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Funko’s line of Preacher Pop! vinyl figures was greeted last month with a chorus of “Awwww,” followed immediately by “Hey, where’s Tulip?” Both reactions are understandable because a. the figures are cute as hell (especially Arseface), and b. there’s a history of toymakers ignoring female characters, even while producing multiple versions of the males. But fear not, Funko hasn’t let down Tulip fans.
As if Funko doesn’t already have a firm grip on collectors, the company has introduced a new line of exclusives with a pair of Guardians of the Galaxy figures that are difficult to exist.
The Howard the Duck Dorbz and Cosmo Pop! vinyl figures kick off Funko’s Specialty Series, which will only be available through boutique retailers, specialty stores, local comic shops and select online outlets.
Starting this summer, Batman’s dastardly group of foes will begin a nefarious plot to take over his presence in Funko’s line of Pop! Vinyl figures. If fans of the line aren’t careful, they could end up with an Impopster in their home!
Funko has unveiled a new wave of figures in their popular Pop! Vinyl line, one that finds Batman villains — including Harley Quinn, Penguin, Riddler, Scarecrow, Two-Face and Poison Ivy — donning variations of the Dark Knight’s duds. Each character’s sporting a mash-up of their truly villainous identities and Batman’s iconic cape and cowl. The line starts in July with the release of the Riddler and Poison Ivy Pops and continues through November.
After teasing us in February at Toy Fair in New York, Funko has given the Ghostbusters a call, officially unveiling its line of Pop! Vinyl figures based on the franchise reboot.
The series consists of team members Patty Nolan (Leslie Jones), Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy), Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig), Jill Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), Kevin the receptionist (Chris Hemsworth), Gertrude’s Ghost and Rowan’s Ghost.
Even as fans gear up for the release of the movie prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Funko has unleashed another wave of Harry Potter Pop! vinyl figures.
Arriving in March, the new series features Harry Potter in his Triwizard Tournament uniform, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger in their Yule Ball garb, Dobby the house-elf with a freeing sock, Sirius Black, Luna Lovegood, Draco Malfoy, a Dementor and Albus Dumbledore.
More than six months after debuting the first two Pop! vinyl figures from its Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice line, Funko has called in Wonder Woman and Aquaman (plus a couple of others, but they’re the ones we really care about, right?).
Sure, we already saw a leaked “Aqua” version of the Sea King, but here is now in his full-color, tattooed, 3.75-inch glory, alongside a sword-wielding Wonder Woman, Knightmare Batman and Superman Soldier. Plus, the previously revealed Batman and Superman, of course.
While we know we’re not supposed to touch Lola, Funko is making it tough to resist with this upcoming addition to its Pop! Rides line.
Arriving in October, the new Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. collectible features Director Phil Coulson with his prized possession, the high-flying, flamethrowing 1962 Chevrolet Corvette better known as Lola. And, yes, Director Coulson, we realize Lola’s not just a collectible.
Agent Carter fans will have to wait until early 2016 for the continued adventures of everyone’s favorite Strategic Scientific Reserve agent, but only until August to get their hands on the Pop! Marvel Peggy Carter figure.
Funko has unveiled the 3.75-inch bobble-head, which strikes a formidable pose, complete with sharp blue suit, red fedora and vial of Steve Rogers’ blood. Hopefully Howard Stark and Edwin Jarvis will follow.
Funko, always at the ready with Marvel movie merchandise, has revealed its Pop! Vinyl figures of Ant-Man and his nemesis Yellowjacket from the upcoming film.
The company also announced Ant-Man Wacky Wobblers, which are those bobblehead statues, but no images are available. Both lines arrives in June.
Add one more figure to Funko’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Pop! Vinyl series: the Scarlet Witch.
Arriving in August, long after most of the others have debuted, Wanda joins a lineup that so far features Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, the Hulk, Ultron, The Vision, Hawkeye and Black Widow, plus the Marvel Collector Corps-exclusive Hulkbuster.
Now we’re only waiting for Quicksilver, who seems to be taking his time for once …
Despite some initial concerns among fans, it turns out that Funko will release a Black Widow figure as part of its previously announced Avengers: Age of Ultron Pop! Vinyl series.
Arriving in May, with new batons in hand, Natasha joins Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye, Vision and Ultron (plus the Hulkbuster offered exclusively through the new Marvel Collector Corps). There’s still no sign of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, however.
On the heels of a leak that some speculate could be a savage spoiler for Marvel’s Avengers sequel, Funko has officially released its lineup of merchandise for Age of Ultron that features just about all of the central characters … except Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch.
The new Pop Vinyl! figures includes Ultron, The Vision and Hawkeye, plus new versions of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and the Hulk, while the Mystery Minis boast new fewer than four variations of Iron Man, in addition to Black Widow, Nick Fury, The Vision, et al. But, yeah, no Quicksilver or Scarlet Witch.
If all supervillains were as adorable as the ones in the next wave of Funko’s Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Pop! Vinyl figures, we wouldn’t mind the mayhem and destruction as much.
Arriving in March, the Bobble-Heads include 3.75-inch versions of Yondu, Ronan, Nebula and The Collector, plus a 6-inch tall Thanos Super-Sized Pop! Vinyl figure. Because, y’know, he’s the Mad Titan.
They join Funko’s previously announced Guardians figures: Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Groot, Rocket Racoon, Dancing Baby Groot and Howard the Duck.
For X-Men fans nostalgic for the 1990s — those halcyon days when Storm was clad in white and yellow, Cyclops was fitted with unnecessary straps, and Colossus still sported pointy shoulder-thingies — Funko is releasing a line of Marvel Classic X-Men Pop! Vinyl bobble-heads.
Available in November, the set features 3.75-inch figures of the aforementioned Cyclops, Storm and Colossus, plus Professor X, Magneto and Mystique, all in their ’90s finest. You can check them all out below.
Only days after the debut of Hasbro’s Guardians of the Galaxy action figures, as part of its Marvel Legends series, the Funko POP! Vinyl line has emerged in the wild — at Toy Fair in New York City, naturally.
Planned for summer release, ahead of director James Gunn’s film, the POP! Vinyls feature Drax the Destroyer, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, Groot and Star-Lord (sorry once again, Yondu fans). Marvel Toy News has more photos and many more details.