Funko announcements are flying all over the place as usual, and the latest one is one of the coolest yet. From their Anime line comes Funko Pops based on the popular series One Punch Man. For sure one of the more popular manga series to come out as of late, the anime series itself is just as popular. From the Funko blog:
Could a hero be too strong?
The anime series One-Punch Man
is now joining the Funko family.
The extremely powerful superhero Saitama, the blonde cyborg Genos,
and the leader of the Dark Matter Pirates Lord Boros
are all receiving the Pop! vinyl treatment.
So the first wave will be three figures in total. Saitama, the One Punch Man himself, and he looks awesome. The color scheme of his costume is awesome. Would have liked to have seen more of an action pose for this one, but I still dig it. Genos is the one that is just kinda there for me, while the character is cool, the Pop is kinda boring with a nice sculpt. The standout here is Lord Boros! Such a unique sculpt here, very dynamic paint aps, and a sweet looking figure in the box. I can see this being a tough one to find at retail; casual Funko Pop collectors may pick this one up as well because of the great sculpt and unique look.
I would also guess that there will be variants and exclusives of these in the not too distant future as well. Due to the popularity of the source material, I would think they would dip into this franchise as much as they possibly can. All of these will be hitting store shelves at the end of summer in August.