Funko Pop! roundup: The Purge, MTV, Wynonna Earp, Einstein and Poe

Every day seems to bring a new Funko announcement—last week saw a number of Pop! Vinyl figures announced for a variety of fandoms, including movies, television and… theoretical physics?!

The Purge movie franchise gets five figures for its inaugural run, with two of the four Purge films represented.

The Waving God from 2014’s The Purge: Anarchy joins Betsy Ross, Lady Liberty, Big Pig and Freakbride from 2016’s The Purge: Election Year. The Purge Funko Pop! figures can be pre-ordered at Entertainment Earth for $10.99 each.

The first film in the franchise, simply titled The Purge, released in 2013. It tells the tale of a dystopian future in which, for 12 hours every year, any crime committed is considered a legal act.

Wynonna Earp’s first Pop! Vinyl was a San Diego-Comic Con exclusive, but fans can finally find a Funko figure of the descendant of Wyatt Earp in stores later this year.

Entertainment Earth has Wynonna Earp for $10.99. Purchasers have a one-in-six chance of landing the chase variant.

Since 1984, The Moon Person statue has been awarded to winners at MTV’s Video Music Awards. Now, the piece of pop culture can adorn the selves of music fans as a Funko Pop! Vinyl figure.

Entertain Earth is accepting orders for MTV’s Moon Person Funko Pop! at $10.99 each.

On Aug. 26, MTV will hold its 35th annual Video Music Awards.

Funko is known for its large stable of licensed products, but our list is rounded out by two icons of humanity who contributed much to their respective fields.

Born in 1879, theoretical physicist Albert Einstein immigrated to the United States after renouncing his German citizenship in 1933. By that time, he had already laid the groundwork for quantum theory and developed his famous matter-energy equivalence formula, seen on the tiny chalk board his Pop! Vinyl figure is holding (left). In 1955, Einstein passed from an abdominal aneurysm.

Albert Einstein’s Pop! Vinyl figure is available for pre-order through Entertainment Earth for $10.99.

The Pop! Vinyl figure of Edgar Allan Poe (right) is a Books-A-Million exclusive.

Poe was born in 1809 in Boston and released his first book of poems before he was 20. He spent the first half of the 19th century working for a number of publications. In 1845, his work The Raven was published and gained sizeable popularity—he was paid $9 for the poem, equivalent to approximately $285 today.

Poe passed in 1849 in Baltimore. The mysterious circumstances of his demise, coupled with his irreverently dark writing style, cemented his position in the collective consciousness as a master of the macabre.

Both figures are slated for a November release.


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