Funko POP Vinyls Ant-Man & Ant-Thony Set Up for Order!

With just over two months until Christmas and the Holiday Dancing Groot POP Vinyl announced quite some time ago, I thought that Funko had played all of their cards already when it came to sure-fire best-selling Marvel POP Vinyl Christmas presents. But it looks like they still had one magnificent trump card up their sleeve, and it’s arriving in time for the holidays: the Funko POP Vinyls Ant-Man & Ant-Thony the Flying Ant Set is now up for order!

Funko POP Vinyls Ant-Man and Ant-Thony POP Rides Set

Within a day of the Ant-Man movie hitting theaters this summer, I began to hear an outcry from Marvel collectors pleading with Funko to release a Marvel POP! Rides set with Ant-Man riding on his trusty flying steed (of a sort), Ant-Thony the Flying Ant.

Even so, with Ant-Thony being a biological creature and way, way removed from the typical vehicles that are released as part of the Funko POP Vinyls Rides series, I thought it was pretty unlikely that Funko was going to break the mold (so to speak) by devising a big flying ant vinyl figure that wouldn’t be released until months after the movie had left theaters.

I thought wrong.

Funko Ant-Man and Ant-Thony Flying Ant POP Rides Set PackagedThe 13th entry in the Rides series (and the third unique Marvel Rides set–I absolutely do not count the repainted Deadpool Chimichanga Trucks) is in fact the hotly-demanded duo of Scott Lang Ant-Man and his favorite ant, Ant-ony!

I hate insects with a fiery passion, but even my cold heart thaws out just a little bit looking at those big black eyes on Ant-Man’s tragically doomed friend. The translucent wings on POP! Ant-Thony are also a nice touch.

Even better, this isn’t a straight-up repaint of the same Ant-Man POP figure mold that Funko already released three times (for if you count the unmasked verison) over the summer–this time out, Scott Lang has a totally unique body mold posed to hold the handlebars on his flying ant, as opposed to the closed firsts that the other versions of this character has. It’s not a major change or anything, but hey–at least it’s something!

Funko POP Rides Ant-Thony and Ant-Man Flying Ant SetThe Funko POP Rides Ant-Man and Ant-Thony set is now available for pre-order, and is scheduled to arrive in December 2015 in time for the holidays! As this set won’t be released until a few weeks before Christmas, if you’re wanting it to give as a holiday gift, I highly recommend ordering it online. With retail stores being crazy-taters in December and this set just hitting the distribution channel then, I think trying to find this set in a local store is a nightmare waiting to happen.

What do you think of the latest in Funko’s series of POP Vinyls Rides, Marvel collectors? Is this super-cute POP Ant-Thony a must-have present for someone on your holiday shopping list (or perhaps a must-have gift on your own wish list)?

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