When Funko debuted their DC Rock Candy vinyl figures of Harley Quinn and Batgirl and such way back at New York Toy Fair 2016 in February, I wondered whether or not the line would be expanding to cover Marvel females as well. It took eight months, but on the eve of NYCC 2016, we finally have an answer: “Yes!” The first six Funko Marvel Rock Candy figures are now up for order, including Spider-Gwen, Lady Thor, She-Hulk and more!
With the sheer amount of Gwen Stacy merch available this year, you might think fans would be all Gwen-ed out, but hey–we’ve got decades of nearly Gwen Stacy-free merch to make up for!
The masked (and more desirable) version is going to be a Hot Topic exclusive, unfortunately, which I’m not thrilled about (as I try my damnedest to set foot into Hot Topic as seldom as possible).
Carol Danvers’ comic has been cancelled and rebooted so many times in the past decade I’ve lost count, and her role in Civil War II is doing her no favors, but this is one of the better-looking versions of Captain Marvel that’s available in toy form. I’d still expect this to be the worst seller in this lineup, though.
Thirdly, it’s the modern mighty Thor–Jane Foster! The Rock Candy Thor figure is easily the most-detailed sculpt in the lineup, but also perhaps the least suitable for the big doe eyes. I might just paint over her pupils and have her eyes be an intimidating white, honestly.
I’m really pleased with how the design for this figure looks–She-Hulk retains her thick limbs and musculature, so she still looks powerful and not like a twig.
Walmart will have an exclusive Glow-in-the-Dark She-Hulk Rock Candy figure, which will be my preferred Shulkie if she’s easy to acquire (although Walmart exclusives oftentimes are not).
All four mass-release Funko Rock Candy Marvel figures are now available for order, and are expected to be released in December 2016. The 5″ figures are carrying a retail price of $10-$11, which seems pretty fair for boxed unique molded figurines of that size. The Walmart and Hot Topic exclusives aren’t expected to be pre-sold, but should be available online once the figures are actually shipped out.
Are you excited, ambivalent, or totally disinterested in Funko’s latest line of Marvel figures, Marvel collectors? Are you planning to pick up any (or all) of these stylized vinyl beauties?