Whether you love or loathe the homogenized, big-headed, and black-eyed styling of Funko Pops, there's something that you're likely to be united in: the latest characters for which they were made. Captain Marvel is a goddamn nightmare.
Funko has just announced three new Captain Marvel pop vinyls that are coming to shelves soon, and all three are actually pretty perishable, though not you have not seen the movie yet (you see, it's good!), you'll want to avoid watching these movies or store shelves in the near future. Go on, amscray!
All three pops now focus on moments from the third act of the film – in particular, all three focus on the revelation that the mysterious artifact Mar-Vell was experimenting with for their speed of light engine was nothing else Tesseract, the cosmic cube that houses the space stone. The first pop shows Carols an incredibly ill-conceived plan to put the Tesseract in a lunch box to smuggle it out of Mar-Vell's orbital lab:
But no Fonz branding! But that's not the nightmarish aspect of these pops. This is not noticeable, but on two based pops on what eventually happens to the Tesseract: goose slurps it up and stores it in its crude flesh-pocket dimension.
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHHHHHHH !!!! ] Seriously, the combination of funko aesthetics with Lovecraftian vines of a flake is a horror I never expected. And I think Funko Pops are mostly cute!
The much more nightmarish Pop of Goose in the middle of the Tesseract Nibbler will be the main version of the character – the one on the right, with goose sucking the last tentacles of his mouth, becomes a 1/6 rarity "chase" variant his. It's nice that the more extravagant design is much more accessible, but that convenience brings the price when you go into a shop and look at whole shelves of the flak tentacles that stare at you. Good God, I do not want to think about it.
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