The other day I stopped into my local GameStop to see if they had any of the San Diego Comic Con exclusive Funko Pop!s available. What I discovered when I walked in, however, was much more exciting. Recently, Mega Construx released a line of Pokémon-themed building block sets. Being the Pokémon fan that I am I was at first embarrassed that this line had completely flown under my radar when it was announced back in February, but at least stumbling on them the way I did was validating.
There were about twelve sets in total, roughly six larger boxed sets and six little minifigs sort of that come in a Pokéball. I bought a little Eevee Pokéball on the spot. I figured I’d get one of the small ones to dip my toe in a bit, see how I like them. When I got home, it took me about ten minutes to put together (which really only took that long because I kept dropping all the pieces.) Once the figure was complete, I was hooked. At first it looked a little janky with the thick little legs and awkward tuft of fur on its chest but eventually all that became part of its charm.
A couple of days later I went back to the store and pored over which of the larger sets to buy. What I like most about the line is there are a few different themes; besides the smaller figures, a couple of the larger Pokémon are represented, like Charizard and Gyarados. The line also includes the starter mid-evolutions, Charmeleon, Wartortle and Ivysaur as their own stand-alone sets. Each of the starters, Charmander, Squirtle and Bulbasaur, along with Pikachu are paired off for battle scene building sets.
After much, much deliberation, I decided to go with Charizard. I also picked up Abra and Magikarp, a couple of my favorites, from the line of smaller sets so I can display next to little Eevee.
Again, the little ones were quick to assemble; total time for both of those was about fifteen minutes. Charizard, on the other hand, took roughly an hour to build. The build instructions were slightly confusing as the way they’re drawn isn’t as clear as what you’d get from a LEGO manual. I managed, though, and I’m really proud of myself.
I’m also really proud of this Charizard, which turned out to be a nice display piece. A lot of the articulation is really good, especially around the head, legs and tail. I would have liked if there was a bit more articulation, like maybe if the arms moved a little better and get some moveable fingers and jaw in there but I also realize that those features would impact the price, which may turn off a few potential fans.
As far as quality, it’s easy to tell why LEGO is the cream of the crop. That’s not to say Mega Construx are bad; in fact, they’re intricately designed and really capture the likenesses of the Pokémon they’re meant to replicate. However, the building aspect of the set was difficult at times. I found myself struggling to click blocks in place, having to rely on using my teeth to get the amount of pressure that I needed. This could have been due to some microscopic defect in the stud that made it just too big to fit. In fairness, though, it could have just been small parts and sweaty hands (it was a really hot day, you guys.)
If you do manage to get them clicked into place and realize you put the piece in the wrong spot, good luck getting it apart. Unlike LEGO, Construx don’t come with a handy separating tool so, once again, I lucked out that I had a mouthful of teeth to do the job. In fairness, though, I don’t fault Construx for this. It took LEGO years to realize a tool like this was a necessity and since they likely have a patent on it, Construx will need to design their own.
As I mentioned earlier, in addition to the larger sets, the series offers a few single figures, such as Pokémon’s mascot, Pikachu, and a few other fan favorites, like Eevee, Magikarp, and…Zubat. What I like most about these are the packaging; they all come in a plastic Pokéball that can be used as a display base once building is complete. And at around $7 each, they’re a pretty good deal. Considering LEGO minifigure blind bags can retail for right around $5 and only have about 5 pieces each and a substandard display, these Pokémon characters are basically a steal.
Even the larger sets are a good value. At this time, the biggest set was Gyarados, with a total of 352 pieces retailing for $30. Compared to some of LEGO’s franchised sets, that’s an amazing deal. The LEGO Batman Movie Riddler Riddle Racer playset has 254 pieces and is regularly priced at $35 (though was on sale for $24 at the time of this writing, for whatever that’s worth).
Then again, you get what you pay for. With LEGO being the Cadillac of building blocks, the Pokémon Mega Construx don’t size up to quite that level. Sure, the models are well done and really capture the likenesses of the Pokémon, but the builds aren’t as sophisticated as what one would expect from LEGO.
It was a great choice for Mega Construx to jump into the Pokémon arena, especially given the mainstream popularity of Pokémon GO. Building sets like these now appeal to a wider audience since they are familiar with the characters. Even though they aren’t perfect, they are fantastically modelled and offer great playability.
Bottom line: I want more. Not just “I want to buy more sets,” which is definitely true. The low price point and great showcaseability really make these sets a good value despite their shortcomings. When I say I want “more,” I mean more sets. I want this line to do well so that Mega releases additional sets, like maybe the Generation 1 legendaries, Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, and Mewtwo. Even a tiny little Mew hovering over a Pokéball would be sweet.
Also, I want to see some from the later generations of games: Tyranitar, Hoot Hoot, Lucario. There are so many great Pokémon that would make amazing display pieces that this could go on forever…just like the games!
Given the size, popularity and market share Funko currently enjoys, it’s no surprise that their booth at San Diego Comic Con is one of the most anticipated. They will be offering a metric buttload of exclusives (all of which you can find here), and that’s on top of the Pop-Up Shop they’re hosting outside of the convention in San Diego (news of which you can read about here).
So with all of that in mind, it’s not hard to imagine that some checks and balances need to go into place for fans wishing to buy from Funko. Like last year, they will be instituting a lottery system to allow people into the booth to purchase their exclusives. Below, you can find all of the details regarding the lottery, as posted on Funko’s blog.
If you’re heading to SDCC and have your eye on a few of these exclusives, make sure you pack your lucky rabbit’s foot, rub the tummy on your Buddha statue and cash in that last wish with your genie, because it’s going to take a lot more than just punctuality to grab these vinyls; you’re gonna need luck on your side.
When: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Drawings will start shortly after the lines are let into the building until supplies last. Depending on the amount of attendees in line this line may start moving as early as 6:00am.
Where: Pavilion Terrace (Upper level outside Sails Pavilion). Attendees must first enter the Convention Center from the Badged Member entry line at the front of the building before lining up for drawings. Entry to the Sails Pavilion will be from this line.
ADA attendees with mobility issues should go to the Lobby B2 doors and use the glass elevators for access to the Sails Pavilion. They will be let up to the holding area outside the Sails Pavilion at the same time as the rest of the attendees.
- Attendee & professional badges only.
- One drawing per person, per day.
- This random drawing is for a chance to get a wristband to purchase items at the Funko booth.
- Winning a ticket does not guarantee you of any specific item at the Funko booth. Items may sell out by the time you reach the front of the line.
- Tickets are for a specific date and time and must be redeemed for that specific session.
- Tickets are not transferrable.
- There will be a strict limit of one of each item per ticket.
- You will not be able to line up at the Funko booth before your session begins.
- ADA attendees must also go through the lottery process outside the Sail Pavilion, as noted above.
Find us on the convention floor at Booth #5341!
San Diego Comic Con starts Thursday, July 20th and runs through Sunday the 23rd. Will you be at the show? If so, we’d love to hear your thoughts! Leave a comment down below or you can tweet to us @Sub_Cultured!
The latest San Diego Comic Con exclusive announcement from Funko is different from the rest. Instead of an individual figure, it is a launch for an entirely new line called, Vnyl., which is “vinyl” without the “i.” Why the name? Well, according to Funko, “there’s no “i” in Vynl. because there’s always two of them!”
Vnyl. will make its debut at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, featuring an exclusive Batgirl/Poison Ivy set. More sets will be released later this year, like Freddy & Jason, Jack & Sally (from The Nightmare Before Christmas), and He-Man & Trapjaw. That last one is an odd pairing considering Skeletor would make more sense, but that just leads me to believe we can expect more Masters of the Universe Vnyl. in the future. Funko also teased other sets between SDCC and the end of 2017 but gave no hints as to what they could be.
The series is highly stylized, which is saying something when it come from the company that gave us Pop!s and Mystery Minis, all of which have their own unique look. To me, they look a little like the Super Best Friends, a series of cartoon shorts that aired on Cartoon Network as part of their DC Nation.
They look pretty cool, but I’ll admit I’m not entirely sold on them. Maybe as the series progresses and they adjust some of the features, as they did with Pop!s, I’ll find them more appealing but right now, I can do without these.
Here’s the full release from Funko’s blog:
Funko is proud to introduce Vynl., a brand new line of stylized vinyl collectibles created with pop culture fanatics in mind! Vynl. will take a new approach to collecting by showcasing the intricate relationships between beloved characters through a playful new aesthetic and display-ready collector packaging. As this new line of figures is centered around character relationships, every Vynl. release will contain two figures in order to highlight the connection between both characters and play off of their respective storylines.
Vynl. figures will utilize thoughtful and imaginative design to elaborate on the emotional bonds between some of the most cherished characters in pop culture. Though Vynl. figures will derive from countless realms, storylines, and universes, Funko will maintain a consistent design aesthetic ensuring all Vynl. figures look spectacular when displayed together.
This exciting new line will make its debut at San Diego Comic-Con 2017 with Batgirl and Poison Ivy. Then, later this summer, you’ll be able to collect Freddy Krueger & Jason, Sally & Jack from The Nightmare Before Christmas, and He-Man & Trapjaw from The Masters of the Universe. More amazing two-packs are scheduled to arrive between now and the end of 2017.
SDCC Exclusive Batgirl + Poison Ivy Vynl.
Freddy Krueger + Jason Vorhees Vynl.
Sally + Jack Skellington Vynl.
He-Man + Trapjaw Vynl.
So, what do you think of this line? Are you excited for something new for Funko or are you on vinyl burnout? Let us know in the comments!
We’re getting on the hype train with more Funko exclusives at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Well, SDCC adjacent, we should say. Following up on the success from last year, Funko will be hosting another Pop-Up Shop at this year’s SDCC. According to Funko, it will be held at 448 West Market Street in the Marina District. Though the shop will be open for all four days of Comic Con, it will only have hours of 10 AM until 3 PM and, knowing Funko, will likely be a madhouse.
So if you’re not able to get into Funko’s booth at SDCC, at least you have the opportunity to purchase something from them.
Second Reveal – June 29
My guess for the second wave of Funko Pop-Up Shop exclusives couldn’t have been more wrong. The entire wave is consists of Hanna-Barbera characters. As I was looking through the list there wasn’t much that caught my attention besides the multi-colored, flocked Scooby Doos.
Then I hit the sodas.
Holy crap, Funko is distributing sodas with little Funko heads as the bottle caps. This is an amazing day.
Right now the sodas are only Marvin the Martian in a Strawberry Kiwi flavor and Huckleberry Hound in Blueberry flavor. The sodas will be sold in packs of 4 and limited to 400 pieces each, so get there early if you want to snag those!
Check out the rest from Funko’s blog:
448 West Market Street in the Marina District
(directly across from the Grand Hyatt Manchester)
Thursday-Sunday, July 20-23, 2017
Here are the rest of our reveals for our Get Animated! Pop!-Up Shop (see part one if you missed it)!
We have new Warner Bros. favorites, including Wacky Races characters, Peter Perfect and Rufus Ruffcut, along with a 6” Big Gruesome Pop! Also check out these colorful versions of Scooby Doo and Rosie the Robot, and a very special Huckleberry Hound Dorbz 8-pack! Our Get Animated selections are rounded out with never-before-seen Pop! Soda and boxed Pop! Tees!
Pop! Animation: The Jetsons – Yellow, Pink & Orange Rosie the Robot 3-pack (2000pc LE)
Pop! Animation: Hanna-Barbera Wacky Races – Rufus Ruffcut & Sawtooth (750pc LE)
Dorbz Ridez: Hanna-Barbera Wacky Races – Rufus Ruffcut & Sawtooth (1500pc LE)
Pop! Animation: Hanna-Barbera Wacky Races – Peter Perfect (750pc LE)
Dorbz Ridez: Hanna-Barbera Wacky Races – Peter Perfect with Turbo Terrific (1500pc LE)
Pop! Animation: Hanna-Barbera Wacky Races – 6” Big Gruesome (1600pc LE)
Pop! Animation: Flocked Scooby Doo (Lime – 1000pc LE)
Pop! Animation: Flocked Scooby Doo (Magenta – 1000pc LE)
Pop! Animation: Flocked Scooby Doo (Blue – 2500pc LE)
Dorbz: Huckleberry Hound 8-pack (1500pc LE)
Marvin the Martian Pop! Soda 4-pack (400pc LE)
Marvin the Martian Boxed Pop! Tee (500pc LE)
Huckleberry Hound Boxed Pop! Tee (500pc LE)
Scooby Doo Boxed Pop! Tee (500pc LE)
Saturday Morning Cartoons – Revealed June 27
Below, you can see what Funko is offering at the Pop-Up Shop this year. It’s sponsored by Warner Bros and the first wave of exclusive reveals certainly makes that obvious. With a theme of Get Animated, the Pop-Up Shop has a lot of Looney Tunes Pop!s as well as a few Dorbz. There’s nothing here that really catches my attention but that “Mr. Hyde/Bugs Bunny” 2-pack is pretty cool. I also like the Flintstones/Jetsons Rock Candy figures, even though I’m not a fan of those shows.
Funko has promised a second reveal this Thursday. What do you think they’ll offer? Judging by the theme, I’d say some more Batman: The Animated Series stuff. Oh! I just realized how much I’d like to see Superman: The Animated Series Pop!s! I’d kill to get a white t-shirt version of Supergirl. I know I’m not the only one with this desire! Maybe if we tweet @OriginalFunko they’ll make it happen.
Anyway, we’ll keep you posted when the next wave is revealed.
From Funko’s website:
448 West Market Street in the Marina District
(directly across from the Grand Hyatt Manchester)
Thursday-Sunday, July 20-23, 2017
Our Pop!-Up Shop is returning this year with the theme Get Animated!
We are partnering with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to bring you a ton of Warner Bros. classic animated characters across many of our product lines! A few characters are making their Funko debut, while others are as you’ve never seen them before! Check back for the second half of our reveals on Thursday!
Pop! Animation: Looney Tunes – Pete Puma (1000pc LE)
Pop! Animation: Looney Tunes – Mr. Hyde & Bugs Bunny 2-pack (850pc LE)
Pop! Animation: Looney Tunes – Super Hero Daffy Duck (2000pc LE)
Pop! Animation: Duck Dodgers – Marvin the Martian (Neon Lime – 1000pc LE)
Pop! Animation: Duck Dodgers – Marvin the Martian (Neon Magenta – 2500pc LE)
Pop! Animation: Duck Dodgers – Marvin the Martian (Neon Orange – 1000pc LE)
Dorbz: Hanna-Barbera Astronauts 4-pack – Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear, Boo Boo, and Mr. Jinx (1000pc LE)
Dorbz: Jester Bugs Bunny & Knight Yosemite Sam 2-pack (2700pc LE)
Rock Candy: The Flintstones – Wilma Flintstone
Rock Candy: The Flintstones – Betty Rubble
Rock Candy: The Jetsons – Judy Jetson (2000pc LE)
Check back Thursday for more!
San Diego Comic Con is just about a month away and there’s a ton of stuff that we’re excited to see come out of the show, like the big announcements from all of the major movie and TV studios and comic book big (and little) shots. However, one of the major draws to the West Coast mecca for geek culture is the exclusive toys that are available at the show.
Over the last couple of weeks, Funko, the purveyor of fine Pop! vinyls, has announced their lineup of SDCC exclusive figures. We have compiled everything right here for you so you can decide before you go which ones you can’t live without (or salivate over the exclusives you’ll need to hunt down on eBay if you can’t make it to San Diego).
Even if you make it to to SDCC, chances are getting your hands on these Pop! figures will still prove difficult. Distribution will be similar to last year, in that access to the Funko booth will be by lottery only. Funko didn’t provide many details on how that’ll work for 2017, and in fact may be trying to work that out with the comic con showrunners, but we will share the info with you once it becomes available.
Fret not! Funko has said that many, if not most, of the SDCC exclusives will be shared, meaning they will be available at Hot Topic, Gamestop, FYE, or any other stores or distributors that have exclusive license with Funko. While there won’t be any details on which will be available where until around the week of SDCC, we’ll make sure to keep you in the loop.
Wave 10: HBO – Game of Thrones & Westworld (Announced June 29)
With the news of the Funko Pop-Up Shop at San Diego Comic Con, I honestly thought we were done with SDCC proper exclusives. However, Funko managed to prove me wrong. Their latest showcase of exclusives focuses on two television power-houses, both from HBO.
First up is Westworld. There’s two exclusives for the show, only one of which I’m familiar with. I like the detail on the Musashi Pop! but the Robotic Dr. Ford Host looks a little flat. Either way, I’m sure fans of the show will enjoy them.
Secondly, we’re getting some new Game of Thrones stuff. The Mountain in gold armor looks pretty neat, though I think it would have been a nicer touch if they made it a 6-inch Pop!. Besides that, there’s a Tormund/Brienne 2-pack of Dorbz, a cute little pack that celebrates their odd relationship on the show.
Also, Funko stated in this update that they will share the procedure to getting into their booth at SDCC sometime next week, so we’ll keep you up to date on that when it’s announced.
Here’s the news straight from Funko:
Our final wave of SDCC reveals comes to us from HBO!
Even more characters from the futuristic park and hit
HBO TV series Westworld come to the world of Pop! vinyl as SDCC exclusives!
Pop! Television: Westworld – Musashi
Pop! Television: Westworld – Robotic Dr. Ford Host
Our HBO line up would not be complete without a few Game of Thrones SDCC exclusives!
Pop! Game of Thrones: The Mountain (Armored)
This exclusive features the fearsome warrior The Mountain with his fists clenched and eyes wide, donning his near impenetrable gold armor.
Dorbz: Game of Thrones – Tormund & Brienne 2-pack (Toy Tokyo)
It seems Tormund and Brienne’s flirtation in Season 6 has brought them closer than ever in the SDCC exclusive Tormund and Brienne 2-pack.
We have one more special reveal on the way – stay tuned!
Wave 9: Miscellaneous (Announced Jun 23)
When I spotted Funko’s exclusive release for today, I started to scroll through them and got bored pretty quickly. Right until I saw the Megazord. That one had me. I’m a huge Mighty Morphin Power Rangers fan and I absolutely love that 6” Megazord.
Then I kept scrolling and spotted the Masters of the Universe stuff. Scareglow? A She-Ra Rock Candy. Yes, please!
I’m really hoping all of those are shared exclusives because I will need to track them down.
Today’s wave is a bunch of items that didn’t really fit in with any other category, but we love them just the same!
Five Nights at Freddy’s
Our Five Nights at Freddy’s San Diego Comic Con 2017 exclusives are from Sister Location, the latest game in the series!
Pop! Games: Sister Location – Jumpscare Funtime Foxy
Pop! Games: Sister Location – Jumpscare Baby
Fus Ro Dah! The mighty Dwarven Colossus joins our Elder Scrolls series as a super-sized 6-inch Pop!
Pop! Games: Elder Scrolls – 6” Dwarven Colossus
Our very first San Diego Comic Con exclusive Dr. Seuss Pop! is the flocked Lorax!
Pop! Books: Dr. Seuss – Lorax (flocked)
Initiate Megazord sequence! The iconic Megazord is a San Diego Comic Con 2017 exclusive super-sized 6-inch Pop! Megazord Battle Mode!
Pop! Power Rangers – 6” Megazord
Masters of the Universe
Our Masters of the Universe series grows with a glow-in-the-dark Scareglow Pop!, flocked Panthor and Battle Armor Skeletor Dorbz Ride, and She-Ra in Rock Candy form!
Pop! TV: MOTU – Scareglow (GITD)
Dorbz Ride: MOTU – Panthor w/ Battle Armor Skeletor
Rock Candy: MOTU – She-Ra
Long-time Funko collectors, rejoice! We’re bringing back Sike-O-Shriner in Pop! form for San Diego Comic Con 2017!
Pop! Funko: Sike-O-Shriner
Wave 8: DISNEY (Announced June 21)
So much good stuff out of this Disney line!
First of all, Chip and Dale are one of my favorite duos. I don’t have these guys in my collection at all so having a flocked version of them would be fantastic.
Secondly, the rooster was one of my favorite parts of Moana. Yes, I’m weird like that, but he was super funny, and this Hei Hei looks great.
Finally, two glow in the dark Pop! toys! Though I’m not crazy about “Pirates of the Caribbean,” that Jolly Roger looks amazing. It’s just a shame he’s limited to 1000 pieces because that means I’ll probably never get my hands on him.
Since I am crazy about Darkwing Duck, a glow in the dark Negatron is so up my alley. I’ll be working hard to try and acquire that guy!
As put in the press release:
Our Disney SDCC exclusives sure cover a lot of ground! We have some new characters from cartoons, movies, and Disney Parks! Plus, check out some fun versions of familiar faces, like flocked or glow-in-the-dark!
Pop! Disney: Chip & Dale 2-pack (Flocked)
Pop! Disney: Winnie the Pooh – Bouncing Tigger (Flocked)
Pop! Disney: Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride – Mr. Toad (1500 LE)
Pop! Disney: Moana – Hei Hei
Pop! Disney: Disneyland Resort – Jolly Roger (Glow-in-the-Dark 1000 LE)
Pop! Disney: Darkwing Duck – Negatron (Glow-in-the-Dark)
Dorbz Ridez: Aladdin – Aladdin & Abu with Magic Carpet
Wave 7.5: RICK & MORTY – Tinkles and Ghost in a Jar (Announced June 20)
I don’t know why this wasn’t included with the rest of the “Cartoons” wave but Funko dropped the news separately for Rick & Morty fans that they’ll be able to get a Tinkles Pop! I don’t watch the show and have no idea about this character, but it looks pretty cool, and I like that little ghost.
From the press release:
As the Master Toy Licensee Partner for Rick and Morty, Funko has made a concerted effort to showcase the incredible oddities of this uniquely creative show! The San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Tinkles with Ghost in a Jar Pop! is yet another example of why we’re proud to partner with minds capable of producing something adorable, fascinating, and, inevitably, sinister. Keep an eye out for more Rick and Morty products from Funko, such as Pop!s, Action Figures, and even the upcoming Portal Gun!
Wave 7: WARNER BROS – Harry Potter, Supernatural, Lord of the Rings & The 100 (Announced June 19)
This was kind of a mish-mosh of a reveal seeing as how these are all over the place but oh em gee there’s some amazing offerings in this bunch. While I’m not generally a fan of Pop! Rides, I am a fan of Supernatural so to finally have Baby in Pop! form is a god-send.
Also, a fun fact about me: my two favorite characters from Harry Potter are Neville and Luna. While Funko already made both of those, I am super stoked for the Luna in the Spectrespecs, and though I wasn’t too crazy about Fantastic Beasts, the 6” Occamy is beautiful and I love the iridescence on it.
Pop! Television: The 100 – Lincoln as Reaper (750pc LE)
Lincoln from The 100 is featured as a Reaper and is joining the SDCC line up!
Pop! Ride: Supernatural – Baby with Dean
How do you raise a babyshifter? Dean is figuring that out! Dean & Baby are now a SDCC exclusive Pop! Ride!
The magic of Hogwarts continues with some epic SDCC exclusives!
Pop! Harry Potter: Harry on Broom
Pop! Harry Potter: Luna Lovegood with Glasses
Pop! Movies: Fantastic Beasts – 6” Occamy
Now receiving the 6” Pop! vinyl treatment is the Occamy from the hit movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them!
Wave 6: TV (Announced June 16)
Finally a Clara Pop! There have been so many Doctor Who Pop!s already that it’s almost criminal that Clara is just getting a release, but at least it’s happening.
That Tick looks sweet, too (and it glows in the dark!), and I might even pick up that Stranger Things Steve, just for the detail alone.
Besides those, there’s not much in this wave that grabs me. I never really watched Twin Peaks or Mr. Robot (though from what I understand, I should) and I fell out of favor with The Walking Dead long ago. Fans of those shows might be interested in these Pop!s. For the most part, they look pretty good.
Pop! Television: Mr. Robot – Masked Elliot Alderson
It’s a mask he can’t take off! To hide his true self, it’s Elliot Anderson featured in the fsociety mask!
Pop! Television: The Walking Dead – T-Dog
One of the original characters from the hit AMC series The Walking Dead is now a SDCC exclusive… it’s T-Dog!
Pop! Television: Doctor Who – Clara
Clara, the Impossible Girl, is joining the Pop! vinyl SDCC line up!
Pop! Television: The Tick –The Tick (Glow-in-the-Dark)
Be prepared when The Tick hits Amazon Prime Video on August 25th with this SDCC exclusive glow-in-the-dark Tick Pop! Neat!
We haven’t had enough of Stranger Things on Netflix! Steve and Mr. Clarke are receiving the Pop! vinyl treatment for SDCC!
Pop! Television: Stranger Things – Steve
Pop! Television: Stranger Things – Mr. Clarke
Wave 5: DC! (Announced June 14)
DC seems to have the largest showing at SDCC this year and there’s a lot to be excited for. First of all, Ares from the Wonder Woman film is a must-have for any completists out there (such as myself). Though I’m not really a fan of Dorbz, the Diana/Ares 2-pack looks great.
Funko is also giving us additions from other movie-property Pop!s with a Joker Batman based from the Suicide Squad line as well as two Pop!s from the upcoming Justice League. I’m really digging Bruce Wayne; it would go well next to the Tony Stark SDCC exclusive.
Luckily, the animation gets some love too! Man-Bat from Batman: The Animated Series looks incredible and is enticing me to start collecting that series. We also get a Wonder Twins 3-pack! Who would have ever thought that would be a thing?
Finally, that Red Batmobile. I have no idea what it’s from but it’s a thing of beauty.
As seen from the press release:
From comic books to the big screen and some surprises in between, Funko’s DC exclusives for San Diego Comic Con really runs the spectrum! We have key additions to the Wonder Woman and Justice League movie lines as well as a Suicide Squad The Joker inspired Batman! Speaking of Batman, we also have a stunning blue chrome variant, a special Batmobile action figure colorway, and Interplanetary Batman with a space helmet! We have the Wonder Twins and Man-Bat for fans of DC’s animated shows, while comic buffs will enjoy classic Nightwing and Deathstroke Dorbz!
Pop! Movies: Wonder Woman – Ares
Dorbz: Wonder Woman – Wonder Woman & Ares 2-pack
Pop! Movies: Suicide Squad – Joker Batman
Pop! Movies: Justice League – Bruce Wayne
Pop! Movies: Justice League – Aquaman with Motherbox
Pop! Heroes: Blue Chrome Batman (Toy Tokyo)
Pop! Heroes: Batman The Animated Series – Man Bat
Pop! Heroes: Interplanetary Batman
Pop! Heroes: Wonder Twins 3-pack – Zan, Jayna & Gleek
Dorbz: Classic Nightwing & Deathstroke 2-pack (1500 LE)
Action Figures: Red Batmobile with Green Batman (1500 LE)
Wave 4: CARTOONS (Announced June 12)
Here’s a few that I’m really excited for! As of a fan of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as I am, shockingly the only Pop! I own from that line is Casey Jones, but that Baxter Stockman Fly Pop! needs to be part of my collection.
An epic amount of your cartoon favorites are now arriving as SDCC exclusives!
Pop! Animation: Ren & Stimpy – Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy 2-pack (2500pc LE)
This 2-pack makes us Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!
Pop! Television: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Baxter Stockman
The mad scientist from TMNT is joining the SDCC lineup!
Pop! Telvision: Catdog – Flocked Catdog
Alone in the world is a little Catdog! This SDCC exclusive is a flocked (fuzzy!) variant!
Pop! Television: South Park – The Coon
The Coon and Mint-Berry Crunch from the animated hit show South Park are also joining Funko’s SDCC exclusives lineup!
Pop! Television: South Park – Mint-Berry Crunch
Wave 3: MARVEL (Announced June 9)
It’s no surprise that Marvel would get a major reveal, but what does surprise me is how few items are included in the exclusive wave, as well as how plain most of these are. I think the Gwenpool with the selfie stick is a pretty clever piece, but I’m not too keen on the Red She-Hulk and Bucky Cap Pop!s (although I do like that Tony Stark from Spider-Man: Homecoming and that may be the plainest from the bunch so judge me as you will).
From the press release:
Our San Diego Comic Con exclusives for Marvel include some of your comic book favorites and one major big screen personality! Gwenpool busts out her selfie stick and also joins the Rock Candy family, while Red She-Hulk & Bucky Cap both make their Funko debut! e also have Tony Stark showing off his snazzy street style while holding a familiar helmet!
Pop! Marvel: Gwenpool with Selfie Stick
Rock Candy: Gwenpool
Pop! Marvel: Red She-Hulk
Pop! Marvel: Captain America (Bucky Cap)
Pop! Marvel: Spider-Man Homecoming – Tony Stark (holding helmet)
Wave 2: SCOTT PILGRIM (Announced June 7)
I won’t lie; I’m a little surprised that Scott Pilgrim vs the World got its own wave of release news, but that doesn’t mean I’m not excited. That Nega Scott Pop! is fantastic but I think the one I’m most excited for is the Ramona Flowers Rock Candy. The roller blades are a nice touch.
From the press release:
Funko earned the Power of new Scott Pilgrim figures! Scott Pilgrim with Sword of Destiny, NegaScott, and Roxy Richter Pop!s are coming for San Diego Comic Con 2017! We’re also offering a Scott Pilgrim Dorbz 3-pack – which includes Scott with Sword of Destiny, NegaScott, and Scott with his bass guitar – as well as Ramona Flowers in Rock Candy form!
Pop! Movies: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World – Scott with Sword of Destiny (2000pc LE)
Pop! Movies: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World – Nega Scott
Dorbz: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World – Scott Pilgrim 3-pack (500pc LE)
Rock Candy: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World – Ramona Flowers (1250pc LE)
Wave 1: STAR WARS (Announced June 5)
The first wave of exclusives Funko announced was their Star Wars line. Most of what they showed focused on the recent Rogue One and The Force Awakens movies, as to be expected, but that Leia/R2-D2 2-pack is on point.
Funko’s first round of exclusives for San Diego Comic Con 2017 come from a galaxy far, far away!
From recent fan favorites Bodhi Rook, Combat Assault Tank Trooper, and 6-inch holographic Snoke to the timeless pairing of R2-D2 with holographic Princess Leia, these figures are essential for every Star Wars fan!
Pop! Star Wars: Rogue One – Bodhi Rook
Pop! Star Wars: Rogue One – Combat Assault Tank Trooper
Pop! Star Wars: 6″ Supreme Leader Snoke (Glow-in-the-Dark)
Pop! Star Wars: Holographic Princess Leia & R2-D2
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