It's almost impossible these days to not notice the abundance of Funko POP! figurines that are sold seemingly everywhere! If you consider yourself "nerdy" you may have even gotten a few from friends during the holidays as they come from many franchises, films and television shows such as Star Wars, Saved By the Bell, Harry Potter, Disney, Star Trek, DC, Marvel, Friends and even WWE! With new ones being released all the time, it's no surprise that they are trying to capitalize on one of the most talked about movies of 2016: [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409).
These newly released images were reported through Collector Corps, and offer us a sneak peak at 16 new POP! figures and even exclusive collectible that may spoil a new character! Keep reading, but beware of potential spoilers!
Captain America & Iron Man
It's no surprise that four of the new collectibles include the two most popular Marvel characters to date! We get the standard Captain America and Iron Man figures but also cool exclusive new ones! The "Action Pose" Cap has been announced as a Gamestop exclusive, and the Unmasked Iron Man as a Hot Topic exclusive. Both of these look like must haves!
New POP! figures for Team Cap include a second Scarlet Witch, after her first was released alongside Avengers: Age of Ultron. It looks like she's sporting the new uniform we saw at the end of the film as the new Avengers came together. We also have a third version of Winter Soldier, after two other versions that were released for Captain America: Winter Soldier. This one is unmasked, and I love the gun and metal arm!
We also have first time POP! figures for Falcon and Agent 13, Sharon Carter! The Falcon one is really unique and fun, and in my opinion is one of the best this series has, and will only be available at Hot Topic!
Team Iron Man
It's no surprise that Black Widow has a new version as she's a huge fan favorite! It's exciting though that we finally have a War Machine POP! Sure there's an Iron Patriot one that was released along with Iron Man 3, but even Rhodey agrees with us that War Machine rocks!
It's also very exciting to see not just one, but TWO versions of newcomer Black Panther! I love his mask, and this one is the coolest out of the Civil War releases! The Unmasked T'Challa version will be a Walgreens exclusive!
We saw Crossbones in Captain America: The Winter Soldier as a Hydra Agent within S.H.I.E.L.D., and we witnessed as he betrayed Cap. In the end he made it out of the Triskelion, but with severe burns to his all of his body. I'm excited to see what he brings to the film, and it's fun that they're promoting him as a villain for this movie and that he gets more POP! versions that Iron Man or even Cap! We have regular Crossbones, Unmasked Crossbones and Battle Damage Crossbones. The third will be a Target exclusive.
6" Giant Man!?!!??
This exciting POP! of Giant-Man is potentially a huge spoiler for Civil War. We already know that Scott Lang's Ant-Man was joining Team Cap, but could he become the Giant-Man from the comics that grew more than one hundred feet tall, or is this a red herring made just for those nerdy collectors? Personally I hope we do get to see Lang grow to the exceeding height! Not only will it be stunning visually, but it could give Cap's team the advantage they'll need with strong heroes like Vision and War Machine teaming on Iron Man's side!
Well as full as Captain America: Civil War is turning up to be it's no surprise that not every character received a new POP! figure. Longtime Avenger Hawkeye was surprisingly left out, and Vision who was a newcomer in Age of Ultron hasn't received a new version either. Is it because these two have minimal roles in the film? Vision isn't even in the trailer, is it possible he leaves both sides to duke it out when he realizes no matter which side wins they both really lose?
I understand why Zemo doesn't get his first POP! - it probably has to do with his MCU version looking nothing like this comic counterpart in bright purple and fur. Hopefully he'll be around for a few more films though and we'll get one of his MCU counterpart before long.
Spider-Man is the one that surprises me the most. Even though he's absent from the trailer I keep thinking that Marvel will eventually start promoting really hard that Spider-Man is FINALLY joining the Avengers. Every time something new is released, though, I'm wrong. Maybe they're holding his appearance, costume and allegiance close to the chest so that it's a surprise much like they did with Vision in Age of Ultron? Could Spidey be wearing the Iron Spider suit that Stark gives him during the comic story? Obviously Marvel wouldn't want to spoil that yet, even though it seems like they're willing to spoil Giant-Man! Hopefully we get an Iron Spider POP! one day, and with a few more POP! variants likely to come out before Civil War hits theaters in May there's still a chance! Collector Corps always has an exclusive come in their bi-monthly Marvel boxes, and it's never released before hand, so we can still hope!
Are you excited for these new POP! versions of your favorite heroes and villains? Which will you be collecting and gifting to friends? Tell me in the comments!