Recent fandom studies have shown “The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2” movie actually leading over “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in audience anticipation polls, so there’s absolutely no question: The Hunger Games is as hot of a property as it has ever been! And that means that now is the perfect time for Funko to strike while the iron is hot: the long-awaited Funko Hunger Games POP Vinyls figures are now available for order, including Peeta, President Snow, Effie… and oh yeah, several versions of Katniss herself!
Ordinarily I would scowl a little bit seeing Funko launch a new line of POP! Vinyls where more than half of the characters in the set are just variants of the main character. But this is not one of those times! Funko clearly knows their audience, because they’ve loaded the POP Vinyls The Hunger Games series with four versions of the character that basically is the franchise: Katniss Everdeen herself!
We’ll be getting not one, not two, not three, but four versions of Funko Katniss this fall! It’s true that that’s a lot of Katniss, but looking at what Funko has cooked up for us, I can’t complain–these are four indisputably iconic looks for the female protagonist of The Hunger Games!
Not only are we getting the “plain clothes” Katniss Everdeen POP shown above, but there’s also…
Of these four versions of Katniss, the only one that I’m not absolutely certain was a must-have is the Wedding Dress Katniss figure, but let’s get real here: there’s going to be plenty of girls (and guys!) wanting to add this beautiful Katniss in wedding dress vinyl figure to their collections this fall! And though I’m not usually into costume variants myself, there’s just no way I could skip that ultra-cool “The Girl on Fire” Katniss Everdeen figure!
But hey, Katniss may be the icon of “The Hunger Games” movies, but that doesn’t mean that the rest of the cast is being totally ignored! Katniss will be joined by three of her closest, err… acquaintances!
The Funko POP! Vinyls Hunger Games figures are now available for pre-order, and are scheduled to ship in November 2015 (which, not coincidentally, is also the release month for “Mockingjay: Part 2”!).
Both POP Vinyls and The Hunger Games are insanely popular properties right now, so if you’re wanting any of these figures as Christmas presents for someone you love (or yourself!), you may want to get in an order for these figures early before all of the 2015 allotments have been sold. You’ll thank yourself when you see the ravaged, empty store shelves come thus December!
What do you think of this series of Hunger Games Funko POP Vinyls, vinyl fans? Will you be adding any (or all!) of these characters to your POP! Movies collection this winter, or are you over The Hunger Games at this point?