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Brian Volk-Weiss talks “The Toys That Made Us”

Brian Volk-Weiss, the creator of the hit Netflix series “The Toys That Made Us” talks with Matthew from NerdNewsToday.com for an in-depth interview on one of the best geeky documentaries that you can watch today.

With Season 3 announced not long ago at SDCC 2018, Brian tells us about the new season, talks to us about how an episode of the show gets made, the dizzying amount of prep and research to craft an episode, and explains what toy lines we may see in future episodes, as well as what we definitively won’t.

He also informs us about a part of the show which will be cut from the newest season, and how long he thinks the series will last.

Plus, Brian shows our viewers the holy grails of his toy collection for the first time ever on camera!

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New York Toy Fair 2013: Bobbleheads and POP figures from “Funko”

You can’t spell “Funko” without “fun”, and this company always brings their unique and humorous take on pop-culture at NY Toy Fair every year.

This time around, the company unveiled a ton of new bobblehead and POP figures from all across the board. Characters included things from the Rocky series, Halo, Mass Effect, Sonic the Hedgehog, Bruce Lee, Star Wars, Star Trek, Robocop, The Hangover, and tons more. My favorites were the Masters of the Universe figures and the new Big Bang Theory bobbleheads!

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One of the hot new items debuting at Toy Fair was their line for “The Walking Dead” which as of now are unpainted, but expect these bad boys to look pretty sick once they do come out.

Also at the show was their line of DC Comics themed “Domo Kun” blind-box figures, and their new Cupcakes series, which is a new line of more feminine characters squeezed into a cupcake. However, the biggest item to come out, in this reporter’s humble opinion, would be “Funko’s” line of “My Little Pony” figures, which look amazing and infinitely better than the current toys on the market. They really capture the look of the characters, and the lack of rooted hair for a mane adds to the animated feel to them.

Check out the gallery below for more photos from “Funko”!

30TH Anniversary Commemorative DVD Collection coming in December!

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Masters of the Universe brand, Mill Creek Entertainment announcesthe release of the 30th Anniversary Commemorative Collection of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe DVD. This epic 22-DVD set chronicles all three Masters of the Universe series, and also includes a bonus DVD containing new and unreleased documentary features, a bonus audio CD with the classic Filmation series soundtrack, an exclusive MOTUC sword accessory and an extensiveepisode guide booklet all contained in a deluxe display-worthy package complete with a sculpted Castle Grayskull facade.

First launched as a toy line by Mattel in 1982, the Masters of the Universe television series debuted one year later in 1983, and introduced the iconic phrase, “By the power of Grayskull…I have the power™!” to fans nationwide incorporating high fantasy with a science fiction twist. The story isset on the planet Eternia where throughout time, war has raged. Heroes King Grayskull®, Vikor® and the legendary He-Man® have heeded the call to rise and fight. These heroes strive to protect the Power of the Universe from the forces of Evil; for he who can harness this awesome power, shall master the universe!

This epic, limited-edition DVD collection celebrates the adventures of The Most Powerful Man in the Universe with three animated series that encompass the legacy of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. The collection relives the excitement of the most phenomenal stories ever created in animation across 189 captivating episodes along with hours of ancillary footage and exclusive bonus items that comprise this definitive Masters of the Universe® collector’s set.

The 30th Anniversary Commemorative Collection will be available in December from Mill CreekEntertainment for $99.98 SRP.

He-Man® and the Masters of theUniverse®

He-Man® and the Masters of the Universe® battle against Skeletor® and his crew of dastardly villains in the landmark, original animated series based on the successful toyline and created by world-renowned Filmation Studios.

Aired on television from 1983-1985
All 130 Episodes are featured in the collection on 16 DVDs
Six Documentary Featurettes
100 Character Profiles
English & Spanish Audio Tracks
The New Adventures of He-Man® and theMasters of the Universe®

A new chapter in the life of The Most Powerful Man in the Universe™ begins when He-Man® is summoned to the future by the inhabitant of an endangered planet, Primus. With the power of good and the way of magic, He-Man® and the Galactic Guardians struggle against the forces of darkness.

Aired on television from 1990-1991
The top 20 Fan-Favorite Episodes on 2 DVDs
Bonus Documentary Featurette
He-Man® and the Masters of theUniverse®

This exciting revival of the classic 80s series focuses on the early adventures of He-Man® as he leads the Masters of the Universe® into battle against the villainous Skeletor® and his evil warrior henchman, who scheme to rule Eternia and spread chaos through the kingdom.

Aired on television from 2002-2004
All 39 Episodes on 4 DVDs
Interviews with Toyline Artists from Mattel and The Four Horsemen
12 Audio Commentaries
A PDF Comic Book for Unproduced Episode #40
Additional Collectible Bonus Items

Exclusive Power Sword®
This MOTUC accessory represents the Sword of He-Man® and is offered in the Eternian gold color for this commemorative anniversary edition.
Audio Soundtrack
An 11-Track CD featuring selections from the Filmation He-Man® and the Masters of the Universe® series by Shuki Levy
All-New Documentary
A bonus DVD containing a brand new FANS OF MOTU documentary featurette in addition to ten previously unreleased documentary programs
Episode Guide
A 48-page commemorative booklet and episode guide for all 189 episodes

About Masters of the Universe®
Masters of the Universe® is one of the largest and most popular brands in the history of the male action category. First launched as a toy line by Mattel in 1982, the Mastersof the Universe® television series debuted one year later in 1983,and introduced the iconic phrase, “By the power of Grayskull™…I have the power™!” to fans nationwide. The story is set on the planet Eternia® where throughout time war has raged. Heroes like King Grayskull®, Vikor™ and the legendary He-Man® have heeded the call to rise and fight. These heroes strive to protect the Power of the Universe from the forces of Evil; for he who can harness this awesome power, shall master the universe!