Funko lands yet another totally exciting toy property, based on one of the best games of all time.
I know it’s sort of become old hat to some folks, but I still maintain that Steve Jackson Games’ Munchkin is one of the greatest games of all time. It’s a brilliant satire, ripping into every negative stereotype of socially inept power gamers ever, with a truly razor sharp wit. But for all its barbs and venom toward lousy gamers, Munchkin is also totally silly, absurd and a hell of a lot of fun to play, one of the most unpredictable and entertaining games that’s ever hit my table.
So that brings us to why exactly today’s announcement from Funko is awesome– we’ve seen Munchkin figurines worked into the game itself before, but this 6″ vinyl figure of Spyke, the game’s perpetual mascot, is the first toy figure I’ve seen… and he looks great!
I’ll totally be adding this guy to my collection when he hits stores in November. So now the big question remains, what leg up on my enemies will I have when I play a round of Munchkin with the Spyke toy by my side? I can’t wait to find out!
FUNKO AND STEVE JACKSON GAMES PARTNER TO LAUNCH MUNCHKIN VINYL FIGURES
Funko Munchkin Vinyl Figures in stores this November!
EVERETT, WA – July 10, 2014 – Funko is excited to announce a new licensing agreement with Steve Jackson Games to produce Munchkin Vinyl Figures.
“We are extremely excited about our new partnership with Steve Jackson Games on their megahit card game, Munchkin. Spyke is a fantastic new addition to the Funko lineup! Funko hopes to make all of the avid Munchkin fans happy with our vinyl figure,” said Andrew Perlmutter, Vice President of Sales for Funko.
“It should come as no surprise that when Funko contacted us to talk about Munchkin toys, I couldn’t say ‘”YES!’” fast enough,” said Phil Reed, Chief Operating Officer for Steve Jackson Games. “Funko makes a remarkable number of incredible toys, from their adorable Pop! Vinyl series to the retro-style ReAction line, and the opportunity to work with the Funko team on the creation of Munchkin toys is an experience I’’ll treasure forever.”
Available this November, each Munchkin Spyke Vinyl Figure will stand 6 inches tall and come in a window display box. Ages 5+.