We are living in a golden age of pop culture toys and collectibles. There was a time when if a person wanted a memento of their favorite movie, TV show, or game, the most they could ask for was a cheap plastic action figure, or maybe a set of limited edition trading cards. Not to discount either of these items, because the Fandom staff absolutely has our fair share of both decorating our workspaces, but nowadays fans have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to the selection of products based on their favorite franchises, at a range of prices to fit any budget.
With so many highly-anticipated movies, TV shows, and games coming out recently, we wanted to highlight a few of the best toys and collectibles tied to these releases that any fan would be proud to display on their shelves. After browsing our Spring Pop Culture Toy and Collectibles Guide, don’t blame us for the damage done to your credit card bill. Consider yourself warned.
For TV Nuts
Daredevil – Funko Pop! Daredevil Red Suit Figure
Funko Pop! figures are some of the most stylish, yet understated ways to display your fandom. Their whimsical, minimalist takes on pop culture icons have garnered them their own rabid fan base. If you are a Daredevil fan and Funko Fanatic that already picked up the masked vigilante and Matt Murdock figures from last season, you will want to add the new Daredevil red suit figure, inspired by this season’s costume design.
The Walking Dead – McFarlane Toys Vigilante Rick Grimes Deluxe Figure
If this weekend’s Season 6 finale of The Walking Dead leaves you wanting more, this Vigilante Rick Grimes figure from McFarlane Toys will help you relive the best moments from the show with everyone’s favorite former sheriff deputy.
The X-Files – Diamond Select 2016 Mini-Series Mulder and Scully Action Figures
Fans seemed divided with their reactions to this year’s X-Files six-episode event. Regardless of how you felt about the mini-series, I think we can all agree that Diamond Select nailed the look of the 2016 versions of Fox Mulder and Dana Scully with these 7-inch action figures. They feature up to 16 points of articulation, and come packaged with a variety of weapons, accessories, and dioramas including an office floor and wall for Mulder and a desk and chair for Scully. So if you were disappointed with how the mini-series played out, you can always just use these to recreate the episodes in a way that is more to your liking.
For Movie Buffs
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots: Batman v. Superman Edition
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice may have cost $250 million or more to make trying to answer the age-old question every fan has asked themselves at some point: Who would win in a fight between Batman and Superman? For just $25, you can find the answer yourself with the Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em: Batman v. Superman Edition. Who needs CGI and big stars when you have two thumbs and a score to settle?
Deadpool – Sideshow Collectibles Deadpool Sixth Scale Figure
The person that wrote the description on the product page for the Deadpool Sixth Scale Figure by Sideshow Collectibles gets it. With features such as a “fully articulated super studly lady magnet body,” a “whoop ass-ault rifle,” several “stabby things,” a “tasty chimichanga hand,” and “totally awesome boot sculpts” it isn’t hard to imagine Deadpool himself breaking the fourth wall and playing with his own sixth scale figure.
Ghostbusters – LEGO Ghostbuster Firehouse Headquarters
Can’t wait until this summer’s Ghostbusters reboot to start busting some ghosts, or would you prefer to recreate your favorite moments from the 1984 original? The LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters features everything you need to get started: a laboratory, containment unit, darkroom, garage bay, office area, kitchen, sleeping quarters, bathroom, recreation room, and nine minifigures: Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler, Winston Zeddemore, Janine Melnitz, Dana Barrett, Louis Tully, Library Ghost and a Zombie Driver, as well as Slimer, and the Pink and Blue Ghosts. As if all that wasn’t enough, it also includes a working fire pole. If you were Ray you would be running to get your sleeping bag to try it out.
Star Wars Rebels – Hasbro Star Wars Rebels Black Series 6-Inch Ahsoka Tano Figure
Following this season’s finale of Star Wars: Rebels, the fate of Luke Skywalker’s apprentice Ahsoka Tano may still be uncertain, but that doesn’t mean you can act out your favorite Ahsoka moments or create your own alternate ending with this extremely detailed and realistic figure.
Halo – Master Chief Motorcycle Helmet
Love the Halo series, but can’t think of a way to express your fandom while riding down the road on your motorcycle? Well, they don’t yet produce working Type 32 Rapid Assault Vehicles, or Ghosts to race around town, but the folks at NECA have produced this detailed replica of Master Chief Petty Officer John-117‘s Spartan armor headgear that is also a working, DOT-approved motorcycle helmet!
Fire Emblem, Street Fighter, The Legend of Zelda – Nintendo Amiibo
Nintendo Amiibo continue to be hot collector’s items, and these characters from three of the hottest game releases this spring are no exception. Fire Emblem Fates fans that miss series favorite Roy will love this faithful Amiibo recreation, based on his appearance in Super Smash Bros. Street Fighter fans that don’t own a PlayStation 4 and therefore can’t play Street Fighter V will love this Amiibo version of Ryu. And those that have played the original The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess or the recent HD remake will recognize the Wolf Link Amiibo and his rider, the imp Midna.
Nintendo Entertainment System Backpack
If you do snag up any of the toys or collectibles on this list, you will want something to protect and carry them around. Enter the officially licensed Nintendo Entertainment System Backpack. This backpack recreates the look of the original NES console, complete with signature grey and black color scheme and details including vents, power and reset buttons, controller sockets, and controller zipper pulls modeled after the iconic rectangular NES controller. About the only thing this backpack doesn’t include is the need to pull out the contents and blow on the contacts to make everything work.
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