Well, folks, the day is finally here—yesterday, Funko unveiled their line-up for this year's New York Comic Con line-up. The only problem?
The con is in less than 2 days.
Anxiety started permeating the collectables community a little over a month ago, when Funko announced that they once again would not be attending New York Comic Con. Instead, they announced via their blog on the 2nd of September that a virtual con would take place on their site (and shared retailer's sites) instead, and urged prospective collectors to keep an eye out in the coming weeks. Then... nothing. Until yesterday, that is.
Hype started building about a week ago, when Ozzie Collectables finally posted a teaser for the date and time details of the upcoming convention. At this stage, about a week from the official con date, Funko had still yet to release the official details of the drop and its possible line-up.
But despite the mystery surrounding the elusive convention, fans finally saw some reprieve yesterday when Funko unveiled their list of exclusives. You can take a look by visiting their Facebook and Instagram pages, or their official blog.
It may have come as a surprise that the announcements, which usually take place in the weeks preceding convention events, happened so late this year. But many are choosing to see this as a fun, exciting alternative to the usual culture surrounding these conventions.
It's been a tough few years for everyone, collectors included. The excitement of finally waking up to some good news was a much needed change for many of us, and with NYCC only a few days away, I think I speak for many when I say: bring it on!
As well as the upcoming exclusive releases, we're also now able to confirm the date and time of the drop as it will be available to Aussie retailers.
This year, the Funko Virtual Con for NYCC Fall Convention Exclusives will take place on Ozzie Collectables on Saturday, the 9th of October as 12:00 AM AEDT. That's Melbourne time: as soon as the clock strikes midnight, the Comic Con drop will begin, so make sure you're ready and waiting on www.ozziecollectables.com!
Disclaimer: as always, Ozzie Collectables cannot provide information about specific releases, including which items will be available to us, until the time of the event. Make sure you're there bright and early (or, er, late) so you don't miss out.
In the meantime, for more information, you can read the FAQ here: https://ozziecollectables.com.au/pages/comic-con-faq
What do you think of this year's virtual Fall con? Which exclusives are you hoping to get your hands on?
Happy Comic Con week, and #HappyCollecting!