Funko has announced that they are releasing a new line of Pop Vinyl figures celebrating the many MCU cameos of the legendary Stan Lee. Fan-favorite collectibles, Pop Vinyls have become absolutely huge in the geek community, with fans collecting dozens of the cute little figurines. Funko continues to release collections at a tremendous rate, too, creating them for huge numbers of films, tv shows, comics, and games - the options are absolutely endless.
Funko has even moved on from pop culture characters, and into the world of real-life figures. James Gunn, director of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, has his own Pop Vinyl figure, and he's not the only one. Now, the toy company has announced that they will be releasing a series of Stan Lee figures, celebrating some of his many cameos in Marvel films.
Funko made the announcement on their blog, along with images of three new Pop Vinyls that will be made available in stores next month. These will be a Wal-Mart exclusive run, and the three shown are of Stan Lee's cameos as a military man in Captain America: The First Avenger, a security guard in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and as a Xandarian in Guardians of the Galaxy.
These are only three of the many cameos that Stan Lee has had in Marvel movies (and not just the MCU ones, either), although there is no news on whether Funko will bring all of Lee's cameos to their new collection. These are also not the only Stan Lee Pops that the company has created. There is already an impressive Stan Lee collection, including a Vinyl figure and a Dorbz figure, as well as no less than seventeen earlier Pops of the man himself. Most of these are Comic Con exclusives, however, and were limited edition.
Fans of Stan Lee and his many cameos will love this new collection, although as Wal-Mart exclusives, they won't be the easiest to find for fans who aren't in the US. It would be great to see the collection expanded to include more of Lee's cameos over the years, as well as figures that are widely available rather than exclusive editions. These three are fantastic additions to any collection, though, and we can't wait to see what other Stan Lee pops are created to add to the collection soon.
The new Stan Lee Cameo Pops will be coming to Wal-Mart in November