Fortnite Funko Pops Are Coming, Of Course [Update: See The First One]
Just a guess here, but is one of them a llama?
Fortnite is the biggest game around right now, and with its first anniversary approaching, what better way to immortalize its success than with a set of collectible figurines? Epic Games and Funko are partnering up to release ten different product lines this holiday, including Pop figures, Pint Size Heroes, Vynl, keychains, 5 Star Figures, and Pop apparel. All of it will be rolling out this holiday season. [Update: The Pops were originally announced without any images of the figures, but we've now gotten a look at the first one. It features the Rex skin, which has one of the game's characters dressing up like a dinosaur. Check it out below.]
Which characters would be immortalized in plastic and vinyl have yet to be seen. Fortnite is known for a constantly shifting story with large-scale events that dramatically change the world roughly every two months. By the time the holiday season rolls around, it will switch over at least a couple more times. So either Funko is getting a very advanced look at Epic's long-term plans, or it's relying on iconic figures like the Fortnite llama.
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"We are thrilled to collaborate and partner with Epic Games to create the inaugural Fortnite product collection and to bring these characters to life for the first time," said Funko CEO Brian Mariotti, in a statement. "This collection will be a true celebration of Fortnite's incredible popularity and cultural significance, and we believe our Funko Fortnite collectibles will strongly resonate with fans of the game."