Funko has lots of Pygmies for your personal collection
Have you ever wondered what it might be like to play Pocket God in real life? Now that Funko has released their armada of Pygmies to Barnes & Noble and some places online, you totally can. You've even got size choices for your Pygmies: either 5-inch collectibles with the Happy, Warrior, Zombie Pygmies and the Moon Witch (US$11.95 each; links are to sale pages), or 2.5-inch blind box figures featuring 16 unique designs.
Tomopop is lucky enough that we not only received a sample (it's the cutie pie in the header) to get hands-on with the new blind box figures, but we'll be holding a contest next week and giving away a bunch of these as well!
Read on past the jump for the full press release along with my mini-review of our sample, and more (we aren't the only ones holding a contest!).
Here's the press release copy:
The Pygmies Have Left the Island: Pocket God Toys Have Arrived at Barnes & Noble
Eccentrically Cute Collectibles Now Available in Stores and Web
SAN FRANCISCO – October 11, 2012 – Bolt Creative, developer of the best-selling Pocket God franchise, in conjunction with Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced that the Pygmies are leaving their Pocket God-forsaken island for a well-deserved vacation at local Barnes & Noble stores! Players and fans can now get their hands on brand new Pocket God toys from their nearest Barnes & Noble location or by ordering the prolific Pygmy playthings through Barnes & Noble.com (www.bn.com).
Produced by Funko, a Seattle-based maker of pop culture licensed items, Pocket God collectibles and toys available at Barnes & Noble include:
5-inch Collector Vinyl Figurines – These game-accurate figurines are available in four different Pygmy styles: Happy Pygmy, Warrior Pygmy, Zombie Pygmy, and the Moon Witch.
2.5-inch Blind Box Figurines – These smaller vinyl figurines come in 16 unique characters of varying rarity. Each figurine is packaged in an art collector blind box – fans will not know which Pygmy they have until they open it!
“Pocket God is here to stay, and partnering with Barnes & Noble is a great way for us to ensure that our beloved Pygmies cross over successfully into the real world the same way they have in the digital space,” said Pocket God co-creator and Bolt Creative CEO Dave Castelnuovo.
To get your hands on your own Pocket God figurines and toys, please visit your local Barnes & Noble or www.bn.com. To commemorate the launch, Bolt Creative is also holding a contest to give fans a chance to win some one-of-a-kindPocket God swag, including autographed comics, posters, and more. For details, please visit http://www.boltcreative.com/. (sic)
Now for my mini-review!
I received a not-so-rare figure in my blind box, the happy pygmy looking in shock and awe at... something rather neat. Maybe it's a double rainbow? Maybe it's something even cooler. Whatever it is, I wish I could see.
The head is a little bit darker then the rest of its body, but it swivels all the way around so you've got a bit more of a posing option than having it just stand there look forward. He's got the bone in his hair and a green grass skirt - all cleanly detailed. I found no errors with the paint application in my figure, and hope this applies to the entire line. Honestly, it's refreshing!
The entire set looks like a wonderful collectible for fans of the game, and really if you haven't played they're beyond cute. Check out the gallery for more of my own images as well as individual shots of each figure (there are 21 in total). If you want to get your hands on some, be sure you visit your local Barnes & Noble!
By the way, if you really want to know which my favorite is... I'm totally digging the dead ones and the Moon Witch! Their transfer to vinyl came out fantastic going by these pictures.