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Re: New Lord of the Rings Pops

Postby Mr Yac » Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:22 pm

chaber wrote: But why wait for another year, when there's TONS of LoTR and Hobbit Pops they could do now? The source material is bursting at the seams with cool Pops ... Cave Troll, Ringwraiths on Steed, the Company of Dwarves, Shelob, Thranduil... I could go on and on!


i dunno, they like to chase after the new shiny thing most of the time so unless it's right in their faces flashing in neon as new they forget they have certain licenses.

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Postby digithor » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:34 pm

Super pack of all the dwarfs. lol
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Re: New Lord of the Rings Pops

Postby Michaelmexpop » Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:19 am

Come on funko!!! We need something :mad:

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Re: New Lord of the Rings Pops

Postby chaber » Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:26 pm

Michaelmexpop wrote:Come on funko!!! We need something :mad:


A new CON set to start and.................................................................... NADA from the LoTR line!

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Postby Trendkill24hr » Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:02 am

Michaelmexpop wrote:Come on funko!!! We need something :mad:


To be fair, the last LOTR con exclusives didn’t sell very well. Even though they were awesome.
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Postby Trendkill24hr » Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:05 am

We still need a Faramir, Eomir, and Eowyn!
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Re: New Lord of the Rings Pops

Postby chaber » Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:16 am

Trendkill24hr wrote:
Michaelmexpop wrote:Come on funko!!! We need something :mad:


To be fair, the last LOTR con exclusives didn’t sell very well. Even though they were awesome.


I don't know about sales, but I can't believe LoTR sells worse than The Office or Umbrella Academy or any other number of very niche lines with very niche fan bases! Either way, time to admit that the line is unofficially over.

Would be nice if Funko let its loyal fans know so that it can be made official.

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Michaelmexpop wrote:Come on funko!!! We need something :mad:


To be fair, the last LOTR con exclusives didn’t sell very well. Even though they were awesome.


I don't know about sales, but I can't believe LoTR sells worse than The Office or Umbrella Academy or any other number of very niche lines with very niche fan bases! Either way, time to admit that the line is unofficially over.

Would be nice if Funko let its loyal fans know so that it can be made official.


Never know, they could surprise us again one day
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Postby imdustin6 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:25 pm

I would welcome the surprise....hope they make some more
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Postby PopPChulo » Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:30 am

I think we are at a time in the road where it’s time to serve up those movie moments from Lord of the Rings - that is one franchise that really is ripe for a Ton of epic moments
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Re: New Lord of the Rings Pops

Postby digithor » Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:07 am

chaber wrote:
Trendkill24hr wrote:
Michaelmexpop wrote:Come on funko!!! We need something :mad:


To be fair, the last LOTR con exclusives didn’t sell very well. Even though they were awesome.


I don't know about sales, but I can't believe LoTR sells worse than The Office or Umbrella Academy or any other number of very niche lines with very niche fan bases! Either way, time to admit that the line is unofficially over.

Would be nice if Funko let its loyal fans know so that it can be made official.


It'll go in cycles, up and down. Taking breaks between releases for other lines to come into the picture for the fans.
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Re: New Lord of the Rings Pops

Postby chaber » Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:49 am

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chaber wrote:
Trendkill24hr wrote:
To be fair, the last LOTR con exclusives didn’t sell very well. Even though they were awesome.


I don't know about sales, but I can't believe LoTR sells worse than The Office or Umbrella Academy or any other number of very niche lines with very niche fan bases! Either way, time to admit that the line is unofficially over.

Would be nice if Funko let its loyal fans know so that it can be made official.


It'll go in cycles, up and down. Taking breaks between releases for other lines to come into the picture for the fans.


Maybe, but if they are paying licensing fees to retain the rights to produce LoTR POPs, it just doesn't add up. I started collecting LoTR way back in the days of the Sideshow/Weta collab and when that line ended, it started the same way. No news, no releases for an extended period and then, bam, they announced it was over. I started collecting the POPs thinking that it was a much cheaper way to get my LoTR fix and was hoping for so much more.

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Postby Trendkill24hr » Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:05 am

chaber wrote:
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I don't know about sales, but I can't believe LoTR sells worse than The Office or Umbrella Academy or any other number of very niche lines with very niche fan bases! Either way, time to admit that the line is unofficially over.

Would be nice if Funko let its loyal fans know so that it can be made official.


It'll go in cycles, up and down. Taking breaks between releases for other lines to come into the picture for the fans.


Maybe, but if they are paying licensing fees to retain the rights to produce LoTR POPs, it just doesn't add up. I started collecting LoTR way back in the days of the Sideshow/Weta collab and when that line ended, it started the same way. No news, no releases for an extended period and then, bam, they announced it was over. I started collecting the POPs thinking that it was a much cheaper way to get my LoTR fix and was hoping for so much more.


I agree, it’s a shame that they are letting them slip away. There are so many variations they could do, and missed characters entirely
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Re: New Lord of the Rings Pops

Postby digithor » Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:49 am

They could have an open end agreement also.
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Re: New Lord of the Rings Pops

Postby chaber » Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:55 pm

digithor wrote:They could have an open end agreement also.


What does an open-ended agreement entail? They only pay licensing fees when they release a Lord of the Rings Pop?
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Re: New Lord of the Rings Pops

Postby chaber » Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:56 pm

digithor wrote:They could have an open end agreement also.


What does an open-ended agreement entail? They only pay licensing fees when they release a Lord of the Rings Pop?

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Re: New Lord of the Rings Pops

Postby digithor » Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:37 pm

chaber wrote:
digithor wrote:They could have an open end agreement also.


What does an open-ended agreement entail? They only pay licensing fees when they release a Lord of the Rings Pop?


That could be one option, we wouldn't really know what all limitations the agreement would have. Limited to X characters only, X number of pieces, X number of characters at one time, continuous agreement that has no ending date.
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Postby rexflexall » Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:30 am

Need more glow LOTR pops!

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Re: New Lord of the Rings Pops

Postby chaber » Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:16 pm

digithor wrote:
chaber wrote:
digithor wrote:They could have an open end agreement also.


What does an open-ended agreement entail? They only pay licensing fees when they release a Lord of the Rings Pop?


That could be one option, we wouldn't really know what all limitations the agreement would have. Limited to X characters only, X number of pieces, X number of characters at one time, continuous agreement that has no ending date.


I suppose anything is possible, but radio silence is never considered a good thing imo. If Funko feels that there is a profit to be made in selling a Cutey Corn POP, I really wonder why they don't feel the same about LoTR / The Hobbit,...unless they are out altogether.

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Re: New Lord of the Rings Pops

Postby digithor » Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:06 am

Cutey Corn is a bit of a different situation though. They've done a lot in the LOTR line, still possible they will in the future.
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Re: New Lord of the Rings Pops

Postby Michaelmexpop » Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:46 pm

No more funkos For LOTR :evil: :-({|=

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Michaelmexpop wrote:No more funkos For LOTR :evil: :-({|=


I’m still hopeful
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Re: New Lord of the Rings Pops

Postby chaber » Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:21 am

Trendkill24hr wrote:
Michaelmexpop wrote:No more funkos For LOTR :evil: :-({|=


I’m still hopeful


Do you know something we don't? Because as far as I can tell there is absolutely no indication from Funko that this line is still alive :smt068

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Postby digithor » Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:22 am

They've surprised the fans with releases out of no where before.
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Postby Mario Wario » Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:30 pm

Trendkill24hr wrote:
Michaelmexpop wrote:No more funkos For LOTR :evil: :-({|=


I’m still hopeful

Same here, especially with the 4K release of the films quickly approaching.
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Postby digithor » Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:43 am

When is that suppose to be released?
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Postby Tusken » Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:17 am

Fingers crossed that they can come too agreement of some sorts or maybe even a fellowship. We still need some LOTR Funko movie moments. :freddy3:
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Michaelmexpop wrote:No more funkos For LOTR :evil: :-({|=


I’m still hopeful

Same here, especially with the 4K release of the films quickly approaching.


Just released this week, I managed to get the steelbooks of both trilogies too. This has refueled my interests in LOTR pops...so many characters missing!
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Postby chaber » Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:32 pm

Does anyone know how we can find out if Funko still has the LoTR license?

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chaber wrote:Does anyone know how we can find out if Funko still has the LoTR license?


I’ve asked around, but Funko keeps hush hush on licenses. Masters of the Universe was rumored to be a lost license for almost a year, and now we have tons of them. But considering LoTR pops are still collecting dust on shelves, the interest may have died. But, I’m still collecting middle earth shwag either way...I just picked up the 4K steel books for both trilogies :)
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Postby squidward » Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:23 pm

I was hoping for a Pop + UHD Bluray set like they've done with a few other combos. I don't have all of the LOTR Pops that I want, but I have many.
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Postby digithor » Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:58 am

That combo would be nice, not too many of those anymore though.
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Trendkill24hr wrote:
chaber wrote:Does anyone know how we can find out if Funko still has the LoTR license?


I’ve asked around, but Funko keeps hush hush on licenses. Masters of the Universe was rumored to be a lost license for almost a year, and now we have tons of them. But considering LoTR pops are still collecting dust on shelves, the interest may have died. But, I’m still collecting middle earth shwag either way...I just picked up the 4K steel books for both trilogies :)


I wonder if the ones that are shelf-warming are the ones that are more specific, for example like the orcs, or the king of the dead or something.
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Postby chaber » Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:13 am

Another year gone by and nothing new since the Gandalf on Gwahir Pop was released all the way back in October 2019! Maybe the 20th Anniversary of the LoTR Trilogy will bring with it some unexpected surprises...but I wouldn't hold my breath! Happy Holidays everyone!

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PopPChulo wrote:I think we are at a time in the road where it’s time to serve up those movie moments from Lord of the Rings - that is one franchise that really is ripe for a Ton of epic moments

Omg if they start this I'm doomed. I do hope we get more characters though!
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I am hoping we get more characters soon.
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I would like to see the Two Towers created. I think that was my favorite movie out of the 3.
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Postby digithor » Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:41 am

That makes me think of pop towns they could do for lotr.
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Hgmaddhatter wrote:
PopPChulo wrote:I think we are at a time in the road where it’s time to serve up those movie moments from Lord of the Rings - that is one franchise that really is ripe for a Ton of epic moments

Omg if they start this I'm doomed. I do hope we get more characters though!

lol there is legitimately a laundry list tbh
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chaber wrote:Does anyone know how we can find out if Funko still has the LoTR license?


I’ve asked around, but Funko keeps hush hush on licenses. Masters of the Universe was rumored to be a lost license for almost a year, and now we have tons of them. But considering LoTR pops are still collecting dust on shelves, the interest may have died. But, I’m still collecting middle earth shwag either way...I just picked up the 4K steel books for both trilogies :)


I wonder if the ones that are shelf-warming are the ones that are more specific, for example like the orcs, or the king of the dead or something.


I know Grishnakh you can still find at random B&N stores, and same with Elrond at HT
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