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Funko Games has recently announced their line up of Disney board games coming out Spring 2023. The new games all sound like fun and include Disney Animated, Disney Sinister Spoons, Disney and Pixar’s Cars – Launch ‘N’ Race, and Something Wild! Disney Mickey Mouse Card Game – Steamboat Willie!. Here’s a breakdown of each game:
Disney Animated Game
Work together like the team at the famous Walt Disney Animation Studios to create movie magic! Produce five classic Disney films using detailed background art, vibrant paint colors, and lively sound to bring cherished stories to life on the screen. But watch out! The infamous Villains of your feature films will rush your deadlines and create all the calamity they can. As a team, you’ll use the strengths of the Animation Studio—Heart, Focus, Inspiration, Grit, and Teamwork—to vanquish the Villains and finish your films in time!
Ages 10+ for 2-4 players
Something Wild! Disney Mickey Mouse Card Game – Steamboat Willie
Description: A fast-paced, light card game for the whole family! Featuring a collectible Steamboat Willie Pop! figure, as well as memorable characters from the iconic animated film. Play Character Cards in sets and runs to score points. Power Cards add fun new twists to the classic card gameplay. Combine with other Something Wild! games to add more characters, Pop! figures, and Powers to your game!
Ages 6+ for 2-4 players
Pop! Puzzles – Disney Encanto, Disney Alice in Wonderland, Disney Beauty and the Beast
Piece together your favorite Pop! characters. Our puzzles feature Funko Pop! stylized artwork featuring an original illustration inspired by your favorite Disney films. Each 500-piece puzzle has a glare-free matte finish, precise interlocking fit, and ribbon-cut pieces for a great puzzling experience! All Pop! Puzzles are 18” x 24” in size, and are sold separately.
For all ages
It sounds like a fun list of games and Funko pretty reliably makes good quality games. I’m most interested in Sinister Spoons and the Cars game. Sinister Spoons sounds like a super silly game that would be so fun to play with my kids. I also really like the idea behind the Cars game. I’m not the biggest Cars fan, but I would still be interested in trying it out with my kids. Keep an eye out for these games when they release this Spring. Which one are you looking forward to?
Funko Games has announced three more Disney-themed games set to release this spring: the Disney Villains Sinister Spoons Game, Disney: Pixar’s Cars Launch ‘N’ Race Game, and Something Wild! Disney Mickey Mouse Card Game – Steamboat Willie.
Inspired by the classic party game, the Disney Villains Sinister Spoons Game has players racing to grab custom spoons that feature iconic Disney villains Maleficent, Jafar, Captain Hook, and Ursula while shouting their infamous catchphrases.
Intended for 4 to 8 players, ages 7 and up, Disney Villains Sinister Spoons Game comes with 4 spoons, 32 villain tiles, and 96 cards and plays in about 20 minutes. MSRP is $19.99.
In Disney: Pixar’s Cars Launch ‘N’ Race Game, players compete to complete four laps of the Radiator Springs race track using miniature Lightning McQueen and Mater figures and the custom launcher. Kids can practice their color-matching, counting, and fine motor skills through the standard and advanced versions.
The game includes a game board, 2 Cars figures, 2 track pieces, a barricade, a spinner, 2 lap tokens, and 6 turbo cards. Designed for 2 players or teams ages 3 and up, it takes about 15 minutes to play. MSRP is $19.99.
Rounding out the new trio is Something Wild! Disney Mickey Mouse Card Game – Steamboat Willie, featuring a collectible Pop! figurine depicting the famous character. Players try to collect cards depicting characters from the animated film to create sets and runs and use power cards for special actions. Can be played on its own or combined with other Something Wild! sets. For 2 to 4 players, ages 6 and up. MSRP is $8.99.
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Disney is celebrating its 100th anniversary in style, and that means plenty of Disney100 merchandise to go around — including an exciting new R2-D2 Pop! figure from Funko, which Screen Rant is thrilled to exclusively reveal. The Star Wars franchise has been an essential cornerstone of The Walt Disney Company since its acquisition of Lucasfilm in 2012, and few characters have done more intergalactic travel through the movies and television shows than the bumbling droid himself.
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It is therefore fitting that R2-D2 be one of the representatives of the Star Wars corner of the Disney universe when it comes to celebrating the centennial. Funko also frequently collaborates with Disney, already having unveiled a Pop! figure of Oswald The Lucky Rabbit for Disney100. Other recent collections veer towards the spookier and more mythical, including Jack Skellington from Nightmare Before Christmas and Hades from Hercules.
A Closer Look At POP Star Wars: D100 – R2-D2 (Facet)
The newest Star Wars Pop! from Funko comes with its own special stand, allowing R2-D2 greater stability whether on display or in play. The faceted look offers the cut and polish of a precious gemstone, drawing much more attention than Luke Skywalker might have liked in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.
POP Star Wars: D100 – R2-D2 (Facet): Commemorate the most stellar fandom of them all by adding this exclusive Pop! R2-D2 to your Star Wars collection! This loyal droid is celebrating Disney’s 100th Anniversary with a faceted new look! The vinyl bobblehead is approximately 3.1 inches tall. MSRP: $14.99.
Founded in 1998, Funko has been manufacturing pop culture collectibles for decades and has amassed a large assortment of licensed products. Whether catering to more R-rated tastes with Cocaine Bearor family-friendly sensibilities with the newest Peter Pan collection from Loungefly, there are plenty of items for consumers of all ages and fandoms to enjoy.
If your Funko collection could use a little less Pop!, you can always help yourself to a delicious can of Funko Soda! Funko is giving fans a sneak peek at the upcoming season of Marvel’s What If…? with their latest Soda figures that just landed at Entertainment Earth.
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We might not know when Marvel’s What If…? will return to Disney+, but we do know what two of the characters will look like, thanks to a new Funko Soda drop at Entertainment Earth.
This week, Funko opened pre-orders on new figures featuring Captain Carter and an original character named Kahhori.
We’ll start with Captain Carter who made her debut in season 1 and looks like she’ll be taking on a bigger role in season 2.
Captain Carter is dressed in a new version of her Union Jack suit and has also gained knee pads and shoulder guards. She’s still carrying her trusty vibranium shield for whatever battles await.
From what we can tell, Kahhori is a brand new character to Marvel and not just the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is the first we’re hearing of her and it seems that she’ll be introduced in What If…? season 2, if not sooner.
Kahhori appears to have a Native American/Indigenous background and while we don’t know her role, powers or history, it’s possible she’s linked to Echo. Echo, you may remember, was introduced to the MCU in Hawkeye and will have her own show on Disney+.
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Funko Soda Fun:
Learn more about the awesome Funkos available at Entertainment Earth in Alex’s unboxing video that features several WALL•E Pop! collectibles and a variety of Funko Soda figures.
The Jedi Code preaches against attachments, but Star Wars Funko Pops are just too addictive at this point. There are so many characters and they all lend themselves so well to Pop form! But chances are you’re never going to have the shelf space to collect all of them, since there are over seven hundred of the adorable dang things. So perhaps restrain yourself as a Jedi might do and stick with the best ones, such as these. And may the Funko be with you.
Qui-Gon Jinn (NYCC Limited Edition)
The first Qui-Gon Pop to be made (semi) available! Oh, the agony I went through trying to get one of these back in 2016. I love Qui-Gon and I wanted this one so badly, but he was a convention exclusive and pretty much unobtainable. I called up all the local stores, but no luck. Now, they’re worth a small fortune and I have missed my chance forever. But if you have $600+ lying around, you can find your own New York Comic Comic Exclusive Qui-Gon on eBay! (Or if you’re on a budget you could just pick up a Qui-Gon Jinn (Tatooine) figure at a much cheaper price.)
Grogu (Using the Force)
As you can imagine, there are a lot of Funko Pops of Grogu. Some of them date back to before he was even known as Grogu, and are labeled with “The Child.” So which one to choose? Well, if you want something a little bit different for your shelf, this battery-powered Pop lights up and makes sounds to emulate the power of the Force! You can find it for an inexpensive price at the official Funko store.
Ben Kenobi (Retro)
The Star Wars “Retro Series” gave Funko Pop collectors some real gems. This Ben Kenobi is my favorite of those. Why couldn’t he have worn a bright purple robe in the actual movie? Alec Guinness would have rocked it. This is the kind of Pop I would definitely prefer to display out of the box, but the box is actually pretty cool, too. You can find your own Retro Ben Kenobi at the official Funko Pop website.
Jar Jar Binks
Yeah, so during the initial backlash to the Star Wars prequels, no one ever thought there would come a time when people would want Jar Jar merchandise. But guess what? That time did in fact come! There are a couple of Jar Jar Pops on the market but the rarest one is the original (labeled number #27, for you hardcore collectors), which goes for around $100 on eBay these days. Congratulations, Jar Jar! You made it!
Rey (Power of the Galaxy)
The “Power of the Galaxy” line features six of the most beloved Star Wars women: Padmé, Sabine, Jyn, Leia, Ahsoka, and Rey. All great characters, but Pop-wise, Rey is probably my favorite. She’s levitating! Truly Rey-markable. There are lots of Rey Funko Pops out there, but this one is pleasingly different, and you can get one for yourself on eBay for around $30.
The Mandalorian with Grogu
Yes, this is it! Pedro Pascal Caring for an Adorable Child: The Funko Pop. Oh, the cuteness of it all. And you can get one of these for a pretty cheap price on eBay, as well! Fantastic, although we really won’t be satisfied until every Pedro Pascal character has their own Pop. Ooh, and this isn’t even the only Pop of Din interacting with his tiny green son. There’s a Pop where he’s got his mask on and is flying with Grogu, and there’s one where both of them are riding on a Bantha, andthere’s one with them on a speeder! Mandalorian fans are absolutely spoiled for choice.
Lando Calrissian (Hot Topic Exclusive)
Here we have Lando Calrissian, fashion icon. This Funko Pop shows him dressed in the snazzy gold ensemble he wore at the end of Solo. And if you, too, want a Lando smoldering on your shelf, you’re in luck. Despite being a Hot Topic exclusive, this Pop is pretty easy to get. Check out eBay and you can usually find some good deals on lightly used, still in box exclusive Lando Pops!
Princess Leia (Ewok Village)
Princess Leia has many iconic ensembles, of course, but honestly my favorite of all time is her Ewok Village outfit. How gorgeous was her hair in those Return of the Jedi scenes? Needless to say, I was delighted when I found out that particular look got Funko Pop’d. Check out eBay or Amazon to purchase this figure for yourself!
Holographic Darth Maul
This Dark Lord of the Sith made his debut in 2012 at San Diego Comic-Con and now he’s the most expensive Star Wars Funko Pop in the world. He’s become a holy grail for serious collectors and a very pricey purchase! Keep checking eBay and hopefully you’ll see one pop up at a reasonable price before too long. But be wary of fakes and fraudsters, and make you know exactly what you’re getting before letting go of your money.
Chewbacca Holding Porg
My favorite genre of Funko Pop is “large character holding small character,” so I happen to own this Chewie Pop and it’s front and center on my shelf. You can purchase one too from eBay or Amazon! (It also comes in a flocked version, if you like flocked figures.) This Pop may be slightly less cute than I first assumed seeing as how that Porg might be Chewie’s lunch, but what are you gonna do? It’s not wise to upset a Wookiee.