The Mummy POPs by Funko are coming!
It’s only fitting that a day into our “March of Mummies” we have news that The Mummy POPs by Funko will be hitting store shelves in April. There is only one wave of POP vinyl figures, for now, and they consist of Tom Cruise’s Nick Morton and Sofia Boutella’s Ahmanet and Mummy. During New York Toy Fair, I spoke with Funko CEO Brian Mariotti and he said “we are launching with three POPs to start.” It’s worth noting that he said that they’re launching their The Mummy line with “three POPs to start.” Could this mean we see more characters added? While UMU does not have any official word on what Funko’s future plans regarding The Mummy may be, we would not be too surprised to see a POP surface of Russell Crowe’s Dr. Jekyll and, fingers crossed, POP vinyl figures of Annabelle Wallis’ Jenny Halsey and Jake Johnson’s Sgt. Vail.
However, The Mummy POPs by Funko are now available for pre-order and are expected to be awakened on store shelves next month. If you’re in New York City, particularly Queens, might we suggest heading to Forest Hills comic shop Royal Collectibles to pick up your vinyl Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella? But, if you really can’t wait, you could also pre-order them from Entertainment Earth (and hey, we’re affiliates with them, as well!).
We can’t wait for The Mummy POPs by Funko and April can’t come soon enough. We’ll be giving away a set of 3 The Mummy POPs so stay tuned.
*This previously appeared in “EXCLUSIVE: Brian Mariotti Talks Universal Monsters & The Mummy!”
Funko’s 12 days of reveals, held back in December 2016, revealed that the popular toy company would be releasing vinyl figures based off of The Mummy, starring Sofia Boutella and Tom Cruise. A few days ago, Funko released the first concept art for their The Mummy POP’s, which featured Sofia Boutella’s The Mummy, Ahmanet, and Tom Cruise’s Nick Morton. These three POP vinyls would later make their debut at B/HI’s annual Universal Showcase event held on 18th Street in New York City.
During a quite moment during this year’s Toy Fair, I had the opportunity to speak with Funko CEO Brian Mariotti in regards to their upcoming line of The Mummy POP vinyl figures and their work with the Universal Monsters.
Well, we don’t know a lot about the movie [The Mummy]. There’s been a lot of secrets. They’ve only unveiled a little – teaser trailers to us, they’ve shown us the art, but we are launching three POP’s to start. We’re also bringing back the classic Universal Monsters in Dorbz and then, also, in one of our blind boxes. Specifically in our blind bag product called Pint Size Heroes. There is a bit of a renaissance with us, this year, in the Universal Monsters.
There is a good deal of anticipation for The Mummy POPs, especially with the buzz surrounding the first POP vinyl figure of Tom Cruise. While The Mummy POPs were only on display at the Universal Showcase event, a release date was not provided. Funko CEO Brian Mariotti was more than generous enough to inform us that they will see release “about 45 to 60 days prior to the movie release.”
It’s very exciting to hear about the commitment Funko has to the Universal Monsters and it could not be more thrilling to learn that we’ll be seeing Funko Dorbz of the classic monsters. Funko previously released a now vaulted line of the Universal Monsters POPs, along with two waves of their ReAction figures. While Universal is set to reboot their classic monsters, starting with this June’s The Mummy, fans can rest assured of the upcoming “renaissance” of Universal Monsters products at Funko.
As always, stay tuned to Universal Monsters Universe for the latest on The Mummy.
Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy.
Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.
From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.
The Mummy is directed by Alex Kurtzman, from a script by Jon Spaihts, Dylan Kussman, and Christopher McQuarrie. The film stars Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Marwan Kenzari, Courtney B. Vance, Russell Crowe and Sofia Boutella. The film opens June 9, 2017.
(Steven Biscotti – @reggiemantleIII)