Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks is back…and it’s bringing action figures

Diane, it’s almost ten o’clock on Monday night, and I’ve just discovered something stupendous, something I never thought I’d see. No, not coffee that somehow manages to be even blacker than black, although that does sound pretty good right now. I’ve just discovered that Funko is about to unleash Twin Peaks action figures on the world.

At the 2017 London Toy Fair, Funko – best known currently for its seemingly endless variety of Vinyl Pop figures – unveiled not only Twin Peaks Vinyl Pops, but a selection of four 3 and 3/4″ Twin Peaks action figures as well. Perhaps it would be best to say that only three of them are action figures; one of the figures doesn’t really move…but then, the character of Laura Palmer didn’t really move much once she was wrapped in plastic.
Twin Peaks

As is often the case, Funko’s choice of characters to produce in what is often referred to as “the Star Wars scale” is both iconic and frustrating. Audrey and Leland, at least, get Vinyl Pops, but there’s no 3 and 3/4″ love for those all-important characters; the quartet of figures instead consists of Agent Dale Cooper, the Log Lady, the aforementioned plastic-wrapped corpse of Laura Palmer, and “Bob”, the spirit form of a deadly presence that inhabited more than one resident of Twin Peaks in the show’s two seasons on ABC. (It could be that the character choices are tied closely to Twin Peaks’ upcoming revival in May on Showtime – only time will tell.)

There is a welcome development for this latest round of 3 and 3/4″ figures from Funko – the “Star Wars standard” of five points of articulation (neck, shoulders, legs) has given way to nine point instead (adding elbow and knee joints); this slightly more modern approach puts these figures on a par with Big Bang Pow!’s Flash Gordon, Big Bang Theory and KISS action figures in the same scale. (Laura Palmer has no points of articulation, being dead and all. Blame it on rigor mortis…and hang her next to Carbonite Han in Jabba’s Palace.)


Will we ever get more characters in this format from Funko, which has drastically scaled back its ReAction line of 3 and 3/4″ figures in recent years? Overproduction of past 3 and 3/4″ lines such as Gremlins and classic Star Trek has given way to a more collector-oriented “boutique” approach with more recent licenses such as The Dark Crystal, The Golden Girls, and E.T.; however, Funko has irked a few collectors by not returning to the well for licenses that did prove popular. A good example of this was its Firefly license, which never delivered figures in any scale for Shepherd Book, River Tam, or Simon Tam, let alone any secondary or enemy characters – no Reavers, no Badger, no YoSaffBridge. Anyone who spent any time watching Twin Peaks at the height of its popularity knows that the show was about far more than just these four characters (one of whom is, it has to be said again for emphasis, dead and motionless); whether we’ll ever get more than three characters and a plastic corpse remains to be seen.

It’s also not known if these figures will be individually carded or sold as a boxed set, a la the more recent E.T. and Golden Girls box sets.

Funko’s line of Twin Peaks 3 and 3/4″ figures will arrive later this year.

Thank you for Being a (Super) Friend!

Confession time!

I have been a Golden Girls fan since I was very young. You can say whatever you want about this, but I love the show. It doesn’t feel dated in any way. Older ladies who like cheesecake, bitch about exes, and deal with realistic things in a realistic way? This show did it all, and it was funny to boot. You’d want any of these lovely ladies to be your grandma, and hope that your mother can be as delightfully salty as Dorothy when she reaches that age. Heck, I hope my mom and I can be like Dorothy and Sophia when we’re old. Sans a man like Stanley Zbornak in my life.

A few months ago, my friend Samantha (whom I want to give credit for finding this gem) shared a video on my Facebook timeline of a quite unconventional approach to The Golden Girls, complete with capes and tights.

No, this is not some sick and twisted encounter with Blanche Devereaux, it is a crossover of the Superfriends characters and The Golden Girls!

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And it is incredible. Just press play, and get lost in the epic of all of this!

Created and Uploaded (Gloriously!) by kevinbappdotcom

The re-imagining of some of DC’s Finest in Middle Age, living in Miami, is the creation of Kevin Bapp, who animated and concepted this fine piece of epic. You’ve got it all –

Batman Zbornak…

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Aquaman Nylund, who is actually from St. Olaflantis (that’s a place, you know!)…

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Superman Devereaux…

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and, of course, Robin Petrillo.

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“Picture it, the Circus!”

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I love the animation of this, it is so incredible. But there is one thing that has almost made me choke…twice.

Superman Devereaux

OH MY GOD, I can’t unsee that. And why would I want to?!

Even the Invisible Jet makes a cameo!

Invisible Jet

I could watch that all day long.

Heck, if laughing were avoidable, I’d watch THIS all day…

Superman Devereaux

Thank you, Kevin Bapp, for being a fine human being.

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So…Allison admitted to being a Golden Girls fan. What can she say, the Girls are her Homegirls, and this is the show she’s been watching the longest in her 33 years. If you like what you’ve seen here (and her made GIPHY skills), you can find her on her blog, Allison’s Written Words, where she has other gems like this just floating around. You can follow her blog on Facebook, and she’s also on Twitter @AllisonGeeksOut.

Superman Devereaux

She’d love to walk “The Superman Devereaux.”

PS: Allison wrote something else about The Golden Girls a few months ago. She’d love for you to read it, in case you missed it the first time!

Check Out Travis Falligant’s Epic Breakfast Club/NeverEnding Story Mash-Up!

It’s no big secret that we have quite a bit of fondness for the artwork of Travis Falligant whether on this site or on the Saturday Frights Podcast spot over on Facebook, the talented artist has always been kind enough to let us share his artwork.

Image courtesy of Travis Falligant.

Image courtesy of Travis Falligant.

The other day though he uploaded a new illustration to his own Facebook Page, a mixing of two fantastic 80’s films. The Breakfast Club and The NeverEnding story…both are classic movies to be sure. But when take John Bender’s (Judd Nelson) iconic victory pose…

Judd Nelson - John Bender - The Breakfast Club

…and marry it to the majesty of Falkor…

Falkor - The NeverEnding Story

…why you can see how Travis just might have created a work of art that begs to be turned into an epic poster, right?

Image Courtesy of Travis Falligant.

Image Courtesy of Travis Falligant.

I don’t believe that is in the works just yet but I can tell you that Travis is right at this very second selling his Golden Girls enamel pins over on his Official Store Page, for a mere $10 you can show your love of your favorite character from the classic TV series.

Image courtesy of Travis Falligant.

Image courtesy of Travis Falligant.

So please follow some of those links provided up top to check out more of Travis’ beautiful retro artwork and nab some of those Golden Girls pins for yourself!

[Via] HDClipsMusic

Stay Golden, Funko Pop!

I think my inner child just screamed and did a back flip.

Which is ironic, considering that I don’t know how to do back flips.

According to Mental Floss, (and Instagram user ryespops) The Fab Four of Miami – Dorothy, Sophia, Rose, and Blanche – will all be getting the Funko Pop! treatment this year.

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Be sure to buy the finest cheesecake you can get – after you do buy them – it will be a photo-worthy moment!

[Via] TV Land

Scooby Doo, guest starring The Golden Girls?

Did you ever see the Scooby Doo movie where Shaggy and Scooby foiled the evil-doings of those mischievous Golden Girls? Don’t worry, you haven’t missed what could have been the best cross-over ever, it’s an idea that spilled from the mind of artist Travis Falligant who clearly has a mind for the unusual.

How else do you explain his Scooby/Horror mashups?

Horror Doo

Check out the artists’ official website for more awesomeness!