And the Funko Pop craze continues! After announcing Marvel’s first official Dancing Groot toy from “Guardians of the Galaxy”, the Funko Toys company has once again surprised their fans with the latest release of Funko Pop! series for the upcoming fantasy film, “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”.
But of course, this isn’t the first time Funko has released the chibi-sized characters from “The Hobbit” trilogy. Gandalf, Bilbo, Legolas, Gollum, and Azog were previously featured in Funko Pop! figure series. By popular demand from fans, Funko has decided to release more characters from the film to be featured in the collection.
Smaug that first made its appearance in “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” will be featured not once, but TWICE in the collection! Plus, both figures will come in giant 6′ sizes but the Smaug with non-blacked out eyes figure only comes in limited chase variant.
We want both!
Despite being a character created for the Hobbit movie, Tauriel the Elven guard will be featured in the Funko Pop! series. However, Tauriel will only come in the regular 3.75″ sized figure and will share the same size as the rest of the major characters from the film.
The much beloved character is a surprise addition to the collection, but ultimately an essential as a collectible figure.
Sauron will be added to the Funko Pop! series as well but the character has been filed under the “Lord of the Rings” collection. Despite having a brief appearance in “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” teaser trailer, Sauron was only presented visually in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.
The new toys will made available in Funko’s retail stores this October and we simply can’t wait to get them! But hey, where is Thranduil the Elven King? Or Fili & Kili? You heard us, Funko! We want them!