January 2021 Funko Pop Haul (+ December 2020)

Hey everyone this is Matthew from Matt-in-the-Hat and I am back once again to share with you another post showcasing my Funko Pop figure collection. There is no doubt that I am huge Funko Pop collector. With January already over, I am here to tell you what new figures I collected in the first month of 2021. Sit back and relax and let me tell you the history on how and where did I get these well-known artifacts.

December 2020

81. Hercule from Dragon Ball Super

This is embarrassing and I am not talking about this joke character from Dragon Ball Super. It turns out by the time I took this picture of this figure, I got him in New Years Eve. This was supposed to be in my December 2020 post, but I guess I overlooked my pictures. I got this figure as a Christmas gift from my friend and fellow brother in Christ, Ezra. He knows I love Pops and he knows my favorite anime is Dragon Ball. This character I have is named Hercule and he is a joke character. He is just a human who acts like the strongest warrior in the universe despite actually being the weakest hero. On TV, his name is Mr. Satan and he is a rich celebrity warrior who convinced the world that he has defeated the powerful enemies like Cell and Majin Buu. However, he is just a ricj guy who is friends with Goku and his friends and takes the spotlight for the media. He is also the father of Videl who is married to Gohan, he is the son of Goku.

January 2021

82+83. Lea from Kingdom Hearts III and Wonder Woman in Golden Armor from WW84 (Walmart exclusive)

I got these figures while shopping around Walmart. I was buying a Casper cartoon collection DVD and I needed help getting free shipping. The first thing I picked was Lea from Kingdom Hearts III. After regaining his memories, Lea returns back to life after dying as Axel in Kingdom Hearts II. He came back in Dream Drop Distance and he later learned to wield a keyblade in which he would train with Kairi and prepare for the final battle with Xehanort in KH3. Unlike the figure I got from January 2020, this Lea figure doesn’t have his keyblade. In case you didn’t know, the voice who does Lea/Axel is Quinton Flynn who is well-known for voicing Reno in Final Fantasy VII titles (except for Remake), Raiden from Metal Gear series, Henry in No More Heroes 1 and 2 and even Sheldon from My Life As a Teenage Robot.

As someone who likes exclusive figures, I decided to get Wonder Woman. Based on the movie that came out on Christmas of 2020, WW84 or also called Wonder Woman 1984 is the sequel to 2017’s Wonder Woman movie with Gal Gadot returning as Wonder Woman and saving the world during the 80s. Based on this figure, Wonder Woman dons a shiny golden armor which allows her to fight incredibly strong enemies and this armor was worn by another previous, powerful Amazonian warrior. This Walmart exclusive is pretty cool and I am surprised it was pretty cheap.

84. Venomized Groot from Marvel’s Venom series (Glow in the Dark Hot Topic Exlcusive) + T-shirt bundle

I seen this Funko Pop bundle many times whenever I window shop at the Hot Topic site. After giving into my temptations, I decide order this Pop bundle. This bundle or combo pack comes with a box resembling a comic book set, but inside it has the Pop figure of Groot and a t-shirt. The shirt has Groot possessed by the alien symbiote and saying “We Are Venom” instead of saying “I am Groot”. The shirt also resembles the front page of a comic book. The figure itself is pretty cool. I didn’t really much on the glow in the dark features, but I like how menacing Groot looks. Instead of a friendly look tree, he looks like a vicious man-eating plant. The shirt felt nice and it made me feel like a cool nerd.

I have a total of 84 figures. Which ones did you like the most?

Recap news: Mortal Kombat and updated Justice League movie trailer revealed

Mortal Kombat movie: First photos of Sub-Zero, Jax, Liu Kang, and more -  Polygon

Not to be confused with the 1995 version, it has been revealed this weekend by Warner Bros that they released a trailer for the upcoming movie called Mortal Kombat. Unlike the previous movies from 1995 and 1997, this movie will be rated R and it will follow closely to the violent fighting video game series. I can only show you the censored version of the movie, but if you are over the age of 18, you can watch the ultra violent red band version of the trailer. Mortal Kombat is set to be released in theaters in April 16th, 2021 on HBO Max and theaters.

story synopsis:

In “Mortal Kombat,” MMA fighter Cole Young, accustomed to taking a beating for money, is unaware of his heritage—or why Outworld’s Emperor Shang Tsung has sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt Cole down. Fearing for his family’s safety, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade at the direction of Jax, a Special Forces Major who bears the same strange dragon marking Cole was born with. Soon, he finds himself at the temple of Lord Raiden, an Elder God and the protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark. Here, Cole trains with experienced warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao and rogue mercenary Kano, as he prepares to stand with Earth’s greatest champions against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe. But will Cole be pushed hard enough to unlock his arcana—the immense power from within his soul—in time to save not only his family, but to stop Outworld once and for all?

Zack Snyder Talks 'Justice League,' Joss Whedon's Version - Variety

Revealed on Valentine’s Day, Warner Bros released an updated trailer for the upcoming movie Justice League. Directed by Zach Snyder, Snyder gives fans his perspective on this 2017 movie in his image. After the events with Batman v Superman, Bruce Wayne must gather the power of superhumans in order to prevent a global threat. Without Superman, Bruce will not only have to rely on his Batman identity, but with others such as Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash. These heroes must work together to face the dangerous warrior Steppenwolf and the approaching threat, Darkseid. This movie will be four hours long and it will be rated R. Actors will reprise their roles as well as Jared Leto who previously played the Joker. The movie is set to be released on HBO Max on March 18th, 2021.


In Zack Snyder’s Justice League, determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad, and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.

Friday Funny 305: Puppy Monkey Baby


Thank God it’s Friday! How’s everyone doing today? It’s me Matthew and I am here to once again share with you another episode of Friday Funny. Before I dish out today’s memes, here is some quick news for you. I am going to be quick in this news, but it’s been five years since we got the Puppy Monkey Baby commercial from 2016’s Superbowl. Besides that, Warner Bros released a new trailer of the director’s cut of Justice League this past weekend. We got to see extended scenes and new clips that are brand new to us and we got a new and improved Joker from Jared Leto. In Disney’s side of news, they been having some rough times. First off, Disney shuts down Fox’s animation company Blue Sky Studios. This is the same company that made movies like Ice Age, The Peanuts movie and Robots. Another side of bad news, Disney and Lucasfilms fired The Mandalorian actress Gina Carano due to her posting content related to the holocaust and Nazi in her Instagram. Disney didn’t like how open she was and they decided to remove. This actress will not be involved with anime Star Wars spinoff projects and there is no plans for recasting her character Cara Dune. Last but not least, we got some Nintendo news. Nintendo announced the next DLC fighter for Super Smash Bros. If you like Xenoblade Chronicles 2, get ready to be excited because characters Pyra and Mythra will be joining the game.

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Balan Wonderworld Demo impression

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site synopsis:

The setting for this tale is the fantastic, imaginary land of Wonderworld; a place where people’s happy and positive memories mix with their restless worries and negativity.

Leo and Emma are led into Wonderworld by the enigmatic maestro Balan and set off on a journey to find what is most precious to them.

Before they can return to the real world, they must first restore the lost balance in their hearts…

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Food Wars season 3 joins Toonami

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Looks like another anime returning back to Toonami. Just like Black Clover, another Shonen Jump anime title is coming back to TV. It has been announced that the cooking, fanservice anime Food Wars is coming back and this time, the third season will be aired on TV. According to the schedule posted on Twitter, this anime is going to replace Assassination Classroom. This anime will be on TV on February 27th at 1 AM (depending on your time zone).


According to co-creator of Toonami Jason DeMarco, he is hoping to air the second season of Assassination Classroom soon. For now, Food Wars will take over the spot until we get news for the return of AC.


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Friday Funny 304: Let’s Taco About It


Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome back everyone for another exciting episode of Friday Funny! I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. It’s me Matthew and I am here to share some memes to help kickstart the weekend and put you in the right mood. In case you missed the Super Bowl from last weekend, Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the game. Tom Brady who joined the team as a free agent got himself a 7th Super Bowl ring. On March 4th, Disney Plus will meet its match when CBS Access becomes Paramount Plus. Paramount Plus will allow users to stream and watch movies and shows that are owned by Viacom. This also means that you can even watch all your favorite Nickelodeon owned shows from SpongeBob, Dora, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Also coming in March, Disney will be adding the TV series The Falcon and Winter Soldier. While we don’t have The Mandalorian this year, we have two Marvel shows to keep us entertained. In other news, it has been revealed that most of the characters from Sonic the Hedgehog will be replaced with other voice actors; however, Mike Pollock who voices Dr. Eggman will still retain his roles.

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Major throwbacks to these trailers. Both movies came out on Valentines Day last year:

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart release date and details

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Great news foe PS5 owners, your favorite Lombax and robot heroes are coming back and they are coming quickly! Revealed during the PS5 announcement along with Miles Morales: Spider-Man, Insomniac Games announced the new Ratchet and Clank games called Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart. According to the Playstation Blog, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart will be released in June 11th, 2021. Unlike most Ratchet and Clank games, this story will be “stand alone” where new fans can jump in and enjoy Ratchet and Clank or if you are an old fan, you will feel right at home.

Pre-orders are available today. There are some bonuses to those who pre-order the digital versions. The standard version will give players the Pixelizer weapon from Ratchet and Clank (2016) and the The Carbonox armor from Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando (2003). The deluxe editions grants gamers five additional armor sets, 20 Raritanium, a sticker pack which allow games to take pictures in the game, digital artbook and soundtrack. Standard Editions can still obtain the deluxe edition by paying $10 USD/CAD to upgrade.

Are you ready to play Ratchet and Clank again?


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Epic Games announces Kingdom Hearts games for PC

Great news for PC fans. If you are a PC gamer and you want to be part of the Kingdom Hearts fandom, I got some exciting news for you. It has been announced today that all the Kingdom Hearts video games will be released on PC via Epic Games. All the Kingdom Hearts collection games including Kingdom Hearts III (+ Re Mind) and Melody of Memories.

  • Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX – $49.99
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologus – $59.99
  • Kingdom Hearts III + Re Mind – $59.99
  • Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memories – $59.99

All these games will be released on March 30th.

Gamers who buys Kingdom Hearts III from Epic Games will be given an exclusive keyblade called the Elemental Encoder Keyblade.

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Funimation gets sued for violating Disability Act?

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This news was unexpected. Just to clarify, this has nothing to do with the whole Vic Mignogna debacle, it is something else. According to Anime News Network, someone is suing the Funimation company for violating the Disability Act. A legally blind person named Jenise Angeles filed a lawsuit on January 13th towards Funimation alleging that the company violates the American Disability Act. The lawsuit claims that Funimation failed to construct and create a website that can benefit herself and others who have impaired vision. The lawsuit in which she is targeting is the “shop.funimation.com” website. Jenise is a legally blind who needs assistance when accessing the web. Jenise reported to Funimation at the shop site whenever she wanted to shop for sales, but due to Funimation lacking of features and accommodations, she misses out on experiencing shopping from them. These accommodating features include alt texts and other label elements which helps pinpoint on certain products and see the details.

There is more details in Anime News Network and Accessibility.com in which explains more details on the situation with Funimation. Recently updated, Funimation has yet to comment on this lawsuit.


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VA Ian James Corlett voices Miruko in Yashahime

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2020 has been a rough year for all of us. For the anime community, what hit us the most was the loss of voice actor Kirby Morrow. In case you don’t know who is Kirby Morrow, he is a voice actor who voiced iconic characters such as Miruko in Inuyasha and he was one of the many voices of Goku from Dragon Ball Z. Today, according to the Viz Media Twitter, voice actor Ian James Corlett will be taking over the role Miruko in the Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon. Ian James Corlett was voiced Goku in the Saban version of Dragon Ball Z

Official statement from Ian: