March 2022 Funko Pop Haul *Happy 8 Years of blogging!*

Howdy everyone! You know what this means when you see Funko. It’s time for another Funko Haul post. Without a doubt, this one of the biggest haul of the year so far. I bought myself some pops and some were given to me as birthday gifts. Lets go over my updated figures.


  •  The Drowned (Batman Hot Topic exclusive)
  • Vegeta with apron (Dragon Ball Super HT exclusive)
  • Carnage (Marvel HT)
  • Evil Inuyasha (HT)

I got these four figures from Hot Topic online. These four are exclusives and once I saw them return to the site, I had to get them. The Drowned figure was the cheapest of the bunch. The Drowned is a dark alternate version of Batman from Earth -11. With the money and technology along with taking the throne of Aquawoman, Bryce Wayne becomes The Drowned. Now she and along with Dark Knights are ready to conquer the universe. Nothing really special with this one, but I bought this version of Carnage. I believe this figure is based on the moment where he escapes from jail. The Vegeta figure with the apron is based on the moment where he tried to cook eggs during Dragon Ball. Last but not least, I also got Evil Inuyasha. Sometimes called Demon Inuyasha, this Inuyasha, when under pressure, becomes a violent vicious demon. He becomes so dangerous he doesn’t need his blade and he is willing to attack his friends.


  • Pigeotto
  • Michelangelo

For my birthday, my girlfriend got me some pop figures. I got Pigeotto from the Pokemon series and this Michelangelo is from the movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze. If you are a classic fan of Pokemon, you would know that Pigeotto was one of Ash’s first Pokemon when he started his journey. I haven’t seen this movie, but I would have assume there is a reason why Mikey is holding a box of donuts instead of pizza. Maybe I should watch it on my free time.


  • Philharmagic Mickey Mouse
  • Demongo


Got these guys again from Hot Topic, but with Hot Cash. I got this shiny and sparkly Mickey Mouse figure in his good suit with sorcerer’s hat and the malevolent Demongo. It is Disney World’s 50th anniversary and Disney is going all out on the celebration. Mickey is ready to party and fill the world with magic. From the animated series Samurai Jack, we have this deadly ally of Aku, Demongo. What makes him dangerous is the fact he can summon spirits and make them fight as long as he still standing. However, knowing Jack, he was able to find a weakness and inflict damage to this intimating dark magic user.

145. Mai Valentine from Yu-Gi-Oh!

As a way to celebrate the 25th anniversary Funko released more Yu-Gi-Oh! Pops. I got Mai when I went to GameStop and I also bought Persona 5 Royal and Catherine for the Switch. She’s not an exclusive, but it’s cool to snag a character from a popular anime series. Mai is one tough duelist with her Harpie Ladies and her Amazonian women.


  • Boruto
  • Raphael

I got these two from going shopping at Barnes and Noble with my girlfriend. I got Boruto from the Boruto series and Raphael from the same movie with the one I got with Michelangelo. This Boruto looks different and if you remembered correctly, this Boruto appeared in the first few pages of the Boruto manga and the beginning of the anime. It’s unknown what happened, but Boruto is wearing the scratched headband from Sasuke, wielding a sword, has a scar on his eye and he is able to unleash his karma powers. This Raphael doesn’t have his sais but he is ready to kick butt. I also bought myself a VizBig Inuyasha manga book.

148. Majin Buu with Ice-Cream (GameStop exclusive)

Last but not least, I got this t-shirt/figure combo set from my friend Ezra for my birthday. This is Majin Buu from the anime Dragon Ball Z. This pink blob monster is scary when angered, but if you give him ice-cream, he’ll be happy. Gotta love this pink character in which I think of him as Patrick Star.

That is all the figures I got from March. It was a big haul. I have a total of 148 figures. I hope you enjoyed seeing my collection. Cheers to 8 years of blogging!

Happy 4 Years of Blogging!

Awesome (personal) news!

This blog, Matt-in-the-Hat, has reached 4 years! Fantastic four years of blogging. My blog has been around since 2014.

It’s crazy how I started blogging all because of school at college. In one of my classes, I had to make an account in order to get graded. I talked about random news as a way to show the importance of the public sphere. After I got done with the class, instead of deleting this account, I left this blog thinking I will never come back. It wasn’t until near the end of 2014 where I decided to use this blog to express my interest in anime and video games. I was originally going to use this blog to keep on tabs on my life like a journal, but I changed my mind in order keep my life private.

2015 was a slow start to my blog as I didn’t find much people to talk to. Instead of waiting until people came by for a visit, I jumped around online. I think my first person to meet was Arria from Fujinsei because I found out she likes One Piece and I wanted to share my interests too. I also met other people who I liked to talk to such as joinning in discussions like Shay from Anime Reviewer Girl, talking about video games and Kill la Kill with Kauses or talking to Takuto about Sword Art Online. I also met some people who showed tons of love to anime and respect the otaku life like Lita and Haikyuu fans Naja and Kat Sade. There were tons of people I have met, but I can’t list them all. Maybe you can comment down below how did I meet you guys.

With 4 years of blogging, I have been trying to keep up with sharing the news in regards to my interests, writing reviews on topics I experienced and I even did my traditional TGIF posts. Would you believe me that Matt-in-the-Hat is a nickname of mine all because it’s based on the book Cat in the Hat. No doubt about that!

In all my years of writing and sharing my thoughts without hesitation, I didn’t think it was going to take me to further places. In the beginning of 2017, I was enlisted into the blogging team, the OWLS. The OWLS is a group of anibloggers or anivloggers who promote self-respect and support anyone. We use topics like anime, movies or writings to help get the point across. As a writer, I have a habit to write out all my thoughts and emotions on my blog and I am not afraid to speak up. In person, I am shy guy who can be a nerve wreck to speak, but thanks to online and writing, I am courageous.

Thank you everyone for staying with me for four years. Let’s try to aim for 5 years! Peace be with you!