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Friday, August 14 2015 22:07

The One with the Funko Pop Vinyls... FRIENDS Gets a Figure Set

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FRIENDS is going through a Renaissance, it would seem. 11 years after "The Last One" aired on NBC, and 21 years after "The Pilot," the folks at Funko have announced a series of Pop! Vinyls that will bring the six main characters of the show into loveable 3¾" vinyl figure form. While you may have to build your own "Central Perk" or "Apartment" playset, you can almost be certain that someone will reimagine THE REMBRANDTS' "I'll Be There for You" music video or the show's opening titles with Pop! Vinyls standing in. My friends at Entertainment Earth have the full set up for pre-order right now, with expected delivery taking place in February of 2016 - more than enough time to watch the series again on Netflix.

Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston) is ready to serve you at Central Perk...

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Ross Geller (David Schwimmer) is just hangin' out with Marcel the Monkey and hoping to avoid an outbreak...

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Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow) is ready to rock out another rendition of "Smelly Cat" - just for you!

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Joey Tribbiani (Matt Leblanc) is on his way to yet another fruitless audition. He's got the duck from “The One with a Chick and a Duck.”

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Chandler Bing (Everyone stared in awe when we screamed Matthew Perry!) is sporting a fly vest, and holding the chick from “The One with a Chick and a Duck.”

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Monica Geller (Courtney Cox) is ready to whip-up some gourmet eats!

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It could be your day, your week, your month or your year if you add a set of these to your collection...

PS: If you're keeping your Pop! Vinyls boxed (we take ours out), might I suggest the Funko Premium Pop! Vinyl Premium Protector?

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James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade as Publisher of The Rock Father Magazine, he joined Adventure Publishing Group as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider—a destination for all things pop culture. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 25 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, WGN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, BusinessWire, Babble, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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