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.

synopsis:

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.

Director’s Cut Justice League movie release date and new rating

United we are stronger than one. If you have HBO Max, I hope you are ready to experience Snyder’s version of 2017’s Justice League movie. Movie posters have been revealed showing that the movie will be streaming in HBO Max on March 18th, 2021. Justice League will be released in the same month likewise  the upcoming anticipated movie Godzilla vs Kong. Mentioned before, the new version of Justice League will consist over 4 hours, which will include scenes that was not present in the first version. According to IGN, Justice League will also be rated R. It described that it will be rated R due to language usage and violence.

Are you ready to see this movie?

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DC Comics Blog

IGN

December 2020 Funko Pop Haul

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.

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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

Patch

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!

HBO Max plans to release Snyder Cut Justice League Film in March

Anyone remember 2017’s movie Justice League? Justice League was released in 2017 and it was directed by Joss Whedon. The movie was hit with mixed and negative reviews online. The movie was originally going to be directed by Zach Snyder, but due to unfortunate events, he dropped out of the project and the movie was led by Joss Whedon. However, it has already been said that Zach Snyder is coming back and will redo the Justice League movie in his take and it will be a miniseries in HBO Max.

According to ComicBook.com, Snyder replied to a commentator on the social media platform Vero in regards to the project’s release date. He mentioned that the movie is expected to be release in March. Snyder also commented saying his version of the movie will go beyond than the one that was released in 2017 and it could potentially be released with a rated R rating.

Are you excited for this movie miniseries?

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ComicBook.com

Toonami airs DC animated movies to promote WW1984

Remember the time Toonami aired some Batman animated movies during DC Fandome? Back at August, Toonami aired the movies Batman Year One, Batman: Gotham Knight, and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 and 2. Today, Toonami announced that they will be airing some more animated movies to hype the theatrical release of DC comic’s live action movie Wonder Woman 1984. On December 19th, Toonami will be airing on TV Wonder Woman Bloodlines and Justice League New Frontier. These two movies will be back to back at the same day.

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Wonder Woman 1984 pushed back to Christmas 2020!

DC FanDome: Wonder Woman 1984 required Usain Bolt-like running speeds

Sorry DC fans, looks like your favorite superhero Wonder Woman is going to be late to the party in the movies. It has been announced recently that Wonder Woman 1984 will be delayed again and will be in theaters in December 25th, 2020. According to Fandom, Wonder Woman 1984 will be pushed back to the last month of 2020 and the upcoming movie Dune will be out in theaters in 2021. Warner Bros wants to try and earn more ticket sales for the movie Tenet.

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Deadline

DC FanDome recap: DC comic movie news!

This weekend has been busy, but exciting for comic book lovers. DC comics really stepped up their game. Besides, Gotham Knights and the Suicide Squad video game, DC is getting fans hyped up with new movie information.

Black Adam teaser

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Looks like DC is going to making another movie focusing on the perspective on of a DC’s villain. As a villain and now currently an antihero for this movie, The Rock will play as Black Adam and take on the Justice Society of America. This movie is set to be released on December 22, 2021.

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IGN

Wonder Woman 1984

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If you loved the first movie, Wonder Woman 1984 will get you more excited. Revealed in this new trailer, we get to see Wonder Woman take on the villain Cheetah. This movie is set to be released on October 2nd, 2020.

The Suicide Squad

Unlike the 2016 version, James Gunn will do a different take on DC’s secret organization team. This movie is going to be using a lot of actors such as Margot Robbie, John Cena, Idris Elba and even Taika Waititi.

Justice League: The Snyder Cut

ZACK SNYDER'S JUSTICE LEAGUE Trailer Shows Us Darkseid - Nerdist

In case you didn’t know, Zack Snyder, well-known for directing Man of Steel and Batman v. Superman, will be back and directing his version of 2017’s Justice League movie. It was already announced that this movie will be on HBO Max in 2021. According to IGN, this movie will be split into four parts and each will be an hour long containing scenes that wasn’t in Joss Whedon’s version. These scenes include Flash’s time traveling, Superman in his black suit and for the first time ever, the appearance of Darkseid. This movie will also bring back past actors such as Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavil as Superman.

The Batman

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We finally got to see Robert Pattinson’s as Batman in this interpretation in the movie The Batman. Led by Matt Reeves, Robert plays as the Dark Knight and take on Gotham’s deadliest foes such as the Riddler and the cat burglar Catwoman. According to GameSpot, The Batman will be an independent story just like 2019’s Joker and it will be based on Batman: Year Two version. Matt Reeve also announced that a prequel series is in the works called Gotham PD which will focus on the members of the Gotham City Police Department. The series will take place before the movie and it will be premeired on HBO Max. The Batman will be released on October 1, 2021.

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Gotham PD

Year 2

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Recap news

DC comics game news: Gotham Knights and Suicide Squad announced!

Excelsior! Wait, wrong comic book franchise! I got some exciting news for you comic book and game lovers. Yesterday, Warner Bros and DC held a special fan convention called DC FanDome where projects are announced for DC fans such as upcoming movies, comics, and even video games. Out of the news revealed, two new video games have been announced in the world of DC comics.

The first news we have is the game Gotham Knights.

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In the trailer revealed, taking place after Batman Arkham Knight, it is revealed that Bruce Wayne (Batman) has died and so did Commissioner Gordon. Gotham City is ravaged by violence and it’s up to Batman’s family to protect the city. In the trailer, players can choose either Red Hood, Robin, Batgirl and Nightwing and use their skills to save the town. Also revealed in the video, we are introduced to Gotham’s underground cult group called The Court of Owls. The game is set to be released in 2021. According to IGN, the game will be for PS5, Xbox Series X, PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game will have online co-op play with up to players; currently, there is no news for local play. This game was also done WB Games Montreal, the same company who developed and created Batman Arkham Origins.

Also revealed is another DC game created by Rocksteady, the same company who made the other Arkham games (Asylum, City and Knight). Instead of playing as Batman, this new game will allow players to be part of the Suicide Squad. The game is called Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. According to IGN, this game takes place within the Arkham universe. Ironically, this game will not take place within Gotham Knights, a game made by WB Montreal Games. The trailer shows Suicide Squad members Harley Quinn, Deadshot, King Shark and Captain Boomerang taking down an invasion. They come across Superman who is apparently evil. There is no gameplay, but this game will be for PS5, Xbox Series X and PC in 2022.

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Toonami adds Batman movies in August schedule!

Toonami is constantly changing and even with COVID-19 going on in the world, there won’t stop giving us something fun to watch on Saturday nights. It has been announced that Toonami is teaming up with DC comics and will be airing some animated Batman movies in the two weeks of August; Aug 15th and 20th will air back to back of Batman movies. Depending on the timezone you live, you wouldn’t want to miss these epic movies.

On August 15th, Toonami will be airing Batman: Year One and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part One. On August 22nd, Toonami will be airing the anthology movie Batman: Gothan Knight and the finale called Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part Two.

Batman: Year One 

Bronze Age Babies: BAB Video Review -- Batman: Year One

Two men come to Gotham City: Bruce Wayne, after years abroad feeding his lifelong obsession for justice and Jim Gordon, after being too honest a cop with the wrong people elsewhere. After learning painful lessons about the city’s corruption on its streets and police department respectively, this pair learn how to fight back their own way. With that, Gotham’s evildoers from top to bottom are terrorized by the mysterious Batman, and the equally heroic Gordon is assigned to catch him by comrades who both hate and fear him themselves. In the ensuing manhunt, both find much in common as the seeds of an unexpected friendship are laid with additional friends and rivals helping to start the legend.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part One

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1' review | Batman News

In a dystopian near-future version of Gotham City, 55-year-old Bruce Wayne has retired from being Batman following the death of his former Robin, Jason Todd. Criminals now run amok and the city is constantly terrorized by a gang known as the Mutants. However, the escalating brutality of the Mutants prompts Bruce to take up the mantle of Batman again, but the public opinion over Batman and his methods is sharply divided.

Batman: Gotham Knight

Batman: Gotham Knight | Full Movie | Movies Anywhere

In this 6-story anthology collection, Batman faces villains both new and old in a timeline set after Batman Begins. In “Have I Got A Story For You”, three kids tell wildly different stories about Batman during a fight through Gotham. “Crossfire” focuses on two policemen who end up getting in the middle of a crime battle. “Field Test” has Lucius Fox creating a new technology for Batman, but is it too powerful? “In Darkness Dwells” features Killer Croc and Scarecrow, who have kidnapped a priest. “Working Through Pain” goes through flashbacks of Bruce Wayne’s training while Batman finds his way through the sewers. Finally, “Deadshot” focuses on the titular sniper, who has a new target in Gotham.

Batman: the Dark Knight Returns Part Two

5.2 Reasons We Loved BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, PART 2 | DC

After a 10 year absence, the Dark Knight has returned to Gotham to fight the Mutant threat. After defeating the Mutants, he has taken control of a gang loyal to him in order to make Gotham a safer place. But, the Joker has decided to stop this and fights against Batman in a deadly duel. Meanwhile, Superman is ordered to stop the Dark Knight because the government believes that his ways are wrong. As Batman fights the Joker, the Man of Steel prepares for his greatest fight.

What do you think about Toonami adding these movies? If there is any plans for more what other DC movies do you want to see on Toonami?

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Toonami Squads