While fans of Riverdale are trying to collect clues about the identity of the Black Hood killer, they can start collecting a new line of Riverdale themed Funko Pop! figures. The Archie Comics characters have become a beloved part of The CW’s lineup, even leading to a Sabrina the Teenage Witch spinoff getting set up with a two-season order at Netflix.
The adaptation of the beloved comics has touched the hearts and minds of fans, becoming a critically acclaimed part of The CW’s lineup. The classic characters of Archie Comics deal with the trials and tribulations of the original Archie stories with an adult twist. Characters like Cole Sprouse’s Jughead and KJ Apa’s Archie have become beloved characters with a loyal fandom.
Now fans can show their Riverdale school spirit in Archie form with a collection of Funko Pop! figures. The collection, announced today by Funko and Hot Topic, contains two different Jugheads (one in his Southside Serpents gear), Betty, Veronica, Archie, and Cheryl Blossom. The detail on them is exquisite, with Cheryl displaying her stylish fashion sense and Betty demonstrating her understated chic. According to Hot Topic, the collection will debut in stores in two weeks, making this the must-have Christmas gift for the Riverdale fan on the holiday shopping list.
The line includes a Jughead wearing his father’s Southside Serpents jacket. According to Funko, fans will have an opportunity to score an exclusive Josie McCoy at San Diego Comic-Con next summer or in Hot Topic stores. Hopefully, the sky’s the limit with this collaboration, as Toni Topaz, and even Reggie Mantle would be good choices for a second wave of the series. With Riverdale holding strong in its second season and a spinoff featuring Sabrina the Teenage Witch coming to Netflix, hopefully, this is just the beginning of Funko and Riverdale collaborating.
The Funko Pop! figures aren’t the only pieces of fandom gear that Riverdale is offering through Hot Topic. Fans of Riverdale can sport everything from Southside Serpents T-shirts to Riverdale High cheerleading uniforms. Fans can even customize their own looks with special patches, pins, and replicas of Cheryl Blossom’s jewelry, but as every fan knows, it’s not really a collection until you can take home a Funko Pop! figure. Thanks to Riverdale and Funko, fans can.
The CW’s Riverdale stars KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom, and Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy.
Riverdale airs Wednesdays at 8pm on The CW.
Source: Original Funko Blog