Monday, February 6, 2017

Beauty and the Beast 2017 Funko Mystery Minis! :D

I'm so excited, guys! My mom and aunt went to our local Hot Topic yesterday and discovered these ADORABLE new Funko Mystery Minis:

I may possibly have squealed when they sent me the pictures of the boxes from the store. ;)

The front of the box features Chip and Belle.

Gaston and the Beast are on one side...

...and the Prince (eep!) and the Hot Topic Exclusive Village Belle are on the other. 

The back shows all of the available figures from the Hot Topic packages, including three exclusive figures. (I was a little bummed to see they don't have a Cogsworth, even in the non-Hot Topic boxes. Maybe he'll be a Walgreen's exclusive like Rapunzel.)

My aunt bought four packages, and after she and mom called me and told me about them, I had them pick out two for me. :)

My aunt got Celebration Belle first. Isn't she darling? I LOVE this new dress. 

Celebration Belle from the back, complete with baby's breath in her hair. :)

Next, my aunt got the Hot Topic Exclusive Beast. He's cute, but a little grumpy. ;)

Beast from the back.

She also got the other Beast figure. I like him a lot better. :)

Beast #2 from the back.

Each Beast figure has a little tail in the back that sticks out. The detail on these figures is quite amazing.

My aunt's last figure was another Hot Topic Exclusive, this sweet Village Belle with her book.

Belle from the back.

My first figure was Belle in her yellow dress, holding a rose. The interesting thing was, this actually isn't one of the figures that's supposed to be in the Hot Topic boxes! That's okay, though, because she's my favorite out of all the Belles in their yellow dresses. :)

Belle from the back.

A closer look at some of her details:

I was really excited when I felt my next figure through the plastic, because I thought it might be the Prince. 

Sigh. So close. ;) Gaston is super cute, though, so I can't complain. (And I think Luke Evans is going to be INCREDIBLE in this movie.)

Gaston from the back.

Gaston and Village Belle look really cute together.

And so do Belle and "Happy Beast," as I've dubbed him. ;)

My aunt was really sweet and said she'd be willing to trade or let my buy some of her figures since I'm such a big Beauty and the Beast fan. I decided to trade my Gaston for her Happy Beast, and I also bought her Celebration Belle. I'm hoping to eventually find the Prince, Chip, Mrs. Potts, and Lumiere. And maybe another Village Belle. ;) 

AFTERNOON UPDATE: 

Okay, guys, I just couldn't help myself. :} I stopped by Hot Topic before I picked the girls up from school and picked up three more boxes. 

And would you believe I got just what I was hoping for? :D

LeFou, the Prince, and another Belle in her ball gown.

Well, okay, I wasn't hoping for LeFou, but he's still pretty cute. ;)

LeFou from the back.

And he looks great with Gaston.

"And I've got my sight set on that one."

"The inventor's daughter?"

"She's the one! The lucky girl I'm going to marry." 

I could go on, but I think I'll stop there. ;)

The Belle I got was the other Hot Topic exclusive one. I love the way she's lifting her skirt so elegantly. 

Belle from the back.

She looks great with Mimi's Hot Topic Exclusive Beast.

The one I was most excited about was this guy. I was really hoping to find the Prince! :D

The Prince from the back.

A closer look at that fancy hairdo. ;)

Doesn't he look darling with Belle in her Celebration dress?

I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS MOVIE TO COME OUT!!! :D

So my aunt and I have worked it out. I'm going to trade my newest Belle in her ball gown for Mimi's Village Belle, and I'm going to trade LeFou for Belle in her Celebration dress. That means I'll have Happy Beast, Belle in her ball gown with the rose, Village Belle, the Prince, and Belle in her Celebration dress. Mimi will have Hot Topic Exclusive Beast, Hot Topic Exclusive Belle in her ball gown, Gaston, and LeFou.

And crazily, I actually now have all of the figures I wanted. It's unheard of in blind bag land! Normally I get a ton of duplicates! I love how these guys look on my shelf, and I'm so thrilled I got the ones I really wanted without having to buy a ton of them. :)

What do you guys think of the new figures? Will you be adding them to your collections? 

10 comments:

Meritre said...

In this form, even Gaston looks really cute!
I see they used the earlier version of Belles yellow dress with these figures, too.

Hannah Prewett (beastsbelle) said...

Hi Meritre! He is cute, isn't he?

And actually, if you look closely, you'll see the gown is the updated version from the new movie, but because of the style of doll, it looks very similar to the original dress. The detail is stunning on all of them. :)

Sarah said...

They're all so adorable. I especially like Celebration Belle and Village Belle. Speaking of CB, I was getting confused, because first you said you bought CB from Mimi, then at the end, you said you traded LeFou for CB, and I was thinking, "Wait. Were there two CBs?", but then I think you meant you bought CB and traded LeFou for her, right?

Farrah Lily said...

Awww, these are super adorable! I like them a lot better than the funko pops they came out with although it so nice to see all the variety of different "movie looks" they have!
A collectors dream!
I have to admit, I always think of you when I see anything Beauty and the Beast related because you may just be their biggest fan! :)
I am so excited for the movie as well. I absolutely LOVED Dan Stevens when he was in Downton Abbey and can't wait to see him on the big screen (even though he'll be in Beast form.) :) I love Emma Watson as Belle...so likable as this character. It's going to be great!

Hannah Prewett (beastsbelle) said...

Hi Sarah! Lol, I guess I did make that a little confusing, didn't I? My original plan was to buy Celebration Belle from Mimi, but when I got LeFou, she agreed to trade instead. Maybe I'll go back in and fix that. ;)

Hi Farrah Lily! I think so, too! :D

Hee hee, I've been feeling like a ten-year-old girl again with all of this new stuff coming out. It's hard to be disciplined and not buy everything in sight! ;)

It's funny, everyone loved Dan Stevens in Downton Abbey, but I first fell in love with his acting in the 2008 version of Sense and Sensibility. <3 I loved his portrayal of Edward. I'm so excited he's playing the Beast. And Emma is a wonderful actress, too. I think the movie will be fantastic! :)

Matthew Richards said...

Any information on exclusives from other retailers?

Meritre said...

Oh, I'm sorry I thought that the way the back of the skirt is done belongs to the old design. I'm not sure about them but I'll see it in the movie, right? :)
They are all very cute and I'm so happy you found the Prince as well!
He looks perfect together with celebration Belle and her dress and hairdo are perfect in my opinion!

Hannah Prewett (beastsbelle) said...

Hi Matthew! The only thing I've found is there will supposedly be a Cogsworth and a Wardrobe in the Walmart Exclusive series. Hope this helps! :)

No worries, Meritre! :) I'm looking forward to seeing the full design in the movie, too. :)

ElsaIcySnowflake said...

All the blind box minis from this collection are so cute!:) I probably won't get any since I kind of just want a Belle and there's no guarantee I'd get her, but they sure are cute. I'm glad you got all the ones you wanted:)

Hannah Prewett (beastsbelle) said...

Thanks, ElsaIcySnowflake! Maybe you could find a nicely-priced Belle on eBay. That's what I tend to do when I've gotten too many duplicates. ;)