The dog days of summer are upon us, meaning convention season is finally drawing to a close. There may not be many enticing exclusives putting a drain on your wallet for the rest of the year, but that doesn't mean your savings are safe just yet. In fact, there's a lot of incredible collectibles coming that will keep your shelves stocked with the latest Awesome Stuff for months to come.
McFARLANE SUCCUMBS TO FORTNITE
You can't look anywhere these days without seeing Epic's free-to-play battle royale game, Fortnite, being represented somewhere. Whether that means a celebrity is hyping up a big win they had on social media, brands trying to impress the youths with their gaming savvy, or streams permeating every gaming channel on the planet. Soon, that success will also translate to collectible form, as McFarlane Toys has just struck a deal with Epic to produce a new line of Fortnite-branded toys, statues, and accessories.
The line is supposed to arrive in the fall, but McFarlane hasn't officially revealed any of the figures that will launch the seven-inch wave. A prototype image of the Cuddle Team Leader costume was teased in the announcement, but there was no mention of it, what other costumes might make the cut for the rest of the wave, or how much any of the figures will cost. Given that it normally takes nearly a year for a figure to be developed, crafted, and shipped, it's amazing McFarlane is aiming to have toys out in the fall, since Fortnite only exploded into the zeitgeist in Winter 2017. Still, there are a lot of people playing the game who are hungry for more of anything Fortnite, so this should be a big hit for everyone involved.
FUNKO KEEPS POPPING
As if Funko weren't already one of the most dominating collectible companies from a licensing and product line standpoint, the company is expanding even further in the coming weeks.
First, Funko is making cereals featuring Batman and Batgirl, Beetlejuice, Pennywise, and Cthulu. All of the cereal will follow the basic "O" shape formula, but the boxes and toys included will be branded appropriately. With certain flavors only available at specific retailers, you'll have to try extra hard to collect every last one.
Rick and Morty is getting new figures in the Vynl line, with Seal Team Rick and Scary Terry coming bundled together, as well as a Sombrero Rick and Unity from the "Auto Erotic Assimilation" episode. Given how many different characters have already appeared on Rick and Morty, it's not likely Funko will ever run out of new figures to sell to the fanbase.
If toys and cereals aren't your things, then perhaps this Jaws skateboard might be your style. Yes, Funko is even getting into the skate gear arena, though the boards themselves are fairly basic. Given the lack of trucks and wheels, as well as grip tape, these pieces are more likely meant for artistic display purposes. There's nothing stopping you from adding your own hardware to the board itself, though.
TWEETERHEAD GETS SUPER POWERS
Best known for its collection of retro-inspired Batman statues, Tweeterhead is now turning its attention to more modern takes on DC superheroes. The new Super Powers line of maquettes features the likes of Superman, Catwoman, Batman, and Wonder Woman as they appeared in the '80s action figure line of the same name. The designs harken back to an era that a large portion of the DC fanbase most fondly remembers, and the sculpts are fantastic modernizations of those iconic looks. The statues won't be cheap, though, as they all fall in the $250-$275 range. Though the big three (and Catwoman) have introduced the line, here's hoping some other Super Powers characters make the cut like Darkseid, Aquaman, and the Joker (to name a few).
MONDO JOINS FIGHT CLUB
Last year, Mondo entered the board game market with The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31. This year, the company announced two more tabletop experiences.
First, there was the asymmetrical multiplayer Jurassic Park game that was shown off ahead of San Diego Comic-Con. This week, Mondo unveiled Fight Club: The Home Game, a deck-building card game. Designed for two players, Fight Club will pit you against a friend as one of two personalities fighting for control of Jack's mind.
You can play as either The Narrator or Tyler Durden with more than 140 cards, including some for sleeping, fighting, and Marla. There aren't a lot of other details available just yet, but you can sign up for updates on Fight Club: The Home Game if you are certain you want to give Project Mayhem any of your information.