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“Assault marine” and other names (Blood Claws, etc.) from zamarian’s Post above seems to indicate these may regular marines and not Primaris.


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 oni wrote:
OMG... Am I the only one who thinks that this is pathetic? Pops! are the Beanie Babies of generation Z. GW missed the boat on this fad.


I think it’s hilarious - I was just commenting in another News/Rumor thread yesterday that I was shocked this hadn’t already come to pass - that GW was leaving money on the table for not having already licensed out 40K/AoS figures as Funko Pops.

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 oni wrote:
OMG... Am I the only one who thinks that this is pathetic? Pops! are the Beanie Babies of generation Z. GW missed the boat on this fad.

But did Games Workshop approach Funko or did they approach Games Workshop?

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Funko turns anything even slightly of pop culture value into a figure, so it wouldn't surprise me if they had approached GW a couple of times over the years before they finally caved / decided to go with it. If you're doing a 40k Monopoly game, might as well embrace it wholly.

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Agreed. Bobbleheads aren't something Kirby's GW would have embraced as a botique manufacturer of fine miniatures...

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defeat. It would seem that stupidity is as eternal as war.'

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so am i the only one looking forward to these being released???
   
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gaza4 wrote:so am i the only one looking forward to these being released???
Maybe here as well, dunno. It really depends on the final product for me personally, as I am not a massive fan of the Funko brand, with one exception..



Okay, two!

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gaza4 wrote:
so am i the only one looking forward to these being released???

No, I’m quite keen also. I don’t “collect” pops, but the occasional one can be fun.
   
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Right behind you.

I have an unhooded Oliver Queen from "Arrow" that a friend got me.

I'm cool with this development.
   
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I’ve got an Alien xenomorph Pop! on my desk at work. Helps show the flag to fellow geeks. If the price is reasonable and they don’t look like crap, I’ll grab one of these guys.

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The Dark Angel Veteran will find a place in my shelf, without a doubt. I don't buy Funko's but one isn't gonna hurt me.

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Dakka does have White Knights and is also rather infamous for it's Black Knights. A new edition brings out the passionate and not all of them are good at expressing themselves in written form. There have been plenty of hysterical responses from both sides so far. So we descend into pointless bickering with neither side listening to each other. So posting here becomes more masturbation than conversation.

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I have the odd one from various things I like.
People go mad on collecting proper.

Also be noted they aren’t Bobbleheads, that’s a small side range they do (small in pop terms anyway).
Pop vinyl are just collectible figurines

Though originally they were a bobblehead company, it is the vinyl Side that’s huge. The Con exclusives etc, and the main range as it were.

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I've got Scorpion and Sub-Zero. They were the first Pops to actually make me want to buy them. If they ever do Kung Lao, I'd get him as well.

   
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So these aren't for everyone... I think its funny that people have such strong reactions over this. Me, I'm just disappointed that they're all just space marines... no chaos. I was hoping for the hilarity if Abaddon got a Funko release before GW ever updated him.
   
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It's no surprise that the first ones would be Space Marines the most iconic figures of 40K. If they sell well other non-marine figures are sure to follow.

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Indeed - what sort of bastard would want to use their codex?

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I have bought maybe a dozen Pop! figures over the years. Just to stand on my shelf. Dredd, Alien, Predator, Conan, Batman... If I really like some movie or comic or game (like the Alien movies for example), I'll get a Pop! figure to stand on my shelf.

I will be getting one of these to represent 40K to stand on the line.

I like the Pop! figures, but am not a huge collector.

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The Funko Pop will be a Primaris Lieutenant.

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They make these funko pop things for everything, they even had them for blade runner. Not a big deal to me. I don't collect em, not a fan of the more goofy artstyle but whatever.

 
   
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GoatboyBeta wrote:
Oh Emperor preserve us there is more than one. Fingers crossed they look terrible so I wont be tempted


They're all awful.
   
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I've got a bunch of pop figures, mostly from things that mean something to me (Films, games etc). This will fit in nicely, and also bring more awareness to GW in non GW settings (toy shops, HMV, etc).
   
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We'll find out soon enough eh.

 aka_mythos wrote:
So these aren't for everyone... I think its funny that people have such strong reactions over this. Me, I'm just disappointed that they're all just space marines... no chaos. I was hoping for the hilarity if Abaddon got a Funko release before GW ever updated him.


It's mostly disbelief tbh. It's not like these are "proper" collectibles, they're not some holiday souvenir tied to a precious memory, they're just mass-produced shelf-tat - I think many of us just can't fathom why anyone would buy them.

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I have some Stranger Things Pops! as well as Indiana Jones and Cthulhu themed ones..

It all comes down to the sculpts and paint.

I have a homebrew chapter, so MAYBE I get one to repaint in my own scheme..

Wonderng how long it will be before someone buys a "squad worth" and tries to play them in a tournament..

2+2=5 for sufficiently large values of 2.

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Oh god why. Why spend money on this and not finecast replacements?

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 CthuluIsSpy wrote:


Oh god why. Why spend money on this and not finecast replacements?


Are you serious?
   
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 CthuluIsSpy wrote:


Oh god why. Why spend money on this and not finecast replacements?


They’re not spending money on it. In fact, they’re making money from it by licensing their IP to Funko.

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 CthuluIsSpy wrote:


Oh god why. Why spend money on this and not finecast replacements?

W... what do finecast replacements have to do with this? Like, at all?

By the way, I think we all get now that many people don’t like pops. Obviously you don’t have to buy them, and I’m very sure they have no influence, whatsoever, on GW’s own production schedule. So why do you feel the need to inform the rest of the world you don’t like them? If I had to tell everyone about all the things I don’t really like, I wouldn’t get anything done.

In any case, I don’t really care about your opinions, but it would be great if this thread could be about actual news for those who are, in fact, interested.

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 Kanluwen wrote:
I have an unhooded Oliver Queen from "Arrow" that a friend got me.

I'm cool with this development.


So Oliver IS the Green Arrow ... my god the suspense has been killing me! - could maybe have used spoiler tags tho eh ?
   
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 Insane Ivan wrote:
 CthuluIsSpy wrote:


Oh god why. Why spend money on this and not finecast replacements?

W... what do finecast replacements have to do with this? Like, at all?

By the way, I think we all get now that many people don’t like pops. Obviously you don’t have to buy them, and I’m very sure they have no influence, whatsoever, on GW’s own production schedule. So who do you feel the need to inform the rest of the world you don’t like them? If I had to tell everyone about all the things I don’t really like I wouldn’t get anything done.

In any case, I don’t really care about your opinions, but it would be great if this thread could be about actual news for those who are, in fact, interested.


A lot of characters are still in finecast and need plastic versions. They are investing money in funko.
I do not think that's a good business decision. I get the idea behind diversifying the market and branching out, but funko seems to be an odd choice.

Why do you have to need to tell the world that you don't care about my opinion? I don't really care about your opinion about my opinion on their venture.
This is a forum and one is supposed to give opinions.

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 Nostromodamus wrote:


They’re not spending money on it. In fact, they’re making money from it by licensing their IP to Funko.


Isn't there still some sort of investment involved though?
I mean, if they don't have to pay anything then its great, as they would get back considerably more than they lose, thereby resulting in more funds to make models and to finally phase out finecast.
If they have do have to put a money into it, then that's a bit more tricky.

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Reanimation_Protocol wrote:
 Kanluwen wrote:
I have an unhooded Oliver Queen from "Arrow" that a friend got me.

I'm cool with this development.


So Oliver IS the Green Arrow ... my god the suspense has been killing me! - could maybe have used spoiler tags tho eh ?

I mean...if the voiceovers at the start of the episodes didn't spoil it, I'm sorry.
   
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 CthuluIsSpy wrote:
 Insane Ivan wrote:
 CthuluIsSpy wrote:


Oh god why. Why spend money on this and not finecast replacements?

W... what do finecast replacements have to do with this? Like, at all?

By the way, I think we all get now that many people don’t like pops. Obviously you don’t have to buy them, and I’m very sure they have no influence, whatsoever, on GW’s own production schedule. So who do you feel the need to inform the rest of the world you don’t like them? If I had to tell everyone about all the things I don’t really like I wouldn’t get anything done.

In any case, I don’t really care about your opinions, but it would be great if this thread could be about actual news for those who are, in fact, interested.


A lot of characters are still in finecast and need plastic versions. They are investing money in funko.
I do not think that's a good business decision. I get the idea behind diversifying the market and branching out, but funko seems to be an odd choice.

Why do you have to need to tell the world that you don't care about my opinion? I don't really care about your opinion about my opinion on their venture. :S
This is a forum and one is supposed to give opinions.

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 Nostromodamus wrote:


They’re not spending money on it. In fact, they’re making money from it by licensing their IP to Funko.


Isn't there still some sort of investment involved though?
I mean, if they don't have to pay anything then its great, as they would get back considerably more than they lose, thereby resulting in more funds to make models and to finally phase out finecast.
If they have do have to put a money into it, then that's a bit more tricky.

Leaving aside opinions about opinions, I’m quite sure that the whole point of Funko is that they acquire IP to make Pops and other products from. Presumably the IP owner either gets paid for granting permission, or they get paid some kind of percentage on sold Pops made from their IP. Either way, the IP owner (GW in this case) will probably spend no money on this, and apart from some minimal Marketing efforts, signing contracts and approving the Pops themselves, virtually no effort either. They will probably be making money and it will have no negative influence on their own production whatsoever.

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