What we’ve been playing with this month
1 If only Zack Snyder’s movie shared an iota of the sense of fun of these Batman vs Superman Mopeez (FPI price £8.99 each; product codes D6202, D6203, D6204, D6205), the latest in Funko’s range of cutesy plushes. Pictured are Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Aquaman. All look rather down in the mouth (perhaps they saw the film), and feature weighted bottoms to keep them sitting up. Best feature of these: Wonder Woman’s corduroy hair – a phrase that’s surely crying out to be the name of a band.
2 Just two of a wide range, this pair of Star Wars tin signs (FPI price £3.99 each; product codes D5852, D5850) come with screw holes in each corner so you can affix them to a wall or door. But where to put them? Well, “Beware Ewok crossing” could adorn your fluffy puppy’s favourite perambulation route perhaps, while the Death Star one, with “Enter at own risk” emblazoned on it, would suit the door of the most danger-filled room in your house – a teenage boy’s toxic, porn-stuffed tip, perhaps? There’s an “I Am Your Father” one too – perfect for your dad’s bedroom, obvs.
3 Margot Robbie’s psychoclubber version of Harley Quinn is set to steal Suicide Squad, but here’s a chance to celebrate the Joker’s main squeeze in her classic dominomasked jester’s finery. This Batman: The Animated Series bust bank (FPI price £19.99; product code D3895) is the perfect place to stash the spoils of your deranged looting spree – face it, that smile says “Crime sure does pay, Puddin!” There are several other Batman: TAS bust banks available, but this is the one that
tells the world you’re a certified homicidal clown-freak.
4 “Wookiee Cookies” proclaims the legend on this chunky and overwhelmingly beige Chewbacca mug with cookie slot (FPI price £10.99; product code D5843). It features a nice drawing of the famously biscuit-loving furball on one side (he looks sad, perhaps remembering that scene from The
Force Awakens) and the Star Wars logo on the other. Hidden from view here is the cookie slot, which is a bit of a weird addition – certainly big enough for a HobNob (other snacks are available), but probably not for one of those hand-made ones you get in fancy coffee shops nowadays. And anyway, is anyone really that short on space?
5 Engage in your very own Civil War at home, by pitting these Pop! Vinyl Marvel figures (FPI price £8.99 each; product codes D5593, D5594, D5595, D5599, D5600) against each other. It’ll probably be an uneventful scrap, seeing as their superpowers are limited to vicious nodding – not to mention the fact that Scarlet Witch’s head is so much bigger than her body that life is essentially a constant struggle to stay upright. Still, it’s good to see that War Machine comes complete with his, er, famous cricket bat. Owzat?
6 It may not be bigger on the inside (don’t worry, we’ve checked) but this kidfriendly TARDIS duffle bag is ideal for transporting, say, your Speedos and your towel to the municipal pool. Made of polyurethane and featuring the classic Police Box frontage (though not, oddly, the version currently being used – where’s the St John’s Ambulance badge, huh?), it’s very nicely detailed – in case you can’t make it out, some of the finer details, like the door handles, are only visible when the light catches them.
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