Funko seem to be having a Firefly overload at the moment. Not only have they just released a set of Pop! Vinyl figures modelled on some of the characters from the Firefly series; they’ve also announced that a couple of the Mystery Mini’s from their Sci Fi range will be based on the Space/Western television show as well.
Firefly is a cult favourite. Its short run in 2002 led to a feature film called Serenity, but not much else. Disgruntled fans have been begging for the series to return, and all they got were these appalling retro figures.
Now, Funko have decided to redeem themselves by creating some cute little Pop Vinyl figures of the characters; Captain Malcom (Mal) Reynolds, Zoe Washburne, Hoban (Wash) Washburne, Jayne Cobb, and Kaylee Frye. They all look incredibly adorable, especially Wash with his tiny toy dinosaur, and Jayne with his hat.
Mal and Jayne will also appear as Mystery Mini’s in the Sci Fi series, alongside E.T, Predator, Robocop, Judge Dredd, Tron, and Spock (among others). The Mystery Mini’s are random however, so if you set out to specifically nab a Firefly character, you may be disappointed.
The Firefly Pop! Vinyls, and Sci-Fi Mystery Mini’s are available now on Amazon.