Sunday, December 4, 2016

The X-Men with the latest round of releases are filling up quite nicely with a round of 1980 to 1990s round of characters.  Yes Sabretooth and Quicksilver did not first appeared during those time period in the comics.  But for Sabretooth at least, you can say his popularity really exploded under the mantle of Chris Claremont and John Romita Jr during the Mutant Massacre.  Aside from Storm, the other five are first appearances as Funko Pops.  At New York Comic Con we got Kitty Pryde as an exclusive.  I guess Funko was tired of giving us multiple iterations of Deadpool.  It is a decision well appreciated!

Mohawk Storm brings us back to the days when she lost her powers and became the leader of the Morlocks and eventually challenged Cyclops for leadership of the X-Men and won in Uncanny X-Men #201.  Cable as featured in the Pop first appeared as his fully grown self in New Mutants #97 with his certain buddy mentioned before debuting in New Mutants #98.  With regards to Psylocke, her transformation to how she looks into her Pop begins in Uncanny X-Men #256 from Lady Mandarin until she is freed debuting on the cover of Uncanny X-Men #261 in that costume.  Archangel first debuted back in X-Factor #24 (1988) as part of the Fall of the Mutants story line.  As mentioned before, Sabretooth actually debuted in Iron Fist #14 back in 1977 and Quicksilver in X-Men #4 back in 1964.

All six figures are available at local retailers and online shops that sell Funko Pops.  There are also X-Men Dorbz out as well including the White Queen Emma Frost with a Chase as well.

I've only purchased Quicksilver, Psylocke and Archangel thus far.  All three have the usual good not great standards that you would come to expect from Funko.  The designs are awesome from the artwork on the box to the actual figures.  Which X-Men figure do you hope to see next?

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