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Thursday, December 21 2017 09:57

Hands-on with DreamWorks Trollhunters POP! Vinyl from Funko...

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Netflix #StreamTeamDreamWorks Trollhunters Part 2 is now streaming on Netflix, and not long ago I was out at DreamWorks Animation in Glendale, California to get an early look at the new season, along with a sneak-preview of what's on the horizon as the Tales of Arcadia expands. Fans of the series have been looking for more ways to enjoy it, and that brings us to the merchandise, which the folks at Funko (an affiliate) have been rolling out over the past few months. In addition to some fantastic 3.75" action figures, characters from Trollhunters have made their way into Funko's signature POP! Vinyl line under POP! Television. Available now through Funko Shop, Target and coming soon to Entertainment Earth, the team at DreamWorks sent over an assortment for review here at Rock Father HQ. Let's take a look...

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As we've seen over the years, Funko has perfected the process of bringing characters to life in the distinctive POP! style. Here, Jim, Claire and Toby are presented in their normal forms, along with armored variants and some exclusives that first made their debut at New York Comic-Con (NYCC) but have now popped up at Target. 

Trollhunters Funko POP! Vinyl Trollhunters Funko POP! Vinyl

Many POP! collectors leave their figures boxed, or in some cases open them up for display on a shelf. Here at our house, our POPS! are played-with, so while they might spend some shelf-time on occasion, the girls get them down and put them to good use as they re-live the adventures of the series, or create their own imagination-fueled tales. 

Trollhunters Funko POP! Vinyl Trollhunters Funko POP! Vinyl

DreamWorks Trollhunters Funko POP! Checklist:

Trollhunters Funko POP! Vinyl

Funko Trollhunters POP! Vinyl figures are available now through Funko Shop and TargetLook for them coming to Entertainment Earth in January 2018. Trollhunters are featured on The Rock Father™ Magazine alongside the ReadySetz Urban Playset (reviewed here), and considered one of my picks for the Best of 2017.

Trollhunters Funko POP! Vinyl

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James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events 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, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 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.

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