Funko conjures up spooky Addams Family and Cthulhu items

The Addams Family’s upcoming CGI animated debut hits theaters Oct. 11, and Funko has announced a series of Pop! Vinyl figures that will launch in conjunction with the film.

Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Wednesday, Pugsley and Lurch with Thing are available to pre-order now. Entertainment Earth’s The Addams Family Pop! Vinyl pre-orders are $10.99 each and are set to ship sometime this month.

Originally based on a series of print cartoons, The Addams Family’s 1960s sitcom gave the characters their first initial grip on pop cultureā€”a grip that’d persist for decades and inspire video games, musicals, live-action film reboots and, now, a 2019 animated film.

In other spooky news, the eater of worlds is now a dispenser of Pez, thanks to Funko’s Pop! Pez line.

Cthulhu the old one, antagonist to the human race and all living things, will be available this December as a Pop! Pez dispenser. Cthulhu Pop! Pez is available for pre-order now through Entertainment Earth for $4.99. Books-a-Million will receive an exclusive glow-in-the-dark version.

Cthulhu was introduced to readers in H.P. Lovecraft‘s 1928 short story “The Call of Cthulhu.” Lovecraft built a fictional lore around the interdimensional being expanded upon by a number of literary successors. Tales based on the Cthulhu mythos often employ existential dread and powerlessness to induce horror in readers. If that doesn’t put you in the mood for more Pez, I don’t know what will.


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