Sector1014 reports in with some coverage from San Diego Comic-Con with some urban vinyl DC figures from Funko that we missed completely. Also, be sure to check out his primer on Kamandi: The Learn-to-Love-Him Article (I did, and you can too). DC Universe Classics wave 14 should be out soon.
One of the best things about going to Comic-Con is finding cool things you’ve never seen before. On Thursday morning I made my way through Funko’s booth and found a new line of DC Universe figures that was a pleasant surprise. According to the guys at the booth, they’re part of a brand new DC Universe line in a new format for Funko called Funko Force 2.0. There were four con exclusives to kick start the DC line (a glow-in-the-dark Green Lantern, two versions of Batman, and a Batgirl–it’s just the paint decos that are exclusive to SDCC, as each of these characters will have regular versions):
These are smaller and more stylized than the original Funko Force line that had Marvel, Star Trek and Star Wars figures (among other properties). I’m excited about Funko Force 2.0 cause I’ve been wanting some vinyl DC Universe figures and I like the look of these a lot (I also think the style of these 2.0 versions is more fun than the regular Funko Force – the heads are much more abstract in a good way). The Funko booth also had finished products of some of the figures that will be in the first wave (according to the guys at the booth, some or all of these should hit retail in about two months at a price point of $7.99):
Those of us who have been wanting some vinyl DC, but didn’t or couldn’t get into DC Direct’s Uni-Formz (big, expensive, limited character selection) or Blammoids (wish I could describe them), now have two emerging lines to get our DC vinyl fix with Funko Force 2.0 and Mezco’s Mez-Itz. While the Mez-Its match up really well with Hasbro’s Mighty Muggs, these Funko figs should have their own little niche and they seem like the kind of things that will find their way onto office desks everywhere. Here are some comparison pics:
Below are some pics of what these look like carded, the packaging, and finally a preliminary checklist.
Preliminary checklist (release dates TBD)
_ Batman [blue/grey, yellow oval] [SDCC exclusive, 480]
_ Batman [blue/grey, yellow oval, metallic paint] [SDCC exclusive, 480]
_ Batman [black/grey]
_ Batgirl [black/grey, metallic paint] [SDCC exclusive, 240]
_ Batgirl [blue/grey]
_ Green Lantern [glow in the dark] [SDCC exclusive, 240]
_ Green Lantern
_ Wonder Woman