Dwight, Jim, and Prison Mike From The Office Are Now Funko Pop! Dolls

Hot Topic, Funko
Hot Topic, Funko

There's no limit to how many times you can rewatch The Office, but sometimes you have to press pause on your binge-watching session to take care of things like eating, sleeping, and going to your own less-entertaining job. For those moments when you don't have access to your Netflix account, you can now have the cast of The Office in Funko Pop! doll form to keep you company.

As ComicBook.com reports, the toy makers at Funko have designed a new line of vinyl figures modeled after your favorite characters from The Office, including Jim, Dwight, and Prison Mike. Many of the dolls include details fans of the show will recognize: Michael Scott is holding his World's Best Boss mug and Kevin is carrying a stockpot of chili. The Jim figurine comes in two different styles: One is his season 5 Halloween costume (a nametag that says "Dave"), and the other is his Facebook Halloween costume from season 6. The latter Jim is the rarer "chase" version and it will be sent to buyers randomly. Dwight, Pam, Darryl, and a Toby vs. Michael two-pack are also included in the line.

There's one more new Office Funko Pop! that isn't available to purchase with the other figures. On August 1, Hot Topic made its exclusive Prison Mike doll available on its Funko online store. This mean-mugging version of Michael Scott sports his signature purple bandana. (Dementor Funko Pop! figures are sold separately.) The product sold out quickly online, but it's also available to buy in person from Hot Topic shops.

The new Office Funko collection is now available to preorder, with a release date set for August 9. You can buy them from Amazon today.

Kevin from The Office Funko Pop! doll.
Amazon, Funko

Jim from The Office Funko Pop! doll.
Amazon, Funko

Dwight from The Office Funko Pop! doll.
Amazon, Funko

[h/t Comicbook.com]

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Breaking Bad Movie's Title, Release Date, and Plot Details Revealed

Frank Ockenfels, AMC
Frank Ockenfels, AMC

While Better Call Saul has been a wonderful way to stave off Breaking Bad withdrawals, fans have been waiting months to get more details on the Breaking Bad movie that was announced earlier this year. And it has finally arrived. Netflix has just announced that the movie, titled El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, will drop on October 11, 2019.

According to the official synopsis, the film will "reunite" fans with Aaron Paul's Jesse Pinkman following the events of the series' highly acclaimed finale:

"In the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity, Jesse must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future. This gripping thriller is written and directed by Vince Gilligan, the creator of Breaking Bad."

According to Variety, "It is unclear whether Bryan Cranston, who played main character Walter White in the series, will appear in the film. Cranston has previously confirmed that the film was happening but would not say whether or not he would be involved."

While Cranston's involvement may be unknown, based on the newly released trailer, it's clear that Charles Baker will be reprising his role as Skinny Pete. (We can only hope that this means Badger will be along for the ride, too.)

Though Breaking Bad aired on AMC, partnering with Netflix makes sense for the film, as the streaming network owns the rights to the series (which remains a popular binge-watch). And Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan has credited Netflix with being a key reason for the show’s ultimate ratings success.

While accepting the show’s first Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series in 2013 (it won again the following year), Gilligan took a moment to acknowledge the integral role Netflix played in helping Breaking Bad find its audience.

“I think Netflix kept us on the air,” Gilligan said. “Not only are we standing up here, I don’t think our show would have even lasted beyond season 2 … It’s a new era in television, and we’ve been very fortunate to reap the benefits.”

This Damn Fine Twin Peaks Box Set Is the Only One Fans Will Ever Need


Fans of David Lynch’s three-season drama Twin Peaks know there’s quite a lot to excavate. The series, which ran from 1990 to 1991 on ABC and returned for a one-season engagement on Showtime in 2017, has been a perpetual source of ambiguity, red herrings, and the downright inexplicable.

Now there’s a centralized hub of all things Peaks to dwell on. Twin Peaks: From Z to A is a Blu-ray box set containing all episodes of the original series; 1992’s feature film, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me; 2017's Twin Peaks: The Return; an international version of the 1990 pilot with additional footage; as well as an abundance of new and archival material totaling 20 hours in length.

The box for the 'Twin Peaks: From Z to A' Blu-ray DVD set is pictured

Inside the package, which is illustrated with the Douglas firs that are part of the show’s iconography, are mini-figures of Special Agent Dale Cooper and Laura Palmer, played in the show by Kyle MacLachlan and Sheryl Lee, respectively. The box acts as a diorama of sorts and opens to reveal the Red Room, a location where many of the show’s most surreal moments took place. A series of three-by-five index cards provide backdrops of key scenes. The only thing the set doesn’t have is Lynch’s hand-drawn map of the show’s Washington location, but you can find that here.

The set is limited to 25,000 copies. It retails for $139.99 on Amazon and is due for release on December 10.

[h/t Newsweek]

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