Hi everyone! Lorne here. It’s been quite a while since I’ve written anything regarding Funko related. Normally, I’m writing Funko reviews on new products that have come out. However, this time, I want to take a different approach. This is NOT a review on products. But rather, a way to take your love of Funko, meeting people, going to new and fun places and wrapping it all up in a pretty package and tying it with a bow!
One thing that I’ve recently gotten into is doing scenic pictures with Funko in the foreground (or background, depending on what you like). Now, this isn’t a new concept and I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of them in the Funko community via social media. What’s fun about it though, is that there’s a Funko for every situation! If you are an avid collector like I am (230 Funko and counting!), then you aren’t exactly limited on who to take with you to your destination! Normally, if I’m going to be out visiting several places in a day, or making a day-long trip to Disneyland, I figure out what Funko I’d find either cute, funny, or “just right” for the places I’m going.
The thing that makes it a lot more fun, is when taking the pictures and getting your fun shots, you NEVER know who you might run into. I almost always meet a Funko collector when I’m taking pictures of my characters at Disneyland. It’s so fun to meet new people via the Funko community when you’re out in everyday life and just enjoying the day. You’ll meet fun people, get into great talks about what got them into collecting, compare your Funko numbers, etc.
So, like the title says, GO!!! Add a little extra enjoyment into your daily life and take a Funko with you for the day! Take fun pictures. I guarantee you will meet people who share your love of Funko. But of course, don’t forget to post your fun Funko Scenes on social media. Get other people into doing it, meet people in your area and go on Funko adventures. You just might even meet someone who’s willing to go on a fun excursion to different malls and go Funko Hunting!
Have fun out there!!!
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Check our Lorne's new Star Wars Cover!
LivingTheNerdLife.com just had our advanced screening of Lorne's Star Wars Drum Cover! We already knew he was a talented musician but he kills this cover! Plus he looks quite stylish as well!
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Who else here is a Futrama fan?! I know I am. It’s been one of my favorite cartoon series for years. Somehow, I liked it more than The Simpsons. Yes, I said it and will probably receive hate mail for it. But no matter, this isn’t about the show itself, but about the Pops! I recently added the whole line up to my collection (got them very reasonably off Ebay for anyone who’s looking for them).
These Pops almost seem the most fun out of all the ones I have. Let’s break each one of them down:
1. Fry – I think what he’s most noticed for his is hair flip in the front and his red jacket. Both details present and accounted for. However, he seems so basic. Nothing TOO special about his detail.
2. Bender – Bender is great! Oh Oh oh OH Bender is great! Admit it, you sang it because he does. I like that they gave his eyes a little attitude, as he’s always made in the funniest ways and wants to kill all humans. Plus, the beer bottle is a nice touch. If you watch the show, then you’re aware robots need alcohol to sustain life (don’t we need the same thing as humans to sustain sanity while in the work force?).
3. Leela – Not an Alien! She’s a mutant! Remember?! Anyway, has her signature white tank top, purple hair and big boots. However, just like Bender, she also has her one eye in a position that shows she’s not amused with your antics.
4. Robot Devil – One of my favorite characters. He’s supposed to be evil, yet Funko put the grin on his face. I think that’s the best feature on this one. He’s one of the happiest, evil characters I’ve ever seen!
I really love the details that go into Funko as a whole. Hopefully they do more of the Futurama characters. Frankly, I’d like aFunko Pop of Scruffy The Janitor. What do you think? Who from Futurama would YOU like to see?! Don’t forget to add me on Instagram - @lorneondrums – for more Funko fun!
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Let’s face facts………. EVERYONE wants the Villain to win at some point.
Is it because you yourself are sick and twisted? Well…….. probably. But the main reason I think at some point is because we all want a change of pace. Something we aren’t expecting. Plus, Marvel made everyone like “Loki” and that’s something we now have to live with. In this review, I’m not only going to talk about my new Funko’s, but also make mention to the fact that they are all Villains and why I’m showing the villains some love on this go around.
I’m really excited about my existing, but also recently new additions, to my Funko Marvel Villains collection. If you read my Thanos review, then you already know what I love and don’t love about his Funko Pop! Vinyl. The others though really came out well. However, there’s a difference with some of the Pop’s that I’ve noticed. If you watch the Marvel movies, you know that in Guardians of the Galaxy, Ronan wielded the Power Gem (Infinity Stone) the longest, but The Collector Pop is the one carrying the Orb. I would’ve loved to see the Power Gem on Ronans figure. Same issue with Loki. As you’ve seen, the Scepter he had for the longest time contained an Infinity Stone as well, However, he was not even given the Scepter on his Pop. Lastly, they only have a Dark Elf from Thor 2: The Dark World. That would be my biggest disappointment, considering the main villain “Malekith” didn’t get a Pop. Only one of his worker drones.
Now, putting aside the negativity, Funko never short changes their Pop’s on major details. I think out of all the Pops, Loki’s helmet and Ronan’s hammer are huge details that I’m really glad they kept. I don’t see Ronan kicking ass without his hammer, just as I don’t see Loki trying to take over Earth without his glorious horns. The details in the Funko’s always leave me in “awe” knowing that even though you may not be a HUGE Marvel fan, that the details to distinguish these villains of the universe, is enough for anyone to recognize who they are……………… and yes, I consider The Collector a villain in the MCU.
Now to a point I made earlier. Why give the villains some love? Well, because they never win. They may cross the Earth, Galaxy, or Universe, but eventually, you know and understand that their demise is imminent. But play the dangerous game of switching sides. What if Loki succeeded in taking over Earth in the Avengers. Would he be right in his line in thinking that “freedom is life’s greatest lie”? What if Ultron wasn’t thwarted in his attempt at a home-made comment destroying all life? When you watch these movies, at some point, no matter how much we love our heroes, we ALL get that little inkling inside ourselves saying, “I hope that dude wins, I want something new with these movies. I want to be shocked”. Maybe the villains are also misunderstood. All the members of Guardians Of The Galaxy started off as bad guys, then turned good. Could we all be wrong about how we view villains?
What are your thoughts on villains? Do you ever root for them? Any of the Funko collectors reading have any of these villains in their collection?
Hello all my nerds who are living the nerd life! I’m so excited to talk about my updated Breaking Bad Funko collection. Yes, indeed, this is another Funko review. I’m aware I may have an addiction to buying/collecting Funko’s. However, you keep reading about them. So what does that tell us? We All have problems I guess? Haha! Anyway, moving along…….
So, today I’m showing off the Breaking Bad Series of my collection. For Christmas, my big brother got me Walter White and Jesse Pinkmann as gifts as I was a big fan of the show. Since then, I’ve added to the series as well. A couple months later, adding Gus Fring and then as of recently adding Mike, Hank and of course Saul Goodman (BETTER CALL SAUL!). A little bit of a back story why I have these……….. I love the Breaking Bad Series! Actually that was a fairly short back story. Joking aside, my parents are to blame for sucking me in. I can recap exactly how this went down. My parents were just sitting down to rewatch the whole series because they followed it on TV, but now it was on Netflix. So they were going to power watch the entire series in a few weeks. They tried asking a few days prior if I wanted to join them, but declined at the time. So the night they started watching from Episode one, I had come into it about halfway through the episode and ended up getting hooked. SO they rewound the episode and started from the beginning. 2 and a half weeks later of binge watching Breaking Bad every night, we finished all 60+ episodes. What an AMAZING show. I highly suggest watching it!
(Quick Synposis: Breaking Bad is a show about a High School teacher who starts making meth with his partner who’s a previous student of his and their rise to the top of the drug world).
Anyway, back to my Funkos! Sorry for the side story / tangent. As usual, I’m always so excited about the detail. Funko has never disappointed in that aspect. The yellow hazmat suits, Saul Goodman’s unusual hair style, the half blown-off face of GusFring. I have the main characters in my line up right now. For whatever reason though, they are the only ones I can’t bring myself to remove from the box, lol. If you are a breaking bad fan, these are the collectibles you want to have around the house. If you are a Funko fan, watch breaking bad so you have an excuse to get these guys!
Thank you again so much for reading. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @lorneondrums for more Funko fun! I will be starting more giveaways very soon!
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A topic that is widely discussed, but never has come to a conclusion, is who is scarier: a fast zombie, or a slow zombie? I’m not sure if this article will be biased, or debunk the struggle or what! But, what I do know is this……. The answer is slow zombies. Case in point, I’m more scared of the idea that is, no matter how fast I run, or how strong I am, that they could still over power me. Watch these movies below, you will see my point:
*Dawn Of The Dead (the original).
*Night of the Living Dead (any of them).
*The Walking Dead (TV show, still proves the point).
*Shaun Of The Dead.
*Resident Evil (the first one).
*Cockneys Vs. Zombies.
*Grindhouse Presents Planet Terror.
Now I’m fully aware of how many people are probably shaking their heads at this. So let’s look at the movies that have fast “zombies”. Yes, getting chased down by someone who wants to rip your face off SEEMS scary. However, I find it to be much less realistic. If I think of a virus that brings the dead back to life, I’d figure it’s only bringing back simple motor functions (like a newborn baby, learning to walk) and just has the urge to feed (in this case, on your pasty white ass). But I don’t think fast zombies are realistic, or have the sense of “anger” behind them. For instance, this listing of movies, portrays what are considered zombies, but are not realistic in my eyes, because of how they move:
*World War Z.
*Dawn of the Dead (remake).
*28 Days/Weeks Later.
Side note – the zombies in the movie above are slow when no humans are around. But when a human shows up, they start to run.
Please do not get me wrong in thinking I’m prone to picking slow zombies as being the winner because of my views. To try and take a non-biased opinion, I look at the facts from both sides, and try to make an honest assumption of what could be scarier. Also, one key factor that most misrepresent between the fast zombies and slow is kind of a major factor. If the dead return to life, they are decaying, muscles are weak, missing body parts, etc. Can you run fast with those factors hindering you? George Romero, a personal favorite, has directed most of my favorite Zombie movies. He takes the dead aspect, and truly brings to life something that is scary, horrifying, suspenseful, but realistic (if the zombie apocalypse happened).
While I speak of realism, I want it to be mentioned that I speak of which is more realistic, to make the point that if something is more realistic, it’s scarier. I am more than willing to have friendly debates if you are up for the challenge! Please follow me on Instagram at @lorneondrums. I hope this has provided some insight for you, and if you care to debate, I hope you bring you A-Game!!!
Your friendly Funko Collector and Zombie Movie Fanatic,
Lorne here! Your Funko Pop Vinyl extraordinaire. I've got another haul for you this week!
Everything came from eBay! I can always find any Pop I want, at a great price! (You're welcome eBay for the plug!) Anyway, this week I had 6 Funko's come in.
1. Mystery mini - Bloody 'Merle Dixon' from The Walking Dead
2. 'Sullivan' from Monsters University
3. 'Baymax' from Big Hero 6
4. Baby 'Groot' from Guardians Of The Galaxy (great movie)
6. 'Crush' from Finding Memo
I'm so excited for this week's haul! Obviously because it expands my Funko collection, but as usual, I'm in love with their detail!
For example- Merle Dixon's bloody clothes and the knife attached to his arm, just like in the show! Sullivan with his 'Oozma Kappa' sweater on (no one liked the snobs from his competing fraternity, Roar Omega Roar anyway!). Also, how adorable is Groot is in his little flower pot?! You know, if it wasn't for Rocket Raccoon, we may not have gotten to see him this cute! Plus, Dancing Groot is a 'bobbleheads'. Everyone knows how I feel about bobbleheads, if you read my past posts. (However, I think it's fitting since he is supposed to dance!)
One of my favorites, Baymax! While he doesn't look like it, he is actually the LARGEST of the group. If anyone dares to question that Baymax isn't the cutest character ever made (and deserves to be a part of everyone's Funko collection) then we may have to duel....Not really....Ok, we still might!!! In the meantime, can someone put a smile on Ralph's face?! :)
The funniest Funko of this haul definitely has to be 'Crush'. Now, if you are following me on Instagram, then you'll know I recently held a "500 Followers Giveaway". Once I hit 500 followers, I was going to giveaway a 'Crush' Funko. (We DO finally have a winner!) Please follow me if you want to be a part of future giveaways! Now, back to what I was saying....I thought the 'Crush' character was really adorable, so I ended up buying 2! One for me & one for the giveaway. What can I say, I was all like, whoa! And you were like, whoa! (Hopefully you get the reference I just made...)
Thank you guys for reading my review on my Funko haul this week! As always, make sure you continue following the site for most posts, reviews, giveaways, etc... & You can follow me on Instagram @lorneondrums
We will see you on the next one!
Our Funko Pop extraordinaire, Lorne, is giving away a Crush Funko Pop! Thats right Crush from Finding Nemo, once Lorne reaches 500 followers on his Instagram everyone that has reposted the photo above and tagged and followed him will be entered for a chance to win! So go check him out give him a follow and enter his giveaway!
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Check out Lorne's impressive Mystery Mini haul from this weeks mail!
Which Mystery Mini figures are you looking to add to your collection?
Posted by: Lorne @lorneondrums (instagram)
Hello readers! So, I’m here to talk to you today about Funko, but more specifically, the Funko Mystery Minis! I absolutely love these little guys. I collect, and have way too many of them (and by too many, I actually mean, not enough!). I got into them originally because I was already collecting the standard sized Funko’s from The Walking Dead series. I had about 9 of the full sized Pop! creations. I was then turned onto the Mystery Mini versions, and it was love at first purchase. I liked the thrill of not knowing what I was getting, but then it turned into an obsession to collect them all. I actually sold my full sized Walking Dead Pops for money to purchase more of the Minis. However, my collection quickly went from Walking Dead Minis, to Marvel minis, and horror minis. Now, I have a shelf dedicated to Funko.
If you’re anything like me, you’re a true stickler on the details when it comes to collecting. You judge everything. The paint, the realism, or overall size. Let me tell you this, Mystery Minis don’t disappoint in those aspect. Currently I have over 20 Minis, and I’m loving the detail on them. From the blood splatter on the Dead/Horror characters, tattered clothing, details in the faces, etc. I will, however, go on record, to say I’m a bit disappointed with the Marvel Line. While they remain true to their Mini status with incredible detail, they lack continuity with the other lines in only ONE aspect. The Marvel line are bobble heads. If you know your Funko history, they started in 1998 by Mike Becker as a bobblehead company. It was only in 2005 that the company was sold to Brian Mariotti, and the Funko Universe expanded. They do keep true to the bobbleheads, which is great, I’m just not so sure about the Mystery Minis needing the bobbleheads.
That aside, I collect the Minis more than the standard sized Pops! Call me biased, but I like the look more, and I can collect more, and still take up less space. Plus, it’s a fun game of Russian roulette with every box you choose, because you never know what character you’ll get. If you’re a Funko lover like me, don’t overlook the Mystery Minis.
Posted by: Lorne @lorneondrums