The Funko Forecast
Get ready for the Funko Forecast! This is where we’re going to be showcasing all of the cool new announcements and reveals from Funko! With all of the awesome that consistently seems to be flowing out of those guys, it shouldn’t be hard to keep this section alive each and every week!
Funko I Choose You!
After months of rumors, Funko has officially confirmed that they have struck a deal with the legendary video game company Nintendo! While details are scarce as far as what characters or games we can expect to see figures from moving forward, things are starting off with one of Nintendo’s most iconic characters of all time; the ‘Pokemon’ franchises Pikachu! This summer Pikachu will be joining the POP! Vinyl line from Funko as an all-new Target exclusive figure! He is expected to start hitting stores this August, so keep your eyes peeled if you don’t want scalpers to catch ’em all!
Old School Heroes
Marvel’s ‘Antman & The Wasp’ is currently performing strongly at the box office, so it should come as little surprise (see what we did there?) that Funko is expending the line of POP! Vinyls for the film! The latest figures to join the series are original Antman and The Wasp, Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne. There will also be retailer exclusive unmasked versions of both characters with Hank available at Hot Topic and Janet available at Target.
Trick Or Treat
This fall Funko is giving Spirit Halloween stores their first ever exclusive! Coming to Spirit stores just in time for Halloween is a spooktacular new exclusive set of the three Sanderson Sisters from Disney’s ‘Hocus Pocus’! Up for pre-order now through Spirit Halloween’s website are Sarah, Mary, and Winnifred Sanderson POP! Vinyls that will be sure to bring a fright to your collection! As exclusives, these will likely sell out in no time so be sure to pre-order before you miss out!
It’s time for Funko to add some new flavors to their Disney Afternoon collection! This summer you can look forward to adding what looks to be almost the entire lead cast of Disney’s ‘Tale Spin’ to your POP! Vinyl collection! This whole new wave includes Baloo, Kit Cloudkicker, Rebecca Cunningham, Shere Khan, and Louie; who has a pink-shirted Chase variant! There will also be a special Target exclusive ‘flocked’ version of Baloo available when these hit stores later this summer!
“Moon Prism Power Make Up!”
It looks like Funko is expanding upon their already popular ‘Specialty Series’ of small retailer exclusives by bringing us the first ever wave of ‘Specialty Series’ Mystery Minis! This new wave of Mystery Minis is based on the iconic ‘Sailor Moon’ anime series and brings fans a number of their favorite characters from the hit show!
While the entire wave of figures is not exclusive, the ‘Specialty Series’ figures case lineup implies that there are three small retailer exclusive figures in the wave; posed versions of Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, and Sailor Jupiter! These three will only be available at local shops when they release later this summer, so be sure to stop by your favorite shop and pre-order a case now before you miss out!
And with that, we bring this week’s Toy News Tuesday to a close! What do you think about the new items announced this week? Do you plan on picking up anything we mentioned in this week’s column? Are there any lines or brands you’d like to see more coverage of? Let us know in the comments section below!