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DC’s Bombshells Get the Funko Pop! Treatment

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DC’s Bombshells Get the Funko Pop! Treatment

The increasingly ubiquitous line of Funko Pop! vinyl figures has expanded even further. Funko has released the first look at a line based on the DC Comics’ popular “DC Bombshells” merchandise line and comic book series.

“Bombshells” has an interesting history. Originally a line of 1940s pinup-style statues based on art by Ant Lucia, the idea was turned into an acclaimed ongoing comic book series in 2015, written by Marguerite Bennett and drawn by various artists including Marguerite Sauvage. The creative team took the original premise (the women of DC comics depicted with vintage remixed looks) and gave the whole aesthetic a context. Or as the Funko website puts it: “When the men are off to fight in World War II, it’s up to the ladies of DC Comics to guard the homefront!”

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These figures include the series’ main characters including Harley Quinn, Batgirl, Katana and Wonder Woman. All of them are in their “Bombshells” outfits, with all the dieselpunk trappings you could hope for. The Wonder Woman even comes in a sepia tone variant, for extra period-specific accuracy. These figures will be wildly popular, and hopefully we’ll get Zatanna, Supergirl, Black Canary and Batwoman (with her baseball bat!) in the not-too-distant future.

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Funko also announced a few retailer exclusive variants. Those ordering their vinyl figures from ThinkGeek.com will have access to a black-and-white Harley Quinn (to use in your newsreels) and if choose to venture to your local Hot Topic, you’ll be able to pick up the Clown Prince of Crime, who is covered in kisses. The Joker also has a chase variant, which is also completely black and white — except for the kisses.

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The first batch of “DC Bombshells” Pop! figures are scheduled to be available in February.

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