Greetings collectors across the globe! I am back with another haul post from Funko hobby. If you been following me, I like to show off the monthly hauls from my recent purchases of Funko Pop collection. For this haul, it’s another small post, but it is pretty valuable. Let me show you!
151. Simba with a VHS cover of The Lion King (Amazon Exclusive)
As someone who grew up with Disney, I felt like I had to get this figure. I don’t usually pre-order figures unless it’s a major want, but when I do, I make it a priority to get what I want. I pre-ordered this figure way back around May. It finally came to my house and in good condition. What makes this figure stand out is that the box is based on the classic VHS cover of The Lion King animated movie. We have an adult Simba on the pride rock with the movie cover on the background. I really like this throwback. Before Disney Plus, I always watched movies on video. DVDs wasn’t popular around this time. This figure is taller than my usual pops, but it is nice to see some classic art being used as references.
If you are excited for Christmas, I hope you are excited after that. It’s not Mandalorian, but it is another Star Wars series you might want to check out. Revealed at the send of season 2 of The Mandalorian, a Boba Fett series was announced. Recently, it’s been revealed that the spinoff series titled The Book of Boba Fett will begin streaming at Disney Plus starting on December 29th. It is going to be a series focusing on the character Boba Fett (played by Temuera Morrison) and Fennec Shand (played by Ming-Na Wen)
Great news for Star Wars fans!
The Bad Batch
While we may not get the Mandalorian this year, that doesn’t mean you should cancel your Disney Plus account because Disney will be giving us something to watch in May. On May 4th, get ready for the next Star Wars series adventure called Star Wars: The Bad Batch which will exclusive be streamed on Disney Plus. The first episode is on May 4th, but the second episode will be on May 7th; new episodes will be aired on every Friday. Even though you might have finished the The Clone Wars series, there s more adventures with the Clones.
Star Wars site synopsis:
Subsequent episodes will premiere on Fridays. The series follows the elite and experimental troopers of Clone Force 99 (first introduced in Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War. Members of Bad Batch, as they prefer to be called — a unique squad of clones who vary genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army — each possess a singular exceptional skill, which makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew.
Star Wars: The Bad Batch is executive produced by Dave Filoni (The Mandalorian, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Athena Portillo (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels), Brad Rau (Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars Resistance) and Jennifer Corbett (Star Wars Resistance, NCIS) with Carrie Beck (The Mandalorian, Star Wars Rebels) as co-executive producer and Josh Rimes as producer (Star Wars Resistance). Rau is also serving as supervising director with Corbett as head writer.
Star Wars: Republic Commando
If you are like me who missed out on this 2005 game, you’ll be happy to play this on your Nintendo Switch and PS4/5. Thanks to the game company Aspyr, video game company well-known for porting other Star Wars games like Star Wars Jedi Knight I and II, the video game Star Wars: Republic Commando will be heading to modern consoles on April 6th with the price of $14.99 (depending where your home country). This game was first launched for Xbox and PC for 2005 until 2018 where players can play this game on Xbox One for backwards compatibility. This is will be the first time this game will jump to Playstation and Nintendo.
The game follows an elite squadron of genetically modified clone troopers who embark on specialized missions during the conflict – and asks players to control the squad alongside traditional first-person shooting.
With the upcoming Marvel show WandaVision approaching in 2021, we have yet to hear news on the other announced shows such Loki and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. However, we did get some details on the upcoming announced Marvel shows. The announced Marvel shows are Moon Knight, She-Hulk and Ms. Marvel; unfortunately, no news yet on Ms. Marvel.
According to Screenrant.com, Phase 4 of the TV shows Moon Knight and She-Hulk will begin filming in March 2021. Its’s unknown when will these shows be ready to stream, but Screenrant predicts that they may be released in later 2021 or early 2022.
In case you didn’t know, Tatiana Maslany (actress in Orphan Black) will be the star of She-Hulk, Jennifer Walters who is also the cousin of Bruce Banner, the Hulk. It is also been reported Oscar Isaac will be the Moon Knight. Oscar is well-known for playing as Poe in Disney’s Sequel Trilogy of Star Wars and he was Apocalypses in Marvel’s 2016 X-Men: Apocalypse film. These TV shows will be on Disney+ (Disney Plus).
Excelsior! Welcome back Marvel fans for more news. I know 2020 has been a rough year for all of us and we need some good news to balance out the bad stuff. Fortunately, Disney got some news for us. Disney released a trailer for the upcoming TV show WandaVision. This is a TV series in which will be streamed via Disney Plus. This show will focus on Scarlet Witch and Vision trying to live life as a happy couple in a suburban area. However, things aren’t what they seen when this couple go through changes to mirror the likeness of sitcom shows.
There is no release date yet, but it is hinted that this show is coming very soon this year.
Black Widow and MCU films
Let me start with the bad news. The upcoming Phase 4 movie Black Widow will be once again delayed and it will not be in theaters this year. Disney announced that Black Widow will instead be released in theaters May 7th, 2021. Not only Black Widow got pushed back, but other MCU movies will be delayed. There will be three MCU movies in 2021 and here is what’s being released in release order:
- Black Widow: May 7th, 2021
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings: July 9th, 2021
- Eternals: November 5th, 2021
Despite not getting MCU movies, Disney promises to give us these movies next year.
Great news for Star Wars fans! I hope you are all caught up in the show The Mandalorian because we are about a month away for the series return. The Mandalorian season 2 begins in October 30th of this year. Disney released a trailer unveiling new clips and scenes in which the bounty hunter Mandalorian must travel in order to find the Child’s people and learn about the Jedi. Are you ready for October?
October may change the mood of 2020 if you having a rough year. Announced this morning, the tough bounty hunter series The Mandalorian is planned for a return for another fun filled season. Announced today, DisneyPlus exclusive series The Mandalorian will release season 2 on October 30th. If you like the Child (internet calls him Baby Yoda), mark your calendars and prepare to stay home on Halloween.
As August wraps up and fall is upon us, it’s time to snuggle with a blanket and watch a movie. If you plan to watch the upcoming the live action movie Mulan movie, you will have to wait until Sept 4th and pay $29.99 on Disney Plus. If you don’t want to pay extra to see this movie, there is an alternative. According to the news from IGN, Disney Plus members will get the chance to watch Mulan for free on December.
Mulan will not be playing in theaters this year. Mulan will be first available on Disney Plus with a fee of $29.99 on Sept 4th. The live action Mulan movie will be free for all members on December.
This 2020 has been a bad year for the movie industry. With COVID-19 is active, movies are forced to either be released VOD (Video-On Demand) or pushed back to a later date. This news also affected the powerful company Disney. According to The Wrap, the anticipated live-action movie Mulan is removed from the summer blockbuster release and won’t be appearing in theaters in 2020. Not only Mulan got removed for 2020, but it is also reported by sources that other movies such as James Cameron’s Avatar sequels and the new Star Wars movies are delayed by one year. The untitled Star Wars movies are set to be released in 2023 and the Avatar sequels will begin in 2022. For now, Fox’s The New Mutants movie is set to be released in August 28th, 2020.
Following the success of the first season of Disney Plus’ original series, The Mandalorian will be back for another season in the fall of October. If this doesn’t excite you, I hope this news will because it looks despite this COVID-19 pandemic, nothing can stop this bounty hunter. According to Variety, a season 3 of The Mandalorian is in the works in pre-production. It has been confirmed by sources that show’s creator, John Favreau, has been “writing season 3 for a while” and Doug Chiang, Lucasfilm vice president and executive creative director, has been creating concepts for a while as well.
Season 1 of The Mandalorian can be watched on Disney Plus and a season 2 will officially be released in October 2020. Season 3 is in works.