There’s no real theme to the latest set of Funko Pop! figures set for San Diego Comic-Con other than their shared animated status.
Funko has already announced three different collections arriving at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Now that we’re on the fourth announcement, it’s time to play a game of pattern recognition. The first and third announcements were Star Wars and Marvel Comics. The second was Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
Now, we have the fourth, and it’s more in line with Scott Pilgrim than the other two properties.
Check out what Funko’s dubbed its “Cartoons!” wave:
If we had to pick a crown jewel in this set, the flocked CatDog is pretty adorable. Funko has proven it can do different textures like this before with things like a flocked Chewbacca from its Smuggler’s Bounty service.
And if that’s not enough ’90s nostalgia for you, there’s a two pack of Ren and Stimpy from the show of the same name up top. It’s even called the “Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy” set. How appropriate, right? A careful look shows that there will only be 2,500 of these available.
On the bottom of the image, we can see two fresh South Park Pop!s. Fans will recognize Cartman’s superhero-turned-supervillain-turned vaguely hero again with the offensive name and his archnemesis (when he’s a villain), Mint-Berry Crunch. Ubisoft just released a look at South Park: The Fractured but Whole game at E3 (warning: lots of language in that trailer), so that’s good timing.
Finally, next to CatDog, we have Baxter Stockman from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. There are a lot of impressive touches here — the wings and the extra arms in particular.
There was a video announcement as well:
Funko also delivered a tantalizing hint about some upcoming announcements:
If that pattern holds and that tweet means anything, stay tuned for the fifth announcement to be another major property, perhaps even DC itself.
There’s still a lot of time between now and SDCC, and if the pattern holds, we might have quite a few more announcements to break down.