Funko has just announced that they are going to be producing The Book of Life Legacy Collection action figures and Pop! Vinyls, which are set for release this September.
For those of you who haven’t heard of The Book of Life, 20th Century Fox, via IMDB, has written up a brief paragraph about the movie:
From producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez comes an animated comedy with a unique visual style. THE BOOK OF LIFE is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favorites, THE BOOK OF LIFE encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future.
Based on this very movie Funko is going to be producing two lines of merchandise. Some might only consider the Legacy Collection figures to be part of a series, as there is only going to be three figures, consisting of Xibalba, Manoio, and Maria.
Each of the action figures measures about 6-inches tall and come with character specific accessories. They also feature over 20 points of articulation, very similar to the already released Game of Thrones Legacy Collection figures. The new Book of Life figures definitely have odd designs, which might be interesting when they are translated into action figure form. These figures are currently available for pre-order here.
Funko is also going to be producing a small line of The Book of Life Pop! vinyl figures, including the characters La Meurte, Xibalba, Maria, Manolo, and “Manolo Remembered”. The image of the Manolo variant isn’t quite available, likely because the figure could possibly spoil the film. These figures are currently available for pre-order here.
The 6 inch action figures look great, but where’s La Muetre’s 6 inch action figure? And Jauquin is missing from both sets. Not thrilled.