Hey Toy Collectors and/or Perverts, Soon You Can Own Babymetal Figures
Hey, have you guys heard about this Japanese girl group Babymetal? Man, they’re apparently popular with certain media outlets. Maybe we should finally write about them!
But seriously, Babymetal are officially reaching peak marketability. They’re getting mainstream North American TV coverage, they’re trying to teach Metallica their dance moves, and now they’re even becoming toys. That’s right, you’ll soon be able to own Babymetal figures thanks to Funko’s Pop! vinyl line.
You’ve seen Funko’s Pop! vinyl figures by now; they’re featured in the check-out line of pretty much every record or novelty store these days, showcasing characters from all realms of horror and geekdom (I confess I’ve had my eye on the Nosferatu for a while). What’s interesting is that this will be, I believe, their first musical version, and that they definitely make a point of accentuating Babymetal’s cute-little-girl qualities. Check out this post on their Instagram:
Am I the only one who finds the whole feet-facing-each-other thing to be overly infantilizing? I dunno, maybe it’s part of the group’s thing. I’m not a huge Babymetal fan.
Anyway, keep your eyes out for the Babymetal Pop! figurines at your local weirdo shop in the near future. We’ll keep you posted if Funko decides to start making other metal Pop! toys, like Slipknot or Robb Flynn with realistic hernia.
[via The PRP]