As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not be afraid; only believe.”
In these past couple of weeks, we have had some exciting Sonic news. We’re getting some new Sonic content in Sega games, an updated remastered version of Sonic Colors and a brand new Sonic project game for 2022. Plus, Netflix is currently working on a brand new animated series called Sonic Prime for next year. Just like the title says, I want to start this fun discussion article with this question: who is your favorite Sonic voice?
Sonic is a very popular character in Sega’s franchise. He first started off in 1991 in the video games, but then later evolved throughout in media such as anime, cartoons, comics and even a live action movie. While there are different versions of Sonic, there is also many voices for this blue hero. When it comes voices, I am more familiar with the video game versions and also the movie from 2020.
Making his grand debut in 1998, Ryan lends his voice as Sonic in Sega’s last console, the Dreamcast and in the game Sonic Adventure. As time passes, Ryan would later voice Sonic again in other Dreamcast games such as Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Shuffle. His last roles as Sonic was in 2004 where he voices him again in Sonic Heroes, Sonic Advance 3 and Sega Superstars. I really like his voice and I felt like his voice was fitting. It made Sonic sound confident despite the odds against him. He almost sounds like a leader among his group and he always had his trust on his friends.
Another favorite voice I like is Jason Griffith. Ryan’s voice for Sonic didn’t last long, but he did leave an impact for the fans. Jason first started voicing Sonic in 2003 when the anime Sonic X launched in America; in video games he voiced Sonic in 2005 in games such as Shadow the Hedgehog and Sonic Rush. Not only he did Sonic, but he also voiced Shadow the Hedgehog and Jet the Hawk. Jason voiced in many iconic games such as Sonic 2006, Sonic Unleashed and even the storybook games like The Secret Rings and The Black Knight. According to Wikipedia, his last role as Sonic was in 2010 where he voiced as Sonic in the racing game Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing. For a Sonic game, it was in 2009 where he was in Sonic and the Black Knight and Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games. Jason’s voice was another great choice for Sonic. Not only for Sonic, but Jason’s voice was in my opinion very versatile. He could either sound like an upbeat hedgehog, a hardcore distant hedgehog or a cocky hawk. I especially like his Werehog voice in Unleashed. Sonic as a Werehog made Sonic sound intimating. As a kid, I always imagine Werehog Sonic sounding like Super Saiyan 4 Goku’s voice.
Roger Craig Smith
Besides voicing Chris Redfield in Resident Evil and Ezio in Assassin’s Creed 2, Roger is currently the blue hedgehog in video games. Making his Sonic game debut, he showed in 2010 and worked on games such as Sonic Generations, Sonic Colors, and Sonic Forces. He also voiced animated series Sonic Boom along with the games with it. Surprisingly in the past news, it was revealed Roger was going to step down as Sonic, but then in a surprise turn of events, he returned in the past weeks. Like the rest, I grew fond of this Sonic voice. Roger’s voice made Sonic sound so cool and made his character feel like he could call your bro. I can’t wait to see what he does in the future in Sonic projects.
Not in a video game, this voice made an appearance in 2020. Actor and voice actor Ben Schwartz takes the shoes of Sonic in the big screen. Ben has appeared in TV shows and cartoons such as Parks and Recreation, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the current/reboot Ducktales. I may not have seen/heard all of his works, but I think he fits well as Sonic. His voice is perfect for the teenage Sonic. This Sonic conveys a variety of emotions from being happy and ecstatic to scared and concerned. This voice shows that Sonic is young and inexperienced in the movie where he is excited to learn everything, but whole also showing negative emotions when he deals with loneliness. I can’t wait to hear Ben’s voice again in the sequel.
These are my favorite voices for Sonic. Which ones are your favorites?
Greetings Pop lovers, it’s me Matthew and I am once again to showcase you my overall progress of my Funko Pop collection. In case you didn’t know, I made it 100 figures. Can you guess how much will I have in total by the end of this post?
101. Marvel Studios Thanos (Hot Topic exclusive)
Excuse me for the picture quality, but here is a picture of the Mad Titan, Thanos from the Marvel universe. I got this figure from Hot Topic thanks to some Hot Cash I saved for shopping. This Thanos is based on the MCU films and it’s part of the 10th Anniversary of the MCU. Before he was well-known for wiping half the population, he was well-known for sitting in this throne and doing nothing in the movies. This figure is bigger than an average Pop figure. This figure costed $32 bucks by itself.
- Winry Rockbell (Fullmetal Alchemist)
- Exodia the Forbidden One (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
- Classic Sonic (Sonic the Hedgehog)
I got these three figures from GameStop online, but they came in different times and packaging. I got Winry first and days later I got Exodia and Sonic. Fullmetal Alchemist is a great anime series and I highly recommend watching it. I haven’t gotten Edward, Alphonse or the others yet. The only FMA characters I have is her and King Bradly. I got myself another big figure from the Yu-Gi-Oh! series. You don’t need to buy five pieces to assemble this powerful monster. As part of the 30th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog, Sega and Funko teamed up again and released a Pop version of Classic Sonic. This version Sonic has himself in a running animation.
105. Silver the Hedgehog (Hot Topic exclusive)
One again, I got this figure from a purchase from Hot Topic. Just like Classic Sonic, Sega released another figure from Sonic’s universe and it’s the telekinetic Hedgehog, Silver. Making his debut in the video game Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), Silver is another addition to Sonic and his friends. While he may not be fast like Sonic or edgy like Shadow, he is an optimistic hedgehog who wants to protect people with his powers. This Hot Topic version gives this figure the ability to glow in the dark. I might post some pictures in the future, but I would recommend getting him whenever you get the chance before Silver disappears.
As of now from May, I have 105 figures!
Here we go again for another fun and exciting post where I share with you my Pop collection. As a fan of Funko Pops, it’s my duty to hunt and collect the rare items for my collection. April is a shorter month than March, but I was able to snag some rarity via purchases. Whether they were online or in person, I will take what I want. Check it out!
96. Donald Duck (BN Funko Exclusive 2019 Fall Convention LE)
Besides Mickey Mouse, I also like Donald Duck. I got this Donald figure from a Barnes and Noble purchase from online shopping. I wanted to get this exclusive Disney figure along with trying to collect the Sword Art Online Progressive manga. I don’t know what episode/short is this Donald is from, but he looks cute in his firefighter gear. I am huge fan of Disney and I couldn’t resist this duck.
97. Deathstroke (Hot topic Exclusive)
From another exclusive, I got these items from Hot Topic. I bought myself a Sonic the Hedgehog water bottle filled with Sonic stickers and the DC character Deathstroke Pop figure. Deathstroke is one of my favorite DC villains. He may look like Deadpool, but Deathstroke is no laughing joke. This guy is equipped with a deadly arsenal and healing factor and he is incredible skilled in fighting that could be compared to Batman. Slade Wilson is a force to be reckoned with.
98. Battle-Scarred Kong from Godzilla vs Kong
Based on March’s 2021 film, Funko created Pop figures based on the recent monster brawl movie Godzilla vs Kong. I saw this movie on HBO Max and I enjoyed every minute of it. Seeing the powerful monsters Godzilla and King Kong duke it out was pure fanservice. I bought this figure on my dates at Barnes and Noble. I was shopping with my girlfriend and I saw this Kong figure along with other Pop figures in a little section. I didn’t find Godzilla, but I find this version of Kong. This Kong has fresh battle scars on his chest and a piece of a broken crane.
99-100. Ponyta and Raichu from Pokemon
On the same date where I bought Kong from Barnes and Noble, I went shopping at GameStop. GameStop was having a buy two and get one free Pop Funko sale for Pro Day. I bought these two Pokemon figures and I got the Flash figure from the CW show The Flash. I don’t have the Flash since I gave it to my sister who is a huge fan of the show. I did keep these two Pokemon. These two Pokemon are from the Kanto region. Ponyta is a fire type Pokemon and Raichu is electric and the evolved form version of Pikachu.
I officially have 100 figures!
Even though I am known for loving anime, I also have a soft spot for cartoons. Currently running in Nickelodeon, the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants is the most popular cartoon on TV and other media. From TV episodes, toys, video games and even the memes, SpongeBob is popular all over the world. From time to time, if I am not watching anime, I usually have SpongeBob on TV and I let the talking yellow sponge keep me entertained. Despite the show being popular, I wanted to grab this SpongeBob DVD bundle. With streaming services rising such as Paramount Plus and even the notorious news that an episode or two got removed for sensitive content, it’s highly recommended to buy shows on physical copy just in case if DVDs becomes obsolete or other episodes becomes removed based on content.
Back in late March, I placed an order from Walmart online and I purchased SpongeBob SquarePants: The Best 200 Episodes Ever Bundle. I specifically chose this Walmart bundle because for $70, you get the first 200 episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants from season 1 to season 9 and SpongeBob behind the scenes book called the SpongeBob SquarePants Experience Book. The DVD discs also includes the TV specials such as SpongeBob B.C. (Before Comedy), the Lost Episode (the Sponge Who Could Fly). As an added bonus, this also includes scenes that were briefly aired on TV on release, but later removed. For example, the episode “Shanghaied” had alternate scenes on the first airing, but as time passed, Nickelodeon removed them and gave us one scene. Scenes that were removed due to graphic imagery like the gasoline scene in “Just One Bite” are restored and can be viewed in the discs. Rest assure to you fans that the episode “Mid-Life Crustacean” is still intact. In case you didn’t know, Paramount Plus has removed this episode from the streaming services due to sensitive content for kids because there is a scene where SpongeBob, Patrick and Mr. Krabs are trying to do a panty raid. This DVD bundle also includes a huge poster containing the main characters and side characters from the SpongeBob cartoon.
Like I mentioned earlier, I spent a lot for this bundle. Besides the episodes, I also got this interesting book called The SpongeBob SquarePants Experience Book. This book includes sketches and storyboard notes on each episode of SpongeBob from the people who helped made the show. We got information and comments even from the character’s voice actors. The book also has some funny gags in to such as replica picture of Squidward’s “Bold and Brash” art and Mr. Krab’s “Secret Formula”.
If you want to be the envy of your friends and obtain some awesome SpongeBob collector’s goods, I recommend buying this bundle from Walmart. For 70 bucks, you get the first 200 aired episodes of SpongeBob and you get a book detailing all the info on cartoon’s production team. I will leave a link to Walmart if you are interested.
It has been seven years since I started writing on my blog. I started my blog in 2014 at my University for an English Class. I believe the day was April 2nd. In my college class, we were supposed to use this to write about the public sphere and share news. After I completed this class, I was ready to leave this blog behind. But after a while, I realized that I could use this blog to voice my opinions and speak where I couldn’t speak in public. By the end of 2014, I revived this site and then started my blog on my interest. These past seven years has been quite a journal. I had this ever since I was in college and I haven’t stopped writing. From the end years of college, from moving to a new home and new jobs, I always had time to write. Despite writing news, reviews and memes, I rarely talk about my personal life; ironically, I was originally going to use this blog as a personal journal log about my life. A lot has happened in my seven years. I graduated, moved to a new area, got new jobs (before and after the pandemic), got a girlfriend and even became an uncle. Even though we are still in a pandemic and life gives me a headache as I continue to grow, I always have this urge to write. If it’s not about news about anime, movies or video games, I want to use myself as the topic. I didn’t make this site to gain popularity and be a celebrity. I wanted to blog because I wanted to be heard and talk with others who appreciate the same interest. I’m not good as public speaking, but I can use this electronic log to shout from the heart. I don’t know what the future holds for the eighth year in 2022, but I am hoping you’ll stay with me and read what I want to say. Thank you guys for the epic journal. I appreciate your time. God bless you all.
Okay imagine this: you either had a PS3 or an Xbox 360 in 2008. Before NetherRealm Studios that made the Injustice series, we had a game company called Midway Games. Midway Games was a game company that was well-known for creating games such as Gauntlet, Rampage, The Grid and even Mortal Kombat.
Focusing on Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat made its debut in 1992 in the arcades and it was made by Ed Boon and John Tobias. What started off as a rough draft game having actor Jean-Claude Van Damme as the main protagonist which is now currently a well-known game which allows players to kill their opponents in a bloodbath, gore fashion. Mortal Kombat became well-known for the good and bad reasons due to its content. Despite the game getting praised for the fun combat, the game introduced the ESRB rating system due to the extreme violence. Due to the success, Mortal Kombat gained many sequels, spinoffs and even live-action titles like the movie and the Mortal Kombat Conquest series. However, once the games jumped into 3D and money got tight, Midway Games was struggling in the games industry. In 2006, Midway Games was ready to close the story with the Mortal Kombat story by releasing the game Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. This game would include every character they made from 1992 to 2006 including 4 brand new characters like Taven, Daegon, Meat and the monstrous Blaze.
Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe: The end of Midway Games and the beginning of NetherRealm Studios
In 2008, Ed Boon would bring back Mortal Kombat, but have it has a crossover fighting game that was parallel to Capcom’s Marvel vs Capcom series. He would team up with DC comics and Warner Bros and bring forth Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe for PS3 and Xbox 360. The game would pit characters such as Scorpion, Sub-Zero and Raiden and fight aginast the DC heroes and villains like Batman, Superman and Joker. There is a total of 22 characters, but 11 characters from each from the worlds. The only unlockable characters game offered was Mortal Kombat’s Shao Kahn and DC’s Darkseid. Dark Kahn was the game’s final fighter to the story in which the two villains would fuse and become one villain and this was the only game which had this character. The game got praised for the fun combat and bringing in some well-known characters, but the game had issues too such as not having a lot of unlockables besides the two characters. Also, it was tough having a toned down version of Mortal Kombat where displaying characters killing DC characters in a gruesome battle and having heroes like Superman kill his opponent.
This would be the final Mortal Kombat game that Midway would make because in 2009, the company declared bankruptcy. As time passed, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment would purchase the assets of Midway Games titles which was Mortal Kombat and that’s when Ed Boon would work with WB and create NetherRealm Studios. Thanks to NetherRealm Studios, the would bring back and reboot Mortal Kombat and release the 2011 title game Mortal Kombat (also known as Mortal Kombat 2011 or MK9). They would also create the DC fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us in in 2013. They also create minor Batman games like Batman: Arkham City Lockdown and Batman: Arkham Origins for mobile phones. Currently, the recent game they did is Mortal Kombat 11 in 2019.
Meat Topic: Is it possible to bring back a Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe game?
With all this information about Mortal Kombat and NetherRealm Studios, we have come to the heart of the article. Would you like to see NetherRealm Studios make an attempt to create a Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe? I never played Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe the game, but I have seen gameplay videos and heard reviews on the game. I like crossover games. When I played the Injustice games I enjoyed using different characters to fight the main characters such as having Scorpion fight against Batman in the first Injustice or have Raiden fight Superman. In belief, it was tough to make a fighting game having characters like Mortal Kombat and DC Characters against each other. You can’t help but imagine your favorite heroes either getting killed or killing others because that would go against the moral code. In Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe, Mortal Kombat characters could kill the DC characters, but the fatalities was toned for the T rating and that meant no gore was allowed. DC characters including the villains couldn’t kill their opponent and can only do heroic brutalities.
Could DC cross the rated M borderline?
For Mortal Kombat, if you wanted them to fight DC Characters, you have to consider the audience. Similar to Marvel, DC attracts fans from all ages from the young to the mature adults. However, in this day in age, it could be possible to bring these DC characters into a rated M game. We have had DC movies in which entered dark territories in both live action and animation. We had a realistic story such as Joker, a dark action perspective of Zach’s Snyder’s Justice League and even the brutal movie Justice League Dark: Apokolips War. In the world of Mortal Kombat, they even included Joker in the Mortal Kombat 11 and given him some graphic fatalities. In case if you forgot, Batman Arkham Knight was given the rated M rating due to language, violence and dark themes.
In the comic books as well, we also have even a character like Batman, a hero known for not killing, has killed depending on the story. In the comic book Dark Nights: Metal, we have a story of many multiple Batman from different negative universes who strayed away the path of heroism and resorted to corrupt justice or became evil entirely. We have a Batman who is fused with Joker toxin and he killed the entire Justice League and we have another Batman whom gained the power of God of War and killed Wonder Woman. the animated movie Batman: Under the Red Hood returned last year and was titled Batman: Death in the Family in which fans could watch Under the Red Hood and interact with the story. The movie was given the rating R due to gruesome deaths.
Besides the violent content, NetherRealms Studios have added slight easter eggs and references to MK vs DC Universe in their recent titles. If you pit Raiden with Superman in Injustice 2, Raiden can’t help but feel in disbelief to see Supes turn into tyrant after working in the past and defeating Dark Kahn. In Mortal Kombat 11, if you purchased Joker, Joker has a unique interaction with Cassie Cage. He tells her that this is not the first time he interacted with the MK world. He also adds to the comment that he was in all the “rage” with his fans making a references to Mk v DC where rage was fight mechanic and theme.
Conclusion: Possible or Impossible at this point?
Times has changed throughout the years of Mortal Kombat and DC. Mortal Kombat is constantly growing and with Mortal Kombat 11, fans can still enjoy the funs of fighting with fatalities and even play with random guest characters like Joker, Spawn or Rambo. DC has been evolving as well in the films industry, comics and even in games. While there hasn’t been any news of an Injustice 3 game, DC has been active. Besides having characters like Batman, Joker and Harley Quinn join Fortnite, Warner Bros are in the works of working with companies and making big games like the upcoming Gotham Knights and Rocksteady’s Suicide Squad video game. Despite these companies being busy, it would be interesting to see Warner Bros and NetherRealm Studios work together and try another attempt with Mortal Kombat and DC Universe. I feel like if NRS decides to crank the rating to M and WB allows death/fatalities in DC, it would probably surpass the first game. Besides MK, DC could utilize all the mature themes from past projects and incorporate into a game. Imagine the next MK vs DC game introducing the Dark Night Metal characters and using the violent nature or bring in fatalities from movies. Fatalities like Wonder Woman cutting someone’s head off (Justice League Film 2021), Superman snapping someone’s head (Man of Steel 2013), Superman using his lasers to drill someone’s head (Injustice: God’s Among Us) or give us a character like Mera and she could use her powers to suck the blood out of her victims (Justice League film 2021). To sum it up, if you let DC off the leash, you’ll be surprised to see how dark they get. However, I will also say the chances of a crossover sequel or reboot might be slim due to the companies priorities. DC has their own fighting game which Injustice and NRS has Mortal Kombat and they can go all out in deaths.
What do you guys think? Would you like to see a return to Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe? Or do you just want things to stay the way they are and not go through this go again.
Before I forget, I wanted to share with you another Funko Pop haul! This post will feature Pops I collected in March. Unlike haul posts I written before, this will all be from Hot Topic, but from different transactions. Just in case you were wondering where I got these figures, Hot Topic is your answer.
92. Dark Magician from Yu-Gi-Oh!
93. Harley Quinn (Imperial) from DC
94. Sorcerer Mickey Art Series 14 from Fantasia
In the first wave of my purchase, I got three figures featuring Harley Quinn, Dark Magician and Mickey Mouse. Just like my last purchase from February, I was able to snag some hard to find figures. Last month, I bought the Imperial version of Batman and Joker and now I was able to get Harley Quinn. I almost got the rest of the Yu-Gi-Oh! cast, but I was able to get Yugi’s trusty partner card, the Dark Magician. I was surprised Hot Topic restocked this figure. The next set of characters I need to get from the rest is Yami Yugi, Exodia and Slifer the Sky Dragon. The third character I got in my purchase is the second art version of Sorcerer Mickey. The only one I have has Mickey splatter with paint and this one has shooting stars on him.
95. Batman Earth -44 or also known as Murder Machine (Chase Edition)
This is the last one in the month of March. This Hot Topic exclusive is also a Chase Edition in which this figure glows in the dark. I haven’t read the comics, but this Batman is from a dark universe where Batman, after going through a tragic loss, obtains the technology and knowledge of Cyborg. With the tech of Cyborg and abilities of Batman, this Batman will use any methods to pass judgement on Gotham even if it means killing his enemies and his friends. This Batman is a corrupt version where he obtains the powers of Cyborg and passes judgement. If you are curious to know more about this Batman and other corrupt version, go read the Dark Nights Metal series.
That’s the end of the March haul post. I have a total of 95 figures!
Hello Funko lovers, I am back again for another haul post. As a collector of vinyl Pop figures, I am a lover of these small bobble head like figurines. Today is my birthday and I am going to share with my updated collection from my purchases from February. According to my last update, I have 84 figures and I been collecting figures from February and March. However, I am only going to be talking about February.
85+86. Owlman and The Penguin Snowman (both Hot Topic Exclusives)
I got these two from online from using my Hot Cash at Hot Topic. Obviously I wanted to get this holiday version of Penguin because not only he was an exclusive, but we are already passed the holidays and I wanted to snag him before he sells out. The Christmas season usually stocks up these special comic book figures for Marvel and DC characters. It’s funny how they made a villain like the Penguin a snowman; he looks like a serious and dangerous frosty the snowman. Also in the DC Superhero section, I bought Owlman. Hot Topic listed this figure really cheap and every time I visit Hot Topic online, it is there for $7. I assume this figure is not really popular. I don’t know much about this character, but I do hear he’s an evil counterpart of Batman and he is from a different universe along with other evil characters in their Justice League.
87. Sorcerer Mickey 10″ (Walmart Exclusive)
As a way to celebrate the 80th anniversary to the musical movie Fantasia, Funko released Disney figures from the movie. Exclusively from Walmart, I went and spent about $30 on this big figure of Mickey Mouse. I love Mickey Mouse to death and seeing this figure online made me want to claim this Disney treasure. Just like my Mandolarion figure from November, this is another huge figure.
88. Sorcerer Mickey Art Series No. 15
89. The Joker (Imperial)
90. Batman (Imperial)
As you can tell, I like to shop at Hot Topic. I made some more purchases. They may not be Hot Topic exclusives, but I knew I had to get them before they disappear. I got a different version of the Sorcerer Mickey figure, but this figure is unlike the any other Mickey figure I have. Even though it’s still the same sorcerer, Mickey here is splattered in green, blue and purple paint. I don’t know much about the paint series, but it looks cool. On the back of the box, there is another but it’s purple as the base color with star lights. I was surprised to see DC do these types of figures of Batman and Joker. Based on the Imperial army, DC and Funko created these DC characters. We have Batman don some samurai armor and we have Joker looking like a general. It’s cool, but I don’t know for sure if there is many more our there since the box doesn’t tell. As far as I know there is a Harley and Robin figure out there.
91. Ratchet and Clank (GameStop Exclusive)
Taking a break from Hot Topic, I took my business to GameStop. During one of my dates, me and my girlfriend went to GameStop at an outside mall. I saw Ratchet and Clank on the Pop Funko shelves and I had to get them. As a gamer myself, I love the Ratchet and Clank series. It’s cool to see some Playstation figures as Pops. I saw they also had the brothers from God of War, Brok and Sindri, but my instincts told me to get the Lombax and his robot companion.
That’s the end of the February haul and I will be back for the March post. I have 91 figures!
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.
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.
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?