There’s less than a month before Marvel’s potentially most anticipated release, Avengers: Endgame, hits theatres. So Funko is right on schedule with their post of upcoming releases based on the film’s characters. But few likely anticipated they’d drop this many pieces in a single midnight announcement.
There are 11 common Pop!s, covering most of the surviving Avengers who appear to be outfitted in new uniforms, as well as Thanos. These same figures will be available via Entertainment Earth, but packaged with a three-pack of collectible cards with the chance of a special edition foil card. Additional colour variants and sculpts of Captain America, Hawkeye, Hulk, Iron Man and War Machine will be available as retailer exclusives, which is also where you’ll find Rocket and Ronin (Walmart exclusives), and a supersized 10” Thanos (Target exclusive).
While this list seems pretty extensive, it’s disappointing to see Valkyrie and Okoye left out of the series — particularly when the latter’s Pop!s sold well and Funko has already received some backlash for not giving equal attention to female superheroes. It’s even more noticeable when one realizes they’re the only key fighting characters excluded from Marvel’s recently released set of “Avenge the Fallen” character posters. That’s not to say they won’t come later as there’s sure to be more releases, but it would’ve been nice to see them in the initial wave.
For those who like to show their fandom on their sleeve, there a number of licensed tees coming out. Target will carry four kids (mini) Pop! and Tees: Captain America, Hulk, Thor and Thanos. Adults will have a similar selection with (full-size) Pop! and Tee sets: Captain America (FYE), Hulk (Hot Topic), Iron Man (Target) and Thor (GameStop).
Finally, there are a number of smaller Endgame collectibles:
- A dozen mystery minis with rarities between 1/6 and 1/72, as well as three additional exclusives each at Hot Topic, Target and Walmart, for a total of 21 pieces to collect;
- A Funko Shop limited edition three-pack Dorbz bundle of Captain America, Hulk and Thanos;
- Four common and two store exclusive Pocket Pop! Keychains; and
- Four Avengers Pop! pen toppers.
Many of these are already on sale in stores, such as Entertainment Earth, Hot Topic and BoxLunch, while others have started taking pre-orders, so be sure to check with individual retailers for availability and keep an eye out for the next wave.