If there’s one thing we shamelessly adore here at Terror Time, it’s irresistible merch. Nothing gets us giddier than the idea of more cool stuff.
Lucky for us, Funko has just released the details of the newest upcoming releases in their POP and Mystery Minis vinyl collection. Suddenly our wallets are feeling a little too full these days. Who needs to pay bills? Or rent? Or even food? I could happily just die starving. And who needs to be surrounded by dirty dishes anyway when you could be surrounded by piles upon piles of adorable Funko figures? It’s my life, I’ll do what I want, Mom!
The first sneak peek comes from the Mystery Minis series, which, shamelessly, I plan on buying an entire case of because if you don’t collect them all, then what is the point, really? This series is the 3rd in their Horror Classics mini collection. The figures all come packaged in blind boxes, adding a healthy dose of anxiety to something that should be fun (you, know – like buying toys). The 3rd Horror Classics series boasts an impressive line of figures featuring The Wolf Man, Patrick Bateman of AMERICAN PSYCHO, NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS’ Freddy Krueger (complete with glowing syringe fingers), Bruce the Shark from JAWS, The Grady Twins from THE SHINING, The Mummy from the Universal classic of the same name, Regan from THE EXORCIST, Twisy the Clown from “American Horror Story”, Jason Voorhees from the FRIDAY THE 13th franchise, Slimer from GHOSTBUSTERS, Alexander DeLarge from A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, Elvira – the bodacious Mistress of the Dark, Jack Torrance, also from THE SHINING, and Adam Maitland from BEETLEJUICE. If that isn’t a stellar lineup, we don’t know what is.
Now, if you’ll excuse me briefly, I need to go preorder a case of these suckers because if I don’t get at least one Alexander DeLarge my life will cease to have any meaning.
(Insert the sax solo from George Michael’s “Careless Whisper” here)
And we’re back!
Following this killer lineup, we’ve also gotten a glimpse at what’s to follow with their newest run of POP! Vinyl. These adorable pop culture characters have taken the world by storm and, from the looks of it, there’s no sign of them stopping any time soon.
While the release dates for many of these are yet to be determined (and for those of you who are wondering, the crème de la crème of the new sets, the Golden Girls, comes out in September), it looks like we are in for quite the impressive lineup over the coming months, especially for horror hounds.
According to a release from Funko, characters from “Scooby Doo,” ALIEN, “The Last of Us,” “Twisted Metal,” “Resident Evil,” “The Walking Dead,” “iZombie,” A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, and “Ash VS Evil Dead” will be coming in hot sometime this year as well the addition of characters from CHILD’S PLAY, GREMLINS, and the CALL OF CTHULHU to their Dorbz line.
Funko keeps the goodies coming with their plushies featuring characters from “Five Nights at Freddy’s”, THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, “The Walking Dead”, FRIDAY THE 13TH, and A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET.
Ready your wallets as they’re about to experience a Christian Bale style reckless weight loss as Funko keeps hitting hard in the badass merch department and we happily keep taking the bait. Take a look at the awesome behind the scenes footage from Funko headquarters below to satiate your palate until these new releases hit the shelves.
Until then, I have shelf space to clear – I’m going to need the room.
Also, is anyone interested in a gently used 2010 Honda Civic? I need to sell it for ….. reasons.
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