Funko acquires rights to make Pokemon Pop figures, Pikachu Pop coming later this month

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    Funko is a manufacturer who specializes in creating merchandise for a multitude of pop culture genres, ranging from video games, TV, anime, and more. Their most notable product is the Funko Pop, a 'deformed' style of character figures. Some may call these horrifying monstrosities, while others buy them in droves. Funko has acquired the rights to many game series, from Kingdom Hearts to Fallout, and as of today, they've signed a new license with a major IP: Pokemon. Pokemon Funko Pop figures will be flooding store shelves later this year, starting with the iconic Pikachu. For those in the US, the Pikachu Pop will be a Target exclusive, and will be going on sale later this month.

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  1. supergamer368

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    I honestly thought the rumors were false, I thought the guy who found a Pikachu pop ahead of release just made a custom one or something. Seems neat for skme, but they’ll sell out fast and cost too much. Oh yeah, and they also look terrifying just like all the other pops. I wish collectible figures weren’t a thing sometimes. I can only imagine how many figures they’ll make for each Pokemon.
     
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  2. Chary
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  3. Xenon Hacks

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    Oh lord I need an Umbreon pop
     
  4. StarGazerTom

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    That pop is honestly kinda creepy looking.....
     
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  5. W4T4R1

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    "If you gaze long into Funko Pop Pikachu, Funko Pop Pikachu will gaze back into you"
    [Nietzsche, 2018]
     
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  6. Catsinabucket

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    Oh nooooooooooooooooooooo
     
  7. daxtsu

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    If that Pikachu didn't have such..dead looking eyes, I'd probably call it cute.
     
  8. Tom Bombadildo

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    I forgot
    I know some people quite like the Funko pops, but I just can't stand the chibi, ugly, indistinguishable look they all have.

    That said, I'd like to see more of these, because I think chibi Pokemon figures might fit the style Funko Pops have better than their other stuff.
     
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    I think this is finally an IP that matches the funko pop style. They usually do humans or humanoid figures which just look dreadful. But the pikachu actually looks decent.
     
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  10. VitaType

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    Oh, that weight ideal craze with Pikachu finally went to far. That Pikachu clearly is anorexic! Look how underdeveloped his body is :cry:
    Stop it Pikachu! We all already loved you while you where a tiny bit over overweight and you can't tell me that you where discomfortable with it since you always seemd so happy in life...

    Also what's that with this strange head shape? (Now with Pikachu ear antennas)
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  11. Dr.Hacknik

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    my lewd corner
  12. chartube12

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    Hmmm game stop has been selling these awhile now...unless those were some kind of knock off version of pop’d statues?
     
  13. VitaType

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    They do it in hope of getting lots and lots of those.
     
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  14. DarthDub

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    Your mom's basement.
    Funko ruins everything it touches, yet people buy them. I refuse to give money to such ugly and lazy design!
     
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    Ugh. I still cannot stand these things.
     
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  16. andyhappypants

    andyhappypants Pika!

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    Yay! I’ve got tonnes already so will need a new cabinet
     
  17. Viri

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    Can't wait for Funko to make a figure for every single Pokemon! That'll give collectors with OCD a nightmare.
     
  18. Rune

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    You know how they could make a shit load of money?
    Make Funko Pop Pokemon Amiibo's. One for each Pokemon, that can store the data of the corresponding Pokemon in the game (with its moveset, level, etc), which is also compatible with a Skylander style "Stadium" base that acts as the next gen Pokemon Stadium game.

    It will print money, I tells you.
     
  19. tiamat999

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    Dude dont use a john tron gif youl be marked for death
     
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