My Hero Academia fans go Plus Ultra for new line of Funko POP! figures - Dexerto

My Hero Academia fans go Plus Ultra for new line of Funko POP! figures

Published: 21/Feb/2020 22:55

by Brent Koepp


My Hero Academia fans went wild over a new line of Funko POP! figurines announced at Toy Fair New York 2020. From a super-sized 10 inch All Might to metallic exclusives, here are all the epic details.

The New York Toy Fair runs from February 22-25, and just as the event is set to kick off, a new line of My Hero Academia figurines has been announced.

The new line of Funko POP! figures cover a variety of fan favorite characters in the series, and has gotten fans excited to get their hands on them. Here is everything you need to know, including how you can be the first to grab the set.

Since its 2016 debut, My Hero Academia has become a cultural phenomena.

My Hero Academia Funko POP!s

Funko’s social media account made the announcement on February 21 to coincide with the start of the toy convention. In a tweet, they revealed that the anime would get a new set of figurines.

Included in the new line of toys is Best Jeanist, Kurogiri, Endeavor, Tomura Shigaraki, Mina Ashido, Himiko Toga and Overhaul. Most notable is the 10 inch All Might figure which you can pre-order at Amazon, and Midnight which can only be ordered at Galactic Toys.

There are also three exclusives: Metallic Ashido can be pre-ordered at GameStop, Hot Topic is getting a variant of Froppy, and a glow in the dark Endeavor which can be pre-ordered at Amazon.

Fans gushed over the new figurines of the popular anime, such as Twitter user ‘popfanboy’ who exclaimed, “The detail on these. Wow!” Another fan ‘DillonTheSailor’ enthusiastically quoted the show in approval “So. much. PLUS ULTRA.”

Twitter: @popfanboy / @DillonTheSailor
My Hero Academia fans were wowed by the new Funko POP! figurines revealed.

If that wasn’t enough, the toy maker also made a second announcement that the series is getting a Pop Town of U.A High – a set from the show to pose your figurines around.

Later in the day, Funko also revealed more My Hero Academia merch, this time in the form of keychains and pencil toppers. The collaboration is with retail outlets Hot Topic, Box Lunch, and AAA Anime.

My Hero Academia made its debut in 2014 as a manga in the iconic Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine. However it found worldwide success with its 2016 anime adaptation by studio Bones.

The show is currently well into its fourth season arc. For those that want to catch up, the show can be streamed in its entirety at Crunchyroll and Funimation.


Demon Slayer cosplayer masters Beast Breathing as Inosuke Hashibira

Published: 24/Jan/2021 7:13

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


A talented cosplayer embraced his inner beast and transformed into Inosuke Hashibira from Demon Slayer. His fans can’t believe how accurate it is, and neither can we.

Inosuke Hashibira is one of the most hilarious characters in Demon Slayer. He was raised by boars, which is why he’s rough around the edges when it comes to human interaction. He also has a short-temper and unwavering confidence, and it often lands him in hot water.

But despite his flaws, he’s a formidable ally and a powerful Demon Slayer. He’s a skilled swordsman. However, unlike other characters in the show, he prefers wielding two swords instead of a katana. He also taught himself Beast Breathing, which enhances his sense of touch.

Inosuke also doesn’t look like a typical Demon Slayer. Instead of wearing the traditional outfit, he only wears pants, a belt made from brown animal fur, knee-high socks, and sandals. His trademark feature, however, is the iconic boar’s head he wears to mask his face. It belonged to his adoptive boar mother.

Demon Slayer Inosuke Cosplay
Inosuke’s fighting style is courageous and fierce, much like his attitude.

Inosuke looks like he would be an imposing figure in real life. Fortunately, thanks to talented cosplayer Taryn, we know that for sure. He’s cosplayed everything from Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez from Bleach to Sett from League of Legends. They’re all insanely good. However, his Inosuke is on another level.

“Pig Assault! Hashibira Inosuke,” he said. “I missed this guy. What about you? Would you like to see me cosplaying “unmasked” Inosuke? Would you be ready?”


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Taryn will undoubtedly nail the unmasked version, and fans would love to see it. However, his masked version is flawless from head to toe. The outfit itself is simple enough, although he re-created it to a tee. But his version of the actual boar mask is out of this world.

Staying true to the character, he took on a martial arts pose in the first picture and two thumbs up in the second. He’s received almost 10,000 likes between them, which is a good chunk of his 90,000 followers.

Taryn takes his cosplaying very seriously, and his dedication shines through in the quality of each piece. All in all, his version of Inosuke is as good as it gets, and he deserves all the praise.