Funko’s Disney Afternoon Action Figures Sneek Peek!
October 14, 2017

When Funko announced last week that they would be producing action figures from a variety of great Disney cartoons of yesteryear, little did I know that they would show up on my doorstep days later!  Before we get into the nostalgic awesomeness, I’d like to thank Funko for the opportunity to give you fine folks a peek at what they’ve got in store.  I think you’ll agree, Funko really hit these out of the park.

The set consists of six carded figures, all in the 4″ scale range (which means they’ll fit in perfectly with your old Darkwing Duck figures!), and feature a nice range of articulation.  The original Negaduck (Darkwing Duck black & white repaint) is a chase figure, which Funko states is found “one of out every six”.  Hopefully he won’t be too hard to find for fans.  Let’s also hope this is just the first of many series for this line, because they are on another level for Funko.  They’ve really elevated their game here; these are gorgeous.  Aside from the clean paint apps and sharp sculpts, I’m impressed at the level of personality the sculpts convey.  Let’s check them out!

Baloo from Talespin

Baloo stands the tallest of the bunch, and includes a ball jointed head, pin and disk ball joint shoulders, elbows, waist (cleverly hidden), and cut leg joints.  Let’s hope the artwork on the back of the card foreshadows future cast mates from the show.

Scrooge McDuck from DuckTales

Uncle Scrooge includes his trademark cane and a bag of cold hard cash.  His spectacles are a separate piece of clear cast plastic, and they look great.  He features a ball jointed head, pin and disk ball joint shoulders, elbows, waist, and cut leg joints.  Clearly we need his nephews Huey, Dewy,and Louie!

Chip and Dale (with Zipper) from Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers

Both Chip and Dale feature swivel heads, pin and disk ball joint shoulders, elbows, waist, and cut leg joints.  Zipper is included as an accessory with Dale.  It would be nice to get a 2 pack with Gadget Hackwrench and Monterey Jack (hint hint Funko!)

Darkwing Duck

Darkwing is easily my favorite of the bunch.  He includes his trusty gun and features a swivel head, pin and disk ball joint shoulders, elbows, waist, and cut leg joints.  His cape is a flexible rubber.  The chase figure for this series is the original black and white Negaduck!  I can see the second Negaduck being another repainted exclusive down the line as well.  Let’s hope Funko doesn’t make us wait too long to get a Launchpad!

I hope you all had as much fun checking these out as I did photographing them.  They’re a blast, and show how Funko continues to evolve as a player in the action figure market.  A full on Disney line like this would be simply amazing.  Thanks again to Funko, look for these to hit shelves next month in November.  As always, all images are copyright Action Figures Insider, and cannot be used without the expressed written permission of the author and Action Figure Insider.

 

Steve "Captain Collector" Ceragioli

A veteran member of the toy journalism community for well over a decade, Steve “Captain Collector” Ceragioli has written for sites like AFT, AF Hub, and Action Figure Insider. Steve moonlights a a professional model & prototype painter in his spare time, which unfortunately he has very little of! Steve collects many of today’s toy lines, and he has a massive vintage & modern toy collection.

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5 Comments »

  • Scott says:

    These look superb. I am definitely gonna get me Darkwing Duck. If I can find the things. I just get the feeling since these aren’t the damn Pop Vinyls that I won’t be able to find them for sale anywhere.

  • Jeremiah says:

    In the article you say, “All in the 4″ scale range (which means they’ll fit in perfectly with your old Darkwing Duck figures!)”.

    That really perked my ears up as I have most of those old Playmates figures. Do you happen to have any that you could take a picture with? Or how about a shot of all the figs and a ruler to help give a sense of scale?

    Thanks!

  • Matt says:

    These look incredible! Hopefully future releases will include the following characters (brought to you today by the letter “G”):

    GizmoDuck, Gummi Bears, & Gargoyles

  • andre says:

    why does the Baloo on card look like his mouth is closed? is it a variant? or photo angle?

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