Funko finally tackles Fantastic Four

In the near future, Marvel’s first family will finally find its way to shelves as Funko figures.

Sure, the toy company has sprinkled Fantastic Four characters into its Marvel collections before, but this is the first time the franchise will see a proper Funko release under the Fantastic Four banner.

Non-exclusive Pop! Vinyl figures can be pre-ordered now at Entertainment Earth for $10.99 each and are scheduled for shipment in January 2020. Every piece pictured in the above left photo is available, including (from top left) Mister Fantastic, Invisible Girl, Human Torch, The Thing, Mole Man, Doctor Doom, H.E.R.B.I.E., Super-Skrull, Galactus and Silver Surfer. A 10-inch Pop! Vinyl figure of The Thing (right) will be exclusive to Target.

Most characters in this series are featured in other Marvel media, but fans may not be familiar with a few characters these figures depict. Mole Man is a human who discovered an underground society and subsequently named himself their ruler. Since debuting in the 1960s, he’s fought the Fantastic Four with his subterranean soldiers.

H.E.R.B.I.E. was created to round out the Fantastic Four cast when Human Torch couldn’t join the rest of his family in their 1970s animated series—a character rights issue Marvel apparently didn’t learn from. H.E.R.B.I.E. was subsequently written into the comics.

Most Marvel fans know Skrulls from their appearance in Captain Marvel, but the shape-shifting aliens were originally antagonists of the Fantastic Four. Super-Skrull, a ruthless Skrull soldier, shows off his powers in his new Funko Pop! Vinyl.

Retailer exclusive Fantastic Four Pop! Vinyl figures include The Thing in street clothes (Barnes & Noble), partially invisible Invisible Girl (GameStop), glow-in-the-dark Human Torch (specialty series) and human Human Torch (Hot Topic).

Fantastic Four will also join the Mystery Minis line. Figures that can be found at any retailer carrying Funko products are pictured above, while Target and GameStop exclusives are pictured below.


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