Although we understood and supported it, we were super bummed to hear about Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC) being postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we all know how much Funko loves their fans and it wasn’t long before they announced that in lieu of the postponed ECCC, they would be hosting their first-ever Virtual Convention!
On Friday, March 13th did they ever deliver with a wide range of livestreams and video across their various social and digital channels. They held nothing back as they gave away prizes, celebrated fans who sent in photos of their cosplay attire and gave plenty of exclusive, up-close-and-personal looks at some of the Pops coming down the pipes… here are some of the highlights:
1. Game of Thrones • Dragons 3-Pack
“Where are my dragons?!” Tell Khaleesi to look no further because she can find all three of her beloved fire-breathing dragon buddies all in one convenient 3-pack! These ECCC limited edition gorgeous new sculpts will be a shared exclusive with Barnes & Noble and Books A Million. Just be careful not to whisper ‘Dracarys’ anywhere near them because they’re so hot they might just scorch the rest of your collection!
2. The Office • Dwight Schrute as Recyclops
Are you thinking green? We know Dwight Shrute sure was when he celebrated Earth Day in Season 6 Episode 10 of The Office. “Did you know that an old milk carton can be sawed in half and used as a planter?” We didn’t, but we sure do now! Wonder if we’ll see all the Recyclops variants as Recyclops evolves from a friendly environmental advocate into an unhinged, armour-toting mad man hell-bent on revenge against the Polluticorns. Such a cool Pop! This will be a shared exclusive with Walmart.
3. X-Men • Gambit
It’s incredible how many waves of X-Men Pops had to come before we finally got to see our favourite “ragin’ cajun” Gambit. It was well worth the wait however, as the detail on this Pop is unreal. From his iconic black cowl and flowing hair to the trench coat, pink shirt and staff, this Pop is certified COOL, mon ami! Makes sense that this ECCC exclusive (shared with Walgreens) arrives just as another famous X-Men, Rogue, flies into stores… allowing X-Men fans to unite one of the X-Men’s most famous couples.
Honourable Mentions • Complete List of ECCC 2020 Shared Exclusives
Milhouse from The Simpsons, a 10-inch Indiana Jones, the Great Gazoo from The Flintstones, Slime Pit He-Man, the Loch Ness Monster… so many amazing Pops coming our way, guys! Wowzers!!
And of course, don’t miss K-Dog & Fish talk about their Top 5 ECCC Pops in Episode 23 of the K-Dog & Fish YouTube Show.
Be sure to keep an eye on our K-Dog & Fish Pre-Orders Page for these great Pops and more!
As always, thanks for reading along. Stay tuned for our next blog when we take a look at the 2020 Wonder Con reveals!
Stay funky, San Diego