Funko Does A Double Giveaway Today: Hikari Turtle and Guardians of the Galaxy Figures Up For Grabs!

Marvel GoG logo Holy Swag, Batman! Oops, wrong comics company, but you’ll forgive my transgression if you happen to enter this awesome Funko contest and win ALL THIS STUFF:

Guardians of the Galaxy Giveaway Technically, this contest isn’t “free” to enter, as you need to have a ticket to see Guardians of the Galaxy in order to enter:

HOW TO ENTER
Post a picture with your Guardians of the Galaxy movie ticket and tag us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
@OriginalFunko
Use the caption “I want to win the Guardians of the Galaxy Prize Pack from @OriginalFunko! #FunkoGuardians”

The giveaway starts NOW and runs through Friday 8/8 at 12am PST!
Good luck!

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WIN FREE STUFF! Funko Keeps The Hikari Friday Madness Rolling With A Turtle For One!

Limited Edition Nickelodeon Exclusive Metallic Michelangelo Exclusive Hikari Sofubi Figure

Hikari logoSo, you’re all cranky that you’re NOT sweating it out at the San Diego Comic-Con swimming in free swag from all those companies giving stuff away and free germs from all those people coughing and wheezing all over you. Well, Funko has your back ladies and gents… er, provided you’re the LUCKY winner of this week’s Hikari Friday giveaway.

In case you haven’t guessed yet, the prize this week is a Limited Edition Nickelodeon Exclusive Metallic Michelangelo Exclusive Hikari Sofubi Figure (#1 of only 500). The other 499 are on sale at SDCC this weekend, but YOU can stay home safe and sound and maybe WIN this one and barely lift a finger.

Okay, well… you DO need to at lift at least ONE finger (two are better for typing slightly faster) and boogie on over to one of Funko’s social network pages:

www.facebook.com/OriginalFunko
www.twitter.com/OriginalFunko
Instagram @OriginalFunko

Enter away, and cross a few things in the hope that you’re the one they pick to get this cool Turtle you won’t see in any retailer (unless some comic shop snags one at the con and resells it for a small fortune).

CE Week Best of (# 2 of 3) Get Me Security!

CE Week Sure, there were plenty of cool and expensive tech products at this year’s CE Week, but this time out, I’ll scribble a bit about two of the more important ones you may want to look into picking up. Well, one is an absolute must if you use a PC or know someone who uses one and is always griping about things running slowly. The other is recommended if you’re looking for a home security system that’s affordable and allows you to keep an eye on your space even when you’re away. Let’s take a look at both below…

sm_screenshots_overview_largeIf you own a PC, you NEED iolo’s System Mechanic ($29.95) humming away on it, period. While it’s been around for 15 years, I’d actually never used it until I got a trial code at the show and decided to take it for a spin to see how well it worked. Less than a week after installing and firing it up, I was removing a few different programs that do what this one product does and I don’t think I’ll be going back anytime soon. Between the system start up being MUCH faster, the more thorough registry cleaning and a few other niceties, I’ve noticed things running a lot better overall.

Even better, the newest update enhances the LiveBoost technology for instant fixes when you fire up more system intensive programs (gamers, you absolutely can use this feature!) and lets you know what it’s doing as it happens. PowerSense™, Ultra Performance and Endurance Modes all keep your computer optimized and will actually help programs run better and with noticeable improvements over a system without SM installed. Of course, you’ll be too busy playing or creating to be paying attention to all that behind the scenes magic, but it’s great to know your PC is being protected and you can take a mostly hands-off approach to care other than checking in every so often to see what the program recommends you take a peek at. Anyway, I’ll shut up now and let you get to checking System Mechanic out – you can thank me later, of course… Continue reading

Not Going To San Diego Comic-Con This Year? Funko Still Wants To Give You Something Hikari!

Hikari logoThree SUPER limited edition Hikari Sofubi Vinyl figures are up for grabs this week and only THREE very lucky people will be getting the first of these three figures you can ONLY get if you attend the upcoming San Diego Comic Con! In other words, even if you DO go to the con and line up, if you’re person number 1498 to roll up to the Funko Booth (#5343), you’re pretty much SOL here. Anyway check out the trio of awesome up for this week’s giveaway:

Mean & Green Raphael:
Mean and Green Raphael

Ice Freeze Batman:
Ice Freeze Batman

Red Rain Batman:
Red Rain BatmanAs usual, if you want to win, here’s the ONLY way to do so:

Hit up one of Funko’s social media channels:

www.facebook.com/OriginalFunko
www.twitter.com/OriginalFunko
Instagram @OriginalFunko

Follow the instructions and hold your breath until next Thursday when the winners are announced. Good Luck and if you happen to win one AND pick up another at the convention, good for you, you lucky soon to be chased around by other Funko collectors guy or gal, you!

CE Week Best of (1 of 3): “Get The Picture” With This Quintet of Snappy Tech Goodies

CE Week
Save for the restrooms, nearly everywhere you looked at this year’s CE Week, there was some sort of tech accessory being showed off, a dongle dangled in your face every ten paces and other high and low tech tech related goodies of all types vying for attention and coverage. I liked a lot of what I saw, so in a few parts today and into next week, here are a few photo-related suggestions for you potential gift givers out there or those of you looking to give a little or big something to yourselves at some point:

slideshow_5ZTYLUS Smartphone Camera Lens (iPhone 5/Samsung Galaxy S/Galaxy Note): If you take a lot of photos with that iPhone or Galaxy, you’ll definitely want a ZTYLUS sooner than later. Invented and designed by Tim Hsu, this lens attachment (with optional case that makes your phone look like something even more futuristic) has a 4-in-1 lens that expands your creative options, is relatively inexpensive and as the official site says, will help you take better smartphone photos. The Revolver 4-in-One Lens is $69.95 and the case is $39.95, but I say snap both up in a combo pack from the ZTYLUS web shop for $99.95 and get your friends wondering when you became a secret agent (who just so happens to take REALLY awesome camera photos).

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Funko’s Hikari Friday Giveaway Offers A Triple Treat (Or Is It Threat?) For Sci-Fi Fans!

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Three Hikari Sofubi Vinyl Figures are up for grabs this week, including two really great looking Premium Transformers figures. Funko is doing these up right and as you can see below, even one of Universal Studios’ classic monsters is getting the Japanese vinyl treatment. Check out the Apocalypse Creature Hikari Sofubi Figure (the lucky winner gets #1 of only 750 made, the rest of you need to fly into your local Funko retailer and hope they’re not sold out):

Apocalypse Creature Hikari Sofubi Figure 

And for you Transformers fans, Funko has introduced its Hikari Premium line that features over 75 paint applications applied to each figure, making for a supremely detailed collectible. Both limited to 1000 pieces, they’ll be EXCLUSIVELY available in September on the Entertainment Earth website. First up for grabs is the Battle Ready Optimus Prime Hikari Premium Sofubi Figure (#1 of 1000):

Battle Ready Optimus Prime Hikari Premium 

And here’s the Battle Ready Bumblebee Hikari Premium Sofubi Figure:

Battle Ready Bumblebee Hikari Premium 

As usual, entering is a SNAP. Just boogie on over to one of Funko’s social media pages:

www.facebook.com/OriginalFunko
www.twitter.com/OriginalFunko
Instagram @OriginalFunko

Do what you need to do and keep those fingers crossed and an eyeball on your email inbox next Thursday when the winners are announced. As always, good luck!

It May Be A Holiday, But Funko Still Wants You To WIN Some Cool Hikari Vinyl!

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Happy Independence Day! Well, all I did today (so far) was get up at 6am to do laundry (and yes, it was packed by 7:30 or so), go home and hang a few things up I don’t normally dry, then cook myself something and get back to playing End of Serenity for the review I need to write. Thrilling, huh? Anyway, I’d almost forgotten if’s Friday and another awesome Funko Hikari Sofubi Vinyl figure giveaway to blast out your way. This time it’s more Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action with two figures up for grabs: Meet Limited Edition Clear Donatello(#1 of 3000) and Limited Edition Clear Michelangelo (also #1 of 3000). One each for two lucky Funko fans!

Limited Edition Clear Donatello 

LE Clear Michelangelo Hikari Sofubi Figure 
As usual, here’s how to enter:

Just click on over to one of Funko’s social network channels:

http://www.facebook.com/OriginalFunko
http://www.twitter.com/OriginalFunko
Instagram @OriginalFunko

Enter and keep your eyes peeled for a note next Thursday if you’re a winner. Simple, no? Anyway, have a safe holiday on and off the roads and good luck! If you don’t win, BOTH figures will be available for sale THIS MONTH at a retailer near you (try your local comic shop if it happens to carry Funko figures).

CE Week: Protection Is The Name Of The Game…

CE WeekIt really doesn’t matter at all how much you spend, have spent or will spend on that hot new tech gadget at all if you don’t take care of it, folks. Sure, there are those who dispose of stuff as soon as a new model ships out or if there’s even the hint of an issue with it, but I’d bet most consumers don’t have that luxury in this economy and would be more than happy to have their tech last longer and even work better in some cases. This year’s CE Week was packed with some really cool new and returning products I can highly recommend, so pull up a chair if you haven’t already and maybe take some notes or click away on the following links at your leisure…

stm-112-033P-16_largeSTM Bags: I’d only heard of STM about a year or so back from a friend of mine who said they were “the best made laptop bags you’ll ever see”, which I promptly took with a grain of salt, as I’ve seen plenty of well-made carrying bags in my day. Anyway, he showed me the new laptop case his wife got for his birthday gift and I had to agree after poking through it thoroughly that there was some merit to his hyperbole.

These Australian-designed bag, cases and sleeves just look like they’re going places, even if you’re just hoofing it a handful of blocks to the nearest coffee spot to grab a cuppa and work on that great novel you think will rocket you to fame and fortune. Of course, if you walk in with your gear in an STM, people may think you’ve already made it. I guess that’s a sign of accomplishment, that looking successful stuff, as some of us have trouble finding a pair of socks that properly match (raises hand and waves it around)…

STM actually gave away that same model this year as a freebie to anyone who popped up at their booth with either the postcard they’d sent out or a mention of the email they shot around to a bunch of lucky attendees. As my own laptop is bigger than the bag handed out, I ended up getting someone who’s birthday was coming up a little replacement for his bag when it finally needs replacing and I’m betting he’s going to be surprised. My eyeball is actually set on that STM Sequel bag in the photo above, as it’s got everything I’m looking for and then some.

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This Funko Hikari Friday Giveaway Is More Than Meets The Eye!

Hikari logoThis week’s Funko Hikari Vinyl Figure giveaway is a double shot for you to win one of two really cool licensed classic Transformers vinyls! Oh, here’s a little note to you big Mr. Bay-haters out there: these aren’t the ones from that new movie at all, so you can enter with pride and confidence that your shelves won’t be cluttered with that you call “inferior” product at all. Anyway, if you’re now feeling even better at that news, why not try to win?

Go hit up one of Funko’s social network channels NOW:

www.facebook.com/OriginalFunko
www.twitter.com/OriginalFunko
Instagram @OriginalFunko

Enter and keep your digital ear to the ground next Thursday, as you might just be the lucky winner of this cool Limited Edition Optimus Prime Clear Glitter Hikari Sofubi Figure:

Limited Edition Optimus Prime Clear Glitter Or this equally cool Limited Edition Bumblebee Clear Glitter Hikari Sofubi Figure:

LE Bumblebee Clear Glitter Hikari Sofubi FigureEach is #1 of 3000 and if you’re not one of the two lucky ones who snag these, you can still run like heck down to that favorite Funko emporium in August to BUY one of these babies. So, what are you waiting for? Go get your chance-o-meter revved up and get lucky!

Funko’s Hikari Friday Giveaway: No Bones About It, You’ll Want Skeletor In Your Clutches!

Hikari logo If you’re a huge fan of He-Man and the Masters of The Universe, a collector of all things vinyl toys or just want a chance to win something cool and rare, here you go. This week’s Funko Hikari giveaway is this lovely (well, if you can call that mug “lovely”) #1 of 2000 Limited Edition Mystic Powers Skeletor Hikari Sofubi Figure. Check it out:

Mystic Powers Skeletor Entering as always, is a TOTAL cinch:

www.facebook.com/OriginalFunko
www.twitter.com/OriginalFunko
Instagram @OriginalFunko

Winners are announced on the following Thursday and if you DON’T win, you can buy this outright at your favorite Funko dealer this September. Anyway, go get lucky and get this! Good Luck!