila process and eliminates any post-tequila shot cringe that you may experience. No matter what your preferred option is, Hornitos has you covered for the holiday!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

FUNKO and MINDstyle Form Strategic Creative and Manufacturing Alliance in Greater China and SE Asia

FUNKO and MINDstyle Form Strategic Creative and Manufacturing Alliance in Greater China and SE Asia 
Everett, WA - July 22, 2014 - FUNKO, one of the world's largest designer toy companies, and MINDstyle International, a global creative, development and manufacturing company based in China, announced today an agreement to form a strategic alliance in Greater China and SE Asia.
The new alliance is expected to build on FUNKO's existing position globally and to create new growth opportunities for FUNKO and MINDstyle in the market. FUNKO is one of the leading players in global designer and art vinyl toy movement. In less than four short years, and over 17 million pieces sold, POP! Vinyl Figures have grown to become the #1 stylized vinyl collectible in the world. Funko and MINDstyle collectively have created a vast collection of some of the most popular licensed products for Marvel, Star Wars, Disney, Hello Kitty, Disney, Pixar, HBO, Wizards of the Coast, DC Comics, Blizzard, WWE, NFL, NBA and many may more!
The alliance and cooperation model are designed to combine the capabilities of both companies in ways that are mutually beneficial to their businesses and customers.
FUNKO will retain creative, marketing and sales responsibilities for its portfolio of iconic collectibles which include their famous Wacky Wobbler Bobble-Heads, to their clever Wisecracks, adorable Mystery Minis and their ultra collectible POP! Vinyl Figures, Funko always adds their unique take to every product they make. MINDstyle brings to the strategic alliance strong product development with POP! Asia and premium product lines, local distribution and a long history of successfully developing "halo" initiatives for the Asia market.
Brian Mariotti, CEO of FUNKO stated: "Greater China and SE Asia are highly attractive growth markets where MINDstyle is well positioned in the creative and manufacturing areas. We're focused on expanding our premium and collectible business globally through continued investment across our portfolio of licenses, and our alliance with MINDstyle is an important part of our strategy to position FUNKO for sustainable long-term growth in the toy and collectibles market. We believe MINDstyle’s expertise and ability to re-imagine and re-create using their amazing artist relationships for collaborations will drive the continued success of our new expansion "Premium Quality" product lines like Hikari Japanese style vinyl and POP! Asia original intellectual properties." 
Paul Holbrook, President of MINDstyle, stated: "MINDstyle has been actively expanding its business foundation to consolidate its position in growing Greater China and the South-East Asian markets under the direction of our creative visionary and co-founder, MD Young. This alliance with Funko is part of our long term strategic initiative to pursue further growth in the region creating the cool factor. MINDstyle is committed to the "Premium Quality business model together with FUNKO, who are the eclectic purveyors of popular culture selling their collectibles worldwide which makes for a perfect match."
Since entering the market in 1999, FUNKO continues its tremendous growth and is fast becoming one of the leading toy companies. MINDstyle now celebrating its 7th anniversary has accelerated its global strategy and expanded its product development and manufacturing business in Southeast Asia following the establishment of MCG East.
From Pop! Asia, the crew and truck of Aloha Plate will be available exclusively at San Diego Comic-Con at MINDstyle Booth #4845. Aloha Plate are the Grand Champions of Food Network's The Great Food Truck Race Season 4.
The crew of Aloha Plate will be in San Diego for Comic-Con and signing at MINDstyle Booth #4845 on Aloha Friday,  July 25th at 12 Noon.
A second edition of the Pop! Asia: Aloha Plate will follow with a release in September 2014.
Funko is a pop culture licensed-focused toy company located in Everett, WA.  Funko’s Pop! Vinyl is the number one stylized vinyl collectible in the world with over 17 million units sold in the last three years. Funko prides itself on being purveyors of all things pop culture. Funko has licenses with over 150 television shows, movies, and video game and pop culture titles. For more information, visit
About MINDstyle
MINDstyle is a leading brand development and creative house headquartered in China providing product design, manufacturing, in-store branding and visual merchandising along with "halo" initiatives for some of the biggest properties and brands with continued expansion in the Asia marketplace. For information, visit

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Review: Funko Pop!: Sookie & Eric, Pam, Alcide, & Lafayette from 'True Blood'

Sookie and Eric from True Blood have arrived in their Funko Pop! form, and they are FANG-TASTIC!

Waitress by day, fangbanger by night, Sookie Stackhouse is a fairy with a penchant for getting herself and the small town of Bon Temps into trouble.

Eric Northman, the sexiest vampire not alive, owns the local vampire bar, Fangtasia, where there's never a dull moment for its vampire and human patrons alike.

Sookie's serving up some warm Tru:Blood in her Merlotte's Bar & Grill uniform.

7/20/14 @ the HBO Store in NYC

Sookie & Eric are now joined by Pam, Alcide, and Lafayette... just waiting on Bill!

The owners of Fangtasia.

Can't you just imagine Pam rolling her eyes and saying "fuckin Sookie"?!? ;)

A werewolf and a fairy? Works for them!

Two of Merlotte's greatest employees, the waitress and the cook.

7/23/14 delivery from Hot Topic

The final season of True Blood is airing now on HBO every Sunday night at 9pm. 

To buy your own little fangers, head over to the HBO Store in NYC, Entertainment Earth, Hot Topic (in stores or online),, or your local comic book shop (find one here). 

UPDATE: So cool! Joe Manganiello (Alcide) and Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pam) RT'd the pictures of their Pop!s I sent them :)

Tweet me your own pics @OhHellYes