A Ton of New Funko Toys Were Just Announced

first_img If you’re a Funko Pop Vinyl toy collector, you’re probably rich and/or have a whole lot of shelves and display place. Lucky you. For the rest of us with extremely limited space in general but an enormous love for all things Funko, we’re a little screwed yet elated with the fact that the company just announced what seems like a zillion new toys during the UK Toy Fair. We can hardly keep up with what we already know about, let alone a whole new set of figures!And yet, we’re going to collect them all, because there’s a whole lot of awesome coming in these upcoming series. Twin Peaks, Parks and Recreation, Nicktoons, and more. If you have a favorite character, you’ll probably be able to pick up a Pop Vinyl toy based on it, and it’s about time Twin Peaks joins the fold.There are six Parks and Recreations toys, including Leslie Knope, April Ludgate, Ron Swanson, Andy Dwyer, and Li’l Sebastian. These are regular plastic Pop Vinyl figures.Power Rangers get a plush version of their monster-busting selves, with the Green, Yellow, Pink, White, Blue, Black, and Red Rangers available as little cuddly toys.The Nicktoons set is culled straight from the ‘90s, with Catdog, Oblina, Crumm, Ickus, Tommy, Reptar, and Chuckie to choose from.The 100, Alias, Lord of the Rings, Space Jam, Ghost in the Shell, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Teen Wolf, and Mr. Robot also receive a set of regular Vinyl figures for hardcore fans to enjoy. Batman: The Animated Series and DC TV Universe will see a mystery mini-series of blind bag releases from Supergirl and on.But that’s not all — the Twin Peaks cast (including the Log Lady) will see its own line of figures, including Overwatch and even a set of Mass Effect Andromeda characters, just in time for the launch of the upcoming game.You can check out all of the proposed figures in the gallery we’ve put together for you, but be forewarned — there’s going to be a lot here to take in. Is your wallet and your home ready? There’s a whole lot of Pop Vinyl going on.View as: One Page Slides1. The 100: Octavia Blake2. Gears of War: Oscar Diaz3. Mass Effect Andromeda: Peebee4. Ghost in the Shell: Major5. Ratatouille: Remy6. Space Jam: Taz7. Twin Peaks: Log Lady8. Tekken: King9. Nicktoons: Catdog10. Overwatch: Mei11. Reservoir Dogs: Mr. Blonde12. Parks and Rec: April Ludgate13. LOTR: Frodo Baggins14. Batman Animated Series: Catwoman15. Mr. Robot: Darlene Alderson16. MST3K: Crow T Robot17. Alias: Sydney Bristow18. Death Note: Ryuk Toy Tuesday: The Most Fatal ‘Mortal Kombat’ ToysToy Tuesday: The Best Funko Pops Stay on targetlast_img read more

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AnheuserBusch Orders 800 Hydrogenelectric Semis

first_imgStay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Fiber-Based Six-Pack Can Rings Offer Eco-Friendly Alternative to PlasticEven More Kellogg’s Cereal Gets Re-Born as Craft Beer center_img With 30,000 employees and 12 breweries, Anheuser-Busch is about as big as it gets in the North American brewing scene… So it’s great to hear that they made a big investment in green transport.Huge might be a better adjective, really. The company has just announced an order for 800 of Nikola Motors’ zero-emissions hydrogen-electric semis. At a price of $375,000 each, we’re talking about $300 million worth of trucks. Nikola had already been seeing a brisk flow of pre-orders. The total tally is now upwards of $9 billion.This is Anheuser-Busch’s second EV announcement in the past six months. Back in December, they trumpeted ordering 40 Tesla Semis.There likely won’t be too much overlap in the company’s fleet, however. These are very different trucks and they’ll service different routes. Anheuser-Busch has plenty of those, given that they’re trucking beer to some 500 wholesalers and distributors.The Tesla Semis will handle shorter hauls. Elon Musk initially said that the battery-electric Semi would have a range of about 500 miles, later upping the figure to 600.That’s more in line with the low-end of the range for one of Nikola Motors’ hydrogen-electric trucks. Their maximum is up around 1200 miles, which is more than enough to roll from St. Louis to Detroit and back without refueling.Nikola’s trucks have a slight edge there, too. Refilling from empty takes about 20 minutes. A 30-minute boost from one of Tesla’s insane 1.2-megawatt Megachargers will restore about 80% charge to its Semi.It shouldn’t be difficult for Anheuser-Busch’s long-haul truckers to find a place to refuel, either. Nikola Motors plans to have a network of 700 hydrogen stations online in the U.S. and Canada.The move to hydrogen-electric trucks will make a major difference in Anheuser-Busch’s carbon footprint. The company estimates that once all 800 are on the road shipping emissions will have been cut by 18%. It’s equivalent, they say, to taking around 13,000 cars off the road annually.last_img read more

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