The official DuckTales Funko figures have been revealed. If there had been one beloved property audiences likely didn't expect they'd ever get to see brought back on the small screen again, DuckTales would probably have been high up on that list. While the original animated series has reached an iconic status over the decades since its original run, Disney had shown little-to-no interest in bringing back any of their original animated shows from the 1980s and 1990s again, much to the chagrin of longtime fans of those properties. But that was until Disney moved forward with a DuckTales reboot on Disney XD, with a new animation style and entirely new voice cast.
While fans had to wait quite a bit after the original announcement to see or hear anything about the new DuckTales series, Disney has done a good job at promoting the TV show over the past few months. After releasing the first looks at the show's new visual style and logo, the new DuckTales voice cast was announced late last year, and ever since then, fans have been getting small tastes and new snippets of footage from the revival series.
While the series premiere of the DuckTales reboot aired over the weekend, the series won't be airing any more episodes until the end of September. And in conjunction with the release of the new episodes next month, Funko has released the first official looks at their upcoming DuckTales tie-in figures, which reimagine the show's iconic cartoon characters in Funko form. You can check out the announcement video for yourself, down below:
— Funko (@OriginalFunko) August 13, 2017
DuckTales just joins the growing list of films and TV shows that have released tie-in Funko figures over the recent years, including almost every other notable Disney live-action and animated film. And according to the announcement video, the DuckTales figures will include Scrooge McDuck (David Tennant), Huey (Danny Pudi), Dewey (Ben Schwartz), Louie (Bobby Moynihan), and Webbigail Vanderquack (Kate Micucci). There's no telling if some of the show's other beloved characters, like Launchpad (Beck Bennett) or Mrs. Beakley (Toks Olagundoye), may be added to that lineup at some point either.
So far, Disney's DuckTales reboot is off to a good start coming off of a charming series premiere, which captured the same feeling and heart of the original series while also offering a new twist on the characters and story. Despite the stark differences between the reboot's animation style and the original's, the DuckTales reboot manages to feel simultaneously vintage and fresh, which should help the series to bring in both new viewers and some of the original DuckTales fans throughout its first season. And depending on the show's success, it's entirely possible that viewers could start to see Disney begin rebooting/reimagining some of their other, beloved animated series from the '80s and '90s. Only time will tell.
DuckTales continues with ‘Daytrip of Doom’ on Saturday, September 23 on Disney XD.