The Community Spotlight - 06/23/2018

Posted by Marino (7555 posts) -
If you don't like Funko Pops, don't eat!
If you don't like Funko Pops, don't eat!

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host this week. With summer in full effect and E3 2018 fully behind us, it's time to sit back and enjoy the warming weather. With that said, I have to warn you about this edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight. If you do not enjoy Funko Pops, you are not going to like this Spotlight! So, with that disclaimer out of the way, let's jump into the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight!

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Bomb Pop! (Updated) (By: @kone)

Giant Bomb user kone started this wave of Funko Pop nonsense you've been enjoying, and they updated their original post! Check out Bomb Pop! II: Champion Edition and Super Bomb Pop! II: The New Challengers.

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MORE FUNKO POPS!!! (By: @ahgunsillyo)

Giant Bomb user ahgunsillyo applied the Funko Pop style to virtually every remaining staff member and Giant Bomb friend. It's amazing stuff even if you do not like Funko Pops!

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Giant Bomb Funko Pops Plus Drew
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Waypoint Funko Pops
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McElroy Funko Pops
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E3 Couch Squad and Dr. Tracksuit

Blinking White Guy Funko Pop (By: @vgbc_clay)

vgbc_clay noticed something "wrong" with Drew's mock Funko Pop figure. It desperately needed to be animated, and I think you will all agree with him.

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Clips Of The Week

"Giant Bomb Logo" Doom WAD (By: @shagge)

Over on YouTube, Giant Bomb user ShaggE/Robert Seale gave BeachThunder 's Doom II Giant Bomb level a shot. See how the level plays in this video.

Stone Cold Matt Kessler (By: bob buel)

Matt Kessler's Twitter is back online if you wanted to know. Will we get that grudge match at PAX West 2018?

Tweets Of The Week

Community Activities

Co-op For Contracts In Egg, Inc. (By: @thebrainninja)

This is a thing....
This is a thing....

Do you have room in your heart for one more idle clicker game? Well, if so, the Egg, Inc. community is looking to enlist your help to complete the community contracts in the game.

Giant Bomb Saliens Steam Group (By: @forcen)

Have any of you tried out Steam's silly web game, Saliens, to coincide with their Summer Sale? If so, learn how you can help the Giant Bomb Steam group to top the charts.

Best Of Blogs

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What If The Giant Bomb Logo Were A Doom II Level... (By: @beachthunder)

In a move that would make Brad proud, BeachThunder created a Doom II level in the shape of the Giant Bomb logo! Click the link to give it a whirl!

Back To Basics With Final Fantasy I - Episode III: Can Someone Explain The Ending To This Game? It's A Nightmare! (By: @zombiepie)

Moderator ZombiePie needs YOUR HELP on their last blog about OG Final Fantasy. What in the world happened at the end of the game? Paging every Giant Bomb Final Fantasy fan!

What I'm Into Lately #2: More Music, More Games, More Stuff! (By: @meatsofevil)

MeatsofEvil provides a deep dive into the music and games they have recently enjoyed. Give it a read and learn more about the current state of Escape from Tarkov.

Translating video games is HARD y'all!
Translating video games is HARD y'all!

TheMist997's E3 2018 Press Conference Ranking Part 4 & Ranking of Assassin's Creed Part 1: Assassin's Creed 1 (By: @themist997)

TheMist997 crowned Microsoft E3 2018 press conference as their favorite. Read why, and which games from their conference they cannot wait to play.

Saturday Summaries 2018-06-23: Speedrun Summer Edition (By: @mento)

After a hectic E3, moderator Mento is looking forward to chilling with SGDQ 2018's speedruns. He also checks out Glass Masquerade, The Last Guardian, and more Sega Genesis games.

Join The Discussion

Jeff was right about Blitzball!
Jeff was right about Blitzball!

Steam Summer Sale (By: @onemanarmyy)

With the Steam Summer sale in full effect, what has your haul of video games been? How has your wallet or purse been holding up? Has Valve destroyed your bank account?

Addictive Gaming (By: @stantongrouse)

What do you make of the World Health Organization's decision to classify gaming addiction as a "disorder"? Join our conversation about the news over here.

Worst Mini-game You’ve Played In A Video Game (By: @thechris)

It's a debate that's divided the Giant Bomb community, but what's the WORST mini-game you’ve played in a video game? Blitzball from Final Fantasy X seems to be the leading candidate, but I have my bets on snowboarding in Final Fantasy VII.

If you are going to tell you have never enjoyed a Garfield comic, you are LYING!
If you are going to tell you have never enjoyed a Garfield comic, you are LYING!

What Final Fantasy Game Has Your Favorite Music? (By: @frostyryan)

It's a thread made for moderators ThatPinguino and Mento, but what Final Fantasy game has your favorite music? I find the lack of love for Final Fantasy VIII's Balamb Garden track in this thread depressing.

You're Gonna Finish It! - Garfield Turns 40 (By: @zombiepie)

Garfield turned 40 this week, and you can join our Garfield celebration thread over here. Here's to another forty years with everyone's favorite cartoon tabby!

Splatoon 2 Octo Expansion Expansion Pack Discussion Thread (By: @matatat)

Have any of you tried out the Octo Expansion for Splatoon 2? What are your favorite missions in the expansion pack? Is it worth the price of entry?

Here's a Hardcore Dave Funko Pop
Here's a Hardcore Dave Funko Pop

How Do You All Feel About The Final Fantasy XIV Companion App? (By: @harbinlights)

Calling all Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn players! What are your thoughts and impressions of the Final Fantasy XIV companion app? Share if you think it adds anything to the game with the rest of the FFXIV community.

Cyberpunk 2077’s E3 2018 Demo Was Running On An Intel i7-8700K With An NVIDIA GeForce GTX1080Ti (By: @dokaka)

Now that the system specs for the E3 2018 demo for Cyberpunk 2077 are out, do they intimidate you? Are you worried about running the game on current or older generation GPUs and CPUs?

Lovable Lists

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The Cool Pokemon List (By: @thewildcard)

Giant Bomb user TheWildCard worked on a list titled "The Cool Pokemon List." Give it a read and point out any notable absences.

My 20 Favorite Games Of All Time (By: @untaidake)

Untaidake took the time to list their twenty favorite games of all-time, and there are some real bangers on it. I can always appreciate someone who loves Final Fantasy VIII more than VII.

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Please Add To Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (By: @nadoofus)

Do you need a good laugh right now? Here's naDOOFUS's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate request list. Here are a few hints of what you can expect.

Trailer Blazer: E3 2018 (Part One) (By: @mento)

Mento is back to his old tricks. With the official end of E3 2018, Mento plans to watch every game trailer Marino posted to the site and write an accompanying "review" for the trailer.

Useful User Reviews

#1 Posted by Bezerker85 (391 posts) -

I would 1000% buy the GB Funko Pops

#2 Posted by dialthedude (41 posts) -

This is the most cursed community spotlight.

#3 Posted by Slayeric (290 posts) -

if GB put out official pops I would buy them shits

#4 Posted by Heroiczero13 (26 posts) -

I am that guy because I actually enjoy Funko Pops and I would absolutely add those to the collection.

#5 Posted by cyberspacecat (339 posts) -

thanks, I hate it.

#6 Posted by purpington (60 posts) -

The funko art is great. My only comment is that I think Jeff's hair is darker than that.

#7 Posted by MerxWorx01 (883 posts) -

This was a good website once... Okay boys, shut it down!

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#8 Posted by jeremyf (409 posts) -

In 10,000 years all that will remain of our civilization is Funko Pops, and the aliens will marvel at all the idols representing thousands of gods left over.

#9 Posted by gnomeonfire (1124 posts) -

I've got a Funko fever, and the only cure is giving up on life.

#10 Posted by TheGoodBishonen (231 posts) -

If you stare long enough into the eyes of the Blinking White Guy Funco Pop, you will become very nauseated and potentially have a stroke.

#11 Posted by selbie (2575 posts) -

The GB merch team rn:

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#12 Posted by fillmoejoe (1664 posts) -

Amazing mock-ups of the GB family funkos.

#13 Posted by csl316 (15000 posts) -

That Kessler intro video is something truly special.

#14 Posted by Jaqen_HGhar (1373 posts) -

I also actually like Funko Pops, despite only owning one, but many of these would certainly be purchased!

#15 Posted by Dryker (1124 posts) -

I hate Funko Pop. Always have. Where can I buy a Dr. Track Suit Funko Pop?

#16 Posted by so1337 (270 posts) -

Jeff was right. Funko really does do business with just about anybody...

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#18 Posted by Deadstar (599 posts) -

That's Matt Kessler's music!

#19 Edited by Gravywilde (50 posts) -

If these images existing means that real physical GB Funko Pops never exist, I'm all for it.

#20 Posted by Rubberchicken (210 posts) -

Don't know why but it seems like only two tracks in Ryan's playlist are available on Spotify. Of course, when I search for them they do appear.

#22 Posted by pickassoreborn (764 posts) -

Funko stuff shouldn't be encouraged. 1000% agree with Jeff.

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#25 Posted by Lannden (65 posts) -

Is it just me or does that Austin Funko look angry about being a Funko?

#26 Posted by ahgunsillyo (504 posts) -

This shall be my legacy.

#27 Posted by kone (55 posts) -

I apologize for starting this whole Funko Pop! business.

Now, onto some other dumb crossover artwork.

#29 Posted by Sulcath (15 posts) -

God damn, funkos are awful.

#30 Posted by johnnyspectre (85 posts) -

Are these waifus?

#33 Posted by ZombiePie (7471 posts) -

@kone said:

I apologize for starting this whole Funko Pop! business.

Now, onto some other dumb crossover artwork.

This shall be my legacy.

First things first, thank you for making the Funko Pop artwork. Second, me Tweeting your artwork reversed a massive negative trend on the Giant Bomb Community Twitter. Seriously, look at this:

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Again, thanks. But I will say I was taken aback by the negativity surrounding Funko Pops. I thought they were universally beloved. I was wrong

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