Funko is on its way to becoming one of the giant toy companies. Did Ideal, Hasbro, Kenner, and Mattel start like this? Just look at not only all of its licensed films and television series, but at the breadth of the types of figures it offers. We’ve discussed at length the Funko ReAction line, but their most popular line is the Funko Pop! series of large, squat bobblehead figures, and Funko also produces a Fabrikations line, Mystery Minis, and a high-quality sculpted Legacy action figure line. Now there is another Funko line of figures–the Vinyl Idolz–with some interesting licensed films represented.
Just as Jaws is a blockbuster genre classic, so is Young Frankenstein for fans of comedies, listed as #13 on the American Film institute’s roster of the funniest American movies. The Nightmare Before Christmas-inspired sculpt style for Vinyl Idolz is a good fit for Young Frankenstein. But there’s more–a Shaun of the Dead line is also simply brilliant. Also look for the strangest combination of shows in a toy line we’ve ever seen: Back to the Future, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, the original Ghostbusters trio, The Walking Dead, Dodgeball, Napoleon Dynamite, the 1960s Batman TV series, Say Anything, Hot Fuzz, and even the strange, non-lead regulars of Seinfeld.
After the break, check out images of several of the new figures. Click on each to learn more and order or pre-order them at online superstore Entertainment Earth.