Miscellaneous, Toys, TV

Winter Is Coming, and It’s Adorable



I love Funko’s POP! figures, and I love Game of Thrones. So the news that Funko is going to make POP! figures of the Game of Thrones cast, well… it necessitated a minor pants-changing. Above are Daenerys, Ned Stark and the Hound; the first series will also include Khal Drogo, a White Walker and Tyrion Lannister (who, if I’m being honest, doesn’t look particularly Tyrion-like, even by POP! standards); you can see the other three at Tomopop. These are nice, but you know what’s really great? Eventually they’re going to get to Arya and Syrio Forel — and now I need to change my pants again.

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.