I for one, am very excited about the upcoming revamped movie version of Stephen King’s IT. I’ve been reading the novel to better prepare myself, and luckily there has been tons of new merchandise popping up to give the anticipation a little boost. Case in point, the brand new Funko Pop! figures that were announced and revealed this week. There will be 4 in total as of right now: A regular orange-haired Pennywise that holds a paper boat, one that holds a balloon (Hot Topic Exclusive), a special ‘Chase’ version with a more sepia color tone, and then the Walmart Exclusive of Pennywise……….in a wig!
Oh my shit. Now at first glance, I would expect some My Chemical Romance or Fall Out Boy to be playing while I look at this figure. Emo Pennywise is pretty rad. I guess. But anyway, this is indeed a big scene from the trailer (and movie) for IT where Pennywise is wearing a wig – masking himself until he reveals his true self to The Loser’s Club. Did it need it’s own figure? Ehhhhh – maybe not. It does make me want to go buy some Pantene shampoo or something though. Regardless of my feelings for this particular Funko Pop!, I am digging the other ones and succumbed to the pressure and bought a ‘Chase’ version on eBay yesterday. I wouldn’t mind a figure based on The Leper from the book btw. Now get ready for IT, as it floats into theaters on September 8th! That bad pun was free of charge.