Matt Heywood (HeywoodPOP) Author

Matt Heywood is the founder and EIC of <a href="http://entertainmentbuddha.com" rel="noopener noreferrer">EntertainmentBuddha.com</a> where he strives to make you a better geek, one post at a time! When he's not scouring the Internet for interesting nuggets of awesomeness he can be found in his secret lair enjoying the latest and greatest video games, films, and TV shows. If he isn’t glued to his boob tube throne you’ll find him taking pictures of toys and reviewing them, or talking Star Wars on <a href="https://starwarstime.net" rel="noopener noreferrer">StarWarsTime.net's</a> podcast. The Force is strong with this geek, or so he tells us.

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Star Wars Time Show Reviews PulseCon 2020 and Talks Live-action Ezra in Ep. 130

Hey now Star Wars fans and toy collectors! It’s been a few weeks since I’ve remembered to post the latest episode of the Star...

October 5, 2020

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Star Wars Time Show Explores the Ben Solo Series Rumor and Hot Toys Snowspeeder Pilot Luke in Ep. 124

Hey now Star Wars fans, in this edition of the Star Wars Time Show we dissect the new Ben Solo series rumors while also talking about how...

August 21, 2020

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Star Wars Time Talks Kenobi and Cassian Series News in Episodes 122 and 123

Hey now Star Wars fans, I’m late yet again with brining our latest content to the pages of Exclu, but that just means you have two...

August 14, 2020

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Star Wars Time Touches on all the New Black Series and Hot Toys Reveals, Plus Hayden’s Potential Return in ‘Kenobi’ in Episodes 119/120

Hey now Star Wars Time fans I got a bit flaky last week and forgot to share Episode 119 of the show, which featured some Black Series talk,...

July 23, 2020

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Star Wars Time Show Talks Live Action Thrawn and Black Series Box Art Fan Reactions in Ep. 114

Hey now Star Wars fans, it’s time for another episode of the Star Wars Time Show! This week we held a lengthy discussion on the...

June 12, 2020

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Star Wars Time Show Speculates on Potential Cassian Andor and Mando Castings, Pays Tribute to ROTS and ESB in Episodes 111/112

Hey now fans of toys and Star Wars, Matt here to get everyone caught up on the latest two episodes of the Star Wars Time Show! In episode...

May 28, 2020

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Star Wars Time Show Honors Maul and Some Star Wars Games in Episode 108

Hey now Star Wars fans, it’s that time of week to share the latest episode of our show over here on the Exclu Magazine platform. Nick...

May 1, 2020

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The Clone Wars S7E9 – “Old Friends Not Forgotten” Easter Eggs, Recap, and Review

Well the most recent episode of The Clone Wars just may be the best of the whole franchise, but with three more left to go, it could very...

April 18, 2020

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The Clone Wars Easter Eggs and Recaps Through S7E8

Fans of The Clone Wars on Disney+, we now have completed Easter egg and reference breakdowns, as well as episode recaps and reviews for all...

April 13, 2020

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THOR RAGNAROK + MEZCO + MATT HEYWOOD =

To help celebrate MCU Infinity Saga week here at the Exclu Collective, I did a shoot with Mezco’s One:12 Collective figures from...

April 22, 2019

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MAKING COMPOSITE IMAGES THE EASY WAY WITH AFFINITY PHOTO FOR IPAD

As the Tutorial theme here at the Exclu Collective comes to an end I wanted to pass along another tip on using Affinity Photo for the iPad...

February 27, 2019

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FUNKO’S PLETHORA OF TOY FAIR 2019 POP REVEALS ARE GOING UP FOR PRE-ORDER

Toy Fair 2019 kicked off with a bang yesterday, just check out all of our coverage, which is still flowing in and will continue to do so...

February 16, 2019

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NECA BRINGING TMNT CLASSIC CARTOON 2-PACKS TO TARGET RETAIL STORES

NECA confirmed today that it will be offering 2-packs exclusively in Target retail stores for its TMNT Classic Cartoon line of figures,...

February 15, 2019

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MACE WINDU STAR WARS BLACK SERIES WAVE UP FOR PRE-ORDER

The latest wave of Star Wars Black Series figures are up for pre-order at both Entertainment Earth and Big Bad Toy Store. The wave includes...

February 13, 2019

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NECA 1/4 SCALE SHREDDER GALLERY AND PRE-ORDER DETAILS

Neca has shared a new gallery of shots for the 1/4 scale Shredder figure from the 1989 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. This figure...

February 5, 2019

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FUNKO GOES BANANAS WITH LONDON TOY FAIR 2019 REVEALS

Yesterday on its blog, Funko dropped a ton of new collectibles from its various lines of vinyl goodness coming out in 2019 in honor of the...

January 23, 2019

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RECREATING STAR WARS MOVIE SCENES WITH FUNKO POPS

In honor of our monthly theme, which focuses on movie scenes being recreated with toys, I wanted to share a gallery of Star Wars Funko Pop...

January 13, 2019

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DAGOBAH IS THE NEXT SMUGGLER’S BOUNTY BOX THEME

The next Smuggler’s Bounty box from Funko and delivered by Amazon will be headed to Dagobah for its theme. The new box will channel...

January 3, 2019

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SIDESHOW: SHE-HULK EXCLUSIVE STATUE WITH ALTERNATE PORTRAIT PREVIEW

Last week Sideshow Collectibles showed off a new exclusive She-Hulk statue that is going its Adi Granov Artist series. It retails for...

December 20, 2018

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MEZCO UNVEILS ONE:12 COLLECTIVE PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE CABLE FIGURE

After teasing the standard Cable One:12 Collective figure a few months back, Mezco is back today with official glamour shots of the...

December 5, 2018

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NEW GITD PENNYWISE POP FROM EE

There used to be a time when collecting a new exclusive Funko Pop was special. In those days, exclusives were rare, and only really popped...

November 28, 2018

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Funko Unveils New Marvel Movie Moment With Thor and Thanos Plus a Gauntlet Dome

Funko’s onslaught of chibi-style collectibles is seemingly unending these days, because it feels like new pieces of vinyl are being...

November 9, 2018

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SHF INFINITY WAR – WAR MACHINE MK4 UP FOR PREORDER

The Japanese web exclusive War Machine Mark 4 1/12 scale figure is now available to pre-order from Eastern online retailers. The figure,...

October 20, 2018

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EXCLUSIVE INFINITY WAR FIGUARTS THOR FIGURE UP FOR PRE-ORDER

Pre-order pages have started popping up for the Bandai Premium Web Exclusive S.H. Figuarts Thor figure based on his appearance in...

August 31, 2018

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MEAN LOOKING HOT TOYS 1/6 SCALE JOHN WICK FIGURE UP FOR PRE-ORDER

Hot Toys has posted pre-order information and a gallery of glamour shots for the newly announced 1/6th scale John Wick action figure based...

August 29, 2018

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MEZCO UNVEILS NEW ONE:12 COLLECTIVE CYCLOPS FIGURE

Exclu News The latest action figure to join Mezco’s One:12 Collective line is Marvel’s Cyclops, and he’s now up for...

August 20, 2018

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HEYWOODPOP’S TOP 3 FIGURES FROM THE SIDESHOW BOOTH – SDCC 2018

Exclu News SDCC’18 SDCC 2018 is fully underway and I already have seen enough new collectibles to ensure my kid will never be able to...

July 19, 2018

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SIDESHOW’S SIXTH SCALE MYTHOS BOBA FETT FIGURE IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

Sideshow’s next entry in its Star Wars Mythos line is an expertly crafted and weathered Boba Fett, and he’s now available to...

July 17, 2018

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ALL OF FUNKO’S SDCC 2018 EXCLUSIVES FEATURED IN ONE MEDITATIVE VIDEO

Funko has put out a 4-minute video to show off every single exclusive collectible it will have at this year’s San Diego Comic-Com,...

July 17, 2018

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GENTLE GIANT WILL HAVE SDCC EXCLUSIVES FOR STAR WARS, STAR TREK, AND MARVEL FANS

Exclu News by Matt Heywood Gentle Giant will have at least three SDCC exclusives for this year’s show, and they range from the Star...

July 2, 2018

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SIDESHOW UNVEILS SDCC ’18 EXCLUSIVE HOT TOYS “DARK SIDE” ANAKIN SKYWALKER 1/6th SCALE FIGURE

Sideshow showed off one of its SDCC 2018 exclusives this week, and the reveal might have rubbed some collectors the wrong way. I say this...

June 24, 2018

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FUNKO UNVEILS PLENTY OF NEW POPS FOR TOY FAIR 2018

New York Toy Fair 2018.   It’s Toy Fair 2018 time, so every toy manufacturer on the planet is teasing its new collectibles for...

February 17, 2018

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MEZCO ADDS JOHN WICK TO THE ONE:12 COLLECTIVE LINE

Mezco’s final Toy Fair 2018 reveal provided quite the surprise yesterday for One:12 Collective fans thanks to the unveiling of a John...

February 15, 2018

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First Wave of Solo: A Star Wars Story Black Series Figures Revealed

Hasbro has revealed the first four Star Wars Black Series figures that will be based on characters from Solo: A Star Wars Story, and the...

February 14, 2018

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Funko Reveals New Halo, Garbage Pail Kids, Marvel, Cuphead, and Five Nights Collectibles at London Toy Fair

Today Funko dropped a massive amount of reveals in honor of the London Toy Fair, which our own team will be attending in the UK. Funko...

January 22, 2018

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Hot Toys Reveals Deluxe and Standard Versions of a 1/6th Scale Empire Strikes Back Boba Fett

Earlier today, Hot Toys unveiled a double dose of Boba Fett 1/6th scale action figure awesomeness with the reveals of a standard and deluxe...

January 11, 2018

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Hot Toys Unveils Star Wars: The Last Jedi 1/6th Scale General Leia Figure

Today Hot Toys has unveiled yet another new collectible 1/6th scale figure from its Star Wars: The Last Jedi line, and fans of Princess...

December 20, 2017

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Hot Toys Officially Unveils 1/6th Scale Star Wars: The Last Jedi Luke Skywalker Figure

Today Hot Toys has officially revealed yet another new 1/6th scale collectible action figure from the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi...

December 11, 2017

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Hot Toys Unveils Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 1/6th Scale Darth Vader Figure

Today Hot Toys has unveiled yet another Darth Vader figure from its 1/6th scale line of collectibles. This Vader will be styled after his...

November 24, 2017

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Check Out These Glorious Arkham Knight 1/6th scale Batman Final Product Photos

Hot Toys has posted the final product photos for the Batman: Arkham Knight 1/6th scale Batman action figure, and he looks even better than...

October 23, 2017

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STAR WARS MYTHOS OBI-WAN KENOBI FIGURE GETS A PRE-ORDER DATE

Earlier this year it was revealed that Sideshow would be releasing a new Star Wars Mythos line 1/6 scale action figure in the form of...

September 19, 2017

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FRIDAY FAVOURITE – FUNKO’S NEW SCULPT DARTH VADER POPS

Due to the fact that my colleagues spell “favorite” wrong (I guess I’m the foreigner on the site but who’s keeping...

September 15, 2017

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HEYWOODPOP’S TOP 5 FORCE FRIDAY 2 HAULS

Star Wars fans, Force Friday 2, which to me is technically Force Friday 3 — I guess Rogue One’s toy extravaganza doesn’t...

September 5, 2017

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FUNKO UNVEILS NEW FUNKO POP RIDE FOR GAME OF THRONES FANS

Funko has unveiled a new Funko Pop Ride today for its Game of Thrones line of Pops. The new ride is none other than the Night King and his...

August 30, 2017

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HOT TOYS REVENGE OF THE SITH ANAKIN SKYWALKER REVEALED AND READY FOR PRE-ORDERS

Today Hot Toys unveiled its latest 1.6th scale action figure masterpiece in the form of Anakin Skywalker as he appeared in Revenge of the...

August 30, 2017

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HOT TOYS SHOWS OFF NEW SHOTS FOR 1/6TH SCALE TARKIN AND VADER COMBO SET

Hot Toys unloaded a metric ton of new glamour shots for the upcoming Grand Moff Tarkin 1/6th scale figure, and the toy maker also revealed...

August 10, 2017

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FUNKO SHOWS OFF BLADE RUNNER 2049 POPS AND EXCLUSIVE STAR WARS MYSTERY MINIS

Today Funko showed off a few new collectibles from its Pop, Dorbz, and Mystery Mini lines, which are all getting updated with characters...

August 4, 2017

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PREDATOR WITH MASK REVEALED AS LATEST FUNKO POP SPECIALTY SERIES OFFERING

Funko has unveiled two new Specialty Series collectibles that are coming this November. If you’re not familiar with this line, the...

August 2, 2017

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FUNKO SHOWS OFF EXCLUSIVE JUSTICE LEAGUE POPS

Funko just unveiled a few more Justice League movie collectibles that fans can start hunting down, or plan to hunt down as their release...

August 1, 2017

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HEYWOODPOP’S TOP 3 SDCC TOY REVEALS

Holy hell my fellow toy collectors and photographers, how insane has this year’s SDCC been for new toy reveals from all of our...

July 29, 2017

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