From MyTummyToys, MArine is showing off the above blurred image of the Bismarck prototype. PopCon will be the first time the figure will appear in public. There are plans for three colorways - Blue, Grey and Blank (DIY) - limited to an edition of 12 pieces each. It will stand in at 7" tall, feature three points of articulation (neck and arms). To see it, you'll need to check out PopCon Booth AHH-11from September 19th through 21st 2014.
The Book of Life is an upcoming film (October 17 2014) from Reel FX and 20th Century Fox. It's the first film from Reel FX since Free Birds. And Funko will be releasing both Pop! and Legacy Series from the film. The Pop! Movies: The Book of Life (pictured above) will hit shops before the film release - September 2014. Also, The Book of Life Legacy Series (pictured below) will give collectors a little more realistic look at the animated film's characters. These figure should be Available in October 2014.
Listen...I usually "get" what the Sucklord is doing with most of his limited edition special releases. But these "Suckpanel" things...I must be missing something. Take, for example, the image above. Basically, it looks like a bag of eaten Lay's potato chips has been glued to a piece of plywood with an old Kenner Star Wars Bossk figure attached to it in a clear blister. And it sold for $150.00.
Now, I looked on eBay, and it appears that a loose Bossk figure can be purchased for about $4.00 (weapon included). So you're looking at a 3750% markup. I guess you could include the $1.49 bag of chips as well as glue, plywood, and the plastic blister. But you understand what I'm getting at.
Some of the Suckpanel releases feature mashups - one with Darth Vader's head on Dr Mindbender's body. But they're mostly old Star Wars figures on old magazine advertisements...some quite disturbing.
I just don't understand them. Is it art? Is it a money grab? Is there something I'm missing?