The Coop’s Handmade by Robots series of collectible toys is designed to look like it was handknit, but they’re actually sculpted and then molded from vinyl. We love these two figures based on Captain Kirk and Spock from Star Trek: The Original Series. They also make nifty Ghostbusters toys.
THE BEST Collectibles
Tamashii Nations envisions Pac-Man as a Chogokin mech. Made from a mix of ABS plastic and die-cast metal, the 4″ tall dot-gobbling machine has a metallic skin and can launch flying punches to help ward off ghosts. His flip-top head opens to reveal the real Pac-Man at the controls inside the mech. Drops Fall 2021.
Hot Toys is showing off a 1/6th-scale toy based on one of Batman’s best vehicles. Inspired by the badass military motorcycle from The Dark Knight Rises, the collectible is a spot-on reproduction of the one seen on screen, with real rubber tires, detailed mechanicals and munitions, and working LED headlights. Measures over 23″ long.
The Ghost Trap is one of the iconic pieces of paranormal paraphernalia from Ghostbusters. In the movies, the device emitted sparks and plasma arcs as it gobbled up lost souls. This Ghost Trap replica from Numskull Designs emits a wisp of fragrant smoke instead. This clever collectible drops in March 2021.
Medicom presents one of the toughest takes on Batman, inspired by the armored bat-suit in Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns. It features an aging Bruce Wayne beneath the hood, ready to beat down the most violent Gotham City criminals. The 6.3″ tall figure includes three heads, interchangeable hands, and a cloth cape.
This 1/6th-scale set includes precision sculpts of Princess Leia and Wicket the Ewok from Return of the Jedi. Accessories include Leia’s camo poncho, helmet, and blaster, and Wicket’s spear. The set comes with an Endor-themed base, and two Imperial helmets and drumsticks so Wicket can bang out some Yub Nub.
MezcoToyz present a boxed set of action figures inspired by Walter Hill’s classic film The Warriors. The retro-style 5 Points set includes Swan, Ajax, Cleon, the Baseball Fury Leader, and Baseball Fury Lieutenant, along with tiny baseball bats, spray paint, a Molotov cocktail, a pipe, switchblade, chain, and spiked wooden plank.
Paul Scardino of Winchester City, Virginia likes to collect Funko POP! figures. At this point, he’s amassed an incredible 5,306 of the big-headed vinyl toys, which makes him the Guinness World Record holder. The crazy thing is that he still has more than 3,000 more POP!s he’s yet to procure.
We can think of few better characters to make tiki mugs of than the residents of Bikini Bottom. Created by designer Joe Allard and sculpted by Ramirez Studios for Mondo, the series includes a squared-off 32oz. SpongeBob, a 25oz. Patrick Star, and a 30oz. version of Squidward’s Moai house.
Since the sad demise of ThinkGeek, Icon Heroes‘ Picard facepalm bust has been off the market. Just in time for the madness of 2020, the 8″ tall sculpture is back, now with a painted Starfleet logo on its base. You can pre-order one from Entertainment Earth, with deliveries expected by 8.2020. Limited to just 1701 pieces.
If you can believe it, 2020 is the 40th anniversary of the release of Pac-Man. Numskull Designs is celebrating 4 decades of the dot gobbler with a special edition 1/4-scale arcade machine, a collectible gift set, pin badges, and socks. There’s also a limited-edition mini machine signed by Pac-Mac creator Toru Iwatani.
Put the moon in the palm of your hand with Shire Post Mint’s lovely lunar memento. Each coin features engraved detail of the near and far sides of the moon, struck into solid 999 fine silver. Available in 1″ (.25 troy oz.) and 1.5″ (1 troy oz.) sizes. Why can’t real currency look this awesome?
One of our favorite characters to emerge from The Mandalorian is IG-11. The robotic bounty hunter didn’t last long but the Taika Waititi-voiced droid certainly left a lasting impression. Hot Toys‘ sixth-scale figure measures 14″ tall, has 29 points of articulation, and has a light-up mechanical head. His waist can even spin 360º.
Brian Volk-Weiss is the man behind The Toys That Made Us. When he heard about the challenges faced by independent toy stores in the face of COVID-19, he got to work producing a docuseries about 50 wonderful shops, giving them some added exposure, and donating the majority of the show’s proceeds to the stores featured.
This hilarious collectible vinyl toy from 100% Soft artist Truck Torrence features an adorable kawaii interpretation of the object that has come to symbolize much of what’s wrong in the world these days. The flaming heap of rubbish has a big pie eyes and a smiley face inviting you into its warm trash pile. Ships starting late May 2020.
Philip Lee and Classicbot expand their series of retro tech-inspired figures with an adorable take on the original iPod, named “iBoy.” This little guy comes with removable magnetic arms and legs, and a pair of headphones for him to wear. While there are no electronics inside of iBoy, he does have delightfully clicky buttons.
Thanos isn’t quite as intimidating when you can fit him in the palm of your hand, but Sideshow and Iron Studios‘ 7.8″ tall take on the destroyer of galaxies still has plenty of attitude as he dons his double-edged sword and his golden battle suit. Pre-order now for Q4 2020 delivery.
We love the look of Geeki Tikis’ ceramic tiki tumblers, but if you’d prefer something more kid-friendly and portable, check out these versions that are made from BPA-free plastic. They feature the same awesome designs, but are far less fragile, and have a screw-on top with a reusable straw. Not dishwasher or microwave safe.
Hong Kong toy outfit Tiny teamed up with MINI and Pantone to create this limited-edition, collectible series of 1/50th-scale die-cast cars, decked out in 36 different official Pantone colors. If the complete set is too hard on your wallet, they sell individual cars for about $13 each.
Fans of “Weird Al” Yankovic finally have a Chia Pet to call their own. NECA’s officially-licensed clay head lets you grow the novelty musician’s iconic ‘fro atop his noggin, so you can watch your plants grow as you crank up some White & Nerdy. We wonder if you could get some seeds to sprout from his mustache.
Premium toy maker Hot Toys is showing off a deluxe 1/6-scale collectible figure of Miles Morales as he appeared in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The figure features 30 points of articulation, two great face sculpts, interchangeable hands, a fitted Spider-Man suit, and some of Miles’ everyday clothes.
This impressive 12.5″ tall figure of the Iron Giant offers more than 35 points of articulation, four heads, six hands, a battle mode arm, a delicious girder snack, a magnetic “S” for his chest, and more. The Mondo exclusive version comes with a junk car with a tiny Hogarth inside and a sad giant head. On sale 1/17/20 at 1pm CT.
Illustrator and toy designer James Groman is the mind behind the insane and gross Madballs series. Now he applies his colorfully-deranged aesthetic to characters from the DC universe, including Batman, The Joker, Killer Croc, and Two-Face. Each is limited to just 3000 pieces, and measures about 7″ tall.
While Funko has done a good job keeping up with pop culture, there are still people and characters who have yet to be immortalized as POP! figures. Spastic Customs makes unique figures, including Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, RuPaul Charles, and old man Steve Rogers among others. Custom boxes are also available.
Designed by American Gross (sculptor Josh Kimberg) and produced by Clutter Studios, this creepy orange and black bunny of death is sure to ward off people who dare enter your cubicle at work. Limited to just 30 pieces, the 7″ tall collectible resin figure glows eerily in the dark, as if it wasn’t terrifying enough in the light of day.
This terrifying porcelain beer stein features all four stages of the Xenomorph from the Alien series. It’s covered with deeply-textured, and deeply disturbing imagery based on H.R. Giger’s creepy creations, and holds up to 40oz. of beer. Available exclusively from The Bradford Exchange.
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