Funko Pop Game First Trailer Is Plummet into Pop

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Funko Pop figures, the ubiquitous collectibles that have wiped out the competition of plastic toys by volume, are getting their own video game. Funko Fusion will merge pop culture properties such as Jurassic World, Back to the Future, Umbrella Academy, The Thing, Child’s Play 2, Masters of the Universe and Shaun of the Dead into a unique experience early next year.

The first trailer for Funko Fusion shows what a special perspective it is. Alongside family dishes like He-Man and Marty McFly, which date back to 1985, is the chaotic carnage of dinosaurs eating Funko Pop people and the surprise horror of Dr Copper, who had both his arms amputated by the monster Norris from John Carpenter’s The Thing. It’s a slightly darker version of the formula of games based on toys like the Lego titles licensed by TT Games or Disney Infinity, but what better vector is there to introduce children to body horror?

The team behind Funko Fusion is 10:10 Games, founded by former members of TT Games. Based on short gameplay clips seen in the trailer, it seems that Funko Fans can expect an experience similar to Lego Star Wars and Lego Harry Potter recreating familiar movie moments in the form of much more silly toys. Players will “fight enemies, explore vast environments and solve fascinating puzzles,” Funko and Universal Games said in a press release. The online multiplayer mode allows up to four players to immerse themselves in pop culture mashups.

“It’s incredibly exciting to be able to show everyone what the team is doing here at 10:10 Games,” Arthur Parsons, Design Director and co-founder of 10:10 Games, said in a press release. “We are taking advantage of the incredible qualities entrusted to us by our partners at Universal Games and Digital Platforms and bringing them together for an incredibly entertaining, surprising, authentic and Fandom-celebrating gaming experience like never before, all experienced through a Funko lens.”

The developers promise “dozens of playable characters in Funko Pop! form from popular NBCUniversal stories — – including the List of famous monsters From Universal — in addition to other unannounced properties.

Funko Fusion is expected to be released on PC and unspecified consoles sometime in 2024. Given the wide reach of the Funko brand, you can expect it to be found on any console.

Funko has already flirted with video games in the form of Gears Pop, a real-time mobile strategy game based on Microsoft’s Gears of War franchise. Gears Pop was released in 2019 and was discontinued in 2021. Funko also publishes tabletop games, many of which (unsurprisingly) are based on popular franchises, including Fast and Furious, The Goonies, E. T. The Alien, Jurassic World and The Warriors.

Funko itself is a 25-year-old company that started making large benches for boys and bobbleheads based on Austin Powers and breakfast cereal mascots. Over the past few decades, the company has licensed hundreds of characters from movies, television, comic books, Anime and video games, and has become a staple of pop culture companies such as Hot Topic and GameStop. An animated film based on the Funko Pop brand was announced by Warner Bros. and Funko in 2019.

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