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Dungeons & Dragons Funko Coming in February 2020

Minsc & Boo (you just know that adorable giant space hamster is itching to go for the eyes)

Minsc & Boo (you just know that adorable giant space hamster is itching to go for the eyes)

Whilst scouring Amazon last night, I happened upon the equivalent of chocolate and peanut butter for me (note: I also like chocolate and peanut butter). It seems that Funko and Wizards of the Coast are going to be putting out some cool looking Dungeons & Dragons Funko Pop! Figures including Asmodeus and Minsc & Boo (both pictured), which are already available for preorder. I’ve heard that there will be a Mind Flayer, as well, but I am yet to see an image of it on Amazon.

What Could Come Next?

I imagine that there will be future collaborations, as Funko lines tend to grow over time. With all of the options available in the rich lore of Dungeons & Dragons, there could be a lot of really cool Funkos in our future.

Asmodeus… a pleasant sort of fellow.

Asmodeus… a pleasant sort of fellow.

Imagine some figures from the old cartoon from the 1980s, or a Drizzt Do’Urden figure (maybe even one of Guenhwyvar), or how about the Companions of the Lance like Raistlin, Tanis, and the Hoff (well, Tasslehoff Burrfoot anyway) and the rest. I imagine that quite a few people would like a Strahd figure, as well. How about a giant Tiamat Funko? Just think of all of the cool monster figures they could do! I could seriously go completely broke, and I imagine I’m not alone.

There are a lot of possibilities, and I am excited to see what else might be coming in the future from this pairing. What types of D&D Funkos might you like to see?

Four Fun Fantasy Funko Figures

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It’s been a long week, which culminated with the high school graduation of my youngest, so my mind was mostly on that and how proud I am of her. However, to keep consistent with the blog, I wanted to make a quick and (hopefully) fun post that’s only a little later than usual.

As you might know, I have a love for Funko figures that I really can’t quite figure out. I just like them whether they are Star Wars, Supernatural, Cthulhu, or just about anything else, and this includes those that fall into the realm of fantasy. After all, I write about fantasy games on here a lot, so it makes sense.

I chose four (plus) fantasy Funko figures that I like and don’t have, although I know there are plenty of other great options out there.

Boromir from Lord of the Rings

Sure, there are plenty of other great Funkos from Lord of the Rings, but what’s not to love about Boromir… except for his obsession with the One Ring that nearly caused the downfall of Middle Earth. It’s a cool little figure, though, with mud-spattered boots and the Horn of Gondor. Also, Sean Bean seems cool.

The Nazgul from Lord of the Rings

Let’s stick with LoTR for a bit.

When I was a very little nerd and reading Lord of the Rings, the Black Riders always scared the crap out of me. I loved the tension in the early parts of the Fellowship of the Ring when Frodo and the others were being hunted by them, and it has always stuck with me. It’s no wonder that the various Nazgul Funko figures are so appealing to me. There are options for the regular old Nazgul and an option for the Witch King of Angmar and the Witch King on a Fellbeast. They are a good mix of creepy and cute.

Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher (and, well, the Rest from The Witcher III)

This is one that I can’t believe I don’t have yet. The Witcher games are some of my favorites, and Geralt has an incredibly cool aesthetic. I wasn’t even aware that this was available until I started writing this post, and now I want one. Actually, that’s not true. I looked at all of the others from this line and saw that they have Ciri, Triss, Yennifer, and Eredin. I mean, the price on some of these are what’s keeping me away. Some are ridiculously expensive, but they are still cool.

Red Sonja

Red Sonja was a Funko Pop that I never thought would exist, but I am glad that it does. I used to have a couple of the old-school comics from back in the 70s or 80s (I can’t remember) along with my Conan comics, and I’d like to read some of the more recent series from Gail Simone and Amy Chu. Anyway, the Conan figures are cool, and there are several versions, but I really love the Red Sonja Funkos – both the standard and the bloodied version.

So, these are some of the Funkos that I like that are in the fantasy genre. What other ones out there have I missed? For transparency, the links above are associate links on Amazon, so whenever something is purchased, this site makes a small amount of money to help it keep going.

Horror Funko: Stephen King Figures from Funko Pop!

I might be an adult, but that doesn’t mean I can’t also be enamored with Funko Pop! figures. I freely (well, not always) admit that I’m a sucker for those vinyl figures whether they are superheroes, Star Wars characters, or Cthulhu himself. This month, I thought I would talk about some of the great horror icons that have been put out in adorable Funko Pop! form starting with those based on creations of the master of horror himself, Stephen King. Let’s check out some Funkos!