Attention, all you Funko collectors out there -- you're about to need to clear a lot more shelf space for the latest awesome addition to the company's line of products. For years now, Funko has been giving us adorable little vinyl toy versions of characters that probably would not have received the toy treatment when we were kids (Freddy Krueger and Leatherface spring to mind). But if our collective childhoods were filled with toys of all shapes and sizes, they were also filled with breakfast cereals. So it's only right that Funko now brings us the cereals we always wanted as kids but never received.
In an interview with the Coronado Eagle, via Bloody Disgusting, the toy company has revealed that breakfast cereals based on their iconic licensed brands will be on their way in just a few months. Funko founder Michael Becker revealed that this summer will see the launch of a brand new line of Funko Cereal that includes licenses that are part of the company’s POP! line. And the first cereals out of the gate will be based on Freddy Krueger, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, and Beetlejuice, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.
In a statement, Becker said "one of the fun things is we are about to release our own line of cereal, with a mini-Pop inside. We got all the cool licenses like He-Man, Wonder Woman, Elvira Mistress of the Dark, Freddy Krueger and our own Freddy Funko. We start shipping to stores in June and we have the distribution set up and the product is pre-sold. It’s just one more of those feel-good Funko items. I used to watch cartoons on Saturday mornings while I was eating cereal. There are prizes in the cereal and it will sell for $7.99 a box. When you add milk to the Freddy Krueger cereal, it looks blood red. With the Beetlejuice cereal, when you add milk it looks like slime." In addition, it's mentioned that the Elvira cereal will be black as well.
The cereals won't be available at grocery stores, only specialty outlets, much like WWE's New Day Booty O's. But considering that Funko president Michael Becker named dropped Wonder Woman and He-Man, expect the cereal line to go way beyond just this initial line-up. Here's hoping we get some xenomorph from Aliens action too!
Which Funko cereal do you want to see next? Be sure to let us know your thoughts down below in the comments.
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