Riverdale Funko Pops have been revealed! Thanks to some fans that got their hands on two of them at Funko HQ this weekend, we know that the first wave will consist of Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, and Cheryl Blossom.
A couple things here. It looks like Hot Topic will receive an early release for these. That is what the red sticker on the Archie figure is. This will also not be the first time that Hot Topic has gotten exclusive rights to Funko before other retailers. The other takeaway- we seem to be getting two versions of Jughead. One he is in his sweater look, the Hot Topic exclusive looks like he will be sporting his Serpents jacket. Curiously, neither have him in his now-iconic beanie hat. Seriously- try going to a store and buying one of those things. It is harder than trying to buy Fingerlings right now.
These have not been formally announced by Funko yet. Riverdale is one of the few bright spots for network television at the moment. With its rabid fanbase, these will be THE Funko Pops to get when they come out. Since these have boxed versions already and such, I would say we should see them in stores in January/February. Hot Topic first, then everywhere soon after. I would also expect a healthy number of exclusives.