Funko Is Releasing Figures From DuckTales, Tailspin, and More


Funko has built an empire on making vinyl figures out of pop culture characters (as well as a few real-life media icons). The latest brand to get the Funko treatment comes from a beloved television block that Disney produced in the early 1990s. As Slashfilm reports, the Disney Afternoon Collection includes toy versions of characters from DuckTales, Darkwing Duck, TaleSpin, and Chip ‘n’ Dale’s Rescue Rangers.

Unlike Funko’s famous Pop! dolls, these figurines lack the distinctive block heads and black eyes. They’re part of the company’s line of action figures that resemble characters as they appear in their games, movies, or TV shows.

From the series DuckTales, Funko is releasing a Scrooge McDuck collectible, complete with cane and money bag accessories. TaleSpin is also represented by one character: Baloo in his pilot’s outfit. Both Chip and Dale (and their sidekick Zipper) from Chip ‘n’ Dale's Rescue Rangers have their own figurines. Fans of Darkwing Duck have their pick of either a classic Darkwing action figure or a limited chase edition.

Funko action figure

Funko action figure.

Funko action figure.

Funko action figure.

Funko action figure.

If you prefer a different look for your vinyl cartoon dolls, Funko has options for you. The cast of DuckTales, including Huey, Dewey, Louie, Webby, Magica De Spell, and Scrooge McDuck, were added to the Pop! line in September. And Chip, Dale, Baloo, and Darkwing Duck have also been made into Pop! dolls.

[h/t Slashfilm]

All images courtesy of Funko.

Game of Thrones Star Liam Cunningham on Final Season: 'We're All Going to Die'

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Helen Sloan, HBO

With the final season of Game of Thrones premiering in less than three months, the big question on everyone's mind is who will ultimately sit on the Iron Throne. While we all have our own guesses as to who will emerge victorious in the finale, we're also aware that pretty much anyone could die. As this is the last season, it would be silly to assume that anyone is safe.

Many of the series' stars have hinted at what we can expect when it comes to who lives and who dies; Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, called herself the "last woman standing," while Peter Dinklage hinted that his character, Tyrion Lannister, will die. Dublin-born actor Liam Cunningham, who plays Ser Davos Seaworth, has an even darker prediction: no one will live.

While talking to host Ryan Tubridy on Ireland's The Late Late Show, Cunningham hinted that Davos will meet his demise in Season 8, along with many of his co-stars. "Congratulations for staying in the picture because there's death all around you," Tubridy told the actor, to which he replied:

"So far, so far. That doesn't mean anything. We're all going to die. Don't forget 'Valar Morghulis,' which is one of the phrases on the show which means 'all men must die.'"

Cunningham went on to clarify, "I haven't said anything," after Tubridy got excited over his statement, however he is definitely hinting at the many deaths we were already expecting.

It wouldn't be a total shock to see Davos be one of the many to die in Season 8, but we won't know for sure until Game of Thrones returns for its final season on April 14, 2019.

Game of Thrones Star Sophie Turner Says Latest Teaser Has 'Nothing to Do' With Season 8


If you ever want to get lost down a Reddit rabbit hole, check out the Game of Thrones and Game of Thrones Theories subreddits. Since season 7 ended in August 2017, fans have been rabidly theorizing about what they believe will happen in the final season, even going so far as to comb through old episodes and interviews and re-read George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series for any clues. Now that we've finally seen a few teasers for season 8, fans have begun analyzing even the tiniest details to see what sort of future they might hint at. There's just one problem: The promos apparently have nothing to do with the details of the final season.

Fansite Winter Is Coming recently resurfaced an interview with actress Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, from October 2018's New York Comic Con, in which she stated that the latest teaser—which features Sansa, Arya Stark, and Jon Snow coming face-to-face with statues of themselves—is actually irrelevant to the final season. According to Turner:

“We did this promo for season 8 where—I don’t know if I can say this, actually. Well, actually, no. It’s got nothing to do with the series; it’s just a promo. It was this big kind of statue of me, of Sansa, and I wanted to have it in the garden of my new house. But they obviously wouldn’t ship it from Belfast to New York, so …”

Since it debuted more than a week ago, the newest teaser has spawned a range of fan theories, from speculation that Bran Stark is either the Night King or the Three-Eyed Raven to Jon Snow being one of the series' few (or only) survivors.

Though it seemed clear that the teaser wasn't actual footage from season 8, fans were all banking on it meaning something about the series' final season. But the fact that Turner could talk about it without revealing any spoilers is pretty strong proof that it doesn’t include any hints about how it will all end. Which just goes to show that, like Jon Snow, we know nothing.

Game of Thrones returns for the final time on April 14, 2019.