Funko has revealed a new wave of X-Men Pop! figures. The new line of toys is set to be released in honor of the 20th anniversary of 2000’s X-Men movie. Taking to Instagram, the company revealed the figures coming our way. Have a look.
“Coming Soon: Pop! Marvel – X-Men 20th Anniversary,” the post reads.
The X-Men Pop lineup includes Storm, Professor X, Magneto, Mystique, Wolverine, Logan, Cyclops, Dark Phoenix, Beast, Nightcrawler and Rogue. The post also reveals a couple of retailer exclusives. Target will carry a metallic version of Mystique and Wal-Mart will carry an alternate version of Magneto. The figures are available for pre-order now.
Funko is no stranger to Marvel toys, but this comes at an appropriate time. X-Men turning 20 is a big deal. The film helped to usher in the modern era of superhero adaptations. The movie grossed nearly $300 million at the global box office and paved the way for a franchise that lasted just shy of two decades. In total, the franchise grossed $6 billion at the global box office.
Last year, Disney completed its massive $71 billion merger with Fox. This put the rights to the X-Men franchise in the hands of Marvel Studios. The plan is for the characters to be folded into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That means a reboot. Last year’s Dark Phoenix, which was the lowest-grossing entry in the history of the series, will serve as the final X-Men movie in that version of the franchise. But considering that we had three different versions of Spider-Man during that time, that is one heck of a run.
Here is the synopsis for X-Men.
“They are children of the atom, homo superior, the next link in the chain of evolution. Each was born with a unique genetic mutation, which at puberty manifested itself in extraordinary powers. In a world filled with hate and prejudice, they are feared by those who cannot accept their differences. Led by Xavier the X-Men fight to protect a world that fears them. They are locked in a battle with former colleague and friend, Magneto who believes humans and mutants should never co-exist.”
Those who are interested in getting their hands on the X-Men Pop! figures can head on over to Entertainment Earth to pre-order them now. They retail for $10.99 each. The retailer exclusives are available via Target and Wal-Mart, respectively.
So what do you think? Which one of these figures is your favorite? Will you be picking any of these up to add to your collection? Join in on the conversation over on Facebook or Twitter!