Chances are you are about to be introduced to your favorite new Black Panther collectible: pop culture toys manufacturer giant Funko has just unveiled the second wave of Pop! figures based on Marvel’s popular film. This new wave is based on the movie’s antagonists, and it features the first Funko Pop! figure of fan-favorite character, M’Baku.
Joining the leader of the Jabari Tribe are Ulysses Klaue, who boasts his sonic-attack robotic hand, and a new variant of Erik Killmonger in his Wakandan King dress, an opened black coat that reveals the many, many scars on the skin of his torso.
Winston Duke’s portrayal of M’Baku, King T’Challa’s rival and eventual ally, quickly proved to be a crowd-pleaser and a fan-favorite. With his dry sense of humor and his devotion to Wakanda, many viewers walked out of the movie enamored with the character, which has prompted a rise to prominence for one of Marvel’s lesser-known comic book villains.
Now, M’Baku fans will finally be able to bring home a collectible of the character, one that features all the trademarks of Funko’s Pop! style, while bearing an uncanny resemblance to Duke. The wave of Black Panther villains figures is set to hit stores this summer. Better prepare for a good hunt — chances are, a lot of collector’s will be after this special Pop! figure.
In theaters now, director Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan as N’Jadaka/Erik “Killmonger” Stevens, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Forest Whitaker as Zuri and Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue. Black Panther hits digital release on May 8, and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD the following week, on May 15.
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