Mar 5, 2014

Fantasy Funko Lines

I came across an article on asking "If you had control of Funko, what Pop Vinyl lines/licenses would you create?"   While it is always fun to play the What If game, the truth of the matter is that Funko already has a tremendous amount of licenses from a number of key pop culture lines ranging from DC to Marvel to Walking Dead to video games to Disney to....well, you get the idea.

So, the coming up with some brand new lines was a bit more difficult than initially realized.   However, after some deep introspection, Google searches, and some Coke Zero, some ideas burst forth.   So, take a look, let me know what you think, and send us your own ideas!

Doctor Who -

Yes, there is the Titans series, but there are smaller and Blind Boxed. This line would sell itself and would have tremendous crossover appeal. The entries into the line are easy with versions of the Tenth, 11th, and 12th Doctors along with a Dalek, Weeping Angel, and Cyberman being mandatory. A Pop-sized TARDIS would be a great addition allowing for time travel posing with other Pop Viny lines.
Other entries could include any of the classic Doctors, modern companions Rose Tyler, Amelia Pond, Clara Oswald, and River Song, and possibly even Captain Jack Harkness. However, I would "pop" (pun intended) for a version of the robot dog K-9 complete with bobble head action and retractable nose laser.

Gangsters -

Funko has already paved the way with the Scarface Tony Montana figures, and there are a host of other classic lawbreakers that could form this series. Marlon Brando's The Godfather (and perhaps Pacino's Michael Corleone), Robert DeNiro's Al Capone from the Untouchables, Tony and company from the Sopranos, and the crew from Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs would for the basis for a nice subset aimed at the mature collector.

Looney Tunes -

From the "They Don't Have This Already" File, this line would be an instant hit and like the Disney line, has an enormous amount of depth. From the standards such as Bugs, Daffy, Tasmanian Devil, Tweety, Sylvester, Elmer, Porky Pig, Road Runner, and Wile E Coyote to more obscure favorites including Marvin the Martian, Gossamer, and Foghorn Leghorn, this would be a foundation line for Funko. The addition of some of the later Warner Bros animated offerings would just be icing on the cake. Can you imagine the demand for Pinky and the Brain Pop Vinyls?

Indiana Jones -

Another one from the "It's Not Made Already" file, a small Indiana Jones line would be a nice addition to the Funko catalog. Instead of trying to force every character into the line like the Mighty Muggs series did, this subset would greatly benefit from staying true to the core characters. A few different versions of Indy, Indy's father Dr. Henry Jones, Marion Ravenwood, and perhaps the Grail Knight from the third movie would make a nice easily obtainable line.

Dukes of Hazzard -

The good old boys in Pop Vinyl....if Duck Dynasty can do it, they sure can. Bo Duke, Luke Duke, Daisy Duke, Rosco P Coltraine, and Boss Hogg are all shoo-ins for the line. However, it would be the Pop-sized General Lee that would be the must have for collectors. Bonus points if it could play the opening bars to Dixie a la the real one.

Mythbusters -

Ok, so maybe the mass market appeal is not there, but I could see this having a specialty market niche. The show has been around for a number of years and has a large amount of geek cachet would could translate into impulse purchaes. Since it would also be a small subset, it would be easy to collect the entire line of Jamie, Adam, Tory, Kerri, and Grant. "Post Explosions" variants of Jamie and Adam would add to the line's cool factor.

Bioshock -

With Funko's expansion into video games, it is probably only a matter of time until they get this license. Any of the various Big Daddy monsters, Little Sisters, Splicers, and the Heavy Hitter from Bioshock Infinite (as a super sized Pop) would create a good sized series to go along with the already existing Halo, Diablo, and Warcraft lines. The Big Daddy armors would give Funko a chance to create some of the most detailed Pop figures ever. Additionally, the line would fill a decent sized gap in the available merchandise supporting the game.

Feb 28, 2014

More Shows Added to 2014 Schedule!

We are really hitting the road this year!   We have just added three huge shows to our 2014 schedule.
First off, we will be making our first appearance at the huge Baltimore Comicon, Sept. 5 - 7.  Home of the Harvey Awards and featuring more comic professionals than Marvel's LinkedIn page, we are really excited for this one and will be filling our booth with Marvel, DC, and McFarlane figures, loose figures, and Pop Creations.
  Baltimore Comic-Con

Second, we will be making a return appearance to the best pop culture show in Virginia, the VA Comicon on Nov. 22 and 23rd. We did this show on a last minute notice, and we are glad we did. Great cosplay, lots of artists, and lots and lots of wonderful fans made this a fun trip. We'll be bringing more loose figures, more Marvel, DC, McFarlane, more Pop Creations, and just all around more!

Third, we don't just do toy and comic shows. We'll be laying the Smackdown at Wrestlecade in Winston Salem on Saturday, Novemeber 29th (the Sat after Thanksgiving)! Possibly the biggest wrestling fan fest in the Carolinas, the guest list is already loaded with Vader, the Steiner Brothers, Ted "Million Dollar Man" Dibiase, LAX (Hernandez and Homicide), Sunny, and more to come. Our ring will be filled with Jakks Attitude Era figures, Classic Superstars, and whatever TNA and Mattel product we can get between now and then.  Heck, we're even bringing the original wrestling buddies!

It's going to be a great year for Road Trips!   

Feb 17, 2014

Introducing - New World Pop Creations!

We are planning on opening an Etsy shop with some of New World Angi's great pop culture creations.   Using actual comics, postcards, trading cards, and other media, she is hard at work creating new comic tiles/wall art, pendants, and displays.  We currently have nearly 100 comic tiles ready to load on Etsy featuring a variety of subjects including:
  • Star Wars
  • Hulk (green and red)
  • Spider-Man
  • Walking Dead
  • Fantastic Four
  • JLA
and many more.

The pendants should be added within the next 60 days.

Additionally, she will be taking custom orders for a favorite character, scene, etc.  Check it out!

Jan 30, 2014

NWTC on the Road Again!

Just added!  We are going to be at the upcoming VA Comicon in Richmond on Sunday Feb. 9th.  Hopefully this will be the start of regular appearances at this great one day show run by Brett Carreras and Guy Rose.  
The item menu for this show will include
  • lots of loose figures from McFarlane and Marvel
  • some Toy Biz Marvel Legends on card
  • some hard to find Blackest Night figures on card
  • early Dragonball Z figures on card
Hope to see you there!   Like us on Facebook for more updates and info!

Oct 14, 2012

Testing and Such

Trying out a new interface with hopes of a return to regular blogging.    Also, exciting news coming soon!

Jun 15, 2012

Heroes Con Coming Up! June 22 - 24

You know how it is when there is something you have been looking forward to and working towards for a very long time....the culmination of work and determination....the end point of your quest.  The anticipation can be cut with your favorite sharp edged implement.
Well, here at New World central, we are reaching one of those points as we are less than a week from HeroesCon in Charlotte, NC.   After doing a number of one day and "dealer only" style shows, this is going to be our first huge CON with thousands upon thousands of attendees.   Getting through this huge show successfully and profitably will be a huge accomplishment for us in our ongoing business development.  We've been honing our convention procedures leading up to this, and very soon now, it will be showtime.

So, come out and see us at booth 105 - first booth on the wall directly in front of you as you enter the convention hall.   Make that first corner, and there we are - nearly 800 figures, busts, art prints, custom crochet hats, and a whole lot of cool bound up in a 10x10 spot.

Of course, if you came to the show just to see us, we are impressed and grateful.   However, there are a lot more reasons to come out to the show.  It's Heroes 30th Anniversary, and they have pulled out all the stops with the guest list including -

  • Adam Hughes
  • Mark Bagley
  • Neal Adams
  • Bob Layton
  • Ron Marz
  • Ed McGuinness
  • Mike Mignola
  • George Perez
  • Dos Simonsons - Walt and Louise
  • Mike Zeck
  • oh...and some guy named Stan Lee.   

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So....come this time next week, we will be hard at work setting up the booth, hanging the figures with care, and Mike endlessly rearranging in a search for plastic feng shui.    Wish us luck and hope to see you there!