Funko’s Hikari Metaluna Mutant is out of this world

Funko unveiled its Hikari Metaluna Mutant (of This Island Earth fame, which you may have seen on Mystery Science Theater 3000) on Halloween (what, no Hikari Dracula?). Limited to a good-sized 1,500 pieces, the Metaluna Mutant is available in a slightly metallic version of its normal colors and is currently listed for pre-order.

While the Metaluna Mutant is apparently part of Universal Studios’ gallery of monsters, it’s a character whom I hadn’t seen prior before DST released some collectibles not that long ago. The general monster design is all kinds of goofy but Funko has rendered it surprisingly cute. In fact, this may be the first time I’ve used cute (rather than cool) to describe a Hikari soft vinyl figure.

Funko’s Hikari Metaluna Mutant can be pre-ordered for around US$50 and is slated for a January release. As always, you can win one through Funko’s Facebook contest. Fans of the character may be happy to know (or remember) that he also appears in Funko’s Scifi Mystery Minis series (which are also out of this world).

[ Pre-order at Entertainment Earth ]

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A big Hikari Groot may be big news

The Guardians of the Galaxy have finally made their way into Funko’s Hikari line with a Premium (ie, over-sized) Groot. At 10-inches tall, he’s kind of a big deal. Plus, with a sizable 5,000 piece run, there should be enough Groot to go around for everybody.

Groot appears in what I can only assume is a standard deco (since he lacks a moniker). It’s a neat enough design with a good mix of color that should please fans. I’m just wondering if we might eventually see a Hikari Mini line with a Rocket Raccoon to go next to him (or a standard-sized Rocket Racoon, for that matter).

Hikari Groot can be pre-ordered for US$80 and is slated for a January release. As always, you can win one through Funko’s Facebook contest. This week’s question is, ” What would you do to win a Groot Hikari Premium figure?!” (Maybe ask nicely?)

[ Pre-order at Entertainment Earth ]

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Funko adds even more Frankenstein to its Hikari line

Funko this week announced plans to release another two Frankenstein redecos to its Hikari line. The funky, eye-catching “Glitter Shock” Frankenstein (limited to 1,200 pieces) features a translucent, glittery design while the Entertainment Earth “Distressed” Frankenstein (600 pieces) sports a more antique look. Sufficed to say, they’re both very neat designs.

Glitter Shock Frankenstein can be ordered for US$50 while the premium Distressed version will run you US$80. Both are slated to come out later this year. If you want a chance to win one, head over to Funko’s Facebook page.

[ Pre-order Glitter Shock | Distressed Frankenstein at Entertainment Earth ]

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Astro Boy rockets into Funko’s Hikari line

If you were surprised by Funko’s previous choices for its Hikari line, get ready for another curveball: Funko is adding Astro Boy to its sofubi series. Astro Boy (star of, well, Astro Boy) will be available in a “Classic Metallic” deco and an Entertainment Earth-exclusive “NVS” deco.

I like both designs and have difficulty in calling which one might be cooler. The Classic Metallic version (which is only really metallic on the non-“flesh” parts?) captures the appearance of his animated counterpart while the NVS makes for a nice evil mirror. Otherwise, Astro Boy is a pretty neat, relatively unexpected choice for a line that’s thus far focused exclusively on characters from Western media.

The Classic Metallic Astro Boy is limited to 3,000 pieces while the EE-exclusive NVS version is limited a far smaller 750 pieces. The two can be pre-ordered for US$50 each and are slated for a November release. As always, check out Funko’s Facebook page for a chance to win one.

[ Pre-order Classic Metallic | NVS at Entertainment Earth ]

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Funko’s Hikari Transformers are feeling a little distressed *and* golden

Funko today unleashed a double double set of reveals (ie, two reveals of two figures): “Distressed” and “24k” copies of Hikari Optimus Prime and Bumblebee (Transformers), all of which are currently up for pre-order.

While most people associate the word “distress” with an emotional state of anxiety or sadness, it’s also a term for making an object look older by simulating wear over time. It’s an idea that the “Distressed” deco on this figures accomplishes in some senses even if the figures don’t look aged (the Battle Ready versions of the characters looked far more like antiques). The “Distressed” Optimus and Bumblebee are limited to 1,000 pieces each, have a US$80 MSRP, and are slated for an October release.

The “24k” versions of Optimus and Bumblebee are not, as one might expect, actual gold-plated versions of the figures. Instead these Books-a-Million exclusives have merely been given a gold paintjob that looks surprisingly good. I’m usually not a fan of gold variants but the choice just seems somewhat natural given that the characters are naturally metallic. These two are somewhat counter-intuitively cheaper than the “Distressed” versions, clocking in at a US$50 MSRP apiece. They’re limited to 600 pieces each and are apparently in-stock now.

As always, you can win one of these via Funko’s Facebook contest.

[ Pre-order “Distressed” Optimus | Bumblebee at Entertainment Earth ]

[ Order “24k” Optimus | Bumblebee at Books-a-Million ]

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It’s ALIVE! Funko’s brings life to Hikari Mystic Powers Frankenstein(‘s Monster)

Funko has shocked new life into its Hikari line with a “Mystic Powers” Frankenstein (a.k.a. Frankenstein’s Monster a.k.a. Adam). The release, which marks Frankenstein’s first appearance in the line, seems timed to celebrate the relatively recent Frankenstein Day.

Funko fans will no doubt recall that “Mystic Powers” was also the moniker for the coolest Hikari Skeletor deco and once again it’s been used in conjunction with a pretty nifty colorway. As with MP Skeletor, Franky features a golden head with wicked-looking red eyes. However, since the design sports less black paint, it has a more colorful appearance. The red notably carries over to the scar in Frankenstein’s head, giving a glistening fresh blood look, and appears in varying tones throughout the rest of the figure. Franky’s blue hands curiously stand in stark contrast with the rest of the figure although blue is naturally closer to his usual skin-tone.

Frankenstein will be the second classic Universal Studios Monster (or horror icon in general) to be added to the Hikari line, following the Creature from the Black Lagoon. While my preference will always be towards the Gillman, Franky is pretty awesome in his own way.

Funko’s Hikari Frankenstein can currently be pre-ordered for US$50 and is slated for a November release. If you adore him but don’t feel like dropping US$50, you can always try to win a copy via Funko’s Facebook contest.

[ Pre-order at Entertainment Earth ]

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Crispy! Funko premieres its "Burnt" Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Hikari

Funko has debuted its latest Hikari mold, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man (Ghostbusters), with a “Burnt” deco reminiscent of the character’s fate in the first film… and many of the video games.

The mold itself is a mix of cute and creepy. I love the body work, but that face really weird me out. Maybe if the eyes weren’t looking down I wouldn’t be tempted to turn the thing around so it’s not looking at me but, I suppose, the original character was intended to creepy so it fits the general vibe.

The choice of deco is somewhat intuitive since it gives Funko some flexibility while achieving an iconic look. The glossy metallic blue used for the bib (?) and part of the hat also looks great.

Funko’s “Burnt” Stay Puft Hikari can be pre-ordered for US$80 and is slated for a November release. As always, you can also win one by entering Funko’s Facebook contest.

[ Pre-order at Entertainment Earth ]

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Hikari Grey Skull Optimus and Bumblebee have nothing to do with He-Man

Funko’s latest additions to the Hikari line are the somewhat confusingly named “Grey Skull” versions of Optimus Prime and Bumblebee. Both figures sport mostly white deco with some metallic black features and bits of shading.

Both Transformers have received at least two other decos, in the form of “Clear Glitter” and “Battle Ready” versions, that I can recall (it gets hard to keep track after a while!). The new designs will presumably stand out on your shelf, especially if it’s a Hikari-themed shelf.

The latest Hikari Transformers are limited to 1,000 copies apiece and, as always, you have a chance of winning the first figure (in one of) the run(s) by entering a Facebook contest. Given that these can sell out fast, you might want to pre-order them before the contest winner is revealed. They’re listed for US$50 apiece and slated for a September release.

[ Pre-order Optimus Prime | Bumblebee at Entertainment Earth ]

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All that glitters isn’t gold, some of it is Hikari Raphael

Funko’s newest Hikari offering is another Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Raphael, this time in a clear glitter deco. Although I’ve lost track of Hikari Turtles, I know that we’ve seen at least one other clear glitter Turtle deco in the form of Leonardo

“Clear Glitter” Raphael will be limited to 3,000 pieces. He can pre-ordered for US$35 and is apparently slated for an August release. As always, you can have a chance at winning a copy via Funko’s Facebook page.

[ Pre-order at Entertainment Earth ]

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Funko to sell three exclusive Hikari sofubi at SDCC

Funko is bringing three special edition Hikari sofubi figures to SDCC. “Mean & Green” Raphael (TMNT), “Ice Freeze” Batman, and “Red Rain” Batman will each be sold in a very limited 500 piece run.

“Mean & Green” might be my favorite Raphael deco so far, with a neat color mix and glitter effect (although it’s certainly no “Mystic Powers” Skeletor!). “Ice Freeze” Batman is also neat with that blue deco with white eyes, gloves, and boots. Finally there’s “Red Rain” Batman, possibly the most colorful use of the Batman mold that we’ve seen thus far.

As always, fans have to chance to win a copy of the first figure in the run by entering via Funko’s Facebook page. It’s as good an opportunity as any for those of us not attending SDCC this year. For those who can make it to the show, these will be sold at the Funko booth (#5343).

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