Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Funko Pop! Labyrinth!

As if there was any doubt, it's now officially official.... Labyrinth Pop! figures are on the way!

The announcement and images came from Funko with the following message:
Be careful what you wish for!
Jareth, the Goblin King, is no slouch
when it comes to granting wishes!
Sarah must rely on Worm and the dwarvish Hoggle for
help to solve the Labyrinth and save her brother!
The playful beast, Ludo, is coming as a super-sized 6" Pop!

I'm sure they'll be more characters and variants announced soon! 

In the meantime, look for these to hit shelves in September!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Labyrinth's 30th Anniversary!

30 years ago today, the world first entered the word of Labyrinth. I remember exactly where I saw it (it's now a Walgreens - natch) and it was the 2nd, possibly third (Follow that Bird, and Muppets Take Manhattan being other two) Henson film I had the pleasure of seeing in a theater!

In celebration of today's anniversary, River Horse has unveiled a sneak peak at the final lineup of Goblins in the expansion pack (sold separately) to their upcoming Labyrinth board game!

While not an initial box office success, it's great that so many people have found the film since. 

Personally, though I loved it from the start. My birthday cake that year even featured my favorite character from the film!

Kinda hard to tell from these photos, but can you figure out who it is?

It's a Firey!!

Happy 30th Labyrinth, don't lose your headhave a 30 year old piece of cake!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Bradford Exchange - More Muppet Items!

One of our more popular posts was the announcement of the Branford Exchange Muppet clock, well they're back with a few more Muppet items. 

A 4 piece Snow Globe train:

Thanks to our friends at ToughPigs for clueing us in on the "Pandora" style bracelet!
All are now available at the links above.

Bradford recently had two more items on their site, but both either sold out or were canceled. 

4 piece Muppet Train:

Kermit The Frog Diamonesk Embrace Ring:

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Sony Pictures Animation Announces Nativity Movie With Henson Company!

Sony Pictures Animation has announced its upcoming film slate through 2018

Among the upcoming films announced by president Kristine Belson are a new Smurf movie, Hotel Transylvania 3, an animated Spider-Man film, a film based on the lives of Emoji's, and a Nativity movie - The Star, from The Jim Henson Company.

The Star – a small but brave donkey and his animal friends become the unsung heroes of the greatest story ever told, the first Christmas. 

The Star (working title). The computer-animated feature is directed by Oscar nominee Timothy Reckart (Head Over Heels); executive produced by DeVon Franklin, Lisa Henson, and Brian Henson; co-produced by Jenni Magee Cook; and written by Carlos Kotkin and Simon Moore. 

Sony Pictures Animation in association with The Jim Henson Company, scheduled for a December 8, 2017 theatrical release. 

Friday, June 17, 2016

Henson Company Secures Multiple Licensees For Labyrinth's 30th!

As you may already know, this year marks the 30th anniversary of Labyrinth

We've already talked about many of the products on the way to help celebrate the milestone, yet the official news broke yesterday that The Jim Henson Company has made even more deals with licensing partners for new apparel and figurines to commemorate the film!

Apparel partners include:
  • Trademark Products in the U.K. 
  • Truffle Shuffle for apparel, ceramics, bags and prints in the U.K.
  • Zen Monkey Studios in the U.S. 
  • Funko signed on to create stylized figures  
      - Which means the Labyrinth Pop! rumors floating around online can now be confirmed!  
      - And the possibility of Labyrinth ReAction figures as well!

Custom Pop! figures. NOT prototypes.

Other new and already announced licensees include:
  • River Horse for board games in the U.S., Canada and select territories within Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Card Corporation for debit cards in the U.S. and Canada.
  • Toy Vault for plush, novelty and games in the U.S.

  • Boom Entertainment for worldwide publishing.

  • Trevco for apparel, bedding and home in the U.S.
  • Ripple Junction for apparel, posters and pins in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.
  • Insight Editions for publishing in the U.S.

Hot Topic, Art.com, SevenTimesSix.com, and Zulily have all been secured as retail partners!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Dark Crystal Funko ReAction SDCC Exclusive!

With San Diego Comic Con approaching, Funko has started announcing their exclusives for the mega convention. 

Almost every year for the past decade, one company or another has released some sort of Jim Henson exclusive. This year in no different  - and it's as doozy!

Funko's announced yesterday that one of their many offerings will be a ReAction Dark Crystal Landstrider and Jen box set!

We don't have the full specs yet,  but by the looks of it this thing is gonna be pretty big!
We'll have more info as it becomes available. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Electric Mayhem Bus Ornament!

As we first reported back in October, this year's Hallmark Muppet Keepsake ornament is The Electric Mayhem Bus.

When the button on top is pushed, it will play part of Can You Picture That? from The Muppet Movie.

It will be released July 9th. Click here to get more info and hear the clip.