Hey welcome back for another haul post featuring your favorite Pop collector. This is me, Matthew and I am to share with you another post revealing my up to date collection Funko Pops. This post will feature Pop figures from the month of December in the last year of 2020.
Before we begin, check out my girlfriend’s fanfiction at Vocal if you love Loonatics Unleashed:
Anyway, check out my treasure!
77. Silent Knight Batman (Hot Topic Exclusive)
78. Beanstalk Mickey
79. Mickey Mouse
I bought these three figures while shopping for a Christmas gift for my brother. After buying him Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War for the PS4, I decided to treat myself for some shopping for myself. I went to Hot Topic and indulge on Pop figures. I went and grabbed three figures. The first thing I got was Batman Silent Knight. I believe it’s one of those special festive figures because on the box it shows DC characters celebrating Christmas. This Batman figure has an icy appearance along with snowflakes on his cowl and cape. The next figures I bought is two versions of Mickey Mouse. One is from the Disney classic short “Mickey and the Beanstalk” and the other is a standard Mickey Mouse figure. I am a huge fan of Mickey Mouse ever since I was a little kid. I couldn’t resist getting Mickey and I wanted to him be part of my collection.
80. Funko Box: Dragon Ball Z Only at GameStop
Since my family knows I love Dragon Ball Z and Pops, my brother got me this Mystery Box contain DBZ Pop figures and collector’s editions toys. It was one of the best Christmas gifts I got. According to the GameStop website, this is a mystery box containing some random characters, but each one has the following:
1 Funko Pop figure
1 PEZ Head
1 Keychain figure
1 set of 2-pack pins
I am not going to cover everything what the mystery box has, but I will tell what I got in my box. If you’re curious on what the box usually contains, check out the details at GameStop. In my box, I got this Majin Buu holding a lollipop figure. I got Perfect Cell PEZ head and a shiny chrome like Perfect Cell keychain. I also got a set of pins containing Perfect Cell and Final Form Frieza. The patch I got says “Frieza Force”.
This is random, but my brother also got me Domez figure from the Batman series; I got Robin. This is the third figure I got from the Domez series. The first two figures I got was a Steamboat Willie Mickey Mouse (stepping on soap) and Spider-Carnage.
I have a total of 80 figures. I can’t wait to tell what I got from January 2021!
I have some unfortunate news to share with you in the world of anime and video games. It has been reported this weekend that a well respected voice actor has passed away. Prolific voice actor Brad Venable passed away this weekend; with permission from his friends and family, his death was reported on January 8th. Brad Venable was the age of 43. Venable is well known in many works such as voicing Griffon in Devil May Cry V, Scratchman Apoo in One Piece and even the voice of Marvel’s 2018 film Venom. While Tom Hardy played as Eddie Brock and Venom, Venable was the one who provided the voice of Venom, but Hollywood discredited him and left him out of the credits.
The Gamer (Venom news)
Great news for Attack on Titan fans! If you are not planning to watch the final season of Attack on Titan online, you can watch it in the comfort on your television. Announced on Facebook, Toonami is planning to air the final season of Attack on Titan. The anime will begin on January 9th, 2021 and it will be after Dragon Ball Super.
Don’t forget that on January 19th, the anime SSSS.Gridman will air on Toonami as well.
I got some exciting news for Dragon Ball fans. If you are still playing Dragon Ball FighterZ, get ready to add these characters to the roster. Bandai Namco has finally confirmed the final characters for the third FighterZ Pass. In a trailer, it’s been revealed that the last two characters are Super Baby 2 and Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta. These two characters came from the noncanon series Dragon Ball GT. Super Baby 2 is expected to be released on January 15th, 2021. There is no release date for Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta yet.
Super Baby 2 is the antagonist of the Baby Saga who seeks vengeance on the Saiyans for destroying the Truffles. Baby is the last survivor of the Truffle Race and with the help of a scientist named Dr. Myuu, he is rebuilt and uses his powers to take over the people of Earth. He later used his abilities to take over Vegeta’s body and almost killed Goku. Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta is a fused warrior of Goku and Vegeta performed by the fusion dance. With these two saiyans in their Super Saiyan 4 forms, Goku and Vegeta becomes the ultimate Saiyan Warrior.
In case you wanted to get excited for 2021, you might want to jump in the My Hero Academia bandwagon. Announced at the Jump Fiesta 2021 Online, the epic superhero anime My Hero Academia will be returning with the fifth season. With a new visual and trailer, the anime is coming back on March 27th, 2021.
If you seen live-action adaptations of anime, you might know the feeling of seeing your favorite characters and stories in real life. In the anime community, the feedback from fans are usually mixed or sometimes very negative. What’s worse is when American companies tries to market and do their own live-action adaption of anime. We had movies such as Dragon Ball Evolution, Ghost in the Shell and Netflix’s Death Note. With upcoming shows, like Cowboy Bebop, One Piece and even Sword Art Online, fans can’t help but feel worried to see companies alter the original story.
Revealed on December 15th, the streaming service Netflix announced plans of a live action series based on Yoshihiro Togashi’s series YuYu Hakusho.
There is no further details on casting or production team, but YuYu Hakusho is going to be among the projects in which Netflix hopes to appeal the fans and make these characters appear realistically in a fictional world. It will be a TV series rather than a movie.
Thanks to Funimation, it looks like you can continue to expand your One Piece anime movie/special collections. One Piece fans can watch their movies like Strong World, Z, and specials such as Episode of Skypiea and 3D2Y. However, it seems like even though Funimation holds the rights to One Piece, they haven’t done any English Dub for the other One Piece titles. It could be possible that Toei Animation will be releasing some past One Piece movies through digital outlets. It’s been announced on Twitter that the 9th One Piece movie One Piece: Episode of Chopper: The Miracle Winter Cherry Blossom is available to purchase and watch through the digital outlets iTunes and Windows. This movie is currently subbed and Funimation has not done a dub, nor released the movie in DVD. This is the 9th movie and it is an alternate retelling of the Drum Island arc where Luffy and his friends meet Chopper. However, unlike other the Episodes series, this abridged version is an alternate story telling where Robin and Franky joins the crew first rather having Chopper join before them. This also introduces Wapol’s older brother Musshuru who serves as the movie’s second antagonist.
Are you going to watch it? What other One Piece movies you want Toei Animation to release?
Remember in 2016, Funimation and Crunchyroll teamed up together? Back then, some Crunchyroll anime got English Dub and then anime owned by the companies could be streamed at both sites. Unfortunately in 2018, the partnership ended and these two went their ways. Now in 2020, these two companies are back in a one big monopoly technique.
According to sources, AT&T and WarnerMedia agreed to sell the anime streaming service to Sony and Funimation. Sony and Funimation has purchased Crunchyroll for roughly $1.75 billion USD. Here is an official statement from Tony Gonclaves, CRO of WarnerMedia:
“The Crunchyroll team has done an extraordinary job of not only growing the Crunchyroll brand but also building a passionate community of anime fans. Crunchyroll’s success is a direct result of the company’s culture and commitment to their fans.
By combining with Funimation, they will continue to nurture a global community and bring more anime to more people. I’m incredibly proud of the Crunchyroll team and what they have been able to accomplish in the digital media space in such a short period of time. They’ve created an end-to-end global ecosystem for this incredible art form.”
To add to this statement, Tony Vinciquerra,the Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment had this to day:
“We are proud to bring Crunchyroll into the Sony family. “Through Funimation and our terrific partners at Aniplex and Sony Music Entertainment Japan, we have a deep understanding of this global artform and are well-positioned to deliver outstanding content to audiences around the world. Together with Crunchyroll, we will create the best possible experience for fans and greater opportunity for creators, producers and publishers in Japan and elsewhere. Funimation has been doing this for over 25 years and we look forward to continuing to leverage the power of creativity and technology to succeed in this rapidly growing segment of entertainment.”
How do you feel about this news? Sony purchased Funimation in 2017 and now these two are together and have Crunchyroll among them.
Looks like two movies focusing on this Shonen Jump superhero series wasn’t enough to entertain the fans. According to Funimation, it was teased back in November that there was project teased for My Hero Academia. In a teased image, it shows the characters Deku, Bakugo and Todoroki in new Superhero uniforms with a phrase saying “He Will Meet ‘The Three Musketeers.” It has been officially announced that this project is indeed an announcement for another My Hero Academia movie. The third My Hero Academia will air in Japanese theaters in summer 2021.
The staff team behind the previous movies Two Heroes and Heroes Rising will return for this movie.
I got some sad news to share with you that’s been buzzing around on Twitter. According to GateWorld.net, Canadian voice actor Kirby Morrow recently passed away. He was the age of 47 up until his passing.
So far there is no details on the cause of the death, but I will try to keep everyone up to date what’s going on. His His brother Casey spoke on social media and mentioned how Kirby was a blessing and he worked hard to make everyone happy in his work. To those who don’t know what he was known for, he voiced iconic characters like Miroku in Inuyasha, Cyclops in X-Men Evolution and Goku in the Ocean Dub of Dragon Ball Z (starting episode 160).