It's that time of the year again, collectors! The excitement is building, and the Funko community is buzzing with anticipation as New York Comic Con 2023 draws near. As collectors and enthusiasts eagerly await the event, a series of tantalizing leaks have recently surfaced online, offering a glimpse into what Funko has in store for us this year. In this article, we'll delve into some of the most intriguing leaks that have emerged, sparking speculation and excitement among fans. Plus, we'll look at another exciting piece of news - Funko is presenting "Heavy Metal Halloween" as their theme at New York Comic Con 2023.
Guardians of the Galaxy - The High Evolutionary
One of the most eye-catching leaks that recently made its way onto the internet is the Guardians of the Galaxy - The High Evolutionary Pop! Vinyl figure. Given the success of the third film instalment earlier this year, we're not surprised that Funko have taken advantage to bring something like this to the collectors of the Big Apple this year. This intricately designed collectable will capture the essence of one of Marvel's most enigmatic and powerful characters.
New Garfield Pop! Vinyl
Everyone's favourite lasagna-loving cat, Garfield, appears to be making a return to the world of Pop! Vinyl figures. The leaked image showcases Garfield in all his lazy and lovable glory.
The Toxic Avenger
Fans of cult classics are in for a treat with The Toxic Avenger Pop! Vinyl figure. This leaked collectable pays homage to the beloved B-movie superhero and is bound to appeal to aficionados of all things retro and quirky.
Warner Brothers x Harry Potter Crossover
Funko never fails to surprise us with its creative crossovers, and this year seems to be no exception. The leaked image features Lola Bunny in a Ravenclaw uniform and Sylvester the Cat in a Slytherin uniform, bringing together the worlds of Looney Tunes and Harry Potter in the latest of their Warner Bros crossover products celebrating the anniversary. This mashup is sure to ignite the imaginations of fans from both fandoms!
Indiana Jones with Snakes
Prepare for adventure with the Indiana Jones Pop! Vinyl figure featuring the daring archaeologist and his phobia-inducing co-stars – snakes! This leak promises a thrilling addition to the Indiana Jones Funko collection that will captivate fans of the iconic film franchise. We can't wait to see this one in more detail!
Demon Slayer Makomo and Sabito 2-Pack
Demon Slayer has taken the anime world by storm, and this leak introduces a highly sought-after 2-Pack featuring Makomo and Sabito. With impeccable detailing and a connection to a beloved storyline, this Pop! Vinyl duo will be a dream come true for Demon Slayer enthusiasts. Although the mould appears to be similar to the already existing Common variants of these characters, it's important to note that the masks add a point of difference, along with that coveted NYCC sticker.
In addition to these exciting leaks, Funko has revealed that their theme for New York Comic Con 2023 is "Heavy Metal Halloween." This theme promises an electrifying and spooky array of Pop! Vinyl figures and collectables that are bound to thrill fans with a taste for the macabre and the metallic. If you find yourself lucky enough to be attending the convention this year, you can find them at Booth #1000. More info over on their blog here.
Please note that, as always, Ozzie Collectables cannot reveal what exclusives will be available to us as an online retailer until the day of the event. New York Comic Con 2023 is scheduled to take place from Thu, 12 Oct 2023 – Sun, 15 Oct 2023, with the official online drop time still to be announced. Stay tuned to our blog, site, and socials for more information as we get closer to the event!
All in all, these leaks have certainly ignited the Funko community's imagination, and the anticipation for New York Comic Con 2023 is at an all-time high. What do you think about these leaks? Are you looking forward to any particular releases so far? What other characters or franchises are you hoping to see in this year's line-up? Share your thoughts and speculations with fellow collectors, and let the countdown to NYCC 2023 continue! Don't forget to prepare for the "Heavy Metal Halloween" theme and all the thrilling surprises it will bring to this year's event.